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Marcel's Culinary Experience

Marcel's Culinary Experience

Cooking
Glen Ellyn, Chicago, Illinois
(27 Reviews)

Downtown Glen Ellyn is home to one of the freshest and most innovative stores for cooking and food lovers locally, regionally and even globally. Open since September 2011 at 490 North Main Street, in a beautiful historic landmark building, is Marcel’s – a fresh kind of culinary experience.

Jill Foucré, a longtime resident of Glen Ellyn, has embarked on her lifelong dream to combine her family heritage, her love of cooking and entertaining, and her highly successful business skills into a retail and cooking school destination.

Named after Jill’s grandfather, a French chef and restaurateur, Marcel’s is a gathering place to cook, create and celebrate. A welcoming state-of-the-art kitchen for cooks of all ages and skill levels, is a place to learn, watch, meet new people and old friends – a place to pull up a chair, gather around the table and discover fabulous food adventures.

Stocked with fine cookware and hardworking professional tools, exquisite table wares, specialty foods, and one-of-a find items, Marcel’s is a contemporary purveyor of food, fun and learning for the community and the Midwest.

Reviews of Marcel's Culinary Experience

(27 Reviews)
Third Thursday: One+Done: Pie Crust (Hands On)

1/17/2020
Chris G.

Attended: Third Thursday: One+Done: Pie Crust (Hands On)


This class was exactly what I was looking for. The instructor was great. She communicated clearly and it was hands on for all participants. She took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and clearly. Frankly the best culinary class I have ever taken. Also she was very efficient with time. I am now confident in my pie crust abilities. From zero to confident in one hour! Wow! Now that's 5 Stars!!!!

Dinner at 7: Lux Sonoma (Demo)

5/16/2019
Carole C A.

Attended: Dinner at 7: Lux Sonoma (Demo)


It was a wonderful experience of gastronomic delight! The food was fabulous and instruction detailed and delightful. Thank you so much for a great evening!

Around the World: Dumpling Workshop (Hands On)

4/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Around the World: Dumpling Workshop (Hands On)


The class was taught by a chef who has a talent for teaching. This was a lot of differet dumplings to learn and everything was organized well to give the maximum hands on opportunity , which I like in a hands on class. Any student had ample opportunity to be involved or to relax and watch the goings on. I would recommend this class.

Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)

3/7/2019
James K.

Attended: Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)


Excellent class. Chef was very knowledgeable about Instant Cookers as well as other pressure cookers. She offered details that help understand the operation of each style of cooker and to differentiate them from one another. Everyone was encouraged to participate in the cooking experience and all the recipes were clear and easy to understand. The class was not only very informative, but also a lot of fun, with good interaction between the chef and those taking the class. There was a lot of information for those who are new to Instant Cookers as well as for those who have been using them for some time. I would highly recommend the class to anyone who is interested in cooking with pressure cookers.

Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)

3/7/2019
Vicky K.

Attended: Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)


The instructor (Kelly) was very friendly, informative and extremely knowledgeable about pressure cookers, both table-top and stove-top. She took the time to answer questions, go into further detail when needed, and to encourage hands-on participation. During the course of the class we prepared and/or taste tested 10 different pressure cooked foods - yogurt, chicken, stock, orange marmalade, rice, humus, polenta, risotto, vegetable sauce, and dolce le leche. We went to the class hoping to find out if pressure cooking was right for us and which would would serve us better, table-top or stove-top. We not only got our answer, but came away with a brand new 10 qt. pressure cooker! :)

Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)

12/8/2018
Pamela B.

Attended: Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)


I liked the session. I wish it was a little longer or multiple sessions. I would like to have learned about different knives for different operations.

An Afternoon with Smyth + The Loyalist (Demo)

3/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: An Afternoon with Smyth + The Loyalist (Demo)


Wonderful class and a lot of fun. Wished it had been a little smaller, but overall a fun afternoon!

Dim Sum Workshop (Hands On)

1/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Dim Sum Workshop (Hands On)


We would prefer it if there were less people so we were able to do more cooking.

Early Spring Canning Workshop (V) (Hands On)

4/26/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Early Spring Canning Workshop (V) (Hands On)


I now have confidence that I am able to can foods on my own, thanks to Chef Kelly's expertise.

Chocolate and Caramel Class (Hands On)

2/10/2020
Andrea T.

Attended: Chocolate and Caramel Class (Hands On)


Andrea T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137
Marcel's Culinary Experience
Glen Ellyn, Suburbs
490 N Main St
Btwn Pennsylvania Ave & Crescent Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60137

Upcoming Classes at Marcel's Culinary Experience

Travel & Eat: Thailand (Hands On)
Travel & Eat: Thailand (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday May 2nd, 6:30pm - 9pm

Spring Desserts: Pate a Choux (Hands On)
Spring Desserts: Pate a Choux (Hands On)
Next start date:

Sunday May 3rd, 12pm - 3pm

Big Kids: Taco Monday (Hands On) (Ages 12-16)
Big Kids: Taco Monday (Hands On) (Ages 12-16)
Next start date:

Monday May 4th, 4pm - 6pm

Dinner at 7: Cinco de Mayo (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Cinco de Mayo (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday May 5th, 7pm - 8:30pm

A Night with Mom (Hands On)
A Night with Mom (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday May 6th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Spring Dinner in the Rockies (Hands On)
Spring Dinner in the Rockies (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday May 7th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Make and Take: Mother's Day Overnight French Toast
Make and Take: Mother's Day Overnight French Toast
Next start date:

Saturday May 9th, 10am - 12:30pm

Mid Kids: BBQ Backyard Lunch (Hands On) (Ages 9-11)
Mid Kids: BBQ Backyard Lunch (Hands On) (Ages 9-11)
Next start date:

Monday May 11th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Family Cooking Night: Dude Ranch Cooking (Hands On)
Family Cooking Night: Dude Ranch Cooking (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday May 13th, 6pm - 8pm

Whole Food Plant Based Cooking (Hands On) (V)
Whole Food Plant Based Cooking (Hands On) (V)
Next start date:

Thursday May 14th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Spring Bites and Craft Cocktails (Cocktail Party)
Spring Bites and Craft Cocktails (Cocktail Party)
Next start date:

Saturday May 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm

LIttle Kids: Italian with a Twist (Hands On) (Ages 6-8)
LIttle Kids: Italian with a Twist (Hands On) (Ages 6-8)
Next start date:

Monday May 18th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Dinner at 7: The Greens of Spring (V) (Demo)
Dinner at 7: The Greens of Spring (V) (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday May 19th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Grill Season: Go! (KJ) (Hands On)
Grill Season: Go! (KJ) (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday May 21st, 6:30pm - 9pm

Sonoma Spring Wine Pairing (Hands On)
Sonoma Spring Wine Pairing (Hands On)
Next start date:

Friday May 22nd, 6:30pm - 9pm

Midwest Fresh (Hands On)
Midwest Fresh (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday May 28th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Seafood Grilling (KJ) (Hands On)
Seafood Grilling (KJ) (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday May 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Celebrating Frida w/ Marcel's & Andrew's Garden
Celebrating Frida w/ Marcel's & Andrew's Garden
Next start date:

Wednesday Jun 3rd, 6:30pm - 9pm

Ripe Right Now! (Hands On)
Ripe Right Now! (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 4th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Tuscan Osteria (Hands On)
Tuscan Osteria (Hands On)
Next start date:

Friday Jun 5th, 6:30pm - 9pm

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Teachers at Marcel's Culinary Experience

Agnes Pierscieniak Ali Graeme Anupy Singla Camilla Abder Candice Kumai Chad Hauge & Chef Kelly Sears Chef Alissa Wallers Chef Allison Johnson and Mixologist Annie Johnson Chef Brandy Fernow Chef Cherise Slattery Chef Dave Sahs Chef Gale Gand Chef Heidi Kise Chef Jamie Bordoshuk Chef Jamie Bordoshuk Chef Jean True Chef Julie Szimon Chef Katie Wojciechowski Chef Katie Wojciechowski & Joe Mengel Chef Kelly Sears Chef Kelly Sears and Jamie Walter Chef Kelly Sears (and her mom, Sam) Chef Kelly Sears & Lucas Murray Chef Kelly Sears & Trish Ranallo Chef Kelly Sears & Stefanie Rock Chef Kiley Fields Chef Lior Lev Sercarz Chef Lynn Dugan Chef Lynn Dugan & her mom, Sally Chef Mark Grimes Chef Mindy Segal Chef Paul Kahan Chef Paul Lindemuth Chef Paul Lindemuth with Tom & Joan Knighton Chef Pete Trusiak Chef Rachel Cuzzone Chef Robin Nathan Chef Robin Nathan & Marche's Cheesemonger Chef Robin Nathan and Trish Ranallo Chefs Jamie Bordoshuk and Kelly Sears Chefs Kelly Sears & Cherise Slattery Chefs Kelly Sears & Robin Nathan Chefs Kelly Sears & Lucas Murray Dr Frank Ardito & Stacey Ballis Eric Pearl Erin Dobesh Eugenia Bone James DeWan James Beard JeanMarie Brownson Joanna Simmons John Shields and Karen Urie Shields Karen Araujo Renee DiSanto Renee DiSanto and Colleen Hindman Steve Dolinsky Tom Beckman
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