Cooking Classes in South River

Wine-and-Cheese-Pairing Class for 2, 4, or 6 with Take-Home Cheese Board at Heirloom Kitchen (Up to 50% Off)

Heirloom Kitchen

Old Bridge Township

After tasting four wines and four artisanal cheeses, each person takes home a cheese board from Brooklyn Slate

$160 $85

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$29 for $52 Worth of Cupcakes at The Royal Cake Design Studio

The Royal Cake Design Studio

Newark

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$52 $29

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One or Three Kids' Cooking, Art, or Language Classes at Key Element Learning (Up to 66% Off)

Key Element Learning

Multiple Locations

Kids learn Spanish, French, Italian, or Chinese, master shapes, colors, and motor skills while creating art, or prepare healthy food

$32 $13

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Learn the Art of Dumpling Making at a BYOB Workshop

Two-Hour Dumpling Class

SoHo

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

$65

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Cooking Class for One or Two at Conrad Gallagher Food (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Food

Manhattan

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

$95 $55

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Two-Hour Gelato-Making Class for One or Two with Take-Home Gelato at Mia Chef Gelateria (Up to 59% Off)

Mia Chef Gelateria

Kips Bay

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

$120 $59

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Greek Cooking Class for One or Two with Dinner and Drinks at Ethos Gallery (Up to 54% Off)

Ethos Gallery

Midtown East

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

$115 $55

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French Pastry or Culinary Class for One, Two, or Four at French'Encas (Up to 68% Off)

French'Encas

Tribeca

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

$200 $80

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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

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

After a debilitating car accident left Elyissia Wassung’s mother, Barbara, unable to commute to work, she stayed busy in the kitchen, devising her own homemade chocolates. Nine-year-old Elyissia would then load her mother’s sweets into a shopping cart and sell them door-to-door around the neighborhood, learning entrepreneurial skills that would last a lifetime. After leaving a telecom job as an adult, Elyissia returned to selling chocolates by founding 2 Chicks with Chocolate (the other chick being her mom), teaming up with master chocolatier Patrick Coston and lead chocolatier Stephanie Vazquez. The dessert innovators create diverse flavors, such as spiced pear and caramel ganache, s’mores, and hazelnut praline, from scratch with spices and sea salt. Customers can also create their own bars online without venturing into the store, building on a selection of chocolate bases and toppings that range from pistachios to gummy bears. The store also hosts chocolate classes and enlivens parties with chocolate fountains and chocolate tastings.

8 Martin Ave
South River,
NJ
US

Everything at Heirloom Kitchen?a recreational cooking school and retail boutique?is so pretty that customers will want to touch just about everything. The retail portion of the store is beautifully, carefully curated by mother-daughter team Judy Rosenblum and Neilly Robinson, who lay out sparkling French pots and pans, brightly colored table settings, and shining hand-forged knives with an eye to interior design.?

Also on-site, a fully equipped demonstration kitchen plays host to an array of informative cooking classes and chef table dinners. Designed to highlight the best of the seasons, as well as focused, artisanal processes, the sessions give students hands-on experience crafting dishes, and they can also sample wines while they work. Lesson topics vary throughout the month, and can sometimes include tips on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee, stretch homemade mozzarella curds and cook up from scratch dumplings and pho.

3853 Route 516
Old Bridge Township,
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

The Grape Escape intoxicates senses with interactive, winemaking courses that yield 12 bottles of wine over the course of four sittings. Each 60-minute sitting separately integrates the various stages of winemaking: crushing, pressing, racking, and bottling. During spring, crafty oenophiles gather and sift through scores of South American grapes shipped straight from Chile and Argentina. Classes commence upon choosing the type of fruits, barrels, and aging durations that will foster forthcoming fermentation. Crush sweet juices from well-measured mounds of nature's candy before reconvening about two weeks later to begin the pressing process. Work the wine press to extract elixirs and transfer them to your oak barrels of choice. After learning how to properly rack wines during the third sitting, burgeoning vino makers conclude courses with a bottling and custom-labeling session that curbs urges to conceal beverages in paper bags.

12 Stults Rd
Dayton,
NJ
US