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The Chopping Block at the Mart

River North, Chicago, Illinois
(87 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.

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Reviews of The Chopping Block at the Mart

(87 Reviews)

Lauren S.

Attended: Macaron Workshop

Loved this class. All of the instructors were super knowledgeable, kind, and easy to follow. Loved that we were given some freedom to be creative, AND we got to leave with a bunch of delicious cookies!

Christopher S.

Attended: The Science Behind Tasting Wine

loved the instructor, incredibly nowlagable and ingaging. class was awesome. wish it was longer!


Attended: Pie and Tart Boot Camp

The instructor was very rude and impatient. The food was bland with the exception of the food made by the assistant. The food made by the assistant was terrific.

Helen J.

Attended: Cooking Lab: Canning and Preserving Workshop

I truly truly loved it, any more canning and preserving classes would be great. I would enjoy learning how to can tomatoes and green beans, and learn to make kruat and kimchi. Thank you so much for this class, if I get a chance to do it again I surely will.

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!

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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