Cooking School

Cooking School

Encourage Your Inner Chef

Join us in our custom designed facility, equipped by Sub-Zero and Wolf, for hands-on cooking classes, demonstrations, corporate team building programs and culinary celebrations. Professional chefs and instructors share their knowledge and passion while participants enjoy an unforgettable experience.  

We welcome all who want to learn about cooking, wine, and entertaining. Discover the benefits of sustainable, seasonal ingredients; sharpen basic skills or advanced techniques; learn global cuisines or family-friendly weeknight meals.

Featured Classes

Spring Luncheon

11:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday, March 30th

It's time to celebrate spring's bounty at Natirar.  Spend the afternoon in our kitchen learning how to prepare a lovely spring menu.  

Grilled Shrimp Bruschetta with Artichoke Remoulade
Asparagus Salad with Sweet Balsamic Dressing
Wild Mushroom Risotto
Chicken and Spinach Florentine
Individual Baked Alaskas with Strawberry Compote

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Tex Mex

6:30 - 9:30pm
Tuesday, April 11th

From ​burritos ​to ​brownies, ​this ​class ​is ​filled ​with ​the ​hearty ​taste ​of ​Texas ​combined ​with ​South ​of ​the ​Border ​heat! ​ ​Enjoy ​a ​welcome ​margarita ​or ​Mexican ​beer ​and ​get ​cooking. 

Shrimp ​& ​mango ​salsa ​on ​homemade ​tortilla ​chips 
Tortilla ​soup 
Beef ​and ​chicken ​fajitas ​with ​all ​the ​fixin’s ​wrapped ​burrito ​style 
Mexican ​street ​corn 
Cucumber ​& ​citrus ​relish 
Pepper ​brownies ​with ​a ​Kaluha ​hot ​fudge ​sauce 

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Pasta for the New Season

11:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday, April 6th

Ashton ​joins ​us ​to ​share ​her ​insights ​into ​traditional ​techniques ​for ​pasta ​making. ​ ​Cook ​together ​with ​her ​to ​create ​fabulous ​dishes ​using ​the ​freshest ​spring ​ingredients. 

Ashton ​Keefe ​is ​a ​Manhattan-based ​chef, ​culinary ​instructor ​and ​recipe ​developer ​specializing ​in ​seasonal, ​vibrant ​and ​simple ​food. ​Keefe ​currently ​works ​as ​a ​food ​stylist ​for ​NBC’s ​TODAY ​show ​and ​celebrity ​chef ​Giada ​DeLaurentiis ​and ​develops ​recipes ​for ​outlets ​including Cooking ​Light, People, Real ​Simple, Shape, Food52 ​and ​Whole ​Foods ​Market. 

Spring ​Tortellini ​Brodo 
Beet ​Linguine ​with ​Pistachio ​Pesto 
Lamb, ​Mint ​& ​Pea ​Lasagna 
Avocado ​& ​Romaine ​with ​Herb ​Caesar 
Raspberry ​Ice ​Cream ​with ​Limoncello 

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Calendar of Classes

Designed for the home cook, from novice to experienced enthusiast, the Cooking School at Natirar offers culinary programs for those who love cooking, wine, entertaining or just appreciate the pleasure of great food.

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Private Classes

Organize a private party at the Cooking School for up to fourty guests and make your next event unique and interactive! Reserve the state-of-the-art kitchen into your next gathering, birthday celebration or team-building event. Complete with specialty instructors, this venue space is truly one of a kind. For more information, please contact The Cooking School at Natirar: 908.901.4714

Cooking School Policies


CLASS RETURN, EXCHANGE & CANCELLATION POLICY:  To register for any calss, payment in full is required at the time of the registration. A refund will be issued for any class cancelled by the registrant, up tp seven (7) days prior to the class date. Please note that a transaction fee of $3.25 will be deducted from the refund of each cancelled registration.

An exchange will be made for any class cancelled by the registrant up to fourty-eight (48) hours before the class date.

No refunds, returns, or exchanges will be given for cancellations made by the registrant less than fourty-eight (48) hours prior to the class date. 

You may reschedule a class, resulting in a new transaction fee of $3.75. 

A registrant/student may transfer their registration to another person.

*Ninety Acres reserves the right to cancel any class that fails to attract sufficient enrollment. In case of cancellation, all registrants will be notified and a full refund will be offered. 
CONFIRMATIONS:  Confirmation of enrollment will be provided as follows:  For enrollments made in person, your receipt is your confirmation.  Please bring your receipt with you to the class.  For enrollments made online, confirmation will be provided by email only.  Confirmations for enrollments made by telephone will be provided upon your request and will be provided in email form.
WAITLISTS:  When a class is sold-out, we will gladly add your name to a waitlist upon request. If a seat becomes available, waitlisted persons will be contacted by email in order of their waitlisted date. You will have 24 hours to confirm your enrollment with payment or the open seat will be offered to the next person on the waitlist.  When you enter the waitlist, please provide alternate contact numbers such as your cell phone number.
MENUS:  We reserve the right to substitute ingredients and menu items. However, we will make every effort to remain true to our advertised menu.
SAMPLE RECIPES & BONUS RECIPES:  Sample recipes are provided with an in-class tasting. Bonus recipes are provided without an in-class tasting.
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES:  In classes where alcohol is served, no one under the age of 21 may consume alcoholic beverages.  Wine, beer and cocktails may be purchased during classes however due to safety concerns, we request their consumption be limited by guests participating in the class preparation.
ATTIRE:  We suggest you dress casually and comfortably. In our hands-on workshop, for safety and sanitation reasons, we ask that you wear long pants, a shirt with sleeves, and flat, comfortable, closed-toe shoes.  An apron will be provided for your use during class. 
AGE REQUIREMENTS:  Kids Classes: Ages 7 - 12, Teen Classes: Ages 12 - 15, Adult Classes: Ages 16 and up*
EQUIPMENT, TOOLS & CLASS MATERIALS:  All tools, ingredients and materials needed for class are provided.  Viking Cooking School kitchens are equipped with Viking ranges and appliances, Viking Professional Cookware, Viking countertop appliances, and Viking cutlery as well as other quality kitchen tools.  Recipes will be provided in class. 
LEFTOVERS:  We discourage students from taking leftovers. However, when food is removed from the premises, we provide and require a food safety label placed on the container.

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