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Private Events


In-Person Private Events are Back!

Looking for a vibrant, inviting venue - catered by your own personal chef - for your next party or event? Come to The Wooden Spoon! We offer custom-tailored private events. Call The Wooden Spoon to book the perfect party then sit back, relax and enjoy the good food and company. Leave the dishes to us!

Cooking parties at The Wooden Spoon are a hands on experience. Participants will prep, slice, dice and cook the chosen menu under the chef’s guidance. The best news?

As party organizer you get to take all the credit for such an inventive and fun party!

Contact us today to plan your event.

The details:

  • Cost: $1,320 for up to 12 people, $110/person over 12.
  • BYOB: You and your guests are invited to bring your own wine or any other beverage of choice. We will set up a bar area where we will supply glasses, openers and ice. No corkage fee!
  • Party length: Your party is welcome to enjoy the Spoon's facilities for up to three hours. Be sure to stroll through the historic Andersonville neighborhood, before or after your event.
  • Recipes: The party host, and party guests who give us their email address, will receive an email with all of the recipes to recreate at home.

Safety Policy: The safety of our staff and guests are of the upmost importance to us. The following policies will be in place during COVID-19.

  • The coronavirus, COVID-19, has been declared a worldwide pandemic by the World Health Organization. COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is believed to spread primarily from person-to-person contact. The Wooden Spoon “TWS” has put in place preventative measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, TWS cannot guarantee that you will not become infected with COVID-19 while on TWS premises.
  • You certify that guests will follow all City of Chicago Covid-19 guidance’s/policies.


Your party...your menu! The Spoon can help you craft the perfect menu for your party. The Following menus are just a sample of what we have to offer, please call for more information and a complete list of menu suggestions.

Chicago Neighborhoods

  • China Town: Pork Potstickers
  • Greek Town: Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
  • Little Italy: Margherita Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella
  • Pilsen: Grilled Chicken or Skirt Steak Tacos with Toppings (extra $10.00 per person for both)
  • Ukrainian Village: Apple Cake with Streusel Topping and Vanilla Ice Cream

Italian Night 

  • Triple Cheese, Fig & Arugula Pizza
  • Mixed Green Salad with Home-Made Vinaigrette
  • Stuffed Chicken with Mozzarella & Tomato
  • Risotto with Parmesan and Pancetta
  • Apple Galette with Ice Cream

Mexican fiesta

  • Guacamole and Salsa with Chips
  • Southwestern Caesar Salad
  • Steak and Chicken Tacos with toppings
  • Spanish Rice
  • Chocolate Torte with Whipped Cream

Terrific Tapas

  • Chicken Skewers with Romesco Sauce
  • Chorizo & Queso Empanadas
  • Bacon Wrapped Dates
  • Queso de Cabra al Horno (Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Sauce)
  • Chocolate Tart with Whipped Cream

Don't let your guests leave the party empty-handed! Give them a personalized gift basket filled with cooking goodies from The Wooden Spoon's shop. Our staff is happy to work with you to create the perfect gift basket for your party!