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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public Class Listing
All classes start at 6:00 pm
|Dates||Class Title||Menu||Class Description||Price per Person|
|3/13/21||Gnocchi||Crispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and Feta||Learn 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|
|3/20/21||Morocco||Kefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, Couscous||The flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away!||$70 in-person|
|3/27/21||Vietnam||Vegetable 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|
|4/1/21||Cookie Decorating||Sugar Cookies, Royal Icing, Flooding techniques||Learn how to decorate cookies like a pro! Royal icing is only the first step!||$55 in-person|
|4/10/21||Reverse-Seared Steak||Reverse-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|
|4/15/21||Mussels & Foccacia||Mussels with Chorizo, Fennel and Saffron, Rouille, Foccacia||Learn the perfect date night recipe- fast, fresh and delicious!||$65 in-person|
|4/24/21||Myanmar||Mohinga, Hard Boiled Eggs, Flatbread||Burmese food is full of surprising flavor and textures, come learn with us!||$70 in-person|
|4/29/21||Cake Decorating||6" Chocolate and vanilla layer cake, Swiss Buttercream, Fondant and Decoration work||Learn 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|
|5/6/21||Fresh Pasta||Fresh Pasta, Carbonara or Cacio E Pepe, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast||Fresh pasta, perfectly executed sauce, crispy chicken- all the best parts of going out for dinner done by you!||$65 in-person|
|5/15/21||Lobster||Crab Stuffed Lobster, Winter Succotash, Cheddar-Chive Biscuits||A luxurious dinner awaits in this class- tender stuffed lobster, a surprising side, and the best biscuits you've ever had!||$80 in-person|
|5/20/21||Morocco||Kefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, Couscous||The flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away!||$70 in-person|
|5/29/21||Pie Crust- Harvest Galettes||Savory 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|
|6/3/21||Roast Chicken||Dry-Brined 1/2 Chicken, Pinenut and Sage Risotto, Cranberry/Orange Compote||See the transformative power of salt with this roasted chicken recipe!||$65 in-person|
|9/4/21||Ramen||Chicken Ramen, Chili Crisp||Make ramen the real way- no seasoning packets here!||$70 in-person|
|9/9/21||Spain||Gambas 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|
|9/18/21||Gluten-Free Baking||Heartbeet Chocolate Cake, Salted Halvah||Gluten-Free baking at its best- healthy, delicious and beautiful!||$70 in-person|
|9/23/21||Chicken Marsala||Chicken Marsala, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon-Garlic Haricot Verts||Learn how to make a classic dish, work on your knife skills, and make a delicious pan sauce!||$65 in-person|
|9/30/21||Lyon||Salade Lyonnaise, Chicken Provencal, Rice Pilaf||Classic French dishes, adapted for the modern world! Come learn some traditional recipes and new twists!||$70 in-person|
|10/6/21||Vietnam||Vegetable 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|
|10/9/21||Pie Crust- French Silk Pie||French Silk Pie||Learn how to make a silky custard, beautiful decorations, and work on your piping skills!||$65 in-person|
|10/14/21||Reverse-Seared Steak||Reverse-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|
|10/23/21||Gnocchi||Crispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and Feta||Learn 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|