Laurels
Best Cooking
Teachers in
New York
2017

Why These Cooking Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored cooking teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best cooking teachers in New York, NY.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

A La Carte

A La Carte is a full-service culinary center that offers cooking class, private events, and team-building opportunities. Classes include Modern Italian Date Night, Junior Chef, Grown-ups and Kids, American Steakhouse, Girls Night Out, Teen Chef, Boot Camp, Cinco de Mayo, and more. Private in-home cooking instruction is also available. The comfortable, modern facility is located in Lynbrook, New York.

Lynbrook, NY(516) 599-2922

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Appetite for Seduction

New York-based Appetite for Seduction strives to help clients live a sexy, playful lifestyle filled with intimacy, food, and fun. Group classes include Boozy Brunch for Couples, Insatiable Italiano, Mucho Mexicano, From France with Love, Italian Lover, Italian Pasta Making, and more. Private cooking lessons for individuals or couples are also available, as well as bachelorette events and food tours of the East Village.

New York City, NY(646) 490-8774

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Bhagavat Life

Bhagavat Life is an East Village nonprofit organization with the focus of connecting holistic living with everyday life. They offer vegetarian cooking classes for beginners as well as seasonal topics like Cooking for Busy New Yorkers. Clients can also schedule a private in-home group cooking class or dining experience. The monthly Village Feast programs allows guests to enjoy a gourmet meal prepared by students.

New York City, NY(646) 571-0710

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Calliope's Real Greek Food

Calliope's Real Greek Food in Brooklyn offers cooking classics on Greek classics paired with wine in two convenient locations. Private cooking lessons are also available. All offerings focus on high-quality, locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce, with a real-world cooking philosophy that appeals to home cooks at all levels. They also strive to add value by adding leftover ideas and shopping secrets.

Brooklyn, NY(646) 229-3052

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Carried Away Chefs

Based in New York City, Carried Away Chefs offers personal chef services, fun events, and cooking classes. Choose from private instruction, kids cooking classes, or group cooking parties with topics like handmade fresh pasta, delicious vegetarian menus, cooking with whole grains, seasonal cooking, sauces, and beautiful desserts. Owner Kate Homes studied at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale.

New York City, NY(718) 606-8755

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Chef Toni's Cooking Adventures

Based in New York City, Chef Toni's Cooking Adventures offers interactive kids' cooking classes for ages 7 to 14 with some of the city's most lauded chefs, such as Fox’s Master Chef Francis Legge. They also have vacation cooking camps, Saturday cook and play sessions, and birthday parties. Founder Antoinette Willard has more than 20 years of chef experience and is a staunch advocate of the farm to table movement.

New York City, NY(646) 682-7769

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Cooking by the Book

Cooking by the Book has offered hands-on corporate and private cooking classes in both classic and contemporary styles for more than 30 years. Clients can opt for either a two-course or three-course meal, or have fun with Market Basket, a version of the cooking challenge television show Chopped.

New York City, NY(212) 966-9799

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Cooking With Class

Cooking With Class, located in New York, was founded in 1975 by Janeen A. Sarlin, author of eight cookbooks and frequent media expert. This business offers a range of fine-dining services, including private lessons, group team-building classes, teaching tours in both France and the United States, and gourmet catering.

New York City, NY(212) 517-8514

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Coqui the Chef

Based in the Bronx, Coqui the Chef is a fun-loving character who travels with a group of chef instructors providing cooking and nutrition lessons throughout the New York City. This social enterprise received several awards and recognitions for their cooking initiatives in the South Bronx.

Bronx, NY(347) 692-8102

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De Gustibus

De Gustibus Cooking School was founded in 1980 in New York City. Over the years, they have hosted more than 1,300 food and wine experts who prepare and serve meals for their classes in an interactive cooking theater. Their intimate classroom has four large-screen TVs and can accommodate up to 60 guests. De Gustibus has been featured in New York magazine, Time Out New York, and the New York Times.

New York City, NY(212) 239-1652

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Dough Re Me Kids

Dough Re Me Kids in Brooklyn offers cooking classes and parties for children ages 3 to 14. The interactive, hands-on group classes are divided by age group to cater to those at a range of skill levels. Special seasonal workshops include topics like fall harvest, Halloween, Thanksgiving dinner, and holiday feast. Birthday parties for five to ten children can be held in the client's home.

Brooklyn, NY

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Freshmade NYC

Freshmade NYC offers group cooking classes for kids and adults, private instruction, and kids' cooking and craft parties for birthday parties and other special events. Their mission is to help families incorporate fresh, healthy foods into their diets and instill children with a love of nutritious foods with creative, interactive instruction. Menus are primarily vegetarian but occasionally incorporate chicken or fish.

New York City, NY(212) 475-0500

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Green Apron Kitchen

Green Apron Kitchen in Brooklyn strives to teach its patrons the art of cooking from scratch. Their classes, parties, and camps feature topics including Mommy and Me, Pizza Pizza, Pasta and Meatballs, Family Brunch, Donuts, Celebrity Chef Special, and more. Discounts on four-class packages are available.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 676-4792

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Mukti's Kitchen

Located in Brooklyn, Mukti's Kitchen offers hands-on lessons in cooking healthy, authentic Indian recipes. Individual classes and savings bundles of four lessons are available for topics like vegetarian feast, Indian brunch, lamb vindaloo, tikka masala, fish curry, and much more. This business has a five-star overall customer rating on Yelp and has been featured in Edible Brooklyn.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 703-3998

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My Cooking Party

My Cooking Party is a New York City-based business offering both private and group cooking classes as well as cooking parties for adults and kids alike. They boast a uniquely gorgeous location in a modern, renovated loft, ideal for occasions from birthdays to bridal showers. Founder Liron Meller trained at both the Institute of Culinary Education in New York and Le Cordon Bleu in London.

New York City, NY(212) 686-2433

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Purple Kale Kitchenworks

Located in Brooklyn, Purple Kale Kitchenworks champions a sustainable, zero-waste strategy for home cooking focused on fresh ingredients. Clients can opt for private instruction and small interactive classes in topics like everyday improvisation in the kitchen and basic knife skills. This business has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, and Ladies Home Journal.

Brooklyn, NY(917) 297-9709

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Rustico Cooking

Located in New York, Rustico Cooking offers cooking classes for individuals, couples, and small groups, as well as interactive cooking parties and team-building events. The 4,000-square-foot loft features two dining rooms and a state-of-the-art gourmet kitchen. Topics include fresh pasta for beginners, springtime seafood, rustic favorites, Italian country cooking, flavors of Tuscany, entertaining Italian-style, and much more.

New York City, NY(917) 602-1519

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The Couples Kitchen

Founded in 2008, Brooklyn's The Couples Kitchen is the brainchild of Brooke Parkhurst and James Briscione, the married authors of Just Married & Cooking. Through private and public cooking classes and parties, they strive to help young couples and families eat fresh, healthy, delicious meals, even when short on time with a low budget. Their signature offering is the Date Night Couples Cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education, where Briscione is director of culinary development. Parkhurst is a longtime food writer who has served as a correspondent for Conde Nast.

Brooklyn, NY(718) 852-5500

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The SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom

Based in Pocantico Hills, The SHFT Mobile Kitchen Classroom strives to create food system change with mobile hands-on cooking instruction for high school students. They offer innovative learning opportunities, farm-driven recipes, and virtual field trips, with a customizable curriculum suitable for many types of classes. This organization was founded by actor Adrian Grenier and Jill Isenbarger, Executive Director at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Pocantico Hills, NY(914) 366-6200

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What's in Your Cupboard?

What's in Your Cupboard? offers public cooking classes in a spacious Manhattan loft. The innovative program helps aspiring home chefs learn to cook with what's in their kitchen. Each class brainstorms a menu with a fully stocked pantry along with a chosen protein, starch, and vegetable. Corporate outings and team-building events are also available.

New York City, NY(212) 481-8550

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