Learning to cook can help you to understand idioms such as “out of the frying pan and into the fire” and to avoid having climbed into a frying pan in the first place. Knowledge is power with this Groupon.
$19 for a Three-Course Cooking Session for One ($39 Value)
During 90-minute cooking sessions, participants learn to prepare a three-course meal from start to finish. The meal consists of an appetizer, entree, and dessert, with menus changing every few weeks. Chefs provide all materials and hands-on instruction, unveiling the entire process from food preparation to plating. Each station is equipped with ingredients, tools, an apron, and a chef on hand to help participants through the recipes. In any given week, a participant can choose from four themed menus; examples include Peruvian, Heart Healthy, Scandinavian, and Japanese. Hungry chefs can purchase an additional set of ingredients for $15 each, to make another meal for a friend, or bring an additional participant for $30 ($15 for their ingredients, $15 for their station and instruction). After sessions, participants take their new meals home, heat if necessary, and serve.
Cook & Go
Cook & Go’s chefs step out from their hidden kitchens and teach participants the skills necessary to prepare, cook, and serve a variety of quality three-course meals. Each meal centers on a theme such as Peruvian cuisine and light and tasty eats. Preparing each dish under the watchful eye of their instructor, participants then take the cooked meal home, heat if necessary, and serve. During each session, participants earn badges called COOKS, which denote mastery of a certain vital kitchen skill, such as chopping, dicing, or mincing. The New York location represents Cook & Go’s first foray on American soil, though it already boasts 14 successful locations throughout France.