What thetastelab is about

Classic Fine Foods opened its first TheTasteLab by Classic Fine Foods in London in 2016, followed by the opening of another in Singapore in 2018. The objective is to open more TheTasteLab kitchens in other megacities where Classic Fine Foods operate in the coming years.

TheTasteLab by Classic Fine Foods is a place for chefs to meet, share their experiences and learn in a relaxed, yet highly professional environment. TheTasteLab offers a programme of Pastry and Cuisine classes and a variety of events including training courses, workshops, demonstrations and culinary journeys. These are run either by the resident Pastry chefs (Denis Dramé MCA in London and José Luis Del Amo in Singapore) or by some of the world’s greatest chefs, who are willing to come and share their knowledge and experience. These chefs are often eager to return to give further classes in view of the facilities at their disposal. TheTasteLab is proud of the opportunity they give chefs to hone their skills, learn new techniques and stimulate their creativity.

Meet our chefs
Denis Drame

Pastry Chef for TheTasteLab by
Classic Fine Foods London

Denis joined Classic Fine Foods to run TheTasteLab. He began his career at the City Bakery in New York. He has worked alongside Raymond Blanc and Benoit Blin at the iconic 2-star Michelin restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and after a spell at Dainesfield House, Denis took on the role of Head Pastry Chef at Pennyhill Park.

In addition to his day-to-day commitments, Denis regularly judges pastry competitions and he has been awarded the Master of Culinary Arts. He was also the coach of Team United Kingdom for the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie 2019 and shared the success with the team as they finished in 5th place.


Pastry Chef for TheTasteLab by
Classic Fine Foods Singapore

José is a highly trained pastry chef with in-depth knowledge of international pastry that includes all the classics, modern pastry and the very latest cutting edge trends. He believes in modernising classic recipes to make them lighter, using less sugar and fat whilst still maintaining all the flavours and textures.

After starting his career in Barcelona at Patisserie Comas and the OMM Hotel, he moved to London and worked for Zuma, Roka, Belle Epoque Patisserie and Orée Boulangerie before joining the pastry team at The Langham Hotel.

Visit our tastelab
TheTasteLab by Classic Fine Foods LONDON

Westway Estate, 18-20 Brunel Road
Park Royal, London, W37XR
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7627 9666
Email: thetastelab@classicfinefoods.co.uk
Website: www.the-taste-lab.co.uk

TheTasteLab by Classic Fine Foods SINGAPORE

7A Chin Bee Drive
Singapore 619858
Phone: +65 6501 5555
Email: thetastelab@classic.com.sg
Website: available soon