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Whether you’re a beginner or looking to learn something new, here are the best virtual courses to take right now.

Apr 27, 2020


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An annual MasterClass membership is the best way to learn cooking skills from some of the world’s best chefs. Each class—from the likes of Alice Waters, Gordon Ramsay, and Dominique Ansel—consists of about a dozen or so pre-recorded videos that range from 10-30 minutes so you can learn at your own pace. Right now they’re offering a buy-one get-one deal on their annual all-access membership, which means you can take as many classes as you’d like over the next 365 days and give a membership to a friend or family member for free.

Cost:$180 for two all-access annual memberships


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Previously called Craftsy, Bluprint now offers more than 100 cooking classes online in addition to their crafting classes. There’s a little bit of something for everyone here whether you’re looking for family-friendly classes, courses for absolute beginners, or deep dives into cheese-making and bread baking.

Cost: From $10 per class

Airbnb Online Experiences

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Christina Tosi’s “Baking Club”

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Sure you know how to cut an onion, but do you know how to make graham crackers from scratch? Christina Tosi, the pastry chef behind New York’s Milk Bar empire, is hosting live baking lessons at 2 p.m. ET each day on her Instagram to teach aspiring bakers some new skills. You’ll find recipes for inventive and fun baked goods like French toast muffins and popcorn cupcakes, as well as basics like lemon curd and soft pretzels. The live classes are archived in her IGTV channel and the written recipes are saved to

Cost: Free

Massimo Bottura’s “Kitchen Quarantine”

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Massimo Bottura, the chef of the three-Michelin-star Osteria Francescana, has a MasterClass on modern Italian cooking. But he has also taken to his Instagram account within the last month to start a more casual series called Kitchen Quarantine, which focuses on creating simple meals using ingredients you likely already have on hand. For example, on April 2, he posted how to make a ragu using leftovers, and on April 19, he shared his recipe for chocolate chip cookies (hint: the secret ingredient is maple syrup). Each night, he posts new “episodes” on his Instagram account from Modena, Italy (you can find previous posts saved to his IGTV channel).

Cost: Free

America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School

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Whether you’re a beginner looking to pick up basic knife skills or an advanced baker who wants to learn how to make authentic French baguettes, America’s Test Kitchen online cooking school has a course for everyone. A $180 annual membership (or $20 per month) offers unlimited access to 320+ classes for cooks at every skill level. Right now, they’re offering a 3-week free trial if you want to dip your toes before committing to a longer membership.

Cost: $20 per month or $180 per year for unlimited classes

18 Reasons Why

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18 Reasons Why is a San Francisco nonprofit cooking school connected to the city’s famed Bi Rite Market. Normally, it offers nightly classes and dinners in person at its 18th Street classroom, in addition to providing free Cooking Matters classes to low-income adults, kids, and teens in the Bay Area. Instead of shutting down entirely, it moved its classes online so that small groups of up to 12 people can learn new cooking styles via Zoom. So far, there’s been classes on how to make Japanese comfort food, basic knife skills, and even a French crepes workshop for kids ages six and up. To sign up for upcoming classes, see the full schedule on their calendar.

Cost: $35 per class


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Delish’s editorial director Joanna Saltz and her kids go live on Instagram every week day at 1pm EST to share cook-along videos for you and your little ones. Learn how to make everything from chocolate chip cookie clouds to banana pudding egg rolls.

José Andrés’s #RecipesForThePeople

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Somehow while running World Central Kitchen, the charity that has served more than 2 million meals worldwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, chef José Andrés still manages to post cooking how-to videos on his Instagram feed each night. The series, which he calls #RecipesForThePeople, features Andres and his two daughters cooking simple meals that are easy to recreate in a short amount of time in your own house. Tune in for new recipes each night, or head over to his IGTV channel to watch previous classes.

Cost: Free

Traveling Spoon

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Typically, Traveling Spoon connects travelers with locals across the world to share in-home meals and cooking classes while they’re abroad. But after international travel was abruptly halted to curb coronavirus, Traveling Spoon started offering online cooking classes so people can learn about new cuisines and “travel” from their own kitchen. For example, you can learn how to make handmade pasta with Cinzia in Florence, empanadas with Gabriela in Buenos Aires, or a character bento box with Noriko in Japan. Starting at $25 per class for a four person household, all classes are conducted on Zoom and can be scheduled at your own convenience with the hosts.

Cost: $25 per class

Freelance Writer Lyndsey Matthews is the Destination News Editor for AFAR; previously she was a Lifestyle Editor across all of Hearst Digital Media’s brands, and a digital editor at Martha Stewart Weddings and Travel + Leisure.

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