The Chopping Block 2018-07-11T17:59:08+00:00

The Chopping Block, Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school, private event venue and gourmet retail store, offers guests a large slate of hands-on and demonstration classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate events.

Classes at our two locations (Merchandise Mart and Lincoln Square) cover cooking skills and techniques for all levels as well as seasonal, ethnic, healthy, vegetarian and weeknight cooking. Our Culinary Boot Camp allows students to take cooking to the next level with an intensive week-long taste of professional culinary school-style instruction. The Chopping Block’s retail stores feature professional-quality cookware and kitchen tools tested by our chefs, plus an array of gourmet and ethnic ingredients and hand-selected food-friendly wines and craft spirits.

We are a leader in the culinary industry for our mission to get people to cook, and we have been in business for over 21 years in Chicago due to our ability to adapt to our customers’ needs. Our highly-trained staff interacts with customers like they would with their own families: they swap stories, share recipes and learn together.

Event Promotion: We will be featuring a sample of our famous Truffle Salt Popcorn, as well as a raffle with a chance to win a hands-on cooking class for two people.

Hospitality Fest Exclusive Book Incentive: Holiday Party incentive: Parties contracted by October 1, 2018 and valued at $5,000+ will receive a $10 gift card to The Chopping Block for each guest as a gift and a complementary sparkling wine or signature cocktail toast to kick off the event.

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