Cooking Classes

In your kitchen or in mine!

Now offering Virtual cooking classes

Do you need a little assistance in the kitchen? We offer cooking classes to help you learn new tricks, techniques, and recipes.  Chef Lori has taught in a variety of venues, ranging from commercial kitchens, office spaces, tiny condo kitchens & empty spaces. I believe that the best learning experience comes from using your own counter-tops and equipment, so if you have the space, Chef Lori can come to you.  If you and a small group  of friends want to make an evening of it, Lori can open up her home kitchen to you (groups of 2-6).


What You’re Getting


Classes are between 1 ½ and 3 hours, depending on the menu. All menus are custom designed to suit your tastes, skills, and kitchen equipment. You can choose to get hand’s on experience or just watch and learn as the chef prepares a multi course meal for you.




Classes can be held in any kitchen in the Chicago area. No kitchen is too small to teach in, but also be prepared to use tabletops in living or dining areas as extra class space. In-your-home classes can be held for small groups of 1 – 16.  Virtual cooking classes are available through zoom, facetime or facebook messenger.  We provide you with the shopping list or can even deliver the groceries to you!



Menus can range based on an international cuisine, a holiday theme, a season or a technique.  See sample menus below.




Pricing per person can range from $40-$150 per person dependent upon: menu, kitchen location, number of guests, equipment availability and additional service personnel. Once you have chosen your menu, we can talk about pricing.


Pork & grape kebobs

Balsamic flank steak

Asparagus rafts

Truffled potatoes

Grilled peaches


Kids Cooking Mexican

Salsa & Guacamole

Black bean-corn-tomato salad

Make your own quesadillas

Cinnamon churros

Mexican hot chocolate



Zucchini fritters with feta and dill

Greek chicken or lamb kebobs w/ cucumber sauce

Stuffed eggplant

Confetti orzo salad

Flourless lemon almond cake



Steamed edamame

Sushi rice

Sauce- Soy & Spicy mayo

Maki- Salmon & Tuna

Nigiri- Salmon & Tuna

Dragon roll

California roll

Spring Fever

Red Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms

Chopped Salad w/ Bleu Cheese

Wasabi & Honey Soy Salmon

Orzo Rice Pilaf

Poached Pears



Thai One On!

Hot & Sour Thai Soup

Thai Glazed Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Roast Salmon w/ Bok Choy & Red Curry Sauce

Pad Thai

Fresh Fruit w/ Ginger Sauce



Dinner in Tuscany

Panzanella salad

Fresh homemade pasta & Pomodoro sauce

Pollo alla Cacciatora




French Bistro


French onion soup

Tarragon dijon roasted chicken

Crème Brulee

Asian Menu

Tuna & avocado poke in wonton cups

Vietnamese vegetable summer rolls w/ peanut dipping sauce

Thai cucumber salad w/ peanuts & cilantro

Shrimp & tofu pad Thai noodles


Vegan crab bites 

Vegan spinach ravioli pomodoro

Coconut macaroons dipped in dark chocolate

Northern California Dinner

Avocado crostini with smoked salmon & capers 

 Beets & berries salad with fresh ricotta, garden greens and toasted walnuts 

 Thomas Keller’s tarragon chicken 

 Roasted broccoli 

 Polenta olive oil cake with red grapes

Italian Dinner

Homemade ricotta

Proscuttio, asparagus & Asiago puff bites

Sicilian calamari panzenella

Homemade fettuccine w/ red wine marinara

Lemincello ricotta cake

Cooking competitions available w/ Mystery bag of ingredients & 2 30 minute competitions

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