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Hans

Hans
Hans graduated from the prestigious Culinary Institute in Pegnitz, Bavaria in Germany. He also completed an apprenticeship program at the Rosenthal Casino in Selb Bavaria. Hans' professional career extends to several hotels. He worked for Hilton International in London before transferring to Chicago where he held different positions for several hotels within the company. We are now proud to have him as a Chef Instructor at The Chopping Block. When Hans is not teaching, you can find him at local museums, coffee shops, farmers markets, or concert venues—mainly classical music. He is an avid reader, loves to travel, and enjoys the company of his family and friends.

Recent Posts

Welcome Braising Season with Roulade and Dumplings

  Time is flying by this year, and we are already planning our holiday offerings, both virtually and in-person at Lincoln Square. We are also continuing to offer outdoor grilling classes, and we've ...

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Tomato Season at the Farmers Market

Fall has officially arrived, and the farmers markets are in full swing. If you live in our Lincoln Square neighborhood, please check out the Farmers Market held on Tuesday mornings and Thursday ...

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Desserts on the Grill: Have you Tried Grilling Fruit?

As you probably already know if you receive our handy newsletter, we are now offering in-person classes at our Lincoln Square location as well as cooking boot camps, with subjects ranging from ...

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A Lesson in Food Safety

  Let's talk about food safety. I’m sure many of you are already aware of how to keep food safe in the refrigerator. But, how do I know if my fridge is even cold enough? There are many models out ...

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Classic Niçoise Salad makes a Return

  Summer is in full swing, and we are trying to make the best of it! One of the high points of my summer so far has been teaching one of my favorite classic dishes: the Niçoise Salad in a recent ...

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Follow this Rule for Every Type of Grill

  Summer has officially started, and I know many of us are excited to spend a lot of of it outside grilling! Here in Chicago, we are moving into phase 4 of re-opening, which means restaurants can ...

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Ethel's Daughter: Quarantine Sourdough Bread Baking

  Bread is a very important food in my German culture. In fact, we eat bread with almost every meal in Germany. I count myself fortunate to live near a great bakery called Phlour, a family-owned ...

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Pork Stew in Salsa Verde: A Delightful Mexican Dish

  A very good friend of mine gave me this recipe, and we have cooked it several times now. He learned it in Mexico from his grandmother, and he comes from the city of Puebla where this is a regional ...

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How about Breakfast for Dinner?

  Adjusting to a new routine, as we go through these strange times, may be a challenge; however, we may actually find that we can break away from it and have some fun, especially in the kitchen!

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My Bagel Experience

I woke up bright and early on a recent Monday morning inspired by our popular artisanal bread making class and ready to make homemade bagels. I also remembered when my sister came to visit me when I ...

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