18 Great Online Cooking Classes

So many of us dream of attending a cooking class to improve our skills, but so many of us find it really hard to actually allocate time for it. If you are like so many others, consider enrolling in an online cooking class. Some of them are free and you can experience them at your own pace. Take a look at what we have found for home cooks who don't want to leave home:

1. Gordon Ramsay's Masterclass

Hell's Kitchen star invites you to his kitchen and offers 20 exclusive video lessons for $90/class. If you love his style and want to learn more, you can get unlimited All-Access Pass for $180.

2. Udemy Classes

Udemy has 65,000 online courses, many of them about cooking and culinary art. You can take a class and learn how to make craft beer at home, cook without oil, or make quick Asian meals. Prices vary.

3. Top Chef University

These classes are interactive and created by 11 former Top Chef participants. Download the app and get 28 lessons that will include more than 3 hours of videos and instruction. All the lessons cost $19.99 for a bundle.

4. The Kitchn's Cooking School

Join this school and receive a lesson a day for 20 days, with topics that will cover all essential cooking skills. There is no homework and entrance is free.

5. Food Techniques

BBC has free online classes for people with various interests and capabilities. You can learn many skills, from how to cut an onion to how to make fancy feast for your family.

6. Chef2ChefCooking Basics Class

Some of us need text in addition to videos to understand and learn better. This program has videos and 2 bonus courses for free.

7. Cooking with The New York Times

Yes, you can really cook together, thanks to a free online cooking school with videos.

8. Gluten-Free Baking Academy

Enjoy 18 video lessons and 6 complete baking videos about gluten-free baking. The material is organized into four weekly segments. You will receive the needed tools, recipes, and directions how to bake in your own kitchen. Prices vary.

9. Dinner Tonight

Sign up for free cooking classes at Texas A&M and learn how to make healthy dinners that won't take too much time.

10. America's Test Kitchen

The classes at America's Test Kitchen are very detailed, informative, with recipes that are tested hundreds of times by chefs. Whatever technique you want to master - there is a class for that at $20/month or $180/year.

11. Allrecipes How-To Videos and Cooking School

This is a lot more than just recipes. You will be able to enjoy hundreds of videos to hone basic cooking skills and techniques. There are paid classes for more advanced experience. Choose between $7.50/month and $44.99/year.

12. Kitchen Chemistry

The free classes come from MIT, which is often associated with building robots and bridges. These online versions of real classes are great for learning new skills or improving existing techniques.

13. Delia Online Cookery School

The website offers plenty of technique articles with various degree of difficulty. Each lesson is free and has a step-by-step instructions complete with photos.

14. Craftsy Cake Decorating and Food and Cooking Classes

The site contains a lot of classes for various aspects of art of cooking. You can learn about cake decorating and basic cooking. Prices and packages vary.

15. Rouxbe Cooking School

Students can get lessons and then practice new skills after learning about them. Various exercises help master the art of cooking for $9.99/month or $99.99/year.

16. Better Homes and Gardens How to Cook

You can learn the basics of cooking totally free on the website.

17. Foodist Kitchen

This is your ultimate boot camp of cooking. In a month you will be able to learn everything about kitchen. This is great for people that have no experience of managing their own kitchen, starting will grocery shopping, keeping the kitchen stocked, and basic knife skills. $99

18. Healthy Baking Bootcamp (gluten-, soy-, dairy-, and sugar-free)

This is a treasure trove for people with various food-allergies. You will learn ways to substitute ingredients and still enjoy your favorite foods guilt-and allergy-free. $29