Cooking Classes in Chicagoland

Looking for a fun idea for a date night, group outing, or just a way to escape and have some fun for yourself?  Then look no further than the wide array of cooking classes in Chicagoland available for chefs of all ages and abilities.

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WHAT TYPE OF CLASS TO TAKE

First of all, it is important to determine what kind of class you want to take.  Thankfully All Natural Chicago has YEARS of experience in the food business, so they have some great knowledge and experience to help steer you to the perfect cooking class.

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Serious cooking considerations

At home cooks that want to challenge themselves to learn more about how food works may want to consider classes like knife skills, techniques such as parting a chicken, mother sauces, etc.  Perhaps you are a really good cook but want to expand your knowledge base, you could learn about butchering, charcuterie, bread baking.  These are all elevated skills beyond making a great dinner.

 

Entertaining cooking considerations

You like to cook but are content to follow a recipe without needing more education.  Classes that feature ethnic recipes, cooking pizzas or 30 minute meals are perfect.  Classes where you can bring a friend and a bottle of wine tend to be much more for the entertainment of it than the learning aspect—and they prove to be fun date nights as well!  You could also go to entertaining cooking classes because you need new cooking ideas.  We get into food funks sometimes and need to jump start our creative juices.  You are expanding your pallet but not necessarily challenging your skills.

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COOKING SCHOOLS WITH A VARIETY OF OPTIONS

The Chopping Block–Chicago

Dave’s Specialty Food—Mount Prospect

Now We’re Cookin–Evanston

The Social Table–Chicago

Sur La Table—Locations in Suburbs and City

The Wooden Spoon–Chicago

 

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COCKTAILS & SPIRITS

Epic Restaurant—Chicago

Vintages—Arlington Heights

SPECIALTY CLASSES

La Scuola di Eataly (Italian)—Chicago

Mercadito Chicago (Spanish)–Chicago

Naveen’s Cuisine (Indian and Thai)—Chicago

Weber Grill (Grilling)—Schaumburg

 

 

“SWEET” SCHOOLS

French Pastry School—Chicago

Wilton School of Cake Decorating and Confectionery Art—Darien

 

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And don’t forget the kiddos!

The Chopping Block—Chicago

Creative Kids’ Corner–Wilmette

Elawa Farm–Lake Forest

Gather–Evanston

Kids’ Table–Chicago

 

Want to leave the cooking to the professionals?  Then don’t miss out on my restaurant picks for a great night out, kid free of course!

Bon Appetite!
Amanda
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Comments

    • amandasimkin says

      We are so lucky to have so many different options to choose from. Be sure to check your favorite restaurant and see if they offer cooking events.

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    Cooking with kids is so much fun. I have taken classes with my husband before, but never my kids – sounds like fun.

  2. Elizabeth O. says

    I always love cooking classes, they are so much fun to attend. Or maybe I just love food and eating. Either way, these classes make people appreciate food more.

  3. Rosey says

    I took cooking classes when I was a lot younger. I think it would be cool to take some now too, since I’ve got a lot more years of cooking experience under my belt.

    • amandasimkin says

      Eataly is such an amazing store/restaurant so I would LOVE to take a cooking class there. A great Christmas gift, hubby! 😉

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