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Cooking classes & Banquets

Banquets & Events

Group ToursFrom our Chef’s Table in the open kitchen to the private dining room of Savor Restaurant or our three floors of atriums overlooking Old Falls Street, The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute can cater to your unique dining experiences. Our professional Chefs and servers working alongside our students will offer you gourmet food and exceptional service that will impress your guests. From kid’s birthday party cooking classes to business meetings and wedding receptions, take your dining to the next level at The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute.

Please see our Banquet MenuGroup Tour Packet and our Banquet Policies for details.

If you would like to book an event, or have any questions, please contact Ben Loomis at bloomis@niagaracc.suny.edu or 716-210-2550

Youth Camps

Teen Camps (13 - 17yrs old, 9:00am - 3:00pm daily) (CLOSED)

Teen Camp (A) Costs $225 The Menu Daily Title
7/30 to 8/2      
Day 1 Monday Braised Chicken Tacos, Homemade Tortillas, Roasted Tomato Salsa, Mexican Rice, Dessert Empanadas Taco Day!
Day 2 Tuesday California Roll, Buffalo Chicken Roll, Beef On Weck Roll, Sesame Noodles, Green Tea Semifreddo Sushi Day!
Day 3 Wednesday Pork Potstickers, Stuffed Meatball Rolls, Stuffed Mushrooms, Chocolate Lava Cakes Taste Bomb Day!
Day 4 Thursday Competition: Ultimate Grilled Cheese, Tomato Soup and Brownies ala Mode Competition Day!

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Teen Camp (B) Costs $225 The Menu Daily Title
 

 

   
Day 1 Monday Fresh Pasta with Bolognese Sauce, Mixed Green salad or Caesar Salad with homemeade dressing, Olive Garden- style breadsticks, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta Pasta Day!
Day 2 Tuesday Sesame Chicken, Crab Rangoon, Vegetable Fried Rice, Homemade Candy Bars Better Than Takeout Day!
Day 3 Wednesday Artisan Pizza, Wings, Fresh Mozzarella Sticks, Ice Cream Sandwiches Pizza Day!
Day 4 Thursday Competition: Ultimate Mac and Cheese and Custom Cheesecake Competition Day!
Teen One Day Camp OR Add ON Costs $60 The Menu Daily Title
8/17/2018  
Day 5 Friday Seared Chicken Breasts Provencal with Parmesan Herb Risotto, Glazed Carrots and Flourless Chocolate Cake Cook Like A Restaurant Chef!

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Private Parties

 

Private group and team building classes focus on everything from appetizers to chopped competitions. Our chefs will be fostering teamwork side by side your clients as they experience an exciting array of food. Ask about adding in an open bar, a dinner in Savor’s private dining room and our pastry chef’s custom made cakes to enhance your team building event.

Our corporate training classes specialize in certifying and educating your employees on food service standards and professional development. We offer American Culinary Federation certification training and COMIRA testing to certify your staff as Executive Chefs and more. Our classes will be custom tailored to fit your specific business training needs.

Private Parties Classes and Pricing
Class Title Menu Description Price Per Person
 
Competition Class Flexible Depending on group size and product availability- contact us if you want something specific! Get a group together and compete with a few mystery ingredients and your imagination! $55.00
Sushi California Roll, Spicy Tuna roll, Philadelphia roll, Veggie Roll Learn how to make uramaki rolls like the pros do! (cooked and raw options available) $55.00
Fresh Pasta Handmade Tagliatelle with customizable pasta sauce, served with salad and bread Create something amazing from seemingly nothing- fresh pasta is fun to make, delicious to eat, and endlessly adaptable! $55.00
Artisan Pizza Homemade Dough, Fresh and easy pizza sauce, fresh mozzarella, various toppings Learn how to make fresh pizza dough, a quick and easy pizza sauce, and learn about flavor and texture profiles to create your perfect pie! $55.00
Chocolate Truffles Dark Chocolate Raspberry Truffles, Milk Chocolate Peanut butter Truffles, Vanilla Bean Coconut Truffles Wow your friends with professional-level chocolate truffles! Learn the basics of chocolate work and the best way to combine flavors! $55.00
Optional Add-on: Custom cake creation made from scratch from our bakery with various fillings and flavors of frosting, our pastry chefs can create the cake of your dreams Custom
  Wines Ask about our wine selection Custom
*Any of our regularly-scheduled classes can be adapted to private group classes. Please contact us for more information.

All Parties are 2.5 hours & include:

  • 2 hour hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Meal for every participant
  • Chef hats & aprons

Pricing is listed for a minimum of 8 people. Smaller parties will be custom quoted.

Participation Guidelines

  • For kitchen safety and sanitation reasons, participants should wear long pants, a shirt with non-flowing sleeves and flat, closed-toe shoes. Class participants will be working with knives and around hot stoves/ovens, therefore, tank tops and flip flops are not recommended. Long hair should be tied back.
  • We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.
  • Allergy and dietary restrictions: Facilities may contain dairy, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which account for most known allergens. Be aware that cross contamination may occur among food products and we cannot guarantee that our food will be safe for customers with food allergies.
  • Guests who appear to be under the influence will not be allowed to participate in Community Education classes or private cooking parties for the safety of all of our guests and staff.
  • Groups arriving for private cooking parties more than 30 minutes past the start of the party will be assessed a $100 fee.
  • Private cooking party groups must provide a finalized guest list with names of all participating.
  • Private cooking party groups must make a deposit at the time of booking. The rest of the balance is due 3 business days prior to the event date.

To book your class please contact

Ben Loomis CEC
Director of Community Education
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14303
bloomis@niagaracc.suny.edu 716-210-2550

Youth Parties

 

Bring your party to life with a hands on cooking class at the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute. Ideal for unique birthday parties for your young foodies.  Your kids and teens will join together with our chefs for a hands on cooking class. Participants will learn the basics to healthy cooking that will foster a lifetime of learning in the kitchen.  Develop a taste for the extraordinary. 

You may select one meal for the event

Youth Parties Classes and Pricing
Class Title Description Price Per Person
 
Pizza Party! Learn how to make pizza dough, sauce, and learn about flavor profiles to create your perfect pie! $45.00
Backwards Dinner Party! Make fun and delicious meatloaf cupcakes with mashed potato frosting, and learn how to frost a real cupcake so it looks like spaghetti and meatballs! $50.00
Cupcake Decorating Party! Learn about fondant and all the ways you can decorate giant cupcakes using buttercream and frosting tips! $45.00
Custom Stir Fry Party! Learn about flavor profiles, combining colors and textures, and making a delicious sauce to create your own stir fry! $45.00
Cake Pop Party! Your favorite cake, on a stick! Make these fun and trendy desserts while learning about coating desserts in chocolate! $45.00
Optional Add-on:
Cupcake Decorating
Add on cupcake decorating to any party. 1 cupcake per participant with 2 colors of buttercream frosting of your choice. $5.00
Optional Add-on:
Custom Cakes
Ask our pastry chef to build a scratch custom cake for your party. Custom

All Parties are 2.5 hours & include:

  • 2 hour hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Meal for every participant
  • Chef hats & aprons
  • All paper goods for meal
  • Water and lemonade

Pricing is listed for a minimum of 8 people. Smaller parties will be custom quoted.

Adults can help for free or make their own meal if included in the class count.
Adults can order from Savor restaurant subject to availability.
Minimum age of 6 years old unless accompanied by an adult.

Participation Guidelines

  • For kitchen safety and sanitation reasons, participants should wear long pants, a shirt with non-flowing sleeves and flat, closed-toe shoes. Class participants will be working with knives and around hot stoves/ovens, therefore, tank tops and flip flops are not recommended. Long hair should be tied back.
  • We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.
  • Allergy and dietary restrictions: Facilities may contain dairy, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which account for most known allergens. Be aware that cross contamination may occur among food products and we cannot guarantee that our food will be safe for customers with food allergies.
  • Guests who appear to be under the influence will not be allowed to participate in Community Education classes or private cooking parties for the safety of all of our guests and staff.
  • Groups arriving for private cooking parties more than 30 minutes past the start of the party will be assessed a $100 fee.
  • Private cooking party groups must provide a finalized guest list with names of all participating.
  • Private cooking party groups must make a deposit at the time of booking. The rest of the balance is due 3 business days prior to the event date.

To book your event please contact

Ben Loomis CEC
Director of Community Education
Niagara Falls Culinary Institute
28 Old Falls Street, Niagara Falls, N.Y. 14303
bloomis@niagaracc.suny.edu 716-210-2550

Non-credit Classes

One Day Cooking Classes

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute offers a variety of hands-on culinary, baking, and beverage classes. Whether you are coming on your own, having a date night, or booking a birthday party for your kids - we can teach you to cook like a pro. Don’t forget the best part… you get to eat what you make! Each class is a good mix of information, demonstration and hands-on learning.

For More Information

Contact Ben Loomis: 716-210-2550, bloomis@niagaracc.suny.edu or register on this webpage.

 

Choose from the drop down below when and what type of class you are interested in


Thursday, September 6th - 6:00pm-10:00pm (CLOSED)

402 - Baking - Croissants and Puff Pastry

Traditional French Croissants, Walnut, Sage and Gorgonzola Palmiers

Learn how to make bakery-level croissants and a perfect quick puff pastry recipe that’ll be your go-to for any dinner party! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, September 8th - 5:00pm-7:00pm (CLOSED)

502 - Food & Wine - Pairing Pitfalls and Improbable Matches

What in the world pairs with asparagus? Is red wine and cheese really a good match?

Explore the reason certain foods are notoriously difficult to pair and why some pairing assumptions are best forgotten. Cost per participant $45.

Friday, September 14th - 6:00pm-9:30pm (CLOSED)

302 - International - Chinese

Crab Rangoon, Vegetable Fried Rice, General Tso's Chicken

Skip the takeout tonight! This class will teach you how to make fried rice, Crab Rangoon and General Tso’s chicken that doesn’t have a delivery fee! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, September 22nd - 6:00pm-9:00pm

102 - Foundation - Knife Skills/ Grilling

Grilled Flank Steak, Sweet Potato and Andouille Hash, Chimichurri

Break out the grill! This class will teach proper knife skills, a fun and easy summer sauce, and the tricks to grilling steak perfectly- every time! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, September 29th - 6:00pm-9:30pm

202 - Date Night - The Perfect Roast Chicken

Roasted Poussin, Herbed Parmesan Risotto, Glazed Tri-Color Carrots

Learn to make a meal that will wow them at home- crispy perfectly cooked roast chicken and creamy risotto will be your next at-home date night meal! Cost per participant $65.

Thursday, October 4th - 6:00pm-9:00pm (CLOSED)

403 - Baking - Truffles

Peanut Butter Truffles, Coconut White Chocolate Truffles, Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Truffles

Learn how to make truffles like a pro! This class will cover the basics of ganache flavoring and the professional way to coat truffles in chocolate! Cost per participant $55.

Friday, October 12th - 6:00pm-9:30pm

303 - International - Indian

Chicken Tikka Masala, Indian Style Basmati Rice, Naan

Love Indian food but don’t want to leave the house? This class will teach you how to make naan from scratch, delicious Tikka Masala, and basmati rice the way the Indian restaurants do! Cost per participant $55.

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

203 - Date Night - Stuffed Shrimp

Crab-Stuffed Shrimp, Creamy Pesto Orzo, From-Scratch Caesar Salad

Make a Caesar salad like the pros do! With stuffed shrimp and creamy orzo, this meal is perfect for a special night in! Cost per participant $60.

Thursday, November 1st - 6:00pm-10:00pm

404 - Baking - Bread

French Bread, Jalapeño Quick Break

Learn how to bake like a professional! This class will make French bread and a quick weeknight bread perfect for any occasion. Discover the difference between fermentation and chemical leavening agents. Cost per participant $55.

Friday, November 9th - 6:00pm-9:30pm

304 - International - Korean BBQ

Beef and Pork Bulgogi, Rice, Scallion Pancakes

Learn how to make a fun and easy communal meal that’ll be the hit of your next dinner party! Spicy grilled meat is wrapped in lettuce leaves with a wide array of toppings and sides, perfect for a crowd! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, November 17th - 6:00pm-9:30pm

104 - Foundation - Knife Skills/ Sauces

Eggs Benedict with from-scratch English Muffins, Roasted Asparagus Gratin and Chorizo Potato Hash

Learn how to make a splash at your next brunch with this technique- heavy class! Poach a perfect egg, make hollandaise sauce, learn how to make a béchamel sauce, and fry up some crispy potato hash! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, November 24th - 6:00pm-9:30pm

204 - Date Night - Artisan Pizza Night

From-Scratch Pizza Dough, Homemade Pizza Sauce, Various Toppings

Learn how to make pizza dough from scratch that’ll be great every time, combine tastes and textures to complete a well-rounded flavor profile, and learn how to make a quick and easy pizza sauce that’ll be perfect for two or for ten! Cost per participant $55.

Saturday, December 8th - 5:00pm-7:00pm

500 - Food & Wine - Home for the Holidays

Wondering what to serve for the holidays? Keep it local.

Join us for a celebration of Niagara Region wines to compliment your holiday table. Cost per participant $40.

Booking Policies & Procedures

  • You are not fully registered for a class until you have paid in full. We accept credit, cash, or checks made out to the "College Association of NCCC". All payments must be made 3 business days prior to the class date. Please call 210-2525 or 210-2550 to make a payment over the phone or if you need assistance registering for a class.
  • Class fees can be paid by phone using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) or in person with cash, check, or a Niagara Falls Culinary Institute gift card.
  • Registration for classes closes 3 days prior to class date.
  • Class registration can be made by phone between 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday – Friday, by calling 716-210-2525. Payment by credit card is due at the time the phone reservation is placed. A receipt of payment will be emailed once the payment is processed.
  • Refunds will not be given for cancellations less than one week in advance of the class. In the event of illness or incapacitation, exceptions to the refund policy made by made only if accompanied by a written doctor's recommendation. Cancellations outside of one week in advance of the class will be given a full refund or credit. Please note that decisions to run classes are based on enrollment numbers. Classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.
  • Classes canceled due to low enrollment, inclement weather or any circumstance beyond the individual’s control will be refunded completely in the form of payment originally made. Listen to major news outlets on the radio or TV for class cancellations in times of bad weather.
  • The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute reserves the right to change any menu or instructor, or to cancel any class at their discretion.
  • Adult classes are offered from ages 16 and up.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be made available for consumption in some classes. Class participants will be asked to present valid ID to prove they are of legal New York State drinking age and will be held responsible for limiting their consumption of alcohol to safe amounts.
  • A valid driver’s license or photo ID along with a copy of your receipt is required for checking in to class.
  • For summer camps, early drop off or late pick up requires a $25.00 daily fee will be added to your total payment. In the event your child needs to be picked up via someone other than their parent or guardian please send in a signed note with dates and names of persons.

Participation Guidelines

  • For kitchen safety and sanitation reasons, participants should wear long pants, a shirt with non-flowing sleeves and flat, closed-toe shoes. Class participants will be working with knives and around hot stoves/ovens, therefore, tank tops and flip flops are not recommended. Long hair should be tied back.
  • We will provide you with an apron to wear during the class.
  • Allergy and dietary restrictions: Facilities may contain dairy, eggs, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soybeans which account for most known allergens. Be aware that cross contamination may occur among food products and we cannot guarantee that our food will be safe for customers with food allergies.
  • Guests who appear to be under the influence will not be allowed to participate in Community Education classes or private cooking parties for the safety of all of our guests and staff.
  • Groups arriving for private cooking parties more than 30 minutes past the start of the party will be assessed a $100 fee.
  • Private cooking party groups must provide a finalized guest list with names of all participating.
  • Private cooking party groups must make a deposit at the time of booking. The rest of the balance is due 3 business days prior to the event date.
 
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