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Here’s what you need to know about Chattanooga’s virtual cooking classes

Before the words “pandemic” and “social distancing” became part of our everyday vocabulary, cooking classes were fun nights out that we could spend with friends to learn new recipes, tips and techniques. But the stay-at-home rule changed everything.

Caterers and cooking schools had to reinvent their business models to stay relevant, and now all you have to do is grab your phone, tablet, laptop — whatever means you have of tapping into the World Wide Web — and sign up for a virtual cooking class.

Here’s a syllabus for cooking schools offered by culinary artists around the region.


Kozy Cooking

Andrea Cagle, executive chef and owner of Kozy Cooking Catering and Chef Andi’s Fresh Bistro, holds office hours via Zoom with classes made to order. Just message her via her website and arrange a class for you and your family or friends.

Themed classes include one-skillet meals, fast and easy

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Colorado Springs cooking school owners sell a line of spices and has classes about using them | Lifestyle

What started out as a cooking school has grown to include a successful spice business with a Spice of the Month Club, of which I’m a proud member.

Co-owners Cortney Smith and David Cook’s line of spice mixes and condiments is marketed as Gather Ingredients. They’ve used the spices in their various cooking classes, but they realized that students might end up knowing only one way to use a particular spice — in the class recipes.

So, a new series of classes was born. A single spice is the star of an hourlong presentation. Smith or Cook discusses its use in different styles of cuisines and demonstrates a recipe for tasting. Students get a package of the featured spice to take home.

Pueblo green chile crop is huge this year and a good reason to celebrate

I attended the August class, which featured adobo seasoning, and it was a real

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Take a cooking class in Italy without leaving your home

The Table Less Traveled, a Seattle-based travel company, pivoted to interactive virtual cooking classes

SEATTLE — Italy, Peru and Malaysia were just some of the destinations offered by The Table Less Traveled, a Seattle-based company that brought small groups of tourists into the homes of chefs around the world.

Then, the pandemic hit.

“It was devastating to see everything we’ve built over the last five years just kind of come to a halt,” said founder Annie Cheng. “It was a lot to process. There was a lot of crying.”

But those tears gave way to innovation.

She pivoted her business model to live interactive cooking classes. Guests are still invited into chefs’ homes around the world – just, virtually.

There are public and private options for individuals, families, and team building events.

“I think it’s really cool to be able to have people who are actually having conversations with somebody

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Masala Spatula a Colorado Springs cottage business of Indian spices and cooking classes | Cheyenne Edition

Payal Sathe has proven herself to be adept at not only starting a small business, but keeping it afloat and successful during the trials of the current pandemic.

Her business, Masala Spatula, focuses on showcasing Indian cuisine through the sale of Indian spice blends that each come complete with tasty yet simple recipes. Gradually she has expanded by offering in-home cooking classes and custom-made gift baskets.

Sathe arrived in Boulder from India as a newlywed in 2008. She had already received a law degree in India, and went on to earn a master’s in law from the University of Denver in 2010. Along came three children, and Sathe enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom. In 2017, her family moved to the Briargate area in Colorado Springs due to her husband’s employment. Eventually Sathey ealized: “I need to do something!” to complement her role as wife and mother.

Sathe always made her

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