171 Cedar Arts Center
171 Cedar Street
CorningNY  14830
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Culinary Classes

Students of all ages must have an up-to-date Emergency Contact form on file at the Center in order to participate in classes. Download, save and print this form at home to have it ready on your first day of class!

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Saturday Morning Culinary Workshops

 (1 day)

Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

From the ethnic cuisines they were raised with to stories of culinary adventurousness and discovery; join us Saturday mornings this February through May to taste, learn and be inspired. Each of our demonstration-style classes is limited to 25 students. All Saturday culinary workshops are held in the Drake House Studio Theater (155 Cedar Street) from 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM.

Multiple Class Discount: Members of 171 Cedar Arts Center who register for 5 classes or more at one time receive $5 off each class fee. Register by phone at 607-936-4647, or leave a note for us when you check-out online in order to receive the member, multi-class discount.


*Note: 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: Hors D’oeuvre, Louise Richardson (2014-2890)

 (1 day)
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00


Saturday March 28, 2015

Drake House Studio


CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - Call to be added to our wait list!: Entertaining time is fast approaching and you’ll be prepared for the visiting relatives, returning friends (with their tans), and all those occasions when you say to yourself “I ought to have a party.” Well you’ll be armed and ready thanks to Louise Richardson’s Hors D’oeuvre class. Louise is a much-in-demand area caterer and she has a sure-fire technique for planning events well in advance. She’ll share this with the class, along with her winning recipes that have proved so popular with her clients and their guests. You’ll find this selection of finger-type foods, dips and such, marvelously delicious (superlative justified). In her other life, Louise is the Communications Manager at the Chemung County SPCA office on Route 352. In her culinary class Louise will have a wonderful variety of great things, just don’t look for Hot Dogs!

Culinary: New Ideas in Vegetarian Cooking, Michael Lanahan (2014-2879)

 (1 day)
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00


Saturday April 11, 2015

Drake House Studio


CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - Call to be added to our wait list!: Michael Lanahan joins us from The Cellar, one of the star restaurants in Corning’s Gaffer District. If you’ve been to Chef Michael’s classes you know it’s a freewheeling, laid-back experience with absolutely delicious food. And, yes, you can duplicate what he makes at home. He has planned to demonstrate New Ideas in Vegetarian Cooking – certainly a hot topic. I imagine you’ll have one or more vegetarians at your table or perhaps you’ve been there already. Here’s help from one of the most adventurous chefs around. As Michael says: “I’m nuts about the new cheese I’ve perfected – especially since it’s made with nuts!” This nut can’t wait. You are guaranteed new ideas and a fun session.

Culinary: Fine Finger Lakes Cusine, Suzanne Stack (2014-2880)

 (1 day)
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00


Saturday April 25, 2015

Drake House Studio


CURRENTLY SOLD OUT - Call to be added to our wait list!: Suzanne Stack – Suzanne’s Fine Finger Lakes Cuisine will inspire you to cook in the moment (otherwise known as the season). She’ll be picking early produce and herbs that grow just outside her restaurant. She is a natural teacher and learned her craft as an assistant at Macy’s De Gustibus in the New York store working with some of the top teachers in the food world, and it shows. Suzanne has a great following right here in the Lakes. Many people think of Suzanne’s as a “special occasion” restaurant – and they are right. It has a beautiful setting: an historic farmhouse, rolling lawns, a restored barn for events such as receptions, and with perhaps the best view on Seneca Lake. Sign up early for this class. We promise that you will love it.


Young Chefs Cooking School


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. This popular class returns this spring!  

Young Chefs Cooking School: Spring 2015 (2015-2914)

 (6 Weeks)
Ages: 10 to 14
Members - $94.00 / Non-Members - $112.00

Tuesdays, April 7 - May 12

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Drake House Kitchen


Currently sold out! Call to be added to the wait list. Space is limited to 8 students, and this class fills quickly; register today!