Cooking/Culinary

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Course ClosedA French Bistro Seafood Supper —2019-02-07 through 2019-02-07$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Learn methods and techniques to make an unpretentious, uncomplicated, and casual Bistro dinner. The menu begins with a luscious Lemon Caper Aioli for dipping delicious crab cakes. Then, create a smooth Orange Champagne Sauce to accompany seared salmon, served alongside truffle-infused mashed potatoes. Find out how to cook brussels sprouts while keeping the crunch. End the evening with a sweet baked Apple Tarte Tatin. 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 =328975552
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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328980007
Artisan 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: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • 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 registerChicken Cookery—2019-01-17 through 2019-01-17$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Chicken is inexpensive, versatile, quick to prepare and high in protein--all good reasons why it winds up on the dinner table more often than any other meat. Whichever cut of chicken you prefer, get tips and tricks for whipping up delicious chicken dishes from learning how to spatchcock a whole chicken to fancier dishes including Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Thai Chicken Curry, Chicken Breast with Chili-Rub and Mango Salsa and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! 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 =328972321
Course ClosedCrepes 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
DIY Probiotics for a Well-Fed Microbiome—2019-03-14 through 2019-03-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Five years ago, nobody knew they had a microbiome. Today, we are obsessed with it. We are learning that the health of the ecosystem within our gut affects the health of our entire body. In this demonstration class, registered dietitian Kristel Wiesner shares cutting-edge tips to support beneficial gut bacteria through diet and lifestyle choices. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and learn easy techniques, using a dairy kefir culture, to make both milk and coconut kefir, probiotic hummus, probiotic applesauce and more. Sample a variety of foods made with kefir including kefir cheese and orange creamsicle smoothie. Bring a jar with a lid to take home a culture so you can make kefir at home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328978659
Duck 101—2019-01-29 through 2019-01-29$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Adam Raupp, Chef de Cuisine at Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, will demonstrate the basic butchery of poultry and how to make use of all components in a variety of ways. Then learn how to prepare dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pâté and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. 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 =328974133
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Flavors of Spain —2019-01-24 through 2019-01-24$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Spain is a food lovers paradise. Create a menu which highlights delicious seasonal flavors in every bite. Our meal starts with a salad composed of ingredients from many geographical regions of the country: clementines, Chinchon liqueur, anchovies, black olives and Marcona almonds. You will bake a pork tenderloin in sea salt and season it with herbs, Spanish olive oil, and Jamon Serrano. To accompany this, we will create a classic potato salad that includes carrots, peas, and Spanish tuna. Our meal is complete with a delicious apple in La Rioja Vino sauce topped with ice cream! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328973978
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHealthy Indulgence—2019-01-08 through 2019-01-08$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328970825
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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328971022
Just for the Halibut—2019-02-28 through 2019-02-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328978558
Kimchi Kamp! —2019-02-19 through 2019-02-19$89—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Salty, tangy, spicy and crunchy, kimchi will be your new favorite condiment. Join Chef Simon Joseph as he explains how easy it is to make one of the worlds greatest ferments at home. Eat it straight out of the jar. It is a natural probiotic that promotes digestive health. Or, add kimchi to your favorite recipe to quickly transform humble ingredients into a tasty meal. This class will include instruction on the preparation of ingredients, how the right environment is key, and sampling of side dishes made with kimchi. Leave with a better understanding of lacto fermentation, a basic kimchi recipe that can be built upon, and a jar of kimchi (the jar is the secret to great kimchi) that the class created!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328977716
Making Meals that Heal —2019-02-12 through 2019-02-12$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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328976403
Making Meals that Heal —2019-03-05 through 2019-03-05$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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328976655
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 ClosedParisian Cafe Dinner—2019-03-07 through 2019-03-07$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Immerse yourself in an evening of cafe-style French cuisine, in three courses. To start, create a fresh spinach and pear salad garnished with perfectly caramelized pecans and dressed with zesty vinaigrette. Learn how to add herbs to make a complex sauce for roasted asparagus served alongside tender pork medallions. Freshly-made lemon curd in an almond crust is the sweet ending to your mouthwatering meal. Let Chef Cheryl Janz take the mystery out of what can be an intimidating fare. 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 =328978578
Pizza Party Around the World (Grades 5-8)—2019-02-16 through 2019-02-16$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. For this childrens class, you will discover that thin crust, or deep dish, veggie or meat, any way you slice it--pizza is a crowd pleaser. You probably think of Italy when you hear the word, but pizza is actually quite the international star. Spend a Saturday mastering the art of rolling, kneading, mixing and forming your own dough from scratch in a professional culinary kitchen. Learn proper knife handling, slicing, and chopping skills. Using key ingredients from around the world, you will make a Greek pizza, Indian pizza with a Naan crust, and a Thai chicken pizza. It is easy to make a variety of unique flavors for your own international pizza party! 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 =328977739
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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328979863
The Future of Eating—2019-01-31 through 2019-01-31$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Sous vide? Foam? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Thanks to modernism, you will try things you have not tasted before and savor things you did not even know existed. Develop a basic understanding of the art and science of Modernist Cuisine in this demo and hands-on cooking class. Explore the newest techniques in laboratory-inspired cooking and learn how Modernist Cuisine is forever changing the way we look at food. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328975480
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUp North Pasties —2019-01-22 through 2019-01-22$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to create your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You will also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328973932
Course ClosedValentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)—2019-02-09 through 2019-02-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party for you and your child! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. 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. Cost includes one adult and one child; REGISTER ONLY THE ADULT.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328975622
Valentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)—2019-02-09 through 2019-02-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. REGISTER ONLY THE ADULT; Cost includes one adult and one child. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party for you and your child! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. 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. Cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379773
Warm Winter Tummy Treats (Grades 1-4) —2019-03-09 through 2019-03-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. For this childrens class, imagine playing outside in the cold snow and then coming inside to a delicious and warm lunch prepared by you! Sip on the richest cup of hot cocoa you made from scratch and discover the steps to making warm creamy soup without the can! Save room for homemade apple crisp and real whipped cream! Get familiar with kitchen basics, kitchen safety, and how much fun it is to cook in a big shiny kitchen. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328978594
Whole Foods Workshop—2019-03-02 through 2019-03-02$75—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal ingredients, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. Demonstration, discussion, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328974371
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerHealthy Indulgence—2019-01-08 through 2019-01-08$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328970825
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerChicken Cookery—2019-01-17 through 2019-01-17$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Chicken is inexpensive, versatile, quick to prepare and high in protein--all good reasons why it winds up on the dinner table more often than any other meat. Whichever cut of chicken you prefer, get tips and tricks for whipping up delicious chicken dishes from learning how to spatchcock a whole chicken to fancier dishes including Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Thai Chicken Curry, Chicken Breast with Chili-Rub and Mango Salsa and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! 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 =328972321
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerUp North Pasties —2019-01-22 through 2019-01-22$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. You have eaten these hand-held pies traditionally found in the Upper Peninsula and now you can find out how to create your own! Discover how to make traditional English Cornish Pasties, a yeast-free pastry dough filled with a savory meat mixture. You will also make a sweet Michigan apple filling. Learn quick and easy short-cut methods to try at home and gain tips on freezing these pies. Enjoy the fruits of your labor in class and bring a container to take home one or two to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328973932
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerGreat Flavors of Spain —2019-01-24 through 2019-01-24$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Spain is a food lovers paradise. Create a menu which highlights delicious seasonal flavors in every bite. Our meal starts with a salad composed of ingredients from many geographical regions of the country: clementines, Chinchon liqueur, anchovies, black olives and Marcona almonds. You will bake a pork tenderloin in sea salt and season it with herbs, Spanish olive oil, and Jamon Serrano. To accompany this, we will create a classic potato salad that includes carrots, peas, and Spanish tuna. Our meal is complete with a delicious apple in La Rioja Vino sauce topped with ice cream! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328973978
Duck 101—2019-01-29 through 2019-01-29$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Gain confidence in preparing duck in your own kitchen and dispel adjectives including fatty, gamey and tough. Adam Raupp, Chef de Cuisine at Mission Table/Jolly Pumpkin, will demonstrate the basic butchery of poultry and how to make use of all components in a variety of ways. Then learn how to prepare dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pâté and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. 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 =328974133
The Future of Eating—2019-01-31 through 2019-01-31$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Sous vide? Foam? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Thanks to modernism, you will try things you have not tasted before and savor things you did not even know existed. Develop a basic understanding of the art and science of Modernist Cuisine in this demo and hands-on cooking class. Explore the newest techniques in laboratory-inspired cooking and learn how Modernist Cuisine is forever changing the way we look at food. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328975480
Course ClosedA French Bistro Seafood Supper —2019-02-07 through 2019-02-07$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Learn methods and techniques to make an unpretentious, uncomplicated, and casual Bistro dinner. The menu begins with a luscious Lemon Caper Aioli for dipping delicious crab cakes. Then, create a smooth Orange Champagne Sauce to accompany seared salmon, served alongside truffle-infused mashed potatoes. Find out how to cook brussels sprouts while keeping the crunch. End the evening with a sweet baked Apple Tarte Tatin. 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 =328975552
Course ClosedValentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)—2019-02-09 through 2019-02-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party for you and your child! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. 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. Cost includes one adult and one child; REGISTER ONLY THE ADULT.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328975622
Valentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)—2019-02-09 through 2019-02-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-3 pm, Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. REGISTER ONLY THE ADULT; Cost includes one adult and one child. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party for you and your child! Spend time with your favorite little sweetheart and learn how to create beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. Have fun making edible delights in whimsical designs including traditional hearts and fun punny Valentines. 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. Cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =342379773
Making Meals that Heal —2019-02-12 through 2019-02-12$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 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328976403
Pizza Party Around the World (Grades 5-8)—2019-02-16 through 2019-02-16$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. For this childrens class, you will discover that thin crust, or deep dish, veggie or meat, any way you slice it--pizza is a crowd pleaser. You probably think of Italy when you hear the word, but pizza is actually quite the international star. Spend a Saturday mastering the art of rolling, kneading, mixing and forming your own dough from scratch in a professional culinary kitchen. Learn proper knife handling, slicing, and chopping skills. Using key ingredients from around the world, you will make a Greek pizza, Indian pizza with a Naan crust, and a Thai chicken pizza. It is easy to make a variety of unique flavors for your own international pizza party! 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 =328977739
Kimchi Kamp! —2019-02-19 through 2019-02-19$89—Face to FaceView Details

Tues., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Salty, tangy, spicy and crunchy, kimchi will be your new favorite condiment. Join Chef Simon Joseph as he explains how easy it is to make one of the worlds greatest ferments at home. Eat it straight out of the jar. It is a natural probiotic that promotes digestive health. Or, add kimchi to your favorite recipe to quickly transform humble ingredients into a tasty meal. This class will include instruction on the preparation of ingredients, how the right environment is key, and sampling of side dishes made with kimchi. Leave with a better understanding of lacto fermentation, a basic kimchi recipe that can be built upon, and a jar of kimchi (the jar is the secret to great kimchi) that the class created!

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328977716
Just for the Halibut—2019-02-28 through 2019-02-28$89—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 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 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328978558
Whole Foods Workshop—2019-03-02 through 2019-03-02$75—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali Lopez, health and cooking coach, to learn the basics of a whole foods lifestyle and a demonstration of some of her favorite recipes including kale salad and magical Dal! Learn how to reduce your dependence on processed foods, find out how to choose seasonal ingredients, and recognize nutrient-rich foods. Explore ways to navigate the market or produce aisle, stock a healthy pantry, and discover the secrets of batch cooking. Demonstration, discussion, and tasting.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328974371
Making Meals that Heal —2019-03-05 through 2019-03-05$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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328976655
Course ClosedParisian Cafe Dinner—2019-03-07 through 2019-03-07$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Immerse yourself in an evening of cafe-style French cuisine, in three courses. To start, create a fresh spinach and pear salad garnished with perfectly caramelized pecans and dressed with zesty vinaigrette. Learn how to add herbs to make a complex sauce for roasted asparagus served alongside tender pork medallions. Freshly-made lemon curd in an almond crust is the sweet ending to your mouthwatering meal. Let Chef Cheryl Janz take the mystery out of what can be an intimidating fare. 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 =328978578
Warm Winter Tummy Treats (Grades 1-4) —2019-03-09 through 2019-03-09$69—Face to FaceView Details

Sat., 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. For this childrens class, imagine playing outside in the cold snow and then coming inside to a delicious and warm lunch prepared by you! Sip on the richest cup of hot cocoa you made from scratch and discover the steps to making warm creamy soup without the can! Save room for homemade apple crisp and real whipped cream! Get familiar with kitchen basics, kitchen safety, and how much fun it is to cook in a big shiny kitchen. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328978594
DIY Probiotics for a Well-Fed Microbiome—2019-03-14 through 2019-03-14$49—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 251. Five years ago, nobody knew they had a microbiome. Today, we are obsessed with it. We are learning that the health of the ecosystem within our gut affects the health of our entire body. In this demonstration class, registered dietitian Kristel Wiesner shares cutting-edge tips to support beneficial gut bacteria through diet and lifestyle choices. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and learn easy techniques, using a dairy kefir culture, to make both milk and coconut kefir, probiotic hummus, probiotic applesauce and more. Sample a variety of foods made with kefir including kefir cheese and orange creamsicle smoothie. Bring a jar with a lid to take home a culture so you can make kefir at home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328978659
Course ClosedCrepes 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 9. 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
Artisan 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: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • 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 13. 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 9. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  — Maps
  • Course ID =328980007
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