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Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

at Home Cooking New York - SoHo

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SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 206
Btwn Lafayette & Centre Streets
New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this cooking techniques class:

This hands-on, skills-based series covers all the basic skills you'll need to feel comfortable and creative in the kitchen. We'll focus on each cooking technique, using multiple ingredients to drive it home, so you leave confident to cook up most any food in your own home kitchen.

Each 3-hour class meets once a week for 6 consecutive weeks, beginning on the start date you choose below. 

WEEK 1: Knife Skills and Vegetable Techniques

Skills Covered: 

  • Knife Skills and Sharpening
  • Vegetable Techniques: Blanching/Shocking, Roasting, Sautéing
  • Seasoning Techniques: Balancing Salt/Fat/Acid

Recipes Include:

  • Sauteéd Swiss Chard with Garlic and Lemon
  • Roasted Seasonal Vegetables
  • Blanched Strings Beans with Lemon Gremolata

WEEK 2: Chicken Techniques 

Skills Covered: 

  • Poultry Butchering Skills (deboning chicken breasts, breaking down a whole chicken)
  • Understanding Different Cuts, Sautéing, Pan-Roasting ~ Poultry Pan Sauces
  • How to Make Stock ~ Basic Vinaigrette 

Recipes Include:

  • Chicken Breast with White Wine Pan Sauce
  • Pan-Roasted Lemon Chicken, Chicken Stock
  • Kale Salad 


WEEK 3: Beef Techniques 

Skills Covered:

  • Meat Techniques: Understanding Different Cuts, Searing, Sautéing, Braising
  • Meat Pan Sauces ~ Prepping and Cooking Potatoes

Recipes Include:

  • Steak with Classic Red Wine Reduction
  • Beef Bourguignon
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Pommes Anna

WEEK 4: Fish + Shellfish Techniques

Skills Covered:

  • Choosing Fresh Fish (wild vs. farm-raised)
  • Fish Butchering Skills (filleting whole fish, preparing squid)
  • Fish Techniques: Sautéing, Parchment-Roasting
  • Fish Pan Sauces
  • Shellfish Techniques: Short and Long Cooking

Recipes Include:

  • Crispy Fish with Lemon-Caper Butter Sauce
  • Crisp-Skinned Fish with Fresh Green Herb Sauce
  • Whole Roasted Fish
  • Mediterranean Squid Salad

WEEK 5: Egg + Grain Techniques

Skills Covered:

  • Egg Techniques: Over-Easy, Poached, Omelets
  • Separating Eggs and Whipping Whites
  • Working with Grains

Recipes Include:

  • Perfect Omelet
  • Poached Eggs
  • Italian Vegetable Frittata
  • Jasmine Rice Pilaf
  • Creamy Risotto
  • Dark Chocolate Mousse

WEEK 6: Dough Techniques (Pastry and Pasta)

Skills Covered:

  • Pie Crust 101
  • Working with Yeast Dough
  • Gnocchi

Recipes Include:

  • Fresh Fruit Hand Pies
  • Fresh Pita Bread
  • Ricotta Gnocchi
  • and Fattoush Salad


School 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.

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Refund Policy

We have a firm 48-hour cancellation policy to ensure that we have enough time to re-fill your seat with another student. For cancellations prior to the 48-hour mark, we are happy to offer credit for a future class. 

Non-refundable, credit only.

While it is not in our nature to say no, we are not able to offer credit/refund for last-minute illnesses or work-related conflicts. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand these things do happen.

Missed Class Policy

What can I do if I have to miss a class during a Boot Camp?

We understand that finding 6 consecutive weeks on your calendar to book a Boot Camp can be challenging, but because of the volume of Boot Camps we offer, we cannot offer you a make-up class if you cannot make one or more of the classes. As a consolation we have two options, for those who need to miss a class within a Boot Camp series:

1) Send a friend in your place (and make them cook you a meal based on their new skills, as repayment!), or

2) Opt for our "Plan B" program:

You are welcome to attend any of our classes that still has an open seat 48 hours before it runs. That way you can take another class and we are just filling empty seats, as opposed to giving you a seat in a future class that would otherwise have been paid for. This does require that you keep tabs on our schedule to see what is available (the number of open seats is part of every class listing)

Plan B does not have any expiration date; just be in touch with me directly when you find a class that works for you.

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Question from Anonymous
Are there available "lab hours" where students can practice under supervision outside of class? Gotta make sure I'm practicing correctly!
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Hi there, there are no lab hours.
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Question from Anonymous
Is there a 6-week boot camp class that starts sooner than March 18th?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Unfortunately, the available class date is the one posted on this page. You can check back from time to time if the school decides to offer this class on other dates.
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Question from anonymous
I sometimes have to travel for work. If I miss one class - is there the ability to make up the material at another time?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Unfortunately, rescheduling is not possible, but students can always send a friend in their place (in case you are already enrolled) so someone can enjoy the class. A commitment to this class is a commitment to all 6 dates.
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Question from Aileen M.
After the class, do I get a certificate?
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Hi Aileen! Yes, the school can provide a certificate of completion. Thanks.
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Question from Andrea A.
Does the price include food? Or do we pay for food/ ingredients separately?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Andrea! The food and ingredients are included on the price. Hope this helps!
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Question from Anonymous
Hi, I'm unable to attend the session starting in May. Will there be other offerings for this course? Perhaps in July? Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We don't have the upcoming dates yet, but you can save the class to your wishlist so you're automatically notified via e-mail the next time we add dates. Thanks!
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Question from Brittany G.
Hey, this class looks awesome! I am potentially out of town for one of the scheduled dates - how does rescheduling that class work?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We're afraid the interest in this class is too high to deal with rescheduling each student that has a conflict in one of the 6 weeks. Rescheduling is not possible, but students can always send a friend in their place (in case you are already enrolled) so someone can enjoy the class. A commitment to this class is a commitment to all 6 dates. Hope this helps!
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Question from Priya O.
Is this class for beginners?
Answer from anonymous
It is indeed! A terrific class for beginner and novice home cooks looking to improve their kitchen skills.
Answer from Marianela R. Verified Student
Hey! Sorry I just saw the mail. Yes, it is and it was so much fun. I learned a lot and at the end you eat what you cooked at the end of the class.
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Reviews of Classes at Home Cooking New York (1,615)

(1615 Reviews)
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/5/2020
Great class! Learned a lot and made some delicious meals, highly recommend!
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Reviewed by Scott B. on 2/18/2020
Terrific class. So interesting, informative and fun. Erica is an amazing instructor. Looking forward to taking additional classes.
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Reviewed by Lucie L. on 8/14/2019
I loved this class. Chef Erica was so knowledgeable, helpful and entertaining. I learned a great deal, not only in terms of practical skills, but also in terms of food science, and conscious consumerism. I also had so much fun! I looked forward to class every week. The small group size made it possible for all of us to get hands on instruction, and to enjoy each other’s company. Just wonderful in all ways. I highly recommended this class :)
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 3/27/2019
Bootcamp was both educational and fun. The instructor was outstanding.
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Reviewed by Stephen L. on 2/15/2019
Erica is both funny and an amazing teacher, and I learned way more than I thought I would. Not only that, but she also makes it easy to remember what was taught.
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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....

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