As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, leaving people stranded in their own homes, cooking has become a favourite leisure activity for many. It’s become a trend for home cooks around the globe to showcase their “quarantine dishes”, recipes and cooking inspirations on their Facebook, Instagram, and other social media accounts.

However, because most restaurants and diners have halted their operations, cooking at home is more than just a pastime, it is a necessity. We understand that not everyone is at home in the kitchen, which is why elle cuisine is offering virtual cooking classes. We will help tide you over during this challenging time.

How Cooking Boosts Mental Health

The combination of coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders can have negative effects on mental health, resulting in stress and, in some cases, trauma. However, people have unique ways of coping with the stress brought about by this crisis. While some explore arts, many choose to unleash their inner chef.

Cooking can give you a sense of accomplishment and pride

Cooking is a type of therapy known as “behavioural activation” that helps treat depression and anxiety. When you cook for yourself or other people, you focus on achieving your goals — to cook healthy and delicious. Having achieved your target goal can make you feel good and proud of yourself.

Cooking is a great way to put your creative mind in action

Cooking helps exercise and enhance your creative mind by turning ingredients into a magical, flavourful, colourful, and delicious dish. It is also a great outlet for self-expression. Even if you follow a recipe, you can still turn it into a unique piece by experimenting with flavours and designing your dish as you please.

Like a song, cooking requires a harmony of ingredients — you can mix different ingredients together and turn them into something good. Understanding the relationship between ingredients and how they react with each other is the secret to creating a champion dish.

Taking a Virtual Cooking Class

Make the most out of home quarantine by learning a new skill

Humans are, by nature, social beings that require interaction with others. A period of isolation can make us feel uncomfortable, and some may even experience mental health issues. Thankfully, technology is on our side.

People who want to learn cooking no longer need to go to culinary school to enroll in a cooking class. Aspiring chefs can make the most out of their home quarantine through online or virtual cooking classes offered by top chefs from around the world. These classes are designed to help develop kitchen skills or enhance existing culinary skills. No matter what level your culinary skill is, there is a perfect virtual cooking class that can make your time at home a worthwhile experience.

An online cooking class can open up doors to people who want to learn new skills. Here are 4 amazing benefits of enrolling in virtual culinary classes that will give anyone reluctant reasons to give it a shot:

Learn how to cook healthy and delicious meals in your own kitchen with your own utensils

By learning to cook, you can use your skills to make your life healthier by whipping up well-balanced meals that cost less. You can spend more time with your loved ones while enjoying good home-cooked meals, especially if you are celebrating a private event amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 

Enroll now in our virtual cooking classes hosted by executive chef and owner Lauren Mozer. We deliver the ingredients and equipment straight to your door the day before the class — you don’t have to leave your home! Simply open the box of ingredients and  and follow the live stream. This is the perfect time to spend quality time in the kitchen with the entire family and get them engaged in meal preparation.

Call elle cuisine now at 647.430.3553 learn more about our new service offering — stay at home catering