Courses

Are you interested in plant-based eating but not sure where to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration class. Holly will help you explore the basics of plant-based eating as she demonstrates recipes for you to make at home. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Katie as she teaches you how to make flaky cheese biscuits and fruity scones. Pair the biscuits with a hearty soup for lunch or dinner and enjoy a delicious scone with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. Both the biscuits and scones freeze well so you can have them on hand for future meals. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 23, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
In this two-part class, learn to make a delicious and beautiful chocolate cake from start to finish. On day one, Chef Katie will demonstrate how to create the cake batter and discuss proper baking techniques. She will also show you how to make a Swiss buttercream frosting and ganache. On day two, you will slice and assemble your cake using a crumb coat and then a smooth coat of frosting. Learn basic piping techniques and how to top your cake with a pool of ganache. Become the maker of the best birthday cake ever!


February 20-21, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Never use store-bought taco shells again! Join Chef Candy and learn how to make delicious, homemade corn tortillas and a yummy filling to spice up your Cinco de Mayo dinner. Prepare your own supply of corn tortillas filled with delicious Chicken Tinga (braised chicken with chipotle and tomato) with freshly made guacamole and Pico de Gallo. Don't miss this tasty opportunity to celebrate Cinco de Mayo or taco night any day of the year.


Saturday, May 1, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will discover the magic of braising using both dry and moist heat methods. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Chef Candy will lead you in this series of four independent topics that will build culinary confidence in the kitchen. The key concepts and skills learned in each session will improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. Topics include: Poaching, Sautéing and Grilling, Roasting, and Braising. Register for the full series and save $47, or register for individual topics.


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Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will learn how to cook a filet of fish using this moist heat method. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed is provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


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Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will explore a dry heat method often used for larger cuts of meat or fish. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 27, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy and explore key concepts and skills to improve your culinary techniques, menu planning and overall confidence in providing restaurant-quality food to your family and friends. In this session, students will learn that high heat, minimal fat and the right cut are the secrets to the perfect saute. Proper grilling techniques for meat, fish or vegetables will also be covered. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter and explore the special vibrancy culinary herbs add to our foods. Learn to appreciate the aroma and flavor of culinary herbs as we explore their historical uses and their science-based medicinal applications. The course includes demonstrations and recipes. On the menu: herbed butters, herbed breakfast sausage, chimichurri and tabbouleh.


Thursday, May 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Fearless Fish Cookery continues with Chef Candy preparing a perfectly seared salmon dish alongside gazpacho vinaigrette and black olive cous cous. Learn searing and plating techniques with this delicious summer dish that is sure to wow your friends and family.


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Join Chef Candy in her first of many classes cooking with fish and shellfish. This class will showcase sea scallops with pickled tomato and jalapeńo and sweet corn risotto. Learn techniques for searing the perfect scallop and plating techniques to create a beautiful, restaurant quality dinner for your family or party guests.


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Join Chef Katie as she demonstrates how to bake delicious French Macaron cookies. Learn how to pipe the dough into perfect rounds and once they are baked, fill them with rich chocolate ganache. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, March 13, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Dianne Porter, Integrative Nutritionist, as she demonstrates baking techniques using a variety of gluten-free flours. Observe or bake along in your kitchen and learn to make delicious Date Pecan Scones using almond flour, Brownies with coconut flour, and Blueberry Coffee Cake with commercial GF flour mix. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to bake along with the demonstration.


Saturday, February 6, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table with these gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. Gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, March 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Is your body craving a healthy reset after all of the holiday indulgence? Never fear, soup season is here! Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make three different soups filled with vitamin-packed winter vegetables, powerful antioxidants and rich flavor. Cook along in your own kitchen as we create delicious recipes like Thai Coconut/Sweet Potato/Lentil Curry Stew, Creamy Cauliflower and Kale Detox Soup, and Silky Butternut Squash and Sage Soup. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Saturday, January 30, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
American cuisine reflects the history of the United States, blending the culinary contributions of a variety of groups around the world as well as many deeply rooted heritages. Chef Candy will explore the South with delicious Fried Chicken and Mac 'n Cheese. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
French food and cooking are generally considered the backbone and underpinning of many cuisines across the Western world. Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates Fish en Papillote, an easy, healthy and flavorful way to cook fish; sealed in a parchment paper pouch, the fish is essentially steamed and infused with flavor inside a convenient little package. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 7, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Join Chef Candy on an around the world adventure, exploring classic cuisines from Italy, Spain, France and America. This series includes four independent sessions that will foster your passion for international cuisine and build skills to create delicious, restaurant-quality international cuisine for your family dinners. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed are provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. Register for the full series and save $47, or register for individual sessions.


January 24, 2021 to February 14, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Italian food is a very diverse cuisine. Each of the twenty Italian regions have a distinctive set of flavors, recipes, products and ingredients. Join Chef Candy on this exploration of Italy with a Vegetarian Bolognese with Handmade Orecchiette . Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 24, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Take a virtual trip to Valencia and learn to make Paella, a traditional rice dish of Spain that has many variations. Chef Candy will prepare a colorful mixture of saffron-flavored rice with assorted shellfish, fish and chorizo sausage, using a paellera, the flat, round pan in which it is cooked. She will also prepare Patatas Bravas, a classic tapa. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, January 31, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to create delicious and nutritious meals by reducing fat without sacrificing flavor. This course provides tips on menu planning and quicker cooking, and it allows you to try out over 50 exciting lower-fat recipes.


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Pâte ŕ choux is the French name of the versatile dough used for cream puffs, eclairs and more! Learn to make this delicious dough along with pastry cream for eclairs, whipped cream for cream puffs, and chocolate ganache to finish them off. These desserts will certainly impress your guests during the holiday season. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


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Winter holidays call for a buffet of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make flavorful, plant-based dishes such as Delicata Squash with Cranberries and Wild Rice, Lemon-Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Christmas Bruschetta, and Chocolate-Peppermint Cookies. Students will leave class with an understanding of the benefits of plant-based eating and the methods for creating wintertime holiday recipes. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance or those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. New recipes are used each class, so returning students are welcome.


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Is it possible to create a tasty and show-stopping Italian feast without dairy or meat? Absolutely! Chef Holly will demonstrate how to make a completely plant-based Italian feast including fresh Caprese Salad, rich Veggie Lasagna, and decadent Tiramisu. Learn about high-quality substitutes for different cheeses and meats. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Wednesday, March 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This class is great for anyone who is curious about creating their own meals for the trail, whether you already own a dehydrator or not, and is suitable for people with dietary restrictions who want to improve their trail meals. The cost of the class includes "The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures." Book will be shipped directly to students prior to class.


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A well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join chef Candy as she shares the essential pantry staples she keeps on hand to transform even the most basic items into delicious restaurant-quality food. Chef Candy will provide a list of pantry essentials and demonstrate how to turn everyday ingredients into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, April 17, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Discover how to create delicious baked goods without using traditional animal products such as dairy and eggs. Explore the basics of vegan baking substitutes including flaxseed, aquafaba and other plant-based baking options. Learn to bake delicious vegan muffins, quick breads, savory dinner rolls and brownies. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, February 28, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM