Virtual Cooking Classes, Food Events and Tutorials to Stream Now
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Whether you’re looking to become a sourdough connoisseur or master the art of cooking fish, there’s never been a better time to brush up on your kitchen skills. Read on for our pick of the best virtual cooking classes, food events and tutorials to stream now, from cook-along supper clubs to cocktail-making workshops.
Plates at Home
Looking to brush up on your plant-based cooking skills? Plates London has launched a seven-part digital cookery course, featuring a series of 20-40 minute videos from co-founder Kirk Haworth – who has spent the past 16 years perfecting his craft in Michelin-starred restaurants around the world. With an ethos that combines old-world training with new-world techniques, Kirk aims to show guests how to make vegan food both inspiring and achievable. His mission is not to create meat and fish alternatives, rather to show people the power of vegetables. You’ll learn everything from knife skills to plating, with dishes on the menu including a pea, mint and pomegranate risotto, golden katsu nuggets, a potato rosti pizza and a pavlova with poached peach. £35 for the full course, plateslondon.com
French Pastry Fundamentals with Dominique Ansel
Learn how to create perfect pastries with legendary French chef Dominique Ansel. The 17-lesson course covers a range of both sweet and savoury treats, beginning with Madeleines and fruit tarts, going onto chocolate cakes, bonbons, croissants, and finally delving into the famous cronut, which Ansel created at his eponymous New York bakery. £85, sign up on Masterclass.
Virtual cocktail making with Mixology Events
Mixology Events is taking its award-winning classes online, offering sessions with expert mixologists every Wednesday and Friday. Participants will receive a professional cocktail making kit prior to the masterclass, with all the ingredients and equipment needed to mix up classic cocktails at home including premium spirits, mixers and fresh fruit. £70pp, visit mixologyevents.co.uk
The Initiative’s supper club series
The Initiative has launched a virtual supper club series, offering the chance to cook alongside renowned chefs from the comfort of your own home. Sign up online and 24 hours before the event takes place you’ll receive a package with all ingredients needed for the menu, including an aperitif and a bottle of wine. On the evening, tune in at 7pm to be guided through the cooking process by that week’s guest chef. Tickets cost £40 each, with £5 from each ticket donated to The Initiative’s new food bank charity. Reserve your space at sevenrooms.com
Gordon Ramsay Teaches Cooking
Join seven-star Michelin chef Gordon Ramsay in his home kitchen (virtually, of course), with this comprehensive 20-part course. Classes cover the fundamentals of cooking, such as mastering ingredients, setting up your kitchen and knife skills, as well as lessons on making specific dishes, such as lobster ravioli and beef wellington. £85, sign up on Masterclass.
Justine Murphy’s child-friendly cooking classes
To mark the release of her new mymuybueno Cookbook, Justine Murphy, founder of global chef selection agency mymuybueno, is encouraging kids (and supervisory adults) into the kitchen with a series of fun and simple virtual baking videos via Instagram. From chocolate doughnuts and maple pecan muffins, every recipe has been ‘kid-approved’, is plant-based, refined sugar-free, and of course delicious. instagram.com
Bread Ahead’s online baking classes
From delicious sugary doughnuts to soft no-knead sourdough, renowned London-based bakery Bread Ahead is hosting a series of live bakes every day at 2pm on Instagram. Simply gather the listed ingredients and get baking. The bakery has also launched a number of online courses on their website, including gluten-free baking, Scandinavian baking and doughnut-making, as well as interactive workbooks, which you can use alongside designated live workshops. breadahead.com