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.
Chef Jhonathan E. Rupchand began The BlueBurner Culinary Cookery to share his long-earned cooking knowledge with clients who wish to create memorable dining experiences for their families and friends. Founder of Truffle & Basil Private Chef Group—a private chef company known for its use of natural, farm-fresh ingredients—Jhonathan brings his long-time love of food arts to classes that improve skills, demystify food chemistry, and help students create the perfect bite. During culinary classes the center's instructor-chefs share basics such as knife skills, grilling, baking, and sculpting cake busts of Marie Antoinette that make home-cooking feats attractive and easier to execute. As students ascend in skill level, they may choose to attend Level 3 classes in Italian and French cooking styles or Level 4's advanced meat- and-fish preparation techniques.
A recurring guest on Martha Stewart Living radio, Simon Feil has not only been a self-described "chef by osmosis his entire life," but an actor and educator who shares his passion with amateur cooks. Feil and his team of chefs teach prospective sushi rollers to craft their own maki in group classes, private lessons, and sometimes even at students’ homes. Whether they're teaching individuals or corporate clients, chefs guide their charges through each step to creating platefuls of savory seafood. The variety of classes—which even includes a lesson geared toward pregnant sushi fans—encompasses many different levels of cooking experience and fish-whispering ability. Gift baskets help outfit customers with their own maki-making gear.
After working at bars and wine shops for 10 years, certified beverage professional Amanda Ladd wanted to find another outlet for her inner wine enthusiast. The result was Synesthesia NYC, a company that hosts socially wired wine- and sake-tasting classes. Ladd herself teaches the classes from inside Bamboo 52's modern sushi lounge, located in Hell’s Kitchen right next to Beelzebub’s Broom Closet. There, up to 30 guests sample artisan cheeses and high-end culinary treasures. Given the location, during the sake-tasting classes, students pair their premium sake with sushi rolls made during the class in the lounge’s kitchen.
We're a Spanish Style cater, I teach Spanish Home Cooking Cocina Casera Dominicana, I'm passionate when I teach others the basic of comfort, inexpensive yet delicious meals. I've been cooking since I was 8 years old. Raised in the Dominican Republic by a family of cooks and now I get to pass on my secrets & recipes to you!
Culinary-romance expert Shani Delamor explores the links between food and love in classes that were named among the Seven Best Cooking Classes in New York and New Jersey by CBS New York. The Insatiable Italian class stimulates the senses with pizza margherita crostini garnished with fresh basil, a luscious pasta studded with chicken and peas, and a dark and spicy chocolate fondue that inspires creative uses such as playing tic-tac-toe on bed sheets. Alternatively, duos mimic a traditional French wedding meal by jointly preparing and nibbling on skinned salmon alongside roasted asparagus and pomegranate-poached pears.