Cooking Classes

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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 ***

CULINARY CLASSES MAKE GREAT GIFTS

VALENTINE’S DAY DATE NIGHT

Back by popular demand! We will prepare a classic steakhouse-inspired menu, including a shrimp cocktail appetizer, Caesar salad, and steak with sides. We will finish the night with a decadent chocolate dessert. Chef Michelle also includes a few surprises throughout the evening. Celebrate Valentine’s Day in this class designed for couples. 

Heart sugar cookies

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***)

WINTER COMFORT FOODS 

Join Chef Michelle in the culinary studio for an afternoon of warm and cozy winter comfort favorites. We will prepare a beef & bean chili, creamy mac & cheese, chicken & biscuits and double chocolate fudge brownies. (***Children 10 years of age and older may attend this class with a supervising adult***)

A white bowl filled with creamy macaroni and cheese sitting in a maroon table cloth

FRENCH LESSONS

Learn ​classic French culinary techniques and dishes. Impress your friends and family with ​coq au vin, potato gratin, 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!

*** 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 will be applied to the next class you wish to attend or returned to you as a gift certificate for future use if you cancel prior to 48 hours before the class. All gift certificates and 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.
  • 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.