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Mom & Daughter Cook


Treat Mom This Weekend       


If getting a Mother's Day gift has fallen to the bottom of your To Do List, it's not too late to impress your Mom with a cooking class this weekend. Whether you prefer demonstration or hands-on instruction, you'll enjoy an amazing meal and quality time with that special lady in your life.

Take your Mom to Brunch
Sat., May 12 10am
Sun., May 13 10am
Lincoln Square

Cook with Your Mom
Hands On
Sun., May 13 10am
Lincoln Square

Cook with Dad

Cook with Dad

Don't let Mom have all of the fun! Start planning Father's Day weekend with a cooking class with the kids.

Sun., June 17 10am
Merchandise Mart

Or, get your grill on with your Dad for our annual Father's Day BBQ Bonanza.

Sun., June 17 11am
Sun., June 17 4pm
Lincoln Square


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Boot Camp's New International Flair 

Embark on a new global journey with The Chopping Block! Our International Boot Camp allows you to travel to a world of exotic ingredients and bold flavors... all in our kitchens. You will gain a solid understanding of different cooking techniques that define each cuisine, plus you'll sample wines and spirits that pair with each country's dishes.

International Boot Camp consists of three 2-day courses, covering a different cuisine each day. Sign up for one, two or all three courses. You may take them consecutively or in any order you prefer. We will repeat these courses over the next year, so you may sign up for any courses you have missed.

SPECIAL OFFER:Complete two courses and get $200 off the third one!  
Food GlobeAsia: North to South
Sat., June 23 - Sun., June 24
9am - 5pm Merchandise Mart

The Spanish Connection
Sat., July 28 - Sun., July 29
9am - 5pm Merchandise Mart

The Spice Route
Sat., August 25 - Sun., August 26
9am - 5pm Merchandise Mart

Check out our Curriculum Coordinator Sara Salzinski's blog on the new class.  
Want to start with the basics? Our week-long Culinary Boot Camp is a professional culinary school education boiled down for the home cook. It will change the way you cook! 
Monday, June 18 - Friday, June 22 
9am-5pm at the Mart 

View all of our boot camps, as well as the rest of our May and June class calendars on our website. Plus, don't miss the start of our Kids and Teen Summer Camps in June.  
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A Healthy Revolution

VeggiesIt's time for a Revolution in the kitchen! With the growing rise in obesity, we are always looking at ways to slim down recipes without compromising flavor. So, we're teaming up with Revolution Training Centers to "revolutionize" some of our classic recipes to healthier versions in this new two-for-one demonstration class. Our chef will cover the cooking techniques while Revolution's registered dietician gives healthy eating advice and discusses new and exciting ingredients.

Wed., June 20 6pm
Merchandise Mart

Power up with knowledge you'll gain in our new Summery Superfoods class.
Superfoods are whole, natural foods that contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which can benefit your health. We'll teach you how to make mouth-watering dishes that you can feel good about eating like Roasted Salmon with Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad and Balsamic Glaze.

This class is offered multiple days/times at both of our locations. Please peruse our calendar for the best fit for your schedule.
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New & Improved Class Descriptions

SteakYou may notice something different about our class calendars in June. Now, each class description includes a section called Skills Covered in Class, which lists all of the cooking techniques that will be taught in that particular class. So, depending on whether you are looking to learn to braise or get the perfect grill marks on your steak, you can better find the class to meet your goals. And of course, there's always the guarantee of having fun in all of our classes!   
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