Discover how to make several different kinds of unique artisan quick breads - savory and sweet! You'll be able to have homemade breads for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. These recipes let you mix, bake, and have breads out of the oven in less than an hour.
Students will learn how to make this beautiful, rich delicious showcase of a holiday dessert: chocolate roulade rolled around a whipped chocolate ganache and then glazed with a chocolate glaze and finished with meringue mushrooms, chocolate leaves and sugared cranberries. It will become a family tradition!
Calling all chocolate lovers! Join Chef Katie Fuller to learn how to bake a flourless chocolate cake glazed with dark chocolate ganache, a chocolate cream tart, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate soufflé cookies.
Learn the secret to making French crêpes. Crêpes can be filled with an endless array of sweet or savory fillings. They are quick to prepare and can be served anytime of the day. In this class, discover how to make great crêpe batter and explore various ways to fill them to serve as a fancy appetizer, main course or a melt-in-your mouth delectable dessert. Bring a knife and apron.
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Delight your friends and family with homemade, gift-bagged sweet treats! In this class, you will learn how to create mini-loaves, cake pops, and other items that are tasty and attractive enough to give away.
Using the bounties of the fall harvest, learn how to make a maple pecan pumpkin pie, a savory butternut squash and gruyere galette, and sweet potato biscuits.
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!
Love fish, but don't know how to prepare and store it? Are you concerned about the possible pollution in fish these days? How does wild fish compare to farmed fish? Learn these answers and discuss the best and "cleanest" seafood to eat, where to purchase it, and the best way to prepare it.
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Learn to make your own puff pastry the quick and easy way, eliminating the need to buy the expensive frozen supermarket kind! Then create a delicious fruit and pastry cream tart, cheddar cheese straws, and ham, Dijon mustard and gruyere cheese appetizers using your flaky, buttery puff pastry.
Bring your child (or grandchild, niece, friend) to bake and decorate delicious spooky themed cupcakes and cookies! Learn a varity of recipes that you can make in your favorite Halloween shapes inlcuding ghosts, bats, pumpkins and more! Bring an apron, a lunch, and containers to take home your goodies. Price includes one registered adult and one child (ages 7-14).
Learn how to make handmade pappardelle, delicious light potato gnocchi and creamy rich risotto like a native Italian. Students will pair the pasta with a classic marinara sauce, the gnocchi with a brown butter sage sauce and the risotto with roasted mushrooms. Discover tips and tricks to making these traditional Italian dishes. Delizioso!
Reduce your dessert guilt! Learn how to make classic desserts with a healthier twist by minimizing refined sugar and excessive fats. You will be amazed at how great they taste! Students will spend time creating several desserts utilizing healthier ingredients and leave class with an understanding of the benefits of these delicious dessert options.
Not sure how to accommodate the dietary needs of your family and friends during the holidays? Are you confused by the differences between gluten-free and vegan diets, but want to make sure you have something for everyone? Discover how to create incredibly tasty and festive holiday dishes that will delight all the folks at your table!
Surprise your family and friends this holiday season by learning to create a variety of delicious homemade candies. Recipes include soft buttery caramels, English toffee, truffles and peppermint bark. Boxed in colorful wrapping and ribbons, these candies make beautiful and unique gifts. Bring an apron and take home containers.
Join Chef Candy Argondizza in a six-part culinary boot camp. Students will spend the first five weeks learning proper cooking techniques and basic culinary skills needed to be successful in the kitchen. In the sixth session, students will put their knowledge to the test as they prepare two dishes using mystery ingredients. Chef Candy and others in the culinary field will critique the dishes. This is a great way to build your skills while having fun.
Embark on a culinary tour of Eastern Italy. Explore food from the Northern region of Dolomite by preparing and sampling a selection of charcuterie, vegetables and a local staple, Canederli con Formaggio. Then move South to Venice and create a popular specialty, Sarde in Saor (Venetian Style Sweet and Sour Sardines) as well as hearty and satisfying polenta. Finish with a simple, yet elegant dessert of Coppa al Mascarpone (Mascarpone Custard).
Have you ever wondered why we eat what we do? How about why we don't like a particular food? Spend time in this class on an personal journey of self-discovery and personal examination of your own ties to food.
This hands-on, fun, and interactive class will introduce students to the fundamentals of bartending. Topics discussed in this class will include the process of distilling, the brief history & characteristics that differentiate each distilled spirit, and much more! Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.
Get ready to mix behind the bar! Learn how to make popular traditional and modern cocktails. Students must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.
It's Springtime! Learn how to create the perfect peach pie, one that is juicy but not soggy, with a flaky crust. Choose whether to complete your pie with a lattice top or crumble top, both are beautiful and delicious! Students will also make a honey custard tart with an almond crust, topped with caramelized peaches.
In this class, students will learn proper food handling skills, safety standards, and food-safety management systems to prevent food-borne illness. This course fulfills the certification requirement for working in the food industry and prepares students for the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification exam.
A hallmark of French cooking, the soufflé is magical but with a reputation for being temperamental. Join Chef Candy in the kitchen and discover that they are actually quite simple to make. Students will master the soufflé base and extend that skill into creating both sweet and savory masterpieces.
Are you interested in learning how to make those Spanish tapas that everyone raves about? In this class, you will prepare and eat the popular appetizers that are traditionally served in the bars in Spain.
Are you tired of serving up the same rotation of meals? Are you curious about the use of herbs and spices you see at the grocery store but have no idea how to use? Then this class is for you!
Making the healthy food choices when shopping and eating out is key to consuming a well-balanced diet and achieving your health goals. In this class, students will learn how to shop efficiently and make healthy choices to restock their pantry and kick-start their healthier life goals. Learn to read nutrition labels, build a balanced meal and then taste some of the great recipes you can make with the shopping recommendations made by the instructor.
Join COCC Board Member, Laura Craska-Cooper for an evening of wine tasting and appreciation. Laura will share her passion for wine and help you become an informed wine shopper and consumer!
There is nothing quite like a fall pie! Learn how to make a variety of pie dough and various fillings to assemble delicious savory and sweet recipes. For students ages 10-14.
Take a baking and pastry trip around the world this holiday season and learn how different cultures celebrate the season through baking. In this class, students will prepare seasonal treats from Mexico to India by way of Spain, France, England and Greece.