The Best Cooking Classes in Chicago

5047 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 (map) • 773.293.3190

Private Events

Looking for a vibrant, inviting venue - catered by your own personal chef - for your next party or event? Come to The Wooden Spoon! We offer custom-tailored private events. Call The Wooden Spoon to book the perfect party then sit back, relax and enjoy the good food and company. Leave the dishes to us!

Cooking parties

Watch and learn as our personal chefs entertain you and your guests with the menu of your choice or roll up your sleeves and put on an apron to join in on the fun. The best news?

As party organizer you get to take all the credit for such an inventive and fun party!

Contact us today to plan your event.

The details:

  • Size: Minimum 12 participants
  • Cost: $80 - $90 per person depending on menu selection
  • BYOB: You and your guests are invited to bring your own wine or any other beverage of choice. We will set up a bar area where we will supply glasses, openers and ice. No corkage fee!
  • Class length: A 2 ½ hour hands-on class instructed by one of The Spoon's chefs
  • Party length: Your party is welcome to enjoy The Spoon's spacious facilities for up to three hours, including class time. Before or after class, be sure to stroll through the historic Andersonville neighborhood.
  • Recipes: Each guest will receive copies of all recipes presented in the class

What’s on the menu?

Your party...your menu! Whether you prefer veggie delights, are strictly meat and potatoes, or crave a class full of decadent desserts, The Spoon can help you craft the perfect menu for your party.

Menu 1 –Mexican fiesta

  • Flatbread with Chorizo, Cheese & Poblanos
  • Steak Tacos with Pico de Gallo
  • Black Beans with Chorizo
  • Mexican Chocolate Bread Pudding

Menu 2 – American Classics 

  • Flatbread with Sausage & Caramelized Onions
  • Steak with Peppercorn Sauce
  • Smashed Potatoes
  • Seasonal Fruit Crisp with Ice Cream

Menu 3-Terrific Tapas

  • Croquettes de Jamon (Ham & Potato Puffs)
  • Garlic Shrimp
  • Chorizo and Queso Empanadas
  • Patatas Aioli (Potatoes in Garlic Mayonnaise)
  • Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce
  • MIni Almond Cakes with Spiced Chocolate Sauce

Menu 4 – Italian NIght

  • Bruschetta with Radicchio, Red Peppers and Pancetta
  • Stuffed Chicken with Mozzarella and Tomato Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Apple Galette with Ice Cream

Menu 5 – Mediterranean Grill

  • Margherita Pizza
  • Grilled Rosemary Chicken
  • Risotto with Parmesan and Pancetta
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Apple Crostada

Menu 6 – Appetizers 

  • Smoked Chipolte Chicken on Corn Chips with Avocado Cream
  • Mini Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Fresh Coleslaw 
  • Flatbread with Lamb and Roasted Tomatoes
  • Mussels with Pomme Frites with Garlic Aioli

Party gift baskets

Don't let your guests leave the party empty-handed! Give them a personalized gift basket filled with cooking goodies from The Wooden Spoon's shop! Our staff is happy to work with you to create the perfect gift basket for your party.

Baskets may include cooking gadgets used to create your meal during class, or your personal favorite apron or piece of cookware.