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Culinary Classes to Begin Soon at SCC

Close up of a person ladling soup into bowls.For whatever dinner party you host this holiday season, you can glean new recipes and techniques from these culinary classes at Sandhills Community College Continuing Education’s Center for Creative Living. See what’s on the schedule for November and December.

These classes require face-to-face interaction. CDC recommendations and precautions for a safe environment will be stringently followed. Social distancing is required on campus, and masks are required indoors.

In “Soups,” students will learn great cold day recipes. Students will learn why professional culinarians love soup, and take home fresh prepared soups by the class. Held on Monday, Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m., this class will cost $75.

In “Truffles” students will how to make truffles, flavored truffles, and bring home a little sample box of their creations. Held on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from 1-4 p.m., the class will cost $75.

In “Instapot Winners,” students will look at different recipes and make some quick chicken parmesan in an Instapot. Held on Tuesday, Nov. 2, this class will cost $75. Another session will be offered on Monday, Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m.

In “Bar-BQ” students will get their hands dirty and learn a little art of the south, Pork shoulders and Pork butts smoking low and slow. Hand shredded and of course smothered in our own North Carolina signature BBQ sauce.

Held on Monday, Nov. 8 from 5-7 p.m., “Bar-BQ” will cost $75. Another class will be offered on Monday, Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m.

In “Advanced Truffles” students will learn how to temper chocolate and use basic piping skills to decorate truffles. Learn the many ways to decorate truffles. Class includes dipping in tempered chocolate and piping.

Held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 1-5 p.m., “Advanced Truffles” will cost $150.

In “Garde Manger,” students will dive into the art of the cold kitchen and learn how to create cold soups and dishes to blow guests away. Those hot days could call for a beautiful cucumber and mango soup, or those spring evening gazpachos.

Held on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m., “Garde Manger” will cost $75. Another class will be offered on Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 5-7 p.m.

In “Herbs and Spices,” students will mix, match, and pair herbs and spices.  They’ll look at some local produce and how we can bring layers of flavor to gardens. Students will explore different meats and vegetables and discover what flavors work well together.

Held on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m., “Herbs and Spices” will cost $75. A second class will be offered on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 5-7 p.m.

In “Sous Vide,” students will learn a new cooking method and be introduced to a new way to eat great and have extra flavorful and moist meats. Held on Monday, Nov. 22 from 5-7 p.m., “Sous Vide” will cost $75.

In “Advanced Knife Skills,” students will master how to break down and filet a fish and break down a whole chicken. They’ll learn the technique of deboning a chicken leg, how to know when we need a flexible or rigid boning knife and how to use these tools with precision. Baked fish filet to be prepared by students.

Held on Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 5-7 p.m., “Advanced Knife Skills” will cost $75.

Students will learn how to work with chocolate to form a round empty chocolate sphere. Before closing the sphere will fill it with mini marshmallows and hot coco mix. Students will then decorate the outside of round sphere and take home to enjoy with family.

Held on Monday, Nov. 29 from 5-7 p.m., “Hot Coco Bombs” will cost $75.

In “Baklava” students will create crisp, flaky, and light yet rich, filled with fragrant nuts and spices and sweetened just enough traditional Turkish dessert.

Held on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 1-4:30 p.m., “Baklava” will cost $75.

In “Don’t Be Afraid of Bread” students will make dinner rolls and a loaf of crusty bread. Held on Friday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., this class will cost $150.

In “Christmas Cookies,” students will learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing with the flooding method. Sugar cookies, Gingerbread cookies, and Linzer cookies. Cookies will be baked ahead of time as will the icing. In class, students will make Linzer cookies and then fill them.

Held on Monday, Dec. 6 from 5-7:30 p.m., “Christmas Cookies” will cost $75.

Registration

Seats are still available for these classes. To register, call Continuing Education at (910) 695-3980 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. All major credit cards are accepted. Pre-register at sandhills.edu/cereg. Pre-registrations must be made two days before class starts.

Spring Semester

Curriculum classes will begin on January 10. In addition to the traditional 16-week semester, there will be two eight-week sessions, one beginning January 10 and the second March 14. Students can take a mix of full-semester classes alongside eight-week sessions. Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester.

New students to Sandhills who wish to take curriculum (college credit) classes will be awarded one free class for the spring semester. This is a $311 value.

A free health care plan will also be provided to all curriculum students. This is a $120 value. Students are to submit their application form through E-Forms (Student-Care-on-the-Go form). This special offer is not available to CCP students.

For all information about spring semester, go to www.sandhills.edu/spring22.

A spring semester SCC flightPath publication will be mailed to all Moore and Hoke County homes in early December and posted to the college’s website. It will contain information about all curriculum programs and the Continuing Education classes set to begin January through May.

CCP Classes for High School Students

Local high school students can take classes at SCC when a junior and senior. Those successfully completing four CCP classes 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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