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Cooking/Culinary

Festival of Foods is February 1. View details » 
All culinary classes are now taught at NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute (715 E Front St.)
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Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing— 2019-12-12 through  2019-12-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667202
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques (CHANGED TO Nov. 14)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with the equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667232
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-12-05 through  2019-12-05$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668034
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSoup: Comfort in a Bowl — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The change of seasons from Summer to Fall is the perfect time of year to create soup recipes for comforting meals. Soups not only satisfy, but they make it easy to get in your 5-6 servings of vegetables in a day! You will learn to make scrumptious soups from scratch without a recipe. Join Chef Linda Szarkowski, raw food specialist, business owner, and microgreen farmer, in this plant-based course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668420
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques (CHANGED TO Nov. 14)— 2019-11-12 through  2019-11-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crêpe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crêpes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crêpes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crêpe plate and learn to make crêpes with the equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667232
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSoup: Comfort in a Bowl — 2019-11-19 through  2019-11-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The change of seasons from Summer to Fall is the perfect time of year to create soup recipes for comforting meals. Soups not only satisfy, but they make it easy to get in your 5-6 servings of vegetables in a day! You will learn to make scrumptious soups from scratch without a recipe. Join Chef Linda Szarkowski, raw food specialist, business owner, and microgreen farmer, in this plant-based course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668420
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)— 2019-12-05 through  2019-12-05$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season with a decorating party! Learn how to create beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. You and your favorite child will have fun making edible delights in whimsical, seasonal designs. October class: apple, pumpkin, turkey and more. December class: snowflake, present and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques using tinted royal icing, colored sugars and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult-only; cost includes one adult and one child age 8 or older.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363668034
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing— 2019-12-12 through  2019-12-12$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Decorated cookies make a colorful accent to an ordinary cookie tray. Gain tips for working with the dough and learn how to decorate beautiful, professional-looking cookies using royal icing. This smooth, hard-drying icing is perfect for making cookies you can stack, freeze or mail without disturbing the decorations. Discover piping techniques and designs using colored royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Leave with new ideas and skills to use for the holidays. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 363667202

Festival of Foods
Sat., February 1, 2020

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Get fresh ideas and new cooking techniques from area chefs and gourmet food artisans. Event details are being finalized at this time — we are excitedly contacting chefs from all over our region to present new topics. Watch for classes and presenters in the coming months HERE »

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