The Chopping Block


The Chopping Block, Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers guests a large slate of demonstration and hands-on classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events.

The Chopping Block Locations à la carte 2017 Events

Lincoln Square

Macaron Workshop-
Saturday, October 7 10am-1pm $80/person

War and Wine: Grand Cru of Wine Classes-
Tuesday, October 10 7pm-9pm $90/person

Couples Cooking: Parisian Pleasures-
Thursday, October 12 7pm-9:30pm $85/person

Fabulous French Pastries-
Friday, October 13 10am-1pm

Merchandise Mart

Couples Cooking: Parisian Pleasures-
Saturday, October 7 7pm-9:30pm $85/person

French Bistro-
Sunday, October 15 11am-2pm $85/person

Due to the layout of our kitchens and in consideration of your classmates, students will work in groups of 3 to 5 people. Parties of 6 or more will be directed to our private events department so we can accommodate them appropriately. 1-week cancellation policy.


We are celebrating our 20th anniversary this year! The Chicago Tribune did a fabulous write-up with our Owner/Chef Shelley Young about this milestone: