Cooking

Learn from local chefs, cooks and bakers, and discover delicious, healthy food ideas for your busy lifestyle!

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Courses

Beginner Cookie Decorating

If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We’ll briefly talk about the basics of baking cookies and some tips and tricks of the trade, but then we’ll move right into the world of decorating. We will work step by step on each cookie to learn the various decorating techniques used with royal icing. There are five cookie designs planned, and we will keep things moving to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you along with an icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe, decorating tool, cookie cutter, piping bags and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. We’ll also discuss websites to check for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers. Open to students ages 12 and up. Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.

March 9 - St. Patrick's Day Theme

March 31 - Easter Theme

May 4 - Mother's Day Theme

On-Campus Health Screening Process 

Course will be held in Day Care Center, Room 135 

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Beginner Cookie Decorating
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Tuesday, 3/9
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 601 0 seats left $65Section Full

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Wednesday, 3/31
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 602 0 seats left $65Section Full

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Tuesday, 5/4
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 603 0 seats left $65Section Full

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Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You’ll learn how to reduce fat in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crockpot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious! You will discover tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You will have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes. This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 - 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 2/10 - 4/1 ZILC-155 600 11 seats left $115
Online, 3/17 - 5/4 ZILC-155 601 15 seats left $115
Online, 4/14 - 6/4 ZILC-155 602 15 seats left $115

Secrets of the Caterer

Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings to showers to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career.

In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work. Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering. You’ll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Secrets of the Caterer
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Online, 2/10 - 4/2 ZILC-082 1 10 seats left $99

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Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)