Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts

Hungry for something new?

Regardless of where they hail from or if they keep kosher, students from many different backgrounds have come together to cook, eat, laugh, and learn in our festive and informative cooking classes. Sign up now to meet celebrity chefs, learn new recipes, explore exotic ingredients, and cook delicious dishes. And, of course, classes are followed with a great meal you’ve had a part in preparing!


Patti Gelman Culinary Arts Center

The Patti Gelman Culinary Arts Center is the only fully equipped kosher kitchen to offer both dairy and meat cooking classes in Manhattan. The culinary studio remains bustling throughout the week with instructive cooking classes held daily for adults, teenagers, and children. Our intimate, hands-on classes are an ideal place for beginners as well as experienced cooks to improve their cooking skills.

Equipped with four convection wall ovens, a convection range, and 12 gas cooktops, our state-of-the-art culinary studio is strictly kosher. We maintain separate supplies, equipment, sinks, and refrigerators, and purchase only certified kosher ingredients. Please contact Rabbi Abigail Treu with any questions regarding kashrut.

Since we opened in January 2002, we have hosted many wonderful guest chefs, including internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author Jacques Pepin; Food Network’s Claire Robinson; cookbook author, food critic, and radio personality Arthur Schwartz; and award-winning American cookbook author and newspaper journalist Joan Nathan, to name just a few.


Special Discount Offers

Multiple Class Discount

Sign up for two or more culinary arts classes per semester and receive 25% off the third class (and any additional classes). Class value must exceed $85. This offer is for the SAME student, in the SAME semester.

To take advantage of this discount, please register through our box office located in the JCC lobby or by calling 646.505.5708. This discount cannot be applied online or retroactively.

Help us continue to ensure accessible programming for everyone. Please support the Arts at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.