Adult Cooking Parties/ “Iron Chef” and Eat Drink & Draw

A Pinch of Salt offers NYC and CT based hands-on cooking classes to groups, private parties, and team-building events for up to 40 guests. We teach technique, not just recipes. Recipes are simply a guideline; techniques are invaluable!

Classes offer an interactive “hands-on” experience where participants help prepare every part of the meal. Guests leave not only with copies of recipes, but an educational cooking experience that is informative, fun, and memorable! Professional kitchen used varies based on your party size and preference.


– Use of professional kitchen space for 3 hours

– Hands-on cooking lesson by classically trained Chef Raquel

– Fresh quality ingredients

– Use of aprons

– Take-home recipes

– Taxes and gratuity

– Welcome and complimentary nibbles.  BYOB.

– 60 to 90 minutes for hands-on cooking and instruction

– 60 minutes sit-down and goodbyes

You’ll be selecting items from our menu here.

Customize Your Event: 

Keepsake aprons can be purchased at $20 each. Please inform us of your interest to add on aprons for your party!

Cocktail Tasting We are proud to partner with BootlegGregCocktail, a mixologist providing high-end cocktail pairings and tastings utilizing fresh, seasonal ingredients!


A part of your menu can be done “Iron Chef” style!  Your group will break into competing teams and each team will prepare a dish for judging and a platter for sampling by all guests. Each team receives a basket of “must use” ingredients and has access to basic pantry items (salt, pepper, vinegar, etc). The teams work together to create their dish idea, prepare the actual dish, plate for judges and then await to hear how they’ve done. Time provided for this exercise depends on what part of the menu is chosen by host, ranging from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. Three judges are chosen in advance and cannot participate in the actual exercise as they will be judging plates based on appearance, cleanliness, taste and ability to work as a team.