Garam Masala Workshop - SPICE IT UP!

  • Sugar Beet Food Co-op 812 W. Madison Street Oak Park, IL, 60302 United States


Join Chef Ronak Patel and discover the wonderful world of spices. This class will focus on spices that go into a traditional garam masala. Attendees will be given samples of chole, an Indian chickpea and cauliflower curry. They will also be given the opportunity to create their own garam masala spice blend to take home.

This workshop is FREE but limited to 10 pp. Please register by emailing 



Chef Ronak Patel gained a love of preparing and eating eclectic foods at a young age. His parents welcomed his company in the kitchen and introduced him to food from around the world. After first pursuing his interest in film at Columbia College, Ronak decided to pursue his initial love of cooking through attending Le Cordon Bleu Chicago. During culinary school, Ronak completed an externship under Chef Maneet Chauhan at Vermilion. Ronak has worked for catering companies throughout the Chicagoland area, including Chef Daniel Private Dining, Urban Chef Chicago, Gourmet Gorilla, Aramark at Loyola University, Levy Events, The Perfect Dinner, Revel Central and Crème Crafted Parties and Catering. Since May 2014, Ronak has been the owner and private dining chef at Chef Ronak ( Through his work experience, his schooling, and his diverse ethnic background, Ronak has gained an immense understanding of various foods, tastes, and how to provide for clients’ needs.