Virtual Recreational Cooking Classes

Virtual Recreational Cooking Classes

Join me for a fun live-virtual recreational culinary class! It is a perfect way to spend time with friends, create a date night, have some family fun or just accomplish something new! My passion is to help you feel inspired, have fun and to make forever memories.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
Live Full Demo from start to finish (90-120 mins). Kid classes are 60-90 minutes.
Completely Interactive, if you’re cooking along I’ll go the pace needed for everyone to succeed.
Live Q&A
Full Grocery List sent out before the class.


For each class, I linked some tools and ingredients you will see me use in my kitchen during class here to make it easier for you.

Hope to see you there!


2021 Fall/Winter

All classes will be held on Sunday at 4pm (EST) on the date indicated below (unless otherwise specified)



TBD Cacio e Pepe with a Homemade Kale Caesar Salad

Cacio e Pepe translates to “cheese and pepper,” we will make homemade pasta (!!) and then toss it in a pan sauce of parmesan cheese and black pepper. We also make a homemade Caesar dressing and learn the fool-proof way to turn kale into delectable soft leafy greens for the perfect side-salad.

Requires: Pasta Roller (hand crank or electric) and a food processor or blender. (Recommendations for these tools are linked above in the blue box.)



11/7 LEMON AND THYME Roasted Chicken, Butternut Squash Risotto with a simple arugula salad (Thanksgiving Practice)

This is the perfect way to practice for Thanksgiving, whether you’re cooking the main event or bringing a side. I will discuss brining, and why that technique is becoming so popular, but in class we will do a traditional roast. If you wish to come just to take notes, you’re more than welcome. We will also make a creamy caramelized onion butternut squash risotto, I will discuss the “restaurant kitchen” secrets to the perfect risotto – how you can cook it ahead of time. We will round out the menu with a simple arugula salad that will instantly become a favorite weeknight dish. Make sure to have someone else do the dishes.



12/12 Beef Wellington for the holidays
(with a red wine reduction sauce)

Beef Wellington is a holiday staple for my family and this year we might be able to celebrate with friends and family again! It is the perfect dish for hosting guests – easy (but takes time) to prep ahead, easy to accommodate different meat temperatures for preference without being a short order cook, and it has a very impressive table presentation.

I will demonstrate how to make individual Beef Wellingtons, I’ll be making two but you can make as many as you want, the process does not change. We can also discuss how to make one large Beef Wellington to feed the crowd. Come ready to cook along side me during class, or come to watch and take notes, the more the merrier!



12/19 Kid’s Class – Home for the Holidays

School’s on break and kids are home, let’s put them on dinner duty! We will learn basic knife skills as we make Meatball Pasta e Fagioli soup (adult supervision is required). We will also get into the holiday spirit by making gingerbread cake pops! Let’s make it a holiday ugly sweater party!

Recommended: Set of Kid Knives (Recommendations for these tools are linked above in the blue box.)


Private Group Classes

Get together with your friends, family, or co-workers no matter where you are – meet up virtually with me for fun recreational culinary cooking class! Perfect for family “reunions”, virtual staff appreciation or virtual holiday parties.

Live Full Demo from start to finish (90-120 mins).
Completely interactive, if you’re cooking along I’ll go the pace needed for everyone to succeed.
Live Q&A
Full Grocery List sent out before the class.

* Pick a any class from the list of offered classes on this page (old or new)
* We will work together on date and time
* $20 per person (to offset the cost of food & production, I will ask there to be a 5 person minimum) You can pay in full or I can set up a payment option for each person.

Email me Nicolestastingspoon at gmail.com to set something up!


Hall of Fame


Recreational Culinary Class Reviews


“This was really fun! Loved the mustard touch. Never would have made this on my own!”

“My chopping carrots/celery was a lot easier and more controlled”

“Delicious! Learned new knife skills. Never knew the trick to even the surface for celery and will be doing that in the future. Slicing the onions was a lot easier than what I did before! This is always a favorite!

“Broccoli is my favorite green. Your tutorial was a mind blower for me.”

“I cut into them to see if they were cooked enough and they were perfect. Thanks so much. I really enjoyed it and learned something new. And it tasted delicious too.”

“It was really good! I had so much fun!”

“You were absolutely awesome. Lots of good jokes and very authentic vibes. And all while Kate was upset… rock star! My mom just said “now i’m actually excited to make it” (She’s not a huge fan of cooking.) I can’t wait until the next one!”



4 thoughts on “Virtual Recreational Cooking Classes”

  • I took the beef wellington cooking class and absolutely loved it! I initially decided to take the class because I don’t cook very often and thought it would be a good idea to have a guide for this more difficult recipe, but it also ended up being a really fun way to spend an afternoon. The class was conversational and it was easy to pop in with questions or double-checking instructions (which I did often). My wellington turned out GREAT and I’ll definitely be making the recipe again to impress my friends who think I can’t cook :).

  • I have taken three virtual classes and loved them all! I enjoy trying new recipes and I learned new tricks at each class. You gave us our ingredients list prior to class and walked us through step-by-step.

    I go way back to watching Julia Child back in the day and can’t tell you how much fun it is to master a new recipe that may seem intimidating. My husband was amazed at the delicious puff pastry fruit “pop tarts”…they are so yummy!

    Thanks so much for your patience and encouragement. Great job, Nicole!

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