Master that risotto, roll the perfect sushi, experiment in meat alternatives or become the grill guru you always aspired to be. Transform Ontario’s farm fresh ingredients into a culinary delight.
We’re all spending a little more time at home. If you’ve exhausted Netflix and looking for something new, sign up for a virtual or online cooking class and sharpen your kitchen skills.
Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a novice in the kitchen, there’s a virtual cooking class perfect for you. Cook up a storm in no time with confidence boosting programs.
Make it a family activity, cook in the company of new friends, or just check-in for a one-on-one session and step up your kitchen game.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER CHEF
Urban Element, based in Ottawa
If you’re looking to advance your cooking techniques and introduce new flavours to your meals, ue@home has got you covered. Order a pre-scaled ingredients box (for pick-up or local delivery) with the option of adding dessert and wine to pair with your meal. Find out what culinary tips Chef Devin has up his sleeve.
The Chef Upstairs, based in GTA
Prepare a full meal in the presence of a chef via Zoom, who will provide you with feedback as you cook. Choose from weekly classes with seasonal menus or book a private event with customized menu. You may be learning along with friends remotely, but the mutual love of food will bring everyone closer. Hint: check your ingredient and tool list in advance of the class.
Open Kitchen@Home (Stratford Chefs School), based in Stratford
Stratford’s renowned Chef’s School is now available online. Choose from various meal plans developed by instructor Chef Eli Silverthorne. Take your culinary skills to a new level by learning to plate your food professionally. Order a full meal kit with pre-measured ingredients and arrange a safe contactless pick-up in advance.
C’est Bon, based in Ottawa
Learn essential cooking techniques in a virtual one-hour group cook-alongs or in a private class with one of Ottawa’s favourite foodie companies. Chef Georges will answer your culinary questions and share some tips. Previous classes included ways to boost the flavour of garlics, herbs and aromatics in food and how to cook with meats, fish and poultry.
Relish Cooking Studio, based in Kitchener
Cook alongside a professional chef, who will share culinary tips with you while you cook. Get the step-by-step answers you need in real-time. A food kit is available to be picked up at Relish in advance, and don’t forget to order some wine to enjoy with the fruits of your labour.
That Planted Fork, based in Hamilton
George Brown College Culinary Management alumnus Fraser Fitzgerald has developed plant-based programs for a lighter diet. Cook alongside Chef Fraser or watch him work and ask him questions.
The Culinary Studio, based in Kitchener
Tackle a recipe in real-time with the advice of Two Red Seal Chefs just a click away. Shop for your ingredients or pick up prepared ingredients at the Studio. Flexible menu options are available.
Natalina’s Kitchen, based in Guelph
Benvenuto! Natalina Bombino Campagnolo shares her love and passion of Italian cooking in online cooking classes. Check out her 18 video series with recipes that range from a casual beginner meal to classic Italian four course menus.
GET YOUR KIDS EXCITED ABOUT COOKING
Cooksmart at Home Series, based in GTA
Make fun the key ingredient for your kids to learn the ‘fun’damentals in cooking. From hands-on training on the proper ways to use basic kitchen tools to understanding food health, science and nutrition, give your kids the gift of confidence in the kitchen.
Rooks to Cooks, based in Toronto
Take pride watching your tween or teen navigate between the science of baking and the chemistry of cooking, while connecting with an instructor and other kids in a virtual culinary classroom. Join small, drop-in classes via Zoom that are designed to encourage kids to build their confidence and creativity using basic ingredients to make delicious meals, including vegetarian and gluten-free.
Culinary Tourism Alliance is your field guide to the best of everything food and drink in Ontario. Learn from some of our top chefs, plan your next foodie adventure and get inspiration for your own cooking goals. Share your culinary chefs-d’oeuvre with us. Bon Appétit!