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Virtual Cooking Classes vs Hands-on Cooking Classes

Virtual cooking classes vs Hands-on Cooking Classes


Like any other field or institution cooking classes have been affected by the pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, a lot of cooking classes shifted to an online format to ensure everyone’s safety. Although now since the pandemic has gotten less serious many classes have gone back to the in-person style but some have stayed online. The institutes that have stayed online say that learning online is the future but the other side argues that in person is the best way to learn.

If you are new and stuck between choosing whether to go to online classes or offline cooking classes you are not alone. Both have their pros and cons. So to help you we’ve made a list of pros and cons for both formats so you can which style best fits you.

Online Classes


  • Often less expensive.
  • You can take them whenever you want.
  • You can stay at home.
  • If you are introverted, the good news is you don’t have to deal with other people.
  • You can work at your own pace.
  • You don’t have to take into account travel costs.
  • Are available to any group of people.


  • You do not get real-time feedback.
  • There can be a lot of miscommunication between you and your instructor.
  • You need to provide all your own tools and supplies.

Offline Classes


  • You will get immediate feedback.
  • Instructors can correct things like your posture and form while cooking.
  • Its easier to communicate with the instructor.
  • Most hands-on classes supply tools and materials.
  • Instructors are usually vetted by the hosting organization, ensuring knowledgeable instructors.
  • Since the instructor is right there with you he can better assess your abilities.
  • Most people have an easier time learning this way.


  • They cost more than online classes.
  • not only are they expensive you also have to worry about the location and travel costs.
  • They are not as easily accessible to everyone as online classes.

Which One Is Better

Both have their pros and cons and are valid ways to learn cooking. The deciding factor comes down to what kind of person you are and what you want out of these classes. For example, if you want to meet new people then offline is for you, or maybe you want to learn cooking without having to worry about money then online is for you. At the end of the day, you shouldn’t pick based on someone else’s opinion and just go with what you are most comfortable with.

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