The Fig Cooking School

Find your Inner Gourmet


Heide Lang
Founder and Chief Instructor

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Welcome to Fig!

Welcome to The Fig Cooking School, LLC! Since 2009, we've prided ourselves on being the most exciting cooking school in New Haven and beyond. We know that everyone can be a gourmet cook, and so our hands-on classes are designed for home cooks of every level. We eliminate the intimidation factor for new cooks, and share exotic techniques and ethnic flavors to those with years of experience. 

Our menus change seasonally so that we can use local and organic ingredients wherever possible. We offer classes of virtually every cuisine type, from Italian to Indian, as well as themed classes like Girls Night Out, French Bistro Dinner, and Farmer's Market, which highlights fresh local produce. And of course, we infuse everything we do with humor and lively conversation. It's common to see students exchanging phone numbers at the end of a class.

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"Thank you for such a fantastic event! The team had only good things to say and the food was delicious! Your team made all the recipes a breeze and the feedback from the attendees was 5 stars across the board! I wouldn't hesitate to have another cooking event with you and your team! Thanks again!"

-Kris C., Versacomm Team Building Event

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Famous Cooking Classes

Fig offers a wide range of classes for home cooks of all levels. Classes are small, hands-on, and extremely vibrant and entertaining. Offerings change seasonally, and our menus range from Girls' Night Out to Farmer's Market to our popular French Bistro Dinner and famous Spice Market series. 

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Here at Fig, we know that nothing brings people together like food, which is why we've designed a line of classes especially for your next team-building event or office party. Our lively hands-on teaching means that students work together to create a gourmet meal themselves. Once everything is ready, students sit down and bond over the full sit down dinner that their teamwork has produced. Classes are full of laughter and conversation, and our menus, which range from French Bistro to Picnic Party to an authentic Mexican Fiesta are designed to set the tone that works best for your event.

In addition to many local doctors and dentists offices, our happy clients have included Wolfgang Puck Catering, 3M, FedEx, Schick-Wilkinson Sword, SmartStart Education and Survey Sampling International. To set up your event and inquire about pricing please call 203.288.4142 or email heide@figcookingschool.com.

Private Parties

Whether you're planning to celebrate a birthday party, engagement party or baby shower or simply have a fun and unique couples or girls night out, we would love to schedule a private class with a customized menu for you and your friends. There is no limit to the number of menus we can provide for your party, whether you want Southern Fried Chicken, a French Bistro Dinner or an exotic Persian Feast. Our classes are hands-on (unless you prefer to watch) and are the perfect way to bond with friends or family. Afterwards, everyone sits down to celebrate over the gourmet meal they have just created. Everyone goes home with full tummies, a recipe packet, and priceless memories.

Dates fill up fast, so we recommend getting in touch with us at least a month in advance. Groups must have ten or more students. For more information, please call 203.288.4142 or email heide@figcookingschool.com.

TV Appearances

Heide is featured regularly in cooking segments on WTNH, WTIC FOX CT and WFSB, and is available for demonstrations on TV stations around New England and New York. With seasonal demonstrations ranging from Back to School Favorites to No-Heat Summer Recipes or a week-long special on Thanksgiving Dinner, Heide enriches any variety show, cooking show or news program.

To learn more about having Heide on your show, please fill out our Media Inquiry Form.

Speaking Engagements & Demonstrations

Heide is also available for speaking engagements and cooking demonstrations, and has a wide range of lectures and workshops to bring both entertainment and education to Corporate Events, Conferences and University Programming. Past engagements have included FedEx, Schick, Wolfgang Puck, Quinnipiac University, the Yale Peabody Museum and the New Haven Historical Society.

To learn more about booking Heide for your next event, please fill out our Speaking Engagement Form.

Contact Us

We provide a wide range of services, from our regularly scheduled classes to team building events, private parties, special lectures and menu consultation. If you would like Fig to be part of your next event, or if you have questions about who we are or what we do, please feel free to contact us at any time using the information to the right!

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(203) 288–4142




M-Sa 10a–7p
Su 10a–2p