Whatever the occasion, make it unique by booking your event at The Cooking School at Market Bistro
Whether you’re getting together to share a birthday, friends’ night out, bridal shower or team building event, a cooking class at Market Bistro is a unique and delicious way to celebrate! We’ll help you design a menu that fits the tastes and skill level of your group. For an interactive learning experience, your group can cook along with our expert team and then enjoy the food prepared. For a more relaxed event, our chef can demonstrate delectable dishes then serve them up as you dine and mingle.
Private Event Details
The Cooking School class calendar is planned at least 2 months in advance so don’t hesitate to book early. Private events can be scheduled anytime based on chef and classroom availability. Cost includes all supplies, instructions and equipment needed to make the recipes selected. A $100 non-refundable deposit secures your event date with the balance due at the time of event. We accept cash, credit card and checks that meet our policy requirements.
For your convenience, party hosts can order balloons, cake, pizza and other refreshments from the Market Bistro store and bring them into the classroom.
Be sure to ask your guests if they have any allergies or food restrictions and let us know before arriving for your event. Peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, wheat, dairy, egg, fish, shellfish and other common allergens are used in the classroom. We may be able to substitute ingredients if necessary, however cross-contamination is unavoidable.
Private adult events
Adult Events are appropriate for ages 18 and up, and last between 2 to 3 ½ hours. We require a minimum of 10 guests and a maximum of 15 guests for interactive cooking classes and a maximum of 20 for a demonstration class. Cost begins at $65 per person, and is dependent upon the final menu.
We provide everything you need to prepare the recipes, as well as a crudité platter and beverages, including wine and beer (2 servings per person for ages 21 and over). Guests are also provided an apron to wear during class. You can choose recipes from any of our existing classes or choose from the menu options below.
CASUAL ITALIAN SUPPER
Italian Wedding Soup
Broccoli Rabe Risotto
Tiramisu OR Angenetti Lemon Cookies
TASTE OF ITALY
Sausage Stuffed Cremini Mushrooms
and Marinara Sauce
EVENING IN PARIS
French Onion Tarts with
Frisee Salad au Lardons
Chicken Française with
COOKING WITH FLAME
Shrimp Scampi Bruschetta
Steak Diane with Brandy
Flambéed Fruit over Grilled Pound Cake
Spinach Fettuccine Noodles
IT'S A UTICA THING
Half Moon Cookies
Vegetable Egg Rolls Sweet and Sour Sauce
Kung Pao Chicken
Asian Coconut Rice
Potato Pancakes and Braised Red Cabbage
Goat Cheese Stuffed Artichoke Hearts
Spatchcock Chicken Provençal
Seasonal Fruit Galette
Penne ala Vodka
Gnochi with Pesto Sauce
Sweet Pea Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce
Children’s Private Event Details
An interactive cooking class with your custom menu choice is a really fun activity for birthdays, scouts or school groups. We offer private events for children ages 5 and up. Students are taught kitchen safety as well as age-appropriate cooking terms and techniques. Our culinary education team helps students prepare the recipes which they then eat during class. Children’s events last about 2 hours and we can leave time for cake and celebration at the end of class if desired.
Children’s events cost $40 per child. A minimum of 10 guests is required with a maximum of 12. (For children ages 5-7, a maximum of 10 is recommended.) We ask that a parent host remain at class, however parents of guests are not required to stay. Non-participating family members and friends may also attend the party.
Choose from these menus or we an customize a menu for your event.
*Recommended for 5-8 year old children in addition to older children.
GRILLIN & CHILLIN
Grilled Hamburgers (with cheese and bacon)
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Ice Cream Sundae OR Milk Shakes
WOK THIS WAY
Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry
Homemade Flour Tortillas
Beef or Chicken Tacos
Churros with Cinnamon Sugars
8” vanilla cake (premade)
Decorating Frosting with Piping Tips
(Cakes taken home. Pizza is served)
Tie Dye Cupcake
Emoji Face Cupcake
Red Velvet Cupcake OR
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cupcake
(Pizza is served.)
M.Y.O. PIZZA PARTY*
Homemade Dough for M.Y.O. Pizzas
Fresh tomato sauce
Ice Cream Sundae OR Milk Shakes
Garlic Bread or Milk Shakes
HARRY POTTER MENU
Pasties (Hand-pie with Ham, Cheese or Jelly)
Fizzing Wizzbee Cookies OR Butterbeer Floats
Green Salad with Vinaigrette or Cheese Puffs
Croque Monsieur (Grilled Ham and Cheese)
OR Chicken Francaise
Crepes with Nutella, Bananas or Strawberries
FUN WITH BREAKFAST
Pancake Art on the Griddle
Breakfast Parfait (with fresh cut fruit and yogurt)
stir up some fun!
View our upcoming classes for children and adults of all skill levels.
Plan a special class with family, friends or co-workers.
The Cooking School at Market Bistro
873 New Loudon Rd, Latham, NY 12110 (518) 782-0441, Option 1, Press 2
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