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Allergen-free Baking — 2020-03-17 through  2020-03-17$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Eating a healthy diet does not mean giving up your favorite breakfast breads or going without a tasty wrap for your tacos or burritos! Learn how to make muffins, scones, and tortillas that are totally allergen-free. All recipes in this class contain no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or nuts! You will use whole foods and whole flours that pack in iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber that are usually missing from commercial brands. These delights are tasty and easy to make. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Mature children age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227097
Artisan Chocolate Workshop— 2020-03-14 through  2020-03-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 14, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the "aphrodisiac of the gods." After a demonstration about tempering and ganache, jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Leave with a box of your own custom-designed fancy gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop – and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227036
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2020-02-25 through  2020-02-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 = 374225784
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2020-04-28 through  2020-04-28$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 28, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 = 374227340
Chicken Cookery— 2020-01-30 through  2020-01-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224634
Cooking for Teens: Get Rolling - Sushi and More (Ages 12-17)— 2020-03-21 through  2020-03-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 21, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. Teens will learn how to make sushi, make rice like a pro, and jazz up your ramen in this Japanese-inspired cooking class! You will never look at tofu the same after learning these new cooking techniques for vegetarian dishes, including delicious marinades you can use for both veggies and meats. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227174
Cooking for Teens: Get Rolling - Sushi and More (Ages 12-17)— 2020-03-24 through  2020-03-24$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. Teens will learn how to make sushi, make rice like a pro, and jazz up your ramen in this Japanese-inspired cooking class! You will never look at tofu the same after learning these new cooking techniques for vegetarian dishes, including delicious marinades you can use for both veggies and meats. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227197
Cooking for Teens: Ice Cream, Cookies, and Pies Oh My! (Ages 12-17)— 2020-04-11 through  2020-04-11$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 11, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. This class is all about DESSERTS. Teens will learn to make fool proof pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory recipes, churn your own ice cream, and make to-die-for cookies. Balance flavors and "chef-up" old classics! Bring your favorite family dessert recipe to swap with other students. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227247
Cooking for Teens: Ice Cream, Cookies, and Pies Oh My! (Ages 12-17)— 2020-04-21 through  2020-04-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. This class is all about DESSERTS. Teens will learn to make fool proof pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory recipes, churn your own ice cream, and make to-die-for cookies. Balance flavors and "chef-up" old classics! Bring your favorite family dessert recipe to swap with other students. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227272
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-07 through  2020-03-07$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 7, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226971
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-10$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226997
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCooking for Teens: Vegan Cooking 101 (Ages 12-17)— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-08$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The vegan food teens will learn how to cook in this class is FAR from boring. Learn about all the incredible things you can do to plants! Learn the tips and tricks, from making homemade plant-based milk to "mock meat". Whether you are on the fence about living a plant-based lifestyle, or are already a vegan, you are sure to have fun and learn how to make flavorful and healthy food. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224253
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. 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 = 374225642
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-04-14 through  2020-04-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 14, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. 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 = 374225690
Flavors of Mexico — 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-07$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 7, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227223
It Is All Greek to Me— 2020-03-19 through  2020-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Enjoy a night of traditional Greek cooking with Nikki Rallis sharing techniques of her ancestors. Start by making an appetizer of Tzatziki, the yogurt dip served with pita bread. A demonstration on making pita bread is included. Work with phyllo dough to create Spanakopita, the classic layered spinach and cheese pie. Homemade Souvlaki marinade tops your grilled shish ka bobs. A honey-walnut cake is your final creation before you sit back to enjoy it all. 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 = 374227127
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-01-28 through  2020-01-28$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224534
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-12$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224572
Course ClosedLife Changing Foods— 2020-02-11 through  2020-02-11$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Every meal is an opportunity to feel your best. Does your energy wander off at 3pm and leave you reaching for coffee and cookies just to stay awake? 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. Discover the energizing power of the top 10 foods that can change the way your body functions. 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 = 374225345
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMac and Cheese Jazzed Up!— 2020-01-21 through  2020-01-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 a container 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 = 374224370
Modern Pastry— 2020-01-25 through  2020-01-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Create delicious and stunning modern style desserts using traditional techniques with a modern twist. Learn the recipes for pate a choux and rough puff pastry. Each student will make and take home several types of pastries. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224501
Plant-Based Comfort Foods for the Winter Season — 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Winter is here, and many of us are spending time indoors with family and friends. Nothing goes with home-based gatherings or quiet nights in like a variety of comforting foods. Not only do they satisfy and taste great, but really nourish and make us feel good. Make five plant-based recipes to match your winter moods! Rich and creamy dairy-free mac and cheese for a wet and chilly day, miso soup for getting over a cold, broccoli-mushroom baked potatoes for a family gathering, flourless no-bake brownies to satisfy a snow day sweet tooth, and hearty Mexican black bean dip for snacking in front of a game or movie marathon! 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 = 374224716
Sushi Rolls— 2020-04-18 through  2020-04-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227311
Course ClosedTouring Mediterranean Cuisine— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 3, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Experience the Fruits de la Mer of the Mediterranean Sea! This region supports a wide range of culture and cuisines that all center on one bountiful body of water that yields nearly every form of seafood imaginable. Learn to cook and savor such great classics as Spanish Paella, Bouillabaisse from the south of France, Garithe me Fetta from Greece along with Tangines from Morocco, and more. A wide variety of side dishes and compliments will also be explored. Not a seafood fan? We will sneak in an alternative or two just for you! 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 = 374226948
Course ClosedTuscan Date Night — 2020-02-13 through  2020-02-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 strip steak and make a pan sauce. Using the rice method, make light and airy potato gnocchi and temporary emulsion methods to make a pesto and lemon parmesan dressing for arugula salad from scratch. Last but not least, enjoy gelato as a dessert! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Instructor Chef Les Eckert is the Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Register one person from the couple; $125 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225605
Up North Pasties — 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225712
Course ClosedValentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party! 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 = 374224873
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$75— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225735
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-04-23 through  2020-04-23$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225761
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerCooking for Teens: Vegan Cooking 101 (Ages 12-17)— 2020-01-14 through  2020-01-08$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. The vegan food teens will learn how to cook in this class is FAR from boring. Learn about all the incredible things you can do to plants! Learn the tips and tricks, from making homemade plant-based milk to "mock meat". Whether you are on the fence about living a plant-based lifestyle, or are already a vegan, you are sure to have fun and learn how to make flavorful and healthy food. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: 0.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224253
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerMac and Cheese Jazzed Up!— 2020-01-21 through  2020-01-21$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 21, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 a container 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 = 374224370
Modern Pastry— 2020-01-25 through  2020-01-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Jan. 25, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Create delicious and stunning modern style desserts using traditional techniques with a modern twist. Learn the recipes for pate a choux and rough puff pastry. Each student will make and take home several types of pastries. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224501
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-01-28 through  2020-01-28$59— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Jan. 28, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224534
Chicken Cookery— 2020-01-30 through  2020-01-30$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Jan. 30, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224634
Plant-Based Comfort Foods for the Winter Season — 2020-02-04 through  2020-02-04$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 4, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Winter is here, and many of us are spending time indoors with family and friends. Nothing goes with home-based gatherings or quiet nights in like a variety of comforting foods. Not only do they satisfy and taste great, but really nourish and make us feel good. Make five plant-based recipes to match your winter moods! Rich and creamy dairy-free mac and cheese for a wet and chilly day, miso soup for getting over a cold, broccoli-mushroom baked potatoes for a family gathering, flourless no-bake brownies to satisfy a snow day sweet tooth, and hearty Mexican black bean dip for snacking in front of a game or movie marathon! 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 = 374224716
Course ClosedValentine Cookie Decorating with Kids (Adult and Child age 8+)— 2020-02-06 through  2020-02-06$69— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Celebrate the season of love with a decorating party! 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 = 374224873
Course ClosedLife Changing Foods— 2020-02-11 through  2020-02-11$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 11, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Every meal is an opportunity to feel your best. Does your energy wander off at 3pm and leave you reaching for coffee and cookies just to stay awake? 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. Discover the energizing power of the top 10 foods that can change the way your body functions. 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 = 374225345
Course ClosedTuscan Date Night — 2020-02-13 through  2020-02-13$125— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 13, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 strip steak and make a pan sauce. Using the rice method, make light and airy potato gnocchi and temporary emulsion methods to make a pesto and lemon parmesan dressing for arugula salad from scratch. Last but not least, enjoy gelato as a dessert! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Instructor Chef Les Eckert is the Director of the Great Lakes Culinary Institute. Register one person from the couple; $125 cost includes both participants.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225605
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-02-18 through  2020-02-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. 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 = 374225642
Up North Pasties — 2020-02-20 through  2020-02-20$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., Feb. 20, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225712
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-02-22 through  2020-02-22$75— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225735
Course ClosedArtisan Pizza — 2020-02-25 through  2020-02-25$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 = 374225784
Course ClosedTouring Mediterranean Cuisine— 2020-03-03 through  2020-03-03$89— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 3, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Experience the Fruits de la Mer of the Mediterranean Sea! This region supports a wide range of culture and cuisines that all center on one bountiful body of water that yields nearly every form of seafood imaginable. Learn to cook and savor such great classics as Spanish Paella, Bouillabaisse from the south of France, Garithe me Fetta from Greece along with Tangines from Morocco, and more. A wide variety of side dishes and compliments will also be explored. Not a seafood fan? We will sneak in an alternative or two just for you! 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 = 374226948
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-07 through  2020-03-07$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 7, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226971
Cooking for Teens: Mexican Food - Your New Favorite! (Ages 12-17) — 2020-03-10 through  2020-03-10$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 10, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. TAC-O 'bout a fun cooking class! Teens will learn about different spices, techniques and recipes that go far beyond quesadillas and tacos. Take your taste buds on a culinary adventure and learn about both modern and traditional recipes inspired by different regions of Mexico. Viva Mexico! Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374226997
Course ClosedKnife Skills — 2020-03-12 through  2020-03-12$59— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 12, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374224572
Artisan Chocolate Workshop— 2020-03-14 through  2020-03-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 14, 1-4 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the "aphrodisiac of the gods." After a demonstration about tempering and ganache, jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Leave with a box of your own custom-designed fancy gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop – and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227036
Allergen-free Baking — 2020-03-17 through  2020-03-17$65— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 17, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Eating a healthy diet does not mean giving up your favorite breakfast breads or going without a tasty wrap for your tacos or burritos! Learn how to make muffins, scones, and tortillas that are totally allergen-free. All recipes in this class contain no gluten, dairy, soy, eggs or nuts! You will use whole foods and whole flours that pack in iron, magnesium, potassium and fiber that are usually missing from commercial brands. These delights are tasty and easy to make. Bring a container to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Mature children age 13+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227097
It Is All Greek to Me— 2020-03-19 through  2020-03-19$79— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., March 19, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. Enjoy a night of traditional Greek cooking with Nikki Rallis sharing techniques of her ancestors. Start by making an appetizer of Tzatziki, the yogurt dip served with pita bread. A demonstration on making pita bread is included. Work with phyllo dough to create Spanakopita, the classic layered spinach and cheese pie. Homemade Souvlaki marinade tops your grilled shish ka bobs. A honey-walnut cake is your final creation before you sit back to enjoy it all. 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 = 374227127
Cooking for Teens: Get Rolling - Sushi and More (Ages 12-17)— 2020-03-21 through  2020-03-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., March 21, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. Teens will learn how to make sushi, make rice like a pro, and jazz up your ramen in this Japanese-inspired cooking class! You will never look at tofu the same after learning these new cooking techniques for vegetarian dishes, including delicious marinades you can use for both veggies and meats. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227174
Cooking for Teens: Get Rolling - Sushi and More (Ages 12-17)— 2020-03-24 through  2020-03-24$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., March 24, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. Teens will learn how to make sushi, make rice like a pro, and jazz up your ramen in this Japanese-inspired cooking class! You will never look at tofu the same after learning these new cooking techniques for vegetarian dishes, including delicious marinades you can use for both veggies and meats. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!<br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227197
Flavors of Mexico — 2020-04-07 through  2020-04-07$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 7, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227223
Cooking for Teens: Ice Cream, Cookies, and Pies Oh My! (Ages 12-17)— 2020-04-11 through  2020-04-11$55— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 11, 10-12:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. This class is all about DESSERTS. Teens will learn to make fool proof pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory recipes, churn your own ice cream, and make to-die-for cookies. Balance flavors and "chef-up" old classics! Bring your favorite family dessert recipe to swap with other students. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227247
Crepes Francaises Authentiques— 2020-04-14 through  2020-04-14$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 14, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen Rm. 251. 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. 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 = 374225690
Sushi Rolls— 2020-04-18 through  2020-04-18$79— Face to FaceView Details

Sat., April 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 3. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227311
Cooking for Teens: Ice Cream, Cookies, and Pies Oh My! (Ages 12-17)— 2020-04-21 through  2020-04-21$55— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 21, 6-8:30 p.m., Great Lakes Culinary Kitchen, Rm. 251. This class is all about DESSERTS. Teens will learn to make fool proof pie crust that can be used for sweet or savory recipes, churn your own ice cream, and make to-die-for cookies. Balance flavors and "chef-up" old classics! Bring your favorite family dessert recipe to swap with other students. Chef Michelle makes cooking fun!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374227272
Whole Foods Workshop— 2020-04-23 through  2020-04-23$75— Face to FaceView Details

Thurs., April 23, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 374225761
Course ClosedCajun-Creole Cuisine— 2020-04-28 through  2020-04-28$79— Face to FaceView Details

Tues., April 28, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Kitchen 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 = 374227340
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