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Handmade Pasta Cooking For Two People (BYOB)

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

Join us at Taste Buds Kitchen for an unforgettable culinary experience where you'll learn new techniques and enjoy a delicious multi-course menu, all while having a great time with your date or friends. Bring your favorite beverage (BYOB) and get ready to create and savor fresh handmade pasta and mouthwatering dishes. No prior cooking experience needed!

Monday, Mar 18th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

$195
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Authentic Pasta Workshop: Handmade Gnocchi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of creating pillowy potato dumplings from scratch in the Authentic Pasta Workshop at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Master the recipe for gnocchi alla salvia under the guidance of an Italian Chef Instructor and discover the secrets to choosing the best potatoes for the perfect gnocchi. No experience is required, just a love for authentic Italian cuisine.

Wednesday, Feb 28th, 6:30–8:30pm 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.

Wednesday, Mar 6th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

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Vegan Cooking: A Taste of India Cooking For Two People (BYOB)

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

Explore the rich flavors of Indian cooking as you uncover the secrets of traditional spice blends and learn to create mouthwatering dishes in this hands-on culinary adventure. Vegan-friendly and perfect for a pair of friends, this class at Taste Buds Kitchen will transport you to the vibrant streets of India.

Friday, Mar 22nd, 7–9pm Eastern Time

$195
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Tagliatelle al Pesto with an Italian Master Chef

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas), 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.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6:30–8:30pm 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.

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Healthy Indian Vegetarian Dinner (Couples Class)

Mukti's Kitchen @ 816 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY

Join us at Mukti's Kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where you'll learn the secrets of Indian spices and how to make delicious vegetarian dishes like samosa, malai kofta, aloo gobi, navaratan korma, and vegetable pulao. Afterward, sit down for an exquisite dinner and enjoy the flavors of India.

Thursday, May 2nd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Italian Classics for the Modern Vegan

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

Transform traditional Italian dishes into delectable vegan creations in this mouthwatering culinary course at Miette. Savor the flavors of a tahini-based Caesar salad, butternut squash risotto, a carrot cashew miso spread, and refreshing basil raspberry sorbet. Unleash your inner chef and impress both vegans and non-vegans alike with these plant-based twists on classic Italian favorites.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 12–3pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: 5-Day Summer Intensive (Vegetarian)

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

Expand your culinary repertoire and master the art of vegetarian cooking with this 5-day intensive course. Gain confidence in the kitchen as you learn essential techniques and explore global flavors, from Mediterranean to Indian cuisine. Enroll now and embark on a plant-forward culinary adventure.

Monday, Jul 29th, 11am–2pm Eastern Time

Delicious Vegan, Gluten-free, Indian dishes (Couples Class)

Mukti's Kitchen @ 816 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of Indian cooking and become a spice expert at Mukti's Kitchen. Learn to create tantalizing vegan and gluten-free dishes infused with aromatic masalas. Join us for a hands-on experience, where you'll cook from scratch using the finest organic ingredients and enjoy a sit-down dinner of exquisite flavors.

Thursday, May 2nd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone

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

Discover the rich and vibrant flavors of Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone at Home Cooking New York, where you'll learn to make Indian matar paneer, Lebanese fattoush salad, Thai red coconut curry, and Persian lentil stew. Don't forget to inform CourseHorse about any dietary restrictions and ring the buzzer to let us know you've arrived!

Tuesday, Apr 9th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

Healthy Indian Vegetarian Dinner

Mukti's Kitchen @ 816 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY

Join us at Mukti's Kitchen for a hands-on cooking class where you'll learn the secrets of Indian spices and how to make delicious vegetarian dishes like samosa, malai kofta, aloo gobi, navaratan korma, and vegetable pulao. Afterward, sit down for an exquisite dinner and enjoy the flavors of India.

Thursday, May 2nd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Classic Handmade Pasta

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 459 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of creating delicious handmade pasta from scratch at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Discover the secrets of making perfect pasta dough and transforming it into beautiful noodles, with the option to add dried herbs and spices for extra flavor. Join us for a fun and instructive cooking experience, suitable for both beginners and cooking enthusiasts.

Thursday, Mar 14th, 7:30–9:30pm 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, May 29th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (5 sessions)

$625

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Delicious Vegan, Gluten-free, Indian dishes

Mukti's Kitchen @ 816 Beverley Rd, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the secrets of Indian cooking and become a spice expert at Mukti's Kitchen. Learn to create tantalizing vegan and gluten-free dishes infused with aromatic masalas. Join us for a hands-on experience, where you'll cook from scratch using the finest organic ingredients and enjoy a sit-down dinner of exquisite flavors.

Thursday, May 2nd, 6–9pm Eastern Time

Basic Home Cooked Meals

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

Learn to cook delicious home-cooked meals with Karen Lee Cooking. This course will teach you the skills to create a variety of mouth-watering dishes. Whether you're gluten-free or a wine enthusiast, this class can be tailored to your dietary needs. Proof of vaccination is required for all attendees.

Wednesday, Mar 13th, 10am–2pm Eastern Time

Vegetarian Pad Thai Noodles

Did You Khado @ 152-11 89th Ave, Jamaica, NY

Immerse yourself in the world of Thai cuisine. Join expert instructors for a hands-on experience, where you'll learn the art of creating this iconic dish without compromising on flavor. Explore the vibrant and aromatic elements that make Vegetarian Pad Thai a delightful addition to your culinary repertoire.

Saturday, Mar 2nd, 3–5pm Eastern Time

Handmade Ricotta Ravioli

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of crafting authentic Italian ravioli from scratch in this hands-on cooking class. Expert instructors guide you through making pasta dough, filling it with a delicious ricotta mixture, and creating a butter and sage sauce for a truly satisfying meal. No experience is necessary, just a love for homemade pasta.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 6:30–8:30pm Eastern Time

Vegan Pasta

The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 63 N 3rd St , Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of vegan pasta making and explore a world of flavorful possibilities at this exclusive culinary event. Immerse yourself in a hands-on experience led by renowned chef Kimberly Hafner and indulge in a delectable feast of vegan ravioli accompanied by a selection of curated vegan wines. Join us for a night of culinary delight and unforgettable flavors.

Wednesday, Mar 20th, 7–9pm Eastern Time

Handmade Gnocchi with Classic Sauces with Chef Jason

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 459 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the techniques for making homemade pillow-soft dumplings just like Nonna in this fun, hands-on cooking class. Discover the secrets of preparing classic potato dough from scratch and making delicious gnocchi. Impress your friends and family with your newfound skills in creating both red and brown sauces to pair with your homemade pasta.

Thursday, Feb 29th, 7:30–9:30pm Eastern Time

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Discover the Best Healthy Cooking Classes in NYC

Healthy cooking is the practice of preparing meals using whole, fresh, and minimally processed ingredients that are full of nutrients and essential vitamins. It involves cooking techniques that preserve the food's natural flavors, textures, and colors while minimizing the need for added fats, sugars, and salt. The goal is to create balanced meals that provide the crucial nutrients for optimal health while avoiding unhealthy ingredients. Healthy cooking encompasses a variety of cuisines and cooking styles, allowing for creativity and experimentation while prioritizing wholesome, nutritious ingredients. 

In a nutshell, healthy cooking is about taking control of your diet, improving your health, and enjoying delicious, satisfying meals that nourish your body and mind.

Why You Should Learn Healthy Cooking in NYC

Learning healthy cooking in NYC is a valuable investment in your health and happiness. By mastering the art of healthy cooking, you can manage your diet, ensuring that you consume wholesome and nutritious meals. This can help to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity, which are often linked to poor diet and lifestyle choices. In addition, learning healthy cooking can allow you to experiment with different ingredients and cooking methods, broadening your palate and introducing you to new flavors and cuisines.

Moreover, learning healthy cooking in NYC can save you money over time. Eating out or purchasing pre-made meals can quickly add up, and these options are often more expensive than cooking at home. By learning how to cook healthy meals, you can save money on groceries and meal prep. Additionally, healthy cooking allows you to use seasonal and local ingredients, which can be less expensive and more sustainable. To sum up, learning healthy cooking is a worthwhile investment in your quality of life, offering numerous benefits for both your physical and financial well-being.

In-Person Healthy Cooking Classes & Schools in NYC

There is a diverse range of options for in-person healthy cooking classes in NYC, available at venues such as cooking schools, culinary institutes, community centers, restaurants, and specialty food stores. For those seeking structured and comprehensive programs, cooking schools and culinary institutes are ideal, while community centers and specialty food stores offer more beginner-friendly and affordable classes. Restaurants may offer classes to teach you how to prepare their signature dishes, whereas home-based classes give you a more personalized and intimate learning experience. The choice will depend on your level of expertise, budget, and personal preferences.

Established in 2002, Home Cooking New York leads interactive and intimate cooking classes at their Manhattan-based cooking school. They cater to individuals with varying levels of culinary experience, from novices to amateur cooks looking to expand their knowledge. HCNY's class selection spans from fundamental cooking techniques, such as Culinary Boot Camp, Six Basic Cooking Techniques, How to Cook Fish, How to Cook Vegetables, and Pork Lovers Workshop, to cuisine-specific favorites, such as Indian, Thai, Korean, French Bistro, Middle Eastern, and Northern Italian. Each class has a maximum of 10 students and runs for two and a half hours, during which a complete menu is prepared, culminating in a sit-down meal with fellow classmates. Students also receive a recipe packet to take home.

The Introduction to Indian Cooking class offered by Home Cooking New York is a healthy cooking session suitable for all skill levels. The class covers the secrets behind Indian spices and cooking techniques, providing attendees with the knowledge to recreate their favorite Indian restaurant dishes in their own kitchen. The class menu features matar paneer (with homemade paneer), golden chicken korma, lentil dal with spiced butter, cilantro-mint chutney, and fresh garlic naan. Students will receive a complete recipe packet and will enjoy a full sit-down meal at the conclusion of the class with their classmates. All classes are BYOB, and participants are encouraged to bring a bottle to share.

Home Cooking New York's Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone class is suitable for all levels of cooking skill and focuses on creating delicious meatless dinners with vibrant flavors from various cuisines around the world. The menu consists of Moroccan harira, which is a sweet and spiced lentil soup, Lebanese fattoush salad accompanied by sumac pita chips and za'atar chickpeas, roasted ratatouille, and Thai red coconut curry with crispy tofu, pineapple, peppers, and Thai basil. Participants with dietary restrictions can contact CourseHorse. At the end of the class, you'll receive a complete recipe packet and enjoy a full meal with classmates. All classes are BYOB, so you can bring a bottle to share.

Taste Buds Kitchen, located in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, provides a distinctive culinary entertainment experience for kids, families, and adults. Acknowledged as the winner of the "Best Kids Cooking Class" by New York Magazine, they focus on delivering fresh and innovative cooking events in their nut-free Kids Kitchen during the day and in their BYOB Adult Kitchen at night. Their culinary events feature an extensive range of classes, parties, camps, and special events that include interactive recipes for both savory and sweet dishes. They offer a thrilling cooking experience that commences with making everything from scratch, including sushi, pasta, and cupcakes. In addition, their signature BYOB adult cooking classes are ideal for anyone, even those with no prior cooking experience. These classes are great for team building, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, date nights, and girls’ night out events.

The Handmade Pasta (BYOB) class at Taste Buds Kitchen is for all pasta-making enthusiasts who desire to make fresh pasta by hand. Taste Buds Kitchen will teach you the tricks and techniques to become a pasta-making expert. They will share their signature pasta recipe, which is both delicious and easy. You’ll also learn how to create various pasta shapes. You'll discover how to knead, roll, and shape the pasta. Furthermore, you will prepare a homemade sauce and perfectly filled raviolis. The menu features fresh fettuccine, roasted butternut squash ravioli, hand-folded spinach ricotta ravioli, and rustic tomato sauce. Don't forget to bring your favorite wine or other beverage to share.

Mukti's Kitchen, located in Brooklyn's Kensington area, was founded in 2010 to offer delicious and healthy Indian food. They teach a variety of Indian cooking classes that can be customized to fit your individual preferences and needs. They specialize in preparing dishes that are both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The founder of Mukti's Kitchen, Mukti Banerjee, comes from Calcutta, India, where her family's love of cooking, along with her natural curiosity and eagerness to learn, have played a role in shaping her into the talented chef she is today.

Mukti's Kitchen offers a Healthy Indian Vegetarian Dinner class for all skill levels. In this class, you'll learn about spices (masalas), which are the foundation of Indian cuisine. Having knowledge of spices is crucial when it comes to cooking Indian dishes because they enhance the flavor of each dish. Chef Mukti Banerjee is passionate about teaching her students to become spice experts. She'll guide you through the intricacies and secrets of using masalas, as well as where to buy them and how to preserve their aroma. After the class, she'll send you the recipes to keep. This hands-on class offers a personalized experience, with the chef providing constant instruction. You'll prepare dishes from scratch using only the best healthy ingredients, spices, and produce. You'll have the opportunity to socialize, share your cooking experiences, and enjoy a nice dinner with your fellow classmates. Expect to be treated like royalty with the delectable food, enjoyable company, and newfound knowledge. 

Virtual Healthy Cooking Classes & Schools

Online healthy cooking classes and in-person healthy cooking classes each have their own distinct advantages and limitations.

Online classes offer convenience and flexibility, allowing you to learn from anywhere at any time that fits your schedule. You also have access to a diverse range of chefs and instructors from all over the world. However, online classes may not provide personalized attention and hands-on experience, which are essential for some learners. The quality of your end result may also be limited by the equipment and ingredients you have at home.

In-person classes, on the other hand, provide an immersive and interactive experience with direct access to the instructor, personalized feedback, and the ability to ask questions in real-time. The use of commercial-grade equipment and a wide variety of ingredients allows for a more authentic and high-quality cooking experience. However, in-person classes may require more time and effort to attend, and they may not be accessible to individuals with mobility or transportation issues.

The League of Kitchens is an innovative culinary venture in NYC that offers immersive cooking workshops taught by immigrants in their homes. These workshops aim to foster connections and social interaction, promote cultural engagement and exchange, and facilitate culinary learning and discovery while indulging in exceptional food and drink. The goal is to promote cross-cultural connection and understanding, while also increasing access to traditional cooking knowledge and providing immigrants with meaningful and well-compensated employment and training opportunities.

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