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Culinary Classes

Emergency Contact Forms are required for students of all ages in order to participate in classes. Please fill out one form per participant and return form(s) by one of the following methods prior to the start of class:

  • Email: info@171CedarArts.org or
  • Mail: 171 Cedar Arts Center, 171 Cedar Street, Corning, NY 14830
  • Drop off in person at either house on 171's campus.

Give the gift of art! Purchase a gift certificate by calling 607-936-4647 or visiting our campus.

Youth Culinary | Adult Culinary Demos

Youth

Young Chefs Cooking School

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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: February (2015-3366)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: 8+
Members - $36.00 / Non-Members - $43.00

Friday, February 19
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Drake House Kitchen

"All about the Asian Stuff"
Learn to make delectable stuffed Asian dishes from scratch:
- Steamed Vegetable Gyoza
- Scallion Cheese Pancake Wedges served with a Korean spiced sauce
- Vietnamese Spring Rolls
- Banana-stuffed Spring Rolls

Young Chefs Culinary Workshop: March (2015-3367)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: 8+
Members - $36.00 / Non-Members - $43.00

Friday, March 18
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Drake House Kitchen

Young Chefs Culinary Workshop: April (2015-3368)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: 8+
Members - $36.00 / Non-Members - $43.00

Friday, April 15
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Drake House Kitchen

Young Chefs Culinary Workshop: May (2015-3369)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: 8+
Members - $36.00 / Non-Members - $43.00

Friday, May 20
5:30 - 8:30 PM
Drake House Kitchen

Adult

Saturday Afternoon Culinary Demonstrations

 (1 day)

Join us Saturday afternoons this February through May to taste, learn, and be inspired. Each of our demonstration-style classes is limited to 25 students. All Saturday Culinary Demos are held in the Drake House Studio Theater (155 Cedar Street) from 12:00 - 3:00 PM.

*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

 

Call for Volunteers for 171's Culinary Series

Volunteer alongside 171 staff during the Saturday Morning Culinary events. See the volunteer schedule and sign-up at signupgenius.com

 

Culinary: Classic French Pastry & Desserts (2015-3382) SOLD OUT

 (1 day)
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

SOLD OUT - Please call 607-936-4647 to be added to the wait list.
Saturday, February 13 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

  • French Macarons
  • Crème Brulee
  • Profiteroles (cream puff pastry)
  • Belgium Chocolate Sauce.

Culinary: My Four Favorites (2015-3383) SOLD OUT

 (1 day)
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

SOLD OUT - Please call 607-936-4647 to be added to the wait list
Saturday, March 5 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

Noted area chef and great friend of 171, Brud Holland, takes us on a tasting trip through his favorite recipes. His presentation will show you how to make:

  • The simplest and most delicious Lump Crab Bisque Soup
  • Gnocchi with Muranda Blue Cheese Sauce
  • His own take on a Caesar Salad with ingredients grown right here in the Finger Lakes region
  • Bailey’s Irish Crème Chocolate Hazelnut Cake.

Culinary: Seafood BBQ (2015-3384)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

Saturday, April 2 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

Description coming soon!

Culinary: Italian Street Food (2015-3385)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

Saturday, April 9 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

Description coming soon!

Culinary: German Cuisine (2015-3386)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

Saturday, April 16 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

Chef Blake Swihart, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, will return for a third year of Culinary at 171. His demonstrations receive rave reviews, and we are excited for him to offer German Cuisine!

  • Cream of Cucumber and Potato Soup
  • Baked Apple & Roquefort Crisps
  • Weisswurst in Pastry (veal sausage)
  • Beef Rouladen w/ mustard, mushrooms, bacon and dill pickles
  • Creamy Puree of Beets w/ Horseradish
  • Hot Potato Salad
  • Caramel Apple with Vanilla Cream

Culinary: All About Cheese (2015-3387)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

Saturday, April 23 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

All About Cheese: Christina McKeough shows you how to make the best ricotta cheese at home (and ideas and recipes for using it). She will demonstrate the creation of a cheese board that you’ll be proud to present at dinners and parties. That includes arranging the elements, cooking a marvelous chutney, making crackers – the accompaniments.

There are great local cheeses (even a cheese tour similar to the wine tours) so come learn all about the bounty around us.

Christina and her husband started the acclaimed Hazelnut Café in Trumansburg and are now at Graft Wine Bar in downtown Watkins Glen and the word of mouth on this endeavor is terrific. Come meet, learn, and eat!

Culinary: Small Plates, Big Flavors (2015-3388)

 (1 day) Register Online
with Carl Bray
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

Saturday, May 7 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

Description coming soon!

Culinary: Asparagus & Spring (2015-3389)

 (1 day) Register Online
Ages: Adult
Members - $45.00 / Non-Members - $52.00

Saturday, May 21 | 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Drake House - Studio Theater

Description coming soon!