Cooking/Culinary

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Anatomy of a Recipe — 2017-10-09 thru 2017-10-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cooks' House in this demonstration class and discover a recipe's anatomy. Find out how to prepare food more expediently, impulsively, economically and creatively. Free yourself from the crutch of recipes, processed foods or take out. Gain confidence to toss together great meals as you experiment with flavors and textures while constructing a 3-course meal. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. You won't be disappointed!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090908
Appetizers for the Holidays — 2017-12-04 thru 2017-12-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Prepare and sample tasty appetizers that are great 'do ahead' creations for those busy days when you are feeling stressed yet want to wow your guests! Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks' House will guide your preparation of delicious dips, salads, appetizers, and other savory edibles. Leave with new ideas and a better understanding of the 'what flavors work well together' theory for your upcoming holiday entertaining. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091024
Artisan Bacon — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love bacon? Learn how to make your own artisan bacon using apple, cherry, or hickory wood at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it from the store. Participate in the entire process including what equipment you need to brine, how to smoke, and of course, the taste test! Be the talk of the neighborhood when your foodie friends and family sample your succulent bacon. Take home everything you need to smoke two lbs. of bacon on your own grill including brining bucket, brining ingredients, bacon, smoking pellets and confidence.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090882
Artisan Chocolate Workshop — 2017-09-30 thru 2017-09-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the 'aphrodisiac of the gods.' After a demonstration of tempering, you'll jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Decorate your molds with colored cocoa butter and choose your fillings which include caramel, nuts, dried fruit and the best chocolate filling ever: hand-made ganache. Leave with a box of your own custom-designed gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop you've been to--and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090886
A Taste of Korea — 2017-11-11 thru 2017-11-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am-2 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chef Misaeng as she shares recipes and traditions from her Korean grandparents on how to use simple ingredients to prepare a practical yet richly flavored and healthful cuisine. Begin your culinary adventure by assembling Korea's signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the tastes of Korea. Learn how to prepare Kimchi, a traditional fermented side dish and Namul, a Korean seasoned vegetable dish along with Egg Drop soup. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091037
BBQ Bootcamp — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Master your grill and learn how to cook BBQ like a pro. Manistee National Golf & Resort Executive Chef Brian Kissel invites you to a night of BBQ extravaganza. Find out how to select meats, fish, and vegetables for grilling, plus get tips on marinating, brines, and dry rubs. Learn how to cook meats to their ideal temperatures, how to get those fall-off-the-bone ribs, and how to make some delicious and easy sides to go with your BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090848
Brazilian Churrasco - Barbeque — 2017-11-09 thru 2017-11-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Get-togethers, rhythm and flavors make the perfect way to celebrate friendship any time of the year. Cook and taste authentic Brazilian Churrasco (made the 'Carioca' way) from Rio de Janeiro. Join Brazilian native, Chef Adriana Martin, to learn about and prepare dishes from this backyard classic including grilled meats, accompaniments and a delicious sweet dessert. Taste guarana, soda made with guarana seeds from the Amazon, and other fruit juices. Learn about local resources, so you can invite friends to your own BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091051
Butcher's Choice — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Roast? Shoulder? Loin? Flank? Do these terms confuse you? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of Meat 101. Explore different cuts of meat and learn to creatively prepare them in recipes to include Braised Short ribs with caramelized onion gravy, marinated beef Chuck tender, citrus and cilantro Arizona broil (beef flank steak) and cardamom and coffee crusted pork tenderloin. Discover tips to grilling the perfect steak, what to look for in meats, how to buy the right cut and more. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090900
Cast-Iron Cookery — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-11-01$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Cast-iron skillets are making their way into every kitchen. Discover how to season, care for and cook with this heavy duty and versatile kitchenware. Learn how to whip up a satisfying 30-minute supper, savory sides, or a crowd-pleasing dessert in a snap. Recipes include 'crunchy-crust' pizza, pan seared beef shoulder tender, blackened chicken, skillet s'mores and more. Once you taste the amazing flavor that comes from cooking in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to non-stick again. Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091087
Chicken Cookery — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 buying, cutting and whipping up delicious chicken dishes from a simple warm Chicken and Couscous Salad to fancier cuisines including Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples, Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Chicken Breast with Chili Rub and Mango Salsa, and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090834
Cold Smoked Fish — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. What is cold smoking and how is it different from hot smoking? Learn the differences between curing and brining and when to apply each method. Find out how to change the texture of your cold smoked fish to suit your style. Understand the differences between traditional lox and cold smoked salmon. Discover what types of fish are best suited for smoking. Demonstration, new recipes and of course, sampling is included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090976
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing — 2017-12-07 thru 2017-12-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091010
Cooking Rookie — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not so comfortable in the kitchen? Looking for the basics? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of FUNdamental skills in the kitchen. Gain knife skills, preparation techniques and adaptable go-to recipes. Learn to saute, roast and pan-sear meats and vegetables. Recipes include a classic meatloaf, roasted chicken and vegetable lasagna. Get a few techniques and recipes under your belt and you'll even impress yourself. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090948
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090871
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir — 2017-10-16 thru 2017-10-16$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Are you curious about trendy probiotic drinks like kombucha tea and water kefir? Replace sugar-laden pop and drink mixes with delicious fizzy drinks that you'll learn to make. Add favorite flavors to create a healthy drink you'll love, then take home your signature beverage in a swing-top bottle. You'll also receive a culture so you can continue fermenting drinks at home. Bring a jar with a lid.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090931
DIY Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health — 2017-10-11 thru 2017-10-11$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Current research suggests that the health of our gut affects the health of our entire body. In this demonstration class, learn cutting edge information about how to support beneficial gut bacteria through your diet and lifestyle choices. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and learn easy techniques to make dairy and nondairy kefir, probiotic hummus, probiotic applesauce and more. Sample a variety of foods made with kefir including Coconut Chia Pudding, Kefir Cheese, and Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Bring a jar with a lid to take home a culture to make kefir at home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090923
Duck 101 — 2017-10-24 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 get hands-on preparing dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pate and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090966
Eating Seasonally: A New Approach — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Are you ready for a food change? Enjoy an evening with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson as he shares his favorite recipes and tips for cooking seasonally. Get creative as you prepare a delicious 4-course meal that highlights abundant, locally sourced ingredients. The emphasis is on using traditional ingredients in innovative ways by adjusting flavors, textures and food combinations. Challenge your palate with quick pickling, vegetable chips and more. In addition to meat and fish recipes, you'll put a variety of fall produce to good, healthy use. Bring take home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090852
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEndless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving — 2017-08-23 thru 2017-08-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 9 pm Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You'll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer. Includes a canning book to take home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505071
Fall Into Michigan — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Crisp cool nights and colorful trees -- it must be fall in Michigan. Bring those senses to your kitchen with scrumptious recipes that scream fall. Begin with a crisp crostini with sharp cheddar and Michigan apple chutney followed by a super tender slow braised chicken, fresh thyme and autumn root veggies in a white wine sauce. Top off the evening with a rich buttery pastry crust filled with caramelized Michigan apples and a streusel crumble topping. The season may not last long enough but these recipes are certain to stick around. Bring containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090890
Fall Pastas — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The flavors of fall pair beautifully with pasta -from hearty mushroom sauces to delicate butternut squash ravioli. Discover the start-to-finish process of creating great pasta with Chef Janene Silverman who recently moved back to Traverse City from Italy. This collection of fresh pasta dishes bring crunch, color, and a whole lot of flavor to your table. Recipes include butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, passatelli in brodo, buckwheat tagliolini with leeks and mushrooms, cavatelli with little meatball ragu and orecchietti pasta. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090927
Fall Pies from Scratch — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies--from the season's apple harvest to pumpkin cream pie. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies like lattice, leaves, and crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small take-home pie. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090861
Great Soups and Sauces — 2017-12-06 thru 2017-12-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you'll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091014
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-10-27 thru 2017-10-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 5:30-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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, Santa hat, 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; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086524
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-12-02 thru 2017-12-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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, Santa hat, 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; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086560
Holiday Desserts with Kids (For adult and child age 8 and up) — 2017-12-09 thru 2017-12-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday with your favorite child and create a variety of holiday-themed cupcakes and sweet treats without the mess or prep in your kitchen. Learn to festively frost and decorate your cupcakes using a pastry bag. You'll also make chocolate bark that you customize with toppings of your choice. Enjoy these delectable treats yourself or give them to your favorite teacher, neighbor, or friend. Please bring a couple of boxes or large containers to take home your goodies. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091005
Indian Curries — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-10-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does making an Indian curry from scratch intrigue you? Discover the anatomy of classic Indian curries and become more comfortable using spices and curry to create the complex, satisfying flavors of India. Learn to prepare dishes that are easy and big in flavor under the direction of Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson, The Cooks' House. Chef Jen, in particular, has become known around the state for her curries. She will teach you everything you need to know to make you own curries at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091099
Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Party (Grades 1-4) — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Register the child only. Who doesn't love a pizza party? Spend a Saturday warming up in a real teaching kitchen and learn how to create your own pizza. Mix and knead your own dough and homemade sauce from scratch. Then try your hand at roasting vegetables and caramelizing onions to add to some of your favorite hearty toppings. Think pizza is just for lunch or dinner...guess again! You'll also make a dessert pizza for a sweet treat. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091075
Knife Skills--Slice, Chop and Dice Like a Pro — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Did you know that many chefs consider the knife to be the most important tool in the kitchen? Improve your speed and safety in the kitchen by learning knife skills in this demo and hands-on course. Discover how to choose the proper knife for the item you're cutting and especially how to properly sharpen and maintain your knives. Learn to debone a whole turkey and then use it to prepare a tantalizing turkey Osso Bucco. Add a variety of julienne cut vegetables to create an easy and delicious stir-fry. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091033
Moroccan Sampler — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Unravel some of the mystery of this exotic cuisine with its combinations of spices, herbs, and fruits. Explore flavor elements of Moroccan meals as you prepare Chicken Tagine, a traditional Moroccan slow braised recipe with Olives and Lemon; a refreshing Carrot Salad with Oranges and Medjool Dates; an extremely simple Chickpea Flat Bread that you'll want to make over and over again. Add a few vegetable sides and your taste buds will be in for a zesty treat. Discover that these dishes not only look beautiful but the aromas will carry you away. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091062
Oktoberfest Feast — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Oktoberfest is taking place in Munich this fall. But if you're not able to make the flight this year, join Chef Cheryl Janz for some serious German eats. Recipes include hot, soft pretzels with a Guinness mustard, apple and fennel salad, succulent pork schnitzel, spaetzle and spiced apple cake for dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class. Take home new recipes to enjoy with your favorite beer. Prosit!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090980
Pad Thai and More — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Continue the culinary tour of Thailand with Australian Chef Kylie Simpson. Kylie traveled to northern Thailand to study the regional and local cuisine for six weeks, and stayed six months. Explore the exotic tastes and flavors as you create recipes that include Tom Yum Soup and Pad Thai. Discover the basics of Thai Curry and creative ways to adapt it. Finish the evening with Thai banana and chocolate wontons. Savor the flavors of Thailand while she shares her delightful stories. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090961
Pizza Party Around the World (Grades 5-8) — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Register the child only. 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'll make a Greek pizza, Indian pizza with a Naan crust, and a Thai chicken pizza. It's easy to make a variety of unique flavors for your own international pizza party! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091079
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie — 2017-11-08 thru 2017-11-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. It's the season for pumpkins and time to discover they are not just for carving or pie anymore. Pumpkin is low in calories and incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is also finding its way into every course on the menu. Learn how to puree, bake and marinate pumpkins while you create a five-course meal. Recipes include curried pumpkin bisque, pumpkin quesadillas, a pumpkin and pasta gratin, and a cold black bean and pumpkin marinated salad. End the evening savoring pumpkin cake with sage glaze. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091055
Rustic Fall Tarts — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Discover Tarts, luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a melange of fresh vegetables. A colorful squash and tomato tart fills a crispy puff pastry shell, while a savory onion filling complements a buttery dough. A sweet and savory butternut squash with sage pairs well with a walnut crust. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090957
Sausage Making Workshop — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Get your hands dirty and see how sausage gets made with butcher Adam McMarlin. Know what cuts of meat are ideal for sausage making and learn the basic ratios and techniques used to make delicious and unique sausages at home. Become familiar with using a meat grinder properly and discover how to stuff sausages into natural casing using a hand crank stuffer. Acquaint yourself with proper handling, storage, and cooking methods. Rediscover this lost art and take home handmade sausage to enjoy with family and friends. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091058
Simple Puff Pastry — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-02$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091083
Sushi Rolls — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-10-28$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am-2 pm, Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090989
Sweet and Savory Scones — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-10-07$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday morning with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson, baking scrumptious scones. Pour a cup of joe and nibble on a warm scone while you watch Pete demonstrate the technique. Then take the mystery out of making a good tender scone, with a lightly crisp outer layer, by using your own hands and his favorite adaptable recipe. Work in teams to make the recipe your own by using caramelized pecans, lemon curd, local maple syrup, or savory bacon and cheese. Bring containers to take home any warm scones you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090904
Traditional Asian Recipes — 2017-11-16 thru 2017-11-16$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The cuisine of Asia includes some of the most distinctive and alluring flavors, ingredients and cooking methods in the world. Experience them first hand as you learn techniques to fill and prepare Chicken and Herb pot stickers with Mint Chili Sauce; perfect the proper food preparations and timing for cooking a Sesame Ginger Beef and asparagus Stir-fry; understand the method to achieve a creamy smooth Mango Sorbet; as well as crispy Five-Spice Fortune Cookies. Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091029
Whole Foods Workshop — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali, 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 foods, 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, tasting, and take-homes (bring containers)!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090911
Yeast Breads--Fast and Easy — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-17$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090941
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerEndless Summer: Canning, Freezing, Preserving — 2017-08-23 thru 2017-08-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6 - 9 pm Would you like to enjoy the fruits of your labor longer? Find out how to preserve vegetables and fruits from your garden or the local market in this basic canning and freezing class. Learn the safe method of canning in the step-by-step process of basic water bath canning. You'll get hands on with a pickling project and prepare jams to take home. Discover how to blanch and make simple, yet delicious syrups while you pick up tips and other techniques to stretch out the bounty of summer. Includes a canning book to take home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 136505071
Chicken Cookery — 2017-09-19 thru 2017-09-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 buying, cutting and whipping up delicious chicken dishes from a simple warm Chicken and Couscous Salad to fancier cuisines including Cider Braised Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Apples, Chicken and Shrimp Paella, Chicken Breast with Chili Rub and Mango Salsa, and more. Infuse new life into a weeknight staple! Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090834
BBQ Bootcamp — 2017-09-20 thru 2017-09-20$79 — Face to FaceView Details

6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Master your grill and learn how to cook BBQ like a pro. Manistee National Golf & Resort Executive Chef Brian Kissel invites you to a night of BBQ extravaganza. Find out how to select meats, fish, and vegetables for grilling, plus get tips on marinating, brines, and dry rubs. Learn how to cook meats to their ideal temperatures, how to get those fall-off-the-bone ribs, and how to make some delicious and easy sides to go with your BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090848
Eating Seasonally: A New Approach — 2017-09-21 thru 2017-09-21$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Are you ready for a food change? Enjoy an evening with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson as he shares his favorite recipes and tips for cooking seasonally. Get creative as you prepare a delicious 4-course meal that highlights abundant, locally sourced ingredients. The emphasis is on using traditional ingredients in innovative ways by adjusting flavors, textures and food combinations. Challenge your palate with quick pickling, vegetable chips and more. In addition to meat and fish recipes, you'll put a variety of fall produce to good, healthy use. Bring take home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090852
Fall Pies from Scratch — 2017-09-26 thru 2017-09-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend an evening learning to create great tasting pies--from the season's apple harvest to pumpkin cream pie. Begin by sampling a homemade savory pot pie as you learn several different crust recipes and techniques for working with dough. Explore filling options and thickening methods as well as baking and cooling essentials. Try a variety of creative ways to top your individual pies like lattice, leaves, and crumb top. Enjoy sampling and leave with a small take-home pie. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090861
DIY Probiotics: Artisan Sauerkraut and Gingered Carrot — 2017-09-27 thru 2017-09-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Create your own probiotics through a safe and simple fermentation process. Learn how to turn vegetables into flavorful superfoods that contain highly absorbable nutrients and beneficial bacteria that enhance your digestion and immunity. You will create your own sauerkraut blend by choosing from a variety of vegetables and seasonings suited to your own taste. You will also learn the vegetable brining technique and make a jar of Gingered Garlic Carrots.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090871
Artisan Bacon — 2017-09-28 thru 2017-09-28$89 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love bacon? Learn how to make your own artisan bacon using apple, cherry, or hickory wood at a fraction of the cost of purchasing it from the store. Participate in the entire process including what equipment you need to brine, how to smoke, and of course, the taste test! Be the talk of the neighborhood when your foodie friends and family sample your succulent bacon. Take home everything you need to smoke two lbs. of bacon on your own grill including brining bucket, brining ingredients, bacon, smoking pellets and confidence.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090882
Artisan Chocolate Workshop — 2017-09-30 thru 2017-09-30$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Who doesn't love chocolate? Join chocolatier Anne Boulley for a decadent encounter with the 'aphrodisiac of the gods.' After a demonstration of tempering, you'll jump right into the fun of chocolate design! Decorate your molds with colored cocoa butter and choose your fillings which include caramel, nuts, dried fruit and the best chocolate filling ever: hand-made ganache. Leave with a box of your own custom-designed gourmet chocolate bon bons rivaling those from any chocolate shop you've been to--and you were the chocolatier!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090886
Fall Into Michigan — 2017-10-03 thru 2017-10-03$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Crisp cool nights and colorful trees -- it must be fall in Michigan. Bring those senses to your kitchen with scrumptious recipes that scream fall. Begin with a crisp crostini with sharp cheddar and Michigan apple chutney followed by a super tender slow braised chicken, fresh thyme and autumn root veggies in a white wine sauce. Top off the evening with a rich buttery pastry crust filled with caramelized Michigan apples and a streusel crumble topping. The season may not last long enough but these recipes are certain to stick around. Bring containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090890
Butcher's Choice — 2017-10-04 thru 2017-10-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Roast? Shoulder? Loin? Flank? Do these terms confuse you? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of Meat 101. Explore different cuts of meat and learn to creatively prepare them in recipes to include Braised Short ribs with caramelized onion gravy, marinated beef Chuck tender, citrus and cilantro Arizona broil (beef flank steak) and cardamom and coffee crusted pork tenderloin. Discover tips to grilling the perfect steak, what to look for in meats, how to buy the right cut and more. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090900
Sweet and Savory Scones — 2017-10-07 thru 2017-10-07$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday morning with Chef Harlan 'Pete' Peterson, baking scrumptious scones. Pour a cup of joe and nibble on a warm scone while you watch Pete demonstrate the technique. Then take the mystery out of making a good tender scone, with a lightly crisp outer layer, by using your own hands and his favorite adaptable recipe. Work in teams to make the recipe your own by using caramelized pecans, lemon curd, local maple syrup, or savory bacon and cheese. Bring containers to take home any warm scones you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090904
Anatomy of a Recipe — 2017-10-09 thru 2017-10-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chefs Eric Patterson and Jen Blakeslee from the award-winning Cooks' House in this demonstration class and discover a recipe's anatomy. Find out how to prepare food more expediently, impulsively, economically and creatively. Free yourself from the crutch of recipes, processed foods or take out. Gain confidence to toss together great meals as you experiment with flavors and textures while constructing a 3-course meal. Always new recipes using seasonal foods. You won't be disappointed!

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090908
Whole Foods Workshop — 2017-10-10 thru 2017-10-10$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Would you like to get quick, nutritious meals on the table each night? Join Chef Ali, 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 foods, 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, tasting, and take-homes (bring containers)!

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090911
DIY Probiotics: Supporting Gut Health — 2017-10-11 thru 2017-10-11$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Current research suggests that the health of our gut affects the health of our entire body. In this demonstration class, learn cutting edge information about how to support beneficial gut bacteria through your diet and lifestyle choices. Discover the benefits of fermented foods and learn easy techniques to make dairy and nondairy kefir, probiotic hummus, probiotic applesauce and more. Sample a variety of foods made with kefir including Coconut Chia Pudding, Kefir Cheese, and Orange Creamsicle Smoothie. Bring a jar with a lid to take home a culture to make kefir at home.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090923
Fall Pastas — 2017-10-12 thru 2017-10-12$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The flavors of fall pair beautifully with pasta -from hearty mushroom sauces to delicate butternut squash ravioli. Discover the start-to-finish process of creating great pasta with Chef Janene Silverman who recently moved back to Traverse City from Italy. This collection of fresh pasta dishes bring crunch, color, and a whole lot of flavor to your table. Recipes include butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter, passatelli in brodo, buckwheat tagliolini with leeks and mushrooms, cavatelli with little meatball ragu and orecchietti pasta. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090927
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir — 2017-10-16 thru 2017-10-16$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Are you curious about trendy probiotic drinks like kombucha tea and water kefir? Replace sugar-laden pop and drink mixes with delicious fizzy drinks that you'll learn to make. Add favorite flavors to create a healthy drink you'll love, then take home your signature beverage in a swing-top bottle. You'll also receive a culture so you can continue fermenting drinks at home. Bring a jar with a lid.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090931
Yeast Breads--Fast and Easy — 2017-10-17 thru 2017-10-17$69 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-8:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Can you really make artisan yeast bread in a few minutes? Yes, indeed! Learn and practice the techniques described in the popular book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day. Mix up different kinds of bread dough, including a white artisan bread, wheat, and peasant multi-grain with some flavorful additions, like herbs and olives. Learn how to form the dough into a boule. Enjoy the aroma and taste of freshly baked bread in class, and take home a batch of dough along with your new-found skills to share with family and friends.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090941
Cooking Rookie — 2017-10-18 thru 2017-10-18$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Not so comfortable in the kitchen? Looking for the basics? Join Chef Brian Kissel for an evening of FUNdamental skills in the kitchen. Gain knife skills, preparation techniques and adaptable go-to recipes. Learn to saute, roast and pan-sear meats and vegetables. Recipes include a classic meatloaf, roasted chicken and vegetable lasagna. Get a few techniques and recipes under your belt and you'll even impress yourself. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090948
Rustic Fall Tarts — 2017-10-19 thru 2017-10-19$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Discover Tarts, luscious flaky shells filled with warm and sweet-smelling fillings appropriate for bakers at all skill levels. Prepare a variety of flaky shells with a melange of fresh vegetables. A colorful squash and tomato tart fills a crispy puff pastry shell, while a savory onion filling complements a buttery dough. A sweet and savory butternut squash with sage pairs well with a walnut crust. Versatile tarts are great as the main event or an appetizer served at room temperature or straight from the oven. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 12. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090957
Pad Thai and More — 2017-10-23 thru 2017-10-23$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Continue the culinary tour of Thailand with Australian Chef Kylie Simpson. Kylie traveled to northern Thailand to study the regional and local cuisine for six weeks, and stayed six months. Explore the exotic tastes and flavors as you create recipes that include Tom Yum Soup and Pad Thai. Discover the basics of Thai Curry and creative ways to adapt it. Finish the evening with Thai banana and chocolate wontons. Savor the flavors of Thailand while she shares her delightful stories. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090961
Duck 101 — 2017-10-24 thru 2017-10-24$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 get hands-on preparing dishes from the same bird including seared duck breast, confit thigh, pate and basic stock. Pick up new techniques and discover an appreciation for this menu item. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090966
Cold Smoked Fish — 2017-10-25 thru 2017-10-25$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. What is cold smoking and how is it different from hot smoking? Learn the differences between curing and brining and when to apply each method. Find out how to change the texture of your cold smoked fish to suit your style. Understand the differences between traditional lox and cold smoked salmon. Discover what types of fish are best suited for smoking. Demonstration, new recipes and of course, sampling is included.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090976
Oktoberfest Feast — 2017-10-26 thru 2017-10-26$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Oktoberfest is taking place in Munich this fall. But if you're not able to make the flight this year, join Chef Cheryl Janz for some serious German eats. Recipes include hot, soft pretzels with a Guinness mustard, apple and fennel salad, succulent pork schnitzel, spaetzle and spiced apple cake for dessert. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class. Take home new recipes to enjoy with your favorite beer. Prosit!

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090980
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-10-27 thru 2017-10-27$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Fri, 5:30-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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, Santa hat, 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; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086524
Sushi Rolls — 2017-10-28 thru 2017-10-28$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am-2 pm, Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239090989
Indian Curries — 2017-10-30 thru 2017-10-30$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does making an Indian curry from scratch intrigue you? Discover the anatomy of classic Indian curries and become more comfortable using spices and curry to create the complex, satisfying flavors of India. Learn to prepare dishes that are easy and big in flavor under the direction of Chefs Jen Blakeslee and Eric Patterson, The Cooks' House. Chef Jen, in particular, has become known around the state for her curries. She will teach you everything you need to know to make you own curries at home. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091099
Cast-Iron Cookery — 2017-11-01 thru 2017-11-01$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Cast-iron skillets are making their way into every kitchen. Discover how to season, care for and cook with this heavy duty and versatile kitchenware. Learn how to whip up a satisfying 30-minute supper, savory sides, or a crowd-pleasing dessert in a snap. Recipes include 'crunchy-crust' pizza, pan seared beef shoulder tender, blackened chicken, skillet s'mores and more. Once you taste the amazing flavor that comes from cooking in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to non-stick again. Bring containers to take home anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091087
Simple Puff Pastry — 2017-11-02 thru 2017-11-02$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091083
Kids in the Kitchen: Pizza Party (Grades 1-4) — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9 am-noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Register the child only. Who doesn't love a pizza party? Spend a Saturday warming up in a real teaching kitchen and learn how to create your own pizza. Mix and knead your own dough and homemade sauce from scratch. Then try your hand at roasting vegetables and caramelizing onions to add to some of your favorite hearty toppings. Think pizza is just for lunch or dinner...guess again! You'll also make a dessert pizza for a sweet treat. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091075
Pizza Party Around the World (Grades 5-8) — 2017-11-04 thru 2017-11-04$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Register the child only. 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'll make a Greek pizza, Indian pizza with a Naan crust, and a Thai chicken pizza. It's easy to make a variety of unique flavors for your own international pizza party! Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091079
Moroccan Sampler — 2017-11-06 thru 2017-11-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Unravel some of the mystery of this exotic cuisine with its combinations of spices, herbs, and fruits. Explore flavor elements of Moroccan meals as you prepare Chicken Tagine, a traditional Moroccan slow braised recipe with Olives and Lemon; a refreshing Carrot Salad with Oranges and Medjool Dates; an extremely simple Chickpea Flat Bread that you'll want to make over and over again. Add a few vegetable sides and your taste buds will be in for a zesty treat. Discover that these dishes not only look beautiful but the aromas will carry you away. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091062
Sausage Making Workshop — 2017-11-07 thru 2017-11-07$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Get your hands dirty and see how sausage gets made with butcher Adam McMarlin. Know what cuts of meat are ideal for sausage making and learn the basic ratios and techniques used to make delicious and unique sausages at home. Become familiar with using a meat grinder properly and discover how to stuff sausages into natural casing using a hand crank stuffer. Acquaint yourself with proper handling, storage, and cooking methods. Rediscover this lost art and take home handmade sausage to enjoy with family and friends. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091058
Pumpkin: Beyond Pie — 2017-11-08 thru 2017-11-08$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. It's the season for pumpkins and time to discover they are not just for carving or pie anymore. Pumpkin is low in calories and incredibly rich in vital antioxidants and vitamins. It is also finding its way into every course on the menu. Learn how to puree, bake and marinate pumpkins while you create a five-course meal. Recipes include curried pumpkin bisque, pumpkin quesadillas, a pumpkin and pasta gratin, and a cold black bean and pumpkin marinated salad. End the evening savoring pumpkin cake with sage glaze. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091055
Brazilian Churrasco - Barbeque — 2017-11-09 thru 2017-11-09$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Get-togethers, rhythm and flavors make the perfect way to celebrate friendship any time of the year. Cook and taste authentic Brazilian Churrasco (made the 'Carioca' way) from Rio de Janeiro. Join Brazilian native, Chef Adriana Martin, to learn about and prepare dishes from this backyard classic including grilled meats, accompaniments and a delicious sweet dessert. Taste guarana, soda made with guarana seeds from the Amazon, and other fruit juices. Learn about local resources, so you can invite friends to your own BBQ. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091051
A Taste of Korea — 2017-11-11 thru 2017-11-11$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 11 am-2 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join Chef Misaeng as she shares recipes and traditions from her Korean grandparents on how to use simple ingredients to prepare a practical yet richly flavored and healthful cuisine. Begin your culinary adventure by assembling Korea's signature dish, Bibimbap, a rice bowl combining many of the tastes of Korea. Learn how to prepare Kimchi, a traditional fermented side dish and Namul, a Korean seasoned vegetable dish along with Egg Drop soup. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 15. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091037
Knife Skills--Slice, Chop and Dice Like a Pro — 2017-11-15 thru 2017-11-15$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Did you know that many chefs consider the knife to be the most important tool in the kitchen? Improve your speed and safety in the kitchen by learning knife skills in this demo and hands-on course. Discover how to choose the proper knife for the item you're cutting and especially how to properly sharpen and maintain your knives. Learn to debone a whole turkey and then use it to prepare a tantalizing turkey Osso Bucco. Add a variety of julienne cut vegetables to create an easy and delicious stir-fry. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091033
Traditional Asian Recipes — 2017-11-16 thru 2017-11-16$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. The cuisine of Asia includes some of the most distinctive and alluring flavors, ingredients and cooking methods in the world. Experience them first hand as you learn techniques to fill and prepare Chicken and Herb pot stickers with Mint Chili Sauce; perfect the proper food preparations and timing for cooking a Sesame Ginger Beef and asparagus Stir-fry; understand the method to achieve a creamy smooth Mango Sorbet; as well as crispy Five-Spice Fortune Cookies. Bring take-home containers for anything you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091029
Holiday Cookie Decorating with Kids (For adult and child age 9 and up) — 2017-12-02 thru 2017-12-02$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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, Santa hat, 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; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239086560
Appetizers for the Holidays — 2017-12-04 thru 2017-12-04$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Prepare and sample tasty appetizers that are great 'do ahead' creations for those busy days when you are feeling stressed yet want to wow your guests! Chefs Jennifer Blakeslee and Eric Patterson of The Cooks' House will guide your preparation of delicious dips, salads, appetizers, and other savory edibles. Leave with new ideas and a better understanding of the 'what flavors work well together' theory for your upcoming holiday entertaining. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091024
Great Soups and Sauces — 2017-12-06 thru 2017-12-06$79 — Face to FaceView Details

Wed, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Explore the world of from-scratch soups and sauces. Using locally available products, learn to create versatile homemade stocks. Discover the five grand sauces of French cuisine and their derivatives. With what you learn about stocks and sauces, you'll be ready to create wonderful soups with seasonal flair. Of course, the best part is the sampling finale. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091014
Cookie Decorating with Royal Icing — 2017-12-07 thru 2017-12-07$49 — Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-8 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. 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 don't sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091010
Holiday Desserts with Kids (For adult and child age 8 and up) — 2017-12-09 thru 2017-12-09$59 — Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1-4 pm. Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Spend a Saturday with your favorite child and create a variety of holiday-themed cupcakes and sweet treats without the mess or prep in your kitchen. Learn to festively frost and decorate your cupcakes using a pastry bag. You'll also make chocolate bark that you customize with toppings of your choice. Enjoy these delectable treats yourself or give them to your favorite teacher, neighbor, or friend. Please bring a couple of boxes or large containers to take home your goodies. Register the adult; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 6. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 239091005
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