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I am joining the staff of instructors in Northbrook Illinois at ROOTZ.  http://getrootz.com/  I will be conducting cooking programs in a unique manner for the kids and teens Tuesdays and Wednesdays every week starting this fall.  This is something I have always wanted to do.  The facility is a whopping 20,000 feet with director Lisa Panizo at the helm. 

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I am pleased to add Carrilon at Cambridge Lakes in Pingrove Illinois to the ever growing FreeCookiingPrograms.com family.




I will be continuing my evening courses at the Matteson Area District Public Library through the summer.






Free Cooking Programs has been educating and entertaining literally a couple million people (and growing) of all ages since 2004.  Chef Michael Niksic’s extensive food service career and unique perspective is served with a double helping of good nature’d inane humor.   

These unique programs are delivered to most of Northern Illinois and parts of Indiana and Wisconsin.  No kitchens are necessary to host and present a culinary feastival.   The programs feature the best stainless steel cookware, holiday and seasonal decorations, table cloths, music, ingredients and accents.  The programs are fire code &health code compliant and they are insured.  Suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Over 200 program variations can be selected from.  Topic requests are often fulfilled.  Private dinner parties are available.  Bridal  parties, corporate luncheons, teen and youth programs are also available.   Product demonstration, festival participation, senior center activities and park district classes and still more than can be listed here!