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Fall 2017 Offerings: Cooking

New cooking classes, new cooking classroom...
The college has created a dedicated new space (Day Care Center, room 135) for our cooking classes! Learn from local chefs, cooks and bakers, and discover healthy food ideas for your busy lifestyle!

What to expect
Most cooking classes are hands-on and interactive and all are led by qualified instructors. Please wear comfortable clothes/shoes with hair pulled back. Unless indicated, you will have an opportunity to taste the dishes prepared in class.

Disclaimer: The kitchen and recipes used in our cooking classes may contain ingredients or other substances which could cause allergic reactions in some individuals. The college cannot be and is not responsible for any allergic reaction(s) that may incur as a result of participating in any of our cooking classes. Hudson Valley Community College does not assume any liability or responsibility for any allergic and/or adverse reactions to food touched or consumed or substances or items one may come into contact with while participating in culinary classes.


A Taste of Italy
After her trip to Italy in April, The Chic Chef has been inspired to bring back some chic Italian flavors to warm the soul on those chilly nights. These hands-on interactive classes will allow you to taste your creations! Possible menu items may include: crostini trio of broccoli rabe, cannellini bean and ricotta; roasted heirloom tomatoes with basil and burrata; pecorino flan with tomato sauce; garlicky shrimp with bread crumbs; zucchini flowers; chicken saltimbocca; and stuffed white fish and traditional panna cotta. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
50894
$69
2 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 10/11 - 10/18, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


One Day Only: Homemade Pasta
Have you always wanted to learn how to make homemade pasta? This fun, hands-on class with The Chic Chef will teach you some simple ways to make homemade egg pasta to impress friends and family at special gatherings. Tastings for this menu may include: roasted shrimp ravioli; butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter sauce; simple roasted Roma tomato sauce; and fettuccini with white truffle butter sauce and mushrooms. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
50895
$39
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 9/18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


The Art of Risotto
Join The Chic Chef as she teaches you the easy steps to create a perfect risotto. In this fun, hands-on class you will prepare and taste three different varieties of risotto. Possible menu may include: risotto with mushrooms, peas and sausage; asparagus risotto; and a scrumptious seafood risotto. Make sure you wear your stretchy pants! Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
50896
$34
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 10/4, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


Soups!
Warm your body and tantalize your taste buds with these refreshing takes on soups! Learn the basics of soup making and then experiment to create your own variations. This souped-up menu may include: coconut Thai lemongrass soup; carrot ginger soup; Mexican tortilla soup; and classic clam chowder! Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
50899
$34
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 11/1, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


Keep It Simple Cooking
This two-session class is inspired by the cookbook, "Simplessime," acquired from a friend's journey to Paris this year. It includes hundreds of recipes that are only four steps and six ingredients or less! Possible menu items may include: french onion soup; coconut curry noodle bowl with shrimp; eggplant gratin; veal ragout with asparagus; mini sweet peppers stuffed with ricotta and olives; tarragon chicken; chocolate cake; and pear tart. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
50897
$69
2 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 9/20 - 9/27, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


Thanksgiving 101
Whether you are cooking for two or 22, join The Chic Chef as she shares her favorite recipes and healthy tips for this traditional holiday time.

Part I: butternut squash, apple and ginger soup; root vegetable gratin; and roasted pork tenderloin with a savory caramel sauce

Part II: bread stuffing with maple sausage, bacon and apple; sweet potato puree; pear cranberry chutney; and sage-rubbed roasted turkey with gluten-free gravy. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
50892
$69
2 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 11/8 - 11/15, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


Thanksgiving Desserts Made Easy
Thanksgiving should be about spending time with family and friends … not hours in the kitchen! This one-day course will teach you how to make no-bake cranberry cheesecake and pumpkin rolls with cream cheese filling - desserts that are sure to be a hit at Thanksgiving. Course fee includes $28 materials fee.
50926
$35
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 11/18, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Beginner Cookie Decorating Class
Learn the use of royal icing to decorate cookies. If you've never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We will briefly talk about the basics of baking cookies and offer tips and tricks of the trade but then we'll move right into the world of decorating - Halloween theme in October and Christmas theme for December. We will learn, hands-on, the various decorating techniques used with two different types of royal icing: piping consistency and flood consistency. There are five to six cookie designs planned and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you along with an icing recipe, a decorating tool, cooking cutter, and of course a buttercup cookie. You will leave with loads of inspiration to further enjoy the art of cookie decorating! Open to ages 12 and up. Students must withdraw one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.
50855
$65
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 10/28, 9:30 a.m. - Noon

50856 $65
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 12/11, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor


Crazy for Cupcakes
Learn how easy it is to decorate cupcakes for all occasions. During this course you will learn basic decorating techniques and how to make four different frostings. You will leave with one dozen decorated cupcakes. Each class will have a theme to correspond with an upcoming holiday: Halloween in October and Christmas in December. Course is open to anyone 8 years old to adult. Course fee includes a $14 materials fee.
50827
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 10/21, 9 - 11 a.m.

50828
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 10/23, 6 - 8 p.m.

50829
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 12/9, 9 - 11 a.m.

50834
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 12/13, 6 - 8 p.m.
Kathleen Brennan-Claydon, Instructor


Buttercream Flowers
Learn how to make roses, carnations, daisies and sunflowers. You will also learn how to make leaves to go with your creations. Course fee includes $14 materials fee.
50835
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 11/4, 9 - 11 a.m.
Kathleen Brennan-Claydon, Instructor


Learn to Bake Sweets with Your Lil' Sweetie
You will work with your child (ages 5 - 10) to create delicious cider donuts and apple bread. This is a chance to spend quality time with your lil' sweetie and learn recipes you'll both want to create over and over again. Course fee includes $25 materials fee and is for one parent and one child. Both must be registered.
50890
$39
50891- child's registration
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 10/16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Tour the World with Food
Each week, we will explore a different cuisine! In week one, we take on Italian foods and learn to make delicious sauce and meatballs from scratch. Week two takes us to Mexico, where we will be making enchiladas and stuffed Poblano peppers. The Middle East is our next destination. We will learn to make spinach pies and tzatziki. We finish up week four back in America, learning to make perfect chicken and dumplings and roasted vegetables. Course fee includes $75 materials fee.
50893
$125
4 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 11/6 - 11/27, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Southern Soul Food
Learn how to make traditional and authentic Southern cuisine with instructor Nevillene White, owner of Soul Kitchen in Albany. This four-session class will teach students how to make golden fried chicken, candied yams and savory collard greens seasoned with smoked turkey wings. Each week, we will learn a different recipe and for the last course we will recreate the entire meal and dine together. Students will also learn the history of soul food and its importance and relevance to American culture. This class will excite your senses and intellect. Get ready to experience the love of soul food! Course fee includes $25 materials fee.
50861
$115
4 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., 10/3 - 10/24, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Nevillene White, Instructor


Master Food Preserver
Become a master food preserver! This three-day training program includes the scientific basis of home food preservation. You will get hands-on experience in boiling water and pressure canning, making jams and jellies, pickling and fermentation. There will be demonstrations in freezing and drying and discussion of other methods of preservation. This course is the first step toward becoming a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver. All class materials will be provided. Lunch each day is also included. Space is limited!
50801
$375 (no refund after 9/1)
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Tues., - Thurs., 9/12 - 9/14
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Katherine Humphrey, Judy Price and Diane Whitten, Instructors


Weekday Meal Planning
Struggling to get dinner on the table every night? Learn how to plan your weekly meals, grocery shop efficiently and learn some basic cooking techniques to get it done. Course fee includes $23 materials fee. Please bring a 3 ring binder with you.
50903
$45
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Thurs., 10/12 - 10/26, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Melanie Teliska, Instructor


Back to School Fun Foods
Are you looking for foods your kids will love to eat? This course will use products you may already have in the house to create a fun family meal or after school snack. Examples include: Cheez-It encrusted chicken: pulled chicken with three sauces; and peanut butter and jelly – three ways. Course fee includes $8 materials fee.
50882
$21
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 9/18, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Melanie Teliska, Instructor


Eating Healthy for Your Active Lifestyle
Simple changes and small steps can bring some quick, satisfying results to an active lifestyle. Learn about a simple, fun delicious way to do food, as well as eat-at-on-the-run options, pre-workout ideas and much more will be discussed. Come ready to taste, prepare and share. Students must withdraw by 9/18 for a full refund.
50908
$50
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 9/25, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Anita DeCelle, Instructor
Jean Chenette, Coordinator


FAT BURNING FOODS

Sign up for all three Fat Loss classes (CRN 50833) for $65 and save $10.

Fat-Burning Salad Dressings
Everyone knows it's the dressing that makes the salad. But not everyone realizes it's the dressing that can either help you burn more fat or store more fat. In this workshop, we will learn the secret to making delicious fat-burning recipes that are simple and quick. It's the type of fat you use that can really maximize your metabolism! Once you know how to put the ingredients together, you will have an opportunity to experiment with your own creative inventions. After taking this class, you may never see leftover vegetables in the fridge again! Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.
50830
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Fri., 11/3, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Fat-Burning Sweets
You can have your sweets and lose fat at the same time! In this practical workshop, we will make chocolate brittle, a fat loss pudding and coconut cream custard along with some other goodies that will knock your socks off…and maybe even a couple pounds! Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.
50831
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Fri., 11/10, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor


Fat Loss Fritters
Sound like an oxymoron: fat loss fritters? We will discover how to choose the right balance of ingredients with simple preparation that even your kids may enjoy. Although these scrumptious whole food delights may have your kids begging for more, they will nourish your metabolism in a way that will ward off cravings for sugar and processed food. Get excited to offer your family a whole new way to hide more veggies in their food! Course fee includes a $5 materials fee.
50832
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Fri., 11/17, 6 - 8 p.m.
Hollan Bonjukian of Tru Fitness, Instructor