League of Kitchens: New York City Cooking Class: Immigrant Immersion

New York City Cooking Class: Immigrant Immersion

New York, United States

League of Kitchens

Social Enterprise

5.5 hours
From$175 USDPer person

League of Kitchens is a social enterprise that creates workshops with immigrants hailing from all around the world to promote cultural exchange through culinary arts.

Tour Highlights

  • Learn traditional recipes while supporting cross-cultural learning and connection.
  • Prepare a delicious, authentic feast under the guidance of expert home cooks.
  • Trade stories and share a laugh with your host and fellow students while enjoying a meal together.

Tour revenue will be invested in supporting the inspiring immigrant instructors and creating spaces for cultural understanding through the sharing of New York’s vibrant food traditions.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Weekends, private by appointment

  • Start Time


  • Duration

    5.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages


  • Difficulty

    Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 6

Tour Description

Embark on an immersive culinary adventure in New York City! League of Kitchens is a unique experience in which immigrants teach intimate cooking workshops in their homes. You will encounter a new culture, cuisine, and neighborhood with every visit! Each workshop offers opportunities for culinary learning and discovery, cultural engagement and exchange, meaningful connection and social interaction, and, of course, exceptional eating and drinking. Through this experience, you'll build cross-cultural connections and understanding and increase knowledge of traditional cooking.

Vetted & Visited By

4 Visitor Reviews

    Barbara Z ●  Jun 16, 2016

    A friend and I joined 4 other people in Jeannette's kitchen in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, where she shared the preparation of wonderful classic Lebanese dishes. Additionally she had prepared other dishes for our enjoyment. She shared stories of her family and her experiences in NYC. She shared ours. We spent such a lovely afternoon. We were all enriched by the experience - food and company. It is a 5 star adventure.

    Rajvi D. ●  Jun 14, 2016

    This workshop was absolutely fantastic! I got to know a whole other side of New York City, as well as Uzbek culture, food, customs and traditions etc in a very enjoyable six hours. I would encourage all NYC residents and travelers to dig deeper into the heart of the city and find out what makes it great- which is organizations like League of Kitchens that helps travelers immerse in communities like I got to do. A must-do in NYC!

    Emilie C. ●  Jun 3, 2016

    My experience with League of Kitchens was amazing! It was very interesting to learn more about other countries and how they prepare their dishes. I would join another one next time!

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How To Get There

All workshops are accessible by public transportation.

More About League of Kitchens


To build cross-cultural connection and understanding and increase access to traditional cooking knowledge.

Main Programs

  • Immersion and “Taste of” cooking workshops

  • Private cooking workshops

  • Workshop-based professional development, corporate team building, and high school programs

Awards & Recognition

Condé Nast Traveler
Featured, 2015
CBS New York
Featured, 2015
The Today Show
Featured, 2015
The Wall Street Journal
Featured, 2015
Time Out New York
Featured, 2015
The New York Times
Featured, 2014