Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park

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Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park

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Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park

Welcome to Whole Foods Market, Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom! Our mission is to bring back home cooking. No matter what kind of food-lifestyle you live, learning to cook for yourself is always the healthiest way to eat. Come join us and participate in a medley of opportunities to enhance your knowledge, gain new skills and socialize with like-minded individuals.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Welcome to Whole Foods Market, Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom! Our mission is to bring back home cooking. No matter what kind of food-lifestyle you live, learning to cook for yourself is always the healthiest way to eat. Come join us and participate in a medley of opportunities to enhance your knowledge, gain new skills and socialize with like-minded individuals.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Brianna B.
    Reviewed on 11/15/19

    I enjoyed this class, and would recommend if you’re interested in a hands on approach to learning about healthier cooking. The participant size is small and caps at 12, but there were only 6 people in our class which was a perfect amount. We made a variety of recipes and you get take home sheets for all of them - and we learned how to read nutrition labels and what to watch for. All in all a good class, with a friendly and knowledgeable instructor.

    I enjoyed this class, and would recommend if you’re interested in a hands on approach to learning about healthier cooking. The participant size is small and caps at 12, but there were only 6 people in our class which was a perfect amount. We made a variety of recipes and you get take home sheets for all of them - and we learned how to read nutrition labels and what to watch for. All in all a good class, with a friendly and knowledgeable instructor.

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    Brianna B.
    Reviewed on 11/15/19

    Had a great time! This was my first experience with a Basic Skills class, and I really enjoyed it. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable, and I was able to add a few delicious sauces to my repertoire. We even got some time to play around with creating our own dressings. Would definitely recommend giving this class a try!

    Had a great time! This was my first experience with a Basic Skills class, and I really enjoyed it. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable, and I was able to add a few delicious sauces to my repertoire. We even got some time to play around with creating our own dressings. Would definitely recommend giving this class a try!

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    Erin D.
    Reviewed on 11/06/19

    Sarah was an excellent teacher in the Knife Skills Class. She was very informative and able to help all of the participants at any skill level refine their methods and leave more confident in their abilities. Thank you to Sarah for a wonderful class!

    Sarah was an excellent teacher in the Knife Skills Class. She was very informative and able to help all of the participants at any skill level refine their methods and leave more confident in their abilities. Thank you to Sarah for a wonderful class!

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    Patrick W.
    Reviewed on 11/04/19

    It was a very good class to learn the basics of chopping, cutting and slicing, and you get some nice recipes as well.

    It was a very good class to learn the basics of chopping, cutting and slicing, and you get some nice recipes as well.

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    Chelsea D.
    Reviewed on 10/22/19

    Super helpful in many ways: from how to hold a knife, care for it and use it. I learned slicing and dicing techniques that I never knew existed. Our class had people of all skill levels and the teacher was able to cater to each person. We had hummus to snack on plus took home all the vegetables and learned what a broth bag was so almost nothing went to waste. Definitely worth the $40 and would take every course offered if I could.

    Super helpful in many ways: from how to hold a knife, care for it and use it. I learned slicing and dicing techniques that I never knew existed. Our class had people of all skill levels and the teacher was able to cater to each person. We had hummus to snack on plus took home all the vegetables and learned what a broth bag was so almost nothing went to waste. Definitely worth the $40 and would take every course offered if I could.

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    Chelsea D.
    Reviewed on 10/22/19

    This was the second class I took (in the same week) and I love the setup, teacher and everything about it. The classes are small so you get the teachers' undivided attention and she is very helpful with any questions you may have. The feast at the end was DELICIOUS. My suggestion: bring something to take notes on if you're like me and will forget what you learned in a month.

    This was the second class I took (in the same week) and I love the setup, teacher and everything about it. The classes are small so you get the teachers' undivided attention and she is very helpful with any questions you may have. The feast at the end was DELICIOUS. My suggestion: bring something to take notes on if you're like me and will forget what you learned in a month.

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    Griselda M.
    Reviewed on 10/21/19

    Had a great experience and delicious food. I will definitely be trying these recipes at home.

    Had a great experience and delicious food. I will definitely be trying these recipes at home.

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    Carlos T.
    Reviewed on 10/16/19

    I didn't realize I was using a knife incorrectly until this class! I had lots of fun learning and perfecting my technique. Definitely excited about cooking at home more and using these skills. We went over the anatomy of a knife, knife care, then got to practice on several veggies - all of which we were able to take home for our own use.

    I didn't realize I was using a knife incorrectly until this class! I had lots of fun learning and perfecting my technique. Definitely excited about cooking at home more and using these skills. We went over the anatomy of a knife, knife care, then got to practice on several veggies - all of which we were able to take home for our own use.

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    Jackie M.
    Reviewed on 10/10/19

    This is my second class at Whole Foods and like the other one, this class did not disappoint. We learned how to make a lot of dishes. Some of the recipes were hands on, other recipes were demonstrations. Everything tasted so good and we had a lot of leftovers to take home.

    This is my second class at Whole Foods and like the other one, this class did not disappoint. We learned how to make a lot of dishes. Some of the recipes were hands on, other recipes were demonstrations. Everything tasted so good and we had a lot of leftovers to take home.

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    Griselda M.
    Reviewed on 10/10/19

    This was my first basic skills class and I had a great time. I learned quite a few helpful cooking tips, it was hands on, and all of the dishes we prepared were tasty. There was also plenty of food to take home at the end of the night. I’m definitely going to check out the other basic skills courses they offer here.

    This was my first basic skills class and I had a great time. I learned quite a few helpful cooking tips, it was hands on, and all of the dishes we prepared were tasty. There was also plenty of food to take home at the end of the night. I’m definitely going to check out the other basic skills courses they offer here.

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    Jackie M.
    Reviewed on 09/27/19

    Great class! My boyfriend and I attended and we both learned a lot. There was approx 10 people in the class. My boyfriend was hesitant to go at first because he "already knew how to cut things" but he ended up liking it. Definitely a great value too!

    Great class! My boyfriend and I attended and we both learned a lot. There was approx 10 people in the class. My boyfriend was hesitant to go at first because he "already knew how to cut things" but he ended up liking it. Definitely a great value too!

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    Harathi K.
    Reviewed on 06/19/19

    I really enjoyed the teacher and the interactive nature of the class. It was great to learn about how to tweak non-vegan recipes to make them vegan friendly.

    I really enjoyed the teacher and the interactive nature of the class. It was great to learn about how to tweak non-vegan recipes to make them vegan friendly.

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    Nicole B.
    Reviewed on 06/03/19

    We got to watch how to make the soups and then taste them. It was a good classroom setting.

    We got to watch how to make the soups and then taste them. It was a good classroom setting.

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    Lauren E.
    Reviewed on 05/24/19

    Once again, a wonderful dabble experience. This was my first dabble at Whole Foods but will not be my last. The time flew by. Not only was it informative, but it was also a lot of fun. I greatly enjoyed my time and can't wait to go back.

    Once again, a wonderful dabble experience. This was my first dabble at Whole Foods but will not be my last. The time flew by. Not only was it informative, but it was also a lot of fun. I greatly enjoyed my time and can't wait to go back.

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    Tiffany L.
    Reviewed on 05/06/19

    We learned fundamental knife skills as well as the parts of the knife and knife safety. We practiced slicing and dicing different vegetables and got to take the produce we cut home. I thought the class was really useful for a beginner like me. Sarah was a great teacher and I got plenty of good feedback. Snacks (hummus and pita) were also provided for us to snack on during class.

    We learned fundamental knife skills as well as the parts of the knife and knife safety. We practiced slicing and dicing different vegetables and got to take the produce we cut home. I thought the class was really useful for a beginner like me. Sarah was a great teacher and I got plenty of good feedback. Snacks (hummus and pita) were also provided for us to snack on during class.

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    Katye C.
    Reviewed on 03/30/19

    What a great time! Everything was set up when we arrived - beautiful space, fresh ingredients. The class was just the right size. The instructions were clear and thorough, and we learned a lot about the ingredients along the way too. Our teacher was clearly passionate and knowledgeable. For beginners, our finished product didn't look that great, but it sure did taste amazing! A fantastic date night for me and my husband. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!

    What a great time! Everything was set up when we arrived - beautiful space, fresh ingredients. The class was just the right size. The instructions were clear and thorough, and we learned a lot about the ingredients along the way too. Our teacher was clearly passionate and knowledgeable. For beginners, our finished product didn't look that great, but it sure did taste amazing! A fantastic date night for me and my husband. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone!

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    Sara V.
    Reviewed on 03/29/19

    This class was great, very informative and hands on! Sara is an awesome teacher, she did a great job explaining all the parts of what we would be doing and made it very interactive. The space is fantastic, room for everyone with a cool kitchen/island up front. Definitely recommend this class for a fun night out!

    This class was great, very informative and hands on! Sara is an awesome teacher, she did a great job explaining all the parts of what we would be doing and made it very interactive. The space is fantastic, room for everyone with a cool kitchen/island up front. Definitely recommend this class for a fun night out!

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    Kendria M.
    Reviewed on 03/15/19

    Knowledgeable and personable teacher. Just right class size. Bright, clean, inviting space. It was a little long for a weeknight outing - or maybe I'm just getting old! I left with enough sliced fresh produce to cover the amount of the class. A steal!

    Knowledgeable and personable teacher. Just right class size. Bright, clean, inviting space. It was a little long for a weeknight outing - or maybe I'm just getting old! I left with enough sliced fresh produce to cover the amount of the class. A steal!

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    Katie M.
    Reviewed on 03/11/19

    I had the nicest time, playing with a "Chopped!"-like pantry and mixing seemingly random ingredients like a mad scientist. Sarah and Yvonne were lovely hosts. Sarah provided a rubric that was particularly helpful in terms of how to freestyle effectively. I'm not an adventurous cook. Wasting food really bothers me and so I err on the side of bland. After taking this class, in the last week I have altered 3 of my tried-and-true recipes to add more layers of flavors. It is so delightfully empowering to know what things might work together and how to fix things if I go off the rails!

    My only complaint was that it went so late on a weeknight, but I knew that when I signed up. Perfect friend-date or date-date activity; just don't eat beforehand, because you're going to want to eat what you make in class (or at least taste it, to see if you're going in the right direction). Also, they were very allergy-sufferer friendly, so if you have this issue, let them know in advance so they can see if they can accommodate.

    I had the nicest time, playing with a "Chopped!"-like pantry and mixing seemingly random ingredients like a mad scientist. Sarah and Yvonne were lovely hosts. Sarah provided a rubric that was particularly helpful in terms of how to freestyle effectively. I'm not an adventurous cook. Wasting food really bothers me and so I err on the side of bland. After taking this class, in the last week I have altered 3 of my tried-and-true recipes to add more layers of flavors. It is so delightfully empowering to know what things might work together and how to fix things if I go off the rails!

    My only complaint was that it went so late on a weeknight, but I knew that when I signed up. Perfect friend-date or date-date activity; just don't eat beforehand, because you're going to want to eat what you make in class (or at least taste it, to see if you're going in the right direction). Also, they were very allergy-sufferer friendly, so if you have this issue, let them know in advance so they can see if they can accommodate.

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    Amy C.
    Reviewed on 02/15/19

    This class made for a great Valentine's evening. We had a great time and learned a lot. Highly recommend!

    This class made for a great Valentine's evening. We had a great time and learned a lot. Highly recommend!

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    Amy S.
    Reviewed on 02/13/19

    This is the second class I have taken with Sarah and she does not disappoint! Learned how to hone in on my knife skills and came away with a couple of good recipes. Highly recommend!

    This is the second class I have taken with Sarah and she does not disappoint! Learned how to hone in on my knife skills and came away with a couple of good recipes. Highly recommend!

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    Alyssa V.
    Reviewed on 02/08/19

    Absolutely loved this class. Learned a lot and left with delicious produce and a great couple of recipes. Thanks for everything!

    Absolutely loved this class. Learned a lot and left with delicious produce and a great couple of recipes. Thanks for everything!

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    Amy S.
    Reviewed on 01/17/19

    My first class at Whole Foods Lincoln Park and it did not disappoint! Sarah is an excellent instructor, teaching the class how to use a knife properly and safely. Do not hesitate to take this class and plan to be there the whole 2 1/2 hours chopping away.

    My first class at Whole Foods Lincoln Park and it did not disappoint! Sarah is an excellent instructor, teaching the class how to use a knife properly and safely. Do not hesitate to take this class and plan to be there the whole 2 1/2 hours chopping away.

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    Natalie B.
    Reviewed on 01/17/19

    Very good class, informative, and you get lots of practice. You will be better when you leave!

    Very good class, informative, and you get lots of practice. You will be better when you leave!

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 11/30/18

    Sarah is a wonderful teacher! She takes her time to answer everyone's questions and we had a blast making healthy, delicious food!

    Sarah is a wonderful teacher! She takes her time to answer everyone's questions and we had a blast making healthy, delicious food!

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    Hassan A.
    Reviewed on 11/30/18

    Just like everyone else, I've been wanting to eat cleaner. And that means cooking for yourself instead of eating out.

    It looks so easy on TV and on Internet recipes. But then you find yourself in your kitchen with all the ingredients in front of you. Some of which you've never even heard of before. And you're thinking: Mayyybe I'm in over my head.

    That's exactly how I felt before signing up for this class. I needed someone to show me the ropes of using a bunch of different ingredients in simple ways, all in the name of eating cleaner.

    You're in good hands in this class. Sarah and Yvonne are really attentive, patient, and helpful instructors. And they generate a really fun vibe for the few hours you're cooking in the room with fellow cooks.

    The class focused on plant-based and vegan eating, which I personally don't follow. So not everything was stuff I'll actually cook for myself. Still, it was cool to learn new ways to use ingredients, and brush up on my basic cooking skills.

    If you're looking to eat healthier or add a few new cooking tricks up your sleeve, you should totally take this class.

    Just like everyone else, I've been wanting to eat cleaner. And that means cooking for yourself instead of eating out.

    It looks so easy on TV and on Internet recipes. But then you find yourself in your kitchen with all the ingredients in front of you. Some of which you've never even heard of before. And you're thinking: Mayyybe I'm in over my head.

    That's exactly how I felt before signing up for this class. I needed someone to show me the ropes of using a bunch of different ingredients in simple ways, all in the name of eating cleaner.

    You're in good hands in this class. Sarah and Yvonne are really attentive, patient, and helpful instructors. And they generate a really fun vibe for the few hours you're cooking in the room with fellow cooks.

    The class focused on plant-based and vegan eating, which I personally don't follow. So not everything was stuff I'll actually cook for myself. Still, it was cool to learn new ways to use ingredients, and brush up on my basic cooking skills.

    If you're looking to eat healthier or add a few new cooking tricks up your sleeve, you should totally take this class.

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    Lauren B.
    Reviewed on 11/04/18

    This class taught us the basic recipe/equation for adding flavor and creating some foods from what is in our kitchen. I thought the price was a great value because you get to try so many ingredients and take home leftovers! It sometimes felt a little out of reach - discussing ingredients I would never have in my kitchen - but parts were helpful. I would definitely go back to another class at Whole Foods!

    This class taught us the basic recipe/equation for adding flavor and creating some foods from what is in our kitchen. I thought the price was a great value because you get to try so many ingredients and take home leftovers! It sometimes felt a little out of reach - discussing ingredients I would never have in my kitchen - but parts were helpful. I would definitely go back to another class at Whole Foods!

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    Melanie G.
    Reviewed on 10/24/18

    Very easy to follow soups that use basic ingredients any level cook could find. No fancy equipment needed, but great tasting soups packed with veggies! You taste the soups during the class and then get containers to bring two of them home with you.

    Very easy to follow soups that use basic ingredients any level cook could find. No fancy equipment needed, but great tasting soups packed with veggies! You taste the soups during the class and then get containers to bring two of them home with you.

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    Tami C.
    Reviewed on 10/19/18

    This was a great class to experience some of the best of S France - from wines to food to cultural insights too! Lots of great touches from the staff too. The speaker was a little hard to hear, but didn't impact the overall experience.

    This was a great class to experience some of the best of S France - from wines to food to cultural insights too! Lots of great touches from the staff too. The speaker was a little hard to hear, but didn't impact the overall experience.

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    Prash S.
    Reviewed on 09/23/18

    This class is a great value. You learn a whole variety of cooking skills and no matter your cooking background, I'm sure you'll learn something new. Getting to taste our creations along the way and enjoying a big family style dinner at the end was great fun!

    This class is a great value. You learn a whole variety of cooking skills and no matter your cooking background, I'm sure you'll learn something new. Getting to taste our creations along the way and enjoying a big family style dinner at the end was great fun!

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    Jami B.
    Reviewed on 06/12/18

    My husband and I had a great time learning and drinking french wine! The instructor was fun and we learned a lot! I would do another wine class at Whole Foods in a heartbeart!

    My husband and I had a great time learning and drinking french wine! The instructor was fun and we learned a lot! I would do another wine class at Whole Foods in a heartbeart!

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    Natalie B.
    Reviewed on 05/30/18

    Loved this class and the breadth of information we covered in a single session. I walked out with a better understanding of nutrition labels and ingredients, as well as breakfast and lunch for the next day! Good combination of demonstration and hands-on learning.

    Loved this class and the breadth of information we covered in a single session. I walked out with a better understanding of nutrition labels and ingredients, as well as breakfast and lunch for the next day! Good combination of demonstration and hands-on learning.

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    Zoé O.
    Reviewed on 05/26/18

    A lot of good cooking and nutritional tips--and a lot of good snacking along the way! This is my first class from Whole Foods, and I'll definitely be back. They catered to all of my dietary restrictions, and helped me make some delicious and easy meals.

    A lot of good cooking and nutritional tips--and a lot of good snacking along the way! This is my first class from Whole Foods, and I'll definitely be back. They catered to all of my dietary restrictions, and helped me make some delicious and easy meals.

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    Carolin L.
    Reviewed on 04/21/18

    Another great Basic Skills class at Whole Foods! The class covered a corn, tomato and basil risotto, veggie burgers, potato and broccoli mash, strawberry quinoa salad, roasted veggies, cilantro rice, and smoothies. Of course I a walked away with some great tips and all the recipes which I will definitely be attempting to repeat at home. Highly recommend this class and all the Basic Skills classes.

    Another great Basic Skills class at Whole Foods! The class covered a corn, tomato and basil risotto, veggie burgers, potato and broccoli mash, strawberry quinoa salad, roasted veggies, cilantro rice, and smoothies. Of course I a walked away with some great tips and all the recipes which I will definitely be attempting to repeat at home. Highly recommend this class and all the Basic Skills classes.

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    Becca P.
    Reviewed on 04/18/18

    I cook at home a lot and use a knife all the time so I wasn't sure what to expect out of this class but I loved it! The teacher was upbeat, thorough, and easy to follow. I learned how to hold a knife correctly which actually alleviated some of the pain from my carpal tunnel! Also, fun new ways to cut a pepper and get even onion pieces. I would definitely take another class here with this instructor!

    I cook at home a lot and use a knife all the time so I wasn't sure what to expect out of this class but I loved it! The teacher was upbeat, thorough, and easy to follow. I learned how to hold a knife correctly which actually alleviated some of the pain from my carpal tunnel! Also, fun new ways to cut a pepper and get even onion pieces. I would definitely take another class here with this instructor!

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 03/28/18

    This class was so fun! This is perfect for date night, friend night, or going solo. The teacher's personality was so engaging, and that was even better than the amazing drinks. We got to take home recipes, try out the recipes with her help, and learned some cool bartending party tricks. The teacher totally made this class above and beyond.

    This class was so fun! This is perfect for date night, friend night, or going solo. The teacher's personality was so engaging, and that was even better than the amazing drinks. We got to take home recipes, try out the recipes with her help, and learned some cool bartending party tricks. The teacher totally made this class above and beyond.

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 02/24/18

    I have been to several of David’s wine tastings and they are wonderful, fun and informative. Bring your appetite!

    I have been to several of David’s wine tastings and they are wonderful, fun and informative. Bring your appetite!

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    Kelsey H.
    Reviewed on 02/23/18

    What a fun night! The pairings were great--the chef provided a wide variety of wines at all price points. The food was delicious and the pacing of each course and pairing was just right. The chef laugh and joked along with everyone who attended. I am booking my tickets for next month's tasting!

    What a fun night! The pairings were great--the chef provided a wide variety of wines at all price points. The food was delicious and the pacing of each course and pairing was just right. The chef laugh and joked along with everyone who attended. I am booking my tickets for next month's tasting!

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 02/20/18

    We had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful set up with flowers and music! We enjoyed making the Ravioli, dipping the strawberries in chocolate, creating our own chocolate bark and loved the wine.

    We had a wonderful time. It was a beautiful set up with flowers and music! We enjoyed making the Ravioli, dipping the strawberries in chocolate, creating our own chocolate bark and loved the wine.

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    Tomoko K.
    Reviewed on 02/16/18

    I feel that if you leave the class learning one new thing, it was completely worth it. Turns out I wasn't holding the knife or slicing the correct way. Now I know. They fed you some snacks while working though the class so you were well taken care of. My only surprise was that I thought the class was 2 hours, as advertised on Dabble, but when I got there learned it was actually 2.5 hours.

    I feel that if you leave the class learning one new thing, it was completely worth it. Turns out I wasn't holding the knife or slicing the correct way. Now I know. They fed you some snacks while working though the class so you were well taken care of. My only surprise was that I thought the class was 2 hours, as advertised on Dabble, but when I got there learned it was actually 2.5 hours.

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    J M.
    Reviewed on 02/16/18

    Sarah was a great instructor; very friendly but also good at getting her points across

    Sarah was a great instructor; very friendly but also good at getting her points across

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 02/07/18

    Lorna is an amazing teacher who really knows her stuff! There were demos, shared knowledge and experiences and hands on opportunities. The drinks were all delicious! The flower arrangements were a wonderful added experience!

    Lorna is an amazing teacher who really knows her stuff! There were demos, shared knowledge and experiences and hands on opportunities. The drinks were all delicious! The flower arrangements were a wonderful added experience!

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    Abby D.
    Reviewed on 02/04/18

    This was a great class, as per usual for the Whole Foods at Lincoln Park. There were a good array of snacks and a decent mix of demonstration, tasting, and participating. The class did go over by an hour, which has been consistent with the other classes I've taken here - it would be helpful to extend the time on the class listing or shorten the class so that it does fit within the two hour timeframe. Otherwise, I had a great time, learned some tasty recipes, and enjoyed tasting some great cocktails!

    This was a great class, as per usual for the Whole Foods at Lincoln Park. There were a good array of snacks and a decent mix of demonstration, tasting, and participating. The class did go over by an hour, which has been consistent with the other classes I've taken here - it would be helpful to extend the time on the class listing or shorten the class so that it does fit within the two hour timeframe. Otherwise, I had a great time, learned some tasty recipes, and enjoyed tasting some great cocktails!

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    Ann H.
    Reviewed on 02/03/18

    So much fun - learned new cocktails, laughed and got a cozy glow. 🥃

    So much fun - learned new cocktails, laughed and got a cozy glow. 🥃

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    Zoe B.
    Reviewed on 01/20/18

    An enjoyable evening of delicious wine and food. We learned a lot about these regions of Spain and France, and the pairings worked really nicely together.

    An enjoyable evening of delicious wine and food. We learned a lot about these regions of Spain and France, and the pairings worked really nicely together.

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 01/20/18

    It was a great event! The teacher is very knowledgeable and fun. I like how he interacts with the audience. The food and wine are divine.

    It was a great event! The teacher is very knowledgeable and fun. I like how he interacts with the audience. The food and wine are divine.

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 12/24/17

    Lorna really took her time to plan out a fabulous class! We gained lots of knowledge, awesome smell tests, taste tests and lots of great wine and food!

    Lorna really took her time to plan out a fabulous class! We gained lots of knowledge, awesome smell tests, taste tests and lots of great wine and food!

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    Marissa M.
    Reviewed on 12/01/17

    I always enjoy classes at Whole Foods - I tend to take some good information out of them and it's great to be able to try out different recipes as we go along. This class was helpful - there's a ton of information out there so it's nice to just have building blocks of what goes into a good meal and why and what it does for your body.

    I always enjoy classes at Whole Foods - I tend to take some good information out of them and it's great to be able to try out different recipes as we go along. This class was helpful - there's a ton of information out there so it's nice to just have building blocks of what goes into a good meal and why and what it does for your body.

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    Abby D.
    Reviewed on 11/27/17

    Highly recommend any of the Whole Foods Lincoln Park classes. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable, and answered specific questions students had. The class was a good mix of demonstration and hands on practice - and the food was tasty (with leftovers to spare!)

    Highly recommend any of the Whole Foods Lincoln Park classes. The instructors were friendly and knowledgeable, and answered specific questions students had. The class was a good mix of demonstration and hands on practice - and the food was tasty (with leftovers to spare!)

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 11/13/17

    Great class! Come hungry with a friend :)

    Great class! Come hungry with a friend :)

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    Viktoria R.
    Reviewed on 11/11/17

    Completely exceeded my expectations! Took my boyfriend, a wine novice, to this class as he's been lamenting about his under-developed palate and really did get a grand tour of Italy. Chef David Sowell chose wine and food pairings to highlight the cuisine from north to south, offering insight to the culture along with great stories. Really fabulous. While I'd hoped for something geared more toward novices to help them identify aromas and flavors in the wine, classmates helped in that regard so this class was great for individuals all along the wine experience spectrum.

    Completely exceeded my expectations! Took my boyfriend, a wine novice, to this class as he's been lamenting about his under-developed palate and really did get a grand tour of Italy. Chef David Sowell chose wine and food pairings to highlight the cuisine from north to south, offering insight to the culture along with great stories. Really fabulous. While I'd hoped for something geared more toward novices to help them identify aromas and flavors in the wine, classmates helped in that regard so this class was great for individuals all along the wine experience spectrum.

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    Carolin L.
    Reviewed on 11/08/17

    I loved the Basic Skills Soups class! I've taken several of the Basic Skills classes and have never been disappointed. Sara and Lorna always do a wonderful job of demonstrating all the steps and giving helpful tips along the way. This class was no exception. I learned to make 6 different types of soups including chicken noodle, minestrone and tomato and took home two big containers of soup. I highly recommend this class.

    I loved the Basic Skills Soups class! I've taken several of the Basic Skills classes and have never been disappointed. Sara and Lorna always do a wonderful job of demonstrating all the steps and giving helpful tips along the way. This class was no exception. I learned to make 6 different types of soups including chicken noodle, minestrone and tomato and took home two big containers of soup. I highly recommend this class.

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    Audre C.
    Reviewed on 11/03/17

    Love this teacher! The selection of soups was good - 6 of them? - and we got the chance to choose whether to make minestrone or tomato. Neither are my favorite, so that was a bit disappointing, but in general that's just my personal preference (I don't like tomatoes in soup), so other people loved it! The best part was learning the basics of broth making, which was extremely useful.

    Love this teacher! The selection of soups was good - 6 of them? - and we got the chance to choose whether to make minestrone or tomato. Neither are my favorite, so that was a bit disappointing, but in general that's just my personal preference (I don't like tomatoes in soup), so other people loved it! The best part was learning the basics of broth making, which was extremely useful.

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    Neha S.
    Reviewed on 11/02/17

    Great class where you leave with healthy simple recipes and food!

    Great class where you leave with healthy simple recipes and food!

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    Abby B.
    Reviewed on 10/30/17

    I loved that this class was a mixture of demonstration and hands-on, and the instructor was fantastic! Even though I'm not a vegan, I couldn't believe how simple and easy it is to substitute ingredients to vegan-ize it, all without changing the flavor! I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to experiment with their cooking style!

    I loved that this class was a mixture of demonstration and hands-on, and the instructor was fantastic! Even though I'm not a vegan, I couldn't believe how simple and easy it is to substitute ingredients to vegan-ize it, all without changing the flavor! I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to experiment with their cooking style!

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    Sima P.
    Reviewed on 10/30/17

    I’m mostly vegetarian and always trying new things to be healthy so this class was a perfect incorporation into my diet goals! I’m always skeptical about fake ‘cheeses’ and ‘meats’. This got down to the basics of the recipes. Loved the flow of class and the food was delicious!

    I’m mostly vegetarian and always trying new things to be healthy so this class was a perfect incorporation into my diet goals! I’m always skeptical about fake ‘cheeses’ and ‘meats’. This got down to the basics of the recipes. Loved the flow of class and the food was delicious!

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    Dorey G.
    Reviewed on 10/27/17

    I cannot recommend these classes enough! Lorna is phenomenal! She has an incredible amount of experience in bartending and the food/drink scene in general. She doesn't just tell you how to make a drink, she brings it to life, shares different techniques and explains why a cocktail is crafted the way it is. Beyond her knowledge and expertise, she is SO MUCH FUN! She has amazing stories and insight into Chicago, but even more passion for wanting YOU to have fun and learn! I never felt silly asking a question, and she has helped me gain confidence in my cocktail making ability! You definitely need to attend her class and bring all your friends, you will not forget it!

    I cannot recommend these classes enough! Lorna is phenomenal! She has an incredible amount of experience in bartending and the food/drink scene in general. She doesn't just tell you how to make a drink, she brings it to life, shares different techniques and explains why a cocktail is crafted the way it is. Beyond her knowledge and expertise, she is SO MUCH FUN! She has amazing stories and insight into Chicago, but even more passion for wanting YOU to have fun and learn! I never felt silly asking a question, and she has helped me gain confidence in my cocktail making ability! You definitely need to attend her class and bring all your friends, you will not forget it!

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    Stephen S.
    Reviewed on 10/20/17

    The class was very informative, hands on and provided recipes and tips galore. The food they made is excellent and there is a lot, so pace yourself :). By the end of the class, I feel confident and inspired to make a base red sauce and freeze it for future sauces as well as mac and cheese from scratch. This is a very enjoyable and educational class.

    The class was very informative, hands on and provided recipes and tips galore. The food they made is excellent and there is a lot, so pace yourself :). By the end of the class, I feel confident and inspired to make a base red sauce and freeze it for future sauces as well as mac and cheese from scratch. This is a very enjoyable and educational class.

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    Malorie S.
    Reviewed on 10/15/17

    Sushi and saki was a great time! The instructor was really helpful and kept the class interesting with tips and tricks. Would recommend adding a variety of sushi options, as most were just veggie rolls. The saki was a nice touch!

    Sushi and saki was a great time! The instructor was really helpful and kept the class interesting with tips and tricks. Would recommend adding a variety of sushi options, as most were just veggie rolls. The saki was a nice touch!

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    Audre C.
    Reviewed on 10/06/17

    I love the teacher! Since I'm health-conscious when it comes to food, it's great to meet someone who is of the same perspective when it comes to cooking. Very informative class, however, I wish it was less focused on carbs/starch and more hands on. Out of 5 dishes we made, 2 were rice and 1 made from black beans... Also, I wish we had the chance to make everything the teacher showed. The best part about these classes is that they're hands-on, so I wish the lecturers kept us making stuff rather than watching them do it.

    I love the teacher! Since I'm health-conscious when it comes to food, it's great to meet someone who is of the same perspective when it comes to cooking. Very informative class, however, I wish it was less focused on carbs/starch and more hands on. Out of 5 dishes we made, 2 were rice and 1 made from black beans... Also, I wish we had the chance to make everything the teacher showed. The best part about these classes is that they're hands-on, so I wish the lecturers kept us making stuff rather than watching them do it.

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    Andrea D.
    Reviewed on 06/30/17

    Such a tasty class! The atmosphere was relaxed, the instructors resourceful, and the product (Ravioli & take home linguini)- delicious!

    Such a tasty class! The atmosphere was relaxed, the instructors resourceful, and the product (Ravioli & take home linguini)- delicious!

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    Carolin L.
    Reviewed on 06/30/17

    Lorna's Brunch on the Grill class was amazing and the food, absolutely delicious! I learned how to make shakushuka (which I had never even heard of before taking the class but have already made twice at home!), grilled pork belly sliders, a fancy cocktail, and grilled peaches with pound cake. I highly recommend the class. You'll learn a ton, eat a lot and have fun too!

    Lorna's Brunch on the Grill class was amazing and the food, absolutely delicious! I learned how to make shakushuka (which I had never even heard of before taking the class but have already made twice at home!), grilled pork belly sliders, a fancy cocktail, and grilled peaches with pound cake. I highly recommend the class. You'll learn a ton, eat a lot and have fun too!

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    Lydia C.
    Reviewed on 06/13/17

    I booked this class with my mother-in-law to celebrate her birthday. It was amazing. We had an absolute blast working and learning together. The instructor was knowledgeable, great at handling a large class and many questions. I will definitely be back for more classes.

    I booked this class with my mother-in-law to celebrate her birthday. It was amazing. We had an absolute blast working and learning together. The instructor was knowledgeable, great at handling a large class and many questions. I will definitely be back for more classes.

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 06/12/17

    Such a great class, everything was delicious! Definitely going to cook all of this again for brunch!

    Such a great class, everything was delicious! Definitely going to cook all of this again for brunch!

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 05/31/17

    Straight to the point and super informative. All the food was delicious! I can't wait to start grilling more, the timing of this class is perfect for the upcoming summer season!!!

    Straight to the point and super informative. All the food was delicious! I can't wait to start grilling more, the timing of this class is perfect for the upcoming summer season!!!

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    Malgorzata Z.
    Reviewed on 05/19/17

    I really enjoyed this class. Great menu—simple and delicious to make!

    I really enjoyed this class. Great menu—simple and delicious to make!

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    Carolin L.
    Reviewed on 05/19/17

    Loved this class!! The menu was amazing and I will be making everything again at home, especially the carrot gnocchi and pesto. Yum! Lorna is a wonderful instructor! She's funny and makes cooking very approachable. I can't wait to take more of her classes this summer.

    Loved this class!! The menu was amazing and I will be making everything again at home, especially the carrot gnocchi and pesto. Yum! Lorna is a wonderful instructor! She's funny and makes cooking very approachable. I can't wait to take more of her classes this summer.

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    Natalie B.
    Reviewed on 05/19/17

    I didn't expect to learn so much in this class. It was incredibly informative and educational and useful. I would definitely recommend taking this class -- you'll be surprised by how much it will change and improve your cooking!

    I didn't expect to learn so much in this class. It was incredibly informative and educational and useful. I would definitely recommend taking this class -- you'll be surprised by how much it will change and improve your cooking!

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 05/15/17

    Easy, straightforward and comprehensive class on how to make sushi; the Sake flights and discussion was a great addition. It's more of a communal experience so definitely bring a friend or go with a group so you can share all your different creations.

    Easy, straightforward and comprehensive class on how to make sushi; the Sake flights and discussion was a great addition. It's more of a communal experience so definitely bring a friend or go with a group so you can share all your different creations.

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    Jackie K.
    Reviewed on 05/12/17

    Lorna was amazing!!! She told us everything we need to know to have a well stocked bar and how to easily make classic drinks.

    Lorna was amazing!!! She told us everything we need to know to have a well stocked bar and how to easily make classic drinks.

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    Amanda W.
    Reviewed on 05/12/17

    This class was fun and informative -- we learned how to make well-rounded, full-flavored dishes and the basic theories behind flavor interactions. It was nice to discover how simple it is to make delicious foods. I now want to sign up for all of the Basic Skills Series classes they offer.

    This class was fun and informative -- we learned how to make well-rounded, full-flavored dishes and the basic theories behind flavor interactions. It was nice to discover how simple it is to make delicious foods. I now want to sign up for all of the Basic Skills Series classes they offer.

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    Audre C.
    Reviewed on 05/12/17

    Great class! Very informative, explains how to mix flavors, as well as what to do when you accidentally make the dish too salty/sour/sweet and etc. We made snacks, salsa, salad dressing and Thai curry. I will definitely come back for more classes. By the way, it's BYOB (even if it doesn't say on the site)

    Great class! Very informative, explains how to mix flavors, as well as what to do when you accidentally make the dish too salty/sour/sweet and etc. We made snacks, salsa, salad dressing and Thai curry. I will definitely come back for more classes. By the way, it's BYOB (even if it doesn't say on the site)

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    Abby D.
    Reviewed on 05/12/17

    The class was fun and informative without being overwhelming. I appreciated that there was a mixture of demonstration and practice, and all of the ingredients were delicious! I am excited to apply some of the strategies we learned. The space and price were also excellent.

    The class was fun and informative without being overwhelming. I appreciated that there was a mixture of demonstration and practice, and all of the ingredients were delicious! I am excited to apply some of the strategies we learned. The space and price were also excellent.

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 05/05/17

    Lots of yummy and healthier recipe options for so many different types of soups. The Chicken Noodle soup was one of the best I've ever had; homemade broth is the best! Another great class to learn basic cooking skills.

    Lots of yummy and healthier recipe options for so many different types of soups. The Chicken Noodle soup was one of the best I've ever had; homemade broth is the best! Another great class to learn basic cooking skills.

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    Jackie K.
    Reviewed on 05/05/17

    Great class that teaches how to make a variety of soups, and customize them to your taste.

    Great class that teaches how to make a variety of soups, and customize them to your taste.

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    Sharon R.
    Reviewed on 04/28/17

    I learned so much! Did so much great food in so little time but for a first timer I can say I feel co fident in cooking proteins now.

    I learned so much! Did so much great food in so little time but for a first timer I can say I feel co fident in cooking proteins now.

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    Jackie K.
    Reviewed on 04/27/17

    The instructor did a great job teaching us the basics so we can "vegan-ize" almost any recipe.

    The instructor did a great job teaching us the basics so we can "vegan-ize" almost any recipe.

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    Boeun L.
    Reviewed on 04/27/17

    Recipies were easy to follow and the food was delicious!

    Recipies were easy to follow and the food was delicious!

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    Abby B.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    Lorna was so knowledgeable about the different ingredients that would combine well in our poke bowls, and it was so much fun to learn to make our own banana daiquiris. I would definitely recommend this class!!

    Lorna was so knowledgeable about the different ingredients that would combine well in our poke bowls, and it was so much fun to learn to make our own banana daiquiris. I would definitely recommend this class!!

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    Sarah K.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    I thought this was great and very informative! The teacher was great about teaching in a way that all levels could understand.

    I thought this was great and very informative! The teacher was great about teaching in a way that all levels could understand.

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    Barbara B.
    Reviewed on 04/21/17

    This class was great! We learned how to make gnocchi, spaghetti and fettuccine (in different flavors) along with different sauces and how you can really use many different things in your own pantry to substitute for the item you would ideally want....and it tastes great. We even learned how to make cheese! And since it's at Whole Foods, you can always buy a glass of wine or beer downstairs and bring it to class with you to sip on.

    This class was great! We learned how to make gnocchi, spaghetti and fettuccine (in different flavors) along with different sauces and how you can really use many different things in your own pantry to substitute for the item you would ideally want....and it tastes great. We even learned how to make cheese! And since it's at Whole Foods, you can always buy a glass of wine or beer downstairs and bring it to class with you to sip on.

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    Jackie K.
    Reviewed on 04/14/17

    This was an amazing class!! The instructor broke down the steps for us to make different sauces, as well as gave us a long of hands on opportunity. I have food allergies and the instructors went above and beyond to accommodate so I could still learn how to make everything. All of the food tasted amazing and pretty sure I'll have leftovers for weeks. I highly recommend this class!

    This was an amazing class!! The instructor broke down the steps for us to make different sauces, as well as gave us a long of hands on opportunity. I have food allergies and the instructors went above and beyond to accommodate so I could still learn how to make everything. All of the food tasted amazing and pretty sure I'll have leftovers for weeks. I highly recommend this class!

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    Erin C.
    Reviewed on 04/14/17

    This class was fantastic, excellent value and great food!

    This class was fantastic, excellent value and great food!

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    Carolin L.
    Reviewed on 04/10/17

    The Sauces, Dressing and Marinades class was great! It was informative but also very hands on. I learned so much and am already putting the skills I learned to use at home. Highly recommend it!

    The Sauces, Dressing and Marinades class was great! It was informative but also very hands on. I learned so much and am already putting the skills I learned to use at home. Highly recommend it!

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 04/07/17

    First of all, I never knew a roux was basically the base for most all sauces...I thought it was only something necessary to make a Gumbo. Secondly, I didn't realize a very delicious gravy could be made without having pan drippings (and also, that biscuits and gravy are the most simple and yet amazing thing ever!). Lastly, now that I know how to make an amazingly thick and flavorful cheese sauce from scratch, I will never buy a boxed mac and cheese again!!! I also can't wait to try and make homemade mayo with the recipe they provided. This was an amazing class!

    First of all, I never knew a roux was basically the base for most all sauces...I thought it was only something necessary to make a Gumbo. Secondly, I didn't realize a very delicious gravy could be made without having pan drippings (and also, that biscuits and gravy are the most simple and yet amazing thing ever!). Lastly, now that I know how to make an amazingly thick and flavorful cheese sauce from scratch, I will never buy a boxed mac and cheese again!!! I also can't wait to try and make homemade mayo with the recipe they provided. This was an amazing class!

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    Boeun L.
    Reviewed on 04/01/17

    Learn various delicious and easily excitable recipies in two hours. It's amazing!

    Learn various delicious and easily excitable recipies in two hours. It's amazing!

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    Barbara B.
    Reviewed on 04/01/17

    This was an amazing class! Really educational and good was great!

    This was an amazing class! Really educational and good was great!

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    Diana C.
    Reviewed on 03/25/17

    The class was so much fun. The wine and food pairings were excellent. Everything was delicious.

    The class was so much fun. The wine and food pairings were excellent. Everything was delicious.

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    Stephanie P.
    Reviewed on 03/21/17

    This class was fun and informative. All of the cocktails we tasted were delicious even the one I made myself. Lorna is a great instructor and she made the class so much fun.

    This class was fun and informative. All of the cocktails we tasted were delicious even the one I made myself. Lorna is a great instructor and she made the class so much fun.

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    Jennifer J.
    Reviewed on 03/19/17

    We had such a great time in Lorna's class! We learned a lot and got to sample some very tasty cocktails. Before class was over, we were already making plans to sign up for the next one!

    We had such a great time in Lorna's class! We learned a lot and got to sample some very tasty cocktails. Before class was over, we were already making plans to sign up for the next one!

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    Megan W.
    Reviewed on 03/03/17

    Another great class at Whole Foods! This was a perfect mix of learning some kitchen skills (different cutting techniques for strange produce) and creating tasty dishes to enjoy during the class (we got to take home our leftovers too!). Really attentive and helpful instructor; she made sure we knew how to handle the large knife and was always walking around and available for questions and feedback.

    Another great class at Whole Foods! This was a perfect mix of learning some kitchen skills (different cutting techniques for strange produce) and creating tasty dishes to enjoy during the class (we got to take home our leftovers too!). Really attentive and helpful instructor; she made sure we knew how to handle the large knife and was always walking around and available for questions and feedback.

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    Kaeli H.
    Reviewed on 02/28/17

    Basic Skills Series: Cooking with No Recipe -- This class offered a great balance of instruction, demonstration, and hands-on practice. The handouts referencing the 5 different flavor categories will be very helpful for future reference. As always, another great WF cooking class!!

    Basic Skills Series: Cooking with No Recipe -- This class offered a great balance of instruction, demonstration, and hands-on practice. The handouts referencing the 5 different flavor categories will be very helpful for future reference. As always, another great WF cooking class!!

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 02/28/17

    This is my third wine tasting and food pairing at Whole Foods and it did not disappoint. It was fun and the wine and food were phenomenal. The chef was engaging and he made the event fun and informative.

    This is my third wine tasting and food pairing at Whole Foods and it did not disappoint. It was fun and the wine and food were phenomenal. The chef was engaging and he made the event fun and informative.

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    Diana C.
    Reviewed on 02/25/17

    The class was excellent. The chef was sure knowledgeable about the wines and the food was delicious. I can't wait for the next class.

    The class was excellent. The chef was sure knowledgeable about the wines and the food was delicious. I can't wait for the next class.

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    Michelle O.
    Reviewed on 02/24/17

    Loved this class especially because I am so bad at following recipes. We learned how to make multiple different items- salsa, salad dressing, sauces, chicken.

    Loved this class especially because I am so bad at following recipes. We learned how to make multiple different items- salsa, salad dressing, sauces, chicken.

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    Silvie K.
    Reviewed on 02/24/17

    It was one of the best cooking classes Ive taken - Sarah was so informative and knowledgeable. Had a great time!

    It was one of the best cooking classes Ive taken - Sarah was so informative and knowledgeable. Had a great time!

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    Boeun L.
    Reviewed on 02/19/17

    Lorna's passion for cooking is contagious

    Lorna's passion for cooking is contagious

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    Cheryl V.
    Reviewed on 02/18/17

    I've attended several of the Whole Foods classes at this location and they have all been terrific. The teachers are great, knowledgeable and helpful and fun.

    I've attended several of the Whole Foods classes at this location and they have all been terrific. The teachers are great, knowledgeable and helpful and fun.

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    Alison S.
    Reviewed on 02/11/17

    This was a fun class to learn and taste yummy tiki drinks!

    This was a fun class to learn and taste yummy tiki drinks!

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    Emily P.
    Reviewed on 02/11/17

    This was our second class with Lorna and we hope to take many more! She is a great teacher and keeps you laughing the whole time. The drinks are always delicious! Highly recommend!

    This was our second class with Lorna and we hope to take many more! She is a great teacher and keeps you laughing the whole time. The drinks are always delicious! Highly recommend!

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    Jaime R.
    Reviewed on 02/10/17

    Very informative. Gives great dairy alternatives.

    Very informative. Gives great dairy alternatives.

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    Meg M.
    Reviewed on 02/10/17

    A perfect date night activity! The menu was thoughtfully created; minimal effort produced tasty results! The class was both informative and fun; we left after 2.5+ hours feeling full and with new recipes to try. BYOB is a nice bonus! Will definitely attend again.

    A perfect date night activity! The menu was thoughtfully created; minimal effort produced tasty results! The class was both informative and fun; we left after 2.5+ hours feeling full and with new recipes to try. BYOB is a nice bonus! Will definitely attend again.

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    Bailey S.
    Reviewed on 02/03/17

    This was a great way to wind down and do something fun on a random Wednesday. Sarah is a great instructor and I've already been making these soups on my own! I highly recommend.

    This was a great way to wind down and do something fun on a random Wednesday. Sarah is a great instructor and I've already been making these soups on my own! I highly recommend.

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 01/27/17

    Wonderful class as usual. Sarah is a wonderful, patient, knowledgable teacher! Come hungry, you will eat lots and have lots of leftovers!

    Wonderful class as usual. Sarah is a wonderful, patient, knowledgable teacher! Come hungry, you will eat lots and have lots of leftovers!

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    Samantha J.
    Reviewed on 01/26/17

    This was my first Basic Skills class, and it was well worth it! The instructors were so friendly and knowledgeable, and they pack a lot of activity into the class time. You get full portions of each protein you're given to cook, but you're given to-go boxes at the end for whatever you can't finish. Now that I have some tips for cooking, I'd love a class on how to select the right cuts of meat for your recipe. Hope to be back for another class soon!

    This was my first Basic Skills class, and it was well worth it! The instructors were so friendly and knowledgeable, and they pack a lot of activity into the class time. You get full portions of each protein you're given to cook, but you're given to-go boxes at the end for whatever you can't finish. Now that I have some tips for cooking, I'd love a class on how to select the right cuts of meat for your recipe. Hope to be back for another class soon!

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 01/19/17

    The class was very informative and all hands on! This is definitely a useful skill to have in the kitchen! Oh, and all the food was delicious!!!!

    The class was very informative and all hands on! This is definitely a useful skill to have in the kitchen! Oh, and all the food was delicious!!!!

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    Tania R.
    Reviewed on 01/13/17

    I loved this class. The instructor was super nice and very informative. The setting was really laid back and friendly towards those inexperienced in the kitchen.

    I loved this class. The instructor was super nice and very informative. The setting was really laid back and friendly towards those inexperienced in the kitchen.

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    Christina M.
    Reviewed on 01/13/17

    Very informative and helpful even for seasoned home cooks; I still learned some new techniques and skills. I also love that the focus was on health conscious cooking. All the food was delicious! Can't wait to take another class here!

    Very informative and helpful even for seasoned home cooks; I still learned some new techniques and skills. I also love that the focus was on health conscious cooking. All the food was delicious! Can't wait to take another class here!

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    Samuel S.
    Reviewed on 12/20/16

    Every whole foods class is excellent. It's fantastic bang for your buck as well as highly informative and interactive. I love the teachers and the food always tastes amazing. Of course the venue is also perfect. Way to go Whole Foods. Specifically this sushi class was brilliant. My sushi came out surprisingly masterful and my friend and I had a lot of fun in the process. Thank you!

    Every whole foods class is excellent. It's fantastic bang for your buck as well as highly informative and interactive. I love the teachers and the food always tastes amazing. Of course the venue is also perfect. Way to go Whole Foods. Specifically this sushi class was brilliant. My sushi came out surprisingly masterful and my friend and I had a lot of fun in the process. Thank you!

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    Lauren S.
    Reviewed on 12/05/16

    I'm not vegan, but I enjoyed learning about what vegan's eat, as well as having the opportunity for hands on practice to cook vegan meals. All of the food was measured out in advance, which made the process go more smoothly. It was fun to work with a partner to create the recipes that we were given.

    I'm not vegan, but I enjoyed learning about what vegan's eat, as well as having the opportunity for hands on practice to cook vegan meals. All of the food was measured out in advance, which made the process go more smoothly. It was fun to work with a partner to create the recipes that we were given.

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    Boeun L.
    Reviewed on 12/02/16

    Opened up a whole new world of vegan cooking to a meatholic. Loved the recipies.

    Opened up a whole new world of vegan cooking to a meatholic. Loved the recipies.

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    Boeun L.
    Reviewed on 12/02/16

    Sarah makes cooking easy and fun!

    Sarah makes cooking easy and fun!

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    Anna R.
    Reviewed on 12/01/16

    Overall a nice class. The food was fantastic!

    Overall a nice class. The food was fantastic!

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    Elana S.
    Reviewed on 11/20/16

    The instructors were great! They were very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Some of the recipes had to be altered because I have food allergies and it was no problem. The class was a good balance of watching and hands on.

    The instructors were great! They were very friendly, knowledgeable, and accommodating. Some of the recipes had to be altered because I have food allergies and it was no problem. The class was a good balance of watching and hands on.

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 11/14/16

    Great class! Hands on and delicious!

    Great class! Hands on and delicious!

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    Grace L.
    Reviewed on 11/09/16

    Fun teacher with obvious expertise.

    Fun teacher with obvious expertise.

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    Simon H.
    Reviewed on 11/06/16

    We learned how to make a delicious Biryani. The teacher made it seem easy! Samples at the end were generous and tasted amazing. I wish Whole Foods had setup a video camera focused on the stove so we could see what was happening on the tv screen.

    We learned how to make a delicious Biryani. The teacher made it seem easy! Samples at the end were generous and tasted amazing. I wish Whole Foods had setup a video camera focused on the stove so we could see what was happening on the tv screen.

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    T P.
    Reviewed on 11/06/16

    This was a very informative class. I learned a lot about the correct sequence of adding ingredients in addition to learning about a variety of interesting spices and when to put them in the mix. The completed dish was delicious and I was impressed with the after effect of the spices. After eating, the spices seemed to have a subtle but increasing warming effect that was quite pleasant and tasty. I'll be experimenting with making Biryani as a result of attending this class.

    This was a very informative class. I learned a lot about the correct sequence of adding ingredients in addition to learning about a variety of interesting spices and when to put them in the mix. The completed dish was delicious and I was impressed with the after effect of the spices. After eating, the spices seemed to have a subtle but increasing warming effect that was quite pleasant and tasty. I'll be experimenting with making Biryani as a result of attending this class.

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 10/30/16

    Great class with a nice variety of soups to learn how to make!

    Great class with a nice variety of soups to learn how to make!

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    Loved learning new skills with a knife. Got lots of practice!

    Loved learning new skills with a knife. Got lots of practice!

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    This was a wonderful class! We learned about so many different kinds of food. There was lots of hands on work, whole group demo and lots to eat! Highly recommend!

    This was a wonderful class! We learned about so many different kinds of food. There was lots of hands on work, whole group demo and lots to eat! Highly recommend!

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 10/25/16

    I love this series! The chef is terrific and he explains the wines so well. The tapas were outstanding and the pours were generous. It was a really good time!

    I love this series! The chef is terrific and he explains the wines so well. The tapas were outstanding and the pours were generous. It was a really good time!

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 10/08/16

    This class was possibly the best class I've taken at Dabble. The wine was outstanding. The food divine! Plus, the teacher was a very knowledgeable chef who explained the wines very well. My friends and I had a terrific time!

    This class was possibly the best class I've taken at Dabble. The wine was outstanding. The food divine! Plus, the teacher was a very knowledgeable chef who explained the wines very well. My friends and I had a terrific time!

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    Diana C.
    Reviewed on 09/25/16

    It was an excellent class. They were very knowledgable about the wines and the food was excellent.

    It was an excellent class. They were very knowledgable about the wines and the food was excellent.

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    Alyson Y.
    Reviewed on 09/22/16

    My friend and I wanted to try something new for our next get together, rather than the usual dinner and/or drinks, so we decided to take the Red Star Farmers Market Cocktail Class. The class started off with information regarding equipment that would be helpful at home (eg; a proper shaker, strainer, muddler, etc.) and moved into simple techniques. We learned muddling, the order of making your drink, infusing alcohols, etc. She offered a lot of helpful tips and tricks before moving into the fun part - making and tasting the drinks! Lorna made each drink for us to sample, and at the end of class, we were each able to make our own drink specific to our tastes. Lorna was approachable, funny, and informative throughout the entire class and wanted to ensure that everyone was confident with their technique before leaving class. My friend and I can't wait to fine tune our skills for our next cocktail party!

    My friend and I wanted to try something new for our next get together, rather than the usual dinner and/or drinks, so we decided to take the Red Star Farmers Market Cocktail Class. The class started off with information regarding equipment that would be helpful at home (eg; a proper shaker, strainer, muddler, etc.) and moved into simple techniques. We learned muddling, the order of making your drink, infusing alcohols, etc. She offered a lot of helpful tips and tricks before moving into the fun part - making and tasting the drinks! Lorna made each drink for us to sample, and at the end of class, we were each able to make our own drink specific to our tastes. Lorna was approachable, funny, and informative throughout the entire class and wanted to ensure that everyone was confident with their technique before leaving class. My friend and I can't wait to fine tune our skills for our next cocktail party!

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    Sara G.
    Reviewed on 08/16/16

    This class was awesome! Lorna was knowledgable and fun--and the drinks were delicious. I definitely want to keep taking some of her classes and would highly recommend them to anyone. The class size was nice and small which meant that everyone really had a chance to learn and try making their own version of one of the cocktails.

    This class was awesome! Lorna was knowledgable and fun--and the drinks were delicious. I definitely want to keep taking some of her classes and would highly recommend them to anyone. The class size was nice and small which meant that everyone really had a chance to learn and try making their own version of one of the cocktails.

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    Elana D.
    Reviewed on 06/03/16

    This was such a fun class! It had demonstrations and was very hands on. Sarah was a great teacher and very knowledgeable! Can't wait to take more :)

    This was such a fun class! It had demonstrations and was very hands on. Sarah was a great teacher and very knowledgeable! Can't wait to take more :)

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    Dale C.
    Reviewed on 05/10/16

    Great time, learned a lot and the instructor is fabulous.

    Great time, learned a lot and the instructor is fabulous.

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    Sonia M.
    Reviewed on 04/13/16

    Love the food and Stavros!

    Love the food and Stavros!

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    Charlotte P.
    Reviewed on 03/21/16

    This was such a fun class! Lorna was an excellent teacher, making it fun and informative. Looking forward to taking another one of these classes

    This was such a fun class! Lorna was an excellent teacher, making it fun and informative. Looking forward to taking another one of these classes

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    Mary Ellen T.
    Reviewed on 03/12/16

    This was a great class! I learned some useful tips and recipes, and got to take home plenty of delicious leftovers.

    This was a great class! I learned some useful tips and recipes, and got to take home plenty of delicious leftovers.

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    J M.
    Reviewed on 02/19/16

    This was such a fun evening! A lot of great recipes, hands-on for a couple soups, tasting of all 5, and we got to take home the ones we made. Nice set-up, with plenty of room, great instructor and support folks, and nice class size. I would very much recommend this class, whether you're already a soup-maker or not - you'll pick up tips for sure.

    This was such a fun evening! A lot of great recipes, hands-on for a couple soups, tasting of all 5, and we got to take home the ones we made. Nice set-up, with plenty of room, great instructor and support folks, and nice class size. I would very much recommend this class, whether you're already a soup-maker or not - you'll pick up tips for sure.

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    Sarah B.
    Reviewed on 01/29/16

    This class was worth every penny!
    A. You eat a lot of delicious food
    B. You get even more delicious food to take home
    C. You learn a lot about cooking and nutrition
    I kind of wish I'd known it was byob and that we'd basically be in pairs because I would have brought a friend and some wine! But even without the wine and a buddy I still had a great time and I'd highly recommend!

    This class was worth every penny!
    A. You eat a lot of delicious food
    B. You get even more delicious food to take home
    C. You learn a lot about cooking and nutrition
    I kind of wish I'd known it was byob and that we'd basically be in pairs because I would have brought a friend and some wine! But even without the wine and a buddy I still had a great time and I'd highly recommend!

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    Bryan M.
    Reviewed on 01/23/16

    I learned a lot of great information, refreshed some, and in a manageable amount of time which was presented in a easy to internalize way. And we got to eat great food along the way!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Bryan! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Please come back again!

    I learned a lot of great information, refreshed some, and in a manageable amount of time which was presented in a easy to internalize way. And we got to eat great food along the way!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Bryan! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Please come back again!

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    Alaric R.
    Reviewed on 12/12/15

    This cooking school in Whole Foods is a hidden gem check out anything they have.

    This cooking school in Whole Foods is a hidden gem check out anything they have.

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    Lauren J.
    Reviewed on 12/05/15

    They didn't have our registration through dabble, so not sure what happened there. The food was great! The instruction seemed to be based off of a series of classes, most people had already been in previous ones and for someone who was completely new to Indian cooking, some things were over my head and not beginner. I also didn't realize this was just an instruction we watched, I thought it was going to be more hands on with us actually cooking our own and learning, oh well!

    They didn't have our registration through dabble, so not sure what happened there. The food was great! The instruction seemed to be based off of a series of classes, most people had already been in previous ones and for someone who was completely new to Indian cooking, some things were over my head and not beginner. I also didn't realize this was just an instruction we watched, I thought it was going to be more hands on with us actually cooking our own and learning, oh well!

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    Allison U.
    Reviewed on 11/08/15

    This was my first Dabble experience and Whole Foods cooking class experience and I truly enjoyed it! The class size was intimate, the samples were plenty, and recipes were introduced at a level that even novice cookers like myself would feel comfortable trying. I would definitely recommend the Indian cooking series that comes through the Lincoln Park Whole Foods once a month; the instructor was so engaging and the food was delicious!

    This was my first Dabble experience and Whole Foods cooking class experience and I truly enjoyed it! The class size was intimate, the samples were plenty, and recipes were introduced at a level that even novice cookers like myself would feel comfortable trying. I would definitely recommend the Indian cooking series that comes through the Lincoln Park Whole Foods once a month; the instructor was so engaging and the food was delicious!

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    Kelly M.
    Reviewed on 04/04/16

    This class provided me the opportunity to taste some wine I'd otherwise not have tried, so that was a positive. However, I was extremely disappointed to learn after class had started that the entire menu was vegan and then the vegan cookbook the meal was generated from was marketed to the class. This should have been communicated in the class description - I would have selected a different class.

    This class provided me the opportunity to taste some wine I'd otherwise not have tried, so that was a positive. However, I was extremely disappointed to learn after class had started that the entire menu was vegan and then the vegan cookbook the meal was generated from was marketed to the class. This should have been communicated in the class description - I would have selected a different class.

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    Abby B.
    Reviewed on 03/06/18

    The class was a neat mid-week demonstration of complex winter soups, but it was a little difficult to follow along at times because the chef was making the three different soups at once. The soups were delicious though, and I'm glad the class wasn't too expensive!

    The class was a neat mid-week demonstration of complex winter soups, but it was a little difficult to follow along at times because the chef was making the three different soups at once. The soups were delicious though, and I'm glad the class wasn't too expensive!

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 01/20/18

    I was really looking forward to this but I felt that the instruction was way too fast. I had no idea how to do it.

    I was really looking forward to this but I felt that the instruction was way too fast. I had no idea how to do it.

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    Jessica S.
    Reviewed on 01/20/18

    I was really looking forward to this but I felt that the instruction was way too fast. I had no idea how to do it.

    I was really looking forward to this but I felt that the instruction was way too fast. I had no idea how to do it.

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    Audre C.
    Reviewed on 05/19/17

    After reading the description I was hoping that we would be learning to cook vegetables. On the contrary, the teacher was showing us how to make food that was pretty unhealthy - pastries & gnocchi. Butter and sugar everywhere, I think I ended up eating like 3000 calories that evening. Also, it was more about watching the teacher than doing it, so I don't think I will apply much from this class in my everyday life. Having said that, the teacher was very pleasant, nice and friendly, so I think if the initial dabble description of the class would have been more correct and she could have listed the menu of the dishes she was planning on focusing on, it would have weeded out people like me, who eat very healthy and wanted to learn how to cook vegetables rather than flour-based comfort foods.

    After reading the description I was hoping that we would be learning to cook vegetables. On the contrary, the teacher was showing us how to make food that was pretty unhealthy - pastries & gnocchi. Butter and sugar everywhere, I think I ended up eating like 3000 calories that evening. Also, it was more about watching the teacher than doing it, so I don't think I will apply much from this class in my everyday life. Having said that, the teacher was very pleasant, nice and friendly, so I think if the initial dabble description of the class would have been more correct and she could have listed the menu of the dishes she was planning on focusing on, it would have weeded out people like me, who eat very healthy and wanted to learn how to cook vegetables rather than flour-based comfort foods.

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