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.

Pickles!

Instructor: Justin Scardina
Date/Time: Tuesday, September 30, 9:45-10:45 a.m.
Location: Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

Think pickles are too difficult to do at home? Think again! Let us show you how to make quick pickles, vinegar pickles, and fermented pickles with minimum effort and maximum flavor. 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. 

Brown Bag Lunches for the New Century

Instructor: Justin Scardina
Date/Time: Monday, October 13, noon-1 p.m.
Location: Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

Tired of making the same old lunches? Now is the time to breathe some new life into your home-made lunches, making you the envy of your office. Come learn how to change last night's leftovers into tomorrow's delicious lunch and pick up some tricks to prevent sad and soggy sandwiches and salads. 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.

Fall Comfort Food

Instructor: Justin Scardina
Date/Time: Monday, November 17th, noon-1 p.m.
Location: Luther College, Valders Hall of Science, Room 379

With the holidays fast approaching, come learn some new adaptations of classic dishes and new-school approaches to comfort food. In this class we will also discuss how to streamline your approach to making a multi-course meal, allowing you to avoid driving yourself crazy with a mountain of prep. Register for this class here.