Cooking Classes

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department offers a variety of cooking classes. Most classes take place at the college’s West Davenport Center, 2950 N. Fairmount St. Cost for the hands-on classes is $19. Take a virtual tour of the West Davenport Center to see the cooking lab. Below is a list of the upcoming cooking classes available.

July 2014

Versions of the Basic Burger

Everyone loves a good burger on a summer afternoon but are you in a burger rut? Learn how to create the perfect patty and get tons of ideas for new burgers. How about the garden burger with fresh green goddess dressing you make yourself, or the hoisin burger with sriracha mayo and cucumber slices? We'll also be making my version of Texas Roadhouse's famous fried pickles and dipping sauce using pickles we will make during class. Cost: $19

Tuesday, July 15
Course #138418

Summer Spaghetti Dinner

We will make homemade Italian salad, Bruschetta, Summer Spaghetti in the microwave and learn the secret to a moist and easy iced cake. Cost: $19

Wednesday, July 16
Course #138261

Thai One On

Explore Thai cooking, exotic and tasty. Cost: $19

Tues. July 22
Course #138270

Grandma's Fried Chicken Dinner

Do you ever want to make a meal from start to finish and you’re not sure what to put together? We are going to prepare your grandma's fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, creamed corn and individual peach cobblers. Cost: $19

Wednesday, July 23
Course #138262

Light Treats

Wonderful desserts for hot summer days. Cost: $19

Wednesday, July 29
Course #138264

Individual Meatloaf Dinner

We are going to make individual meatloaves, each one of you making it your way! We will have several different ingredients for you to choose from to put in your personal meatloaf. Beer dip for our appetizer, parsley buttered potatoes, a vegetable and Mom’s apple crisp. Cost: $19

Wednesday, July 30
Course #138256

August 2014

Farmers / Gourmet Markets Chicago

Have a day of culinary adventure in Chicago with Stephanie Godke. Wear you walking shoes and bring a cooler for your purchases. We will start the day at a farmer’s market and progress to some of Chicago's best gourmet stores. Cost: $79

Tuesday, August 5
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Course #137954
Kimberly Center Alternative

Pork Chops in Gravy Dinner

My family's favorite way to enjoy pork chops. We will brown the pork chops and let simmer in gravy while we make mashed potatoes, a vegetable and deep dish peach pie. Cost: $19

Wednesday, August 6
Course #138246

Full Fat Versus Half Fat

You Decide: We will be comparing full fat and reduced fat options for several popular foods including Chicken Parmesan, Fettuccini Alfredo, Brownies, and Chocolate Mousse. This class will equip you with some simple swaps and substitutions and teach you some healthier methods of food preparation. Please bring some containers for your leftovers. Cost: $19

Monday, August 11
Course #138107

We All Scream for Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Explore making homemade ice creams, gelatos & ices. Cost: $19

Tuesday, August 12
Course #138278

Lasagna Dinner

We will make an awesome Italian salad, homemade lasagna, garlic bread and cannoli. Cost: $19

Wednesday, August 13
Course #138244

SX3/Soups, Salads & Shortcakes

Triple S-Soups, Salads, and Shortcakes: Are you planning to host a shower or other celebration? This class will give you the perfect menu to seamlessly prepare an elegant celebration for your guests. You will learn a recipe for basic shortcake with many variations. In addition, each group will prepare a different soup and salad, allowing students to try many different options throughout the course of the evening. Cost: $19

Monday, August 18
Course #138016

BBQ Sauces

Ready to travel the south for the perfect "liquid gold"? We will make South Carolina style mustard BBQ sauce, Memphis style BBQ sauce, North Carolina style BBQ sauce, Texas style BBQ sauce and Kansas city style BBQ sauce. We will try them all on grilled chicken and then make an ice cream desert to cool off. Cost: $19

Tuesday, August 19
Course #138421

Simply Sumptious Salads

Not just Iceberg with Ranch. Cost: $19

Wednesday, August 20
Course #138263

Easy Elegance

Oysters Rockefeller, bruschetta, and lemon berry tarts are among the few items that are sure to dazzle your next dinner guests. Please bring some containers for your leftovers. Cost: $19

Monday, August 25
Course #138103

Harvest the Harvest

Preserving fruits and vegetables from your garden. Cost: $19

Thursday, August 28
Course #138267