Food is one of the most varied items we interact with on a daily basis. Flavors range from sweet to salty, sour to bitter and everything in between. Yet despite all of the variations that food has, one constant remains: everyone loves to eat.
But preparing food takes time, both to learn and to create; and cooking at home has become very much a lost art. Maybe it's due to the full-time work schedule, or the ease of food delivery, thanks to the multitude of companies that will bring pizza, tacos, pasta or curry right to your doorstep. Even though there are many ways to enjoy a hot meal, there are few methods as fulfilling as getting your hands a little dirty and whipping up a meal from scratch.
If you want to learn how to prepare a new dish, or are looking for a fun date night, a cooking class can be a delicious solution.
Here are 15 Mighty independent cooking classes in Chicago that will have you saying "bon appetit" in no time.
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The Social Table
819 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
The Social Table is a great place to learn some new cooking skills and meet some new friends.
1916 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Cooking Fools is just a name, as there is nothing foolish about this cooking school.
The Chopping Block
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
Learn the finer arts in the kitchen, including how to use knives; and also enjoy browsing though their selection of specialty food items.
2325 W. North Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
Come here if you want a fun, relaxed and personal cooking experience like no other.
Cook Au Vin
2256 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Cook Au Vin is a wonderful French cooking experience that you'll love, as will your family when you start showing off your cooking skills.
The Wooden Spoon
5047 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640
The open feel of The Wooden Spoon will help open your mind to the wonders of cooking.
Read It & Eat
2142 N. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60614
Read It & Eat is a fun mixture of literature and cooking where you can truly learn the art of cooking and embrace the love of reading.
Sur La Table Cooking Class
900 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Sur La Table Cooking Class teaches you how to create yummy dishes in a fun environment.
1911 S. Blue Island Ave., Chicago, IL 60608
Crying Onion will have you crying tears of joy when you learn how to prepare dishes that look complex and taste even better.
Tastebud Food Tours
1345 N. Greenview Ave., Chicago, IL 60654P
Tastebud Food Tours will bring you on a culinary journey and teach you how to create some wonderful flavors at the same time.
Ranjana's Indian Cooking Classes
6730 S. Euclid Ave., Chicago, IL 60649
Ranjana's Indian Cooking Classes help to demystify the delicious flavors of the East and teaches you how to replicate those flavors at home.
3109 N. Broadway St., Chicago, IL 60657
Crave Cuisine is a great opportunity, whether you are looking for a personal chef or a personal cooking experience.
Whatever Lola Wants
Whatever Lola Wants is a perfect experience for any sized group.
Give Me Some Sugar
2205 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60618
Give Me Some Sugar's approach to baking sweet treats puts the power, or shall we say sugar, in your hands.
Chef On the Run
4819 N. Kildare, Chicago, IL 60630
You'll love the fresh dishes that Chef On the Run helps your prepare.