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 indoor and following Government recommendations and the CDC protocols for increased safety and sanitation practices. Cooking Instruction will be demonstration. Unless otherwise requested, parties that register together will be sat together and then spaced appropriately from other guests. No valet parking is available.
Natirar Indoor COVID Rules: Guests must wear face coverings while indoors, unless seated at a table while eating and drinking.
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.
The Mansion at Natirar
Sunday Brunch with Executive Chef Freddy
Sunday, May 16th, 12:00 to 2:30pm
Spend a Sunday afternoon in our beautifully restored 1912 mansion and have Executive Chef Freddy Vargas cook you a six course brunch! It would not be brunch without libations so our Lead Sommelier, Hemant Kala, has paired each course with a selection of curated wines and champagne. Both Chef Freddy and Hemant look forward to sharng a perfect Sunday Afternoon!
classes in our cooking school kitchen
Sunday, May 23rd, 5:30 to 8:00pm
Here is a special Enzo offering on a Saturday night that cannot be missed! Enzo will showcase Carbonara and pair it with a classic menu. His 100% Italian recipes will highlight the beauty of the Italian cuisine while giving you the keys to produce these wonderful dishes at home. Enzo has selected some of the most regionally famous dishes and put them together for one exciting night the Cooking School.
Marinated Shrimp with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Pasta Carbonara, Veal Saltimboca All Romana, Spinach in a butter Parmigiano Sauce, Poached Pears in Madeira
Classic Indian with Kalpana
Saturday, May 15, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Join Kalpana as she teaches you how to prepare authentic Indian cuisine at home. Learn the spices to use, concepts of toasting and grinding spices and of course blooming them into the wonderful flavors we know and love. This menu explores the history and tradition of the Kakori Kebab, the deep flavors and technique of the Chole Puri and a classic Shrimp Curry.
Kakori Chicken Kebab with Chutney, Curried Shrimp with Rice, Chole puri (chickpeas with puffed fried puri), Rasmalai (desert made with milk and ricotta cheese and nuts)
Sunday, May 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Our very own Shane Stewart ~ direct from cheese making in Vermont ~ will share his perspective on cheese and cheese making and cheese pairing!
He will demonstrate simple to do cheeses you can do at home, things to think about when paring (and things to know about the wrong paring!).
Learn to make red onion jam and fig jam and the perfect cheese plating techniques! Join us for an afternoon that will be sure to change your discussion with your cheese monger.
Create and plan your own cooking school class!
Organize a private party at the Cooking School for up to ten 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
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.
Cooking School Policies
CLASS RETURN, EXCHANGE & CANCELLATION POLICY: To register for any class, 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. When classes are hands-on, 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 15 and up*
*If your teen is younger than 15 but you think would be engaged in a particular class, accomodation can be made. Please call with that request.
LEFTOVERS: We discourage students from taking leftovers.