Courses

Are you living on your own for the first time or heading off to college and needing to hone your basic kitchen skills? If so, this class is for you. Spend the morning in this crash course on kitchen basics including sanitation, knife skills and essential cooking techniques. Learn to prepare easy meals and dishes sure to impress your friends and make you look like an expert.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CUL 119
Discover the art of making flaky scones and biscuits by cutting butter into flour and handling the dough quickly and gently for a delicate, mouthwatering pastry. Explore tricks to make crumbly, moist and delicate muffins. Menu may include Sweet Potato Biscuits, Cheddar Herb Biscuits, Dried Cherry Almond Scones and Fruit Muffins.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, CUL 116
Be a winemaker for the day! This hands-on wine blending session explores the many different ways in which a bottle of wine can come to be. Learn the history and unique characteristics of different wine styles then blend your own to create a wine that appeals to your very own taste. At the end of class, each student will go home with their own uniquely blended bottle of wine. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Monday, November 4, 2019, Geist Beerworks
Impress your friends and learn how to make those pricey, yet beautiful and delicious French cookies: Macarons and Madeleines dipped in chocolate.


Saturday, October 5, 2019, CUL 116
We often hear that we need to incorporate more whole grains into our diets. Learn about various whole grains and how to cook them so they taste great. In this hands-on class, students will create several different whole grain dishes using traditional ingredients as well as exciting new ones.


Sunday, October 20, 2019, CUL 117
Join professionally trained chef Candy Argondizza and learn to make some of Italy's classic regional dishes at home. In this 5-week series, Chef Candy will cover everything from the Venetian "Ossobuco" and Risotto Milanese to handcrafted Pappardelle Bolognese to Wood-Fired Pizzas and hand-pulled Mozzarella. Have fun while learning great techniques that will surely impress your friends and family.


October 19, 2019 to November 16, 2019, CUL 117
Join Chef Candy as she demonstrates the technique of cooking risotto and zabaglione in our state-of-the-art demonstration classroom at the Cascade Culinary Institute. Learn secrets and techniques for creating the northern Italian creamy rice dish, paired with a traditional Italian custard dessert. At completion of class, students will enjoy the dishes and a glass of wine together.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019, CUL 118
Summer is a great time to explore cooking with plant-based proteins. This class will help you discover a completely new menu of flavor and nutrition to satisfy your palate. Chef Holly will demonstrate proper preparation and cooking techniques using plant-based protein sources.


Wednesday, August 28, 2019, CUL 117
Do you ever find yourself feeling bad about the amount of food you throw in the trash or compost? This class will take a light and humorous approach to teaching you how to use the "bits" you don't know what to do with at the end of the day. Come prepared with an open mind, pen and paper, and a hunger for adventure as you explore the new beginnings of the old scraps!


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Join certified Fermentationist and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Robbie Bianchi-Pray to learn about the exciting process of brewing traditional fermented Kombucha tea. All participants will go home with their own culture for lifelong brewing and the confidence to share their creations with friends! Bring $35.00 cash or check to class to pay instructor for starter kit (jar, starter culture and instructions).


Saturday, October 26, 2019, CUL 119
Bring a world of flavor to your dinner table with easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces. You will gain mastery in sauces of various ethnic traditions such as Mexican Mole Sauce, Thai Coconut Curry, Mediterranean Caper Sauce, and Spanish Romesco Sauce. These sauces are bursting with flavor while accommodating common dietary restrictions. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, CUL 119
Freshen up your summer picnic and potluck recipes. Learn to create healthy new side dishes and desserts that are sure to impress. Each dish 'travels well' to your destination and won't go bad on a warm summer day.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 119
Autumn weather is the perfect invitation to create satisfying, rich stews for your family. In this class, students will use a variety of kitchen skills to create delicious stews hearty enough to be a full meal. Learn to make new stew recipes such as Tuscan White Bean, Kale and Pork, Oyster and Mexican Green Chile, and Chicken stew.


Sunday, October 27, 2019, CUL 117
Join Chef Holly as she teaches you how to create delicious plant-based salads loaded with vegetables, protein, fiber and most importantly, flavor. These creative new salads will leave you feeling healthy and satisfied and your family will be asking for more.


Sunday, November 17, 2019, CUL 117
This class is just like a cookie exchange, except you get to make all the cookies and not mess up your kitchen! You will make a variety of holiday cookies to share with your family and friends including: Pecan Thumbprints filled with Ganache, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, Checkerboard Icebox Cookies, and Gingerbread cutouts which you will learn piping and flooding techniques with royal icing for professional looking results.


Saturday, December 7, 2019, CUL 116
Chickpeas are among the hottest food trends of 2019. Packed with nutrition and fun, chickpeas are a versatile fare. Impress your family and friends by flaunting your trendiness with mastery of the following chickpea eats: Chickpea Fries, Hummus Shake, Snickerdoodle Hummus, and Green Chickpea Guacamole.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 119
You don't have to be German to love Bratwurst. Learn to make fresh Bratwurst from start to finish. Explore different sausages and curing techniques and then jump in to make your own, just in time for summer grilling season.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 117
Tacos Al Pastor are a staple on the Mexico City street food scene. How did a Middle Eastern cooking technique end up in the heart of Mexico? Explore this fun fact while learning to cook this delicious street food. Class will also make Mexican grilled corn with chilies and lime, a trio of salsas and guacamole to accompany the Tacos Al Pastor. Enjoy a demonstration on how to make homemade corn tortillas.



Saturday, December 7, 2019, CUL 117
Are you worried about it being too hot to turn on your stove or oven this summer? Learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and an imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Nothing goes together quite like pizza and beer. The delicious combination of a cheesy, doughy pizza slice and a refreshing cold beer makes for a great casual meal. Students will spend the morning with Chef Candy creating the perfect pies to bake in an outside wood-fired oven. Enjoy your pizza with a sample of beers from Geist Beerworks of Redmond. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, August 17, 2019, CUL 117
Current research suggests that what we eat may affect our overall mental health. In this hands-on class, learn about the nutritional aspects of healthy, tasty, and soothing food to boost mental health. Students will prepare, cook and eat several dishes that are commonly associated with the Mediterranean diet as well as the DASH diet. Learn lifestyle strategies to help you find the time and energy to enjoy your cooking time.


Saturday, September 28, 2019, CUL 117
You don't have to give up soups during the summer. Cool off with classic chilled soup recipes such as Gazpacho and Vichyssoise. Pair them with a delicious Blue Cheese and Apple Walnut Salad or Wilted Spinach Salad with Orange Vinaigrette and you have a perfect summer meal. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
For the ultimate summer BBQ, make these elegant but easy appetizers to impress your guests. Learn to create five fantastic appetizers including Fusion Wontons, Salmon Lox Crostini, Bacon-Wrapped Bleu Cheese Dates, Sausage Jalepeno Poppers, and Bruschetta Antipasta. As a bonus, students will create a Southwest Roasted Garlic plate that is sure to make you the best BBQ host in the neighborhood.


Saturday, July 27, 2019, CUL 117
Learn quick and easy summer sauces to heighten the taste of your summer dishes. Recipes will include fresh pesto sauce and bread, peanut sauce with spring rolls, chimichurri with steak skewers, and tapenade to pair with crostini. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Summer cooking doesn't need to be bland or difficult. Explore different vegetable recipes using four traditional curries (red, yellow, green, and orange). Each recipe is easily adaptable to mix and match with protein for an easy and delicious summer dinner. Bring an apron, sharp knife and take-home containers.


Saturday, August 24, 2019, PRI 127
Start your day with vegetables! Summer season offers an array of vegetables with abundant colors and flavors. In this class, learn how to shop the Farmer's Markets and incorporate a variety of locally grown produce into tasty, easy and satisfying breakfast meals. Explore a host of benefits that vegetables contribute to our health while Diane demonstrates making the following recipes: Cauliflower Cake, Sausage Egg Muffins, and Asparagus, Mushroom & Potato Hash.


Saturday, August 3, 2019, CUL 118
Just because you're vegan doesn't mean breakfast needs to be limited to smoothies, oatmeal or energy bars. Refresh your breakfast dishes and learn how to cook some favorite traditional foods, vegan-style including quiche, biscuits and gravy, pancakes and even vegan bacon. Make breakfast delicious and nutritious.


Saturday, October 19, 2019, CUL 119
Fall vegetables can be roasted to sweet caramelized perfection and paired with a rich flavorful cheese and a flaky pastry to make a delicious savory pie. Pair with a salad or soup and you have a hearty winter meal. Learn to make your own custom tailored galette and turnovers with a variety of vegetables, cheeses, herbs and nuts.


Saturday, November 2, 2019, CUL 116
Make the shift from cool summer salads to warm winter salads packed with the greens and vegetables you love. In this hands-on class, you will make and sample three award-winning salads that will impress those at your table this winter. All salads will be prepared gluten and dairy-free.


Saturday, October 12, 2019, CUL 117
This class takes a peek at two different varieties of grapes used to make two different styles of wine. Taste and explore the varieties of red and white wines created by different grapes grown in vineyards around the world. Participants must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Monday, October 7, 2019, Geist Beerworks
This course is designed for those who like wine and want to know more about it, and for those who would like to enjoy wine and just don't know where to begin. Start with a tasting and analysis of the basic components of wine - sugar, acid, tannin, and alcohol, the foundation required to knowledgeably taste and analyze wines. Discover some of the most important wine grapes and wine regions by tasting, discussing, and scoring several wines. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


Saturday, November 16, 2019, CUL 120
Join Chef Katie and get into the Halloween spirit! Learn to bake cupcakes decorated with owls, pumpkins, and chocolate spider webs. Students will also learn to make delicious caramel apples. For students ages 10-14.


Sunday, October 27, 2019, CUL 116
Have fun with your child/grandchild making holiday cookies. Learn to make a variety of holiday cookies to share with your family and friends. Recipes include Pecan Thumbprint Cookies with Chocolate Ganache, Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti, and Gingerbread cookies that you can "paint" and decorate. Registered adult may bring one child age 8-11 to class.


Sunday, December 8, 2019, CUL 116
Students will learn how to make a variety of candies that they can give to family and friends for the holidays. Recipes will including soft buttery caramels, truffles and peppermint bark. Wrapped up in pretty boxes, these candies make a beautiful and special gift. For students ages 10-14.


Sunday, December 1, 2019, CUL 116
Have fun after school in this five-week course and learn to make an array of cookies, cakes and pies. Emphasis will be placed on baking and pastry techniques as well as kitchen skills including safety, time management, organization and more. Join Chef Katie and make and eat some yummy treats. For students ages 10-14.


October 2-30, 2019, CUL 116