Cooking Classes


Fall Desserts to Inspire You – Pies and Etc.

Sunday, November 4, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 at Lockhart Taylor Center

Cost: $30

Do the fall issues of magazines have you wishing for cooler days? Beautiful pies and cakes posed on decorated cake stands with seasonal displays surrounding the picture-perfect end to a holiday gathering. But what’s that you say? You can’t bake? Or at least nobody thinks you can? Nonsense! In this 3-hour holiday baking class I will show you how to make any size pie crust without a recipe card in front of your nose. We will make some old classics new, like Sweet Potato Pecan Pie, as well as teach you how to enjoy new flavor combinations like Fall Fruit Bread Pudding with Warm Vanilla Sauce. Other recipes include Apple Galette and Caramelized Pear Compote, Chocolate Ganache Tarts with Crème Chantilly, and Cranberry Pecan Pie Tartlets. All materials are included. Class size limited to 12.
Registration Keyword: Dessert

Holiday Sides with a Twist – Ho-hum be gone!

Sunday, November 11, 2018 2:00 – 5:00 at Lockhart Taylor Center

Cost: $30

You walk into any produce section in the fall and all the colors, shapes, and sizes of seasonal fruits and vegetables entice you to buy and try. But what do you do? Go for the green beans, sweet potatoes, and some leafy green that can be cooked to mush. There is so much more out there, and this class will teach you how to shop, prepare and serve some new side dishes for your holiday gatherings. You will learn about different fall squashes when we make acorn squash in four different ways, along with butternut risotto, and spaghetti squash with thyme. Braised red cabbage with apples and onions, glazed Brussel Sprouts with bacon, pecans, and cranberries, and roasted beets with an herbed vinaigrette and goat cheese salad finish out the menu. And I can’t help but give you a new upbeat twist to those collard greens… you’ll have to come and find out what makes even non-collard green people eat these! All materials are included. Class size is limited to 12.
Registration Keyword: Twist

Chef Elaine Templeton is one of the culinary arts instructors for South Piedmont Community College and the culinary arts instructor for Union County Culinary Arts Academy. With over 20 years’ experience, she has cooked and taught all over the world. Her passion is teaching others how to make great food.

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For questions, contact Kathy Moore, 704-272-5491