Hands on Gluten-free

Hands-On Taste of the Mediterranean: Seasonal Gluten-Free Cooking

Join us for a fun and seasonal hands-on cooking class as we dive into the vibrant world of Mediterranean cuisine while catering to individuals with gluten intolerances. Our sponsor Trust20 and co-host, Maggie Michalczyk, RDN, are committed to not only providing delicious gluten-free recipes but also prioritizing food safety. During the class, you will learn how to harness the natural flavors and textures of the Mediterranean as you create mouthwatering dishes using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, from fragrant herbs to succulent vegetables. Beyond the culinary aspect, we will delve into the importance of food safety when preparing gluten-free meals, and Maggie will guide you through the process sharing her expertise and insights in nutrition, dietary requirements, and best practices. Whether you're a gluten-free food enthusiast or simply looking to expand your culinary skills, this class offers a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of Mediterranean cuisine. Come join us for a delectable and educational journey for all lifestyles.


  • Greek Salad Flatbread with Feta, Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Olives
  • Grilled Swordfish with Wilted Greens, White Beans and Salsa Verde (Parsley-Lemon Sauce) 
  • Summer Vegetable Paella with Peppers, Zucchini and Eggplant
  • No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecakes with Date-Almond Crust

Skills covered in class:

  • Getting familiar with Mediterranean cuisine
  • Working with and selecting seasonal produce
  • Food safety and nutrition
  • Knife skills
  • Making gluten-free dough
  • Balancing flavors
  • Selecting and grilling fish
  • Determining fish doneness
  • Working with dark leafy greens
  • Making fresh herb sauces
  • Working with arborio rice
  • Making fruit and nut-based crusts
  • Preparing cheesecake filling

In this hands-on class, students will be paired in groups of three to five and work together as a team to prepare the recipes.

Want to see more classes? Visit thechoppingblock.com


The Chopping Block Lincoln Square

30000+ happy customers

Lincoln Square

4747 North Lincoln Avenue , Chicago

Lincoln Square

Reach out to us with any questions or concerns like missing information, confusing pricing or problems during checkout.

Contact Lincoln Square

Get technical support

Please contact us if encountered any technical issues during checkout like payment did not go through etc.