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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1129 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

(1129 Reviews)
How to Make Really Good Sauces

10/17/2018
Miriam V.

Attended: How to Make Really Good Sauces


It was sooooo perfect ! Lots to learn and very nice Cheff

Romantic Dinner for Two

10/13/2018
Nikita P.

Attended: Romantic Dinner for Two


It was an amazing experience. It was very practical and entertaining at the same time. At the end of the class we ate the dinner we made, and everything came out simply perfect. Our teacher enjoys the art of cooking, and his joy is contagious!

Knife Skills 101

10/13/2018
sally t.

Attended: Knife Skills 101


It was absolutely fantastic. I’ve been chopping dicing and mincing ever since

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

10/13/2018
Rose S.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


My daughter and I took this class together. We both enjoyed it very much and learned a lot. The instructor Erica was great; funny, personable, down to earth, good communicator with a wealth of cooking knowledge and experience. I liked the casual feel and the small intimate class size of 10.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

10/6/2018
sally t.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Fantastic

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

10/6/2018
Karen M.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Fun informative and hands on. Got to do the chopping, prep and learned new skills.

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners

10/6/2018
Rockelle G.

Attended: Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners


John was great as always! I look forward to trying out these dishes at home.

Southern BBQ

10/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Southern BBQ


The class was great! And John was amazing! Nice guy that takes the time to answer any questions and talk through the cooking. Loved it!

Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class

10/1/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class


This was great! Fun to learn about fruits and vegetables that I had never used before, or was scared to use! Small class so plenty of opportunity to learn and ask questions.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

9/24/2018
Jaimie G.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Great signed up for 2 more!

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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

Northern Italian Favorites for the Fall/Winter
Northern Italian Favorites for the Fall/Winter
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 20th, 6pm

Flavors of Pakistan
Flavors of Pakistan
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 23rd, 6pm

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

Wednesday Oct 24th, 6pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques
Six Basic Cooking Techniques
Next start date:

Friday Oct 26th, 11am

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
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Saturday Oct 27th, 6pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 28th, 12pm

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

Tuesday Oct 30th, 6pm

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

Thursday Nov 1st, 6pm

Spanish Paella and Tapas
Spanish Paella and Tapas
Next start date:

Friday Nov 2nd, 6pm

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

Saturday Nov 3rd, 11am

Homemade Pho (Vietnamese Favorites)
Homemade Pho (Vietnamese Favorites)
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 4th, 12pm

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

Wednesday Nov 7th, 6pm

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

Friday Nov 9th, 11am

Romantic Dinner for Two
Romantic Dinner for Two
Next start date:

Friday Nov 9th, 6pm

Small Plates of Delicious Middle Eastern Food (Mezze)
Small Plates of Delicious Middle Eastern Food (Mezze)
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 10th, 12pm

The Best Asian Noodles Dishes
The Best Asian Noodles Dishes
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 10th, 6pm

The Baking Basics
The Baking Basics
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 11th, 12pm

Dim Sum Workshop for Kids
Dim Sum Workshop for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Nov 12th, 11am

Culinary Boot Camp II : Advanced Techniques
Culinary Boot Camp II : Advanced Techniques
Next start date:

Monday Nov 12th, 6pm

Thanksgiving Tutorial
Thanksgiving Tutorial
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 13th, 6pm

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