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Summer Sizzler Series

Demonstration classes held every Friday from 5:30-6:30pm

Fire & Ice The Science of Food!

Fire & Ice: The Science of Food!
Class Dates: 5/20, 6/24, 7/29

Fire and ice are the stars of this show! Come learn what creates the creamiest ice cream, and see the science of flambé! Cherries Jubilee, a classic American dessert with panache and flair, combines with vanilla bean liquid nitrogen ice cream for an easy dish to replicate at home! With a sample for everyone, you’ll be blinded by the deliciousness of science!

Seasonal Sweetness: Summer Swiss Roll

Seasonal Sweetness: Summer Swiss Roll
Class Dates: 5/27, 7/1, 8/5

Looking for a light and delicious summer dessert? Look no further! Sweet summer berries are paired with clouds of whipped cream and an ethereal sponge cake for a dessert centerpiece that’ll wow all your guests! With a few simple techniques, you’ll be able to customize this dessert for any occasion!

Pantry Magic: Making Anything Possible

Pantry Magic: Making Anything Possible
Class Dates: 6/3, 7/8, 8/12

Stumped at dinner time? Only a little bit of everything? This delicious meal uses common pantry and fridge items, and is infinitely customizable! Watch as potatoes become gnocchi, and canned veggies transform into flavor bombs! This dish is as fun to make as it is to eat, and is a great way to get kids interested in cooking! You’ll be able to look at your pantry in a whole new light!

Kitchen Artistry: Cake Decorating

Kitchen Artistry: Cake Decorating
Class Dates: 6/10, 7/15, 8/19

Instagram-worthy cake decorating isn’t as difficult as it seems! Learn how to properly structure a cake, learn about the different kinds of buttercream, and how to properly pair a frosting with a dessert! Adaptable for all different kinds of celebrations, you’ll come away with new confidence in your cake skills!

Steak Night/Date Night: Reverse Seared Steak

Steak Night/Date Night: Reverse Seared Steak
Class Dates: 6/17, 7/22, 8/26

Looking to cook your steak perfectly? Do you want to see an easy and impressive way to make sure it’s steakhouse-quality every time? This trendy technique for cooking any protein takes the guesswork out of temperature control! Paired with an easily-personalized summer Panzanella, this simple dish is a stunner for any meal!

Chef Emiliy Lonigan cooking

Meet the Chef

As a 2009 NCCC, Culinary Arts Program alumna, Chef Lonigan brings to the table a refreshing perspective on food, fueled by a lifelong passion for cooking and the science behind it. Recognized by her peers as a visionary in the culinary arts, Chef Lonigan offers a unique approach to taking everyday dining, and making it extraordinary. In devoting years to studying cooking disciplines from around the world, Chef Lonigan specializes in New American, Classical French, and Asian Cuisine. Chef Lonigan’s classes are as exciting, as they are informative. We hope you will join us for an immersive culinary experience like none other!

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Emily Lonigan

Meet the Chef

As a 2009 NCCC, Culinary Arts Program alumna, Chef Lonigan brings to the table a refreshing perspective on food, fueled by a lifelong passion for cooking and the science behind it. Recognized by her peers as a visionary in the culinary arts, Chef Lonigan offers a unique approach to taking everyday dining, and making it extraordinary. In devoting years to studying cooking disciplines from around the world, Chef Lonigan specializes in New American, Classical French, and Asian Cuisine. Chef Lonigan’s classes are as exciting, as they are informative. We hope you will join us for an immersive culinary experience like none other!

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