Cook Along w/ Chef Carlos Cruz

Cook Along w/ Chef Carlos Cruz

Cook Along w/ Chef Carlos Cruz

Regular price $300.00
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Are you interested in learning how to cook more Latin American or French cuisine? Book a virtual culinary experience with Chef Carlos Cruz, Culinary Director for 16"OnCenter and Pilsen Yards! Complete form below and submit 50% deposit (calculated at check-out) to book.



Chef Cruz’s Cook Along experiences are perfect for friends, family, or colleagues and can be customized to your party’s wishes. Dates are subject to Chef Cruz’s availability.


  • Classes with no recipe modifications start at $300
  • Classes with recipe modifications/allergy accommodations start at $350
  • Kits are priced separately and range from $40-$80
    • Each kit serves two


Born and raised in the outskirts of Houston in Spring, Texas, Carlos Cruz spent a brief amount of time working in the kitchens of Phoenix, Arizona under James Beard award-winning chef Christopher Gross, before being drawn to Chicago’s growing culinary movement. Taking a position at the city's beloved BOKA restaurant under Chef Giuseppe Tentori, Cruz spent over two and a half years on the line, before securing a 3-month stage at Copenhagen’s Noma restaurant, widely known one of the most acclaimed restaurants in the world. 

Upon returning to Chicago, Cruz spent the next two and a half years as sous chef of 7-time Michelin starred restaurant, Longman & Eagle (GQ Best New Restaurants in America) and today serves as Culinary Director for 16"OnCenter. He leads Culinary Operations at Saint Lou’s Assembly, MONEYGUN, The Promontory, Pizza Friendly Pizza, Duseks and The Ruin Daily.

  •  All experiences are intended for private bookings by a person or pre-arranged group (e.g. these are not public ticketed events).
  • Experiences with kits require a minimum of 3-week lead time to book.
  • Prices displayed are base talent booking fees. To reserve an experience, a 50% deposit of booking fee is required (the deposit price is calculated upon check-out). Final experience price may be more than list price and will depend upon event specifics, including if product kits are included or not.
  • In addition to submitting deposit, you must also complete the required participant information to complete a booking request.
  • Deposits are fully refundable upon request of purchaser within 7 days. Deposit is also fully refundable if the requested date/time is not available by the experience provider and an alternative cannot be agreed upon within 21 days.
  • All experiences are subject to talent availability, though we do our best to meet your requested date and time. Many of our creators work jobs in the hospitality industry and provide experiences outside of their core schedules.

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