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About Virtual Cooking Classes

Virtual cooking classes allow at-home attendees to learn how to make a new dish or master a kitchen skill with guided direction from instructors and top chefs. Remote teams and individuals alike can explore different cuisines from around the world. Vendors typically offer a roster of classes...

Virtual Cooking Classes Tips & Tricks

Best Practices
When booking a virtual cooking class, choose an easy recipe such as homemade pasta that can be taught to make with or without equipment. Add on a cocktail kit or bottle of wine that pairs well with the featured dish to round out the experience. Consider organizing a virtual cooking class as an alternative to an in-person holiday party. Include swag and branded items such as custom bamboo cutting boards or aprons with your company logo, along with the ingredient kits.
Other Tips & Tricks
You might want to book a virtual cooking class that’s based around a theme such as vegetarian and plant-based dishes or Italian cuisine. Or consider offering it in partnership with a local nonprofit organization that feeds those in need. Some vendors will also teach attendees professional catering plating techniques, so the dish looks as good as it tastes. Virtual cooking classes are a fun way to support event planning businesses such as caterers. In addition to virtual cooking classes, some vendors also offer educational events that give attendees a food-related experience, such as a tour of Italian wine country or an exploration of Thai cuisine, illustrating how food and drink connect within a culture.

Virtual Cooking Classes FAQs

  • A: Although chat-free cooking demonstrations are available, most instructors and chefs prefer to offer hands-on interactive classes where they guide attendees step by step through the process of making a specific recipe via a video conferencing platform. Typically, attendees are sent the recipe ingredients, minus pantry staples, ahead of time or are given a list of the ingredients, which they will need to purchase before the event. Some classes require attendees to prepare certain parts of the recipe beforehand. At the start, the instructors will walk through the ingredient list and note any pre-measured ingredients. Attendees are usually able to ask questions via the chat function or directly to the instructor via audio and video throughout the class.
  • A: Yes. Most virtual cooking classes feature recipes with ingredients that are easy to find in grocery stores; substitution options such as gluten free or vegetarian are also included or can be provided upon request. Vendors will usually accommodate any dietary restrictions and preferences and can customize the class to fit the group’s needs. Be sure to ask your attendees if they have any food allergies or dietary needs when you send out the class invite.
  • A: Sometimes. This will depend on the vendor. Some will ship ingredient kits to attendees, while others will provide an ingredient list and ask attendees to purchase the items on their own. The kits may cost an additional fee or may be included in the price of the class. Also, keep in mind that kitchen tools are typically not included. For example, attendees might need a pasta maker or other speciality gadget. The vendor will send a list of necessary equipment before the class.
  • A: Most classes require basic kitchen tools and utensils, such as a mixing bowl and measuring cups. Some vendors will provide speciality equipment such as oyster shuckers for an oyster shucking class, along with the ingredients. Depending on your attendees’ level of expertise, you’ll probably want to choose a beginner-level class that does not call for a kitchen filled with fancy gadgets and equipment.
  • A: You should book a virtual cooking class two to three weeks in advance, especially during a busy time like the holidays, so that the ingredient kits can arrive on time and attendees are able to prepare for the class.
  • A: The price of a virtual cooking class varies, depending on whether the ingredients are included as well as the complexity of the demonstration. Some vendors offer classes for a flat rate for a certain number of participants, which, on average, costs between $500 to $1,200. Classes can also be priced per person, with costs starting around $25 per person and going up to $75+ per person.
  • A: Most virtual cooking classes last 90 minutes. Quick 15-minute cooking demos are also available and can be added into large-scale event programming like conferences.
  • A: No. Most virtual cooking classes are designed for beginner cooks, but there are advanced options available for those with more experience. Instructors will typically explain what certain culinary terms mean, making it an educational experience.
  • A: Most virtual cooking classes are conducted via Zoom, but vendors can also host the class using whichever video conferencing platform the group prefers.
  • A: Most vendors prefer to host hands-on virtual cooking classes for groups of 10 to 20 people in order to encourage interaction and to allow for questions.