The Brooklyn Kitchen is a radical cooking school on a mission to change the world by teaching people how to cook like grown ups. We specialize in interactive and educational experiences that foster community and redefine home cooking for everyone. Our diverse clientele come to us for memorable, in-person gatherings in our spacious kitchens designed to energize and inspire.
While today’s culture tends to focus on talking about, watching and photographing food, less emphasis has been placed on where it comes from and how to prepare it. The Brooklyn Kitchen aims to change that by teaching technique and confidence and instilling curiosity. The Radical Cooking School was born out of a need for modern home economics.
The Brooklyn Kitchen began in 2006 when two creative home cooks/chefs, Taylor Erkkinen and Harry Rosenblum, recognized an opportunity to create a community space in their Williamsburg neighborhood. The Brooklyn Kitchen started as a kitchen store with the occasional class. In 2009 they upgraded to a unique warehouse nestled under the BQE. They grew their class curriculum by adding, at the time, unheard of experiences like pig butchering, pasta making and knife skills, solidifying their presence as leaders in the local food movement.
Over the past decade they have shifted their focus entirely to the most exciting aspect of their business, teaching people how to cook. In Summer 2017, The Brooklyn Kitchen opened a cooking studio in Sunset Park, what hopes to be a first of many satellite kitchens, to promote their Continuous Kitchen philosophy of cooking at home, a little bit at a time, all the time.
The Brooklyn Kitchen’s mission is to change the world by teaching and educating people how to cook like grown ups with approachable, hands-on cooking classes and inventive culinary experiences. We specialize in interactive and educational experiences that foster community and redefine home cooking for everyone.
We are always looking for ways to partner with community organizations and spread The Brooklyn Kitchen mission to all. From class vouchers for donations to outreach classes for pre-professional training programs and public schools, we want to hear from you! We’ve worked with partners such as SeedCo, DOE Fund, AHRC Inc, and Harvest Collegiate High School. Benefit Programs are priced on a sliding scale of $0 to $50 per student. To participate in these outreach classes, partners must provide 501c3 certification and a certificate of insurance.
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