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Holiday Season Kick Off

Our Customer Appreciation Days are the official kick off to the holiday season. We've been throwing this party for 15 years, so we know what we're doing! Stop by our stores for samples of our favorite gourmet ingredients, wines paired for holiday entertaining and 20% savings on the entire store.

Our Lincoln Square fête also features a Turkey Trunk Show. Get tips from our chefs on roasting, grilling, smoking and deep frying your bird. We'll also showcase our favorite Turkey Day side dishes so come by for tips, tricks and tastings.

Mark your calendars:

Lincoln Square
Saturday, November 9

Merchandise Mart
Friday, November 15

No registration is necessary for these FREE events.

Apple Pies


Dessert is Done

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is a daunting task, so let our chefs handle dessert for your holiday table.

We offer our famous Apple Piein a cast iron skillet (that can be returned for a refund) or classic Pumpkin Pie. Choose to pick up on two days at both of our locations. Pre-order now!

Tuesday, November 26 Lincoln Square

Tuesday, November 26 Merchandise Mart

Wednesday, November 27 Lincoln Square

Wednesday, November 27 Merchandise Mart


Mobile Club Changes

If you were a member of our Mobile Club, you may not be now.

Changes to federal regulations required members to opt-in again last month. If you missed that opportunity and want to continue to receive our text messages, text CHOP to 30364.

You'll never get more than two texts in a month. Plus, our Mobile Club is the ONLY place to get discounts on our cooking classes!

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Festive Food to Impress                      
The holidays are a time to fire up the oven, plug in the Crock Pot, dust off that bakeware and get creative with your cooking. We have a long list of fun, new classes to help you get ready for the season of cooking.

If you fancy sweets (and who doesn't?), you'll learn how to make crowd-pleasing desserts like Gingerbread Pear Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce in Festive Baking.

No holiday is complete without Holiday Pies and Tarts such as Sweet Potato Pie with Praline.

Sugar cookies are nice, but you'll get new ideas on traditional cookies like Cranberry Pistachio Bars with Apricot Glaze in Fun n' Fancy Holiday Cookies.

Thinking of trying your hand at candy making this year? Learn how to make Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Truffles in our FREE Candy Making Demo. Can't make it to this class? Check out our online video library for recipes for both candies.

Tis the season of dinner parties, so we've done the menu planning for you. You'll also get lots of shortcuts for elaborate but easy dishes such as Roasted Prime Rib with Blue Cheese Popovers in Deck the Halls: Holiday Entertaining.

Embrace the season of winter squash with Roasted Chicken Breasts with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Caramelized Squash in Eat, Drink and Be Merry.

Make your holiday cocktail party the talk of the town with Holly Jolly Appetizers such as Risotto Fritters with Tomato Basil Sauce.

¡Feliz Navidad! offers a traditional Mexican holiday menu with dishes like Pozole Rojo (Braised Pork Soup with Red Chilies and Hominy).

Just because you don't eat gluten doesn't mean you have to miss out on the holiday fun. Our menu for A Gluten-Free Holiday includes sophisticated, seasonal dishes like Roasted Cornish Hens with Thyme Mushroom Gravy and Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Sage.

Check out all of our just-released December cooking classes as well as what's on the schedule for November.

The highlighted classes without links are offered on multiple days at both of our locations, so please search our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.  



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Triumph at Thanksgiving with our Help
With Thanksgiving a mere three weeks away, it's time to get serious about your game plan for the holiday. Whether you are cooking the entire meal yourself or bringing a side dish you want to shine, we have a class to help you succeed. From our Thanksgiving Crash Course to Thanksgiving Leftovers Reimagined, we've got you covered.

If you have last minute cooking questions for our chefs, join us for a live Facebook chat to cover anything Thanksgiving-related. Consider it your Turkey Day hotline!

Wednesday, November 20

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Knife Skills Life Lessons

Do you have a life list? We're not talking about a "to do" list of laundry, grocery shopping and helping with the kids' homework. We're talking about an inventory of things you would like to do, learn and experience in life. When we heard that one of our students blogged about her life list and that learning how to properly use knives was on it, we invited her to take a Knife Skills class. Val Bromann shared her experience in a guest post for The Chopping Blog.

Pinterest See all of the pictures from Val's Knife Skills class in our new Pinterest board.

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