Bucktown, Old Town or Lincoln Park - The Chef & The Dish offers Private Culinary Experiences in your own Chi-town kitchen. 


Hang up the keys, get a bottle of wine, and cook with a chef in Italy, Japan, Spain - without leaving home - all in a private video conference - just you and the chef. 


Master the world’s most iconic dishes from Handmade Pasta, Tapas, Bento Box to Buttermilk Fried Chicken, with a Private Chef who lives where the recipe originated – live via Skype.  

Select the cooking class you're interested in and let us know the date. You'll get a personal Kitchen Assistant who sends your Shopping List.


Once your cooking class is booked, and you've received your Shopping List, you'll head out shopping! The Chef & The Dish recommends these markets and speciality grocery shops for the most authentic culinary experience in the Chicago area.


Family-owned and operated for four generations, J.P. Graziano offers a beautiful selection of imported products including cheese, olive oils and pastas for our Italian Cooking Classes. If you’re hungry while shopping their Sub Shop is out of this world!


Looking for authentic Japanese products for your Donburi or Mosaic Roll Sushi Class? Look no further than the largest Japanese Supermarket in America, Mitsuwa Marketplace. Explore isles and browse the unique food items and gifts right from Japan!



Authentic Spanish products from every region of Spain make The Spanish Square the best stop in Chicago before our Spanish Cooking Classes. Find superior quality items like imported Iberico ham, Saffron, Spanish Olive Oils, Manchego - and Paella pans!


Specialty Hungarian and Eastern European products that are sure to open up your culinary world. From smoked meats to Hungarian paprika, Bende is the perfect place to in Chicago to shop for our Hungarian Cooking Classes


 With their large, high quality selection of produce and amazing prices you’ll be sure to go home with loads of in-season fruits and veggies. Did we mention they have fresh potato chips made in-store? YUM. 


Ground in-house to provide the maximum freshness, The Spice House has an amazing selection of high quality spices and seasonings. This shop is a must for our Creole Cooking Classes, for perfecting creole favourites like Jambalaya and Gumbo


This glorious Italian food mecca, originally founded in Turin, Italy is a cultural experience in itself. With aisles upon gorgeous displays of imported Italian products from regions across Italy - you'll be Instagraming your experience in no time. A must shop for our Italian Cooking Classes


With their large selection of ethic foods including Puerto Rican, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian and more, Cermak Fresh Market is not like the other markets. From hand picked fresh produce to international groceries, Cermak will become a regular stop.