If your cooking skills are as good as nuking a frozen dinner, then learn the basics (and beyond) with Cooking With the Best Chefs, the Chicago area’s oldest school for home cooks and bakers. For just $40 ($95 value), you'll get two cooking classes of your choice plus a free exclusive individual one-year membership, which includes discounted registration fees on all future classes, events, and day trips; announcements of class and event updates; and member-only emails and invitations to private events. Or, if you have more mouths to feed, you can get four cooking classes of your choice plus a free exclusive one-year family membership (two or more persons in the same residence) for just $80 ($205 value).
You'll learn how to whip up three to four dishes covering different cooking styles and regional techniques during each class. The teacher (a professional chef) utilizes a mirror system, so you don't miss one chop or sauté. Don't worry; you'll leave with recipes to help you re-create the masterpieces at home. And because good things come to those who wait, the class culminates with ample samples and complimentary wine pairings.