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The Chopping Block

The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-644-6360
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Always a good experience

I recently went to a macarons class at the Merchandise Mart store. I’ve been to several Chopping... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
pyegirl
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michigan
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Very intense cooking boot camp

I just attended the week long cooking boot camp. Although the curriculum packs too much together at... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2018
Arthurfisk
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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The Chopping Block, 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 (Merchandise Mart and Lincoln Square) cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well as seasonal, date nights, healthy and kids classes.
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The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I recently went to a macarons class at the Merchandise Mart store. I’ve been to several Chopping Block classes and really enjoy them. Their pedagogy involves all kinds of classes: demo, hands-on, etc etc. I have only taken the hands-on classes. In general, they are...More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hello pyegirl, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that you've been to several cooking classes and enjoyed them! We also appreciate your comments about the division of...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I just attended the week long cooking boot camp. Although the curriculum packs too much together at times, overall the course is great for learning new skills and honing skills you may already have developed. I would definitely recommend the course.More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Hi Arthur, Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience at our Culinary Boot Camp on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that you would recommend the course, and we hope no part of the week-long class was overwhelming to you. Should you have...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We did this as a team building event and had an absolute blast! We made pasta from scratch which was amazing! The chefs are so sweet and make the entire event!

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was fun! Chef Lisa (terrific) has 12 years experience making sushi. 2 of the family members are knowledgeable sushi makers - 1 is an Executive Chef, the other just makes it at home. There wasn't anything that she couldn't answer and for us inexperienced,...More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Hi Susan, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. I've passed your review along to Chef Lisa as I know it will make her day! We were thrilled to hear you and your...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017

One activity for our girls weekend in Chicago was a 'private cooking class' at this very cool venue. We are a pretty active group so sitting for a few hours having dinner would not be our favorite thing. But we love good food, great wine...More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Hi Kim, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed their private cooking class during your girls weekend in Chicago! We would be happy to...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I took the pasta workshop at The Chopping Block and had a great time. The class was hands-on, from making the pasta from scratch to rolling it out, cooking it and eating it. Chef Joey Hahn was incredibly knowledgeable and taught us about knife skills...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The menu was good and inventive the team was excellent and taking care of her very large group of a hundred people. The best part of the experience was the team-building as we prepared our own meals together.More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear that your group enjoyed their private team building event in our kitchens! We hope to see you again for a cooking...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fun evening with a large group of business colleagues. It was a good lesson in team building. Made plenty of tasty food from scratch and learned so valuable cooking tips along the way. Personally mad a mushroom tartlets. It was great but definitely...More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your private team building event! You are right in that the mushroom tartlets aren't low calorie, but they are...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

This class - The Great Pumpkin- was supposed to start at 7 - but we stood around for about 20 minutes waiting for latecomers. I think the store should have a policy of starting out ON TIME and those coming late can just start in...More

Thank Mary K
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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2016

Mary, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We sincerely apologize for the tardiness of the start of your The Great Pumpkin class. Our chefs have a general rule to wait no longer than 10...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We were visiting Chicago on vacation and wanted to do something different. Our family of four booked a cooking class and we absolutely loved it. We were at the Lincoln Square location and we had tons of fun and ate great food that we prepared....More

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2016

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear your family enjoyed your cooking class, and it's so cool that you did that activity together on vacation! Should you have...More

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