Become A Chef For A Day Without The Mess!

Planning your next outing? Want to learn a new recipe? Attend an engaging local cooking class with The Art of Good Eating. Step into our “In-House Kitchen” and embrace the fun behind cooking great dishes using professional culinary tools. Our hands-on demonstration is designed for cooks of all levels.

With up to five different classes a month, we offer every person the opportunity to explore his or her taste buds and learn something new in the location of your choice.

Plus, you get to enjoy what you create without having to worry about cleaning up the mess. Each class is held at the front of the “In- House Kitchen” at our location in Lisle, IL and led by Chef Tom.

Browse the selection of our cooking classes by category, calendar date and price range.

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    10/5/2017 -Spanish Tapas (6:30 – 8:00)

    In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll show you how to transform seasonal ingredients into an assortment of classic delicious tapas. You will learn some of the authentic flavors of Spain, and prepare traditional dishes from scratch. You’ll work alongside others recipes for sausage and vegan eggplant spread. Learn the meaning behind tapas and why the crostini is so important.

    Menu: Crostini, Garlic Shrimp, Roasted Eggplant Spread with Garlic Peppers and Onion, Smoked Sausage in Red Wine

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    August 10-Pizza from Scratch (7:00 – 8:30)

    This fun, hands-on class will walk you through the steps of working with yeast and preparing dough from scratch. You’ll enjoy working alongside classmates as you practice shaping dough and creating a variety of toppings, from classic to unique. We’ll share tips for working with pizza peels and stones.

    Menu: Homemade Pizza Dough, Classic Margherita, BBQ Chicken and Shaved Prosciutto Topped with Arugula Salad

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    August 17- Grilled Fruits & Vegetables (6:30 – 8:00)

    As grilling season gets underway, most of us are familiar with grilling burgers and hot dogs. In fact, you may even be an expert at grilling steaks, but fruit and vegetables? For many, how to achieve those perfect char marks on your vegetables is still very much a mystery.

    But don’t despair, vegetarians and carnivores alike can enjoy that charbroiled taste on their fruits and vegetables as long as they follow some simple advice. To start, vegetables and fruits aren’t meat. Since they lack the fat of meats, a dip in some flavorful olive oil will keep your fruits and vegetables from sticking to the grill grates.

    Menu will consist of items prepared during the demonstration and will be sampled that evening.

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    August 24-Egg Roll & Spring Roll (6:30 – 8:00)

    Learn the details of egg rolls and spring rolls in energetic hands on class. Not only will you learn to roll egg rolls but we will cover the different types of wrappers and how they are used, the different fillings and how to prepare them in advance as well as a dessert roll.

    Menu will consist of items prepared during the demonstration and will be sampled that evening.

    • Vegetable Spring Rolls
    • Pork Egg Roll
    • Chicken Egg Rolls
    • Dessert Egg Roll
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    August 27-Sunday Brunch (11:00-2:00)

    (11:00am to 2:00pm)  Tequila Dill Cured Salmon, Fluffy Filled Omelet, S’more Stuffed French Toast, Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

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    August 31-Spanish Tapas (7:00 – 9:00)

    In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll show you how to transform seasonal ingredients into an assortment of classic delicious tapas. You will learn some of the authentic flavors of Spain, and prepare traditional dishes from scratch. You’ll work alongside others recipes for sausage and vegan eggplant spread. Learn the meaning behind tapas and why the crostini is so important.

    Menu: Crostini, Garlic Shrimp, Roasted Eggplant Spread with Garlic Peppers and Onion, Smoked Sausage in Red Wine

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    September 07 – Read it and Eat, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin (6:30 – 8:00)

    Love collecting cookbooks? Enjoy trying new recipes? Join us for a cookbook class. This class will showcases recipes from The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pépin

    Cook your way through some of my favorite recipes from my favorite chef’s cookbook with our cookbook classes. Learn to prepare and enjoy several dishes from the cookbook, that you will then get to take home with you.
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    September 14-Egg Roll & Spring Roll (6:30 – 8:00)

    Learn the details of egg rolls and spring rolls in energetic hands on class. Not only will you learn to roll egg rolls but we will cover the different types of wrappers and how they are used, the different fillings and how to prepare them in advance as well as a dessert roll.

    Menu will consist of items prepared during the demonstration and will be sampled that evening.

    • Vegetable Spring Rolls
    • Pork Egg Roll
    • Chicken Egg Rolls
    • Dessert Egg Roll
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    September 21-Spanish Tapas (7:00 – 8:30)

    In this fun, hands-on class, we’ll show you how to transform seasonal ingredients into an assortment of classic delicious tapas. You will learn some of the authentic flavors of Spain, and prepare traditional dishes from scratch. You’ll work alongside others recipes for sausage and vegan eggplant spread. Learn the meaning behind tapas and why the crostini is so important.

    Menu: Crostini, Garlic Shrimp, Roasted Eggplant Spread with Garlic Peppers and Onion, Smoked Sausage in Red Wine

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    September 24-Sunday Brunch (11:00-2:00)

    (11:00am to 2:00pm)  Tequila Dill Cured Salmon, Fluffy Filled Omelet, S’more Stuffed French Toast, Turkey Apple Sausage Patties

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    September 28-Pizza from Scratch (7:00 – 9:00)

    This fun, hands-on class will walk you through the steps of working with yeast and preparing dough from scratch. You’ll enjoy working alongside classmates as you practice shaping dough and creating a variety of toppings, from classic to unique. We’ll share tips for working with pizza peels and stones.

    Menu: Homemade Pizza Dough, Classic Margherita, BBQ Chicken and Shaved Prosciutto Topped with Arugula Salad

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“Chef Tom is awesome! I wanted to do a surprise cooking class for a close friend and he was completely into the whole planning process. And not only that, Tom made suggestions that helped me stay within budget. It’s good to know that there are still honest people still around. On the day of our special event, he showed up on time, came prepared and taught us tips and tricks about cooking. We made a delightful Asian meal together. He cleaned up after and we even asked him to stay for lunch because we really enjoyed his company! I will definitely be calling The Art of Good Eating again!”

Alefiyah M., Chicago, IL

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