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Take your cooking skills up a notch with an interactive lesson from a culinary pro!

We’ll bring the chef – you bring the ingredients!  We welcome you to join your favorite celebrity chefs, lifestyle experts and mixologists in their “virtual” kitchen for a hands-on lesson in creating delicious, signature recipes that will be sure to spice up your typical kitchen routine.  In each class, a guest chef will guide you step-by-step through a recipe, answering your questions LIVE along the way.  Each class will conclude with a live Q&A driven by Toyota so come ready to speak to your favorite chef!

Scroll down to view the class list, and check back for more classes being added everyday. Limited seats available.  Reserve your spot today!

A SPECIAL NOTE FROM OUR PARTNER, BANK OF AMERICA: Bank of America continues its longstanding partnership with the Festival as the presenting sponsor of NYCWFF at Home. As part of its efforts to respond to Covid-19, Bank of America is proud to support this tasty diversion, while supporting those who fuel NY’s dynamic culinary scene.

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks about our 13th annual Festival. Despite the challenges we’re facing, we fully intend to be back on October 8-11, 2020.  The Festival may feel different, but our commitment is unchanged – to continue the celebration of the New York City restaurant and bar community and fight to end hunger for No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City, whose missions are now more crucial than ever.

Past Classes

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from a class with NYCWFF at Home presented by Bank of America?

At your scheduled class time, you will enter a virtual classroom via the Zoom link provided. The guest chef will guide you step-by-step through a recipe, answering questions along the way with the help of our moderator. At the end of the session, there will be a 15 minute Q&A session with the guest chef.

How long is each class?

Each NYCWFF at Home class is approximately 45 - 60 minutes. The guest chef will lead you through about 30 - 45 minutes of cooking. The last 15 minutes will be a Q&A session with the guest chef.

Will I get to speak to the chef?

Please ask as many questions as you’d like via the chat function within Zoom. If you are selected to ask the chef a question after the dish is finished, the moderator will unmute you. We will do our best to get to every question. The class will end with a live Q&A, driven by Toyota.

What can I do to make sure I’m best prepared for class?

You will receive a confirmation email from NYCWFFAtHome@nycwff.org following your purchase. Within this e-mail, you’ll find the Zoom link, recipe, ingredients and cooking utensils. Prior to class, we recommend getting organized by preparing your ingredients and gathering your cooking utensils. This will allow you to easily access all necessary ingredients and materials during the demonstration to best cook along with your chef. Thorough preparations will provide a more enjoyable experience!

What if I don’t have one of the ingredients or need to make a substitution because of dietary restrictions?

We know you are cooking with what you have at home and therefore may need to make substitutions. If you have any questions on substitutions or modifications before the class, please don’t hesitate to reach out to NYCWFFAtHome@nycwff.org.

Can I attend more than one class?

Yes, you are encouraged to sign up for as many as you would like! Sign up on our website here.

Can my child attend?

Yes, feel free to include your family and children in any one of our classes, especially the classes geared for families. Children should always be supervised by an adult while cooking.

What technology do I need for class?

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join the Zoom session will be included in your confirmation email.

How do I access my class?

To access your class, you will be sent a Zoom Meeting link to the email address you provided when purchasing your ticket, along with a meeting ID and password. By clicking on the link, you will automatically be prompted to open Zoom and join the class. Everyone is encouraged to join the class a few minutes early to ensure that you have a good connection with Zoom. Please note that upon joining you will be directed to the waiting room until the cooking begins and chat opens.

Do I need to create a Zoom account to access this class?

You will not need to register for an account to join. Simply click to “Join the meeting” via in the link above. You will be prompted to download and install the Zoom app. Once downloaded, open the Zoom program you will need to give Zoom access to your computer/phone microphone and camera. When you are ready to join the class select “Join with Video” and “Join Audio” buttons in the bottom left corner of the Zoom application.

Where are the proceeds for this class going?

100% of the net proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry® and Food Bank For New York City to end childhood hunger in America and the five boroughs of New York City. Every year, NYCWFF raises nearly $1 million for these charities helping them better provide for those they serve and closing the gap on hunger in our country. To date, NYCWFF has raised over $13.5 million to help fight hunger.

What is NYCWFF’s refund policy?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer refunds or exchanges.

Are there wait lists for sold-out events?

Unfortunately, we are unable to create a waitlist for any of our events.

Is NYCWFF on social media?

Yes! Follow us @NYCWFF to get the inside scoop about your favorite events, chefs and culinary personalities.  Don’t forget to tag all of your photos with #NYCWFF to join the conversation. Your photo just might be shared on our pages!

What if I don’t receive an email confirmation following my purchase?

Please allow up to 48 hours to receive your email confirmation. In some cases, the recipe, ingredients and instructions have not yet been finalized at the time your purchase. Please contact us at NYCWFFAtHome@nycwff.org if you have not received the recipe, instructions and the zoom link 48 hours before your scheduled class begins.