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Tagliatelle al Pesto with an Italian Master Chef

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 815 6th Ave (Avenue of the Americas), New York, NY

Embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of Italy with an Italian master Chef. Learn authentic techniques and traditions of regional Italian cuisine, from making pesto alla Genovese with a mortar and pestle to crafting fresh egg tagliatelle pasta from scratch. No experience is required, just a passion for good food and a desire to learn.

Hand-Rolled Sushi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Join us at CocuSocial Cooking Classes for a fun and hands-on social cooking class where you'll master the art of hand-rolling sushi. From selecting sushi-grade fish to preparing sushi rice, this class will teach you everything you need to know to create delicious sushi rolls at home. Don't miss out on this opportunity to become an at-home sushi chef!

Classic Handmade Pasta

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 459 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of creating delicious handmade pasta from scratch at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Discover the secrets of making perfect pasta dough and transforming it into beautiful noodles, with the option to add dried herbs and spices for extra flavor. Join us for a fun and instructive cooking experience, suitable for both beginners and cooking enthusiasts.

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Fresh Pasta

The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 63 N 3rd St , Brooklyn, NY

Create delectable homemade pasta dishes with The Brooklyn Kitchen's culinary course. Learn essential techniques such as selecting and storing ingredients, safe kitchen practices, and mastering the art of making egg pasta dough. From classic cacio e pepe to flavorful butternut ravioli in brown butter sage sauce, this course will elevate your pasta-making skills to new heights.

Make Your Own Sushi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 185 Van Dyke St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the art of sushi-making in a fun and social cooking class. Discover the secrets to creating delicious California rolls, salmon rolls, and veggie hand rolls. Don't miss out on this hands-on experience to impress your friends and family with your sushi-making skills!

Sushi & Dumplings Making For Two People (BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Experience the art of sushi making and learn to create delicious sushi rolls and dumplings at Taste Buds Kitchen. Join us for a fun-filled culinary adventure and discover the secrets behind these mouthwatering Japanese delicacies. Bring a friend and get ready to roll in the kitchen!

$195
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Culinary Boot Camp Level I: For Beginner Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Learn essential culinary skills and gain confidence in the kitchen with this hands-on beginner's course at Home Cooking New York. Explore knife skills, vegetable techniques, poultry butchering, pan sauces, and more over six weeks. Elevate your cooking game and explore a world of delicious possibilities!

$750

6 sessions

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Handmade Pasta Cooking For Two People (BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Join us at Taste Buds Kitchen for an unforgettable culinary experience where you'll learn new techniques and enjoy a delicious multi-course menu, all while having a great time with your date or friends. Bring your favorite beverage (BYOB) and get ready to create and savor fresh handmade pasta and mouthwatering dishes. No prior cooking experience needed!

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Hand Rolled Cavatelli Pasta

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Discover the ancient art of making Italy's oldest pasta, Cavatelli, in this hands-on cooking class at CocuSocial. Learn to prepare the pasta dough from scratch and master the technique of rolling and forming Cavatelli. With a Chef Instructor guiding you, also learn to make Arrabbiata sauce to pair with your homemade pasta.

Fresh Handmade Pasta

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Indulge in the art of pasta making as you learn to create the perfect dough and transform it into beautiful noodles like Fettuccine and Pappardelle. Finish off the experience by sitting down to enjoy a delicious plate of pasta and pair it with a glass of wine. No experience is required, just a love for pasta!

Homemade Pizza Party for Two People

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 525 8th Ave, New York

Unlock the secrets of pizza making and transport yourself to the streets of Napoli in this fun and interactive cooking class. Learn the art of making pizza from scratch, including its history and regional variations. No experience is necessary, just bring your appetite and prepare to create your own masterpiece!

$128
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Knife Skills

The Brooklyn Kitchen @ 63 N 3rd St , Brooklyn, NY

Learn essential knife techniques and safe kitchen practices at The Brooklyn Kitchen. This hands-on class covers everything from selecting and storing ingredients to honing and sharpening your knives. Plus, this is a chance to enjoy a delicious snack while you sharpen your culinary skills.

Italian Pasta Twist for Two People (Vegetarian / BYOB)

Taste Buds Kitchen @ 109 W 27th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of handmade pasta with the experts at Taste Buds Kitchen. Discover the secrets to creating delicious pasta from scratch, including a unique twist on the traditional recipe. Bring your friends and your favorite wine for a fun-filled pasta experience.

$195
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Authentic Pasta Workshop: Handmade Gnocchi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 140 W 24th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of creating pillowy potato dumplings from scratch in the Authentic Pasta Workshop at CocuSocial Cooking Classes. Master the recipe for gnocchi alla salvia under the guidance of an Italian Chef Instructor and discover the secrets to choosing the best potatoes for the perfect gnocchi. No experience is required, just a love for authentic Italian cuisine.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Sharpen your culinary skills and enhance your kitchen knowledge with this hands-on cooking class at Home Cooking New York. Learn essential techniques such as knife skills, cooking meat to perfection, making flavorful pan sauces, roasting vegetables, blanching green vegetables, and cooking leafy greens. Join us for an immersive cooking experience that will elevate your culinary expertise.

Handmade Gnocchi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 338 W 36th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of making homemade pillow-soft dumplings like Nonna in this fun and interactive cooking class. Discover the secrets behind crafting a classic potato dough from scratch and pair your gnocchi with a delicious Pomodoro sauce. No experience is required, just bring your love for good food and a desire to learn!

Handmade Gnocchi with Classic Sauces with Chef Jason

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 459 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY

Learn the techniques for making homemade pillow-soft dumplings just like Nonna in this fun, hands-on cooking class. Discover the secrets of preparing classic potato dough from scratch and making delicious gnocchi. Impress your friends and family with your newfound skills in creating both red and brown sauces to pair with your homemade pasta.

Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

Miette @ 132 Mulberry St, New York, NY

Learn the essential knife skills needed to make cooking at home a breeze with Chef Paul at Miette. From choosing the right knives to mastering slicing, dicing, and chopping techniques, you'll be able to prepare a delicious menu of bruschetta, roast chicken, vegetables, and potatoes with confidence. Don't miss out on this opportunity to elevate your culinary skills!

Homemade Pasta

Abigail's Kitchen @ 193 Henry St, New York, NY

Indulge in the sublime flavors of fresh, handcrafted pasta at Abigail's Kitchen, where you'll learn to create a variety of shapes and pair them with seasonal sauces. Experience the pause of pure culinary bliss as you savor every bite of this exquisite homemade delicacy.

Culinary Boot Camp Level II: For Amateur Cooks

Home Cooking New York @ 158 Grand St, New York, NY

Take your culinary skills to the next level with this hands-on, skills-based series at Home Cooking New York. Gain confidence in advanced techniques and learn to create delicious recipes like Classic Minestrone with Herb Pistou and Crispy-Skinned Fish with Fresh Green Herb Sauce. Join our Culinary Boot Camp for Amateur Cooks and become a pro in the kitchen!

$750

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Reviews for Cooking Classes in NYC

Cooking Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 7,528 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Culinary Boot Camp Level I: For Beginner Cooks

    Reviewed by Jaylan T. on 2/25/2024
    This non-cook learned (and cooked!) so many deliecious dishes. Many myths de-bunked, many great tips. Engaging and ultra-experienced Chef Jennifer. Signed up for the second round!
  • Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

    Anonymous review on 2/12/2024
    My friend and I tried our first class at Miette, a level 1 knife skills class, and had no idea about all of the things we didn't know! Not only did we learn fundamental knife cuts, but also mind-blowing knife maintenance and care. The 12-person class size allowed us all to get engaged doing the cutting and we each received personalized attention from Chef Paul before capping it off with a delicious meal cooked using the fruits of our labor.
  • Homemade Pizza Party for Two People

    Anonymous review on 2/12/2024
    Sandro and Alessandro were great!
  • Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    Reviewed by Wills R. on 2/5/2024
    Great class! Highly recommend!
  • Sushi & Dumplings Making For Two People (BYOB)

    Reviewed by caroline w. on 2/4/2024
    This class was excellent! The layout makes sense but I do wish we were able to eat in between and not wait until everything was done !
  • Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

    Reviewed by Stacy C. on 1/28/2024
    This class was very through and detailed from knife care, appropriate length size, and technique. Chef Paul was very kind and professional. He answered many of our questions pertaining to knife skills and cooking process. The pacing was great and the class size was perfect (8). Chef Paul also discussed the quality of ingredients and cooking style playing a crucial part in learning to cook. I look forward to attending another of his classes very soon!
  • Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    Reviewed by Inessa N. on 1/13/2024
    Me and my son had a wonderful experience learning new things in the kitchen, instructor was very fun and helpful great dishes presentation and very warm atmosphere great class for beginning or intermediate level cooking
  • Handmade Pasta Cooking For Two People (BYOB)

    Reviewed by Jean Paulo S. on 12/24/2023
    Great helpful staff, enjoyable experience and friendly group!
  • Six Basic Cooking Techniques

    Anonymous review on 12/19/2023
    Was amazing learned cutting techniques . Was nervous to use a sharp knife but instructor was attentive to those who had problems handling knifes
  • Knife Skills: The Fundamentals

    Reviewed by Brandon L. on 12/17/2023
    Great intro to knife skills and we also learned a number of other techniques beyond just the knife skills as we prepared our food. Would take another course from this chef without hesitation.

Discover the Best Cooking Classes in NYC

Cooking is a fun hobby that can help you meet people, continue family traditions, and save money. Signing up for cooking classes is a great way to learn a new skill or expand a long-standing interest. You can choose between in-person classes, virtual live online sessions, and on-demand videos to learn about an unfamiliar cuisine or master new techniques. Start your cooking journey today!

Why You Should Learn Cooking in NYC

New York City is the perfect place to learn to cook. You can find ingredients from all over the globe in the city’s many markets and specialty shops, get together with other people who like to cook, go on food-focused neighborhood walks, or start a side hustle baking cakes and cookies. 

Taking a cooking class is a good introduction to the many places to buy ingredients in New York. An option for fresh ingredients in New York is one of the many farm markets set up in the boroughs across the city. You will find fresh produce, artisanal cheese, local honey, grass-fed meat, and other products produced locally for your cooking and eating pleasure. The city is full of specialty grocery stores that carry Indian and Middle Eastern spices, chorizo and olives from Spain, peppers from the Caribbean, and much more.

Enrolling in a cooking class can put you in touch with other people who like to cook or it can be a fun activity for an established group of friends. Another foodie group activity in New York is going on a neighborhood food tour. There are many sections of the city, each with its own character, culture, and restaurants to explore.

New York is also a good place to start a small side hustle that involves food. Make jams and jellies, salsa, or chutney and sell it at a farmers market or online. Start a food truck, ghost kitchen, or pop-up restaurant. Meal prepping for others is another way to make extra cash with cooking skills. Or start a blog that chronicles your journey from kitchen newbie to experienced cook.

In-Person Cooking Classes & Schools in NYC

Here is a selection of in-person classes to explore. Most classes are for participants 16 and up and last an hour or two. Ingredients and equipment are provided for in-person classes, but comfortable footwear is up to you. Chefs stand a lot!

Duck is truly the beginning cook’s best friend. In How to Cook Duck withHome Cooking New York, you will learn to make easy and delicious dishes that make use of every part of the bird in this all-level cooking class. The menu includes crispy duck breast with cherry-thyme jus, duck confit over frisee salad, crisp potato galettes cooked in duck fat, and quick duck stock. 

Mozzarella is one of the easiest cheeses to make, so start your cheese-making journey with Mozzarella Making, an in-person cooking class for all skill levels from Murray’s Cheese in Greenwich Village, one of the oldest cheese shops in New York. The class will taste different cheeses accompanied by house wines, then get to work on making a batch of fresh mozzarella!

Discover how to make handmade chocolates for yourself or to give as gifts in this Make & Take Truffle class offered by Roni-Sue’s Chocolates. Roni-Sue’s uses organic rainforest grown cacao from a sister company in Belize to create their confections. Learn to make rich chocolate truffles in this in-person chocolate-making class for cooks of all abilities. Start with chocolate ganache, then learn to make chocolate dipped strawberries and hand-rolled truffles. You will go home with a dozen truffles and a container of ganache to experiment with at home.

Become a more confident mixologist with CocuSocial’s in-person Classic and Creative Cocktails class for beginners. You will learn how to stock a bar and create several versions of 

popular drinks including martinis, margaritas, and old fashioneds. Participants will get to taste the different drinks, plus learn how to make simple syrup and choose the right garnishes. 

Pork is a versatile meat and a good starting place for beginners who are just learning to cook. Home Cooking New York’s Pork Lovers Workshop will cover many ways to cook this versatile meat. The menu includes brined and braised pork chops with red cabbage, bacon, and onions; porky bolognese with prosciutto and pancetta over parmigiano polenta; roasted pork tenderloin with apple cider pan gravy; and Korean glazed pork belly.

Virtual Cooking Classes & Schools

Maybe your idea of a chill evening is to take a cooking class from your home. Live online cooking classes run very much like in-person sessions, with an instructor demonstrating techniques and answering questions about ingredients and recipes. The difference is the instructor is in another kitchen and the students join in on a video conferencing platform like Zoom. You can attend from anywhere with internet access and don’t have to worry about commuting to class. You will usually need to supply your own materials and equipment, but this is a good way to build up a collection of kitchen utensils and supplies. Here are some live online options to learn to cook:

Zinfandels of the World is a class for students 21 and older from the San Francisco Wine School. Learn about zinfandel grapes, where they grow, and their characteristics. This online wine class will include tasting zinfandels from different regions and discussing the differences. Participants can pick up tasting kits before class or have them delivered.

The Good Food Project offers a French Macron Step-by-Step Class. Learn to make beautiful and delicious French macarons in this live online baking class. These little cookies can be a challenge, but the instructor will walk you through mixing, piping, baking, and filling your macrons. The class will also address different flavors you can use. The Good Food Project teaches people to improve their health and well-being by learning to cook.

Professional baristas will show you the process of Bubble Tea Making in this fun online cooking class from Food Craft, a team that teaches people to make homemade meals from scratch. The class is open to anyone age 12 and up of any skill level. Learn to make the tapioca pearls and make three different flavors of tea: layered passion fruit jelly tea, mint taro milk tea, and matcha brown sugar. This class includes a kit that will be delivered to participants before class begins. 

Private Group Cooking Classes in NYC

Convince your friends to learn to cook, too, and you can take a class together. Private group cooking classes are a good team-building activity, party idea, or night out with friends. Most of CourseHorse’s classes can be booked as private events and you can choose from a network of over 1,000 providers with no booking fees. Contact us for help with booking your next event. 

Instructors from the bakery Atelier Sucre in East Harlem will teach participants to make this classic French pastry in Bake Your Own French Croissant. Your group will make traditional croissants, pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants), and ham and cheese croissants. Participants receive a recipe booklet to take home.

What better way to learn to cook with friends than a do-it-yourself pizza party? In CocuSocial’s Handmade Pizza Party, your group will learn to make a quick-rising dough, including tips on how to get the best crust. Then turn this crust into a traditional Neapolitan-style New York pizza. All ingredients and equipment are provided.

Chinese Dumplings, another CocuSocial cooking class, explores the delicious world of handmade Chinese dumplings. This beginner’s Chinese cooking class goes through the process of crimping, making fillings and dipping sauces, and pan frying. Equipment and ingredients are provided. No experience necessary!

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