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    Meat 101 (Merchandise Mart)

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    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.
    Meat 101 (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn the art to cooking a perfect cut of meat
    • Prepare delicious dishes like grilled pork tenderloin kebabs with romesco sauce and grilled scallions
    • Practice techniques such as searing, grilling, and braising
    • Add a new culinary skill to your kitchen and some new recipes to your cookbook
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    8 positive reviews
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    Chicken 101 (Merchandise Mart)

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    In this class, a professional chef will take you through 3 culinary techniques that will have you looking at chicken in a whole new way. Work alongside classmates as you grill, braise, and roast your way through a variety of dishes. Along with cooking techniques, you'll also learn tips to help you select your meat, pair it with produce, and determine its doneness. Your menu will include delectable dishes such as orange and soy glazed chicken with gingery grilled pineapple, Arabian spiced chicken and rice with yogurt sauce, and ancho chile-roasted whole chicken with winter squash-hominy hash. Once you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table with your classmates and raise a fork to your handmade feast.
    Chicken 101 (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn the best ways to cook up your favorite dinnertime protein
    • Practice three techniques taught by a professional chef
    • Cook delicious dishes like Arabian spiced chicken and rice with yogurt sauce
    • Gain new culinary approaches to a kitchen staple
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    8 positive reviews
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    Big Green Egg Grilling

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    "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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    1 positive reviews
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    Chicken 101 (Lincoln Square)

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    In this class, a professional chef will take you through 3 culinary techniques that will have you looking at chicken in a whole new way. Work alongside classmates as you grill, braise, and roast your way through a variety of dishes. Along with cooking techniques, you'll also learn tips to help you select your meat, pair it with produce, and determine its doneness. Your menu will include delectable dishes such as orange and soy glazed chicken with gingery grilled pineapple, Arabian spiced chicken and rice with yogurt sauce, and ancho chile-roasted whole chicken with winter squash-hominy hash. Once you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table with your classmates and raise a fork to your handmade feast.
    Chicken 101 (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the best ways to cook up your favorite dinnertime bird
    • Practice three techniques taught by a professional chef
    • Cook delicious dishes like orange and soy glazed chicken with gingery grilled pineapple
    • Gain new culinary approaches to a dinnertime staple
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    25 positive reviews
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    Steakhouse D.I.Y. (Merchandise Mart)

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    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 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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    8 positive reviews
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    Steakhouse D.I.Y. (Lincoln Square)

    (25)
    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 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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    25 positive reviews
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    Grilling with Beer

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    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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    1 positive reviews
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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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    Grilling 101

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    Do your grilling skills need a little tutoring? Learn to get the best out of your grilled meals with this basic but in depth grilling class. There will be a strong focus on unique grilling recipes, useful techniques, and training on using the proper tools. These three components will come together to help you step up your cooking game to new levels. These delicious grilling components will be everything you need to change your basic grilled foods into meals that will have everyone wanting seconds.
    Grilling 101

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Sign up for the first part of this three part cooking classes on the basics of grilling
    • Learn the basic recipes, techniques, and tools necessary to make delicious grilled foods
    • Further explore getting the best flavors out of your food
    • Make the most of your culinary experience
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    1 positive reviews
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    Turkey Grilling Class

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    There are so many ways to stuff and cook a turkey, but which is best? You need the meat juicy and tender so that it absolutely melts in your mouth. Fire up the grill because you're about to learn how to cook a turkey. With the help of Backyard BBQ Store, learn how to properly smoke a turkey, extracting so much delicious flavor. From there, you'll grill one on gas and one on charcoal, ensuring mastery on any type of grill. Get ready to spruce up Thanksgiving, or really any day you're craving for this bird.
    Turkey Grilling Class

    1147 Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette

    • Learn the techniques behind properly smoking and grilling a turkey
    • Practice your grilling skills on both a gas and charcoal grill
    • Cook the perfect turkey
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    1 positive reviews

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