5 Next-Level Cooking Classes

Go foraging for dinner in South Africa and learn how to make kombucha.

Cooking classes have come a long way from simply donning aprons and following the leader. Now, athletes can immerse themselves in experiential culinary workshops with celebrity chefs. Last spring, seven-time James Beard nominee and two-starred Michelin chef Michael Cimarusti hosted cooking classes at his restaurant Cape Seafood in Los Angeles, where he demonstrated his methods for cooking fresh fish. The class had a 100-person wait list, and it’s returning this fall. Similarly, Enrique Olvera, one of Mexico’s most famous chefs, offered an exclusive fishing excursion where guests accompanied him to set sail and cook their catch at his restaurant The Manta in Los Cabos. Across the globe, more chefs are offering an exciting and personal approach to the traditional cooking class, and these five unique experiences are just the beginning.