De Gustibus was founded in 1980 by Arlene Feltman Sailhac and is now owned and run by Salvatore Rizzo, former Director of House Operations and Events at the James Beard Foundation.
The mission of the school is:
“To continue the tradition of serving the culinary community by showcasing the talents of established chefs, rising stars, and sommeliers to food and wine lovers, with the utmost in hospitality.”
The school is located on the 8th floor of Macy’s Herald Square in New York City. De Gustibus is a recreational cooking school where anyone is welcome to enjoy the demonstrations of superior international chefs and wine experts. A typical experience at De Gustibus will let you:
Meet and Learn from World-Class Chefs
I really enjoyed myself. Several tips will come in use. Food, a real treat. Looking forward to visiting Little Owl, soon.
Great class by pomegranate and DeGustibus cooking school never disappoints,
The host of the class interrupted the chefs throughout the class and was distracting. Every time the chef was about to say something interesting he would interrupt and ask an unrelated question. He also kept jumping in front of the chef to take pictures
Great class! I've been a big fan of Kenji's and was so excited to see him in person. He was really receptive to questions from the audience and the entire staff was extremely warm, friendly and welcoming. I'll definitely be coming back for more classes here.
This was an incredible class. Both the content and presenters were fabulous. Would do this over and over again!
The menu for this class was well thought out - it was excellent. The chefs were very patient and went through each step in detail. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to experience the fine art of cooking, braising and brining. Also, the dessert was outrageously finger licking good.
Issac was warm and personable. Eager to share information and experiences. Wonderful delivery
Chef Isaac was confident and dynamic! Loved the food AND the wine! All in all a fab afternoon!
Great class! Informative, entertaining, beautiful venue