Michelin-starred chefs are giving virtual cooking classes on Airbnb – Insider
3 julio 2020
- Airbnb has launched a new collection of Online Cooking Experiences hosted by Michelin-starred chefs.
- David Chang, Edward Lee, Claudette Zepada, and Rōze Traore are just a few of the 34 chefs offering virtual lessons.
- These star chefs lead you through every step during class, peeking into your kitchen and giving personalized tips to help you create awe-inspiring dishes.
- Booking is already open for many of the classes, which start from $30.
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Now, Airbnb is bringing world-renowned chefs into your kitchen with its new collection of Online Cooking Experiences, hosted by the likes of David Chang, Edward Lee, Claudette Zepada, and Rōze Traore.
And these experiences won’t be like a cooking show, where you just try to follow along at home. The star chefs lead you through every step, peeking into your kitchen and giving personalized tips to help you create awe-inspiring dishes.
«As a chef we connect with our guests through our food, but we don’t often have the chance to share and explore the stories behind dishes with diners directly,» Chang said in a statement sent to Insider.
«These Online Experiences give us the opportunity to do that, while paving the way for chefs from around the world to connect with guests virtually from afar.»
Booking is already open for many of the classes, which start from $30.
Most of the Online Experiences — which range from an hour to an hour-and-a-half — have been capped at 10 people, ensuring you’ll get plenty of time to talk to the experts.
There are 28 Online Experiences available with multiple July dates, while Chang, Lee, Zepada, and Traore will host special one-time classes. Booking for their classes opens on July 6 at 10 a.m. PST on a first come, first served basis.
Chang is planning to teach his favorite recipe for chicken and rice donabe during his $100 class, titled «One Pot Deliciousness.»
In his class description, Chang says that the lesson will begin with everyone introducing themselves and showing what they’re working with in their own kitchens.
«I’ll tell you all about some of the one-pot recipes I’ve made during self-quarantine, and why having a few essential tools is all you really need for home cooking,» he adds. «Next, I’ll walk you through my favorite recipe for chicken and rice donabe (clay pot).»
Chang says the class will «walk through prep together,» learning how to properly wash and cook rice without a rice cooker and discussing how each person can make the dish «uniquely your own.»
«If we make any mistakes along the way, don’t worry. We’ll figure it out together,» he adds.
Lee is planning to take his students on a tour of the Maker’s Mark Distillery in Loretto, Kentucky, during his $100 lesson, then teach them how to prep and grill barbecue infused with bourbon.
According to Airbnb, all proceeds from Chang, Lee, and Zepada’s class will be donated to the LEE Initiative Restaurant Reboot Relief Program — which has donated hundreds of thousands of meals and supplies to unemployed restaurant workers across the country. All proceeds from Traore’s class will benefit Harboring Hearts, which provides financial assistance to heart patients and their families.
And if you can’t make Chang, Lee, Zepada, or Traore’s classes, don’t fret. With so many different chefs from around the world, there are a variety of offerings on hand.
Learn all about Roman haute cuisine with Italian chef Cristina Bowerman, or how to whip up traditional mountain herb pasta and a delicious pork dish with Korean chef Jun Lee. Discover how to utilize beer in your cooking with Chicago chef Soo Ahn, or make crab curry with Singapore chef Malcolm Lee.