Technical Requirements

It's easy! If you're on this website, you probably have everything you need!  

 

The Chef & The Dish connects customers and cooking instructors through video conference.  In order to connect to our chefs you must have:

 

1.  A laptop with a built in camera or external webcam.  You can also use an iPad, but for optimal experience, we recommend using a laptop.  Your computer must have strong, working sound.

 

2.  The latest version of Skype installed on the computer.  You can download Skype here: http://www.skype.com/en/download-skype

 

3.  A strong internet connection.  Wifi will work fine, but connecting through a hardwire will offer optimal results.  Our chefs use High Definition Cameras, to experience them in HD quality you should check your connection speed visiting www.speedtest.net.  

 

Recommended speeds are as follows: 

 

OPTIMAL EXPERIENCE - Video Calling in HD:

- Download Speed: 1.6Mbps **or higher

- Upload Speed: 1.6Mbps or higher

Video Calling:

- Download Speed: 500kbps* or higher

- Upload Speed: 500kbps or higer

Video conferencing technology has made great strides in the past years.  This said, hiccups still happen.  If you experience an echo or camera delay, it will likely fix itself within a minute.  If not, please take this in stride and follow your chef's instructions or use the troubleshooting document provided in your Kitchen Prep Session. 

 

Prior to your class, you will be contacted by a Kitchen Assistant from The Chef & The Dish to do a set-up test.  During this test, we will walk through your technical set-up to ensure everything is in working order.  We'll also provide you with expert tips to ensure you enjoy the most out of your class and private chef experience.

 

If ever you have any questions, you can contact us at info@thechefandthedish.com.  We're here to make sure you have a great kitchen to kitchen culinary experience. 

If you're new to Skype watch the videos below for more.

*kbps = kilobytes per second

**Mbps = megabytes per second

AMERICAN COOKING CLASSES

JAMBALAYA

SHRIMP BOIL

EVERYTHING LOBSTER

PO' BOY & GUMBO

NEW ENGLAND CLASSICS

NEW ENGLAND PIES

CIOPPINO

BRAZILIAN COOKING CLASSES

BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE

BRAZILIAN FISH STEW

BRAZILIAN FAVOURITES

HUNGARIAN COOKING CLASSES

GOULASH

CHICKEN PAPRIKA

ITALIAN COOKING CLASSES

RAVIOLO

FRESH PASTA & RAGU

CARBONARA

PESTO & FOCACCIA

AROUND NAPLES

SEAFOOD PASTA

STREET FOOD

RISOTTO IN-DEPTH

HOMEMADE ORECCHIETTE

SWEET ITALY

EMILIA, I LOVE YOU

VISIT SICILY

ROMAN CLASSICS

A TASTE OF MILAN

JAPANESE COOKING CLASSES

MOSAIC SUSHI ROLLS

GYOZA & MISO SOUP

BENTO BOX

OKONOMIYAKI

EASY TERIYAKI BOWLS

MOROCCAN COOKING CLASSES

BEEF TAGINE

FISH TAGINE

 

PERUVIAN COOKING CLASSES

ARROZ CON POLLO

CEVICHE

 

SPANISH COOKING CLASSES

CHICKEN PAELLA

TAPAS PARTY

CHICKEN PAELLA

TAPAS ESSENTIALS

THAI COOKING CLASSES

PAD THAI & MASSAMAN CURRY

RED CURRY & "NO NAME"

CASHEW CHICKEN & TOM YUM

TURKISH COOKING CLASSES

WORKING WITH PHYLLO

KEBABS AT HOME

VEGAN TURKISH CUISINE

MASTERING EGGPLANT 

VIETNAMESE COOKING CLASSES

BANH MI & FRESH ROLLS

PHO

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