Classes & Events

Cocoa Chili hosts and participates in a number of classes and events that provide an educational foodie experience to the communities we serve. Our Table Talk Series specifically produces educational programming to connect community members to resources and opportunities that improve their socioeconomic station. Check out our upcoming classes and events below. If you are interested in hosting a private class or event, feel free to contact us or inquire about our catering options.

Healthy Hands Cooking

Nutrition and cooking skills that will lay a foundation of healthy eating for years to come. Options for ages 2 to seniors!


Join Shef Niquenya at Illinois Restaurant Association’s 2022 Chef’s Table on Thursday, April 21 at Theater on the Lake! This annual celebration honors the foodservice industry while raising funds that benefit the IRA Educational Foundation, supporting the student culinary program, ProStart® and scholarships for our future industry stars.