The Chopping Block at the Mart

The Chopping Block at the Mart

Cooking
River North, Chicago, Illinois
(208 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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Important:

  • Please note that upon purchase, your email address may be shared with The Chopping Block, and you will be receiving class and/or marketing information from the provider.

  • Also note that by purchasing seats for classes at The Chopping Block you are authorizing CourseHorse to charge your card if you order additional drinks and do not pay for them at the time of the class.

Reviews of The Chopping Block at the Mart

(208 Reviews)
Macaron Workshop

2/19/2020
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

1/30/2020
Alexandria H.

Attended: Culinary Adventure: A Trip to Mexico


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

Keto Kraze

1/29/2020
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

1/28/2020
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

1/27/2020
Anonymous

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

1/21/2020
Dante W.

Attended: Butchery Boot Camp


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

Parisian Pleasures

1/20/2020
Mary H.

Attended: Parisian Pleasures


Great experience and wonderful instructors! Would do it again!

Parisian Pleasures

1/12/2020
Anonymous

Attended: Parisian Pleasures


The class was really fun!

Braising Boot Camp

1/4/2020
Scott W.

Attended: Braising Boot Camp


Chef Max was an awesome, personable teacher. Concepts and techniques covered were major, great hands-on experience, and learned a lot. Support staff was great, too, and I felt treated like royalty. While some of the recipes were wonderful, some did not thrill, otherwise class would have been perfect. (I don't believe Chef Max chose the recipes.) I've been taking classes at Chopping Block for years and they are a first rate cooking school.

Irresistible Appetizers

11/12/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Irresistible Appetizers


The class was professional, fun, and informative. The instructor was engaging, articulate, and technical. HOWEVER, when I asked for a handout of the recipes, I was told they were emailed to me from Chopping Block (the class vendor). BECAUSE I registered for the class on 'coursehorse' rather directly through Chopping Block (the vendor), I did not receive the recipes. This was a HUGE disadvantage during the class because I was unable to follow along and make notes as the instructor was presenting the technique. In the future, I will register for the class directly through the vendor rather than through 'coursehorse' to assure I receive the appropriate accompanying materials.

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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

Happy Hour
Happy Hour
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 25th, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Tiki Time
Tiki Time
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Hop To It: Celebrating the Leap Year
Hop To It: Celebrating the Leap Year
Next start date:

Saturday Feb 29th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Bellini Brunch
Bellini Brunch
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 1st, 11am - 1:30pm

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Calzones
Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Calzones
Next start date:

Monday Mar 2nd, 6pm - 8:30pm

Happy Hour: Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing
Happy Hour: Girl Scout Cookie and Wine Pairing
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 3rd, 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Venetian Nights
Venetian Nights
Next start date:

Friday Mar 6th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Touch of Seoul
Touch of Seoul
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 7th, 11am - 1:30pm

A Night in Spain
A Night in Spain
Next start date:

Friday Mar 20th, 6pm - 9pm

Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Adriatic Coast
Culinary Adventure: A Trip to the Adriatic Coast
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm

The Science Behind Tasting Wine
The Science Behind Tasting Wine
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 7th, 6pm - 8pm

Culinary Boot Camp 2
Culinary Boot Camp 2
Next start date:

Sunday Mar 8th, 9am - 5pm

Know Your Gnocchi
Know Your Gnocchi
Next start date:

Monday Mar 9th, 6pm - 9pm

Eat, Drink and Be Merry: New Menu
Eat, Drink and Be Merry: New Menu
Next start date:

Friday Mar 13th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Macaron Workshop
Macaron Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 14th, 11am - 2pm

Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals
Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 14th, 11am - 1:30pm

Sushi Workshop
Sushi Workshop
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 14th, 11am - 1:30pm

Classic Cocktails 101
Classic Cocktails 101
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 14th, 6pm - 8pm

Date Night: Your Place or Mine
Date Night: Your Place or Mine
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Spring Break: A Trip to Miami
Spring Break: A Trip to Miami
Next start date:

Saturday Mar 14th, 6pm - 8:30pm

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