Online Cooking Class - Authentic and Classic Thanksgiving Meal

Prepare a traditional meal similar to what was enjoyed on the first Thanksgiving with Chef John.

Join Chef John as he guides you in creating a traditional Thanksgiving feast in this live and interactive online cooking class. You’ll use hearty vegetables, fresh herbs and high-quality ingredients to bring this meal together. Begin with a classic vegetable and pumpkin stew, then combine maple syrup, olive oil and balsamic vinegar for a unique take on duck breast with cranberry relish. Finally, whip up creamy corn pudding.

  • Cooking class is fully interactive.
  • Chef accompanies you throughout the entire process.
  • Ask as many questions as you want!
  • Recipes Recipe links are sent in your booking confirmation.
  • Ingredients Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability and can be delivered by your preferred local grocer with the link below.
  • Technology Connect with the chef using Zoom on your computer, tablet or mobile device.
  • Class Participation Chime in with questions through audio or chat. Use of video is optional.
  • Class Size
    Public class sizes are between 4 to 20 connections to provide an opportunity for all guests to participate and ask questions. Private classes can accommodate up to 498 guests.
  • Event Duration 75 minutes
  • Labels Couples, Fun, Gourmet, Holiday


Avocado oil
Olive oil
Garlic cloves
Pumpkin or winter squash
Green beans
Fresh or frozen corn
Chicken broth
Duck breasts
Maple syrup
Balsamic vinegar
Dried cranberries
Pecans or walnuts
Heavy cream
Baking powder

Kitchen Equipment

10" Cast iron skillet or sauté pan with lid
Plating dish for duck
2 qt. Saucepan with lid
4 qt Saucepan
6x9" Baking pan or casserole dish
Slotted serving spoon
Silicon spatula
Oven mitt
8-10" Kitchen knife
Cutting board
Paper towels
Measuring cups and spoons

Reviews guests left for this experience



29 Nov 2020

John has a good sense of humor, was enjoyable to cook with, and had interesting knowledge regarding the food preparation we experienced with him. John ventured to tell us about how foods taste based on their origin, the importance of salt (not the salt flavor its self, but the ability to pull food flavors out, which I never knew as I don't cook often), and even down to heating temperatures and frequencies to cook the food to it's optimal state. I enjoyed being part of John's group and would recommend him in the future.

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef John



26 Feb 2022

Had a wonderful meal and learned quite a bit. Would do another meal from John.

Erik Bartlett

Erik Bartlett

11 Feb 2022

Chef John was amazing! He was exactly on time, extremely warm and friendly, and prepared us an amazing menu. I can’t wait to host another event with him.

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