Culinary Personal & Professional Enrichment

Culinary Continuing Ed Classes

Discover your inner chef by exploring our culinary classes. Learn about good food, good ingredients and good preparation techniques while having lots of fun. From cooking basics to wine and cheese pairing, baking to learning how to cook flavorful dishes, we offer something for everyone. 

To register, select "Register and Pay for Continuing Education" under the REGISTRATION SECTION.

Classes Offered

TEMPURA

An introduction to Japanese tempura, brought to the culture by Portuguese residing in Nagasaki in the 16th century. Learn how to prepare vegetables and protein for making tempura and prepare tasty dipping sauces from the region.

Learn how to prepare vegetables and protein for making tempura. Practice batter making, frying and plating techniques. Top it off by preparing a delicious dipping sauce which contains dashi – Japanese fish stock.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Bring a Driver’s license or ID
  • Follow COVID precautions
  • Dress with an apron or covering, no loose clothing and hair back and covered.
  • Bring a chef’s (French) knife

Course Number: CULN-1035
Section Number: T0401
Date: Friday, Nov. 12, 2021 | 6 pm - 10 pm
Tuition:
$90
Location:
Orchard Ridge Campus - J-Bldg, Room 130 - 1st floor kitchen

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HOLIDAY WINE CLASSICS

Impress family and friends with your holiday wine selections. From a beautiful bubbly to classic favorites, your guests will rave about your wine selections. Learn to pair great wine with your favorite holiday dishes.

Understand wine terminology, styles, characteristics, and how to read a wine label. Understand how to buy, serve and preserve wine and learn why some foods taste so much better with certain wines.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:

Course Number: CULN-1031
Section Number: T0201
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Tuition:
$80
Location:
Orchard Ridge Campus - J-Bldg, Room 308

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TRADITIONAL CHARCUTERIE

Learn the history of charcuterie, common traditional charcuterie methods, and alternative solutions for plant based charcuterie and how to use and make accompaniments. Learn to make: quick-pickling solution; pickled winter squash; infused honey, pickled mustard seed; mulled-wine poached pears; black garlic paste; miso-cured tofu; kojizuke vegetables and Christmas apples.

Understand the history of charcuterie and how to make and use charcuterie items.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Bring a Driver’s license or ID
  • Follow COVID precautions
  • Dress with an apron or covering, no loose clothing and hair back and covered.
  • Bring a chef's (French) knife

Course Number: CULN-1038
Section Number: T0401
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 7,  2021 | 6 pm - 10 pm
Tuition: $115
Location:
Orchard Ridge Campus - J-Bldg, Room 130

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SUPER SPARKLERS OF WINE

From bone-dry to sweet and fruity, sparkling wines are a party in a glass. Enjoy six super sparklers from around the globe. Learn the different styles of bubbly and the various methods of making them.

Understand wine terminology, styles, characteristics and how to read a wine label. Understand how to buy, serve and preserve wine. Learn why some foods taste so much better with certain wines.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:

Course Number: CULN-1032
Section Number: T0201
Date: Wednesday, Dec, 8, 2021 | 7 pm - 9 pm
Tuition: $80
Location:
Orchard Ridge Campus - J-Bldg, Room 308

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HOLIDAY COOKIE CREATIONS

Learn decorating techniques and tips using royal icing on sugar cookies including flood and decorating icing, coloring, and pastry bag use. Cookies and decorating icing provided for this hands-on workshop. Take home an assortment of holiday cookies: Wreath, snowman, tree, poinsettia, holly and berry.

Learn how to make royal icing, proper use of a pastry bag, decorating tips, and food safety.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Bring a Driver’s license or ID
  • Follow COVID precautions
  • Dress with an apron or covering, no loose clothing and hair back and covered.
  • Bring a cookie sheet

Course Number: CULN-1041
Section Number: T0301
Date: Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021 | 6 pm - 9 pm
Tuition: $75
Location:
Orchard Ridge Campus - J-Bldg, Room 130

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BENTO BOX MEALS

Take meal prep to a new level. Learn the traditional art of “bento”. This word was derived from the Southern Song Dynasty slang term biàndāng, which means “convenient.” Learn how to make: chicken karaage (Japanese fried chicken); tofu meatballs with sweet and sour sauce; tamagoyaki (Japanese egg omelet); onigiri (rice ball) and pickled vegetables.

Prepare nutritious, well-balanced and eye appealing Bento box meals. Learn how to properly cook, cool down, portion and place in the box.

Participant Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Bring a Driver’s license or ID
  • Follow COVID precautions
  • Dress with an apron or covering, no loose clothing and hair back and covered.
  • Bring a chef's (French) knife

Course Number: CULN-1036
Section Number: T0401
Date: Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 | 6 pm - 10 pm
Tuition: $95
Location:
Orchard Ridge Campus - J-Bldg, Room 130

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Contact Information

Oakland Community College
M-TECSM Building
Continuing Education
2900 Featherstone Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248.232.4150

Continuing Education
Phone 248.232.4167