A valued benefit of being a member of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance is the opportunity to attend exceptional programs throughout the year. The events are educational, entertaining, and enjoyable - from food tastings and happy hours, to themed dinners, and cookbook lauches, to industry tours, and business seminars. All offer a chance to network with other women in the culinary field. Some are open to members and guests; others to members only. If you're a member signing up for a program, please log in and register as a 'Member' , you recieve a discounted rate as a member!

Below are our upcoming programs. For more information of a specific program, click on the title. Reserve now, as space is limited! To see some of our past programs, check out our NYWCA Facebook page.

Upcoming events

    • 01/27/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Cooking by the Book, 13 Worth St, New York, NY 10013
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    Global Dinner: France with Chef Sara Moulton

    Monday, January 27, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Cooking By The Book, 13 Worth Street, NY, NY 10013

    $80 per Member

    Chef and NYWCA founder Sara Moulton kicks off our new Global Dinner Series with a focus on French cuisine. Sara will demo a French apple tart, and we will then all share a French meal, family style. 

    Sara Moulton hosts the public tv show, “Sara’s Weeknight Meals,” now in its ninth season, co-hosts a weekly segment on Milk Street radio, writes a quarterly column for the U of M alumni magazine and is the author of 4 cookbooks, including most recently, “Home Cooking 101.”

     Sara was the executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV's "Good Morning America," and the host of several well-loved shows on the Food Network during that channel's first decade.

    Our venue, Cooking by the Book, is  generously sponsored by Suzi O’Rourke. Wine pairings by Winebow.

    Charcuterie and chicken breasts from D'Artagnan.  Cheeses from French Cheese Board. Artisanal products from Le Bon Magot.  Slate boards from Brooklyn Slate Co.  Bread from Bien Cuit.

    Array of offerings from Gourmet Cargo.  Menu designed by Tanis Design. Menu printing courtesy of Mendez Printing.

    3 Volunteers are needed:

    1 for check in

    1 for write up

    1 for photos

    For questions please contact event host Amy Lee at amyleestudios@gmail.com

    • 01/30/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Studio, 200 East 84th St., 7D
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    Cast-Iron Magic with Joanna Pruess & Renée Marton

    Thursday, January 30, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    The Studio, 200 East 84th St.,7D

    $45 per Member, $55 per Guest

    Join members Renée Marton and Joanna Pruess  at new member Katie Workman’s The Studio, to learn all about cast-iron cooking and sample generous tasting of colorful seasonal dishes best made in cast-iron pans. Learn from an animated demo with helpful tips for using and caring for the cookware; taste the delicious results; and enjoy an educational tasting of wines to pair with their unique flavors.

    We’ll start by nibbling and networking over Sautéed Mushroom-Onion & Spicy-Sweet Jalapeño Flatbread cooked on a griddle pan, followed with a seated tasting of Mole Turkey Pot Pie with Cornbread Topping, Lavender-Honey Roasted Butternut Squash, and Roasted Baby Potatoes with Sage Leaves in Duck Fat. The decadent dessert is Ooey-Gooey Coffee-Toffee Brownies topped with ice cream.

    Along the way, we’ll discover why cast-iron pans are the choice of novice cooks and seasoned chefs alike, including Renée and Joanna. The recipes are from Cast-Iron Cooking for Two, Joanna’s third cast-iron cookbook. All attendees will receive a signed copy of Joanna’s book, and be entered in a raffle to win Lodge cast-iron pans.

    JOANNA PRUESS is the author of 15 cookbooks, including Soup for Two, The Cast-Iron Cookbook, Seduced by Bacon, and The Tea Cookbook. Pruess has written extensively about food for The NYT Magazine, Food & Wine, Saveur, and the Washington Post. She was also regular contributor to the AP syndicate and Specialty Food Magazine, where she developed recipes for gourmet manufacturers in the U.S. and France.

    Joanna Pruess created The Cookingstudio, a cooking school in Kings Super Market, where she and her 30 teachers had about 15,000 students in five years. Among the unique classes Joanna created were those for visually- and hearing-impaired students and those with learning disabilities.

     RENÉE MARTON was, for 13 years, the executive chef in three French restaurants in NYC, as well as having run her own catering company. She revived her interest in food and culture by earning an MA in Food Studies from NYU. More recently, Renée has taught in culinary schools, especially the Institute of Culinary Education. Her classes emphasize culinary history as well as demonstration and techniques. In 2014, she published Rice, A Global History (Reaktion Books).


    The Studio, new Alliance member Katie Workman’s beautiful kitchen space

    Lodge Cast Iron

    8 Volunteers are needed:

    1 for check in

    2 for set up

    3 for clean up

    1 for photos/social media

    For questions please contact event hosts Renée Marton, remcook@gmail.com

    and Joanna Pruess, joannapruess@gmail.com

    • 02/03/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Meredith Corporation, 225 Liberty Street, 4th Floor - S112
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    An Evening of Jubilee with Toni Tipton-Martin

    Monday, February 3, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Meredith Corporation
    225 Liberty Street
    4th Floor - S230
    (Enter at the circular driveway, walk past the building reception then take the escalator one flight up.  Go to Meredith reception where there will be a special table setup for our event. Then take the elevator to the 4th floor)

    Photo ID is required for security

    $40 per Member, $50 per Guest
    (ticket price includes a copy of Toni's book!) 

    Come celebrate Black History Month and Toni Tipton-Martin’s new book, Jubilee, featuring the history and recipes of two centuries of African-American cooking.

    The evening will begin with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres spotlighting recipes from Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African American Cooking.  A brief Q & A with Toni will follow, then the evening will close with a book signing. A copy of the book is included in the ticket price.

    Wine generously sponsored by Tussock Jumper Wines.

     Toni Tipton-Martin is a culinary journalist and community activist and the author of the James Beard Award–winning The Jemima Code. 

    7 Volunteers are needed: 2 for check in2 for set up; 2 for clean up; 1 for photos/social media

    For questions please contact event host Rhadia Hursey at nywcapresident@gmail.com

    • 02/19/2020
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Ben’s Carle Place, 59 Old Country Road, Carle Place, New York 11514
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    Long Island Family-Style Deli Lunch

    Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

    Ben’s Carle Place

    59 Old Country Road, Carle Place, New York 11514

    $25 per Member, $35 per Non Member

    Ben's Carle Place is where it’s at, for a comforting family-style deli lunch of corned beef, meatloaf and chicken in the pot.  Gather for comfort and conversation over a leisurely lunch and catch up with old friends and meet other members.

    Ben’s Kosher Deli is a family-owned and operated restaurant and delicatessen that has been serving up the finest authentic New York Kosher delicatessen and eastern European comfort foods since 1972. All of Ben’s soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees are freshly prepared daily. 


    Pulled Beef Latkes with Israeli Salad

    Corned Beef & Cabbage: Ben’s Own Cured Corned Beef, with Cabbage + Boiled Potato

    Chicken in the Pot: Fresh Chicken Soup, Kreplach, Matzo Ball, Noodles, Peas & Carrots

    Pastrami Sandwich with Potato Latke


    Complimentary wine, sponsored by Herzog Wine Cellars.

    3 Volunteers are needed:

    1 for check in

    1 for write up

    1 for photos

    For questions please contact event host Patricia Connolly at GarnishCateringNYC@gmail.com

    • 03/02/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • NY Cake, 118 W 22nd Street, NY, NY 10011
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    Meet, Paint, and Enjoy Afternoon Tea with Artist Ruby Silvious

    Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    NY Cake, 118 W 22nd Street, NY 10011

    $45 per Member, $55 per Non Member

    Gather with Alliance members at NY Cake  to make your own artwork with recycle artist Ruby Silvious, on unusual canvases (did someone say teabags and eggshells?). 

    The event will start with a demo by Ruby, followed by participants learning how to paint on used tea bags and the inside of cracked egg shells, then Afternoon Tea complete with bubbly,  wines, specialty teas/tisanes, and savory bites. Dessert will be decorated cupcakes by award-winning cake decorator and Alliance member Lisa Mansour,  co-owner of NY Cake and owner of NYC Cake Academy. 

    Ruby will also be signing her new  coffee table book, Reclaimed Canvas: Reimagining the Familiar,  which members and guests can buy at the discounted price of $25 (Reg. $35).

    And yes, there will be a raffle! Lucky attendees will go home with Ruby’s first book, 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Tea Bags; a framed original artwork from Ruby; or a gift certificate from NY Cake.


    • Savory Small Bites, in the tradition of Afternoon Tea (from Alliance member Lynn Bernstein of  allLYNNfoods)
    • Bubbly and wine
    • Tea + Tisane (from Alliance member Linda Villano of SerendipiTEA)
    • Mini Cupcakes (from Alliance member Lisa Mansour of NY Cake)
    • Tiered Servings Stands Sponsored by The Brooklyn Teacup.

    Ruby Silvious  is a recycle artist who is internationally recognized for her miniature paintings and collages on the used tea bag. She is the author of 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Teabags, and the newly released Reclaimed Canvas: Reimagining the Familiar. In her new book, Ruby wants viewers to keep an open mind and think beyond the boundaries of what they may consider traditional art.

    Lisa Mansour is an Alliance member and award-winning, third-generation expert in cake decoration and the co- founder and the co-owner of NY Cake, the premier destination for baking and decorating supplies in New York City. Mansour is also the head of NY CAKE Academy, a hands-on cake decorating school, where she teaches classes on fondant, specialty cakes and seasonal topics for baking enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

    Lynn Bernstein is an Alliance member, New York City chef, and a graduate of French Culinary Institute/ICC.  allLYNNfoods is her high-end boutique catering company serving NYC.  With her background as a fashion stylist and education as a graphic designer, Lynn  brings her sensibilities to your palate and to your party.

    5 Volunteers are needed:

    1 for set up

    1 for check in

    1 for write up

    1 for photos

    1 for clean up

    For questions please contact event host Ruby Silvious at 


    • 03/09/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Sahadi’s Industry City, 34 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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    Almost-Spring Fling at Sahadi’s

    Monday, March 9, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Sahadi’s Industry City

    34 35th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

    $25 per Member, $35 per Non Member

    There’s no better way to celebrate the coming of spring than with Alliance members and friends mingling over wine and Mediterranean food at Industry City’s Sahadi’s.

    And NYWCA members can bring up to two (non-Alliance) guests at no additional charge (compliments of the Alliance)!  What a great way to introduce friends to the Alliance, just in time for our spring membership drive!  

    We will be gathering at the new Industry City outpost of Sahadi’s, Brooklyn’s iconic Middle Eastern grocery store, which as generously donated their space for our fling.

    Get ready to explore their 7,500-square-foot bountiful market filled with spices, fresh ingredients, pantry delights, and a variety of prepared foods, including a wine bar with ample seating. Then join Alliance members and friends to sample nibbles from Mediterranean style food boards and Persian snacks thanks to sponsor Le Bon Magot and wines from Château Miraval.

    8 volunteers are needed

    2 for set up

    2 for check in

    1 for write up

    1 for photos

    2 for clean up

    For questions please contact event host Amy Lee at 


Past events

01/22/2020 January Book Club : 32 Yolks by Eric Ripert
01/16/2020 Let’s Cheer with Cheese: A Fondue Dinner Party
12/16/2019 “Mastering Spice” and More with Lior Lev Secarz
11/20/2019 Full Moon Reiki Sound Bath
11/16/2019 Coffee Cupping & Tour at Gumption Coffee NYC
11/14/2019 Roman-Jewish Inspired Dishes: A Traditional Dinner
11/12/2019 Sausage-Making Class with Fleishers Craft Butchery
11/04/2019 Open Board Meeting
11/01/2019 Meet Jono Pandolfi, Dinnerware Designer to the Stars
10/30/2019 October Happy Hour at Lyn-Genet’s Kitchen
10/23/2019 Strudel Queen Performs Live
10/16/2019 (CANCELLED) DISCOVER THE SHUK, the Heart of Israeli Home Cooking, with Janna Gur
10/15/2019 Sumptuous Caribbean Feast Fall Potluck
10/10/2019 Fall Book Club: Buttermilk Graffiti
10/02/2019 Fall Harvest Lunch with Airis the Chef
10/01/2019 Basque Tapas and Dinner at Huertas NYC
09/25/2019 NYWCA Wellness: Eat Well! Feel Well!
09/19/2019 Cocktail Club: Cognac
09/16/2019 New Member Orientation and Networking
09/12/2019 Inwood Ethiopian Dinner and Coffee Ceremony with Buunni Coffee
09/09/2019 September Harlem Happy Hour
08/28/2019 An Artisanal Tasting Menu Dinner with Runner & Stone and Vermont Creamery (2nd Seating)
08/28/2019 An Artisanal Tasting Menu Dinner with Runner & Stone and Vermont Creamery (1st Seating)
08/18/2019 Cabana Shuffleboard Party at Royal Palms Shuffleboard
08/07/2019 Happy Hour, August: Handcrafted at Handcraft Kitchen
07/30/2019 New Member Happy Hour: New Members Only
07/17/2019 Up On the Roof Picnic Mixer
06/25/2019 Happy Hour, June: Welcome Summer at Cedric's at the Shed
06/20/2019 La Cocina at La Palapa
06/03/2019 Spring Book Club: Comfort Food Diaries
05/21/2019 Happy Hour, May: We Try Indian Inspired Cocktails at Baar Baar
05/14/2019 Discover THE ITALIAN TABLE with author, blogger and culinary tour organizer Elizabeth Minchilli
05/14/2019 Herb Spring Supper at the Horticultural Society of NY
05/07/2019 International Chocolate, Cheese and Wine Pairing with Milène Jardine Chocolatier
04/29/2019 Spring Potluck
04/16/2019 Dine-Around: Bricolage - Park Slope
04/09/2019 Skills Workshop: Fermentation Workshop
04/08/2019 Cocktail Club: Gin
04/06/2019 Foraging Tour of Central Park with "Wildman" Steve Brill
04/04/2019 Instant Indian – Indian Cooking in the Instant Pot
04/03/2019 Business Skills Workshop: Food Styling Q&A with Lisa Homa
03/27/2019 Happy Hour, March: Back to Brooklyn at Torst
03/23/2019 Learn to Cook the Indian Way with Garima Kothari
03/19/2019 Dine-Around: Raclette
03/18/2019 Business Skills Workshop: Keep the Cash Flowing!
03/12/2019 Too Good to Passover - Pre-Passover Seder Dinner and Discussion with Jennifer Adabi
02/26/2019 Skills Workshop: Map Your Journey to Profit!
02/25/2019 Happy Hour February: Factory 380
01/28/2019 Cocktail Club: Rye Whiskey
01/23/2019 NYWCA January Happy Hour
01/17/2019 NYWCA Winter Book Club - DELICIOUS! by Ruth Reichl
01/07/2019 NYWCA Dine-Around: Korean BBQ at Yoon NYC
12/17/2018 Holiday Happy Hour at Vanguard Wine Bar
12/04/2018 NYWCA Challah Baking for the New Jewish Home (and Challah Lovers!)
11/19/2018 NYWCA Skills Workshop: Cookbook Publishing
11/15/2018 NYWCA Wellness Tasting Workshop: Are You a Supertaster?
11/14/2018 NYWCA Macanese Cooking Demo
11/08/2018 Skills Workshop: Amp Up Your Business Aptitude for Success!
11/07/2018 NYWCA Warm Up with Whiskey November Happy Hour
11/05/2018 NYWCA Chef Peer Networking: A Meeting of the Grinds
10/30/2018 NYWCA Wine Tasting: Riesling & Rotis

Note: NYWCA policy is that cancellations made 7 days or less before an event are not refundable, unless the member who is canceling can fill her space with someone on the wait list or another replacement. Up to 7 days, members can cancel through their profile page, or by contacting the organizer. The Treasurer will issue the refund via original form of payment, less the $5 cancellation fee to cover processing cost. If the program is cancelled by the NYWCA, your full cost, including fees, will be refunded.

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