Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1398 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

(1398 Reviews)
The Baking Basics

8/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Baking Basics


The instructor was very informative and gave tips on several fundamental techniques in baking. However, it was a lot less interactive than I anticipated, as the instructor did 90% of the baking, allowing the students to do a handful of the techniques for short time. I enjoyed it, but in my opinion, it was not a great value for the price.

Cheesemaking Workshop

8/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cheesemaking Workshop


This class was SO much fun! Erica was a great teacher and made cheesemaking very accessible and entertaining. AND, the dinner at the end was delicious. I would definitely recommend this!!

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

8/14/2019
Lucie L.

Attended: Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)


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 :)

The Baking Basics

8/11/2019
Joanne S.

Attended: The Baking Basics


Perfect Saturday afternoon class!

Fresh Pasta Workshop

8/11/2019
Laurie G.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


Class was excellent and the teacher was terrific. The only negative is that we arrive at 6pm and don’t eat until 8pm. I would recommend that maybe there are some light appetizers or cheese and crackers, especially since people are coming straight from work. Otherwise, I would highly recommend the class.

The Baking Basics

8/11/2019
Polina P.

Attended: The Baking Basics


My daughter and I liked this class a lot. Instructor was great! We just wished we could do everything by ourselves not just watching. But overall experience was very good anyway!

Fresh Pasta Workshop

8/10/2019
Jay S.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


Very intimate, which I like very much. The recipes were simple, easy to follow and tastes amazing!!!

Knife Skills 101

8/7/2019
Ellen C.

Attended: Knife Skills 101


Great teacher and space. Well organized and I learned and practiced new, practical skills. I couldn't eat the dinner because of my own food sensitivities but I certainly learned the skills I was hoping to learn. Highly recommend this class and teacher.

Vegetarian Summer Suppers

7/24/2019
Danielle T.

Attended: Vegetarian Summer Suppers


Our teacher was great and super patient. Absolutely loved all the food we cooked! Best cooking class I ever been in

Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet

7/21/2019
Susan B.

Attended: Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet


I had a great time, had an incredible meal and learned some very useful cooking tips from John, our instructor.

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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

Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)
Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)
Next start date:

Monday Aug 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Introduction to Indian Cooking
Next start date:

Tuesday Aug 20th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Thursday Aug 22nd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Pork Lovers Workshop
Pork Lovers Workshop
Next start date:

Friday Aug 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 24th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Tuesday Aug 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Handmade Mexican Tacos
Handmade Mexican Tacos
Next start date:

Wednesday Aug 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

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

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 1st, 12pm - 2:30pm

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 3rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Wednesday Sep 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm

The Best Asian Noodles Dishes
The Best Asian Noodles Dishes
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Introduction to Korean Cooking
Introduction to Korean Cooking
Next start date:

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

Southern BBQ
Southern BBQ
Next start date:

Sunday Sep 8th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)
Next start date:

Monday Sep 9th, 6pm - 9pm

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

Tuesday Sep 10th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
Thai Food: Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm

How to Make a Fantastic Bouillabaisse
How to Make a Fantastic Bouillabaisse
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Sep 13th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Saturday Sep 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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