Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1211 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

(1211 Reviews)
Dumpling + Dim Sum Workshop

1/21/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Dumpling + Dim Sum Workshop


Erica was a great instructor

Spanish Paella and Tapas

1/19/2019
Victor R.

Attended: Spanish Paella and Tapas


Interactive, knowledgeable instructor and the food was truly amazing, I highly recommend it.....

The Best Winter Soups

1/17/2019
Lynn K.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


John was terrific. Informative, enjoyable and one helluva cook. Loved the class and will definitely sign up again.

The Best Winter Soups

1/17/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


John was great. The recipes are totally doable and delicious. I learned so much about some basic cooking techniques as well as got great recipes. I will definitely take more classes.

The Best Winter Soups

1/16/2019
Anonymous

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


The class fun, intimate, and hands on. The chef was knowledgeable and the food was delicious. I couldn’t believe that you’re able to cook tasty soups in such a short amount of time

Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class

1/13/2019
Herry P.

Attended: Farmers Market Tour + Cooking Class


This class was great. Our instructor was very knowledgeable and she kept the class pretty interactive. Although we cooked fish, there were also a lot of options in our meal for vegetarians as well. I also learned a lot about how to navigate the farmer's market

Flavors of the Middle East

1/13/2019
Nicole L.

Attended: Flavors of the Middle East


Great fun! Convivial atmosphere, good simple menu, easy to prepare. Looking forward to reproducing at home...

How to Cook Fish

1/13/2019
Carmen B.

Attended: How to Cook Fish


The class was decent and the course material was good but more attention to each student would be better.

Vietnamese Street Food

1/12/2019
Yvonne W.

Attended: Vietnamese Street Food


I love that Thu tried very hard to ensure authenticity in her ingredients and methods and clarified whenever she made a short cut. I also liked that given this intent, she did not skimp out on the use of chilies. She also clarified when some ingredients were not up to her standard and what would be different about them. I’d highly recommend Thu and hope she gains more confidence to continue teaching because I think she is great at it and can only get better with practice!

French Bistro Classics

1/7/2019
Laurisa M.

Attended: French Bistro Classics


This class was extremely fun and very informative! Erica is hilarious and was such a great teacher. The food was incredible too! And seems absolutely doable to make at home on our own. Can't wait to take another Home Cooking New York class!

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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

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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

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Friday Jan 25th, 11am - 1:30pm

Handmade Mexican Tacos
Handmade Mexican Tacos
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Saturday Jan 26th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Six Basic Cooking Techniques
Six Basic Cooking Techniques
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Sunday Jan 27th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Bubbles + Truffles: Candy Making for Adults
Bubbles + Truffles: Candy Making for Adults
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Sunday Feb 3rd, 5pm - 7:30pm

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

Friday Feb 8th, 11am - 1:30pm

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

Sunday Feb 10th, 12pm - 2:30pm

Advanced Pasta Workshop
Advanced Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 13th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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

Friday Feb 15th, 11am - 1:30pm

Southern BBQ
Southern BBQ
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 17th, 5pm - 7:30pm

Cooking Camp for Kids - Session C
Cooking Camp for Kids - Session C
Next start date:

Monday Feb 18th, 11am - 2pm

Northern Italian Favorites for the Fall/Winter
Northern Italian Favorites for the Fall/Winter
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 21st, 6pm - 8:30pm

French Bistro Classics
French Bistro Classics
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Friday Feb 22nd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Flavors of the Middle East
Flavors of the Middle East
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Saturday Feb 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

How to Cook Duck
How to Cook Duck
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Sunday Feb 24th, 12pm - 2:30pm

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

Thursday Feb 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Sheet Pan Dinners
Sheet Pan Dinners
Next start date:

Friday Mar 1st, 11am - 1:30pm

The Baking Basics
The Baking Basics
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 2nd, 12pm - 2:30pm

Pork Lovers Workshop
Pork Lovers Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 3rd, 5pm - 7:30pm

Introduction to Indian Cooking
Introduction to Indian Cooking
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm

How to Cook Fish
How to Cook Fish
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 6th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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