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Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623497
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1 - 3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627708
Cooking Mushrooms: More than Morels—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik for a hands-on culinary experience featuring wild foraged mushrooms beyond the morel! Discover the five recognized sauces and learn how to incorporate your own wild mushroom finds. Get ready to prepare a seasonal wild mushroom bechamel sauce which goes great over pasta, fish, poultry or vegetables. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623275
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir—2018-05-30 through 2018-05-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287620691
Farm Market Savvy—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-10$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchn Rm. 129. Discover what to do with the seasons abundant harvest and maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new recipes to includes what is locally available at farm markets. Enjoy how delicious this season can be! Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627894
Fathers Day Feast: Cooking with Dad or Grandpa (For adult and child age 5+)—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Celebrate Fathers Day Weekend creating some mouthwatering treats with your dad or grandpa. In this fun, hands-on class you and your dad/grandpa will perfect some surprisingly simple techniques such as cutting, chopping, measuring, mixing and baking. Master and enjoy tasty dishes like Breakfast Nachos, Stromboli Rolls and Chocolate Chip Pizza. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623414
Fish and Seafood Butchery —2018-07-31 through 2018-07-31$95—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. With the high price of cut, ready-to-buy seafood, learn the basics of fish and seafood butchery and get excited about cooking seafood. Experience the professional way to cut salmon, filet and debone a fish, clean shrimp, and open clams and oysters. Learn to sharpen and keep your tools as precise as possible. Prepare Linguine Fruit de Mer. Bring containers and a cooler for anything you do not sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630664
Modernist Cuisine—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-13$79—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Sous Vide? Foams? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Get a glimpse into the den of the White Rabbit. Learn and explore the newest techniques in cooking. Develop a basic understanding of Modernist Cuisine and how its scientific approach and applications are forever changing the way we look at food. Modernize your culinary skills with new methods in this demo and hands-on cooking class! 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 =287623365
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Break out the grill -- it is that time of the year when warm weather and longer days inspire us to cook outdoors. Intensify the taste of your grilled dishes this summer with a combination of herbs, spices, vinegars and oils. Whether you prefer the tenderizing quality of a marinade, or the zip of a rub, poultry, meat, fish and vegetables all benefit from time spent in these sauces and dry mixes. From a Greek Shish-ka-bob marinade to a zesty horseradish sauce and an Indonesian satay marinade, you will add excitement to your flame-kissed meals with these grill-friendly recipes. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623064
Street Food Favorites—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mobile food trucks are popping up all over the country, including Traverse City. Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene with Chef Pete Peterson (created Tapawingo and helped inaugurate Alliance restaurant in its first year in TC), a frequent visitor to Thailand, China, Mexico and Portland, Oregon--all known for their specialty street cuisine. These zesty foods are portable, quick to make, and easily transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers or main entr&eacute;es. Create authentic tacos (fish and pork), chicken lettuce wraps, and more, all inspired by diverse cultures. Treat yourself to spices and flavors found in local food carts around the world. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623243
Summer Appetizers—2018-07-12 through 2018-07-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630177
What's Up Watermelon?—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Summer is here and what screams mouth-watering? Watermelon! Besides its amazing taste, it also has some great health benefits. Let Chef Ali Lopez show you some innovative and delectable ways to prepare various meals and drinks to enjoy throughout the day. Recipes include Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad, Watermelon Ague Frescas, Watermelon Salsa, Pickled Watermelon Rind and more! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630454
DIY Probiotics: Kombucha Tea and Water Kefir—2018-05-30 through 2018-05-30$49—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 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 10. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287620691
Rubs - Marinades and Sauces—2018-06-04 through 2018-06-04$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Mon, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Break out the grill -- it is that time of the year when warm weather and longer days inspire us to cook outdoors. Intensify the taste of your grilled dishes this summer with a combination of herbs, spices, vinegars and oils. Whether you prefer the tenderizing quality of a marinade, or the zip of a rub, poultry, meat, fish and vegetables all benefit from time spent in these sauces and dry mixes. From a Greek Shish-ka-bob marinade to a zesty horseradish sauce and an Indonesian satay marinade, you will add excitement to your flame-kissed meals with these grill-friendly recipes. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623064
Street Food Favorites—2018-06-06 through 2018-06-06$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Mobile food trucks are popping up all over the country, including Traverse City. Explore the authentic tastes of the ready-to-eat street food scene with Chef Pete Peterson (created Tapawingo and helped inaugurate Alliance restaurant in its first year in TC), a frequent visitor to Thailand, China, Mexico and Portland, Oregon--all known for their specialty street cuisine. These zesty foods are portable, quick to make, and easily transferable to the home kitchen as appetizers or main entr&eacute;es. Create authentic tacos (fish and pork), chicken lettuce wraps, and more, all inspired by diverse cultures. Treat yourself to spices and flavors found in local food carts around the world. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 2. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623243
Cooking Mushrooms: More than Morels—2018-06-12 through 2018-06-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Join outdoor enthusiasts, Jill and Aaron Grenchik for a hands-on culinary experience featuring wild foraged mushrooms beyond the morel! Discover the five recognized sauces and learn how to incorporate your own wild mushroom finds. Get ready to prepare a seasonal wild mushroom bechamel sauce which goes great over pasta, fish, poultry or vegetables. Bring containers to take home any creations you don't sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623275
Modernist Cuisine—2018-06-13 through 2018-06-13$79—Face to FaceView Details

Weds, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Sous Vide? Foams? Spherification? What do these mean? Modernist Cuisine! Get a glimpse into the den of the White Rabbit. Learn and explore the newest techniques in cooking. Develop a basic understanding of Modernist Cuisine and how its scientific approach and applications are forever changing the way we look at food. Modernize your culinary skills with new methods in this demo and hands-on cooking class! 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 =287623365
Fathers Day Feast: Cooking with Dad or Grandpa (For adult and child age 5+)—2018-06-16 through 2018-06-16$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Celebrate Fathers Day Weekend creating some mouthwatering treats with your dad or grandpa. In this fun, hands-on class you and your dad/grandpa will perfect some surprisingly simple techniques such as cutting, chopping, measuring, mixing and baking. Master and enjoy tasty dishes like Breakfast Nachos, Stromboli Rolls and Chocolate Chip Pizza. Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623414
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 9:30 am - Noon, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 8. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287623497
Cookie Decorating (For adult and child age 9-16)—2018-06-23 through 2018-06-23$59—Face to FaceView Details

Sat, 1 - 3:30 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm 129. Kick off summer with a sweet treat! Decorated cookies make a colorful addition to an ordinary cookie tray. Learn how to decorate beautiful, professional looking cookies using royal icing. You and your child will have fun creating these edible delights: a cherry, flag, fireworks and more. Discover piping and flooding techniques and designs using tinted royal icing, colored sugars, and other decorative items. Cookies, take-home container and all other materials are provided. Register the adult only; cost includes one adult and one child.

  • Seats available: Approximately 5. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627708
Farm Market Savvy—2018-07-10 through 2018-07-10$79—Face to FaceView Details

<p>Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchn Rm. 129. Discover what to do with the seasons abundant harvest and maximize your grocery budget while supporting local farmers. Learn how to master farm market shopping and pick up tips for selecting the best and freshest produce. Explore fun, innovative ways to utilize your seasonal favorites and discover new recipes to includes what is locally available at farm markets. Enjoy how delicious this season can be! Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.</p><br><br>

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287627894
Summer Appetizers—2018-07-12 through 2018-07-12$79—Face to FaceView Details

Thurs, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Does the thought of making simple appetizers appeal to you? Learn how to use many in season fruits and veggies in simple mouthwatering appetizers. Get ready to make luscious tasting appetizers using pre-made Puff Pastry dough. You will also create a variety of tarts including an Asparagus and Leek Tart and Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tart. Plus learn how to slow bake tomatoes with garlic and basil and discover the many ways to add them to a variety of dishes. After sampling these tasty morsels, leave with new recipes and techniques to create with your own ingredients. Bring containers to take home anything you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 13. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630177
What's Up Watermelon?—2018-07-17 through 2018-07-17$79—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. Summer is here and what screams mouth-watering? Watermelon! Besides its amazing taste, it also has some great health benefits. Let Chef Ali Lopez show you some innovative and delectable ways to prepare various meals and drinks to enjoy throughout the day. Recipes include Grilled Watermelon Feta Salad, Watermelon Ague Frescas, Watermelon Salsa, Pickled Watermelon Rind and more! Bring containers to take home any creations you do not sample in class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 16. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630454
Fish and Seafood Butchery —2018-07-31 through 2018-07-31$95—Face to FaceView Details

Tues, 6-9 pm, Oleson Center Kitchen Rm. 129. With the high price of cut, ready-to-buy seafood, learn the basics of fish and seafood butchery and get excited about cooking seafood. Experience the professional way to cut salmon, filet and debone a fish, clean shrimp, and open clams and oysters. Learn to sharpen and keep your tools as precise as possible. Prepare Linguine Fruit de Mer. Bring containers and a cooler for anything you do not sample in class and possible leftover raw seafood.

  • Seats available: Approximately 11. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Main campus  — Maps
  • Course ID =287630664
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