Oui Chef is open for in-person classes, camps, parties, private events as well as online classes.

Oui Chef will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July


Summer Class Schedule Begins June 28!!


Oui Chef- Best of Chicago 2019

Kids Cooking Classes

Chicago Magazine



Cooking for kids

18 months to 18 years

Oui Chef provides traditional (and fun!) culinary classes for children ages 18 months to 18 years in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Chef Laura Ragano, owner and chef, is classically trained and passionate about teaching kids the skills and techniques to become chefs in their own homes. Oui Chef is focused on small class sizes, individual work and individual attention.

How it works

Oui Chef classes are enrolling at all times and tuition is charged monthly. The program is designed to teach students cooking techniques as well as about the food and ingredients they are using. And when caregivers are required in class, Oui Chef teaches them methods to involve their child in food preparation at home. Most classes are 75 minutes long which allows for students to do individual work on recipes and chef instructors time to coach based on skill level. Classes are based around a core theme to provide continuity. 


Recipes for Weekly Classes

Spring is Here!!

May 24- Roasted Veggie Sub (we are making the roll)

June 1- Lemon Meringue Pie

June 7- Corn and Summer Squash Risotto

June 14- Strawberry Shortcake

June 21- Farfalle with Garlic, Heirloom Tomatoes, Parmesan and Basil

June 28- Fruit Tarts

July 5- Closed in observance of the 4th of July

July 6- Summer Tacos

July 13- Glazed Lemon Cookies

July 20- Savory Monkey Bread