Welcome Summer with our New Culinary Classes!!
“Cooking Along the Crooked Road” classes offer children, teens, and adults a hands-on, creative experience that can transform mere nourishment into a culinary adventure. Students of all ages acquire valuable life-long skills, taught by local chefs and other accomplished, imaginative cooks. From Cajun to gluten-free, fruity delights to soul-warming soups, and everything around and in-between, there is something for everyone in the warmth of the teaching kitchen!
Don’t forget that gift certificates for “Cooking Along the Crooked Road” could be the perfect his-and-hers gift for a wedding or anniversary! Of course, a gift certificate may also be a fun and educational birthday, graduation, or other special-occasion surprise. Single-class certificates can be purchased by phone…or click the link right here on our website!
Feed Your Curiosity and Nourish Your Passion at Cooking Along The Crooked Road classes.
The Youth Cookie class is full. If you want to be put on a waitlist, call 276-619-4300.
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Tie up Your Own Personalized Apron Strings this year!
A Very Special Gift for Cooking Along the Crooked Road enthusiasts !
Cook Along the Crooked Road Six Times this year and receive a very special personalized apron! It will be beautifully embroidered with your own name! Enjoy it at home and show it off during our cooking classes.
If you attend six culinary classes during a year, you will be presented with this special heavy duty, twill butcher apron with work pocket . As a special feature, it will be embroidered with your own name. Why not give a certificate for six classes to a friend or family member and the recipient will also have the extra bonus of a personalized apron! Makes a great birthday or Christmas present!
For more information, call Jennifer Ferreira at 276 619-4348
Cancellation and Refund Policy
The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center reserves the right to cancel any class or make any other changes it deems necessary. Course fees will be refunded in full when the Higher Education Center cancels a course.
We also recognize that you may occasionally need to cancel your registration. You will receive a full refund for a Monday Class if you cancel your class by noon on Wednesday prior to the day of the class and a full refund for a Saturday Class if you cancel your class by noon on Monday prior to the day of class. It must be at least five days prior to the class. The chefs and cooks need to order their food and supplies several days ahead. If you fail to show up for a class, no refund will be made. You may allow someone to come in your place if you notify us by noon on the day of the class.
If you do need to cancel prior to the cancellation deadline, you may apply your payment to a future class. If you request a refund, you will be required to register as a vendor with the University of Virginia. This is a simple process that takes only a few minutes and may be done online by going to http://www.procurement.virginia.edu/pagevendorformsvlist and choosing the Vendor Registration Form link.
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Comments about recent classes:
Summertime Grill and Chill: Both instructors and staff were great and very professional! Elizabeth
Cooking Along the Mediterranean Class: Wonderful class, great food and nice facilities! Thanks Laura
Cooking Along the Mediterranean Class: Amine was awesome and so enthusiastic. He answered any questions we had. I can’t wait to come back! Barbara
Low Country Boil class with Shawn Crookshank/Tim Arnold: This was a wonderful class. Please offer more opportunities like this. I enjoyed relaxing on the patio for a meal! Jeoff
The Julia Child Class was fabulous. Sheridan was so calm, prepared, efficient and made it all look so easy and taste so good! Judi
I cannot suggest one thing to make the Julia Child class more perfect. Hannah
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For additional information regarding Cooking Classes, contact the information desk.