Oui Chef is open for in-person classes, camps, parties, private events as well as online classes. Classes are enrolling at all times.


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

This fall we will explore the cozy and delicious flavors of fall.


Recipe for the week of....


October 11- Cream of Mushroom Soup and Beet Salad


October 18- Chocolate Cream Pie


October 25- Halloween Surprise


November 1- Fall Crostini 2 Ways


November 8- Spiced Sugar Palmiers


November 15- Breakfast Burritos


November 22- Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 29- Homemade Tortellini with Tomato Cream Sauce

December 6- Rugelach

December 13- Potato and Goat Cheese Galette

December 20- Closed for Winter Break Camp

December 27- Closed for Winter Break Camp

January 3- Classes Resume