Best Classes for Foodies in NYC

As one of the world’s culinary capitals, New York City is home to a wide variety of fantastic cooking classes and renowned instructors. Whether you’re a total beginner or seasoned cook, a cooking class is a great way to spice up your visit to NYC.

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Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

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You’ll meet in Chinatown and explore the amazing markets where you’ll buy fresh fish and groceries before returning to the kitchen at Camaje. There, you’ll learn from a professional chef how to filet, saute, poach, bake and grill before settling down to enjoy a fresh, fabulous meal.

Neighborhood: Chinatown and Greenwich Village

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Handmade Pasta Class (BYOB)

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Learn how to make your own pasta from scratch in this hands-on, BYOB class. Taught by Taste Buds Kitchen in a sunny studio in Chelsea, you’ll pick up tricks to make multiple pasta shapes at home as well as two delicious sauces.

Neighborhood: Chelsea

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Six Basic Cooking Techniques

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A culinary boot camp in one night, students will learn from the pros at Home Cooking New York the basic cooking techniques required to take your cooking to the next level. You’ll learn proper knife skills, as well as how to brown meats, make pan sauces, cook grains, roast vegetables, and prepare leafy greens, followed by a delicious, four-course meal in the school’s kitchen and loft space.

Neighborhood: Chelsea

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Homemade Pizza Making Class

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Learn to make pizza in the city that perfected it. Students will learn from renowned pizza makers at The Brooklyn Kitchen to make their very own pizza at home with dough made (nearly) from scratch. Plus, the class includes beer pairings from NYC’s own Brooklyn Brewery.

Neighborhood: Williamsburg/Greenpoint

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Bread Baking Basics

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A seasoned instructor from the Bleecker Street Bakery of Le Pain Quotidien will show you everything you need to know to bake like a pro at home. Students will learn to create a basic dough, that can be used to create delicious baguettes, rolls, nut loaves, and homemade pizza.

Neighborhood: Greenwich Village