Cooking/Culinary

New this fall! All culinary classes meet at NMC's Great Lakes Culinary Institute (715 E Front St.)
If the class you want is already full, call (231) 995-1700 to be added to a waiting list.

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Course ClosedBuche de Noel--Holiday Yule Log Cake—2018-12-06 through 2018-12-06$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Buche de Noel or Yule Log is another form of a jelly roll. Learn how to make this beautiful iconic holiday cake. Get the secrets of the special homemade buttercream frosting and raspberry jam filling that glues this sculpture dessert. Discover the proper process for rolling the cake, make a delicious chocolate frosting and finally get creative by decorating your log with fun techniques. Bring a 10x14-inch cake pan or baking sheet to carry home your creation.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885425
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. 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. 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 =312885417
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. 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 =312885177
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. 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 =324089293
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. 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: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328617934
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSimple Puff Pastry—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885407
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSimple Puff Pastry—2018-11-06 through 2018-11-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Does the thought of using puff pastry intimidate you? Worry no more! Discover how to make restaurant-looking appetizers, main dishes and desserts using pre-made puff pastry dough. Begin with making an asparagus, goat cheese and bacon tart. Impress your guests with a delicious Pork Wellington. Discover ways to make decorative finishing touches for any recipe. Top off an evening with simple apple roses. Gain confidence to try these new recipes and techniques with your own favorite ingredients. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885407
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. 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 =312885177
Course ClosedCookie Decorating with Royal Icing—2018-12-01 through 2018-12-01$49—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am - Noon, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. 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. 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 =312885417
Course ClosedBuche de Noel--Holiday Yule Log Cake—2018-12-06 through 2018-12-06$59—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Great Lakes Campus Kitchen Rm 254. Buche de Noel or Yule Log is another form of a jelly roll. Learn how to make this beautiful iconic holiday cake. Get the secrets of the special homemade buttercream frosting and raspberry jam filling that glues this sculpture dessert. Discover the proper process for rolling the cake, make a delicious chocolate frosting and finally get creative by decorating your log with fun techniques. Bring a 10x14-inch cake pan or baking sheet to carry home your creation.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =312885425
Course ClosedHoliday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. 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 =324089293
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult & child age 8 and up)—2018-12-08 through 2018-12-08$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 10 am-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen rm 254. 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: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328617934
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