Upcoming Courses
Courses

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.

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.

Ever wondered what shaken, stirred, wet, dry, muddled, rocks, 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 4 week course, students will learn the practical tips and tricks of bartending, while using simple ingredients and equipment you probably already have in your kitchen. 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 Bloody Mary. 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.