Meeting professionals who are missing Orlando can stay connected to Cvent’s No. 1 U.S. meeting destination with virtual learning activities, including cooking demonstrations from our top celebrity chefs (Masaharu Morimoto pictured, courtesy Patina Restaurant Group).
With millions of meeting professionals and attendees currently working from home, the desire to return to Orlando is stronger than ever. While Visit Orlando and its partners work tirelessly with health experts and medical professionals to prepare for your return, you and your colleagues can stay connected to Cvent’s No. 1 U.S. meeting destination with fun, virtual learning activities from Orlando — including the chance to learn how to cook from some of our most famous celebrity chefs. Read on for details!
Looking for other unique ways to stay connected to Orlando from home? Check out our Orlando Virtual Tour and custom Zoom backgrounds, as well as even more virtual learning activities that are great for entertaining home-schooled kids, too!
Cooking With Orlando’s Top Chefs
Elevate your cooking game with advice and tutorials from some of Orlando’s best chefs! For starters, Amazon sells cookbooks authored by some of Orlando’s homegrown James Beard honorees, including Norman Van Aken’s Florida Kitchen; James & Julie Petrakis’ The Ravenous Pig: Seasons of Florida, which shares a name with their signature restaurant; and 9 Courses from Brandon McGlamery of Prato and Luke’s Kitchen.
You can also head to YouTube and learn to cook with some of Orlando’s most popular celebrity chefs, including the following:
Virtual Arts & Culture From Orlando
Learn about real-world case studies and even design a theme park experience through interactive activities and lessons in park design and engineering. This free online program is created in partnership with the Khan Academy and Pixar.
Learn to Draw Mickey Mouse
On the Disney Parks YouTube channel, you’ll find a complete series of how-to tutorials for drawing this famous figure. Cast member Stephen Ketchum provides expert tips on how to draw Mickey Mouse through the years, from his vintage 1920s look to the more contemporary “pied-eyed” version.
Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida
Learn about the ways that people have helped others during difficult times and even share a story of your own with this organization’s YouTube video campaign.
Orange County Regional History Center
This downtown Orlando institution is offering “History at Home” through its website, including home lessons, webinars and videos, and virtual exhibitions.
Orlando Museum of Art
Grow your knowledge and capacity for art appreciation by exploring the history of art through this museum’s free online archives. Also, visit their Facebook page for additional content about current exhibits and live-stream tours.
Virtual Animal Encounters From Orlando
Discover the wild world of animals and nature through SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment’s distance learning resources, including hands-on activities, guides, video series and info books.
From Gatorland’s School of Croc, enjoy a Facebook Live showcasing animals and adventures at 10 a.m. every day. In the afternoon, their YouTube channel shares live-action encounters with animals including Burmese pythons, crocodiles, alligators and lizards.
Every Wednesday, this airboat tour operator and nature park is hosting listening adventures on Facebook and Instagram with its #WildWednesday program. The uninterrupted natural sounds will range from daybreak on the Florida swamps to giraffes enjoying their dinner.
More Virtual Learning Activities From Orlando
The Escape Game Orlando
Put your problem-solving skills to the test and learn something new through this attraction’s TEG Field Trips, a series of free online games designed to take you on virtual educational journeys through museums and historic landmarks by uncovering clues and solving puzzles.
Learn about living in space, Mars and rocketry, or tour Space Shuttle Atlantis during a new series of Facebook Live posts from the home of Florida’s space industry.
Learn about the strange and unusual while exploring Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditoriums from home. Visit their website for a schedule of live Facebook content and other materials.