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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1175 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: 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 worktable 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 spatial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

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.

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 worktable 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

(1175 Reviews)
How to Make Really Good Sauces

12/9/2018
Anonymous

Attended: How to Make Really Good Sauces


Our teacher was wonderful. Great recipes and I learned a lot.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

12/9/2018
Constanza M.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Erica was wonderful! She taught us how to use a knife and cut properly, how to wash our vegetables, how to cook protein...It was great! I totally recommend it.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

12/8/2018
Kevin N.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Érica did an amazing job at teaching. Definitely recommend this class.

Handmade Mexican Tacos

12/8/2018
enrique r.

Attended: Handmade Mexican Tacos


Loved it. It was informative and a lot of fun.

How to Make a Fantastic Beef Bourguignon

12/8/2018
Stephen J.

Attended: How to Make a Fantastic Beef Bourguignon


Great class and Erica makes it even better!

Cooking from the Pantry (Quick Weeknight Meals)

12/4/2018
Juliana R.

Attended: Cooking from the Pantry (Quick Weeknight Meals)


Very insightful class - highly recommended, you’ll learn a lot and you’ll laugh along the way too

The Best Winter Soups

12/2/2018
Chloe V.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


Absolutely delicious recipes, intimate, fun environment.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

12/1/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


I throughly enjoyed the class. I learned very valuable skills, the skill level around me made me feel comfortable to try new things, and I loved Erica. She was very straight to the point but friendly, too. I’m hoping to come back for the steak class I enjoyed it so much!

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

12/1/2018
Jason H.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Erica is a great instructor!

Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)

11/30/2018
Jose A.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)


Good class

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158 Grand St Stu 206, New York, New York 10013
Home Cooking New York
SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 206
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

Southern Brunch
Southern Brunch
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 23rd, 12pm - 2:30pm

Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Next start date:

Friday Dec 28th, 11am - 2:30pm

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 30th, 12pm - 2:30pm

How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)
How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 5th, 12pm - 2:30pm

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

Sunday Jan 6th, 12pm - 2:30pm

How to Cook Fish
How to Cook Fish
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 9th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Vietnamese Street Food
Vietnamese Street Food
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 10th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)
Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)
Next start date:

Friday Jan 11th, 11am - 1:30pm

The Best Weekend Brunch
The Best Weekend Brunch
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 13th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 16th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Jan 18th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop for Kids
Fresh Pasta Workshop for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Jan 21st, 11am - 1:30pm

What to Eat & How to Shop
What to Eat & How to Shop
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 8pm

How to Cook (More) Fish
How to Cook (More) Fish
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 24th, 11am - 1:30pm

Pork Lovers Workshop
Pork Lovers Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Jan 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Handmade Mexican Tacos
Handmade Mexican Tacos
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 26th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Cooking from the Pantry (Quick Weeknight Meals)
Cooking from the Pantry (Quick Weeknight Meals)
Next start date:

Tuesday Jan 29th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 31st, 6pm - 8:30pm

Introduction to Korean Cooking
Introduction to Korean Cooking
Next start date:

Friday Feb 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm

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