VISIT & explore

Chef's Table

Take a seat at the Chef's Table, a year-long series of cooking classes taught by the Arboretum Chef.

Afterwards, engage in a question and answer session with Executive Chef Danny Ovanin, enjoy the culinary creation, and pick up a recipe cards to take home. 

August 21: Terrific Texas Barbecue

Tantalize your taste buds by cooking a Texas-style barbecue dinner including smoky BBQ spareribs and orange jicama salad.   TICKET SALES CLOSED

September 18: Traditional French Cuisine

Channel your inner Julia Child and dream of Paris while sipping a classic champagne cocktail followed by a menu including Roasted Herb Crusted Salmon with Lemon-Chives Beurre Blanc Sauce and a scrumptious Oeuf a la Neige dessert. Bon Appetit!   Tickets Available Now

October 16: Autumn Knapsack Barbeque

November 6: Thanksgiving Stocks n' Sauces


6:00 p.m.
Hawthorn/Chestnut Room


Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
Must be 21 and over to participate.
Space is limited. 


BY PHONE: Call 630-725-2066, Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

IN PERSON: Stop by the Arboretum Visitor Center during open hours.

ONLINE: Buy Tickets now