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Corporate Events

We always like to start with a discussion of your goals for your event to determine the best program to recommend. Group size, time constraints, budget and the group’s agenda for the entire day factor into making the best choice for the cooking activity. Your event can have an instructional focus, an upbeat, party-like feel, or a challenging competitive theme.

Call (773) 276-9377 to get the conversation started.

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Corporate Team Building  •  Networking and Recruitment Events  •  Client Entertainment  •  Holiday Parties

EVENT MENUS

All our events feature an appetizer followed by a full meal.

Global Small Plates

This is our most popular format for groups of 15 - 120. Your guests will work together and with our Chefs, to prepare a wide array of international foods served in a cocktail reception-like setting. The menu is substantial, but is not served as a sit down, in order to keep the event more fluid. This event was designed to facilitate interaction between your guests and is perfect for networking and client entertainment.

Multi-Course International Menus

Your guests will prepare a complete lunch or dinner menu based on an international cuisine or food type. After the cooking, everyone will relax to enjoy a full sit down meal featuring the result of their efforts. These menus are great choices for groups of 10 to 30. Options include:

Thai

Caribbean

Handmade Pasta

Tamale Making

International Dumplings

Artisan Pizza

American Comfort food

Foods of Jerusalem

Indian

Mexican

Moroccan

Spanish Tapas

“Iron-Chef” Cooking Competition

We designed our Iron Chef event to be the ultimate team-building cooking experience. Teams go head-to-head cooking with their mystery items to create an entree that is presented to a panel of judges. Here, there are rules, but no recipes. The teams have full access to our commercial kitchen facility and a pantry stocked with over 300 ingredients. This exciting and challenging event is perfect for competitive groups. It requires the teams to organize, delegate based on the individual skills of the participants and execute, while following all the rules of the competition to get the highest possible score. Our team of Chefs facilitate the event with technical advise to assist the teams. The competition is followed by a sit down meal featuring entrees created by the teams and accompaniments prepared by our staff.

Mixology

We love our cocktails here at Cooking Fools. We like using ingredients from the kitchen to create tasty combinations that will pleasantly surprise you. Adding a mixology component to your cooking event automatically transforms it into a party. A custom mixology menu can be combined with our International Small Plates Event to create a very festive event, perfect for a Holiday Party or to reward a team for a job well done.

CUSTOM EVENTS

We are always willing to customize your event menu to meet your specific needs. Our culinary team can integrate a type of food, your companies products, or a theme into your program to facilitate your event. Call us to explore the possibilities. 

MEETING FACILITY

Our spaces are available for creative meetings, focus groups, and brainstorming sessions. We can customize your meeting with the addition of a cooking activity, or provide any type meal or snack from our onsite professional kitchen. Audio/visual support is also available.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

As a small business, we love to support our community. In order to do so, we have developed a mutually beneficial profit-sharing formula that makes it easy for organizations to raise money. A range of menus and formats are available for events from 30 to 100 guests and can be tailored to meet your fundraising goals.

Call (773) 276-9377 to get the conversation started.

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CLIENT LIST

Abbott Labs

Accenture

ADP

Alliance Bernstein

Aon Hewitt

The Art Institute of Chicago

Barry Callebaut

BBDO

BMO

Boeing

Boston Consulting

Brandtrust

Burberry

The Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Tribune

Cisco

Comcast

ConAgra Foods

DDB

Deloitte

Discover

DLA Piper

E*Trade

Edelman

Eli Lilly

Ernst & Young

Facebook

Food Network

General Electric

General Mills

Google

Groupon

Huron Consulting

Hyatt

IIT

JLL

Kendall College

Ketchum

KPMG

Kraft Foods

Leo Burnett

LinkedIn

Masco

Mayer Brown

McDonald’s

Medronic

MetLife

Microsoft

MillerCoors

Motorola

Museum of Science and Industry

Northwestern Hospital

Oracle

Orbitz

OWN

Pandora

Pepsico

Prudential

PwC

Reynolds

Saks Fifth Ave

Sonnenschein

Starbucks

Steelecase

Takeda

Thermo Fisher

Travelers

Twitter

U of C

USG

Winston Strawn

Wrigley

Y&R

Yahoo