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The Chopping Block is now offering virtual classes! Virtual cooking has been part of our strategic planning for years, and we are excited to bring this curriculum to fruition. Get cooking in the comfort of your own kitchen with our virtual Cooking Demonstrations and Cook Along classes. 

Our Virtual Demonstration classes, via Zoom, are a fun opportunity to watch your chef in action. During class, your chef will teach you how to  prepare the dishes while you observe and take notes. Our Zoom moderator  will make sure your questions submitted through the chat option are answered during or after class. The recipe packet will be provided upon registration. Please note that some recipe steps may be prepared ahead due to the length of the class.

Our Virtual Cook Along classes, via Zoom, will have you and your chef cooking together in real time. We’ll provide you with the recipe packet and equipment list upon registration, so you’re prepared to get cooking, and when it’s over you’ll have a meal on the table! Our Zoom moderator will make sure your questions are answered live by the chef either during or at the end of class. 

 

Virtual Knife Skills

Join us for our most popular class… virtually!  Join our Chopping Block Chef in real time for a chopping session that’ll mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro via Zoom. Knife care, selection, sharpening and honing are also covered.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6pm CST

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Virtual Indian Vegetarian: Choose your level of instruction

  • Spicy Chickpea Curry with Raita Sauce and Steamed Basmati Rice
  • Chapati (Whole Wheat Flatbread)

Thursday, January 28, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

Register now

 

Virtual Vacation: Trip to the Caribbean: Choose your level of instruction

  • Jerk Chicken
  • Fried Plantains
  • Caribbean Rice (Arroz con Gandules)

Friday, January 29, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Building Blocks: Mother Sauces

  • Espagnole (Brown Sauce Reduction)
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Béchamel
  • Hollandaise
  • Aioli

Saturday, January 30, 2021 10am CST

Join us virtually for classes inspired by our most popular series in the history of TCB, The Building Blocks, featuring the skills and techniques all home cooks should know. Each class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science behind cooking. The skills covered in class will not only be very applicable to how you cook, but also stretch your knowledge in the kitchen and broaden your palate.

Register now

 

Virtual Cook Along: Ramen Workshop

  • Homemade Ramen Noodles
  • Ramen Noodles in Miso-Soy Broth with Carrots, Bok Choy and Egg

Saturday, January 30, 2021 3pm CST

No crunchy noodles and flavor packets here! Learn the fine art of making ramen noodles from scratch, and how to prepare a delicious broth featuring Japan's most ubiquitous noodle in this virtual class. Join us in the comfort of your own home as our chef instructor virtually guides you through in this intensely interactive 2-hour virtual workshop.

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Virtual Date Night: Gumbo and Hushpuppies: Choose your level of instruction

  • Hushpuppies with Remoulade
  • Shrimp and Andouille Sausage Gumbo with Steamed Rice

Saturday, January 30, 2021 6:30pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Dim Sum: Choose your level of instruction

  • Chicken Bao (Chicken-Filled Buns)
  • Five Spice Spare Ribs with Hoisin Glaze

Sunday, January 31, 2021 11am CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Sunday Dinner: Crab Cakes: Choose your level of instruction

  • Crab Cakes
  • Warm Kale-Potato Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

Sunday, January 31, 2021 4pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Chili and Cornbread: Choose your level of instruction

  • Three Bean Turkey Chili
  • Green Chili-Cheddar Cornbread Muffins
  • Southwestern Chopped Salad

Thursday, February 4, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Vacation: Trip to Argentina: Choose your level of instruction

  • Seared Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Cumin-Spiced Potatoes

Friday, February 5, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

Register now

 

Virtual Building Blocks: Soups

  • Minestrone 
  • Chicken Pot Pie Soup 
  • Cream of Brussels Sprout

Saturday, February 6, 2021 10am CST

Join us virtually for classes inspired by our most popular series in the history of TCB, The Building Blocks, featuring the skills and techniques all home cooks should know. Each class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science behind cooking. The skills covered in class will not only be very applicable to how you cook, but also stretch your knowledge in the kitchen and broaden your palate.

Register now

 

Virtual Knife Skills

Join us for our most popular class… virtually!  Join our Chopping Block Chef in real time for a chopping session that’ll mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro via Zoom. Knife care, selection, sharpening and honing are also covered.

Saturday, February 6, 2021 3pm CST

Register now

 

Virtual Cocktails: Winter Warming Cocktails

Let's shake off those cold winter blues and warm up from the inside out tonight with two warmed cocktails that you can make again and again this season. Join spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas, as he explores the iconic Hot Toddy with a fresh twist, and the Kanzake method of heating sake and tuning it into a modern cocktail. Grab your cozy blanket and enjoy a special and warm evening with us.

  • Can you Kanzake? (Warmed Sake and Yuzu Cocktail)
  • Pineapple Hot Toddy

Saturday, February 6, 2021 5pm CST

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Virtual Date Night: Let it Snow: Choose your level of instruction

  • Smothered Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion and Dried Cherry Relish
  • Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Saturday, February 6, 2021 6:30pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Interactive Demo: Flavor Dynamics

Learn the secrets of successful flavor combinations, and learn how to make sense of your sense of taste! With stronger olfactory awareness, you can become a creative cook inspired by your own palate instead of following recipes to the letter.

In this interactive virtual demonstration class, we'll teach you the art of tweaking the five basic tastes - Salty, Sweet, Bitter, Sour and Umami - and how to use herbs, spices, oils, vinegars and aromatic ingredients to create a rich tapestry of cuisine limited only by your imagination. Together during class, we will taste our way through the basic tastes, and create an engaging dialogue on how to best apply them to your own cooking.

Sunday, February 7, 2021 11am CST

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Virtual Game Day Snacks: Choose your level of instruction

  • Honey-Sriracha Glazed Wings
  • Pimento Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Philly Cheesesteak Sliders with Peppers and Onions

Sunday, February 7, 2021 1pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Sushi Night: Choose your level of instruction

  • Maki Rolls
  • Inside-out Maki Rolls
  • Spicy Tuna

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Vacation: Trip to Chinatown: Choose your level of instruction

  • Homemade Wonton Soup
  • Kung Pao Chicken with Steamed Rice

Friday, February 12, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Building Blocks: Chicken Butchery and Cookery

  • Whole chicken butchery
  • Brown Chicken stock
  • Garlicy Braised Chicken Legs
  • Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs
  • Pounded, Dredged and Sautéed Chicken Breasts

Saturday, February 13, 2021 10am CST

Join us virtually for classes inspired by our most popular series in the history of TCB, The Building Blocks, featuring the skills and techniques all home cooks should know. Each class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science behind cooking. The skills covered in class will not only be very applicable to how you cook, but also stretch your knowledge in the kitchen and broaden your palate.

Register now

 

Virtual Cook Along: Paczki Party Workshop

  • Jam and Custard-Filled Paczki

Saturday, February 13, 2021 3pm CST

Paczkis (Poonch-Keys), yeast dough, fried donuts often filled with jams and creams, are a Fat Tuesday tradition that are enjoyed before pre-Easter fasting begins. Be a part of this delicious tradition in the comfort of your own home by learning how to make these pastries from scratch in this intensely interactive 2-hour virtual workshop. 

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Virtual Wine and Cheese Tasting

The marriage of wine and cheese is one of our most exciting taste sensations, ranging from easy appetizers to an elegant cheese board, even Mac ‘n Cheese. Join Advanced Sommelier Mary Ross and learn the secrets of successful wine and cheese pairing in this tasting of 3 prominent cheese styles mixed-&-matched with 3 wines. This virtual seminar is fun and delicious for all wine and food lovers!

Saturday, February 13, 2021 5:30pm CST

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Virtual Date Night: Aphrodisiacs: Choose your level of instruction

  • Oysters Rockefeller Crostini
  • Sautéed Salmon with Walnut-Parsley Pesto and Roasted Asparagus

Saturday, February 13, 2021 7pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Brunch in Bed: Choose your level of instruction

  • Eggs Florentine Crêpes with Easier-Than-Ever Hollandaise Sauce
  • Herb-Roasted Breakfast Potatoes

Sunday, February 14, 2021 11am CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Cook Along: Valentine's Feast Workshop

  • Garlicky Shrimp Scampi
  • Rosemary Crumb-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Red Wine Reduction
  • Warm Farro Salad with Sautéed Mushrooms and Baby Kale  

Sunday, February 14, 2021 4pm CST

Enjoy an evening cooking a mouth-watering feast with your valentine! In this intensive 2-hour virtual workshop, our chef will guide through all of the techniques and skills to prepare this elegant-yet-approachable meal in the comfort of your home.

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Virtual Fat Tuesday: Choose your level of instruction

  • Crawfish and Andouille Sausage Etouffee with Steamed Rice
  • Butter Lettuce Salad with Creole Mustard Vinaigrette

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

Register now

 

Virtual Knife Skills

Join us for our most popular class… virtually!  Join our Chopping Block Chef in real time for a chopping session that’ll mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro via Zoom. Knife care, selection, sharpening and honing are also covered.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 6pm CST

Register now

 

Virtual Chicken Marsala: Choose your level of instruction

  • Chicken Marsala with Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

Register now

 

Virtual Vacation: Trip to New England: Choose your level of instruction

  • New England Clam Chowder
  • Classic Lobster Rolls with Lemon-Herb Butter

Friday, February 19, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Building Blocks: Beef Cookery

  • Beef Primal Identification
  • Seared Steak with Compound Butter
  • Beef Roast 
  • Beef and Veggie Stir Fry

Saturday, February 20, 2021 10am CST

Join us virtually for classes inspired by our most popular series in the history of TCB, The Building Blocks, featuring the skills and techniques all home cooks should know. Each class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science behind cooking. The skills covered in class will not only be very applicable to how you cook, but also stretch your knowledge in the kitchen and broaden your palate.

Register now

 

Virtual Cook Along: Pizza and Calzone Workshop

  • Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons
  • Homemade Pizza Dough
  • Neapolitan Pizza
  • Spinach-Ricotta Calzone

Saturday, February 20, 2021 3pm CST

Yes! You can make pizza and calzones from scratch! Learn a new skill in the comfort of your own home as our chef instructor virtually guides you through the ins and outs of making yeast dough from scratch, how to shape pizza and calzones, and bake on a pizza stone for an extra crispy crust. We’ll teach you the step-by-step process on how to make an impressive Italian feast in this intensely interactive 2-hour virtual workshop. 

Register now

 

Virtual Cocktails: Sweet vs. Sour: How to Customize Cocktails

  • The Margarita vs. The Daisy
  • Whiskey Sour vs. The Old Fashioned

Saturday, February 20, 2021 5pm CST

This virtual cocktail class will walk you through two of the most important non-alcoholic components in cocktails; how they work unilaterally as well as in unison. Spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas, will break down sugar and acid within several classic cocktails, and you'll get a minute-by-minute personal experience in how they change, enhance or destroy your cocktail. This is a must class for the home bartender that wants to explore the nuances of structure and balance in their cocktails, and the perfect road map on how to customize cocktails for your friends who have a different palate then your own.

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Virtual Date Night: Steak au Poivre: Choose your level of instruction

  • Steak au Poivre with Cognac Pan Sauce
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Saturday, February 20, 2021 6:30pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Sunday Dinner: Veggie Enchiladas: Choose your level of instruction

  • Roasted Vegetable, Black Bean and Cheese Enchiladas with Ranchero Sauce
  • Chips and Guacamole

Sunday, February 21, 2021 4pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Mushroom Risotto: Choose your level of instruction

  • Risotto with Sautéed Mushrooms and Spinach
  • Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Thursday, February 25, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Vacation: Trip to Morocco: Choose your level of instruction

  • Moroccan-Braised Chicken with Ginger, Apricots and Steamed Couscous
  • Roasted Green Beans with Almonds

Friday, February 26, 2021 6pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

Register now

 

Virtual Building Blocks: Vegetable and Rice Cookery

  • Whole Roasted Cauliflower
  • Sautéed Green Beans and Mushrooms
  • Herb Risotto
  • Basmati Rice Pilaf

Saturday, February 27, 2021 10am CST

Join us virtually for classes inspired by our most popular series in the history of TCB, The Building Blocks, featuring the skills and techniques all home cooks should know. Each class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen, cook delicious meals by opening your taste buds, and explore the basic science behind cooking. The skills covered in class will not only be very applicable to how you cook, but also stretch your knowledge in the kitchen and broaden your palate.

Register now

 

Virtual Cook Along: Pasta Workshop

  • Fresh Pasta Dough
  • Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli with Marinara Sauce
  • Fettucine with Goat Cheese Cream Sauce

Saturday, February 27, 2021 3pm CST

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make pasta from scratch? Now’s your chance to lean a new skill as our chef instructor virtually guides you through the ins and outs of making pasta dough, rolling noodles and preparing filled pasta in this intensely interactive 2-hour virtual workshop. Let us teach you how fun and delicious making fresh pasta can be in the comfort of your own home! 

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Virtual French Wine Tasting

For centuries, the vineyards of France triumphed over plague, piracy and ground war to produce the world’s most desired wines. Today, even with sagging sales, the wines, wine law and winegrowing philosophy of France remain standards to which all other countries compare.  Join Advanced Sommelier, Mary Ross, in this virtual class as you taste three prominent styles and explore French winegrowing culture, still the basis of fine winegrowing around the world.

Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:30pm CST

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Virtual Date Night: Parisian Pleasures: Choose your level of instruction

  • Forty-Clove Garlic Braised Chicken
  • Potato Puree
  • Roasted Green Beans with Shallots

Saturday, February 27, 2021 7pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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Virtual Sunday Dinner: Cacio e Pepe: Choose your level of instruction

  • Shaved Fennel, Kale and Orange Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts
  • Cacio e Pepe (Spaghetti with Pecorino Romano, Cracked Black Pepper and Toasted Olive Oil Breadcrumbs)
  • Ricotta Fritters Powdered Sugar   

Sunday, February 28, 2021 4pm CST

Our virtual classes will have you and your chef instructor cooking together in real time, or if preferred, enjoy the class as an engaging demonstration with the flexibility to prepare the dishes at another time. Either way, you will gain a full understanding of the techniques. Upon registration, chose which option is best for you. 

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*A non-refundable 10% fee is applied for the operational and administrative costs incurred by TCB on all cooking classes.

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Hear what people are saying about our virtual classes

"The virtual cook along class on Profiteroles and Cream Puffs was great. Chef Lisa was amazing! Class was well organized and hosted in a fun, friendly manner. Easy to follow instructions and great interactions and feedback from the chef. I have previously taken an in-person class and this is the next best thing! ~Suzanne

"I really enjoyed watching Chef Sara because I am the type of learner that needs to visually see to create something. Just reading a recipe does not work for me. Options were given if some of the ingredients were not good for any one of the students. My husband and I really wanted part of the finished chicken!" ~Andi

"I love the virtual classes! Both I have taken were informative, fun, and I learned something new during each class. The price of each of the classes was a great value. Thank you for a great diversion during the virus lock down!" ~AJ

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