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Public Class Logistics Post COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation evolves and the world begins a new normal, we understand concerns about public gatherings, especially food and drink related businesses.

Here are bullet points about The Cook’s Studio in-class processes regarding social distancing and sanitation, most of which were our standards prior to the outbreak. 

  • We will be reopening according to NYS phased guidelines for foodservice establishments, projecting mid-June
  • We operate in a large warehouse space with 20-foot ceilings and ample room
  • Upon reopening, all public class maximums will be reduced by 50% or no more than 16 people
  • All participants work in groups of two [2], since the vast majority book as a couple
  • Odd numbered groups, that book together, will work together, but individuals will work alone, we do not team up strangers
  • Every booking group works at their own individual, commercial grade, stainless-steel, 5-foot-long x 30-inch-wide prep table
  • All tables will be separated by 6 feet of free space
  • Every group has their own equipment, such as pots, pans, utensils, knives, cutting boards, bowls, etc., absolutely nothing is shared
  • Participants do not gather ingredients from a central station
  • All ingredients are pre-portioned and laid out, at each table, for each group, by the Chef Instructor who wears gloves and a mask while setting up
  • All Chef Instructors are ServSafe Food Handler certified
  • The Cook’s Studio has a permit to operate by the Nassau Co. Dept. of Health, and follows their sanitation guidelines
  • All small wares and wine glasses are cleaned and sanitized in a commercial dish machine
  • All contact surfaces are cleaned and sanitized between classes using industry standard chemicals
  • Absolutely nothing is prepared community style
  • YOU eat only what YOU make
  • There is no tasting or sharing of dishes between guests or Chef Instructors
  • All dishes and eating utensils are single-use eco-compostable
  • Leftovers are taken home in supplied containers, or discarded
  • Fresh professionally laundered aprons and towels are supplied for every class
  • Ample food handler’s gloves of varying sizes are provided for use throughout class
  • Take home face masks will be provided for those who wish to wear them
  • Wine servers wear gloves and masks
  • Everyone washes their hands prior to and during class
  • All guests will fill out a brief questionnaire as a sign-in, so in the event someone tests positive for COVID19 post class they can be contact-traced per NYS guidelines

At this time The Cook’s Studio is not raising prices to offset restricted capacity

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Wine with dinner? Yes, please!

During each class enjoy some samplings of wine from the wineUdesign inventory, then have a glass of your favorite on us.

Chef Victor first met winemaker Vincenzo Saulle at wineUdesign while he was Campus President of The Culinary Academy of Long Island in 2015.  An immediate friendship and professional collaboration was formed. The CALI staff and chefs even made a barrel of Super Tuscan red in trade for culinary teaching events at wineUdesign.

In 2019 Vincenzo and Victor decided to partner up and create The Cook’s Studio at wineUdesign. This joint venture has a collection of rotating core classes offered on a regular basis, as well as specialty teaching events, around the wine making schedule. More than just cooking classes for cooks. More than just wine for wine lovers.

All classes include wine tastings supplied by wineUdesign directly from their inventory, specially paired by Vincenzo. Sometimes right out of the barrel.

Weeknight private classes offered at this venue depending on schedule availability. 12 guests minimum, 24 maximum.

Drink Responsibly

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Testimonials

"I took the mozzarella and burratta class and it was amazing! Great teacher, great food.. great wine! It was such a fun night out with my boyfriend that we booked a second class with another couple. Can’t wait to go back!"

Lindsay L.

"We had a blast at the pizza making class and met nice people can’t wait to take another class!"

Laura

"Had a wonderful time, this place is a rare gem! Chef Victor is awesome and funny! His demonstrations of preparing the selected dish of the day was so easy to follow and he really makes it a fun experience! Staff is excellent and very friendly! Numerous wine tasting selections! Will definitely be back again! "

Valerie G.

"This place is really awesome! From the fun to the food to the 🍷 wine it was a great way to spend a Saturday night! "

Patrizia F.

"My wife and I did the fresh pasta class last night and could not have been happier! We’ve done cooking classes before at a few different places - this was by far the most laid-back and most fun we’ve had. The physical setting is perfect - being in the middle of an active winery sets the tone. Chef Victor was awesome - funny, unintimidating, and genuinely passionate about cooking and teaching. We met some great people during class and had fun just chatting and cooking. My wife got to sample some of Chefs homemade Sangria which I think was the highlight for her :-). We already plan to book another night and bring some friends. We come from out east and it was well worth the hour drive."

Dave P.

"We had a great time. Victor was very knowledgeable and funny. Will definitely book another class with him!"

Danielle C.

"We went with a group of 16 girls and had a fantastic time! We made empanadas. Chef walked us through it all. We ate, drank wine and had one of the best nights! We will be back for certain. Highly recommend it!"

Sam G.

"So much fun! Food was tasty and hands-on experience. The chef was friendly and funny. Great evening!"

Keith M.

"We had the best time ever! Chef/owner Victor was very accommodating as we planned and booked this only a few days before. We come from an Italian family and some were skeptical about learning how to cook our own food but not one person had nothing but NICE things to say. Everyone was sooo pleasant, welcoming and helpful. Not once did we feel rushed or not at home. It was an epic bachelorette party and we will all be back soon to take his other cooking classes. Yes, that’s how much fun we had! Words cannot express how thankful and greatful we are for all of your accommodations and help!"

Cristina B.

"We had a great time! It was so different and cool to see how sushi rolls were made and to try for ourselves! We would be back for anther class!"

Derek T.

"Informative and fun and great time! The chef was funny and personable!"

Paulo D.

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The Cook’s Studio proudly uses Mercer Culinary for all its knives, apparel, and tools. A Long Island company serving the cutlery needs of chefs and culinary students for many years.
Please visit www.MercerCulinary.com for more info. Available on Amazon.

chefvictor@thecooksstudio.com