Let's All... Cook From Scratch!

COOK from SCRATCH is your source for cooking classes and workshops throughout Park Ridge, Illinois, and the surrounding areas. In addition to scheduled lessons, we offer unstructured, unscheduled, last-minute classes for students. The drop-in style classes allow aspiring chefs to take part in the group cooking workshops that we offer on their own time.

Upcoming Classes

Sorry for the delay. We are in the middle of updating our class schedule.





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Descriptions of Our Culinary Classes & Workshops

Knife Skills: Chop swiftly and safely, making prep-work a breeze!
Simple Gourmet: Delicious make-ahead menus perfect for entertaining.
Appetizer Workshop: Impressive yet simple appetizers perfect for entertaining.
Pastry Workshop: Bake like a pro, from tarts and muffins to coffee cakes and eclairs.
Cake Decorating: Decorate beautiful cakes in a matter of minutes using easy professional techniques.
Stock Your Freezer: Make the perfect foods to have on hand for busy schedules or last minute company.
• Stocks & Soups Workshop: Understand the basics of making good stocks and creating great soups.
• Quick Suppers: Create great suppers in about 20 minutes using fresh wholesome ingredients.
• Pasta Workshop: Learn to make fresh pastas like herb linguine and butternut squash ravioli.
• Sausage Workshop: Learn to season and stuff homemade sausage to your liking.
• Seafood Workshop: Quick techniques used for cooking delicious seafood dishes.
• Tamale Workshop: Make, fill, and wrap your own light and flavorful tamales.

Classes & Workshops

Calendars for Scheduled Workshops & Open Dates

Calendar updates coming soon...


Class space must be reserved with a major credit card. Private parties require a 50 percent deposit at the time of the booking. In-home cooking lessons include an additional $75 charge, which is subject to change depending on the mileage.

Gift Cards

Give the gift of fun in the kitchen! The minimum amount for a gift card is $300 (the cost of a private class for four students). Gift cards are good for one year from date of purchase and must be presented upon redemption.

Free Classes

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