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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1653 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 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

(1653 Reviews)
Supper Club for Kids (Virtual)

1/13/2021
Ryan M.

Attended: Supper Club for Kids (Virtual)


The link would not work. I tried to reach out and zero response

How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)

1/10/2021
Anonymous

Attended: How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)


So happy I took this class. Chef John was a great instructor. The day after I was inspired to take a trip to the outside world and and buy a bunch of vegetables.

How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)

1/8/2021
Sue M.

Attended: How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)


Instructor very informative, lots of little tips added about kitchen techniques, explained why to do/not do certain thing. Covered variations and substitutions. Was attentive, checked on each person's progress and made sure everyone was doing well and keeping up. Now feel very comfortable about my ability to cook flavorful delicious vegetables in lots of variations. Thank you!

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party (Virtual)

1/7/2021
RONALD H.

Attended: New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party (Virtual)


Great fun and wonderful dishes. Not only was the course informative, but the chef/instructor was entertaining and great at responding to questions. We moved at a steady pace and managed to stay on time.

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party (Virtual)

1/2/2021
Mary T Z.

Attended: New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party (Virtual)


We made wonderful appetizers that everyone enjoyed. The zoom format gives us the opportunity to learn new activities in our homes far from NYC. Also we share it with far away friends who also made the appetizers at the same time when we can usually get together on New Year’s Eve.

DIY Sushi Rolls (Virtual)

12/28/2020
Jillian F.

Attended: DIY Sushi Rolls (Virtual)


Loved the chef and we learned so much!

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

12/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


Great class with delicious outcomes!

Holiday Candy Workshop

12/20/2020
indra c.

Attended: Holiday Candy Workshop


Fun! Class well organized. Teacher was great, knowledgeable, prepared and explained things well.

Holiday Candy Workshop

12/20/2020
Cynthia G.

Attended: Holiday Candy Workshop


My first class on Coursehorse and it was fantastic. Cooking virtually with a group was great. Chef/Teacher was excellent. My dishes were delicious, plus I enjoyed the extra cooking tips. Well done!

Holiday Candy Workshop

12/20/2020
Tasha H.

Attended: Holiday Candy Workshop


Loved it!!

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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

Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)
Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 21st, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make a Fruit Pie (Virtual Cooking)
How to Make a Fruit Pie (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 17th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Northern Italian Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Northern Italian Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
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Sunday Jan 17th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Chinese Takeout @ Home (Virtual Cooking)
Chinese Takeout @ Home (Virtual Cooking)
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Wednesday Jan 20th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Baking Club for Kids (Virtual)
Baking Club for Kids (Virtual)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 23rd, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Falafel + Homemade Flatbread (Virtual Cooking)
Falafel + Homemade Flatbread (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 24th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Supper Club for Kids (Virtual)
Supper Club for Kids (Virtual)
Next start date:

Wednesday Jan 20th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp for Adults - Advanced (Virtual)
Culinary Boot Camp for Adults - Advanced (Virtual)
Next start date:

Thursday Jan 28th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make a Great Paella (Virtual)
How to Make a Great Paella (Virtual)
Next start date:

Saturday Jan 30th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Indian Biryani with Chef Anchal Bhalla
Indian Biryani with Chef Anchal Bhalla
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 31st, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)
Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Jan 31st, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills (Virtual)
Knife Skills (Virtual)
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 4th, 5:30pm - 7pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp for Adults, Part 1 (Virtual)
Culinary Boot Camp for Adults, Part 1 (Virtual)
Next start date:

Friday Feb 5th, 5pm - 7pm Eastern Time

Friday is Pizza Night! (Virtual Cooking)
Friday is Pizza Night! (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Friday Feb 5th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)
Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 6th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Butter Chicken + Garlic Naan (Virtual Cooking)
Butter Chicken + Garlic Naan (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 7th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Friday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)
Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 10th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Cookbook Club for Kids (Virtual)
Cookbook Club for Kids (Virtual)
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 11th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

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