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Let’s get cooking with CULINARYON

Let’s get cooking with CULINARYON

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Located right in the heart of the CBD in Singapore at One Raffles Place, CULINARYON is the place to go for busy executives to learn a little cooking while having tonnes of fun.
 

 
If you haven’t heard of them, CULINARYON is the largest edutainment studio in Asia and Europe. The first studio is located in Moscow, Russia, and Singapore is it’s second centre in the world.
 
The first CULINARYON studio was opened in Moscow in 2012 on the second floor at
Novinsky Passage, a modern business and trade center just a few kilometers away from the Kremlin.
 
It was a great success. The 9,000 square feet studio welcomed culinary enthusiasts and corporate clients who used the studio’s facilities for team-building activities, business meetings and client events.
 
By September 2013, CULINARYON (Moscow) doubled in size and in May 2015, more room had to be addedto keep up with the rising demand – the space serves an average of 3,000 clients per month in over 130 events. In the same year, CULINARYON received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in the category of “Master-classes and seminars in Moscow”.
 
The Singapore studio is the second in the world and occupies 7,000 square feet, with conference room and 4 event areas with 16 cooking stations, 4 chef tables, well-stocked bars and a conference room. The venue is also suitable for corporate events, team building sessions, parties and celebrations.
 

 
The studio has an excellent location. It is just a few steps away from Fullerton Hotel and Raffles Place MRT Station, ensuring easy access for the general public, corporate clients and also tourists.
 
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There are many cooking studios around the world and there are several in Singapore alone. However, CULINARYON stands out on it’s own, being bold enough to lease out such large floor spaces, smack in the middle of high rental CBD areas.
 
I am assuming they thrive very much on deep pocket corporate clients, especially those from the finance sector which is within their premise proximity.
 
The concept for CUNLINARYON was founded by Russian entreprenuers, Alex Blanc, Giulio D’Erme and Vera Sadovina. Their vision was to transform the traditional cooking studio into a unique culinary playground that amps up the fun and
excitement in their cooking parties.
 
“We have always believed that “Cooking is Fun” is also our tagline,” says Giulio. “And we would like to emphasize on the conviviality of such events, especially the bonding and interaction with friends, family members or colleagues over food. It is all about the experience, and enjoying yourself while you create something delicious. We want to help our guests create and preserve these unique memories.”
 
“Our vision is that CULINARYON will be the best international chain of premium culinary edutainment centres, where we have the best of both worlds: education with entertainment. Our distinctive advantages are our focus on fun, large multi-room locations totaling over 7,000 square feet, the use of sophisticated systems and tools, and a wide range of experiences for individuals and corporates,” shares Alex.
 
And CULINARYON can certainly cater for every delicious occasion – be it an intimate gathering of friends or a stylish corporate event of 200 – as there are over 300 dishes and 30 ready theme sets from all over the world to choose from.
 
These master classes are subdivided into two main groups: National cuisines and Themed parties (such as Night in Rome or Bakery Class).
 
Each master class session is hosted by an executive chef, a sous chef, an event master, a barman and a photographer.
 
The latter is tasked to send you some professionally taken shots of you during the class within 24 hours after the class is over. No extra charges for this.
 
I attended one such class – CULINARYON’s Aperitivo & Pasta Show, priced at S$138 per pax. The class schedule is as below, conducted on a weekday night:
 
7:00pm – 7:30pm
Guests Reception & Registration, Collection of Aprons
Welcome Drinks & Antipasto Canapé available
 

Welcoming the participants

Event manager welcoming the participants


 
7:30pm – 7:45pm
Guests take their places around the chef-table
Event manager presents the studio and the team, and Chef-cook presents the menu of the event
 
Our chef trainer for the night

Our chef trainer for the night


 
7:45pm – 9:30pm
Cooking of Pasta dish from scratch and Dessert made
 
Dessert preparation

Dessert preparation


 
Kneading dough for pasta making

Kneading dough for pasta making


 
9:30pm – 10:00pm
 
Culinary Certificates Ceremony and photos with the Chef-cook
 
The class was very well organised, with everything being taken care of seamlessly. The trainers are professional and humorous, always ready to interact and joke with the participants as well as provide hands-on cooking guidance.
 
A brief walkthrough of the class with photos taken during the session:
 
Melting chocolate

Melting chocolate

Dessert preparation

Dessert preparation

Making dough

Making dough

Pressing the dough on a pasta machine

Pressing the dough on a pasta machine

How far can the dough stretch?

How far can the dough stretch?

Very very far!

Very very far!

Cutting the dough into pasta

Cutting the dough into pasta

Cooking the pasta

Cooking the pasta

Blow torch

Blow torch

Firing things up

Firing things up

Flipping the wok like a pro

Flipping the wok like a pro

And anyone can do it

And anyone can do it

Plating

Plating

The fruit of labour

The fruit of labour

Back to the dessert

Back to the dessert

Working with dry ice

Working with dry ice

Add a scoop of ice cream atop the lava cake

Add a scoop of ice cream atop the lava cake

Bon apetit!

Bon apetit!


 
Don’t worry about getting all sweaty and dirty. At CULINARYON, it is more about the fun experience than the real hard work. No, it won’t be like an episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen. Neither are you going to become an instant chef after one lesson with CULINARYON.
 
Instead, you will learn some basics on cooking, have fun interacting with the other participants and the trainers, as well as take home a better understanding and appreciation of the labour behind the beautiful and tasty cuisines you enjoy daily.
 
If you are interested to book a session with CULINARYON, visit their official website for more details. 
 
Address:
#04-63 Tower 2, One Raffles Place
Singapore 048616
(MRT: Raffles Place station, Exit A)
 
Key Events:
Culinary Master Classes, Parties, Team Bonding Events, Corporate Meetings.
 
Opening Hours:
11am – 11pm, daily. (By appointment only. Please sign up for classes in advance)
 
For general enquiry, information on classes and event bookings:
Tel: +65 3108 0385
Email: welcome@culinaryon.sg
Website & Facebook
www.culinaryon.sg
www.facebook.com/culinaryon.sg

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Alvin is a marketer by day and blogger by night. He is a 100% geek who spends too much time surfing the web.

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