Rec students prepare vegetables

Free Online Cooking Classes

Virtual Instruction from ICE Experts

The premier recreational cooking school debuts online versions of our consistently sold-out classes with all-new menus and professional chef instruction via live video.

The Institute of Culinary Education's recreational division is known for more than 800 cooking, baking, beverage and professional development classes a season for 26,000 people a year. Now, we've added free online cooking classes to the menu for home cooks of all levels via Zoom Webinar. Our professional chefs will guide you through crafting plant-based comfort foods, baking the ultimate cookies, perfecting one-pot paella, hosting the ultimate Taco Tuesday and tackling sous vide techniques. We can't wait to be back in the kitchen with you.

  1. Register on Zoom for the class desired. Sign up for as many as you like!
  2. Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email that includes the link to the Zoom webinar.
  3. A few days before the class, you will receive a reminder email with the recipes and ingredient list so that you can follow along at home.
  4. Only the chef will be visible on video, and you will have the opportunity to type questions during a Q&A.
  5. Click the Zoom link at the time of class and enjoy!

Virtual Cooking Classes

Explore our cooking class themes and menus below, and register for the Zoom Webinar to receive ingredient and equipment lists via email.

blackberry cobbler

Summertime Sweets

Tuesday, June 29, 1-2 p.m. ET on Zoom

Savor the sweet joys of summer with a simple dessert. Sure to be the hit of any barbecue, picnic or summer supper, this fresh-fruit dessert makes the most of luscious berries and stone fruits without taking all day to bake! In this free webinar, Chef Tracy Wilk will show you how to make peach and blackberry mini cobblers with a mascarpone whipped cream.

zucchini flatbread

Summer Bounty: Grilled Flatbreads

Wednesday, July 28, 3-4:30 p.m. ET on Zoom

Celebrate and grill the best of July’s summer bounty. In this free webinar, Chef Tracy Zimmermann will show you a quick and easy flatbread dough and how to turn that into delicious grilled flatbreads, featuring some of the season’s best fruits and vegetables. We will make grilled zucchini and ricotta flatbread and a grilled peach flatbread with mascarpone.

cherry tomatoes at the farmers market

Summer Bounty: Corn & Tomatoes

Tuesday, August 24, 3-4:30 p.m. on Zoom

Corn and tomatoes are the perfect summer combination. In this free webinar, Chef Tracy Zimmermann will show you two ways to highlight these delicious ingredients. We will make corn fritters with tomato jam and a summer salad with corn, tomato and avocado.

Explore Our Menu of Upgraded Virtual Classes

Our most popular themes and menus are back! Take Knife Skills 101, Homemade Bagels, French Dinner Party and more (hint: pizza, pasta and Challah) online. Upcoming classes.