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Hands-On Essential Building Blocks

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.

  • All levels
  • 18 and older
  • $517.50
  • Earn 5,175 reward points
  • 4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL
  • 7 hours & 30 minutes
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What you'll learn in this culinary class:

Join us for a new and exciting culinary experience designed to jump start your culinary journey. Our experienced chef will  teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science and techniques all cooks should know.

You'll spend time honing your knife skills, discover why balancing flavors plays  such an important role in being a successful cook, understanding proper  cooking techniques for specific cuts of meat, and preparing sauces.

After completing this building block class, your newfound knowledge will give  your skills in the kitchen a huge boost in the right direction, allowing you to be more inspired by your own palate. Your view of cooking may even be transformed!

After completing this course, the next step is Culinary Boot Camp, our most comprehensive course available.  

Menu:

  • Chicken Stock
  • Crème de Champignons (Cream of Mushroom Soup) 
  • Arugula-Fennel Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
  • Tuscan Braised Chicken with Kale, Fennel and Cannellini Beans with Roasted Garlic Farro
  • Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Reduction
  • Sole Meunière (Sautéed Sole with Brown Butter Lemon Sauce)
  • Oven-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Thyme 

Skills covered in class:

  • Preparing stock
  • Selecting knives and cutting boards
  • Knife skills
  • Balancing flavors
  • Making roux and velouté
  • Preparing vinaigrette
  • Braising, roasting and sautéing
  • Working with grains
  • Determining meat doneness
  • Making pan sauces and reductions
  • Roasting vegetables

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of three to four and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.

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  • Please note that upon purchase, your email address may be shared with The Chopping Block Lincoln Square, and you will be receiving class and/or marketing information from the provider.

  • Also note that by purchasing seats for classes at The Chopping Block you are authorizing CourseHorse to charge your card if you order additional drinks and do not pay for them at the time of the class.

Refund Policy

All classes have a 4 business days cancellation policy, except Culinary Boot Camps which have a 16 business days cancellation policy.

You must email us at [email protected] to cancel an existing reservation, but please note the 15% service fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

If you cancel within 4 business days, you will not receive a refund or credit for your class, but feel free to send a guest in your place. Our credit card refund policy is 90 days. If your purchase was made prior to that, you will receive an account credit, not a refund to your credit card.

Please note:

  • All virtual class sales are final.
  • All virtual students will receive a recording of the class within 48 hours of the class.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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