Goldbelly Presents Ess-a-Bagel at Home

Date + Time
Saturday, October 17
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT


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NYC Bagels 101 (plus a bagel care package!)

There’s one thing that’s for sure - New Yorkers do not mess around when it comes to bagels. And whether you’re a New Yorker or not, you can agree that some of the best bagels in the city are coming out of the ovens at NYC’s iconic Ess-a-Bagel, a family-owned bakery that’s been around for over 40 years.

Join us for a rare Saturday morning virtual treat with Ess-a-Bagel’s COO, Melanie Frost, and bring these ever so delicious bagels into your own home. In this hands-on class, you’ll get an insider’s look on how to make that crave-able, doughy, yet crusty bagel – cut and rolled by hand ! You’ll learn all about the interesting history of bagels along with all the tricks of the trade for creating these classic New York style bagels from scratch. Plus you’ll make (and devour) your own bagel nachos!

As an added bonus, your ticket includes a half dozen Ess-a-Bagel’s bagels, their signature cream cheese and bagel chips sent directly to your home, courtesy of Goldbelly, the authority on ALL things delicious!

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from a NYCWFF virtual cooking class?

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 Virtual 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.

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

You will receive a confirmation email from 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

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.

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.

Which locations are eligible for shipping (for Cook From The Book classes)?

We are only able to ship cookbooks for Cook From The Book classes to customers with a Mailing Address located within the continental United States. If you are interested in receiving the cookbook for a Cook From The Book class and you are not located within the continental United States, please send us an email at

Which locations are eligible for shipping (for Johnnie Walker presents Behind the Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray)?

Shipping of the Pat LaFrieda Burger Bash Box is only available to customers with a Mailing Address located within the continental United States, and is NOT available to customers in Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Guam, PO Boxes, or any other countries.

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 if you have not received the recipe, instructions and the zoom link 48 hours before your scheduled class begins.