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. We believe there are realistic ways for busy people to cook more, and our Continuous Kitchen philosophy supports routine creative nourishment.
We host public classes, private parties, corporate team building and location rental for film and photo shoots. Learn more about our private events or buy a bulk pack of class vouchers to reward your team today!
The Brooklyn Kitchen boasts three distinct classrooms across two locations in Williamsburg and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Our original and iconic loft kitchen (pictured top left) features the highest-end home appliances, exposed brick, skylights, farmhouse tables, and vintage cookware decor. We’ve hosted hundreds of classes, events, pop-up dinners and cookbook release parties in this beloved venue nestled under the BQE. The overlooking kitchen upstairs is an ideal space for corporate presentations, product demonstrations and team off-sites. Our entire Williamsburg venue can also be brought together for one large event, summit or conference.
Our intimate satellite cooking studio (pictured bottom left) in Sunset Park is a part of the dynamic Industry City community where food, design and tech creatives converge. With a wall of glass windows, high ceilings, and our favorite Kitchen Aid appliances, this flexible space is easily accessible from the D/N/R subway line just one block away.
Our class calendar can also be filtered by location:
Williamsburg: 100 Frost Street, entrance on Meeker Avenue
Sunset Park: 220 36th Street, Industry City Food Hall, Building 2
The Brooklyn Kitchen began in 2006 as a kitchen store that sometimes had classes. Taylor Erkkinen and Harry Rosenblum, interested and creative home cooks, recognized an opportunity to create a community space in their Williamsburg neighborhood. In 2009 they upgraded to a truly unique warehouse nestled under the BQE, where they changed the Brooklyn food scene forever. The store included locally-sourced and organic produce, a full-service butcher shop, a cheese & charcuterie counter, and a selection of hard-to-find ingredients like vegetable rennet and koji. Alongside a plethora of high-quality, handy and whimsical kitchen tools, The Brooklyn Kitchen was a gourmand’s paradise, ready to equip the home cook with whatever they needed all under one roof. They grew their class curriculum by adding unheard of (at the time) experiences like pig butchering, pasta making and knife skills, solidifying their presence as leaders in the local food movement.
Over the last decade, so much has changed. With the rise in popular conveniences such as Amazon and on-demand meal kits, plus the increased availability of organic, local foods, Taylor and Harry made the conscious decision to dim the lights on the retail kitchenware and grocery in favor of focusing on the strongest, most exciting aspect of their business: teaching people how to cook. While today’s culture is obsessed with 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. 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.
100 Frost St. Brooklyn, NY 11211 • (718) 389-2982
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SO MANY Photos by Liz Clayman