Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1156 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

(1156 Reviews)
Knife Skills 101

11/16/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Knife Skills 101


I came into this class with no prior knowledge of how to hold a knife, how to properly chop/dice/mince, and certainly no idea how to sharpen a knife. I left with skills in all of those! This is definitely an introductory class but was educational from start to finish (save for the delicious meal at the end) and even my pastry chef wife learned a thing or two. John was super friendly and willing to answer any questions, kept the class fun and made sure to take time with each student.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

11/15/2018
Paul C.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


John was such an incredible teacher. The class was utterly perfect from the moment we walked in until we left. We were comfortable, thoroughly entertained, but most of all very inspired to cook! Being very much a beginner cook its pretty amazing how much confidence in my abilities I came away with. Highly recommended!

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

11/14/2018
Jung Eun K.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


Jennifer was a great teacher. In 2 and a half hours, I learned so much about cooking skills that I never knew before. This class made me falling in love with cooking as a new hobby. Highly recommend.

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

11/12/2018
Jason E.

Attended: Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)


Erica is really fantastic and the course was perfect for a beginner. I felt comfortable, yet challenged and once a week was frequent enough that I felt like I was making real progress. Would recommend.

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners

11/11/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners


Great teacher!

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners

11/10/2018
Julie T.

Attended: Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners


Really like Erica. So nice & easy to listen to & work with. She was fantastic. I’d request her next time

How to Cook (More) Fish

11/8/2018
Lori B.

Attended: How to Cook (More) Fish


It was great! Learned a lot and the fish was delicious!!!!! Instructor was terrific!

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

11/7/2018
Lindsay M.

Attended: Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)


This class is awesome! It’s great for beginners and more advanced cooks alike and offers a really comprehensive overview of techniques and cuisines. Erica is also fantastic - patient and hilarious. Highly, highly recommend, and I’ll be doing other classes here soon!

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

11/7/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)


Very talented teacher. She has a funny, different personality, but I liked her and thought she was a good person. Well organized cooking class!

Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)

11/6/2018
Kamilla I.

Attended: Culinary Boot Camp: Skills Intensive (6 Weeks)


Amazing experience, will recommend to all my friends! Thank you, Erica!!!

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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

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

Saturday Nov 24th, 11am - 2:30pm

Introduction to Korean Cooking
Introduction to Korean Cooking
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Saturday Nov 24th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)
Six Basic Cooking Techniques (Vegetarian Version)
Next start date:

Wednesday Nov 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 29th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Nov 30th, 11am - 1:30pm

Handmade Mexican Tacos
Handmade Mexican Tacos
Next start date:

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

The Best Winter Soups
The Best Winter Soups
Next start date:

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

Southern Brunch
Southern Brunch
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Sunday Dec 2nd, 12pm - 2:30pm

How to Cook Duck
How to Cook Duck
Next start date:

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

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

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

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

Friday Dec 7th, 11am - 1:30pm

Southern BBQ
Southern BBQ
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Friday Dec 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
Gnocchi and Risotto Workshop
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Friday Dec 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Holiday Candy Workshop
Holiday Candy Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 15th, 12pm - 2:30pm

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

Thursday Dec 20th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Romantic Dinner for Two
Romantic Dinner for Two
Next start date:

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

Cheesemaking Workshop
Cheesemaking Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Dec 22nd, 12pm - 2:30pm

Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Vegetarian Suppers that We Love
Next start date:

Thursday Dec 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Saturday Dec 29th, 12pm - 2:30pm

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
Next start date:

Sunday Dec 30th, 12pm - 2:30pm

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