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Culinary Boot Camp 1

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Experience the thrill of culinary school without the commitment or cost at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Discover fundamental cooking techniques, from knife skills to advanced methods, and bring it all together with a final menu created with your classmates. Elevate your cooking skills in just five sessions with this unique culinary foundation course.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Knife Skills

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Become a culinary pro with our popular Knife Skills class. Learn how to mince, slice, and dice like a chef, and gain valuable knowledge on knife care, sharpening, and selection. Join us at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square for a hands-on chopping session that will take your kitchen skills to the next level.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Next-Level Sushi Workshop

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Elevate your sushi-making skills with a chef-led workshop at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Learn the art of selecting and cutting fish, creating intricate maki rolls and hand rolls, and mastering sushi rice preparation. Unleash your creativity with new techniques and impress with dishes like Rainbow Roll and Caterpillar Roll.

(261) All levels 18 and older
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Pasta 101

Tutore @ 2755 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Join us in this class and embark on a journey to master the art of creating fresh pasta from scratch. From rolling dough to shaping tortellini, learn essential techniques to craft delectable dishes like Tagliatelle di Caccio Pepe and Spinach Ricotta Ravioli with Cherry Tomato Ragu. Elevate your culinary skills and savor the flavors of authentic Italian cuisine.

All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Pasta Boot Camp

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Discover the secrets of regional Italian pasta at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square's immersive cooking experience. Learn to create various types of homemade pasta dough, from whole wheat to roasted beet, and master the art of shaping rustic pasta by hand. Elevate your pasta game with divine homemade sauces in this hands-on culinary adventure.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

We welcome kids ages 12 to 16 to join us for a five-day camp, featuring approachable-yet- sophisticated desserts that can easily be recreated at home. We will focus on classic and modern techniques, proper measuring, organization, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen and creativity. Day 1: Quick Breads and Short Pastry Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping Lemon-Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze Peach-Vanilla Bars ...

(261) All levels 12 - 16 years old

Hands-On Dumplings Around the World

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Embark on a culinary journey exploring the diverse world of dumplings with expert guidance. Uncover the secrets of crafting these delicious parcels of flavor from various cultures.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Sushi Workshop

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Discover the art of sushi-making in this interactive workshop where you'll learn the secrets behind preparing sushi rice, handling sushi-grade fish, and using traditional Japanese ingredients. Unleash your inner sushi master and impress your friends and family with your newfound skills.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hand-Rolled Sushi

CocuSocial Cooking Classes @ 2000 Center Drive, Hoffman Estates

Learn the art of sushi making in this hands-on social cooking class. Discover how to prepare sushi rice, select fresh ingredients, and create delicious California rolls, Smoked Salmon Avocado rolls, and traditional seaweed out Vegetable rolls. Don't miss out on this chance to roll your way to sushi heaven!

(1747) All levels 21 and older

Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Kids aged 12 to 16 are invited to a five-day baking and pastry camp where they'll master approachable yet sophisticated desserts. From classic pies and tarts to innovative French pastry techniques, each day unfolds new skills in measuring, organization, and creativity. Working in teams, students will learn to craft everything from frosted strawberry jam hand pies to chocolate cupcakes with gooey ganache centers, enhancing their baking prowess and presentation skills.

(261) All levels 12 - 16 years old
$805

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Hands-On Night in Spain

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Embark on a culinary journey to Spain with our immersive class. Discover the vibrant flavors of this Mediterranean cuisine and learn essential cooking skills while preparing a delectable menu featuring arugula salad, sautéed shrimp, strip steaks, and rice pudding. Let your taste buds savor the essence of Spain!

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Tuscany in the Spring

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Embark on a culinary journey to Tuscany this spring and discover the art of crafting authentic Italian dishes bursting with seasonal flavors. From mastering the perfect white pizza to creating succulent Tuscan salmon and delicate panna cotta, immerse yourself in the essence of Tuscan cuisine with hands-on guidance from our expert chefs. Join us for an unforgettable cooking experience where you'll hone your skills and savor the taste of Italy.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Date Night: Spring Dinner Party

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Discover the art of creating a delectable spring dinner party menu at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Join us for an evening of hands-on cooking where you'll explore seasonal flavors and learn new culinary techniques alongside your partner. Unleash your inner chef with a menu featuring a mixed green salad, herb crumb-crusted rack of lamb, risotto, and a delightful strawberry-rhubarb crisp.

(261) All levels 18 and older

Next Level Teen Boot Camp

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Prepare your teen for the next step towards independence with a week-long culinary boot camp designed for ages 17 to 19. Through hands-on classes focused on practical, nutritious, and cost-effective recipes, they'll learn essential cooking skills and kitchen techniques using basic tools. Culminating in a mystery competition, this experience emphasizes teamwork, timing, and fun, setting the stage for a successful journey into everyday cooking.

(261) All levels 17 - 19 years old

Guest Chef Series with Sara Stegner

Tutore @ 2755 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey with Chef Sara Stegner from Prairie Grass Cafe. Discover the art of crafting a delectable 3-course meal, mastering skills from making focaccia to sautéing fish with finesse. Elevate your cooking prowess while indulging in a feast of flavors and techniques.

All levels 18 and older

Hands-On Mother's Day Family Brunch

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Celebrate Mother's Day with a memorable family brunch experience where kids aged 6 and up team up with their parents to whip up a delightful spread. From crafting breakfast burritos to baking a decadent tres leches-cinnamon bread pudding, come together for a hands-on culinary adventure that's sure to make Mom feel cherished and appreciated. Join us for a heartwarming morning of cooking, bonding, and delicious flavors.

(261) All levels 6 and older

Hands-On The Secrets of Mexico Boot Camp

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

From the deep and complex flavors of mole in Oaxaca, to the light and fresh fish recipes in Veracruz, we’ll uncover the ancient traditions and modern techniques that make Mexican regional food so distinctly delicious. Join us for an all-day immersive experience learning how to prepare a variety of authentic recipes from all over Mexico, along with street food favorites based on the all-important staple corn-based dough, masa.   Menu: ...

(261) All levels 18 and older

Hands On Beer Brewing

Beverage Art Inc @ 9030 S Hermitage Ave , Chicago, IL

Learn the art of brewing your beer in this hands-on class. Discover the secrets of creating different beer styles and take home 48 bottles of your brew. Get ready to impress your friends with your newfound beer-brewing skills.

(26) Beginner 21 and older
$149
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Couples Venetian Dinner Party

Tutore @ 2755 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Ignite your culinary passion with our Couples Venetian Dinner Party, where you and your partner will immerse yourselves in the flavors of Italy. From crafting traditional cicchetti to mastering fish in parchment and creating the perfect tiramisu, embark on a culinary adventure together. Join us for a memorable evening of teamwork, taste, and romance.

All levels 18 and older

Hands-on Cooking: Deep-Dish Pizza

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Handmade, Chicago-style pizza is totally doable at home! You will discover how to prepare all of the elements: a garden-fresh sauce, “100-turn” dough, and homemade sausage, plus techniques to bake in a home oven and still get a lacquered bottom, pillowy crust, and bubbling cheese.

(126) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Cooking Classes in Chicago

Cooking Classes in Chicago are rated 4.6 stars based on 2,160 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Hands-On Dumplings Around the World

    Reviewed by Kristen S. on 3/29/2024
    LOVE!! I went by myself, met awesome people, had a blast - coming back!!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Jill R. on 1/21/2024
    Great course, great instructors. Very informative and very fun.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Peter L. on 1/14/2024
    Well done. Chef Tony led the class, supported by Chef Lisa and Chef David. It was a helpful, insightful class, even for a seasoned home cook. Lots of focus on technique with personal input from the roaming chefs.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Daria K. on 8/14/2023
    The Knife Skills course exceeded our expectations! We learned so much and can't wait to be back for another class, as this one was so informative and fun. We highly recommend the course by Chef Trevor!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Marc H. on 8/5/2023
    I learned a great deal in this knife skills class. Our instructor, David, obviously is a very talented chef. He did a great job sharing his encyclopedic knowledge about kitchen knives and demonstrating to the class how to handle the knife and use it appropriately and safely.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Biff P. on 6/2/2023
    Great class! The instructors were patient, knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Nina Y. on 3/24/2023
    It was a very useful, practical, fun, and informational class. I loved learning a broad overview of different knives commonly found in a home kitchen. Moreover, the practice of skillfully and safely cutting/dicing/slicing and holding the vegetables, was immensely helpful. Such a great class and a life skill everyone should learn!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Kayla W. on 9/9/2022
    The Knife Skills class was great! The instructor was helpful and personable; his instruction was clear, precise, and based on professional expertise. Good pace. Hands-on. Lots of practice during the class. My husband and I left the class with improved knife skills, baggies full of chopped veggies to be used in a provided recipe, and all 20 of our fingers!
  • Hands On Beer Brewing

    Reviewed by Paul B. on 1/16/2022
    Well organized and informative fun discussion.
  • Hands On Beer Brewing

    Reviewed by Jason M. on 10/21/2021
    The class is laid back and hands on. Greg was an awesome teacher with so much knowledge and so welcoming. We can’t wait to go back!

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