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Festival of Foods

The annual event is Saturday, February 6, 2016
at the Hagerty Center

Registration for Festival of Foods begins in November. Want to take a class now? View the fall culinary classes here »

At Festival of Foods, you'll enjoy a day of demonstrations and food discovery while NMC's culinary instructors, area chefs, and specialty food businesses strut their stuff. Each hour highlights four workshops -- you select 4 of the 16 options to suit your interests. Of course, there are tastings throughout! Discover why our culinary classes placed first in Traverse Magazine's Red Hot Best.

Here's a sample of the day:

  • Fall in love with Mushroom Ragu with Mickey Cannon (Tuscan Bistro Restaurant)
  • Experience a local farm breakfast with Chefs Jonathan Dayton and Stephanie Wiitala (Black Star Farms)
  • Gain confidence cooking without a recipe with Chefs Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee (The Cook’s House)
  • Make homemade pasta with Cole Thornton (Hagerty Center)
  • Relish a discovery of chocolate with Jody Hayden of Grocer’s Daughter
  • Experience amazing vinegars and oils with Chef Andy from Fustini’s
  • Add knife skills, bread making, and much more, for a delicious day
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