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. In 2020 and 2021, we added free online cooking classes to the menu for home cooks of all levels via Zoom Webinar. Our professional chefs had so much fun guiding you through plant-based comfort foods, the ultimate cookies, one-pot paella, festive Taco Tuesdays and basic sous vide techniques. We're thrilled to be back in the kitchens on campus.

View the fall catalog of classes here.

  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.

virtual pie class

Virtual Thanksgiving Pie Class

Eyes on the Pies! What would Thanksgiving be without flaky, delicious pies? This virtual class teaches you everything you need to know to craft a glorious pie, perfect for fall as well as the holiday table. You'll start with the preparation of flaky and sweet piecrust dough. Then you'll bake the classic pumpkin pie for your holiday table. Join us for this free virtual lesson on all things pie on November 21 at 6:30pm. The class will last approximately 90 minutes and will be led by Chef Sue Gonsalves. This is a great way to prep your pie ahead of the holidays with direct access to a chef to ask questions while you cook. Can't attend live? The recording will be available following the class, just be sure to register to receive the link.

New Online Culinary Arts & Food Operations Program Available in California!

Explore Our Menu of Upcoming 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) in person. Upcoming classes.