Learn more about the popular creator of beautiful cakesBy: Mabel David Pilar
While she is known for her beautiful wedding cakes, Heny Sison has accomplished so much more in her twenty-plus years of culinary experience. On top of establishing the Heny Sison Culinary School, she’s earned the distinction of Certified Culinarian from the American Culinary Federation and has achieved the elite status of Pro Chef Level 1 under the Culinary Institute of America. She has also lent her name and expertise as a food consultant, stylist, demonstrator and product endorser to some leading food brands. And to think she only started selling her baked goods from her home to augment her income.
From her mother, Heny learned the rudiments of cooking and baking early on. When she started working, she began accepting orders for wedding and birthday cakes, and sold sylvannas and fruit cakes from her house. On her free time, she enrolled at various schools for baking and cooking classes. Eventually, she started teaching baking lessons herself. When she got married in 1987, she went to the United States and took classes at the Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionary. When she came back to the Philippines, Heny pursued her passion fulltime and established the Heny Sison School of Cake Decorating and Baking. But she wasn’t one to be contented “what is good enough.”
Heny continued to hone her craft by studying in some of the world’s best culinary institutions and being mentored by some of the respected names in the field—including Sylvia Reynoso Gala, Bo Friberg, Hinnerk Von Bargen, and Wesley Wilton, among others. She also went beyond being an expert in pastries and baking; studying different cuisines in different countries and learning about every aspect of the culinary world.
It’s not surprising then that the Heny Sison School of Cake Decorating and Baking would also expand its expertise and be known as the Heny Sison Culinary School, with Heny as the lead chef instructor handling some of the cooking classes. Recently, she’s been traveling all over the Philippines to search for certain foods she can adapt in her kitchen. “We must always strive to improve and perfect our craft," she says. "To always try new things, travel, explore, and learn different techniques.”
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