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. 
 

 

  

• Hands On CLASSES  •  21 and Over •  

• Kid's Camps •   Guest Chefs  • 

• 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
Chef Knife Class #1: Slicing, Dicing and Fundamentals of a Knife
Wednesday January 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!  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
Cooking Techniques
Thursday January 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!  Come join our Cooking At Home Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you all the tricks needed to successfully cook in your kitchen at home.  Learn easy tips on how to sauté, steam, blanch, poach, braise, roast, bake and boil.  All skills welcomed.  Come hungry because you will be eating your creations throughout the class.

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 January 29th  @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 Cooking Skills Series
Eating for Nutrition
Thursday January 31st  @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

 

Basic Knife Skills Series
Chef Knife Class #1: Slicing, Dicing and Fundamentals of a Knife
Wednesday February 6th @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

It's 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 Knife Skills Series
Chef Knife Class #2
Tuesday February 12th  @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

 

Lovers of Life, Unite!
Hand Rolled Ravioli, Red Wine Flight, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
Thursday February 14th  @7p | Hands-On |2½ hours | $100/pair

The way to anyone’s heart is through the stomach!   Join Sarah, our At Home Cooking Specialist, as she guides you through the fun process of making ravioli from scratch.  Enjoy a freshly made marinara, pesto, garlic bread, a house salad, a small flight of red wines and some chocolate dipped strawberries to end your meal.  Bring a friend, loved one or a stranger you just met to cook, wine and dine through the evening in a fun, hands on cooking experience.

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

 

Basic Cooking Skills Series
Grains and Veggies
Wednesday February 20th  @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 Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you all the tricks needed to successfully cook grains and veggies at home.  All participants will be making a green smoothie, strawberry-spinach quinoa, potato broccoli mash, roasted cauliflower, veggie burgers and a tomato and corn risotto.   Come hungry because you will be eating your creations throughout the class.  All skills welcomed.  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 Cooking Skills Series
Sauces, Dressings and Marinades
Tuesday February 26th  @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 Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you all the skills needed to successfully make sauces, dressings and marinades at home.  All skills welcomed.  Participants will be learning how to make roux for three classic sauces:  brown (gravy), red (tomato) and mornay (cheese).  We will also make an authentic curry, an Asian dipping sauce, a vinaigrette and discuss the science behind marinating.   Come hungry because you will be eating your creations throughout the class.  Class includes samples and 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 Cooking Skills Series
Chef Knife Class #1 Slicing, Dicing and Fundamentals of a Knife
Tuesday March 5th  @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
Cooking with No Recipe
Wednesday March 6th  @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
Proteins
Thursday March 14th  @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

It’s 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 Specialist, as she teaches you all you need to know about how to successfully cook proteins at home.  Learn how to properly sear a beef steak, safely prepare poultry, stuff a pork chop, make the perfect egg omelet, and demystify dry beans. All skill levels welcome. 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 Cooking Skills Series
Vegan Basics
Tuesday March 19th  @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


Sushi Class
Friday March 29th  @7p | Hands-On |2
½ hours | $40

Learn how to make your own sushi.  Seriously, it’s not that hard!  Come join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist and see how easy it is.  We will be making salmon nigiri, veggie rolls, and an authentic miso soup.  All participants will be eating their creations or taking them home if they can’t finish it all. 

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

 

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GUEST CHEFS 

 

 

 

Eating Well Reset: Simple Recipes to Look + Feel Your Best
Thursday January 10th @630p | Demonstration Style | 1½ hour | $40

Press your body's 'restore' button - and start the New Year on the right foot. Focus on the basics of a 'clean' diet that will energize and inspire health. The class will focus on fresh, whole food ingredients and simple techniques that you can begin using right away. In addition, Amanda Skrip will share tips to make simple shifts to your daily routine that will have a big effect on how you look and feel. 

We'll focus on how to : 

  • Increase Nutrients and Anti-oxidants in Diet
  • Boost Energy + Vitality, Add Healthful
  • Plant-Based Recieps to Your Routine
  • Balance meals to Boost Metabolism + Ward Off Cravings

To save a spot in Amanda's class, click HERE.

 

 

Taming Sugar Cravings: Building Whole Food Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth
Tuesday January 15th @630p | Demo | 2 hour | $20

Are you looking to tame sugar cravings post the holiday season?  Who said you can’t get back on track while still having a treat or two!   Join Olivia Wagner, Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, as she shares simple solutions for curbing sugar cravings with a whole food focused approach.  Get ready to talk about blood sugar strategies for the new year, root causes of sugar cravings and low energy and a mindful approach to enjoying treats.  Class includes samples and recipes of:

  • Energy Bites Two Ways: Salted Hot Cacao and Lemon Coconut 
  • Raspberry Cashew Butter Thumbprints 
  • Avocado Chocolate Cherry Mousse
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls ( Olivia’s Sugar Detox Approved!) 
  • Basic Frozen Banana Boats

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

 

     

 

Warming, Winter Soups + Stews
Thursday February 28th @630p | Demonstration Style | 1½ hour | $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. (Not vegetarian, as we will use chicken) 

To save a spot in Amanda's class, click HERE. 

 

 

 

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21 & OLDER CLASSES   

 

Wine Class
Southern Hemisphere Treasures
Thursday January 17th @7p | Dining Experience |1 
½ hours | $40

Join David in an adventurous exploration of wines and cuisine from distant lands south of the equator.   He will be featuring Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina and Chile.   Learn what pairs with the best Australian Shiraz or the best Argentine Malbec.  Bring your appetite!  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
France and America:  Culinary Interdependence
Thursday February 21st @7p | Dining Experience |1 ½ hours | $40

Join David as we explore the long and happy relationship of French and American cuisine with a focus on New Orleans and Paris. Taste fabulous French and French influenced American dishes paired with fabulous French and American wines. Oh la la and C'est si bon!  Gris Gris Gumbo Ya Ya.  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
Spanish Night:  Tapas and Tastes
Thursday March 21st @7p | Dining Experience |1 ½ hours | $40

If Tempranillo, Garnacha and Albarino are your thing then please join us for an all Spanish evening. Taste your way through marvelous wines and small plates while learning how the Spanish choose their pairings.   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

 

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KID'S COOKING CAMPS   

 

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

  

 

No School Kid's Cooking Camp: Classic Kid's Menu
Monday February 18th @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 chicken strips with honey mustard dip, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli with cheese sauce, brownies

To save a spot in the cooking camp, please sign up by calling the store at 312.587.0648

 

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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! 
 
Cooking Classroom at Lincoln Park's Whole Foods Market
 

Photos by Michael Allan Kaskel

 

       

   

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.