Culinary Adventures

 

NEW! "Vino Rosso: The Incomparable Red Wines of Italy
A wine-tasting study of Italy’s viticulture history through its most elegant grapes: Nebbiolo (Barolo) and Barbera from the Piemonte; and Toscana’s Rondinella (Valpolicella) and Sangiovese (Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino). Learn what the Italian winemaker’s drink after a day working in the vineyards, which wines to cellar for aging and those that should be drunk young, and the best food pairings for a truly enjoyable experience.
There is a 21+ age requirement to participate in this class. Jim Campanini is the author of Wine Novice and editor of the Lowell Sun. This course takes place off campus at the Nesmith House, 229 Andover Street, Lowell, MA (2 hours) $95

10/11                7:00pm - 9:00pm                 R               CAMPANINI
PER 918 80               17579

NEW SECTION ADDED!!!!  The October 11th session is FULL,  please register for the new date below: 

11/8                  7:00pm - 9:00pm               R                 CAMPANINI
PER 918 81               17764

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All Culinary Adventure courses below are NOT eligible for tuition waivers

Trick or Treat Cake Decorating
Are you having or going to a Halloween party, well in this class you will be making a spooky dessert ready for its film debut. You will learn how to make a Halloween themed 3-Dimentional cake. Learn the basic ins and outs of working with fondant for that realistic look everyone’s going crazy for. The class will cover dying, rolling out and laying fondant properly on your 3-D cakes, complete with fondant accents. 

The materials fee of $15 will cover all the supplies needed for the class. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meeting House, 294 Concord Rd. Billerica, MA. All participants must register by or before Friday, October 19th. (3 hours) $45

10/22                   5:30pm - 8:30pm              M                OFF              SAVINO
PER 771 30                 17580

Intro to Cake Decorating
Learn the art of cake decorating in this introduction course. Everything from frosting a cake perfectly smooth to piping intricate borders and making frosting roses will be covered. Each student will take home a fully decorated cake. Maybe one day you could be just like Food Networks and TLC’s top cake decorators.

The materials fee of $20 will cover all the supplies needed for the classes; all you have to do is just show up and enjoy. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meeting House, 294 Concord Rd. Billerica, MA. All participants must register by or before Friday, November 2nd. (3 hours) $45

11/05               5:30pm - 8:30pm               M              OFF             SAVINO
PER 773 30                17581


Coolest Holiday Cookies
Come learn how to make your own homemade theme cookies. Decorate them with a cool stained glass candy look, goodies and royal icing. Take home recipes and ideas with the knowledge of the newest trend in cookie decorating. These cookies have breathtaking colors that are perfect for a gift, party or to just wow your guests. 

The materials fee of $20 will cover all the supplies needed for the classes; all you have to do is just show up and enjoy. Enrollment limited to 9. This course takes place at the Middlesex Meeting House, 294 Concord Rd. Billerica, MA. All participants must register by or before Tuesday, November 20th. (6 hours) $75

11/26 - 12/03           5:30pm - 8:30pm             M            OFF              SAVINO
PER 772 30                    17582

 

The Following Courses Take Place at Minuteman Technical School

Paella
Learn the tips and tricks on how to make this easy one pot dish! This is a rice dish, traditionally made in Spain, and is made using chicken, sausage, pork and/or seafood. The dish also includes a variety of spices and vegetables. This traditional dish is sure to inspire the Chef in anyone who loves a Good Eat. Come, cook and enjoy a little taste of Spain! (3 hours) $55

10/01                  6:00pm - 9:00pm           M                OFF CAMPUS
PER 922 33                 17593

Soups and Salads Soups, stews and salads are easy, yet traditional, meals. Come to learn skills to prepare delicious healthy soups and stews, and to gain creative insights on "out of the box" salads. This course will cover a unique seasonal soup and salad; recipes will change based on seasonal ingredients. (3 Hours) $45

10/02                6:00pm - 9:00pm                  T                OFF CAMPUS
PER 926 33                17598

 

Pate a Choux This class includes an overview of vegan nutrition. We will look at how a diet free of animal products can help improve your physical and mental health, where to get nutrients such as iron, calcium and protein in plant foods and how what we eat affects our environment, our bodies and our future. We’ll learn how to make simple dishes that are easy to prepare, inexpensive to make, but delicious to eat! These dishes will showcase how to get a well-balanced amount of nutrition into each meal, while learning what homemade ingredients we can create to substitute things like mayo, cheese sauce and creamy dressings. You’ll be amazed at what unique dishes you can serve without animal products! (3 hours) $55

10/08             6:00pm - 9:00pm              M              OFF CAMPUS
PER 923 33              17594

 

Mother Sauces
Five mother sauces make up a chef’s foundational technique. In many cases, the sauce makes the meal. In this 3-class series, students will learn how to cook the 5 major sauces. Espagnole (brown sauce), Béchamel (white sauce), Tomato Sauce, Hollandaise Sauce (egg base sauce) and Veloute (chicken, veal or fish sauce). Students will prepare stock and thickening agents (roux and slurry), and will learn how to make a reduction sauce and prepare some center of the plate entrees. After completing this class, students should feel more comfortable working with ingredients to make sauces that will surely, be a taste to remember. (9 Hours) $159

10/16 - 10/30               6:00pm - 9:00pm                T                 OFF CAMPUS
PER 924 33                      17596


Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Learn how to break down a whole chicken. After cutting up the chickens, students will make Korean style chicken thigh lettuce wraps and chicken Florentine. (3 hours) $50

10/23            6:00pm - 9:00pm              T              OFF CAMPUS
PER 904 33            17595

 

Cooking Italian "La Dolce Vita" Italy has given the culinary world a vast array of food & cooking techniques that have developed into staple dishes. From the rich and hearty flavors of prosciutto di parma, parmigianino-reggiano, balsamic and olive oils to comfort foods like pasta tossed in an fresh tomato sauce; these dishes are desired by all. Come join this class for a night of Italian inspiration and gain new techniques in the kitchen. (3 Hours) $45

11/06             6:00pm - 9:00pm             T             OFF CAMPUS
PER 927 33            17599



Cooking French
French cuisine is known for its rich flavors and elegant sauces, which are perfectly seasoned with the finest of ingredients. The City of Lights class will bring romance and passion to your table with simplified French cuisine that is easily prepared for a dining experience that will transport you to a Parisian bistro under The Eiffel Tower. (3 Hours) $50

12/04                    6:00pm - 9:00pm               T               OFF CAMPUS
PER 925 33                    17597




Not Your Average Pasta Sauce

Discover pasta sauces with unique combinations that will delight and inspire you. Roasted garlic and a balsamic reduction paired with a rustic bread will get us started. Spinach salad with a citrus vinaigrette is a great light new salad option. Pasta with chic peas, pancetta, sage and rosemary is being served up, alongside an orecchiette with broccoli rabe with a hint of rosemary. What about an egg noodle with a roasted butternut squash butter sauce with a hint of cream? (3 hours) $55

12/11             6:00pm - 9:00pm               T             OFF CAMPUS
PER 839 33            17210

 

Last Modified: 9/21/18