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Start Date:

Fri, Jun 23, 12:00pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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SoHo, Manhattan
158 Grand St Stu 207
Btwn Lafayette & Centre Streets
New York, New York 10013
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this knife skills class:

Everything you ever need to know about choosing, storing, sharpening, holding, and using the most important tool in the kitchen. We will have 8-inch chef's knives for you to practice on, but you are also welcome to bring your own knife. 

Included in the price is a knife sharpening stone of your own, which we will teach you how to use flawlessly before you leave. 

And so you have something to cook (and eat!) with all your expertly chopped ingredients, we'll also make a meal to share at the end of class, usually a minestrone soup or a vegetable stir-fry.

Important notes:

  • Please reach out to CourseHorse for any dietary restrictions.
  • Make sure to ring the outside buzzer, even if the front door is open, so we know you are arriving!

COVID-19 Policy:

Everyone attending a public or private class at our NYC school must be fully-vaccinated. This is meant to create a safe and relaxed, communal cooking environment for everyone attending. Currently, masking is optional.

School 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 (class (not including our baking or dessert classes).

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 work table 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.

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Refund Policy

For Public Classes:

We have a firm business days cancellation policy (for credit only) to ensure that we have enough time to re-fill your seat with another student.

Please note: Boot Camps require business days notice to be rescheduled.

While it is not in our nature to say no, we are simply not able to accommodate last-minute illnesses or work-related conflicts. However, you are always welcome to send someone in your place, because we understand that these things do happen.

Classes are not refundable.

For Culinary Boot Camps:

Because of the volume of Boot Camps we offer, we cannot offer make-up classes to everyone who misses a class, as it happens too often. As a consolation we have two options for making up missed classes, provided you alert us ahead of time.

  • Send a friend in your place (and make them cook you a meal based on their new skills, as repayment!), or
  • Opt for our “Plan B” program: You can register for any single class that covers the same/similar coursework you missed, provided it still has an open seat 48 hours before it runs. That way you can take another class and we are just filling empty seats. Please note, this is a last-minute, drop-in option, not something that can be scheduled more than 2 days in advance. This does require that you keep tabs on our schedule to see what is available (the number of open seats is part of every class listing).

Thank you for understanding!


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Please Note: This location is in Manhattan. This same address exists in Brooklyn, but this cooking school is in SoHo, NYC.

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158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
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158 Grand St, New York, NY 10013
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Question from Seth S.
Will we learn how to use a whet stone?
Question from Dolores C.
My husband is vegan. Will you have demonstrations cutting meat or fish during the class?
Answer from Jenny T. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, it's vegan-friendly
Question from Kristen N.
Hi, does the 8:30 end time include the sit down meal, or is that just the time the instructional portion ends?
Answer from Jennifer C. Verified Educator
The meal usually happens after the 2 1/2 hour instruction.
Question from Austin A.
Is the sharpening using a whetstone? Are different chopping / mincing / cutting techniques covered?
Answer from Jennifer C. Verified Educator
Yes, we show you how to use a sharpening stone and then each student gets to take their sharpening stone home with them. We cover all basic knife skills: purchasing, storing, sharpening, holding, mincing, dicing, julienne.
Question from Jackie M.
Are the recipes vegan?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, it's vegan-friendly, no meat in the recipes. Thank you.
Answer from Justine R. Verified Student
Hi, It depends on the chef. But some of the recipes are easy to accommodate to make a vegan recipe. Enjoy your class!
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Question from Jasmine A.
Is there going to be more classes after these 2 are done?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey Jasmine! Thanks for your question. We don't have information yet whether there will be dates after the March 29 class, but you can save the class to your wish list so we'll send you an email when we add new dates to this class. Thanks!
Question from Jen H.
The next class is on a Thursday. Are these ever scheduled on weekends?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! We really can't say when will it be offered again. The school is the one giving us the schedule and there's no update on that as of yet. You can add it to your wish-list so you can be notified via email when new updates are made on the website.
Question from Jenny T.
What's the menu for this class?
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Vegetable Minestrone Soup Vegetable Stir Fry
Answer from Sherri M. Verified Student
Minestrone over orzo, stir fry with rice, and a curried slaw.
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Reviews of Classes at Home Cooking New York (1,909)

(1909 Reviews)
Knife Skills 101
Reviewed by A. Safara M. on 2/24/2023
Really good class to leverage your knife handling skills. Which additionally provides comforting preventative techniques to avoid injury. The soup we made in class, was pretty delish, & unfortunately we had leftovers (that I highly doubt would be wasted). However, I wish I knew we could've taken some home in advance. As I would've brought a container w/ me. So, I could relish my tastebuds in it more. This Recreational Cooking School is very beneficial for the Seasonal job lifestyle I am currently engaging in, & I plan to return more than thrice. To become even more familiar, comfortable, & better at honing everything from a fundamentals to intermediate culinary environment!!
Knife Skills 101
Reviewed by Kelly N. on 9/15/2022
The class was great! Learned a lot, had fun, and ate some great food at the end. Lots of takeaways I'm excited to try out in my kitchen.
Knife Skills 101
Reviewed by Robert Hall on 9/8/2022
Developing good knife techniques is vital for aspiring home cooks. If you don't have these skills, you should take this class. I love the room. Lots of space, chance to watch and practice under supervision, and you get to eat wonderful food afterward. What is there not to like? Bob Hall
Knife Skills 101
Reviewed by Kiki R. on 6/28/2022
The knife skills class was great. I learned lots of new things and am using what I learned every day. Highly recommend!
Knife Skills 101
Reviewed by Jeff S. on 4/11/2022
The knife skills class was excellent. From holding to cutting to chopping, we learned many basic skills. Moreover, we learned how to shop for a knife, sharpen it, and maintain it in good condition. The instructor paid attention to everyone and made hands-on corrections. She was knowledgeable not only about knives, but all aspects of cooking. We cooked a delicious meal and ate together as a group—it was a delightful experience.
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Founded in 2002, Home Cooking New York provides intimate and hands-on cooking classes at their cooking school in downtown New York City. Their students range from absolute beginners to amateur home cooks who want to expand their culinary education.

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