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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 elonigan@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Public Class Listing

All classes start at 6:00 pm

DatesClass TitleMenuClass DescriptionPrice per Person
3/13/21GnocchiCrispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and FetaLearn how to make a beautiful dinner with cupboard and freezer staples- for the days when you can't think of a thing to cook!$65 in-person
3/20/21MoroccoKefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, CouscousThe flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away!$70 in-person
3/27/21VietnamVegetable Spring Rolls, Bun Bo Xao (Beef Noodle Salad)Light, flavorful and beautiful dishes abound in Vietnamese cuisine. This class will not disappoint!$70 in-person
4/1/21Cookie DecoratingSugar Cookies, Royal Icing, Flooding techniques Learn how to decorate cookies like a pro! Royal icing is only the first step!$55 in-person
4/10/21Reverse-Seared SteakReverse-Seared Ribeye, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Fennel and Carrots The new cooking trend in steak! Come make the best ribeye you've ever eaten! $80 in-person
4/15/21Mussels & FoccaciaMussels with Chorizo, Fennel and Saffron, Rouille, FoccaciaLearn the perfect date night recipe- fast, fresh and delicious!$65 in-person
4/24/21MyanmarMohinga, Hard Boiled Eggs, FlatbreadBurmese food is full of surprising flavor and textures, come learn with us! $70 in-person
4/29/21Cake Decorating6" Chocolate and vanilla layer cake, Swiss Buttercream, Fondant and Decoration workLearn how to decorate a cake like you've seen on social media! Swiss buttercream is a dream, and you'll be so impressed with yourself! $65 in-person
5/6/21Fresh PastaFresh Pasta, Carbonara or Cacio E Pepe, Parmesan Crusted Chicken BreastFresh pasta, perfectly executed sauce, crispy chicken- all the best parts of going out for dinner done by you!$65 in-person
5/15/21Lobster Crab Stuffed Lobster, Winter Succotash, Cheddar-Chive BiscuitsA luxurious dinner awaits in this class- tender stuffed lobster, a surprising side, and the best biscuits you've ever had! $80 in-person
5/20/21MoroccoKefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, CouscousThe flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away!$70 in-person
5/29/21Pie Crust- Harvest GalettesSavory galette with onion confit, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives and goat cheese , Sweet Stone Fruit Galette Take all the guesswork out of pie crust- these easy and versatile recipes will give you the confidence to improvise!$65 in-person
6/3/21Roast ChickenDry-Brined 1/2 Chicken, Pinenut and Sage Risotto, Cranberry/Orange CompoteSee the transformative power of salt with this roasted chicken recipe! $65 in-person
9/4/21RamenChicken Ramen, Chili CrispMake ramen the real way- no seasoning packets here! $70 in-person
9/9/21SpainGambas Al Ajillo, Patatas A Lo Pobre, Huevos a la Flamenca The Spanish tradition of Tapas will ingite your creativity and give you new ideas for parties!$70 in-person
9/18/21Gluten-Free BakingHeartbeet Chocolate Cake, Salted Halvah Gluten-Free baking at its best- healthy, delicious and beautiful!$70 in-person
9/23/21Chicken MarsalaChicken Marsala, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon-Garlic Haricot VertsLearn how to make a classic dish, work on your knife skills, and make a delicious pan sauce! $65 in-person
9/30/21LyonSalade Lyonnaise, Chicken Provencal, Rice PilafClassic French dishes, adapted for the modern world! Come learn some traditional recipes and new twists!$70 in-person
10/6/21VietnamVegetable Spring Rolls, Bun Bo Xao (Beef Noodle Salad)Light, flavorful and beautiful dishes abound in Vietnamese cuisine. This class will not disappoint!$70 in-person
10/9/21Pie Crust- French Silk PieFrench Silk PieLearn how to make a silky custard, beautiful decorations, and work on your piping skills! $65 in-person
10/14/21Reverse-Seared SteakReverse-Seared Ribeye, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Fennel and Carrots The new cooking trend in steak! Come make the best ribeye you've ever eaten! $80 in-person
10/23/21GnocchiCrispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and FetaLearn how to make a beautiful dinner with cupboard and freezer staples- for the days when you can't think of a thing to cook!$65 in-person

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