The Fig Cooking School, llc

find your inner gourmet

About Fig

Welcome to The Fig Cooking School! 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 culinary classes are designed for home cooks of every level. Our past students have ranged from former restaurant owners to people who could barely boil water, so we truly have a class for everyone. We eliminate the intimidation factor for new cooks, and share exotic techniques and ethnic flavors to those with years of experience. We like to use local and organic ingredients wherever we can, so our menus change seasonally. 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 believe that fun is essential to learning, so we infuse everything we do with humor and lively conversation. It's not unusual to see students exchanging phone numbers at the end of a class.

Outside of our test kitchen in Hamden, where our classes take place, you can see us all over Connecticut at fundraisers (like Taste of the Nation and Cooking for C.A.S.A.) and farmers markets alike. We're also very fortunate to appear often on WTNH's CT Style show and we teach a free monthly cooking class at City Seed's Wooster Square Farmer's market as well as a monthly demo. That means, of course, that we're giving out free food, so we highly recommend you come down and say hi.

In addition to our regularly scheduled recreational classes, we love to do private parties and team building events in our kitchen or yours, for groups of eight or more students. These classes can range from bachelorette parties, birthday parties, baby showers, a girls, guys or couples night out, office parties, or whatever you can imagine. For these classes, we can tailor a menu to your group's specific needs and desires. Nothing is more social than cooking, so a Fig class is a perfect way to bond with your friends or co-workers.

We are also delighted to offer gift certificates, an ideal present for your friends, family and employees. We're convenient to New Haven, Hartford and Westchester, and have a perfect class for everyone. Details can be found in our store. Please feel free to contact us by phone or email if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you!

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