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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
A non-refundable 10% fee is applied for the operational and administrative costs incurred by TCB.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this macaron class:

French macarons take a bit of finesse to get ne sais quoi. Our expert pastry chef will guide you through every step of the technique as you learn and practice how to make three different, delicious varieties. You will go home with a box of your beautiful masterpieces!

  • Chocolate Macarons with Raspberry Jam and Coffee Buttercream
  • Toasted Coconut Crunch Macarons with Salted Caramel Filling
  • Lemon Macarons with White Chocolate Lemon Ganache
Skills Covered in Class Include:
  • Basic Baking Techniques
  • Working with Nut Flours
  • Selecting Chocolate
  • Whipping Egg Whites
  • Using a Piping Bag
  • Caramelizing Sugar
  • Making Ganache
Due to the layout of our kitchens and in consideration of your classmates, students will work in groups of 3 to 5 people. Parties of 6 or more will be directed to our private events department so we can accommodate them appropriately.

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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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Question from Anonymous
Who is the instructor?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! As of now, Leah is scheduled to teach the Macaron Workshop on 10/27 but that is always subject to scheduling changes. Thanks!
Question from Anonymous
My wife is so interested making macarons at your workshop. However, she has a language barrier in terms of following the instructions. Therefore, I am willing to come with her together in the classroom. Do I need to purchase two seats in order for me to come in with her? Even in the case just stand next to her for translation? Please let me know!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there! You would need to purchase 2 seats so you can assist your wife in the class. Hope this helps.

Reviews of Classes at The Chopping Block at the Mart (212)

(212 Reviews)
Macaron Workshop
Reviewed by Chris T. on 3/15/2020
Awesome class and the chef's leading the class were the absolute best. Nice, funny, extremely informative and helpful. I'd recommend it to anyone.
Macaron Workshop
Reviewed by Iris D. on 2/19/2020
Chef was amazing! Very good teacher. Staff was attentive and alway available. Very fun and learned new techniques.
Macaron Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/28/2019
Loved it. Can't wait to take another.
Macaron Workshop
Reviewed by Constance B. on 9/25/2019
So much fun and Chef Erin made us very comfortable with the process so we can do it again on our own! Thank you.
Macaron Workshop
Reviewed by Kathy S. on 8/5/2019
Teacher Was awesome!!!! Very informative to all .. Engaged In whole class

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The Chopping Block at the Mart

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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