Do you need a little assistance in the kitchen? Take a class and learn a few new tricks, techniques, and recipes that will be just what you need to make cooking an everyday part of your life. I have taught in a variety of venues, including as a regular instructor at Haven’s Kitchen and the Institute of Culinary Education, but I believe that the best learning experience comes from using your own counter-tops and equipment, so you’ll be able to execute these new recipes again and again.
What You’re Getting
Classes are between 1 ½ and 2 hours, depending on the menu, during which time we will prepare 3 to 4 dishes start to finish. All menus are custom designed to suit your tastes, skills, and kitchen equipment.
Classes can be held in any kitchen in the New York City area. When you sign up for a class, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to help me learn more about your kitchen layout and equipment. No kitchen is too small to teach in, but also be prepared to use tabletops in living or dining areas as extra class space. If you’d like to inquire about private group classes (min 6 ppl), I occasionally open up my home in DUMBO for larger parties. See more below.
Students can get a sense of possible recipes by looking at these sample menus by theme. Classes are tailored to individual tastes and instructional needs. Each student will receive electronic copies of the recipes at the end of class.
Weekend availability is extremely limited, and may need to be booked a few months in advance. Please be prepared to enjoy your class on a weeknight and offer three date options when getting in touch, as dates fill up fast. Classes are typically scheduled from 6-8pm, with the meal being enjoyed around 8/8:30pm.
Class costs include all fresh ingredients, which I procure, but not basic pantry items. If your menu choices require specialty ingredients beyond the scope of the sample recipes, supplemental fees may apply. Class options are available for larger parties, including birthdays and bachelorettes (sorry, no penis cakes!). To inquire about availability for a big group, please contact me.
At-home cooking classes make a great birthday, graduation, or wedding gift. When you purchase a gift certificate, the recipient will receive an e-card including a message from you (see sample gift certificate e-card here). Menu design and scheduling will work like any other class. The recipient has one year to use the class, though if scheduling difficulties are a factor, I’m flexible in honoring the gift. To purchase a gift certificate, simply complete your order above and indicate the recipient’s name, email, and short personal message (140 characters or less), and date for the e-card to be sent in the note to seller when you check out.
You can also ask about my registry or kitchen outfitting consultation services as an add-on to the class!
Open Group Cooking Classes
Don’t want to host a class in your own home, or are interested in a lower priced option? I now offer a limited number of group classes out of my Brooklyn loft. They are limited to 8 people to ensure intimate instruction and a chance for everyone to get their hands dirty. We will make 4 seasonal recipes together start to finish and go over crucial knife skills that will help make prepping a breeze, with far fewer onion or accident-related tears.
You can see the schedule of upcoming classes and purchase tickets here.