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

The New World of Spice

Sunday, July 21st
12:00 - 3:00pm

Natirar and The Black River Spice and Tea Company have teamed up to introduce you to and de-mystify the world of spices! Why spices and seasonings work and how to use them to put some pizzazz and umph into your cooking. Learn how to mix a variety of spice blends from around the world - and even create your very own special blend!

View the Menu & Register Here​.

Food Kids Want to Eat - 2 Day Program
Ages 11 to 15

Tuesday - Wednesday, July 23rd & 24th
10:00am - 2:00pm

"When I was creating the menu for this class, I thought about the cooking classes I would take in summer camps ~ hoping and anticipating a menu of foods I LOVED to eat.  I would show up, excited for a day in the kitchen getting to create some edible masterpieces of my own. This menu is based off all my childhood favorites ~ created to eat familiar delicious foods but prepared in a healthier way with tips and techniques that will be a great foundation for young cooks." TC

What Taryn did not tell you is that she is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet and is a whole food chef. So, she will be taking favorites and turning them a little bit on their ear. Still delicious, great for young taste buds, but a little better for you. Her favorites are fried avocado sticks, homemade pasta and farm fresh (nut free) pesto, broccoli cheddar quinoa bites (think mac and cheese) and "you wouldn't miss the chicken" cauliflower bbq wings! Two days filled with going out to the farm, cooking in the kitchen, eating food kids want to eat and in the process opening their eyes to healthier cooking techniques, habits and recipes!

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Steakhouse Classic - The Summer Menu

Friday, July 26th
6:30 - 9:30pm

Join us at Natirar for a relaxing and delicious evening out.  The fun's all happening in our culinary kitchen where instructor Joanne Panayi will show you how easy it is to prepare this delectable menu.

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Elegant French

Saturday, July 27th
6:00 - 9:00pm

Join us for a memorable evening in the Cooking School.  French Cooking is about learned technique and Kathleen has put together a menu that will showcase classic French cooking while creating this elegant warm weather menu.

View the Menu & Register Here​.

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.
New calendars are posted the first week of every month and feature the current, as well as the upcoming month.

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

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 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 $3.75 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.

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