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    Cooking Meat 101 (Lincoln Square)

    Discover the secrets to cooking up a perfect cut of meat in this all-levels class sure to elevate your culinary game. A professional chef will teach you how to select, handle, and cook meat for mouthwatering results. You’ll work alongside classmates to prepare satisfying dishes like sautéed strip steak with miso butter and roasted broccolini, grilled pork tenderloin kebabs with romesco sauce and grilled scallions, and braised lamb and spring vegetable tagine with steamed couscous. As you cook, you’ll practice skills such as searing, grilling and braising meat, determining meat doneness, making compound butter, and roasting vegetables. When you’ve completed your recipes, you’ll take a seat and enjoy the tender taste of a perfectly cooked dinner.
    Cooking Meat 101 (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of cooking a perfect piece of meat
    • Practice techniques such as searing, grilling and braising
    • Cook up delicious dishes like sautéed strip steak with miso butter and roasted broccolini
    • Add a new culinary skill to your kitchen and some new recipes to your cookbook
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    1 positive reviews
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    Steakhouse Classics D.I.Y. (Lincoln Square)

    Steak lovers, this one’s for you. Bring the classic flavors of your favorite steakhouse into your own home as a professional chef guides you through the perfect D.I.Y. menu. Learn how to properly select your meat and produce to get the best flavor. Then grill, roast, and bake your way through recipes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter, twice-baked potatoes, oven-roasted broccoli, and molten lava cake. You’ll also prepare a classic caesar salad with homemade croutons. Work in groups to create each dish and gain new skills as you conquer the menu, step by step. Then, grab a fork and sit down for a true steakhouse feast . . . made by you!
    Steakhouse Classics D.I.Y. (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Bring the flavors of the steakhouse into your own home
    • Create classic dishes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter and twice-baked potatoes
    • Practice techniques such as preparing vinaigrettes, selecting meat, and determining doneness
    • Develop new culinary skills as you add new options to your dinner menu
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    1 positive reviews
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    Steaks & Chops

    Think you’ve got the chops to make great chops? Learn to prepare beef cuts like a pro during this all-meats workshop. You’ll receive instruction in preparing a variety of steak and chop dishes from a culinary artist in a vibrant learning kitchen, alongside other students that share your passion for meats. Learn how to choose the best cuts of beef, as well as techniques best suited to turn those cuts into perfectly cooked, mouth-watering entrees. After this class is done, you’ll be heading straight to the butcher’s shop to put your new meat skills to work. Steak your claim as a meat virtuoso!
    Steaks & Chops

    1201 Norwood Ave, Itasca

    • Discover the techniques to produce perfectly cooked steaks and chops
    • Get hands-on experience cooking a variety of different cuts
    • Enjoy eating the delicious products of your labor
    • Complement your culinary skills by picking up some new moves
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    5 positive reviews
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    Steakhouse Classics D.I.Y. (Merchandise Mart)

    Steak lovers, this is your lucky day. Bring the classic flavors of your favorite steakhouse into your own home as a professional chef guides you through the perfect D.I.Y. menu. Learn how to properly select your meat and produce to get the best flavor. Then grill, roast, and bake your way through recipes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter, twice-baked potatoes, oven-roasted broccoli, and molten lava cake. You’ll also prepare a classic caesar salad with homemade croutons. Work in groups to create each dish and gain new skills as you conquer the menu, step by step. Then, grab a fork and sit down for a true steakhouse feast . . . made by you!
    Steakhouse Classics D.I.Y. (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Bring the flavors of the steakhouse into your own kitchen
    • Create classic dishes like grilled strip steaks with garlic herb butter and twice-baked potatoes
    • Practice techniques such as roasting vegetables, selecting the best meat, and determining doneness
    • Develop new culinary skills as you add new options to your dinner menu
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    1 positive reviews
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    Surf & Turf

    Indulge your carnivorous side in this surf & turf butchering workshop and dinner. You’ll learn the butchers secrets to achieving the ideal cuts of fish and beef, in addition to learning about the sausage making process. Find out how to make the perfect salmon fillet and beef tenderloin, staples of any meat-eaters diet. In addition to butchering, you’ll be getting insights into cooking these mouth-watering meats to perfection, and when all is said and done, you’ll get to enjoy the fruits (or rather meats) of your labor. While you’ll be learning a lot, the atmosphere is festive and you’re encouraged to bring along your own adult beverages to enjoy!
    Surf & Turf

    1021 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

    • Learn butchering methods for creating perfect fish fillets and beef cuts
    • Enjoy a flavorsome meal of all your favorite meats
    • Enhance the experience by bringing along your own adult beverages
    • Satiate your stomach and mind during this unique culinary experience
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    Big Green Egg Grilling

    “I don’t like them, Sam I am, I don’t like green eggs…” Wait, but what if that green egg was a charcoal grilling machine? Then you’d love the Big Green Egg. That’s the focus of this class, the Big Green Egg grill. With Backyard BBQ Store, come and see what makes the Egg the world’s greatest grill/smoker. To practice, you’ll smoke pork, sear steaks, fire pizza, and grill a chicken. Let the sweet flame emanate over these succulent meats. Ensure a smoky flavor in each bite. Get ready to fire up the grill!
    Big Green Egg Grilling

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Discover why the Big Green Egg grill is the world’s greatest grill/smoker
    • Smoke pork, sear steaks, fire pizza, and grill a chicken in this hands-on class
    • Learn how to properly cook meat to get a smoky flavor or the perfect burn marks
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    Hog Butchery Class

    Get a little dirty in this hands-on display of classic butchery. With Butcher and the Burger, watch a professional Chef skillfully and masterfully butcher a classic and rare hog. You'll witness this unique experience and participate in the process. Afterwards, dinner’s on the house! These hogs are a true treat to eat, being that they are locally-raised and exquisitely rare. Bring a drink or two and enjoy a glass of wine during this fine carnivorous evening. At the end of class, take home your own cuts of the hog and roast them as you learned during class.
    Hog Butchery Class

    1021 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

    • Learn unique techniques about butchering from a professional chef
    • Partake and participate in the butchering of a locally-raised hog
    • Bring a few drinks and enjoy them with a specially prepared dinner
    • Take home your cuts of the hog to roast at home
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    Grilling with Beer

    There’s just something phenomenal about mixing grilled food with beer. What’s even better? Mixing beer in grilling recipes! Think about the taste of beer at the tip of your tongue when you try grilling up Smoked Cheddar Beer Dip, Beer Brined Pork Chops, and Beer Braised Brisket. You guessed right -- that’s what’s on the menu for this class. In addition to learning beer grilling basics, you'll partake in sampling unique micro brews as well. Enjoy this fun and exploratory experience on a cold Winter’s day and take back what you’ve learned to your next tailgating escapade or friendly get together. You’ll never look at beer the same way again!
    Grilling with Beer

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Learn to incorporate beer into delicious grilling recipes
    • Experience new techniques of how use beer effectively in grilling
    • Enjoy a sampling of micro brews
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    Sausage Making

    This class will tell you where to stuff it. If you love sausage, you’ll be in the right place, as you learn all the best sausage making techniques and secrets from a professional butcher. You’ll be getting hands on experience grinding and casing meats, which in past classes have included beef, pork, veal, and turkey. After the class, you’ll get to bring home your own handmade sausage to devour at a later date. During the class, you’ll get to enjoy some delicious sausage on the spot during a post-sausage-making meal. The atmosphere of this class is kept light, and you’re encouraged to bring your own adult beverages to enhance the fun. It’s a sausage party!
    Sausage Making

    1021 W Armitage Ave, Chicago

    • Learn butchering methods for grinding and casing sausage
    • Enjoy a flavorsome meal featuring delicious sausages
    • Enhance the experience by bringing along your own adult beverages
    • Satiate your stomach and mind during this unique culinary experience
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    Cypriot Grille Classes

    Is the art of the foukou all Greek to you? Add a succulent spin to your BBQ skill set. Master an ancient grilling technique and create delicious rotisserie dishes during this hands-on culinary workshop! My Chef Station offers a polished, social learning environment to help satiate your foodie inclinations. Learn all about the foukou and Cypriot grilling techniques under the guidance of a grilling aficionado, and work with your classmates to prepare several Greek-style courses. On the menu: Kondo Souvlaki (spit-roasted pork butt), Chicken or Pork Souvlaki (shish kabob), Loukaniko (Greek-style sausage), and Grilled Grecian Chicken and Sheftalia. While the foukou does its thing, you’ll also prepare a mezze platter to share. Nibble happily while the class instructor answers questions and offers insights into the tasty world of Greek seasoning and marinades. Bring your favorite beer or wine to add to the fun! Your future toga parties just got way more classier, if that’s even possible. Class instructor Bill Mehilos is a Grilling Champion, and the creator of Head’s Red BBQ Sauce.
    Cypriot Grille Classes

    632 E Irving Park Rd, Roselle

    • Add some Greek rotisserie skills to your BBQ repertoire while learning to use a foukou
    • Master several authentic Greek dishes with hands-on cooking instruction
    • Bring your favorite beer or wine to compliment the dishes prepared in class
    • Treat yourself to a laidback, social cooking class and make some new foodie friends
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    2 positive reviews

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