Cooking Class: Gourmet Knife Skills

Chef Ivan's cooking classes offer a way to take your culinary skills to the next level. This extensive class features professional knife techniques and safety skills while preparing three Mediterranean recipes using fresh vegetables and fruit. You'll learn how to julienne, brunoise, batonette and more while making minestrone soup with pesto and vegetables and salmon en papillote with mushrooms, squash, peppers and tomatoes. For more slicing skills, you'll prepare a rustic fruit galette with maple whipped cream with strawberries, peaches and blueberries.


Minestrone With Pesto 

With vegetables, white beans, pine nuts and cheese

Salmon en Papillote 

With mushrooms, onion, yellow squash, peppers, tomatoes and wine

Fruit Galette With Maple Whipped Cream 

With strawberries, peaches and blueberries

  • Minimum Guests 4
  • Maximum Guests 16
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Italian, Baking, Pescatarian, Adult
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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16 Apr 2022

I'm sure this course would have been wonderful, but for the second time in a row, I got a notification last minute saying not enough people had signed up and therefore they were canceling the class.

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09 Mar 2024

Chef Stefano was amazing! Was a great activity - where you’re learning to make homemade pasta and creating authentic recipes in a relaxed and totally enjoyable atmosphere! Highly recommend for family, friends and couples.

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19 Jan 2024

Excellent chef!! Excellent presentation!! Had the best time!!! Enjoyed everything!!

$ 135 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: New York

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Meet your chef

Chef Ivan began attending culinary school at the tender age of 14. His adventures in the world of food preparation took him through Europe and eventually brought him to New York, where he manages a catering company and volunteers teaching children's cooking classes. With a focus on sushi, Italian and French cuisines, Chef Ivan is always excited to share novel kitchen techniques with his guests and students.

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