Give the gift of cooking! We offer gift certificates in any denomination for classes and merchandise and gift registry for any occasion.
Our chefs are what set us apart from the rest! With years of experience at top restaurants, they will teach you about food. Click here to view profiles of all of our chefs.
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Our booth at the One of a Kind Show and Sale will be stocked with hand-picked items perfect for home cooks to wine lovers.
For the first time, The Chopping Block chefs are creating products just for you! We'll have a Brining Blend, Seasoning Blend and Hot Cocoa Mix available at the show. They make great stocking stuffers!
Join us at the Merchandise Mart:
Thursday, December 5, 11pm - 8pm
Friday, December 6, 11am - 8pm
Saturday, December 7, 10am - 7pm
Sunday, December 8, 10am - 5pm
Click here to purchase multi-day tickets for $12, which allow return visits throughout the four days of the show. A portion of all ticket sales benefits the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
You will find us in a new location this year. Instead of in the Gourmet Gallery, look for The Chopping Block's booth #1005 in the Northwest corner by the Main Cafe's seating.
Here is a link to the floor plan of the show. You can download it and print it out to bring with you.
Stop in our stores this month to enter to win a Le Creuset Doufeu, the world's first self-basting cookware.
Here's how it works:
Le Creuset will donate $1 per entry through 12/17/13 up to $25,000 to Share our Strength, a non-profit organization which works to end child hunger.
The holidays are a time to fire up the oven, plug in the Crock Pot, dust off that bakeware and get creative with your cooking. We have a long list of fun, new classes to help you get ready for the season of cooking.
If you fancy sweets (and who doesn't?), you'll learn how to make crowd-pleasing desserts like Gingerbread Pear Cake with Bourbon Caramel Sauce in Festive Baking.
No holiday is complete without Holiday Pies and Tarts such as Sweet Potato Pie with Praline.
Sugar cookies are nice, but you'll get new ideas on traditional cookies like Cranberry Pistachio Bars with Apricot Glaze in Fun n' Fancy Holiday Cookies.
Thinking of trying your hand at candy making this year? Learn how to make Peanut Brittle and Chocolate Truffles in our FREE Candy Making Demo. Can't make it to this class? Check out our online video library for recipes for both candies.
Tis the season of dinner parties, so we've done the menu planning for you. You'll also get lots of shortcuts for elaborate but easy dishes such as Roasted Prime Rib with Blue Cheese Popovers in Deck the Halls: Holiday Entertaining.
Embrace the season of winter squash with Roasted Chicken Breasts with Cilantro Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Caramelized Squash in Eat, Drink and Be Merry.
Make your holiday cocktail party the talk of the town with Holly Jolly Appetizers such as Risotto Fritters with Tomato Basil Sauce.
¡Feliz Navidad! offers a traditional Mexican holiday menu with dishes like Pozole Rojo (Braised Pork Soup with Red Chilies and Hominy).
Just because you don't eat gluten doesn't mean you have to miss out on the holiday fun. Our menu for A Gluten-Free Holiday includes sophisticated, seasonal dishes like Roasted Cornish Hens with Thyme Mushroom Gravy and Cornbread Stuffing with
Chorizo and Sage.
Check out all of our just-released December cooking classes as well as what's on the schedule for November.
The highlighted classes without links are offered on multiple days at both of our locations, so please search our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.
From sauces to sushi, grilling to baking, vegetarian fare to braising basics, we are constantly beefing up our Boot Camp curriculum to meet the needs of home cooks who want to take their skills to the next level. From single day classes to week-long commitments, our intensive Boot Camps delve deeper into fundamentals so that you walk away a confident cook.
Want it all?
Culinary Boot Camp 1 is a five-day experience that give you a taste of a professional culinary school program without the lengthy time or hefty financial commitment.
Take your education a step further with Culinary Boot Camp 2, which builds upon the foundations you've already learned.
See all of our Boot Camps coming up this fall.