Courses

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
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 RadicchioSalad. 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.


Saturday, November 14, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
Learn the simplicity and beauty of making handcrafted pasta. Chef Candy will demonstrate how to make and shape homemade pasta dough into two classic shapes. Discover how to use the pasta to create Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli, and Pumpkin Agnolotti. Impress your friends and family with these Italian comfort food dishes, perfect for the upcoming holidays. For the best online experience, we recommend that you use a PC or Mac.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Learn to make these beautiful classic French cookies in your home. Crunchy yet chewy almond cookies (gluten free!) with chocolate ganache filling. Boxed up and tied with a ribbon these make great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
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 20, 2021, ONLINE ZOOM
Bring a world of flavors to your dinner table for the week with these easy gluten-free and dairy-free classic sauces that draw from various ethnic traditions. While accommodating common dietary restrictions, these sauces are bursting with flavor. Guaranteed to impress your family and dinner guests, you'll gain mastery of the following sauces: Mexican mole sauce; Thai coconut curry; Mediterranean caper sauce and Spanish romesco sauce. Recipes, shopping lists and kitchen equipment needed will be provided in advance for those who would like to cook along with the demonstration. All recipes will be prepared gluten and dairy-free. May contain nuts. Please contact the instructor if you have additional food intolerances.


This course contains no sessions at this time.
Knife skills are fundamental to all aspects of cooking. Gain confidence in using your knives efficiently and safely. Chef Candy will demonstrate basic knife cuts such as small, medium and large dice, julienne, chiffonade, batons, and fine mince for herbs. Learn techniques for cutting onions, shallots, and garlic that you can use to make an emulsified vinaigrette.


Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 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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Pte 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.


Saturday, December 12, 2020, ONLINE ZOOM
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.


This course contains no sessions at this time.