3 cooking classes to take at KCC in April: Cheese Pairing Party Tips, Healthy Italian Appetizers and Making Macarons

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

Do you love to cook? Are you a novice looking to learn? Interested in trying something new in the kitchen? Sign up for one of the new Lifelong Learning cooking classes offered this month at Kellogg Community College!

All classes will be held at KCC’s Regional Manufacturing Technology Center campus, located at 405 Hill Brady Road in Battle Creek (click here for a map). Register now by calling 269-965-4134!

Lifelong Learning cooking classes offered this month include:

Cheese Pairing Party Tips & Ideas NEW

How many parties have you attended where your dish to pass was a cheese tray? Are you ready to impress your friends with something really different? In this delicious new class, we’ll cover basic cheese styles, and share how to taste cheese — should it be chilled or room temperature? We will show you which pairings will make for a lifetime of cheese friendships — a jam, a chutney, a slice of meat, some spiced nuts or even pickles. The possibilities are endless! Join The Cheese Guy for a cheese pairing party and you’ll be the delight of your party guests when you serve them your new cheese pairing combos! The workshop fee includes all food items, recipes and tasting samples.

Time: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 18
Cost: $39
Instructor: Gary Colles
Course Number: COOK CH002-01

Healthy Italian Appetizers: Delizioso! NEW

Soon you’ll be having friends and family over as the weather warms and the seasons change. We love to put together delicious appetizers instead of a full meal when entertaining. Join Chef Sean as he creates an amazing collection of healthy Italian appetizers including Proscuitto Shrimp; Parmesan Polenta with Sage; Eggplant Tapenade; and Roasted Olives with Fennel; and finish with Crostini with Fig Jam and Gorgonzola. Italian fare doesn’t have to include pasta! Delizioso! The workshop fee includes all food items, recipes and tasting samples.

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19
Cost: $45
Instructor: Sean Kelly
Course Number: COOK CA003-01

Making Macarons: A Delightful Dessert NEW

The macaron is so popular right now! The sweet meringue-based confection has amazing fillings, and in this new class you’ll discover both the macaron and the macaroon — different yet equally delicious. Join us to create your own combinations of flavor and filling that you’ll take home to share. A great gift or just for fun — find your inner French flair! Viva lé Macaron! The workshop fee includes all food items, recipes and tasting samples.

Time: 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29
Cost: $35
Instructor: Dawn McMillon
Course Number: COOK CD003-02

Want to take a Lifelong Learning cooking class at KCC? Register now by calling 269-965-4134!

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