JCC Culinary Arts

JCC Culinary Arts

Cooking
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(268 Reviews)

Regardless of where they hail from or if they keep kosher, students from many different backgrounds have come together to cook, eat, laugh, and learn in our festive and informative cooking classes. Sign up now to meet celebrity chefs, learn new recipes, explore exotic ingredients, and cook delicious dishes. And, of course, classes are followed with a great meal you had a part in preparing!

The mission of Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is to foster an inclusive, engaged and informed community that embraces diversity and is rooted in Jewish values.

Reviews of JCC Culinary Arts

(268 Reviews)
French Bistro and Brasserie Classics

2/12/2020
Anonymous

Attended: French Bistro and Brasserie Classics


The original teacher was not able to come. It was not well organized or executed. Although we had fun the class should have been cancelled. Also there should have been some type of snack or beverage to have before we ate after 9pm.

French Bistro and Brasserie Classics

2/12/2020
Anonymous

Attended: French Bistro and Brasserie Classics


Teacher did not attend and a last minute substitute did instead.... Preparation was weak and the facility lacked adequate materials, space and equipment for full participation by all attendees....

Knife Skills

1/18/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills


It was good but not great. We cut mostly veggies and I would have liked to experience cutting other types of things. There could have been more individual assistance given to the students on their technique.

Jewish Roman Cooking

12/19/2019
Victoria Y.

Attended: Jewish Roman Cooking


The students and staff were phenomenal in terms of friendliness and being helpful. However, the chef strongly disliked me for whatever unknown reason. Maybe I am the only Asian in the class. When I had a question, he would either ignore me or cut me off, but went all of his way out to help the other students in the class. When I pointed out this unfair treatment, there continued to be resentment and awkwardness in the class, that did not subside until the very end after having our meal. Also, one of the main ingredients, artichoke, was missing from the menu and 14 out of 16 students were so looking forward to making this dish that was advertised as one of the main dishes. Thus, I have mixed feelings about returning again for another JCC cooking class, but if I do, it will definitely be with another nicer chef.

Knife Skills

12/12/2019
Louise R.

Attended: Knife Skills


The class was so much fun and helpful. I learned a lot about knives and how to utilize a knife. The class size was perfect. Chef Shaya was skilled and vivacious. Jennifer was helpful. We learned more than Knife Skills and I really enjoyed the class. Thank you JCC, Chef Shaya and Jennifer. I would definitely take another class with Chef Shaya.

Knife Skills

12/11/2019
Danielle M.

Attended: Knife Skills


OUTSTANDING! Chef Shaya was awesome! So knowledgeable, kind, funny and helpful. I loved it and highly recommend!!!

Jewish Roman Cooking

12/5/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Jewish Roman Cooking


Wonderful class, delicious results, and an informed and dynamic instructor. Highly recommended!

Meat Lovers Mains + Sensational Sides

10/31/2019
Nyoka G.

Attended: Meat Lovers Mains + Sensational Sides


The food was absolutely delicious. I can't wait to make these recipes on my own. Loved this class!

Meat Lovers Mains + Sensational Sides

10/30/2019
Gwendolyn G.

Attended: Meat Lovers Mains + Sensational Sides


Lots of fun. Chef Mike was patient and gave the class a lot of great tips. Food was delicious.

Thai Street Food

10/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Thai Street Food


Great class! Beyond the recipes themselves there were lots of tips, both Thai-specific as well as general kitchen skills, that these two rather seasoned home cooks found useful.

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334 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10023
JCC Culinary Arts
Upper West Side, Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave
At W 76th St
New York, New York 10023

Upcoming Classes at JCC Culinary Arts

Warming Soups from Around the Globe
Warming Soups from Around the Globe
Next start date:

Monday Feb 24th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Cajun Cooking: New Orleans
Cajun Cooking: New Orleans
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 25th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Turkish Vegetarian Delicacies
Turkish Vegetarian Delicacies
Next start date:

Monday Mar 2nd, 7pm - 9:30pm

Salt-Crusted, Fire-Roasted Fish
Salt-Crusted, Fire-Roasted Fish
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 4th, 7pm - 9:30pm

First Friday Lunch+Learn Section 2: Fried Rice+Stir Fry
First Friday Lunch+Learn Section 2: Fried Rice+Stir Fry
Next start date:

Friday Mar 6th, 11am - 12:45pm

Beginners Culinary Boot Camp
Beginners Culinary Boot Camp
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 17th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Five Courses, 15 Ingredients
Five Courses, 15 Ingredients
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 18th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Thai Street Food
Thai Street Food
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 19th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Plant-Based Meals for Kids
Plant-Based Meals for Kids
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 22nd, 10am - 12:30pm

Seasonal Spring Vegetarian
Seasonal Spring Vegetarian
Next start date:

Monday Mar 23rd, 7pm - 9:30pm

How to Roast A Chicken
How to Roast A Chicken
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 25th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Sephardic Vegetarian Seder
Sephardic Vegetarian Seder
Next start date:

Monday Mar 30th, 7pm - 9:30pm

First Friday Lunch + Learn Section 3: Mezze Platter
First Friday Lunch + Learn Section 3: Mezze Platter
Next start date:

Friday Apr 3rd, 11am - 12:45pm

Salmon Six Ways
Salmon Six Ways
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 22nd, 7pm - 9:30pm

Spring Reset
Spring Reset
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 23rd, 7pm - 9:30pm

How to Roast Simple Sheet Pan Suppers
How to Roast Simple Sheet Pan Suppers
Next start date:

Monday Apr 27th, 7pm - 9:30pm

First Friday Lunch + Learn Section 4: Chilled Soups
First Friday Lunch + Learn Section 4: Chilled Soups
Next start date:

Friday May 1st, 11am - 12:45pm

Knife Skills
Knife Skills
Next start date:

Monday May 4th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

International Taco Feast
International Taco Feast
Next start date:

Tuesday May 5th, 7pm - 9:30pm

Mouthwatering Greek Cuisine
Mouthwatering Greek Cuisine
Next start date:

Wednesday May 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm

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Teachers at JCC Culinary Arts

Aaron Teich & Kelly Turner Alicia Suarez Andrea Syms-Brown Andrea Robbins and Solana Nolfo Andree Aelion Brooks Bernice Todres Beverly Solow Bill Connington Bryant Andrew, Nao Yamada & Yvonne Puckett Carly Wertheim Carole Peck Harrison Cary Nemeroff Chaim David Targan Chef Jay Weinstein Chef Barbara Callanan Chef Cecilla Camara Chef Charmaine Lord Chef David Siegel Chef Elaina Kaufman Chef Elena Tedeschi Chef Elena Kaufman Chef Emily Klein Chef Irene Yager Chef Irene Yager Chef Jackie Topol Chef Jay Weinstein Chef Jean Franco Chef Jean Franco Veragaray Chef Jen Cinclair Chef Jennifer Abadi Chef Jenny Matthau Chef Jenny Matthau Chef Jessica Li Phillips Chef Jill Burns Chef John Scoff Chef Judy Shoobe Chef Kate Landowne Chef Keren Weiner Chef Kim Pistone Chef Melanie Underwood Chef Nadia Ahmed Chef Rachel Ringler Chef Rhadia Hursey Chef Robert Rosenthal Chef Shaya Klechevsky Chef Shin Kim Chef Talia Segal Chef Talia Segal Fidler Chefs Solana and Andrea David Solomon Debbie Rabina Diane Insolia Diane Bloomfield Dr. James Nussbaum and Sarah Margiotta Dr. Jonathan E. Aviv Dr. Laurie Brodsky Dr. Paula Rackoff Edya Kalev Elaine Retholz Emily Klein Errol Geoff Blades George Athanassakos Irene Yager Jackie Torren Jackie Topol, MS, RD, Nutritionist Jackie Topol & Danielle Capalino James Sherman James Nussbaum Jay Weinstein Jennifer Goren Jennifer Goren Jennifer Abadi Jennifer Goren & Yael Goren Jenny Matthau Jeremia Kimelman Joan Richter Joel Matalon John Scoff Judy Shoobe Kim Pistone Laurie Brodsky Linda Rose Iennaco Liz Barkan Liz Alpern Manuel Rojas Maria Mason Franzetta Marika Hahn Marti Wolfson Mary Barnes Melissa Rodarte Michael Giudice Michael Reilly Michelle York Miriam Leviton Miriam Suchoff, Rabbi Rayzel Rafael & Judith Rose Multiple Instructor Nancy Adler Orit Spanier Orly Ziv Pastry Chef Pascal Gobert of Mille-Feuille Bakery Paul Mann Paula Pasta Lanna Pete Vigeant Rabbi Neal Kaunfer Rachel O'Brien Rachel Ringler Randl Stone Richard Levich & Momtchil Pojarliev Robert Ante Robyn Youkilis, AADP Sara Newman Sarah Blair Shaya Klechevsky Shelly Fredman Shin Kim Shoshana Jedwab Shulamit Elson Smader Taub Sonja Johansson Anastasi Siotas Spencer Weisbond Susan Thys Jacobs Sylvia Boorstein Tal Tenzer Wai Chu William Vereecke
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