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 most of the hands-on classes is $24. Take a virtual tour of the West Davenport Center to see the cooking lab. Below is a list of the upcoming cooking classes available.


Farmer's/Gourmet Markets Chicago

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

Tuesday, October 6
7 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Kimberly Center Alternative

Make Your Own Wedding Cake

Learn to bake, level and simply decorate a two tier wedding cake. It is easier than it looks! Cost: $24

Tuesday, October 6
6 - 9 p.m.

Quick, Easy & Fast

Not a romance novel but easy & nutritious dishes. Cost: $24

Wednesday, October 7
6 - 9 p.m.

Give Me Five Minutes A Day ....

Want to bake your own bread but you think you don’t have the time? I will share the wonders of the Artesian Bread in 5 minutes a Day. We will be making many different baked items out of one dough. You must bring a 5-6 qts plastic storage container with lid.......... an ice cream bucket is perfect! You will want to take this dough home!!! Cost: $24

Thursday, October 8
6 - 9 p.m.

Gluten-Free Baking Secrets

Secrets to successful GF baking. Make an easy muffin mix for when you want muffins in a hurry and a flour blend for quick cooking of all kinds. Using tried and true techniques of GF baking, we will make savory crackers and bake a cake plus old fashioned Southern biscuits. Cost: $24

Monday, October 12
6 - 9 p.m.

Rolled Fondant & Buttercream

Learn how to make and use rolled fondant and how to take basic flavored buttercream to the next level. Cost: $24

Tuesday, October 13
6 - 9 p.m.


Some new twists on some old favorites. Cost: $24

Wednesday, October 14
6 - 9 p.m.

Entree Pies

Pies aren’t only for dessert. Prepare main dish pies including Shepherd’s Pie, Chicken Pot Pie and a yummy Beef Pie with a puff pastry crust. Cost: $24

Thursday, October 15
6 - 9 p.m.

Homemade Breads & Rolls

Learn how to make bread & rolls from scratch. Cost: $24

Monday, October 19
6 - 9 p.m.

Cake Pops & Truffles

What’s cuter than a cupcake? A cake pop! Cake pops are cake crumbs and icing or chocolate styled as a lollipop. Learn to shape the cake into a form and decorate it. Plus truffles the perfect indulgence for that sweet tooth. Cost: $24

Tuesday, October 20
6 - 9 p.m.

Mac the Knife

You won’t win a knife fight but you will learn knife skills and how to debone a chicken breast. Cost: $24

Wednesday, October 21
6 - 9 p.m.

Heart Healthy Meals

Keep the great taste. Yes, you can have it both ways - great taste and healthy! Learn to modify your favorite recipes to reduce fat, sodium and calories. Cost: $24

Thursday, October 22
6 - 9 p.m.

Halloween Cookies - Parent/Child

Witches, ghosts, and jack-o-lanterns can all be pretty scary... unless they’re cookies! Grab a kiddo and come bake and decorate some Halloween themed cookies with the help of the ladies from 2 Mamas Baking. Don’t forget to bring a cookie sheet to transport wet cookies. Cost: $24

Sat. October 24
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Cream Puffs

Ever wonder how to make those tender hollow little cream puff shells? Join us to find out! Learn the history and basic techniques of creating sweet and savory pastries from Pate Choux (pot-a-shoo) dough. You will make your own dough and create éclairs and cream puffs. We’ll also make pastry cream, whipped cream, and chocolate Ganache in class to fill your puffs. Cost: $24

Monday, October 26
6 - 9 p.m.

Crazy About Cupcakes

Learn the tricks of great moist cupcakes, gourmet flavors and simple but eye catching decorations. Cost: $24

Tuesday, October 27
6 - 9 p.m.

House of the Rising Buns

Basic roll and bread making. Cost: $24

Wednesday, October 28
6 - 9 p.m.

Winter Soups

Corn chowder, French onion soup, Creamy wild rice and mushroom. Cost: $24

Thursday, October 29
6 - 9 p.m.