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Non-credit One Day Cooking Classes

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute offers a variety of hands-on culinary, baking, and beverage classes. Whether you are coming on your own, having a date night, or booking a birthday party for your kids – we can teach you to cook like a pro. Don’t forget the best part… you get to eat what you make! Each class is a good mix of information, demonstration, and hands-on learning.

Classes are available both in-person and remotely (at a discounted rate).

Please indicate on the registration form your format choice. For remote participants, ingredients and directions will be packaged securely and available for pickup at NFCI the day your class is scheduled. Participants will be able to partake in the class synchronously through a secure ZOOM link, and the class will be recorded for viewing at a later time if you prefer.

In-person participants will need to be screened by an NFCI employee and answer a short questionnaire. Although this is a short process, please take this into account when planning your arrival to NFCI.

The number of in-person participants in a Community Education class is capped at 10 attendees according to NYS occupancy mandates. Participants are required to wear masks at all times in class. Mandates also require that we do not have group seating- there will be tables of two available for public classes, spaced according to NYS mandates.

If you have any questions about NFCI’s COVID policies or attendance requirements, please contact Emily Lonigan, Director of Community Education, at 716-210-2550 or

Public Class Listing

All classes start at 6:00 pm

DatesClass TitleMenuPrice per Person
6/17/21Reverse Seared SteakReverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow Carrots$85 In Person Option
$76.50 (Savor Club Member) - In Person Option
6/24/21Northern ItalianSeared Scallop and Saffron Risotto, Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia$75 In Person Option
$67.50 (Savor Club Member) - In Person Option
7/1/21Soul of the SouthPan-Fried Buttermilk-Brined Chicken, Jalapeño Cornbread, Braised Greens with Bacon$70 In Person Option
$63.00 (Savor Club Member) - In Person Option
7/8/21Cake DecoratingSwiss Meringue Buttercream, Learn how to make an Instagram-worthy cake!$65 In Person Option
$58.50 (Savor Club Member) - In Person Option
7/15/21Fresh PastaPasta Carbonara or Cacio E Pepe with Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast$65 In Person Option
$58.50 (Savor Club Member) - In Person Option
9/4/21RamenChicken Ramen, Chili Crisp$70 in-person
9/9/21SpainGambas Al Ajillo, Patatas A Lo Pobre, Huevos a la Flamenca $70 in-person
9/18/21Gluten-Free BakingHeartbeet Chocolate Cake, Salted Halvah $70 in-person
9/23/21Chicken MarsalaChicken Marsala, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon-Garlic Haricot Verts$65 in-person
9/30/21LyonSalade Lyonnaise, Chicken Provencal, Rice Pilaf$70 in-person
10/6/21VietnamVegetable Spring Rolls, Bun Bo Xao (Beef Noodle Salad)$70 in-person
10/9/21Pie Crust- French Silk PieFrench Silk Pie$65 in-person
10/14/21Reverse-Seared SteakReverse-Seared Ribeye, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Fennel and Carrots $80 in-person
10/23/21GnocchiCrispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and Feta$65 in-person

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