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Discover the secrets of Italian cooking with a variety of culinary classes in NYC. From homemade pasta to authentic pizza, learn the art of Italian cuisine and delight your taste buds with new skills and delicious dishes.

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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

Italian Date Night

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas), New York, NY

Fall in love with Italian cuisine all over again at this interactive cooking class for couples. Discover how to make a mouthwatering appetizer and main meal together, while also learning useful kitchen tips and knife skills. With a romantic atmosphere and all the ingredients provided, it's the perfect date night activity.

Saturday Dec 16th, 5–7pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

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.

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

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A Tour of Tuscany For Two People (BYOB)

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

Embark on a mouthwatering journey through Italy's culinary wonders with our A Tour of Tuscany course. Indulge in the flavors of homemade Italian classics, from roasted garlic potato gnocchi to chocolate-dipped biscotti, all while enjoying your favorite bottle of wine. No need to travel abroad for an authentic taste of Italy!

Friday Dec 22nd, 7–9pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Northern Italian Favorites for the Winter

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

Indulge in the rich flavors of Northern Italy with a delectable menu featuring Classic Parmigiano Risotto, Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi, Braised Pork Ragout, and Garlicky Broccoli Rabe. Join us at Home Cooking New York for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Friday Feb 9th, 6–8:30pm Eastern Time

An Evening in Tuscany

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

Immerse yourself in the flavors of Italy with an exquisite menu that includes arugula, peach, and gorgonzola salad, grilled Tuscan steak, mushroom risotto, sautéed greens, and decadent chocolate cake for dessert. Escape to Tuscany for a culinary experience that will transport your taste buds.

Friday Feb 2nd, 7–10pm Eastern Time

Taste of Italy: Italian Meat and Cheese

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

At Murray’s, we’re immersed in the world of cheese and charcuterie, constantly discovering exciting, surprising pairings. In this class, we share our favorites with you, along with the tastiest bits of knowledge, from how different styles are made to why they taste the way they do. You’ll enjoy an array of artisan cheeses and meats, expertly curated to create one-of-a-kind combinations. It’s a 90-minute journey of cheesy, savory exploration....

Sunday Jan 7th, 2–3:30pm Eastern Time


Italian Classics for the Modern Vegan

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

This menu of Italian classics has been transformed into a vegan feast that will appeal to vegans and non-vegans alike. In this class you will learn how to make no-meat, no-dairy counterparts to these well-loved dishes, without losing the flavors and textures that make them so popular. You will start out by building a new kind of Caesar salad, one that uses tahini and garlic, cider vinegar and a touch of nutritional yeast to make a creamy and delicious...

Sunday Jan 7th, 12–3pm Eastern Time

A Taste of Italy For Two People (BYOB)

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

Embark on a mouthwatering journey through the flavors of Italy without leaving your hometown. Indulge in homemade Italian favorites and bring your own bottle of wine as you learn the secrets of creating authentic dishes like fresh eggplant parmesan, wild mushroom and truffle oil risotto, and cannoli rolls.

Saturday Dec 30th, 4–6pm Eastern Time

for 2 students

Handmade Pasta For Two People (BYOB)

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

Join us for an interactive pasta-making experience where you'll learn to knead, roll, and shape pasta. Discover the secrets to perfect ravioli and indulge in a delicious homemade sauce. Bring along your friends and favorite wine for a fun-filled evening of making pasta!

Tuesday Dec 26th, 4–6pm Eastern Time

for 2 students
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Miette Italian Cooking

Miette @ 109 MacDougal St, New York, NY

Learn to cook the following: “At Home Italian Cooking” Tomato Basil - Bruschetta (grilled bread with tomato basil) Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice and Parmesan Cheese Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi Roasted Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Dried Fruit Polenta with Mushrooms Raspberry Sorbet of the day Students below 18 years old should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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At-Home Italian Cooking

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

This recipe for delicious potato gnocchi will be useful well into the future (if not forever!). Chef Paul will show you how to make them fast and how to make them light, a perfect meal at home with family or with friends.  You’ll learn the secret to making a perfect breaded chicken breast and a yummy tomato and basil bruschetta (the Italian way). A light and fruity sorbet rounds out a beautiful brunch menu. Tomato and basil bruschetta Potato...

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Italian Cooking (Private)

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

Classes are fully participatory. Questions from students are encouraged and answered, with tons of tips along the way.  We cook and then sit down to eat dinner or lunch - 5 dishes. Notes: Scheduling for private lessons is flexible and subject to the instructor's availability. If the instructor is unavailable during the date or time originally booked, CourseHorse and the class provider will help arrange for a reschedule that works for both...

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Northern Italian Cooking (Private)

Home Cooking New York

We run fully hands-on cooking parties and pride ourselves on teaching students how to cook from start to finish; nary an onion is peeled for you before we begin. A better sense of satisfaction and greater learning (and fun!) comes from creating a meal in its entirety. Our cooking parties provide an interactive and fun activity for celebrating birthdays, wedding parties, and is an ideal way for business colleagues to bond outside of work. Here is...

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Couples Cooking: Italian Lover

Appetite For Seduction @ 4 E 1st St, New York, NY

Take some advice from the Italians who live La Dolce Vita every day! "Turn-on" your appetite with Artichoke-Parmesan Crostini, followed by Spicy Italian Sausage & Sweet Red Pepper Pasta Delight that is sure to heat up anyone's desires, for dessert: OMG chocolate ganache tarts! What’s Included? Hands on Cooking LessonKnife Skills Cooking Techniques 3 Course Meal 1 Bottle of wine per guest Aprons are provided to borrow so you stay...

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Discover the Best Italian Cooking Classes in NYC

Whether your Italian heritage, taste for Neapolitan pizza, or culinary career drives your interest, you’re embarking on a rich culinary journey when you sign up for an Italian cooking class. From chicken Milanese to pesto alla Genovese, the iconic dishes hold deep connections with the people, geography, history, and traditions of Italy.

When learning Italian cooking at a high level, you’ll learn more than just processes and recipes: you’ll need to know their history and cultural significance as well. You’ll also become a master of multi-sensory skills such as balancing flavors, food presentation, and the techniques needed to make your own pasta, cheese, and sauces from scratch.

Why You Should Learn Italian Cooking in NYC

Considering 2.62 million New Yorkers claim Italian birth or heritage, there is a reasonable chance you want to learn Italian cooking in NYC to connect with your or your loved ones’ culture. Living in a city featuring more than 280 Italian restaurants, not to mention hundreds of pizzerias and Italian delis, you may want to learn Italian cooking as part of your career journey as a professional chef. Or perhaps you simply want to cut your dining out budget by cooking your own mouth-watering Italian feasts at home.

Wherever you live, Italian cooking is an enjoyable hobby that nourishes the body and indulges the senses. You’ll find it especially relaxing in NYC, where the abundance of farmers’ markets, Italian grocery stores, and other specialty markets make finding fresh, high-quality ingredients a piece of cake.

In-Person Italian Cooking Classes & Schools in NYC

Italian cooking is a culinary art especially suitable for kitchen-classroom learning, as nothing beats a live instructor when you’re learning what dough should feel like, what sauce should smell like, or how to know when that lasagna is ready to come out of the oven. Plus, you’re guaranteed to have every kitchen tool and ingredient you may need without having to schedule any time-consuming shopping trips.

The professional chefs of CocuSocial offer fun cooking, baking, and wine-tasting events with a social twist. CocuSocial works hard to create safe and welcoming learning spaces for all customers through partnerships with local restaurants and hotels.

Tagliatelle al Pesto with an Italian Master Chef is the perfect launchpad for your Italian cooking learning journey. It is designed with beginners in mind, though anyone who would enjoy socializing with fellow Italian cuisine enthusiasts will appreciate the class. In Hyatt House’s Chelsea location, Italian Master Chef Instructor Gianluca will lead you through the regional and cultural history associated with pesto alla Genovese as you learn to make it using a mortar and pestle with the most authentic techniques. You’ll then learn how to create fresh egg tagliatelle pasta from scratch, plate your meal, and enjoy it with your new friends.

Chef, bartender, and performer Carolyn leads CoCuSocial’s Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata workshop on the second floor of EVEN Hotel in Times Square. She brings her high energy and enthusiasm to the table as she guides you through every step of making silky mozzarella and its creamier cousin, burrata. You’ll have the opportunity to sample your cheese along with drinks you purchase on-site.

Since 2002, Home Cooking New York has provided culinary education events for amateur chefs through every stage of their learning journey. Their Northern Italian Favorites for the Summer workshop features a menu of summer pasta puttanesca with fresh zucchini noodles, fresh ricotta gnocchi with fresh basil pesto, and Tuscan kale salad with garlicky breadcrumbs and lemon. You’ll go home with a recipe packet after preparing these dishes and enjoying them with your classmates.

Taste Buds Kitchen is a culinary entertainment venue with programming for everyone from ages two to 99. The nut-free kitchen was voted “Best Kids Cooking Class” by New York Magazine and features cooking camps, classes, parties, and BYOB Adult Kitchen workshops in the evenings.

A Tour of Tuscany (BYOB) is perfect for a date night or to bring a friend along for a fun evening of Italian cooking. Each ticket pays for two guests and comes with the invitation to bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy throughout the class. A Tour of Tuscany features a vegetarian menu of roasted garlic potato gnocchi, garlic spinach potato gnocchi, brown butter sage sauce, Tuscan kale salad with tomato confit, and chocolate-dipped biscotti.

You can also buy a ticket for two for Taste Buds Kitchen’s Handmade Pasta (BYOB), for another experience equally enjoyable as a date night or a girls’ night out. Suitable for all levels of experience, this class will teach you how to knead, roll, and shape your own pasta, including fettuccine, roasted butternut squash ravioli, hand-folded spinach ricotta ravioli, and rustic tomato sauce.

Miette began as a French cooking school but now teaches classes on skills, recipes, and techniques found in kitchens all over the world from their home in Little Italy. Their Italian Classics for the Modern Vegan is a unique class open to ages 13 and older (teens younger than 19 must be accompanied by an adult). Vegans, vegetarians, and even meat-eaters will enjoy Chef Paul Vandewoude’s class on creating healthy versions of iconic Italian dishes without a hint of compromise in flavor or creaminess. You’ll learn to make Caesar salad with tahini miso dressing, butternut squash risotto with flavorful vegetable stock, crostini with carrot cashew miso spread, and finally, a refreshing dessert of raspberry sorbet.

Virtual Italian Cooking Classes & Schools

Online Italian Cooking classes offer many of the same perks as in-person ones: a live teacher who can give feedback in real time and a community of like-minded fellow students. In-person classes hold the advantage of providing a professional kitchen setup and all tools and ingredients required. However, many find themselves more comfortable learning in their own kitchen. Whether you don’t have time for a commute or simply prefer to cook in your own home, check out CourseHorse’s catalog of online Italian cooking classes.

You can learn to cook an impressive Northern Italian Dinner with Home Cooking New York’s class without ever stepping foot out of your own kitchen. A professional chef will guide you through the preparation of four servings of pan-roasted lemon-rosemary chicken, creamy polenta Parmigiano, and garlicky roasted broccoli rabe. They provide a grocery list for four servings of this rustic meal, but you can easily adjust the recipe to serve as many as you choose.

Another fine Italian cooking class option is The Good Food Project’s Ravioli and Filled Pasta Workshop. You will learn to make your own fettuccine, linguine, ravioli, mezzaluna, and tortellini. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have a plate of scratch-made tortellini and ravioli and the confidence to be able to prepare the pasta of your choice in your own kitchen any day of the week. 

Private Group Italian Cooking Classes in NYC

Are you looking for a source for Italian cooking classes for private groups in NYC? Workshops in pasta making and courses on cooking iconic Italian dishes are delicious team-building exercises everyone will be excited about in your business or organization. CourseHorse specializes in connecting people just like you with private group classes covering nearly any skill you can think of, including plenty on Italian cooking.

You can’t go wrong with the NYC In-Person: Modern Cooking Class, hosted by The Village Kitchen in their intimate Greenwich Village location. Suitable for groups of up to 16 people, this class includes two hours of meal preparation time followed by an hour to enjoy the fruits of your labor with wine hand-selected for your meal. You can customize your menu to accommodate any allergies, but by default, it will include a ricotta dish, sous vide chicken breast, cauliflower Milanese, and deconstructed tiramisu.

Another option offered at The Village Kitchen is NYC In-Person: Pasta Making 101, a workshop in Italian cooking and a gourmet dinner party for up to 16 guests all in one. Together your team will learn to make baby spinach salad with strawberries, almonds, and balsamic, eggs fettuccine with ragú alla bolognese, squared spaghetti alla chitarra with pesto alla Genovese, semolina cavatelli boscaiola with pancetta, peas, and mushrooms, and homemade coffee gelato. You’ll enjoy your meal with wine and be able to take any leftovers home after your event.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on CourseHorse’s website, reach out to their team of experts via their contact form to book the private Italian cooking class you want to offer your group. Or, if you’re more of a phone person, schedule a 15-minute phone call with a CourseHorse expert who will hook you up with the perfect instructor and curriculum for your team.

CourseHorse will take care of all the details of coordinating your class and send your confirmation within 24 hours of booking. And if your headcount changes after that, CourseHorse allows you to change your class size up to a week before your event. You’ll pay no booking fee when scheduling your Italian cooking class through CourseHorse, but for just $150, you can tailor your team’s experience with custom games, activities, or recipes.

With CourseHorse, you can book in-person group classes in NYC or virtual group classes that your team can attend from their homes or the office. CourseHorse recommends Zoom for online courses, but they can also accommodate other video conferencing platforms such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx.

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