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Marcel's Culinary Experience

Marcel's Culinary Experience

Cooking
Glen Ellyn, Chicago, Illinois
(30 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

(30 Reviews)
Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)

8/2/2020
Susan S.

Attended: Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)


Class was awesome! I learned so much. Would recommend to everyone!

Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)

8/2/2020
Anna K.

Attended: Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)


Great class learned to hold and cut, slice, and dice correctly. Loved it. Also cut my nails to hold my hand, fingers in the correct position. Great experience.

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.

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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

Vietnamese Cuisine (Hands On)
Vietnamese Cuisine (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Foraging Fall (Hands On)
Foraging Fall (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 1st, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Killer Cocktails and Amazing Apps (Hands On)
Killer Cocktails and Amazing Apps (Hands On)
Next start date:

Friday Oct 2nd, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Make and Take: Artisan Breads and Spreads (Hands On)
Make and Take: Artisan Breads and Spreads (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 3rd, 10am - 12:30pm Central Time

Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)
Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 3rd, 3pm - 4pm Central Time

Dinner at 7: Fresh Fall Fish (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Fresh Fall Fish (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 6th, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Tostada Time (Hands On)
Tostada Time (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 8th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Family Cooking Night: Oktoberfest (Hands On)
Family Cooking Night: Oktoberfest (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday Oct 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Italian Autumn (Hands On)
Italian Autumn (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 15th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

LK: Spooky Spider Pizzas and Chocolate Apples(Hands On)
LK: Spooky Spider Pizzas and Chocolate Apples(Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 17th, 11am - 12:30pm Central Time

Dinner at 7: Low, Slow & Delicious (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Low, Slow & Delicious (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Savannah Soirée (Hands On)
Savannah Soirée (Hands On)
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Thursday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Seasonal Beer & Comfort Food Pairing (Hands On)
Seasonal Beer & Comfort Food Pairing (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Oct 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Fall Fruit Classics with Pastry Dough (Hands On)
Fall Fruit Classics with Pastry Dough (Hands On)
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 25th, 12pm - 2:30pm Central Time

Family Cooking Night: Fall Favorites (Hands On)
Family Cooking Night: Fall Favorites (Hands On)
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 27th, 6pm - 8:30pm Central Time

Cool Weather Soups (Hands On)
Cool Weather Soups (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

Autumn in Wine Country with Wine Pairings (Hands On)
Autumn in Wine Country with Wine Pairings (Hands On)
Next start date:

Friday Oct 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time

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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