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The Chopping Block at the Mart

The Chopping Block at the Mart

Cooking
River North, Chicago, Illinois
(203 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

(203 Reviews)
Vegetarian Fiesta: Tortillas and Tacos from Scratch

1/28/2020
Kathy L.

Attended: Vegetarian Fiesta: Tortillas and Tacos from Scratch


Really enjoyed the class. Recipes and techniques were not overly complicated. The space was very nice. Our instructor was easy going and very helpful. The roving assistants gave just the right amount of additional support. Distribution of the recipes via email was new for me and a mixed experience. Great for the environment but awkward in the kitchen. Their were no stands for devices an while we had plenty of workspace for chopping mixing etc. there was limited space to put your phone to reference the recipes if you needed a quick review. On the plus side Chef and assistants were always ready to answer questions. One of the better cooking class experiences I have had.

Artisanal Breads Boot Camp

1/27/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Artisanal Breads Boot Camp


Fun class but don’t expect to walk out with any real knowledge behind bread making. Makes mostly for an entertaining day but if you are interested in actually learning something, I’d recommend something else. This “boot camp” functions the same as date-night type cooking classes would. You’re given recipes to put together with strangers. Could work better if the classes were smaller.

Butchery Boot Camp

1/21/2020
Dante W.

Attended: Butchery Boot Camp


Class Was Excellent. Information I Needed Was Useful In My Business.

Parisian Pleasures

1/20/2020
Mary H.

Attended: Parisian Pleasures


Great experience and wonderful instructors! Would do it again!

Parisian Pleasures

1/12/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Parisian Pleasures


The class was really fun!

Braising Boot Camp

1/4/2020
Scott W.

Attended: Braising Boot Camp


Chef Max was an awesome, personable teacher. Concepts and techniques covered were major, great hands-on experience, and learned a lot. Support staff was great, too, and I felt treated like royalty. While some of the recipes were wonderful, some did not thrill, otherwise class would have been perfect. (I don't believe Chef Max chose the recipes.) I've been taking classes at Chopping Block for years and they are a first rate cooking school.

Irresistible Appetizers

11/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Irresistible Appetizers


The class was professional, fun, and informative. The instructor was engaging, articulate, and technical. HOWEVER, when I asked for a handout of the recipes, I was told they were emailed to me from Chopping Block (the class vendor). BECAUSE I registered for the class on 'coursehorse' rather directly through Chopping Block (the vendor), I did not receive the recipes. This was a HUGE disadvantage during the class because I was unable to follow along and make notes as the instructor was presenting the technique. In the future, I will register for the class directly through the vendor rather than through 'coursehorse' to assure I receive the appropriate accompanying materials.

Macaron Workshop

10/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Macaron Workshop


Loved it. Can't wait to take another.

Macaron Workshop

9/25/2019
Constance B.

Attended: Macaron Workshop


So much fun and Chef Erin made us very comfortable with the process so we can do it again on our own! Thank you.

Artisanal Breads Boot Camp

9/1/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Artisanal Breads Boot Camp


Chef Erin was amazing, and we left feeling confident in our ability to make bread! Our only less than 5-star comment is that the recipes in the handout often deviated from what Chef Erin was walking us through and this could be somewhat frustrating. Thank you for a great class! Constance Bauer and Lia Bauer-Goulden

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

Upcoming Classes at The Chopping Block at the Mart

Vegetarian Fiesta: Tortillas and Tacos from Scratch
Vegetarian Fiesta: Tortillas and Tacos from Scratch
Next start date:

Monday Feb 3rd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Vegan Voyage: Italian Trattoria
Vegan Voyage: Italian Trattoria
Next start date:

Monday Feb 10th, 6pm - 9pm

Hands-On Valentine's Feast: Midnight in Paris
Hands-On Valentine's Feast: Midnight in Paris
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 13th, 6pm - 9pm

Celebration of Champagne and Bubbles
Celebration of Champagne and Bubbles
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 13th, 6pm - 8pm

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Calzones
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Calzones
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Tuesday Feb 4th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Culinary Concepts: Egg Cookery
Culinary Concepts: Egg Cookery
Next start date:

Sunday Feb 16th, 11am - 2pm

Culinary Concepts: Chicken Cookery
Culinary Concepts: Chicken Cookery
Next start date:

Monday Feb 17th, 6pm - 9pm

Know Your Gnocchi: Winter Menu
Know Your Gnocchi: Winter Menu
Next start date:

Monday Feb 17th, 6pm - 9pm

National Drink Wine Day: Pinot Extravaganza Happy Hour
National Drink Wine Day: Pinot Extravaganza Happy Hour
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 18th, 5pm - 6pm

Knife Skills
Knife Skills
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 18th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Essential Building Blocks
Essential Building Blocks
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 9am - 4:30pm

Wellness Boot Camp
Wellness Boot Camp
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 22nd, 10am - 4:30pm

Culinary Boot Camp 1
Culinary Boot Camp 1
Next start date:

Monday Feb 24th, 8:30am - 4:30pm

Awesome Sauces: Sauce Making
Awesome Sauces: Sauce Making
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Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 9pm

Knife Skills: Level 2
Knife Skills: Level 2
Next start date:

Monday Feb 24th, 6pm - 9pm

Happy Hour
Happy Hour
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Tuesday Feb 4th, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Tiki Time
Tiki Time
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Parisian Pleasures
Parisian Pleasures
Next start date:

Friday Feb 28th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Spanish Tapas
Spanish Tapas
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 29th, 11am - 1:30pm

Dim Sum and Then Some
Dim Sum and Then Some
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 29th, 11am - 1:30pm

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