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Moms and Lots More in May
May is a time for celebrations. First, there's Mom. Think she doesn't want to cook on her special day? Wrong! She'd love to spend it with you in our kitchens. Remember, we do all of the set up and clean up, so you're just left with the fun of cooking and eating.

Mom & Daughter Cook Our Mother's Day weekend lineup of cooking classes include: 

Moms & Mimosas: Treat Mom to a delicious and relaxing brunch.
Mama Mia: Transport your Mom to Italy for an unforgettable meal.
Kids Cook with Mom: Choose from lunch or dinner menus to make a meal with Mom and create memories she'll always cherish.

Our Bailey Phillips is about to embark on an international culinary adventure with her mom. Read about it in her latest blog.

May is also the month to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride with margaritas and a fiesta feast on Cinco de Mayo. Need to brush up on your Spanish? See details on our new multilingual class below.

Next month is the official start to grilling season on our patio. Down south in Memphis, the best barbeque champions from all over the world will converge on the city to smoke the competition. We'll create our own winning recipes in our upcoming Memphis in May classes.
Grilling classes are back in May. For a preview of what's to come, join us for our Big Green Egg Grilling Kickoff Show:

THIS Saturday, April 12
Lincoln Square

Our chefs will be showing off everything you can do on our favorite grill/smoker.
Celebrate Craft Beer Week
The 5th Annual Chicago Craft Beer Week is on tap next month. And in true Chicago beer-loving fashion, it lasts more than an actual week, from May 15-25, 2014.

Join us for these beer-focused events at the Mart:

Michael Roper American Craft Beer Tasting with The Hopleaf's Michael Roper
Monday, May 19 7pm

He Said, She Said Beer Pairing Dinner
Friday, May 16 6pm

From Beer to Eternity
Thursday, May 15 6pm
Cook Spanish, Speak Spanish
Brush up on your Spanish while learning to make delicious tapas!

We are excited to partner with Multilingual Connections, a language center in Chicago that connects people to their communities and the world, for a special cooking class. Our chef will lead the cooking lesson while a Multilingual Connections instructor conducts the language portion of the class.

Sunday, April 27
Lincoln Square
At a Culinary Crossroads? Consider Boot Camp

"I have always dreamt of going to culinary school, but worried if it would be a mistake to invest the money and years of my life, without ever having set foot in a professional kitchen. What if I didn't like it?"


Food blogger Veronica LaPinske was at a crossroads in her life. In order to get a better understanding of what professional culinary school would entail, we invited her to attend Culinary Boot Camp. She documented her week-long experience in her blog, A Cook's Canvas. Read her journey here.    

Veronica LaPinske Conquers Her Fear of Lobster in Culinary Boot Camp

Are you in a similar place in your life as Veronica? Our Boot Camps offer a chance to delve deeper into the world of cooking. Whether you are looking for a one-day immersion class on a particular topic, or a week of cooking alongside our professional chefs, there's something for all serious home cooks.  


View all of our Boot Camps coming up this spring.  

Pinterest See more of Veronica's amazing images during her Culinary Boot Camp journey on our Pinterest board.
Our Owner/Chef Shelley Young is Women Chefs & Restaurateurs' Educator of the Year.

Pinterest See pictures from the annual conference held last month in Chicago on our Pinterest board.

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