July 13, 2009

Heny Sison

Learn more about the popular creator of beautiful cakes

By: 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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Learn from her at the Heny Sison Culinary School
Learn more about her at www.henysison.com

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  • Guest Aug 11 2013 @ 03:20am Report Abuse
    It's confectionery. With an E.
  • belle May 03 2012 @ 03:10pm Report Abuse
    hi ms heny! i'm one of your avid fan and and televiewer since i was in high school when u hav ur tv show.. miss heny i am from biliran and now a workng mom, i am very busy... pwede po bang send kau dili easy to cook recipes for kids and family..tnk u
  • meryl Mar 27 2011 @ 09:25pm Report Abuse
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  • annie escudero Nov 11 2010 @ 12:42pm Report Abuse
    hi heny, i really want to put up a pastry biznis. can you give me some icing recepi. easy to make. tnx
  • annie escudero Nov 11 2010 @ 12:42pm Report Abuse
    hi heny, i really want to put up a pastry biznis. can you give me some icing recepi. easy to make. tnx
  • nenita estanoso Jul 20 2010 @ 07:24pm Report Abuse
    i do like watching your cooking sessions in tv, can i make a request of a sample copy of your recipe "murcon hubad" and if possible send it to my email address? i would appreciate it very much if you could give in to my request.

    more power and God bless!
  • raissa seno Nov 04 2009 @ 08:11pm Report Abuse
    i always watched your cooking show..more power to your show and GOD BLESS!
  • Marian Frias Oct 04 2009 @ 06:06pm Report Abuse
    hi! i'm starting to put up a cupcake business. I'm having a hard time what icing recipe to use for my cupcakes. Can you help me how to prepare the best icing recipe for my cupcake business? I would really appreciate it. Thank you so much!
  • Jen Aug 12 2009 @ 07:58am Report Abuse
    Heny is one of the pastry chefs who continue inspiring me as a home baker. Nice article.
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