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.

February

Add a Little Romance

Why go out? Stay in and savor a dinner date to remember. Cost: $24

Wednesday, February 10
6 - 9 p.m.
#166873
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Fish Entrees

Learn how to use different cooking techniques, and how they can result in different outcomes. Great ideas to try during Lent. Cost: $24

Thursday, February 11
6 - 9 p.m.
#166881
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Old Fashioned Cookies

Remember the cookies that your grandmother used to make?? Well, I raided her cookie jar and her cook books to make the best cookies you could possibly remember. Bring your containers so you can share with your children and grandchildren. Cost: $24

Monday, February 15
6 - 9 p.m.
#166865
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Boozy Cakes

Includes recipes for cakes made with Champaign, Rum, Amaretto and Guinness Beer. Cost: $24

Tuesday, February 16
6 - 9 p.m.
#166926
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

Light and Tasty

Keep your New Year’s resolution to shed those extra pounds with low-cal delights you’ll want to have year round! Cost: $24

Wednesday, February 17
6 - 9 p.m.
#166875
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Stocks & Sauces

The ins and outs of making stocks and sauces. Cost: $24

Thursday, February 18
6 - 9 p.m.
#167904
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Green Clean

Trying to live a greener lifestyle? Let’s start with easy homemade cleaning products that will take minutes to make. From laundry soap to bathroom cleaner, making your own cleaning products is easier than you think! Cost: $24

Monday, February 22
6 - 9 p.m.
#166853
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Crazy About Cupcakes

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

Tuesday, February 23
6 - 9 p.m.
#166852
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

Under the Weather

Easy to prepare ideas to feed a cold and feel better. Cost: $24

Wednesday, February 24
6 - 9 p.m.
#166871
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Dry Rubs & Marinades

Infuse flavor into almost anything with dry rubs and marinades. Cost: $24

Thursday, February 25
6 - 9 p.m.
#166878
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Cheesemaking

Make your own dairy products and simple cheese. We will make sour cream, buttermilk, Ricotta, Mozzarella, and cottage cheese. Cost: $24

Monday, February 29
6 - 9 p.m.
#166861
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

 

March

Mixology

What to stock, how to shake, stir and serve like a pro. Learn how to make a better drink for yourself and your friends and become a more discerning consumer when you are enjoying spirits and cocktails. You will be introduced to the essential tools of bartending, the proper techniques and preparation methods. Once you know these basics you will be prepared to tackle any drink recipe, experiment with your own original cocktails and plan a cocktail party. Cost: $89

4 Wks Tuesday, Begins March 1
6 - 8:30 p.m.
#166141
The Outing Club
Inst. Brauner, Jr.

Doctor up your Cake Mix

Learn to take your boxed cake from ordinary to extraordinary; simple cake decorating ideas will be shared and practiced. Cost: $24

Tuesday, March 1
6 - 9 p.m.
#166892
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

Good For You!

Heart healthy recipes for you and those you love. Cost: $24

Wednesday, March 2
6 - 9 p.m.
#166872
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Wheat Berries & Flax

Make a salad with them whole, and mill them into flour to make bread. Cost: $24

Thursday, March 3
6 - 9 p.m.
#166884
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Angel Food Cake

We will explore Angel Food Cake from scratch. From chocolate to classic white, we will fill them and frost them. Be sure to bring an Angel Food Cake pan to class so you may take the cake home. Cost: $24

Monday, March 7
6 - 9 p.m.
#166862
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Saint Patrick's Day Feast

From the traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage to Soda bread, plus other favorites including the Reuben Sandwich and desserts. Cost: $24

Tuesday, March 8
6 - 9 p.m.
#166854
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Webb

Ethnic & Gourmet Destinations/Chicago

Have a day of culinary adventure in Chicago with Stephanie. Wear your walking shoes and bring your cell phone and a cooler with ice for your perishable purchases. Cost: $89

Wednesday, March 9
7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
#167371
Kimberly Center-Alternative
Ed Inst. Godke

March Madness

Spice up your game day buffet. Cost: $24

Wednesday, March 9
6 - 9 p.m.
#166920
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Brine Poultry

Learn to brine and prepare poultry. Cost: $24

Thursday, March 10
6 - 9 p.m.
#166877
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Chocolate Wacky Cake

Children and parents prepare a Chocolate Wacky Cake and homemade icing. Cost: $24

Saturday, March 12
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
#166879
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Eggs! Eggs! Beautiful Eggs!

Eggs are the fantastic basis of wonderful meals. We will make a cheese soufflé, puffy omelet, quiche, Dutch pancake and custard as a savory side dish. Cost: $24

Monday, March 14
6 - 9 p.m.
#166849
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Two Dimensional Egg Cake

Learn the art of cake sculpting with this easy two dimensional Easter Egg Cake. See how easy it is to make an adorable Easter Egg with a tasty buttercream and rolled fondant to add that extra touch to your design. This cake makes a great table center piece for a party or your Easter celebration. Cost: $24

Tuesday, March 15
6 - 9 p.m.
#166929
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

What Else Can I Do With Cabbage?

Finish up those St. Patty’s Day leftovers with these tips. Cost: $24

Wednesday, March 16
6 - 9 p.m.
#166870
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

The Perfect Biscuit/Gravy

Learn the ins and outs of this finicky quick bread and watch what we create with a fantastic country gravy recipe. Cost: $24

Thursday, March 17
6 - 9 p.m.
#166917
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Brioche

Prepare four different breads from this classic French Brioche recipe. This great tasting dough is easy to make and will keep in the refrigerator for a week. (Bring an ice cream bucket to take dough home) Cost: $24

Monday, March 21
6 - 9 p.m.
#166860
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Fun with Frosting!

Just in time for Easter! Learn first-hand from an expert cake decorator, how to decorate cupcakes and cookies with frosting you can make at home. You even get to take some Spring themed goodies home! All supplies and recipes included. Supplies fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at time of class. Cost: $15

Tuesday, March 22
6 - 7 p.m.
#167914
CCC Maquoketa Ctr
Inst. Bachus

All Things Chocolate...

Poured Chocolate Ganache’: Take your cake to the next level with this gourmet cake icing, learn how to make molding chocolate and the art of chocolate roses. Cost: $24

Tuesday, March 22
6 - 9 p.m.
#166891
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

Spring Forward

Let’s make cheesecake! Cost: $24

Wednesday, March 23
6 - 9 p.m.
#166919
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Cooking Wild Game

Pan fried rabbit, and roasted venison loin with port reduction, will be prepared. Cost: $24

Thursday, March 24
6 - 9 p.m.
#166883
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

The Quest of a Perfect Quesadilla

Where does the quest for the perfect quesadilla start? Well, it starts by making your own Queso Fresco Mexicano cheese and your own corn tortillas. We will make several different quesadillas after we conquer an easy basic cheese made from grocery store items. Cost: $24

Monday, March 28
6 - 9 p.m.
#166859
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Quick Menus

Meals you can make in about 15 minutes for the small household. Cost: $24

Tuesday, March 29
6 - 9 p.m.
#166880
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Thai One On

Explore Thai cooking, exotic and tasty. Cost: $24

Wednesday, March 30
6 - 9 p.m.
#166855
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Artichoke, Artichoke

Artichokes from the can or fresh. Learn how to prepare this edible thistle. See what you can eat and cannot. Make a delicious artichoke dip and clarify butter. Cost: $24

Thursday, March 31
6 - 9 p.m.
#166918
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

 

April

Bagels & Cream Cheese

Nothing is better than a toasty warm bagel and cream cheese. We will bake a variety of bagels and make homemade cream cheese for your weekend breakfast. Cost: $24

Monday, April 4
6 - 9 p.m.
#166858
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

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, April 5
6 - 9 p.m.
#166889
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

Three Little Fish

Creative dishes for fish lovers and first time fans. Cost: $24

Wednesday, April 6
6 - 9 p.m.
#166869
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Fabulous Foodie Adventure

Have a day of culinary adventure in Chicago with Stephanie Godke. Visit some of Stephanie’s favorite Foodie haunts. Wear you walking shoes and bring a cooler for your purchases. Cost: $89

Thursday, April 7
7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
#167367
Kimberly Center-Alternative
Ed Inst. Godke

Homemade Noodles

Prepare fresh homemade noodles and use them in recipes for a Beef & Noodle Dish and a Chicken Noodle Soup. Cost: $24

Thursday, April 7
6 - 9 p.m.
#166921
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

If You Knew Sushi is Back Again

Have fun making sushi; we promise that by the end of the class you will be rocking and rolling. Cost: $24

Monday, April 11
6 - 9 p.m.
#166895
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Roast Pork Loin & Chops

Prepare and roast pork loin with a garlic and herb rub and pork chops stuffed with apple and cranberries. Cost: $24

Tuesday, April 12
6 - 9 p.m.
#166882
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Eggs-Stravaganza

Eggs as a main course or ingredient. Cost: $24

Wednesday, April 13
6 - 9 p.m.
#166868
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Canning 101

Have you ever wanted to learn how to can? We will go into the do’s and don’ts of canning so you can preserve nutritious, local food safely. We will discuss boiling water baths, pressure canning, jars, lids and all sorts of equipment. Bring your questions. Cost: $24

Thursday, April 14
6 - 9 p.m.
#166857
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Family Picnics

Cathy’s imagination has gone wild. Come and try these fun ideas and recipes to use on your next outing. Cost: $24

Monday, April 18
6 - 9 p.m.
#166930
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Cake Pops & Truffles

Hosting a shower or special event? Looking for a sweet treat to serve to reflect your party? How about specialty cake pops and truffles? Learn how to create and decorate these delectable treats for your next event - so easy! Cost: $24

Tuesday, April 19
6 - 9 p.m.
#166890
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Cunningham

Ham It Up

Recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cost: $24

Wednesday, April 20
6 - 9 p.m.
#166867
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Chickens in your Backyard

Ever want really fresh eggs? We will discuss raising chickens in your backyard. Learn about different breeds, where and how to buy chicks, different types of coops and egg safety. Wear your garden clothes as we will be handling chicks and mature hens. We will also be going over city ordinances about raising hens. Cost: $19

Thursday, April 21
6 - 9 p.m.
#166078
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Lemon Curd Dessert

No longer fear this custard! Learn how to make a Lemon Curd Icebox Cake. Cost: $24

Thursday, April 21
6 - 9 p.m.
#166876
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Spring Homemade Pasta

Prepare fresh homemade pasta with Spring garden fresh vegetables/Primavera. Cost: $24

Monday, April 25
6 - 9 p.m.
#166932
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz

Seasonal Taste/Central Plains

Learn how to care for and prepare the goods found in our front yard. Seasonal ingredients and ideas. Cost: $24

Tuesday, April 26
6 - 9 p.m.
#166887
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. True

Power Woking

Learn to use this versatile Chinese cooking pan and make fun Oriental dishes. Cost: $24

Wednesday, April 27
6 - 9 p.m.
#166886
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. LaBella

Homemade Ice Cream & Toppings

Nothing tastes better on a warm summer day than homemade ice cream. We will make a variety of toppings to take home to your family. But the ice cream….that’s just for you! Cost: $24

Thursday, April 28
6 - 9 p.m.
#166893
West Davenport Ctr
Inst. Lafrenz