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Natural Gourmet Institute

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Address: 48 W 21st St, 2nd floor, New York City, NY 10010-6907
Phone Number: +1 212-645-5170
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI)...

Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is the international leader in health-supportive culinary education. We offer a comprehensive Chef's Training Program as well as recreational cooking classes. Each Friday night, the school is transformed into an intimate dining room, where NGI's Chef's Training Program students and instructors prepare a three-course prix-fixe vegetarian Friday Night Dinner that is innovative, delicious and beautifully presented.

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Friday Dinners for the Lucky

You'll have to plan in advance. However if you like good vegetarian food the Friday dinners can not be missed. Take a group of motivated student chefs make their final project... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2016
Manan A
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

You'll have to plan in advance. However if you like good vegetarian food the Friday dinners can not be missed. Take a group of motivated student chefs make their final project to make a creative multicourse vegetarian meal - and you have the receipe for something truly memorable. Each Friday will be different - but that is part of the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

I suppose many people in Manhattan seek "quaint and local" or "amazing starred" restaurant experiences ... I prefer the former, but not at all the latter. Fancy pants restaurants going on and on with their prix fixe menus and talking on and on about the food .. not so much for me. Don't get me wrong: I have done this.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I signed up to take Vegan Cakes and Frosting Class while visiting in NYC in the spring. It was a complete blast! The intrusctor was so knowledgable and full of great baking tips and tricks. I am hoping I will be back in NYC next spring to take another course. Completely worth the time and money!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

What a way to support those learning to be chefs in the vegan/vegetarian realm. For a $40 prix fixe dinner we received an amuse bouche, appetizer, entree and dessert. Ours was a Spanish theme with a tapas type appetizer and vegan paella with seitan chorizo. This is a students capstone experience at the school and they put on the ritz... More 

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