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Home Cooking New York

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SoHo, New York, New York
(1024 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

(1024 Reviews)

4/24/2018
Martin M.

Attended: Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop


Such a fun experience! Very intimate and relaxing venue. Our chef instructor was great and taught us a bunch in a non imposing manner. We had a great time and will come back again.

4/23/2018
Josh H.

Attended: Introduction to Korean Cooking


This was an all-around excellent class! Our instructor was fun and informative and all of the food was delicious. I can absolutely see myself making any and all of the dishes which we prepared and I love the fact that I've added a few exciting new things to my cooking repertoire. You definitely will not leave this course hungry. Though we definitely participated in the preparation of each dish, I would have perhaps liked to have been even more involved in these steps, if only because I enjoyed making this food so much. Overall, though, this was a great experience and I would highly recommend it!

4/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: French Bistro Classics


Was a very informative and fun class! Great chef instructor - highly reccomend

4/21/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Korean Cooking


This was a really fun class! The instructor was very lively and the food we made was amazingly delicious! I wish it was a little more hands-on or a little more advanced, but overall, we had a great evening and would recommend the class!

4/17/2018
John R.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Erica is an amazing teacher and funny

4/17/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Great class. Instructor was extremely knowledgeable, inclusive and entertaining. Would highly recommend and will be looking to take another class with this company.

4/16/2018
Becky S.

Attended: Southern Brunch


John was great! Informative teacher with a great menu planned. Food was delicious and John pointed out where we could make adjustments to his recipes based on our tastes. Will be easy to wow future brunch guests.

4/15/2018
Roxana G.

Attended: Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet


Super fun!!

4/12/2018
Karen S.

Attended: How to Make Really Good Sauces


My daughter and I loved the class. It was hands on. We were able to participate in making and got to eat each sauce made. Our instructor, John, was terrific. He not only showed us how to make the sauces, but gave us lots of other cooking tips as well. He was very outgoing and kept an interesting conversation going with those of us in the class the whole time. Not only did we learn to make a few great sauces, but, the class was just fun !!! We are looking to see what else John teaches, so we can take another class with him !!! And, we travelled for an hour and a half from New Jersey into NYC. The trip was worth it !

4/9/2018
Reena A.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


It was a lot of fun and excellent meal. I'll sign up for my courses here for sure!

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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

Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Next start date:

Friday Apr 27th, 11am

Romantic Dinner for Two
Next start date:

Friday Apr 27th, 6pm

Cheesemaking Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 28th, 12pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques
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Tuesday May 1st, 6pm

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners
Next start date:

Wednesday May 2nd, 6pm

French Bistro Classics
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Saturday May 5th, 6pm

The Best Asian Noodles Dishes
Next start date:

Wednesday May 9th, 6pm

How to Cook Duck
Next start date:

Friday May 11th, 6pm

Cooking from the Pantry (Quick Weeknight Meals)
Next start date:

Tuesday May 15th, 6pm

Savory Breads and Pies
Next start date:

Wednesday May 16th, 6pm

Pork Lovers Workshop
Next start date:

Thursday May 17th, 6pm

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

Saturday May 19th, 5:30pm

How to Cook Fish
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Sunday May 20th, 12pm

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Next start date:

Tuesday May 22nd, 6pm

How to Cook Vegetables (Properly)
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Wednesday May 23rd, 6pm

Dim Sum Workshop
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Saturday May 26th, 6pm

What to Eat & How to Shop
Next start date:

Tuesday May 29th, 6pm

Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Next start date:

Thursday May 31st, 6pm

Spanish Paella and Tapas
Next start date:

Friday Jun 1st, 6pm

Chinese Dumpling Workshop with Chef Kian Lam Kho
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 2nd, 12pm

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