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1147 Greenleaf Ave,
Wilmette, IL 60091

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Chef Eduardo Zavala from Prime Food Caterers prepares for a grill class!

Here is a list of our upcoming grill classes. We will be constantly adding new classes so please check back or sign up to be on our e-mail list and we will notify you when we add new classes. We hold our classes both inside and outside weather permitting. Don`t forget our kitchen and patio are available for your own private event.Thank you for your interest!

Payment for classes must be made at time of reservation. If you need to cancel you must do so at least 72 hours before the class for a full refund. Thanks for respecting this policy as we have a number of fixed costs for each class. You can always send a friend in your place.


Thursday June 25th 7pm
Join us for our 11th Annual Great Lakes Beer Dinner. We will be serving a four course meal paired with 5 of their award winning beers. Emmet Conway from Great Lakes will be on hand to discuss the evening's beer selections Cost $50

Thursday July 9th 6:30pm

Join us for a Seafood Class with Chef Phil. Learn some simple recipes for grilling seafood on both charcoal and gas. Menu items include bacon wrapped scallops, cedar plank salmon, smoked whitefish and shrimp and pineapple kabobs. Cost $50
Friday July 17th 7pm

Join us for a Beer Dinner with Lakefront Brewery from Milwaukee! Lakefront has been brewing beer in Milwaukee since 1987. We will pair 5 of their award winning beers with a four course meal. Matt from Lakefront will be on hand to discuss the evening's selections. Cost $50

Saturday July 18th 2pm

Join us for a Big Green Egg grill class. Learn what makes the Egg the world's greatest grill/smoker. We will show you how to light it, clean it and control temp in it. We will smoke pork, grill chicken , sear steaks and even fire some pizzas. Cost $40

Thursday July 23rd 7pm

Join us for a Steak Class with Joe Spera from Al's Market. Joe will cut up an entire loin to show you where we get the different cuts of steak from and then we will show you how to grill the perfect steak on both charcoal and gas. Cost $60

Chris Marks Rib and Chicken Class 9/19


We want to thank you all for having a great interest in our grilling classes. They have really been a lot of fun and we will try and schedule a few new ones soon...