Cooking School

Cooking School

Welcome back into the Cooking School! Classes are being added weekly and we encourage you to check the link below to keep up with our curriculum.

We continue to monitor and adhere to all safety guidelines. To ensure all guest and staff safety, we will be opening the cooking school outdoor under a tent and following Government recommendations and the CDC protocols for increased safety and sanitation practices. Cooking Instruction will be demonstration. Parties larger than 8 cannot be accomodated. Guests are required to wear face covering when indoors, face coverings are optional during outdoor class. No valet parking is available. 

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.

Ninety Acres Executive Chef Freddy Vargas GRILLS! 

Get up close and personnel with Ninety Acres  Executive Chef, Freddy Vargas as he shares his all-time favorite foods to grill. He is a teacher at heart and would love to share how to master the grill with flavor forward dishes! 

Ribeye Steaks with Pickled Shallots and Shaved Parmigiano

Korean BBQ Ribs with Kimchi and Pickled Turnips

Miso Shrimp with Charred Scallions

Spiced Chicken with Mustard Seed Relish

Corn on the Cobb with Mayonnaise, Cojita and Lime

Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette 

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Fire and Wine

Thursday, August 6th, 6 to 8pm

Tis the season ~ Grilling and Rose'! Instructor Kathleen Sanderson has put together a fabulous menu featuring a wide variety of summer flavors. She will share her secrets for perfect outdoor entertaining. Sommelier Sarah Hatzenbuhler has selected 5 wines from around the world and will share their heritage and pedigree. She has been combing thru the catalogs to bring you an evening of Rose' that will forever index the variety and beauty of this summer favorite.

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Italian Seaside

Thursday, August 13th, 6 to 8pm

We are excited to be back and showcasing a night of Italian technique and wonderful food! Whether you are escaping to the shores of Naples or the Amalfi Coast ~ all Italians love the fresh seafood their oceans provide. The Cooking School is excited to announce that Enzo is here to show us how to authentically prepare seafood, Italian style. Mussels Fra Diavolo Linguine con Vongole Tuna Inferno with Hot Italian Peppers Panna Cotta with Summer Fruit.

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Shake and Bake

Sunday, August 23rd, 2 to 4pm

Or ~ Cocktails and Creme Puffs! The dynamic duo team of Head Mixologist, Christina Emma and Head Pastry Chef Lindsay Spinnato have joined forces to give you a Sunday Afternoon like no other! Mmmmmmm ~ how do we make this even better?? What about if we include the Manager of Artistry and Innovation at Allied Beverage Group, Steve Fette (well really ~ as we like to call him ~ the guy who brings the booze and the story behind the booze!).

Spend an afternoon with all of them and see how we bring it together! Christina and Steve will be directing your cocktail making and providing insight into your favorite liquor while Lindsay will demo the perfect pairing of savory and sweet treats.  

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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.

Click here to view or sign up for all classes or restaurant events.

Looking to give a gift? Purchase a GIFT CARD here.

Private Classes

Organize a private party at the Cooking School for up to forty 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 Events Team: 908.901.4708

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 to seven (7) days prior to the class date. Please note that a transaction fee of $10.00 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. Any credit allocated for class cancelation needs to be used with in a year of cancellation or the credit will be forfeited. A $10.00 / registration transfer fee will be charged at the time of cancellation.

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 $10.00. 

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.

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