Basic Cooking


We take the stress out of teaching your helper how to cook your favourite food!

Basic Cooking Course

On completion of this course your domestic helper will receive a certificate and will be able to master the following:
  • Operate kitchen equipment and appliances
  • Safely manage and store food hygienically (including freezing protocols)
  • Quantify ingredients properly using measuring cups, spoons and scales
  • Follow recipes and modify them to your family’s dietary needs
  • Cook a variety of breakfasts to start your day in a healthy way
  • Create great salads with complementary dressings
  • Select side dishes that complement main meals
  • Prepare wonderful desserts to impress
  • Plan weekly menus for the family and prepare shopping lists with ease
  • Understand dietary requirements such as low fat alternatives and vegetarian options
  • Prepare dishes from various cuisines (Chinese, Thai, Middle Eastern and Western)
Basic Cooking Week 1

class 1 - Basic Kitchen Skills

  • The importance of cleanliness and food hygiene
  • Measuring ingredients correctly
  • Using kitchen utensils properly
  • Preparing ingredients using clever time saving tips
  • All methods of cooking the 'right' way
  • The essentials of food storage in Singapore
  • Oven charts and using, fan force, grill and oven instructions
  • Potato and leek soup
  • Hummus dip (supplied recipes for avocado and tuna)
  • Pasta Bolognaise
  • Marinades made easy (supplied recipes for Smokey BBQ, Sticky Soy, Japanese, Indian and Satay marinades)
  • BBQed marinated lemon pesto chicken skewers
Basic Cooking Week 2

class 2 - Breakfast Foods and Sides

  • Breakfast foods: How to cook eggs perfectly (scrambled, poached, omelette)
  • Delicious, healthy low fat bircher muesli
  • Fluffy banana pancakes
  • Roasted rosemary and garlic new potatoes
  • Sticky baked pumpkin with feta & sesame seeds
  • Principles of salad making: Using nuts, fruit and cheese to turn a boring salad into a fabulous salad
  • Honey mustard vinaigrette dressing
  • Chicken & vegetable mac 'n' cheese
Basic Cooking Week 3

class 3 - One Pot Winners and Desserts

  • Thai Green Fish Curry - how to make homemade curry paste to create the most wonderfully tasting curry
  • Baked Moroccan Chicken - a fantastic meal with a middle eastern twist served with couscous
  • Beef Cottage Pie - a family favourite in every home
  • Vegetarian Chilli Bean - serve with rice or on top of nachos. Keeps for 3 days and freezes well.
  • Crunchy Banana Nut Rolls - bananas, sprinkled with roasted hazelnuts and wrapped in light puff pastry - the diversity of pastry using sweet & savoury recipes
Basic Cooking Week 4

class 4 - Main Meal Fare

  • Roast Chicken with Vegetables - how to roast a chicken to crisp, juicy perfection, surrounded by veggies
  • Orange Chicken Cashew Stir Fry - a healthy dish loaded with veggies with a lovely orange accent
  • Schnitzel - homemade chicken nuggets. Great for fussy Kids!
  • Chocolate Marble Cake - a classic childhood memory with swirls of vanilla & chocolate
  • Granny's Apple Crumble - a family heirloom handed down by generations
  • Menu planning - weekly menu planning & how to shop for the family.
  • Getting organised in the kitchen.
  • The importance of a balanced meal

Basic Cooking Class schedule

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Eligible courses: Basic Cooking, Intermediate Cooking, Basic Baking & Tastes of Asia