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.

Friday
Aug262016

Secondo Corso: Pasta Making

Time for the second course—of pasta making that is! Challenge yourself to new 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.                 

 

***PrePurchased Secondo Corso Pasta voucher can be applied to the Pasta Techniques I class.  Email info@CookingFools.net to register - Include the date, time, class, people and voucher/redemption code.


Available Dates as of August 23rd, 2016   

Friday, August 26; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

Saturday, August 27; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

Tuesday, August 30; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, September 11; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM 

Saturday, September 17; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Friday, September 23; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

Sunday, October 2; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Friday, October 7; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Monday, October 24; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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


$ 95.00 per person

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Saturday
Aug272016

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 August 8th, 2016                      

Saturday, August 27; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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


$ 90.00 per person

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Monday
Sep122016

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. BYOB. Bar set-up will be provided.
 

Monday, September 12; 2016; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM 

$75.00 per person

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Friday
Sep162016

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.

Friday, September 16 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Indian Cuisine

Friday, October 14  6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Moroccan Cuisine

$85.00 per person

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Monday
Sep192016

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, September 19; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

$75.00 per person

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Friday
Sep302016

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, September 30; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM***SOLD OUT***

Monday. October 17; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM    Just added

$ 50.00 per person

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Monday
Oct032016

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, October 3; 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Sunday
Oct162016

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.

Sunday, October 16; 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

$65.00 per person

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