The Institute of Culinary Education (I.C.E)
50 West 23rd Street, NY, NY 10010 (Prices start from around $65 for one day)
Web: http://www.iceculinary.comSituated at the heart of Manhattan on West 23rd, the I.C.E culinary school boasts the largest program of recreational cooking classes in the whole of NYC with over 1,500 to choose from. The recent focus for hit TV series “Celebrity Apprentice”, I.C.E has a global reputation for producing Michelin standard chefs, with many graduates going on to become some of the most prolific restaurant owners in New York. Through a combination of intensive tutoring, hard line criticism and exceptional demonstration from a team of veteran instructors, you too could train like a pro and leave with a recognized industry qualification. Courses range from introductory standard to professional apprenticeships, alongside recreational courses that also offer recognized certifications. If you’re geared up for a day or week of intense pressure within a professional kitchen, I.C.E is the ideal establishment!Josie’s Restaurant
300 Amsterdam Avenue at 74th Street, NY, NY 10023 (Prices start from $45 per person)Web: http://www.joisesnyc.comBack in 2004, Josie’s Restaurant was a relative unknown in NYC, yet short of a decade in business, the darlings of dairy-free dining became a smash hit with an additional three openings added to their portfolio of excellence. Describing themselves as earthy and organic in culinary style, Josie’s now offer demonstrative cooking classes to those seeking a healthier way of living. Executive Chef Louis Lanza promises to impart some vital secrets for a successful evening menu, as well as tips of the trade for selecting the finest and freshest organic produce. Healthy cuisine never looked so appealing!
Miette Culinary School
109 MacDougal Street, Suite 2, NY, NY 10012 (Prices from $80 per person for 1 day tuition) Web: http://www.mietteculinarystudio.com
Located in the heart of leafy Greenwich Village, the Miette Culinary School has been a favorite for newbies to nosh presentation for well over five years. Chef Paul Vandewoude of acclaimed restaurant “Tartine” heads up an eclectic array of both day and week-long courses, which can be tailored according to a group’s level of experience. Prepare to indulge in Belgian flavors and delicate techniques as he guides you through five course preparation, for the heartiest of meals with a European twist. Vandewoude encourages all of his students to get hands on and practical from the get-go, with many students concurring his methodical approach to be helpful and inspiring.
40 West 39th Street, NY, NY 10018 (Prices start from $95 per person) Web: http://www.rusticocooking.com
Spark your creativity with a trip to the school of Italian cooking at Rustico, where even the most uncertain of students is encouraged to experiment with a world of Italian flavor. Courses range from menu planning, preparation and execution, to the basics of Italian baking and even food and wine pairing. Rustico Cooking puts the fun back into food preparation with fascinating histories behind old Italian dishes and demonstrations of recipes prior to mod-cons such as the microwave. Innovating and inspiring, pasta will never seem bland again!
The French Culinary Institute
462 Broadway Fl 4, NY, NY 10013
Got a penchant for cordon bleù cuisine? A recreational class at the French Culinary Institute could be in order. Masters of couture cuisine and everything gourmet, the FCI’s tutors are accredited with turning out some of New York’s finest French chefs. From pastry perfection to matching the perfect Bordeaux wine with a dish, amateur classes cover just about every aspect of French cuisine you can think of – and then some. Course options range from short one day charcuterie and essential cooking tasters, to week-long introductions for artisanal bread-baking led by some of the finest Franco-American tutors in the U.S!
About the author
Chef Lilia Liu is the executive chef and co-founder of Elle A Cooking, a cooking class school in Los Angeles, CA. If you are searching for Cooking Classes Los Angeles, then visit Elle A Cooking. You can learn more about her recipes and cooking tips by visiting her cooking blog.