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This 2-class series will show you the diversity and characteristics of these two very special wine producing areas. While you may have visited or may know of the Columbia Valley and Paso Robles, you may not have a good understanding as to why both wine growing regions are unique. Geographical, soil and climate differences are just part of the equation. You'll learn more and taste wine from various sub-appellations in each of the classes. Each class will feature an in-depth presentation and lecture followed by a tasting of at least 6 wines from each region. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Cancellation Policy
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Everyone is busy and life just doesn't seem to be slowing down. This course will help you plan and prepare budget friendly and nutritional meals. We will explore money saving ideas to make meals more affordable as we find different ways to use the food we purchase. During each class you will not only prepare and taste different foods but you will also prepare a dish to take home and put in the freezer for later use.

Instructor:
Lexie Dill, Culinary Arts Teacher, Derby High School



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Making sugar cookies and decorating them is not as hard as you may think, if you have the right recipes and tools. In this class, we will share the perfect sugar cookie recipe along with great tips about rolling out, cutting, freezing andbaking. You will be given several icing recipes to choose from along with how to outline and flood your cookies like a professional! Each person will be given recipes and a bag of supplies, which includes three pastry bags, three number three tips, three flooding bottles, toothpicks and a cookie cutter. Students willalso go home with cookies in hand.

Instructor:
Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

While you can eat most anything with whatever wine you like, a little bit of knowledge and practical experience will go a long way to enhance your enjoyment. Each class will feature at least 6 wines to try with different small food items.
CLASS - 1
The Cause and Effect of Wine and Food Pairing. We will review the basic aromas of wine, the primary tasting mechanisms and how our olfactory and gustatory system interprets the things we smell and taste. We'll discuss cooking techniques, experiment with several different food items, spices, herbs and seasonings and their interaction with wines both white and red. Your nose and palate will leave this class tuned and ready for the next two classes.
CLASS - 2
This class will focus on white wine and the foods that are enhanced by them. You will taste several different white wines and pair them with small bites selected by Guy. From bone dry high acid whites to soft plush off-dry wines, we will explore the effects of different grape varieties, winemaker technique, the use of oak and how they work in concert to form an agreeable pairing.
CLASS - 3
While similar to the white wine class, our focus will be on noble red grapes that make red wine perfect for an array of food items. From rich savory reds with integrated oak nuance, to soft plush red blends we will taste and explore in an effort to find the perfect match.

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Most everyone enjoys a nice homemade roll or slice of homemade bread, but not everyone is comfortable with making their own. In this course we will explore how to become confident with using yeast and working with different types of doughs and shapes. Recipes and handouts will be provided and you will take home something delicious every night. Week one- dinner rolls, loaves, and braids. Week two- cinnamon rolls and spirals. Week three- danish and croissant dough.

Instructor:
Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Holidays are busy enough without the added stressof the traditional gift giving to neighbors, friends and co-workers. Make it easy on yourself! Enroll in this candy making class and learn how the microwave can take all the work and worry out of gift giving. Week one: caramel corn, peanut brittle and different types of balls. Week 2: traditional fudge making. You will use a candythermometer and learn how to calibrate it for accuracy. All candies will be shared and taken home in gift containers. Recipes provided.

Instructor:
Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Whether you are a coffee novice, enthusiast or budding barista, this class is for you. Join local coffee aficionado, Andrew Gough as we explore all things coffee! This four week class includes: Introduction to Specialty Coffee-the history of coffee and a tour of the Reverie Café and roasting plant; Coffee: Art and Science-coffee extraction, origins and brewing; Coffee Shop Etiquette-roasting and roasts, café ordering and experience; and Home Brewing Made Easy essentials of great coffee at home, grinder, coffee and water (and patience), pairing food and coffee and entertaining with coffee. Students will sampleand taste a variety of coffees/espressos each week.

Instructor:
Andrew Gough, Reverie Coffee Roasters



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Ever wondered what shaken, stirred, wet, dry, muddled, rocks and neat lingo really means? Do you love cocktails, but feel a bit overwhelmed by all the gadgets, recipes, and ingredient choices? If you said yes, this is the class for you. In this two week course, students will learn the practical tricks of bartending, while using simple ingredients and equipment you probably already have laying around the house. Once we have mastered the basics, students will be introduced to the art of mixology and explore the creation of popular flavor combinations like Sangria, Margarita, the Moscow Mule and more. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Trisha Thomas, Mixologist

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

This two week advanced level Mixology for Real Life class is designed for students who have mastered the fundamentals of the first class. Participantsshould already have experience in the following areas; the free pour technique, alcohol and glassware differentiation, mixer ratios and five approaches togarnish. In this level II class, participants will continue to explore and engage in hands-on cocktail creation. New techniques will include frozen drinks, hand-made liqueurs and infusions. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Trisha Thomas, Mixologist

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

This 2-class series will show you the diversity and characteristics of the top AVA's in both Napa and Sonoma. While you may have visited or at least know of Napa and Sonoma, you may not have a good understanding as to why both wine growing regions are unique. Geographical, soil and climate differences are just part of the equations. You'll learn more and taste wine from various sub-appellations in each of the classes. Each class wil feature an in-depth presentation and lecture followed by a tasting of at least 6 wines from each region.

You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Entertaining and educational for all levels, this course provides valuable information on all aspects of the beer industry. Whether you are just beginning your exploration with craft beer, are an experienced homebrewer or an active member within the beer industry, we have something for you! Learn the basics of evaluating beer by appearance and how it smells and tastes with an expanded beer vocabulary. Each class will consist of a brief lecture followed by a tasting of different beers from around the globe and sensory palate training. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Rob Miller, Owner, Goebel Liquor

Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

Were you one of many this past holiday season who purchased and/or was gifted this miracle kitchen gadget, but are too overwhelmed to use it? Whetherit is old war stories told by your grandmother of exploding pressure cookers or just feeling overwhelmed by all the buttons, this class is for you. Together with other pressure cooking newbies we will tame your instant pot/multi-cookers so that you can dazzle your family and friends with home cooked meals made in a fraction of the time! Please come to class with your electric pressure cooker and an appetite to learn and to eat!

Instructor:
Trisha Thomas



Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

This class is a casual overview for the novice or experienced enthusiast. Attendees will learn the basics of taste, how to recognize and describe varietalcharacteristics, and to identify personal likes and dislikes. Learn about the "Vineyard Year", wine production from grape to bottle and winemaker techniques for quality, style and taste. Each class will consist of a brief introductory lecture followed by a tasting of at least six different wines.You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.

Instructor:
Guy Bower, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food

Cancellation Policy

We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is cancelled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.