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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Mario Scordato

What you'll learn in this butchery class:

Tenderloin, sirloin, ribs, chops, ham...where do different cuts of meat come from? Which ones should you choose for different kinds of recipes, and why?? Join us as Chef Mario Scordato butchers a whole pig, showing you where the most important cuts are located, and explains the best ways to cook them. After Mario's demonstration, you'll sit down and enjoy a pork-filled lunch!
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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.

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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 locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

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