Culinary

 


BEER APPRECIATION AND EVALUATION CLASS

The world of craft beer may seem complicated and intimidating, but it’s not! Join Rick Goehring,  Head Brewer at Walnut River Brewing Company,  for a fun-filled dive into this amazing subject. Topics covered will include the science and  practical techniques of making beer, deciphering  the myriad of different beer styles out there, and  best of all, a hands-on approach to evaluating beer!  You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. Instructor: Rick Goehring, Walnut River Brewing Company

Location: PH   Weeks: 3   Starts: 2/9   Day: Sun   Time: 1-3p   Fee: $119

 


THE BASICS OF TASTE, AN ADVENTURE IN WINE

WSU wine educator and sommelier, Guy Bower, will present a casual overview of the mechanics of taste, how to recognize and describe varietal characteristics and to how to identify personal likes and dislikes. Learn about grapevines and the vineyard year as well as the basics of fermentation and wine production. You’ll have the opportunity to taste an array of wines from different regions and understand winemaker techniques that impact wine enjoyment. Each class will consist of a brief introductory lecture followed by a tasting of different wines. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll.   Instructor: Guy Bower, Level-1 Sommelier, Host of The Good Life radio program on KNSS, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food 

Location: HMC   Weeks: 3   Starts: 2/3   Day: M   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $79

 


LUXURY WINES

WSU wine educator and sommelier, Guy Bower, will present two classes on luxury wine. The first class will focus on white wines and the second on reds. You will learn about each wine’s special growing region or vineyard, production method and pedigree as well as what makes an expensive wine so pricey, all while sampling wines that may be slightly above your everyday wine budget. You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll. Instructor: Guy Bower, Level-1 Sommelier, Host of The Good Life radio program on KNSS, Founding Chairman, Wichita Chapter of the American Institute of Wine & Food

Location: HMC   Weeks: 2   Starts: 3/30  Day: M   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $79

 


DECORATED SUGAR COOKIES

Making sugar cookies and decorating them is not as hard as you may think, if you have the right recipes and tools. In this class, we will share the perfect sugar cookie recipe along with great tips about rolling out, cutting, freezing and baking. You will be given several icing recipes to choose from along with how to outline and flood your cookies like a professional! Each person will be given recipes and a bag of supplies, which includes three pastry bags, three number three tips, three flooding bottles, toothpicks and a cookie cutter. Students will also go home with cookies in hand. Instructor: Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher 

VALENTINE'S DAY

Location: DHS   Weeks: 1   Starts: 2/6   Day: Th   Time: 6-8p   Fee: $69

ST. PATRICK'S DAY

Location: DHS   Weeks: 1   Starts: 3/10   Day: T   Time: 6-8p   Fee: $69

EASTER

Location: DHS   Weeks: 1   Starts: 4/7   Day: T   Time: 6-8p   Fee: $69

 


FOOL-PROOF CINNAMON ROLLS

In the Midwest, not much is better in the fall and winter than a hot bowl of chili and a big gooey cinnamon roll! This hands-on class will teach you tricks of the trade in yeast bread baking so you can easily make cinnamon rolls. Recipes and handouts included. Instructor: Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher

Location: DHS   Weeks: 1   Starts: 2/20   Day: Th   Time: 6-8p   Fee: $49

 


INTRODUCTION TO SPECIALTY COFFEE

Whether you are a coffee novice, enthusiast or budding  barista, this class is for you. Join local coffee aficionado Andrew Gough as we explore all things coffee! This four-week class includes Introduction to Specialty Coffee—the history of coffee and a tour of the Reverie Café and roasting plant; Coffee: Art and Science—coffee  extraction, origins and brewing; Coffee Shop Etiquette— roasting and roasts, café ordering and experience; and Home Brewing Made Easy—essentials of great coffee at  home, grinder, coffee and water (and patience), pairing  food and coffee and entertaining with coffee. Students  will sample and taste a variety of coffees/espressos each  week. Instructor: Andrew Gough, Reverie Coffee Roasters

Location: RCR   Weeks: 4   Starts: 2/8   Day: Sat   Time: 9-11a  Fee: $84

 


TAME YOUR ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER

Were you one of many this past holiday season who purchased or was gifted this miracle kitchen gadget, but are too overwhelmed to use it? Whether it is old war stories of exploding pressure cookers told by your grandmother or just feeling overwhelmed by all the buttons, this class is for you. Together with other pressure cooking newbies, we will tame your instant pot/multi-cooker so that you can dazzle your family and friends with home-cooked meals made in a fraction of the time! Please come to class with your electric pressure cooker and an appetite to learn and to eat! Instructor: Tricia Thomas, Cooking Instructor

Location: HMC   Weeks: 2   Starts: 3/19  Day: Th   Time: 7-9p   Fee: $79

 


THIS IS WHY THE COOKIE CRUMBLES

Have you ever made cookies twice and they turned out differently each time? That’s because “cookies are a matter of chemistry.” Many factors including types of ingredients, if the ingredients are too cold or too warm, measuring and what type of fat all affects how cookies turn out. In this class we will discuss those factors and how you can make the perfect cookie every time! This class is part lecture/discussion and part hands-on. Handouts and recipes included! Instructor: Marsha Slack, Retired FCS Teacher

Location: DHS   Weeks: 1   Starts: 4/21*   Day: T & Th*   Time: 6-8p   Fee: $69

* Class meets 4/21 & 4/23

 

 


Registration Questions & More Information

For questions regarding your registration or the registration process, please contact the WSU Community Education Office.

Phone: 316-978-3731
Fax: 316-978-3064
Email: linda.ambler@wichita.edu or jennifer.harry@wichita.edu