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New York Recreational Cooking Classes

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NY Catering Service
5.0
from 88 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Amy P.
Verified review

Chris catered a dinner party at my apartment and everything was top notch. He arrived promptly, had enough time to get organized before the guests arrived, and looked very professional. The presentation of the food was as delicious as it tasted. My friend helped organize the menu and every course was more delicious than the next. I look forward to having him caterer more frequently, as well as teach cooking classes. Chris' professionalism and attentiveness was incredible. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!

  • 10 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Marina N.
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My husband gave to me one 3-hours-class with Erika! More than a cooking class, I had the opportunity to talk and share ideas with someone that knows a lot about healthy food! That was great and exactly what I was looking for! During the class, I was able to raise all my doubts! Of course we prepared delicious recipes, but more important than this Erika shared all her knowledge! She gave me new ideas to improve my cooking and to prepare better (and delicious) food! Thank you, Erika! It was an amazing experience!

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  • 9 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Allyson M.
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via Melissa, or "Chef Melissa" as we call her, exceeded our expectations! We took her from her usual route of healthy food and asked her to run a cooking class so that children with Celiac Disease could make and enjoy cupcakes on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday. She was really flexible and provided what felt and looked like "regular" cupcakes but modified for strict gluten-free compliance and somehow they were a little healthy too! All natural. even organic and dairy-free where possible. The ages of children who attended ranged from 4-12 and she worked really well with everyone! She set up before we (event organizers) arrived and had a friendly helper with her. They were professional but the kids related to them very well. The parents were all pleased and her rate was really reasonable! Our support group doesn't make any money from events like this, parents paid her directly and she was accepting last-minute additions without any worries. I can't think of a single negative - in fact we'd like to work with her again this year! Oh, and she even took the work of finding a location away from us (we're 2 volunteers who run this group for our children and others). Next class, we'll go a little healthier and really take advantage of ALL that via Melissa has to offer our kids! :) Oh, and she's even sending us kid-friendly, healthy and gluten-free recipes for us to share with the families in our group! She really goes above and beyond!

Serve M.E. Now
4.9
from 24 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
Verified review

Chef Flo was invited to my apartment for a surprise birthday dinner. To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much - but boy, oh boy, were we in for a treat!! Florvil Chef Flo Valdez fed us the best poached shrimp salad (I've ever had), the best chicken florentine (I've ever had) and a chocolate mousse creme brulee (I've ever had)!!! From the crushing of the pistachios to the torching of the mousse, you can see first hand that Chef Flo pours his love into his cooking. It's an awesome experience all around - to witness the magic happen, to be served by him and to experience it first hand! It was truly an once in a lifetime opportunity. I would LOVE to host dinner parties, maybe even cooking classes with Chef Flo in the future. He left a lasting impression and even inspired us to become chefs ourselves. In fact, I tried replicating his chicken florentine the following day but I'll save that story for another time. If you are thinking about booking Chef Flo, there's nothing to think about, just do it. Not for a second will you regret it! Thank you Chef Flo for such an amazing experience. BON APPETITE!

The Burly Hen
4.7
from 20 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
Verified review

Jennifer was prompt in her response to my inquiry about a holiday meal/cooking class, creative in coming up with solutions to meet our family member's dietary constraints, and very easy to work with in planning the menu. Her prices are very reasonable! The food was very good and we had fun watching and helping a bit with the preparation. We would recommend her.

Clarendon Cuisines LLC
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
William P.
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did a cooking class with the chef. He seemed very knowledgeable about technique and quality. He explained everything clearly. Me and my girlfriend had a great time learning how to make new dishes that we still use till this day. Chef Christopher is awesome!

  • 8 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Mitch M.
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Private Cooking class. Lauren was unbelievable re response time, energy and professionalism. We've yet to take the class but know if it's half the initial experience it will be well worth the money.

Chef Leo Aragão
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Veronika S.
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I hired Leo for my birthday dinner and he was fantastic. He is an excellent chef, came up with an great menu and my dinner party guests raved about him all evening long. He even did the dishes! I would highly recommend him.

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  • 21 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Erika P.
Verified review

I have hired Chef Jackie Newgent to cater a party of mine in the past; everything she made was so fresh and delicious! All dishes were beautifully presented. I finally had time to take a private cooking class from her and was equally impressed. I now know the right way to hold a chef's knife, slice scallions on a bias and "cream" garlic. Cooking with Chef Jackie is a fun experience! I highly recommend both her personal chef work AND her private cooking lessons!

HudsonChef
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Melanie R.
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My husband hired Gustavo to come and cook for us and another couple coming in from far away we haven't seen in many years. We didn't want to worry about cooking and really wanted to catch up with our friends. Gus had great communication with us before the event ensuring we would be getting everything we wanted. Even though we wanted a very simple meal, Gus made sure to make it extra special for us. It even turned into an impromptu mini cooking class as we all crowded around him asking questions about the food. It was a great experience and will definitely keep him in mind for future events.

Rae Hellard
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Jennifer H.
    Verified review

    Rae worked full time for my family as a personal cook. Because of her long hours, she had a lot of interaction with my family and me, and we came to know her quite well. We appreciate Rae so much because she values nutrition above all else and strives to make each meal tasty, new, and exciting while being healthy at the same time (although we often enjoyed delicious desserts as well!). We are a family of four, with various tastes and dietary needs. Rae was able to take into consideration all of this and tailor the week’s menu around each family member, including special fasts, dairy-free, vegetarian, fat-free, and always low-calorie options. She also cooked for different holiday parties, some of which were religious with specific requirements. Rae worked independently and proved to have good judgment. She was frugal when shopping, buying not only the appropriate amount, but also conscious of markets with the best value for the best products. Rae was always on time and reliable. Her honestly allowed me to be comfortable having her in my home while were away, home with my children, and using my credit card as necessary. Aside from eating Rae’s meals, my favorite part of Rae being here was that I never had to make a decision regarding food – she did everything from picking the menu to serving it. Rae is extremely passionate about her work and it shows every day. She is a true pleasure to have around.

    Cuisine Inspirations, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 9 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Brien C.
    Verified review

    Scott was awesome. He was always on time. The food he prepared was excellent. It was the first time I every had someone actually cook the food on premises. Highly recommend him and I will certainly use him again when the need arises. Bravo !!!!

    Cooking Lessons
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Dan F.
    Verified review

    Jac is an excellent, creative, and fun chef. I learned a lot from our lesson and she gave me great pointers for how to improve my cooking in the future. I highly recommend her cooking classes!!!

    FlavorMaster Inc.
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Laura B.
      Verified review

      I took a cooking class with James which was wonderful. He planned a terrific menu, at Sur La Table. We learned knife skills and some great new recipes. After this class, my cooking club hired James to do a class at someone's home. We planned the menu , together, and all 6 of us took part in this great evening of slicing, dicing and baking.

      Tiny Turnips Kitchen
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Nora W.
      Verified review

      Andrea was really nice and had prepared everything perfectly. We had a great cooking class and enjoyed all the food and wine a lot

      • 31 years in business
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      I've been cooking for almost 30 years. I can teach you anything you want to know. I watch Food Network 24/7. At home, I'm in the kitchen all the time. My pricing is reasonable, and I can make you a whole meal.

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      I am a Culinary Institute of America grad who's an expert in hospitality. I specialize in catering, meal prep, and cooking classes.

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      We offer sushi, miso marinated cod, beef tataki with yuzu sauce, sake marinated grilled shrimp, and much more! Are you hungry yet? Japanese Cooking Studio caters memorable Japanese cocktail foods to full course meal for your special occasions. We can mix east and west dishes to make sure all your guests are happy and enjoy our food. We also private cooking class for your next party! Chef will come to your place and teach you how to make sushi to ramen noodle. Tell us what you like to eat and cook, then we will teach you. The chef was trained at Le Bernardine, Nobu, Starr Boggs, Annemarie's Dining (former private chef to Jackie Kennedy) and other high-end restaurants and catering companies.

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      We provide, along with product knowledge classes, cooking classes and team building events for 12 to 24 students in one of our five "live" demonstration kitchens. Classes are tailored to the participant's needs and requests, and are priced accordingly. Classes can be "hands-on" or "learn and dine". We strive to make the classes interesting, creative, and attainable to all levels of proficiency. The operating word in our kitchens is fun, and all classes are based on an informal and relaxed atmosphere. With over 35 years experience in the food service industry, our Chef, Jehan S de Noüe, has been described as "extremely approachable" in review from local press. All attendees are served the meals prepared in each session, so it is highly recommended that everyone comes to the event hungry and thirsty!

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      Are you getting bored of unauthentic Thai food? I can teach you to cook your own authentic Thai dishes within one class section.

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      Luella offers delicious meals for dinner or special occasions. She offers cooking classes. Do you want to learn how to cook various cuisines, learn basic techniques or unique ways of preparing food or how to prepare a gourmet dinner? Luella will put together a class with any menu you request and provide plenty of helpful cooking tips. She offers meal preparation and delivery. Luella will put together a healthy and delicious menu plan based on your requirements and preferences. The food will be packaged, labeled and will include heating instructions. All you need to do is to heat and enjoy! Luella can also help you put together a memorable party for any occasion. She offers an all-inclusive plan that includes menu planning, grocery shopping and rentals, or she can simply help set up, coordinate and cook while you enjoy your party. Whatever your needs are, she'll work with you to throw a fabulous party.

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      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      How much do private cooking lessons cost?

      You can take private cooking classes to have fun, to learn a new skill, to improve your health, to bond with your partner, to enjoy a playful first date or to have a unique birthday party experience. Nationally the average cost of private cooking lessons ranges between $100 and $150. Prices can vary, depending on where you live, the type of cooking class you’re taking, the ingredients the chef provides, and the reputation of the chef. Cooking classes with Anthony Bourdain will clearly cost more than classes with a local restaurant owner. The number of people in the class will also affect the cost, with group lessons often priced per person to account for the cost of ingredients. For example, for group lessons, a brunch workshop may cost an average of $70 per person, a steak dinner with sides could cost an average of $80-$85 per person, and a sushi lesson could cost an average of $100 per person. Ingredients play a major role in cost, as the chef will pre-purchase the food you will be working with. Weekday classes will usually cost less than weekend classes.

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