Cooking Class: Fundamental Cooking Skills

In this interactive cooking class with Chef David, you'll hone your cooking skills and learn new techniques for preparing meals with proficiency. Chef David will teach you basic knife cuts and other culinary tasks like sautéing, grilling and cooking grains while you prepare delicious dishes together. You'll practice your skills while preparing classic bruschetta, flavorful grilled sausage, ratatouille and cheesy polenta. Then for dessert, you'll learn how to whip up an airy chocolate mousse.


Tomato Bruschetta

With garlic and basil

Grilled Sausage


With onions, peppers, squash and fresh herbs

Cheesy Polenta

With Parmesan cheese

Chocolate Mousse and Fresh Berries

With tofu

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Beginner, Fun, New American, German
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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27 Mar 2024

David had a fun personality and was engaging and inviting. Good communicator and liked his style of humor. Would take a class from him again!

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11 Dec 2023

Chef David was welcoming, hilarious and kind to everyone in the class. The food was fantastic and the company was one of a kind. I cannot wait to take another class with him!

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02 Mar 2024

Good food and a great time!

$ 85 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: Chicago

Chef’s Place


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Meet your chef

Chef David
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With experience as a private chef, Chef David brings years of knowledge and skills to the culinary classroom. He honed his skills under the guidance of a James Beard Award-winning chef at one of Chicago's most famous restaurants. Over the past five years, Chef David has worked as a culinary instructor at one of Chicago's premier cooking schools where he teaches interactive cooking classes. Topics range from the basic building blocks of cooking to intensive boot camp-style classes. 

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