This holiday season, unwrap the gift of culinary mastery with a Sandhills Community College cooking class. From mastering the art of BBQ to creating saucy wonders, exploring the world of savory treats, practicing knife skills, and savoring the flavors of Mexican cuisine, this December lineup will surely add a dash of joy to your holiday festivities.

In "BBQ" you will look at different BBQ styles and preparations. Pellet grills, lump burning grills, charcoal, electric. Why are there so many, and when are they used? We also dive into the sauces of American BBQ. Tastings prepared in class. Held Monday, December 4, from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75.

"Saucy" is all about sauces. The mother of sauces will be created in class, and we will also dive into the derivatives of these sauces. How and when to use what sauce and what additions will enhance our flavors. Small bites to taste sauces include chicken, beef, and broccoli. Held Friday, December 1, from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75.

In "Savory Tarts," you will learn how to mix, shape, and create your own tart with seasonal ingredients. Chef Jason will teach you to make the perfect crust from scratch and how to prepare a classic quiche Lorraine for the class. Held Friday, December 8, from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75.

"Knife Skills" will teach you to feel confident with a knife in the kitchen and help you reduce accidents by teaching sharpening and cutting techniques we can practice and use daily. Chicken wings and legs will be baked in class by students after learning how to break down a whole chicken. Held Monday, December 11, from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75.

"Mexican Cuisine" will explore dishes that we order all the time. Let's check the authenticity. We will explore the trending Mexican cuisine, hoping to find some new flavors and dishes that we can surprise our guests right from home. Arroz con pollo or chimichangas made in class. Held Wednesday, December 6, from 6-8 pm, this class will cost $75.


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

Spring Semester

Continuing Education classes begin throughout the semester. New and returning students do not need to apply to the College, simply register for class. Spring semester curriculum classes begin January 8. For all information, go to

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