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Cooking Classes

Syracuse, NY

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Syracuse, NY

The Chef and The Dish offers private cooking classes via Skype and Zoom, video conferencing tools, accessible to people in Syracuse, New York. Find yourself immersed in the cultures of Italy, Thailand, Japan, 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 Syracuse, 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 Syracuse 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 Syracuse, New York 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 mastery begins.

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Green Hills Market

Green Hills Market is a locally owned market offering fresh produce and local artisan products since the 1950’s. What was once a specialty market is now a full-sized grocery store offering a bit of everything. When you enter the market, you can't miss the bakery section which fills the air with the smell of sweet treats. Move into the produce section and you'll find fresh produce lined beautifully. This is a good one-stop shop for your every day groceries for your cooking class.

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Vince's Gourmet

Located in North Syracuse on South Main Street is Vince's Gourmet Imports, an Italian specialty market importing a wide selection of Italy's favorite products. With aisles of pasta and olive oil, buckets of olives, and enough imported Italian cheese to feed the neighborhood, you'll find everything you need for any of our Italian cooking classes. Before you leave, treat yourself to one of their fabulous cannolis.

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European Specialties

European Specialities is Syracuse's answer to the flavors of Eastern Europe. Here they sell favorite brands from countries including Hungary, Poland, Russia, Romania, Ukraine and others. If you're looking for fruit jams, biscuits that remind you of your childhood, pickled goods, cured meats or a small selection of cheese, this little market located on W Genesee Street will give you what you're looking for and a little more.

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Liehs and Steigerwald

Priding themselves on their "old fashion butchershop service", Liehs and Steigerwald is a bit like stepping back in time. Since 1936 this market has been serving the Syracuse community with award winning meats. Voted Best Chicken Wings and featured in the WSJ for their hot dogs, this market is the place to visit for everything from bone-in pork chops, prime rib roast, porterhouse steaks, and a long list of sausage including chorizo, andouille. If you find yourself hungry before your cooking class, pick up a some of their homemade pastrami and sauerkraut and make yourself a nice sandwich.

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CNY Regional Market

Established in 1938, the CNY Regional Market offers a Thursday Farmers Market from May to mid-November, and a Saturday Farmers market year round. Bring a tea and make a morning of exploring this market filled with artisan vendors from the Syracuse area. With a long list of rotating vendors, this is the place to go for fresh and local produce, eggs, cheeses, sweet treats, honey, seafood and meats.

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Han's Oriental Market

Han's Oriental Market is a small family owned Asian grocery store in the heart of Syracuse. They offer a wide selection of fresh and hard to find imports from Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam and surrounding countries. Reviewers often comment on the friendly service and the staff's desire to help you find products you're looking for. This is a perfect place to find tamarind paste, chilli paste, dark or light soy sauce, rice noodles or rice for your Asian cooking class.