Home Cooking New York

Home Cooking New York

Cooking
SoHo, New York, New York
(1876 Reviews)

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.

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 Chef-Instructors:

Jennifer Clair is the founder of Home Cooking New York. Before launching the school in 2002, she was a Recipe Editor for The Wall Street Journal and a Food Editor at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSLO), where she developed cookbooks and managed the Cooking & Entertaining department of marthastewart.com. Prior to MSLO, she worked in the cookbook division of William Morrow & Company and at Saveur magazine. She graduated from Peter Kump’s New York Cooking School in 1998 after receiving a full James Beard Foundation scholarship. Jennifer is the author of Six Basic Cooking Techniques: Culinary Essentials for the Home Cook (https://tinyurl.com/ycthk85s) based on the school’s most popular cooking class, and the host of the cooking podcast, Kitchen Radio.

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. She is creator and host of the YouTube series, Funny People Making Food (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGO9VaVPhGk) .

Susan Streit Sherman joined Home Cooking New York in 2010. Originally from Michigan, Susan moved to New York to attend the French Culinary Institute. She began her career working as a private chef in both Manhattan and the Hamptons. For five years she managed the School of Recreational Cooking at the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE), and previously worked in the test kitchens at Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart Living, and Real Simple magazines. Susan returned to work as a private chef following the birth of her daughter, Leia, in 2016. She specializes in developing seasonal recipes for allergy-friendly meals, which you can find on her site Crate Cooking (https://www.cratecooking.com/) .

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.

Reviews of Home Cooking New York

(1876 Reviews)
Korean Restaurant Favorites

3/19/2023
Anonymous

Attended: Korean Restaurant Favorites


The food was amazing! Chef John shared his knowledge of Korean food and walked us through each dish. My only gripe is the class description and email sent home. It says you take home "Homemade Kimchi" And tells you to bring a 2-3c glass container. There was no mention of this in the class and we did not take home anything. It was very delicious! Will probably do another class.

3/14/2023
Aisha R.

Attended: "Great British Bake Off" Classics


Loved it. The teacher, Susan, was an absolute delight.

The Best Asian Noodles Dishes

3/12/2023
Anonymous

Attended: The Best Asian Noodles Dishes


Excellent class for an introduction to some great noodle dishes. In particular, our instructor had great energy and personality.

Fresh Pasta Workshop

3/12/2023
Mary Lynn H.

Attended: Fresh Pasta Workshop


Our teacher Erica was amazing! Extremely knowledgeable, accessible, interesting and fun. I would most definitely take another one of her classes.

Middle Eastern Dinner Party

3/12/2023
Leslie D.

Attended: Middle Eastern Dinner Party


Fun learning a different cuisine, great teacher!

Middle Eastern Dinner Party

3/12/2023
John D.

Attended: Middle Eastern Dinner Party


Great teacher, food and atmosphere!

Introduction to Indian Cooking

3/9/2023
Jon V.

Attended: Introduction to Indian Cooking


Jennifer, the instructor, was so good in every way! Warm and friendly, super knowledgeable and very clear and articulate talking to the class. Annie the assistant was great, too! Very into it.

Asian Soups + Stews: Korean, Thai, Vietnamese + Chinese

3/7/2023
Erika L.

Attended: Asian Soups + Stews: Korean, Thai, Vietnamese + Chinese


The instructor was very knowledgeable and fun to take class from! We will take more courses from him.

Shawarma + Falafel + Fresh Flatbreads

2/27/2023
Anonymous

Attended: Shawarma + Falafel + Fresh Flatbreads


Great instructor and food!

Shawarma + Falafel + Fresh Flatbreads

2/27/2023
Rollie C.

Attended: Shawarma + Falafel + Fresh Flatbreads


Great class! We enjoyed the facilitator and group. Food was delicious and learned so much to make a yummy dinner!

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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

"Great British Bake Off" Classics
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 22nd, 11am - 12:30pm Eastern Time

Falafel + Homemade Flatbread (Virtual Cooking)
Falafel + Homemade Flatbread (Virtual Cooking)
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

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

Thursday May 4th, 7pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Bagel Workshop (Virtual)
Bagel Workshop (Virtual)
Next start date:

Sunday May 7th, 12pm - 1:30pm Eastern Time

Persian Dinner
Persian Dinner
Next start date:

Saturday May 20th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

French Bistro Supper
French Bistro Supper
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 3rd, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Knife Skills 101
Knife Skills 101
Next start date:

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

Ramen Workshop
Ramen Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jun 25th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

How to Make a Great Paella (Virtual)
How to Make a Great Paella (Virtual)
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 8th, 6pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time

Summer Pie Workshop
Summer Pie Workshop
Next start date:

Sunday Jul 16th, 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time

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

Monday Aug 21st, 3:30pm - 5:30pm Eastern Time