Online Cooking Class - Boozy Irish Comfort Food

Join Chef Tracy for a cooking class focused on pie recipes featuring Irish ales and spirits.

In this interactive, live online cooking class with Chef Tracy, you’ll create Irish comfort food from scratch with a boozy twist. Begin by preparing cottage pie, a version of the traditional shepherd's pie, that uses Scottish ale and Irish beer to enhance the flavors of the meat and root vegetables. For dessert, you’ll make an Irish liquor-inspired pie filled with cream, chocolate, Guinness, Bailey’s Irish Cream and Jameson.

  • 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
  • Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Labels Adult, Baking, Date Night, Fun, Group


White potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Sea salt
Unsalted butter, preferably Irish butter
Scottish ale
Heavy cream
White cheddar
Olive oil
Ground beef
Yellow onion
Garlic cloves
All-purpose flour
Fresh thyme
Fresh Italian parsley
Irish red ale beer
Chicken or vegetable stock
Black pepper
Gelatin envelope
Light brown sugar
Heavy whipping cream
Guinness or Murphy’s beer
Jameson or other Irish whiskey
Bailey's Irish Cream
Powdered sugar
Chocolate shavings
Pre-made pie crust or buy ingredients below to make your own:
Barley flour or quinoa flour
Dry malt extract or molasses
Sea salt
Unsalted Kerry Irish butter
Vegetable shortening
Irish whiskey
Cold water

Kitchen Equipment

Loaf pan or 2 pie pans
Large sauté pan
Utility knife
Paring knife
Liquid measuring cup
Measuring cups
Measuring spoons
Large blender or potato masher
Two small bowls
Two medium mixing bowls
Large mixing bowl
Large food processor or stand mixer
Hand mixer
Rolling pin or pint glass
Parchment paper
Plastic wrap
Oven and stove

Prep Work Details

Pre-chill pie crust for 30 minutes prior to class. Peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes and place in large stock pot to boil. You have the option to make the pie crust with ingredients and recipes included, or purchase one from the store.

Reviews guests left for this experience



18 Mar 2023

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18 Dec 2022

Fun experience. Learned some new techniques

Reviews guests left for other experiences with Chef Tracy



26 Nov 2023

Very knowledgeable and foot was delicious

Local Grocer Delivery Available!

$ 29 Per device

75-minute class hosted on Zoom. Tax included.

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Chef Tracy is an epicurean and former athlete with a passion for healthy, wholesome recipes. She's worked as both a culinary and pastry chef, which helped her launch a health food dessert company in 2008. She's taught hands-on cooking and nutrition courses for conferences and major companies, including two large grocery store brands. Chef Tracy has also written books and articles that share her recipes and nutrition knowledge.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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