Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1836 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 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 spacial parameters of a single stove/family-style kitchen. We ask for volunteers to assist in all cooking.

Reviews of Home Cooking New York

(1836 Reviews)
Hand-Rolled Bagels and Soft Pretzels

1/23/2023
Maria A.

Attended: Hand-Rolled Bagels and Soft Pretzels


It was very informative and interesting. I learned more than I expected. The venue was great and the instructor was very knowledgeable and organized in her presentation. Above all, the bagels and pretzels came out delicious. Will definitely recommend this course to friends and family.

Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone

12/30/2022
Sara S.

Attended: Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone


The food was really good and the chef was really on point. Great sense of humor and had everyone engaged the whole time

Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone

12/29/2022
James L.

Attended: Vegetarian Suppers for Everyone


Erica was fun and informative. Looking forward to more classes. thanks

Baking Boot Camp

12/20/2022
grazielle s.

Attended: Baking Boot Camp


Great hands on baking class, just the right amount of time learning and practicing different bakes. Our instructor was Erica, she was very engaging and helpful with her tips and tricks! Would be back for another class!

Bake + Take: Homemade Holiday Candy

12/18/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Bake + Take: Homemade Holiday Candy


Class was really fun and the teacher, Erica, was excellent. The one disappointment was that I communicated with the school a month ahead of the class that my son had a nut allergy and would need some accommodation m and this was not communicated to the teacher. Fortunately we were early to class so she was able to have a nut alternative delivered before we got too far under way. Given that this is a serious medical issue I was very disappointed that the ball was dropped.

Six Basic Cooking Techniques

12/2/2022
MIchael H.

Attended: Six Basic Cooking Techniques


It was a really great class! The teaching was excellent. The physical space was amazing. And the food was delicious. I will definitely sign up for more courses.

The Best Winter Soups

11/14/2022
Amy H.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


My daughter and I really enjoyed the class. Our instructor John, was fun engaging and extremely knowledgeable. He taught us how to make four very different very delicious soups. We all helped in the prep work and enjoyed eating all of the soups. I highly recommend this class.

The Best Winter Soups

11/13/2022
Gloria W.

Attended: The Best Winter Soups


Loved this class! Our teacher, John, was well prepared and taught this old cook a few new tips, definitely will look to take more classes.

Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners

11/4/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Quick & Ridiculously Delicious Dinners


Class was wonderful and interactive. Chef was amazing, and informative. Would highly recommend this class for a first time cooking class

Fresh Pasta Workshop

11/3/2022
Bonnie H.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


Erika was funny & extremely informative. I had a lot of fun making the different types of pastas and the results were delicious!!!

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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

What to Eat + How to Grocery Shop
What to Eat + How to Grocery Shop
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 8th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Cook With Your Honey for Valentine's Day
Cook With Your Honey for Valentine's Day
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 14th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Southeast Asian Flavors: Thai + Vietnamese
Southeast Asian Flavors: Thai + Vietnamese
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 16th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Southern Brunch
Southern Brunch
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Saturday Feb 18th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

"Great British Bake Off" Classics
Next start date:

Monday Feb 20th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

Friday Feb 24th, 11am - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Asian Soups + Stews: Korean, Thai, Vietnamese + Chinese
Asian Soups + Stews: Korean, Thai, Vietnamese + Chinese
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make Really Good Sauces
How to Make Really Good Sauces
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 2nd, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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

Friday Mar 3rd, 11am - 1:30pm Eastern Time

How to Cook Shellfish: Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Scallops
How to Cook Shellfish: Clams, Mussels, Shrimp, Scallops
Next start date:

Friday Mar 3rd, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Mar 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Middle Eastern Dinner Party
Middle Eastern Dinner Party
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 9th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Fresh Pasta Workshop
Fresh Pasta Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 11th, 12pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Mar 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Ramen Workshop
Ramen Workshop
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Korean Restaurant Favorites
Korean Restaurant Favorites
Next start date:

Friday Mar 17th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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

Saturday Mar 18th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Persian Dinner
Persian Dinner
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 21st, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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

Tuesday Mar 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

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