It's been 15 years since we opened Rustico Cooking at our West 39th Street location, and we have loved hosting cooking classes, corporate parties, and private events. We've had a great time cooking with so many wonderful people. But in February 2020, we decided it was time to begin a new chapter for Rustico Cooking and start another exciting adventure.
When we emailed our newsletter subscribers that we were no longer offering cooking classes at our West 39th street location, we received a number of heartfelt letters and emails saying how much our cooking classes would be missed. It made us feel extraordinarily lucky to think that our cooking classes had such a positive impact in so many people's lives. It also prompted us to continue to offer cooking classes. So we've partnered with a prestigious Midtown Manhattan cooking school to host hands-on cooking classes every month or so (except when we are in Italy leading our cooking tours). We'll be posting our upcoming cooking class schedule shortly. But be aware: Our classes will be offered only about 10 times a year, and space will be limited to about 20 people per class, so they will fill fast!
We're offering cooking classes in Italy, as part of our week-long culinary tours to Tuscany and Beyond, as well as Puglia and Beyond. We have five tours coming up this May, June, September and October, and you can read more here. Next year, we'll offer a trip to Sicily, create custom tours for groups who want to explore Italy as a family or group of friends, and offer day-long cooking classes in various amazing locations throughout Italy.
Additionally, we offer teambuilding opportunities in Italy: we can customize high-end executive retreats and corporate perk programs in Italy for small groups in several regions, always with a focus on great food and wine.
If you're looking for a NY-based teambuilding event, we partner with two established NYC cooking schools, so don't hesitate to reach out when planning your next corporate event.
One of our new projects comes courtesy of mobile technology: later this year we'll be launching an online video cooking site with both free and premium options in which we'll teach a variety of regional Italian specialties, as well as basic and advanced cooking techniques that go beyond Italian cuisine.
We hope to see some of you at our next NYC cooking class (date, time, location, and menu to be announced by the end of February) or perhaps in Italy!Micol Negrin and Dino De Angelis