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 Culinary Workshops

 (1 day)

Members - $42.00 / Non-Members - $50.00

2014 Culinary Class Series: From My Mother's (Aunt's/Grandmother's/Wife's) Kitchen

2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, and this year's series celebrates the skills, recipes, rituals and memories we inherit from our childhood kitchens.

From the ethnic cuisines they were raised with to stories of culinary adventurousness and discovery, each of this season's chefs raise a glass to all of the gifts their mothers -- and other influential women -- have brought to the table. 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 and fills quickly; reserve your spot today!

Multiple Class Discount: Members of 171 Cedar Arts Center who register for 5 classes or more 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: 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.

Healthy Latin, with Evan Schapp of Brown Hound Bistro

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $42.00 / Non-Members - $50.00

April 5, 2014
10:30 AM
Drake House Studio Theater

Need something a bit different – but doable? You’ve come to the right place.  Chef Evan’s menu is fun to cook and fun to eat. In the spirit of a great restaurant, he starts with an Amuse Bouche – a Baked Wonton with a Central American Slaw and Honduran Butter (the latter being a compound butter made with a combination of cheeses); a Cuban White Bean Soup with Greens; Guava and Cheese Empanadas with Pickled Red Onion;  Vegetable and Mushroom Tamales with Mom’s Orange Rice and Beans and a Spicy Tex-Mex Tomato Sauce. For dessert, there’s fresh pineapple (broiled or plain), to balance the many complex tastes of the class’s main dishes. Replicate this menu and you can invite your vegetarian friends to dine, although any food lover would love this combination of dishes.

Baking with Dodie Poppleton: Perfect Pies for Mother's Day and Beyond (2014-2389)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $42.00 / Non-Members - $50.00

May 3, 2014
10:30 AM
Drake House Studio Theater

Tackle the crème de la crème of homemade pies with baking master Dodie Poppleton, as she teaches you how to make delectable creams, custards and meringues. Pastry Crème, coconut, lemon, whipped cream and more will being your baked goods into season – the spring season, that is. Dough may also be used for savory treats, such as quiche.


Young Chefs Cooking School

 (4 weeks)

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 Cooking School: Spring (2013-2319) SOLD OUT

 (4 weeks)
Ages: 8+
Members - $68.00 / Non-Members - $81.00

Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 31 - June 21
Drake House - Kitchen
This session is sold out. To be added to the Wait List please call 607-936-4647.