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Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1622 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

(1622 Reviews)
Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)

10/26/2020
Michele H.

Attended: Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)


Organized- professional - informative - fun- easy to follow - great teacher- very warm and engaging

5 Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)

10/22/2020
Anonymous

Attended: 5 Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)


Excellent inputs on knife maintenance, proper roasting and braising. I wasn’t prepared with the ingredients for the course, but still learned plenty. Solid educational experience.

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

10/12/2020
Michael P.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


class was BRILLIANT! I have made more crepes sense the class as I was so inspired. THANK YOU.

Delicious Soups (Virtual Cooking)

10/11/2020
Andrea L.

Attended: Delicious Soups (Virtual Cooking)


The instructor was very clear and very polite and patient. He cheerfully answered questions and gave many helpful tips and pointers. The recipes were very clear. Suggest you increase the font size for older folks. All in all, everything was well organized including course reminders, use of zoom link, and course itself. Can’t believe I was able to create 3 delicious soups in less than 2 hours. Andrea Larry

Delicious Soups (Virtual Cooking)

10/11/2020
Mary T Z.

Attended: Delicious Soups (Virtual Cooking)


I really enjoyed the class and the soups were delicious. John, the chef, would check with everyone and answer questions throughout the class.

Dumpling Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

9/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Dumpling Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


great class. teacher was solid. only reason to reduce star was class started almost 20 mins late

How to Make a Fruit Pie (Virtual Cooking)

9/24/2020
Anonymous

Attended: How to Make a Fruit Pie (Virtual Cooking)


I learned so much about crust which was always my downfall. I had perfect crust this time around. Thank you!!

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

9/11/2020
Arnedia D.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


I was able to see exactly where I have been making mistakes. Enjoyed the session immensely.

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

9/9/2020
Michelle B.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


The taste of Food is 5 stars so the chef was good. However, the 4 star rating was because the speed of the class was a bit to fast, also the list of supplies and utensils needed were not 100% complete so we were searching for spices and utensils (i.e. clove, zester) , we bought food supplies we didn't get to use or discuss. We should have had access to the recipes it would have been nice to see recipe on screen or send it to us to print so we could follow along and now next steps. Overall we all had a good time it was FUN and I will still refer my friends and join other classes.

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

8/2/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


I signed up. I didn't take the class after all.. I wanted to make sugar free crepes. I purchased quinoa flour instead of regular flour in hopes of making a healthier crepe. Before the class started I asked the teacher if this would work. She said no. I felt defeated. Oh well!

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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:

Friday Nov 13th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Cream Puff Workshop (Virtual Cooking)
Cream Puff Workshop (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 7th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Nov 21st, 3pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

Delicious Soups (Virtual Cooking)
Delicious Soups (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 6th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Homemade Halloween Candy (Virtual)
Homemade Halloween Candy (Virtual)
Next start date:

Friday Oct 30th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

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

Wednesday Nov 4th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Cooking from Your Pantry
Cooking from Your Pantry
Next start date:

Friday Nov 6th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

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

Falafel + Fresh Pita Bread
Falafel + Fresh Pita Bread
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Nov 14th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Sunday Nov 15th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Thanksgiving Sides
Thanksgiving Sides
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 17th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Nov 21st, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Weekend Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Weekend Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 22nd, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Indian Tea Party: Samosas + Masala Chai
Indian Tea Party: Samosas + Masala Chai
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 28th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Indian Chaat: Samosas + Masala Chai
Indian Chaat: Samosas + Masala Chai
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 28th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Sunday Nov 29th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Empanada Workshop with Chef Manu (Virtual)
Empanada Workshop with Chef Manu (Virtual)
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 5th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Monday Jan 4th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Jan 14th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Teachers at Home Cooking New York

Chef Manu Chef Anchal Bhalla Chef Jae Jung Chef Susan Chef Thu Pham Erica Wides Jennifer Clair Jennifer Clair & Erica Wides John Scoff Kausar Ahmed Live, Instructor-Led Online Class Master Chef Kian Lam Kho Megan Giller Rebecca Ffrench Sue Gonsalves Sue Gonsalves + Ryan Chow Talia Koren
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