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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1065 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

(1065 Reviews)
How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)

7/18/2018
Rockelle G.

Attended: How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)


Great class, learned a lot! Looking for a to my next class in September and all the ones I do afterwards!

Housemade Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres

7/14/2018
Elizabeth P.

Attended: Housemade Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres


Erica was great! Food was easy and delicious. Perfect evening!

Spanish Paella and Tapas

7/14/2018
Steven K.

Attended: Spanish Paella and Tapas


We had a great time. John was a tremendous host and teacher. The dishes were perfect, explained with expertise, and the class was informative and fun.

Vegetarian Summer Suppers

7/13/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Vegetarian Summer Suppers


Excellent enthusiastic instructor. Lots of fun and I learned many new skills. Well organized and Enjoyable.

Knife Skills 101

7/3/2018
Nicole S.

Attended: Knife Skills 101


Very useful class and instructor was great! Highly recommend!

Knife Skills 101

6/29/2018
Carlos S.

Attended: Knife Skills 101


Great class and great teacher!

Introduction to Korean Cooking

6/24/2018
Nadim A.

Attended: Introduction to Korean Cooking


John was an absolute delight to work with. He is a great chef and a hilarious person. It was a class with just me, so it could have been canceled but they allowed me to take it as a one on one course, which was kind and generous. John made me feel right at home from the start and taught me all that there was to know about the delicious Korean dishes we made.

Southern BBQ

6/17/2018
Marlene J.

Attended: Southern BBQ


The southern bbq class definitely exceeded our expectations...the meal was delicious and the interaction was one that we will always look back on as a fun memory. Chef John is a master of his art, and anyone taking a class with him is truly privileged.

Southern BBQ

6/17/2018
Liza B.

Attended: Southern BBQ


Fun and hands on! We had 10 ppl in the class (6 were my family). Chef was funny and great to watch!

Fresh Pasta Workshop (New Menu)

6/12/2018
Michelle F.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop (New Menu)


Really great class! A lot of fun, super hands on AND it’s BYOB!

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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

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

Wednesday Jul 25th, 6pm

Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 28th, 12pm

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

Saturday Jul 28th, 6pm

Flavors of the Middle East
Flavors of the Middle East
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 1st, 6pm

Southern BBQ
Southern BBQ
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 2nd, 6pm

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Friday Aug 3rd, 6pm

Cheesemaking Workshop
Cheesemaking Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Aug 6th, 6pm

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Introduction to Indian Cooking
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 7th, 6pm

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

Wednesday Aug 8th, 6pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Alternate Menu)
Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Alternate Menu)
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 9th, 6pm

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

Monday Aug 13th, 6pm

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

Tuesday Aug 14th, 6pm

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 15th, 6pm

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

Thursday Aug 16th, 6pm

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

Sunday Aug 19th, 12pm

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

Monday Aug 20th, 6pm

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 21st, 6pm

French Bistro Supper: Summer Edition
French Bistro Supper: Summer Edition
Next start date:

Thursday Aug 23rd, 6pm

Northern Italian Classics, Summer Edition
Northern Italian Classics, Summer Edition
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 26th, 12pm

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

Monday Aug 27th, 6pm

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