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Lisa C

Lisa C
Chef Lisa graduated culinary school at Kendall College Evanston in 2003. Before Lisa became a chef instructor at The Chopping Block, she worked in numerous restaurants around Chicago including Naha (where she met her husband), Spiaggia, Custom House and opened Acanto in 2014. When not in the kitchen you can usually find Lisa curled up with a great bottle of wine and a good book or eating out at a new restaurant with her husband.

Recent Posts

Teaming Up with Driftless Prairie Meats and Market

Farmers market season is finally upon us. One of my favorite parts of shopping at the market is being able to meet the farmers and become familiar with where my food is coming from. I love that The ...

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The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

Hello, my name is Lisa, and I have an egg addiction! For those of you who know me, I tend to bring up eggs in almost every conversation and cooking class I teach. I seriously eat eggs every single ...

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Passport to Basque Country

Have you ever heard of Basque country? This region in Europe spans over the northern part of Spain and the southern part of France. This area of the world is known for numerous culinary delights ...

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Matcha Cheesecake Brownies: Recipe Testing Adventure

One of the coolest parts of my job is being able to test new recipes and make sure they work to fit the needs of our classes and events. I love being able to take a recipe that I have never made ...

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New Product Alert: Hestan Cookware at TCB

The Chopping Block is now carrying a new stainless steel cookware line in our Lincoln Square location, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it!

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A Classic Reimagined: French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese

If you've ever scoped out The Chopping Block's blog, you may notice that there are quite a few pertaining to French onion soup. French onion soup is a classic traditional soup that is so comforting, ...

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Lamb, Duck, or What?

One of my favorite classes we teach at The Chopping Block is Culinary Boot Camp. I am sure everyone has heard me talking about it a million times before, but it is one of the most comprehensive, ...

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How to Plan the Perfect Dinner Party

There is nothing that brings me more joy and excitement than hosting a holiday party! I love everything from the planning, decorating, cooking, to above all, welcoming guests into my home. I even ...

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Allergy Awareness

Many people suffer from food allergies, and it can be difficult to know what or how to cook to avoid allergens and still make food taste good. As many chefs in the restaurant industry may know, but ...

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Lemon Posset: Newest Internet Fad

You know I love a good food trend like butter boards but have you seen the lemon custard that has been sweeping across the internet? For the past few months, I have seen different variations of ...

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