Want to live out your MasterChef life? Head to these top-notch culinary schools and cooking classes in Jakarta, and whip up restaurant-worthy dishes to impress...
We can’t deny that we Honeycombers love eating out. But there’s always that sweet satisfaction of slipping on our aprons and getting our MasterChef on. Whether you’re a dedicated home cook or kitchen newbie, these cooking classes in Jakarta will have you cooking up a storm in no time. Learn how to whip up tasty dishes like fiery Indonesian delicacies and gourmet Eurpean and pan-Asian cooking – you’ll be a hit at your next dinner party.
Top culinary schools and cooking classes in Jakarta
1. ABC Cooking Studio
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced cook, ABC Cooking Studio welcomes all – yep, even the mini chefs too! Born in Japan, this international cooking school offers hands-on cooking and baking classes in a warm, relaxed atmosphere and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen, perfect for learning. There are five courses to choose from based on your culinary interests – a savoury cooking course, a bread course, a cake course, a Japanese Wagashi (AKA confection) course, and a fun kids course for the little ones. And while Japanese cuisine is the specialty here, look out for other courses that cover the world from Thai, Korean and Chinese, to Turkish, European and the classic Christmas feast.
ABC Cooking Studio, multiple schools across Jakarta.
2. Maison Bleu Center of Culinary Art
Backed up by a Le Cordon Bleu graduate who’s worked with the world’s best chefs (Wolfgang Puck no less!), this is the school for those looking to level up their culinary skills. The Professional Cooking course is where you get to learn some techniques, while students can learn more about using the nation’s spices and herbs through the Professional Indonesian Cuisine course. The Professional Baking and Pastry Programme is suited for the aspiring patissier, and let’s not forget the kids course for the mini chefs.
Maison Bleu Center of Culinary Art, Jl Raya Boulevard Timur, Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, p. +62 815 1767 7615
3. Almond Zucchini Cooking School
Want to improve your kitchen skills? Almond Zucchini boasts top-notch cooking facilities that are decked out with Kenwood, Delongi and Pantry Magic appliances. Hands-on cooking classes range from natural bread baking to chocolate workshops. If you’re lucky, you’ll even catch celebrity chefs like Chris Salans teaching a course there. Little ones aspiring for a Junior MasterChef title can also hone their culinary chops here as Almond Zucchini has plenty of cooking courses for kids on offer.
Almond Zucchini Cooking School, Jl Brawijaya VIII No. 6A, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p. +62 21 739 9303 / +62 819 0534 5888, e. [email protected]
4. Joyful Cooking Class
Whether cooking is a hobby or a professional dream, Joyful Cooking Class has got something to offer. The Professional Certification Program is designed for those who want to advance their skills or those pursuing their culinary career. You can take part in a one-on-one class that’s curated based on what you’d like to cook or learn. There’s even a food consultancy service for the food and beverage businesses, as well as a corporate and team building retreat!
Joyful Cooking Class, multiple schools across Jakarta, p. +62 812 9031 9955
5. Pantry Magic
Keen home chefs and baking enthusiasts are of course familiar with the beautiful world of Pantry Magic (we have our eye on pretty much every appliance in the store). Besides every single kitchen crockery you can think of, the flagship kitchenware store also hosts regular cooking classes for any type of cook. From Chinese cuisine to Tex Mex delicacies, you’ll get recipes and hands on cooking tips from some of the city’s most passionate chefs. And psst… look out for Pantry Magic’s calendar to find out what cooking classes they’re hosting next.
Pantry Magic, Jl Kemang Raya No. 14B, South Jakarta, p. +62 811 146 1754; Open Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm & Sun 11am – 6pm.