Many people think that living in New York City means you will never have to cook. After all, you are surrounded by countless 24/7 cafes, five-star restaurants, and a million other options to purchase your food, pre-made, just waiting for you to scoop it up. However, eating out all the time, even with the most frugal of attitudes, will leave most New Yorkers’ budgets hungry for some cash. Instead, invest in these cooking classes NYC to keep your stomach and your wallet happy!
The Brooklyn Kitchen
The Brooklyn Kitchen – unsurprisingly located in Brooklyn – wants to equip all New Yorkers with basic kitchen skills so that they can create delicious meals all on their own. It is a rarity to find a single kitchen that offers so many different cooking classes NYC, but the Brooklyn Kitchen does it all. Some of its offerings include: Bread Baking, Dim Sum Brunch, Knife Skills, Easy Weeknight Meals, and a Couples Dinner Class, among plenty of other classes to choose from. The classes range from $75 – $250, depending on the level of difficulty and nature of ingredients used. However, a one-time investment for that price versus a lifetime of eating out is a pretty sweet deal to us! This is definitely one of the best cooking classes NYC, so schedule a class now![gallery ids="6238,6237"]
Chelsea Wine Vault
Any chef knows that a good dinner is not complete without the perfect wine pairing, and the cooking classes NYC are well aware of this. The Chelsea Wine Vault, conveniently located right inside Chelsea Market, educates class attendees about wine for just $25 a class. The class structure is such that you will taste four wines, be given information about each bottle, and a notepad upon which to take notes. The sommelier will then give a detailed explanation about each wine, and will even teach attendees the proper way to decant and sip wine. You can test your luck and simply drop in to the Chelsea Wine Vault, but it is recommended that you schedule beforehand.[gallery ids="6236,6235"]
Momofuku Milk Bar
Milk Bar has taken New York City by storm, and is quickly garnering attention for its cooking classes NYC. Taking a 90-minute, $95 class at Milk Bar will teach you so much more than about cooking, however. You will learn about Milk Bar’s history, and even some food science, which may help to explain why the cakes and pastries from Milk Bar are close to addicting. These cooking classes NYC are located in Williamsburg, and you can register at any time, with new classes posted weekly. Enjoy![gallery ids="6234,6233"]
Another thing New Yorkers can’t live without (food being the first): their coffee. Toby’s Estate on North 6th Street knows this far too well, and offers their version of cooking classes NYC – but these are strictly for coffee lovers only. Called a “public cupping,” these coffee tasting classes can be attended for the low price of just $10. Under the guidance of the class instructors, you will taste black coffee from different regions of the world and learn to taste the difference between varying roasts. Preferring to keep its classes intimate, Toby’s Estate caps the classes at just five participants, so register ASAP![gallery ids="6232,6231"]