Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1699 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

(1699 Reviews)
(NYC) Romantic Dinner for Two

7/25/2021
Kate M.

Attended: (NYC) Romantic Dinner for Two


We had such a fun time in the cooking class! My husband and I both cook a good bit and we both walked away feeling like we learned a lot. Jennifer was generous in answering all of our questions. It was her first class in her new space and the space is beautiful, you can tell she put a lot of care into it, down to the crisp white aprons waiting for each of us upon arrival. Our fellow classmates were such a great group of people too. You could tell everyone had a ball. I will absolutely do a class again, and highly recommend this specific class to others.

Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)

7/13/2021
Paul O.

Attended: Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)


So appreciated the personal attention. I learned a lot.

Indian Biryani with Chef Anchal Bhalla

6/27/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Indian Biryani with Chef Anchal Bhalla


Very informative, well paced, knowledgeable chef. Particularly liked the eating of the biryani at the end using proper Indian technique.

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

6/3/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


Very well organized. The chef paced the class so everyone had sufficient time to complete steps. It really was a cook-along format. The camera was focused on the chef’s countertop during demonstration which made it easy to follow.

Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

5/30/2021
Mary D.

Attended: Crȇpe Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


I didn’t receive the recipes in advance as I usually do, and so planned to watch and take notes. But one of the other ladies in the class sent them to me at the beginning, so I hustled to the kitchen & got a late start. But the instructor was kind and patient, and I caught up. This course was as good as the other 2 I’ve taken. Well worth the funds, time & effort. When I posted my crepe photos on Facebook, a friend inquired and immediately signed up for a couple of courses after I sent her the link.

Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)

4/28/2021
Martin G.

Attended: Basic Cooking Techniques (Virtual)


Excellent instructor. Easy to follow with great tips and insights. Recommended.

Dumpling Workshop (Virtual Cooking)

4/10/2021
Pamela B.

Attended: Dumpling Workshop (Virtual Cooking)


it was a wonderful class I am booking my next class soon ,Question do you have any Roti making classes .

Indian Chaat: Samosas + Masala Chai

4/3/2021
Sejal P.

Attended: Indian Chaat: Samosas + Masala Chai


Great course on making samosas from scratch - the instructor was very informative and easy to follow along with. I would recommend prepping ingredients prior to class.

Bagel Workshop (Virtual)

3/16/2021
Sophia L.

Attended: Bagel Workshop (Virtual)


This class was one of the best virtual cooking classes I've added so far. Chef Erica was extremely knowledgeable and helpful throughout the entire process. My partner and I were extremely pleased with both the instruction and final product!

Irish Tea Party for St. Patrick's Day (Virtual)

3/15/2021
Anonymous

Attended: Irish Tea Party for St. Patrick's Day (Virtual)


Everything turned out great. The instructor was awesome!

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158 Grand St Stu 207, New York, New York 10013
Home Cooking New York
SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 207
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

Virtual Cooking Camp for Kids, 10+ (Session E)
Virtual Cooking Camp for Kids, 10+ (Session E)
Next start date:

Monday Jul 26th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

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

Monday Aug 2nd, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time

Virtual Cooking Camp for Kids, 10+ (Session D)
Virtual Cooking Camp for Kids, 10+ (Session D)
Next start date:

Monday Aug 9th, 11am - 1pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Aug 5th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

(NYC) Romantic Dinner for Two
(NYC) Romantic Dinner for Two
Next start date:

Friday Aug 6th, 7pm - 9:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Aug 7th, 11am - 2pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks
Culinary Boot Camp: For Beginner Cooks
Next start date:

Monday Aug 9th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time

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

Wednesday Aug 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday Aug 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Southern BBQ
Southern BBQ
Next start date:

Saturday Aug 14th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Aug 22nd, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Cooking Camp for Kids (12+)
Cooking Camp for Kids (12+)
Next start date:

Monday Aug 23rd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Summer Cooking Camp for Kids
Summer Cooking Camp for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Aug 23rd, 10am - 1pm Eastern Time

Culinary Boot Camp: For Amateur Cooks
Culinary Boot Camp: For Amateur Cooks
Next start date:

Monday Sep 13th, 6pm - 9pm Eastern Time