Look at the journey of some of our famous alumni who made it big in the culinary world.
Daniel Heng, Vegan Sushi
Before his introduction to Allspice Institute, Daniel Heng used to provide sushi for local shops. He had learnt just one recipe from a YouTube video, which he found easy to make at home. But there was so much more he wanted to learn, so his culinary passion led him to Allspice Institute, on the recommendation of an alumnus friend. While he was used to sushi-making, Japanese Cuisine opened a whole new world for him. The concepts, techniques and in-depth knowledge provided in the course gave him the tools to make his sushi-shop dream come true. After the course, he was geared up to open his own vegan Japanese sushi stall by highlighting what he learnt at Allspice Institute about the importance of vegan ingredients and their nutritional benefits. “I believe a good trainer can make a huge difference in learning. I want to thank Miss Anna for all her patience, encouragement and inspiration for us,” says Heng.
With her online food business, Riya Basir served halal fusion food. She was keen to expand her culinary repertoire to Korean cuisine, which she would later add to her menu. So when she attended a workshop on Korean cuisine, Riya was delighted to learn new cooking techniques, interesting hacks and tricks that would elevate her food business. Says Basir, “All the trainers I crossed paths with have inspired me. Chef Ambrose’s culinary experience and knowledge of Korean cooking overwhelmed me. Duration also shared some good tips with me.” When asked about her experience at Allspice Institute, she said,” The staff is very helpful and accommodating, which I greatly appreciate.” She has already recommended Allspice Institute to her friends, who are excited to enrol.
Xia Ping was introduced to Allspice through her friend, colleague and course organiser Vera Lim. Inspired by various chefs at Allspice, such as Chef SY & Anup, Xia learnt to craft mini baguettes and chapatis, making her even more interested in taking advanced courses. Xia owes her success to Allspice, with experts like Chef Chris Wong and Ambrose Poh backing her up, without whom she says she wouldn’t learn on her own with YouTube self tutorials. She strongly recommends Allspice to all aspiring home chefs, thanks to the expert advice and live demonstration she has received at the Institute.
Yvonne NG was always fascinated watching videos of food influencers online, and that’s when she decided she wanted to learn how to make professional sushi. A friend recommended her to Allspice Institute, where she did a short course. While training in sushi making, Yvonne was pleased with the knowledge and skills she learnt from Chef Anna and Amelia. She also credits her success to Chef Anup, who guided her to take up the challenge. Allspice gave her the platform and the push to hone her baking and culinary skills, thanks to which she got better business and excellent client feedback.