New York Kitchen Mission

New York Kitchen is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to educate, engage and excite visitors in a celebration of the incredible agriculture, craft beverage and culinary bounty of New York State.

Each day, New York Kitchen drives this mission forward through its educational hands-on cooking and craft beverage pairing classes, industry certification courses, and 100% New York State Tasting Room.

Through partnerships with area farmers, wineries, breweries, distilleries, producers and entrepreneurs, New York Kitchen offers an array of inviting experiences which proudly highlight and promote the quality, diversity, and economic impact of food and beverages that originate in New York State.

At the heart of New York Kitchen’s educational mission is its Junior Chef Initiative. These camps and workshops strive to empower today’s youth through local food and fun in the kitchen. Through partnerships with local after school programs that provide a path for kids and young adults to reach their full potential, New York Kitchen offers week-long hands-on cooking camps to participating students, free of charge, thanks to generous donors and dedicated supporters, like YOU!

What is there to do at New York Kitchen?

In our Wine Spectator Theatre guests can participate in various craft beverage pairing classes highlighting New York State beer, wine, and spirits. We also are one of the only locations in the Northeast to offer Levels 1 and 2 of the Sommelier Exam and Levels 1-3 of the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certification program.  The Wine Spectator Theatre is also a wonderful setting for food and beverage demos where guests watch and learn how NYS agriculture can be utilized in so many ways.

Want to get hands-on? Join us for an upcoming hands-on cooking classes in on of our state-of-the-art kitchens. We offer classes that feature New York State agriculture, and teach you how to cook like a professional! New York Kitchen offers classes like Upstate Classics, Successful Sauté, Knife Skills, Baking & Pastry Skills, Whole Food Plant Based Cooking, and so much more, including our weekly Chef’s Table cooking class.

We are proud to showcase a 100% New York State filled Tasting Room where we feature 10 taps of NYS craft beers and ciders, wines from across the Empire State, as well as locally distilled spirits. Enjoy one of our featured flights, purchase a glass before class, or take home a bottle to enjoy later.

Did you know…

  • There are over 33,000 farms in New York State
  • There are over 460 craft breweries, over 470 wineries, over 180 distilleries and over  70 cideries in New York State
  • New York State ranks No. 4 in the nation for number of wineries, No. 2 in the nation for number of breweries and No. 3 in the U.S. in wine production and number of distilleries
  • 26% of land in New York State is dedicated to farming which covers over 6.9 million acres
  • There are 35,000 acres of vineyards in New York State
  • New York State is home to over 2,000 acres of malting barley as of 2019, an increase of 229% from 2018

Support everything you love about New York Kitchen, today!

Every dollar donated supports the New York Kitchen mission, including workforce development and economic impact of our region through an interactive, hands-on approach. Donations are welcome in any amount, and we thank you in advance for your support and consideration.