Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1591 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

(1591 Reviews)
Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)

7/4/2020
Russell H.

Attended: Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)


Up until now my quest for the perfect bagel was an absolute failure. Thank you to steering me onto the right track! Fun quick interactive class with lots of time for questions.

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

6/28/2020
Adrienne S.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


The class was great. The instructor was patient and answered everyone's questions. The crepes were terrific. Very pleased with the class and how good both the sweet and savory crepes came out. And the orange sauce was amazing too!

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

6/22/2020
Albert B.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


Class was well presented, friendly and instructive, easy to follow, fun to watch and apply in real time since the instructor had a camera showing the bowls, pans, and utensils are they were used. The resulting crêpes were delicious.

Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)

6/18/2020
Dana C.

Attended: Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)


Thus class was great!!!!! I learned so much! Plus I have a recipe that I can impress anyone with!❤️

Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)

6/17/2020
Dania S.

Attended: Handmade Gnocchi Dinner (Virtual Cooking)


Great Instructor and presentation, easy, quick and delicious! Ingredients list and recipes complete. Teacher gave great Tips throughout class. Will be making again for sure!

Risotto + Gnocchi (Virtual Cooking)

6/3/2020
Lisa B.

Attended: Risotto + Gnocchi (Virtual Cooking)


So fun!!!

Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)

5/30/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)


The class was very informative. Also, the bagel I was taught how to make were delicious.

Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)

5/27/2020
Lisa M.

Attended: Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)


Awesome class, awesome instructor! I made the dish at home and it was a huge success!

Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)

5/26/2020
Adriana M.

Attended: Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)


We had such a good time with Erica on Saturday morning! She was extremely knowledgeable and we enjoyed getting a chemistry lesson while we were making our bagels. We also really appreciated all of her tips and tricks as well as tips for baking bagels with the normal amount of time. For an accelerated bake, our bagels turned out great!! We really enjoyed the class and hope we get to take another soon!

Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)

5/25/2020
Marci D.

Attended: Make Your Own Bagels! (Virtual Cooking)


Erica, our chef instructor, was so informative and patient, and the bagels were delicious. What more could you ask for!

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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

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

Sunday Jul 5th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Weekend Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Weekend Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
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Saturday Jul 11th, 11am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)
Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)
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Sunday Jul 12th, 11am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

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

Tuesday Jul 14th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Jul 11th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Parent/Child Cooking Camps (Ages 5+) (Virtual)
Parent/Child Cooking Camps (Ages 5+) (Virtual)
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 9th, 4pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

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

Friday Jul 17th, 10am - 11:30am Eastern Time

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

Friday Jul 17th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

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

Friday Jul 17th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Shrimp and Grits Brunch (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 18th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Chinese Takeout @ Home (Virtual Cooking)
Chinese Takeout @ Home (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 18th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Vegetarian Indian (Virtual Cooking)
Vegetarian Indian (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 21st, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Wednesday Jul 22nd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Middle Eastern (Virtual Cooking)
Middle Eastern (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Virtual Cooking: Paella + Gazpacho
Virtual Cooking: Paella + Gazpacho
Next start date:

Friday Jul 24th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Summer Baking (Virtual)
Summer Baking (Virtual)
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Saturday Jul 25th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Summer Dinner Salads (Virtual)
Summer Dinner Salads (Virtual)
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 26th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time

Cooking Camp for Kids 10+ (Virtual) - Session B
Cooking Camp for Kids 10+ (Virtual) - Session B
Next start date:

Monday Jul 27th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Jul 30th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Friday Jul 31st, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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