Chicago Grilling Classes: July Lineup

Looking to expand your grilling repertoire but not sure where to start? A grilling class might be just the thing. Chicago cooking schools are firing up their grills this month and covering a variety of topics, from meats and marinades to vegetables and wine pairings.

Here's this month's lineup:

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The Wooden Spoon (5047 N. Clark) offers several hands-on grilling classes throughout the month of July:

  • Couples' Grilling: Light My Fire! 6:30 p.m., Thurs., July 10, $65 per person/$130 per couple

  • Smoked, Marinated & Rubbed 11 a.m., Sat., July 19, $65

  • Grilling & Sipping 6:30 p.m., Thurs., July 24, $75

  • Weeknight Grill 6:30 p.m., Thurs., July 31, $65

The Chopping Block's Lincoln Square location (4747 N. Lincoln) offers demonstration grilling classes on its back patio, featuring techniques for gas and charcoal grills, as well as the Big Green Egg. There are plenty to choose from this month:


  • All American Grill 12-2:30 p.m., Sat., July 5, $50

  • Vegetarian Grill 2-4:30 p.m., Sun., July 6, $50

  • Grilling Workshop 7-9:30 p.m., Tue., July 8, and 7-9:30 p.m., Wed., July 30, $50

  • Pizza on the Grill 7-9:30 p.m., Fri., July 11, and 12-2:30 p.m., Sun., July 20, $50

  • Chicken on the Grill 2-4:30 p.m., Sat., July 12; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mon., July 14 and 7-9:30 p.m., Thu., July 24, $50

  • Meat on the Grill 7-9:30 p.m., Wed., July 16 and 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fri., July 18, $50

  • Seafood on the Grill 7-9:30 p.m., Mon., July 21, $50

The Chopping Block's Merchandise Mart location is offering a hands-on Urban Grilling class with recipes geared toward the indoor grill. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Sun., July 20, $75

Weber Grill Restaurant's Schaumburg location (1010 N. Meacham Rd.) offers monthly demonstration grilling classes. This month, it features Rubs and Brines, Classic Barbecue and Smoking. 9 a.m., Sat., July 19, $75+tax (includes food, beverage and gratuity).

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