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The 20 Best Virtual Cooking Classes in 2022

Last Updated on August 10, 2022 | 0 Comments
the 20 best virtual cooking classes in 2020
Last Updated on August 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

Given the current state of the world in the time of a pandemic, social connection is more important than ever — and socializing over food is one of the most common ways of doing so. Just as the current crisis has touched lives around the world, so has the power of social connection through dining, which people of all backgrounds can relate to. While we've had to pause gathering at restaurants or even around the table at our own homes, it’s still possible to enjoy the social benefits of communal dining and cooking with the interactive virtual cooking classes on Cozymeal.

 

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What Are Virtual Cooking Classes?

Just like face-to-face cooking classes, virtual cooking classes are a great way to hone your home cooking skills and connect with friends, family or fellow participants in the process. Virtual cooking classes allow you to create gourmet meals from scratch in the comfort of your own home while receiving professional guidance every step of the way. Unlike pre-recorded cooking demonstrations, interactive classes allow you to engage with your instructor and fellow participants just as you would if you were with them physically. And, all virtual cooking classes feature ingredient lists that can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability. All in all, virtual cooking classes are some of the most rewarding virtual events you'll ever experience. 

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Virtual Cooking Classes for Beginners

1. How to Build a Better Burger

If you dream of building the perfect burger at home, Chef Logan can teach you all about the art of the better burger. In this virtual cooking class, you'll learn how to select the right ground beef and sear your patties to perfection. Plus, who can resist a side of homemade sweet potato fries with zingy chiptole aioli? If you're looking for a great online cooking class for beginners, burgers are a foolproof way to get started.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

2. Neapolitan-Style Pizza

Pizza is one of the world’s most popular foods and comes in many different forms. While there’s a time and a place for frozen or delivery pizza, there’s really nothing like pizza made from scratch — and this BBQ chicken pizza is bound to become a favorite. In this virtual cooking class, you will learn the ropes of making homemade pizza; from preparing the base to prepping ingredients and baking your creation to perfection. As a plus, you'll whip up bruschetta on the side!

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

3. A Focus on Cooking Techniques

Learning the basics is important, and that's where Chef Logan's cooking techniques class comes in. First, you'll blitz through some key knife skills as you learn how to paysanne, chiffonade and julienne. You'll take that knowledge with you in creating a zesty salsa roja brimming with fresh and dried hot peppers, Cajun-style chicken and a classic taco spread. If you're still hungry for more, another great way to learn classic culinary techniques is in online French cooking classes.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

4. Indian Curry and Homemade Naan

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at cooking authentic Indian cuisine at home, but perhaps been too intimidated? This virtual introductory cooking class to Indian Cuisine guides you through the basics when it comes to mastering fresh, flavorful and authentic dishes. Learn how to make a classic chicken curry rich with flavors of garam masala, and delicious and simple homemade naan for dipping. Also, check out the entire list of popular online Indian cooking classes

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

Italian and Pasta-Making Virtual Classes

5. Pappardelle Pasta From Scratch

Learn how to make homemade pasta without a pasta machine in this fun and interactive virtual pappardelle making class. You will create fresh pappardelle from scratch as well as a hearty Bolognese sauce to go with it. Finish off the meal with toasty homemade garlic bread coated in herb-infused butter. Also, check out the list of popular online Italian cooking classes.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

6. Handmade Tortellini

Store-bought tortellini is no comparison to tortellini made from scratch. It may seem complicated but in this virtual tortellini making class, you’ll find that making it at home is actually quite easy! Learn to create two types of vegetarian filled pasta (butternut squash and mushroom) that the whole family is sure to love.

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

7. Michelin Star Italian Cuisine

The flavors of Italy come alive in this virtual Italian classics class. You'll start off by making fresh potato gnocchi and finish with Chef Stefano's classic tiramisu, featuring coffee, lady fingers and mascarpone cheese.

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

8. Cheesy Tomato Baked Gnocchi

Gnocchi is always a crowd-pleaser, as you’re sure to see in this virtual baked gnocchi class. Not only will you learn how to make your very own pillowy gnocchi, but you'll also learn how to make a classic tomato sauce before combining everything together, smothering with cheese and baking to perfection.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

Virtual Spanish Cooking Classes

9. Spanish Tapas Classics

Learn to prepare iconic Spanish small bites with this virtual tapas cooking class. Taught live from Valencia, Chef Elena will instruct you in making a traditional patatas bravas with homemade garlic aioli, chorizo in cider and gambas al ajillo doused in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and fresh parsley.

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

10. Seafood Paella From Scratch

Paella is a delicious and surprisingly simple meal to make considering it takes only one pan and very little preparation. Discover the art of an authentic Spanish dish in this 75-minute virtual seafood paella cooking class. Your paella will be filled with fresh seafood and served with a sweet sangria on the side.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

Virtual Cooking Classes for the Family

11. Cookies for Kids

If you’re after an easy activity that will please the kids and adults alike, this one is for you. In this child-friendly, virtual cookies for kids class, you’ll learn to create simple yet delicious sopapillas, ricotta cookies and frosting. Also, check out the lists of popular online baking classes and online cooking classes for kids.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-10

Healthy Virtual Classes

12. Nourishing Plant-Based Meal Prep

Having to cook healthy meals every day is a hassle. Save yourself time by prepping your meals in advance with the help of a professional chef. In this virtual meal prep class, you’ll learn how to make healthy plant-based dishes to keep you fed throughout the week. After a first course of fruit skewers, you'll learn how to make freezer-friendly, low-sodium and low-sugar while bean and kale soup, plus a vegetable lasagna. Also, check out the list of popular online healthy cooking classes.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

13. Natural and Healthy Detox Drinks

Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to boost your immunity — and healthy detox drinks are a great way to do just that. Learn how to create a trio of well-balanced beverages in this virtual detox drink making class. You'll whip up and sip on a refreshing carrot orange juice with ginger and turmeric, detox teas made with berries, citrus, cayenne and mint, and a soothing almond milk and greens detox smoothie with dates, pineapple and vanilla. 

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

Plant-Based Virtual Classes

14. Vegan Mediterranean Street Food

If you think street food has to include meat, think again. This virtual vegan Mediterranean street food class teaches you how to make four unbeatably light and refreshing Mediterranean classics, plus a sparkling cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, fresh mint, lemon juice and prosecco. Your main dishes include classic falafel in pita pockets, crispy baked zucchini fries, dairy-free tahini sauce and a zingy carrot slaw with radish.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

15. Intro to Vegan Comfort Cooking

If vegan food intimidates you, this virtual vegan comfort cooking class is the perfect way to demystify the cuisine. And if you’re already plant-based but looking for new recipes to try, it’s also a great solution. In this class, you will create a decadent four-course meal of bruschetta, ratatouille, polenta and basil pesto with the help of a professional chef. Also, check out the list of popular online vegan cooking classes.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

16. Indian Street Food

Enjoy another dive into incredible street food, this time with a virtual Indian street food cooking class! Fully vegetarian, this menu kicks off with a puffed rice chaat dish made with boiled potatoes, onions, lime juice, Indian spices and cilantro. On the side, you'll whip up fluffy and surprisingly simple paratha bread stuffed with vegetables and cheese. Also, check out the list of popular online vegetarian cooking classes.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

Virtual Cooking Classes for Date Night

17. Parisian Date Night

Dreaming of a date night in Paris? Bring the experience home with this virtual Parisian date night cooking class. This elegant three-course menu features a toasted baguette starter with tarragon-Dijon smoked salmon, followed by the main course, a French classic: coq au vin. End the meal with a rustic pear clafoutis for a sweet send-off. After, check out the list of popular online cooking classes for couples!

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

18. Date Night at the Italian Opera

Recreate a romantic date night at home with this virtual night at the Italian opera cooking class that includes dinner and a show! You and your partner will learn how to make a three-course meal while enjoying live Italian opera singing. Your final creation will include panzanella salad, handmade fettuccine and classic Italian tiramisu. 

  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

19. Fried Chicken and Waffles

Who says date night needs to be at, well, night? Enjoy the sweet and savory combination of this beloved brunch staple: Fried chicken and homemade waffles. If you can’t get enough of this delicious combination, you’ll love the chance to make it yourself. This innovative take includes classic buttermilk fried chicken paired with sweet potato waffles and a sweet and spicy honey, maple and Sriracha syrup.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20

20. Gourmet Charcuterie Board

Spice up date night with a stunning spread of bountiful bites. In this virtual charcuterie board class, Chef Rishika will teach you how to master an artfully-curated board filled with fresh charcuterie meats, fruit, cheese, breads and dips. It's the perfect accompaniment to a low-key date night and a guaranteed way to impress someone special.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Group size: 4-20 

FAQs

What is a virtual cooking class? 

Virtual cooking classes are chef-led cooking classes hosted through Zoom or other video conferencing platforms. They follow the same format as in-person cooking classes, ensuring that you will be guided through every step for the perfect culinary outcome. The primary difference between virtual and in-person cooking classes is that the former requires you to provide your own ingredients and cooking utensils whereas most in-person cooking classes provide these resources for you.

What is a live interactive virtual class?

Unlike pre-recorded cooking classes found on YouTube and similar platforms, live interactive classes allow participants to engage with instructors and vice-versa. If the participant has a specific question or wants to visually check the progress of their creation, they can do so in an interactive class. This format also allows instructors to easily guide participants at their own pace.

How do Cozymeal virtual cooking classes work?

When you sign up for an online cooking class on Cozymeal, you will be able to choose a class time and date that works for your schedule. When it’s time for the class to begin, you will join your instructor and fellow classmates via Zoom. You can choose to either connect using audio only or also enable video so that your instructor and classmates can see you and your culinary creation. Your instructor will be available throughout the duration of the class to answer any questions and check on your progress. You will also be able to see them the whole time so that you can visualize the cooking process step-by-step.

Whether you're looking for a fun solo activity, a way to bond with long-distance friends over a virtual happy hour or an engaging team building event to do from home, all skill levels can turn their kitchen into a culinary classroom. Check out the entire collection of online cooking classes for your next big night in!

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