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Malaysian Masterclass

with Ping Coombes

Friday 23rd
February 24
11:00 - 14:30

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Introduction to Malaysian food. This class explores some of my Malaysian signatures and popular street food. We begin the class by learning the ingredients used in Malaysian cooking. Come to this class and I will arm you with a full tummy and a new repertoire to impress your friends and family.

Ping will talk you through each stage of preparing the dishes you will be making for the menu, then you will cook alongside her learning the best techniques, taking in all the tips and tricks to master Malaysian cooking at home.

What's included: 

  • Refreshments on arrival and available throughout the class
  • Apron and all of the equipment required
  • A recipe pack for you to take home after your class 
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out in advance for you- We do all the washing up!
  • Lunch of your own making to enjoy together as a class accompanied by a glass of wine or
  • soft refreshments
  • 10% discount on purchases made in store on the day of your class, including cookery classes.
  • Excludes books, food, electrical items, gift vouchers and sale items

Ping Coombes first won MasterChef in 2014, stunning the judges with food inspired by her Malaysian heritage and once again did so when she won BBC MasterChef Champion of Champions in 2022 where she competed with the previous champions making her the first double MasterChef Champion. She was also named as one of Asia’s Most Influential Person by Tatler in 2022.

Born and raised in the town of Ipoh in Malaysia, which is famous for its pomelo fruit, chicken noodles and Ipoh white coffee, Ping grew up with amazing food around her and was inspired by her mother’s cookery. She began to inherit traditional skills, starting with the basics - how to hold the ‘wok chan’ (the ladle). Perhaps most inspiring to Ping was her mother’s way of showing love and passion through cooking, something which is hugely important in Ping’s food ethos. Having lived in the UK and travelled around Europe, she draws inspiration from her heritage but delivers her food with modern twists adapting to ingredients that can be found locally.

She champions Malaysian cuisine in the UK and is a proud ambassador for Malaysian food and flavours.  Her recipes are frequently featured in various prominent food magazines and newspapers including Delicious, BBC Good Food Magazine, Waitrose Weekend as well as their Waitrose At Home series online. She has given talks on TED and the world stage such as The World Economic Forum.


    You will be learning in a beautifully designed kitchen which provides a warm welcoming environment that can accommodate everything from group cookery classes to intimate chef’s tables, with the versatility to suit everyone.

    Our partners have been chosen with great care, as all our equipment must stand up to the day-to-day rigours of our cookery school – much like a professional kitchen, that you can enjoy using whilst creating your own amazing dishes in class to give you the best possible experience when cooking with us.

    Our classes and outstanding range of teachers will help you hone your gastronomic skills, even if you are a complete novice or a dab hand in the kitchen. We love highlighting new upcoming food trends and championing the rising stars within the culinary world.

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    Divertimenti does everything it can to reduce the risk of any students consuming an allergen that could cause and allergic reaction.

    Please call the school to discuss any severe food allergies prior to booking a class online, we must speak to you before you visit the school if you have a severe allergy or severe dietary intolerance.

    We will become as flexible as possible, where we can to remove a specific ingredient from a student’s recipe we will but we are unable to remove that ingredient for every student attending.

    We handle all types of ingredients in the kitchen at Divertimenti and we are not able to completely allergen free environment, our kitchen is multi-purpose therefore this makes our kitchen unsuitable for those with life- threatening allergies, in such cases as these we would suggest getting in touch with the team to arrange a private lesson in your own home with one of our chefs. Please contact us for more information

    In the unlikely event you are unable to the class you have booked for and need to cancel your booking, for a full refund we will require your cancellation via email no less than 7 days.

    Once we have received your cancellation, we will arrange a booking onto an alternative class date or a full refund, sadly we are unable to make changes to bookings or offer a refund with less than 7 days of the date of your class but we are happy to switch the names on the booking so a family member or friend can take the place.

    Divertimenti reserves the right to cancel any demonstration or class or substitute another presenter at any time, in the unfortunate event that a ‘Personality’ present or chef cannot attend a session you will be offered the choice of an appropriate alternative or a full refund.

    Attendees must be aged over 18 to attend an adult class - we have a list of suitable young adult and teenage classes suitable for under 18’s – they must be accompanied by an adult.

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