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The Chopping Block at the Mart

River North, Chicago, Illinois
(79 Reviews)

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 as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes.

Notes: Please 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.

Reviews of The Chopping Block at the Mart

(79 Reviews)

Angela L.

Attended: Cooking Lab: Canning and Preserving Workshop

This was one of the best informal classes I have ever had. The instructors were super professional and helpful. The recipes were easy, and the products were delicious. I've already recommended these classes to multiple family members and friends!

Anna J.

Attended: Vegetarian Thai

Teachers were great and food was delicious !


Attended: Knife Skills

Excellent class for mastering the basics! Beautiful space and a super nice, knowledgeable teacher made for a great environment. Highly recommend for any who want to learn more about cooking!

Lori L.

Attended: Homemade Ice Cream

Took the Homemade Ice Cream class at The Chopping Block in Chicago. The instructor, Melissa Novak, was awesome. This is the first food class that I've ever taken so I wasn't really sure what to expect but I was so happy with everything. There were 5 people in the class and I love how intimate the setting was. Melissa was a master and made the class a lot of fun to take. I'll definitely be coming back to take more classes!


Attended: Lemon Lovers

Great instructor, but the setup felt a little chaotic with people needing to switch on and off burners, resulting in meals finished at different times of class and those who waited ate last. Great recipes though. Would recommend for private/group outings.

Susan H.

Attended: Healthy Happy Hour with Alia Dalal

I thought it would have been better if they each chef explained their recipes individually. Then we all had time to taste it and ask questions and then move on to the next chef. It was fun and Alia is always great!


Attended: La Crêperie

Excellent class & delicious!


Attended: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Amazing interaction with chefs. Learned a lot about the Mexican dishes and recipes. One note -- for $90, would have expected one drink to be included, but overall a fun and festive night!

Jane J.

Attended: Raw Bar and Bubbles

Lisa was awesome!!!

Kelli N.

Attended: Pasta Workshop

I took the pasta workshop at The Chopping Block and had a great time. The class was hands-on, from making the pasta from scratch to rolling it out, cooking it and eating it. Chef Joey Hahn was incredibly knowledgeable and taught us about knife skills and cooking techniques. The dishes we made were delicious and there were tons to take home after.

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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654
The Chopping Block at the Mart
River North
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654