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 dinner on the table! Our Zoom moderator will make sure your questions are answered live by the chef either during or after class.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 5:30pm CST
The Chopping Block has supported Common Threads' mission for many years, and you can choose to make a donation to this organization when you register for this class. Common Threads' cooking and nutrition programs and curriculum help kids and families experience the joy of cooking, while learning how and why healthy food fuels the body. All of the donations will go directly to Common Threads, and The Chopping Block and Common Threads will split the proceeds from this class.
We are also excited to partner with Top Box Foods so that you can purchase the ingredients for this menu and have them delivered to your home. Click this link to order everything you need to prepare this meal and have it shipped to your home for just $45. You must order no later than Tuesday, August 4 in order to secure delivery in the Chicagoland area by Saturday, August 8, 2020. Since deliveries are made by Chicago volunteers and Top Box Foods staff, you must live within the delivery range in order to receive your box of ingredients. Click here to see Top Box Foods' delivery range.
Thursday, August 13, 2020 6pm CST
This class is in partnership with the Green City Market and you can choose to make a donation to support Chicago's premier farmers market connecting local farmers with the Chicago community. All of the donations will go directly to the organization.
Friday, August 14, 2020 5pm CST
Saturday, August 15, 2020 6pm CST
Friday, August 21, 2020 6pm CST
Monday, August 24, 2020 5pm CST
Tuesday, August 25, Wednesday, August 26 and Thursday, August 27, 2020 3pm CST
Thursday, August 27, 2020 6pm CST
This class is in partnership with Meals on Wheels and you can choose to make a donation to help eliminate hunger and isolation for Chicago’s homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. All of the donations will go directly to the organization.
Saturday, August 29, 2020 6pm CST
Tuesday, September 1, Wednesday, September 2 and Thursday, September 3, 2020 3pm CST
Join us for our most popular class… virtually! Join Chopping Block Chef Lisa Counts in real time for a chopping session that’ll have you mincing, slicing, and dicing vegetables and herbs like a pro via Zoom. Knife care, selection, sharpening and honing are also covered.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 6pm CST
Friday, September 4, 2020 5pm CST
Friday, September 11, 2020 6pm CST
Monday, September 14, 2020 6pm CST
Saturday, September 19, 2020 10am CST
Since our stores remain closed for COVID-19, we unfortunately cannot accept gift cards as form of payment for virtual classes at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience!
"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