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Culinary Classes

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Adult Culinary Series

 (1 day)

Join us Saturday afternoons to taste, learn, and be inspired. Each of our demonstration-style classes is limited to 25 students. All demos are held in the Drake House Studio Theater starting at 11:00AM and ending no later than 2:00PM. Samples of each plate or beverage will be shared with the audience.



All class fees are due upon registration. If you are unable to attend, you must alert 171 staff at least 5 days prior to the event in order to receive a full refund. Call 607-936-4647 or email info@171CedarArts.org

Culinary: Baking for Brunch (2016-3927) Sold Out

 (1 day)
Ages: Adult
Members - $48.00 / Non-Members - $58.00

Saturday, April 1 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Master Baker Anne Robinson tackles a great topic for entertainers of all ages: Baking for Brunch.  Tying in with April Fools, she’ll give you variations on a Classic Fruit Fool surely, one of the most delightful dishes in anyone’s repertoire. Anne has more up the sleeve of her Chef’s Jacket to dazzle you with. How does a Savory Scone with Cheese and Scallion sound? How about a Spring Vegetable Quiche, perhaps a classic Sticky Bun; and the most wonderful dough of all, Brioche. Anne is renowned for her Celebration Cakes that have graced weddings, birthdays and the like for several years. She also bakes desserts for Suzanne’s Fine Regional Cuisine and uses her kitchen as her pastry lab. She's just that good!

This demo is sold out. Please call 607-936-4647 to be added to the wait-list.

Culinary: Alcohol Tasting: Exploring Bitters (2016-3928)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: 21+
Members - $50.00 / Non-Members - $60.00

Saturday, April 22 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Are you ready for an afternoon of bitter spirits, hoppy beers, and grape tannins? Join us for an investigation on why we shouldn't like bitter things, why we do, and what the bitter world has to offer. This journey will be guided by Libation Enthusiast and Sommelier Dan Morton who, along with his wife Laurie, curates the amazing collection of alcohol at Hand+Foot on Market Street. If it's in their cooler, they feel it's the best. Dan has been in the beverage business for many years and has a well-rounded, diverse, and sometimes tempestuous appetite for anything boozy. And he lives to share! Snacks included.

This tasting needs 2 more students in order to open.

Culinary: Cocktail Party Planning and Preparation (2016-3926)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $48.00 / Non-Members - $58.00

Saturday, April 29 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Louise Richardson is one of the busiest caterers around because her way with “tasty tidbits” is so winning. She will share her know-how and recipes for savory and sweet “finger-food” (think one-or-two-bites), perfect for light entertaining – cocktail parties, receptions, or just an appetizer before dinner. And you just might make dinner out of several of these – served at home, on the deck, on a picnic or by the lake. The emphasis is on mapping out a plan that doesn’t trap you in the kitchen while everyone else mixes and mingles. Also included will be information on timesaving strategies, tools, techniques, and sourcing. Louise has planned to feature new recipes, so if you came to the hors d’oeuvre class in 2015, come again!

This demo only has 4 spaces left. Register today to reserve your spot.

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How to Make Kimchi (2017-4019)

 (1 Day Workshop) Register Online
with Sunhwa Choi
Ages: 15+
Members - $33.00 / Non-Members - $39.00

Join SunHwa and fellow students for an evening of making, tasking, and exploring kimchi! Now popular around the world, kimchi will wow you with its crunchy texture and flavorful body. Students will make a fresh Kimchi Salad to eat in class and learn about more historic fermented versions like spicy kimchi and white kimchi. This dish is traditionally made from a firm leafy cabbage, scallions, a chili paste (mild to spicy), and various vegetables. SunHwa will share all as she brings in various recipes to taste and shows proper technique to make this tasty dish at home.

Friday, April 28, 2017
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Drake House - Kitchen & Conference Room
Register by April 26 at noon.

This workshop needs 2 more students to open.

Young Chefs Cooking School

 (1 day)
with Nithya Krishnan

Tie on your apron strings! Accomplished home cook and culinary instructor Nithya Krishnan helps budding chefs explore exciting cuisine youngsters can make with ease. With recipes from around the world, this culinary experience will supply students with impressive menus and skills to share with family and friends.


Young Chefs Culinary Workshop: March (2016-3884) SOLD OUT

 (1 day)
Ages: 8+
Members - $39.00 / Non-Members - $46.00

Friday, March 24, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Drake House Kitchen & Conference Room

This class is SOLD OUT.  Call 607-936-4647 to be added to the wait list.

Young Chefs Culinary Workshop: April (2016-3885)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: 8+
Members - $39.00 / Non-Members - $46.00

Friday, April 21, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Drake House Kitchen & Conference Room
Please register by April 19 at noon.

This workshop has 7 spots left.