In a unique twist on the typical cooking-course model, Lillie’s Q chef-owner Charlie McKenna brings the classroom to you. Over a two- to five-hour session at your home, he’ll teach you to prepare the barbecue classic of your choice (meat included in class fee) on your own grill. While the price tag may seem pricey, keep in mind that you can split the cost with up to five friends—and that you’ll get to feast on the results, along with sides and dessert.
Looking to beef up your kitchen skills? In search of the perfect present for the food-lover who has everything? Chicago has a food-centric or cooking class to suit every interest and skill level, from a class on making coffee like a pro to learning how to make beer to an in-depth course on Indian food.
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