Cooking Classes

Throughout the year the Center for Sustainable Communities provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to experience new cooking skills and techniques through a variety of classes that are offered on campus during shadow block and lunch. Registration is required and all classes are limited to 20 participants. Please sign up for only one class to start so we can ensure enough spots for all who want to participate.

Lunch in a Jar

Instructor: Johanna Bergan, Oneota Community Food Co-op
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 23, 12-1 p.m.
Location: Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

Class Description: How to make lunch in an environmentally friendly way, incorporating whole grains and vegetables with absolutely no more time in your day? That is the question! Today's class will be the answer. Jar lunches are designed to be made ahead of time, are transported in a versatile, reusable mason jar that costs no more than a dollar and will leave you satisfied from a lunch ready to power your afternoon. Not to mention that lunches in a jar will leave you with envious co-workers and an inside smile for yourself. Everyone will make a "lunch in a jar" to take home and enjoy. Register for this class here

 

Knife Skills

Instructor: Johanna Bergan, Oneota Community Food Co-op
Date/Time: Thursday, October 9, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Location: Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

Class Description: Do you feel slow and klutzy in the kitchen?  Find yourself drooling over those fancy gadgets sold on late night TV shows that cut onions perfectly (without tears)?  This is the class for you!  We'll roll up our sleeves and get right to work with the knives you need to make cooking easy.  Practice makes perfect, and we'll practice throughout class.  Everyone will head home with freshly chopped veggies, ready to eat or freeze, as well as the confidence to use real moves in your kitchen at home. Register for this class here.

 

Homemade Stock: Your Kitchen's Best Kept Secret

Instructor: Johanna Bergan, Oneota Community Food Co-op
Date/Time: Thursday, November 6, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Location: Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

Class Description: Join us for a class about the best kept secret in a good cook's kitchen - homemade stock. Stock is the base of any good soup and this class will uncover just why it's so important. No longer will you have to spend money on expensive, salty, boxed stock and instead you will be able to utilize vegetable scraps and meat bones to create your own. Saving money, reducing food waste and cooking really good tasting food...sounds like homemade stock is the big winner! Register for this class here.