Cooking classes are a great activity for everyone from chefs-in-training to those of us still mastering the art of boiling water. Classes can help refine your recipes, culinary expertise, or just provide a fun night out! Cooking classes also make great gifts and date night ideas.

Chicago is one of the top culinary cities in the country. With so much talent available, we’ve rounded up some of the best cooking classes in Chicago. Have one we missed? Tell us where to find it below.

Bon appétit!

The Chopping Block

Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 107

Chicago, IL 60654

(312) 644-6360

Lincoln Square

4747 N Lincoln

Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 472-670

Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstrations, hands-on cooking and wine classes, as well as private cooking parties. Classes at the two Chicago locations cover basic to advanced cooking. Also be sure to check for their date night specials.

Classes range from $45-$80.

Wooden Spoon


Wooden Spoon

5047 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640

The Wooden Spoon is perfect for everyone from chefs-in-training to home cooks. Sample classes include sushi making, cookie decorating, couples classes, and party hosting. They have a great variety of classes, kitchenware, and gadgets to turn any home cook into a chef!

Classes range from $65-$70. To certain classes, BYOB is encouraged!

The Kids' Table


The Kids’ Table

2337 West North Avenue

Chicago, IL

(773) 235-2665

This kid-friendly cooking venue is perfect for any mini-chef in the making. Parents can also take part in the fun and enjoy classes of their own. The Kids’ Table is a great way to introduce different foods and healthy eating habits to children. Kids will learn all aspects of meal preparation from ingredients to clean up.

Classes range from $20-$90.

Heat and Spice

925 West Cullom Avenue
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 742-2331

Classes at Heat and Spice range from weekly classes to large groups and special events. Depending on the class, courses may also be at the Ravenswood, Lincoln Park, and Old Town locations. Classes are also offered at the homes or businesses of those looking to throw a party, or team building event.

Classes range from $75-$90. Weekly recurring classes are also available.

Le Cordon Bleu

361 West Chestnut
Chicago, IL 60610
(312) 944-8500

Though Le Cordon Bleu is an accredited college for the culinary arts, non-professional cooking classes are also offered. Designed for food-lovers of all ages, these non-professional cooking classes provide an opportunity to improve at home cooking and entertaining skills.  Learn to cook from a pro–Courses are taught by the same chef instructors that teach aspiring culinary professionals.

Classes are $90.

Have a cooking class we missed? Tell us where to find it below. — Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago