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Culinary and Hospitality Classes Begin Soon at SCC

Cozy up with carbs this fall by learning to make a tasty pasta dish or Detroit pizza. Cook up something delicious with plant-based classes or sharpen your knife skills. Satisfy your sweet tooth by learning to make mini eclairs and cream puffs or a spider themed cake. Sandhills Community College’s Continuing Education offers a variety of classes to fire up your inner chef.

“Bartending” you will learn the basics of bartending as a profession or for leisure. Topics include popular mixed drinks, wine, utensils, glassware, fruit cutting, bar procedures, and ABC laws. Held on Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, and 22 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., this class will cost $75.

“ServSafe Food Safety and Sanitation” is recommended for all food service facilities, including supervisory personnel, culinary professionals, and food service staff. Learn the basics of food handling safety and facility sanitation requirements. Held on Monday and Tuesday, October 10-18 from 5:30-9 p.m., this class will cost $75 plus the cost of the text.

“Knife Skills” will teach you how to reduce knife accidents by learning sharpening and cutting techniques you can practice and use every day. Chicken wings and legs will be baked in class by students after learning how to properly break down a whole chicken. Held on Monday, October 17 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Pasta Making” students are going to mix and cut homemade pasta, learn the different types of pasta and how you can use them in cooking to make your meals amazing and well rounded. Butter noodles in white wine cream sauce to be prepared in class. Held on Monday, October 24 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “African Cuisine,” students will explore the trending African cuisine, hoping to find some new flavors and dishes that can surprise guests right from home. Kuku paka or plasas to be prepared in class. Held on Wednesday, October 19 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

“Let’s Get Saucy” is all about sauces. The mother sauces will be created in class, and you will also dive into the derivatives of these sauces. How and when to use what sauce and what flavors enhance our flavors. Small bites to taste chicken, beef, and broccoli sauces. Held on Wednesday, October 26 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Mouthwatering Mushrooms,” students will explore different types of mushrooms to use in the kitchen and how to cook with these amazing fungi. Portabella Alfredo to be prepared in class. Held on Wednesday, October 5 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Detroit Pizza Making” students will have the chance to make and sample this latest trend. This hands-on experience will teach students the history of the dish and how to make all components of the pizza from its fluffy and crispy crust to the cheesy mouthwatering top. You’ll leave with your pizza cravings quenched and take-home recipes to try. Held on Tuesday, October 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Plant-Based Cooking” students will take a dive into plant-based proteins that can fulfill your hunger and help balance your nutrition. Plant-based cooking can be a very healthy alternative to most diets. Let’s explore how you can make it tasty and balanced. Eggplant Parmesan, Stuffed Peppers, or seasonal plant-based entrée to be prepared in class. Held on Wednesday, October 11 from 6-8 p.m., this class will cost $75.

“Mini Eclairs & Cream Puffs” will teach students how to make mini eclairs with a yummy pastry cream with a final touch of a chocolate glaze. From the same recipe, learn how to make cream puffs filled with whipped cream and then dusted in powder sugar. Held on Friday, October 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Marshmallow Spider Web” students will learn how to decorate a 6-inch cake with buttercream frosting and make marshmallow spiderwebs. Then we will pipe spiders on the side of the cake learn some hand modeling skills to create a large spider topper made of Fondant. Held on Monday, October 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., this class will cost $75.

Registration

Seats are still available for these Continuing Education classes, and they do not require an application. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m.-Noon on Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registration must be made two days before the start date of the class.

Boys & Girls Club

Sandhills is now the location of a new Boys & Girls Club. It runs from 2:30 to 6:30 pm for kindergarten through 5th grade. This is ideal for parents/guardians taking SCC afternoon classes, those who need study time, need to utilize the computer lab, or work on projects. Club participants will receive homework assistance and dinner will be provided. The cost is $40 per child per year. In addition, there is a drop-in Club from 6-9 pm for children of parents/guardians taking evening classes or need to meet for group projects or other reasons. Dinner will be provided for the children. This drop-in club is FREE. For all information, go to www.sandhillsbgc.org.

Fall Eight-Week Curriculum Session

An eight-week session of fall semester curriculum classes begins on October 12. Offered online and in hybrid class formats, classes take only eight weeks to complete and award full credits. For all information, go to www.sandhills.edu/eight.

Spring Semester begins January 9. Current students can begin registering on November 1 and after applying, new students can begin registering on November 4.

New students taking curriculum/college credit classes must apply before registering. Sandhills has an open-door policy which means all applicants are accepted. On www.sandhills.edu, new students can find the application at the top right. Returning or current students can register by using Self-Service located on MySCC.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing the required number of CCP credits qualify for the Sandhills Promise. This program offers two full years of classes immediately following high school graduation at no cost. For all information, go to: www.sandhills.edu/admissions/sandhills-promise.

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