Expand your understanding and appreciation of food and cooking with simple and relaxed lessons designed for your lifestyle and your kitchen. Classes are all about the art of making delicious meals in your own home. Want to make a big meal in a small kitchen? No problem. No matter the size, we can work out customized, efficient plans that make the best use of your space.
You’ll become skilled in the process of planning, shopping and prep work. You’ll learn the secrets of a successful meal, including one of the most important – how to relax with your guests instead of having a meltdown in the kitchen. We’ll work with a variety of ingredients, all of which can be easily found in a well stocked grocery store or farmers market.
Menus are flexible, customized to your tastes and needs, and designed to accommodate students at all skill levels. In the basic program, you’ll receive a one-on-one class centered on the preparation of a 3-course meal in your kitchen. During class, we’ll focus on organizing ingredients based on cooking time and cooking techniques—braising, poaching, sautéing and roasting—as well as the importance of good knife skills.
About Chef Jeff Seligman
“I love food - talking about it, shopping for it and especially cooking for myself, loved ones and guests” — JS
Jeff Seligman works as an off-premises chef with some of New York's finest catering companies, including Abigail Kirsch, Constellation Catering and The Clever Company. As a Corporate Chef for The French’s Food Company, he’s traveled the country coordinating special events and developing and testing recipes. In addition, he's taught culinary classes in both public and private settings for 15 years.
Chef Jeff graduated from the Institute of Culinary Education with the Highest Honors. He's participated in numerous events at the famed James Beard House and has traveled to Louisiana and Mississippi with the Culinary Corps as part of their charitable post-Katrina clean up and renewal work.
In his previous business life, Jeff was the founder and president of Union Square Group, a leading New York-based theatrical and event production company. He began his business career at the William Morris Agency, rising through the ranks to become an agent working with such artists as Billy Crystal, Roberta Flack, Barry Manilow and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
“You can see Chef Jeff loves cooking and teaching. I took his class with my boyfriend and we discovered we really enjoy cooking together and that basic cooking isn't so difficult.” — JW