Culinary Boot Camp 2

at The Chopping Block at the Mart - River North

Course Details
$2,145 2 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 26, 8:30am - Oct 30, 4:30pm CT (5 sessions)

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.
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20

What you'll learn in this professional cooking class:

For our Boot Camp 1 graduates who just can't get enough! In the advanced sessions, we'll go even deeper into the Boot Camp subjects plus introduce some new ones, including baking, shellfish and handmade pasta.

Day One-Sweet and Savory Doughs:
  • Understanding the differences in flours
  • How to prepare yeast risen and laminated doughs
  • Preparing homemade puff pastry, quick breads, pie dough, pasta and gnocchi doughs
  • Making savory tarts and handmade ravioli
Day Two-Meats and Sauces:
  • Brining and smoking meat
  • Preparing modern and classic sauces including bordelaise, fruit Chutney, molé, and pan sauces
  • Selecting meat and determining meat doneness
  • Preparing beef wellington
  • Meat cookery including braising, sautéing, roasting, grilling and frying
  • Working with game birds such as squab and quail
Day Three-Vegetables and Grains:
  • Working with lentils, farro, millet and masa harina
  • Preparing and steaming homemade tamales
  • Making grain and vegetable-based salads
  • Preparing vinaigrette and infused oils
  • Working with dark leafy greens
Day Four-Fish, Shellfish and Sauces:
  • Preparing modern and classic sauces including sauce vert, remoulade, béarnaise, coconut curry sauce, pesto, tapenade and rouille
  • Selecting fish and shellfish and determining doneness
  • Curing and smoking fish
  • Roasting a whole fish
  • Fish and shellfish cookery including searing, roasting, poaching, sautéing and grilling
Day Five-Desserts:
  • Preparing cakes, custards, mousses and tarts
  • Caramelizing sugar to make brittle
  • Mixing and baking cake batter
  • Rolling out and blind baking pie dough
  • Frosting a cake
  • Preparing buttercream, meringue and ganache
  • Selecting chocolate
  • Piping techniques

School Notes:
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Refund Policy
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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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
8:30am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD 5 $2,145
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Oct 27 8:30am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD
Wed, Oct 28 8:30am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD
Thu, Oct 29 8:30am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD
Fri, Oct 30 8:30am - 4:30pm Central Time TBD

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