Want to master Creole, Chinese or Italian cuisine or perhaps you’re looking for a how-to class on cake decorating, breadmaking, appetizers or desserts? There are many options in Trinidad and Tobago from recreational classes at the Trinidad & Tobago Hospitality & Tourism Institute to one-day worships and certificate programs at The Academy of Baking & Pastry Arts.
THE ACADEMY OF BAKING & PASTRY ARTS (Woodbrook, Trinidad; (868) 609-2253 / firstname.lastname@example.org) – Offers a wide range of classes for adults (professional certificate programs & recreational workshops) and children in a beautiful space. Recreational classes include classes on quick breads, sushi, world’s best sandwiches, tapas party (see what we made here!), pastries, knife skills, make-and-take dinner, couples classes, etc. Links to recreational workshop classes in June-July 2017 and upcoming certificate programs.
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO HOSPITALITY & TOURISM INSTITUTE (Chaguaramas or Marabella, Trinidad; (868) 634-4250) – TTHTI is a full-fledged academic institution that offers degree programs as well as intensive “short courses” for home cooks like East Indian or Chinese Cuisine, as well as more practical courses like Catering Essentials, Dining Etiquette and Professional Bartending. Class Details – TTHTI short courses do not require academic prerequisites; Courses run from a few days to several weeks depending on the course; (Classes vary in price and all require a $50 registration fee in addition to the class fee). Link to 2017 TTHTI Short Courses Schedule.
TARA BOBART SUGAR CRAFT (868) 751-9392) – Offers courses in rolled fondant and gum paste techniques, royal icing, butter cream techniques and marzipan techniques. Email address – email@example.com. Link to course flyer.
CLASSES WITH CHEF BIANCA BIANCO (St. Joseph, Trinidad). “Classes run for three to four hours, depending on the topic. They usually consist of a brief overview of the menu, a demo lecture, the cooking portion and lunch or supper. There will be an assistant in each class who will be there to familiarize you with the kitchen and point you in the direction of the ingredients or equipment.” Contact (868) 662-7244 or 719-8092 or firstname.lastname@example.org to book.
PASTRY CLASS TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Offers classes in San Fernando, Chaguanas and Manahambre. (868) 777-8296) – Offers “pastry classes where you can learn all types of bread, viennoiserie, desserts and more.”
WENDY RAHAMUT SCHOOL OF COOKING (San Fernando, Trinidad; (868) 357-0927 / email@example.com) – Trinidad’s culinary rock star shares her craft at her San Fernando cooking school and in her cookbooks and a weekly Guardian newspaper column. Rahamut’s demonstration classes offer a taste of local and global cuisines like Roti Making, Flavours of the Mediterranean, Baking Bread and Perfect Pastries. Class Details – Classes are generally three hours; Rahamut is the class teacher; Participants can sample food prepared during sessions; Recipe handouts are provided. (One-day classes are usually $500 each).
CROWNER’S CULINARY INSTITUTE (San Juan, Trinidad; (868) 686-6646 or (868) 638-2173 or 343-0126) – Offers short courses on Christmas Cookery, Cake Decorating (beginners and advanced), Pastry and Bread Making, Party Snacks, Creole Cookery and Indian Cookery; basic course materials are included with course fees. Class Details – Courses are scheduled for once a week and typically run for four weeks). Links – Crowner’s Cooking School Class Descriptions.
CENTRAL SCHOOL OF CULINARY ARTS (Chaguanas, Trinidad; (868) 687-4276) – Helmed by Chef Selwyn Wickham, this school offers a wide range of classes including cake baking and decorating, pastry and bread making, along with general culinary improvement classes.
FARA’S CAKE SHOP (Piarco, Trinidad; 868) 294-1900 or (868) 465-0515) – Offers classes in cake making, cake decorating and sugar flowers. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Link to FaRa’s Cake Shop website.
JUST IN TIME CATERING (Woodbrook, Trinidad; (868) 795-7501) – Weekly Cooking Classes covering local cuisine, Japanese, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines, and basic introduction to cooking. “Bring your own personal knives as well as notebooks or any computer devices such as laptops, tablets or iPads.” (Classes range from $250-$300/week).
THE STARTING LINE Kitchen Creations by Chef Abigale (Claxton Bay, Trinidad; 868-222-4461 or 1-868-757-8165) – Offers “professional cake design training” and sugar artistry classes. Link to more details on classes.
CALLENDER CAKE DECORATING SUPPLIES (San Fernando, Trinidad; (868) 652-5487; 687-9062; 771-6248) – Occasionally has classes on cake decorating. Email address – email@example.com.
FLORA’S SCHOOL OF CAKE DECORATING (Tunapuna, Trinidad; (868) 645-9421) – Offers courses on cake baking, cake decorating, sugar artistry (fondant), royal icing, etc. Contact Flo.firstname.lastname@example.org for class schedules.
TOBAGO HOSPITALITY & TOURISM INSTITUTE (Mt. St. George, Tobago; (868) 660-2196) – Offers a wide range of short self-enhancement courses for the general public like Basic Bartending, Introduction to Food Art, Italian Cooking, Pastry Making, Cake Making & Decorating and Dining Etiquette. Email address – email@example.com.
Ministry of Food Production (Agriculture Now) Farmers Training Centre’s FREE TRAINING COURSES – Offers free courses to the general public like Home Gardening; Pineapple Production; Winemaking; Pepper Sauce Making; Pumpkin & Squash Production; Cocoa Production and more. Classes are offered in multiple locations throughout Trinidad. Check the Ministry’s Facebook page or website for the most current class schedule.
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