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

    • 05/28/2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • skype meeting
    • 95

    Born Under the Tuscan Sun

    Thursday, May 28, 2020, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Skype for Business, Virtual Meeting

    Free for Members, $15 for Non Members

    Born under the Tuscan Sun, Banfi Vintners invites you on a romp through the vineyards of Tuscany. We shall titillate your taste buds with our luscious La Pettegola Vermentino, seductive San Angelo Pinot Grigio, charming Centine Rosso, captivating Banfi Chianti Classico and brash Belnero, a Super Tuscan. Tuscany inspires! Not only does this exciting region offer seduction in the glass but intriguing stories as well!!!

    A link to the event will be emailed to all registered guests within 24 hours of the event

    Please buy at least one of the following wines:

    La Pettegola Vermentino
    San Angelo Pinot Grigio
    Centine Rosso
    Banfi Chianti Classico

    In New York, Empire is the wholesale wine disitributor for Banfi. If you can't find these bottles at your local wine store you can try the store locator page on the Banfi Vintners page.

    For questions please contact event host Sharron McCarthy at smccarthy@banfi.com

    • 05/29/2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    • virtual meeting
    • 25

    An Invitation to Indian Cooking

    Friday, May 29, 2020, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Virtual Cooking Class

    Free for Members, $15 for Non Members

    If Indian cooking has been on your bucket list, this might be the time to learn. Work interactively with chef/author Rinku Bhattacharya in one or all of her series of online classes on essential Indian Cuisine.

    You will learn:

    • The essentials of Indian cuisine, how to put together an essential Spice pantry and learn a few essential Indian dishes
    • How to work with modern Indian tools such as the Instant Pot
    • The differences between the main regions of Indian Cuisine 

    Third Class Menu:

    A regional culinary journey

    Understanding the broad differences between the 4 regions of India

                 Kerala Fish Curry (South)

                 Red Lentils with Tomatoes and Cilantro (East)

                 Carrot Salad with Peanuts (West)

                 Alu Matar – Potatoes with Green Peas (North)

    A list of ingredients for the dishes will be added soon

    A link to the event will be emailed to all registered guests within 24 hours of the event

    For questions please contact event host

    Rinku Bhattacharya at spicesandseasons@gmail.com

    • 06/02/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • zoom meeting
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    June Book Club: Wine and War

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

    Zoom Virtual Meeting

    Free for Members

    The NYWCA June Book Club selection is Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure, by Donald Kladstrup and Petie Kladstrup.  It is the remarkable untold story of France’s courageous, clever vinters who protected and rescued the country’s most treasured commodity from German plunder during World War II.

     **You must read the book to attend!**

    The June Book Club will be held virtually via Zoom

    A link to the event will be emailed to all registered guests within 24 hours of the event

    For questions please contact event host Julieta Velasco at

    • 06/24/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • virtual
    • 31

    Preserving the Harvest Canning, Freezing and Drying the Season’s Bounty

    Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

    Virtual Meeting

    Free for Members, $15 for Non Members

    Before it’s harvest time, learn how to put up your own tomato sauce and applesauce using the water bath method, best practices for freezing vegetables and fruits at their height of freshness, and how to minimize waste by drying herbs and proper storage.

    A supply list and instructions will be distributed prior to class.

    A link to the event will be emailed to all registered guests within 24 hours of the event

    For questions please contact event host Annette Nielsen at annettenielsen@mac.com

Past events

05/22/2020 An Invitation to Indian Cooking, Class Two - Virtual Event
05/15/2020 An Invitation to Indian Cooking, Class One - Virtual Event
05/11/2020 Power Women in Food Media—Building Success : Virtual Event
03/26/2020 Celebrating Women: A Dinner for National Women’s Month
03/09/2020 Almost-Spring Fling at Sahadi’s
03/02/2020 Meet, Paint, and Enjoy Afternoon Tea with Artist Ruby Silvious
02/26/2020 Diversity Kitchen Presents Chocolate Conversations
02/24/2020 February Happy Hour at Prospect Bar and Grill
02/19/2020 Long Island Family-Style Sampling Lunch
02/03/2020 An Evening of Jubilee with Toni Tipton-Martin
01/30/2020 Cast-Iron Magic with Joanna Pruess & Renée Marton
01/27/2020 Global Dinner: France with Chef Sara Moulton
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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