The Chopping Block is the experienced, professional choice to host your next virtual cooking, wine or cocktail event. Whether you are entertaining clients, team building among colleagues or gathering friends and family together from all over, our proven skillset in executing virtual private group classes is unmatched.
As Chicago's premier recreational cooking school since 1997, we have been successful in transferring our vast experience in teaching people how to cook to the virtual world. Our professional chefs are now virtual chefs who lead educational, fun and interactive Zoom group events. If you are sick of Googling "virtual fun group activities," search no further!
With companies unable to host in-person events, virtual is here to stay. We have been hosting virtual programming since April 2020 with cooking, baking, mixology and wine events. Not only are we experts in the kitchen and bar, we are now virtual platform presenter pros, so let us execute a fantastic celebration for you and your guests.
Our event team does all of the work for you as a host so all you have to do is login in and be ready for fun! Our talented chefs and expert moderators take it from there to make sure you and your guests receive a top-notch, memorable experience.
Our virtual corporate events allow you to keep the company culture alive while in-person events are not happening. No matter where your guests are, you can bring them together over food and wine. Here are just some of the types of virtual events we've seen success with:
Our virtual social events make it possible for friends and family to gather virtually around the table and experience a delicious meal together. Whatever the milestone you are celebrating, we have a virtual event solution:
Type of Events
We offer five different styles of virtual experiences, from cooking in real time as you are guided by a professional chef to mix-a-long cocktail events with our spirits expert to sips and snacks demonstration. See all of the different types of events we offer here.
Our virtual menus feature delicious dishes full of culinary techniques to elevate your guests' skills in their kitchen at every level. Whether you have experienced home cooks or beginners in the kitchen, our chefs make sure that all guests get their questions answered so that they feel confident cooking even after your event is long over.
Spring menus are available March - May 2021.
Summer menus are available June - August 2021.
Pricing for virtual private group classes ranges from $20 to $100 per screen. Price per screen varies based on type of virtual private event selected, length of event and screen count.
Ready to book your virtual private group class? Fill out the form on this page to get in touch with us!
"All of my friends had a blast - it was a great way to get together! The logistics were very well organized, and The Chopping Block made it super easy for me to plan a party. Everyone really enjoyed the menu, and we had a blast learning cooking tips from the chef! it was a very fun way to celebrate with our friends and see one another when we all live across the country."
~ Lisa Steele
"Our event was the first time I truly felt “connected” in a social way with our marketing team since the start of the pandemic. The chef and moderator were such a pleasure to work with and added to the relaxed and fun environment. Our experience with The Chopping Block allowed for our team to learn and laugh together in a fun virtual environment with the bonus of dinner at the end."
~ Hailey Evans, Pepsico
"Our friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and we created a truly positive COVID-inspired memory. I’m thrilled I found you on the internet and that modern technology allowed us to so easily link our friends around the country together. We have nothing but good things to say about The Chopping Block!"
~ Scott FIsher
"Our first virtual holiday party was such a success! Everyone had a great time, and the recipes were absolutely delicious. It was really easy to follow along, and I received nothing but high praise on the whole experience!"
~ Kathrina Dubnicek, Vantage Leadership