Learn exquisite Malay Heritage Cuisine recipes from entrepreneur and celebrity chef, Rita Zahara in our Private Chef programme jointly conducted by AMGD Global and At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy. If you enjoy cooking for your friends and family and would like to learn professional chef's cooking techniques, consider becoming a Private Chef from our programme. Upon completion, the participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement from At-Sunrice in the Private Chef programme.

As a Private Chef, you have the freedom to design your own menu and cook in different environments. The course is taught by a team of global chefs. In just eight classes, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to be a Private Chef. Learn the culinary essentials: from hygiene standards and professional knife-handling techniques to the understanding of complex spice blends used in Malay Heritage Cuisine.

Course Reference No: TGS-2022015128

Malay KV

8 days (48 hours)

8 Alternate Sundays
Duration: 48 hours (including e-learning off campus)

  • Lecture and Discussion: 4.5 hours
  • Demo & Hands-on: 35.5 hours 
  • Asynchronous E-learning (Self Study): 6.5 hours
  • Assessment: 1.5 hours

10 Sep - 17 Dec 2023 (10 & 24 Sep, 8 & 22 Oct, 12 & 26 Nov, 3 & 17 Dec 2023)

8 Oct 2023 - 28 Jan 2024 (8 & 22 Oct, 12 & 26 Nov, 3 & 17 Dec 2023, 14 & 28 Jan 2024)

8.30am - 1.30pm

*Dates are subject to change


8 Consecutive Weekdays
Duration: 48 hours (including e-learning off campus)

  • Lecture and Discussion: 4.5 hours
  • Demo & Hands-on: 35.5 hours 
  • Asynchronous E-learning (Self Study): 6.5 hours
  • Assessment: 1.5 hours
Date  Time

11 - 20 Sep 2023

25 Sep - 4 Oct 2023

8.30am - 1.30pm

*Dates are subject to change

Private Chef (Malay Heritage Cuisine) is a 48-hour non-WSQ programme, at the end of which participants will be able to acquire fundamental skills and knowledge in different cooking methods of Malay Heritage Cuisine, gain the confidence to be cross-trained to cook different Malay Heritage Cuisine dishes in the comforts of your home or to start your own personal chef business.

At the end of the programme, participants should be able to:

  • Recall basic food safety requirements for food preparation.
  • Demonstrate basic knife skills and table set-up.
  • Prepare basic stocks, soups, and sauces.
  • Understand the fundamentals of Malay Heritage Cuisine.
  • Demonstrate techniques of Moist-Heat Cooking Methods (Level 1).
  • Demonstrate techniques of Dry-Heat Cooking Methods (Level 1).
  • Prepare and present delectable dishes from Malay Heritage Cuisine.
  • Prepare basic desserts from Malay Heritage Cuisine.


Following is the list of recipes* covered in this class.

Sambal Jengganan

Roti Kirai

Ayam Bakar

Mami’s Chicken Sambal

Ikan Bakar Bendahara


Asam Pedas Ikan

Sayur Lodeh

Ketupat and Weaving of Ketupat

Pindang Serani

Pepes Ikan

Kuih Bingka Suji


Pulut Serunding

Pengat Pisang

*The academy reserves the right to change the list without prior notice.


Private Chef                   

(ref 1 January 2023)

Singaporean/SPR/LTVP+    (SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)

(Non SME-sponsored)
International Student
Programme Fee SGD 2,530.00 SGD 2,530.00 SGD 2,530.00 SGD 2,530.00
SSG Funding (SGD 1,771.00) (SGD 1,771.00) (SGD 1,771.00) -
Application Fee (Non-Refundable) SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00 SGD 20.00
Total Fees Payable SGD 779.00 SGD 779.00 SGD 779.00 SGD 2,550.00
GST (8%) SGD 62.32 SGD 62.32 SGD 62.32 SGD 204.00
Enhanced Subsidy (SGD 506.00) (SGD 506.00) - -
Net Fees Payable SGD 335.32 SGD 335.32 SGD 841.32 SGD 2,754.00
  • Prices are subject to change
  • Funding validity period is up to 31 May 2025
  • This is a SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) eligible programme (for self-sponsored only)
  • This is an absentee payroll eligible programme (for company-sponsored only)
  • This is a Workfare Skills Support (WSS) Scheme eligible programme
  • Application fee is non-refundable
  • Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) funding support took effect from 1 Oct 2021, LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding – 70% Programme Fee
For all eligible Singaporeans, SPRs and Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders.

Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) Funding – 90% Programme Fee
For eligible Singaporeans aged 40 years old and above. Visit for more information.

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs – 90% programme fee
For SMEs that meet all of the following criteria:

1. Registered or incorporated in Singapore
2. At least 30% local shareholding by Singaporeans or SPRs
3. Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than SGD100 million
4. Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
5. Trainees must be Singaporeans or SPRs or LTVP+ Holders

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Only applicable for Singaporean, Singapore PR trainees and LTVP+ Holder trainees

Absentee Payroll (AP)* Company-sponsored
Absentee Payroll at $4.50 per hour  SGD 216.00

* Application through Enterprise Portal for Jobs & Skills. Capped at $100,000 per calendar year for each organisation.


Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding
A grant to help employers defray the manpower costs incurred when they send their employees for training courses funded by SSG. 
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Be able to speak, read and write English.

For enquiries:

If you have any enquiry regarding the course, kindly write in to EasyChef Lab at:

  • Enrolment is subject to availability and incomplete applications will not be processed
  • The programme is conducted in English and proficiency in the language is a requirement
  • Programme contents and all prices are subject to change
  • A minimum attendance of 75% and above
  • Required Attire:
    - Black-collared shirt/blouse/shirt (No see-through, sleeveless, revealing, designs or patterns)
    - Black/Dark coloured pants  (No leggings, jogging or cargo pants)
    - Covered shoes (No slippers, high heels or sports shoes)
    - As per the Academy's grooming policy, hair/ head accessories such as caps, hats or any other headgears are not allowed
    - Female students with religious obligations may be allowed to don a black head cloth neatly tucked in (if applicable) with black-collared shirt
  • Failure to comply with grooming standards will result in non-participation
  • Trainee who chooses to drop out prior to successful completion will be requested to pay the programme fees in full and will not be entitled to any certificates
  • All participants have to be fully vaccinated to join this programme.


  • Food items from all Practical classes shall be consumed in the Academy, either during lunch or dinner time
  • For food safety purposes, food items are not allowed to be taken home for consumption

1. Please ensure that all documents listed below are duly prepared:

International Applicant       Singaporean/SPR Applicant 
Copy of Passport and Work Pass (front and back) Copy of Identification Card (front and back)

2. Click here to apply. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for the online application and ensure all documents are duly completed and submitted online. Any incomplete application will not be processed.

3. Application Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Confirmation of seats is on a first come first serve basis with full payment received via online debit/credit card / PayNow. 

4. For successful applicants, we will email a Confirmation of Acceptance before the commencement of the programme.

5. Please be advised that full payment of the administration fee and programme fee has to be made before class commencement.

6. Training Quality and Outcomes Measurement Survey (TRAQOM) by SkillsFuture Singapore

SSG will conduct the two post-course evaluation surveys in the following manner:

  • The Quality Survey will be conducted after the course end date through an electronic survey. The survey will be emailed to the trainee through SSG’s central survey system.
  • The Outcomes Survey will be administered once a year through a contracted vendor. The survey will be sent to shortlisted trainees who have completed their full qualification course(s) or CU(s).
  • The trainee is to provide your personal email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.
  • All corporate companies registering their staff for training are to avoid using centralized corporate email and have to use their staff email and phone number for SSG to conduct the surveys.