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Cooking Classes for the Gourmet Chef in You!

By Lauren Holstein

Are you tired of the same old routine? Whether it's with friends, family, or your work events, it's time to spice things up and create lasting memories together. Look no further than Hudson Table's hands-on cooking classes in Hoboken, NJ, where culinary magic meets social bonding. With a variety of class types, expert chefs, and a communal dining experience, Hudson Table offers an exciting opportunity for everyone to become a gourmet chef for a few hours.

At Hudson Table, the experience goes beyond a typical cooking class. They offer a range of class types to suit your preferences and group dynamics, including classes where you can watch chef competitions, join intimate Chef's Table events, attend with children, or become a chef for a day with interactive cooking classes.

One of the most popular classes at Hudson Table is the interactive cooking class featuring hands-on experience. Instead of just eating or watching a chef demonstrate, attendees are active participants in the cooking process. Don't worry if you're not a seasoned chef, as the class starts by ensuring it's inclusive for all skill levels with a knife skills demonstration and a light snack. This thoughtful approach ensures that everyone, from beginners to seasoned home cooks, can enjoy and learn.

Then attendees are broken into groups of 4-5 participants assigned to a fully equipped prep station and cooking area. With the expert guidance of talented chef instructors and staff, you'll embark on a culinary journey from start to finish, creating recipes from a previously selected menu. Ingredients are measured out before class begins and placed on each workstation to ensure a smooth experience. At the end of the class, everyone gathers to dine family-style in the beautiful event space to eat and chat. It's a chance for everyone to see what the others are cooking and celebrate their cooking success together over a delicious meal. The cooking session lasts 1.5-2 hours, but the event isn’t over once the meal is done. There will be enough food for leftovers and Hudson Table provides to-go boxes. Additionally, all recipes from the class are emailed out to attendees so they can re-create their favorites at home.

Classes are released on a monthly schedule and get booked quickly! There is a wide selection of cuisine options ranging from various countries around the world, and from breakfast to dessert. Some upcoming events include "Recreating Famous Desserts," where attendees will make Cereal Milk Ice Cream Inspired by Momofuku Milk Bar, Magnolia’s Banana Pudding from the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook, Copycat Cinnabon Cinnamon Buns adapted from Spend with Pennies, and Levain's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies. Another upcoming class is called "Cooking with Wine," where attendees will make Mussels with Sauvignon Blanc, Skirt Steak with Merlot and Shallot Sauce, Tagliatelle with Porcini and Port, and Riesling Roasted Fruit with Mascarpone Cream.

Hudson Table has multiple locations, including Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Stamford. So, there are plenty of chances to roll up your sleeves, get ready to cook, and savor the joy of creating and sharing delicious meals together.

For larger parties, consider reaching out to them for private event options. Are you ready to dive into the world of cooking with a new crew this holiday season?