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Private Parties

Private group and team building classes focus on everything from appetizers to chopped competitions. Our chefs will be fostering teamwork side by side your clients as they experience an exciting array of food. Ask about adding in an open bar, a dinner in Savor’s private dining room and our pastry chef’s custom made cakes to enhance your team building event.

Our corporate training classes specialize in certifying and educating your employees on food service standards and professional development. We offer American Culinary Federation certification training and COMIRA testing to certify your staff as Executive Chefs and more. Our classes will be custom tailored to fit your specific business training needs.

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Final headcounts for private classes need to be finalized 10 days out from the scheduled date

Price Per Person Class Title Menu Description
$70.00 Competition Class Flexible Depending on group size and product availability- contact us if you want something specific! Get a group together and compete with a few mystery ingredients and your imagination!
$85.00 The Perfect Steak Seared Ribeye, Herbed Compound Butter, Steak Sauce, Perfect French Fries, Sautéed Broccolini Grab a date and have some steak! This romantic meal is a staple at every French bistro- learn how to make it at home!
$100.00 Surf and Turf Surf and Turf, Local Wines Included, Filet and Lobster Tail, Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Haricot Verts and Carrots Spikes Learn how to sear a perfect steak, roast a lobster tail, and make the best mashed potatoes you've ever had! Wine pairing included with your meal!
$80.00 Cake Decorating 101 6-inch House made Chocolate Cake, Buttercream Learn the basics of cake decorating- how to frost a smooth cake, easy and quick decorations, and how to make beautiful frosting flowers for any occasion!
$75.00 Italian Seared Scallop and Saffron Risotto, Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia Take a trip to Northern Italy to perfect your risotto skills! This class will focus on proper risotto and searing technique, and will teach you a great focaccia recipe as well!
$70.00 Knife Skills/ Sauté Pan-Seared Salmon, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Green Bean Almandine and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes Learn how to get a perfect sear on salmon, build an emulsified pan sauce, blanch and sauté great green beans, and roast potatoes to perfection!
$70.00 Pie Crust Traditional American Apple Pie, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Sage Tart Perplexed by Pie Crust? Learn the difference between flaky crust and short crust, the different uses for each, and take home a savory and a sweet pie!
$85.00 Lobster Steamed Cold-Water Lobster, Traditional Potato Gratin, Brussels Sprout and Pancetta Hash Learn how to cook a whole lobster, and get ready to get covered in butter! A traditional potato gratin and brussel sprout hash rounds out this perfect date night meal.
$70.00 Pasta Homemade Tagliatelle, Quick and Tasty Pasta Sauce

Learn how to make homemade pasta and a sauce that’ll turn out great, every time!

This class is equivalent to a strenuous upper-body workout, please take this into account when making reservations.

$75.00 The Perfect Roast Chicken Roasted Poussin, Herbed Parmesan Risotto, Glazed Tri-Color Carrots Learn to make a meal that will wow them at home- crispy perfectly cooked roast chicken and creamy risotto will be your next at-home date night meal!
$70.00 Chicken Marsala Airline Chicken Breast, Marsala Wild Mushroom Sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon- Garlic Haricot Verts Learn to sear a gorgeous chicken breast and make a classic pan sauce that your whole family will love! Pair that with easy roasted potatoes and zingy french green beans and you'll have a dinner fit for a magazine!
$75.00 Gnocchi Herb Gnocchi, Grilled Balsamic Steak Tips, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Gnocchi can be easy and fun to make with our cooking tips- and you top it with grilled balsamic steak tips! Learn how to make a smooth and creamy gorgonzola sauce that'll be the star of your next dinner party.
$70.00 Scratch Ravioli Fresh Pasta, Cheese and Sausage Ravioli, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Chef Prepared Salad

Filled Pasta is intimidating no more! Make silky smooth pasta sheets with savory filling and a delicious and easy sauce! (Vegetarian Friendly).

This class is equivalent to a strenuous upper-body workout, please take this into account when making reservations.

$70.00 Bread Bowl Soups Beer Cheese Soup, Roasted Vegetable Chowder, Artisan Bread Bowls Comforting soup in a crusty bread bowl is easier than you think! Creamy beer cheese soup and hearty vegetable chowder will satisfy anyone in need of some warming up (Vegetarian Friendly)
$70.00 Soul of the South Pan Fried Buttermilk-Brined Chicken, Jalapeño Cornbread, Braised Greens with Bacon Comfort food to the max- Learn why brining makes for delicious chicken, and what it takes to have the crispiest chicken in the game!
$70.00 Lets Taco Bout It Corn Tortillas, Carne Asada, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Fiesta Rice Everyone's favorite taco night kicked up a notch! Make homemade tortillas and learn how to make the best fillings and sides! (Gluten Free and delicious)
$70.00 Chicken Gyros Greek Marinated Chicken, Tatziki, Grilled Pita, Grilled Romaine Salad Street food made easy- learn how to make a quick vinaigrette, how flavor profiles come together, and make something that the whole family will love!
$85.00 Steak Night Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow Carrots Be on-trend with the newest idea in steak cookery! Reverse searing is the new technique, and we can teach you how! Pair a perfect steak with a red wine pan sauce and some delicious sides and you'll never want to eat out again!
$70.00 Fusion Sushi Buffalo Chicken Roll, Everything Bagel Roll (Smoked Salmon), Beef on Weck Roll Sushi like you've never seen it! Even the most fish-phobic cooks will love these fusion rolls- classic flavors re-imagined into new ideas! (Gluten Free)
$85.00 Everyday Surf and Turf Chicken Milanese with Shrimp and Saffron Risotto, Arugula Salad Learn how to make a delicious chicken cutlet and a creamy and satisfying seafood risotto! Learn how to simply dress some greens to add a pop of flavor and color and your everyday surf and turf is sure to please.
$70.00 All Things Dumplings Chicken Potstickers, Beef Empanadas, Vegetarian Samosas, Chef Prepared Dipping Sauces Dumplings for everyone! Try three different doughs and techniques with this fun and challenging class!
$70.00 Cupcake Decorating Chocolate Cupcakes, Italian Buttercream Learn how to decorate a cupcake like a pro from our talented pastry chefs! No design is out of reach!
$70.00 Stuffed Burgers Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Hand-Ground Burgers, Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Herb Aioli, Sesame Seed Rolls, Double-Cooked French Fries Learn how to make the perfect burger- talk about fat content, how to grind your own meat correctly, and make delicious rolls and crispy french fries like the pros!
$100.00 Surf and Turf Ribeye, Lobster, Truffle Mashed, Grilled Asparagus, Bearnaise Celebrate Valentine's Day at NFCI! A romantic Surf and Turf dinner will strike the perfect mood for a perfect night out!
$10.00 Optional Add-on: Cupcake Decorating Add on cupcake decorating to any party. 1 cupcake per participant with 2 colors of buttercream frosting of your dreams.
Optional Add-on: Wines Ask about our wine selection Custom
*Any of our regularly-scheduled classes can be adapted to private group classes. Please contact us for more information.

All Parties are 2.5 - 3.5 hours & include:

  • 2 hour hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Meal for every participant
  • Chef hats & aprons

Pricing is listed for a minimum of 8 people. Smaller parties will be custom quoted.

Participation Guidelines

  • For kitchen safety and sanitation reasons, participants should wear long pants, a shirt with non-flowing sleeves and flat, closed-toe shoes. Class participants will be working with knives and around hot stoves/ovens, therefore, tank tops and flip flops are not recommended. Long hair should be tied back.
  • We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.
  • Allergy and dietary restrictions: Facilities may contain dairy, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which account for most known allergens. Be aware that cross contamination may occur among food products and we cannot guarantee that our food will be safe for customers with food allergies.
  • Guests who appear to be under the influence will not be allowed to participate in Community Education classes or private cooking parties for the safety of all of our guests and staff.
  • Groups arriving for private cooking parties more than 30 minutes past the start of the party will be assessed a $100 fee.
  • Private cooking party groups must provide a finalized guest list with names of all participating.
  • Private cooking party groups must make a deposit at the time of booking. The rest of the balance is due 3 business days prior to the event date.

To book your class please contact

Emily Lonigan
Interim Director of Community Education
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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28 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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