Cooking Classes in Illinois

Cooking Demo Dinner for One or Two at TNT Smokehouse and Provisions (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

TNT Smokehouse and Provisions

Elgin

Chefs provide hands-on cooking demonstrations, educating guests on wine pairings or how to break down a whole chicken

$90 $45

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Healthy Seasonal Food Presentation for One or Two on January 21 at Bliss Kitchen (Up to 53% Off)

Bliss Kitchen

Recreation Center of Highland Park

Kardashian chef Dr. Dena Mendes and plant-based food specialist Beth Cohen offer their healthy recipes, resulting in tasting samples

$200 $99

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Cooking Class for 1, 2, or 4, or Cooking or Team-Building Class for 10 at Cooking Skills Academy (Up to 53% Off)

Cooking Skills Academy

Design First Studio

More than 20 classes include 15-minute pasta dishes, cooking with wine, and parmesan-encrusted chicken; Iron Chef event aids team building

$80 $39

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Candy Making with Professional Results Class for One or Two at Cakewalk Chicago (Up to 50% Off)

Cakewalk Chicago

Beverly

Instructors teach students candy-making techniques such as melting, dipping, decorating, using molds, and making filled candies

$55 $32

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Learn to Cook Raw Food With a Chef

Raw Food "Cooking" Class at Green Spirit

Green Spirit

Linda Szarkowski reveals the benefits of forgoing open flames with nutritious recipes for kale salad, zucchini noodles, and chocolate mousse

$45

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Learn the Medicinal Value of Food During a Vegetarian Cooking Class

Vegetarian Cooking Class

Pilsen

Andrea Mattson shares seasonal dishes and tricks for creating a medicinal meal out of healthy vegetarian ingredients

$35

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Cupcakes & Cocktails Class for Two or Four at Give Me Some Sugar (50% Off)

Give Me Some Sugar

Roscoe Village

Chef instructors lead BYOB classes in basic cupcake decorating and piping; all supplies provided

$45 $22.50

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$39 for Cake Decorating Class at Give Me Some Sugar ($75 Value)

Give Me Some Sugar

Roscoe Village

Chef instructors lead classes in basic cake decorating; all supplies provided

$75 $39

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BYOB Parisian Bistro Cooking Class for One or Two at Cook Au Vin (Up to 52% Off)

Cook Au Vin

Lincoln Park

During BYOB hands-on classes, participants create a multicourse French meal that they enjoy together at the end

$240 $115

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$39 for a Two-Hour Coffee 101 Class at Ipsento Coffee House ($80 Value)

Ipsento Coffee House

Bucktown

Hands-on class teaches proper methods of brewing coffee at home to make perfect cups every time; includes snacks and unlimited coffee

$80 $39

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Pasta-Making Class with Dinner for One or Two at Cooking Fools (Up to 49% Off)

Cooking Fools

Wicker Park

Instructors help pupils craft fresh, light pasta and sauces usually found at restaurants, then host an after-class feast of the spoils

$168 $85

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BYOB Sausage-Making Class for 1, 2, or 4 at Westminster Hot Dog (Up to 53% Off)

Westminster Hot Dog

Chicago

In two-hour classes, small groups create four different kinds of sausages before leaving with 3 pounds of links

$105 $55

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Cooking with a Michelin-Starred Chef Class for One or Two with Conrad Gallagher Foods (Up to 48% Off)

Conrad Gallagher Foods

Chicago

Michelin starred–chef teaches home-cooks to make homemade ravioli, eggs benedict, lobster, or canapés during 3-hour themed sessions

$95 $55

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Gourmet-Cupcake-Decorating Class for One, Two, or Four at Learning Bar (Up to 62% Off)

Learning Bar

Multiple Locations

Students only need to bring a desire to munch cupcakes to this fun, social class where they'll learn to decorate gourmet cupcakes

$60 $25

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Gourmet-Cupcake-Decorating Class for One, Two, or Four at Learning Bar (Up to 62% Off)

Learning Bar

Multiple Locations

Students only need to bring a desire to munch cupcakes to this fun, social class where they'll learn to decorate gourmet cupcakes

$60 $25

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During her rotations as a pastry chef in culinary school, Uzma Sharif caught the eye of her head chef by drizzling chocolate with the same technique she used to decorate hands with henna. “You’re going to be a great success with that someday,” he predicted. The roots of her talents as a chocolatier go back even deeper, however. In Pakistan, her pastry-chef grandfather was well known for his delicate pink macaroons, and her mother and seven aunts each inherited their father’s baking skills. In January 2011, Uzma followed in her family members' footsteps, founding her own shop to purvey her hand-crafted chocolate creations as Chocolat Uzma Sharif.

These confections brim with unexpected ingredients, such as candied rose petals, Kashmiri chai, and cardamom, or glow with floral colors, such as the pinks and blues on the ombre butterflies that are Uzma's current favorite. The chocolatier handpicks the ingredients that go into her sweet creations, choosing all-natural, organic options when possible. Focused on perfecting a small selection of goods, she makes her chocolates in small batches and packages them in eco-friendly boxes she’s designed herself.

During chocolate classes at her Pilsen kitchen, Uzma teaches students about the origins of raw chocolate and the science behind making a bar with the right sheen and snap. Uzma also shares methods for choosing good chocolate from store shelves, starting with deciphering the percentages on the label and asking it whether it’s been naughty or nice.

1823 South Halsted Street
Chicago,
IL
US

Few things are better than a homemade cake?except for a homemade cake that is also home-decorated. That's where Knightsbridge PME comes in. The company specializes in supplies for adorning and displaying cakes, from icing nozzles and knives to turntables and stands. An expert staff also hosts classes that teach fledgling pastry chefs how to embellish desserts with flowers, ornate borders, and reproductions of American Gothic.

35 N Broadway Ave.
Aurora,
IL
US

Before they were moms with six children between them, Simply Homemade owners Cindy and Stephanie were food-industry professionals, studying nutrition and food-product development. Now, they've combined both experiences to create a company that supplies healthy, handcrafted meals to busy families. Working off of a monthly menu of 22 entrees, the duo whips up mouthwatering pastas, burgers, and kebabs chock-full of whole grains, hand-trimmed chicken, and natural beef from Heartland Meats. Then, they either preassemble meals for customers to pick up or set up ingredients for customers to assemble themselves onsite. The latter option, which takes about two hours, makes it easier for customers to tailor dinners to a child's love of mushrooms or a dog's disdain for cilantro.

5024 Ace Ln
Naperville,
IL
US

Most Popular Service: Cooking classes and catering

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 2?4 hours

Brands Used: Local meats and produce

1544 Fleetwood Drive
Elgin,
IL
US

40 years ago, the initials heading C&D Towing stood for the Cicero & Devon Texaco gas and service station, founded by brothers Val and Joe Strumberger. Today they've come to stand for "Capable and Dependable," the values carried by the tow truck drivers who rescue cars and trucks of all sizes from a future spent trying fruitlessly to hitch a ride from passing semis. Along with gently rolling vehicles onto a fleet of handsome red trucks, C&D's technicians can protect and resuscitate them with services including jumpstarts, tire changes, seasonal safety checks, and electrical work.

210 East Grove Street
Arlington Heights,
IL
US

The Chicago area's oldest school for home cooks & bakers, with multiple locations. Cooking with the Best Chefs also offers restaurant tours, wine dinners, mushroom hunts, monthly dinner club, day trips & culinary events. Demonstration & hands-on classes are taught by professional chefs. Many variety of dishes are taught.

180 North Smith Street
Palatine,
IL
US