The Maya Kitchen Presents Chef Jessie Sincioco

Hello 2013!!!

What  are your expectations this year?  Have you decided what to prioritize over that long list of "to do" this 2013?

If learning how to cook great tasting food is one of your new year's resolutions that you've wholeheartedly decided to start this year, join Chef Jessie Sincioco On January 26, Saturday, 9am-1pm at The Maya Kitchen as she shares her recipes for light, healthy yet delicious dishes to usher in the New Year. 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.

Other courses for January include: COFFEE 101 on January 12 Saturday from 1pm to 6pm. , TINAPAYAN Go Negosyo Workshop on January 12, Saturday from 10am to 3pm; EXPRESS COOKING, January 19, Saturday, 9am-1pm;  BEST OF MAYA BAKING RECIPES, January 19,  Saturday, 1-5pm;  and 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.

For more information on other courses offerings, log on to  or e-mail  or visit The Maya Kitchen Culinary Center every Tuesday to Saturday at 8F  Liberty Building, 835 A. Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), Makati City or call 8921185 / 892-5011 local 108 / Mobile No. +63947 835 2290.