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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Culinary Community Education

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College’s Community Education Program offers a variety of hands-on, non-credit culinary classes offered at the college's state-of-the-art Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute (CAHMI) that are open to the public year around. Customized courses, private, and company-only courses are also available. Contact Kristin Howell at (501) 907-6670 ext. 3407 or email [email protected] for pricing and details.

Community Education Policies

Registration Requirements: Registration is required for all Community Education classes. To begin registration please click on the class title. To register by phone, please call Kristin Howell at (501) 907-6670 ext. 3407

Cancellation Policy: 100% refund if canceled at least 7 days before the class date. Cancellations occurring within 7 days of the class date will only receive a refund only if the class spot can be sold.

Community Education Class Enrollment Minimum Policy: In order to use teaching resources to their fullest, a Class Enrollment Minimum Policy is used to ensure that courses offered have a minimum number of enrolled students. Such a policy allows students to engage with a sufficient number of other learners in the classroom and also efficiently uses instructor time, thus facilitating the research and service portions of instructor obligations. In the event that a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, all registrants will receive a full refund.

Monday, December 9

Gluten-Free Bake and Decorate: Christmas Trees

Get ready for the holidays with delicious and fun Gluten-Free Christmas Tree baking and decorating!

Cost: $65
When: 6 – 8 p.m. 
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute 
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110 
Room: Community Education Kitchen 
Instructor: Sam Clement 


Monday, December 9

Champagnes and All That Sparkles

What do blanc de noirs and blanc de blancs mean? Why is Champagne so much more expensive than Prosecco? And how does vintage bubbly differ from non-vintage? Join Wine Educator Lorri Hambuchen as we taste and explore: how sparkling wine is made; styles of sparkling wine and popular regions; what makes true Champagne so special; sparkling terminology and general pairing of distinct foods. All registrants must be 21 years or older.

Cost: $75
When: 6-8 p.m. 
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute 
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110 
Room: Wine Studies Room 
Instructor: Lorri Hambuchen


Thursday, December 12

Classic French Macarons  SOLD OUT

Impress your friends and family with delicate, delectable macarons right from your own kitchen. These quintessentially French cookies can be tricky to make. Chef Chocla Lea will walk you through every step of the process. We’ll cover the essentials from meringue making to macronage, piping with precision to achieving the perfect pied (foot).

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Bake Shop
Instructor: Chocla Lea


Saturday, December 14

A Plant-Based Christmas: Entrée and Appetizers

Join Dr. Tionna Jenkins in the kitchen to learn how to prepare delicious, seasonal, and easy plant-based dishes for your Christmas and holiday dinners. In this hands-on cooking class, participants will learn how to make delicious, healthy recipes that the whole family will love! Dr. Jenkins is a public health policy practitioner and wellness expert. She is creator of the health and wellness site, www.plateithealthy.com. The menu was inspired by her cookbook, Cooking in Color: Simple Plant-Based Recipes.

Cost: $70 per class or $130 for the two-class series
When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Community Education Kitchen
Instructor: Dr. Tionna Jenkins

Please follow the link below to register for the entire series:

https://reg130.imperisoft.com/UAPTC/BundleDetail/353338/Registration.aspx


Tuesday, December 17

Cinnamon Rolls

Your friends and family won't forget waking up to the sweet smells of butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar permeating through the house from your fresh baked cinnamon rolls! Want to know how it is done? Join Chef Wendy Schay in the kitchen to find out! During class you will learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough which include mixing, kneading, rolling, hand shaping your rolls, and properly proofing. You will also see a demonstration on how to make pecan sticky buns. Wait until you taste these warm treats straight out of the oven! Take home a half dozen big cinnamon rolls that you bake, recipes, and the knowledge to recreate these sweet treats at home.

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Gold Lab
Instructor: Wendy Schay


Saturday, January 25

Cooking with Kids: Breakfast!

Kid-friendly breakfast, please! In this hands-on class, participants will learn to make smiley face pancakes with fruit and homemade whipped cream, buttermilk biscuits and gravy, and a fruit pizza that is sure to impress.

Cost: $65
Ages: This class is best suited for kids between the ages of 7-15 years old.
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: UA-Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Community Education Kitchen
Instructor: Taylor Scott

This is a 3-part series. To register for all three classes in the series for $180, please follow the link below to register.
https://reg130.imperisoft.com/UAPTC/BundleDetail/353635/Registration.aspx


Tuesday, January 28

Cinnamon Rolls

Your friends and family won't forget waking up to the sweet smells of butter, cinnamon, and brown sugar permeating through the house from your fresh baked cinnamon rolls! Want to know how it is done? Join Chef Wendy Schay in the kitchen to find out! During class you will learn the basic techniques of creating a sweet dough which include mixing, kneading, rolling, hand shaping your rolls, and properly proofing. You will also see a demonstration on how to make pecan sticky buns. Wait until you taste these warm treats straight out of the oven! Take home a half dozen big cinnamon rolls that you bake, recipes, and the knowledge to recreate these sweet treats at home.

Cost: $65
When: 5:30– 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Gold Lab
Instructor: Wendy Schay


Thursday, January 30

Classic French Macarons

Impress your friends and family with delicate, delectable macarons right from your own kitchen. These quintessentially French cookies can be tricky to make. Chef Chocla Lea will walk you through every step of the process. We’ll cover the essentials from meringue making to macronage, piping with precision to achieving the perfect pied (foot).

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Bake Shop
Instructor: Chocla Lea


Thursday, February 13

Sugar Cookie Decorating

Create your own personalized cookies! In this class, Chef Lea will take you through a step-by-step journey of how to decorate the perfect sugar cookie. In this class you will learn tricks for cookie baking, decorating, icing preparation, and marble designs. You will leave the class with 8 cookies and copies of recipes.

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Bake Shop
Instructor: Chocla Lea


Thursday, February 20

King Cake!

Have you wanted to learn how to make a king cake? Look no further, we are offering a king cake, hands-on, baking classes this carnival season!

Participants will prepare a traditional King Cake, French Galette des Rois and icing while learning about the history of king cakes and Danish doughs. Take home cakes and recipes and keep baking this sweet tradition year after year!

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Bake Shop
Instructor: Chocla Lea


Thursday, February 20

Introduction to Sourdough

This artisan bread class is for the individual who wants to get hands-on knowledge regarding baking with natural leaven. We will begin our class by creating an artisan sourdough country loaf that you will mix, knead and shape by hand. This Artisan bread class will specifically focus on proper hand kneading skills, while focusing on baking techniques and maintaining your own sourdough starter at home. We will bake a sample loaf of our bread, while concentrating on scoring and how a finished loaf should look and feel. You will take home the two loaves of sourdough bread you make in class to bake the next day, as well as recipes, and a loaf that you baked and scored during class.

Cost: $85
When: 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Gold Lab
Instructor: Wendy Schay


Saturday, February 29

Cooking with Kids: Lunch!

Who doesn’t love pizza? Create the perfect pizza your way, complete with homemade pizza crust and toppings galore. Don’t forget dessert: cookie pizza for the win!

Cost: $65
Ages: This class is best suited for kids between the ages of 7-15 years old.
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: UA-Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Community Education Kitchen
Instructor: Taylor Scott

This is a 3-part series. To register for all three classes in the series for $180, please follow the link below to register.
https://reg130.imperisoft.com/UAPTC/BundleDetail/353635/Registration.aspx


Monday, March 16

Making Fresh Mozzarella

Get cheesy and have fun with Chef, Angela Nix! In this hands-on class, make house-made mozzarella, while also learning about mozzarella origins, variations, proper storage, aging, and cooking the final product. Students will make their own ball of mozzarella.

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Community Education Kitchen
Instructor: Angela Nix


Thursday, March 19

Classic French Macarons

Impress your friends and family with delicate, delectable macarons right from your own kitchen. These quintessentially French cookies can be tricky to make. Chef Chocla Lea will walk you through every step of the process. We’ll cover the essentials from meringue making to macronage, piping with precision to achieving the perfect pied (foot).

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Bake Shop
Instructor: Chocla Lea


Saturday, April 4

Cooking with Kids: Dinner!

We’re so classic. Homemade Macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, chicken tenders, and roasted vegetables. Of course we have time for a quick dessert. Mini brownies are just the right size for a sweet treat.

Ages: This class is best suited for kids between the ages of 7-15 years old.
Cost: $65
When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: UA-Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Community Education Kitchen
Instructor: Taylor Scott

This is a 3-part series. To register for all three classes in the series for $180, please follow the link below to register.
https://reg130.imperisoft.com/UAPTC/BundleDetail/353635/Registration.aspx


Thursday, April 9

Sugar Cookie Decorating

Create your own personalized cookies! In this class, Chef Lea will take you through a step-by-step journey of how to make and decorate the perfect sugar cookie. During the class you will learn tricks for cookie baking, decorating, icing preparation, and marble designs. You will leave the class with 8 cookies and copies of recipes.

Cost: $65
When: 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Rd. Little Rock, AR 72110
Room: Bake Shop
Instructor: Chocla Lea


Thursday, April 9

French Croissant Workshop

Let Chef Wendy Schay teach you how to make buttery, layered French croissants. This hands-on class will cover every step of croissant making including mixing, shaping, proofing, and baking. You will bake beautiful plain, chocolate-filled, and savory ham and cheese croissants. After class, you will have produced a dozen croissants to take home, plus all the recipes used, to impress your friends and family.

Cost: $85
When: 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: UA-Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute
Address: 13000 I-30 Frontage Road Little Rock, AR 72210
Room: Gold Lab
Instructor: Wendy Schay