The Chopping Block

Cooking Class Info

"Food is a catalyst for friendship... we promote that philosophy with intimate classes and a low key atmosphere" Shelley Young, Owner

Demonstration Classes are an intimate, interactive look at cooking. Each class features an entertaining and informative lesson by our professional chef-instructor plus generous tastings of every dish prepared in class. Take notes as you watch our chef work and ask questions throughout the process to walk away able to recreate the menu at home.

In Hands-On Classes, you participate in each step of the cooking so you can master the techniques at home. Our professional chef-instructor will discuss the ins and outs of each recipe, give you valuable tips, and coach you as you work together with other students in small groups to prepare the dishes. You’ll sit down at the end of class to feast upon the fruits of your labor with your new friends.

Class Times & Tuition

Our classes are offered every day. See our class calendars for specific dates and times, and read our FAQ for more answers.

Online Class Calendars
and Registration


The following are class tuitions, unless stated otherwise on our class calendar:

  • Demonstration Classes: $50
  • Hands-On Classes: $80
  • Wine Classes: $60

Note: "Focus On" classes, Boot Camp, and Mini Boot Camp have different price structures. Please check the individual class or program.

Student Discount

On the day of class you receive a 10% discount on all regularly priced merchandise in our gourmet retail store. Your instructor will also offer a 15% discount on any retail items that are featured in class.

Credit Card Reservations for classes required.

All classes may be subject to cancellation or rescheduling by the Chopping Block.

Corkage Fee

The Chopping Block provides you with a handpicked list of food-friendly wines to enjoy during your class, as well as a small selection of craft beers. If, however, you have a special bottle that you would like to bring, please keep in mind that a corkage fee of $10 per bottle of wine and $5 per six-pack of beer will be applied toyour class fee.


Cancellation Policy

In order to keep our classes comfortable and to preserve our chef to student ratio we must impose a cancellation policy. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

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.

Please call us at 773-472-6700 or 312-644-6360 with any questions, concerns or cancellations.

Classes taught by:

Shelley Young

Quincy Bissic
Carrie Bradley
Patricia Diaz-Ernzen
Alia Dalal
Carolyn Engelmann
Joey Hahn
Dionna D. Israel
Jacqueline Laurencelle
Ron Martin

Trevor Moore
Hans Mooser
Melissa Novak
Erin Patsiopoulos
Sara Salzinski
Ricky Simpson, Jr.
Mario Scordato
Kim Schwenke
Rochelle Taylor

Private Parties

Put yourself in our hands for your very own custom cooking class for any occasion:

  • Corporate Team Building
  • Bridal Shower
  • Bachelor/ette Party
  • Birthdays
  • Intimate dinner party

We supply cooking instruction, informal service, great food and clean up. Educate your guests while enjoying an evening in our comfortable kitchen. Click here for more info.

For printable copies of our class calendars, click below.

March Class Calendar

Kids and Teens Winter/Spring 2015


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