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Get Cooking this Summer with New Culinary Classes at MCC[Thursday, June 7, 2018]
Experience hands-on fun and learn how to create delicious recipes at three new cooking classes offered by the Continuing Education Department at McHenry County College (MCC). Join Chef Heather Reynolds, culinary instructor at MCC, as she leads participants in MCC’s state-of-the-art culinary classroom to create patriotic desserts, summer soup shooters and homemade mini pies.
Reynold’s love for food began as a child while spending many hours in the kitchen with her grandmother, where she learned the excitement, joy and love of cooking and baking. She earned her degree at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School and expanded her knowledge by working in vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free cuisine.
The following classes begin soon:
Gluten Free 4th of July: Make colorful red, white, and blue desserts that are gluten free. Menu includes berry crumble bars, strawberry shortcake puffs, and marshmallow pin wheels. Students must wear closed-toe shoes and long hair must be pulled up and back. All supplies are included in the course fee, plus students will take home a chef’s apron. Class takes place from 10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Saturday, June 23 in Room B179. Cost is $39. Use course code: NCU S26 001 to register. Sign up quickly as spaces are limited.
Summer Soup Shooters: When the heat waves hit and we all want something to cool us down, think…soup! Create delicious cold, summer soup shooters that include melon, strawberry gazpacho, tomato peach, cucumber avocado, and blueberry mint. Students must wear closed-toe shoes and long hair must be pulled up and back. All supplies are included in the course fee. Class takes place from10 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Saturday, July 14 in Room B179. Cost is $29. Use course code: NCU S68 001 to register. Spaces are limited, so register early.
Mini Pies: Make homemade mini pies (pie crust, too) that are sure to cool down the summer heat and taste divine. Featured pies are: bourbon peach, strawberry rhubarb, concord grape, and no-bake key lime. Students must wear closed-toe shoes and long hair must be pulled up and back. All supplies are included in the course fee, plus students will take home a chef’s apron. Class takes place from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Saturday, August 4 in Room B179. Cost is $49 per student. Use course code: NCU S98 001 to register. Sign up soon as spaces are limited.
To register, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588 or register online at www.mchenry.edu/myMCC and click on “Register for Workforce and Community Development Classes.” For more information call Christine Barnes at (815) 455-8717 or Tracy Berry at (815) 455-8758 or check the website at www.mchenry.edu/personaldevelopment.