Glenda Barretto of Via Mare in cooking class

Glenda Barretto

Culinary icon Glenda Barretto of the Via Mare chain makes one of her rare appearances on February 23, Saturday, 9am-1pm as guest chef of The Maya Kitchen.

Barretto will talk about her her process in creating a dish and how she has managed to remain on top in a highly competitive field. She will answer questions and will share tips and tricks both as a chef and as an entrepreneur.

Among the dishes that Barretto and her staff will demonstrate to cooking class participants are the following: River fern, Banana Heart & Eggplant Salad; Tinola Flan or light custard of chicken with papaya soup; slow-cooked beef belly; rice with purple yam; and pichi-pichi with coconut chantilly.

An accomplished chef, caterer, entrepreneur and author, Barretto is the force behind the Via Mare chain of restaurants. She has almost single handedly elevated catering into an art form, serving local and foreign dignitaries as well as celebrities and movers of society. She has penned bestselling culinary books as a solo author. In the recent past, she has collaborated with other chefs to come out with the well acclaimed coffee table book, Kulinarya.

Lifestyle courses for the month of February at The Maya Kitchen include: Fish Processing, March 2, Saturday, 9am-1pm; Asian Healing Fusion Recipes, March 2, 1-5pm.

Certificate Courses with hands-on: Fundamentals of Bakery Production, February 26-March 1, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm and Basic Culinary, February 19-22, Tuesday-Friday, 9am-3pm.

For more information on other courses offerings, log on to
www.themayakitchen.com or e-mail contactus@themayakitchen.com 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.

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