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.

summer gnocchi

Summer Gnocchi with Tracy Zimmermann

Wednesday, August 26, 3-4:30 p.m. EST

Get the most out of summer's two best ingredients – tomatoes and basil – in this virtual class with ICE Chef Tracy Zimmermann. She will teach how to make two classic Italian staples, a summer panzanella salad and light, fluffy ricotta gnocchi with basil pesto.

Spices and nuts

Vegetarian Indian with Tracy Zimmermann

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 3-4:30 p.m. EST

Indian cuisine has many regional variations and is generally characterized by perfect spice and flavor combinations. In this virtual class, your vegetarian menu will consist of: goobi (cauliflower) tikka masala and basmati rice pulao (pilaf).

raspberry linzer tarts

Cookie Cocktail Hour with Tracy Wilk

Monday, Sept. 14, 6-7 p.m. EST

It’s cookie cocktail hour with a raspberry theme! ICE Chef Tracy Wilk will demonstrate how to make raspberry linzer tarts paired with a French martini.

choux pastry topped with chocolate

Choux au Craquelin with Chef Tracy Wilk

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6-7:30 p.m.

Pâte à choux (also known as choux pastry) is one of the most versatile doughs in the pastry world. It can be sweet or savory and prepared in many shapes and sizes. You can also bake, fry or poach choux pastry, depending on what you are preparing. In this virtual class, Chef Tracy Wilk will demonstrate how to make a choux au craquelin: a dessert made with choux pastry and topped with a thin cookie disc.

Halloween bark

Family Halloween Treats

Monday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. ET

Trick or Treat! These fun, sweet, Halloween treats are a blast to whip up, assemble and decorate. Join us for a virtual family bonding experience when Chef Tracy Wilk will show you how to make a festive menu of trick or treat bark and spooky fudge balls.

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.