Pastamania needs little introduction here in Singapore. With more than 20 outlets around our little island, there is bound to be one near you… Right?? I mean, there’s like one right downstairs from my home.
But did you know that Pastamania actually has classes where kids can learn to make either pizza or pasta? Doughworkz by Pastamania conduct classes at four Pastamania outlets:
- Sengkang Sports & Recreation Centre (under renovation)
- Singapore Management Unit
- Jurong East Swimming Complex
There are two types of classes:
- Parent engagement classes (for parent-child pair)
- Individual classes (for children)
Target age group for the classes is 4 to 12 years old.
We were invited to a trial parent engagement pizza-making class and the boys had so much fun! Without further ado, let’s ring the school bell and let the class begin!
The class started with a quick lesson on some fun facts involving pasta and pizza.
It was very informative, even for me. I learned many things from the class!
And the ‘teacher’ engaged the kids by asking them questions along the way.
After the quick lesson on fun facts about pasta and pizza, the chef took over and showed the children the equipment that would be used to make pizza.
He also showed them the ingredients that went into making the dough, and we watched as the chef mixed and poured the ingredients into the mixer and started the machine.
And it was time for the real fun to begin! The chef asked for a volunteer and MF’s hand shot up! He was picked to help demonstrate how to don the apron and chef hat.
And he was all ready to make his own pizza! Look how excited he was!
We were told that for our parent engagement class, we were going to be making two pizzas: One savoury and one sweet. For individual classes, they will only make one pizza.
The ingredients required to make the first pizza was distributed to each parent-child pair. Okay, MF was on his own because his other half of the parent-child pair was busy taking photos.. Haha!
The chef demonstrated how to knead the dough into the required shape and size. There was a huge projector screen at the back so that everyone in the classroom could see what the chef was doing.
And it was the kids’ turn to try it out!
Oh yes, MY was in the class too. I almost forgot about him. He was super cranky from just waking up from his nap at the start of the class, but he was finally fully awake and ready to join in.
Making the pizza base was a lot more difficult than it looked and the kids had some help from the adults.
The kids took their pizza making very seriously!
Oh yeah.. Almost there…
When the pizza base was done and approved by the chef, they layed it on the gauze and spread the toppings over it.
They were free to exercise their creativity (or lack of) in arranging the ham, mushroom and cheese.
When they were done, their pizza was tagged with a number corresponding to their seat number before being sent into the oven, so that we would know exactly which pizza was ours.
After the pizza was sent into the oven, we were given another set of ingredients for the dessert pizza. We were left largely on our own to revise how to make the pizza base.
For the dessert pizza, we had an extra step to poke some holes into the dough.
We arranged the apple slices on the dough before sending them to the oven.
As our dessert pizza was baking, our first pizza was ready and there was nothing better than eating a pizza we made with our own hands! Each of us were given a cup of drink to go with the pizza.
And when the dessert pizza came out of the oven, we sprinkled the crumbles on top and it was ready to eat!
The lesson and eating took about 2 hours and we received a certificate of participation at the end of the class!
We have dined at Pastamania several times, but this was the first time we got to actually make our own meal. The boys had great fun and we were so full at the end of the lesson. If you are looking for a way to spice up your next Pastamania experience, check out what Doughworkz has to offer!
Doughworkz Pricing and June Holidays Promotion
Doughworkz Class Pricing
Individual classes are priced at $28 per participant per class (1 dish).
Child-Parent Engagement classes are priced at $55 for one adult-child pair (2 dishes).
June Holidays Promo
This June holidays, you can sign up for your children for 2 individual Doughworkz classes (one pizza-making and one pasta-making) for $45!
Birthday parties and other private events can also be arranged at Doughworkz. Price starts from $500 nett for 20 kids.
Registration & Booking
For more information on classes available, visit Doughworkz website or call 8660 3901 (9am to 6pm on weekdays). It is recommended that you register your children for the classes by calling 8660 3901 as Doughworkz website is in the process of revamp.
So… While your children are having fun at the Doughworkz class, you need something to keep yourselves occupied with right? Hence, we are giving away $50 Pastamania dining voucher to two lucky readers. This way, while your kids are in the class, you can sit back and enjoy some yummy Pastamania meals yourself!
To stand a chance to win $50 Pastamania dining voucher, simply lock in your entries using the Gleam app below:
Terms & Conditions:
- Contest ends 1 June 2016 at 2359 hours
- Dining Vouchers will be mailed to the winners. Neither Pastamania nor Bumble Bee Mum will be responsible for lost mail.
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