Tuesday's Top 10: Cooking Classes for Adults

Written by Debbi Spiegel  |  09. October 2012

The cool Autumn weather is officially here.  It makes you think of comfort foods to warm you from the inside.  Wouldn't it be great to expand your culinary repertoire before the holiday season? Cooking school may be the most enjoyable school on earth - even the homework is fun and delicious. From the novice to the experienced cook students can come alone or together with friends. If you love to cook, entertain, or just appreciate the pleasure of great food- indulge in your passions. These state-of-the-art kitchen classrooms are the best place to learn proper technique with local, seasonal ingredients.  It is much more satisfying to hear job well-done rather than the food is well-done!  Great cooking isn't about recipes—it’s about techniques. Learn the fundamental skills for a lifetime of great cooking. Classes can also teach party planning and menu development.  Become an entertainer while cooking.  The best part is getting to taste your hard work on a plate.
Whether you want to be a top chef or just learn the basics, here are the cooking classes that will make you popular long after the guests have left the dinner table.  Bon appetite!
  • Elegant Eating
    739 Smithtown Bypass, Smithtown (631) 360-2211
    Learn how to cook from this award winning caterer. Themed cooking includes holidays Steak and Cake, cake decorating and much more.
  • Sur La Table
    Locations in Manhasset and Lake Grove
    Unleash your chef's creativity at any of their themed classes. Tuscan Harvest, Delicious Macaroons and Warm Winter Bistro are very popular classes.
  • A La Carte Culinary Services
    32 Atlantic Avenue, Lynbrook (516) 599-2922
    Their very popular Latin cooking course comes with a Salsa dancing lesson.
  • Celebrations in the Kitchen
    63 E. Old Country Road, Hicksville (516) 396-2193
    Their motto is "The sweetest memories start in the kitchen." They offer holiday themed classes year-round.
  • Alice Ross Hearth Studios 
    15 Prosspect Street, Smithtown (631) 265-9335                                               This cooking school in a restored carriage house. Get to use a Victorian wood stove, an outdoor wood-fired brick bake oven, a hand-operated water pump and 10-foot open hearth, a replica of a model built in 1706.
  • Star Career Adacemy 
    125 MIchael Drive, Syosset (516) 364-4344  
    In addition to short cooking classes, they also offer professional courses.
  • Loaves & Fishes Cooking School
    2266 Main Street, Bridgehampton (631) 537-6066  
    Learn to cook and pair the perfect wine at these classes.
  • Patricia's Long Island Cooking
    454 Main Street, Islip (631) 581-8200 
    They offer classes for true beginners as well as advanced classes to challenge even the most seasoned Foodie.
  • Chef Vanda 
    (516) 459-6850
    Chef Vanda offers private cooking lessons in your home.
  • The Baking Coach 
    320 Broadway-Greenlawn Road, Huntington (631) 543-8608 
    Lisa's motto is “the best place to learn how to bake and cook is right in your own kitchen”. She offers a program that teaches baking to adults in their own home. 


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