Culinary Program


Are you Hungry to Learn something new this Fall? We invite you to check out our adult and youth culinary classes for Fall 2015! We have a great line-up of classes scheduled on Monday nights as well as Saturday mornings. Our book club cooking class is scheduled for Thursday, October 1st. These hands-on classes will provide delicious new recipes and secret tips from some of our area’s most outstanding chefs and culinary experts who will work with you to hone your skills and show you new techniques. Tie up your apron strings and join us in the teaching kitchen this fall! We know you will find the perfect classes to suit your tastes!

Want to have a unique private party in the teaching kitchen? You can now rent the space and we can help you arrange a cooking class to suit your taste. What a unique way to celebrate a birthday, wedding anniversary or bridesmaid luncheon by cooking and enjoying the food together! Clubs and groups may like to consider sharing the time spent cooking together. And what better way for your company to have a team building experience! Check with us for more details.

Gift Certificates: What better way to surprise that hard-to-buy-for chef in the family or that friend who loves to cook than with a Higher Education Center culinary class gift certificate. Our culinary classes are both fun and educational and promise to leave you hungry for learning more! Certificates can be purchased by phone and mailed directly to you or the recipient. 276 619-4300



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Thanksgiving Feast with the Harvest Table

Monday, November 16, 2015
Phillip Newton, The Harvest Table

Philip Newton has been the Executive Chef for the Harvest Table Restaurant since the doors opened nearly eight years ago. His decision to cook only with local, in-season foods can be a challenge, but it has also inspired him to be extremely creative. During Thanksgiving, the land provides a bountiful harvest! Philip will prepare seasonal, healthy side dishes that are perfect for Thanksgiving and holiday feasts. His creative recipes will incorporate unique local ingredients for flavorful twists to the traditional Thanksgiving fare!

Holiday Festive Fare with Flair
Monday, December 7, 2015
Sheridan Nice, Mona Lisa’s

Sheridan will be back to get you going with ideas for the holidays. The class will join in creating an array of appetizers and finger desserts that will be perfect of entertaining friends and family. Her recipes will be simple, healthy and please both the palate and the eye. They are sure to be the talk of any holiday gathering. Sheridan will share entertaining tips as well as suggestions about how to garnish and create beautiful, festive plates. Sign up early! Last year’s class was a huge hit!

Gifts from the Kitchen with Kids
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Kelli Mehl, Mehl’s Bakery

Kelli is back for another Gifts from the Kitchen Class and this time it is for kids 9-14.  What better way than to let your children get creative than by spending a morning with Kelli to make some really unique and delicious holiday gourmet gifts! Kelli will work with the class to make beautiful cookie trees, homemade fudge and a special gift surprise!  Children will complete three projects to bring home, while mom and dad enjoy a free morning to shop and get ready for Christmas!