Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1449 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

(1449 Reviews)
How to Make Great Soups

10/14/2019
Carin R.

Attended: How to Make Great Soups


Erica is very Knowledgeable and explains things very clearly! Great class

Cheesemaking Workshop

10/6/2019
Ryan M.

Attended: Cheesemaking Workshop


This class was great!

Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop

10/4/2019
Lisa M.

Attended: Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop


Excellent class!! Learned so much and had so much fun. I cant wait to cook everything I learned at home. Highly recommend!

Knife Skills 101

10/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills 101


Great introduction to the selection and care of knives, including sharpening, and the proper way to hold the knife. The class also provides you with the ability to practice different types of cuts immediately on a wide variety of vegetables and herbs.

Cooking for the Week

9/25/2019
Amy R.

Attended: Cooking for the Week


This class was fantastic. Interesting, interactive but not in the least overwhelming. I never felt rushed. Got a great packet to take home. And to end the night, we all sat down to a nice meal.

What to Eat + How to Shop

9/18/2019
Anonymous

Attended: What to Eat + How to Shop


This class was very informative. It was a lot of information to take in for a two hour course. I wish it was a little bit longer or broken into two classes. I also would like to learn more about reading labels. Overall the class is well worth the money!

Bagel and Soft Pretzel Workshop

9/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Bagel and Soft Pretzel Workshop


Great class and knowledgeable instructor! The space was a little bit small and hard to find from the street, but overall was a good experience.

Bagel and Soft Pretzel Workshop

9/15/2019
Laurie P.

Attended: Bagel and Soft Pretzel Workshop


Erica was well organized and very knowledgable about her subject matter. The spread for lunch complimented our bagel and pretzel making event and made for lots of wonderful pictures and memories!

How to Make Really Good Sauces

9/11/2019
Michael B.

Attended: How to Make Really Good Sauces


This was my first class, and it was very well presented, executed, and the gentleness of the "teaching" made for a very gentle and enriching experience. I look forward to the next class and hope to have much the same experience. Michael Breaux

Spanish Paella and Tapas

9/6/2019
Maureen G.

Attended: Spanish Paella and Tapas


Great experience!!

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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

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

The Baking Basics
The Baking Basics
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 19th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Southern Brunch
Southern Brunch
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 20th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Oct 25th, 11am - 2:30pm

Sheet Pan Dinners
Sheet Pan Dinners
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 26th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Handmade Mexican Tacos
Handmade Mexican Tacos
Next start date:

Monday Oct 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm

How to Cook Vegetables (Properly)
How to Cook Vegetables (Properly)
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 29th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques
Six Basic Cooking Techniques
Next start date:

Friday Nov 1st, 11am - 1:30pm

Pork Lovers Workshop
Pork Lovers Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Nov 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm

Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 2nd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Southern BBQ
Southern BBQ
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 3rd, 12pm - 2:30pm

How to Cook Fish
How to Cook Fish
Next start date:

Friday Oct 18th, 11am - 1:30pm

How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)
How to Use Herbs & Spices in Cooking (or Seasoning 101)
Next start date:

Friday Nov 8th, 11am - 1:30pm

How to Cook Duck
How to Cook Duck
Next start date:

Friday Nov 8th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Cheesemaking Workshop
Cheesemaking Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 9th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Culinary Boot Camp: For Amateur Cooks
Culinary Boot Camp: For Amateur Cooks
Next start date:

Monday Nov 11th, 6pm - 9pm

Vegan Suppers for Everyone
Vegan Suppers for Everyone
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Asian Soups + Stews: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese + Thai
Asian Soups + Stews: Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese + Thai
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Romantic Dinner for Two
Romantic Dinner for Two
Next start date:

Friday Nov 15th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 16th, 12pm - 2:30pm

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