These are the classes on which our recreational program’s reputation was built. Over 20,000 students have taken this series at our campus in New York City. Mastery of essential cooking techniques provides the culinary grounding to cook classical cuisines and the latest cooking styles. These full-participation classes teach fundamental skills, not recipes. Instead of narrowly focusing on a roast duckling recipe, for example, you’ll practice roasting techniques that can be applied to foods from fish to fruit. We'll cover the important cooking methods, from simple grilling to mousse making. As you advance through the series, you’ll gradually become familiar with each cooking concept. Each class culminates with a student-prepared meal. This course consists of five 4-hour classes.