Conquer that kitchen
People love boasting about their kitchen escapades, be it something exotic or with a desi tadka. At the same time there are so many more who find boiling an egg a big challenge. Mumbai in the last few years has seen plenty of learning kitchens opening helping us not just conquer our kitchen but also broaden our culinary horizons. These kitchens are a case in point to show that food has evolved from being just nutrition to a lifestyle.
APB Cook Studio
The lady who pioneered food blogging in India and recently published a cook book – A pinch of this, a handful of that, Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal set up her cook studio as a way to get people passionate about food more involved. “A dream kitchen designed by a home cook for home cooks,” is how she describes it. State-of-the-art with individual workstations stocked with gadgets from Kenwood and Siemens, cookware from Arttdinox and knives from Scanpan and Victorinox.
Fees: Rs 1250 onwards
Address: 301, ShrishtiPlaza, Saki Vihar Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400072
Palate Culinary Studio
Rakhee Vaswani, certified by Le Cordon Bleu at Gordon Ramsay’s Tante Marie in London, has been teaching hapless and cookless people how to be the master or mistress of the kitchen for a while now. She then decided she might as well do it in a more organized manner and that was how Palate Culinary Studio as we know it today was born. She has over 99 classes to boast of, spreading across a wide repertoire of Indian, Lebanese, japanese Chinese, Mexican, Sugar Craft and many more.
Fees: Rs 750 onwards
Address: Ground Floor, Survodaya CHS, 7, Juhu Road, Plot no 28, Opp Society Stores, Behind SBI Bank, Santacruz West, Mumbai – 400054
Studio Fifteen Culinary Centre
Patisserie princess Pooja Dhingra, is the woman behind famed macarons from Le 15 Patisserie. She started out with weekend classes, she then realized that there was a lot more that can be done to with her kitchen space. She has now brought together experts in different aspects of cuisine and to conduct classes at Studio Fifteen. And these classes cover everything from bakery, cocktails to regional food and even Instagram food photography!
Fees: Rs 1500 onwards
Address: Shop No. 4, Rajgruha Co-op Society, B wing, BM Marg, Elphinstone West, Mumbai – 400013
SK Culinary Studio
India’s original celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor and his team conducts classes and demonstrations every Saturday with a theme in mind. These classes cover Mughlai, Cakes, Desserts, Breads, Pasta and Mexican amongst others. Their courses are user friendly and easily replicated with easily available ingredients. There are 15 participants in each batch.
Fees: Rs 3000 onwards
Address: Khana Khazana India Pvt. Ltd, C-18, Dalia Estate, Near FunRepublic, Andheri Link Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai – 400053
Featured Image: APB Cook Studio
APB Cook Studio images courtesy Mrigank Sharma