Private Parties + Rentals

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Private Events

In addition to our regularly scheduled classes, the JCC Culinary Arts Program runs a unique private cooking party program for adults and children. Our custom-designed party menus, skilled chef instructors, and state-of-the-art culinary studio are sure to make your child's birthday or any adult party unforgettable.

Adult Cooking Parties

Our private cooking parties let you design your own personal cooking class. You choose the menu for your birthday celebration, bridal shower, anniversary, corporate function, or just a gathering of friends.

We offer everything from preparing a French Provençal dinner to rolling your own sushi to working with chocolate. Our spacious kitchen provides a relaxing, fun environment where you can learn a new skill and enjoy the company of your guests, all while preparing and sharing a delicious meal.

A typical party runs two and a half to three hours and is perfect for up to 12 guests. We welcome all skill levels. You and your guests will cook a meal together under the instruction of a professional chef and an assistant chef. Then your group will sit down to relax and enjoy your meal with a glass of wine or cocktail.

Kids' Cooking Parties

We offer cooking parties for children turning 4 or older in our kid-friendly kitchen. We have tables, chairs, and cooking equipment perfectly sized for chefs of all ages.

The parties run for an hour and a half and are planned for maximum fun and excitement. We provide plastic and paper goods, birthday candles, juice or soda, and recipes featuring the birthday child's name for each guest. You are welcome to bring paper products with a specific theme, music of your choice, and kosher refreshments for the adults. The ideal amount of children is 10.

A cooking party is a wonderful way to celebrate for older children and teenagers as well. Tweens and teens can enjoy a two-and-a-half hour party with a full menu of their choice.

For more information about rates and availability please email Jennifer Cinclair at jcinclair@jccmanhattan.org or call 646.505.4418.