FAQ

About Courses / Program

What are your courses?

Currently, we have the Barista 101 course for barista courses, and we have the fundamental bread and pastry course, professional pastry course, and home bakery courses. For more details, please check the course program in the website.

Do you have short courses or workshops?

Yes. We have daily workshops every 10:30 am to 11:30 (Monday to Friday)
MONDAY : Kalita hand drip (350 pesos)
TUESDAY: Hario hand drip (350 pesos)
WEDNESDAY: French press and Clever hand drip (350 pesos)
THURSDAY: Aeropress (350 pesos)
FRIDAY: Syphon (400 pesos) 

*If taking all 5, there will be 10% discount. (It must be one time payment)

What is included in the program package?

All consumable ingredients such as beans, milk, syrup, sauces and powders, then tools and handouts to be used during the training are included Certificate of completion from Cooko will be given upon completion of the training.

I already took Barista 101 in another school, can I enroll to your Barista 102 / Master Course?

Yes, but you have to pass our short exam, in order to check your knowledge and ability to be in master course, or else it will be difficult for you and the class to follow the training.

Are there OJT Programs?

We have OJT programs, but the candidates should pass the examination to check of the student is ready for OJT program.

Registration

How do I register

Visit to Cooko:
You may simply fill up the registration form and pay the 1000 pesos reservation fee to lock your slot. 

Phone / SNS / Email: 
Please send us your full name and contact number and email address, so we could send your the registration form, then you can reserve your slot by simply depositing 1000 pesos reservation fee to our BDO account or you can take a visit to our academy and pay in cash or cheque while getting a consultation and tour around our facilities. 

Website: 
Please proceed to the register botton in the website. After the reservation is confirmed, the pending balance and final registration can be done on the first day of the training.

What are the requirements

For all students taking course: 
» 2 Passport size picture 
» Pen & notebook

Can I give my slot to my (family, friend, co-worker)?

You can transfer your registration to another person before the training start (at least 7 days before) Once the class is already on-going, transferring or proxy is strictly not allowed.

Can I change my schedule?

Yes, you can change the schedule of your registration, just simply notify us at least 7 days before the first day of your original training. Your reservation will expire, if you fail to show up without notice.

Can I cancel my registration?

Cancelling can be done, but the 1000 pesos reservation fee is non-refundable.

Payment

Can I pay on the day of class?

If there is still slots available, you may register and pay on the day of the class, but we cannot guarantee that there will be availability. We suggest you to at least reserve for the slot with only 1000 pesos downpay. 

* If you are not sure if you can make it to the reserved schedule, you may just inform us at least 7 days before to have your reservation rescheduled

Is there any group discount or family discount?

Yes we have. Please contact us for further details.

Is there any student discount?

Sorry, we don’t have student discount.

Can I get a refund? (What about tuition fee?)

As mentioned previously, 1000 pesos reservation fee is non-refundable but if you have paid more than 1000 pesos, the rest of the amount may be refunded only before the start of training. Once the training started, all of the tuition fee cannot be refunded even the student did not attend the class.

Can I join the training with a pending balance?

You may not get in to training without clearing the full payment or monthly payment.

Perks

I am a graduate of Cooko, do I get any discount with the items I buy from MK or BWC?

You can avail 10% discount on Blue Wonder Café menus and some discount for the items in MK kitchen.

Facility

Where can I park my car?

We have a parking space in front of the building.

How do I get there? (Mode of transportation / Direction)

If you’re from Crossing, 
riding a Jeepney, you can ride any jeepney that has a signage of PASIG, then ask the driver to drop you to Bagong Ilog (Total Gasoline Station), you walk across the overpass, you will see BDO in the corner st., you will pass by 711 store and as you cross the st., you will see Mary Immaculate Hospital, our building is beside that hospital. It’s the white and blue MK Kitchen building, in between BPI and Mary Immaculate Hospital 

If you’re from C5 road or Ortigas Extension, 
just come straight, following the C5 road, but don’t go above the C5 flyover, then you will see our building on the left side across URC, just take a U-turn, under the flyover

What is the landmark near Cooko?

Our Landmark is the C5 flyover, our building is right under it (So do not take the C5 flyover). 

Our building is across the URC and in between the Mary Immaculate Hospital and BPI bank. 

We are in the white and blue MK Kitchen building.

What is the operation time?

Our academy and café opens at 8am to 5pm.

Post Training

Do you have a coffee business related partner for a job after a student graduate from the courses?

Yes we have and we also sends the best students for the OJT.

Do you refer or recommend your student to any coffee related job?

Yes we do, but we are looking for more opportunities, and soon we will have partnerships with more coffee shops.

After completing the training, can I apply in your café?

If we have an availability for the position, our manager will interview the applicant and decide.

Certification / Assessment

What are the certificates that will be given after completing the program?

You will be awarded with the Certificate of Completion from Cooko.

Do I have to pay separately for the assessment?

Yes, the payment for assessment is separate from the training. TESDA assessment is 800 pesos and Korean Barista Certificate assessment is 2000 pesos.

How do I get a National Certificate or NC?

You have to take the TESDA assessment after completing the training. (If already been trained, he could just take the assessment.)

What is the Korean Barista Level 2 certificate for? How can I use it?

Cooko is the only and the first accredited barista academy in the Philippines. As Korea is one of the countries who train the best baristas in the world, acquiring the Korean barista certificate will be a special indication that you are a skilled barista. This certificate will be useful for your employment as a barista.

Is it required to take the assessment? How can I use it?

Getting the assessment is not mandatory, but it will be a personal achievement which is accredited when applying for a job.

I didn't train in Cooko, but can I just take the assessment?

Yes, you can just come by and submit the requirements to take the assessment.

First Philippine & Korean Culture Culinary & Barista Academy
Phone: (02) 8535 7825
Fax: (0917) 146 6803
Brgy. Bagong Ilog, C5 Pasig City 1605
2nd Floor, #4 E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave.,