Monday, January 7, 2013

The Maya Kitchen Presents Chef Jessie Sincioco

This year, I never really made a list of resolutions, but I do set a goal of learning more about food - preparing, cooking, presenting (plating), and photography. True, recipes can be accessed in different media (TV, magazines, books, newspaper clippings), but there is still something about attending culinary classes that printed recipes don't really give (like learning techniques and asking impromptu questions), which is why aside from watching TV shows and collecting culinary magazines, I would like to attend as much classes and attend cooking events this year.

On January 26, Saturday, 9am-1pm, The Maya Kitchen presents well known chef and restaurateur Chef Jessie Sincioco, as she shares her recipes for light, healthy yet delicious dishes to usher in the New Year.
She is an honest to goodness ‘discovery’ of The Maya Kitchen. Josefina Cruz Sincioco, then a novice baker, won the grand prize in the baking category of the Great Maya Cookfest way back in 1983. She credits this as the start of her career in the kitchen.
Her 3-month training at the Hotel Inter-Continental Manila after the competition turned into a full time job with the property. She was sent to train abroad, joined local and international competitions and in 1990, she became the first Filipina Pastry Chef in the history of the hotel.
The chef who, at first, did not have a liking for the smell of the kitchen found initial fame when she, along with expatriate partners, turned the restaurant Le Souffle into a fine dining mecca.
Chef Jessie is now President and CEO of JCS Gastronomie Inc. that operates fine dining restaurants Chef Jessie Rockwell Club and Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie. She is also a co-author of KULINARYA, a Guidebook to Philippine Cuisine.
Dedicated, hard working, feisty and in the end all talent, this is what Chef Jessie Sincioco is all about.
{Press Release provided by the Maya Kitchen}

I haven't seen Chef Jessie in person yet, but I have seen her in several TV shows and I was amazed with her talent. For sure this class will be packed with knowledge and great food, so if you have time, go ahead and call the Maya Kitchen at 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 or through their mobile number 0947 835 2290. You can also e-mail them at: as well as visit their website for more details about the courses for this month of January.

Speaking of other courses, the Maya Kitchen Kitchen offers:

TINAPAYAN Go Negosyo Workshop, January 12, Saturday, 10am-3pm
COFFEE 101, January 12 Saturday, 1-6pm
EXPRESS COOKING, January 19, Saturday, 9am-1pm
BEST OF MAYA BAKING RECIPES, January 19, Saturday, 1-5pm
BAKING SECRET OF COFFEE & TEA CAKES, January 26, Saturday, 9am-2pm

Certificate courses with hands-on include:
BASIC CULINARY (Weekdays) January 8-11/22-25, Tuesday-Friday; (Weekends) February 2, 9, 16 and 23, Saturday, 9-3PM
BARISTA: January 12, 19 and 26, Saturday, 1-6 PM, 120 hours with On the Job Training (OJT) CATERING: January 16-18, Wednesday-Friday, 10am-4pm
FUNDAMENTALS OF BAKERY PRODUCTION, January 15-18/January 29-Febuary 1, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm
CAKE DECORATING (Basics & Advanced): January 31-February 2, Thursday-Saturday, 10AM-4pm.

The Maya Kitchen is located  8F Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City.

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Jenn, the Foodie

I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}