Best Private Cooking Classes in NYC — learn, eat…enjoy!

What are the best private cooking classes in New York City? 

Well, New Yorkers are well-known to be trendsetters. And that goes for dining as well. 

We can easily say that New York City offers a culinary wonderland, the best restaurants (…in the world), delicious tasting menu events, private chefs, takeout options, and much more. The culinary experience in the Big Apple is absolutely one of a kind!

Keen on learning a new skill? How about cooking? Or, perhaps you’ve been exploring the culinary world for a while, but somehow your meals don’t taste like your grandma’s. Oh, but why don’t you compare yourself to a professional cook? — Yes, with a good cooking class you can make delicious specialties at your home.

There’s no wonder that cooking classes have become so popular among New York trendsetters, as everyone wants to keep pace with the latest culinary trends, offer their guests the best food, or impress their loved one(s). Besides, learning how to cook is so much fun!

Perhaps the best thing about these cooking classes is that  they can be hosted at your home, or online!

What are the benefits of private cooking classes in New York City?

  • They allow you to learn at your own pace
  • You have all the necessary professional guidance
  • You can learn how to cook from scratch, or sharpen your cooking techniques
  • You’ will enjoy a engaging, interesting, but useful class

Who are cooking classes for?

No matter if you are a newbie that knows just how to make a sandwich, or already a culinary ninja that already has some secret recipes – there is surely a cooking class in New York that is tailor made for you! 

Ah, did we mention that age doesn’t matter? Cooking can be fun for kids as well! New York has it all!

Best private cooking classes in New York City

Take a look at our choice of Best Cooking Classes in New York City, and book yours today!

1. Brunch cooking class 

Who is it for: cooking newbies & ones willing to upgrade their culinary skills

Available also online: Yes

Brunch is always a good idea! Literally, No matter if you have guests that will casually come over, or you are organizing an event, brunch specialities are (almost) always something that will wow your guests. 

In Loza’s brunch cooking class  you’ll learn how to make Chef’s favorite brunch restaurant dishes influenced by his childhood. Oh, did we mention that Loza’s chef Zivko comes from the Balkans…and people over there know how to eat well!

Here’s a sneak peek of the class:

  • Poached eggs
  • Creamy polenta, Brussels sprouts, bacon sauce
  • Truffle mushroom croque madame
  • Entrée
  • Steak and eggs with Hollandaise sauce
  • Creamed spinach
  • Dessert
  • Blueberry pancakes
  • Lemon ricotta, Maple syrup

Sounds delicious, right?

2. Espana cooking class

Who is it for: culinary enthusiasts eager to add new tastes to their menu

Available also online: yes

Spain is well known for tasty food: tapas, paella…yummy!

In the Espana cooking class you’ll learn how to make some of the traditional Spanish staples! The chef will guide you through the process of making a few different tapas, paella and crema catalana.

Here’re some of the specialties you’ll learn how to make on your own: tapas, patatas bravas, smoked paprika, aioli,  bacalao fritters, salsa Verde, cod croquet, olives-parsley sauce, pan con hongos, toasted bread with truffle mushroom fonduta, entrée, paella mixta…and much more!

3. Pastry fundamentals cooking class

Who is it for: everybody! From youngsters to ones that want to master pastry specialities

Available also online: yes

We’ve chosen to present you this pastry making cooking class since it is interactive, fun, and a great basis for upgrading your cooking afterwards. 

In Loza’s pastry fundamentals cooking class you’ll learn how to make  world-renowned pastry staples: from grandma’s bread, to pate choux that was on the president’s menu. 

Not only will you learn how to make tasty, crispy bread and cream puffs with a crunchy top, cook pastry cream….but, you’ll eat  freshly baked treats after the class is over. Mmmm, yummy!


4. Pasta Cooking Class

Who is it for: ones just starting to learn how to cook & ones willing to develop their skills

Available also online: yes

Who doesn’t love pasta? What if we told you that you can learn to make fresh pasta from scratch that could parry even the best Italian chefs? With a good chef, you can master the pasta-art in several hours!

And there’s much more than that. Loza’s Pasta from scratch cooking class includes revealing secrets behind the Pesto alla Genovese, Spinach Ricotta Ravioli, Semolina cavatelli , and much more.

Oh, but when we say there’s much more, we really mean it — in this pasta cooking class you’ll try homemade Nutella gelato paired with complimentary wine!

5. Balkan Food Cooking Class

Who is it for: ones seeking for new flavors & new, tasty cuisines

Available also online: yes

The Balkans are known for their specific hospitality, and very tasty, homemade food. The Balkan Tour cooking class is ideal for food enthusiasts, and curious hedonists that are eager to explore new flavors and cuisines.

Learn how to make delicious mushroom pies, goulash with handmade pasta, walnut cookies…and other specialities made from authentic family recipes.

Insight info: This cooking class in New York is one of the most popular ones!

6. Sushi Cooking Class

Who is it for: sushi lovers who thought that it is hard to make this specialty!

Available also online: yes

A hands-on class that will show you how to (rock and) roll sushi! Yup, like the pro-Japanese cooks!

We assure you that after the Loza’s Sushi cooking class you’ll expand your culinary skills and learn to make miso soup, california and spicy tuna rolls, shrimp tempura rolls…and the famous matcha ice cream!

7. Kids Cooking Class

Who is it for: children & parents!

Available also online: yes

Spend some quality time with your little ones, and learn together to make delicious cookies. Your kids will not only enjoy baking and cooking, but they’ll learn about different cuisines and cultures. 

Kids will enjoy this interactive and fun class where they can pretend that they are young chefs. They’ll get to chop, bake, mix and roll with ease! Loza’s Kids & Cookies is a great example of a cooking class where your kids can learn valuable culinary skills, enjoy a fun hands-on activity and get inspired to expand their taste and interests. Oh, and you’ll learn some new recipes too!

8. Steak Cooking Class

Who is it for: meat lovers & culinary ninjas

Available also online: yes

Here’s a suggestion for a very trendy cooking class! Wow your guests with a perfect steak. Book Loza’s Perfect Steak Class and learn how to pick and cook the perfect steak.

Prepare tasty restaurant-standard steaks at your home kitchen and pair it with a delicious side and dessert. 


Not sure what you can expect from this class? Take a look at a sample schedule:

  1. Introduction
  2. Make mousse
  3. Knife skills
    • Cut bread
    • Cut mushrooms
    • Cut dill
    • Cut garlic
    • Cut steak
  4. Bake bread
  5. Make sauce
  6. Make polenta
  7. Make creamed spinach
  8. Season and cook steak
  9. Finish tartare, serve it
  10. Serve entrée
  11. Serve dessert

If we told you that you can learn to make seasoning and cook a perfect steak, creamed spinach, mushroom sauce, truffle polenta, and a chocolate mousse in just a couple of hours,  would it be enough to convince you to book a steak cooking class? Let us know.

9. French Cuisine Cooking Class

Who is it for: french cuisine lovers & ones wanting to upgrade their culinary skills

Available also online: yes

Vichyssoise, coq au vin, mille-feuille…ah, all those fancy, delicious meals! Well, with 2.5 hours of cooking instruction, you can master the art of French cuisine. Walk Through Paris is a perfect example of a cooking class where you can learn to make (…and then eat!) famous French meals.

Leeks and potato cream soup, chicken stewed in red wine with mushrooms, baby onions, lardons and carrots, chocolate molten cake…and wine — all in one cooking class.

10. Italian Cuisine Cooking Class

Who is it for: italian food lovers, cooking newbies & masters

Available also online: yes

We are sure that just by thinking of pasta with pesto alla genovese, mascarpone mousse and a real Italian espresso you’ll get excited about exploring a cooking class where you can learn to cook Italian masterpieces (…yes, we find this wording appro

riate 🙂 ).

Here’s an example of a cooking class schedule, just so you know what to expect:

  1. Introduction
  2. Make pasta dough
  3. Make mascarpone mousse
  4. Make coffee sauce
  5. Assembling dessert
  6. Knife skills
    • Cut onion
    • Cut peppers
    • Cut garlic
    • Cut sausage
  7. Cook polenta
  8. Cook sauce
  9. Make pesto
  10. Make cavatelli
  11. Roll chicken
  12. Pan searing chicken
  13. Finishing and assembling the appetizer
  14. Serving entrée

      15. Serving dessert


Visit Italy Today is a cooking class where you can learn to make tasty homemade Italian favorites, guided by a master chef. Ah, wine is on the house!

….or start with a private dining experience

Imagine having a sneak-peek at the chef’s table? And enjoying the chef’s tasting menu prepared just for you afterwards? There’s even more to it — you get to enjoy an intimate dining experience prepared for the international food enthusiast. 

If all the above sounds interesting, then we recommend checking out Loza’s private dining experience in the heart of New York City, although it isn’t a typical cooking class. 

This is an opportunity to spend some nice time, enjoy a great company and friendly atmosphere, but expand your culinary knowledge at the same time. Afterwards, you can choose the best private cooking classes in new york city that suits your taste the most, and get guidance to make your favorite meals. 


to sum up

We hope that we’ve helped you to get a sneak-peek at what you can expect at each cooking class, but that we’ve also given you ideas on how to spend some quality time and learn some new skills!


Work with an award-winning chef

Our private chef Zivko Radojcic is an Award-winning chef with extensive professional background & knowledge. He will create an exquisite menu tailored to your exact preferences using fresh and seasonal ingredients from local farms. His execution delivers bold flavors into your plate that you will get to experience after the first bite.


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