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Chef Mark Tafoya teaches a group cooking class

Learn the art of cooking

Private Cooking Lessons

Have you always wanted to hone your cooking skills in the comfort of your own home? Improve your knife skills or learn how to make pasta at home? Perhaps you love to cook, but want to explore a new cuisine, or move up to the next level.


We can design a customized lesson just for you, or create an interactive event for you and a group of friends that culminates in a dinner where you enjoy the dishes you yourself have made!

Braising Meats
Perfect Pastry
Sous-Vide Cooking

Improve your cooking skills in the privacy of your own home.

Where better than your own kitchen to learn how to master the fundamentals of cooking?

Bring the family together in a fun way, and get everyone involved, even the young ones.

Chef Mark Tafoya teaches how to roll out pie dough
Medium Rare lamb chops, ratatouille and Polenta for a crowd
Cranberry, Pear and Maple Pie with beautiful braided lattice top

Knife Skills
Deboning Fish
Seafood Cookery 

Saffron Roasted Halibut and Jumbo Prawns
Chef Mark Tafoya teaches proper knife technique

The basics of handling knives safely, sharpening and honing the blade, and precision cutting are covered in EVERY lesson.

From there, we design your lesson to broaden your skills beyond the basics.

Steamed Provençale style Mussels for a crowd

Gluten-Free Cooking Class
Making Fresh Pasta
Stocks and Sauces
Pastry Basics

These are just a few of the many ideas for a custom cooking lesson. The only limit is your imagination and courage to take on new and exciting cuisines and techniques. Contact us to create your custom lesson. 

Mediterranean Orange, Tomato and Olive Salad with Mint & lemon zest
Creamy Bowtie pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and peas
Mixed berry & vanilla cream tartlets and chocolate pots de creme

Enjoy the food you make afterwards!

Contact Chef Mark Tafoya at 917-405-0088

Book now your
personal culinary experience

Voice: 917-405-0088


Cancellation Policy on scheduled events

(Dinner Parties/Cooking Lessons)

Chef Mark will honor all scheduled events. In the event of a true medical emergency that prevents him from honoring his word, Chef Mark will replace himself with another chef, or if you prefer, reschedule the event.

If you need to reschedule or cancel, here are the terms: 

  • Deposits made are non-refundable.

  • Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, rescheduling is allowed free of charge with at least 3 weeks notice prior to your booked date, subject to Chef Mark’s availability.

  • Rescheduling between 10 – 21 days prior to your booked date will incur a 50% fee (remainder will be applied towards a future booking).

  • No rescheduling will be allowed within 10 days of your booked date.

  • Please Note: During the COVID-19 Crisis, Chef Mark is waiving the forgoing rescheduling requirements. Deposits are still non-refundable, and Chef Mark will reschedule events as appropriate for both parties and according to the conditions in New York/NJ/CT at the time. 

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