Dining is such a large part of travel but most of us will continue to stay close to home this year and continue to cook more than ever. For anyone looking to hone their cooking skills while also supporting independent chefs and restaurants, new live-stream cooking class service Chefstreams brings the country’s top chefs to your home since we can’t visit their restaurants.
Chefstreams helps home cooks get to the next level by making restaurant quality meals through live-streamed classes with acclaimed chefs – while also helping support independent restaurants through a revenue share. The perfect social distancing activity, these interactive online classes cultivate unique, personal and intimate connections between the hosting chefs and participants, while also providing restaurants with a new revenue stream during the pandemic. After honing the format with a few beta classes, Chefstreams, which is officially launching with their next class on June 27, will bring a diverse line-up chefs from around the US who will teach you how to make their signature dishes in your own kitchen via Zoom, including James Beard nominees and Top Chef contestants like Russell Jackson (NYC), Isaac Toups (NOLA), Simi Adebajo (SFO), Tiffani Faison(Boston) and Jonny Rhodes (Houston). In addition, 100% of Chefstreams’ profits in June and July will be donated to Black Lives Matter, NAACP Legal Defense Fund and National Bail Out.
How it works: After signing up for a class ($30), attendees receive a detailed shopping list via email, followed by a recipe book PDF with step-by-step cooking instructions for each dish. Moderated by Chefstreams founder Nat Gelb, each class is led by the featured chef cooking in their own homekitchen. Participants cook along with the chef (or just watch) and can ask questions in real time. Each class ends with an extensive Q&A session where participants can ask additional questions and share their experiences, cooking challenges, and more. Events stream weekly at 7pm ET/4pm PT and tickets are $30 per class, including printable step-by-step recipes, shopping lists, the live-streamed class and Q&A with the chef, and full class recording afterwards. For more information visit https://www.chefstreams.com