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Address: The Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107, Chicago, IL 60654
Phone Number: +1 312 644 6360
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09:30 - 17:30
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The Chopping Block, Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and...

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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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Tenafly, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 low calorie. I never saw so much cream cheese in my entire life!

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Thank smdubowsky
Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

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 SO delicious and the perfect appetizer for the holiday season. If you have further feedback... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 wherever the class was. Starting late I think made the instructor feel pressed for time.... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

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 minutes for latecomers but in this particular class, almost half the class was missing at... More 

Louisiana
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180 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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. The class had 10 people total and this allowed more one on one time with... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

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 any further feedback or suggestions for us, don't hesitate to contact me directly at the... More 

Odessa, Florida
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204 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

My fiancé and I enjoyed the Steak Dinner cooking class in Lincoln Park. Although I already am a chef, my fiancé and I could enjoy cooking together while drinking glasses of wine. The chefs were very knowledgeable and friendly. You need to apply early or you will not get in. We would have preferred the gnocchi class, but I could... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your cooking class! Should you have any further feedback or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at the information below. We hope to see you and your fiancé in another cooking class... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went into the shop looking for two small items. The gentlemen that helped me was fantastic. Helped me find what I needed and went above and beyond when we couldn't find a single plate he offered me one from the personal stock. I would go back in a heartbeat.

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Hi David, 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 were taken care of so well by our retail staff. It certainly is a testament that our staff is trained to "go the extra mile". Thank you for letting us know. If... More 

Carmel, Indiana
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135 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Whether you're looking for a great team-building exercise or a fun night out with friends, The Chopping Block is the place you'll want to be! As a meeting planner, I booked a group for a lunch, and we had an awesome time. The instructors were fun, friendly, and knowledgeable, and the food we prepared was great! They offer a great... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled to hear you had a positive experience planning your private cooking event with our team. And it's even better news that you'll be returning for another event this fall! If you have further feedback or suggestions for... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

My husband and I went to a class at the Lincoln Square location. We absolutely loved it!! We were paired up with 2 other people, a mother and daughter, and had a great time cooking with them. We made 3 types of pasta, and they were all so delicious. I bought a pasta maker after that class, as we both... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Hello, 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 Pasta Workshop, and we hope you have enjoyed your new pasta maker at home. If you have further feedback or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at the... More 

San Juan, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

On our most recent visit to Chicago, my wife and I decided to take a cooking class to do something different in our vacation. After evaluating options we decided for The Chopping Block in Lincoln Square. The experience surpassed our expectations! The groups are small (8 people total) so everybody actively participated in the cooking process, it is not a... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled that you and your wife enjoyed your Tapas Party cooking class with Chef Roger and Erica. I've passed your review on to them to brighten their day! If you have further feedback or suggestions for us, don't hesitate... More 

Salida, Colorado, United States
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86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I'm part a national committee with the trade association located in Chicago. Oh my, after our first meeting, we had "dinner" at the Chopping Block". The way it works is that you reserve your seats or set a group ahead of time. See their website for details. Then a team of chefs teach you how to prepare the dishes and... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We were thrilled that you enjoyed your private cooking event, and we hope you are able to do it again the next time you are in Chicago. If you have further feedback or suggestions for us, don't hesitate to contact me... More 

Dyer
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

We went with two other couples to make gnocchi. We worked as a group of six competing against 10 other participants( we watch way too much Master Chef). Some of the food was already prepared while we eagerly awaited their instruction and expertise. The food came out excellent and the wine we drank during our cooking experience was quite affordable.... More 

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Andrea M, Public Relations Manager at The Chopping Block, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your recent experience at The Chopping Block on TripAdvisor. We especially loved the competition comment! You should check out our Iron Chef private cooking events for your team at work. :) Should you have any additional feedback or suggestions for us, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at the... More 

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