The Chopping Block is turning 20!! As you might remember from my previous Chopping Block post, their mission is to get the nation cooking. The Chopping Block was founded in 1997, and their two Chicago locations have been serving the community in public & private cooking classes with a diverse array of menus as a "recreational cooking school that combines education and entertainment".
Without further ado, here are the details of the Chopping Block 20 Year Anniversary! The celebrations will take place on:
Saturday, April 1, 2017 10am-5pm Lincoln Square 4747 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625
Saturday, April 8, 2017 10am-5pm Merchandise Mart 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 107 Chicago, Il 60654
The events are both free and open to the public...yes I said FREE!!!
Guests will be able to take advantage of a buffet of appetizers & desserts, wine & cocktail samples, and an interactive station where you can put your knife skills to the test. Additionally, guests at the celebrations will be given a 20% discount off the entire store. To learn more details about the anniversary check out the Chopping Block website!
As if things couldn't get better, at both events there will be guest chefs participating alongside the Chopping Block chefs. These chefs include:
Abraham Conlon of Fat Rice
Sari Zernich of mfk.
Rick Ortiz of Antique Taco
Joaquin Soler of smalls
Sean Gartland of Feast Cooking School in Flint, Michigan
Can't make it on the weekend? The 411 is that Young, Chopping Block's founder, will be teaching a class on both days of anniversary parties, as well as a special Chef’s Dinner class on Tuesday, April 4 from 6pm-9pm at the Lincoln Square location!
What I love most about the Chopping Block is how interactive of an experience you can have. From signing up for public classes, reserving a class for 10 of your closes friends, to hosting an event for 200+ of your colleagues; the Copping Block allows you to engage with the kitchen in a new way. It is also one of the more hands on cooking classes you can find in Chicagoland.
Each month the Chopping Block host over 300 classes and events. Their private events can hold up to 250 people and allow you to craft your own menu in advance. Whereas, public event menus are posted a month in advance on their website.
There is a lot to gain from your visit to the Chopping Block! If you are in the Chicago area on these weekends, make sure to check out their anniversary proceedings! If you have been to the Chopping Block or are planning on attending these upcoming events, let me know about your experience in the comments below!
Please note this is not a sponsored AD for the Chopping Block. I simply love sharing about fun things happening in Chicago!