Cooking

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

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  • Register online by selecting "Add to Cart" on the desired course(s) and select "Cart" at the bottom of the page when you are ready to process your registration.
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NOTE:  Individuals enrolling in on-campus classes must follow the COVID-19 vaccination requirements for students and should submit the COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation Form. Exemptions to these requirements may be requested based on either religious conviction or health reasons by submitting the appropriate Health Services form.

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 will work step by step on each cookie to learn the various decorating techniques used with royal icing, specifically piping/outlining, flooding, and wet-on-wet techniques. There are five 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 in a bakery box, along with a royal icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe, a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All
supplies are provided. This semester, class will be shortened to two hours by offering an informational handout, as well as a video, via email, with basics of baking cookies, tips and tricks of the trade, and a list of places online to check out for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes, and vendors/suppliers for those who want to take it to the
next level. Ages 10+.

Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the
course for a full refund. Course fee includes a $54 materials fee.

9/28 - Fall Theme

10/22 - Halloween Theme

11/1 - Thanksgiving Theme

11/16 - "A Whole Llama Fun"

12/8 - Christmas Theme

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Beginner Cookie Decorating
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Saturday, 10/22
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZCOK-023 501 4 seats left $69
Tuesday, 11/1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 502 7 seats left $69
Wednesday, 11/16
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 503 9 seats left $69
Thursday, 12/8
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 504 0 seats left $69Section Full

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Date Night

Whether you started dating last week or have been together for 50 years, there is nothing more romantic than cooking a meal together. Learn how to create simple yet elegant meals you can share on a busy weeknight or when the grandparents take the kids for a sleepover. Course fee includes $40 materials fee and is for one couple. Both must be registered.
ZCOK 084 500 
ZCOK 084 501 Please use this code to register a partner.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135


Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Date Night
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 10/14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 500 0 seats left $65Section Full

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Friday, 10/14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 501 0 seats left $0Section Full

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How to Make Royal Icing

You have probably used royal icing to construct a gingerbread house, but have you ever tried to make it yourself Achieving the proper icing consistency is what seems to hold people back from decorating cookies with royal icing. It can be challenging when first learning how to make it, so this class aims to make the process easier so you can move right into the fun part of making cookies: decorating them! You will be taught how to make royal icing using meringue powder (not pasteurized egg whites). First, we will go over the recipe basics and then make the icing step by step. We will then break into groups so everyone can participate in making more batches of icing. After that we will divide the icing batches, color them with gel food coloring, and fill the take home containers. We will also go over the storage of the icing and uses for any leftovers. Students will go home with their freshly made icing, along with two ounces of meringue powder for their next batch at home, three different colors of gel food coloring, and pastry bags for piping, a $20 value. All supplies are provided. Students who need to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the class for a full refund. Course fee includes a $60 materials fee

Course will be held in the Day Care Center, Room 135

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookies, Instructor

How to Make Royal Icing
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 11/21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-029 501 3 seats left $74

Kids Cooking Around the World

In this class, children will get a glimpse of the world through food and learn how to make fun and yummy dishes from different continents.  They'll practice new skills and try new foods foods as they create recipes that represent different cultures and countries. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.

Course will be held in the Day Care Center, Room 135

Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Kids Cooking Around the World
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 10/21
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZKOC-358 500 1 seats left $35

Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers

What's better than Thanksgiving leftovers? Transforming them into creative dishes your family won't get bored with! Course fee includes $30 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 11/18
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-094 500 10 seats left $45

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Community and Professional Education

Brahan Hall, Room 033

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)