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The Chopping Block is teaching you how to cook virtually! 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. Choose from:

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. 

Please note: all virtual class sales are final. 

 

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. 

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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.

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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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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, March 3, 2021 6pm CST

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Virtual Vegetarian: Potato Gnocchi: Choose your level of instruction

  • Potato Gnocchi with Lemon-Herb Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs
  • Mixed Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Thursday, March 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 Friday Night Fish Fry: Choose your level of instruction

  • Beer Battered Fish with Lemony Tartar Sauce
  • Buttery Potatoes

Friday, March 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. 

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Virtual Cocktails: Gin 101

  • The Martinez (Inspiration for the Manhattan and Martini)
  • Modern Tuxedo in a New Gin Era

Saturday, March 6, 2021 5pm CST

A 500 year old, iconic spirit that is as satisfying as it is polarizing. But do you know what really defines gin? How it's made and why there are hundreds of styles? Join Christophe Bakunas, our spirits expert, as he walks you through a prism of history from Holland to England to the USA. He’ll discuss the expansion of gin globally in the 19th and 20th century, and the gin revolution that has coincided with the micro distilling explosion in the US happening right now!

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

  • Lumpia Shanghai (Pork and Cabbage Spring Rolls)
  • Chicken Adobo with Steamed Rice

Saturday, March 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 Brunch: Biscuits and Gravy: Choose your level of instruction

  • Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Sunday, March 7, 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: Tuscan Salmon: Choose your level of instruction

  • Sautéed Salmon with Sun Dried Tomato-Garlic Cream Sauce
  • Steamed Rice with Parmesan and Peas

Sunday, March 7, 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 Vegetarian: Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers: Choose your level of instruction

  • Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers with Smashed Avocado Mayo
  • Carrot and Parsnip "Fries"

Thursday, March 11, 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 Take Out at Home: Pad Thai: Choose your level of instruction

  • Pad Thai with Tofu
  • Tom Kha Gai (Spicy Chicken and Coconut Milk Soup)

Friday, March 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 Wines of Spain Tasting Extravaganza 2.0

Did you love our first virtual wines of Spain class, and/or do you love drinking wine and learning all about it? Then you definitely don’t want to miss this class featuring all new wines! Join the Chopping Block and Ole & Obrigadoleading Spanish wine importer, for a virtual guided wine tasting that will take you to the hidden corners of Spain. Sommelier, Christophe Bakunas, and Ole Imports marketing director and Spanish wine expert, Erin Drain, are teaming up to bring to you an intimate evening exploring the deep and historied viticulture of one of the oldest wine-producing countries on the planet. Christophe and Erin will be tasting four small-production wines, 2 white and 2 red, throughout the class, as Erin goes into great detail about the diversity of the wines, the regions and the winemakers.

Saturday, March 13, 2021 5pm CST

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

  • Shrimp and Chorizo Paella
  • Arugula Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese

Saturday, March 13, 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 Cook Along: Pie and Tart Workshop

  • Perfect Pie Dough
  • Apple-Cranberry Pie with Streusel Topping and Whipped Cream
  • Chocolate Ganache Tart with Pecan Praline

Sunday, March 14, 2021 11am CST

Making pies and tarts isn't as hard as you might think. Join us in the comfort of your own home as our chef instructor virtually guides you through the ins and outs of making and rolling out tender, flaky dough. We’ll make a fruit-filled pie and a chocolate tart, both baked to golden brown perfection in this intensely interactive 2-hour virtual workshop. We can’t think of a better way to spend our Sunday!

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Virtual Sunday Dinner: Chicken Fried Steak: Choose your level of instruction

  • Chicken Fried Steak with Cream Gravy
  • Oven-Roasted Green Beans

Sunday, March 14, 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 St. Patrick's Day: Shepherd's Pie: Choose your level of instruction

  • Shepherd’s Pie with Mushrooms and Root Vegetables
  • Baby Kale and Apple Salad with Cider-Mustard Vinaigrette

Wednesday, March 17, 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 Vegetarian: Kung Pao Cauliflower: Choose your level of instruction

  • Kung Pao Cauliflower with Steamed Rice
  • Sesame Green Beans

Thursday, March 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. 

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Virtual Fish en Papillote: Choose your level of instruction

  • Fish en Papillote (Fish Steamed in Parchment Paper) with Herb Compound Butter, Zucchini and Peppers
  • Warm French Lentil Salad with Spinach

Friday, March 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 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, March 20, 2021 11am CST

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Virtual Cocktails: Rum 101

  • Hotel Martinique House Cocktail
  • Hemingway Daiquiri

Saturday, March 20, 2021 5pm CST

It’s the power of sugar cane! Rum, rum and rum is so manifold in its styles and flavors one hardly knows where to begin. Where did rum originate? And why are there so many different types of rum? Did you know that rum is made in 63 countries? Join our spirits expert, Christophe Bakunas, as he answers these questions, and takes you on an informative and enlightening journey into the three main styles of rum -British, Spanish and French- in this fun virtual class.

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

  • Weiner Schnitzel
  • Braised Red Cabbage with Bacon and Apples

Saturday, March 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 Baking: Scones and Lemon Curd: Choose your level of instruction

  • Blueberry-Buttermilk Scones with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Glaze

Sunday, March 21, 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: Crispy Pork Medallions: Choose your level of instruction

  • Crispy Sautéed Pork Medallions with Horseradish Sauce
  • Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Sunday, March 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 Puppy Treats: Choose your level of instruction

  • Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Puppy Treats
  • Elvis Pupcakes with Banana Cake, Peanut Butter Frosting and Bacon Sprinkles

Tuesday, March 23, 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 Vegetarian: Veggie Enchiladas: Choose your level of instruction

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

Thursday, March 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 Take Out at Home: Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwiches: Choose your level of instruction

  • Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich
  • Creamy Cabbage Slaw

Friday, March 26, 2021 7:15pm 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. 

Saturday, March 27, 2021 11am CST

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

  • Trout Almondine with Green Beans (Sautéed Trout with Toasted Almonds, Lemon and Chives)
  • Roasted New Potatoes with Fresh Herb Butter

Saturday, March 27, 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 Cook Along: Tamale Workshop

  • Tamales with Ground Beef, Beans and Cheese
  • Salsa Verde
  • Quick Pickled Onions

Sunday, March 28, 2021 11am CST

If you love tamales as much as we do, join us for an intensively interactive 2-hour virtual class where our chef will teach you how to make these bundles of goodness from scratch. We’ll cover all of the basics, so you can feel confident in making these Latin specialties from the comfort of your own home.

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Virtual Sunday Dinner Cook Along: Whole Roasted Chicken Workshop

  • Whole Roasted Chicken with Garlic and Herbs
  • Creamed Peas
  • Buttery New Potatoes
  • Buttermilk Biscuits

Sunday, March 28, 2021 4pm CST

Have you ever wanted to learn how to roast and carve a whole chicken? Join us from the comfort of your own home as we teach you how to make the ultimate Sunday dinner in this intensely interactive 2-hour virtual workshop. Our chef will virtually guide you through all of the skills and techniques in order to make a delicious, comforting feast for you and your family to enjoy.

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Virtual Chicken Fricassee: Choose your level of instruction

  • Chicken Fricassee (Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Onions, Mushrooms, White Wine and Peas)
  • Rice Pilaf with Toasted Almonds

Thursday, April 1, 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 Shrimp Scampi with Capellini: Choose your level of instruction

  • Shrimp Scampi with Capellini
  • Mixed Green Salad with Asparagus, Parmesan and Lemon Vinaigrette

Friday, April 2, 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 Weekend Brunch: Eggs Benedict: Choose your level of instruction

  • Eggs Benedict with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Roasted Potato and Pepper Hash

Saturday, April 3, 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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*A non-refundable 10% fee is applied for the operational and administrative costs incurred by TCB on all cooking classes. Please note that all virtual class sales are final. 

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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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