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Explore Our Kitchens

The Chopping Block is Chicago's premiere recreational cooking school with two kitchens and an outdoor grilling patio in Lincoln Square. Our comfortable, yet state-of-the-art facilities and equipment provide the perfect learning environment for home cooks.

The Chopping Block's classes and private events are held in specially designed classrooms, equipped with complete cooking stations. Designed to replicate an ideal home kitchen, our kitchens are outfitted with ovens, cooktops, appliances, cookware and tools our students may find in their own kitchens.

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Lincoln Square

The Chopping Block is the heart of Chicago's culture-rich Lincoln Square neighborhood surrounded by local restaurants and one-of-a-kind specialty stores. Our Lincoln Square location has two kitchens as well as an outdoor grilling patio.

Our cozy Eggplant Kitchen accommodates up to 20 students and is surrounded by our retail store, the perfect backdrop to be inspired to cook. 

The Thyme Kitchen encompasses the entire upstairs of our building and offers a spacious and comfortable cooking experience for hands-on classes of all sizes.

An outdoor grilling patio at Lincoln Square gives our students the chance to cook under the sun and stars. We offer both hands-on and demonstration grilling classes during Chicago's spring, summer and fall. Students will learn to use both charcoal and gas grills in every outdoor class.

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  • Eggplant Kitchen accommodates up to 20 guests.
  • Thyme Kitchen offers a spacious experience for hands-on events parties as large as 30 people, or use both floors for events up to 40 people.
  • Outdoor Grilling Patio venue includes options for hands-on grilling events well as mix and mingle events for up to 20 people.
  • All Venue: Utilize all three spaces to host a party for up to 50 people.