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
  • 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.
  • LabelsGroup, Italian, Baking, Pescatarian

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20 Dec 2021



19 Dec 2021

Love the energy


11 Dec 2021

The event was cancelled the day before by the organizer and they have been unresponsive in returning our money for a refund for the event since we will be unable to make an alternative or the new scheduled date.

Guest reviews for Chef Ivan or Resident Chef

Alex C.

08 Aug 2021

Great experience and incredible food. The chefs were patient, knowledgeable and genuinely eager to make us part of the experience.

$ 125 Per person

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

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Meet your chef

Chef Ivan or Resident Chef
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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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