• The Chopping Block

    The Chopping Block


    Cooking Instruction & RetailGifts & Specialty Items

    About Us

    The Chopping Block, Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers guests a large slate of demonstration and hands-on classes, as well as wine and cocktail classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our Lincoln Square location cover cooking skills and techniques as well as seasonal, ethnic, healthy, vegetarian and weeknight cooking. Classes for children and teens are also offered as well as summer camps. A series of ''Boot Camp'' classes for adults allows students to take cooking to the next level with an intensive week-long taste of professional culinary school style instruction. The Chopping Block’s retail store features professional-quality cookware and kitchen tools, plus an array of gourmet and ethnic ingredients and hand-selected food-friendly wines, craft spirits and local beer.


    The Chopping Block
    The Chopping Block
    Eggplant Kitchen
    Retail Store
    Outdoor Grilling Patio
    Thyme Kitchen


    Release Date: September 25, 2023


    The Chopping Block is Hiring Chef Instructors and Assistants
    Category: Food Industry and Restaurants
    If you have a passion for food, cooking and inspiring the same in others, Chicago’s premiere recreational school is now hiring Chef Instructors and Class Assistants.   Chef Instructors are leaders in the kitchen by instructing our students with the guidance of recipes, always focusing on techniques and the “whys” behind cooking. Chef Instructors also direct students into the right classes and ...read more
    Phone:(773) 472-6700



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