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  Cooking Along the Crooked Road

  Cooking Classes

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!

Register now! Feed Your Curiosity and Nourish Your Passion at Cooking Along The Crooked Road classes.


Christmas Cookie Workshop for Kids
Date: Saturday, December 08, 2012
Time: 10am-12
Instructor: Kay Hughes


Price: 24.00  |  Register Online  |  Printable Registration Form   | Assumption of Risk



 Cookie Workshop For Kids

 Join in the fun at the Christmas Cookie Workshop. Youth ages 9-14 will spend the morning making several types of delicious and unique cookies that can be reproduced easily at home for parties or gift giving. The class will join together to create some of Kay's favorite recipes, including cookie ornaments. This is a great time to learn how make edible gifts for friends and family or to make a cookie collection for a holiday get-together. A perfect time for parents to sneak off for some Christmas shopping!

 Kay Hughes is a well known pastry chef who wears many hats in the culinary world. She began cooking at an early age and learned her trade in a North Carolina Country Club as well as wrote a popular food column for a Raleigh newspaper. She moved here many years ago at the insistence of a good friend who was opening a bike hauling business in Damascus. Since that time Kay has worked at The Abingdon General Store and The Bristol Country Club. Currently, Kay works for Zazzy’s and has her own catering service. She has worked with customers such as Appalachian Sustainable Development and William King Regional Arts Center to create special dinners using local ingredients. Kay's baking classes for children are among some of our most popular at the Higher Education Center!

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* Hands on classes give the student an opportunity to work with the instructor and classmates to learn cooking techniques by actually preparing the menu.

** Demonstration
classes offer the student the opportunity to learn by watching the instructor prepare the food while giving instruction on how each dish is prepared.

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