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A series of online cooking classes taught by former American MasterChef winners have been launched by Craftsy, an online community where more than 10 million users learn, create and share their passions.

With over 150 classes in cooking and baking including classes by renowned chef Rick Bayless, culinary legend Jacques Torres and more, Craftsy is host to a vibrant community of home cooks looking to elevate their skills. The new “Cooking With MasterChef” series invites home cooks to pursue a journey of culinary discovery with direct inspiration from the MasterChef winners.

“We’re really excited about our partnership with Masterchef because it allows us to bring a new kind of experience to home cooks,” says Craftsy CEO John Levisay in a press release. “We believe the Masterchef story will strike a chord with our audience, because both brands are all about everyday people doing incredibly creative things, and finding enormous joy in the process. This collaboration will help take MasterChef fans from viewers to doers.”

“Cooking With MasterChef” provides two exclusive online experiences: “Homestyle Favorites” and “Restaurant Results.” Both classes are team-taught by Luca ManfĂ© (Season 4 winner), Claudia Sandoval (Season 6 winner) & Shaun O’Neale (Season 7 winner), providing a unique opportunity for home cooks to enjoy and learn from a variety of MasterChef winners. Each class includes detailed instruction and step-by-step demonstrations, complete recipes and inspirational guidance from the winners themselves.

“Homestyle Favorites” is geared toward helping home cooks take everyday recipes to the next level. Instructors share the expertise they gained first-hand in the “MasterChef” kitchen, guiding participants to success with perfectly seared steaks, savory breakfast chilaquiles and zesty summer sauces. Participants will also explore key techniques like how to season meat and basic knife skills – all while getting acquainted up-close with three of the most popular Master Chefs.

“Restaurant Results” empowers home cooks to create restaurant-worthy versions of the finale dishes that helped the instructors earn the title Master Chef. Recipes include halibut, savory short ribs and a special riff on hibiscus poached pears. Participants will discover insider techniques for preparation and plating, plus tips and tools required for professional results.

Each class sells for $39.99 and includes lifetime access to 2+ hours of video content, downloadable class materials and direct interaction with instructors and fellow home cooks in an online messaging forum.

For more information, visit Cooking With MasterChef.