Oui Chef- Best of Chicago 2019

Kids Cooking Classes

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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. 

Current Weekly Class Series is

Spices and Herbs

Each week students will create a recipe featuring a spice, herb or both.


This week's recipe is

Baked Falafel with Pita and Tahini Sauce

Coming Soon Spices and Herbs

Week of...

December 9- Pomegranate and Thyme Scones

December 16- Ginger Noodles

Recipes from Around the World Begins

January 6- Pretzels

January 13- Tres Leches

January 20- Scallion Pancakes

January 27-Pannekoeken


Calvin: Why are you crying mom?
Mom: I'm cutting up an onion.
Calvin: It must be hard to cook if you anthropomorphize your vegetables. 

― Bill Watterson, The Complete Calvin and Hobbes