18 April 2020 | 3 min read

5 Virtual Culinary Classes That Will Instantly Upgrade Your Skills


When you’re stuck at home, one of the biggest challenges during the lockdown is struggling to come up with ideas for three square meals, seven days a week. Since ordering take-out is not an option anymore, it can be challenging to come up with recipes that keep you excited.

But you can use this time to embrace cooking as the real stress-buster that it is, and take the opportunity to elevate those kitchen skills. To save you from your 100th grilled cheese sandwich, we have curated a list of online culinary classes you have to check out to broaden your repertoire. 

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Gordon Ramsay’s Masterclass

Well, if you are going to commit to elevating your culinary skills, why not do it with the best? Michelin-starred chef and Hell’s Kitchen star Gordon Ramsay takes you into his kitchen and guides you through 20 executive video lessons in his Masterclass. The lessons start with the basics, like knife skills, and then he progresses to teach you how to make his intricate signatures dishes like beef wellington.

Wolfgang Puck’s Masterclass

Wolfgang Puck is one of the most renowned chefs on the planet and has cooked for some of the biggest celebrities in the world. The goal of his Masterclass is to inspire confidence in the kitchen, the kind of faith that only comes from being entirely in control of the kitchen environment. Through the course of 16 lessons, he takes you through his unique cooking techniques and exclusive recipes. 


An online culinary school, it features trained cooking staff from some incredible corporations like Whole Foods, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, and Wegmans. The website offers two options for home cooks: a subscription membership and curriculum-driven courses. Although the classes are not personalized, they are filled with amazing hacks and tips to build your culinary skills. So whether you want to learn to make restaurant-quality steaks, master different egg preparations, get started with plant-based cooking, or finally, learn how and when to use different kinds of knives, there is something here for everyone.

Currently, Rouxbe is offering free 30-day memberships, which grant you access to all kinds of technique courses, a food safety course, live events with chef instructors and 75 lessons {after 30 days, it’s USD 9.99 per month}.

Top Chef University

If you are a fan of the show Top Chef, you will love this interactive course. Professional chefs curate it, and former Top Chef contestants conduct the classes. Fans of the show will be delighted to have their favourites from TV become their virtual mentors. Top Chef University is available on the show’s app, and it gives you access to 28 hand-picked lessons. 

The Kitchn’s Cooking School

The Kitchn’s Cooking School is for the ones who are serious and dedicated to bettering their skillset as chefs. The Kitchn’s Cooking School is, in fact, a 20-day 20-lesson program where students tackle an essential cooking topic each day. But it’s not for the faint of heart – be prepared to receive a lot of homework as well!



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