Zest Cooking

In-app purchases
302 reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

Tired of cooking the same 3 meals on repeat? Zest integrates a mind-blowing cooking education into your routine. Learn to cook with us through step-by-step explanations of foundational cooking concepts in fewer than 10 minutes and dishes that bring the concept to life. Our recipes are created by two former Michelin star chefs, distilled by a home chef, and cooked by you, the superstar home cook that you are (or will be). We don't assume any prior culinary knowledge. We meet you where you are and help you improve.

Stop copying traditional recipes - start learning from Zest. We've cooked those delicious Bon Appetit dinners. But when we took away the recipes we felt like lost puppies. Zest is designed to teach you the how's and why's of cooking. So when the recipe is gone you can confidently navigate the kitchen. The promise: Taste improvement after one dinner with Zest.



We've all tried cooking a TikTok recipe. You rewatch the video 13 times to figure out what the hell is going on. Zest embeds videos throughout recipes so you can click into content when you need it. No more pausing and restarting. Learn at your own pace.


Watch a short video on a new concept at your own pace and then cook recipes that reinforce what you've learned. We dive into topics like the science of tasting and the basics of seasoning, sautéing, roasting and more!


Don't know how to dice an onion? Don't be embarrassed, we got you covered. Skill videos are linked in each recipe to guide you along, so you don't have to watch Gordon Ramsey on YouTube (we love his accent too).


Choose a menu to fit your preferences. Tired of wasting produce? Search for dishes including what’s already in your fridge. Got allergies? Compile safe recipes in your menu to find them when you’re ready to get cooking.


Shop your menu with our automated grocery list. Plus, utilize our helpful tips while you shop. Don't know what a neutral oil is? We got you covered.


Rate the recipes you cook, so we can recommend similar ones.

Feedback? Technical Issues? Killer ideas you want to contribute to make our app better? Email us at support@zestapp.co. We're always here to help and would love to chef up new ideas together!
Updated on
Apr 19, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

301 reviews
- Icedcoffeeat1am -
June 30, 2023
I only just started it today but i really like the concept of it and the way its executed so far. the little assessment at the beginning, the concepts, the techniques, the little shopping list it gives you when you add something to your menu. i really like it! its easy to manage and it makes cooking less intimidating. breaking things down into chunks is a really good way to approach this. thank you!
6 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Anna Troyer
May 4, 2023
I'm giving it four stars, but also one. For the beginner, this app is pretty darn great! It thoroughly explains the concepts and techniques. I think it would work really well for people who need help keeping track of the little details. However, there are zero nutrition facts. It's not that hard, people. One star for people with basic kitchen skills. I see that it's in development, but as of the May 3rd, nothing. I chose 3/4 rating for my skills, and it's still teaching me how to boil water.
8 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Ellie Arguelles
March 4, 2023
I like the app and how it breaks down everything for you step by step and concept by concept. I personally don't like that ~80% of recipes require a subscription, but I understand why. But the primary problem I have with the app is that it is slow as all hell. As in I am learning a concept/backing up a page/clicking on a recipe, I have to wait at least 3-5 seconds between each screen. Which doesn't seem like a lot, but compared to most reaction time speeds, it's kinda infuriating
8 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
April 10, 2023
Hi! We fixed the lagging a few weeks ago - the app should feel quite a bit smoother for you now. If you're still having issues, please get in touch at support@zestapp.co.