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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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Basic Cooking

Karen Lee Cooking @ 142 W End Ave, New York, NY

Learn the secrets to creating perfectly sautéed fish and chicken with a mahogany brown crust, as well as cooking nutrient-rich and delicious vegetables in this hands-on cooking course. Discover how to prepare mouthwatering dishes like Sauteed Red Snapper with Avocado Salsa, Roasted Organic Chicken with Fresh Herbs, and more at Karen Lee Cooking.

Saturday Jan 20th, 4–8pm Eastern Time

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

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

Sharpen your culinary skills and enhance your kitchen knowledge with this hands-on cooking class at Home Cooking New York. Learn essential techniques such as knife skills, cooking meat to perfection, making flavorful pan sauces, roasting vegetables, blanching green vegetables, and cooking leafy greens. Join us for an immersive cooking experience that will elevate your culinary expertise.

Thursday Dec 14th, 12–2:30pm Eastern Time

Vegan Cooking: Legumes 101

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

Discover the techniques necessary to elevate your plant-based cooking with legumes. From perfectly cooked beans to flavorful lentil dishes and seasoned tofu, this course at Home Cooking New York will expand your culinary skills and repertoire. Join us and explore the world of vegan cooking with legumes.

Tuesday Feb 6th, 6–10:30pm Eastern Time

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Cooking the Classics: Cassoulet

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

Discover the secrets of creating the ultimate cassoulet, a hearty winter dish filled with tender duck confit, smokey sausage, and aromatic herbs. Join us at Abigail's Kitchen for an unforgettable culinary experience, where you'll learn to master this classic French recipe and indulge in a decadent crème brûlée dessert. Get ready to impress your guests with your newfound cooking skills!

Friday Jan 12th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

The Joy of French (Country) Cooking

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

Experience the flavors of France in your kitchen with Chef Paul's authentic French recipes. From a mesclun salad with a no-fail French vinaigrette to a classic roasted Cornish hen with a paprika rub, and finishing with a dreamy raspberry soufflé, you'll be transported to the French countryside with every bite.

Friday Jan 12th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: Vegetarian Cooking Techniques

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

Master the art of vegetarian cooking with this hands-on, skills-based series that will teach you essential preparation techniques and creative recipes using vegetables, legumes, grains, and eggs. Ideal for vegetarians and anyone looking to expand their plant-based cooking repertoire.

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

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Afghan Cooking With Nawida: Immersion Workshop #2

The League of Kitchens @ 65th Rd & Rego Park, Rego Park, NY

In Workshop #2 (Vegetarian), you will start off by making aashak, a festive vegetarian dumpling dish. You will make the dumpling skins from scratch, fill them with a chive mixture, then learn to fold them into tiny half-moons. These are then boiled and topped with a tomato-garlic sauce, a garlic-yogurt sauce, and crushed dried mint. You will then make a homestyle Afghan classic-lubya and challow, kidney beans stewed with onion and a spiced tomato...

Saturday Dec 16th, 1–5:30pm Eastern Time

Indonesian Cooking w/ Shandra: Taste of Workshop

The League of Kitchens @ Detailed information will be, Queens, NY

Step into Shandra's Indonesian haven in the heart of Astoria, where you'll be welcomed with a warm smile and mouth-watering snacks from Indonesia. Discover the diverse flavors of Indonesian cuisine and learn to recreate traditional dishes like pecel longton and tempeh tofu bacem in Shandra's open and airy kitchen. Get ready for a satisfying and authentic culinary experience that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Indonesia.

Saturday Dec 30th, 1–3:30pm Eastern Time

Uzbek Cooking w/ Damira: Immersion Workshop #3

The League of Kitchens

Damira hails from Samarkand, the crossroads of East and West, and a city whose inhabitants are known for their warm and generous hospitality. You’ll appreciate this reputation as soon as Damira welcomes you into her home with a hot cup of green tea and an assortment of homemade traditional snacks, which could include pastries filled with meat and vegetables, freshly baked cinnamon or lemon cakes, and dried fruit from Uzbekistan.  For Damira,...

Sunday Dec 17th, 1–5:30pm Eastern Time

Argentinian Cooking w/ Mirta: Immersion Workshop #3

The League of Kitchens @ 67th Rd & 67th Dr, New York, NY

Mirta’s zest for life and passion for her country of Argentina will immediately impress you as she welcomes you to her art-filled home. She will greet you with a hot cup of mate, the traditional herbal tea of Argentina, along with an assortment of snacks, which may include toasted Argentinian bread, artisanal cheeses and charcuterie from her local Argentinian butcher, and her homemade dulce de membrillo (quince paste and jelly).  She will...

Sunday Dec 17th, 1–5:30pm Eastern Time

Italian Basic Cooking

Karen Lee Cooking @ 142 W End Ave, New York, NY

Learn to create delicious Italian dishes at Karen Lee Cooking. This course will teach you how to make skewered mozzarella with a fresh basil dip, pan-roasted shell steaks with oregano and garlic, pasta with cauliflower and pancetta, and almond biscotti. Gluten-free options are available upon request. Bring your own wine to enjoy with your meal.

Saturday Feb 3rd, 4–8pm Eastern Time

Cooking the Classics: Boeuf Bourguignon

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

Join us for an evening in Burgundy! Learning how to make a rich stew is rewarding on many levels. They are rich, delicious, and satisfying. Perfect for a cold winter’s night. Julia Child made Boeuf Bourguignon famous in this country and it’s a classic for a reason. In addition to the hearty stew, we’ll have roasted potatoes, green salad, and creme brûlée for dessert. Class Price is for Two People

Friday Feb 16th, 7–10pm Eastern Time

How to Cook Vegetables (Properly)

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

Learn the secrets to cooking vegetables like a pro in this informative cooking class. Discover how to properly prepare and cook a variety of vegetables, from blanching to roasting, and master new recipes that will make your taste buds sing. Expand your culinary skills and add more veggies to your daily meals.

Tuesday Jan 16th, 6–10:30pm Eastern Time

Bangladeshi Cooking w/ Afsari: Immersion Workshop #3

The League of Kitchens @ 74th St & 5th Ave Bay Ridge, New York, NY

Bangladeshi cuisine, a rich culinary tradition found in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, is known for its aromatic spices and diverse range of fresh flavors. When you meet Afsari, you will be delighted by her warmth and graciousness. Upon arrival, Afsari will serve her ginger spiced tea accompanied by a delicious snack of homemade samosas or pakoras along with a range of homemade chutneys, or chaat, a refreshing sweet, spicy, tangy...

Saturday Dec 9th, 1–5:30pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks

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

Learn essential culinary skills and gain confidence in the kitchen with this hands-on beginner's course at Home Cooking New York. Explore knife skills, vegetable techniques, poultry butchering, pan sauces, and more over six weeks. Elevate your cooking game and explore a world of delicious possibilities!

Friday Jan 19th, 10am–1pm Eastern Time

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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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