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Online Cooking Classes

Updated on March 12, 2011

Are you interested in improving your cooking skills but don't have time to fit structured class meetings into your already hectic schedule? If so, online cooking classes might be a great option for you. There are many options available for individuals who are interested in learning about the culinary arts online.

Individual Cooking Classes Online

Rouxbe Online Cooking School – You can check out the online cooking classes on Rouxbe Online Cooking School at no cost with a free membership. You'll have access to one video cooking lesson each day, as well as additional cooking tips and instructional resources designed to help students learn how to apply professional cooking techniques in their home kitchens. If you like what you see, you may want to step up to an affordable premium membership (just $99 annually or $199 for a lifetime), which will provide you with access to the full online culinary training curriculum, which includes many additional online training classes and videos and additional resources.

Chef Eric—Do you want to learn how to create gourmet quality French cuisine at home? is a resource for online video cooking instruction in French culinary techniques. To take the online classes, you'll need to become a Prime member of Chef Eric's gourmet club. The fee for prime Gourmet Club membership is $14 per month and you can sign up on the website. Free memberships are also available, but you won't have access to the online video cooking classes if you choose this option. Prime members enjoy unlimited access to an extensive library of video and slide show instructional cooking videos from Chef Eric, who is both a Certified Culinary Instructor and a Master French chef. Direct help from Chef Eric is also included (by email) in the prime membership. – If you want to become more knowledgeable about culinary topics, check out the free online lessons provided by professional chef Andrea Rappaport on You'll find several easy-to-read and understand online lessons on cooking basics, as well as a few for advanced skills, paired with recipes that you can use to try out the new techniques that you learn about.  

Culinary Career Training Programs

If you're looking for online cooking training that prepares you to start a career in the culinary industry or to begin a culinary business, you'll want to investigate degree and career program opportunities rather than individual cooking classes.

Visit and for a directory of many of the top culinary training programs that are available online. You may also want to contact local community colleges and career training institutes in your local area to see if online programs may be offered.


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