Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1687 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

(1687 Reviews)
The Best Winter Soups (Virtual Cooking)

3/3/2021
MK B.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups (Virtual Cooking)


Delicious & unique recipes. John encourages questions and offers many good tips for soup and other food prep. Thanks

The Best Winter Soups (Virtual Cooking)

3/1/2021
Emily J.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups (Virtual Cooking)


This was an excellent class. The chef instructor was knowledgeable and amazingly patient, and he demonstrated several techniques that were new to me. And the soups were delicious!

Indian Biryani with Chef Anchal Bhalla

3/1/2021
Amy K.

Attended: Indian Biryani with Chef Anchal Bhalla


I really liked the class. The length was perfect and the recipe definitely a keeper! The teacher was great - she shared the cultural significance and regional differences of the dish and was very patient in answering our questions!

Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)

2/24/2021
Carol M.

Attended: Make Your Own Shawarma! (Virtual Cooking)


Couldn’t get in

Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)

2/23/2021
Mandy F.

Attended: Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)


Really loved how well she explained everything she was doing and how she provided tips. Really appreciated her teaching style and didn't feel like she was going too fast.

Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)

2/11/2021
Colin W.

Attended: Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)


Being a beginner I thought the course was great. The speed was the right pace and very informative. Enjoyed the course and would do another one.

Moroccan Dinner (Virtual Cooking)

2/5/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Moroccan Dinner (Virtual Cooking)


Wonderful recipes, easy pace.

How to Make a Great Paella (Virtual)

2/5/2021
Mary T Z.

Attended: How to Make a Great Paella (Virtual)


Making paella was wonderful. It had been a long time since I had it and the chef gave us a lot of tips to make it taste the best, especially getting the rice to stick to the bottom of the pan. The roasted broccoli was delicious, too.

Knife Skills (Virtual)

2/2/2021
Daniel C.

Attended: Knife Skills (Virtual)


Fun class, great experience & tasty meal at the end.

Knife Skills (Virtual)

2/1/2021
Colleen C.

Attended: Knife Skills (Virtual)


Fantastic (and very funny!) instructor. Extremely informative. Learned something new every minute of the class. Highly recommend.

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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 Mar 28th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make a Fruit Pie (Virtual Cooking)
How to Make a Fruit Pie (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 14th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Tuesday Mar 9th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Wednesday Mar 10th, 4:30pm - 6pm Eastern Time

Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)
Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 13th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Irish Tea Party for St. Patrick's Day (Virtual)
Irish Tea Party for St. Patrick's Day (Virtual)
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 14th, 3pm - 4:30pm Eastern Time

Chinese Stir-Frying 101 (Virtual Cooking)
Chinese Stir-Frying 101 (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 18th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Friday Mar 19th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Chicken Korma + Parathas with Chef Anchal Bhalla
Chicken Korma + Parathas with Chef Anchal Bhalla
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Sunday Mar 21st, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Falafel + Homemade Flatbread (Virtual Cooking)
Falafel + Homemade Flatbread (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Indian Chaat: Samosas + Masala Chai
Indian Chaat: Samosas + Masala Chai
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 27th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Family Bake Off
Family Bake Off
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 13th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Mar 27th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

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

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

Tuesday Mar 30th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

DIY Sushi Rolls (Virtual)
DIY Sushi Rolls (Virtual)
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 1st, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Saag Paneer + Jeera Rice (Virtual Cooking)
Saag Paneer + Jeera Rice (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 3rd, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Apr 3rd, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Northern Italian Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Northern Italian Dinner (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 3rd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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