Give a person a cook, and he'll eat for a day; teach a person to cook and he'll regret having asked the cook to make him spaghetti-O's. Avoid culinary missteps with today’s Groupon to Cooking with the Best Chefs, with locations in West Chicago and Palatine. Choose from the following options:
- For $20, you get one cooking class (up to a $40 value).
- For $39, you get two cooking classes (up to an $80 value).
- For $75, you get four cooking classes (up to a $160 value).
The seasoned chefs at Cooking with the Best Chefs whisper the culinary secrets of how to whisk, stir, and bake culinary masterpieces. On Tuesday, October 11, master fall vegetable dishes with Zak Dolezal, executive chef of Duke's Alehouse & Kitchen. Zak discusses the merits of locally sourced food while transforming seasonal spuds into sweet-potato crème brûlée by laying the creamy compound into a ramekin bed and heating the top with a curling iron. Keith Willis, executive chef of SugarToad, whips up Thanksgiving dishes on Tuesday, November 15, including oven-roasted cornish hens dressed with smoked-bacon stuffing and chestnuts.
During the two-hour classes, students watch and learn, ask questions, or argue with transatlantic teachers over the correct pronunciation of “basil.” After class, students can mingle as they sample the freshly prepared food, and enjoy a free wine that complements the meal. On weekend mornings, Cooking with the Best Chefs tailors classes to singles, kids and teens, or health-conscious cooks. New locations in Chicago, north suburbs, and near-west suburbs will be available in the fall of 2011.