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The 17 Best Zoom Cooking Classes in 2020

Last Updated on November 18, 2020
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Much of our lives are virtual these days. We’re working from home, video-calling family members and keeping up with friends through social media. The current pandemic has invited us to turn to new forms of entertainment we can participate in from home, including virtual social events. 

One way to mix up your home-bound routine is through a Zoom cooking class. There’s no reason to go out to learn new kitchen skills and cook a delicious meal; chefs will come straight to you, via your home computer! 

Interactive online cooking classes let you tune in live to classes hosted on Zoom by world-class chefs. In this post, you’ll learn all you need to know about the 17 best Zoom cooking classes to take in 2020.

 

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What Are Zoom Cooking Classes?

Zoom cooking classes are live, interactive cooking classes hosted over Zoom, a video conferencing software. You can take a cooking class on Cozymeal in the comfort of your kitchen through an interactive, live-streaming virtual platform taught by a five-star chef.

The Benefits of Live Online Cooking Classes

Live, online cooking classes incorporate all the benefits of a traditional cooking class from the comfort of your home kitchen. Because the cooking classes are hosted live over video conference, you can ask the chef questions, show the chef how your dish is coming along and even interact with other participants. 

You’ll find your Zoom cooking class is just as engaging as a traditional class. Because the online cooking classes are so interactive, you could even book your class with friends or coworkers for a much-needed team building activity or private event. 

Another reason to book an online class? You can book experiences for different cuisines no matter where you live. Online cooking classes allow you to learn from chefs around the nation, rather than just those available in your city.

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The 17 Best Zoom Cooking Classes in 2020

You don’t need to leave your home to learn new cooking skills with an interactive instructor. You’ll find many of the best online cooking classes through Zoom that bring all the elements of a live cooking class into your home kitchen! There are classes for every taste and diet, from handmade pasta to vegan. Here are 17 of the best Zoom cooking classes to take now. 

Cooking Classes for Beginners

1. The Perfect Skillet Steak

Now is the time to master the perfect skillet steak at home. And after Chef James’ online skillet steak class, you may even find you prefer your home-cooked steaks to the steakhouses’. 

One of many great online cooking classes for beginners, this class will teach you how to pan-sear a steak with whatever pan (and cut of meat) you have at home. Chef James will teach you how to create a perfect sear on your steak while maintaining a juicy center. You’ll also prepare twice-baked potatoes and broccolini for a date night-worthy meal. 

This 75-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains meat and dairy. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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2. Classic Sushi Three-Week Series

In this online three-part sushi-making series, you’ll begin with the basics of sushi and end the series by learning advanced sushi-making techniques. In a series of three classes, you’ll learn how to make sushi rice, create beautiful rolls, chop up poke bowls, master nigiri and more — all from your home kitchen. Once you get a taste for homemade sushi, keep the momentum with plenty of other online sushi making classes to enjoy.

This three-session class, 75 minutes each, is $200 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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3. Easy Weekly Meal Prep 

If you’ve aspired to meal prepping but could never make it happen, this class is for you. In this online meal prep class, Chef Daniel teaches you to make a rich shepherd’s pie of ground beef (or chicken or turkey), a variety of vegetables and creamy mashed potatoes. This dish refrigerates well and can be enjoyed for a few days after preparing. You’ll also learn how to repurpose your vegetable scraps into a vegetable soup you can eat later in the week or freeze for the weeks to come.

This 75-minute class is $39 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains meat. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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Zoom Cooking Classes From International Chefs

4. Japanese Comfort Food Favorites

There are many unique online Japanese cooking classes to choose from. Here, you’ll step outside the bento box and learn how to prepare a popular Japanese comfort food dish: Chicken karaage. Karaage is a Japanese cooking technique for deep frying marinated chicken, resulting in juicy chicken encapsulated in a crispy shell. You’ll also prepare a dipping sauce and a tomato salad. 

This 75-minute class is $39 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains meat. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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5. Traditional Pasta Carbonara

Take a virtual trip to Florence, Italy, where Chef Stefano will teach you to prepare traditional pasta carbonara from scratch. You’ll learn the meaning and history of carbonara, as well as the ingredients which make this dish special. Additionally, you’ll use the egg whites leftover from making the carbonara to create an egg white chocolate cake. This is a great first foray into online Italian cooking classes that will get you set up for success.

This 75-minute class is $35 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains dairy and eggs. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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6. World-Famous Spanish Tapas

Live from Spain, this online Spanish tapas class will teach you how to prepare three kinds of famous tapas found in Spanish tapas bars across the country. From his Madrid kitchen, Chef Carlos will teach you to prepare a classic Spanish omelette, Spanish toast with tomatoes and iconic jamón Ibérico, and more. A true Spanish tapas experience, no travel required!

This 75-minute class is $39 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains meat and eggs. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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Pasta and Pizza Making Classes

7. New York Style Pizzas

Ever wondered how to achieve thin, airy New York-style pizza crust at home? During this live online cooking class with Chef Daniel, you’ll learn the secrets to making New York-style pizza completely from scratch. After learning how to prepare the perfect dough, you’ll create a margherita pizza with fresh basil and mozzarella as well as pizza topped with homemade pesto. This versatile class will please pizza lovers of all ages, and also makes a great online cooking class for teens.

This 75-minute class is $39 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains dairy. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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8. Authentic Fettuccine and Ravioli

Travel to Tivoli, Italy (just outside Rome) and learn the time-honored techniques for creating authentic fettuccine and ravioli at home in this live online pasta-making class. Chef Davide will teach you the art of hand-cut pasta and the secrets to a flavorful tomato sauce, as well as professional tips and tricks for the kitchen. A true Italian experience, all without leaving your kitchen!

This 75-minute class is $39 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains dairy and eggs. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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9. Gnocchi 101

Learn to make fresh, pillowy gnocchi in a savory San Marzano sauce in this gnocchi 101 class. You’ll learn the trick to making those sauce-catching ridges and how to perfectly season your sauce for rich flavor. 

This 90-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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Cooking Classes for Specific Diets

10. Intro to Vegan Comfort Cooking 

In this online vegan comfort cooking class, you’ll prepare a wholesome vegan ratatouille bowl. You’ll learn how to slice and sauté the ratatouille vegetables, create a creamy polenta and top it off with vegan basil pesto and authentic bruschetta. Whether you’re a master of vegan cuisine or still a meat-eater, all are welcome in this Intro to Vegan cooking class! Afterward, be sure to check out even more popular online vegan cooking classes.

This 75-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Suitable for vegan diets, but all are welcome. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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11. Heart Healthy Seafood Feast

Healthy food that’s good for your heart and delicious to the tastebuds? You won’t want to miss this healthy seafood cooking class! You’ll learn to prepare tender, perfectly-moist salmon topped with a lemon dill cream sauce as well as savory shrimp in a buttery white wine sauce. An arugula salad with homemade vinaigrette balances out a meal that’s all around good and good for you! Online healthy cooking classes are a great way to indulge in gourmet food without overindulging in general.

This 90-minute class is $39 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains dairy and fish. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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12. Homemade Eggplant Carpaccio

In this vegetarian, gluten-free and keto online cooking class, you will learn how to prepare soft and smoky Mediterranean eggplant carpaccio and from-scratch tahini sauce right in your own kitchen. Chef Roxy will teach you a home-grilling technique to perfectly prepare your eggplant. Then you’ll build flavor into the carpaccio with fresh ingredients like onions, tomatoes and herbs. You’ll top this dish with homemade tahini sauce. This dish is flavor-packed and perfect for any occasion, from Monday dinner to date night! 

This 75-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains eggs and sesame. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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Baking Classes

13. Parisian Macarons

Take a bite out of Paris and learn the art and science of Parisian pastry from a professional baker in this online macaron baking class with Chef Lisa. Chef Lisa will teach you to make crisp and chewy macarons at home while imparting professional baking tips and techniques. You’ll be delighted at the sweets coming out of your home oven! For a special treat, pair your macaron class with any number of online French cooking classes.

This 120-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains eggs. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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14. Cake Decorating and Assembly

Coffee and chocolate — what could be better? In this online cake decorating class, you’ll learn how to decorate a classic mocha layer cake. Chef Peter will teach you the recipes for sponge cake, coffee simple syrup and crème anglaise buttercream, then show you how to assemble all the elements into a beautiful cake. Once assembled, you'll learn a variety of decoration and piping techniques. Along with other online pastry classes and online cake decorating classes, your confectionary creations will be rivaling the local bakery display window in no time.

This 75-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains eggs and dairy. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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15. Basics of Flourless Baking

Learn to prepare delicious gluten-free desserts from scratch in this flourless baking class. In this live, online cooking class, you’ll learn to prepare gooey dark chocolate espresso brownies with a chef’s secret for gluten-free desserts: Adding almond meal instead of flour. You’ll also bake a gluten-free cornmeal cake with fresh strawberries. One you get this one down, keep on baking sweets or even something savory with online bread baking classes!

This 75-minute class is $29 per device. Spots are available for 4-10 guest devices. Meal contains eggs. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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Family and Kids Cooking Classes

16. Cookies for Kids

In this cookies for kids online class, learn to prepare cookie recipes simple enough for kids of all ages. Gather your little helpers around to deep-fry crispy and sweet sopapillas, whip up creamy ricotta cookies and mix together a fluffy frosting recipe. While these recipes are kid-friendly, bakers of all ages are welcome to participate. If your little ones love getting their hands dirty, there are even more online cooking classes for kids!

This 75-minute class is $29 per device. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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17. How to Make a Gingerbread House

Get the whole family in the Christmas spirit while taking on the challenge of baking and building a gingerbread house from scratch! In this gingerbread house-making class for kids, you’ll discover the secrets to baking gingerbread walls that are both structurally sound and delicious, master the art of buttercream and learn tips for styling a house that doubles as dessert and decor.

This 120-minute class is $39 per device. Ingredients can be adapted for dietary restrictions or lack of availability.

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Whether you're social distancing or simply looking for an easy way to connect with others, Zoom cooking classes are a fun way to learn something new about food — virtually! For even more gourmet cooking experiences you can have right in your own kitchen, check out all available online cooking classes for every taste, age and diet.

FAQs

What is a Zoom class?

A Zoom class is an online cooking class hosted on Zoom, a video conferencing software. Participants join the class via their personal computers or smartphones. 

How do you use Zoom conferencing?

It’s simple to use Zoom conferencing for a cooking class. You will be emailed a Zoom meeting link before your class; a few minutes before your class, click this link and follow the prompts to join the Zoom meeting. You do not need to create an account to use Zoom.

If you would like to create your own meetings, visit Zoom.us and sign up for an account. You can use Zoom through your browser or download the Zoom software for free for a more streamlined experience. 

Can I use Zoom for free?

The basic Zoom plan is free and includes unlimited meetings. However, there is a 40 minute limit to group meetings on the free version of Zoom. Zoom cooking classes are offered via paid Zoom accounts and guests do not need to worry about having a personal paid account.

How do you download Zoom?

Zoom will automatically download on your computer the first time you join or host a meeting. To download it at a later time, visit https://zoom.us/download.

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