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Cooking/Culinary

All culinary classes are now taught at NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute (715 E Front St.)

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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerJust for the Halibut— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-09$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 9, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Halibut is the worlds premium white-fleshed fish and wildly popular with all kinds of chefs. Learn how to sauté, grill and poach this fine fish of the sea. Pick up techniques for keeping fish from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done--every time. Take your culinary skills up a notch by exploring the modernist concept of sous vide or cooking under vacuum. Then, discover how to do it at home without buying expensive equipment. Explore how to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSensational and Delicious Summer Dishes— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 16, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Dishes that taste as good as they make you feel! Learn how to use fresh, local produce to make a variety of quick and easy dishes that are delicious and truly satisfying- and oh so good for you! You will learn to blend up soup in 5 minutes, make a satisfying salad, and turn vegetables into pasta that will not weigh you down. Top it all off with a surprisingly sweet dessert (that everyone will love) with no refined sugar or dairy. Try all of the creations during the class! Menu will include zucchini dill soup, Mediterranean kale salad, watermelon gazpacho, zucchini noodles marinara, and coconut cake with fresh berries and cream--come hungry! 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 = 350335340
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSummer Appetizers— 2019-07-11 through  2019-07-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., July 11, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335335
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerJust for the Halibut— 2019-07-09 through  2019-07-09$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 9, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Halibut is the worlds premium white-fleshed fish and wildly popular with all kinds of chefs. Learn how to sauté, grill and poach this fine fish of the sea. Pick up techniques for keeping fish from sticking to the pan or grill and how to tell when it is done--every time. Take your culinary skills up a notch by exploring the modernist concept of sous vide or cooking under vacuum. Then, discover how to do it at home without buying expensive equipment. Explore how to appropriately pair halibut with different fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices. Learn various plating methods to impress your friends! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335328
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSummer Appetizers— 2019-07-11 through  2019-07-11$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., July 11, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 350335335
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSensational and Delicious Summer Dishes— 2019-07-16 through  2019-07-16$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., July 16, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Dishes that taste as good as they make you feel! Learn how to use fresh, local produce to make a variety of quick and easy dishes that are delicious and truly satisfying- and oh so good for you! You will learn to blend up soup in 5 minutes, make a satisfying salad, and turn vegetables into pasta that will not weigh you down. Top it all off with a surprisingly sweet dessert (that everyone will love) with no refined sugar or dairy. Try all of the creations during the class! Menu will include zucchini dill soup, Mediterranean kale salad, watermelon gazpacho, zucchini noodles marinara, and coconut cake with fresh berries and cream--come hungry! 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 = 350335340
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