Cooking Classes

Our cooking classes are designed for anyone who wants to cook, from the beginner to the more experienced home chef. Students will expand skills and knowledge, learn new techniques, and gain confidence in the kitchen. Our focus is on encouraging enthusiasm for food and love of cooking within the menu structure of a complete meal, which everyone enjoys together at the end of class.

Cancellation policy: Classes are not refundable, but you can reschedule if we are notified at least 5 business days prior to the class you have signed up for. If you find you can not make it to a class at the last minute, please consider finding someone to take your place. In signing up for class, you acknowledge that you have read this policy.

Please Note: Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to regularly scheduled classes.

All our classes are held at 132 Mulberry Street, Suite 2D, unless otherwise noted.

February 2020 Classes

 Saturday, February 8th

          Knife Skills Fundamentals:
The Winter Menu

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

Here’s a Greenmarket-friendly winter menu that will help you become familiar with julienne techniques, chopping and slicing vegetables, mincing herbs and supreming citrus. Get firsthand experience by using what you’ve learned to prepare a delicious meal! The soup, vegetable dish, salad and dessert are all vegetarian. 

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup
Roasted Lemon Free-Range Organic Chicken
Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Parsley and Thyme
Wilted Kale, Apple, and Walnut Salad
Coconut Sorbet with Citrus Wedges

Sunday, February 9th

          Montauk Meets Manhattan: A Surf & Turf Menu

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Sold Out

A classic American menu, with seafood to start and steak to follow. Accompanied by a robust Caesar salad, spinach, and baked potatoes. This lunchtime menu will see you through dinner!

Clams Casino
Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
Skirt Steak with Mustard Sauce
Creamed Spinach
Triple Baked Potatoes
Molten chocolate cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Friday, February 14th

          We Love Valentine’s Day! A Food and Wine Event

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Sold Out

Join us in celebrating Valentine’s Day with a food and wine pairing class. You’ll taste three different wines, which have been matched with the dinner you’ll prepare. A professional wine sommelier will be on hand to give you tips and insight into the art of choosing the right wine to compliment your meal. You’ll start off the evening with a complimentary glass of prosecco. Chef Paul will lead the class in preparing tender crab cakes, red wine risotto, and our most requested desert, chocolate lava cake.

Crab Cakes with Fresh Herb Sauce
Shrimp Risotto with Red Wine, Bacon, Rosemary, and Radicchio
Warm Chocolate Cake with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Saturday, February 15th

          More Love! A Valentine’s Day Weekend Chocolate Tasting and Cooking Class 

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Sold Out

Chocolate: storied aphrodisiac or modern-day superfood? Perhaps a bit of both! For this class, Chef Paul is teaming up with culinary historian and chocolate expert Alexandra Leaf for an exploration of one of our favorite foods. Discover how this New World food traveled the courts of Europe and is now helping to reshape the economies of countries worldwide. Learn how to taste and rate chocolate like an expert through a sampling of top-rated artisanal chocolate bars. Alexandra has created a checklist of flavors and textures that articulate the vocabulary of chocolate expertise, and you’ll use these to ”judge” each sample. You’ll learn about the culture of cacao—from bean to bar—as well as what is currently trending in the world of chocolate. And you’ll make a wonderful chocolate-centric meal.

The afternoon will start with a little good-to-know background on chocolate and how it’s produced, followed by a chocolate tasting with Alexandra. With Chef Paul, you’ll prepare:
Skirt steak with a chipotle/chocolate rub
Caesar salad (because you have to clear your palate, eventually)
Chocolate lava cake 

Wednesday, February 19th

          At-Home Indian Cooking

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

In this class you’ll learn to put an Indian spin on your at-home soup and chicken meals with an understanding of how to use whole spices. Chef Paul teaches how to use the most unadulterated form of these Indian spices for the most authentic taste. In this class you’ll make a traditional Indian spiced chicken, accompanied by a palate-pleasing chutney, and a traditional Indian condiment.

Curried lentil soup
Tandoori chicken with lime and cilantro
Chickpeas cooked with tangy spices
Cilantro chutney
Raita (shredded cucumber with yogurt and spices)
Basmati rice pilaf with pistachio nuts
Mango or coconut sorbet

Saturday, February 22nd

 You Saucy Thing:
A Winter Weekend Class

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Chef Paul has brainstormed this menu of great sauce-based dishes, perfect for a winter weekend meal. Sauces can be intimidating, but they are so versatile and handy, and easy to make ahead of time. You will learn how to make a different sauce with each dish on this menu, which features a warm vegetable dish, roast chicken, and pasta. Even the dessert has a sauce!

Warm escarole salad with a creamy buttermilk dressing
Roast chicken with a braised tomato, rosemary, and kale sauce
Pasta with a roasted pepper, almond, and tomato sauce
Raspberry sorbet with fruit coulis

Thursday, February 27th

          Mexican Masterclass

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

A classic Mexican menu that will be useful over and over again. The guacamole alone is a great entertaining staple, it stands out from anything store-bought and says “Welcome!” to your friends and guests.

Chef Paul’s killer guacamole
Green chicken enchiladas
Drunken beans, yellow rice with tomatoes and onions
Spicy Mexican chocolate cake and homemade vanilla ice cream

March 2020 Classes

Thursday, March 5th

          Gnocchi Fest!

6:30pm – 9:00pm
Class: $125

This speedy recipe for delicious gnocchi will be useful well into the future (if not forever!). Chef Paul will show you how to make two different kinds of gnocchi, with two different sauces. He’ll teach you how to make them light and how to make them fast, a perfect dinner at home with family or with friends.

Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
Spinach Gnocchi with Sage Butter
Potato Gnocchi with Vodka Sauce
Chocolate Brownies with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Sunday, March 8th

         At-Home Italian Cooking

12:00pm -3:00pm
Sold Out

One of our most popular menus, combining the classic Italian bruschetta with glistening roasted and stuffed tomatoes, Chef Paul’s signature speedy gnocchi, tender chicken breast, and creamy polenta.

Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Stuffed Tomatoes with Rice and Parmesan
Spinach Gnocchi with Ricotta
Roasted Stuffed Pork Tenderloin with Dried Fruit
Polenta with Green Peas
Homemade raspberry sorbet

Saturday, March 14th

         Going Italian, Gluten-free 

12:00pm -3:00pm
Class: $125

There’s often a gluten-free guest at the table, and it’s helpful to have a great recipe (or two) stashed away. This fresh Italian menu, entirely gluten-free, will make everyone happy. We’ve included a bursting with flavor kale salad, delicious quinoa risotto with beans and vegetables, tender pork, and a flour-free chocolate cake. 

Kale salad with honeycrisp apples, dates, almonds, and parmesan cheese
Quinoa risotto with white beans and roasted Brussel sprouts
Sauteed pork tenderloin
Warm chocolate cake made with gluten-free flour and homemade vanilla ice cream

Sunday, March 15th

        Provençal: A French Country Lunch 

12:00pm -3:00pm
Class: $125

This winter-warm French menu of a vegetable soup made with pesto, cornish hens, and a warm lentil stew will keep you fueled for the still-cold weather. You’ll learn to prepare a tasty goat cheese spread served on toasted bread or baguette, and rich scalloped potatoes in the French style.

Goat cheese salad
Provençal vegetable soup with pesto
Roasted cornish hens
Green lentil stew with a warm dressing
Potatoes baked in milk and cream
Blueberry clafoutis with homemade vanilla ice cream

Saturday, March 21st

        Glazed: A Perfect Salmon Lunch

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

Salmon is such a staple, but we often don’t expend much energy on making it an elegant staple. In this class, you’ll learn to glaze that everyday salmon and make it something beautiful. You’ll also make a  refreshing salad, delicious vegetables, and a feel-good desert.  

Beet and orange mint salad with feta cheese and citrus dressing
Soy-glazed salmon with ginger red cabbage and sautéed spinach
Spicy warm chocolate cake with homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Sunday, March 22nd

        Montauk Meets Manhattan: A Surf and Turf Menu

12:00pm – 3:00pm
Class: $125

A classic American menu, with seafood to start and steak to follow. Accompanied by a robust Caesar salad, spinach, and baked potatoes. This lunchtime menu will see you through dinner!

Clams Casino
Caesar salad with homemade croutons
Skirt steak with mustard sauce
Creamed spinach
Triple-baked potatoes
Molten chocolate cake with homemade vanilla ice cream