“The classes are a small initiative from our end to keep people engaged at home and learn some simple cooking hacks along the way,” says Niklesh.
The online classes have upwards of 6,000 viewers who learn to make chocolate fondant, sea bass ceviche, scones, caramel and walnut brownies, brioche, Japanese cheese cake and extra. Niklesh says, Indian desserts are in style world over. “We regularly feature gulab jamun, rasgulla, kheer, barfi, jilebi and phirni in our classes and workshops.”
APCA was began in Malaysia in 2010 and affords hands-on coaching in pastry and culinary arts. “The courses are designed for students who want to start a career in the food and beverage industry, professionals looking to upgrade their skills and home bakers who want to start their own business. There is also a French pastry based program. It is designed for those who wish to make a career in hotels, pastry shops, fine dining restaurants and production kitchens. Today, APCA has seven pastry and culinary schools in five countries — Malaysia, India, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore.”
APCA has been leaning in the direction of online studying over the previous 12 months. “There has been a great demand for online classes, as it is impossible for everyone to be physically present for a course. In the last two years, APCA has been providing video tutorials for students across the globe. Due to the lockdown we are doing live demos, and also releasing some of our pre-recorded videos.”
The online classes will proceed after the lockdown is lifted as effectively. “We stored the videos and live demonstrations on YouTube.” Recipes that require simply accessible substances are featured on the online tutorials.
Cooking demonstrations and classes can be found online every single day from 11.30 am to 4.30 pm on APCA’s insta deal with.