College Schedules Community Cooking Classes
Named in honor of Sandhills' longtime Board of Trustees chair, George W. Little, this impressive 40,000-square-foot, two-story brick building houses the computer, engineering, technology and culinary arts courses at Sandhills.
Not only will participants prepare food in each class, they will dine on their creations in the Russell Dining Room of the Peggy Kirk Bell Culinary Arts Center located in Little Hall.
Chef Curt Shelvey will head three hands-on cooking courses that will be of interest to those who wish to master the art of grilling, sauting, and roasting. Shelvey attended the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. in 1995.
In 2001 he became a Certified Executive Chef, and in 2003 he graduated from Sandhills Community College with an associate's degree in culinary technology.
Grilling with meats and fish, marinades, dry rubs, compound butters, and serving techniques will be taught in the "Grilling with Chef Shelvey" course. Helping students master the art of sauting meats, fish, shellfish, vegetables, and fresh herbs is the focus of the "Sauting with Chef Shelvey" course and "Roasting for the Holidays" will introduce students to the culinary specialty of roasting with meats, game, vegetables, and starches just in time for the holiday season. The classes will be held on two consecutive Tuesday evenings in September, October and November.
Pastry chef and owner of the Bake House, Martin Brunner will head the baking and pastry series. Brunner is a fifth generation Austrian baker and a graduate of both Sandhills Community College and Johnson and Wales University.
"Chef Brunner's Artisan Bread Baking" course will provide an advanced study in the art and craft of bread making. Students will learn the pertinent formulas and techniques associated with naturally leavened loaves, hearth breads, focaccia, flat breads, and other breads utilizing a variety of grains. The "Cake Baking and Decorating Basics" course and the "Holiday Desserts and Gingerbread Houses" course will be of great interest. A variety of traditional "old world" desserts will be prepared along with the basics of making gingerbread houses. These classes will be held on Tuesday afternoons.
All six courses are being offered through the Community Enrichment Program in the Division of Continuing Education.
To register, or if there are questions about registration, call 695-3980.
For more information about the Community Enrichment Program, call 695-3775.
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