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Cooking Classes

Chicago, IL

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Chicago, IL

The Chef & The Dish offers private cooking classes for those in the Chicago, IL area. Whether you live in Bucktown, Old Town or Lincoln Park - The Chef & The Dish offers entertaining experiences with chefs around the world in your own in your own Chicago, IL kitchen. Hang up the keys, open a bottle of wine, and cook live with a chef based in Italy, Thailand, Spain in a private video conference - just you and the chef. This experience is the perfect stay at home date-night and great for birthdays and anniversaries.

Booking is very easy, simply select the cooking class you'd like to take, then select the date and time and book online. Classes are available daily and great for both beginners and advanced cooks. With over 100 cooking classes, all Certified Tested by The Chef & The Dish team, you'll be whipping up Homemade Pasta or Pad Thai in no time. Before your class, you'll receive your shopping list and everything you need for your cooking experience.

Shopping is part of the fun of our cooking classes. Once your cooking class is booked, your Kitchen Assistant provides your Shopping List. The Chef & The Dish recommends these markets and speciality grocery shops for the most authentic culinary experience in the Chicago, IL area.

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J.P. Graziano

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!

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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 aisles and browse the unique food items and gifts right from Japan! It could take a full day to look at the unique products and read the unfamiliar writing, but trust us, if you're looking for anything from ingredients for dashi, a selection of the highest quality sushi rice, or a selection of seaweed, miso paste, or noodles galore, Mitsuwa will carry what you need for your cooking class.

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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.

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The Spice House

Ground in-house to provide the maximum freshness, The Spice House has an amazing selection of high quality spices and seasonings. Ground spices will lead to a wonderful and rich flavor which will produce an even richer flavor. Whether you're looking for dried chillies, high quality turmeric, galangal powder, or other spice, this shop is a great stop for any of our Thai, Creole, Vietnamese, Hungarian and Moroccan cooking classes.

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Cermak Fresh Market

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.

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H Mart

Anyone who's ever visited an H Mart knows, this is your ultimate destination for anything Asian. It would be easy to spend hours at this Chicago market awing at the unfamiliar products. It's an experience on its own! Browse for fun while you pick up anything from tamarind paste to rice flour. It's the ideal place to start your grocery shopping our Thai, Vietnamese or Japanese cooking classes.