Marcel's Culinary Experience

Marcel's Culinary Experience

Cooking
Glen Ellyn, Chicago, Illinois
(27 Reviews)

Downtown Glen Ellyn is home to one of the freshest and most innovative stores for cooking and food lovers locally, regionally and even globally. Open since September 2011 at 490 North Main Street, in a beautiful historic landmark building, is Marcel’s – a fresh kind of culinary experience.

Jill Foucré, a longtime resident of Glen Ellyn, has embarked on her lifelong dream to combine her family heritage, her love of cooking and entertaining, and her highly successful business skills into a retail and cooking school destination.

Named after Jill’s grandfather, a French chef and restaurateur, Marcel’s is a gathering place to cook, create and celebrate. A welcoming state-of-the-art kitchen for cooks of all ages and skill levels, is a place to learn, watch, meet new people and old friends – a place to pull up a chair, gather around the table and discover fabulous food adventures.

Stocked with fine cookware and hardworking professional tools, exquisite table wares, specialty foods, and one-of-a find items, Marcel’s is a contemporary purveyor of food, fun and learning for the community and the Midwest.

Reviews of Marcel's Culinary Experience

(27 Reviews)
Third Thursday: One+Done: Pie Crust (Hands On)

1/17/2020
Chris G.

Attended: Third Thursday: One+Done: Pie Crust (Hands On)


This class was exactly what I was looking for. The instructor was great. She communicated clearly and it was hands on for all participants. She took the time to answer all questions thoroughly and clearly. Frankly the best culinary class I have ever taken. Also she was very efficient with time. I am now confident in my pie crust abilities. From zero to confident in one hour! Wow! Now that's 5 Stars!!!!

Dinner at 7: Lux Sonoma (Demo)

5/16/2019
Carole C A.

Attended: Dinner at 7: Lux Sonoma (Demo)


It was a wonderful experience of gastronomic delight! The food was fabulous and instruction detailed and delightful. Thank you so much for a great evening!

Around the World: Dumpling Workshop (Hands On)

4/15/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Around the World: Dumpling Workshop (Hands On)


The class was taught by a chef who has a talent for teaching. This was a lot of differet dumplings to learn and everything was organized well to give the maximum hands on opportunity , which I like in a hands on class. Any student had ample opportunity to be involved or to relax and watch the goings on. I would recommend this class.

Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)

3/7/2019
James K.

Attended: Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)


Excellent class. Chef was very knowledgeable about Instant Cookers as well as other pressure cookers. She offered details that help understand the operation of each style of cooker and to differentiate them from one another. Everyone was encouraged to participate in the cooking experience and all the recipes were clear and easy to understand. The class was not only very informative, but also a lot of fun, with good interaction between the chef and those taking the class. There was a lot of information for those who are new to Instant Cookers as well as for those who have been using them for some time. I would highly recommend the class to anyone who is interested in cooking with pressure cookers.

Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)

3/7/2019
Vicky K.

Attended: Multi-Use Instant Cookers (Hands On)


The instructor (Kelly) was very friendly, informative and extremely knowledgeable about pressure cookers, both table-top and stove-top. She took the time to answer questions, go into further detail when needed, and to encourage hands-on participation. During the course of the class we prepared and/or taste tested 10 different pressure cooked foods - yogurt, chicken, stock, orange marmalade, rice, humus, polenta, risotto, vegetable sauce, and dolce le leche. We went to the class hoping to find out if pressure cooking was right for us and which would would serve us better, table-top or stove-top. We not only got our answer, but came away with a brand new 10 qt. pressure cooker! :)

Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)

12/8/2018
Pamela B.

Attended: Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)


I liked the session. I wish it was a little longer or multiple sessions. I would like to have learned about different knives for different operations.

An Afternoon with Smyth + The Loyalist (Demo)

3/5/2018
Anonymous

Attended: An Afternoon with Smyth + The Loyalist (Demo)


Wonderful class and a lot of fun. Wished it had been a little smaller, but overall a fun afternoon!

Dim Sum Workshop (Hands On)

1/22/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Dim Sum Workshop (Hands On)


We would prefer it if there were less people so we were able to do more cooking.

Early Spring Canning Workshop (V) (Hands On)

4/26/2015
Anonymous

Attended: Early Spring Canning Workshop (V) (Hands On)


I now have confidence that I am able to can foods on my own, thanks to Chef Kelly's expertise.

Chocolate and Caramel Class (Hands On)

2/10/2020
Andrea T.

Attended: Chocolate and Caramel Class (Hands On)


Andrea T. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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490 N Main St, Chicago, Illinois 60137
Marcel's Culinary Experience
Glen Ellyn, Suburbs
490 N Main St
Btwn Pennsylvania Ave & Crescent Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60137

Upcoming Classes at Marcel's Culinary Experience

Out to Lunch: Chowda! (Demo)
Out to Lunch: Chowda! (Demo)
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 26th, 11:30am - 1pm

Brunch Favorites (Hands On)
Brunch Favorites (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 12:30pm

Dinner at 7: Easy to the Table (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Easy to the Table (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 10th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Out to Lunch: Citrus Bliss (Demo)
Out to Lunch: Citrus Bliss (Demo)
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 11th, 11:30am - 1pm

BK: Sugar Cookie Decorating (Ages 12-16)
BK: Sugar Cookie Decorating (Ages 12-16)
Next start date:

Monday Mar 16th, 5pm - 7pm

Koreatown (Hands On)
Koreatown (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 19th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Dinner at 7: Fish Focused (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Fish Focused (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 24th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Out to Lunch: Pescatarian Style (Demo)
Out to Lunch: Pescatarian Style (Demo)
Next start date:

Wednesday Mar 25th, 11:30am - 1pm

MK Spring Break: Easter Around the World (Ages 9-11)
MK Spring Break: Easter Around the World (Ages 9-11)
Next start date:

Monday Mar 30th, 2pm - 3:30pm

LK Spring Break Camp: Bunny Ready (Ages 6-8)
LK Spring Break Camp: Bunny Ready (Ages 6-8)
Next start date:

Monday Mar 30th, 11am - 12:30pm

Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)
Knife Skills at 3 (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 4th, 3pm - 4pm

BK: Cookie Baking (Hands On)(Ages 12-16)
BK: Cookie Baking (Hands On)(Ages 12-16)
Next start date:

Monday Apr 13th, 4pm - 6pm

Family Cooking Night: Buddha Bowls (Hands-on)
Family Cooking Night: Buddha Bowls (Hands-on)
Next start date:

Wednesday Apr 15th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Coastal Spring (Hands-On)
Coastal Spring (Hands-On)
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 16th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Farm to Table; Fresh & Seasonal (Hands On)
Farm to Table; Fresh & Seasonal (Hands On)
Next start date:

Friday Apr 17th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Bakeshop Favorites (Hands On)
Bakeshop Favorites (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 18th, 10am - 12:30pm

Indian Street Food (Hands On)
Indian Street Food (Hands On)
Next start date:

Saturday Apr 18th, 6:30pm - 9pm

Mid Kids: American Baking (Hands On) (Ages 9-11)
Mid Kids: American Baking (Hands On) (Ages 9-11)
Next start date:

Monday Apr 20th, 4pm - 5:30pm

Dinner at 7: Asian Fresh (Demo)
Dinner at 7: Asian Fresh (Demo)
Next start date:

Tuesday Apr 21st, 7pm - 8:30pm

Vietnamese Cuisine (Hands On)
Vietnamese Cuisine (Hands On)
Next start date:

Thursday Apr 23rd, 6pm - 9pm

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Teachers at Marcel's Culinary Experience

Agnes Pierscieniak Ali Graeme Anupy Singla Camilla Abder Candice Kumai Chad Hauge & Chef Kelly Sears Chef Alissa Wallers Chef Allison Johnson and Mixologist Annie Johnson Chef Brandy Fernow Chef Cherise Slattery Chef Dave Sahs Chef Gale Gand Chef Heidi Kise Chef Jamie Bordoshuk Chef Jamie Bordoshuk Chef Jean True Chef Julie Szimon Chef Katie Wojciechowski Chef Katie Wojciechowski & Joe Mengel Chef Kelly Sears Chef Kelly Sears and Jamie Walter Chef Kelly Sears (and her mom, Sam) Chef Kelly Sears & Lucas Murray Chef Kelly Sears & Trish Ranallo Chef Kelly Sears & Stefanie Rock Chef Kiley Fields Chef Lior Lev Sercarz Chef Lynn Dugan Chef Lynn Dugan & her mom, Sally Chef Mark Grimes Chef Mindy Segal Chef Paul Kahan Chef Paul Lindemuth Chef Paul Lindemuth with Tom & Joan Knighton Chef Pete Trusiak Chef Rachel Cuzzone Chef Robin Nathan Chef Robin Nathan & Marche's Cheesemonger Chef Robin Nathan and Trish Ranallo Chefs Jamie Bordoshuk and Kelly Sears Chefs Kelly Sears & Cherise Slattery Chefs Kelly Sears & Robin Nathan Chefs Kelly Sears & Lucas Murray Dr Frank Ardito & Stacey Ballis Eric Pearl Erin Dobesh Eugenia Bone James DeWan James Beard JeanMarie Brownson Joanna Simmons John Shields and Karen Urie Shields Karen Araujo Renee DiSanto Renee DiSanto and Colleen Hindman Steve Dolinsky Tom Beckman
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