Though I am a total foodie at heart, always on the lookout for new restaurants and foodie events happening in the city, I still find the most joy in my own kitchen. Nothing brings me more pleasure than creating a dish of my own and sharing it with those I love. With that said, cooking classes are obviously the true key to my heart, as they combine my greatest joy as well as giving me an opportunity to meet new people with similar interests and gain cooking skills all at once! Ironically enough, I didn’t have to go far at all to find my new favorite cooking classes. Just down the block from the Eat Up New York headquarters is Taste Buds Kitchen.

Taste Buds Kitchen, which opened its Flagship NYC Kitchen in 2007, is a custom-designed Kitchen Event Studio. By day, they feature events and classes for kids and by night they turn into a BYOB Adult Kitchen.

For us adults, Taste Buds Kitchen offers BYOB Cooking Classes featuring classic themes such as Steakhouse and Italian, as well as unique ones like “Let’s Brunch” and a new “Handmade Pasta class.” No prior cooking experience is necessary; they just ask that you come hungry and ready for some culinary fun!

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Special Events at Taste Buds Kitchen

They are also happy to host your bachelorette, showers, and other special occasions! They’ll create a private event just for you that are, as always, BYOB! You bring the drinks and they’ll take care of the rest.

Below are four upcoming classes at Taste Buds Kitchen that I believe should not be missed!

Let’s Brunch (Adult / BYOB) at Taste Buds Kitchen

SUN DATE: AUG 23, 2015 FROM: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

This class will reserve your brunch plans without the usual hour plus wait. You’ll learn how to make brunch staples with a twist, like mouth-watering sweet $ spicy bacon alongside French toasts sticks. And of course no bruch is complete without homemade eggs Florentine and bottomless mimosas! They’ll provide the OJ, you bring the bubbly. BYOB. $75 per person

Sushi & Dumpling (Adult / BYOB) at Taste Buds Kitchen

SAT DATE: AUG 15, 2015 FROM: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The art of sushi making takes years to master but this course will get you up and running by the end of the evening! You’ll learn the basics of making delicious maki and temaki rolls, that are instagram worthy and taste even better. Experiment with your own combination of flavors to create a delicious roll. You’ll also be introduced to the gentle art of dumpling folding and instruct you on a variety of ways to prepare them for your next dinner date. BYOB. Note: This workshop does not use raw fish and instead use veggies, crabmeat sticks and more alternatives. $75 per person

Knife Skills at Taste Buds Kitchen

MON DATE: AUG 24, 2015 FROM: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

This type of class has been on my to-list forever! As a lover of cooking, I really should know a thing or two about using a chef’s knife, but I can’t say I’ve ever been taught properly! Fortunately, this class with teach you the skills necessary to be a pro in the kitchen with any knife. Taste Buds Kitchen will have you chopping, mincing, and sliving, proving that knife skills aren’t just for professionals. From the freshest salsa to Jalapeno lime mayo and sweet potato french fries, they’ll have you practice on recipes that you will enjoy again and again. Just bring yourself and they’ll provide the knives and skills that will impress all your friends! $75 per person

Handmade Pasta (Adult / BYOB) at Taste Buds Kitchen

FRI DATE: AUG 14, 2015 FROM: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Calling all pasta lovers! Do you know how to make fresh pasta by hand? This workshop will show you all the tips & tricks to turn you into a regular pasta aficionado. You’ll learn their super delicious and easy pasta dough recipe, plus tons of tricks to make all those pasta shapes you love to eat. Learn to knead, roll and cut pasta into fettucini and fill perfectly delicious raviolis. And no pasta is complete without a trusty homemade tomato sauce. Bring your friends and your own wine for a night of fun filled pasta! BYOB. $75 per person

Taste Buds Kitchen – Website
109 West 27th Street, 10FL
New York, NY 10001
(212) 242-2248

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Healthy Eater

Southern girl at heart, minus the fried food. Fresh on the NY food scene, hungry for a healthy way to live in this food capital.