Cooking

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

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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 5 days prior to the start of the
course for a full refund. 

2/13 - Valentine's Theme

3/7 - St. Patrick's Day Theme

4/1 - Easter Theme

4/24 - Spring Theme

5/11 - Flamingo Tropics Theme

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B05

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Beginner Cookie Decorating
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Monday, 2/13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 600 12 seats left $69
Tuesday, 3/7
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 601 15 seats left $69
Saturday, 4/1
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
ZCOK-023 602 2 seats left $69
Monday, 4/24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 603 11 seats left $69
Thursday, 5/11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 604 11 seats left $69

Cooking with Mushrooms

Mushrooms can be an enigma to many home cooks. There are so many different types, but what can you do with them? This course will explore some main course, side dish and dessert recipes featuring fungi! Course fee includes a $15 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Avery Stempel, Instructor

Cooking with Mushrooms
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Monday, 2/27
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ZCOK-100 600 10 seats left $79

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 084 600 
ZCOK 084 601 Please use this code to register a partner.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135


Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Date Night
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Friday, 3/3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 600 0 seats left $65Section Full

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ZCOK-084 601 0 seats left $0Section Full

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Easter Brunch Made Easy

Learn some simple and basic dishes to make your Easter brunch an amazing day for your family and friends. As part of the class you will learn how to create a charcuterie board.  Course fee includes $40 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Easter Brunch Made Easy
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Friday, 3/24
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-080 600 8 seats left $59

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 will be held in the Day Care Center, Room 135

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookies, Instructor

How to Make Royal Icing
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Thursday, 3/2
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-029 600 2 seats left $74

Kids Cuisine

An evening in the kitchen for the young chef in training. Students will learn about basic knife skills and how to prepare recipes, and will enjoy each menu item at the end of the class. For ages 10-15. Course fee includes $20 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Kids Cuisine
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Friday, 3/10
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZKOC-465 600 0 seats left $35Section Full

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Plant Based Recipes and Nutrient facts

This fun class will provide information on plant-based protein and nutrients as well as instruction on preparing delicious recipes. We’ll learn about plant-sourced proteins and the value of fiber proteins and micro- and macronutrients, then prepare simple dishes together. Recipes will be selected with an eye toward wise budgeting and good taste.

This is a remote course via Zoom.

Felisha Chandler, Instructor

Plant Based Recipes and Nutrient facts
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Monday, 3/20
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-097 600 11 seats left $29

Spring Time Vegan Cooking

This vegan cooking class introduces the participant to vegan cuisine by preparing and sampling three savory dishes within one 2.5-hour class. The recipes are simple but effective, perfect for the home cook, and are selected to fit into the spring season. The instructor will provide printed recipes and teach students why and how these recipes work to help them understand vegan food on a fundamental level. Course fee includes a $20 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Olivia Townsend, Instructor

Spring Time Vegan Cooking
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Monday, 3/27
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-098 600 0 seats left $55Section Full

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Vegan Glutenfree Decadent Desserts

This vegan baking class introduces the participant to gluten-free vegan desserts by preparing and sampling decadent brownies, banana bread, and homemade ice cream during one 2.5-hour class. The recipes are simple but effective, perfect for the home cook. The instructor will provide printed recipes and teach students why and how these recipes work to help them understand vegan food on a fundamental level. Course fee includes a $20 materials fee.

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Olivia Townsend, Instructor

Vegan Glutenfree Decadent Desserts
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Monday, 4/24
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-099 600 10 seats left $55

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Community and Professional Education

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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)