SPC to provide community cooking classes for fall 2019

 

LUBBOCK/LEVELLAND – The Culinary Arts Program at South Plains College Lubbock Center and the Levelland campus will offer community cooking classes for fall 2019. The classes cost $40 per person and all held on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. 

On Sept. 14, SPC Lubbock Center will offer Tailgate 101. It is the most wonderful time of the year, Football Tailgate season. In this class, instructors Chef Patrick Ramsey and Chef Natalie Osuna will share some cost effective and easy to prepare items for party guests. The advantages of marinating and brining for slow cooking or smoking, picking the right meats for the job and proper safety as well as sanitation tips for hours of outdoor fun will be the covered. 

On Sept. 21, SPC Lubbock Center will offer Fresh Pasta. Learn the joys of making pasta from scratch. Participants will learn how to make fresh pasta, proper rolling out methods and how to cut into fresh fettuccini noodles. The instructors, Chef Ramsey and Chef Cundiff, will pair the scratch made pasta with amazing recipes that they will prepare for the class. The art of pasta making is a skill that should be passed down to future generations. 

On Oct. 12, Great Western Dining on the Levelland campus will host the same Fresh Pasta class with Chef Ramsey and Chef Osuna. 

Also on Oct. 12, the SPC Lubbock Center will offer Halloween Cookies for children. The class is limited to 10 participants. Join the SPC Culinary team for a fun filled Halloween-themed parent and child cookie decorating class. In the class, participants will roll out their own dough, cut out cookie shapes, bake and decorate six sugar cookies to take home. The class is designed for one parent and one child ages 7 to 12. The parent is required to stay and work with the child. The instructors will be Chef Sarah Reid and Chef Cundiff. 

On Oct. 26, the SPC Lubbock Center will offer Comfort Food. The weather is getting to that “oh so chilly” temperature that West Texans always look forward to annually. During the fall season, Comfort Food is what the body craves! Join the SPC Culinary team for a night of sweet West Texas Comfort that is sure to satisfy and warm bellies. The instructors, Chef Ramsey and Chef Osuna, will share recipes that will become fall favorites year after year.

On Nov. 2, to help take the stress out of making a pie for the holiday, the SPC Team will teach participants how to bake two different pies in one course. By the end of the class, patrons will learn how to make a caramel apple pie with crumb topping and a pecan pie that are sure to please family and friends. The instructors will be Chef Reid and Chef Osuna. 

The last community cooking class will be offered on Nov. 9 on preparing the Perfect Turkey and Trimmings. Students will learn two different methods of preparation on how to prepare a turkey from scratch and how to properly carve the bird. A recipe for fresh cranberry sauce (no can shapes here) and a traditional holiday stuffing will be shared with the participants. The instructors will be Chef Ramsey and Chef Cundiff. 

All cooking tools, utensils, supplies and ingredients will be provided. A recipe booklet and instruction will be given to participants in a special take home folder. 

Participants must wear closed toe or non-porous shoes. (No fabric mesh tennis shoes because hot oils can drip into these shoes and cause burns.) It is recommended that students wear shirts with at least short sleeves and no exposed underarms.

 

For reservations, contact the SPC Lubbock Center at (806) 716-2700.