Cooking Classes in Carteret

Up to 76% Off Wine and Chocolate Painting Class

2 Chicks with Chocolate

East Brunswick

$150 $49

Guests taste four perfectly paired wine-and-chocolate combinations before painting their own masterpiece on an edible chocolate canvas

Conrad Gallagher Food – Up to 48% Off Cooking Class

Conrad Gallagher Food

Manhattan

$95 $55

Three-hour cooking classes taught by a Michelin-recognized chef focus on Italian dishes, gourmet cooking, or brunch, among other subjects

Up to 59% Off Gelato-Making Class

Mia Chef Gelateria

Kips Bay

$120 $59

Frozen-dessert experts teach centuries-old methods of gelato alchemy; students create four custom flavors and take home pints of each

Cook and Eat a Delicious North Indian Feast

North Indian Cooking Class

Brooklyn

$60 $60

Veteran cook teaches you how to craft North Indian cuisine, such as chicken tandoori or palak paneer, and then you dig in during dinner

Up to 53% Off Organic Brunch Class

Human@ease

Greenpoint

$40 $19

Learn healthy, organic brunch recipes and general nutrition tips while you enjoy a decadent meal with coffee and tea

Up to 52% Off Turkish Cooking Class

Turkish Cultural Center Queens

Sunnyside

$25 $12

Participants learn how to cook traditional Turkish cuisine, and they get to sample their creations in cooking classes

Up to 54% Off Greek Cooking Class at Ethos Gallery

Ethos Gallery

Midtown East

$115 $55

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Learn how to cook authentic Greek meals with organic ingredients and locally sourced produce

Up to 54% Off Cooking Class from Chef at Home

Chef at Home

Harlem

$150 $75

Chef Karl Wilder leads gourmet meal preparation, guiding students as they cook their own delicious meal using fresh, local ingredients

Up to 59% Off French Pastry or Culinary Class at French'Encas

French'Encas

Tribeca

$200 $99

French pastry and culinary chef teaches students to make classics such as macarons, tarts, and savory quiches in a commercial kitchen

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At Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, founder Nissa Pierson leads hands-on courses that not only instruct budding culinarians how to cook, but help to ignite ingredient love affairs. Insisting on fresh spices, Pierson helps instill students with an appreciation of cultural cuisines, herbal heritage, and food-based folklore. Individual adult courses focus on roasting succulent lambs, spooning soul-soothing soups and stews, and hand-finagling fresh pastas and sauces. Cultivate cactus-fruit-lime tequila coolers, jamaican-jerk pulled-pork tacos, fresh-made salsa, and more in Nissa's Taqueria. Kids' cooking courses let wee ones dabble in culinary creativity, master rare, real-world applications of math, and vehemently deny the origin story of pizza. Age groups 3–5, 6–12, and 13–17 can don adorably oversized chef hats and learn to craft foodstuffs from donuts to whole roasted chickens. Ger-Nis' state-of-the-art kitchen features exposed brick, rich woods, and 14-foot ceilings tall enough for dough-spinners to perfect their finesse and cake architects to attempt to refute Newton and fail deliciously.

540 President St
Brooklyn,
NY
US

Young Chefs Academy provides a fun, safe, and motivational environment for kids to become acquainted with food and food presentation. Engaging chefstructors instill lessons of kitchen etiquette and safety in youngsters, giving them a gourmet guidebook for their future journey into the land of food. Classes educate a variety of age groups; classes for the kindercooks and junior chefs let kids follow a recipe to edible fruition, creating a nutritional meal while mastering basic food-prep skills. Senior chefs are offered advanced classes that hone specific skills and techniques to expand the parameters of cooking creativity.

5 Jill Ct
Hillsborough,
NJ
US

John Gizzi and Diann Greco, the American Wine Society–certified wine judges at Make Wine With Us, teach wine aficionados to create their own wines using grapes harvested in Californian and Chilean vineyards. At the start of the nine-month process (California grapes in the fall, Chile grapes in the spring), winemakers-to-be assemble with fellow enthusiasts to learn the intricacies of the trade. Patrons learn to crush and destem grapes in a machine called a crusher-destemmer, named after the device's favorite Germanic metal band. Following the crushing process, a hydraulic press forces juice into barrels, where it shall remain until the conclusion of its sweet, sweet metamorphosis.

When wine awakens from its hibernation, patrons remove suspended yeast cells and skin particles though a process called racking. At the end of the nine-month period, newly minted winemakers lean on family and friends to fill, cork, and custom-label the finished product. Budding vintners then tote home their vintages to share with family, friends, and robot butlers with built-in carafes.

21 Currie Ave
Wallington,
NJ
US

Lambert Epperly, founder and owner of National Bartenders School, oversees the progress of each of his school's students, and provides individual advice and adjustments from their first class through graduation. His bartending gurus pass on their knowledge and techniques in a custom-designed cocktail-lounge classroom, engaging students in hands-on training behind a 40-foot-long, fully stocked bar. These experienced instructors lead a 40-hour certificate program and other seminars in both English and Spanish, tailoring class times around students' work and crime-fighting schedules. For extended courses, they provide a bartending textbook spanning more than 200 drink formulas and detailing elements of the craft, such as types of glassware and customer-service practices. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Education, the school keeps tuition low and connects its students with free job-placement assistance in local watering holes.

53 Main St
Woodbridge,
NJ
US

Let's Play in Italian exposes kids, young adults, and adults to the culture and language of Italy through engaging programs that range from preschool activities to conversational Italian classes. Tykes up to 8 years old sing songs, tell stories, play games, and put on puppet shows and craft fairs during afterschool programs and Mommy & Me workshops, absorbing Italian vocabulary during their formative years before gray matter turns angsty and taciturn. Parents and kids alike can expand their linguistic repertoire with colorful books, CDs, and DVDs from an online bookstore.

551 Park Ave
Scotch Plains,
NJ
US

Good-Life Gourmet’s is a case study in multitasking. In its open kitchen, Chef Eric, an alum of the French Culinary Institute, routinely fries his signature falafel, teaches his cooking techniques to budding chefs, and prepares gourmet catering spreads. Although Chef Eric accomplishes a lot when he’s working, he maintains a fun, light-hearted environment, playing whimsical pranks on his coworkers, who include his three brothers and a team of local high-school students.

At Good-Life’s sandwich shop, a rotating menu gives palates the royal treatment with the aforementioned falafel, sliced-steak wraps, and butter-poached lobster rolls. Meanwhile, the kitchen’s BYOB cooking classes cover topics ranging from tapas to basic knife techniques, such as how to turn two meat cleavers into a huge pair of scissors. The culinary team tailors its catering feasts to each event, and pours its remaining creativity into the pop-up restaurant, Restaurant Maize, open occasionally in locations throughout the city.

108 Main St
Irvington,
NY
US