Cooking/Culinary

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Amazing Asparagus— 2019-05-09 through  2019-05-09$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Michigan is the second largest producer of asparagus. In this culinary journey, explore some of the many ways to enjoy this local vegetable. Learn how to make a rich and creamy dairy-free asparagus soup, bacon/asparagus twists, garlic shrimp and asparagus with roasted lemon butter, asparagus/goat cheese/bacon tart and more. Bring take-home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328980007
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheeses and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil and Corn Pizza; a Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Pizza; a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and even a Chocolate Dessert Pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979878
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-02$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979844
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-03-19 through  2019-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crepe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crepes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crepes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crepe plate and learn to make crepes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crepe-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 = 328978877
Healthy Indulgence— 2019-04-25 through  2019-04-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Everyone loves Italian food, but traditional dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese that can leave you feeling stuffed and lethargic. With simple substitutions you can enjoy this classic cuisine and feel satisfied and energetic. Learn through hands-on practice and recipe demos, the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet, and how easy that can be. Prepare and sample Italian-inspired dishes that will thrill your taste buds including an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328971022
Making Meals that Heal — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Select one, two, or all three classes. Each one features different foods. Feb. 12: breakfast meals, side dishes, tea tasting. March 5: soups, salads, dressings, healthy fats. April 16: main dishes, family meal planning. Are you ready to increase your energy and transform your health with a nutrient-packed meal plan? Join registered dietitian Carol Bell to learn how to create easy, colorful and delicious meals that harness the healing power of food. You will find the inspiration and tools to shift from eating processed foods to an anti-inflammatory meal plan that doctors are recommending. We will create and sample tasty foods that connect cooking to health.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328977576
Sushi Rolls— 2019-04-06 through  2019-04-06$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979863
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCrepes Francaises Authentiques— 2019-03-19 through  2019-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. There is nothing more French than a crepe except, perhaps, Chef Vanessa Grasset at Crepes and Co. In this class, Chef Vanessa shares the secret to mixing and making perfectly airy, paper-thin crepes that elevate everything they enfold. They are quick to prepare and can be served any time of day. Try her French-style crepe plate and learn to make crepes with equipment you already have at home. Prepare sweet and savory fillings for a complete crepe-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 = 328978877
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2019-04-02 through  2019-04-02$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. 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: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979844
Sushi Rolls— 2019-04-06 through  2019-04-06$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Learn to create great authentic sushi for your next eating event. Three kinds of sushi are featured: Japanese traditional, California style, and hand-rolled (Temaki-zushi). Chef Misaeng, a native of Japan, guides this hands-on class including tips on ingredient selection, preparation, and serving ideas. Leave with new skills, samples you prepared in class and your own sushi mat to make sushi at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979863
Making Meals that Heal — 2019-04-16 through  2019-04-16$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Select one, two, or all three classes. Each one features different foods. Feb. 12: breakfast meals, side dishes, tea tasting. March 5: soups, salads, dressings, healthy fats. April 16: main dishes, family meal planning. Are you ready to increase your energy and transform your health with a nutrient-packed meal plan? Join registered dietitian Carol Bell to learn how to create easy, colorful and delicious meals that harness the healing power of food. You will find the inspiration and tools to shift from eating processed foods to an anti-inflammatory meal plan that doctors are recommending. We will create and sample tasty foods that connect cooking to health.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328977576
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2019-04-23 through  2019-04-23$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Discover the secrets of selecting and assembling artisan pizza without the traditional sauce. Learn the art of making and stretching your own pizza dough from scratch. Caramelize onions, review a variety of cheeses and understand how different toppings complement each other. Combine colorful vegetables, fresh herbs, delicious cheeses and meats to make unusual pizza combinations such as a Tomato, Basil and Corn Pizza; a Blue Cheese, Walnut and Pear Pizza; a Shrimp Scampi Pizza and even a Chocolate Dessert Pizza. Bring take home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328979878
Healthy Indulgence— 2019-04-25 through  2019-04-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Everyone loves Italian food, but traditional dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese that can leave you feeling stuffed and lethargic. With simple substitutions you can enjoy this classic cuisine and feel satisfied and energetic. Learn through hands-on practice and recipe demos, the benefits of adding more plant-based foods to your diet, and how easy that can be. Prepare and sample Italian-inspired dishes that will thrill your taste buds including an appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328971022
Amazing Asparagus— 2019-05-09 through  2019-05-09$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Michigan is the second largest producer of asparagus. In this culinary journey, explore some of the many ways to enjoy this local vegetable. Learn how to make a rich and creamy dairy-free asparagus soup, bacon/asparagus twists, garlic shrimp and asparagus with roasted lemon butter, asparagus/goat cheese/bacon tart and more. Bring take-home containers for anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 328980007
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