Do you need a little assistance in the kitchen and want to take a private cooking class in the comfort of your New York City home?
Our classes include tricks, techniques, and recipes that will be just what you need to make cooking an everyday part of your life. We’ve taught in a variety of venues, including Haven’s Kitchen and the Institute of Culinary Education, but we 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 purchase a class below, you will receive a detailed questionnaire to help us 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. UPDATE 9/1/20: due to Covid-19 for the time being, we will only be hosting private cooking classes remotely via zoom.
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 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 and may need to be booked a few months out. Unfortunately, due to the volume of inquiries we cannot begin the scheduling discussion or lock in a date until a class has been purchased below. Classes are typically scheduled from 6-8pm, with the meal being enjoyed around 8/8:30pm.
Class costs include all fresh ingredients, which we procure, but not basic pantry items. If your menu choices require specialty ingredients beyond the scope of the sample recipes, supplemental fees may apply. Click the link below for pricing. 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 us here.
At-home cooking classes in NYC 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, we are flexible in honoring the gift. To purchase a gift certificate, simply complete your order, indicate that it’s a gift certificate and write the recipient’s name and email in the box provided, as well as the date for the e-card to be sent. You can also send this part of your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ask about our registry or kitchen outfitting consultation services as an add-on to the class!
Refund & Return Policy
All gift certificates are non-refundable, but you are welcome to re-gift or transfer to another person. If you need to cancel, we’d be happy to work with you on rescheduling your class with at least 72 hours notice. Extreme weather or other extenuated circumstances not withstanding, canceling with less than 72 hours notice, means you will be forfeiting your class.
Virtual Community Classes
Phoebe will be hosting bi-monthly group classes on zoom at a much lower price point. If private classes are not in your budget, this option is still a very fun way to gather with a few friends and learn some new recipes and techniques from the comfort of your home! See below or click here for upcoming classes.
About Your Instructors
With 7+ years of teaching experience and three books under her belt, Phoebe has led classes in hundreds of New York City kitchens and can tailor the menu to suite just about every skill level and taste. Even the most advanced home cook is likely to learn a new trick or two–and fun is guaranteed. See below for testimonials from past cooking class clients! Phoebe is also a passionate Hashimoto’s advocate, host of the SIBO Made Simple podcast, member of She Knows Media’s Health Advisory Board, and one of Mind Body Green’s 100 Women to Watch in Wellness. You can read her full bio here. Due to scheduling constraints, Phoebe no longer teaches smaller groups of less than 4 students.
Online Health Coaching
Do you want a helping hand navigating what food choices are right for you? Need 4-weeks worth of easy anti-inflammatory recipes with a step-by-step meal plan laid out for you? My online program, 4 Weeks to Wellness, might be a perfect way to keep up the healthy cooking in your kitchen and make it a lasting habit. You’ll receive a 20 recipe cookbook, shopping lists, elimination diet guidance and reintroduction worksheets, in addition to the many other resources in the program that deal with skin and hormone health, reducing stress, and working manageable movement into your daily life.