Fun Cooking Classes

Requirements for each class: Participants are required to review the Cooking Class Safety and Sanitation Guidelines (PDF) prior to the start of class.

Class Registration Fee: $90.00

Unless otherwise noted, classes are held at the JCC Arboretum. Participants can choose between a day or evening class time for each course to fit your schedule.

Vegan Favorites: Plant-Based Pleasures - January 12, 2024

Uncover the secrets of plant-based cuisine in our Vegan Favorites class. Dive into a world of creative and delectable vegan dishes that are both satisfying and nutritious. Explore recipes such as the earthy Mushroom Stroganoff, smoky Vegan Bacon, and flavorful Vegan Crab Cakes. Whether you're a seasoned vegan or a curious beginner, this class offers something delicious for everyone.

Registration Deadline - January 5, 2024

CSP-4000-48P - Day - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
CSP-4000-49P - Evening - 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Advanced Pasta: From Scratch to Sauce - January 19, 2024

Elevate your pasta game by mastering the techniques of making fresh pasta from scratch. Dive into the world of pasta with an emphasis on perfecting creamy alfredo sauce. Explore various pasta shapes like fettuccine and penne, and discover the joy of crafting these Italian classics in your own kitchen.

Registration Deadline - January 12, 2024

CSP-4000-50P - Day - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
CSP-4000-51P - Evening - 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Gourmet Appetizers: Hors d'oeuvres - February 2, 2024

Delve into the world of gourmet appetizers and hors d'oeuvres, where you'll learn the art of crafting elegant and mouthwatering bite-sized delights. Perfect for cocktail parties and special occasions, this class will teach you to create culinary masterpieces like Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus, Mini Crab Cakes bursting with flavor, and delectable Stuffed Mushrooms that will impress even the most discerning palate.

Registration Deadline - January 26, 2024

CSP-4000-42P - Day - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
CSP-4000-43P - Evening - 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Dinner for 2: Valentine's Date Night - February 9, 2024

A Feast of Love and Flavor! Welcome to a special evening where cooking and romance intertwine. Join us for a Valentine's Date Night class, where you and your partner will whip up a delightful meal together. Start with an irresistible baked macaroni & cheese, its creamy texture and rich flavor setting the tone for a cozy night.

The centerpiece of your meal will be a mouth-watering chicken in a garlic and sun-dried tomato sauce. This dish balances the robust flavors of garlic with the tangy sweetness of sun-dried tomatoes, creating a memorable main course.

For dessert, surprise your senses with a Chocolate and Orange Mousse, a delightful concoction that blends the smooth richness of chocolate with a hint of zesty orange.

This class promises an evening filled with warmth, laughter, and delectable dining, perfect for creating lasting memories with your loved one.

Registration Deadline - February 2, 2024

CSP-4000-40P - Day - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
CSP-4000-41P - Evening - 5:30 - 9:30 PM

International Cuisine: Thai and Indian Delights - February 23 ,2024

Embark on a culinary adventure to Thailand and India in this international cuisine class. Experience the rich and vibrant flavors of authentic dishes like fragrant Coconut Rice and the beloved Chicken Tikka Masala. Learn to balance spices and create a symphony of tastes that will transport you to far-off lands with every bite.

Registration Deadline - February 16, 2024

CSP-4000-46P - Day - 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
CSP-4000-47P - Evening - 5:30 - 9:30 PM

If you would like to see a course offered, or you have an idea for a course you would like to teach - such as jewelry making, painting, mixed media, drawing, canning, handmade greeting cards, and more - complete the Community Programs Interest Form.

For more information please contact:

LaShawndra White
Director of Community Programs & Cleveland Campus
(919) 464-2404