Star-Chef Academy

Star-Chef Academy

Star-Chef Academy Overview

If you want to keep your children entertained (and fed) over the holiday break, our Star-Chef Academy is worth exploring! Mentored by Michelin-star restaurant chefs, your child will have a unique opportunity to learn how to cook simple and delicious meals from scratch!

Camp Details


The love for food and cookery is universal. Star-Chef Academy’s culinary camps aim to make learning fun and simply delicious. Through the medium of culinary arts, a unique combination of instructional, experiential, and holistic learning is achieved.

Star Chef Academy

For ages 7 to 12 years
20 – 24 December

27 -31 December

3 – 7 January

Kids will be taken through a journey to explore flavours and textures, celebrate the world’s cultures, practice kitchen basics, identify ingredients, and prepare delicious snacks, meals and desserts. Our trainers are professional chefs from Michelin starred kitchens, and will mentor these young commis chefs as well as conduct daily workshops and masterclasses. The camp culminates at the end of the week with a challenge!


Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant is the executive chef and owner of a 2-Michelin starred restaurant called Saint Pierre. He is an author of two cookbooks, Cuisine Unplugged and Vine Dining – White and has his own television series, Chef in Black, Chef in Black II and 36 Ways to Live. A keynote speaker at conferences in Singapore, such as Food That Heals, and in the region, Emmanuel is a passionate advocate of mindfulness and healthy living.

Head Instructor: Chef Gene Mok

Head Instructor: Chef Gene Mok

Gene is an all-round F&B specialist, having taken on multiple roles as a culinarian and manager. His 15-year career started in the kitchen at Saint Pierre. With his entrepreneurial spirit, Gene successfully operated his eponymous “Selfish Gene Cafe” for 6 years. The cafe offered fresh, quality dishes imbued with familiar, local flavours using French culinary techniques. Gene holds a B.A. in Psychology from the National University of Singapore and is trained at the famous culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, Sydney.

Asst. Instructor: Chef Gabriel Low

Asst. Instructor: Chef Gabriel Low

Chef Gabriel Low, or Gaby as he is affectionately known, is a seasoned culinary professional with 20 years of experience in both restaurants and hotels. Since joining the Emmanuel Stroobant Group in 2014, Gaby has rose through the ranks at two 2-Michelin starred restaurants – Saint Pierre and Shoukouwa, where he was most recently appointed as Sous Chef. Gaby’s is adept in various cuisines with his strengths in French, Italian and Japanese. His Michelin-starred standards and attention to detail, is poised to elevate school lunches to the next level.

Key Takeaways

  • Holistic learning and development
    • Basic knife skills and cookery
    • Cooking terminology
    • Baking principles
    • Dining etiquette
  • Activity-Based Learning and Application
    • Food Anthropology and History – fun facts about food, origin and cultural impact
    • Activity-Based Problem Solving – engaging child participation with real life application in the kitchen
    • Planning & Process Management – reading recipes, resources allocation and time management

Not sure if this camp is the best fit for your child, or have some questions about the camps?

We would be happy to help you choose, and answer any questions you might have. Just email us at or call us 6808 7324.

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