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Learn the art of precise cutting and slicing techniques in knife skills class in Chicago, where participants can perfect their culinary skills and gain confidence in the kitchen.

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Hands-On Knife Skills

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Knife Skills is our most popular class! This hands-on chopping session will have you mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro. Knife care, sharpening and honing, and selection and manufacturing are also covered by our chef.

Friday Dec 15th, 12–2pm Central Time

$109.25

Hands-on Cooking: Knife Skills

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Improve your knife skills by practicing mince, dice, julienne, and chiffonade cuts in this cooking class.  You will cut up vegetables for a classic rice pilaf, and watch how to prepare, cook, and carve a classic roast chicken. Take home a portion of prepped, uncooked vegetables.

Wednesday Jan 17th, 2–4pm Central Time

Demo Cooking: Salads in a Jar

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Learn the art of creating delicious and convenient salads in a jar with the Demo Cooking course at the Chicago Botanic Garden. Discover knife skills, dressing basics, and different techniques for preparing chicken. Featured recipes include quinoa tabbouleh, Greek salad, and lemon-oregano-thyme chicken.

Tuesday Mar 5th, 5–7pm Central Time

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Hands-On Essential Building Blocks

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Embark on a culinary journey at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square and discover the essential building blocks of cooking. Enhance your skills in the kitchen as you learn the fundamentals of knife techniques, flavor balancing, cooking techniques, and more. Unleash your culinary potential and ignite your passion for cooking.

Friday Mar 1st, 9am–4:30pm Central Time

$517.50

Hands-On Winter in Toscana

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Winter in Toscana is full of chilly nights, perfect for gathering around the table for a hearty meal full of comforting and warming Italian food. From a nourishing Tuscan white bean and vegetable stew thickened with bread to a rustic ragu made with wild boar (the unofficial mascot of Tuscany), this menu will transport you to northern Italy. This time of year offers thinner crowds and robust flavors so learn to cook them in this hands-on class. ...

Friday Jan 12th, 6–8:30pm Central Time

$155.25

Culinary Boot Camp 1

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Experience the thrill of culinary school without the commitment or cost at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Discover fundamental cooking techniques, from knife skills to advanced methods, and bring it all together with a final menu created with your classmates. Elevate your cooking skills in just five sessions with this unique culinary foundation course.

Saturday Jan 6th, 9am–5pm Central Time

 (5 sessions)

$2,530

5 sessions

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Knife Skills & Utensil Essentials

Peterson Garden Project @ 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL

What better way to kick off a great weekend than by sharpening your knife skills in the kitchen? In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to use your knives and other time-saving kitchen utensils with ease and confidence. We know that chopping can get exhausting and work up an appetite, so we’ll finish at the farm table to enjoy a lovely meal made with all our practice cuts. Join us in an evening of confidence-building in the kitchen! This class...

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Basic Knife Skills: Meal Prep Made Easy

Nourished @ 111 S Vine St, Chicago, IL

If you need to sharpen your knife skills and become more confident at the cutting board, then this class is for you—an introduction to fundamental knife safety and skills.  Designed to make prep and cooking time faster, easier and stress-free, this class will give you the confidence you need to keep your cool (and your fingers) along the way! Our Health & Wellness Chefs will teach you: tips on selecting and safely using your knives...

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Hands-on Cooking: Knife Skills for Salad

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Salads can be either side dish or the main attraction in a meal. Learn and practice basic knife skills in order to prepare summer salads that are full of color and flavor reflective of the harvest season.  Featured recipes include: Spinach strawberry salad with a mint lime vinaigrette Kohlrabi salad with summer berries and fennel Snap pea radish salad with vegan green goddess dressing Roasted asparagus with dill, lemon, and shallots...

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Family Class: Knife Skills

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square @ 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL

Bring the whole gang and join us for family classes at Lincoln Square where children and adults will work together to learn new skills and techniques in the kitchen. Join us this month for our most popular class…Knife Skills! Families (kids ages 12 and older) will work together in a hands-on chopping session that'll have everyone mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro. Knife safety, how to select a cutting board and how to...

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Knife Skills 101

Peterson Garden Project @ 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL

A sharp knife–and knowing how to use it correctly–is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. It can also be one of the most intimidating! In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to use your knives and other time-saving kitchen utensils with ease and confidence. We know that chopping can get exhausting and work up an appetite, so we’ll finish at the farm table to enjoy a lovely meal made with all our practice cuts. Join us in an...

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Chop Chop Knife Skills

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL

Practice essential knife cuts such as mince, dice, julienne, and chiffonade to make quick work of tricky vegetable and fruit preparation in this hands-on cooking class. The featured recipes of Mango Spring Rolls, Asian Ratatouille, and Lemon-Beef Stir Fry will teach sautי and stir fry techniques as well as creative plating. Students will sample the dishes made in this hands-on class.

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Fearless In The Kitchen

Peterson Garden Project @ 5917 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL

What better way to cut through the fluffy romance of Valentine’s Day than by sharpening your knife skills in the kitchen! In this hands-on class, we’ll teach you how to use your knives and other time saving kitchen utensils with ease and confidence. We know that chopping can get exhausting and work up an appetite, so we’ll finish with a lovely meal at the community table, made with all our practice cuts. Join us in an evening of confidence...

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Versatile Veggies

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

This class features dishes suitable as a side dish or main course, depending on who is at your holiday table. Techniques learned will include various knife cuts, cooking methods such as roasting and braising, working with phyllo dough, and making a vinaigrette from scratch. Featured recipes include Roasted Beet Crush with Pistachio Smash, Orange Braised Carrots and Parsnips, and Spinach, Scallion, and Goat Cheese Studel, which will be prepared with...

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Hands-On Cooking: Stir Fry Party

Chicago Botanic Garden @ 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, IL

Stir-fry recipes are an easy way to incorporate flavors, colors, and textures into meals. Learn to cut ingredients in consistent sizes for quick cooking. Featured recipes include:  cauliflower and maitake mushroom orange-cilantro salmon with bok choy Kung Pao chicken white and brown rice blend.  Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years of age or older.

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