Who needs to save up for a trip to Paris, when we have so many great French cooking classes in NYC?
If French isn’t your favorite cuisine, but you’d still like to learn something new and eat a wonderful meal, also check out our list of Fun Cooking Classes in NYC.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete on a Food Network show like Chopped or Iron Chef? Do you dream of preparing delicious meals with ease, without even looking at a recipe? Ok, these might be slightly lofty goals. But the bottom line is, cooking classes can be an extremely fun way to spend a few hours, and you get to eat your creations at the end. Sounds like a pretty fun time, am I right? I am not much of a cook. I have been known to burn things while simultaneously undercooking them; which is quite a feat, if I do say so myself. But that’s enough about me; let’s talk about France. What comes to mind when you think of France? Visions of the Eiffel Tower glistening, couples riding their bikes with baguettes in their baskets, rats hijacking the bodies aspiring chefs (Ratatouille, anyone?)— but most notably, delicious and decadent food.
In looking for the top French cooking class spots in NYC, we consulted several sources: Blot Magazine, Gothamist, and Guest of a Guest. These sites were extraordinarily helpful, and offered a wealth of information on numerous great options. Our list was selected based on reviews, price, and location around the city.
Keep reading to learn more details on some of the best French cooking classes in New York City.
7. Valentina’s Baguette
If you’re considering taking a trip over to the Boerum Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, make a stop over at Valentina’s Baguette. This hands-on experience lasts two hours, and will run you about $240 for two people (up to $900 for 12 people). The focus of this class is simple: learn to make an amazing baguette at home. You’ll learn to mix the dough, shape the baguette, and bake it to perfection.