Most of us will never cook with the skill or flair of a five-star chef like Eric Ripert or Bobby Flay. Then again, there’s no need to when the most complex dish you make is boiled pasta with a homemade marinara sauce. If you desire to add some variety or complexity to your meals or just want to hone your skill, then the dog days of summer may be the perfect time to take a cooking class. Classes can be taken solo, or better yet, with friends and families.
Food Truck Fun, Summer Gatherings, Italian Garden and Farm to Table Dinners, these are some of the courses offered by schools in the area. Whether you are an accomplished cook or you are trying to graduate from boiling pasta, here’s a list of cooking schools to try this summer:
Although located in an upscale grocery store in Short Hills, don’t be deceived. The Kings Cooking Studio offers fun classes and there are a variety of hands-on classes that are perfect for all skills level. Private classes are also available and are great to plan with your family and friends.
Located at 90 acres in Peapack, The Cooking School at Natirar offers hands-on classes, demonstrations, corporate team building programs and culinary celebrations with professional chefs and culinary experts.
This Madison-based food market and caterer offers cooking classes with a goal of providing a complete authentic Italian experience. This includes native Italian cooking instructors and menu of traditional recipes handed down from generations. Courses are offered in a state of the art kitchen.
Located in Westfield, Classic Thyme offers a variety of camps, multi-day classes and single-day classes for all ages. From baking to Italian cuisine to seafood to Southwestern, Classic Thyme offerings are vast and cater to many palettes and age groups.
So the next time the temperature rises, beat the heat by taking an indoor cooking class.