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5 reasons why you should take up a culinary course

Gone are the days when the only person you would find in your kitchen is your mother. Cooking isn’t just an essential skill anymore. It is a hot topic for discussion among friends, family and coworkers. Cooking has become a gender-fluid art, with people from all backgrounds gravitating to the culinary arts as a hobby. And why not, if you can have your cake and eat it, too?

Here are 5 reasons you should take up a Culinary Arts Course

  1. Basic Cooking Techniques: At the end of the day, you need to know how to make simple meals, right from breakfast to lunch to dinner. Learn to cook healthy dishes, using ingredients in innovative ways to make your meals tasty.
  2. Exposure to New Cuisine: With cooking classes, you get to learn about cuisines around the world, what makes them special and how to make them yourself! You also will experience an explosion of different flavors and learn to associate herbs, spices and sauces with certain cuisines. This can really up your cooking repertoire and impress anyone you invite over for a home-cooked meal. Also, if you take up cooking professionally, this helps you fit into different culinary industries.
  3. Beautifying the Dining Experience: Cooking isn’t just about throwing ingredients together and making a dish. It is also about presentation. Learn to make your final product as beautiful as it is delicious. Some of the best culinary schools in the world will emphasize on the fact that dining not only stimulates your sense of taste, but also banks on visual appeal.
  4. Make Memories: Creating special dishes for special people is always a fond memory, especially when you put in all the effort yourself. So when you learn a special exotic recipe and surprise your loved ones with the dish – you are bound to win brownie points!
  5. Host Dining Events: If cooking really is your newfound passion, a culinary arts course can help you go forward in that direction. You could host tasting parties and try new recipes with friends. You could hold social events at home, making your dishes the star of the evening. You could even consider opening your own bistro or cafe, or cater to events. The possibilities are endless!


Food is something that connects people from all over the world. The language of dining is universal and there are many culinary adventures to be had. Sign up for a culinary course, and watch the culinary magic unfold!


Ambrose, a graduate of the pioneer SHATEC in Singapore, is an award-winning chef with over 20 years experience in banqueting, fine dining for local and international hotels, restaurants and resort casinos. He worked with chefs Violet Oon and Tony Khoo, and became the youngest executive chef at the Singapore Turf Club, in charge of creating menus for presidents, royalty and other VIPs. In Australia, he worked with 300 chefs from all over the world, while his more recent endeavors include setting up the company kitchen for Facebook’s new Singapore office.

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