The Chopping Block at the Mart

The Chopping Block at the Mart

River North, Chicago, Illinois
(212 Reviews)

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 cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes.


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Reviews of The Chopping Block at the Mart

(212 Reviews)
Macaron Workshop

Chris T.

Attended: Macaron Workshop

Awesome class and the chef's leading the class were the absolute best. Nice, funny, extremely informative and helpful. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Artisanal Breads Boot Camp

Nancy D.

Attended: Artisanal Breads Boot Camp

Our teacher, Erin was great. She explained everything as we went along with our baking. I enjoyed learning about each baking item and techniques. I look forward to applying those techniques in the near future when making those recipes that we made. It was an enjoyable experience.

Macaron Workshop

Iris D.

Attended: Macaron Workshop

Chef was amazing! Very good teacher. Staff was attentive and alway available. Very fun and learned new techniques.

Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Mexico

Alexandria H.

Attended: Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Mexico

This class was great! I can’t wait to go back

Keto Kraze

Scott W.

Attended: Keto Kraze

Beautifully organized, warm and knowledgeable instructor and assistant, delicious recipes, great stuff to learn, important hands-on, lots of fun working on teams, and a full (and healthy) dinner to eat at the end!

Vegetarian Fiesta: Tortillas and Tacos from Scratch

Kathy L.

Attended: Vegetarian Fiesta: Tortillas and Tacos from Scratch

Really enjoyed the class. Recipes and techniques were not overly complicated. The space was very nice. Our instructor was easy going and very helpful. The roving assistants gave just the right amount of additional support. Distribution of the recipes via email was new for me and a mixed experience. Great for the environment but awkward in the kitchen. Their were no stands for devices an while we had plenty of workspace for chopping mixing etc. there was limited space to put your phone to reference the recipes if you needed a quick review. On the plus side Chef and assistants were always ready to answer questions. One of the better cooking class experiences I have had.

Artisanal Breads Boot Camp


Attended: Artisanal Breads Boot Camp

Fun class but don’t expect to walk out with any real knowledge behind bread making. Makes mostly for an entertaining day but if you are interested in actually learning something, I’d recommend something else. This “boot camp” functions the same as date-night type cooking classes would. You’re given recipes to put together with strangers. Could work better if the classes were smaller.

Butchery Boot Camp

Dante W.

Attended: Butchery Boot Camp

Class Was Excellent. Information I Needed Was Useful In My Business.

Parisian Pleasures

Mary H.

Attended: Parisian Pleasures

Great experience and wonderful instructors! Would do it again!

Parisian Pleasures


Attended: Parisian Pleasures

The class was really fun!

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222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107, Chicago, Illinois 60654
The Chopping Block at the Mart
River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654

Upcoming Classes at The Chopping Block at the Mart

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Next start date:

Friday Sep 18th, 9am - 4:30pm Central Time