Baking Instructors

Theodore Aw

An avid home cook, Theodore loves to re-create traditional dishes to share with his family and friends. His passion for culinary arts has motivated him to pursue his diploma studies at Le Cordon Bleu Taiwan.

As an instructor, Theodore will share his knowledge of baking as he believes that armed with the right knowledge, anyone can be a proficient baker.

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.

Vivienne Lim

Vivienne’s passion for pastries has given her the drive to pursue diploma studies in Pastry and Baking at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. Through her studies, Vivienne has been inspired to appreciate the science behind pastries and devotes much time to research.

Her previous working stint with BreadTalk and renowned Shangri-la Hotel Singapore has given her many opportunities to improve her skills in terms of baking and decorating various types of cakes and pastries. Believing that desserts are food to the eyes, Vivienne pays special attention to the value of cakes and bread brought forth aesthetically and flavor wise.

As an instructor, she hopes to bring her passion forth through the product she creates and share the joy of learning with students through her skills and knowledge. She also believes that learning goes both ways and looks forward to interacting with like-minded people during class.

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!

Andi Kucinta

Andi has always strived to walk the road less travelled. Ever since his secondary school years, he wanted to be different from the rest of his classmates. He took up Food and Nutrition, and despite being the only guy in class, he had proven to his form teacher that he could excel. He was among the top 3 in Food & Nutrition for his ‘N’ and ‘O’ levels.

Andi landed his first pastry kitchen job with Westin Stamford Hotel, at an early age of 17 and continued to work closely with pastry chef guru, Chef Kenny Kong.

After graduating from SHATEC, he worked with renown pastry chefs in Singapore, and gained invaluable experience working in hotels, cafes, restaurants, bakeries, participated in pastry competitions, and travelled abroard to work in Phuket for over a year. As an instructor, Andi now dedicates his time to impart his talent, skills and experience.

Rebecca Yeo

Rebecca’s passion for baking emerged as a hobby in her humble little kitchen. This passion aspired her to pursue a course in Pastry and Bakery at Shatec Singapore. With this zeal for baking, Rebecca decided to turn what she loves into a career.

As an instructor, she believes that baking has a therapeutic effect.  Each baking process is a relaxing journey that is all the more rewarding when you bring a healthy dessert to the table and you know what ingredients go into it. She looks forward to interacting with like-minded individuals to share the experience and joy of baking!

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.

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.