The Chopping Block received the Live and Learn Award for Best Educational Experience by Winnie in 2018!
We place more emphasis on food in our families these days. We want to know where our food is coming from, we know we should be able to pronounce each ingredient on the nutritional label and frozen dinners just don't cut it anymore. More parents are realizing that teaching their kids to cook helps prepare them for the future. Enrolling your child in a kid or teen cooking camp at The Chopping Block bring them one step closer.
Each kids' and teens' cooking camp includes a hands-on lesson on ingredients, sanitation, organization and cooking techniques.
In our kids' classes, budding chefs 7 to 11 years old learn fundamental kitchen skills, focusing on measuring, mixing, working cleanly and safely in the kitchen, and exploring new foods, while following recipes geared for their age group.
Young teens ages 12 to 16 get to experiment with simple yet sophisticated menus that they’ll enjoy re-creating at home. They’ll learn the basics of knife skills, cooking and baking techniques, and organizing prep work.
Your kids will become confident in the kitchen, make new friends and of course, learn important cooking skills during our camps. We encourage parents to sign up their children for multiple camp sessions in order for your child to have time to build upon the skills they learn and gain confidence. We are offering three different sessions for each age group this summer, so why not have your child take them all?
All kid and teen camps are held at our Lincoln Square location. Teen Boot Camp is held at our Merchandise Mart location.
Once you decide on the camps that work for you, visit our class calendars to register your child for each individual camp.
We welcome teens (12 and up) to participate in any of our adult cooking classes if accompanied by an adult.
“The Chopping Block has long been regarded as one of the best places for novice chefs to learn how to cook. Their stellar reputation extends to their kids' camp program.”Read more about our camps in Make It Better magazine.