Baking Instructors

Justin Hee (Head Instructor)

Justin's love for baking started out in his very own kitchen, as a hobby. Having been a home baker for 5 years, Justin's love for baking grew and he took a huge leap of faith making baking into a career. 
As an instructor in our studio, he strives to not only create a fulfilling and educational experience for our students; he also seeks to bring across the idea that baking breaks conversational barriers and brings people together.

Yan Ee

It all began when Yan Ee was 12 years old and her neighbour baked and offered her slice of the warm apple pie. Since then, she has fallen in love with baking.

She bought her own planetary stand mixer with her first paycheck at 16 years old and has never looked back. Due to Yan Ee's immense hunger to learn more about food, she took up a Diploma in food science and nutrition, followed by another degree in food science and technology at the National University of Singapore. Yan Ee has done a few years of research and development in different types of food (baked potato chips, seasoning powders, beverages, ice cream, cakes and bread) while working in Multinational Corporations and also Small Medium Corporations.

"I would love to gain a more global perspective on food development and meet more people that are crazy about food as well, nothing beats a like-minded individual or community. I believe in learning through experience and I enjoy teaching beginners because they are the most creative and unreserved when it comes to creations, I have learned so much more from the people I work with. So....looking forward to meeting you!"

Sarah Tan

Having been trained at Le Cordon Bleu Paris for a year, Sarah has dedicated much time to tasting and researching French pastries. Often inspired by the greatest patissiers around the world, she believes in marrying classic French techniques with local flavours and modern design.

Sarah believes that every creation and every cake tells a story behind its maker. She finds joy in interacting with her students, listening to their motivations for baking and also sharing her own personal stories of her pastry journey.

Nikki Goh

Growing up in a Peranakan household, Nikki knew that food was her calling. A graduate from Diploma in Baking and Culinary Science, she learnt many techniques and gained knowledge and insight into the baking and culinary world.

After graduation, she worked in fine dining Italian restaurants and is bringing that experience and skill over to Baker’s Brew Studio to share with everyone.

She believes that baking is a joy and can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of age and gender, thus strives to share her knowledge with anyone who wishes to learn. Baking can be daunting at first, but with courage, anyone can have fun with it!

Shirley Wong (Guest Instructor)

Shirley Wong, better known by her online avatar Little Miss Bento, is currently the top bento artist, food stylist and blogger in Singapore. She has won many awards for her food art creations and has been featured in numerous local and international media platforms and publications.

Having amassed a huge following online, she has also worked with big brands like Disney and Sanrio to feature their characters in her creations. She co-created the menu and helped with the food styling for the Gudetama Cafe in Singapore.

The only Singaporean to be certified under the Japan Sushi Instructor Association in Tokyo, Shirley is often invited to conduct bento and baking classes and workshops both locally and overseas to share her skills. She has since taught at Indonesia, Thailand, China, Japan, Hong Kong and soon to head over to Malaysia and Philippines as well. 

She is also the author of Kawaii Bento, Kawaii Deco Sushi and Kawaii Sweet Treats, all of which are bestsellers. And her next cookbook Kawaii Breads is slated for launch in June 2017. 

Naomi Lee (Guest Instructor)

Born in the UK and raised in Singapore, Naomi Lee is a professionally trained Pastry Chef.  She graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, and then went on to work with the world famous Pierre Hermé, Paris specialising in French Patisserie. She also trained at the Valrhona Chocolate School in Tokyo and UFM International Baking School, Bangkok.

 

Naomi then spent the next four and a half years working at Peggy Porschen Cakes in London where she rose to Senior Cake Decorator and Tutor at the Academy, specialising in Sugar Flowers and Chocolate work. She also played a key role in the production of Peggy Porschen’s award winning Sugar Flower book Cakes In Bloom.

 

She has since set up The Cake Botanist – and offers her services to several Cake Schools in the U.K and across the world. Through her Cake designs and classes Naomi hopes to show the world that Sugarcraft and Cake Decorating is more than just culinary science, it is an art form.

 

Naomi is a warm, engaging and patient tutor, who takes great pride and enjoyment in sharing her wealth of expert knowledge. Her precision, attention to detail and unique style ensures that students are instilled with “Cake Confidence”.

 

When Naomi is not busy creating new designs or teaching, she enjoys cycling, photography and travelling to new destinations to explore the local cuisine.