Courses

Take the challenge out of meal planning and get excited about making dinner. Learn to prepare meals with seven ingredients (or less) that will be ready to serve in 30 minutes. Discover time-saving tips, preparation methods, and how to incorporate more vegetables in your meals.


May 1-8, 2022, CUL 117
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 Crispy Fried Chicken and creamy Mac 'n Cheese. A perfect pair for any occasion.


Sunday, June 12, 2022, CUL 117
Bao Buns, also known as "steamed buns" are a delicious, warm, fluffy treat of stuffing wrapped inside a sweet, white dough. Chef Candy will guide you through the process of creating the leavened dough plus three hearty and delicious fillings (beef, chicken and vegetable).


Saturday, March 12, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in plant-based eating but not sure where to start? Join Chef Holly in this Q&A conversation and cooking demonstration course. Holly will help you explore the basics of plant-based eating as she demonstrates recipes for you to make at home.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Superfoods are nutrient rich foods that are considered especially beneficial for your health and well-being. Give your diet a healthy boost, while reducing your risk of heart disease, memory loss and other health problems.


Saturday, May 7, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Create roasted chicken with creamy scalloped potatoes just like mom used to make. Learn the proper technique to truss your chicken so it results in a juicy, evenly roasted bird without burned legs and wings. Drizzled with pan gravy and a healthy side of scalloped potatoes and you have a perfect Sunday night dinner or something new for your holiday meal.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Take your cooking to the next level with this classic shrimp recipe made with garlic, white wine and butter sauce. Learn to sauté rice with aromatics for a deliciously seasoned rice pilaf dish. Serve with roasted broccolini and you have a simple dish, elegant enough to serve at holiday dinners. This Italian classic should be in every home chef's repertoire!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Do you have the desire to create delicious, traditional desserts? In this course, you will learn to make three delicious Italian classics: Tiramisu, chilled Zabaglione, and Pignoli cookies. Master these treats, and your dessert table will never be the same.


Saturday, February 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Mother sauces and their derivatives can elevate and embellish any entrée or appetizer. In this course, you will master making the classic Sauce Espagnole, using beef or veal stock. You will then turn the dark, savory Mother sauce into sauce au poivre to accompany your pan roasted steak with roasted rosemary potatoes.


Sunday, June 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Mother sauces and their derivatives can elevate and embellish any entrée or appetizer. In this course, you will master making a classic Velouté sauce, then turn the light, savory Mother sauce into a sauce supreme used to prepare a delicious, home style deconstructed chicken pot pie.


Sunday, April 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Good knife skills and a well-stocked pantry can lead to creativity and inspiration! Join Chef Candy as she shares essential pantry staples and knife skills that will turn the most boring recipes into delicious, flavor-filled dishes in an instant.


Saturday, April 2, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Practice your baking skills and learn how to make delicious flatbreads from around the world. Chef Katie will discuss mixing, shaping and baking techniques for different types of dough. Recipes will include Semolina Rosemary Crackers, Naan with Sesame Seeds and Pita Bread.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
French food and cooking are generally considered the backbone and underpinning of many cuisines across the Western world. The influence and recognition of classical French cooking techniques are legendary.  Chef Candy will take you to France to explore a delicious menu of filet of ling cod with beurre noisette with crispy capers and smashed Yukon gold potatoes


Saturday, April 23, 2022, CUL 117
Using a variety of gluten-free flours and baking techniques, participants will gain hands-on experience in baking delicious treats. Recipes include Flaxseed Bread (with almond & coconut flours), Jam-Filled Walnut Scones (with gluten-free flour mix), and Ginger Snap Cookies (with buckwheat flour).


Saturday, May 21, 2022, 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.


Saturday, February 26, 2022, 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. All new recipes!


Sunday, February 20, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Italian food is a very diverse cuisine, with over twenty regions with a distinctive set of flavors, recipes and ingredients. In this course, Chef Candy will take you on a comforting tour of Southern Italy, where you will prepare homemade meatballs, marinara and a soft, cheesy polenta dish.


Saturday, June 4, 2022, CUL 117
Italian Sunday supper is a traditional family gathering, and a beautiful way to stay connected to each other. Every family has its own family recipes. Join Chef Candy and learn to prepare some of her family favorites.


Saturday, February 19, 2022, 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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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In this course, you'll learn about health conditions that benefit from a Mediterranean Diet, the science behind this dietary approach and simple ways to incorporate this dietary plan into your daily routine. You'll have the opportunity to put this plan into practice by preparing recipes along with the instructor from the comfort of your own kitchen.


February 27, 2022 to March 13, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
This course was such a hit last fall that we're doing it again this year with new recipes! The fall and winter holidays call for an assortment of dishes that highlight seasonal flavors and mouth-watering ingredients. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates how to make delicious show-stopping plant-based dishes such as Butternut-Sage Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce, Creamy Green Bean Casserole, and Candy Cane Cupcakes--all 100% plant-based!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Are you concerned about how you will get enough protein if you switch to a plant-based diet? Join Chef Holly and explore the many different ways to incorporate alternative proteins into your plant-based meals.


Sunday, June 5, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Impress your family and friends with a new plant-based St. Patrick's Day feast. These fun recipes are all traditional Irish meals made with tasty, plant-based ingredients.


Wednesday, March 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn to make pies without a pie pan. In this course, you will create a delicious roasted vegetable and cheese galette wrapped in a flaky pastry shell. Add a simple salad or cup of soup to this rustic free-form pie and you have the perfect dinner on a chilly evening.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn the basics of dehydration and techniques to improve the meals you pack for your adventures. This course is great for anyone curious about creating 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 options. The cost of the course includes The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventures written by the instructor.


February 8-15, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Jazz up your springtime holiday buffet with all new recipes, using seasonal flavors and mouthwatering ingredients. This course will teach you how to make flavorful, plant-based dishes that will brighten any celebration.


Saturday, April 9, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted filled pasta. Chef Candy will teach you how to create traditional Italian pasta from scratch along with a variety of delicious fillings and complementary sauces.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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.


Sunday, April 24, 2022, ONLINE ZOOM
Intimidated by the thought of using winter squash, or tired of your same-old recipes? This course will explore various types of winter squash including how to skin, cut and de-seed these hefty beauties. Learn how to cook them to create delicious winter dishes.


This course contains no sessions at this time.