Best Classes for Foodies in NYC

As one of the world’s culinary capitals, NYC 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
    ••• Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish. Photo © Camaje, used with permission

    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.
    Class Details:
    Schedule: 5 hours
    Neighborhood: Chinatown and Greenwich Village
    Price: $105

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    Pasta Making Class
    ••• Pasta Making Class. Photo © Taste Buds Kitchen, used with permission

    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.
    Class Details:
    Schedule: 2 hours, select weekday evenings
    Neighborhood: Chelsea
    Price: $65

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    Six Basic Cooking Techniques
    ••• Six Basic Cooking Techniques. Photo © Home Cooking New York, used with permission

    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.
    Class Details:
    Schedule: 2.5 hours
    Neighborhood: Chelsea
    Price: $100

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    Homemade Pizza
    ••• Homemade Pizza. Photo © The Brooklyn Kitchen, used with permission

    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.
    Class Details:
    Schedule: 2 hours
    Neighborhood: Williamsburg/Greenpoint
    Price: $85

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    Bread Baking Class
    ••• Bread Baking Class. Photo © Le Pain Quotidien, used with permission.

    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.
    Class Details:
    Schedule: 3 hours
    Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
    Price: $75