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Cooking Classes

august cooking classes


Good Summer Grub

$125

Simplicity is key when you have fresh ingredients, but the fine points of good cooking techniques make all the difference.  We’ll make Garlic Shrimp with Mixed Greens, Grilled Hanger Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Grilled Veggies, Potato Salad and Berries with Sabayon Sauce.
Thursday, August 2, 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.
Friday, August 10, 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.
Saturday, August 11, 1 to 3:30


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, August 12, 12 to 2:30


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!  We’ll make Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Satay, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, and Pad Thai.  
Sunday, August 12, 3:30 to 6:30


Cooking Confidence Bootcamp (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 class 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.  
August 14, 15 & 16, 11 to 2:30


Summer Elegant Italian Market Menu

$125

We’ll make Polenta with Wild Mushrooms and Parmigiano, Grilled Bronzini with Lemon and Dill, Grilled Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Arugula with Heirloom Tomatoes, and Berries with Zabaglione. 
Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 to 10

 

Summertime 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, Scallops in Green Sauce, Sherried Mushrooms & more! It’s an evening in Spain!
Thursday, August 16, 6:30 to 10

 

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 grill fish as part of the menu.
Friday, August 17, 1 to 5

 

Knife Skills for Kids!

Start ‘em early! Kids love to cook and showing them good knife skills when they are young will instill in them a great foundation for efficient, safe cooking for their lifetime. We’ll slice, dice and make gazpacho for a light lunch.
Kids 8 to 12: Saturday, August 18, 11 to 1
Kids 13 to 17: Saturday, August 18, 2 to 4


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?  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, August 19, 12 to 2:30


Middle Eastern Vegan Summer Menu

$125

Healthy and light, yet substantial and filling. We’ll make gorgeously smooth Hummus, smoky Baba Ganooj, Maram’s Famous Falafel, Cabbage Salad and Quinoa Tabbouleh.
Sunday, August 19, 3:30 to 6:30

 

Cooking the Classics: Surf & Turf

$125

Savor the Summer! We’ll make Garlic Butter Basted Lobster Tails, Grilled Rib Eye, Potato Salad, Heirloom Tomato Salad and Blueberry Pie.
Tuesday, August 21, 6:30 to 10

 

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!  We’ll make Shrimp Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Satay, Chicken Green Curry, Coconut Rice, and Pad Thai.  
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 to 10

 

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 grill fish as part of the menu.
Friday, August 24, 1 to 5

 

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!
Saturday, August 25, 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.
Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 to 9
 

 

september cooking classes


Cooking the Classics: Paella a la Valenciana

$125

This is our favorite style of paella: layers of seafood, chicken and chorizo cooked with Spanish rice, saffron and aromatics. While the paella cooks, we’ll nibble on some of our favorite tapas: Garlic Shrimp, Pan Roasted Artichokes and Sherried Mushrooms.
Thursday, September 6, 6:30 to 10

 

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 grill fish as part of the menu.
Saturday, September 8, 12 to 4

 

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.
Sunday, September 9, 1 to 6

 

Late Summer Chill-Out Menu

$125

Summer’s not over and the bounty at the farmer’s market is at its peak! We’ll make Corn Chowder, Herb-Roasted Cornish Hen, Farmstand Tomato Salad, Garlicky Green Beans, and Plum Galette.
Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 to 10

 

Bistro Favorites: Moules Frîtes & Steak Frîtes

$125

Classic French bistro favorites, moules frîtes and steak frîtes will never go out of style! We’ll focus on pan sauces for both and also master the art of the double frying the fries. We’ll also make garlic sautéed spinach to accompany, and crêpes au chocolat for dessert.
Thursday, September 13, 6:30 to 9

 

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, September 15, 12 to 4

 

Advanced knife skills: an intro 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 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, September 16, 12 to 3:30
 

 
 

Beginner Italian (3 Classes)

$125 each

all 3 for $325

This class series puts a spotlight on one fundamental part of Italian cuisine each week. Our Italian series is designed such that participants can take one, two or all three classes.
 
Sept. 16: Antipasto – Cozze Gratinate (Mussels with Herbed Breadcrumbs), Cranberry Beans with Cherry Tomatoes and Olives, Crostini con Gamberetti (Shrimp Crostini), Pizzette with Ricotta and Prosciutto

Sept. 23: Homemade Pasta – Linguine alla Vongole (Clam Sauce), Agnolotti alla Piemontese (Spinach and Braised Beef), Gnocchi di Patate con Salsa di Pomodoro (Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce), Orecchiette con Rapini e Salsiccia (Broccoli Rabe and Sausage)

Sept. 30: Risotto – Frutti di Mare (Mixed Seafood), Milanese (Saffron), Barolo con Funghi (Barolo with Mushrooms), Zucca e Parmigiano (Pumpkin and Parmesan)
Sundays: September 16, 23 & 30, 4 to 7

 

A Middle Eastern Menu

$125

Healthy and light, yet substantial and filling. We’ll make smoky Baba Ganooj, Maram’s Famous Falafel, Chicken Kabobs with Toum, and Traditional Cabbage Salad.
Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 to 10

 

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.
Thursday, September 20, 6:30 to 9

 

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!
Saturday, September 22, 12pm

 

cooking confidence
(3 classes)

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. 
Sundays: September 23, 30, October 7, 12 to 3:30


¡Tacos y Tequila!

$125

Join us for a 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!
Tuesday September 25, 6:30 to 10

 

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.
Saturday, September 29, 12 to 3:30

 

october cooking classes


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, Pan-Roasted Artichokes, Croquetas de Jamon and Sherried Mushrooms. It’s an evening in Spain!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


Date Night: Elegant French for Couples

$250 per couple

Cozy up, sip some wine and make a delicious French meal: Seared Sea Scallops with White Wine Shallot Cream Sauce, Crispy Duck Breast with Pomegranate Pan Sauce, Cauliflower Gratin with Bacon, Garlic-Sautéed Spinach, and Crêpes Suzette for dessert.

Friday, October 19, 7 to 10


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 vegetable picks.

Saturday, October 20, 11 to 4


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!

Sunday, October 21, 12 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.

Sunday, October 21, 4 to 6:30


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!

Tuesday, October 23, 6:30 to 9


A Middle Eastern Menu

$125

Healthy and light, yet substantial and filling. We’ll make smoky Baba Ganooj, Maram’s Famous Falafel, Chicken Kabobs with Toum, and Traditional Cabbage Salad.

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 to 10


Date Night: Elegant French for Couples

$250 per couple

Cozy up, sip some wine and make a delicious French meal: Tuna Tartare, Filet Mignon with Wild Mushroom Sauce, Charred Brussels Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Pear Tarte Tatin for dessert.

Friday, October 26, 7 to 10:30


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.

Saturday, October 27, 11 to 4


Asian Dumplings

$125

Every culture has a version of dumplings and they are all SO delicious! We’ll make dough from scratch and create some of our favorite dumplings from Asia: Chinese Potstickers, Tibetan Momo, Indian Samosas, Shanghai Soup Dumplings.

Sunday, October 28, 12 to 3:30


A Middle Eastern Menu

$125

Healthy and light, yet substantial and filling. We’ll make smoky Baba Ganooj, Maram’s Famous Falafel, Chicken Kabobs with Toum, and Traditional Cabbage Salad.

Thursday, October 30, 6:30 to 10


Prefer a more intimate atmosphere?  

Check out our private classes!