The Filipino Kitchen

Experiment with a cuisine known for its bold flavors, ingenuity and rich natural produce. You’ll learn from Filipino chefs who will share their culinary experience and their food history with you. And throughout the program you’ll play around with iconic Filipino ingredients and discover influences from Chinese traders and the Spanish colonial era.

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What you can expect

What you'll walk away with

  • Build up your recipe development skills
  • Walk away with insider tips from chefs & knowledge beyond the cookbook
  • An understanding of regional techniques & flavor profiles
  • An introduction to the culinary history of the Philippines
  • A repertoire of Filipino dishes to enjoy at home
  • A stocked Filipino store cupboard
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How it all works

The starter kit

This program includes a starter kit bursting with unique ingredients and specialist materials designed to get you developing your own creations.

Live learning & feedback

Your instructors are on hand to answer your questions and provide feedback on your creations in the community and on the live workshop.

Video classes & resources

Learn new creative processes from the video classes and use the materials the experts provide to find creative inspiration and confidence in your ideas.

Group learning & community

Learn from others taking part in the program at the same time as you, and share your creations with the wider community.

What will you create?

Level up your skills or dive into something brand new with the support of experts. Throughout the program you'll have plenty of fresh inspiration for your next dinner party and get insider knowledge from the culinary pros to help you go beyond the cookbook.

Join others around the world who are already getting creative in the kitchen.

Currently Rated

4.9 (13)

From the community

The box of tools and ingredients are super useful - they've got me working with new flavors and developing recipes I'd never have thought possible before.

Donn

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Ontario

It's so nice to find others who are wanting to connect to our Filipino culture through food and I've loved having this time to spend with the community.

Ana Maria

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Portland

There were some new ingredients we were playing around with which I hadn’t come across before but with inspiration from the chefs, I think my creations came out well.

Sophie

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London

Meet your teachers

Mark Corbyn
Mark started cooking filipino food professionaly around 10 years agoand is now the chef and co-founder of the pop up Adobros. Mark loves the bold and unapologetic flavours of Filipino cuisine - the mix of salty, funky and sour flavours.
Mark Corbyn
Mark started cooking filipino food professionaly around 10 years agoand is now the chef and co-founder of the pop up Adobros. Mark loves the bold and unapologetic flavours of Filipino cuisine - the mix of salty, funky and sour flavours.
Budgie Montoya
Budgie was born in the Philippines but went on to grow up in Australia before settling in London. He's worked in some of London's hottest kitchens and thrived in the sauce and grill sections. He is now reconnecting with his heritage with his own restaurant concepts Sarap Baon and Sarap Filipino Bistro bringing the bold Filipino flavors to London.
Rex De Guzman
Rex has worked in an AA rosette restaurant, hosted Filipino pop ups and was a finalist on Jamie Oliver's TV show The Great Cookbook Challenge. Filipino cuisine for a long time has been misunderstood and underrepresented so Rex is bringing attention to it with his restaurant Turo Turo.
Gene Gonzalez
Gene has worked in 3* Michelin restaurants around the world and brought his experience back to the Philippines to found the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, creating a formal culinary curriculum for Filipino cuisine. He has since published multiple cookbooks on Filipino cuisine and helped others launch successful Filipino restaurants.

What we'll be covering

Program Curriculum

Week 1: Vinegar Braising

This week you'll get your first introduction to popular Filipino flavors and have a go at an indigenous Filipino cooking technique. You'll be using a key ingredient behind some of the cuisine's most popular dishes including the famous pork adobo - vinegar.

Week 2: Sour Broths

Sour flavors are a key part of Filipino cooking and are used as natural remedies and in comforting broths. This week you'll be tasked with creating your own seafood sinigang experimenting with souring.

Week 3: Chinese Influence

This week you'll learn about the influence of Chinese flavors in Filipino cuisine and make your own version of the noodle dish pancit palabok. You'll also have a go at making your own spread of toppings balancing texture and flavor - a final touch which is serious business in Filipino food culture.

Week 4: Spanish Influence

In your final week you'll be learning about some of the culinary influences from the Spanish colonial era. One of the biggest influences was in the dessert world, which you'll discover as you finish off creating your own Filipino leche flan.

  • Live Workshop: Coaching & Q&A

You'll be able to get real-time feedback on your creations and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

  • Plus, bonus recipes & resources!

What's in the box?

In your starter kit you'll find ingredients picked and used by professional chefs. Included is everything you need to stock your store cupboard ready for the program (vinegars, noodles, aromatics etc.) and upon sign up you'll be provided with a shopping list and recommended suppliers for the remaining fresh ingredients. Ingredients will arrive portioned with a little extra so you can adjust the flavor to your liking. And don't worry, in the unlikely event a specific ingredient becomes unavailable, we'll provide you with a similar replacement.

  • Soy Sauce
  • Cane Vinegar
  • Tamarind
  • Annatto Seeds
  • Chicharron
  • Bihon Rice Noodles
  • Pandan Extract
  • Bay Leaves
  • Cornstarch
  • Fish Sauce
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Condensed Milk
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • White Sugar

Is Rassa right for me?

I want to improve & learn new skills

For the beginners, you’ll learn foundational techniques and get hands-on support for the trickier bits. For the more advanced, you’ll get personalized feedback on your creations from experts and learn new creative approaches to your skill.

I want to make things that I'm proud of

Get stuck in and bring your ideas to life. The experts will give you pro tips and the confidence that you need to develop one-of-a-kind creations for yourself, or for gifting to that special someone. Heck, you can even start selling them!

I'm looking for creative inspiration

Get outside your comfort zone and open yourself up to new ways of doing things. Our instructors come from all over the world, and bring different ideas, cultures, and skills that you’ll be exposed to and get to master from home.

What will you create?

  • Create 4 of your own Filipino dishes
  • Improve your cooking skills
  • Practise recipe development
  • Personalized feedback from chefs
$ 174 USD
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rassa?

You can think of Rassa as your virtual lab where you can experiment and incubate new ideas with the support of experts and other members like yourself. Each program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next creative idea or project. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your creations.

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You'll walk away with new skills and techniques developed with the added support and feedback from your instructors. These programs should get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce new ideas and sources of inspiration to help get you making. Once you have been through one of the programs you continue to have access to a community of makers.

What is the time commitment?

Across a 4-week program we recommend 2-3 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into. At the end of your program you also have an hour long live workshop.

Does it matter where I am in the world?

Our programs are entirely virtual. The video classes are easy to watch on your own time and we do our best to accommodate for US and European time zones for live sessions. We currently only send the kick starter kits to the USA and Europe. If you have any questions, please email hello@joinrassa.com.

Are the Rassa programs for me? What level should I be at?

If you’ve done a few day classes in the past or are self-taught and now want to invest more time into your hobby, Rassa’s skills programs are a great way to get hands-on feedback from industry professionals and create within a support network of fellow creatives. And if you're more experienced, they're a great way to experience new creative influences and bounce ideas around with the instructors.

How much do the programs cost?

The 4-week programs each come with an all inclusive option which includes the starter kit of tools and materials along with the virtual program, or you can sign up for just the program without the kit for a reduced rate. Prices vary between $99 and $299.

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 5-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the program, get in touch. If you've signed up for a course with the specialist box included, this can't be refunded after it's been shipped.

What makes Rassa unique?

The Rassa programs are designed to be hands-on with opportunities for direct feedback from industry experts, group discussions and weekly classes to get you learning by doing. You’ll also receive a starter kit of tools/materials/ambient ingredients to get you straight into experimenting and making your own creations.

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 4-week program includes:
- 1 x Starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients) (if selected on purchase)
- 2-3 Video lessons per week
- 1 x Live workshop to discuss your creations
- Personalized feedback
- Community access & peer learning
- Bonus practical activities & materials

The Filipino Kitchen

Experiment with a cuisine known for its bold flavors, ingenuity and rich natural produce. You’ll learn from Filipino chefs who will share their culinary experience and their food history with you. And throughout the program you’ll play around with iconic Filipino ingredients and discover influences from Chinese traders and the Spanish colonial era.

Join Waitlist
All Levels
Black Square
Live Workshops
Black Square
Starter Kit
Black Square
Video Lessons
Black Square
Direct Feedback
Black Square
Flexible Schedule

What you can expect

What you'll walk away with

  • Build up your recipe development skills
  • Walk away with insider tips from chefs & knowledge beyond the cookbook
  • An understanding of regional techniques & flavor profiles
  • An introduction to the culinary history of the Philippines
  • A repertoire of Filipino dishes to enjoy at home
  • A stocked Filipino store cupboard

Your specialist starter kit

This program includes a starter kit bursting with unique ingredients and specialist materials designed to get you developing your own creations.

Live learning & feedback

Your instructors are on hand to answer your questions and provide feedback on your creations in the community and on the live workshop.

Video classes & resources

Learn new creative processes from the video classes and use the materials the experts provide to find creative inspiration and confidence in your ideas.

Group learning & community

Learn from others taking part in the program at the same time as you, and share your creations with the wider community as you learn and progress together.

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Is Rassa right for me?

I want to improve & learn new skills

For the beginners, you’ll learn foundational techniques and get hands-on support for the trickier bits. For the more advanced, you’ll get personalized feedback on your creations from experts and learn new creative approaches to your skill.

I want to make things that I'm proud of

Get stuck in and bring your ideas to life. The experts will give you pro tips and the confidence that you need to develop one-of-a-kind creations for yourself, or for gifting to that special someone. Heck, you can even start selling them!

I'm looking for creative inspiration

Get outside your comfort zone and open yourself up to new ways of doing things. Our instructors come from all over the world, and bring different ideas, cultures, and skills that you’ll be exposed to and get to master from home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Rassa?

You can think of Rassa as your virtual lab where you can experiment and incubate new ideas with the support of experts and other members like yourself. Each program is an opportunity to perfect new techniques and look for inspiration for your next creative idea or project. They’re designed to be hands-on where you quickly go beyond learning in the virtual classroom to making and building your creations.

What should I get out of a Rassa program?

You'll walk away with new skills and techniques developed with the added support and feedback from your instructors. These programs should get you outside of your comfort zone and introduce new ideas and sources of inspiration to help get you making. Once you have been through one of the programs you continue to have access to a community of makers.

What is the time commitment?

Across a 4-week program we recommend 2-3 hours per week but if you have the extra time, there’s plenty for you to invest more time into. At the end of your program you also have an hour long live workshop.

Does it matter where I am in the world?

Our programs are entirely virtual. The video classes are easy to watch on your own time and we do our best to accommodate for US and European time zones for live sessions. We currently only send the kick starter kits to the USA and Europe. If you have any questions, please email hello@joinrassa.com.

Are the Rassa programs for me? What level should I be at?

If you’ve done a few day classes in the past or are self-taught and now want to invest more time into your hobby, Rassa’s skills programs are a great way to get hands-on feedback from industry professionals and create within a support network of fellow creatives. And if you're more experienced, they're a great way to experience new creative influences and bounce ideas around with the instructors.

How much do the programs cost?

The 4-week programs each come with an all inclusive option which includes the starter kit of tools and materials along with the virtual program, or you can sign up for just the program without the kit for a reduced rate. Prices vary between $99 and $299.

What's your refund policy?

We offer a 5-day money-back guarantee, so if you decide you’re not enjoying the program, get in touch. If you've signed up for a course with the specialist box included, this can't be refunded after it's been shipped.

What makes Rassa unique?

The Rassa programs are designed to be hands-on with opportunities for direct feedback from industry experts, group discussions and weekly classes to get you learning by doing. You’ll also receive a starter kit of tools/materials/ambient ingredients to get you straight into experimenting and making your own creations.

What is included in a Rassa program?

Each 4-week program includes:
- 1 x Starter kit (tools/materials/ambient ingredients) (if selected on purchase)
- 2-3 Video lessons per week
- 1 x Live workshop to discuss your creations
- Personalized feedback
- Community access & peer learning
- Bonus practical activities & materials