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Cooking Classes

April Cooking Classes

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients

$150

Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting – lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, palm sugar, fish sauce and curry paste – but no more!  We’ll meet in Chinatown and shop at our favorite stores to get all the ingredients to cook Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, Pad Thai, and Green Papaya Salad.
Saturday, April 28, 11 to 3


A Vietnamese Table

$125

We love the fresh and complex flavors of Southeast Asia. In this class we’ll focus on making Vietnamese Beef Pho including making the rich aromatic broth from scratch. We’ll round out the menu with Vegetable Summer Rolls and Pork & Shrimp Dumplings.
Sunday, April 29, 4 to 7


May Cooking Classes


Cooking the classics:
rack of lamb

$125

Rack of lamb is delicious, and nibbling on the bones is irresistible. It’s also expensive, making it something that  people often refrain from trying to cook at home because who wants to put all that money down the drain? We’ll make this lovely Spring menu and be sure to leave you confident in cooking your next rack.
Thursday, May 3, 7 to 10

Menu:
Leek and Roquefort Tart
Rack of Lamb with Port Wine Sauce
Roasted Asparagus
New Potatoes
Rhubarb Crumble

 


cinco de Mayo: ¡Tacos y Tequila!  

$125

Join us for a Cinco de Mayo taco fest! We’ll make Homemade Tortilla Chips, Guacamole, Salsa Verde de Tomatillos, Salsa Pasilla, and prepare various fillings and fixin’s including Nopales (cactus), Camarones (shrimp), Pollo (chicken), and Carnitas (pork). And, of course, margaritas to accompany. ¡Olé!
Saturday, May 5, 1 to 4.


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. We'll sip on local beer, wine and sake while we roll.
Sunday, May 6, 12 to 2:30.


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, Saag Paneer, Lentil Daal, Basmati Pilaf, Curried Chickpeas, and Rice Pudding.  Your meal will be complemented with local wine and beer.
Sunday, May 6, 4 to 7


Technique: Fresh Pasta for Couples 

$250 per couple 

When you bite into fresh, homemade pasta, there’s that pause when you just can’t help but stop talking and savor its deliciousness. How can two ingredients taste so sublime? Well, they do. We’ll make Linguine alla Vongole (Clam Sauce), Agnolotti alla Piemontese (Spinach and Braised Beef), and Gnocchi di Patate con Salsa di Pomodoro (Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce), all paired with local wine and beer!
Thursday, May 10, 7 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, May 12, 11 to 4


A Special Brunch Class for Moms Who Love to Cook! 

$125

For some it’s being taken out to eat, but for others it’s being taken out to eat and cook! For the moms who enjoy cooking, we’ll make: Oysters on the Half Shell with Mignonette and Cocktail Sauces; Scrambled Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Crème Fraîche, Chives & Caviar; Fennel & Arugula Salad with Toasted Almonds; Sourdough Toast with Dill Butter; and Mixed Berry Mousse. We'll enjoy cappucinos, bloody marys, and sparkling wine while we cook.
Sunday, May 13, 12 to 2:30


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. We'll sip on local beer, wine and sake while we roll. 
Saturday, May 19, 12 to 2:30


knife skills

$125

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.  We’ll make Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Provençale Stuffed Tomatoes, and Caramelized Pears from the fruits of your labor!
Sunday, May 20, 11 to 1


The Secrets of Cooking Ramen at Home 

$125

The depth of flavor and complexities of texture and flavor are what make ramen so alluring. Learn how to make various broths, perfect jammy eggs, and knife skills to finely slice vegetables and garnishes. This is not the ramen of your college dorm room although fair warning that we do not fear MSG. Bring on the umami!
Thursday, May 24, 6:30 to 10


Shop & Cook: Union Square Farmer’s Market 

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 along with our vegetables picks.  
Saturday, May 26, 11 to 4

$150


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, May 27, 1 to 6

 

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. And of course we'll sip on local beer, wine and sake while we roll.
Thursday, May 31, 6:30 to 9:00
 

 

june cooking classes


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, June 2, 11 to 4


knife skills

$125

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.  We’ll make Couscous Salad with Roasted Vegetables, Provençale Stuffed Tomatoes, and Caramelized Pears from the fruits of your labor!
Sunday, June 3, 12 to 2

 

summer
weeknight dinners

$125

These quick and healthy dinners require little or no cooking and are on the table in under 30 minutes to help keep you satisfied and cool at the same time! We’ll make Asian Chicken Salad, Fish Mediterranean, 10 Minute BBQ Pork Chops, White Bean & Goat Cheese Panzanella (Bread Salad), Quinoa Tabouleh, and Farfalle with Shrimp, Lemon & Broccoli Rabe.
Sunday, June 3, 4 to 7

 

cooking the classics: jambalaya

$150

It’s an evening on the Bayou. Jambalaya, Bread Pudding, beer and wine.
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 to 9:30


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 along with our vegetables picks.  
Friday, June 8, 1 to 6


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. Plus beer, wine and sake to sip while we roll!
Saturday, June 9, 12 to 2:30


Advanced Knife Skills: An Introduction to Butchery at Home

$125

What’s the difference between a filleting knife and a boning knife? Do you really need a cleaver? Poultry shears?  A little knowledge goes a long way and saves a lot of money.  Each student will learn how to bone out a chicken, fillet a fish, and French a rack of lamb.  Dinner will be served.  
Sunday, June 10, 4 to 6:30


A Middle Eastern Table: Falafel, Baba Ganouj and Mezze

$125

 

Maram Shadeed, a Syrian chef, touted by the likes of New York magazine as making some of the best falafel in the city, will show us her secrets.  In additional to falafel, we’ll also make Tahini Sauce, Baba Ganooj, Cabbage Salad, and serve them with toasted pita and pickled vegetables.  
Tuesday, June 12, 6:30 to 9:30


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.
Friday, June 15, 1 to 6


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 along with our vegetables picks.  
Saturday, June 16, 11 to 4

 

BBQ & Grill Primer

$125

Get ready for the hot weekends ahead—cooking and eating al fresco is what it’s all about! We’ll make The Best Juicy Burgers, Easy BBQ Pork Chops and Grilled Sea Bass with Mixed Herb Pesto, served with Coleslaw, New Potato Salad and Strawberry Shortcake. The meal will be complemented by a selection of local wines and beers.
Sunday, June 17, 12 to 3

 

A Special Father’s Day Class for Dads Who Love to Cook!

$125

For some it’s being taken out to eat but for others it’s being taken out to eat and cook! For the dads who enjoy cooking, we’ll make: Garlic Shrimp, Braised Short Ribs with Red Onion Marmalade, Broccoli Rabe, Cheesy Polenta, and Strawberry Shortcake. And we'll wash it all down with local beers and wines.
Sunday, June 17, 4 to 7

 

Cooking the Classics: French Bistro Menu

$125

 

Details to come!

Tuesday, June 19, 6:30 to 10

 

summer solstice menu

$125

Details to come!

Thursday, June 21, 7 to 10

 

Shop & Cook: Chinatown for Thai Ingredients

$150

Southeast Asian spices and ingredients can be daunting – lemongrass, Kaffir lime leaves, galangal, palm sugar, fish sauce and curry paste  –  but no more!  We’ll meet in Chinatown and shop at our favorite stores to get all the ingredients to cook Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, Pad Thai, and Green Papaya Salad. 
Friday, June 22, 1 to 6

 

A Middle Eastern Table: Falafel, Baba Ganouj and Mezze

$125

Maram Shadeed, a Syrian chef, touted by the likes of New York magazine as making some of the best falafel in the city, will show us her secrets.  In additional to falafel, we’ll also make Tahini Sauce, Baba Ganooj, Cabbage Salad, and serve them with toasted pita and pickled vegetables.  
Saturday, June 23, 12 to 3:30

 

Spotlight on: Lobster Rolls - A Taste of Maine in Greenwich Village

$125

Can you smell the crisp clean air, the pine, and the saline of the frigid coastal waters?  Eh, maybe not.  Why not enjoy a Staycation on MacDougal Street and pretend you’re up in Maine. We’ll make Lobster Rolls, Baked Potatoes, Coleslaw, and Longmeadow Blueberry Cake.
Sunday, June 24, 12 to 3

 

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, Croquetas de Jamon, Sherried Mushrooms & more! It’s an evening in Spain!
Sunday, June 24, 4 to 7

 

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.  
Tuesday, June 26, 6:30 to 10

 

Cooking the Classics: Surf & Turf

Details to come!

 

An Afternoon in Provence

$125

 

We’ll make Olive Tapenade Toasts, Black Sea Bass Cooked in a Salt Crust, French Lentils, Lemony Asparagus, and Crêpes Suzette. Oh, and plenty of rosé to wash it all down.
Saturday, June 30, 12 to 3
 

 

Prefer a more intimate atmosphere?  

Check out our private classes!