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

Week of....

June 13- Coconut Cream Pie

Summer session means summertime recipes!

June 20- Summer Veggie Foccacia

June 27- S'mores Brownies

July 4- Summer Tacos

July 11- Mixed Berry Tart

July 18- Tomato and Asparagus Risotto

July 25- Key Lime Pie

August 1- Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich

August 8- Lemon Baked Doughnuts

August 15- Picnic Sandwich and Salad