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Cajun-Creole Cuisine (Face to Face)— 2021-10-21 through  2021-10-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Laissez les bons temps rouler: let the good times roll! In this hands-on class, taught by Chef Geoffrey Jones of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, you will explore the flavors of Louisiana-style cooking. Learn the subtle differences between Cajun and Creole cooking styles, as well as where they blend together. Prepare authentic dishes while learning about regional ingredients and techniques. Share a family meal. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562891
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 8+) (Face to Face)— 2021-10-22 through  2021-10-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate this Holiday season with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these holiday-themed edible delights. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562930
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 8+) (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m-Noon, Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate this Holiday season with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these holiday-themed edible delights. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557532
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. 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. For adults age 16+. Register each participant.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557537
Course ClosedDate Night - Crepes Francaises Authentiques (Face to Face)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. 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 equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your crepes in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557755
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDate Night - Pizza Bistro (Face to Face) CHANGED TO OCT. 26— 2021-09-15 through  2021-09-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

**CHANGED TO WED., OCT. 26** 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Learn about different types of ready made and make your own dough for pizzas. Create pizzas for appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Try different combinations such as Pear/Blue Cheese Pizza with Rosemary Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts, Shrimp Scampi Pizza, and Apple Brie Pizza with Caramelized Onions. Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your pizza in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556423
Course ClosedDate Night - Tuscan Countryside (Face to Face)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to marinate and cook chicken thighs creating a crispy skin on the outside and a juicy interior. Students will learn the risotto method used to make creamy risotto and temporary emulsion method to make salad dressing from scratch. Last but not least, we will make Italian zabaglione from scratch. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563253
Flavors of Mexico (Face to Face)— 2021-09-30 through  2021-09-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Invite the flavors of Mexico into the kitchen for a fun evening of cooking and tasting. Go on a journey south of the border, learning dishes like camarones con sundried tomato mole, napoles en chipoltle adobo, and authentic gorditas. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557408
Gingerbread House Decorating (Face to Face)— 2021-12-05 through  2021-12-05$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorate your own Gingerbread House for the holidays! An excellent activity for all ages. Sign yourself up and bring a child, your partner, or your best friend. Create one house to enjoy together this Holiday season. The class will be dedicated to assembly and decorating your holiday house with a variety of candies. Baking tutorial video will be available, if you are interested in making your own gingerbread, but all house pieces will be provided for the class. You can carefully take your creation home at the end of the class, or pick it up the next day to allow more time for it to set (suggested). Register one adult; registration is for Adult/child or adult couples.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557517
Course ClosedKnife Skills (Face to Face)— 2021-10-14 through  2021-10-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The first step in becoming a confident home chef is choosing the best knife for the job! Chef Les Eckert, Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, will guide you in honing important knife skills. You will work with carrots, celery, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, lemon and avocado using the methods of julienne, small dice, medium dice, concassé, zest, juice, roast, blanch, mince, and chiffonade. Following knife work, you will prepare and eat a meal as a class. Bring your own chef knife if you have one and containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562678
Mac and Cheese Jazzed Up! (Face to Face)— 2021-11-18 through  2021-11-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of many. It can be simple with few ingredients or a bit more interesting with extra additions. Have fun finding what you prefer! You will get tips about using the right pasta and best cheese pairings for a new jazzy twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Recipes include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557724
Course ClosedThe Sauce Is Key (Face to Face)— 2021-10-13 through  2021-10-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Want to eat healthy, homemade dinners, but lacking time? What if you could turn simple vegetables, beans, and grains into a variety of delicious dishes? The secret is in the sauce! Keep your fridge and pantry stocked with ingredients to whip up a finger-licking-good sauce in no time. You can wow your family, friends, maybe even yourself, with flavors from around the world by changing up your sauces. Never be bored with dinner again. Join Linda Szarkowski, a decades-long plant-based eater, recipe creator, and teacher in this course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. (You can always add meat if that is your preference.) Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424561821
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWine Tasting and Appreciation (Livestream)— 2021-09-08 through  2021-09-29$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Sept. 8-29, 7-9 p.m. This course is created to demystify the world of wine, making it approachable to everyone that wishes to immerse themselves a little further. You will learn how to correctly taste wine, learn about the Noble varieties, including cabernet and chardonnay, and take an optional field trip to a local winery. You'll come away feeling confident in your wine tasting skills and have the ability to approach wine in a whole new light. Taught via Zoom. This course is designed for food and wine enthusiasts of legal age to enjoy wine tasting. Students will need to purchase wines that will be tasted for each class. Tom's Food Markets will offer a discount of 10% on 6 bottles of wine purchased in a tasting case for this course. Estimated price for all wines is $120. List of wines will be sent to all registered students before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555789
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerWine Tasting and Appreciation (Livestream)— 2021-09-08 through  2021-09-29$99— LivestreamView Details

4 Wed., Sept. 8-29, 7-9 p.m. This course is created to demystify the world of wine, making it approachable to everyone that wishes to immerse themselves a little further. You will learn how to correctly taste wine, learn about the Noble varieties, including cabernet and chardonnay, and take an optional field trip to a local winery. You'll come away feeling confident in your wine tasting skills and have the ability to approach wine in a whole new light. Taught via Zoom. This course is designed for food and wine enthusiasts of legal age to enjoy wine tasting. Students will need to purchase wines that will be tasted for each class. Tom's Food Markets will offer a discount of 10% on 6 bottles of wine purchased in a tasting case for this course. Estimated price for all wines is $120. List of wines will be sent to all registered students before the class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424555789
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerDate Night - Pizza Bistro (Face to Face) CHANGED TO OCT. 26— 2021-09-15 through  2021-09-15$149— Face to FaceView Details

**CHANGED TO WED., OCT. 26** 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Learn about different types of ready made and make your own dough for pizzas. Create pizzas for appetizers, main dishes and desserts. Try different combinations such as Pear/Blue Cheese Pizza with Rosemary Vinaigrette and Toasted Walnuts, Shrimp Scampi Pizza, and Apple Brie Pizza with Caramelized Onions. Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your pizza in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424556423
Flavors of Mexico (Face to Face)— 2021-09-30 through  2021-09-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Sept. 30, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Invite the flavors of Mexico into the kitchen for a fun evening of cooking and tasting. Go on a journey south of the border, learning dishes like camarones con sundried tomato mole, napoles en chipoltle adobo, and authentic gorditas. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557408
Course ClosedThe Sauce Is Key (Face to Face)— 2021-10-13 through  2021-10-13$89— Face to FaceView Details

Wed., Oct. 13, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Want to eat healthy, homemade dinners, but lacking time? What if you could turn simple vegetables, beans, and grains into a variety of delicious dishes? The secret is in the sauce! Keep your fridge and pantry stocked with ingredients to whip up a finger-licking-good sauce in no time. You can wow your family, friends, maybe even yourself, with flavors from around the world by changing up your sauces. Never be bored with dinner again. Join Linda Szarkowski, a decades-long plant-based eater, recipe creator, and teacher in this course that is sure to add healthy and hearty meals to your winter table. (You can always add meat if that is your preference.) Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424561821
Course ClosedKnife Skills (Face to Face)— 2021-10-14 through  2021-10-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The first step in becoming a confident home chef is choosing the best knife for the job! Chef Les Eckert, Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, will guide you in honing important knife skills. You will work with carrots, celery, cauliflower, red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, herbs, lemon and avocado using the methods of julienne, small dice, medium dice, concassé, zest, juice, roast, blanch, mince, and chiffonade. Following knife work, you will prepare and eat a meal as a class. Bring your own chef knife if you have one and containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562678
Cajun-Creole Cuisine (Face to Face)— 2021-10-21 through  2021-10-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Oct. 21, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Laissez les bons temps rouler: let the good times roll! In this hands-on class, taught by Chef Geoffrey Jones of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute, you will explore the flavors of Louisiana-style cooking. Learn the subtle differences between Cajun and Creole cooking styles, as well as where they blend together. Prepare authentic dishes while learning about regional ingredients and techniques. Share a family meal. Basic kitchen skills will also be discussed and demonstrated by Chef Geoff. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562891
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 8+) (Face to Face)— 2021-10-22 through  2021-10-22$99— Face to FaceView Details

Fri., Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate this Holiday season with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these holiday-themed edible delights. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424562930
Course ClosedDate Night - Tuscan Countryside (Face to Face)— 2021-11-09 through  2021-11-09$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues. Nov. 9, 6-8:30 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. Learn how to marinate and cook chicken thighs creating a crispy skin on the outside and a juicy interior. Students will learn the risotto method used to make creamy risotto and temporary emulsion method to make salad dressing from scratch. Last but not least, we will make Italian zabaglione from scratch. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your meal in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424563253
Course ClosedDate Night - Crepes Francaises Authentiques (Face to Face)— 2021-11-16 through  2021-11-16$149— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Date Night is a great excuse to spend time with someone special- your mom, your partner, or your best friend! Enjoy a night out while learning new things and eating great food. 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 equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crêpe-making experience. When you are done in the kitchen, enjoy your crepes in a separate dining room for the ultimate date night experience! Register one person from the couple; $149 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557755
Mac and Cheese Jazzed Up! (Face to Face)— 2021-11-18 through  2021-11-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Macaroni and cheese is a favorite of many. It can be simple with few ingredients or a bit more interesting with extra additions. Have fun finding what you prefer! You will get tips about using the right pasta and best cheese pairings for a new jazzy twist on classic macaroni and cheese. Recipes include Lobster Mac and Cheese, Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese, and Roasted Veggie Mac and Cheese. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557724
Gingerbread House Decorating (Face to Face)— 2021-12-05 through  2021-12-05$129— Face to FaceView Details

Sun., Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Decorate your own Gingerbread House for the holidays! An excellent activity for all ages. Sign yourself up and bring a child, your partner, or your best friend. Create one house to enjoy together this Holiday season. The class will be dedicated to assembly and decorating your holiday house with a variety of candies. Baking tutorial video will be available, if you are interested in making your own gingerbread, but all house pieces will be provided for the class. You can carefully take your creation home at the end of the class, or pick it up the next day to allow more time for it to set (suggested). Register one adult; registration is for Adult/child or adult couples.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557517
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 8+) (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$99— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 10 a.m-Noon, Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. Celebrate this Holiday season with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these holiday-themed edible delights. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs 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.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557532
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing (Face to Face)— 2021-12-11 through  2021-12-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m., Oleson Center, Kitchen Rm. 129. 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. For adults age 16+. Register each participant.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 424557537