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CLASSES

Phantom Chef’s culinary studio on Washington Avenue in Endicott, New York, offers a restaurant-quality kitchen designed to accommodate culinary classes for up to 16 students.

Sign up for a hands-on lesson with fellow Greater Binghamton foodies! Classes make a great date night, a fun outing with co-workers or an enjoyable ladies night out. You can also book the space, invite your friends and have a private party.

Classes run roughly two and a half to three hours (two hours for Kids in the Kitchen classes), including the time to enjoy your creations. Tools, supplies and ingredients will be provided. This is an immersive experience led by Phantom Chef’s owner, Michelle McIlroy, a highly trained chef and experienced instructor. Come ready to learn!

Classes that are currently on the schedule will have a clickable date below the description to register.

*** Unless otherwise noted, our classes are designed for adults, ages 18 and over ***

*** Please review all cancellation policies at the bottom of the page prior to registering ***

Did you know that we offer private group cooking classes for groups of 6 or more?
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CULINARY CLASSES MAKE GREAT GIFTS

AN EVENING IN NEW ORLEANS 

Spend the evening learning to prepare some New Orleans classics, including BBQ shrimp, gumbo and red beans & rice. We’ll end the evening with an iconic flambéed dessert – bananas foster!

FLAVORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

We’ll make a Mediterranean feast/mezze table featuring baba ghanoush, spanakopita, spiced lamb chops with tzatziki sauce, tabbouleh, and marinated chicken shish kebabs. Finish the meal with roasted stone fruit drizzled with honey and citrus yogurt.

Intro to Sushi Making 

In this class, we will cover some sushi-making basics including the method for seasoning and preparing sushi rice, the cutting techniques used to prepare sushi fillings and the process of assembling and rolling sushi. We will prepare a variety of sushi rolls filled with vegetables, cooked seafood and raw fish. (***Children 10 years of age and older may attend this class with a supervising adult***)

BAKING BASICS 

Join Chef Michelle in the culinary studio for a class focused on baking and pastry basics. We will cover the methods and techniques needed to create a variety of sweets and treats including soft pretzels, strawberry shortcakes, lemon-blueberry muffins, savory grilled flatbreads and fudge brownies with ganache topping (***Children 10 years of age and older may attend this class with a supervising adult***)

Fresh out of the oven blueberry muffins in a baking tin

FRENCH LESSONS

Learn ​classic French culinary techniques and dishes. Impress your friends and family with a meal of ​coq au vin, potato gratin, ratatouille and haricots verts amandine. Appetizer: green salad with dijon vinaigrette. Dessert: decadent chocolate pots de crème.

MAKE YOUR OWN PASTA

Learn to make fresh egg pasta by hand. We will make hand-cut and machine-cut pasta shapes as well as classic ricotta-filled ravioli. We will prepare delicious sauces to accompany the pasta, too. (***Children 10 years of age and older may attend this class with a supervising adult***)

FLAVORS OF ASIA

Our newest class explores some of the delicious flavors of Asia. The menu will include shrimp summer rolls, chicken satay with peanut sauce, Thai coconut curry, fried rice, and more. Join us for an evening of spice and fun!

FLAVORS OF INDIA

In this flavor-filled class, you will learn about the spices and iconic dishes of India. We will prepare cauliflower & potato aloo gobi, chicken tikka masala and masoor dal (a lentil dish), along with a spicy mango chutney and cooling raita. We will even make our own naan!

Freshly baked pie in a white pie dish

BOUNTY OF FALL

Using seasonal autumn produce, we’ll prepare a three-course meal that’s perfect for a fall-inspired dinner. The menu will include a squash bisque, chicken braised with wild mushrooms and seasonal side dishes. For dessert – an apple cranberry crisp made with local apples.  

*** CANCELLATION POLICIES ***
  • Class registration fees are not refundable for cash.
  • If you find that you are unable to attend a class after you have registered, please notify us as soon as possible via e-mail or phone.
  • The class registration fee, less sales tax and credit card fees, will be returned to you as a gift certificate for future use if you cancel prior to 48 hours before the class. All class refunds expire 1 year from date of original purchase and cannot be returned for cash.
  • Registration cancellations placed less than 48 hours before the class start time will NOT be refunded, applied to future classes or returned as a gift certificate for future use. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
  • Phantom Chef LLC reserves the right to cancel a class if necessary.  Classes that are cancelled by Phantom Chef LLC will be refunded in full via gift certificate, regardless of the time frame. Inclement weather does not necessarily cancel a class. Phantom Chef LLC will contact you if the class is cancelled.