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The Chopping Block

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 7:30 PM
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GREAT French Cooking Class!

I bought three seats for a hands on French Cooking class as an experiential gift for Christmas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet G
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Chicago, Illinois
Fun, informative and a great place to learn cooking from the best around

This was an incredible experience! At this location The Chopping Block sells some cooking items... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
R Bruce D
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Michigan City, Indiana
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The Chopping Block, Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I bought three seats for a hands on French Cooking class as an experiential gift for Christmas. (So much nicer to enjoy an event with family rather than giving another sweater!) We had SUCH a wonderful time! We made a fabulous dinner together (with another...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Janet G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible experience! At this location The Chopping Block sells some cooking items and gadgets, but the mission is to teach cooking! The chefs and staff are not only friendly, incredibly talented but most of all make everyone feel comfortable. When I came...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank R Bruce D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been able to stop talking about our trip to the chopping block! We brought our own wine and were paired up with another couple. Our chefs were Max and Joel, and they really made sure that we got what we wanted out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your cooking class with Max and Joel, and we've passed along your review to them which will certainly really make their...More

Reviewed October 29, 2018

Bottom line...totally worth the cost. The full week boot camp was excellent. The website is a bit vague on what to expect during the week as I am sure it likely changes and there are very few reviews on the full week class that I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris T
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience of The Chopping Block's Culinary Boot Camp. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed and got so much out of the week-long class! Your review was very detailed, and we...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

Just finished my first boot camp here and I will be back! I signed up with a friend for the Pie and Tart boot camp because she really wanted to learn how to make a good pie crust. But, wow, this was that and so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hpmicks
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you so much for the great review here on TripAdvisor, Hpmicks! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Pie & Tart Boot Camp class, and we can't wait to see you in another class soon. Nothing is better than pie in the fall!

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Christine is a good teacher, lots of information in a fast paced class where the prep and dishes are taken care of for you, allowing time to sip your adult beverage and enjoy the fruits of your labor at the end of class.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DonNjen G
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your class with Chef Christine. Should you have any further feedback or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Cooking class with wine. We had fun cooking and eating the dinner we prepared. My wife had fun but noted she did not learn much from the class. She had taken 6-8 classes here already with me, friends and our kids.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2018

Hi Christian, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your class. It sounds as if she is quite the experienced home cook now! We...More

Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is my second boot camp (boot camp 2) and once again I reiterate that this is an amazing place for home cooking enthusiasts. The instructors are varied in their teaching skill but overall there is no better place in the area. I believe it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AfishnamedArthur
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Hi Arthur, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at Culinary Boot Camp 2. As always, it's a pleasure to have you in class! We were thrilled to hear you are finding value in this week-long class, and we...More

Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

We had a girls weekend and signed up for the cooking class at The Chopping Block. It was a fun event to do together and we drank wine while learning some new recipes. The food provided a great dinner as well. The people at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2018

Hi Sandy, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were excited to hear your group had fun and that you enjoyed the food. We also appreciate your comments regarding the recipes and availability of...More

Reviewed June 9, 2018

So - this was our 3rd class!!! 2 with Chef Ron & last night with Chef Christy. Again, our annual Christmas gift from our son & daughter in law. Last night we created Italian steak marinated in red wine, Shrimp Diavolo, potatoes & Macerated strawberries....More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathy M
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2018

Hi Kathy, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block here on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Date Night: Italian Steakhouse class with Chef Christy. I've already passed along this review to...More

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