Virtual Cooking Classes {Cooking Classes for Fun}

Virtual cooking lessons are a great treat for yourself or can be a fun family activity.

Cooking at home has experienced a revival recently as most people are spending more time at home. Whether you just want to learn the basics like roasting a chicken or knife skills or want to tackle something fancier like making your own French macarons, there’s a course for you.

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Adult cooking classes

Close up of pink cake with marshmallows and macarons on white plate
Close up of pink cake with marshmallows and macarons on white plate – depositphotos.com

Udemy

Udemy offers over 130,000 courses on a variety of subjects. All of their videos are created by experts in their fields. Once you purchase a video, you are able to watch at your own pace and will have lifetime access.

In their food and beverage section, they currently offer 949 classes.

Sample Class List:

Cost: Class prices start as low as $9.99.

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Craftsy

Craftsy offers over 1,500 classes on a variety of topics from arts and crafts to cooking, baking, and home decor. Their video-based classes offer step-by-step easy to follow along with expert instruction.

Browse Craftsy’s Classes Today!

Sample Class List:

Cost: You can purchase a monthly membership for $7.99 or a yearly membership for $79.99 . You can also pay by the class. The cost varies, but most are around $20.

Bonus! They also offer free cooking classes. Not ready to commit to a paid class? Try one of their free classes to get a taste of what their videos have to offer.

Free Craftsy Cooking Classes

Assorted bright Moroccan spices, colorful background
Assorted bright Moroccan spices, colorful background – depositphotos.com

Sur La Table cooking classes

These classes aren’t anything like the generic video cooking tutorials you may have seen elsewhere. At Sur La Table, instructors host gourmet cooking classes online, in real-time, and you can ask questions along the way. We’ll provide you with a prep packet and shopping list beforehand so you can follow along with live online cooking classes in your own kitchen. At the end of each interactive session, you’ll have a delicious meal to sink your teeth into. – Sur La Table

Sur La Table offers a variety of cooking classes for both beginners and experts. Their classes cover many different cuisines and dishes. Each class is offered as a 90-120 minute password-protected Zoom session, which allows you to ask questions as you follow along with the step-by-step instructions.

Cost: Classes start at just $29 per household.

MasterClass

MasterClass is a streaming platform that provides hundreds of video lessons taught by professionals. Learn from award-winning chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Alice Waters, Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, and more. 

What is included in your membership?

  • Video lessons that can be downloaded and watched later offline.
  • There are PDF workbooks for every class.
  • Lessons can be watched on your desktop, phone, or TV.
  • There are new classes added every month.

Sample Class List:

  • Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking I
  • Alice Waters Teaches the Art of Home Cooking
  • Thomas Keller Teaches Cooking Techniques I: Vegetables, Pasta, and Eggs
  • Wolfgang Puck Teaches Cooking
  • Dominique Ansel Teaches French Pastry Fundamentals

Cost: Annual membership is $180.

Mid section of man in apron cooking vegetable salad in kitchen
Mid section of man in apron cooking vegetable salad in kitchen – depositphotos.com

America’s Test Kitchen

Great cooks never stop learning. Build your skills alongside our expert test cooks in one-of-a-kind classes designed for novice to advanced cooks.
– America’s Test Kitchen

America’s Test Kitchen provides access to over 320 courses, with 5,000 photos and 200 videos. You’ll learn the hows and whys behind everyday techniques and classic recipes, broken down into simple step-by-step instructions. 

Sample Class List:

Cost: There is a two-week free trial. Afterward, membership is $19.95 per month.

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Top view of dough with filling and ingredients for ravioli at wooden table – null

ChefSteps

With a ChefSteps Studio Pass, you’ll have access to videos covering a variety of kitchen topics. Most of their videos focus on the science behind cooking.

Sample Class List:

  • Seamless Ravioli
  • Sous Vide: Beyond the Basics
  • Whipping Siphons: Whip Up Some Magic
  • It’s a Microwave Frenzy
  • Fluid Gels

Cost: $7 per month or $69 per year

The Chef and the Dish

Learn how to cook the world’s most delicious dishes, in a private cooking class all from the comfort of your own kitchen. Our chefs in Italy, Japan, Spain, Turkey, Thailand, and more will join you and your friends in your home kitchen in a private, one-to-one cooking class – live via Skype. – The Chef and the Dish

Sample Class List:

Cost: Price varies by class.

Buckwheat risotto with dried mushrooms in pan from above on wooden table.
Delicious buckwheat risotto

Fest

By connecting you with a professional chef while you’re cooking, you’re able to learn how to properly cook in your home kitchen, receive professional-level tips, tricks and feedback, ask questions, and easily learn how to adapt the menu to the ingredients of your preference and equipment you have on hand.
– Fest

Sample Class List:

Cost: Price varies by class.

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Preparing pasta dough

Nonna Live

Learn to make homemade pasta with 84-year-old Nonna Nerina and her family who live in Palombara Sabina, Italy. Each class is two hours long and features a favorite family pasta recipe.

Bonus: Learn to make homemade pasta while feeding a local child. For every class booked Nonna Live will provide a warm meal to a child in need through local non-profits.

Sample Class List:

Cost: $100 per class

Fresh tacos with beef, avocado slices and peppers served with lime slice on white wooden background
Fresh tacos with beef, avocado slices and peppers served with lime slice on white wooden background – depositphotos.com

Airbnb Experiences

Airbnb isn’t just for finding a place to stay on your next trip. They also offer unique online activities lead by local hosts. You can learn authentic recipes from people who make them every day.

Sample Class List:

Cost: Price varies by class.

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Virtual cooking class with ingredients delivered

Not only will you have an expert leading you through each recipe but they can also arrange to have all of the necessary ingredients delivered to your home.

Steak Ribeye with spices on the wooden tray
Steak Ribeye with spices on the wooden tray. – depositphotos.com

Uncorked Kitchen and Wine Bar

Uncorked Kitchen offers private live-streamed or pre-recorded cooking classes with the option to have your attendees pick up a Chef Prepared Meal Kit curbside at Uncorked OR have the Meal Kit Shipped to them. – Uncorked Kitchen and Wine Bar

Sample Class List:

Cost: Price varies by class.

Delicious healthy tropical fruit breakfast on wooden table.
Delicious healthy tropical fruit breakfast on wooden table. – depositphotos.com

Culine

Each virtual class includes one Zoom connection for up to four people, plus premeasured ingredients for two multi-course meals. The box of ingredients that is shipped directly to your door is filled with hard-to-find spices and herbs to help bring your authentic regional dishes to life. Prior to lesson, you will be asked to pick up a few fresh ingredients, like meat, chicken, or fish, to ensure your meal is of the highest quality.

Online classes are typically 2-3 hours long as the chef guides you through each step of preparing the meal.

Sample Class List:

Cost: $185 per class

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Free virtual cooking classes

You don’t have to spend money to improve your cooking skills. Here are a collection of online cooking lessons that are offered for free.

Many chicken legs in pan on wooden table
Many chicken legs in pan on table – depositphotos.com

Kitchn Cooking School

The Kitchen Cooking School offers a collection of 20 video lessons that will help you become the cook you always wanted to be.

Sample Class List:

Tips for success

A little advanced preparation will help each class run smoothly and maximize your enjoyment and ability to focus on the instructions and learn.

  • Gather all of the ingredients and equipment you will need prior to the class.
  • Keep your ingredients organized by recipe on rimmed baking sheets.
  • Pre-measure your ingredients and wash and dry all of the produce before the class starts.

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