September 2018

Gluten-Free and Vegan Breakfast

For mornings when a simple breakfast just doesn’t get you groovin’, treat yourself to this hearty, wholesome feast . Join our expert NGI chef in learning how to brighten up all of your breakfast favorites, using health-supportive vegan and gluten-free ingredients. Celebrate the new day with fresh nut milk, zesty tofu scramble, and savory “sausage”. This 5-star menu is so versatile, it can take you beyond breakfast … why not sleep in and make pancakes for dinner?​​ *Each class is…

Alexandra Borgia

Sunday, September 23

10:30am — 1:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Power Bowls That Heal: Mind, Body, and Soul

Do you want to increase your mindfulness? Try eating your meals from a bowl. Trends may come and go but the power of having a nutritious meal from one bowl is an age-old concept that is making its way back to mainstream. Join us in the kitchen to learn just what to put in your bowl, that will offer you a healthier more mindful way to enjoy a meal. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the…

Olivia Roszkowski

Monday, September 24

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On, Lecture

Sensational Soups and Salads

Take your soup and salad creations to the next level. These entrée-worthy dishes are exactly what you need on days that you crave a simple yet satisfying meal. You will learn how to use complementary flavors and textures to compose dishes that are complex but never complicated, giving you a sensationally balanced meal. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be…

Richard LaMarita

Tuesday, September 25

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Vegan Umami Pizza

Take your vegan cooking to the next level! The secret is the fifth taste, the savory flavor known as umami, described as the “flavor beyond all flavors.” Chef Olivia Roszkowski will teach you how to make homemade dough and transform nuts, beans, and probiotics into plant-based ‘cheeses’, to pair with other delicious veggies or fruits with herbs to create a sensational array of vegan umami pizzas. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although…

Olivia Roszkowski

Wednesday, September 26

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

October 2018

Back to the Kitchen: Cooking Techniques for Busy People

If you find yourself asking for more time in the day, but desire to cook simple delicious meals, this class was designed for you. Whether you are busy raising a family or navigating a successful career and building your brand or businesses, getting back in the kitchen is a great way to support and sustain your energy. This class was designed as a refresher course for busy people. Our menu is curated to be light, healthful with simple but useful…

Cheryl Perry

Monday, October 1

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

South East Asian Cooking

Asian cooking has many styles, in this class you will focus on the south east region where flavor is king. Travel abroad using only your palate for a look into many of your favorite Asian dishes. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be able to taste all completed dishes at the end of the class.…

Richard LaMarita

Monday, October 1

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

Vegan Entrées for Meat Lovers

Who says you have to be a vegetarian to enjoy hearty and heart healthy meat free meals? This class was especially designed for those who enjoy a full satisfying meal. Perfect for anyone transitioning into a plant preferred lifestyle. These dishes will inspire the pickiest of eaters and take a traditional into a transitional success. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will…

Alexandra Borgia

Wednesday, October 3

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

Classic Mexican Home Cooking

South of the border cooking has become a staple in our everyday cuisine. If you are looking to learn new recipes and techniques in Latin American cooking, or just want to learn to perfect your favorite Mexican dishes this class was created with you in mind. Nibble on savory bites while enjoying a delightful tour of the sweeter side as well. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands…

Elliott Prag

Friday, October 5

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Exploring Long Island’s North Fork

Long Island’s Suffolk County is the largest agricultural producer in New York State. A major part of this is due to the bountiful North Fork: surrounded by water on three sides, blessed with a temperate micro-climate, rich in agriculture and seafood, and home to Long Island’s wine country. Join us in spending an unforgettable day touring and tasting the bounty of this remarkable region with Chef Rich LaMarita. On this tour you will visit Garden of Eve Organic Farm, Macari Vineyards,…

Richard LaMarita

Saturday, October 6

8:00am — 7:00pm

Market Tour

Vegan Umami Cheese: 2-Day Workshop

Are you intimidated by making your own vegan cheese or milk at home? In this 2-day workshop students will explore the entire process of making “milks” and “cheeses” with plant-based ingredients. Chef Olivia Roszkowski will demonstrate how to transform health-supportive ingredients like raw nuts, agar, miso, brown rice vinegar, probiotic powder, garbanzo flour, arrowroot, and Irish moss into umami-flavored powerhouses. From these basic techniques, students will create flavorful, umami-rich dishes featuring these plant-based cheeses and milks, and even leftover pulp…

Olivia Roszkowski

Monday, October 8

9:30am — 4:00pm

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