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The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square is Chicago's premier recreational cooking school and offers a variety of cooking classes, wine classes, and private cooking parties. Located in Lincoln Square, they offer classes on cooking basics, intense boot camps, seasonal classes, date nights, healthy cooking, and classes for kids.

The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

Upcoming Classes at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Become a culinary pro with our popular Knife Skills class. Learn how to mince, slice, and dice like a chef, and gain valuable knowledge on knife care, sharpening, and selection. Join us at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square for a hands-on chopping session that will take your kitchen skills to the next level.

    Next start date: Thursday, Apr 18th, 6–8pm Central Time
    Price: $109.25
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  • Culinary Boot Camp 1

    Experience the thrill of culinary school without the commitment or cost at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Discover fundamental cooking techniques, from knife skills to advanced methods, and bring it all together with a final menu created with your classmates. Elevate your cooking skills in just five sessions with this unique culinary foundation course.

    Next start date: Monday, Apr 22nd, 9am–5pm Central Time
    Price: $2,530
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  • Hands-On Next-Level Sushi Workshop

    Elevate your sushi-making skills with a chef-led workshop at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Learn the art of selecting and cutting fish, creating intricate maki rolls and hand rolls, and mastering sushi rice preparation. Unleash your creativity with new techniques and impress with dishes like Rainbow Roll and Caterpillar Roll.

    Next start date: Saturday, Apr 20th, 6–8:30pm Central Time
    Price: $166.75
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  • Hands-On Pasta Boot Camp

    Discover the secrets of regional Italian pasta at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square's immersive cooking experience. Learn to create various types of homemade pasta dough, from whole wheat to roasted beet, and master the art of shaping rustic pasta by hand. Elevate your pasta game with divine homemade sauces in this hands-on culinary adventure.

    Next start date: Saturday, May 18th, 10am–4pm Central Time
    Price: $339.25
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  • Hands-On Sushi Workshop

    Discover the art of sushi-making in this interactive workshop where you'll learn the secrets behind preparing sushi rice, handling sushi-grade fish, and using traditional Japanese ingredients. Unleash your inner sushi master and impress your friends and family with your newfound skills.

    Next start date: Saturday, May 25th, 10am–12pm Central Time
    Price: $155.25
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  • Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

    We welcome kids ages 12 to 16 to join us for a five-day camp, featuring approachable-yet- sophisticated desserts that can easily be recreated at home. We will focus on classic and modern techniques, proper measuring, organization, presentation, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen and creativity. Day 1: Quick Breads and Short Pastry Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake with Streusel Topping Lemon-Blueberry Scones with Lemon Glaze Peach-Vanilla Bars ...

    Next start date: Monday, Jun 24th, 9am–12pm Central Time
    Price: $805
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  • Hands-On Dumplings Around the World

    Embark on a culinary journey exploring the diverse world of dumplings with expert guidance. Uncover the secrets of crafting these delicious parcels of flavor from various cultures.

    Next start date: Tuesday, Apr 16th, 6–8:30pm Central Time
    Price: $149.50
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  • Teen Camp: Baking and Pastry

    Kids aged 12 to 16 are invited to a five-day baking and pastry camp where they'll master approachable yet sophisticated desserts. From classic pies and tarts to innovative French pastry techniques, each day unfolds new skills in measuring, organization, and creativity. Working in teams, students will learn to craft everything from frosted strawberry jam hand pies to chocolate cupcakes with gooey ganache centers, enhancing their baking prowess and presentation skills.

    Next start date: Monday, Jun 24th, 9am–12pm Central Time
    Price: $805
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  • Hands-On Night in Spain

    Embark on a culinary journey to Spain with our immersive class. Discover the vibrant flavors of this Mediterranean cuisine and learn essential cooking skills while preparing a delectable menu featuring arugula salad, sautéed shrimp, strip steaks, and rice pudding. Let your taste buds savor the essence of Spain!

    Next start date: Friday, Apr 26th, 6–8pm Central Time
    Price: $155.25
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  • Hands-On Tuscany in the Spring

    Embark on a culinary journey to Tuscany this spring and discover the art of crafting authentic Italian dishes bursting with seasonal flavors. From mastering the perfect white pizza to creating succulent Tuscan salmon and delicate panna cotta, immerse yourself in the essence of Tuscan cuisine with hands-on guidance from our expert chefs. Join us for an unforgettable cooking experience where you'll hone your skills and savor the taste of Italy.

    Next start date: Friday, May 3rd, 6–8pm Central Time
    Price: $155.25
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  • Hands-On Date Night: Spring Dinner Party

    Discover the art of creating a delectable spring dinner party menu at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square. Join us for an evening of hands-on cooking where you'll explore seasonal flavors and learn new culinary techniques alongside your partner. Unleash your inner chef with a menu featuring a mixed green salad, herb crumb-crusted rack of lamb, risotto, and a delightful strawberry-rhubarb crisp.

    Next start date: Friday, May 10th, 5:30–8pm Central Time
    Price: $155.25
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  • Next Level Teen Boot Camp

    Prepare your teen for the next step towards independence with a week-long culinary boot camp designed for ages 17 to 19. Through hands-on classes focused on practical, nutritious, and cost-effective recipes, they'll learn essential cooking skills and kitchen techniques using basic tools. Culminating in a mystery competition, this experience emphasizes teamwork, timing, and fun, setting the stage for a successful journey into everyday cooking.

    Next start date: Monday, Aug 5th, 9am–3pm Central Time
    Price: $1,725
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  • Hands-On Mother's Day Family Brunch

    Celebrate Mother's Day with a memorable family brunch experience where kids aged 6 and up team up with their parents to whip up a delightful spread. From crafting breakfast burritos to baking a decadent tres leches-cinnamon bread pudding, come together for a hands-on culinary adventure that's sure to make Mom feel cherished and appreciated. Join us for a heartwarming morning of cooking, bonding, and delicious flavors.

    Next start date: Saturday, May 11th, 11am–1:30pm Central Time
    Price: $149.50
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  • Hands-On The Secrets of Mexico Boot Camp

    From the deep and complex flavors of mole in Oaxaca, to the light and fresh fish recipes in Veracruz, we’ll uncover the ancient traditions and modern techniques that make Mexican regional food so distinctly delicious. Join us for an all-day immersive experience learning how to prepare a variety of authentic recipes from all over Mexico, along with street food favorites based on the all-important staple corn-based dough, masa.   Menu: ...

    Next start date: Saturday, Jun 22nd, 10am–4pm Central Time
    Price: $345
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  • Flavor Dynamics

    Unleash your culinary creativity as you unlock the secrets of flavor combinations in this immersive demonstration class. Discover the art of tweaking taste and mastering the use of aromatic ingredients to create a tapestry of cuisine inspired by your palate. Perfect for those seeking to elevate their cooking skills and embrace the world of flavors.

    Next start date: Saturday, Apr 20th, 12–2pm Central Time
    Price: $109.25
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  • Hands-On Fabulous French Pastries

    Oh la la! Learn how to whip up these awe-inspiring pastries in your own kitchen in no time in this hands-on class! Don't let the fancy French descriptions fool you… these really are approachable desserts for the home cook.   Menu: Pistachio Almond Financiers Sugar-Crusted Chocolate Sable Cookies Craquelin Cream Puffs with Raspberries Tart au Citron Skills covered in class: Working with nut flours Making brown butter ...

    Next start date: Saturday, May 4th, 10:30am–2pm Central Time
    Price: $172.50
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  • Hands-On Culinary Adventure: Trip to California

    Embark on a culinary journey to California and experience the vibrant flavors of the Golden State in this hands-on adventure. From artisanal focaccia to the iconic Cioppino seafood stew of San Francisco, master the art of West Coast cuisine alongside fellow food enthusiasts. Join us for an evening of skill-building and gastronomic delight as we bring the breezy vibe of California to your kitchen.

    Next start date: Thursday, May 9th, 6–8pm Central Time
    Price: $149.50
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  • Hands-On Vegetarian Mediterranean

    Explore the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean through a hands-on culinary experience focused on vegetarian dishes. Master the art of working with fresh herbs, spices, and Mediterranean ingredients to create a feast that will delight your taste buds.

    Next start date: Saturday, Apr 27th, 12–2pm Central Time
    Price: $149.50
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  • Hands-On Essential Building Blocks

    Embark on a culinary journey at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square and discover the essential building blocks of cooking. Enhance your skills in the kitchen as you learn the fundamentals of knife techniques, flavor balancing, cooking techniques, and more. Unleash your culinary potential and ignite your passion for cooking.

    Next start date: Saturday, Jun 1st, 9am–4:30pm Central Time
    Price: $517.50
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  • Hands-On Cinco de Mayo

    Join us for a South-of-the-Border fiesta celebrating Mexican ingredients and flavors in this hands-on class. Arriba!!  This menu just happens to be gluten free! Menu:  Coctel de Camarones (Spicy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail) Spice-Roasted Chicken and Poblano Enchiladas Verdes  Mexican Rice and Beans    Kahlua-Flambéed Bananas with Ice Cream and Toasted Coconut Skills covered in class:  Getting familiar with...

    Next start date: Saturday, May 4th, 6–8pm Central Time
    Price: $155.25
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4747 N Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60625
The Chopping Block Lincoln Square
Lincoln Square, North Side
4747 N Lincoln
Btwn W Leland & W Lawrence Avenues
Chicago, Illinois 60625

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Description

Chicago’s premiere recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration, hands-on cooking classes and virtual classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events.

Classes at our Lincoln Square location 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 Lincoln Square

(4.7-star rating across 261 reviews)
  • Hands-On Dumplings Around the World

    Reviewed by Kristen S. on 3/29/2024
    LOVE!! I went by myself, met awesome people, had a blast - coming back!!
  • Hands-On Vegan Voyage

    Anonymous review on 3/9/2024
    The class was really well planned out with everything ready to go. Alex, the instructor, was really good about explaining not only how to cook the recipes, but also why the ingredients/techniques worked. And the food was really good at the end.
  • War and Wine: Grand Cru of Wine

    Reviewed by Barb W. on 2/25/2024
    Entertaining. Super informative! Fun and well paced! Would recommend to wine and history lovers as well as non-lovers who want to learn and come away with a new appreciation!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Jill R. on 1/21/2024
    Great course, great instructors. Very informative and very fun.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Peter L. on 1/14/2024
    Well done. Chef Tony led the class, supported by Chef Lisa and Chef David. It was a helpful, insightful class, even for a seasoned home cook. Lots of focus on technique with personal input from the roaming chefs.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Daria K. on 8/14/2023
    The Knife Skills course exceeded our expectations! We learned so much and can't wait to be back for another class, as this one was so informative and fun. We highly recommend the course by Chef Trevor!
  • Hands-On Artisanal Breads Boot Camp

    Reviewed by Adrienne L. on 8/7/2023
    I really loved my class. The experience was great. Chef Erin is a great instructor. She was very patient and clear with her teaching and her demos. She was very hands on. She made sure we all had good bread products. The people that assisted her with helping us were great. They were watching us very closely most of the time we didn't see them watching. They would show up before you could make a mistake. I also enjoyed right before the end Chef giving more baking instructions and giving us time to ask any questions about baking bread. In the short six hours we were there she gave us a great wealth of her baking knowledge. I definitely will be taking more baking classes in the near future.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Marc H. on 8/5/2023
    I learned a great deal in this knife skills class. Our instructor, David, obviously is a very talented chef. He did a great job sharing his encyclopedic knowledge about kitchen knives and demonstrating to the class how to handle the knife and use it appropriately and safely.
  • Spanish Wine and Tapas Pairing

    Anonymous review on 7/8/2023
    Love the instructor’s energy and enthusiasm! Well paced and contextualized with relevant history! Definitely recommend!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Biff P. on 6/2/2023
    Great class! The instructors were patient, knowledgeable and friendly.
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Patricia V. on 4/26/2023
    I enjoyed this class! I thought the chefs were very informative and helpful. I received a good education about knives in addition to being able to actually take home all of my chopped veggies, which i have since used here at home. My suggestion for future classes would be to have stools for sitting for the education portion of the class them removing them when time to do the cutting where we really needed to be on our feet. Standing for 2 hours didn't feel good and a couple of people actually complained to me. Pictures were discouraged but I really would have liked to have some of me during this class and if there was some way you could allow us to take pics during some part of the class, maybe a break where we could use our cellphones but being aware of your caution of NOT using stabbing motions or any motion considered "knife negative", I know would have added to my enjoyment. I give this class a B+
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Nina Y. on 3/24/2023
    It was a very useful, practical, fun, and informational class. I loved learning a broad overview of different knives commonly found in a home kitchen. Moreover, the practice of skillfully and safely cutting/dicing/slicing and holding the vegetables, was immensely helpful. Such a great class and a life skill everyone should learn!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Anonymous review on 1/26/2023
    I thought the class itself was fine but I feel that it was too expensive for what it was.
  • Hands-On Sparkling Cocktails

    Reviewed by Tara B. on 11/19/2022
    Loved it! Had a blast! Can’t wait for another! Christophe was so knowledgeable and funny!
  • Hands-On Knife Skills

    Reviewed by Kayla W. on 9/9/2022
    The Knife Skills class was great! The instructor was helpful and personable; his instruction was clear, precise, and based on professional expertise. Good pace. Hands-on. Lots of practice during the class. My husband and I left the class with improved knife skills, baggies full of chopped veggies to be used in a provided recipe, and all 20 of our fingers!
  • Hands-On Vegan Desserts

    Reviewed by Jae W. on 8/29/2022
    I took the vegan desserts course here and it was a wonderful experience. Unlike other "hands-on" cooking studios, I learned a lot in this class and was able to actually BE hands-on with the ingredients. The instructors were patient, knowledgeable, and most importantly, were very open about the fact that we were all learning some new things together. It's a shame there weren't more folks in the class, I'd love to do more vegan cooking classes!
  • Argentine Grill on the Patio

    Anonymous review on 8/19/2022
    One of the best cooking classes I have been to. Chef Lisa gave great pointers along the way.
  • Virtual Cook Along: Southern Brunch Workshop

    Reviewed by Arlene L. on 5/23/2022
    Very thorough and easy to follow directions. Can’t wait to make it!
  • Virtual Sourdough Bread Demonstration

    Reviewed by Paul A. on 4/12/2021
    Very informative. While a bunch of topics to cover in a fairly short period of time, I felt like Chef’s presentation was fabulous and she took the time to answer questions and explain the techniques such that it didn’t feel rushed at all.
  • Virtual Cooking: Eggs Benedict

    Reviewed by Christina V. on 4/4/2021
    I loved this class! I made the dish today and it was delicious! The tips the instructor gave were so helpful.
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students at The Chopping Block Lincoln Square have generally positive things to say about the classes offered. Many students found the instructors to be knowledgeable, informative, and helpful in explaining the techniques used in cooking. They enjoyed the step-by-step instruction and appreciated the clear answers provided to their questions. Students also found the recipes provided to be easy to follow and were able to create delicious dishes. Quotes: 1. "The chef showed us step by step, from chopping to trouble shooting. Will definitely sign up for more in the future." 2. "The instructor did a great job explaining things, demonstrating and involving us in the prep." 3. "The Knife Skills course exceeded our expectations! We learned so much and can't wait to be back for another class."

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