Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1662 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

(1662 Reviews)
Supper Club for Kids (Virtual)

1/26/2021
Ryan M.

Attended: Supper Club for Kids (Virtual)


The link would not work. I tried to reach out and zero response

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

1/25/2021
Jeanine L.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


Thanks Chef! My family loves their lunch! I made the dessert crepes for dinner. Will definitely add to my repertoire. If you want us to send photos of finished products let us know! Thanks!

Empanada Workshop with Chef Manu (Virtual)

1/24/2021
Tasha H.

Attended: Empanada Workshop with Chef Manu (Virtual)


Loved making Empanadas. They were absolutely delicious and the family loved them.

Empanada Workshop with Chef Manu (Virtual)

1/24/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Empanada Workshop with Chef Manu (Virtual)


It was fun and the chef was good. This class required a lot of steps and ingredients- the information sent out ahead of time needs to be more detailed and the syllabus and actual recipe should be sent out earlier, as the shopping list and items used in the recipe were not the same. But most importantly, it would have been helpful to know what should be chopped, measured out or already prepared prior to the start of class- as it was, it was very difficult to keep apace of the steps as they happened in the class.

Northern Italian Dinner (Virtual Cooking)

1/21/2021
Mary T Z.

Attended: Northern Italian Dinner (Virtual Cooking)


Everything was easy and delicious. Loved making chicken thighs that way. It was my first time trying polenta(both cooking and eating) and it was surprisingly good. I was happy to see in your recipes a way to use leftover polenta.

Dumpling Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

1/17/2021
Christina P.

Attended: Dumpling Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


The chef was great and I was able to understand and learn

Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)

1/16/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)


So fun! Thank you for the great recipes and instruction.

Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)

1/16/2021
Jared S.

Attended: Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)


Amazing class!!!! He was a great teacher and the food was incredible. Couldn’t recommend enough!!

How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)

1/10/2021
Anonymous

Attended: How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)


So happy I took this class. Chef John was a great instructor. The day after I was inspired to take a trip to the outside world and and buy a bunch of vegetables.

How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)

1/8/2021
Sue M.

Attended: How to Cook Vegetables (Virtual)


Instructor very informative, lots of little tips added about kitchen techniques, explained why to do/not do certain thing. Covered variations and substitutions. Was attentive, checked on each person's progress and made sure everyone was doing well and keeping up. Now feel very comfortable about my ability to cook flavorful delicious vegetables in lots of variations. Thank you!

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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:

Sunday Feb 21st, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

The Best Winter Soups (Virtual Cooking)
The Best Winter Soups (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 28th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Jan 28th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

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

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

Sunday Jan 31st, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills (Virtual)
Knife Skills (Virtual)
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 4th, 5:30pm - 7pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp for Adults, Part 1 (Virtual)
Culinary Boot Camp for Adults, Part 1 (Virtual)
Next start date:

Friday Feb 5th, 5pm - 7pm Eastern Time

Friday is Pizza Night! (Virtual Cooking)
Friday is Pizza Night! (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Friday Feb 5th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Family Bake Off
Family Bake Off
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 6th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Butter Chicken + Garlic Naan (Virtual Cooking)
Butter Chicken + Garlic Naan (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 7th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 7th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)
Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 10th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Feb 11th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Feb 11th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make a Great Steak Dinner
How to Make a Great Steak Dinner
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 13th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Jan 30th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Vacation Cooking Camp for Kids (10+)
Vacation Cooking Camp for Kids (10+)
Next start date:

Monday Feb 15th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Taco Party with Homemade Corn Tortillas
Taco Party with Homemade Corn Tortillas
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 16th, 5:30pm - 7pm Eastern Time

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

Wednesday Feb 3rd, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

French Bistro Supper (Virtual Cooking)
French Bistro Supper (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 17th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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