Braising Boot Camp is unfortunately unavailable

Thankfully we have 21 other Braising Classes for you to choose from. Check our top choices below or see all classes for more options.

Course Details
Price:
$247.50
Start Date:

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!
If you're enrolled in an upcoming date, this simply means that date has now sold out.

Location:
River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
(Map)
Important:
Price include the 10% operational/administrative fee
Purchase Options
Save to WishList

5 people saved this class

Book Private Party
Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this braising class:

One of our favorite cooking methods! Fill your home with deep aromas, and astound your friends and family with your culinary prowess. With little effort you can develop rich, crave-worthy flavors and expand your knowledge on a technique that will forever change the way you cook at home. Spend a day with us and learn how to create stunning one-pot meals.

Menu:

  • Osso Buco with Toasted Pine Nut Gremolata and Polenta
  • Spicy Soy-Glazed Short Ribs with Jasmine Rice
  • Cassoulet (Classic French Dish of Sausage, Pork Shoulder, Duck Confit and Beans)
  • Curried Vegetable Stew with Naan Bread

Skills covered in class:

  • Understanding the braising technique
  • Selecting proper meats for braising
  • Preparing stock
  • Getting familiar with Asian ingredients
  • Steaming rice
  • Cooking dried beans
  • Balancing flavors

Due to the layout of our kitchens and in consideration of your classmates, students will work in groups of 3 to 4 people. 


School Notes:
Important:
  • Please note that upon purchase, your email address may be shared with The Chopping Block, and you will be receiving class and/or marketing information from the provider.

  • Also note that by purchasing seats for classes at The Chopping Block you are authorizing CourseHorse to charge your card if you order additional drinks and do not pay for them at the time of the class.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

Refund Policy
A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

Map

Google Map

The Chopping Block at the Mart

All classes at this location

Start Dates (0)

This class isn't on the schedule at the moment, but save it to your Wish List to find out when it comes back!

Similar Classes

Benefits of Booking Through CourseHorse

Booking is safe. When you book with us your details are protected by a secure connection.
Lowest price guaranteed. Classes on CourseHorse are never marked up.
This class will earn you 2475 points. Points give you money off your next class!
Questions about this class?
Get help now from a knowledge expert!
Questions & Answers (0)

Get quick answers from CourseHorse and past students.

Reviews of Classes at The Chopping Block at the Mart (212)

(212 Reviews)
Braising Boot Camp
Reviewed by Scott W. on 1/4/2020
Chef Max was an awesome, personable teacher. Concepts and techniques covered were major, great hands-on experience, and learned a lot. Support staff was great, too, and I felt treated like royalty. While some of the recipes were wonderful, some did not thrill, otherwise class would have been perfect. (I don't believe Chef Max chose the recipes.) I've been taking classes at Chopping Block for years and they are a first rate cooking school.
Braising Boot Camp
Reviewed by Sandy T. on 11/12/2018
The class was outstanding. Chef was very knowledgeable , recipes are definitely something I will make for my family .
loading...

School: The Chopping Block at the Mart

The Chopping Block at the Mart

Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

Read more about The Chopping Block at the Mart

CourseHorse Approved

This school has been carefully vetted by CourseHorse and is a verified Chicago educator.

Want to take this class?

Save to Wish List
Booking this class for a group? Find great private group events here

21 Top Choices

Virtual:Taste of Germany:Beer Braised Brats

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - *Online Classroom

Virtual Cooking Demo: Taste of Germany: Beer Braised Brats with Warm Potato Salad Bring your favorite Christkindlmarket dishes “Home for the Holidays” as the Chopping Block walks you through each step of traditional German recipes. For the first time ever, tickets to an authentic German cooking demo, led by Chef Hans,...

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 6pm - 6:45pm Central Time

Virtual Cooking Demo: Schnitzel and Braised Red Cabbage

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - *Online Classroom

Virtual Cooking Demo: Taste of Germany: Schnitzel and Braised Red Cabbage Bring your favorite Christkindlmarket dishes “Home for the Holidays” as the Chopping Block walks you through each step of traditional German recipes. For the first time ever, tickets to an authentic German cooking demo, led by Chef Hans, are available for you and the whole...

Wednesday Nov 4th, 6pm - 6:45pm Central Time

Virtual Cooking Demo: Braised Osso Buco with Polenta

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - *Online Classroom

Join us for a virtual cooking class as our Chopping Block chef teaches you how to prepare this classic Italian meal via a Zoom demonstration.  This class is in partnership with the Design Museum of Chicago, and you can choose to make a donation to support this local, non-profit cultural institution. Design Museum...

Thursday Nov 12th, 6pm - 7pm Central Time

$16.50

Online Cooking: Health-Boosting Bites

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Classpop! - Virtual Classroom

Chef Chris is ready to teach you how to prepare three homemade immunity-boosting recipes in your own kitchen. This fun and interactive virtual cooking class puts emphasis on delicious dishes that will lift your spirits and satisfy your tastebuds. Using health-boosting ingredients such as turmeric, paprika and lemons, you'll learn to prepare Spanish-braised...

Friday Oct 30th, 7pm - 8:15pm Eastern Time

Online Cooking: Health-Boosting Bites Deal

Online Cooking: Health-Boosting Bites

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Classpop! - Virtual Classroom

Chef Chris is ready to teach you how to prepare three homemade immunity-boosting recipes in your own kitchen. This fun and interactive virtual cooking class puts emphasis on delicious dishes that will lift your spirits and satisfy your tastebuds. Using health-boosting ingredients such as turmeric, paprika and lemons, you'll learn to prepare Spanish-braised...

Friday Oct 30th, 7pm - 8:15pm Eastern Time

Now:
$29
Was:
$58

Virtual Sunday Dinner: Hanukkah Feast

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - *Online Classroom

Join us for a virtual cooking class as you either cook along with our Chopping Block Chef in real time, or watch as a demonstration as our chef teaches you how to make feast fit for Hanukkah via Zoom. Menu: Braised Chicken with Apples, Onions and Sage Crispy Potato Pancakes Honey Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with...

Sunday Dec 13th, 4pm - 5:15pm Central Time

Virtual Date Night: French Bistro

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - *Online Classroom

Join us for a virtual cooking class as you and your date either cook along with our Chopping Block Chef in real time, or watch as a demonstration as our chef teaches you how to make dinner from scratch via Zoom. Menu: Mixed Green, Hazelnut and Goat Cheese Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette Forty-Clove Garlic Braised Chicken ...

Friday Nov 6th, 6pm - 7:15pm Central Time

Virtual:Taste of Germany:Beef Rouladen & Potato Noodles

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - *Online Classroom

Virtual Cooking Demo: Taste of Germany: Beef Rouladen and Potato Noodles Bring your favorite Christkindlmarket dishes “Home for the Holidays” as the Chopping Block walks you through each step of traditional German recipes. For the first time ever, tickets to an authentic German cooking demo, led by Chef Hans,...

Wednesday Nov 11th, 6pm - 6:45pm Central Time

French Bistro

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

This refined-yet-hearty French repast will transport you to a magical evening in the French countryside during this demonstration class. Generous tasting portions of each dish will be served. Menu: Salade Lyonnaise (Poached Egg and Bacon Salad) Red Wine-Braised Lamb with Root Vegetables Pomme de Terre Puree (Potato Puree) Profiteroles...

Friday Dec 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Autumn Soups and Stews

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Take the chill out of the air with these hearty, soul-satisfying recipes featuring comforting recipes from around the world in this demonstration class. Generous tasting portions of each dish will be served. Menu: Cassoulet (White Bean, Turkey Sausage and Chicken Stew) Curried Lentil, Swiss Chard and Chickpea Stew Udon Noodle Soup with...

Saturday Nov 14th, 11am - 2pm Central Time

Winter Soups and Stews

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Take the chill out of the air with these hearty, soul-satisfying recipes featuring comforting recipes from around the world in this demonstration class. Generous tasting portions of each dish will be served in class. Menu: Beef Paprikash with Egg Noodles Braised Chicken, Green Chile and Hominy Stew French Onion Soup with Toasted...

Saturday Dec 26th, 11am - 2pm Central Time

Cast Iron and Crock Pot Cookery

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Cooking meals in a crock pot and utilizing French ovens is an excellent way to meal prep for the week. But did you know that many of the foods that are ideal for slow-cooking also happen to be the most budget friendly? We'll teach you how to make slow-simmered, falling-off-the-bone comfort food in this demonstration class. Generous tasting...

Sunday Dec 6th, 11am - 2pm Central Time

Christmas in the Swiss Alps

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Cozy up in your own private chalet with these Swiss-inspired recipes. Generous tasting portions of each dish will be served in this demonstration class. Menu: Gruyere Cheese Fondue Wiener Schnitzel with Braised Apples and Red Cabbage Potato Rösti Individual Chocolate Soufflé Skills covered in class: Selecting cheese...

Saturday Dec 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Holiday Comforts (Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

Whether or not the weather outside is frightful, the food is so delightful! Best enjoyed in a warm and cozy fashion, your holiday guests will appreciate this hearty, warming wintry menu. Huddled by the fire or hunkered around a dining room table, everyone will enjoy the classic, comforting flavors of these holiday culinary comforts. On the menu: ...

Thursday Dec 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Seasonal Spirits (Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

Cold weather is time for assertive flavors and warmth. Those flavors can come from the fresh ingredients, but also from wine, spirits, and beer. All three make a splash in cooking, marinating, and tenderizing with their flavors intensifying each recipe. Come and experience the depth of flavor your favorite libation can add to a dish. On the menu: ...

Wednesday Dec 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Hot Toddies and Tasty Bites (Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

Toddies might not cure what ails you, but it sure won’t hurt! Hot Toddies are a simple proposition, liquor, hot water, and honey. Maybe an herb or spice if the bartender is feeling creative. Despite few ingredients, toddies deliver a big boost. Paired with tasty nibbles and bites, cheers to the holidays! On the menu:  Cinnamon Bourbon Hot...

Friday Dec 18th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Culinary Boot Camp

at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square - Lincoln Square 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, Illinois 60625

Have you always wondered what it would be like to go to culinary school? The Chopping Block's Culinary Boot Camp 1 gives you a taste of a professional culinary program without the lengthy time commitment or heavy financial burden. We are the ONLY recreational cooking school that offers this type of culinary foundation and education without attending...

Sunday Nov 1st, 9am - 5pm Central Time

  (5 sessions)
$2,145

5 sessions

Harvest Holiday Table w/ Holiday Wine Pairing(Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

The holidays are a time to celebrate with abandon, pull out all the stops, and prepare dinners your guests will be talking about until next Thanksgiving. Let the seasonal bounty of the greenmarket be your guide to creating your own rustic-chic harvest holiday table.  Warm and welcoming flavors guarantee a meal with unparalleled of-the-moment...

Friday Nov 20th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Cook, Eat, Share (Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

Entertaining might look a bit different this year but that can’t stop us from cooking, eating, and sharing. Whether you are cooking for a crowd at your home or entertaining a small intimate gathering, big batch cooking yields enough to share with those that can’t take a seat at your table. Cook up one big pot for one big night to share in person...

Wednesday Dec 2nd, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Holiday Inspired (Hands On)

at Marcel's Culinary Experience - Glen Ellyn 490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137

Reinvent your holiday gathering by switching things up just a bit this year. No disrespect to grandma’s ham or Aunt Joyce’s jello salad, but if this year you were to introduce a few new twists to your holiday feast it just might be your tastiest, most exciting meal yet. Promise! Maybe add some duck fat or a new spice or two, with these simple...

Thursday Dec 3rd, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time