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Winter/Spring 2018 Offerings: Cooking Classes

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.

Easter Brunch Made Easy
Unsure how to plan a delicious brunch menu? We've got you covered with crowd-pleasing recipes, from cinnamon rolls to a fresh veggie torte. Learn to make brussels sprouts (three ways!) to keep your brunch colorful and delicious. Trust us: your next hosted brunch will be a game-changer. Course fee includes a $20 materials fee.
61018
$39
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sun., 3/18, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Cooking Basics for Kids
This three-week class will help you teach your child (ages 8 - 14) the basics of cooking. They will learn to make different sauces and pasta. Your child will also learn basic knife skills. Course fee includes a $35 materials fee.
60803
$75
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 4/7 - 4/21, 9 - 11 a.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Learn to Make Sweets with Your Lil' Sweetie
You will work with your child (ages 5 - 10) to create delicious no bake desserts. 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 $20 materials fee and is for one parent and one child. Both must be registered.
61020
$35
61026 - child's registration
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 4/16, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Making Ends MEAT
Trying to feed a family on a budget or reduce household costs? Let our instructor walk you through the important elements of stretching your hard earned dollars. During this course, you will learn the basics of meal planning, couponing and buying in cycles. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.
61019
$35
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 2/26, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


St. Patty's Day (and day after) Meals
Don't leave your St. Patrick's Day meal planning to the "Luck of the Irish!" Join us in learning how to create classic Irish dishes like soda bread , shepherd's pie and others. Our instructor will also help you to transform all those leftovers into something you can eat again and again. Course fee includes $25 materials fee.
61021
$40
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 3/5, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


Cooking Basics for Busy Parents
Putting a nutritious meal on the table every night can be stressful, especially for busy parents. Learn how to prepare some basic meals along with menu planning and how to transform leftovers into multiple meals that will carry you through the week. Course fee includes a $30 materials fee. All students should bring an apron and small notebook to class.
60802
$79
3 Sessions, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 5/7 - 5/21, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Sarah Diamond, Instructor


One Pot Meals
Spend more time cooking and less time cleaning! This one day class will feature recipes that can be made in one pot. Some dishes may include Brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes and shrimp or fish with parmesan tomatoes and zucchini. Let Mirissa Casey, the Chic Chef, show you delicious food does not need to be a lot of work! Course fee includes $6 materials fee.
61024
$39
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Mon., 3/19, 10 a.m. - 1p.m.
Mirissa Casey, The Chic Chef, Instructor


Golden Fried Chicken
If you love the flavor of crispy fried chicken but think you could never make it at home, this class will change your mind. Our instructor will walk you through the steps for preparing your own batter and frying chicken to perfection. We'll show you how to spice things up with our delicious version of golden fried chicken. Plus, we'll share secrets for creating tender, flaky buttermilk biscuits from scratch. Join us and discover how simple and satisfying homemade fried chicken can be. Course fee includes $10 materials fee.
61025
$35
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 4/4, 6 - 8 p.m.
Nevillene White, 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 – Valentine's Day theme for February, St. Patrick's Day theme on 3/7 and Easter theme for 3/24. 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.
60916
$65
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 2/7, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

60917
$65
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Wed., 3/7, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

61022
$65
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 3/24, 9:30 a.m. - noon
Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor


Basic Decorating Tips with Cupcakes
This will be a hands-on class where we can experiment with different piping tips. If you have a tip that you would like to learn to use, please bring it with you. We will practice on parchment paper and cupcakes. This course is open to adults only. Course fee includes $14 materials fee.
61023
$25
1 Session, DCC 135 (Viking Day Care Center (DCC): Parking Information)
Sat., 5/19, 9 - 11 a.m.
Kathleen Brennan-Claydon, Instructor


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 occur 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.