Online Cooking Classes from our Favorite Chefs

05 May 2020
3 min read
With some extra time on our hands, many of us are starting to cook more than usual, and so FOUR has rounded up some of the best online cooking classes offered by our favorite chefs. From José Andrés to Dominique Ansel, there are masters of all cuisines teaching home cooks how to up their culinary game in both sweet and savory cooking. Let’s dig in…

Massimo Bottura – Bring Indispensable Italian Flair to Your Cooking

The world’s most loved Italian chef gives his tips for simple yet utterly divine Italian cooking. The 3-Michelin-starred chef teaches the basics behind Emilia-Romagna cooking on his  14-lesson Masterclass, allowing aspiring home cooks to learn how to make authentic dishes such as tortellini en brodo, parchment-baked sole and tagliatelle with ragu. Sign up to the class here

Massimo has also launched a casual cooking series on his Instagram account called #KitchenQuarantine, in which he spotlights simple Italian meals using easily accessible ingredients, many of which are probably already in your kitchen. From how to make a delicious ragu from leftovers to treating your household to the most indulgent chocolate chip cookies, Massimo posts nightly recipes on his IGTV to inspire home cooking during quarantine.

Ryan Chetiyawardana – Become a Mixology Maestro at Home

Ever wanted to up your game above the classic G&T and learn how to make cocktails as delicious as those served at your favorite bars? Well here’s your chance! The genius behind the incredible Mr Lyan brand, Ryan Chetiyawardana, joins forces with New York City-based bartender Lynnette Marrero to give a Masterclass in mixology. This 17-lesson course will teach budding mixologists how to put those unused spirits gathering cobwebs on their shelves to good use. From mastering the classic Mojito to serving up an elegant Martini, as well as pairing your drinks with the most complementary bites, this course will make you the talk-of-the-town when you start hosting drinks at your place after lockdown. Sign up to the class here.

Dominique Ansel – Mastering French Patisserie

The French native gives all the tips and tricks behind the most delectable and indulgent French pastries on his Masterclass cooking course. There’s no better teacher to learn about sweet treats from than the mastermind behind the coveted NYC cronut, whose eponymous Soho bakery has become one of the Big Apple’s most cherished spots for baked goods. Dominique Ansel‘s 17-lesson course covers the know-how behind a wide range of pastry delights, from Gallic classics such as Madeleines to timeless favorites such as fruit tarts and an intricate chocolate cake. Of course, a quintessential croissant-making class is on the agenda too, ensuring that your quarantine breakfasts and brunches will always be extra delicious. Sign up to the class here.

Gordon Ramsay – Making Michelin-starred Cuisine in Your Home Kitchen

The renowned chef who holds an impressive 7 Michelin stars under his belt, has brought his cooking prowess to Masterclass so that home cooks can too learn the ins and outs of fine dining. Gordon Ramsay‘s 8-lesson Masterclass covers all the bases, beginning with kitchen fundamentals and ending off with gastronomic delights such as cooking crispy duck with endive and spinach. Not only does the chef give his recipes with demonstrations, he also teaches the importance behind selecting the correct produce. From breaking down fish to making hand-made pasta dough, Ramsay’s cooking course will have your rearing to go for all your post-lockdown dinner parties. Sign up to the class here.

Wolfgang Puck – Learn to Cook For and Eat Like Celebrities

Chef to Hollywood’s stars Wolfgang Puck gives sure-fire tips to success in the kitchen. The 5-time James Beard Award-winning chef who has more than 100 restaurants behind his name shows you how to master starters, mains, sides, and cocktails in his 16 lessons. His Masterclass course is all about becoming a better home cook, which sees him teaching fellow foodies how to train their palates in an aim to cook good food. He also shares some of his beloved recipes, such as roasted chicken served with a mustard and port sauce, which was a fan favorite at the birthplace of his culinary career, his Los Angeles restaurant Ma Maison. Sign up to the class here here.

Christina Tosi – Learn to Home Bake Like a Pro

The founder of the famous Milk Bar has started the #BakersClub series on her Instagram account. At at 2p.m. every day, Christina Tosi cooks up a sweet storm in her NYC kitchen, giving the recipes behind some seriously mouthwatering creations. A shopping list, full recipe and playlist are all provided in advance, so that you can easily prep and follow Christina step-by-step on an exciting baking adventure. Iconic Milk Bar treats are the order of the day here, so expect to concoct delicious goodies such gooey butter cake, brownies, blondies, and chocolate chip cookies, along with an occasional savory recipe such as lip-smacking tortillas. All recipes can be found here.

José Andrés – Recipes for Homely Cuisine

In addition to running the amazing charity World Central Kitchen, which has already served more than 2 million meals across the globe in response to the coronavirus pandemic, top chef José Andrés still finds time to host cooking classes on his Instagram account on a nightly basis. His #RecipesForThePeople focuses on creating easy recipes for families, which Andrés cooks alongside his daughters on his IGTV channel. The recipes are quick, simple, and make use of ingredients you probably have tucked away at the back of your pantry. Some highlights include favorites such as Fried Rice and Fritters.


Images © to the respective chefs and their restaurants.