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

Summer Camp 2022 Registration is Open!


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....


January 3- Cinnamon Rolls

January 10- Veggie Sushi

January 17- Creme Brulee and Madeleines

January 24- Tofu Lettuce Wraps

January 31- Chocolate Mousse Cake

February 7- Pasta e Fagioli with Italian Bread

February 14- Crepes with Winter Fruit

February 21- Steamed Wontons