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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

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SoHo, New York, New York
(1536 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.

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

(1536 Reviews)
How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)

2/20/2020
Anonymous

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


My husband and I took this class together and enjoyed it very much. We've incorporated new spices in our cooking since this class and will continue to apply these techniques to our cooking adventures.

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

2/18/2020
Scott B.

Attended: Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)


Terrific class. So interesting, informative and fun. Erica is an amazing instructor. Looking forward to taking additional classes.

Valentine's Day Cooking for Couples

2/15/2020
Martin K.

Attended: Valentine's Day Cooking for Couples


Great informative teacher. Food choices good and tasted great.

Knife Skills 101

2/11/2020
Kira F.

Attended: Knife Skills 101


Really great class. Love that it covered knife skills as well as knife storage and sharpening. Everything was well thought out and enjoyable. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Highly recommend!

How to Make Really Good Sauces

2/10/2020
Gladys J.

Attended: How to Make Really Good Sauces


Good morning I want to tell you something. The class wow excellent, the place was pretty good an pretty clean. The flavor of the sals wow 1A thank you very much and have a wonderful day

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners

2/9/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners


The teacher was getting over a cold and coughing throughout the class. The participants did not all wash their hands. Even those that washed touched their faces, mouths and coughed, and then handled food. Hygiene aside, the class was informative.

How to Cook Duck

2/8/2020
shelley t.

Attended: How to Cook Duck


Excellent chef! Learned a lot and dinner was spectacular!!!! Please keep me informed of more classes with chef John!!!!

How to Cook Duck

2/8/2020
Anonymous

Attended: How to Cook Duck


Great organization to class, great pace and instruction by Chef, Delicious dinner! Really superb!

How to Cook Fish

2/8/2020
Liz M.

Attended: How to Cook Fish


Great instructor. Easy and delicious recipes. Great and USABLE information.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

2/8/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


The instructor was very good and personable he explained things very well and answered all the questions He enjoy what he does and it reflects in his teaching style

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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

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Introduction to Persian Cooking
Introduction to Persian Cooking
Next start date:

Friday Feb 28th, 11am - 1:30pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop: Linguine + Lasagna + Gnocchi
Fresh Pasta Workshop: Linguine + Lasagna + Gnocchi
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 5th, 11am - 1:30pm

How to Make Great Soups
How to Make Great Soups
Next start date:

Friday Mar 6th, 11am - 1:30pm

Vegetarian Indian Cooking
Vegetarian Indian Cooking
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 10th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Mar 13th, 11am - 1:30pm

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Mar 20th, 11am - 1:30pm

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

Tuesday Mar 24th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Thursday Mar 26th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 29th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Handmade Mexican Tacos
Handmade Mexican Tacos
Next start date:

Friday Apr 3rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Saturday Apr 4th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Middle Eastern Small Plates (Vegetarian)
Middle Eastern Small Plates (Vegetarian)
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop: Ravioli + Pappardelle + Gnocchi
Fresh Pasta Workshop: Ravioli + Pappardelle + Gnocchi
Next start date:

Friday Apr 10th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Saturday Apr 11th, 11am - 2:30pm

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

Saturday Apr 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Monday Apr 13th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Tuesday Apr 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Thursday Apr 16th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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