Team Building Activity - Classic New York Fare

Explore classic, popular New York dishes together and learn how to add a modern spin.

In this hands-on team building class, Chef Ivan takes you and your team on a flavor-packed journey through the Big Apple for an unforgettable culinary experience.

Chef Ivan has prepared a four-course New York menu featuring popular and classic dishes with a modern twist. You and your team will learn the skills and techniques to recreate each and every one of these menu items, including the dish that started it all: the original New York tuna tartare, as well as the iconic and world renowned New York banana pudding.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 20
  • Maximum Guests 35
  • Meal Courses 4
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Corporate, Fun, Group, New American

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Ivan or Resident Chef

Frederik P.


30 Mar 2023

Overall the experience was very disappointing for my team. We only get to do team events once every two months, and had saved up two events worth of budget to do this. The chef didn’t seem to have much patience for people to learn, which we think is a big part of the experience. Sometimes the way she communicated directions or feedback was quite passive-aggressive (good directions but phrased in a slightly negative way). A lot of people felt like it wasn’t as much of a cooking class, but more of a cutting/chopping class. We would have loved to be more hands-on but instead the chef did a bunch of the work. There was also a helper there who cleaned everything and prepped some of the kitchen, who the chef never acknowledged, which we thought was strange/rude. The food tasted good though.

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Bessie ThomasVarughese

26 Mar 2023

Fun!! But We didn’t actually cook the food, just prepared it, but learned good techniques!

Morgan Z.


27 Feb 2023

Great class! Super educational and the food was divine.

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Chef Ivan’s zeal for cooking began at a very young age, leading him to attend culinary school at the ripe age of just 14. The Italian chef, who has cooked all over Europe, now lives in New York where he runs a catering company and volunteers teaching children kitchen skills. Chef Ivan focuses on Italian, French and sushi courses, and is excited to educate guests on new techniques.

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