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Cooking Classes

octoBER Cooking Classes


asian dumplings

$125

Every culture has a version of dumplings and they are all SO delicious! We'll make some of our favorites from Asia: Chinese Potstickers, Tibetan Momo, Indian Samosas, Shanghai Soup. 
Sunday, October 1, 11 to 2


a taste of thai

$125

Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting- lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, palm sugar, fish sauce and curry paste - but no more! Make Shrimp Tom Kha Gat, Chicken Satay, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice and Pad Thai. 
Sunday, October 1, 4 to 7:30.


Knife Skills

$100

The most important skill in the kitchen before heading to the stove - it'll change your life! Learn to slice and dice like a pro. We discuss which knives you really need; how to hold a knife for efficiency, speed and safety; what it means to sharpen versus hone; how to use your honing steel; and a magical way to get the garlic smell off your fingers. Menu: gazpacho and fruit salad made from the fruits of your labor!
Monday, October 2, 6:30 to 9


Shop & cook: chinatown for fish

$150

Too shy to buy at those amazing markets in Chinatown? No more! We meet in Chinatown to buy fish and groceries, then take our purchases back to the Camaje kitchen, where you learn to fillet, then sauté, poach, bake, and grill. We'll make 9 recipes in this comprehensive class.
 Saturday, October 7, 10 to 3


Sushi basics

$125

You love to eat it, now make it yourself! Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon and fish roe. 
Saturday, October 7, 4 to 6:30


champagne & oyster brunch

$125

 

 

Sip on sparkling wine, learn to shuck oysters, head to the kitchen to poach eggs and make hollandaise for Bennies, make a perfect omelette, and smoky duck fat homefries.  
Sunday, October 8, 11 to 2

 


elegant french menu

$150

We'll make Pumpkin Soup, Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Cauliflower and Bacon Gratin, and Molten Chocolate Cake. 
Sunday, October 8, 4 to 7:30


shop & Cook COlumbus day: union square farmer's market

$150

We wend our way through NYC’s most famous Greenmarket, identifying the various local vegetables and fruits, learn how to pick them, then return to Camaje and learn how to cook it all! The seasonal menu—to be determined on the day—is largely vegetarian; we serve fish as our main course.
Monday, October 9, 11 to 3 


shop & cook: union square farmer's market

$150

We wend our way through NYC's most famous Greenmarket, identifying the various local vegetables and fruits, learn how to pick them, then return to Camaje and learn how to cook it all! The seasonal menu - to be determined on the day - is largely vegetarian; we serve fish as our main course. 
Saturday, October 14, 11 to 3


beginner italian (3 classes)

$125/$325

Week One: Antipasto
Week Two: Homemade Pasta
Week Three: Risotto
$125 each or all 3 classes for $325
Sundays: October 15, 22 & 29, 11 to 2:30


Spice workshop with burlap & barrel spice company

$150

We'll discuss sources and cultivation as well as how to use the spices in different recipes. For the cooking portion, we'll make a coconut shrimp curry and a cauliflower and pumpkin curry served with Basmati rice pilaf. Everyone takes home a spice starter kit. 
Sunday, October 15, 4 to 7:30


cooking confidence (3 classes)

$400

Julia Child taught us that the fundamentals are what make you a good cook. Whether you're learning to cook or learning to cook really well, this 3-class series will give you all the confidence you need to really enjoy cooking. Each week focuses on one basic cooking technique: sautéing, roasting and grilling. We'll make sauces, practice knife skills and arm you with lots of other basics. 
Mondays: October 16, 23 & 30, 6:30 to 10


raw: poké, tartare, crudo and ceviche

$150

Learn how to source raw fish and work with it so it's safe to eat. We'll make a variety of different styles of raw fish preparations using different types of fish!
Tuesday, October 17, 6:30 to 9


shop & cook: chinatown for fish

$150

Too shy to buy at those amazing markets in Chinatown? No more! We meet in Chinatown to buy fish and groceries, thn take our purchases back to the Camaje kitchen, where you learn to fillet, then sauté, poach, bake, and grill. We'll make 9 recipes in this comprehensive class.
Saturday, October 21, 11 to 4


a syrian table

$125

Maram Jadeed, a Syrian cook, is known for her falafel which she sold for years to the Wall Street lunch crowd in downtown Manhattan. In this class, she'll teach us how to make her famous falafel as well as kebobs and traditional salads. 
Sunday, October 22, 4 to 7:30


moules frîtes

$125

Learn to make one of the one of the quintessential French bistro meals. We'll prepare the classic White Wine Garlic Cream Sauce, plus Thai Green Curry, Double Smoked Bacon and Chévre, and Saffron and Tomato. And of course, pommes frîtes and aïoli!
Tuesday, October 24, 6:30 to 9

 

Better Cooking: Secrets from a Restaurant Kitchen

$125

From years of teaching in a working restaurant kitchen, we’ve learned that it’s the tricks of the trade that people love most when they take our classes. In our Secrets class, we’ll prepare a 3-course meal that highlights these tips. Which pans, knives, gadgets do you really need? How should you stock your pantry? How can you organize your fridge like a chef? What can you prepare ahead? Timing—the bane of every home cook’s mealtime: what can hold or be reheated? What can’t? How can you tell if something must be thrown out or is merely under a controlled fermentation?
Sunday, October 29, 4 to 7:30


november cooking classes


Shop & Cook: Union Square Farmer’s Market

$150

We wend our way through NYC’s most famous Greenmarket, identifying the various local vegetables and fruits, learn how to pick them, then return to Camaje and learn how to cook it all! The seasonal menu—to be determined on the day—is largely vegetarian; we serve fish as our main course.
Saturday, November 4, 10 to 3

RAW: Poké, Tartare, Crudo and Ceviche

$150

Learn how to source raw fish and work with it so it’s safe to eat. We’ll make Hawaiian Spicy Ahi Poké, Wild Salmon Tartare with Avocado, Halibut Crudo with Smoked Salt and Cucumber, Shrimp Ceviche with Cilantro, Red Onion and Lime.
Saturday, November 4, 4 to 6:30


Champagne & Oyster Brunch

$125

Sip on sparkling wine, learn to shuck oysters, head to the kitchen to poach eggs and make hollandaise for Bennies, make a perfect omelette, and smokey duck fat homefries.
Sunday, November 5, 11 to 2
 

knife skills

$100

The most important skill in the kitchen before heading to the stove—it’ll change your life! Learn to slice and dice like a pro. We discuss which knives you really need; how to hold a knife for efficiency, speed and safety; what it means to sharpen versus hone; how to use your honing steel; and a magical way to get the garlic smell off your fingers. Menu: gazpacho and fruit salad made from the fruits of your labor!
Sunday, November 5, 3:30 to 6


Better Cooking: Secrets from a Restaurant Kitchen

$125
 

From years of teaching in a working restaurant kitchen, we’ve learned that it’s the tricks of the trade that people love most when they take our classes. In our Secrets class, we’ll prepare a 3-course meal that highlights these tips. Which pans, knives, gadgets do you really need? How should you stock your pantry? How can you organize your fridge like a chef? What can you prepare ahead? Timing—the bane of every home cook’s mealtime: what can hold or be reheated? What can’t? How can you tell if something must be thrown out or is merely under a controlled fermentation?
Monday, November 6, 6:30 to 10


Elegant French Menu

$125
 

We’ll make Coquilles St. Jacques (Scallops), Filet de Boeuf au Poivre (Beef Tenderloin with Black Pepper Sauce), Pommes Puree aux Truffes (Truffled Mashed Potatoes), Endive Braisée (Braised Endive), and Tarte Tatin (Apple Tart).
Thursday, November 9, 6:30 to 10
 


Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

$150
 

Too shy to buy at those amazing markets in Chinatown? No more! We meet in Chinatown to buy fish and groceries, then take our purchases back to the Camaje kitchen, where you learn to fillet, then sauté, poach, bake, and grill. We’ll make 9 recipes in this comprehensive class.
Saturday, November 11, 10 to 3
 


Sushi Basics

$125
 

You love to eat it, now make it yourself! Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.
Saturday, November 11, 4 to 6:30


Tapas to Tempt

$125

Lots of delicious small plates! What better way to eat? Plus, many recipes can be modified to be quick weeknight dinners. We’ll make Albondigas, Garlic Shrimp, Chorizo in Red Wine, Sherried Mushrooms & more! It’s an evening in Spain!
Sunday, November 12, 11 to 2


A Thanksgiving Primer

$150

Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving or have simply been asked to bring a side dish, this class will teach you how to cook the bird, make stuffing and gravy, how to carve, several side vegetables and the all important timing for a worry-free Turkey Day, taught by chef-owner Abigail Hitchcock, a direct descendant of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
Sunday, November 12, 4 to 7:30


Moules Frîtes

$125

Learn to make one of the quintessential French bistro meals. We’ll prepare the classic White Wine Garlic Cream Sauce, plus Thai Green Curry, Double Smoked Bacon and Chèvre, and Saffron & Tomato. And of course, pommes frîtes and aïoli!
Monday, November 13, 6:30 to 9


Indian Vegetarian Menu

$125

Spices can be scary! We de-mystify them and teach you all you need to know to make a feast fit for a rajah. We’ll make Cauliflower Pakora, Spinach & Potato Samosas, Lentil Daal, Basmati Pilaf, Curried Peas, Mango Chutney and Raita.
Saturday, November 18, 10 to 2


Knife Skills

$100

The most important skill in the kitchen before heading to the stove—it’ll change your life! Learn to slice and dice like a pro. We discuss which knives you really need; how to hold a knife for efficiency, speed and safety; what it means to sharpen versus hone; how to use your honing steel; and a magical way to get the garlic smell off your fingers. Menu: gazpacho and fruit salad made from the fruits of your labor!
Saturday, November 18, 4 to 6:30


A Taste of Thai

$125

Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting – lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, palm sugar, fish sauce and curry paste – but no more! Make Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Satay, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, and Pad Thai.
Sunday, November 19, 11 to 2:30


Spice Workshop with Burlap & Barrel Spice Company

$125

Ethan Frisch, owner of Burlap & Barrel, is changing the way we think about spices. The company is rethinking international spice supply chains to make them direct, transparent and traceable. In class we’ll discuss botany, cultivation as well as cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to a variety of spices. Our menu will include Palestinian Baba Ganooj with Sumac, Zanzibar Coconut Curry, Afghan Pumpkin Curry, and Afghan Rice Pilau. Plus, everyone takes home a spice starter kit.
Sunday, November 19, 4 to 7:30


Sushi Basics

$125

The perfect thing to do after a big Thanksgiving!  You love to eat it, now make it yourself! Learn the necessary ingredients and equipment, where to buy them and then roll, roll, roll! We focus on norimaki: uramaki, temaki, gunkan maki using vegetables, tuna, salmon, and fish roe.
Saturday, November 25, 4 to 6:30


A (Vegetarian) Syrian Menu

$125

Maram Jadeed, a Syrian cook, will lead this class. We’ll make Hummus (made with roasted chickpeas!), Manoushi (bread), Falafel, Fattoush (Vegetable Salad with Bread) and Phyllo Pastry with Nuts, Orange, Honey & Cream.
Tuesday, November 28, 6:30 to 10


december cooking classes

DIY: Gifts from the Kitchen

$150

What's better than giving something homemade around the holidays? And what's great about these is that they keep well – so no worrying about having to eat them up right away! We'll make Mango-Tamarind Chutney, Tarragon-White Wine Whole Grain Mustard, Smokey Spice Rub, Tomato-Sriracha Jam, Pickled Veggies, and Dark Chocolate Truffles. (Each attendee takes home one jar or bag of each item.)
Saturday, December 2, 11 to 2:30


Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Fish

$150

Too shy to buy at those amazing markets in Chinatown? No more! We meet in Chinatown to buy fish and groceries, then take our purchases back to the Camaje kitchen, where you learn to fillet, then sauté, poach, bake, and grill. We’ll make 9 recipes in this comprehensive class.
Sunday, December, 3, 10 to 3


Serious Chocolate for the Holidays

$125

Seriously serious but not hard, given some good knowledge. Learn how to work with chocolate and bake some of our favorites: Molten Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Soufflé, Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Chocolate Crème Brûlée, Truffles and more.
Saturday, December 9, 10 to 2


Sparkling Wine Brunch for the Holidays

$125

Join us for a celebratory brunch this sparkling holiday season! We’ll pair a variety of sparkling wines with Oysters on the Half Shell, Poached Eggs with Hollandaise and Caviar, Double Smoked Bacon, Savory Cheesey Bread Pudding, and, for dessert, Cream Puffs with Chocolate Sauce.
Sunday, December 10, 11 to 1


Gingerbread House Workshop

$85

For young and old alike. We’ll provide the house and all the fun decorations you’ll need to create a winter wonderland fit for a prince or princess. One house per person. Hot chocolate (or wine!) included!
Saturday, December 16, 12 to 1:30
Sunday, December 17, 12 to 1:30


Prefer a more intimate atmosphere?  

Check out our private classes!