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Planning an Event?  Plan to Join Us     


If you are a professional or corporate event planner, you are cordially invited to experience The Chopping Block during a special event. This hands-on party will give you insider info on Chicago's premier recreational cooking school that your clients will want to know about. You'll tour our impressive Merchandise Mart kitchens, cook some delicious dishes, meet our knowledgeable chefs and have the time of your life!  


Thursday, May 24, 2012


Merchandise Mart 


Space is limited, so please RSVP to reserve your spot via email to or phone at 312-644-6489 ext. 2118.  


Meet Your Private Event Team  


Our Private Event Team is ready to work with you to create a memorable, fun event completely catered to your goals. Whether you are planning your parents' anniversary party or a networking event for colleagues, our experienced event planners have the solution for you. Plus, they are great bloggers! Check out their contributions to The Chopping Blog


Lisa Duryea, Sales Manager 

Hillary Goldberg, Event Sales 

Marjorie Campbell, Event Sales 

Lauren Fountas, Event Administrator     



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Taste our New Party Menus

SamplingOur new private party menus will impress your guests with their creative and tasty dishes. Designed for our popular hands-on events, you can now choose from new Global Journeys menus like "Tokyo Table" or "Year of the Dragon" featuring Chinese cuisine of Velvet Scallops with Snow Peas and Black Bean Sauce.

Other new menus include a range of American Regional (think Pike's Place Market and Bourbon Street Café) and Seasonal menus featuring the best of Summer's bounty like Farmers' Market Feast and Summer in Provence. Take a look at all of our new event menus at the links above and start planning your party today!   
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Get Fired Up


We also have all new grilling menus for events on our spectacular outdoor patio at Lincoln Square. With wall to wall tent coverage, your event is sure to happen rain or shine! 


Plus, take advantage of our new Special Offer:


Plan an outdoor event with us this grilling season and enjoy a FREE upgrade to our Full House Bar Package, when you purchase the unlimited House Wine and Beer Package at $25 per person.   


In addition, we invite you to enjoy an additional selected appetizer FREE, with the purchase of any of our appetizer options. Both of these invitations are extended to groups of 15 or more guests, and are available throughout the Grilling Season (now through October) at our Lincoln Square location.  


View our new outdoor menus and get fired up for grilling season!      

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Did You Know?

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We can create a private event for groups from 7 to 250 guests in our beautiful kitchens, or up to 1000 people for an extravaganza in the historically significant Merchandise Mart.


We can partner with you for charitable fundraising programs in our space, or within the public spaces at The Merchandise Mart.  


Our Holiday Season Calendar is now open and available to book your private event.  

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Start Your Party in the Kitchen

Kitchen FunThe best parties always end up (and start) in the kitchen! We would love to talk through our private event options with you to make your event special.

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