Event Calendar

Our cooking classes are hands-on events where everyone participates. We work hard to make sure our guests learn more than just how to prepare a few dishes; we try to give everyone the confidence to experiment at home and a deeper understanding of the science behind cooking.

Our classes are great to attend as a group with family and friends, or to sign up for individually and meet others who share your passion for cooking.  Classes range in size from 24-34 students and include a family style meal at the end of the class. Our cooking classes also make fabulous gifts!

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If you would like to use a gift certificate to register for a class, please give us a call at 773.276.9377.

Friday
Jan302015

Pasta Making Techniques  

Ever wonder how good restaurants have such delicious, light pasta?  The secret is fresh made!  Roll up your sleeves and come join us for a hands-on class where we’ll teach you how to make homemade pasta from scratch paired with quick, tasty sauces. Enjoy a casual dinner after the cooking instruction featuring the fruits of your newly acquired skills. This is one of our most popular classes and is perfect for a night out with friends and a great place to meet new ones. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase before the class from our retail store. Bar set up will be provided. 

More dates will be added as classes fill. 

Available Dates as of January 28th, 2015

Friday, January 30; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Wednesday, February 4; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Monday, February 9; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Wednesday, February 11; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***    

Monday, February 16; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM ***SOLD OUT***

Tuesday, February 17; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Wednesday, February 18; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, February 21; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, February 21; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, February 22; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, February 22; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Tuesday, February 24; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, February 28; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, February 28; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, March 1; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, March 1; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, March 7; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, March 7; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Monday, March 9; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM        Limited Availability

Tuesday, March 10: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday, March 15; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM          One Spot Available

Sunday, March 15; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Friday, March 20; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, March 22; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Sunday, March 22; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Monday, March 23; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Saturday, March 28; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, March 28; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, March 29: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 4; 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Saturday, April 4; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM


$ 80.00 per person

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If you would like to use a Gift Certificate to sign up for a class, please call 773.276.9377

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*GROUPON CUSTOMERS: If you would like to redeem multiple vouchers, you can register for two and then enter the first voucher number followed by a comma or a space and then add the second voucher number i.e. 12341234,43214312  (Do not enter a hyphen) OR you can register each individual with one voucher and then visit this page again to complete the reservations for any additional vouchers.

*AMAZON CUSTOMERS: Please call our events line at 773.276.9377 to book your reservation

*GIFT CERTIFICATE CUSTOMERS: Please call our events line at 773.276.9377 to book your reservation

** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.

Tuesday
Feb032015

Tamale Making  

Travel south of the border and learn how to prepare traditional tamale masa (dough), make both chicken and vegetarian fillings, and fill a dozen tamales exactly how you like them. Once the tamales are in the steamer, you will prepare three styles of salsas that will quickly find their way into your kitchen repertoire. You will also learn the secret to making the perfect Mexican style rice and the meal will be rounded out with a crisp green salad alongside a cilantro citrus vinaigrette.  Grab a Tecate with lime - on special for $2.00 during the class - and get ready for one tasty dinner. You will make plenty of tamales to take home and enjoy after the class as well. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase before the class from our retail store. Bar set up will be provided.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015; 6:30 - 9:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

Monday, April 6th, 2015; 6:30 - 9:30 PM             Just Added

$75.00 per person

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** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.

If you would like to use a Gift Certificate to sign up for a class, please call 773.276.9377

Saturday
Feb142015

Sushi for Lovers

An evening with fresh raw fish can be more romantic and fun than you think. Come join us and learn the basics of hand made sushi and enjoy an intimate candlelit meal. In the first part of this event, you will receive hands-on instruction for both sushi maki and nigiri sushi, before putting your newly acquired skills to use and creating a delicious spread of sushi to enjoy with your partner. After the cooking session, you will sit down to a delicious dinner, featuring the fruits of your labor and some special treats prepared by your instructors. This class makes a perfect gift you both can enjoy. The class also includes an open bar of wine and Japanese beer.

Saturday, February 14 , 2015; 6:30 – 9:30 PM

$225.00 per couple

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 ** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.

Wednesday
Feb252015

International Dumplings 

Tibetan Momos, Chinese Shumai, Pot Stickers and Har Gow, Italian Tortellini and Gnocchi, Japanese Gyoza, American sweet and savory dumplings, Polish Perogis and Indian Samosas are a few of the variations of those delightful pieces of dough we call dumplings. Cultures from all over the world have been flavoring and wrapping foods in dough for thousands of years. Come join us to explore how this inexpensive, satisfying modular food can be used for simple meals as well as entertaining your friends. Menu Items may include Mexican Chicken Empanadas with Salsa Rojo, Indian Samosas with Mint and Cilantro Chutney, Chinese Shumai with Spicy Soy Dipping Sauce, and Traditional Chinese Potstickers. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase before the class from our retail store. Bar set up will be provided.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015; 6:30 - 9:00 PM

$75.00 per person

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** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.

If you would like to use a Gift Certificate to sign up for a class, please call 773.276.9377

Saturday
Mar142015

Sauces for Healthy Eating

Sauces for Healthy Eating
We constantly receive questions from home cooks about how to make sauces to complement everyday meals. We all have experienced how a particular condiment or sauce can transform a good dish to a really great, memorable one. But let’s face it, classic butter and cream based sauces popular on restaurant menus are great indulgences, but are not appropriate for regular, everyday healthy dining.

Come join us in a hands-on treatment of alternatives to traditional sauces. Experience the fresh, clean taste of pestos, relishes, salsas, chutneys and vegetable coulees, all made without high saturated fats. Our focus will be on items that can be made quickly at home to complement simply prepared meats, fish and poultry, as well as their use in vegetarian dishes. Wine and beer will be available for purchase by the glass.
 

Saturday, March 14; 2014; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

 

$75.00 per person

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** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.

Saturday
Mar212015

Fish Cookery with Global Flair  

Freshly prepared fish is a favorite of many, but few tackle preparing it at home. We will show you basic techniques of fish cookery that will enable you to prepare delicious and interesting fish dishes for you and your family and friends. Grill, sear, poach, and steam fresh fish, and learn which fish are best suited for each cooking method. This is a great class for people that want to include more fish dishes in their diet.  Menu items may include Seared Salmon with Pineapple Mango Salsa, Thai Glazed Mahi Mahi, Coconut Curry with Grouper, Tilapia en Papillote with Moroccan Spices, and Roasted Tilapia with Tomatillo Salsa, among others. Wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase before the class from our retail store. Bar set up will be provided.

Saturday, March 21, 2015; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

$ 80.00 per person

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** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.

If you would like to use a Gift Certificate to sign up for a class, please call 773.276.9377

Sunday
May102015

Mother's Day Brunch

Skip the lines this year and instead of going out to a crowded brunch, let Cooking Fools help make this Mother’s Day unique. Join us for a hands-on brunch cooking event that will treat your Mom to a special one-of-a-kind experience. We will start with a refreshing and complimentary Mimosa toast, because there is no better way to honor our Mothers than having a drink before noon. You will then learn how to prepare our twists on time-honored favorites like Stuffed French Toast, Tortilla Espanol, our delicious Homemade Turkey Breakfast Sausage, and more. Once you finish cooking, take off our aprons and sit down to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch!  Additional wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase before the class from our retail store. Bar set up will be provided.

Sunday, May 10, 2015; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

$65.00 per person, DISCOUNT COUPONS NOT VALID FOR THIS CLASS.

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** When making a reservation through our online system, please make sure to select both the date and the time of your desired class before clicking ‘Continue’ and proceeding with your reservation.