FAQ-2021

Q: Do you do in -person cooking classes?

A: Yeahhh! (& we kill it!) We are currently open Thursday-Sunday at the New Essex Market. We offer 7 public classes a week plus private events!

Q: Where are you located & how do I get there?

A: The kitchen sits above the spacious new Essex Market, at 88 Essex Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. We are on the mezzanine level in the Demo Kitchen (Essex Kitchen). Accessible via elevator & stairs at the Broome St. entrance

We are off the F/M/J/Z subways stations & a few blocks from B/D Subway station.

Q: How do the cooking classes work?

A: First, you head over to our website( looks like you are already here). Next head to the “Classes” tab on our homepage. Here you will see the calendar 1 month at a time. Click on a class to learn more. Like what you see? Book it right there in the link.

Next, show up on the date of your class. All classes are 2 hours unless otherwise noted. It is is about 1 hour 45 min of hands-on learning guided by industry pofessionals. You will finish each class with a meal or lite bite depending on the class (Check the class menu for what you will be eating.) We take care of the rest( aka we clean up, so you don’t have to!)

Q: Do I need to bring anything?

Nope! See above answer for more. Show up on time with proof of vax & eagerness to learn & have fun!

Q: What about allergies or dietary restrictions?

A: We take these things seriously. We ask that you include all allergies for everyone in your party when booking, but feel free to email us if you have any questions. We can accomodate most things with notice.

Q: Do you do private events/classes?

Yes! We love them. Whether it is a field trip, corporate team building, bachelor(ette) party, or your weekly book club, we’d love to host you. Email us for more info! (info@thebrooklynkitchen.com)

Q:What’s the covid policy?

A: It’s been quite a year (and however many months at this point) & as we know, things are always changing. Check out the COVID POLICIES tab on our homepage for the most up to date info! At this time, we require proof of vaccine & mask wearing until the meal portion of class.

Q: What is your cancellation/refund policy?

A:You may request to cancel your ticket for a full refund, up to 72 hours before the date and time of the event. Cancellations between 25-72 hours before the event may transferred to a different date/time of the same class. Cancellation requests made within 24 hours of the class date/time may not receive a refund nor a transfer. When you register for a class, you agree to these terms.

Q: Is there an age requirement?

A: Because we use sharp knives & hot tools, all classes are 15 & up. Feel free to email for exceptions. (info@thebrooklynkitchen.com)

Q: I have a gift card, can I use it?

YES! We understand that giftcards have been moving around since our inception & not all codes look alike. If it begins with “THBRK”, type the whole code in the giftcard section. If it doesn’t, try the last 4 digits. If it still doesn’t work please email us (info@thebrooklynkitchen.com) with info to help us look it up (Name of gifter, name of giftee, any email address associated with the gift card- things like that) We’ll get to the bottom of it!

Q: Are you hiring?

A: Even if we aren’t, send over your resume & a cover letter to info@thebrooklynkitchen.com We keep a file on hand for when we are eventually hiring!

Covid Policies

The Brooklyn Kitchen at Essex Market VACCINATION DETAILS

  • The Brooklyn Kitchen requires masks in class & vaccination proof. Masks can be removed once the dining portion of class begins. No exceptions. Please accept & respect our choice as a business to keep our staff & customers safe at this time.
  • Proof of vaccination status will be required for entrance to The Brooklyn Kitchen at Essex Market Kitchen Studio.
  • Provide proof in one of the following forms:
    • Physical immunization card
    • Photo of immunization card
    • Digital vaccine card (e.g., regional passes such as Excelsior in NYC, CLEAR, etc.)

We encourage you to visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest updates and encourage all members to follow best practices

Kitchen Assistant

The Brooklyn Kitchen is reopening in the Essex Market in LES. We are looking for talented, charismatic, & knowledgeable instructors as well as energetic & hospitable kitchen assistants. We are looking for canidates who can work Thurs-Sun about 20-25 hours a week with flexibility to grow into full-time role in COVID-safe environment.

If you think this is you or someone you know, please email info@thebrooklynkitchen.com !

Full Job Description

Compensation rates available upon request.

The Brooklyn Kitchen is a Radical Cooking School, driven by a mission to teach adults to cook more and have fun doing it. The BkK has evolved over the past 15 years through retail, grocery, in-person and online cooking classes. We are poised to become a franchise network of independently owned and operated cooking school studios, serving communities nationwide with fun, realistic, approachable and tactical home economics for a modern era. Following the past year of lockdowns, we are anticipating a significant interest in unique in-person experiences. 

As a culture, we are suffering from the lack of basic understanding of safe and delicious home cooking. Cooking has been short-cutted and commodified, and our society eats way too much prepared and processed food. Cooking is daily practice in creative problem solving, balancing left-brain technical skill and right-brain creative effort. 

The Brooklyn Kitchen values definition between the personal and professional, and strives to maintain balance between them, especially in a remote setting. The Brooklyn Kitchen is committed to teaching from and to a community that is diverse in age, race, religion, culture, economic opportunities and perspectives. The Brooklyn Kitchen strives to create a culture of curiosity and experimentation, balanced with safety and sustainability.

The Brooklyn Kitchen is seeking confident & charismatic Kitchen Assistants with a desire to learn & be part of a team. The ideal candidate has a passion for hospitality & bringing people together through food.

In-person Cooking Classes

  • Full-time/ PT team member of Brooklyn Kitchen studio
  • Access to health insurance and other company benefits (FT)
  • Assist instructors in classes & the customer expereince
  • Customer service and limited retail sales
  • Eligible to participate in profit sharing (FT)

Send resume as attachment to info@thebrooklynkitchen.com