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 15-32 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.

Sunday
Apr242016

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 ravioli and pappardelle from scratch. Become a saucier and volunteer to prepare our vodka tomato sauce and lemon basil pesto for the family-style meal. Enjoy a casual vegetarian 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. BYOB. Bar set up will be provided.

MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED AS CLASSES FILL - PLEASE  BOOKMARK OUR CALENDAR

Available Dates as of April 27th, 2016                      

Friday, April 29; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, May 1; 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM        LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Monday, May 9; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tuesday, May 17; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Friday, June 3; 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

MORE DATES WILL BE ADDED AS CLASSES FILL - PLEASE  BOOKMARK OUR CALENDAR

$ 90.00 per person

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Monday
May022016

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. BYOB. Bar set up will be provided.

Monday, May 2nd; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

$75.00 per person

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Sunday
May082016

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 your aprons and sit down to a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch!  BYOB. Bar set up will be provided.

Sunday, May 8, 2016; 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  ***SOLD OUT***

 $65.00 per person

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Friday
May132016

Secondo Corso: Pasta Due

Time for the second course—of pasta making that is! Challenge yourself to new, more difficult, pasta techniques such as tortellini folds, and farfalle shapes in our follow-up, carnivore friendly, pasta class. Breeze through the dough making process and take on the beefy bolognese, a creamy lemon sauce, and the savory turkey and prosciutto filling. Relax after the cooking instruction and savor your hard-earned dinner with new friends and old. BYOB. Bar set-up provided.

Friday, May 13; 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sunday, May 22; 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday, May 22; 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

$ 95.00 per person

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Saturday
May142016

Knife Skills

Do you cringe when you see a cleaver? Wish your Wusthof worked on its own? You’re not alone! This class will help you do away with your knife anxieties and teach you the basics of cutting and chopping. Here you’ll learn the parts of a knife, purposes for common knives, and basic knife cuts to improve your speed and precision when cooking at home. At the end of the class your hard work will pay off with a delicious meal, centered around a pasta dish made with the vegetables you’ll have cut, and finished with goat cheese and fresh basil.

Saturday, May 14, 2016; 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 15, 2016; 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

$65.00 per person

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Friday
May202016

Cooking Fool’s World Tour

Close your eyes, take a bite, and travel the world. It’s that simple. It’s rare for us to get the chance to fly off to the rivieras of Spain, or unwind on a beach in the Caribbean nowadays, but luckily we can still travel through taste. So take a trip with us and tour through different cultures, and across continents— all from the comfort of Chicago. Join us for a monthly dinner series featuring a four course meal from a different cuisine each month.

Learn to make homemade pita bread and other classic Israeli dishes in the first installation of our dinner series.

Friday, May 20; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

$85.00 per person

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Menu: 
Pita Bread
Jerusalem Salad
Hummus + Baba Ganuj
Shakshuka
Mejadra
Chicken Shawarma
Rugelach

Upcoming:

June: Caribbean
July: Traditional American
August: Moroccan

Monday
May232016

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. BYOB. Bar set up will be provided.

Monday, May 23rd, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Monday, June 20th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

$75.00 per person

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Friday
May272016

Pizza Making Workshop

In Chicago, pizza is always a topic of conversation. Whether one is a thin or thick crust, sausage or pepperoni, white or red sauce, can say a lot about a person. Join us for an interactive pizza making class where we’ll teach you traditional kneading methods, the making and baking of a gluten-free cauliflower crust, and a wide range of sauces. Ponder the different sauce and topping combinations till inspiration hits. Share your one-of-a-kind creation with friends old and new over a casual dinner following the cooking instruction. BYOB. Bar set-up will be provided.

Friday, May 24; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

$ 50.00 per person

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Saturday
Jun042016

Pastry Chef Secrets: Chocolate Desserts

Join us for a behind the scenes look at how to transform chocolate into simple and decadent desserts. In this hands-on class, you will learn various techniques as you prepare an assortment of delicious cakes, candies, and Cooking Fool’s signature Chocolate Nibby Pudding! Whether this is your first time at a stand mixer or you whip frosting in your sleep, this is the class for you. You will leave the class worry free, with your own desserts to take home and enjoy with friends and family. It is truly every chocoholics dream. 

Saturday, June 4; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

$ 85.00 per person

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Saturday
Jun252016

Pie Shop

Cream or custard, savory or sweet, either way we are berry in love with pies. Come bake with us and master the art of lattice, and the ease of a crostata fold. Learn how to make four pies in all: banana cream, blueberry, chess pie, and a savory tomato and onion crostata, along with the methods to create and build any of the classics. Bring home a gluten-free crumble and slices of your favorite pies to share with friends and family. BYOB. Bar set-up included

Saturday, June 25; 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM***SOLD OUT*** NEW DATE COMING SOON

$85.00 per person

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