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Discover a world of culinary delights with cooking classes in NYC. Learn from expert instructors who will help you master new skills and create delicious dishes that will impress your friends and family.

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Bake Your Own French Croissant

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating the perfect French croissant at Atelier Sucré. Indulge in the flakiness and buttery goodness as you learn to make traditional croissants, pains au chocolat, and savory ham & cheese croissants. Take home your creations along with detailed recipes to impress your next brunch guests.

(401) Beginner 14 and older
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Cake Decorating 101

NY Cake Academy @ 118 W 22nd St, New York, NY

Master the art of cake decorating and elevate your skills to create stunning, textured buttercream cakes. Learn a range of piping techniques, from shells to rosettes, and discover how to apply them to your creations. Unleash your creativity and impress with beautiful designs at NY Cake Academy's Cake Decorating course.

(461) All levels 12 and older
$150
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French Macarons (Gluten Free Recipe)

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Discover the secrets to creating perfect French macarons at Atelier Sucré. Join our hands-on class and learn the specific techniques needed to master this delicate pastry. Impress your friends and family with this sophisticated dessert that is also gluten-free!

(401) Beginner 14 and older
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Tagliatelle al Pesto with an Italian Master Chef

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave, New York, NY

Embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Italy with an Italian master Chef. Learn authentic techniques and traditions of regional Italian cuisine, from making pesto alla Genovese with a mortar and pestle to crafting fresh egg tagliatelle pasta from scratch. No experience is required, just a passion for good food and a desire to learn.

(1771) Beginner 21 and older
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Fresh Handmade Pasta for Two People (BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Indulge your passion for pasta with our hands-on pasta-making class! Join us as we guide you through crafting perfect pasta from scratch, paired with mouthwatering homemade sauces. Bring a friend and your favorite wine for a fun-filled culinary experience you won't forget.

(2206) All levels 18 and older
$195
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Culinary Boot Camp Level I: For Beginner Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Elevate your kitchen confidence with our hands-on, skills-based culinary series, perfect for beginner cooks. Each week, master essential techniques from knife skills and vegetable preparation to poultry butchering, braising, and pasta making. By the end of the course, you'll be adept at creating a wide variety of delicious dishes in your own home. Remember to ring the outside buzzer upon arrival to ensure a smooth start.

(2036) Beginner 16 and older
$750

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Sushi & Dumplings Making For Two People (BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Experience the art of sushi making and learn to create delicious sushi rolls and dumplings at Taste Buds Kitchen. Join us for a fun-filled culinary adventure and discover the secrets behind these mouthwatering Japanese delicacies. Bring a friend and get ready to roll in the kitchen!

(2206) All levels 18 and older
$195
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Hand-Rolled Sushi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Join us for a hands-on sushi-making experience at our social cooking class, Hand-Rolled Sushi. From spreading to rolling, discover the secrets of crafting perfect sushi rolls at home. With expert guidance, you'll master sushi rice preparation, fish selection, and create three delicious rolls including a Chef's Choice tempura roll. Plus, learn to make your own ponzu sauce for a complete culinary adventure.

(1771) Beginner 21 and older
$64
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Fresh Handmade Pasta

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Indulge in the art of pasta making as you learn to create the perfect dough and transform it into beautiful noodles like Fettuccine and Pappardelle. Finish off the experience by sitting down to enjoy a delicious plate of pasta and pair it with a glass of wine. No experience is required, just a love for pasta!

(1771) All levels 21 and older
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Handmade Gnocchi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of making homemade pillow-soft dumplings like Nonna in this fun and interactive cooking class. Discover the secrets behind crafting a classic potato dough from scratch and pair your gnocchi with a delicious Pomodoro sauce. No experience is required, just bring your love for good food and a desire to learn!

(1771) All levels 21 and older
$64
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Sushi Basics

Abigail's Kitchen @ 193 Henry St, New York, NY

Discover the art of sushi making with Abigail's Kitchen. Master the art of rolling sushi rolls like a pro, using an array of fresh ingredients and flavors. Unleash your creativity and become a sushi connoisseur in no time!

(412) Beginner 21 and older
$150
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Six Basic Cooking Techniques

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Master essential culinary skills with our comprehensive cooking class designed to elevate your kitchen confidence. Learn to perfect knife skills, cook meat to perfection, craft delicious pan sauces, and expertly prepare a variety of vegetables. Reach out for dietary accommodations and ring the outside buzzer upon arrival to ensure a smooth start to your culinary journey.

(2036) Beginner 16 and older
$110
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Pasta Making & Cheese Tasting

Murray's Cheese @ 254 Bleecker St, New York, NY

Discover the perfect pairing of pasta and cheese in a hands-on workshop led by Murray's Cheese experts. Immerse yourself in a guided tasting of cheeses and ingredients that can elevate your pasta dishes. Learn the art of hand-shaping pasta and take your creations home to impress your friends and family.

(702) All levels 21 and older
$90
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Homemade Pizza Party for Two People

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Unlock the secrets of pizza making and transport yourself to the streets of Napoli in this fun and interactive cooking class. Learn the art of making pizza from scratch, including its history and regional variations. No experience is necessary, just bring your appetite and prepare to create your own masterpiece!

(1771) Beginner 21 and older
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Classic Handmade Pasta

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 459 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Indulge in the art of pasta making as you craft perfect dough and transform it into flavorful Fettuccine and Pappardelle noodles. Under the guidance of a chef instructor, you'll also create a delightful Cherry Tomato Sauce to complement your pasta. Enjoy the hands-on experience, then savor your delicious creations in a charming outdoor patio setting. Perfect for cooking enthusiasts and beginners alike, BYOB to enhance the fun!

(1771) Beginner 21 and older
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Fresh Pasta Workshop

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Learn the art of making pasta in this hands-on workshop suitable for cooks of all levels. Discover the secrets behind crafting perfect pasta dough, creating flavorful ricotta gnocchi, mastering classic lasagna, and indulging in tagliatelle with a tangy lemon-Parmigiano sauce. Plus, enjoy a refreshing Italian shaved vegetable salad. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your pasta-making skills!

(2036) All levels 16 and older
$110
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Culinary Boot Camp Level II: For Amateur Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Take your culinary skills to the next level with our advanced, hands-on cooking series designed for amateur cooks. Each week, you'll master techniques from advanced knife skills and braising to working with seafood and yeasted doughs. By the end of the course, you'll confidently tackle a wide range of sophisticated dishes at home. Remember to ring the outside buzzer upon arrival to ensure a smooth start.

(2036) Advanced 16 and older
$750

6 sessions

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Pasta Techniques: Mastering Fresh + Dried Pasta Dishes

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Learn the secrets to mastering fresh and dried pasta dishes in this hands-on class. Discover the differences between the two types of pasta, create fresh pasta dough, and explore a variety of sauces to enhance your pasta creations. Perfect your pasta skills and elevate your homemade dinners to a new level.

(2036) All levels 16 and older
$110
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Homemade Pasta

Atelier Sucré @ 104 East 7th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of creating fresh pasta at home with our chef at Atelier Sucré. Discover different pasta shapes and experiment with seasonal flavors in this hands-on class. Don't miss out on enjoying your homemade pasta creations on-site!

(401) All levels 14 and older
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$66.50
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Hands-On Pasta Making

BiteUnite for NYC @ 247 W 30th St, New York, NY

Dive into the art of pasta making in NYC with our hands-on class designed for couples. Guided by talented chefs, you'll learn to knead, roll, and shape fresh pasta dough while bonding over the joy of creating delicious dishes from scratch. Impress your partner with your culinary skills and enjoy a memorable evening of cooking and dining together.

All levels 18 and older
$118.67
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Reviews for Cooking Classes in NYC

Cooking Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 7,989 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta

    Reviewed by Ana E. on 6/6/2024
    This class was so great! Loved the instructor and the assistant they were both awesome and the pasta was AMAZING and so easy to make! I had attempted to make the sauce on my own prior to this and it didn’t come out nearly as good as this one, the sauce was phenomenal. Highly recommend this class!
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Stacey G. on 6/2/2024
    This was a really fun class with a supportive instructor. The skills you learn in this short class will make you feel like a baker for sure and have you wanting to make a fancy cake for your kids next birthday…really anyone’s birthday if they asked.
  • Tagliatelle al Pesto with an Italian Master Chef

    Reviewed by Aman G. on 5/31/2024
    Thank you Gian Luca! Amazing experience, very informative, and food was delicious
  • Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    Reviewed by Andre F. on 5/29/2024
    The course instructor was very informative and had great interaction with the group. It was a fun and informative course.
  • Homemade Pizza Party for Two People

    Reviewed by Joseph T. on 5/26/2024
    We loved the class. It was very fun and informative. The instructor, Sandro, was the best. He had the best cooking playlist and was so helpful checking up on our progress throughout the class. I would highly recommend taking one of his numerous classes. 10/10!
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Taylor R. on 5/23/2024
    It was great! Definitely have snack or lunch before. I left with strong appreciation for my bakers. The space is small so not very accessible. The instructors were great and the croissant turn out perfect!
  • Cake Decorating 101

    Reviewed by Jackie W. on 5/23/2024
    We had a great time, our instructor was knowledgeable and patient with the beginners. I learned several techniques I didn’t know before, and at the end, we had cake to eat! It was a nice Mother’s Day outing for me with my adult kids. ?
  • Bake Your Own French Croissant

    Reviewed by Carol G. on 5/23/2024
    The class was spectacular! The instructor, Chef Eric was superb! An amazing teacher. The space was great! And of course the results were delicious. I will definitely return to to take other classes.
  • Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    Reviewed by Carra W. on 4/18/2024
    Susan was very knowledgeable and the pace of the class allowed for real learning as she answered questions. The food was phenomenal and the facility provided the perfect learning environment.
  • Tagliatelle al Pesto with an Italian Master Chef

    Reviewed by Kyrie Jude G. on 4/5/2024
    My husband and I enjoyed it very much. Will def recommend!

Discover the Best Cooking Classes in NYC

Cooking is a fun hobby that can help you meet people, continue family traditions, and save money. Signing up for cooking classes is a great way to learn a new skill or expand a long-standing interest. You can choose between in-person classes, virtual live online sessions, and on-demand videos to learn about an unfamiliar cuisine or master new techniques. Start your cooking journey today!

Why You Should Learn Cooking in NYC

New York City is the perfect place to learn to cook. You can find ingredients from all over the globe in the city’s many markets and specialty shops, get together with other people who like to cook, go on food-focused neighborhood walks, or start a side hustle baking cakes and cookies. 

Taking a cooking class is a good introduction to the many places to buy ingredients in New York. An option for fresh ingredients in New York is one of the many farm markets set up in the boroughs across the city. You will find fresh produce, artisanal cheese, local honey, grass-fed meat, and other products produced locally for your cooking and eating pleasure. The city is full of specialty grocery stores that carry Indian and Middle Eastern spices, chorizo and olives from Spain, peppers from the Caribbean, and much more.

Enrolling in a cooking class can put you in touch with other people who like to cook or it can be a fun activity for an established group of friends. Another foodie group activity in New York is going on a neighborhood food tour. There are many sections of the city, each with its own character, culture, and restaurants to explore.

New York is also a good place to start a small side hustle that involves food. Make jams and jellies, salsa, or chutney and sell it at a farmers market or online. Start a food truck, ghost kitchen, or pop-up restaurant. Meal prepping for others is another way to make extra cash with cooking skills. Or start a blog that chronicles your journey from kitchen newbie to experienced cook.

In-Person Cooking Classes & Schools in NYC

Here is a selection of in-person classes to explore. Most classes are for participants 16 and up and last an hour or two. Ingredients and equipment are provided for in-person classes, but comfortable footwear is up to you. Chefs stand a lot!

Duck is truly the beginning cook’s best friend. In How to Cook Duck withHome Cooking New York, you will learn to make easy and delicious dishes that make use of every part of the bird in this all-level cooking class. The menu includes crispy duck breast with cherry-thyme jus, duck confit over frisee salad, crisp potato galettes cooked in duck fat, and quick duck stock. 

Mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make, so start your cheese-making journey with Mozzarella Making, an in-person cooking class for all skill levels from Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village, one of the oldest cheese shops in New York. The class will taste different cheeses accompanied by house wines, then get to work on making a batch of fresh mozzarella!

Discover how to make handmade chocolates for yourself or to give as gifts in this Make & Take Truffle class offered by Roni-Sue’s Chocolates. Roni-Sue’s uses organic rainforest grown cacao from a sister company in Belize to create their confections. Learn to make rich chocolate truffles in this in-person chocolate-making class for cooks of all abilities. Start with chocolate ganache, then learn to make chocolate dipped strawberries and hand-rolled truffles. You will go home with a dozen truffles and a container of ganache to experiment with at home.

Become a more confident mixologist with CocuSocial’s in-person Classic and Creative Cocktails class for beginners. You will learn how to stock a bar and create several versions of 

popular drinks including martinis, margaritas, and old fashioneds. Participants will get to taste the different drinks, plus learn how to make simple syrup and choose the right garnishes. 

Pork is a versatile meat and a good starting place for beginners who are just learning to cook. Home Cooking New York’s Pork Lovers Workshop will cover many ways to cook this versatile meat. The menu includes brined and braised pork chops with red cabbage, bacon, and onions; porky bolognese with prosciutto and pancetta over parmigiano polenta; roasted pork tenderloin with apple cider pan gravy; and Korean glazed pork belly.

Virtual Cooking Classes & Schools

Maybe your idea of a chill evening is to take a cooking class from your home. Live online cooking classes run very much like in-person sessions, with an instructor demonstrating techniques and answering questions about ingredients and recipes. The difference is the instructor is in another kitchen and the students join in on a video conferencing platform like Zoom. You can attend from anywhere with internet access and don’t have to worry about commuting to class. You will usually need to supply your own materials and equipment, but this is a good way to build up a collection of kitchen utensils and supplies. Here are some live online options to learn to cook:

Zinfandels of the World is a class for students 21 and older from the San Francisco Wine School. Learn about zinfandel grapes, where they grow, and their characteristics. This online wine class will include tasting zinfandels from different regions and discussing the differences. Participants can pick up tasting kits before class or have them delivered.

The Good Food Project offers a French Macron Step-by-Step Class. Learn to make beautiful and delicious French macarons in this live online baking class. These little cookies can be a challenge, but the instructor will walk you through mixing, piping, baking, and filling your macrons. The class will also address different flavors you can use. The Good Food Project teaches people to improve their health and well-being by learning to cook.

Professional baristas will show you the process of Bubble Tea Making in this fun online cooking class from Food Craft, a team that teaches people to make homemade meals from scratch. The class is open to anyone age 12 and up of any skill level. Learn to make the tapioca pearls and make three different flavors of tea: layered passion fruit jelly tea, mint taro milk tea, and matcha brown sugar. This class includes a kit that will be delivered to participants before class begins. 

Private Group Cooking Classes in NYC

Convince your friends to learn to cook, too, and you can take a class together. Private group cooking classes are a good team-building activity, party idea, or night out with friends. Most of CourseHorse’s classes can be booked as private events and you can choose from a network of over 1,000 providers with no booking fees. Contact us for help with booking your next event. 

Instructors from the bakery Atelier Sucre in East Harlem will teach participants to make this classic French pastry in Bake Your Own French Croissant. Your group will make traditional croissants, pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants), and ham and cheese croissants. Participants receive a recipe booklet to take home.

What better way to learn to cook with friends than a do-it-yourself pizza party? In CocuSocial’s Handmade Pizza Party, your group will learn to make a quick-rising dough, including tips on how to get the best crust. Then turn this crust into a traditional Neapolitan-style New York pizza. All ingredients and equipment are provided.

Chinese Dumplings, another CocuSocial cooking class, explores the delicious world of handmade Chinese dumplings. This beginner’s Chinese cooking class goes through the process of crimping, making fillings and dipping sauces, and pan frying. Equipment and ingredients are provided. No experience necessary!

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