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You don’t have to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America to host a successful dinner party, but you should know your way around the kitchen.
You don’t have to enroll at the Culinary Institute of America to host a successful dinner party, but you should know your way around the kitchen. Cooking classes in Bergen County will help you brush up on your skills, and they’ll even provide you with tips to prepare a home-cooked meal that would make Mom proud. Check out the sessions at some of these locations:
Le gourmet Factory (176A S. Van Brunt St., Englewood, 855.408.2665; lgfcookingschool.com): Thanksgiving is the theme in November—enroll in classes focusing on Turkey Day side dishes and desserts. You can also opt for instruction in chicken, seafood and Mexican food preparation.
Ridgewood Culinary Studio (223 Chestnut St., Ridgewood, 201.447.2665; ridgewoodculinarystudio.com): Wow your guests after you learn how to make Thanksgiving appetizers, pumpkin ravioli and apple pie. The studio also offers sessions for children and is perfect for birthdays, corporate events and ladies’ nights.
Chef Central (240 Rt. 17 North, Paramus, 201.576.0100; chefcentral.com): Known for supplying Bergen’s best chefs with the tools of their trade, Chef Central caters to cooks of all levels with open culinary events and private parties for all ages. Fall classes include hands-on sushi making and pasta making basics.