The 20 Best Virtual Cooking Classes in 2020

Last Updated on August 3, 2020
the 20 best virtual cooking classes in 2020

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 Cozymeal’s interactive virtual cooking classes.

 

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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.

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Virtual Cooking Classes for Beginners

1. The Perfect Skillet Steak

Restaurants may still be closed in parts of the United States, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up restaurant-quality steak. Learn how to make your own variation at home in this guided cooking class. With professional guidance, you’ll create a perfect cast iron skillet-cooked steak, roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus with lemon and cheese.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Gluten-free
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2. Pizza Making

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. In this cooking class, you will learn the ropes of making homemade pizza; from preparing the base to prepping ingredients and baking your creation to perfection.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian option
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3. French Onion Soup

There are few dishes as decadent as authentic French onion soup. Create this hearty soup from scratch using just a handful of commonly-found ingredients including crusty bread, onions, spices and your stock of choice. Once you’ve made this dish once, you’ll likely be tempted to create it again and again.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian option
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4. Intro to Indian Cuisine

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at cooking authentic Indian cuisine at home, but perhaps been too intimidated? This Intro to Indian Cuisine cooking class guides you through the basics when it comes to mastering fresh, flavorful, and authentic dishes. Learn garlic naan (no yeast required) and saag paneer in this interactive introduction to Indian cuisine.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian
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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 easy interactive cooking 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.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability
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6. Handmade Ravioli

Store-bought ravioli is no comparison to ravioli made from scratch. It may seem complicated but in this virtual cooking class, you’ll find that making ravioli at home is actually quite easy! Learn to create two types of vegetarian ravioli that the whole family is sure to love.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $39 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian
learn how to make ravioli from scratch in this virtual class
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7. Gnocchi 101

Gnocchi is one of Italy’s most beloved dishes — and it’s relatively easy to make. Learn how to prepare these tiny potato dumplings from scratch in this hands-on Italian cooking class. In addition to your gnocchi, you’ll create a homemade tomato sauce enhanced by spice and a bit of cream.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian
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8. Homemade Bolognese Pasta

Bolognese pasta is always a crowd-pleaser, as you’re sure to see in this virtual Italian cooking class. Not only will you learn how to make an authentic tomato and meat sauce, but also handmade fettuccine noodles to serve it with. You’ll also prepare a delicious and textural salad to round out the Italian meal

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $39 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability
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Virtual Spanish Cooking Classes

9. Fresh Flavors of Mexico

Mexican food is more than just meat and cheese. Explore the fresher flavors of the country in this guided virtual Mexican cooking class. You will learn how to make fresh fish tacos with mango and avocado sauces right in the comfort of your home. You’ll also learn how to make mango margaritas to enjoy with your meal.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Pescatarian, gluten-free
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10. Authentic Spanish Paella

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

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $39 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Gluten-free
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Virtual Cooking Classes for the Family

11. Handmade Fettuccine for Kids

If you’re after an easy dinner recipe that will please the kids and adults alike, this one is for you. In this child-friendly, hands-on cooking class, you’ll learn to create a simple yet delicious fettuccine pasta from scratch. Enjoy it with a cheesy sauce as well as a Nutella cheesecake for dessert.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian
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12. Sushi for Kids

Sushi isn’t just for adults. In this guided virtual cooking class, you’ll learn how to make sushi that the whole family can enjoy. Create kid-friendly rolls filled with fresh vegetables and sticky sushi rice. You’ll also learn how to make a simple cucumber salad to accompany the meal.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian, vegan option, gluten-free, dairy-free
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Healthy Virtual Classes

13. Easy Weekly Meal Prep

Having to cook three healthy meals a day 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 cooking class, you’ll learn how to make homemade shepherd’s pie and vegetable soup that can easily be stored and eaten throughout the week.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $39 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Gluten-free, dairy-free
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14. Immunity Boosting Foods

Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to boost your immunity wherever possible — and diet is a great way to do so. Learn how to create a three-course immunity-boosting meal in this healthy virtual cooking class. The main dish will be Spanish-style braised chicken which you’ll enjoy with turmeric-roasted chickpeas and a spinach and candied walnut salad.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Gluten-free
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Plant-Based Virtual Classes

15. Intro to Vegan Comfort Cooking

If vegan food intimidates you, this virtual vegan 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.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegan
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16. Wholesome Veggie Burgers

If you love veggie burgers but want to avoid the highly-processed versions sold in stores, you can’t pass up this opportunity to make your own wholesome alternatives. In this cooking class, you will create two different veggie burgers — one made from brazil nuts and the other from lentils and chickpeas. Enjoy your two unique creations with a homemade avocado dressing.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian
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Virtual Cooking Classes for Date Night

17. Parisian Macarons

The couple that bakes together, stays together. Change up your date night routine by taking a fun and interactive virtual baking class. Take a (virtual) trip to the most romantic city in the world in this Parisian Macarons class. You will learn how to craft colorful macarons in hues of soft yellow and pink, filled with lemon and raspberry buttercream.

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Gluten-free

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18. Date Night at the Italian Opera

Recreate a romantic date night at home with this couple-friendly virtual Italian 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: 75 minutes
  • Price: $39 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Vegetarian
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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
  • Price: $29 per device
  • Group size: 4-10
  • Dietary suitability: Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability
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20. Cooking With Wine

Wine is not just great for drinking but also for cooking with. In this virtual cooking class, you’ll discover the wonder of wine for culinary purposes. Use it to roast grapes for a ricotta crostini, braise chicken and bake into a decadent flourless chocolate cake. You’ll never look at your favorite bottle the same way again. 

  • Duration: 75 minutes
  • Price: $35 per device
  • Group size: 4-10 
  • Dietary suitability: Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability
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Whether you're looking for a fun solo activity, a way to bond with long-distance friends or an engaging team building event to do from home, all skill levels can turn their kitchen into a culinary classroom. Check out Cozymeal's entire collection of virtual cooking classes for your next big night in!

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 a Cozymeal virtual cooking class, 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.

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