Baking in your kitchen is not just a fad for the ones with extra time at hand. It can be a great therapeutic activity for people who love cooking. It has been shown that in activities like baking, the learning curve proves to be quite therapeutic effects on an individual. Baking had also became helpful for our mental health especially during the quarantine and lockdown in this pandemic we're all facing.
While most of us may not necessarily become an expert, at least, we keep ourselves busy and our hands productive. I have good news for you if you're totally clueless on baking and cooking--as The Maya Kitchen workshops are now back and better as it now goes virtual, thereby giving everyone a chance to learn how to cook and bake right in the comfort of your own home. And guess what? These classes will all be conducted live via Zoom, so you can be assured that the instructor will be there to assist you and guide you step-by-step. The chef instructor shall also provide you with the necessary skills the easiest and fun way so you won't feel intimidated at all.
When you register for a virtual workshop, The Maya Kitchen will be sending you a course outline, a recipe card and preparation sheet with the shopping list, rundown of required equipment and other useful tips. When your Zoom classes begins, you're all ready! During the virtual class, the chef instructor will walk you through the recipe steps and cook or bake along with you. You can also ask questions to the instructor and he or she will be glad to answer them for you.
You may attend the class on your own, with a partner or as a big group but only one device will be allowed to dial in. All classes are also designed specifically for adults unless stated otherwise. Students below 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult to join the workshop.
The virtual workshops scheduled this month will be conducted by in-house instructor Chef Dan Wilford B. Libunao and guest instructors Chef Heart Cadiente and Chef Carla Asence.
In-house instructor Chef Dan Libunao is a Food Technologist and Culinary Arts graduate. He handles The Maya Kitchen's basic culinary certificate classes as well as some culinary lifestyle classes. He's also one of the recipe researchers for some of the Maya cookbooks. Chef Heart on the other hand, is a Registered Nutritionist Dietician and former Research and Demonstrator at The Maya Kitchen Culinary Arts Center. Now she's busy pursuing her own dream of having her baking ingredients and supplies shop while also juggling a made-to-order cakes and pastry business. Chef Carla has been with The Maya Kitchen for almost five years and is known to handle the kids' classes and family cooking and baking classes. A graduate of Center for Culinary Arts, she's also an entrepreneur with her home business, Carla Kusinera, which offers made-to-order-cakes and food trays.