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    Cake Balls & Pops Making

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    Cake on a stick? Will the wonders never cease? Take your cakery skills in fun new directions with this hands-on cake pop workshop! You'll learn simple recipes for crafting perfectly formed cake balls. Once cooked, dip and decorate your sweet creations with eye-catching toppings! Cake pops are great mini-desserts that are easy to bake in your home kitchen. Plus, they make great treats for birthday parties, holidays, and other celebratory occasions. You'll also leave class with an assortment of cake pops to share at home. Talk about a handy skill.
    Cake Balls & Pops Making

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Learn to make cake pops during a hands-on confectionary workshop
    • Master techniques for flavoring and decorating your pops
    • Bring home an assortment of treats to share
    • Enhance your dessert repertoire with some fun new skills
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    13 positive reviews
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    Neapolitan Pizzeria (Merchandise Mart)

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    If your idea of an awesome pizza night is opening up the freezer and pulling out a square box covered in frostbite, you'd be wise to read on. Learn to make authentic Neapolitan pizza with your own two hands in this all-levels class perfect for the culinary neophyte. With fellow classmates by your side, you'll cook up such tasty creations as crispy-fried calamari with marinara sauce, prosciutto pizza bianca, and grilled fennel, artichoke, and goat cheese pizza. Master skills like selecting squid, deep frying, making and rolling yeast dough, preparing tomato sauce, and baking on a pizza stone. When the pies are out of the oven, you'll sit down and grab a slice to celebrate your culinary victory.
    Neapolitan Pizzeria (Merchandise Mart)

    222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago

    • Learn to create the perfect Neapolitan pizza
    • Master techniques such as preparing dough and baking on a pizza stone
    • Cook up tasty pies with ingredients like grilled fennel, artichoke, and goat cheese
    • Put away the takeout menu and bring a fresh approach to pizza night
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    4 positive reviews
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    Pie 101

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    Aspiring to be the next Betty Crocker? In desperate need of some comfort food? Forgot to get your Grandma a gift? The solution to all your problems, big or small, is here. And it's pie. Learn to bake a flawless, flaky, delicious seasonal pie with help from the pros. Roll, knead, fill, and bake your way to a dessert that looks straight off a home cooking magazine. At the end of your baking lesson, share your masterpiece with your friends, give it as a gift, or keep it all to yourself -- we won't judge. So get to work Betty Crocker, you've got a pie to make.
    Pie 101

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Enhance your baking skills in this 2-hour culinary class
    • Learn to make delicious, flaky pie crust from scratch
    • Use seasonal fruit to bake a picture-perfect fruit pie
    • Enjoy time with your friends as you bake delicious desserts side by side!
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    13 positive reviews
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    Knife Skills (Lincoln Square)

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    Get down to basics with an introduction to knife skills that will have you cutting through that cabbage like a pro in no time. Learn how to properly select the right tool for the job as you review the uses for different types of knives. Practice slicing, dicing, and mincing as you use vegetables and herbs to help you develop the proper techniques. You'll also learn how to select and care for your knives, ensuring your safety as well as a better kitchen experience. Whether you're new to the art of cooking or simply want to brush up your skills, this class is perfect for all those looking to harness the power of the blade.
    Knife Skills (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of knife technique and maintenance in this introductory class
    • Practice techniques such as mincing, chopping, slicing, and dicing
    • Discover proper safety and care strategies
    • Develop a new skill that will spice up your kitchen routine
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    23 positive reviews
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    Basic Cake Decorating

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    After this class, decorating cakes will be a piece of .... Well, cake! Grab a premade chocolate cake and turn it into a work of edible art! You'll learn to level, cut, and fill like a professional during this hands-on class. Color buttercream with gel color, master the art of crumb coating, find out how to fill a piping bag, learn to use a coupler, and master piping techniques such as rosettes, shell bordering, dots, and handwriting! The icing on the cake? You get to take your project home with you!
    Basic Cake Decorating

    2205 W Belmont Ave, Chicago

    • Master the art of cake decoration during a hands-on workshop
    • Level a premade cake, fill it, and crumb coat it
    • Learn to fill a piper and use it to create rosettes, shell borders, and handwriting
    • Take your cake home with you to share and enjoy
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    13 positive reviews
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    Seafood 101 (Lincoln Square)

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    From the sea to your plate, learn the skills necessary to make seafood a safe and satisfying addition to your dinner menu. A professional chef will teach you the tricks of the trade as you prepare delicious dishes like sautéed salmon with sesame asparagus and saffron hollandaise, Spanish braised cod with chorizo, and grilled shrimp with fregola, peas, and chili gremolata. As you cook alongside classmates, you'll practice essential skills such as proper selection and handling of fish and shellfish, grilling and braising, blanching and sautéing green vegetables, and preparing warm emulsion sauces. When you've finished cooking, you'll take a seat at the table for a satisfying sampling of your handiwork.
    Seafood 101 (Lincoln Square)

    4747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

    • Learn the art of selecting and preparing seafood from a professional chef
    • Master techniques such as grilling and braising fish
    • Cook up delectable dishes like sautéed salmon with sesame asparagus and saffron hollandaise
    • Gain new culinary skills as you learn exciting new ways to prepare classic fish dishes
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    23 positive reviews

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