Cooking

Refunds and Transfers for Cooking Classes: Because perishable supplies are purchased for these courses, all cancellations and transfers MUST be received 48 hours prior to the class. If a cancellation or transfer request is received after the deadline, we are only able to issue refunds if we are able to fill the spot.  

 

Sprouts for Life!

Sprouts are simply one of the healthiest, tastiest, freshest, economical foods, and you can grow them in your own kitchen garden!  Eartha is sometimes known as the “sprout lady” for selling sprouts at the Farmer’s Market.  Now, she wants to empower you to grow your own.   This demonstration, tasting, and prepping class will show you how to create space in your kitchen to grow sprouts and how to add them to your daily fare in salads, snacks and burgers.  $10 supply payable to the instructor at the start of class.  Instructor: Eartha Shanti. CARD Community Center. 

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1276 Th 10/19 6:00-8:00 PM 18+ $25  

 

Crazy for Cupcakes

Are you a cupcake lover?  If so, this class is for you!  Come learn the secrets to baking the best cupcakes from scratch- no boxes necessary!  We’ll also whip up a deliciously sweet buttercream icing and decorate our cupcakes with all kinds of fun edible toppings.  Each class participant will leave with their own beautiful cupcake creations.  No prior baking experience necessary.  Instructor:  Michelle Gates.  CARD Community Center, Kitchen.  There is a $15 grocery and supply fee, payable to the instructor at class.

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1036 Th 6/29 3:30-7:00 PM 10-14 $25  

 

Make & Bake Pizza & Brownies

Calling all aspiring young chefs!  Come learn to make pizza from scratch, with your own simple homemade yeast dough and the toppings you love, and then finish the class by learning how to bake a one bowl chocolate fudge brownie recipe and adding your favorite candy mix-ins and toppings.  You’ll learn some basic culinary techniques and get to taste everything in class.  At the end of the day you’ll also leave with some of our creations to share with friends and family.  This class is designed for students with all levels of experience.  Instructor:  Michelle Gates.  CARD Community Center, Kitchen.  There is a $25 grocery and supply fee, payable to the instructor at class.  

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1824 Th 8/17 3:00-6:30 PM 11-15 $25  

 

Who Are you Callin' A Cream Puff?!

Cream puffs!  Éclairs!  French Crullers! Gougeres! Churros!  What do they all have in common?  Pate Choux, one dough with endless possibilities.  Come discover the secret to making perfect pate choux with simple techniques and fresh ingredients.  You’ll also make a crème pâtissière (pastry cream) that will rival any great bakery.  We’ll top it off, literally, with decadent chocolate swirled atop each pastry.  And the best part?  We’ll finish the evening tasting a selection of the tempting treats we create, and taking home some too. Instructor:  Michelle Gates.  CARD Community Center, Kitchen.  There is a $25 grocery and supply fee, payable to the instructor at class.  

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1825 T 9/12
5:00-8:30 PM
15+ $30  

 

Let's Do Brunch!
 
Brunch, the perfect time for enjoying an amazing array of sweet and savory culinary creations alongside sparkling fruit juices and sweet mimosas. We’ll look at, and make, some perennial brunch favorites and some new brunch specialties, tasting as we go. At the end of class, you’ll be ready to host the perfect brunch affair with delicious menu ideas and entertaining expertise. Instructor: Michelle Gates. CARD Community Center, Kitchen. There is a $25 grocery and supply fee, payable to the instructor at class.   

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1826 Th 9/28 5:00-8:30 PM 15+ $30  

 

CINN-full Cinnamon Rolls

As the cozy cool days of Fall begin, learn the basics of making a tender yeast dough from start to finish, and then fill it chock full of cinnamon, sugar, and butter to make the most mouthwatering cinnamon rolls around.  We’ll bake the rolls to share in class and you’ll take your own rolls home, warm from the oven, topped with an irresistible cream cheese icing.  We’ll also look at some tantalizing filling variations for fun at home and finish the evening with a tasting of our spectacular creations.  Instructor:  Michelle Gates.  CARD Community Center, Kitchen.  There is a $25 grocery and supply fee, payable to the instructor at class.  

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1827 T 10/10 5:00-8:30 PM 15+ $30  

 

Whole Food Plant Based Holy Days

Join us for this fun and tasty class featuring your holiday favorites, presented for a whole food plant-based diet.  Includes baked tofu, almond gravy, home-made cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie.  Instructor: Eartha Shanti. CARD Community Center. There is a $25 supply payable to the instructor at the start of class.

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1277 Th 11/2 6:00-8:30 PM 15+ $25  

 

Holiday Sweets & Treats

Kick off the holiday season with freshly baked holiday sweets and treats from around the world. Discover various new and time honored baking techniques and traditions while sampling candy and dessert recipes perfect for serving this holiday season.  You’ll try your hand at creating your own perfect treats too. Let the holiday baking begin!  Instructor:  Michelle Gates.  CARD Community Center, Kitchen.  There is a $25 grocery and supply fee, payable to the instructor at class.  

Course# Day Date Time Age Fee  
1828 T 11/14 5:00-8:30 PM 15+ $30  

 

Mushroom ID and Walk

Curious about the wondrous world of mushrooms?  There is a remarkable array of colors and shapes and uses for those who are willing to discover them.  We will have an indoor presentation to learn some identification characteristics, learn some of the poisonous ones, some useful (medicinal and dye) and then learn some of the edible ones from our area.  Once we gain some knowledge we will spend the last hour walking around Cedar Grove and see what the rain (we hope!) conjured up.  Of course, mushrooms are fickle and mysterious, and their appearance cannot be guaranteed.  While this is geared more for adults, interested children are welcome to sign up.  Instructor: Sherri Scott. Chico Creek Nature Center.

Course# Day Date Time Fee  
1295 Su 12/17 9:30 AM-1:00 PM $25
1296 Sa 1/6 9:30 AM-1:00 PM
$25