A Night at De Gustibus Cooking School

Tucked away in the corner of the 8th floor of Macy’s Harold Square, sits the De Gustibus Cooking School. De Gustibus Cooking School was founded in 1980 by Arlene Sailhac and is currently owned by Salvatore Rizzo. For over 20 years, De Gustibus has kept patrons entertained by providing a unique learning experience, featuring top culinary talent from around the world. De Gustibus also offers hands-on cooking classes, some in restaurant locations and some in the cooking school. The school can arrange private and corporate events at the Herald Square venue that can accommodate up to 60 people.

On the night of the event, guests are warmly greeted and brought into the cooking studio in the order of their online check-in. All participants are seated with a proper place setting and an informative packet outlining the night. The kitchen is set-up as a studio, complete with large TV monitors to ensure all guests can see a close-up shot of the cooking tutorial. The night is hosted by a De Gustibus staff member, who creates a friendly informative dialog with the chef(s) and audience. If you’re lucky- you can catch founder, Arlene Sailhac bring color and enthusiasm to the night as a host!

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Throughout the evening, the audience will have the chance to observe cooking techniques and follow recipes of cutting-edge chefs as they prepare a divine menu. While tasting each course, the chef will share their insights and personal stories. Of course, fine dining would not be complete without a delightful pairing of wines selected by De Gustibus Cooking School. Overall, the night provides an intimate and interactive setting for foodies and top chef talent.


If you are still browsing around for a Mother’s Day gift, THIS IS IT! Check out De Gustibus website for more information. Be sure to tag instagram.com/degustibusnyc on Instagram during your visit. As always, use #foodofmanhattan to share your food adventures on our website!

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