Courses

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. Discover what foods pack a big punch and provide a strong source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Learn how to maximize the benefits by combining them with other healthy ingredients to make delicious recipes like Turmeric-Lentil Hummus, Sweet Potato Walnut Burgers, and Kale-Blueberry Power Salad. Join Chef Holly as she demonstrates delicious recipes and discusses the health benefits of superfoods. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


Sunday, October 4, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn about various whole grains and how to cook them so they taste great. Join Chef Holly as she discusses and demonstrates how to make a variety of whole grain dishes such as Farro with Mushrooms and Kale, Cheesy Quinoa "Meatballs" and Marinara, and Barley/Apricot and Radicchio Salad. New recipes are used each class, so returning students are welcome. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. Each class introduces new recipes, so returning students may experience variety.


Saturday, November 7, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
The smells of the holidays linger in our memories year-round. Culinary herbs are more than elegant garnishes; they are versatile, aromatic and flavorful ingredients. In this lecture and demonstration class, students will learn how to incorporate culinary herbs into holiday recipes. Discover how herbs can elevate even the simplest holiday dishes including appetizers, sauces, biscuits, and meat and poultry.


Thursday, October 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Saturday, November 14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Are you interested in learning how to preserve foods to use in classic recipes? Join Chef Candy in our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen as she discusses and teaches ancient food preservation techniques including curing, brining and confit. At the end of the demonstration, students will enjoy a delicious meal and glass of wine. Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID.


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Celebrate Thanksgiving the Italian way! Italy does not celebrate Thanksgiving, as we do in North America, but they do celebrate harvest season. Join Chef Candy in our state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen as she demonstrates filling and shaping homemade pasta dough into two classic, popular shapes. Afterwards, join us in COCC's Elevation Restaurant for a delicious meal of Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli and Pumpkin Agnolotti with appropriate sauces and wine! Must be 21 years of age or older and bring ID. Tables will be reserved for each registration (either one or two people per table). Invite a guest and save money!


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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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Does the question "What's for dinner?" increase your stress level? Do you worry about making healthy choices when you cook? Join Integrative Nutritionist Dianne Porter in this online live class and learn tips for stocking your pantry, refrigerator and freezer so you can prepare a healthy and delicious meal any night of the week.


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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.


Wednesday, December 2, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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. Learn specific benefits of legumes, grains, nuts and seeds and cook along with Holly as she demonstrates different recipes to try 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. Most recipes are also gluten-free.


Saturday, October 24, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Too hot to turn on your stove or oven? This class is for you. Join Chef Holly via Zoom and learn healthy, no-cook recipes that are ready to go without ever having to light a flame. With a handful of simple ingredients and imagination, no-cook meals in the summer become a cinch.


Saturday, August 15, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
This class is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with a kid you love this summer! Parents, grandparents, or other special adults can partner with a child (ages 9-13) and work as a team to learn about and create three different plant-based frozen treats to satisfy a sweet tooth. Learn how to make snacks like Strawberry Dreamsicles, Choco-Banana Bonbons, and Fudgy Date Caramels, while using dairy and gluten-free ingredients. Chef Holly will interact with you live via Zoom from her own home kitchen to demonstrate the recipes while you prepare them alongside your child.


Wednesday, August 19, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM