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6 Best Cooking Classes in Singapore

How We Picked

Range of classes

We picked schools that cover a wide range of cooking lessons and offer classes for specialized skills like baking and foreign cuisine.

Reputation

We chose schools that have established themselves through their credentials and years of experience providing lessons. 

Value for money

We like schools that charge reasonable rates for their cooking lessons. We give plus points to those that offer the best-value packages and discounts!

Customer service

We based this criterion’s points on the school’s responsiveness, enrolment convenience, and politeness.

1. Gra Baking Academy

Classes: Beginner baking classes, advanced baking classes, bread baking classes, cake decorating classes, cookie-making classes, pastry baking classes, and more

Website: https://grabakingacademy.com/

Address: 780 Upper Serangoon Rd, 01-06 Choon Kim House, Singapore 534649

Contact Details:

Call: +65 9186 7640
Email Address: [email protected]

Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm (closed on Mondays)

Rates:

  • Check website for exact rates
Google Reviews4.9/5
Facebook4.9/5
Total reviews4.9/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of classes5/5
Reputation5/5
Years in the industry5/5
Credentials 5/5
Value for money5/5
Customer service5/5
Responsiveness5/5
Enrolment convenience 5/5
Politeness5/5

Pros

  • Wide variety of classes available
  • Focuses on baking
  • Pricing available

Cons

  • Closed on Mondays

For the aspiring bakers out there, we highly recommend Gra Baking Academy!

Of course, they’re not just fit for those who want to give baking a shot, but for professional bakers who are looking to increase their skills as well.

We like the variety and the range of classes they have—no matter your skill level or type of baked good you want to learn, they have something for you.

We’ve given them a shot and we can vouch that their classes are very enjoyable and something you can learn a lot from.

Their instructors are amazing and are truly masters of their craft. They’re knowledgeable and very generous with sharing all that they know!

We like that they don’t simply teach the steps, but they take time to explain the science behind it all.

All in all, they’re perfect for those who are passionate about baking!

2. Commune Kitchen

Commune Kitchen's Homepage

Classes: Traditional Chinese Dumplings, Xiao Long Bao, Middle-Eastern, Indian, Local, and many more cuisines are covered through our private cooking classes.

Website: https://www.communekitchen.com/

Address: 182 Cecil St, #02-10/11 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547

Contact Details: +65 8821-4805 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM | Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Rates: 120 – 150SGD

Google Reviews5/5
Facebook5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of classes4.5/5
Reputation5/5
Years in the industry5/5
Credentials 5/5
Value for money4.3/5
Customer service5/5
Responsiveness5/5
Enrolment convenience 5/5
Politeness5/5

Pros

  • Budget-friendly rates
  • Lessons taught by experienced chefs
  • Wide range of dishes to learn 
  • School is close to the MRT station

Cons

  • Not open on Sundays

We love coming to Commune Kitchen for quick cooking classes not only for its affordability but more so for the welcoming vibe of the place.

Traditional Chinese dumplings, xiao long bao, middle eastern, Indian, local, and many more cuisines are covered through their private cooking classes. Their school focuses on all cuisines, which means you can very easily book a private class according to your preference.

The chefs here are knowledgeable and friendly. Their joy for cooking is infectious, making the learning experience fun and memorable.

We also like that the school offers lessons on local dishes. It makes the classes a must-try for people who want to set up a food business that caters to the Singaporean palate.

Just keep in mind that they aren’t open on Sundays, so make sure to clear up your schedule beforehand. They post the dates and times for their sessions at least two months in advance, so make sure to check in every now and then to determine which day works best for you.

3. Food Playground

Food Playground's Homepage

Classes: Cultural cooking class, online hands-on cooking class, kids holiday cooking class

Website: https://www.foodplayground.com.sg/

Address: 24A Sago St, Singapore 059020

Contact Details: +65 9452-3669 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: Open 24 hours daily

Rates:

  • Cultural cooking class: $99 per person per pair
  • Online hands-on cooking class: $50 to $90 per person
  • Kids culinary boot camp: $260 per person
Google Reviews4.9/5
Trip Advisor5/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency5/5
Range of classes4.2/5
Reputation5/5
Years in the industry5/5
Credentials 5/5
Value for money5/5
Customer service5/5
Responsiveness5/5
Enrolment convenience 5/5
Politeness5/5

Pros

  • Plenty of local dishes to learn
  • Communal dining caps off the lessons
  • Affordable rates 

Cons

  • In-person classes not ideal for solo participants
  • Class schedules fill up fast

We recommend Food Playground for people who want to learn more about preparing Singaporean cuisine. The lessons are focused on local favorites—nasi lemak, laksa, curry chicken, and so much more. 

Know that the cultural cooking class is popular among tourists. We ourselves interacted with various nationalities during the lessons. 

We like that most of the lessons take three hours (not too short, not too long) and end at lunchtime. The latter was exciting, as we got to have communal dining with fellow learners. 

We also love that we can opt for the school’s online cooking class, which is more convenient at times. 

The possible hassle of enrolling at Food Playground, though, is that class slots fill fast. This is especially true for the online options that limit the students to eight people per instructor.

That means you have a low chance of success if you want to secure a slot at the last minute.

Moreover, the in-person classes are done in pairs, so we suggest getting a partner to register with you. 

Enrolling solo means you’d pay more (about $119). Also, there’s always the possibility that your lesson will not push through if you are the only participant in a scheduled session.

4. D’Open Kitchen

D’Open Kitchen's Homepage

Classes: Creative bento, dim sum, Asian cooking, basic cooking, pasta making, basic baking, and more

Website: https://www.dopenkitchen.com.sg/

Address: 6A Shenton Way, #B1-07, Singapore 068815

Contact Details: +65 8228-6217 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: Daily: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Google Reviews4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency3/5
Range of classes4.7/5
Reputation5/5
Years in the industry5/5
Credentials 5/5
Value for money4.2/5
Customer service4.17/5
Responsiveness4.2/5
Enrolment convenience 4/5
Politeness4.3/5

Pros

  • Wide range of cooking and baking classes
  • Teaches basic culinary skills
  • Clean, modern kitchen

Cons

  • Complex, slow booking system
  • Actual cooking classes not completely beginner-friendly 

We think D’Open Kitchen is ideal for more serious learners. We say so because the school offers lessons on basic kitchen skills, which can make the learning experience more comfortable for beginners.

It’s also interesting that the school taught us how to choose ingredients through a market tour. 

The actual cooking lessons are a bit advanced, resulting in us whipping up multiple courses. 

Though, note that it might get a bit daunting, especially if you end up with instructors that are a bit strict and use plenty of jargon. We recommend being friendly, though, and being open to criticisms as long as they’re mild.

We would have loved it more if D’Open Kitchen is also open about its class schedules. Booking online is not as convenient, as we can’t see the school calendar right away and had to wait for their response via email.

We love the range of classes, though, so we recommend giving the school a try—preferably when you want to get more serious.

5. Let’s Yori!

Let’s Yori!'s Homepage

Classes: Korean cooking class

Website: https://yori.sg/

Address: 6a Shenton Way, Downtown Gallery, #03-02, Singapore 068815

Contact Details: +65 8887-8802 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Rates:

  • Standard cooking class: From $120 per person
  • Premium cooking class: From $148 per person
Google Reviews4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency3/5
Range of classes4.3/5
Reputation5/5
Years in the industry5/5
Credentials 5/5
Value for money4.3/5
Customer service4.5/5
Responsiveness4/5
Enrolment convenience 4.5/5
Politeness5/5

Pros

  • Teaches multiple Korean dishes per lesson
  • Easy-to-use booking page
  • Well-equipped kitchen

Cons

  • Overlooked bookings possible
  • Some lessons are a bit pricey

We love eating Korean food and it’s thrilling to know that we can learn how to cook it too with Let’s Yori. 

We appreciate that the specialized culinary school offers standard classes for total beginners and premium classes for people who want to take their Korean cooking to the next level. A session designed for newbies like us is always welcome.

We also love that we got to learn multiple Korean dishes in just two to three hours. It proves just how efficient our Korean teachers were.

Better yet, we are allowed to pack our self-made food as takeaways! 

But while the lessons are impeccable, we believe that the school needs some work with its communication desk. 

Some of the learners we’ve interviewed said that their bookings are overlooked (e.g. no available instructor for the slot), forcing them to cancel or reschedule. 

We haven’t experienced that so far, but knowing that other customers did should prompt the school to improve their booking system. 

Also, we find the school not suitable for people who want to learn the basics considering its focus on Korean cuisine. We suggest registering for a holistic course first before trying out this one.

6. JusBaking 

JusBaking's Homepage

Classes: Baking lessons, private classes

Website: https://www.jusbakingclass.com/

Address: Sengkang E Ave, Block 282C, Singapore 543282

Contact Details: +65 9233-7935 | [email protected]

Operating Hours: Daily: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Rates:

  • Individual, non-private sign-up: $98 per person
  • Group, non-private sign-up: $196 to $490
  • Private class sign-up: $98 to $135 per person 
Google Reviews4.9/5
Total reviews5/5
Score consistency3/5
Range of classes4.3/5
Reputation5/5
Years in the industry5/5
Credentials 5/5
Value for money5/5
Customer service5/5
Responsiveness5/5
Enrolment convenience 5/5
Politeness5/5

Pros

  • Small class size means more focused instructions
  • Affordable fees
  • Easy-to-reach location
  • Allows learners to request a particular class

Cons

  • Small kitchen
  • Slots might be limited

Those who want to focus on baking might find JusBaking a good starting place. 

The school provides the things needed: lessons for making bread, cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pizza and a well-equipped kitchen.

But while we love the individual classes, we think the school’s real charm is in its private ones. 

The private classes can be a way to celebrate special events such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries, and we believe making baked goodies is a fun way to commemorate such occasions.

That said, you alone can also enroll in the said classes if you simply want privacy.  

We also love that JusBaking offers a few slots each month where we can request whatever class we want. It’s a nice feature that allows flexibility for individual learners who can only take a few days off from their schedules. 

The learning space is quite small, though, so manage your expectations. 

JusBaking’s class size is usually a maximum of five. The limited number of people admitted means you need to secure a slot early or miss a coveted schedule. 

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