Cooking

Learn from local chefs, cooks and bakers, and discover delicious, healthy food ideas for your busy lifestyle!

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Courses

Beginner Cookie Decorating

If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling.  We will work step by step on each cookie to learn the various decorating techniques used with royal icing, specifically piping/outlining, flooding, and wet-on-wet techniques. There are five cookie designs planned, and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you in a bakery box, along with a royal icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe, a decorating tool, a cookie cutter and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. All
supplies are provided. This semester, class will be shortened to two hours by offering an informational handout, as well as a video, via email, with basics of baking cookies, tips and tricks of the trade, and a list of places online to check out for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes, and vendors/suppliers for those who want to take it to the
next level. Ages 10+.

Students who have to withdraw must do so at least 5 days prior to the start of the
course for a full refund. 

9/27 - Fall is in the Air Theme

10/11 - Halloween Theme

11/14 - Thankful Theme

12/12 - Christmas Cheer Theme

12/13 - Christmas Cheer Theme

Course will be held in Daycare Center, Room B06

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Beginner Cookie Decorating
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Wednesday, 10/11
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 501 6 seats left $69
Tuesday, 11/14
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 502 13 seats left $69
Tuesday, 12/12
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 503 0 seats left $69Section Full

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Wednesday, 12/13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-023 504 10 seats left $69

Creating a Vegan Holiday Roast

Delicious, moist and tender roast is essential to a traditional family or holiday meal. In this vegan cooking course, we will create and eat a wonderful holiday roast and rich gravy for a perfect feast over the course of two and a half hours on one evening. The recipes are simple but effective, perfect for the home cook. The class includes printed recipes and the knowledge of why and how these recipes work to help you understand vegan food on a fundamental level. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.

Course will be held in the Day Care Center, Room 135

Olivia Townsend, Instructor

Creating a Vegan Holiday Roast
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 11/6
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-104 500 8 seats left $59

Date Night

Enjoy an evening out of the house and away from the office, making dinner and dessert with your love. You will prepare a four-course menu to be enjoyed at the end of the class, with leftovers to take home. Course fee includes $40 materials fee and is for one couple. Both must be registered.

ZCOK 084 500  - Please register partner in ZCOK 084 501
ZCOK 084 502 -  Please register partner in ZCOK 084 503

Course will be held in  Daycare Building, Room 135

Sarah Diamond, Instructor

Date Night
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Friday, 10/20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 500 0 seats left $65Section Full

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Friday, 10/20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 501 0 seats left $0Section Full

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Friday, 11/3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 502 0 seats left $65Section Full

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Friday, 11/3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZCOK-084 503 0 seats left $0Section Full

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Vegan Thanksgiving Mains

In this vegan cooking course, we will create and eat a delectable stuffing and a rich butternut-sweet potato bisque over the course of two and a half hours on one evening. The recipes are simple but effective, perfect for the home cook. The class includes printed recipes and the knowledge of why and how these recipes work to help you understand vegan food on a fundamental level. Course fee includes a $25 materials fee.

Course will be held in the Day Care Center, Room 135

Olivia Townsend ,Instructor

Vegan Thanksgiving Mains
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Monday, 10/30
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-103 500 8 seats left $59

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Community and Professional Education

Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer 2023 Hours (May 22 - July 28): Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday, Closed
(excluding college holidays and vacations)