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The Chopping Block’s Lincoln Square Location Changes Ownership

After 26 years of teaching people how to cook, The Chopping Block is changing ownership. Founder and Chef Shelley Young officially sold the Lincoln Square business to Executive Chef Lisa Counts ...

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25th Anniversary Memories Amid the Mart's Closure

We celebrated the 25th year anniversary of the opening of The Chopping Block this month, ironically as we are preparing to close the Merchandise Mart location permanently this Saturday, April 30, ...

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Celebrating our Executive Chef

April is a special month at The Chopping Block because we celebrate our birthday (24 this year!) as well as our Executive Chef Lisa Counts’ work anniversary. With nearly 20 years in the culinary ...

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What I've Learned at Chicago's Premier Recreational Cooking School

I used to consider myself a pretty good cook. Like a lot of us, I learned by standing by my mother’s side in the kitchen. Her way with ingredients and flavors were a launchpad into my own world full ...

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Our First Blog

Welcome to The Chopping Block's first blog, affectionately known as The Chopping Blog.

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