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Private group and team-building classes focus on everything from appetizers to chopped competitions. Our chefs will be fostering teamwork side by side with your clients as they experience an exciting array of food. Ask about adding in an open bar, a dinner in Savor’s private dining room, and our pastry chef’s custom made cakes to enhance your team building event.

Our corporate training classes specialize in certifying and educating your employees on food service standards and professional development. We offer American Culinary Federation certification training and COMIRA testing to certify your staff as Executive Chefs and more. Our classes will be custom-tailored to fit your specific business training needs.

It was extremely easy to book the program and everyone could follow along. The cooking class was engaging and entertaining and made it feel like an exotic dessert that anyone could easily make at home. Getting a chance to sample what we just learned how to make, made this event a real hit with our group. I look forward to including Niagara Falls Culinary Institute on our future trips to Niagara Falls, USA.

John at JKL Tours

Price Per PersonClass TitleMenuDescription
$70.00Competition ClassFlexible Depending on group size and product availability- contact us if you want something specific!Get a group together and compete with a few mystery ingredients and your imagination!
$85.00The Perfect SteakSeared Ribeye, Herbed Compound Butter, Steak Sauce, Perfect French Fries, Sautéed BroccoliniGrab a date and have some steak! This romantic meal is a staple at every French bistro- learn how to make it at home!
$100.00Surf and TurfSurf and Turf, Local Wines Included, Filet and Lobster Tail, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Carrots SpikesLearn how to sear a perfect steak, roast a lobster tail, and make the best mashed potatoes you've ever had! Wine pairing included with your meal!
$80.00Cake Decorating 1016-inch House made Chocolate Cake, ButtercreamLearn the basics of cake decorating- how to frost a smooth cake, easy and quick decorations, and how to make beautiful frosting flowers for any occasion!
$75.00ItalianSeared Scallop and Saffron Risotto, Rosemary and Sea Salt FocacciaTake a trip to Northern Italy to perfect your risotto skills! This class will focus on proper risotto and searing technique, and will teach you a great focaccia recipe as well!
$70.00Knife Skills/ SautéPan-Seared Salmon, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Green Bean Almandine and Roasted Fingerling PotatoesLearn how to get a perfect sear on salmon, build an emulsified pan sauce, blanch and sauté great green beans, and roast potatoes to perfection!
$70.00Pie CrustTraditional American Apple Pie, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Sage TartPerplexed by Pie Crust? Learn the difference between flaky crust and short crust, the different uses for each, and take home a savory and a sweet pie!
$85.00LobsterSteamed Cold-Water Lobster, Traditional Potato Gratin, Brussels Sprout and Pancetta HashLearn how to cook a whole lobster, and get ready to get covered in butter! A traditional potato gratin and brussel sprout hash rounds out this perfect date night meal.
$70.00PastaHomemade Tagliatelle, Quick and Tasty Pasta SauceLearn how to make homemade pasta and a sauce that’ll turn out great, every time!

This class is equivalent to a strenuous upper-body workout, please take this into account when making reservations.
$75.00The Perfect Roast ChickenRoasted Poussin, Herbed Parmesan Risotto, Glazed Tri-Color CarrotsLearn to make a meal that will wow them at home- crispy perfectly cooked roast chicken and creamy risotto will be your next at-home date night meal!
$70.00Chicken MarsalaAirline Chicken Breast, Marsala Wild Mushroom Sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon- Garlic Haricot VertsLearn to sear a gorgeous chicken breast and make a classic pan sauce that your whole family will love! Pair that with easy roasted potatoes and zingy french green beans and you'll have a dinner fit for a magazine!
$75.00GnocchiHerb Gnocchi, Grilled Balsamic Steak Tips, Gorgonzola Cream SauceGnocchi can be easy and fun to make with our cooking tips- and you top it with grilled balsamic steak tips! Learn how to make a smooth and creamy gorgonzola sauce that'll be the star of your next dinner party.
$70.00Scratch RavioliFresh Pasta, Cheese and Sausage Ravioli, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Chef Prepared SaladFilled Pasta is intimidating no more! Make silky smooth pasta sheets with savory filling and a delicious and easy sauce! (Vegetarian Friendly).

This class is equivalent to a strenuous upper-body workout, please take this into account when making reservations.
$70.00Bread Bowl SoupsBeer Cheese Soup, Roasted Vegetable Chowder, Artisan Bread BowlsComforting soup in a crusty bread bowl is easier than you think! Creamy beer cheese soup and hearty vegetable chowder will satisfy anyone in need of some warming up (Vegetarian Friendly)
$70.00Soul of the SouthPan Fried Buttermilk-Brined Chicken, Jalapeño Cornbread, Braised Greens with BaconComfort food to the max- Learn why brining makes for delicious chicken, and what it takes to have the crispiest chicken in the game!
$70.00Lets Taco Bout ItCorn Tortillas, Carne Asada, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Fiesta RiceEveryone's favorite taco night kicked up a notch! Make homemade tortillas and learn how to make the best fillings and sides! (Gluten Free and delicious)
$70.00Chicken GyrosGreek Marinated Chicken, Tatziki, Grilled Pita, Grilled Romaine SaladStreet food made easy- learn how to make a quick vinaigrette, how flavor profiles come together, and make something that the whole family will love!
$85.00Steak NightReverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow CarrotsBe on-trend with the newest idea in steak cookery! Reverse searing is the new technique, and we can teach you how! Pair a perfect steak with a red wine pan sauce and some delicious sides and you'll never want to eat out again!
$70.00Fusion SushiBuffalo Chicken Roll, Everything Bagel Roll (Smoked Salmon), Beef on Weck RollSushi like you've never seen it! Even the most fish-phobic cooks will love these fusion rolls- classic flavors re-imagined into new ideas! (Gluten Free)
$85.00Everyday Surf and TurfChicken Milanese with Shrimp and Saffron Risotto, Arugula SaladLearn how to make a delicious chicken cutlet and a creamy and satisfying seafood risotto! Learn how to simply dress some greens to add a pop of flavor and color and your everyday surf and turf is sure to please.
$70.00All Things DumplingsChicken Potstickers, Beef Empanadas, Vegetarian Samosas, Chef Prepared Dipping SaucesDumplings for everyone! Try three different doughs and techniques with this fun and challenging class!
$70.00Cupcake DecoratingChocolate Cupcakes, Italian ButtercreamLearn how to decorate a cupcake like a pro from our talented pastry chefs! No design is out of reach!
$70.00Stuffed BurgersFresh Mozzarella Stuffed Hand-Ground Burgers, Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Herb Aioli, Sesame Seed Rolls, Double-Cooked French FriesLearn how to make the perfect burger- talk about fat content, how to grind your own meat correctly, and make delicious rolls and crispy french fries like the pros!
$100.00Surf and TurfRibeye, Lobster, Truffle Mashed, Grilled Asparagus, BearnaiseCelebrate Valentine's Day at NFCI! A romantic Surf and Turf dinner will strike the perfect mood for a perfect night out!
$10.00Optional Add-on:Cupcake DecoratingAdd on cupcake decorating to any party. 1 cupcake per participant with 2 colors of buttercream frosting of your dreams.
CustomOptional Add-on:WinesAsk about our wine selection
*Any of our regularly-scheduled classes can be adapted to private group classes. Please contact us for more information.

All Parties are 2.5 – 3.5 hours & include:

  • 2 hour hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Meal for every participant
  • Chef hats & aprons

Pricing is listed for a minimum of 8 people. Smaller parties will be custom quoted.

Participation Guidelines

  • For kitchen safety and sanitation reasons, participants should wear long pants, a shirt with non-flowing sleeves and flat, closed-toe shoes. Class participants will be working with knives and around hot stoves/ovens, therefore, tank tops and flip flops are not recommended. Long hair should be tied back.
  • We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.
  • Allergy and dietary restrictions: Facilities may contain dairy, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which account for most known allergens. Be aware that cross contamination may occur among food products and we cannot guarantee that our food will be safe for customers with food allergies.
  • Guests who appear to be under the influence will not be allowed to participate in Community Education classes or private cooking parties for the safety of all of our guests and staff.
  • Groups arriving for private cooking parties more than 30 minutes past the start of the party will be assessed a $100 fee.
  • Private cooking party groups must provide a finalized guest list with names of all participating.
  • Private cooking party groups must make a deposit at the time of booking. The rest of the balance is due 3 business days prior to the event date.

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