Cooking Class - A Guide to Seasonal Grilling

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Boost your grilling know-how in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Paco.

Join Chef Paco in this seasonal grilling class where you'll learn smart cooking techniques such as how to hold proper temperatures and how not to overcook your seafood.

Start off with a grilled salad featuring Granny Smith apples and fennel dressed with extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar and Parmesan cheese. For your entrée, you'll enjoy a succulent, grilled hanger steak with Yukon gold potatoes and grilled peppers. End class at the grill with charred peaches and strawberries with ricotta and balsamic glaze.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels BBQ, Beginner, Date Night, Gluten Free, New American

Reviews guests left for this experience



14 Jun 2023

We had a great time! Chef Paco was engaging and informative. His kitchen was clean and beautiful. We loved the meal that we cooked and walked away with a lot of useful information and tips for everyday cooking. Would highly recommend!



27 May 2023

Amazing experience! Chef Paco was incredibly welcoming, patient, and knowledgeable. He provided a fun atmosphere to learn in and I look forward to booking again!



23 Nov 2021

I surprised my fiancé with the Seasonal Grilling Cooking Class and I must say, the experience far exceeded my expectations! Chef Paco was very welcoming and accommodating to us. From the moment we walked in, it felt like a Luxury/5 Star experience. The space is beautiful and the kitchen was absolutely breathtaking. The ambiance was perfect for date night! There was a nicely set dining table for us to eat at once we finished preparing our meal. Once each course was finished, Chef Paco served us at the dining room table and occasionally checked in with us to see how we were doing. So we still got the fine dining experience while also engaging with each other and learning how to prepare the meal. Chef Paco is not only VERY skilled at what he does, but he is also an awesome instructor! Because our meal was Grilled Octopus, there was a lot of prep time involved. So, Chef Paco did some prep work for us to minimize the actual prep time. Furthermore, he had additional ingredients for us to "Poach, Chop, and Season" so that we would still get the full experience of what it is like to prepare the Grilled Octopus and other courses from the very start to finish. Chef Paco did an awesome job explaining and demonstrating how everything should be done. He answered all of the questions we had for him and explained everything down to how to properly hold a knife. We learned so much during our time with him! The food was FANTASTIC!!! Every. single. course. I mean, to the point that I was eating off of my fiancé's plate to have more lol. Not to mention, he shared the recipe with us so we can prepare it again. My fiancé had the time of his life participating in this class, so it is safe to say we will be making reservations for other cooking classes in the near future! Thank you SOOO very much Chef Paco!!!

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Chef Paco has been honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants as well as using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies. Chef Paco’s upscale restaurant and catering experiences paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania are all woven together in his incredible cooking classes that you won’t want to miss!

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Flexible booking: Cancel or reschedule this event's reservation for free up to 48 hours before the event.
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