Tuesday Jun 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm
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.
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.
Erica was great ! Fantastic experience !
Hi,it was a great experience ,i learnt and cherished maxican Tacos and our instructer was super friendly .She explained every step of the entire course.It was an easy ,fun class in a homely atmosphere.
The class was informative and touched on many areas I’m interested in and already familiar with. However, I did learn some things I did not know before. All in all, a great class to get someone started on their way to healthier eating and more home cooking.
This was a great class and I would highly recommend it. The teacher was quite knowledgeable and very receptive to questions. I'm into really being as organic as I can and there doesn't appear to be a local way to get organic cheese curds or at least the instructor couldn't tell me where to look. This is the only reason I gave this class a 4. I would highly recommend this class.
The recipes we made were so delicious. The chef was super nice and smart.
The chef was knowledgeable, fun and I learned a lot. great experience
Very nice and professional Chef instructor. Comfortable and casual environment .
Had a great time with Chef John. He taught me a lot of new techniques. He was down to earth, nice, and very patient. I am definitely signing up for more classes! Thanks so much!
Erica was amazing and the class was super helpful!
Exceeded my (and my wife’s) expectations. John, our instructor, was phenomenal ... knowledgeable, accessible, helpful and nice. Material covered was spot on.
Tuesday Jun 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday Jun 26th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Jun 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Sunday Jun 30th, 5pm - 7:30pm
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Wednesday Jul 3rd, 11am - 2:30pm
Friday Jul 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm
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