For every great cook in this world, there is one that needs some work. Although Chicago
is a fantastic foodie town, not everyone can stop in for deep dish
every day. To become the next Stephanie Izard, or to simply cook an edible family meal, here are some of the best classes to take in Chicago.
The Chopping Block
The Wooden Spoon
If having the entire city of Chicago watch you learn to cook at The Chopping Block doesn’t sound all that appealing, fear not! The Wooden Spoon is the cozy cookery made for those interested in refining their skills in a more private environment. The adorable venue hosts theme nights, as well, such as Paris Bistro and Couple’s Cooking with Comedy.
The Wooden Spoon, 5047 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 293 3190
Sally Lunn Sweet Bread with homemade honey butter | Courtesy of The Wooden Spoon
This class is for those who have a complete love affair with food. Cooking Fools curates classes for 10-32 people who are invested in what they are cooking. The dishes are a bit more bespoke and complicated, but at the end of the day, good pasta is good pasta no matter how you learn to make it!
Cooking Fools, 1916 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 276 9377
Pasta | Courtesy of Cooking Fools
Naveen’s Cuisine classes get five stars on rating websites, so they are officially incredible. Not only do they do everything possible to make the classes accessible to everyone, they also make them fun and exciting. No pressure here—except the pressure cooker! The food always looks amazing, and everyone leaves feeling like they might beat Bobby Flay in a showdown.
Naveen’s Cuisine, 2325 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 230 9320
Lobster | Courtesy of Naveen’s Cuisine
Give Me Some Sugar
If Cupcake Wars is your favorite show, then book yourself a class at Give Me Some Sugar. One of the best parts is that it is designed for a variety of ages and to bring out the kid in everyone. They also have baking camps for those who have every “How to Cake It” video saved on YouTube. This place is straight up sugary goodness. The most trouble you’ll have in class is not licking the spoon!
Give Me Some Sugar, 2205 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 281 3154