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Buffalo, NY

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Buffalo, NY

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype, a video conferencing tool, accessible to people in Buffalo, NY. Since 2016, The Chef & The Dish has been immersing people around the world in the cultures of Italy, Spain, Thailand, and many other international locations. The options are endless when you learn from the best chefs and this experience makes it the perfect stay-at-home date night. Your cooking class will be a birthday dinner or anniversary gift you'll never forget.

To participate from your location in Buffalo, NY, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes, all Certified Tested by our team, you will be transporting your kitchen in Buffalo, NY to Italy, Thailand, Japan or other country with the click of a button. Cooking classes are available for beginners to advanced cooks and unless otherwise noted, use standard kitchen equipment. Once you've picked a class and a date, our assistants will send you a shopping list with everything you need to get before your class time.

Below is a list of local markets and stores in Buffalo, NY to help you buy the needed ingredients for your culinary experience. Once you receive your shopping list, find the appropriate place to shop. Purchasing ingredients is where your kitchen adventure begins.

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Premier Gourmet

Just outside the downtown core of Buffalo, NY, in the suburb of Tonawanda, is this speciality market. Known for their outrageously huge wine selection, you can't miss the adjacent grocery store which imports beautiful European products. From fresh cheeses to speciality pasta shapes, Premier Gourmet carries a good selection of imported items, in particular from Italy and Spain, for your cooking class. They also carry a variety of kitchenwares if you're looking for a speciality piece of cookware.

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Lexington Coop

This popular grocery store has two locations in Buffalo, NY, both in trendy areas, one in the Elmwood District and the other in the Hertel District. They have an array of high end products and organic produce. They work hard to stock shelves with local products and 55¢ of every dollar returns back to the community. Whether you need high quality every day grocery products or local fish, Lexington Coop is a great stop.

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Ni Hoowa Supermarket

Ni Hoowa Supermarket, located near the University of Buffalo main campus, offers an array of Asian specialty products. A bit unkept, you don't visit Ni Hoowa for the looks, but instead for the large selection of imported and authentic Asian products. From kaffir lime leaves and tamarind paste for your Thai cooking class to a variety of Asian seasonings and cookware, this market has shelves stocked (literally to the ceiling) to make your Asian cooking class a success.

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Perhaps the most beloved grocery store in Buffalo, NY is Wegmans. Originating just outside the city center in Rochester, NY, Wegmans offers a shopping experience above all else. This chain is a mecca for food lovers looking for everything from standard groceries to speciality foods across a variety of cuisines. Their locations carry everything from Bomba rice, tamarind paste, and bonito flakes. Perfect for all The Chef & The Dish cooking classes.

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Spar's European Sausage & Meats

As their namesake says, Spar's specializes in sausage and meats. This cute shop in the Blackrock section of Buffalo, NY fits only a few, but carries a variety of speciality products that shine for anyone taking an Eastern European cooking class or if you need a speciality cut of meat.

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Guercio & Sons

Located on Grant Street since 1961, this market has been the main supplier to some of the best restaurants in Buffalo, NY. Their shop isn't to be missed. Filled with fresh produce galore, this market specializes in fresh ingredients and high quality European products.