The Chopping Block is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our guests as we strive to get people cooking. The latest evolution of our private event experiences are hybrid events, which allow your guests to participate in-person or virtually for those who are unable to join us in Chicago.
Our state-of-the-art technology brings your remote guests right into our kitchens so that they can see and hear our chefs/instructors from the comfort of their own home. Meanwhile, the in-person guests participate in whatever type of experience is selected - from cooking to wine tastings to cocktail making. Virtual guests participate and interact via Zoom with in-person guests and the chef/instructor. This is a unique way to bring together your colleagues, friends or family members from all over for a fun, memorable event!
Choose from four different types of hybrid private event experiences:
With the help of our spirits expert you'll learn how to mix, shake and stir three classic cocktails so you can create your own delicious drinks at home. Additionally, you'll learn how to set up a bar with the essential bar tools and ingredients, the history of cocktails and punches and important bar lingo.
Why is one wine lemony and refreshing, while another is chewy and meaty? Join our Sommelier as you learn the four simple variables that determine all wine flavors. We’ll also explore wine history, wine chemistry, food pairings and practice professional tasting techniques.
Cooking demonstration with partial hands-on cooking
The seasonal flavors of an elegant for entertaining. yet easy-to-prepare meal will satisfy on cool Autumn nights. Learn to create Roasted Pork Tenderloin with White White-Dijon Reduction, Fresh Herb and Parmesan Polenta and Shaved Brussels Sprout-Apple Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette.
Kick your basic steak and plain rice up a notch with a burst of Latin flavors. Learn how to create USDA Choice Beef Center Cut Filet Mignon, wrapped in bacon with a Latin BBQ rub complimented by Cilantro Fajita Rice. Our chef will show you the techniques to gain a bigger burst of flavor to take this meal from basic to extraordinary.
Wild Fork's high-quality ingredients pair perfectly with our professional-level of instruction to bring your colleagues, friends, or family members together over food, no matter where you are located.
Fill out our hybrid private events inquiry form to begin the conversation to get you and your family, friends, colleagues or your fabulous clients cooking together with The Chopping Block!
"We learned some amazing cooking techniques from the chef that I will use in the kitchen for the rest of my life. The technology that The Chopping Block brings to these hybrid events is ground-breaking. It allows those guests at home to be in the same room as the in-person attendees, and I felt like I wasn't missing a beat throughout the entire event. We will definitely be back again!"
-Jake Mitchell, Groupon