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River North, Downtown/Loop
222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Ste 107
At W Kinzie St
Chicago, Illinois 60654
A non-refundable 10% fee is applied for the operational and administrative costs incurred by TCB.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this pie class:

Making pies isn't as hard as you might think! Get tips from a pro on how to make tender, flaky crusts, wrap them around sweet and savory fillings, and bake them to golden perfection.


  • Perfect Pie Dough
  • Cranberry Curd Tart with Whipped Cream and Candied Orange Zest
  • Individual Dutch Apple Pies
  • Sweet Potato Hand Pies with Maple-Walnut Glaze
  • Mini Galettes with Italian Sausage, Swiss Chard and Gruyere Cheese  

Skills covered in class:

  • Making and rolling out pie dough
  • Making hot butter pastry
  • Preparing curd, streusel topping and glazes
  • Using eggs as a thickener
  • Whipping cream
  • How to candy citrus peel
  • Making fruit fillings
  • Working with spices and dark leafy greens

Due to the layout of our kitchens and in consideration of your classmates, students will work in groups of 3 to 4 people.

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A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class. If you do not cancel by telephone at least 1 week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place if you cannot attend and it is within one week of the class as no refunds will be available. All classes also have a non-refundable, non-transferable 10% fee for the operational and administrative costs incurred by The Chopping Block. This service fee will not be refunded and cannot be transferred in the case of any cancellation.


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Question from Kate
HI - Im wondering if in your classes the students go home with any of the products made?
Answer from Helen J. Verified Student
Yes you do and you get to taste everything you make before you go home.

Reviews of Classes at The Chopping Block at the Mart (188)

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Pie and Tart Boot Camp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/18/2018
This pie and tart class was really excellent. Beyond just teaching how to make excellent pies and tarts, we also learned how to recover from crust rolling mistakes and minor disasters. I highly recommend this class.
Pie and Tart Boot Camp
Reviewed by Helen J. on 4/22/2018
I enjoyed this class just like the first time I took it and look forward to taking more courses. I wish you would consider having classes on using kitchen tools, such as pressure cookers food processors, slow cookers and etc. I know you get a booklet with your equipment, but I think it would be easier if you could go to a class and learn to use the equipment properly with guidance, and be more secure in what you are doing. Thanks again
Pie and Tart Boot Camp
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/14/2017
The instructor was very rude and impatient. The food was bland with the exception of the food made by the assistant. The food made by the assistant was terrific.
Pie and Tart Boot Camp
Reviewed by Susan L. on 2/25/2019
Pie and Tart Boot Camp
Reviewed by Nina M. on 1/16/2017

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The Chopping Block at the Mart

Chicago's largest recreational cooking school and gourmet retail store, offers demonstration and hands-on cooking classes, as well as wine classes, private cooking parties and corporate team building events. Classes at our two locations cover subjects from cooking basics to intensive Boot Camps as well...

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