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The Chopping Block

The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-644-6360
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Best Ladies Night Out EVER

One activity for our girls weekend in Chicago was a 'private cooking class' at this very cool... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Kim A
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New Berlin, United States
Fun, Informative & Delicious

I took the pasta workshop at The Chopping Block and had a great time. The class was hands-on, from... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
kelli_nak
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Chicago, Illinois
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The Chopping Block, 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 (Merchandise Mart and Lincoln Square) cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes.
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The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One activity for our girls weekend in Chicago was a 'private cooking class' at this very cool venue. We are a pretty active group so sitting for a few hours having dinner would not be our favorite thing. But we love good food, great wine...More

Thank Kim A
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed their private cooking class during your girls weekend in Chicago! We would be happy to...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

The menu was good and inventive the team was excellent and taking care of her very large group of a hundred people. The best part of the experience was the team-building as we prepared our own meals together.More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed their private team building event in our kitchens! We hope to see you again for a cooking...More

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fun evening with a large group of business colleagues. It was a good lesson in team building. Made plenty of tasty food from scratch and learned so valuable cooking tips along the way. Personally mad a mushroom tartlets. It was great but definitely...More

Thank smdubowsky
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your private team building event! You are right in that the mushroom tartlets aren't low calorie, but they are...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

This class - The Great Pumpkin- was supposed to start at 7 - but we stood around for about 20 minutes waiting for latecomers. I think the store should have a policy of starting out ON TIME and those coming late can just start in...More

Thank Mary K
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Mary, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We sincerely apologize for the tardiness of the start of your The Great Pumpkin class. Our chefs have a general rule to wait no longer than 10...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were visiting Chicago on vacation and wanted to do something different. Our family of four booked a cooking class and we absolutely loved it. We were at the Lincoln Square location and we had tons of fun and ate great food that we prepared....More

Thank cypins
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear your family enjoyed your cooking class, and it's so cool that you did that activity together on vacation! Should you have...More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

My fiancé and I enjoyed the Steak Dinner cooking class in Lincoln Park. Although I already am a chef, my fiancé and I could enjoy cooking together while drinking glasses of wine. The chefs were very knowledgeable and friendly. You need to apply early or...More

Thank Lexaqua
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your cooking class! Should you have any further feedback or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at...More

Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went into the shop looking for two small items. The gentlemen that helped me was fantastic. Helped me find what I needed and went above and beyond when we couldn't find a single plate he offered me one from the personal stock. I would...More

Thank David G
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Hi David, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that you were taken care of so well by our retail staff. It certainly is a testament that our...More

Reviewed 24 July 2016

Whether you're looking for a great team-building exercise or a fun night out with friends, The Chopping Block is the place you'll want to be! As a meeting planner, I booked a group for a lunch, and we had an awesome time. The instructors were...More

Thank Lisa M
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2016

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you had a positive experience planning your private cooking event with our team. And it's even better news that you'll...More

Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I went to a class at the Lincoln Square location. We absolutely loved it!! We were paired up with 2 other people, a mother and daughter, and had a great time cooking with them. We made 3 types of pasta, and they...More

Thank kzogger
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Pasta Workshop, and we hope you have enjoyed your new pasta maker at home. If you have...More

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