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Camaje

Camaje

Cooking
Manhattan, New York, New York
(263 Reviews)

The school, located in Greenwich Village, is owned by Abigail Hitchcock. It has been open for almost 13 years, something of a record in Manhattan.

The cooking classes in in this school offer a unique experience of learning in a working restaurant kitchen. (If there’s a sudden rush, students stand back!) There are also tours in various New York City neighborhoods—Chinatown Shop and Cook is a perennially sold-out favorite. In another popular cooking class, One Night Stand, the student/chef works with Abby to plan, cook and serve family and friends a meal at the restaurant.

Notes:
We don't have any age restrictions on either our classes or events. We take people of all ages, but those under 21 years of age are not allowed to consume wine or any alcoholic beverages.

Reviews of Camaje

(263 Reviews)
The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home

1/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home


I hate to leave a bad rating but this is an expensive class and I do not feel it is worth the price. Not only did we not cook anything, we didn't really learn much either. The class starts off with the instructor telling us personal anecdotes for an hour with very few ramen or cooking facts peppered in, followed by the students chopping an excessive amount of ramen toppings for way too long (and peeling about 2 dozen hard boiled eggs - I hate to say it, but it felt more like we were helping the restaurant prep than participating in a hands on cooking class). Once that's over we were lined up to put what we want in our ramen in a pot to be heated up. The "ramen broths" were premade by the instructor and not all that appetizing but also not particularly reminiscent to ramen. Instead of ramen bowls we were handed extremely shallow bowls, overflowing with our assembly line ramen, that we did not in fact cook. Overall, extremely disappointed, and not any closer to knowing how to make ramen than I was before the class.

Dinner in the Dark

1/5/2019
Katherine E.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark


We enjoyed our experience. The food and wine were great. It was creative but you could still guess what you were eating. And the blindfolds were comfortable once you get used to it! We will be back for a regular wine/cheese dinner.

Cooking the Classics: Bouillabaisse

12/22/2018
Calvin L.

Attended: Cooking the Classics: Bouillabaisse


Brought tons of cooking questions and Abby answered them all!!!

Dinner in the Dark

12/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Dinner in the Dark


Chef and servers were unbelievably kind. The experience was unique. I would definitely recommend to friends. Thanks so much!

Technique: A Roasting Primer

12/2/2018
Toby L.

Attended: Technique: A Roasting Primer


Chef Abby was great. Learned how to make roasted chicken, roasted fish, roasted vegetables, a sauce to go with them and an easy molten chocolate cake. She was informative and instructive and answered all our questions. The kitchen is small and cozy and we enjoyed being able to learn side by side with her! Highly recommend.

Knife Skills

11/18/2018
Annie F.

Attended: Knife Skills


Comfortable, casual atmosphere which made everyone feel relaxed. The hands-on learning was terrific. It was a lovely group of students, too, and fun to share the meal we prepared. Definitely learned a few new tricks!

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

10/29/2018
Daniel S.

Attended: Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish


Abigail was a patient and amazing guide, showing us the ins and outs of how to pick fresh seafood. The cooking of the fish was also an amazing experience as we were able to prepare a meal in the kitchen of her restaurant. The entire experience was extremely enjoyable and I would recommend this for everyone.

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

10/28/2018
Faina S.

Attended: Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish


A wonderful class with an amazing instructor!

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

10/28/2018
Holland M.

Attended: Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish


Amazing class, very informative but also casual and fun. Would definitely recommend and will be looking to attend other classes by Abigail!

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients

9/16/2018
Cathy G.

Attended: Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients


Chef Abigail Hitchcock was just wonderful. She showed me some of her favorite places in Chinatown to shop for Thai ingredients, fish, and veggies. She has so much experience there and I, who am relatively new to the city, would have no way of sorting all the options out like that. Then we went to her restaurant and spent the afternoon cooking in her professional kitchen before her first service started. I learned a ton and she is funny and charming and easy to be around. And the food was amazing. I take a lot of cooking classes in NYC and this was hands down the best yet. I will be back for more!

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Chinatown Info Booth 106 Baxter St, New York, New York 10013
Camaje
Manhattan
Chinatown Info Booth 106 Baxter St
Btwn Canal & Walker Streets
New York, New York 10013

Upcoming Classes at Camaje

Vietnamese Menu: Spotlight on Pho
Vietnamese Menu: Spotlight on Pho
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 19th, 12pm - 3:30pm

Cooking Confidence (3 Sessions)
Cooking Confidence (3 Sessions)
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 20th, 12pm - 3:30pm

Caribbean Feast
Caribbean Feast
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 20th, 4pm - 7pm

Dinner in the Dark
Dinner in the Dark
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 7pm - 9pm

Technique: Fresh Pasta
Technique: Fresh Pasta
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 31st, 6:30pm - 10pm

An Evening in Havana
An Evening in Havana
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 7th, 6:30pm - 10pm

Serious Chocolate
Serious Chocolate
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 16th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Better Cooking: Secrets from a Restaurant Kitchen
Better Cooking: Secrets from a Restaurant Kitchen
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 17th, 4pm - 7:30pm

Date Night: Elegant Italian Menu
Date Night: Elegant Italian Menu
Next start date:

Friday Feb 22nd, 7pm - 10pm

A Middle Eastern Menu
A Middle Eastern Menu
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 24th, 12pm - 3:30pm

Spice Workshop with Burlap & Barrel Spice Company
Spice Workshop with Burlap & Barrel Spice Company
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 24th, 4pm - 7:30pm

¡Tacos y Tequila
¡Tacos y Tequila
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 28th, 6:30pm - 10pm

Date Night: Elegant French Menu for Couples
Date Night: Elegant French Menu for Couples
Next start date:

Friday Mar 1st, 7pm - 10pm

Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices
Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 2nd, 11am - 4pm

The Secret to Success: It's All in the Sauce
The Secret to Success: It's All in the Sauce
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 3rd, 12pm - 3:30pm

Knife Skills
Knife Skills
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 3rd, 4pm - 6:30pm

A Taste of Thai
A Taste of Thai
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 7th, 6:30pm - 10pm

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