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What's Coming Up on the Now You're Cooking Calendar?

Explore our studio calendar and find upcoming events, virtual and in studio cooking

classes, pop up restaurants and food truck visits. There's something for everyone!

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PRESERVE FAMILY. PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY. PROMOTE HEALTH.

"CHILDREN DRIVE WHAT IS EATEN IN THE HOME."

WE BELIEVE IN...

  • Introducing young learners to the joys of cooking
  • Bringing the family back together around the kitchen table
  • Mentoring and training up-and-coming young culinary talent
  • Providing a safe place for all ages to explore opportunity in the kitchen

IT IS OUR MISSION TO...

  • Walk alongside your young chef as together, we build a lifelong love of the culinary arts.



GIFT CARDS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE AND IN STUDIO

May be used for all cooking classes, virtual instruction, online purchases and private events.

Join Us at an upcoming class

    • Monday, January 17, 2022
    • Monday, February 21, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    On site day camps available at NYC Studio for the below listed dates. Please select the date of your choosing ($60/child per day). Limited space available. 

    January 17 9AM - 5PM School's Out Day Camp: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
    January 31 9AM - 5PM School's Out Day Camp: Teacher Work Day
    February 1 9AM - 5PM School's Out Day Camp: Teacher Work Day
    February 21 9AM - 5PM School's Out Day Camp: President's Day

    NOTE: Children are expected to bring a packed lunch and water bottle for the day.


    • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - January 18
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - January 19
    Wednesday Night 6PM: Adult - January 19
    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - January 20

    • Saturday, January 22, 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    Come join us as Chef Kiara Whack hosts a book signing and cooking demonstration for young adults ages 17-25 years old.

    • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - January 25
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - January 26
    Wednesday Night 6PM: Adult - January 26
    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - January 27
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - January 29
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - January 29

    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    Explore new vegetarian recipes, along with fan favorites, as you chart your course to healthy eating this year. Adults only.

    • Tuesday, February 01, 2022
    • Saturday, February 05, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - February 1
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - February 2
    Wednesday Night 6PM: Adult - February 2
    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - February 3
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - February 5
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - February 5

    • Tuesday, February 08, 2022
    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - February 8
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - February 9
    Wednesday Evenings 6PM: Adults - February 9

    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - February 10
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - February 12
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - February 12

    • Friday, February 11, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 19
    Register



    Join us on Zoom for a specially hosted cooking demonstration, complete with live music from Peep the DJ! 

    Pick up your home cooking kit at Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio (during normal business hours) ahead of the event. Your kit includes: 

    • Charcuterie Board
    • Ingredients to Build a Vibrant and Tasty Meal for Two (2) People
    • Fondue Pot with Sticks
    • Fruit, Cake and Chocolate for Fondue
    • Zero Proof Cocktail Fixings 

    Recipes and shopping lists will be provided for those who purchase only virtual access ($20). 

    • Saturday, February 12, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 20
    Register


    Join us on Zoom for a specially hosted cooking demonstration, complete with live music from Peep the DJ! 

    Pick up your home cooking kit at Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio (during normal business hours) ahead of the event. Your kit includes: 

    • Ingredients to Prepare Bruschetta
    • Ingredients to Prepare "Marry Me" Pasta with a Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce
    • Ingredients to Prepare a Fresh Fruit Tart
    • Zero Proof Cocktail Fixings 

    Recipes and shopping lists will be provided for those who purchase only virtual access ($20). 

    • Sunday, February 13, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 20
    Register



    Join us on Zoom for a specially hosted cooking demonstration! 

    Pick up your home cooking kit at Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio (during normal business hours) ahead of the event. Your kit includes: 

    • Ingredients to Prepare Two (2) Appetizers
    • Ingredients to Make Your Own Cake Pops
    • Zero Proof Cocktail Fixings for the Adults

    Recipes and shopping lists will be provided for those who purchase only virtual access ($20). 

    • Monday, February 14, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 18
    Register



    Join us on Zoom for a specially hosted cooking demonstration! 

    Pick up your home cooking kit at Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio (during normal business hours) ahead of the event. Your kit includes: 

    • Ingredients to Build Your Own Pizza
    • Pizza Pan
    • Disposable Aprons
    • Ingredients to Bake Cupcakes
    • Frosting, Sprinkles and Cupcake Liners

    Feeds Four (4). 

    Recipes and shopping lists will be provided for those who purchase only virtual access ($20). 

    • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    • Saturday, February 19, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - February 15
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - February 16
    Wednesday Evenings 6PM: Adults - February 16

    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - February 17
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - February 19
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - February 19

    • Sunday, February 20, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    Join us as we honor black culinary legends who changed the way we cook and eat. Adults only.

    • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    • Saturday, February 26, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - February 22
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - February 23
    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - February 24
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - February 26
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - February 26

    • Sunday, February 27, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    We're bringing Mardi Gras to Hampton Roads! Grab a friend (or three!) and come out to prepare and enjoy popular Mardi Gras fare. Adults only.

    • Tuesday, March 01, 2022
    • Saturday, March 05, 2022
    • 5 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - March 1
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - March 2

    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - March 3
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - March 5
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - March 5

    • Tuesday, March 08, 2022
    • Saturday, March 12, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    Mustard, melted cheese, frosting - Chef's choice! 

    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - March 8
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - March 9
    Wednesday Evenings 6PM: Adults - March 9

    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - March 10
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - March 12
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - March 12

    • Wednesday, March 16, 2022
    • Saturday, March 26, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - March 22
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - March 23
    Wednesday Evenings 6PM: Adults - March 23

    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - March 24
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - March 26
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - March 26

    • Tuesday, March 29, 2022
    • Saturday, April 02, 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Now You're Cooking Culinary Studio
    Register


    In studio hands-on cooking classes with NYC educators. Select from the options provided to match up with the appropriate age group.

    Tuesday Nights 6PM: Middle School - March 29
    Wednesday Morning 10AM: Homeschool - March 30
    Wednesday Evenings 6PM: Adults - March 30

    Thursday Nights 6PM: Young & Hungry (High School) - March 31
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: Jr. Chef In Studio (Ages 7-12) - April 2
    Saturday Mornings 10AM or 1:30PM: KinderChef In Studio (Ages 3-6) - April 2

Past events

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Plant-Based Party
Sunday, January 09, 2022 Zero Proof Cocktails (Adults Only)
Tuesday, January 04, 2022 Chicken Pot Pie


COVID-19 PROTOCOL

SAFETY FIRST AND

ALWAYS.

Our classes and events are held in a safe and sanitary facility. We strictly adhere to all regulations. Masks are required by both participants and waiting parents while inside the studio. If a scheduled event is canceled due to COVID-19, you will receive a credit for your purchase.

Culinary Training and
Certifications

Inquire directly about upcoming ServSafe certification dates

and training options for culinary staff.


Contact Us


Kitchen Rentals and

Food Truck Vendors
Competitive kitchen rental rates for young entrepreneurs,

caterers and pop up restaurants and food truck vendors.


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SAY HELLO TO NYC FOUNDERS,

CHEF DEDRA BLOUNT AND 

MISS DEBRA BRABSON


Chef Dedra Blount and her identical twin sister, Debra Brabson, opened Now You’re Cooking Culinary Studio to share their passion for healthy meals through education, exploration and invitation to the culinary arts. They firmly believe food heals, both internally and externally, gathering the family in the kitchen and around the table to learn and grow together. 

Click here to learn more.


Location & Hours


10:00am to 8:00pm

10:00am to 8:00pm

 Middle School (6:00pm)

9:00am to 5:00pm

 Homeschool (10:00am)

 Adult Classes (6:00pm)

By Appointment

Young & Hungry (6:00pm)

10:00am to 8:00pm

10:00am to 8:00pm

 Kinderchef (10:00am + 1:30pm)

Junior Chef (10:00am + 1:30pm)

Special Events Only


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All purchases, particularly those for classes, workshops and live events, are

non-refundable and non-transferrable.

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