NEW YORK CITY COOKING CLASSES , BAKING CLASSES, DESSERT CLASSES and WINE PAIRING CLASSES
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GENERAL COOKING CLASSES
COOK AND GO CULINARY STUDIO
In 90 minutes and for under $50, you learn how to make three course meals from appetizer to dessert covering such cuisines as Indian, Brazilian, Detox, Scandinavian, Chinese and more!
443 W. 16th St at 10th Avenue
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.
CAMAJE Bistro & Lounge
85 MacDougal Street
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!
Macy’s Herald Square
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.
236 W. 26th St #601-between 7th and 8th Ave
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.
50 W. 23rd St between 5th and 6th Ave
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.
109 MacDougal Street, Suite 2-between W. 3rd St and Bleecker St
Tel: 212- 460-9322
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
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
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
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 Street
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.
Purple Kale Kitchenworks
221 20th Street
SEX ON THE TABLE COOKING SCHOOL
Learn the art of seduction through preparing a three-course meal with exciting food pairings and entice your palate by getting all of your senses to work in unison. ChefFed will teach you the importance of presentation, choice of ingredients, combination of flavors and more so that you can throw your own ravishing dinner party!
121 E. 17th St
212 358 7679
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 Avenue
GER-NIS CULINARY & HERB CENTER
Inspired by the belief that it is easy to cook well using fresh ingredients while creatively merging tastes and flavors together, the Culinary & Herb Center offers a large array of seasonal classes including: Breakfast Treats, Rustic Breads, Winter Curries, Taqueria’s and much more!
540 President Street-Suite 2E
Between 3rd and 4th 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.
EAT AND COMPETE
Natural and holistic classes that take place throughout Brooklyn. Classes include “Dairy Free to Gluten Free…Baking Made Easy”, “Artisanal Ketchup”, “Sauces From Around The World” and they offer a learning series class.
Visit their website to register for classes:
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.
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!
200 5th Avenue -entrance on 23rd St
Tel: 212-539-0204 ext 304
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, NY 11201
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.
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.
Be sure to follow her on Facebook for up to the minute classes: http://www.facebook.com/friendsofIndianfood?fref=ts
816 Beverley Road, Brooklyn
TriniSoul offers both corporate and private Caribbean cooking classes covering the cuisines of Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados and Grenada. Learn to make Vegetarian specialties, Trini Stew Chicken, Trinidad Pelau, Curry ChickPeas, Curry Chicken, Caribbean style chili, Corn Soup, Curry Goat, Oxtails and lots more!
Classes take place in kitchens in Brooklyn and East Harlem. Click website below for details.
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
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 FOOD
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 Street
CORKBUZZ WINE STUDIO
Corkbuzz offers pairing classes such as Wine/Cheese, Wine/Holiday Menu’s and Wine/Corkbuzz Dinner Menu
13 E. 13th St
MURRAY’S CHEESE BOOTCAMP (Individual classes also available)
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
Tel: 212-243-3289 x12
Ever dreamed of being on a yacht (preferably your own!) and taking a class about wine and cheese? Once a month, Wendy Crispell hosts seminars aboard a 1920’s style Motor Yacht that sails around Manhattan on Saturday afternoons from 1:45-4:30pm. Tickets are $104
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
THE CENTER FOR KOSHER CULINARY ARTS
Classes at CKCA adhere to the highest standards of Kashrus and students are fully aware of what is being prepared, how it is being prepared and what ingredients are being used. Classes include: Date Nights, Baking Bootcamps, Primal Series (meats) and much more!
1407 Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue J and Avenue K
BREAD BAKING AND DESSERTS
LE PAIN QUOTIDIEN
Always wanted to be a baker?? Here’s some great classes to choose from: Bread Baking Basics, Sweet and Decorative Breads, Biscuits and Scones, Pies and Galettes and Holiday Breads.
Bleecker St Bakery
65 Bleecker St, between Lafayette St and Broadway
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. In addition, they also offer baking classes, with an emphasis on the “MiaMore”, a traditional Hungarian kurtosh pastry famously known as chimney cake. This facility is certified kosher.
$120/person if in a group, $199 gelato/$240 baking for a party of two
379 Third Avenue.
New York, NY 10016
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.
Classes will resume in 2013…be sure to check their website for future dates.
Here’s your chance to make macarons 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 6 participants.
552 LaGuardia between 3rd and Bleecker
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
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 Avenue
SUGAR FLOWER PETALS at SUGAR FLOWER CAKE SHOP
Learn how to decorate your cake, petal by petal, with sugar flowers. Upcoming classes that are *50% OFF* include Peony Flower Making and Calla Lily Flower Making. A third class currently being offered at a steep discount is Piping Techniques, where you will learn how to spruce up your homemade cakes by mastering the art of making dots, scrolls, and shell borders.
336 W. 37th St # 950
MILK CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP at CHOCOLATE WORKS
Become a master chocolatier just in time for Easter and Purim during this two-hour, weekday class that is discounted at *50% OFF*. Learn all the techniques you need to know to make your favorite milk chocolate confectionery.
641 Amsterdam Ave at 91st St
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