Where to Try Virtual Cooking Classes in Calgary

Several Calgary businesses and restaurants are offering virtual cooking classes that cover everything from vegan fare to Vietnamese cuisine.

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Whether you’re looking for a new hobby, a date night idea or a new dish to add to your supper repertoire, you can’t go wrong with trying a cooking class. Calgary businesses and restaurants are bringing the experience of a cooking class into the comfort of your home with virtual classes that cover everything from vegan dishes to cultural treats from around the world. Here are some of the virtual cooking classes being offered in Calgary right now.


Atco Blue Flame Kitchen

Atco Blue Flame Kitchen offers fun, hands-on online cooking classes. Upcoming classes will cover dim sum, summer side dishes, Asian lettuce wraps and more. Each class includes a list of ingredients needed for the lesson, which you can buy on your own or purchase as a prepared ingredient kit.   



GlobalFest Flavours

Get ready for some culinary fun as the flavours of GlobalFest’s OneWorld Festival are brought to your kitchen. This 10-episode cooking mini-series showcases cuisines from around the world including Vietnamese, Francophonie and Chinese cuisine. Each live Zoom tutorial lasts one hour, starting with some background information on the chosen culture, followed by 45 minutes of cooking time.



Chef Joey

Turn your home into a five-star restaurant under the guidance of chef Joseph Bagnerise during a virtual cooking class. Upcoming adult classes will take on dishes like chicken and sausage gumbo and baked salmon with whipped feta. Meanwhile, the kid’s classes will teach young chefs how to make perfect pasta with three different types of sauces. Chef Joey also offers a range of private and corporate classes for team building or client appreciation events. All classes are focused on learning and experimentation, but mostly just having fun.



Chef Local

Chef Local’s online cooking classes come with meal kits prepared by local Calgary restaurants. Choose from six meal kits (current offerings include pan-roasted salmon from Klein Harris and pan-roasted duck breast from Cucina) and follow a pre-recorded cooking tutorial video that guides you through the cooking process. You can also add a beverage pairing of wine, beer or a cocktail, depending on the dish.



Cuisine et Château

Learn how to make a three-course meal during one of Cuisine et Château’s virtual cooking classes, which are two hours long and come with ingredient kits with enough food for two people. Wine pairings can also be added to complete your night. Upcoming classes feature Italian, French, Mediterranean or Indonesian cuisine. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a great team-building experience for a company that is working from home, Cuisine et Château also offers virtual corporate team culinary events.



Roni’s Kitchen

If you’re looking for a vegan virtual cooking experience, check out Roni’s Kitchen. These classes focus on plant-based meals and will highlight vegan sushi and Indian food in upcoming classes. The live classes are recorded and posted one week after the lesson, so if you love a recipe, you can re-watch and make it again later.


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