Weight Watchers      

Weight No More  


Many people have had success transitioning to a healthy lifestyle with the help of Weight Watchers. In fact, our own Chef Carrie Bradley has lost 50 pounds on the program! We are pleased to announce a new, hands-on class featuring a delicious 17 PointsPlus Value meal including dishes like Haricot Vert, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad. You'll learning classic French cooking techniques that don't revolve around butter or bacon. Plus, get your WW questions answered by a local instructor. Members and non-members are welcome!
Wednesday, Sept. 19 7pm
Lincoln Square

Wednesday, Sept. 26 7pm
Lincoln Square



Lean and Mean Protein    

Another of our chefs is shedding the pounds! Chef John Peters has lost 44 pounds by eating better and exercising regularly. One key: make sure your diet is filled with great sources of protein. Join John and Revolution Training Center's Registered Dietitian Krista Shawron for an evening focused on learning to prepare simple, healthy, and most importantly, delicious protein dishes featuring four  superstars: Quinoa, Legumes, Chicken, and Tofu.  


Wednesday, Sept. 26 6pm 

Merchandise Mart    



Diana Pours      

1 Lincoln = Lots o' Wine

The best wine tasting deal in town is back! Join us on Friday, August 17 from 5pm-7pm on our Lincoln Square patio to taste through our seasonal favorites for just $5 (or 1 Lincoln). Wine Goddess Diana Hamann will be pouring and spewing wine knowledge in honor of our Wine Warehouse Sale that weekend. Save 10% off all wine Friday thru Sunday!

Sign up for the $5 tasting.



We Cooked This     


Our latest Pinterest board features yummy food we're cooking in our classes. What TCB recipes are you cooking at home? We want to see your pics and you could win a $50 gift certificate! First, follow us (@thechoppingbloc) on Pinterest. When describing the dish and class it's from, type the @ symbol immediately followed by thechoppingbloc. Click on us in the drop down menu. We'll receive a notification that you tagged us and enter you in the contest. 


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Fresh from the Farmer's Market   

Learn where your food comes from with our new Farmer's Market Tour and Cooking Class. You'll walk away with the best seasonal produce from the Lincoln Square farmer's market and understand how to cook it. Our chef will lead a tour through the market, talking with farmers about their ingredients then host an improvisational cooking class featuring the best of the market.

Shelley at Market Thursday, September 13 6pm
Lincoln Square

Thursday, September 27 6pm
Lincoln Square

Our popular You Don't Know Squash class returns for fall to make squash your star ingredient from soup to dessert. We'll discuss both summer and winter squash varieties while making delicious dishes like Zucchini Ribbon Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette.

Want more earth to plate action? Our Farm Dinner class features a full meal including Grilled Chicken Breasts with Peach Barbecue Glaze and Bacon, Corn and Zucchini Succotash.

View all of our just-released September classes on our website.
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Grills Gone Wild

If you thought it was a little too hot to fire up the grill this summer, look forward to fall on our patio. With Labor Day just a month away, we're  welcoming outdoor classes!

Our upcoming grilling classes will teach you how to be a master of both charcoal and gas, while keeping your cool.

Grill Demo Grilling Workshop tackles the difference between barbecuing versus grilling as you watch our chef demonstrate dishes like Sweet & Spicy Barbecued Chicken and Grilled Pizza with Asparagus and Goat Cheese.

In our hands-on Grilling Fiesta, you'll work with tomatillos and chayote squash among other Latin ingredients to prepare dishes such as Grilled Skirt Steak Tortas with Smoked Salsa and Queso Fresco.

Global Grilling is all about exotic ingredients and bold flavors illustrated in hands-on dishes like Tandoori Shrimp with Cilantro Chutney and Fennel-Spiced Grilled Flatbread.

Upscale and sophisticated can be done on the grill! You'll experience dishes such as Hot-Smoked Trout with Bacony Watercress Salad and Creamy Horseradish Dressing in our Gourmet Grilling class.

Please note all of these grilling classes are offered throughout August & September, so please visit our website to peruse our class calendar for specific days and times.    


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Upcoming Boot Camps

Don't miss these intensive classes designed to get you cooking just like a pro!

Grilling Boot Camp
Thursday, September 20 - Friday, September 21
10am-3pm Lincoln Square 

Breading Vegetarian Boot Camp
Thursday, August 16 - Friday, August 17
10am-3pm Merchandise Mart

International Boot Camp: The Spice Route
Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26
9am-5pm Merchandise Mart

International Boot Camp: Asia North to South
Thursday, September 27 - Friday, September 28
9am-5pm Merchandise Mart

Fish International Boot Camp: The Spanish Connection
Saturday, October 27 - Sunday, October 28
9am-5pm Merchandise Mart

Culinary Boot Camp
5 Consecutive Sundays starting September 9
9am-5pm Merchandise Mart

Advanced Culinary Boot Camp (for graduates of Culinary Boot Camp)
Monday, August 27 - Friday, August 31
9am-5pm Merchandise Mart

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