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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1825 Reviews)

Founded in 2002, Home Cooking New York provides intimate and hands-on cooking classes at their cooking school in downtown New York City, as well as private classes in students’ home kitchens. Their students range from absolute beginners to amateur home cooks who want to expand their culinary education.

HCNY’s classes cover basic cooking techniques (Culinary Boot Camp, Six Basic Cooking Techniques, How to Cook Fish, How to Cook Vegetables, Pork Lovers Workshop) to cuisine-focused favorites (Indian, Thai, Korean, French Bistro, Middle Eastern, Northern Italian). Each 2 ½ hour class includes a recipe packet and has a maximum of 10 students. The class is centered around the preparation of a complete menu and culminates in a sit-down meal with your fellow students.

Meet our instructors:

Jennifer Clair is a culinary instructor and the founder of Home Cooking New York. Before launching the school in 2002, she honed her editorial chops as the former Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living and Recipes Editor at The Wall Street Journal. She graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education on a full James Beard Foundation scholarship. She is the author of Six Basic Cooking Techniques: Culinary Essentials for the Home Cook (https://tinyurl.com/ycthk85s), a cookbook based on the best-selling class at the school.

John Scoff joined Home Cooking New York in 2006. After 15 years of restaurant work, culminating most recently as Executive Chef of a low country bistro in South Carolina, John found his true calling when he accepted a position of Executive Chef-Instructor at a recreational cooking school in downtown Charleston. That was 2004, and he has never looked back. As a teacher there, he discovered how much he enjoys sharing his passion for and knowledge of cuisine.

Erica Wides joined Home Cooking New York in 2014 after 15 years of teaching at the Institute of Culinary Education, where she oversaw the culinary education of both professional and recreational students. She is brimming with knowledge of all things food and is one of the go-to chefs when the media needs an expert to demystify what “real food” really means. She has graced the sets of Chopped, Dr. Oz, and TedX, and has just completed the pilot episode of her new web series, Funny People Making Food.

Notes:

You’ll receive a complete recipe packet and enjoy a full sit-down meal at the end of class with your classmates. Our classes are BYOB, and you are welcome to bring a bottle to share at the sit-down meal.

There is no sit-down meal for the following classes:

  • The Baking Basics
  • Holiday Candy Workshop
  • Bubbles and Truffles: Candy Making for Adults

Our classes are hands-on, coupled with demonstration-style teaching. Everyone is situated at their own cutting board/chef’s knife station around a large wooden work table that accommodates the whole class (10 people max). We work together as a group, with the chef at the head of the table.

We focus on knife skills, preparing ingredients for cooking, and we strive to find every opportunity to offer you a hands-on experience at the stove and at your station, all within the spacial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

Reviews of Home Cooking New York

(1825 Reviews)
The Best Winter Soups

11/14/2022
Amy H.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


My daughter and I really enjoyed the class. Our instructor John, was fun engaging and extremely knowledgeable. He taught us how to make four very different very delicious soups. We all helped in the prep work and enjoyed eating all of the soups. I highly recommend this class.

The Best Winter Soups

11/13/2022
Gloria W.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


Loved this class! Our teacher, John, was well prepared and taught this old cook a few new tips, definitely will look to take more classes.

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners

11/4/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners


Class was wonderful and interactive. Chef was amazing, and informative. Would highly recommend this class for a first time cooking class

Fresh Pasta Workshop

11/3/2022
Bonnie H.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


Erika was funny & extremely informative. I had a lot of fun making the different types of pastas and the results were delicious!!!

The Best Asian Noodles Dishes

10/16/2022
Anonymous

Attended: The Best Asian Noodles Dishes


Super fun class! Would recommend to anyone, that wants to cook more simpler dishes.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

10/16/2022
Jenn M.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Lots of fun. Got new tips and an overview of the establishment. Erica is very knowledge and patient. I recommend for the complete novice or intermediate cook.

Introduction to Korean Cooking

10/15/2022
Inna G.

Attended: Introduction to Korean Cooking


This course was delicious, informative, and entertaining! John is a great instructor - funny, knowledgeable, and generous with his time. The space was clean and well-lit, the ingredients were laid out well, and the instructions were easy to follow. We all left with at least one dish we'd be comfortable cooking at home. I plan to take the other Korean cooking class next!

The Best Asian Noodles Dishes

10/9/2022
Anonymous

Attended: The Best Asian Noodles Dishes


A successful class very well-organized. I enjoyed the class tremendously. We made delicious dishes with Erica, who also threw in some knife skills lessons. The food was wonderful. I enjoyed each dish tremendously. Each dish was packed with layers of flavor and I could not believe that something you normally can only taste in restaurant can be made at home so easily (and if live in small apartments with an annoying smoke detector, Erica showed us how to change the method of cooking but the outcome is just as good). I highly recommend this class. BTW, this is the second class I had with Erica. I loved her way of teaching and helping all students stay engaged within the class. I had a great time chit-chatting with real person in life in this class after three years of pandemic.

Persian Dinner

9/29/2022
Lourdelis G.

Attended: Persian Dinner


It was Super fun! Jenifer was very knowledgeable about Persian cuisine and helped the class understand every ingredient and its purpose step by step. The dishes chosen, were very herb-y and delicious. Highly recommend, especially since it is hard to find actual authentic Persian food in NYC

How to Cook Fish

9/28/2022
Alexandra G.

Attended: How to Cook Fish


Really nice group, good variety of techniques and recipes shared! Looking forward to another class!

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158 Grand St Stu 207, New York, New York 10013
Home Cooking New York
SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 207
Btwn Lafayette & Centre Streets
New York, New York 10013

Directions:
Please make sure to ring the outside buzzer, even if the front door is open, so we know you are arriving!

Upcoming Classes at Home Cooking New York

Baking Boot Camp
Baking Boot Camp
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 4th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Bake + Take: Homemade Holiday Candy
Bake + Take: Homemade Holiday Candy
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 17th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Spanish Paella and Tapas
Spanish Paella and Tapas
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Wednesday Dec 21st, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone
Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone
Next start date:

Wednesday Dec 28th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Dec 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Seasoning 101: How to Use Herbs + Spices
Seasoning 101: How to Use Herbs + Spices
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks
Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks
Next start date:

Monday Jan 9th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

How to Make a Classic Beef Bourguignon
How to Make a Classic Beef Bourguignon
Next start date:

Friday Jan 13th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Cheesemaking Workshop
Cheesemaking Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 14th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

The Best Winter Soups
The Best Winter Soups
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 15th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners
Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Middle Eastern Dinner Party
Middle Eastern Dinner Party
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Pork Lovers Workshop
Pork Lovers Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 29th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

How to Cook Vegetables (Properly)
How to Cook Vegetables (Properly)
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 5th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Korean Restaurant Favorites
Korean Restaurant Favorites
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

How to Cook Duck
How to Cook Duck
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Cook With Your Honey for Valentine's Day
Cook With Your Honey for Valentine's Day
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 14th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: Flavors of the World
Culinary Boot Camp: Flavors of the World
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 15th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

Shawarma + Falafel + Fresh Flatbreads
Shawarma + Falafel + Fresh Flatbreads
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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