Manila Cooking Class
Filipino Cooking with a French Flair



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1.5 hours

Max 5 guests

Market Visiting

Cooking Class Menu

Adobo is the Philippines' most famous dish. Chicken and/or pork stewed in a salty sour sauce. My version will be marinated overnight in red wine, and panseared to perfection. This will be served with caramelized onions and diced potatoes.

Lumpia is the Filipino version of the ubiquitous spring roll. A mixture of ground pork and flavorful vegetables is wrapped in rice paper and deep fried to perfection. A sweet and sour dipping sauce is served on the side for an explosion of flavors in your mouth.

Pandesal is the Filipino breakfast bread. These are pillowy soft and airy rolls best enjoyed with your morning cup of coffee.

Cooking Class Information

We start this cooking class with an introductory chitchat to get to know each other. We want you to feel comfortable with us on the online platform. We strive to create the atmosphere of sharing one kitchen all together.

I will be cooking with my love and sous chef Michelle. She is Filipina, and she introduced me to the wonderful flavors of the Philippines. She is a lawyer and also a chef in training.

We will begin with preparing the adobo. Every household has their own version of the adobo. I will share with you ours, starting with my secret marinade. If you come to the Philippines, or have Filipino friends, this is the first dish any Filipino family will prepare for you. It is hearty, easy to make and the longer it stores, the better it tastes.

We will then prepare the filling of the lumpia. Lumpia is a celebration food in the Philippines. In every party, fiesta, there will be lumpia for sure. I will teach you how to roll properly to keep the lumpia sealed and the best tips to make it the crispiest, juiciest spring roll you've ever had in your life.

Finally, we will make bread. The pandesal is a basic bread but it warms the heart. You can eat it at any time of the day. Filipinos love this! I will teach you how to knead dough, and how to properly roll and shape it as well. We will have a lot of fun!

Together with the traditional method of cooking these dishes, I will infuse the French flair with neat tips and tricks that will definitely impress your family and friends!

While cooking, we will tell you stories of our Filipino island life. In turn, ask us anything you wish to know about the Philippines. We hope our country will be on your travel bucket list after your time spent with us.

Upon booking, we will send you all the information you need to prepare for the class. After, you will also have all the written recipes of the dishes we prepared for your future use.

Looking forward to #frenchipinocooking with you soon!

What you will do

Chef Sébastien in action

1. Chef Sébastien in action

Join our cooking class, watch and learn Chef Sebastien do what he does best.

Neat Tips and Tricks to Learn

2. Neat Tips and Tricks to Learn

Chef Sebastien is eager to teach you neat tips and tricks to step up your kitchen game!

The best part

3. The best part

Eating after cooking and working hard in the kitchen is the best part of this experience

Adobo: The Finished Product

4. Adobo: The Finished Product

You will soon learn the most famous Filipino dish from a world class top chef!

Learning the Art of Pandesal

5. Learning the Art of Pandesal

Not only will you cook, you will also learn how to make Filipino bread. All the basics, and all the secrets, Chef Sebastien is ready to share

The Tale of the Crunchy Lumpia

6. The Tale of the Crunchy Lumpia

The savory crunch of the lumpia is waiting for you at our cooking class

Eating Together

7. Eating Together

Eating together is a very important social occasion for Filipinos, like many other cultures. It is the ultimate bonding experience. Whether virtual or actual, it is always an event to remember

About Host



Bonjour, we are Sébastien and Michelle. Sébastien is a professional chef from West of France. Michelle is a lawyer and chef from the Philippines.

Sébastien's earliest childhood memories was having a knife in hand and cutting stuff in the kitchen. At a young age and straight out of culinary and pastry school, he travelled and trained with the world's best in the kitchens of Michelin starred restaurants, DANIEL by Daniel Boulud, New York and La Belle Epoque in Versailles with Alain Raye.

It is in New York City that he built his career around the most important French restaurants for over 20 years. From iconic La Goulue in midtown Manhattan, to his own Le Comptoir in Brooklyn and executive chef in Bagatelle at the Meatpacking District.

We are now well settled in the tropical islands of the Philippines, exploring the exotic flavors here. If we're not playing in the beach with our three dogs, Biscotte, Pastis and Panda, we run a seaside French restaurant, Mr. C, here in the island of Puerto Galera. Our family is all eager to introduce the Filipino palate to the international market. Infusing the French techniques that define Sebastien's culinary arsenal, we present to you #frenchipino dishes in our Filipino cooking classes with a French flair.


The closest station

Balatero Pier

How to get to the station?

From Muelle Pier: 20mins

Exact location provided after booking.

FAQ about Filipino Cooking with a French Flair | Cooking class by Sebastien

  • How much does it cost to join Filipino Cooking with a French Flair?

    It costs 60 per person.

  • What is the maximum capacity of Sebastien's cooking class?

    Up to 5 people can join Sebastien's cooking class.

  • Is Filipino Cooking with a French Flair available for vegetarians?

    Yes, Filipino Cooking with a French Flair has a vegetarian option.

  • How long is this cooking class by Sebastien?

    Duration of this cooking class is 1.5 hours.

Additional cooking class information

  • Confirmation

    You will receive the confirmation within 24 hours.

  • Payment

    We accepts these cards on airKitchen.

  • Cancellation

    Cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the class begins will be fully refunded by the airKitchen cancellation policy.

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