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Best Cooking Classes in New York City
2021

Why These Cooking Classes?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Cooking Classes on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

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

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

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 10035

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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 10035

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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 10028

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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 10459

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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 11201

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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 11204

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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 11201

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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 10591

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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 10001

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