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Manhattan, New York, New York
(286 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.

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

(286 Reviews)
Sushi Basics

Shelley L.

Attended: Sushi Basics

Lots of fun and the instructor is great--patient and clear. I think we all had a good time and learned the basics.

Date Night: Elegant French Menu for Couples


Attended: Date Night: Elegant French Menu for Couples

Pros: It was a very nice way to spend a Friday evening. I loved that we did not rush through things and got to enjoy the process. Cooking tips from Abigail were great as well. The whole time you get to drink unlimited wine which is considered a plus by a lot of people. We started at 7 pm and left the place closer to midnight. Cons: When I was purchasing the class, the menu was completely different and more exciting and had more courses. We only were shown how to do the simplest things like cutting stuff, and did not get to learn how to make the sauces which are very important. The good thing here is that we were promised all the recipes via email - still waiting on that though. My husband also did not like the fact that for the main course everything (filet mignon, brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes) was kind of thrown in together, and this prevented from tasting each item separately. We think it would have been nicer to lay everything out on a large plate. Overall, we still greatly enjoyed this experience and are planning on doing it again. Perhaps, we will not buy the tickets too far in advance (I bought mine during Christmastime for March 1). There were couples who bought their tickets just a couple weeks ahead and they knew what the new menu was.

Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices

Eloise O.

Attended: Shop & Cook: Indian Market for Spices

I take a lot of cooking classes in a lot of different cities. This is the best one I’ve ever taken. The knowledge of the chef is absolutely amazing and the classes are kept intimate. It’s a wonderful experience.

Spice Workshop with Burlap & Barrel Spice Company

Teresa T.

Attended: Spice Workshop with Burlap & Barrel Spice Company

Fantastic class! Cooked a delicious meal and I'll definitely be making those recipes again at home. Chef Abi was amazing.

Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day I

Maurice C.

Attended: Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day I

This class was so much fun! The dishes we ended up making were incredible and even tasted and looked like something from a Michelin-rated restaurant. I had actually made their Coeur a la Creme several days after and friends and family were really impressed.

Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day III

Kayla M.

Attended: Lovers’ Menu for Valentine’s Day III

We absolutely loved this class. Chef Abby was amazing and so was her lovely restaurant Camaje. We can’t wait to take another class soon!!

Dinner in the Dark

Orna A.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark

One of the most fun evening we had in a while. A true experience.

Dinner in the Dark

Alex K.

Attended: Dinner in the Dark

Amazing once in a lifetime experience.

The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home


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

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.

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

Upcoming Classes at Camaje

Sushi Basics
Sushi Basics
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 4th, 6:30pm - 9pm

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

Saturday Apr 6th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish
Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 7th, 11am - 4pm

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

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 10pm