NEW YORK CITY COOKING CLASSES , BAKING CLASSES, DESSERT CLASSES and WINE PAIRING CLASSES
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GENERAL COOKING CLASSES
APPETITE FOR SEDUCTION
“Bringing the Joy and Fun of Sensuality Into People’s Lives One Meal at a Time”
Unlock the secrets to creating a sensual meal for two in this entertaining and intoxicating dinner party/cooking class. These 3 -course dinner classes, which come with a choice of red or white wine, combine the aspect of love with aphrodisiacs to create a mouth-watering menu that will induce romance, stimulate seduction and spark passion.
4 E. 1st Street, Apt 6B
Offers a wide variety of daily classes such as Pickling, Knife Skills, Pig Butchering, Pie Baking, Sausage Making, Pizza Making and much more!
100 Frost St, Brooklyn
CAMAJE BISTRO COOKING SCHOOL
This downtown bistro offers hands on cooking classes taught in a working restaurant by a professional chef. Classes begin by discussing the menu you are to prepare, and under the eye of the chef you make a meal from start to finish. Cuisines include Mexican, French, Sushi, Thai Indian and even classes on Knife Skills. Private classes are also available upon request.
85 MacDougal Street
CITY COOKING WEST END
Offering classes for both kids and adults, you can learn how to prepare restaurant inspired dishes (think Momofuku, Levain and Jean-Georges), Thai Street Food, Poke Bowls, Braised Short Ribs and more.
10 West End Ave between 59th and 60th St
COCUSOCIAL: COOK LIKE A PARTY
Taking place at local bars and restaurants, classes range from sushi and dumpling making, pizza and pasta making and cake decorating. All classes appear to be $50.
DEGUSTIBUS COOKING SCHOOL AT MACY’S HERALD SQUARE
This school runs the gamut on cuisine: Vegetarian, Food and Wine, Italian, French, Baking, Mediterranean and more! AND, most taught by the most celebrated chefs in NYC!
151 W. 34th St-7th Avenue Side, 8th Floor
Haven’s Kitchen, located in a carriage house, is not only a school but also a specialty shop and event space. Cooking classes include Asian specialties, Italian, Mexican, Desserts and Middle Eastern.
109 West 17th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave
HOME COOKING NEW YORK
Classes range from the basics to specialty cuisine including Indian, Thai, Northern Italian and Spanish Tapas.
158 Grand St at Lafayette #206
INSTITUTE OF CULINARY EDUCATION
Established in 1975, the Institute of Culinary Education offers over 500 classes in cooking, baking and wine/beverage ranging from soups, steaks, international cuisine, cheese, for couples and singles.
Brookfield Place at 225 Liberty St
THE INTERNATIONAL CULINARY SCHOOL (FOUNDED AS THE FRENCH CULINARY INSTITUTE)
Amateur cooking classes are taught by the same instructors who instruct the career students, and in the same modern kitchens. Subjects include Culinary (French Classics, Homemade Pasta, Spices….and more!), Pastry, Cake and Bread Baking (Chocolate Treats and Truffles, Cupcake Decorating, Macarons and Madeleines, Baguettes and much more!) and Wine and Cocktails.
462 Broadway, near Grand St
JOE COFFEE COMPANY
Want to learn how to make those fancy milk hearts on your latte? At Joe Ed, you can take Latte Art, Milk Steaming, Cupping for Beginners, Barista and Espresso workshops.
131 West 21st St between 6th and 7th Ave
KAREN LEE COOKING
Taught by a veteran caterer, private chef, cookbook author and instructor, classes at Karen Lee Cooking are offered on Monday/Wednesday/Saturday Mornings, Sunday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. All classes are $120 and use organic vegetables, fruits, grains, eggs and nuts.
142 West End Ave (66th St between West End Ave and Amsterdam Ave)
THE LEAGUE OF KITCHENS
Focused on the cuisines of immigrants in NYC, workshops take place throughout NYC and include Japanese, Bengali, Lebanese, Afghan, Uzbek, Argentinian, Nepali, Mexican, Greek, Trinidadian and Indian
LIQUID LAB MIXOLOGY CLASSES
Classes are limited to 15 people and include 4 specialty cocktails and cocktail contest; a mix of classics and our originals. Cocktails change regularly, but include different spirits (gin, tequila, bourbon and vodka).
Lea Lounge, 230 Park Ave, East Helmsley Walkway
MIETTE CULINARY STUDIO
All classes are small-under 12 students per class, and only fresh seasonal farmers’ produce and other healthful ingredients are used to prepare gourmet meals. International cuisine is featured including French, Italian, Indian and more.
132 Mulberry St
You can take everything from Vegetarian Cooking, Chocolate Making, the Basics of Poaching and Searing and much more at the 92Y! For specific class schedule and details, check the website link below.
92nd St and Lexington Ave
PURPLE KALE KITCHENWORKS
Two Minutes To Dinner…Cooking with” Improvisation, Efficiency, Sustainability & Good Taste”. These workshops are not class specific, but focus on topics such as organizing physical space, putting a meal together in minutes, creating meals based on ingredients in your pantry/fridge rather than by recipe and creating inspirational and creative dishes.
221 20th St, Brooklyn
SUR LA TABLE
Sur La Table offers a full daily calendar of diverse cooking and baking classes at their NYC store. Classes include International specialties such as French, Chinese and Mediterranean dishes, Date Night cooking for couples, Holiday Favorites, Basic Baking skills and much more!
306 West 57th at Eighth Ave
TASTE BUDS KITCHEN
Classes available for adults, kids and families ranging from Thai food, cupcakes, pasta, tapas, Indian, steak, sushi & dumplings and much more.
109 W. 27th St between 6th and 7th Ave
WILLIAMS- SONOMA STORES
Every month brings a new lineup of cooking classes to your local store which include cooking demonstrations, samples and recipes to take home. They also offer a monthly Cookbook Club class featuring cooking techniques and tastings from the book, as well as complimentary technique classes.
CALLIOPE’S GREEK COOKING
Learn specialties such as Mezes and Salads, Greek Classics, Greek Dinners, Greek Vegan and Gluten Free and Vegetarian Greek. You can also take summer cooking seminars in Greece.
Brooklyn: 386 Pacific Street, Brooklyn NY 11217, apartment #2.
Soho: Coco-Mat at 49 Mercer St
LA SCUOLA DI EATALY
Renowned chef, Lidia Bastianich, has handcrafted daily wine and food classes focusing on the regions of Italy. Classes include: Wine and Foods of Umbria, Gnocchi and Risotto, The Flavors of Tuscany, Italian Seafood Feasts and much more!
Eataly, 200 5th Ave, entrance on 23rd St
Tel: 212-539-0204 ext 304
Learn the joy of Italian cooking and entertaining. Everything from homemade pasta, homemade pasta sauces, seafood, baking as well as full Italian meals from the regions of the Riviera, Milan and Northern Italy.
40 W. 39th St, 3rd Flr, between Fifth and Sixth Ave
INDIAN HOME COOKING BY SANJAY
Learn to make Indian cuisine in the privacy of your own home. Whether you are a beginner in the kitchen or expert, Sanjay will teach you dishes encompassing 9 cuisines from 3 regions. He can tailor it to your desires: Mainstream dishes, Vegetarian, Vegan or Kosher.
JULIE SAHNI INDIAN COOKING
This school offers 2 day Intensive Programs or 3 1/2 day Comprehensive Programs covering the classic Indian cooking of North India and classes in: Vegetarian, Ayurvedic Healing Vegetarian, Vegetarian with Seafood, Vegan, Vegan with Seafood, and Indian Breads. Both courses emphasize the use of aromatics in cooking and their effect on the palate. Cooking techniques, appropriate use of Indian spices, herbs and seasonings, and planning healthful, balanced meals are covered in-depth.
101 Clark St., 13A, Brooklyn
Mukti teaches everything from Curry Culinary: Spices, sauces and curries to Fish and Vegetarian Indian dishes, Northern Punjabi specialties as well as Dosa’s, and the rich Cuisine of South India.
816 Beverley Road, Brooklyn
These hands on, intimate cooking classes are limited to 6 people. Classes include: Basic Japanese Home Cooking, Japanese Desserts, Gluten Free Japanese Food, Sushi, Cooking with Miso and more.
102 Suffolk Street, between Delancey & Rivington
LA CUISINE SANS PEUR
“Cooking Without Fear”
Each Course is a series of five four-hour classes, with emphasis on the cooking of Nice and Provence covering topics as Baking, Fish and Vegetables, Soups, Charcuterie and complete French Meals.
216 West 89th Street
COOKING BY THE BOOK
Offers cooking classes for corporate teams and their clients. The main goal is to learn how to cook while enhancing personal relationships, productivity and boosting teamwork and morale.
13 Worth St
Take intro vegetarian, seasonal cooking and baking classes based on the 5,000 year old SVA Ayurveda tradition, a holistic medicine that comes from India.
25 East 1st Ave between 1st and 2nd St 2nd Floor
NATURAL GOURMET INSTITUTE
Classes run the gamut from Vegetarian Sushi, Baking Gluten and Soy Free Cakes, Southwest Vegetarian Entrees to Persian Cooking.
48 W. 21st St., 2nd floor
WINE AND CHEESE
The Astor Center offers pairing classes such as Local Wine/Local Cheese, The Food and Wine of France, The Fundamentals of Food and Wine and a whole lot more!
399 Lafayette St at E. 4th St
CORKBUZZ WINE STUDIO
Corkbuzz offers pairing classes such as Wine/Cheese, Wine/Holiday Menu’s and Wine/Corkbuzz Dinner Menu
13 E. 13th St, Union Square
Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave at 15th St
Learn all there is to know about cheese….from lectures, demonstrations and tastings in this three day class. Learn the history of cheese, learn how to plate and serve it and of course, how to pair it with wine and beer.
254 Bleecker St, between 6th and 7th Ave
Ever dreamed of being on a yacht (preferably your own!) and taking a class about wine and cheese? Every other Saturday in season, Wendy Crispell hosts seminars aboard a 1920’s style Motor Yacht that sails around Manhattan on Saturday afternoons.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
The JCC Culinary Arts center offers a wide range of classes for both children and adults ranging from Baking, Vegetarian and Vegan, Desserts, Knife Skills, Holiday Meals and so much more!
344 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th St
BREAD BAKING AND DESSERTS
BUTTER LANE…THE BETTER CUPCAKE
Cupcake Baking Classes: Learn to make 3 cupcake recipes (three cakes/three icings) with the bakeries high quality ingredients, using professional grade mixers and an industrial convection oven. Take home a four box ($12 Value) AND Butter Lane’s Recipes.
123 E. 7th St, between Avenue A and First Ave
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN
You love their breads….now, learn how to make them at home! Classes include Artisan Pizza making, Artisan Pretzels & Beer, Biscuits and Scones, Savory Tarts and of course, the basics of breading baking.
Bleecker St Bakery
65 Bleecker Street
MIA CHEF GELATERIA
With over 1000 recipes developed at their store, Mia Gelateria only uses the freshest local ingredients. In the gelato making class, you’ll learn about the ancient origins of the this favored healthier and leaner alternative to ice cream and how to make it yourself. This facility is certified kosher.
379 Third Ave between 27th and 28th St
Here’s your chance to make macarons, eclairs and croissants the way they do in France, and you’ll get a chance to make enough of these sweets to take home with you. These classes are small and are limited to 8 participants.
552 LaGuardia between 3rd and Bleecker
NEW YORK CAKE ACADEMY
NY Cake Academy teaches the fundamentals of classic cake decorating as well as keeping up to date with the latest techniques and trends that top chefs are using across the globe.
56 West 22nd St between 5th and 6th Ave
TACHE ARTISAN CHOCOLATE
Learn the art of mixing, proper tempering, decorating and of course eating delicious gourmet chocolate taught by a graduate of the French Culinary Institute. Classes also available for kids ages 3 to 14.
254 Broome Street, between Orchard St and Ludlow St
Learn how to turn raw cacao beans, with different tastes from regions around the world, into chocolate bars. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays. If you can’t get into one of their (very popular) classes, you can always take a tour.
64 Seabring St, Brooklyn
Classes include Truffle making and Buttercrunch Toffee workshops as well as wine/chocolate/cheese tastings.
148 Forsyth St between Rivington and Delancey
SULLIVAN STREET BAKERY
Classes include No Knead, No Knead Sourdough, Pizza Making, How to Shape a Loaf, Shaping and more!
533 W 47the St between 10th and 11th Ave
VALRHONA GOURMET CHOCOLATE
(Mouthwatering) classes include Chocolate Therapy for Two, the Spirit of Chocolate, Thankful for Chocolate, the Gift of Chocolate and more!
222 Water St, Brooklyn
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