October 7, 2017 – Eton Global Institute opened its Culinary Institute to share knowledge on the basics of bread making. The event was held at RV Marzan Building, Dimasalang St., Sampaloc, Manila led by their very own President and Founder of Eton International School Jacqueline Marzan Tolentino, and her son Ramon Mikael Louis Stavross Marzan Tolentino who both welcomed all of us aspiring bakers as honored guests.
The Culinary Institute of Eton Global is a provider of international training and life-skills program. They have world-class facilities and kitchen equipment for a commercial kitchen to make every type of food possible. This include a total of Four (4) kitchens for its own culinary, for the culinary class, bread and pastry, halal, and a special kitchen for kids. They also have a gym for physical wellness, and a daycare center, where parents can leave their kids as the they take up the class. Eton Culinary Institute is one of the most advanced and best culinary schools in the Philippines.
This year, Eton Culinary Institute launched the “Ready, Set, Cook!” Workshop: 2 months perfect Culinary Experience running from September 30, 2017 to November 25, 2017. Full event schedule:
- September 30, 2017 – “Let’s Work and Roll” Chinese cuisine made easy.
- October 7, 2017 – “Breads and Spreads” Traditional Filipino breads and spreads.
- October 14, 2017 – “Be Smart, Eat Smart” Healthy American snacks & meals for the whole family.
- October 21, 2017 – “Santa’s Kitchen” Christmas themed giveaway you can make at home.
- October 28, 2017 – “Trick or Treat” Halloween specialties, dessert, and sweets.
- November 11, 2017 – “Food for the Seoul” Korean dishes for the family.
- November 18, 2017 – “Apple-Thai-zing” quick and easy Thai delicacies.
- November 25, 2017 – “Noche Buena Feast” Spanish dishes good for the Yuletide season.
We attended the “World of Bread” Workshop where we learned the twelve basic steps of bread baking, basic recipes and had a hands-on practice in baking Cinnamon and Italian Focaccia.
First, they served a delightful nutritious breakfast prepared by professional chefs to start our day.
We were assisted and mentored by their best chefs in the house namely Chef Kazzie Sy, who performed the on-hand demo and discussion, and Chefs Chloe Bourgeois, Laurent Francisco Tan, Edward Andrei Tan, and Renato Bartonico who assisted us and closely monitored our work. All chefs did a splendid job in imparting knowledge and skills.
Our team “Bake Right” is composed of Irone and Cherry of IroneXplores, Mikhail of StyleMaxim and his aspiring baker aunt Mirriam, and the couple vloggers Irish and Erol of Errish Meets World. It was wonderful meeting these fellow bloggers and vloggers. We make a pretty good team. Go Bake Right!
We realized how hard it is to bake one bread. The entire process is a test of patience, focus, and physical strength. The scaling and kneading steps will drain your energy. Flour can be very tough to knead. We had to exert significant effort just to properly develop the gluten. However, there is an easier way to do this. That is to distract yourself by picturing your enemy’s face on the flour. This way you can do deform your enemy’s face, pinch it, squeeze it, punch it, pour oil to it, and smash it flat to the ground without ever getting tired – a very neat trick.
The next step is fermentation where we must wait for the yeast to rise, and degas it afterwards to release the carbon dioxide developed during fermentation. We also learned that fermentation time depends on the temperature of the place. The cooler the place, the longer it takes for the yeast to rise. To make the fermentation process faster, just sit on top of your work, or clip it between your armpits. Just kidding. If you do that, good luck to your armpits, or your butt cheeks.
After degassing, the real bread shaping follows. You can actually shape it in any form you want if you have a very creative mind, that is. For us, we’ll stick to the basic Cinnamon and Italian Focaccia. Not because we lack creativity, but because we believe in the saying “Doing the basics is doing the most important thing.”
I made that up.
The host served another exceptional lunch buffet to restore our energy. It did the opposite to me, though. It made me very sleepy with a full stomach. They left me no choice! I just can’t act rude and simply ignore their hospitality, so I had to eat everything.
Finally, the end product! Our very own Cinnamon and Italian Focaccia with a flavorful taste of 12 dirty hands and 6 individual’s sweats. Yes, we baked it right! It was surprisingly appetizing!
The “Ready, Set, Cook!” Workshop is exciting, and there are many things to learn in the next series about different cuisines and occasions in various parts of the world. We can only hope to attend them all.
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MORE ETON GLOBAL INSTITUTE PROGRAMS
Eton Culinary Institute also offer the following programs:
Junior Culinary Club
Open for little chefs to expand their knowledge, awareness and creativity in the making of nutritious cuisine for healthy eating and living. Class is available every Saturday morning.
Open for adults who are willing to learn new cuisine and recipes. The program offers an average of 5 recipes for each theme. Class is available every week.
Open for all professionals who dream to start their career and pursue Culinary Arts. 3-6 months professional program in Culinary and Pastry Arts, Food and Beverage Operations, Bar Management and Hospitality Services. Opens January 2018.
Eton Wellness Center
Located at 4F RV Marzan Building, just below the Culinary Institute, is a wellness center offering gym, training, sauna, and cardio. Eton Wellness Center opens on October 10, 2017. Enroll now to avail opening promotions!
iKids Moringa Baking Challenge
Eton Global Institute believe that health is mainly achieved through nutrition. Thus, they are opening their doors for kids from different schools to compete and showcase their talents and creativity to promote their wellness objective. This event will take place on November 10, 2017. Join now!
To learn more about Eton Global Institute, and other inquiries:
(02) 954-0662; +63 998 864 3977
Facebook Page: etonglobalinstitutemanila
Address: R.V. Marzan Building, 1633 Makiling Street Cor. Dimasalang, Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines
ABOUT ETON GLOBAL INSTITUTE
Eton International School is the first 3D K-12 School in the Philippines with exemplary students winning championships and medals in the field of Robotics and Aeronautics from competitions all over Asia. It is internationally affiliated and accredited in USA, Asia, and United Kingdom and proves to be a provider of top quality students as it only accepts a maximum of 15 students per class. The school practices Dunn & Dunn learning Styles to unleash the Multiple Talents and Intelligence of their students paired with the best international curriculum from United Kingdom called International Preschool Curriculum, International Primary School, and International Middle School.
Eton focuses on using 21st century teaching and learning styles that build the “7 C’s” needed to conquer the world:
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
- Creativity & Innovation
- Collaboration, Teamwork and Leadership
- Cross-cultural Understanding
- Communication and Media Fluency
- Computing & ICT Fluency
- Career and Learning Self-Reliance
Their goal is to create a School Without Borders that allows student leaders to explore, think, overcome, and network with children in different parts of the world. Eton Global Institute encourages students to celebrate individual differences and honor their uniqueness.