You need these online cooking/cocktail classes in your life.

Chefs and restaurants in South Florida are gearing up to offer gourmands a foodie fix with live streaming and video channels with cooking tuturials, designed specifically for their culinary fans who can’t leave home because of COVID-19.

So here is a list of what’s available now, but keep coming back this week because we’ve heard that a few high profile names in the restaurant biz are gearing up some projects right now.

Lenore Nolan-Ryan World Class Catering and Cooking School

Galt Ocean Plaza, 3311 N. Ocean Blvd, Fort Lauderdale (Galt Ocean Mile). 954-491-2340.

Chef Nolan-Ryan is accustomed to giving culinary instruction since her eatery (free delivery throughout Fort Laudedale) is, as you can tell from the title, a cooking school. Going forward those classes will be limited in size with lots of added protocols such as gloves and hand sanitization. But you can also check out her online cooking classes, which will include: The Perfect Omelets, A-Z Vegetables, Parchment Paper Cooking — Fish/Shellfish/Chicken, Vegetables, Desserts, The Art of Vinaigrettes, The Art of Sauces, The Art of Technique — Saute/Braise/Steam/Roast/Broil/Poach, I Love Shrimp, Thrill of the Grill, Wok with Me, Fresh Fruit Crumble and Baked Chocolate Pudding.

TRP Taste

1, W Las Olas Blvd suite 100, Fort Lauderdale. 954-523-1956.

This culinary laboratory headed up by the Restaurant People has launched “TRP Live” twice a week with cooking demonstrations and easy-meal recipes from chef Lyndsey Waters as well as a “Rooftop Happy Hour,” where DJ Ricky Fatts will spin live tunes as master mixologists from the lounge @Rooftop1WLO demonstrate a few classic cocktails to create at home. The cooking demonstrations are Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. The virtual happy hour is Fridays at 6:40 p.m. Going forward, “TRP Live” will spotlight local chefs, bartenders and other industry partners and celebrities. In addition to TRP Taste and Rooftop, the Restaurant People operate Boatyard, YOLO, O Lounge, Township, Java and Jam, Spatch Grilled Peri-Peri Chicken, Tarpon River Brewing and S3 (Sun, Surf and Sand). You can see the videos at and

Cooking with Bubbe

Susan Shovers is a part of the “Cooking with Bubbe” a video series featuring grandparents sharing their favorite traditional recipes straight from their kitchens.

Launched by Vi at Aventura, which is a senior living community, the new virtual “Cooking with Bubbe” series points the camera toward resident grandparents who share their favorite traditional recipes straight from their kitchens. Going forward, Vi at Aventura will upload new videos bi-monthly. Right now, you can see the first video at and at

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