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mark0826 Dec 11, 2008 03:31 AM

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

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  1. southlake RE: mark0826 Dec 11, 2008 05:45 AM

    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..?

    http://www.ciaprochef.com/programs/ca...
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    http://ciachef.edu/enthusiasts/defaul...

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      sibeats RE: mark0826 Dec 11, 2008 05:57 AM

      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. amanda3571 RE: mark0826 Dec 11, 2008 06:27 AM

        Cucina Casalinga in Wilton

        http://www.cucinacasalinga.com/index....

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          Dim Sum Diva RE: amanda3571 Dec 11, 2008 06:46 AM

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

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            kforkelly RE: Dim Sum Diva Dec 17, 2008 12:17 PM

            A few weeks ago I did a Saturday class at Home Cooking NY. http://homecookingny.com/hudsonvalley...

            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!

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              mark0826 RE: kforkelly Jan 18, 2009 08:27 AM

              thank you

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            mark0826 RE: amanda3571 Jan 18, 2009 08:28 AM

            thanks

          3. Curlz RE: mark0826 Dec 19, 2008 02:07 PM

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

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              MotherBucker RE: mark0826 Jan 19, 2009 01:32 PM

              Renee Cohen - CuisineArts in Mamaroneck

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                lhodd RE: mark0826 Mar 30, 2011 04:44 PM

                Does anyone know of Kosher cooking classes in Westchester or nearby, perhaps southern CT.
                Any help would be appreciated.

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