About Butter & Bake
If you're looking for a great baking experience, we warmly welcome you!
Our aim is to be Singapore’s leading home grown lifestyle baking venue.
WHAT WE DO: Memorable baking parties for kids and adults. Interactive hands-on baking experiences. Uniquely fun corporate baking experiences. Guided baking experiences and rentals.
OUR MISSION: To make baking fun and simple, such that everyone can bake! From kids to adults, from totally new bakers to the more seasoned bakers, we hope to inspire you on your baking journey. Butter & Bake believes in creating memorable experiences through baking. Whether it is to celebrate special occasions, milestones or a family or company gathering, we believe that baking can help to bond people closer together and enhance interaction, all while learning a valuable new skill.
HOW IT STARTED: It started from the deep interest in baking, which turned into a passion, and translated into the desire to share this passion with everyone else. We wanted baking to be something that everyone could pick up and something that was fun to do with those who matter.
OUR THOUGHTS ON BAKING: Baking just isn’t about putting something into the oven- it’s about the experience that you gain through baking, the times you shared with people whom you baked with and the memories that will carry you through. Beneath all those recipes are baking techniques we hope to instill to those who come into our baking studio for this wonderful baking experience.
Who We Are
Felicia is a self-taught baker, and frequently attends pastry masterclasses to improve her skills. Previously trained in music specializing in piano performance and teaching, she left an established piano education career to focus on her passion- baking. She started Butter & Bake as a co-sharing kitchen space first, and was inspired to turn it to a studio after having found no baking experiences like the ones she attended while travelling overseas- baking classes that were ‘out of the norm’; those that were fun, interactive and enjoyable, something which people would look forward to for all occasions. Currently, she oversees the business operations of the studio.
Elijah was formally trained in data science and operations management in SMU but his passion brought him to the world of culinary arts. He interned in F&B groups like Les Amis to learn more about the industry while attending night culinary classes in university.
ElijahPies, an artisan pie company, was also founded in his final year of studies. They supply and collaborate with a host of cafes and restaurants to expand their selection of desserts. ElijahPies has been featured in many media outlets like 8 Days Eats and Her World. Now after graduating, Elijah divides his time between running ElijahPies and teaching other aspiring bakers at Butter&Bake.
With a decade of pastry experience, including formative & experimental years of setting up patisseries in Singapore, F & B consultancy for coffee chain in China alongside with thousand of miles of self-guided international pastry & culinary education under her belt, Serene now spends considerable time coaching and teaching baking, especially to special needs youths. While the passion for pastry marches on, she is currently working on a cookbook that crystallizes the essence of her kaleidoscope of learning experiences.
Chef Jane Tan is a world-class baker who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney with a Diploma in Patisserie, was awarded the Hans Schings Award, and returned in 2014 to be a guest speaker at their October Graduation Ceremony. She then gained experience working at Pattisons Patisserie (Australia) as a pastry chef before setting her sights further.
Chef Jane Tan has also worked with, and assisted, many big names in the world chef showcase; people like:
- Matt Moran
- Luke Nguyen
- Adriano Zumbo
- Chef Andre Sandison and Chef Justin (For the 2012 Asian Pastry Cup; winning team)
She has also worked as a decorator for cake Faye Cahill, one of the top cake artists in Australia, and has had her cake featured at the Royal Easter Cake Show in Sydney. She has also won the SCS competition, and has assisted with the GD group (Gurney Drive; Penang Culture; Penang St. Buffet; Mamak Culture) as a consultant. She was last lecturing at SHATEC (Singapore Hotel and Tourism Education Centre) as a chef instructor.
Jason Tan grew up in a small town called Tanjung Karang in Kuala Selangor, Malaysia. In his teens, he moved to New Zealand to study. After graduating with a Diploma in Business, a Maori friend roped him in to start up a café. There, his love and passion in making good food was truly ignited.
Jason returned to Malaysia in 2007 to continue chasing his passion. He spent a good 3 years at Taylor’s University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality& Tourism Management. He then interned at Jones the Grocer Singapore and continued as a bar supervisor. He honed his latte art as a barista.
In end 2011, Jason decided to have a complete change to pastry despite having no formal culinary training. Jason began his new adventure at dessert.cup; one of Singapore’s famed customized cake shops. Through his seven years of cake making, he went from being a commis to leading a team of cake decorators. His fondant and buttercream cake decorating skills are almost entirely self taught. His beautiful cake creations were often featured in HerWorld Brides publications locally.
Monk’s Hill Ventures Pte. Ltd.
“Thanks Butter & Bake for bringing out the inner baker in all of us and kicking off our company’s festive mood on a high note. Ying was engaging and light hearted in teaching us how to bake (and measure temperatures without a thermometer). We greatly enjoyed the baking, designing and eating of the macarons.”
Singapore Polytechnic: Centre for Biomedical & Life Sciences
“We had a great time at Butter & Bake, learning the proper techniques of making fruit tarts and macarons! The facilitator was engaging, entertaining and inclusive, thumbs up! The place is clean and conducive, and space is comfortable for us to move around. The resources were sufficient in order for everyone to have a hand in making the macarons and tarts as a team. A good place for some relaxing team bonding!”
EMC Information Systems Management Limited
“All who participated had a great time and it gave us all an opportunity to see the non-work side of every individual. We found out that there were a few bakers within the team! The instructor was clear and patient and she also contributed in making the session a fun-filled one. The whole session was very well organized and all we had to do was listen and interact and bake. I would definitely recommend Butter & Bake for a team building session.”