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Cooking Classes

Rochester, NY

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Rochester, NY

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Rochester, New York. Find yourself immersed 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.

To participate from your location in Rochester, NY, is very easy. Simply select the cooking class you would like to attend, and book it online. With over 100 cooking classes Certified Tested by our team your kitchen will be virtually transporting from Rochester to Italy, Spain, Vietnam 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 and around the Rochester, NY area 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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Kithnos Seafood

Kithnos Seafood has been providing Rochester with fresh seafood for over 40 years. Located on North Clinton Road at Ridge Road, their fish market carries a wide selection of fresh fish and shellfish. While you're there, grab a fish fry, it's known for being one of the best in town. Note, they're closed Sunday - Tuesday.

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Trianos Meat

Trianos Meat is a family owned meat market known for superior quality and better prices than the larger supermarket chains. They carry a large selection of cuts including veal osso bucco, veal loin chops, veal rack, t-bones, beef brisket, bone in ribeye whole chickens, and multiple cuts of pork including whole hogs.

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Rubino's Italian Foods

This Italian speciality market carries a wide selection of most any Italian import you could need. Whether you're looking for Sicilian olives, fava beans, grape leaves, tens of shapes of dried pasta, Italian cheese or cured meats (including 5 types of prosciutto!), Rubino's Italian Food's is a great stop for trusted brands and gourmet items. If you're hungry while you're there, make sure to grab a steak panino.

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Halal Market

Halal Market is a family owned, whole animal butcher. They follow Halal traditions with certified meats, poultry and groceries. They ensure animals are all treated with dignity and respect to ensure everything is done humanely. They only carry meat from local farmers and their chickens are free-range Amish raised.

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Asia Food Market

Asia Food Market is one of the largest Asian food markets outside of NYC. With three locations across Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo, this market has become a destination. Grab a beverage while you wander the aisles looking at unknown products and interesting languages. They carry a huge selection of imports from China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia. They have a well stocked produce section carrying daikon, long beans, jackfruit, speciality herbs and kaffir lime leaves. They also have everything you'll need in the pantry section including a variety of fish sauce, soy sauce, noodles, jasmine rice, glutinous rice, and high quality sushi rice.

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Niblack Foods

Serving Rochester since 1932, Niblack Foods is the original health food market in the community. They offer a variety of products including a wide selection of speciality grains including buckwheat, chestnut flour, bulgur, amaranth, and barley. This is a good destination for anyone looking for healthy grains or gluten free options. They also carry a good selection of spices, dried fruits and nuts.