New York Tasting + Cooking Classes

NYC has a lot of restaurants, and even more food industry professionals. We went through the tri-state area with a fine-toothed comb to bring you the most enthusiastic, personable, nerdy, approachable, passionate experts we could find. We not-so-secretly want to be their friends. You will want to be their friends too after taking one of their classes. See our offerings below.

 

Chocolate 101, Truffle-Making Class

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In this hands-on truffle-making class, you'll learn how to melt, temper, blend, roll, dip, garnish (and yes, eat!) chocolate truffles, just like a pastry chef. It's the perfect balance of art and science blended together for the ultimate sensory experience. In addition to the technique, you'll learn what makes good-quality chocolate and what to look for when buying in the future. At the end of the class, you'll leave the class with your very own box of truffles in-hand and a recipe, so you can recreate them at home.

TAKEAWAYS

  • How to temper chocolate
  • How to make truffles
  • Your own set of truffles to take home
  • A recipe card

LOCATION OPTIONS: At your office, at your off-site destination, at one of our partner locations

NOTE: Need access to a power source


Wine 101 Tasting Class

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In this casual, introductory class, you’ll be guided through a tasting of four wines by a local sommelier as you learn about grape varieties, production methods, regional differences, + pairings suggestions. Most importantly, you’ll leave the class knowing what you actually like in wine, making it much easier to order + purchase in the future. At the end of the formal tasting, attendees can revisit wines they particularly enjoy.

See HERE for a detailed look at a recent class.

T A K E AWA Y S

  • How to order wine at restaurants
  • What tasting notes you like
  • What to look for when buying wine

LOCATION OPTIONS: At your office, at your off-site destination, at one of our partner locations


Dumpling 101 Cooking Class

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Guests will learn how to make one to three different styles of dumplings (boiled, potsticker, steamed), featuring inventive, Asian-meets-California fillings and dipping sauces. At the end of the class, guests will get to eat the dumplings they prepared, as well as leave with a recipe in-hand for future use. Check out one of our recent classes/dinner HERE.

TAKEAWAYS

  • How to make the dough, assemble, + steam/boil/bake dumplings
  • Recipe packet for your next dumpling party

DUMPLING DINNER SUPPLEMENT: At the end of the class, guests can relax over a glass of wine (or two!) and gather for a 4-course family-style meal, featuring the dumplings they prepared, along with paired salads, sides and dessert.

LOCATION OPTIONS: Need access to a kitchen


(Coming Soon!) Cheese 101 Tasting Class

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In this interactive class, you'll be guided through a tasting of six cheeses paired by a local, professional cheesemonger. Hear how cheese comes to fruition from milk to mold, ask all your burning cheese questions you've always wanted to know, and learn the secrets behind assembling the perfect cheese plate.

T A K E AWA Y S

  • How to assemble a proper cheese plate
  • What to look for when buying cheese
  • How cheese is made
  • Basic cheese pairing

WINE OR BEER PAIRING SUPPLEMENT: Elevate your cheese tasting experience with specifically-paired wines or beers

LOCATION OPTIONS: At your office, at your off-site destination, at one of our partner locations


Custom Classes

Don't see a class that's exactly what you're looking for? Reach out to us and we can create a custom class just for your group!