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. Below is a list of the upcoming cooking classes available. Classes are from 6 - 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Register online or call the college’s Registration Center at 563-441-4100 or 1-888-336-3907.    

October

Thai One On

Explore Thai cooking, exotic and tasty.

Monday, October 23
#187752
Instructor LaBella

Celebrate the Pumpkin

Delicious and fun pumpkin based recipes, from main dish to dessert.

Tuesday, October 24
#187754
Instructor Zaputil

Fun with Frosting

Just in time for Halloween! 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 goodies home! All supplies and recipes included. Supplies fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at time of class. Cost: $15

Tuesday, October 24
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
#188055
CCC Maquoketa Center
Instructor Bachus

Chinese Cookery

Prepare some of your favorite Chinese dishes at home. Such as Rangoon, Asian Honey Chicken, & Beef Lo Mein. Cost: $39

Thursday, October 26
#187405
West Liberty Center
Instructor Alberti

Pizza!! Pizza!

Nothing is better than a great healthy pizza. We will be making gourmet pizza, using herb and whole wheat flour crusts. And you can make fresh mozzarella cheese in your own kitchen using ingredients right from the grocery store. I'll demonstrate and show you techniques and tips that I have learned. Only equipment you need is a colander and a thermometer! We will finish off that hot and delicious pizza while discussing making your own sauces and different toppings you can use. And yes, I will talk with my mouth full!!!!

Thursday, October 26
#187683
Instructor Linker-Lafrenz

All Things Meringue!

Cookies, kisses, crusts and pies - learn the secrets of this great light and fluffy dessert! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Monday, October 30
#187749
Instructor Cunningham

Cast Iron Cookery

See how versatile these classic pans really are as we prepare an oven chicken and Peach Cobbler. Learn how to properly season your cast iron pans for easy maintenance. (If you have a cast iron pan that needs to be seasoned, please bring it to class). Cost: $39

Tuesday, October 31
#187762
Instructor True

 

November

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: $29

Thur. Nov 2
#189820
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Cut Out Frosted Sugar Cookies

Tips and tricks to making and frosting your own cut out sugar cookies. Choice of icings will include Royal Icing, Butter Cream and Rolled Fondant. Cost: $29

Mon. Nov 6
#189848
Inst. Cunningham

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: $24

Mon. Nov 6
#189744
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Seafood Delights

Prepare a delightful pan-seared Salmon Fillet and Scallops. Cost: $39

Tue. Nov 7
#189339
West Liberty Center
Inst. Alberti

Appetizer

Caprese Salad Skewers & Baked Crab Rangoon. Cost: $29

Thu. Nov 9
#189340
West Liberty Center
Inst. Alberti

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: $29

Thu. Nov 9
#189819
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Cheesecakes

Make cheesecakes from scratch; plain, chocolate, vanilla and berry. This hands-on training will give you experience in blending the ingredients and how to decorate, garnish, and top cheesecakes that look fabulous. Cost: $29

Mon. Nov 13
#189849
Inst. True

Soup & Salad

Caesar Salad with homemade dressing and Broccoli & Cheese soup. Cost: $29

Thu. Nov 16
#189341
West Liberty Center
Inst. Alberti

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: $29

Thu. Nov 16
#189842
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Best Ever Gluten Free Crusts

Pizza crust, bread/rolls, and pie crust - some of the most difficult to reproduce gluten free. Cost: $29

Mon. Nov 20
#189843
Inst. Zaputil

Twelve Days of Cookies

Two batches of dough and twelve different variations - More cookies with less work! Cost: $29

Tue. Nov 28
#189853
Inst. Zaputil

Entree'

Honey Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin, Rice Pilaf, & fresh Green Beans. Cost: $39

Thu. Nov 30
#189400
West Liberty Center
Inst. Alberti

Gifts From Your Kitchen

The gift that you make in your own kitchen is the most personalized gift of all. It's never the wrong size or color. Homemade gifts, wrapped with labels and ready to give. Including Cookies in a Jar, Ice Cream Toppings, Candy Barks plus more... Cost: $29

Thu. Nov 30
#189818
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

 

December

Mason Jar Breads & Pies!

Gift Jars for the Holiday Season! Instruction on how to assemble and decorate as a gift. Recipes will be prepared so that you can taste and select the recipes you like best. Cost: $29

Mon. Dec 4
#189811
Inst. Cunningham

Dessert/Cheesecake

Mini Cheesecake with Salted Caramel Sauce. Cost: $29

Tue. Dec 5
#189344
West Liberty Center
Inst. Alberti

Eggs! Eggs! Beautiful Eggs!

Eggs are the fantastic basis of wonderful meals. We will make a cheese souffle, puffy omelet, quiche, Dutch pancake and custard as a savory side dish. Cost: $29

Thu. Dec 7
#189817
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Pho All Seasons

Learn how to make Pho and other Vietnamese dishes. Cost: $29

Mon. Dec 11
#189844
Inst. LaBella

Fun With Frosting

Just in time for the holidays! 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 goodies home! All supplies and recipes included. Supplies fee of $5 is payable to the instructor at time of class. Cost: $15

Thu. Dec 14
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
#190518
CCC Maquoketa Center
Inst. Bachus

Holiday Luncheon Crepes

Fun to prepare during the holidays: Chicken & Spinach, Ham & Asparagus and dessert Crepes. Cost: $39

Thu. Dec 14
#189815
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

 

January

Cake Pops & Truffles

Hosting a shower or special event? Looking for a sweet treat to serve to reflect your party theme? How about specialty cake pops and truffles? Learn how to create and decorate these delectable treats for your next event - so easy! Please bring a container for leftovers. Cost: $29

Mon. Jan 8
#189862
Inst. Cunningham

Cheesemaking

Make your own dairy products and simple cheese. We will make sour cream, buttermilk, Ricotta, Mozzarella, and cottage cheese. Cost: $29

Thu. Jan 11
#189823
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Basic Dairy

Embrace your inner milkmaid and learn how to make basic dairy products in your kitchen. In class we will make Buttermilk, Sour Cream, Cottage Cheese, Quark and Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese. Please bring a large covered container to take cottage cheese home. Cost: $29

Thu. Jan 18
#189814
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

Quick Menus

Meals you can make in about 15 minutes for the small household. Cost: $39

Mon. Jan 22
#189846
Inst. True

Robert Burns Night

Robbie Burns Night (no kilt required). Traditional dishes served on Robbie Burns night will be prepared. Cost: $39

Thu. Jan 25
#189854
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: $24

Thu. Jan 25
#190420
Butterworth Center (Carriage House) Moline, IL
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz

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: $29

Mon. Jan 29
#189821
Inst. Linker-Lafrenz