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If you want to try a slice of heaven, stop by our store during Apple Fest in Lincoln Square. We'll be selling our Famous Apple Pie by the slice and whole pies in cast iron skillets. It's a day full of fun for the whole family!
Saturday, September 20
9am - 5pm
The Chopping Block Lincoln Square
See how much fun Apple Fest can be in our Pinterest board.
We just released our October calendars, and it's true. Fall is just around the corner. But don't mourn the end of summer! The seasonal switch brings a whole new crop of produce to play with in the kitchen. Our chefs are ready to introduce you to new dishes for Brussels sprouts, celery root, apples, pumpkin and more.
Here are just a few classes we are looking forward to this fall:
Most of these classes are offered multiple times at both of our locations, so please peruse our class calendar for the best fit for your schedule.
We are excited to participate in our first Dose Market this month. The shopping experience brings together the best local makers, bakers, chefs, designers and artists in one spot so you can shop quality at once.
Our chef will be demonstrating Knife Skills that will improve your efficiency and shorten your prep time. Stop by our table to learn a few tips.
Sunday, September 21
401 N. Morgan, Chicago
Cooking with garden-fresh ingredients makes a tremendous difference in the flavor of your food, so we get especially inspired at Chicago Botanic Garden. Our Owner/Chef Shelley Young will demonstrate how to make Roasted Carrot and Chorizo Tacos with Mexican Slaw during The Garden Chef Series.
Sunday, September 21
1:30pm & 2:30pm
Chicago Botanic Garden
What's a Hot Table? It's a collection of cookware, tools and ingredients you will use in your cooking class. Our chefs and assistants take a lot of care in assembling one for each class. Typically, students get 15% off any hot table item after class.
But next month, we're upping that discount to 20%! Take a cooking class in September and save even more on your Hot Table finds.
We are also offering 20% Off Food in September. All oils, vinegars, mustards, sauces, salts, etc. are on sale next month.
Have you considered professional culinary school before? Perhaps you just want to be a better home cook. Either way, you'll become powerful in the kitchen with our Culinary Boot Camp.
Culinary Boot Camp
Monday, September 22 - 26
8:30am - 4:30pm
The Chopping Block at the Mart
Can't join us during the week? Our Sunday version runs five weeks and begins on Sunday, October 5th.
Our new Cooking Lab series is coming to our Lincoln Square kitchen later this month. The four-week class focuses on the science in cooking so you understand why your food reacts the way it does in the pan, oven or grill. Goodbye to using recipes; hello to cooking with confidence!
If you are an event planner working on your calendar for the third quarter, book a daytime event at The Chopping Block and get a free cooking class for you and a guest.
The fine print: