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Non-credit One Day Cooking Classes

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute offers a variety of hands-on culinary, baking, and beverage classes. Whether you are coming on your own, having a date night, or booking a birthday party for your kids - we can teach you to cook like a pro. Don’t forget the best part… you get to eat what you make! Each class is a good mix of information, demonstration and hands-on learning.

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Classes are available both in-person and remotely (at a discounted rate). Please indicate on the registration form your format choice. For remote participants, ingredients and directions will be packaged securely and available for pickup at NFCI the day your class is scheduled. Participants will be able to partake in the class synchronously through a secure ZOOM link, and the class will be recorded for viewing at a later time if you prefer.

In-person participants will need to be screened by an NFCI employee and answer a short questionnaire. Although this is a short process, please take this into account when planning your arrival to NFCI.

The number of in-person participants in a Community Education class is capped at 10 attendees according to NYS occupancy mandates. Participants are required to wear masks at all times in class. Mandates also require that we do not have group seating- there will be tables of two available for public classes, spaced according to NYS mandates.

If you have any questions about NFCI's COVID policies or attendance requirements, please contact Emily Lonigan, Director of Community Education, at 716-210-2550 or elonigan@niagaracc.suny.edu.

All classes start at 6:00 pm


Saturday, October 10, 2020

213 - Mussels & Foccacia

Mussels with Chorizo, Fennel and Saffron, Rouille, Foccacia

Learn the perfect date night recipe- fast, fresh and delicious! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

313 - Myanmar

Mohinga, Hard Boiled Eggs, Flatbread

Burmese food is full of surprising flavor and textures, come learn with us! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

413 - Cake Decorating

6" Chocolate and vanilla layer cake, Swiss Buttercream, Fondant and Decoration work

Learn how to decorate a cake like you've seen on social media! Swiss buttercream is a dream, and you'll be so impressed with yourself! Cost per participant $65.

Friday, October 30, 2020

513 - Halloween- Harry Potter

Pumpkin Pasties, Cottage Pie, Butterbeer

Calling all Hogwarts Hopefuls! Pack your owl and your quills, come have some delicious HP-inspired dishes with us! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

114 - Reverse-Seared Steak

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Fennel and Carrots

The new cooking trend in steak! Come make the best ribeye you've ever eaten! Cost per participant $80.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

214 - Retro Cocktail Party

Clams Casino, Gougeres, Shrimp Cocktail, Date & Chorizo Rumaki

Have a Mad Men- era cocktail party! Learn how to make some old-school hors d'oeuvres! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

515 - Thanksgiving- Dessert

Pumpkin Streusel Cake, Fluffy Cranberry Pie

Not your grandmother's pie recipe- these desserts will surprise you! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

514 - Thanksgiving- Sides

From-Scratch Green Bean Casserole, Traditional Sausage Stuffing, Southwest Potato Gratin

Thanksgiving made easy- we'll teach you how to make sides that'll wow your family and friends. Cost per participant $65.

Friday, December 4, 2020

314 - Morocco

Kefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, Couscous

The flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

517 - Christmas- Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread House Cookies, Royal Icing, Candy Decorations

Decorate a gingerbread house to take home, learn piping skills, and impress your home elves! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

414 - Pie Crust- Harvest Galettes

Savory galette with onion confit, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives and goat cheese , Sweet Stone Fruit Galette

Take all the guesswork out of pie crust- these easy and versatile recipes will give you the confidence to improvise! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

516 - Christmas- Buche De Noel

Chocolate jelly roll cake, Chocolate Buttercream, Whipped Cream Filling, Meringue Mushrooms

Learn how to make a beautiful and delicious Buche De Noel with our pastry chefs- you won't believe how easy it is! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

115 - Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta, Carbonara or Cacio E Pepe, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

Fresh pasta, perfectly executed sauce, crispy chicken- all the best parts of going out for dinner done by you! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

215 - Lobster

Crab Stuffed Lobster, Winter Succotash, Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

A luxurious dinner awaits in this class- tender stuffed lobster, a surprising side, and the best biscuits you've ever had! Cost per participant $80.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

315 - Spain

Gambas Al Ajillo, Patatas A Lo Pobre, Huevos a la Flamenca

The Spanish tradition of Tapas will ingite your creativity and give you new ideas for parties! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, January 30, 2021

415 - Gluten-Free Baking

Heartbeet Chocolate Cake, Salted Halvah

Gluten-Free baking at its best- healthy, delicious and beautiful! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, February 4, 2021

116 - Roast Chicken

Dry-Brined 1/2 Chicken, Pinenut and Sage Risotto, Cranberry/Orange Compote

See the transformative power of salt with this roasted chicken recipe! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

216 - Ramen

Chicken Ramen, Chili Crisp

Make ramen the real way- no seasoning packets here! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

518 - Valentine's Day Surf & Turf & Crème Brulee

Pan seared strip steak, Broiled Lobster Tail, Carrots and Green Beans with blue cheese and hazelnuts, Marscapone whipped potatoes, Crème Brulee

Valentine's Day as it should be- luxurious with a hint of fun! Come celebrate the day with us without having to fight for a table! Cost per participant $100.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

316 - Lyon

Salade Lyonnaise, Chicken Provencal, Rice Pilaf

Classic French dishes, adapted for the modern world! Come learn some traditional recipes and new twists! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

416 - Pie Crust- French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie

Learn how to make a silky custard, beautiful decorations, and work on your piping skills! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

113 - Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon-Garlic Haricot Verts

Learn how to make a classic dish, work on your knife skills, and make a delicious pan sauce! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

217 - Gnocchi

Crispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and Feta

Learn how to make a beautiful dinner with cupboard and freezer staples- for the days when you can't think of a thing to cook! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, March 20, 2021

314 - Morocco

Kefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, Couscous

The flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

317 - Vietnam

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Bun Bo Xao (Beef Noodle Salad)

Light, flavorful and beautiful dishes abound in Vietnamese cuisine. This class will not disappoint! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

417 - Cookie Decorating

Sugar Cookies, Royal Icing, Flooding techniques

Learn how to decorate cookies like a pro! Royal icing is only the first step! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

114 - Reverse-Seared Steak

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Fennel and Carrots

The new cooking trend in steak! Come make the best ribeye you've ever eaten! Cost per participant $80.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

213 - Mussels & Foccacia

Mussels with Chorizo, Fennel and Saffron, Rouille, Foccacia

Learn the perfect date night recipe- fast, fresh and delicious! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, April 24, 2021

313 - Myanmar

Mohinga, Hard Boiled Eggs, Flatbread

Burmese food is full of surprising flavor and textures, come learn with us! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

413 - Cake Decorating

6" Chocolate and vanilla layer cake, Swiss Buttercream, Fondant and Decoration work

Learn how to decorate a cake like you've seen on social media! Swiss buttercream is a dream, and you'll be so impressed with yourself! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

115 - Fresh Pasta

Fresh Pasta, Carbonara or Cacio E Pepe, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Breast

Fresh pasta, perfectly executed sauce, crispy chicken- all the best parts of going out for dinner done by you! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

215 - Lobster

Crab Stuffed Lobster, Winter Succotash, Cheddar-Chive Biscuits

A luxurious dinner awaits in this class- tender stuffed lobster, a surprising side, and the best biscuits you've ever had! Cost per participant $80.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

314 - Morocco

Kefta Briouate, Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives, Couscous

The flavors and colors of Moroccan food will excite your senses and transport you far away! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, May 29, 2021

414 - Pie Crust- Harvest Galettes

Savory galette with onion confit, roasted tomatoes, kalamata olives and goat cheese , Sweet Stone Fruit Galette

Take all the guesswork out of pie crust- these easy and versatile recipes will give you the confidence to improvise! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

116 - Roast Chicken

Dry-Brined 1/2 Chicken, Pinenut and Sage Risotto, Cranberry/Orange Compote

See the transformative power of salt with this roasted chicken recipe! Cost per participant $65.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

216 - Ramen

Chicken Ramen, Chili Crisp

Make ramen the real way- no seasoning packets here! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

315 - Spain

Gambas Al Ajillo, Patatas A Lo Pobre, Huevos a la Flamenca

The Spanish tradition of Tapas will ingite your creativity and give you new ideas for parties! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

415 - Gluten-Free Baking

Heartbeet Chocolate Cake, Salted Halvah

Gluten-Free baking at its best- healthy, delicious and beautiful! Cost per participant $70.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

113 - Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala, Herb-Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon-Garlic Haricot Verts

Learn how to make a classic dish, work on your knife skills, and make a delicious pan sauce! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, September 30, 2021

316 - Lyon

Salade Lyonnaise, Chicken Provencal, Rice Pilaf

Classic French dishes, adapted for the modern world! Come learn some traditional recipes and new twists! Cost per participant $70.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

317 - Vietnam

Vegetable Spring Rolls, Bun Bo Xao (Beef Noodle Salad)

Light, flavorful and beautiful dishes abound in Vietnamese cuisine. This class will not disappoint! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

416 - Pie Crust- French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie

Learn how to make a silky custard, beautiful decorations, and work on your piping skills! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

114 - Reverse-Seared Steak

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Pan-Roasted Fennel and Carrots

The new cooking trend in steak! Come make the best ribeye you've ever eaten! Cost per participant $80.

Saturday, October 23, 2021

217 - Gnocchi

Crispy Pan-Fried Herb Gnocchi Toss with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli, Crispy Chickpeas and Feta

Learn how to make a beautiful dinner with cupboard and freezer staples- for the days when you can't think of a thing to cook! Cost per participant $65.

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716-210-2525

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