Cooking Classes in Mount Vernon

Learn the Art of Dumpling Making at a BYOB Workshop

Hands-On Chinese Cooking Class

SoHo

$65 $65

Lifelong chef Connie Sun reveals her techinique for hand-making traditional Chinese dumplings and spring rolls during a BYOB lesson

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

42% Off One-Week Kids' Cooking Camps

Ridgewood Culinary Studio

Ridgewood

$325 $189

Camps for kids aged 5–12 focus on subjects such as global cuisine, using herbs, pasta, and healthy recipes, meeting 2.5 hours each day

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

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

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

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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

At Ridgewood Culinary Studio, small class sizes and a playful, hands-on approach to cooking empower students of all ages to confidently make meals from scratch. In addition to teaching youngsters basic skills such as kitchen safety and how to get out of dishwashing duty, instructors inspire adult gourmands with classes on grilling, barbecuing, and other types of cuisine. Regardless of the class or age group, instructors emphasize mindful eating habits and nutritious recipes. The commercial kitchen also plays host to summer camps, birthday parties, and business-building classes.

223 Chestnut St
Ridgewood,
NJ
US

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

The instructors at The Academy of Professional Bartending School treat bartending like an art form. There are subtle nuances that go into pouring the perfect beer, crafting a cocktail, and handling the difficult situations that come up at the bar. The school covers these and other topics in three core classes: Mixology, TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures), and Flair. Instructors and students work in a classroom that simulates a bar environment with a POS system, authentic bartending supplies, and real-world gravity. Upon graduation, additional training takes place at three working bars.

363 North Ave
New Rochelle,
NY
US

Classes at La Piazza di Carolina marinate students in the language and culture of Italy, preparing families for vacations abroad and instilling a foundation of bilingualism in young children. The cooking workshop invites pint-sized sous chefs to gather around the table of a kitchen classroom to learn basic Italian cooking terminology while crafting classic Italian dishes and conjugating verbs to a golden brown. Tiny aprons and toques transform apprentices into confident spaghetti slingers as they knead pizza dough, blend ricotta fillings, and craft tiramisu, all while learning Italian translations for ingredients and techniques. Parting gifts include the day’s recipes and Italian vocab flashcards made out of pizza.

116 Alta Vista Dr
Yonkers,
NY
US

Chef Central's kitchenware emporium, awarded Best of Westchester in 2010 by Westchester Magazine, plants chefs amid 21,000 square feet of epicurean aids from all-purpose pots to highly specialized gadgets. Amateur foodies and hard-boiled professionals alike can browse aisle upon aisle of cutlery, books, cookware, and gadgets. Lighting on tasteful treasures such as the Cuisipro stainless steel olive oil mister ($15.99), great for healthful baking and weather-resistant hairstyling, or an OXO salad spinner ($29.99).

45 S Central Ave
Hartsdale,
NY
US