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Chef Paul Virant

Virtual Custom Cooking Experience

Regular price $175
Regular price Sale price $175
Sale Sold out
Shipping included in the price
Plus $425 host fee*

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Minimum: You must order 15+ kits
What's Included: Includes the kit of ingredients, instruction, and shipping.
Shipping Details: Can ship to the USA and Canada
Lead Time: 14 days from payment and receipt of shipping destinations. Inquire for rush options.
Duration: Our virtual experiences last approx. 45 min, but can be adjusted to your desired length.

*Please note that with some virtual experiences you may be required to purchase an additional kit for the host.

Select from a number of gourmet virtual cooking kits that you and your team can cook together. All ingredients will be sent to participants’ doors and the chef will walk you through creating the ultimate dining experience. Options include a charcuterie board experience, pasta-making experience, pizza-making experience, and more. Prices start at $175/shipment and vary depending on ingredients and experience.

Meals can be customized to your taste.



About the host: Chef Paul Virant Chef Paul Virant

Paul Virant is the executive chef/owner of Vie, his flagship restaurant in Western Springs, Illinois; Vistro, a neighborhood bistro in nearby Hinsdale; and Gaijin, the first dedicated okonomiyaki restaurant in Chicago. The Preservation Kitchen, Virant's canning manual and cookbook, combines the technical aspects of canning with a chef's expertise on flavor.


  • Private Live-Hosted Events

    All our virtual experiences are fully interactive events that are private to your group. Each is led by an expert host through zoom or your platform of choice.

  • Highly Customizable

    We offer white-glove service so nearly every aspect of our experiences can be adapted for your needs.

  • International Options

    We offer a wide variety of international options to help your events make a global impact.

  • Virtual Experience Kits

    Premium Kits & Ingredients

    Our virtual experiences include premium kits that have been carefully curated to leave a lasting impression with attendees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a virtual experience cost?

Prices vary, but our virtual experiences generally start at $70/kit and can go upward of $500/kit. This estimated price incorporates the materials, domestic (ground) shipping, and hosting fees. For some experiences there is a host fee which is a flat rate per event. In such scenarios the host fee will be shown on the experience's detail page. Expedited & global shipping options may incur additional fees. For customization requests and add-ons, please get in touch for pricing details.

What is the recommended lead time for a virtual tasting?

We recommend 2 weeks lead time from the day of payment and delivery of shipping information. If you need something quicker we can arrange for expedited shipping or recommend other options that might be available.

How does shipping work?

You will need to provide us with a list of all the shipping addresses. If you would like help with this we can put together a google form and send it to your participants on your behalf.

Where can you ship your virtual experiences to?

We can ship and/or make arrangements for participants in the US, Canada, Europe, and other global regions. Let us know where you your participants are and we can help with some solutions.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions and non-drinkers?

Yes! We have a variety of Mocktail and food kits that we can ship out. We can also curate custom packages to accommodate participants with special requests.

What platform do you use to host your virtual tastings?

We use Zoom for all our tastings. If you are at an organization that prefers a different platform you're more than welcome to set up a meeting link that our virtual tasting hosts can jump on.