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Back to Basics Intensive Level 1
9.30 AM – 4.00 pm daily. RM 3,000 per person

Course description
This intensive 6-day course is designed to give students with little previous cooking experience detailed practical lessons in basic cookery. The course aims to enlighten, excite, engage and equip each student with the necessary skills and understanding to enable them to turn out simple, wholesome meals.

To allow for close student-teacher interaction, the class will be limited to a maximum of 8-10 participants. It is expected that the classes will run from 9.30 am – 4.00 pm daily. Students will eat as well as take home food that is cooked in class.

Note that this course is always "tweaked" to suit the mix of students attending so the actual course class content may be modified from the following items.

Course content:

  • Basic cooking techniques
  • Introduction to ingredients, including how to select fish, vegetables, meat, etc.
  • Kitchen hygiene and organization
  • Basic nutrition
  • Knife/cutting techniques
  • Market visits
  • Table settings

Fees
The course fees of RM 3,000 is payable in full, before the commencement of the course. Fees include:

  • Instruction for 11 hands-on practical classes, 1 demonstration lesson and 3 market visits. During the course, participants will cover over 30 recipes.
  • Ingredients used in class
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Complete set of recipes/folders (recipes)
  • Food containers (for take away food)
  • Apron (to keep)
     

BACK TO BASICS Day 1 Course Content :

 

  • 9.30 am – 10.30 am: Introduction/Kitchen Basics

    Organizing your kitchen, essential/non essential equipment, storage and kitchen hygiene.

     

  • 10.30 – 1.30 pm: Hands-on cooking & lunch

    Rice varieties: jasmine, Basmati, Calrose, glutinous, etc

    Easy Rice Dishes      

    Chinese-style fried rice                                           

    Malay-style fried rice                                                 

    Clay pot chicken rice

     

  • 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm: Hands-on knife skills

    Group will practice various cutting techniques (chopping, Shredding, slicing) and prepare ingredients for next day’s recipes.

     

BACK TO BASICS Day 2 Course Content :
  • 9.00 am – 10.00 am: Market visit

    Identifying & selecting vegetables, storage tips.

     

  • 10.30 am – 1.30 pm: : Hands-on cooking & lunch

    Knife Skills

    Mushroom & glass noodle spring

    Fried meehoon with chicken & vegetables

    Sweet & sour prawns

    Stir-fried green vegetables

     

  • 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm:  Demonstration & hands-on class

    Favourite Malaysian Curries

    Fish curry with eggplant and okra

    Fish assam pedas

    Chicken curry with potatoes  

     

BACK TO BASICS Day 3 Course Content :
  • 9.00 am – 10.00 am: Market visit

    Selecting seafood and buying chicken.

     

  • 10.30 am – 1.30 pm: Hands-on cooking and lunch     

    Handling prawns, fish, squid

    Fish curry with eggplant and okra

    Fish assam pedas

    Deep fried squid rings with dipping sauce

     

  • 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm: Hands-on class

    Simple Malaysian Tea

    Chicken curry with potatoes

    Roti jala

    Serimuka

     

BACK TO BASICS Day 4 Course Content :
  • 9.30 am – 1.00 pm: Hands-on cooking and lunch

    Classic rice dishes

    Nasi Lemak with prawn sambal & accompaniments
    Chicken rice with roast chicken & accompaniments

     

  • 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm: Supermarket visit

    An overview of ingredients, fresh section/dry section, shopping for next day’s lesson.
     

BACK TO BASICS Day 5 Course Content :
  • 9.30 am – 1.00 pm: Hands-on cooking and lunch

    Simple Western dishes

    Herb roast chicken & vegetables

    2 pasta dishes

    Tossed green salad

     

  • 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Hands-on baking

    Easy desserts

    Apple crumble

    Bread & butter pudding
     

BACK TO BASICS Day 6 Course Content :
  • 9.30 am – 1.00 pm: Hands-on class

    Easy Thai menu

    Prawn tom yum

    Thai fish cakes

    Chicken green curry

     

  • 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm: Hands-on class

    Simple Baking

    Banana muffin

    Deep dark chocolate cookies

    Layered apple cake
     

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