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Marcel's Culinary Experience

Marcel's Culinary Experience

Cooking
Glen Ellyn, Chicago, Illinois
(16 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

(16 Reviews)
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.

The French Macaron (Hands On)

11/15/2018
Michelle M.

Attended: The French Macaron (Hands On)


Michelle M. gave this class 3 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The French Macaron (Hands On)

11/6/2018
kristy w.

Attended: The French Macaron (Hands On)


kristy w. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

The French Macaron (Hands On)

11/5/2018
june w.

Attended: The French Macaron (Hands On)


june w. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Fall Cast Iron Cooking (Hands On)

11/1/2018
Jessie W.

Attended: Fall Cast Iron Cooking (Hands On)


Jessie W. 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

LK: Spring Break: Movie Menus (Hands On)
LK: Spring Break: Movie Menus (Hands On)
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 26th, 11am - 12:30pm

MK: SB Camp: Lunch from the Movies (Hands On)
MK: SB Camp: Lunch from the Movies (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 28th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Adv French Cooking: Julia's Spring Table (Hands On)
Adv French Cooking: Julia's Spring Table (Hands On)
Next start date:

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

A Trip To Rome (Hands On)
A Trip To Rome (Hands On)
Next start date:

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

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

Saturday Apr 6th, 3pm - 4pm

Dinner at 7: Fast Fish (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Fast Fish (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm

A Spring Menu Featuring Marché Cheeses (Hands On)
A Spring Menu Featuring Marché Cheeses (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 11th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Flashback: 80’s Apps and Cocktails (Cocktail Party)
Flashback: 80’s Apps and Cocktails (Cocktail Party)
Next start date:

Friday Apr 12th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Around the World: Dumpling Workshop (Hands On)
Around the World: Dumpling Workshop (Hands On)
Next start date:

Sunday Apr 14th, 12pm - 5pm

BK: Diverse Dumplings Workshop (Ages 12-16) (Hands On)
BK: Diverse Dumplings Workshop (Ages 12-16) (Hands On)
Next start date:

Monday Apr 15th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

International Small Plates (V) (Hands On)
International Small Plates (V) (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 17th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Spring Sauces (Hands On)
Spring Sauces (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 18th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Chef Inspiration: Jacques Pepin (Hands On)
Chef Inspiration: Jacques Pepin (Hands On)
Next start date:

Friday Apr 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm

LK: Easter Basket Goodies (Ages 6-8) (Hands On)
LK: Easter Basket Goodies (Ages 6-8) (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 20th, 11am - 12:30pm

Mid Kids: Easter Treats (Ages 9-11) (Hands On)
Mid Kids: Easter Treats (Ages 9-11) (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 20th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Dinner at 7: Springtime Soups & Salads (V) (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Springtime Soups & Salads (V) (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 23rd, 7pm - 8:30pm

Fresh Spring Pasta (Hands On)
Fresh Spring Pasta (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Spring Dinner Destination: Lake Como (Hands On)
Spring Dinner Destination: Lake Como (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 25th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Cooking without Recipes (Hands On)
Cooking without Recipes (Hands On)
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Vegetable Forward (Hands On)
Vegetable Forward (Hands On)
Next start date:

Wednesday May 1st, 6:30pm - 9pm

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