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Dec 11, 2008 03:31 AM

cooking classes

Looking for a good cooking class for beginners in westchester or fairfield county... any suggestions appreciated

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  1. I would take the trip up to the CIA in hyde park and do a basic culinary boot camp
    they offer one day classes or week long classes......i mean why not learn from the best., using the best equipment, in the best facilities..?

    1. ICE in Manhattan has some good basic beginner classes. They are probably much less expensive than CIA and they seem to have a pretty good schedule, lots of options. I've never seen anything in Westchester or Fairfield County.

        1. re: amanda3571

          Chef's Central in Hartsdale.
          Scarsdale Adult Ed School.

          1. re: Dim Sum Diva

            A few weeks ago I did a Saturday class at Home Cooking NY.

            It's a pretty intimate set up - I think max of like 6 people (?) at the chef/teachers kitchen in her home in Beacon. Its not totally hands on - you do some of the prep work, and then basically gather around to watch her do most of the cooking. Or atleast that was how it was when I went there. But, I also went for a "One Skilled Supper" course, where most of the cooking was very fast, and not very difficult!

            The recipes were DELICIOUS - and easy to follow. It was great and laid back. And at $50 bucks a pop, a great way to spend your evening/ afternoon. Plus, you get to eat everything you make! (Obviously!) Not very technique focused - so it depends what you want - but if you just want to learn how to make a few good meals - highly recommended!

          2. If you have a Viking dealer near you, they may offer classes...I'm pretty sure their site is

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