Cooking Skills Academy | Cooking School | DESIGNfirst Builders

Cooking Skills Academy

Chef Teaching Cooking
Grill Skills
Mario Brain Classes
Students Enjoying Cooking Classes

Part of DESIGNfirst Builders, Cooking Skills Academy is Chicago’s largest recreational cooking school!  Managing Partner and Culinary Director Chef Paul Geurrero, brings his talents of many years into all of his dishes.

Cooking Skills Academy offers fun cooking options for a date night, a girls’ night out, a group celebration or a larger private event or even a corporate event where groups cook and battle to make the best dish!! Cooking classes also make a great gift!

A sampling of some classes offered are Taco Tuesday, Knife Skills, Summer in Spain, Pizza Making, Prime Burgers, Chinese Takeout, Bourbon Steakhouse and so much more. There are also classes for kids! We are sure to offer whatever tantalizes your tastebuds!

Classes are offered on most weeknights as well as Saturdays. A variety of tastes and cuisines are offered to give you an excellent selection to choose from! All the chefs are amazing and will make you want to come back again and again. All of the classes are BYOB! Private and corporate events are scheduled separately with Chef Paul and are based on your event details and needs.

Clients of DESIGNfirst Builders may attend classes as a perk during their home remodel. A new Cooking Club is also in the works for all of our clients!

You can read more about all of our Chefs, view upcoming class schedules and purchase tickets online through the website We guarantee you will have the time of your life!!

If you have any questions you can contact Chef Paul directly at [email protected] or 888-664-8865, Ext 2! We look forward to serving you!