Sunday Jan 19th, 12pm - 2:30pm
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.
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.
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
This was a really useful class that was approachable even for beginners like me. Jennifer is a great instructor. Her demonstrations are easy to follow and she makes the class fun by peppering in (pun intended!) some of her back story, plus lots of helpful kitchen tips that went way beyond just knife skills. I felt like I got a lot out of it - not just a sharpening stone and the confidence to use a chef's knife and start cooking more vegetables, but a delicious meal with some friendly people too!
Practical intro to cheese making. I feel like I picked up a new skill.
Great class. Learned a lot.
Truly a fun and educational class. Jennifer was extremely knowledgeable and open. The class was welcoming and easy to follow. Would definitely do again and will recommend to friends.
It was a fun experience. Lived up to all my expectations. Erica is a great teacher. I learnt a lot in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
There is no perfect but class was great! So was the food!
Erica is a fabulous teacher Great way to spend an evening- great recipes and congenital classmates
Erica was fantastic! So incredibly knowledgeable, a great teacher and also really funny. The space was perfect, just the right size, all the right tools, comfortable, easy to find. We had a great time I would recommend this class to anyone!
Erica was very nice and prompt but the class lacked equipment. there was 1 pot, 1 broken burner, and all we did was watch her most of the time, it was supposed to be a full participation class according to the description, but all we did was watch Erica then finally at 8:15 we rushed to coat the truffles and make the candy canes at the last 20-30 minutes of the class...Wow we got to take turns stirring the ganache, for 5 seconds each, we should have had our own batches to make. The batches were so small and there was 10 people in the class. Very disappointing and won’t book with u again. This was my 3 cookie or chocolate class in 2 weeks and the only one that was good was with Katie in Brooklyn, the macaroon class in the hotel in NY and this one were the worst. Very disappointing
Such a great class! John was awesome. So fun, delicious, informative, and personable!
Sunday Jan 19th, 12pm - 2:30pm
Thursday Jan 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Jan 31st, 11am - 1:30pm
Saturday Feb 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Feb 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Sunday Feb 9th, 12pm - 2:30pm
Friday Feb 14th, 12pm - 2:30pm
Monday Feb 17th, 6pm - 9pm
Tuesday Feb 18th, 6pm - 8pm
Friday Feb 21st, 11am - 1:30pm
Saturday Feb 22nd, 12pm - 2:30pm
Saturday Feb 22nd, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Feb 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Saturday Feb 29th, 12pm - 2:30pm
Sunday Mar 1st, 12pm - 2:30pm
Thursday Mar 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Friday Mar 6th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Sunday Mar 8th, 12pm - 2:30pm
Wednesday Mar 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm
Thursday Mar 12th, 11am - 1:30pm