The Center for Lifelong Learning

Cooking and Libations


Bloomington Cooking School Series

Join us one night a month for hands-on learning, fun and great food. All classes include salad and dessert and run at the Bloomington Cooking School. Classes fill quickly so register early!

American Picnic

We celebrate summer with an American Picnic menu. Chef Davenport starts this party with his classic American Potato Salad, Leek Goat Cheese Quiche, Fried Chicken, and for dessert, Cream Cheese Brownies. Whether we’re on the prairie or on your patios, this menu recreates the best of summer meals.

CRN 10644-151
David Davenport
1 Wednesday
6/17/15
6:00-8:00pm
Bloomington Cooking School
$59
Register By: 6/10/15

Cool Menu for Hot Times

Chef Davenport helps you stay cool with this summery menu, which includes his Cranberry and Pecan Quinoa Salad, Jan’s Italian Pasta Salad, White Fish in Phyllo packets, and Fresh Lemon Pound Cake and Macerated Fruit for dessert.

CRN 10645-151
David Davenport and Jan Bulla-Baker
1 Wednesday
8/5/15
6:00-8:00pm
Bloomington Cooking School
$59
Register By: 7/29/15

The 6-Day Chef

Join Ivy Tech's culinary department for this crash course series on cooking. Begin the class with a course on basic kitchen safety and knife skills followed by lessons on meat cookery, soups/stocks/sauces, vegetable cookery as well as salads and fruits. Finish off the class with menu planning. As you journey through this culinary course, you will build a meal to cook for a guest of your choice in the last session. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to learn from our very own culinary staff!

CRN 10826-151
6 Tuesdays
6/16/15-7/21/15
6:00-9:00pm
Ivy Tech Liberty Crossing (2088 S. Liberty Dr., Room M202)
$249
Register By: 6/9/15

Classes held at the
Bloomington Cooking School
115 N College Ave
Bloomington IN 47404

 

Libations


All About Beer

This class will cover beer tasting, styles and the brewing process. Join the Bloomington Brewing Company’s Head Brewer, Nick Banks, at the Brewpub for an interactive discussion on how to taste beer, what styles of beer are available and a guided tour of the brewing facility. Growler with your choice of Bloomington Brewing Company beer included at the end of class.

CRN 10643-151
Nick Banks
1 Saturday
6/6/15
2:30-4:30pm
Bloomington Brewing Company Brewpub, 1795 E. 10th Street
$59
21 and older
Register By: 5/30/15

CRN 10789-151
Nick Banks
1 Saturday
7/18/15
2:30-4:30pm
Bloomington Brewing Company Brewpub, 1795 E. 10th Street
$59
21 and older
Register By: 7/11/15

Mixology 101

Join Logan Hunter, cocktail creator, tasting judge, liqueur inventor, and tasting room manager at Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington for this Mixology 101 cocktails class. This class will build a solid foundation of knowledge about how to build well-balanced cocktails. Once established, we will use that knowledge to explore innovative ways to make delicious new cocktails. We’ll talk about cocktails the way chefs talk about food, exploring how their individual ingredients relate to one another.
The technique and understanding gained from this class will ensure you have greater confidence to mix up a drink when approaching any bar. Plus you'll walk away with a new vocabulary and understanding that will make you an authority at your next cocktail party.:

  • Taste 5 or more cocktails (don't worry, we've got snacks)
  • Technique, history and ingredients all covered
  • Shake and stir your own cocktails

CRN 10652-151
Logan Hunter
2 Wednesdays
6/17/15-6/24/15
6:00-7:30pm
Cardinal Spirits, 922 S. Morton Street
$120
21 and older
Register By: 6/10/15