The 10 Best Zoom Cooking Classes in 2020

Published on June 22, 2020
the 10 best zoom cooking classes in 2020

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! Cozymeal offers multiple online cooking classes hosted on Zoom with a live instructor. In this post, you’ll learn all you need to know about the 10 best Zoom cooking classes to take in 2020.

 

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What Are Zoom Cooking Classes?

The Benefits of Live Online Cooking Classes

The 10 Best Zoom Cooking Classes

Kids Cooking Classes

Cooking Classes for Beginners

Pasta Classes

Healthy Classes

FAQs

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 in the comfort of your kitchen through an interactive, live-streaming virtual platform taught by a professional chef. While you will always see the chef on the screen, you can personally interact through whichever option you are most comfortable with, including video, audio, and chat. 

The Benefits of Live Online Cooking Classes

Live, virtual 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 interactive as a traditional class. Because the virtual 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 a virtual 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 10 Best Zoom Cooking Classes

You don’t need to leave your home to learn new cooking skills with an interactive instructor. Cozymeal offers live, online cooking classes through Zoom that bring all the elements of a live cooking class into your home kitchen! You’ll find classes for every taste and diet, from handmade pasta to vegan. Here are 10 of the best Zoom cooking classes to take now.

Kids Cooking Classes 

1. Sushi for Kids

In this online sushi-for-kids class, your kids will learn a new skill and eat their vegetables, too. Your child will learn how to roll sushi stuffed with avocado, cucumber, carrots, scallions and bell peppers, while you assist them in learning proper knife skills. Parents get to join in on the cooking, too; while your child learns how to prepare the vegetables, you’ll learn how to prepare the perfect sushi rice.

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

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2. Handmade Fettuccine for Kids

Forget pantry pasta — create your own fresh fettuccine from scratch in the Handmade Fettuccine for Kids cooking class. Begin the evening crafting hand-cut pasta with your child, then mix the pasta with butter, Parmesan and pepper. Top off the night with no-bake cheesecake for a kid-friendly Italian night-in. No special equipment needed!

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

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Cooking Classes for Beginners

3. Crispy Orange Chicken

Learn to cook your favorite takeout order at home in Chef David’s virtual Crispy Orange Chicken cooking class. You’ll begin the class learning how to perfectly fry chicken, which you’ll serve with a homemade citrus and soy sauce over a bed of cilantro-lime rice. This simple meal is perfect for beginners ready to try their hand at new techniques like frying and homemade sauces.

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

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4. French Onion Soup

Caramelized onions bring a rich sweetness to any dish, but are particularly impactful in classic French onion soup. Finally learn how to cook soft, flavorful caramelized onions in Chef Sharon’s French Onion Soup online cooking class. Top your soup with baguette slices and two kinds of cheese for a cozy, comforting meal at home. 

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

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5. The Perfect Skillet Steak

Now is the time to master the perfect skillet steak at home. And after Chef James’ class, you may even find you prefer your home-cooked steaks to the steakhouses’. In this beginner cooking class, learn 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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Pasta Classes

6. Pappardelle Pasta From Scratch

Flour, eggs, olive oil and salt are all you need to create pasta from scratch. In this pasta class, you’ll learn how to combine these ingredients into chewy pappardelle pasta — no pasta machine required. You’ll also cook a hearty bolognese sauce brimming with ground beef and bacon to top your pasta, and round out the meal with crusty garlic bread. 

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

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7. Handmade Ravioli

In this family-friendly virtual pasta class, you’ll create cheesy handmade ravioli completely from scratch. Chef Chris will teach you how to mix and roll the ravioli pasta dough, how to whip up the fillings and how to shape each ravioli by hand. At the end of the class, you’ll have created two kinds of ravioli: a three-cheese ravioli featuring pecorino, ricotta, and Parmigiano, and a spinach and ricotta ravioli with a hint of nutmeg.

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

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Healthy Classes

8. Immunity Boosting Foods

Bolster your immune system and nourish your body in this Immunity Boosting Foods virtual cooking class. You’ll prepare a salad of spinach, walnuts and oranges followed by chicken thighs braised Spanish-style in a white wine sauce and turmeric toasted chickpeas. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple cooking techniques, you’ll want to add this meal into your regular dinner rotation.  

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

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9. Intro to Vegan Comfort Cooking

In this online vegan cooking class, you’ll prepare a wholesome vegan ratatouille bowl. You’ll learn how to slice and saute 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!

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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10. Easy Weekly Meal Prep

If you’ve aspired to meal prepping but could never make it happen, this class is for you. In this virtual 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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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 of Cozymeal's online cooking classes.

 

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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