Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1474 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

(1474 Reviews)
How to Make Really Good Sauces

11/18/2019
Amani H.

Attended: How to Make Really Good Sauces


Chef /instructor is awesome. His personality motivates and makes the class exciting and fun. He teaches you so many good / professional tricks and you don’t feel the time passing by. I learnt a lot from him and enjoyed the meal he cooked . I explored sauces that I normally would not even try. Loved the experience and looking forward for more classes.

Romantic Dinner for Two

11/17/2019
Rachel L.

Attended: Romantic Dinner for Two


Class was equal parts fun and informative. The instructor Erika made it comfortable for everyone no matter your skill level. Would definitely recommend.

Vegetarian Suppers that We Love

11/17/2019
June P.

Attended: Vegetarian Suppers that We Love


Erica was great informative and recipes I feel I can really do on my own

Cheesemaking Workshop

11/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Cheesemaking Workshop


The class and experience were amazing. The chef was very knowledgeable and funny, the only reason I give this 4 instead of 5 stars is because I wish I was more involved in the cooking. The mozzarella was the only thing I got to make aside from helping her make caprese sandwiches. I only got to watch her make the ricotta and paneer.

Vegan Suppers for Everyone

11/13/2019
Ellen R.

Attended: Vegan Suppers for Everyone


It was a great class and took place in an immaculate, organized setting. My only hesitation in giving 5 stars is that we prepared 4 dishes so quickly that I had difficulty listening and taking in the information while at the same time chopping and preparing. The outcome was delicious and I did go home with notes so I hope to be able to replicate the dishes in my kitchen. If it had taken place a little more slowly I think I would have learned more.

Cheesemaking Workshop

11/11/2019
clyde d.

Attended: Cheesemaking Workshop


Erica is a wonderful instructor as well as story teller.

Fresh Pasta Workshop

11/10/2019
Jack H.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


Chef John was awesome!

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

11/9/2019
Suzanne S.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Teacher was very cute. She was knowledgeable and very funny. I learned a lot and will def be back with friends! Thank you

Introduction to Korean Cooking

11/7/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Introduction to Korean Cooking


I was excited to take this beginners class to learn to make these korean dishes. Jennifer, our instructor was easy going (always had a smile on her face) and was full of information. We were taught technique and she answered our questions while we made several different dishes. I enjoyed myself immensely! I have to say that when I left the class I was walking down the street, singing in my head "I'm in heaven..." LOL Can't wait for this weekend to make pork dumplings and for the next several weekends will attempt to make another dish taught in class like the kimchi fried rice with a fried egg on top and the beef bulgogi, before I forget what I learned in class. And next month the Kimchi Jigae which I found surprisingly delicious as I'm not a fan of spicy food. I highly recommend this class especially if taken with Jennifer!

Southern BBQ

11/4/2019
Cheryl M.

Attended: Southern BBQ


John was outstanding as a chef and as a teacher. I enjoyed him and his class immensely. I'll be back!

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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

Housemade Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres
Housemade Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres
Next start date:

Friday Nov 22nd, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Saturday Nov 23rd, 12pm - 2:30pm

How to Make a Fantastic Beef Bourguignon
How to Make a Fantastic Beef Bourguignon
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 24th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Bagel and Soft Pretzel Workshop
Bagel and Soft Pretzel Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Nov 30th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Southern Brunch
Southern Brunch
Next start date:

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

How to Grocery Shop in Today's Supermarket
How to Grocery Shop in Today's Supermarket
Next start date:

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 6pm - 8pm

Spanish Paella and Tapas
Spanish Paella and Tapas
Next start date:

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

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

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

How to Make Great Soups
How to Make Great Soups
Next start date:

Friday Dec 6th, 11am - 1:30pm

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

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

The Best Weekend Brunch
The Best Weekend Brunch
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 7th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Fresh Pasta Workshop: Ravioli + Pappardelle + Gnocchi
Fresh Pasta Workshop: Ravioli + Pappardelle + Gnocchi
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Dec 13th, 11am - 1:30pm

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

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

Holiday Candy Workshop
Holiday Candy Workshop
Next start date:

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

Homemade Pho (Vietnamese Favorites)
Homemade Pho (Vietnamese Favorites)
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm

The Baking Basics
The Baking Basics
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 21st, 12pm - 2:30pm

Bubbles + Truffles: Candy Making for Adults
Bubbles + Truffles: Candy Making for Adults
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 21st, 6pm - 8:30pm

Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Next start date:

Monday Dec 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class
Next start date:

Friday Dec 27th, 11am - 2:30pm

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