If you're working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, it can be hard to shake the feeling that every day starts to feel the same. With that in mind, a new weekly cooking class from WeWork aims to bring some variety to the middle of your week while teaching some valuable skills in the kitchen.
The classes are led by Jonathan Lorentzen, a chef and community lead generalist at WeWork in St. Louis. Dubbed the "Stay Sane Cooking Series," the new endeavor stems from WeWork's Stay Sane Campaign, which aims to support STL makers during the coronavirus outbreak while connecting people through virtual programming.
"We understand how important it is to create create community interaction, and we're expanding that to anybody who is wanting to develop themselves," Lorentzen says.
The classes are conducted over Zoom, which allows for a higher level of interaction than just a video broadcast. Those who tune in can ask questions and refer back to the class's workbook, which includes cooking instructions, ingredient lists and more.
The virtual classes will typically be hosted from 11am to noon on Wednesdays. The theme for the first class was soups, taught by Lorentzen, but classes will start to include other chefs from across from St. Louis to teach different dishes and techniques. Matt Wynn, executive chef at Taste, will be leading a class on gnocchi and vegetables on Wed., April 8.
Those who are interested can RSVP to Wynn's class here (you'll receive a Zoom link via a confirmation email), or check WeWork's digital event calendar for upcoming virtual events such as STL Barkeep cocktail classes or guided meditations.