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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.

Gift cards will be sent in the mail after payment and arrive in approximately one week.

Class Title Menu Description Price Per Person
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! $65.00
Ice Cream Vanilla Bean and Bourbon Ice Cream, The World's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies Science meets food in this innovative class- Learn how to make a silky smooth custard, utilize liquid nitrogen to make the fastest ice cream in the world, and pair it with the best chocolate chip cookies you've ever had! $60.00
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! $85.00
Chinese Pork Potstickers, Chicken Teriyaki Skewers, Crab Rangoons Learn the different techniques involved in making dishes for a Dim Sum meal- grilling, frying, steaming- all of it creates different textures and flavors to make this communal meal exciting! $60.00
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! $100.00
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! $70.00
Tapas Garlic Shrimp, Ham Croquetas, Pan con Tomate, Patatas Bravas Tapas are perfect for a romantic night or a group get-together- learn how to make these small Spanish dishes to share with the ones you love! $75.00
Jambalaya Andouille Sausage, Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya with traditional Cajun spice Experience the flair of New Orleans with this classic Cajun rice dish, a traditional meal that will bring Mardi Gras to your kitchen! $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! $75.00
Japanese California Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, Tempura Shrimp Roll, Veggie Spring Rolls Takeout sushi never tasted so good! Learn how to make perfect sushi rice, build flavors, and proper rolling technique to make rolls as good as your favorite restaurant! $60.00
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! $60.00
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! $60.00
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. $85.00
Knife Skills/ Vegan Vegan Chile Relleno with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis, Spiced Rice Pilaf Vegan food for the omnivore! This class will touch on vegan cooking, with a great stuffed pepper recipe that won't make you miss the meat! $60.00
Pasta Homemade Tagliatelle, Quick and Tasty Pasta Sauce Learn how to make homemade pasta and a sauce that’ll turn out great, every time! $60.00
Truffles Peanut Butter Truffles, Coconut White Chocolate Truffles, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Truffles Learn how to make truffles like a pro! This class will cover the basics of ganache flavoring and the professional way to coat truffles in chocolate! $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! $65.00
Optional Add-on: Custom cake creation made from scratch from our bakery with various fillings and flavors of frosting, our pastry chefs can create the cake of your dreams Custom
  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

Ben Loomis CEC
Director of Community Education
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14303 716-210-2550

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28 Old Falls Street
Niagara Falls, NY 14303

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