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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

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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DIY Stroopwafels

My very first encounter with Stroopwafels was on my flight to New Zealand eight years ago. I had never heard of such a snack before. So, when the flight attendant said peanuts or waffle, I jumped at ...

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Peschi Dolci: Sweet Peach Cookies

Growing up Sicilian, we knew how to party! It seemed every weekend we attended some sort of a special event or get together. I remember frequenting different banquet halls all throughout Illinois and ...

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Stuffed Fresno Chiles: A Versatile Filling for Your Next Party

It all started with me needing to clean out my fridge. I had Fresno chilis that were about to go bad, ground beef that was starting to oxidize… what was I going to do? I have had stuffed peppers on ...

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Sautéing 101

I was recently interviewed for a Mashed.com article discussing the most common mistakes home cooks make when sautéing and it got me thinking of all of the techniques we teach at The Chopping Block, ...

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