Is knowing your way around the kitchen not one of your best assets? Don’t stress because we’ve come up with a list of 7 beginner cooking classes in Brooklyn if you’re tired of eating take out.
While take out is good, especially when you live in New York City and have access to any type of cuisine you want, it can get expensive. And if you’re like me, sometimes it’s just hard to beat a home cooked meal. This, among many reasons, is why people learn to cook. It’s cheaper than eating out, it can be fun, and it can be social. The downside, however, is that it can be time consuming, but it seems the more you do it and the better you get, the faster you can whip up dishes. For me, I actually find cooking to be somewhat relaxing after a long day at work. I also like to eat, so it’s nice to enjoy a delicious meal that I made myself. Cooking is not the easiest thing to learn, but it’s helpful to know someone who’s a good cook, so you can ask questions. In my case, my go-to cook is my mom. She’s great at both cooking and baking and somehow always knows the answer to my cooking questions no matter how strange they might be. However, if you can’t think of a go-to person to help with your questions and learning the basics, a class is not a bad place to start.
If you’re just starting out, and you need to see if you even take to the whole kitchen thing (because let’s face it, it’s not for everyone), take a look at these 11 affordable cooking classes in NYC as a good starting point.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, American’s spend, on average, a third of every dollar made on eating out (which includes all eating out services, like take out). If you added that up after a year, that’s a lot of money being spent at restaurants. If it were me, I would rather save a portion of that and use it to take a vacation. Plus, I’m less likely to eat something healthy if I eat out, so it would benefit me to cook, by being healthier. So, if you want to make a change in your eating and spending habits, but need a place to start, we’re here to help.
To come put with our list of beginner cooking classes in Brooklyn we used our Class Curious database and a Google search to find various programs in the area. Most cooking classes are created to cater to cooks of all levels, and provide instruction, so you don’t need to be a pro to participate in the majority of them. There’s no way to rank which the classes as determining which is better than the other is based on personal experience, so our list is in no particular order.
Here’s our list of 7 beginner cooking classes in Brooklyn.