Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom

 
Located on the Mezzanine Level of Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park • 1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642 • 312-587-0648
 
Our Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park Cooking Classroom is on a mission to bring back and elevate home cooking in Chicago! We believe in teaching cooking classes for all skill levels; helping you make real food with ease, confidence, and passion. Our talented team of Cooking Specialists and Guest Chef’s offer weekly hands-on cooking classes for adults and children of all cooking comfort levels. 
 
Find out more about our classes, registration, private events and parties below or reach out to mw.kbs.cooking.school@wholefoods.com for more information. 
 

UPCOMING CLASSES  •  REGISTRATION  •  PRIVATE CLASSES & PARTIES

 

Each month we offer a variety of demonstrations and hands-on cooking, bartending and kids classes. Check back often for our most recent calendar and available classes.
 

 

 

Hands-On Classes

 

 

Basic Knife Skills Series
Breaking Down a Chicken
Tuesday October 16th @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

It is never too late to learn to cook and it is our mission to make sure you have the opportunity! 

Are you looking to save money when purchasing chicken?  Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shows you how to break apart a whole fryer on your own!  No need to pay for the labor of our butchers when you can do it easily yourself.  Class also includes a hands on segment making two chicken recipes:   chicken cacciatore and curry chicken.   If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes, you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                              

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

Basic Cooking Skills Series
Cooking with No Recipe
Wednesday October 17th @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

Do you have food in your refrigerator that needs to be used before it goes bad?  Are you tired of your same go-to recipes?  Come join our Cooking At Home Specialist, Sarah, as she shows you the simple skills you need to create delicious meals without a recipe.  In class you will create two meals for yourself with the random ingredients provided, all without a recipe!  If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes , you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                          

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648                                                                                     

 

Basic Cooking Skills Series
Soups
Tuesday October 23rd @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

It is never too late to learn to cook and it is our mission to make sure you have the opportunity! 

Come join Sarah, our Cooking at Home Specialist, as she teaches you the secrets to making soup.  We will learn how to make broths and 5 classic soups:   tomato, chicken noodle, minestrone, clam chowder and creamed greens.   Come hungry because you will be eating your creations throughout the class.  Class includes take home recipe cards.  If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes, you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                                 

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648  

 

Basic Knife Skills Series
Chef Knife Class #2: Beyond Slicing and Dicing
Wednesday October 24th @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

It is never too late to learn to cook and it is our mission to make sure you have the opportunity!

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialists, as she shows you the simple knife techniques needed for prepping produce beyond slicing and dicing.  Learn how to properly cut all the awkward produce. This includes cantaloupe, pineapple, avocado, cucumber, kiwi, cauliflower, mango, orange, greens, ginger and garlic.  You will be making three mouthwatering salads using your newly cut produce.  Produce subject to change due to availability. If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes, you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                       

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

 

Basic Knife Skills Series
Chef Knife Class #1: Slicing, Dicing and Fundamentals of a Knife
Wednesday November 7th @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

It is never too late to learn to cook and it is our mission to make sure you have the opportunity!  Come join our Cooking At Home Specialists, Sarah, as she shows you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife. 

Learn how to slice, dice and chop using a 10” chef knife!  All skill sets are welcomed. You will leave class with new knife skills, a bag of freshly prepped vegetables and a delicious soup recipe to use them in.  If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes, you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                            

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

Basic Cooking Skills Series
Eating for Nutrition
Thursday November 29th @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

So many diets come and go within a person’s life when they are trying to be healthy.  We would love to put to rest the term diet and teach people about a healthy food lifestyle.  Come join our Cooking At Home Specialist, Sarah, as she walks you through the steps to understanding what it means to eat for nutrition.  You will be shown you the techniques needed to create a lifestyle full of whole-food, nutrient-dense, mouth-watering recipes.  You will learn the techniques for steam frying, broth roasting, kale massaging, dairy free cream sauces and more!  Come hungry because you will be eating your creations throughout the class. 

Class includes take home recipe cards.  If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes , you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                                    

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648  

 

GUEST CHEFS

 

 

Pasta Class 101 
Monday September 17th @7p | Demonstration Style |2 hours | $40

Join Phillipe Sobon, a self-taught chef living in Chicago, to learn how to make fresh pasta for your family and friends. He will be teaching you how to make 3 different types of pasta from scratch, how to incorporate a healthy twist into each one, show you how to make fresh ricotta and a delicious sauce using ingredients already in the pantry. Phillipe has been a finalist on Masterchef Season 5, a contestant on Food Network's Cooks vs. Cons Season 2, appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, USA Today, WGN, a finalist for World Food Championships 2017, HMS Host 2017 finalist and has worked with Fabio Viviani and Graham Elliot. Has also cooked for Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian and Lorena Garcia. As a bonus, Phillipe will be offering 50% off his private dinners and catering packages. BYOB!

To save a spot in Phillipe’s class, click HERE

 

Pasta Class 101 
Friday October 5th @7p | Demonstration Style |2 hours | $40

Join Phillipe Sobon, a self-taught chef living in Chicago, to learn how to make fresh pasta for your family and friends. He will be teaching you how to make 3 different types of pasta from scratch, how to incorporate a healthy twist into each one, show you how to make fresh ricotta and a delicious sauce using ingredients already in the pantry. Phillipe has been a finalist on Masterchef Season 5, a contestant on Food Network's Cooks vs. Cons Season 2, appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, USA Today, WGN, a finalist for World Food Championships 2017, HMS Host 2017 finalist and has worked with Fabio Viviani and Graham Elliot. Has also cooked for Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian and Lorena Garcia. As a bonus, Phillipe will be offering 50% off his private dinners and catering packages. BYOB!

To save a spot in Phillipe’s class, click HERE

 
 

Eating for Beauty: Superfood Cures to Get That GLOW
Wednesday October 10th @630p | Demonstration Style |1½ hours | $35

Forget expensive pills, creams, and serums! Glowing skin, healthy hair, and even slowing down the aging process are all possible through a whole, natural diet. Amanda Skrip, natural foods chef and health coach, will give the scoop on which foods are vital for a radiant appearance. By keeping a few essential foods in your kitchen, you can easily reap the beauty benefits.  Watch Amanda demonstrate her favorite simple recipes, have a taste, and receive simple recipes that can be easily replicated. Looking good never tasted so great.

We will learn about:  Foods to eat everyday for glowing skin, herbs to clear up acne and skin conditions, anti-aging foods and drinks, slimming tonics to digest fats and keep slender

To save a spot in Amanda’s class, click HERE

 

Pasta Class 101 
Thursday October 25th @7p | Demonstration Style |2 hours | $40

Join Phillipe Sobon, a self-taught chef living in Chicago, to learn how to make fresh pasta for your family and friends. He will be teaching you how to make 3 different types of pasta from scratch, how to incorporate a healthy twist into each one, show you how to make fresh ricotta and a delicious sauce using ingredients already in the pantry. Phillipe has been a finalist on Masterchef Season 5, a contestant on Food Network's Cooks vs. Cons Season 2, appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, USA Today, WGN, a finalist for World Food Championships 2017, HMS Host 2017 finalist and has worked with Fabio Viviani and Graham Elliot. Has also cooked for Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian and Lorena Garcia. As a bonus, Phillipe will be offering 50% off his private dinners and catering packages. BYOB!

To save a spot in Phillipe’s class, click HERE

 

Fall Soups and Stews
Thursday November 8th @630p | Demonstration Style |1½ hours | $35

It’s cold, you’re craving comfort foods, but also trying to stick to a balanced eating plan. Maximize your time in the kitchen by making soups and stews that are not only nutritious, but filling, satisfying, and delicious.  Join Amanda Skrip as she makes some of her favorite recipes that you’ll enjoy well into spring.

Class will be dairy and gluten-free. 

To save a spot in Amanda’s class, click HERE

 

Holiday Cooking: Thanksgiving Meal Tips
Tuesday November 13th @7p | Demonstration Style |2 hours | $30

Does cooking a turkey cause you anxiety?  Is this your first attempt at making a Thanksgiving meal for friends and family?  Then join Sarah, Whole Foods Cooking at Home Specialist, as she walks you through the basics of this yearly anticipated meal.  Thanksgiving meal tips menu includes all the traditional essentials:  turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing and herbed butter

To save a spot in Sarah’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

Pasta Class 101 
Thursday November 15th @7p | Demonstration Style |2 hours | $40

Join Phillipe Sobon, a self-taught chef living in Chicago, to learn how to make fresh pasta for your family and friends. He will be teaching you how to make 3 different types of pasta from scratch, how to incorporate a healthy twist into each one, show you how to make fresh ricotta and a delicious sauce using ingredients already in the pantry. Phillipe has been a finalist on Masterchef Season 5, a contestant on Food Network's Cooks vs. Cons Season 2, appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Ryan, USA Today, WGN, a finalist for World Food Championships 2017, HMS Host 2017 finalist and has worked with Fabio Viviani and Graham Elliot. Has also cooked for Scott Conant, Geoffrey Zakarian and Lorena Garcia. As a bonus, Phillipe will be offering 50% off his private dinners and catering packages. BYOB!

To save a spot in Phillipe’s class, click HERE

 

 

 

Classic Canning Holiday Class: Learn How to Can a Jar of Jam
Chef Knife Class #1: Slicing, Dicing and Fundamentals of a Knife
Thursday December 13th @7p | Demo | 1
 hour | $50

Need a new holiday gift idea? You can learn to home can mason jars full of jam or jelly, to give as healthy, creative, and tasty gifts for family and friends this holiday season.

Join our class with others who also have an interest in learning the traditional organic method of canning foods. The class instructor will guide you through the easy to follow step by step process for making and preserving home made all natural, strawberry jam/jelly.

Learn the required supplies and ingredients.    

Refreshments and samples provided

To save a spot in class, click HERE      


 

 

21 & OLDER CLASSES  

 

 

 

Wine Class
A Southern Italian Tour
Thursday September 27rd @7p | Dining Experience |1 
½ hours | $40

Join us for a delightful wine and gastronomic tour of Southern Italy and Sicily.  Listen and discover why the Mediterranean Diet has become so popular!   We will sample fine wines and regionally appropriate small plate dishes including fabulous antipasti, pasta, and seafood.  Hosted by Whole Foods Chef and Somme David Stowell.

To save a spot in David’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

Wine Class
Tour the South of France
Thursday October 18th @7p | Dining Experience |1 
½ hours | $40

Join us for a wine and cuisine adventure in the South of France.  You don’t have to be rich to do this gastronomic tour in which we will sample fine wine and regionally popular small plates from Provence, Languedoc and the Southern Rhone Valley.  Amazing cuisine and amazing wine!  Hosted by Whole Foods Chef and Somme David Stowell.

To save a spot in David’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

Wine Class
Holiday Feast's Wine and Food Pairing
Wednesday November 14th @7p | Dining Experience |1 
½ hours | $40

Join us for a delicious evening of Wine and Food pairing cranked up for the upcoming Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and New Years’ Holidays.  What goes best with what for your Holiday meals?   We will be tasting our way through fabulous wines and holiday cuisine both traditional and esoteric.   Hosted by David Stowell, Whole Foods Chef and Somme.

To save a spot in David’s class, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 
 

CHILDREN'S CLASSES

All children must have a completed waiver form prior to participating. Find this form HERE

 

 

No School Kid's Cooking Camp: Comfort Foods!
Wednesday December 26th @11a | Hands-on |4 hours | $40

Our school doors aren’t closed today!  We’d love to educate your child(ren) on their day off with a skill set that will be used for decades to come—cooking!  All participants will be shopping, prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning.  Most food is made from scratch and in season!  Today’s menu will include Beef or Veggie Chili, Cornbread, Crudite and Ranch Dressing, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Ginger-ale

 

To save a spot in our Cooking Camp, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

No School Kid's Cooking Camp: Fiesta Foods!
Thursday December 27th @11a | Hands-on |4 hours | $40

Our school doors aren’t closed today!  We’d love to educate your child(ren) on their day off with a skill set that will be used for decades to come—cooking!  All participants will be shopping, prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning.  Most food is made from scratch and in season!  Today’s menu will include Black Bean Enchilada Casserole, Guacamole and Chips, Cilantro Rice, Brownies and Lemon-Lime Sparkler

 

To save a spot in our Cooking Camp, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

 

No School Kid's Cooking Camp: Party Treats!
Friday December 28th @11a | Hands-on |4 hours | $40

Our school doors aren’t closed today!  We’d love to educate your child(ren) on their day off with a skill set that will be used for decades to come—cooking!  All participants will be shopping, prepping, cooking, eating and cleaning.  Most food is made from scratch and in season!  Today’s menu will include Nachos, Pizza Puffs, Croissant Wrapped Asparagus, Crispy Rice Treats and Shirley Temple Mocktail

 

To save a spot in our Cooking Camp, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Call 312.587.0648 and speak to a customer service team member to register or visit the Customer Service Desk next to the bar at Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park. 

Full payment in advance is required to reserve your spot.

*We require 48 hours notice of cancellation to refund your money.

 

Children's birthday parties, private hands-on cooking classes and private event rental of our kitchen space is also available. Our space provides a perfect, convenient location for team builds, birthday parties, wedding & baby showers, holiday parties and more! 

Private Classes & Events

Whether you are looking to learn new skills with your closest friends, show appreciation through a work team build or eat, drink and socialize the night away, our private cooking class and event options have a little something for everyone. To book your next event, please reach out to mw.kbs.cooking.school@wholefoods.com.

Basic Skills Cooking Class Options

Social Cooking Event Menus

Bartending Class Options

 

Children's Birthday Parties 

Check out our Birthday Party brochure for information regarding party themes and prices.

Children's Birthday Party Options

 

Boy/Girl Scout Troop Cooking Badges

The Lincoln Park Cooking School is the perfect space for your next troop outing or we can work with you to help your troop earn their merit cooking badge. To find out more about our cooking badge class options, please reach out to mw.kbs.cooking.school@wholefoods.com.