Food & Drink
Pierogis are stuffed dumplings that are ubiquitous to Eastern Europe. In this hands-on class, Chef Ronak will teach you how to make pierogi dough from scratch, and three fillings (savory ground beef, vegetarian potato and onion, and sweet blueberry). You’ll practice shaping and cooking them to perfection, and leave with the confidence to master these beloved dumplings at home. We’ll end the class with a family-style meal at our communal table, to celebrate our hard work and new skills!
This class is BYOB and vegetarian friendly.
All ages welcomeCancellation Policy
Chef Ronak Patel gained a love of preparing and eating eclectic foods at a young age. His parents welcomed his company in the kitchen and introduced him to food from around the world. After first pursuing his interest in film at Columbia College, Ronak decided to pursue his love of cooking at Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. During culinary school, Ronak completed an externship under Chef Maneet Chauhan at Vermilion. Ronak has worked for catering companies throughout the Chicagoland area, including Chef Daniel Private Dining, Urban Chef Chicago, Gourmet Gorilla, Aramark at Loyola University, Levy Events, The Perfect Dinner, Revel Central and Crème Crafted Parties and Catering. Since May 2014, Ronak has been the owner and private dining chef at Chef Ronak (chefronak.com). Ronak taught his first class at Peterson Garden Project Community Cooking School in July 2015. Since then, he has also taught workshops at the Sugar Beet Food Co-op and has become a volunteer Instructor Assistant for elementary school students in Chicago through Purple Asparagus.