You know there's a wealth of information on blogs, books, and tv shows that will help you become a stellar host...but what if you're ready for more? Where can you go for a hands-on experience and immediate feedback? Take a class! Of course there are lots of options in Chicago, but here are some of the best:
Chicago School of Flower Design - 8 week intensive course
Learn, Cook, Eat - Private, in-home lessons (for groups or one-on-one) as well as public classes by a trained chef.
Chopping Block - Variety of classes held at two locations - Lincoln Square and Merchandise Mart.
Cakewalk Chicago - Variety of classes, prices vary. South side.
French Pastry School of Chicago - this is where the pros go to learn, but they also have 3-day courses for "the food enthusiast" (gah! They're claiming to offering "high tea"....pretty sure they mean "afternoon tea".)
Chicago Wine School - Five week course or one night seminars. Highly recommended! Downtown.
Savvy Host - single session classes offered once/twice a month
Did you take a similar class somewhere? How was it? Share your experience in the comments!