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.
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.
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.
Building Blocks Classes
Cooking basics are a strong component of The Chopping Block experience. Our Building Blocks Series illustrates the essentials of cooking, such as how to make a roux, roll out dough and ratios for vinaigrettes. The Building Blocks gives students a solid foundation for cooking. With 24 menus, the series covers the standard cooking techniques a home cook needs to meet any challenge. Learn more about the Building Blocks Series.
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.
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:
Put yourself in our hands for your very own custom cooking class for any occasion:
- Corporate Team Building
- Bridal Shower
- Bachelor/ette Party
- 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.
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For printable copies of our class calendars, click below.
September Class Calendar
October Class Calendar
Kids and Teens Fall 2014
Boot Camps Fall 2014