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Cabrillo Extension Classes
Culinary

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Kickstart Your Health: The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition

Have you ever considered a plant-based diet to lose weight or improve your health, or because you’ve wanted to be kinder to our planet and the animals?  Have you hesitated because you don’t know where to start or you wonder how you would get enough protein?  Whether for health or environmental concerns, or just because you’d like to incorporate more whole foods and vegetables into your diet, you’ll want to join us for this class series. You’ll learn the latest in plant-based nutrition science, as well as how to select, prepare and cook tasty vegan foods while you concurrently “test-drive” this way of eating in a supportive class environment. 

Family nurse practitioner, Susan Lavelle, will offer practical tips for getting started, provide updated information and discuss key nutrients and their impact on your health and longevity, as well as demonstrate how to cook a variety of delicious plant-based recipes at every class.  You’ll see - it’s not as hard as you think!   And, as a bonus, by the end of the class you’ll likely shed some unwanted pounds, reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure, stabilize your blood sugar, and boost your energy and mood.  So come test-drive a plant-based diet and see how this approach can help you feel better and be more energetic than ever!

The book by best selling author, Neal D. Barnard, MD, “21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart:  Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health”, will be provided to class attendees.

A materials fee is payable to the instructor at the 1st class to cover food, handouts, materials and supplies.

6 Mon. October 6 - November 17 (No Class Nov. 10)
6 - 8 pm
HW1119 (Inside the Stroke Center)

Register by Sept. 9: $165
Register after Sept. 9: $178

Plus: Material fee of $35 payable to instructor in class.

 

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6 Mon. April 13 - May 18, 2015
6 - 8 pm
HW1119 (Inside the Stroke Center)

Register by Feb. 9: $165
Register after Feb. 9: $178

Plus: Material fee of $35 payable to instructor in class.

 

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Susan Lavelle is a registered nurse practitioner at Cabrillo College’s Student Health Services and also a certified PCRM Food for Life Instructor.  She passionately promotes healthy dietary and lifestyle choices to prevent disease and achieve optimal health.

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Sumptuous Galettes

The French have an easy and delicious way of making free form pies called galettes. In this class we'll make a flaky buttery pastry and fill it with the fruits of the season. We will also make Anne's award winning Tomato Basil Galette.


Sat., Sept. 20
10 am - 1 pm
Room 908

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept 8: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class

 

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Delightful Apple Desserts

After taking this class from Anne you will have a delicious array of apple recipes when the apple trees are dripping with fruit this fall.

We will start off the class in the Cabrillo Bakeshop and then walk over to the Monterey Bay Certified Farmer’s Market where Farmer’s will delight us with samples and knowledge of this versatile fruit.

When we return to the classroom we will see what it’s like to bake in a professional kitchen.
We will be making and taking home Easy Apple Strudel, Flaky Apple Turnovers, and Old Fashioned Apple Crisp.


Sat., Oct. 11
10 am - 1:30 pm
Room 908

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept 8: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class

 

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Thanksgiving Desserts

It’s almost Thanksgiving, so why not spend a few hours baking with new friends in the Cabrillo Bakeshop and learning a few tricks of the trade with these festive desserts.

Everyone will make and take home Pumpkin Mousse tart, Chocolate Walnut Tart, and ginger crinkle cookies.


Sat., Nov. 15
10 am - 1 pm
Room 908

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept 8: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class

 

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Holiday Wine & Cheese Pairing

Come learn how to put together your holiday cheese and wine courses like a pro! Join wine aficionado Melissa Shilling and local professional cheese maker Rebecca King for a fun laid-back class. We’ll help you to develop your palate through tasting multiple wines and cheeses. And, we’ll share some tips for selecting the right wines and cheeses for any budget.

Please bring 2 wine glasses to class.

Participants must be 21 or over.

Sat., Nov. 15
3 - 5 pm
Room: Horticulture 5005

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept 8: $70

plus $30 materials payable at class

 

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Melissa Schilling has super palate powers and enjoys tasting wines from all over the world. She teaches corporate team building and does special events.

Rebecca King has spent the past 10 years studying and working in sustainable agriculture, cheese making, organic farming, culinary arts, and now runs her own ranch in Royal Oaks raising sheep and making cheeses from their milk.

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”A” is for Appetizer

Go to your next gathering with a plateful of these appetizers and be the hit of the party!

Sip a glass of wine and unwind as we prepare these easy appetizers: Hot and Spicy Pecans, Smoked Trout Pate, Asian Slaw, Blue Cheese and Pear Tart, Artichoke Tapenade, Fuyu Persimmons Wrapped in Prosciutto, and Pate de Fruit, and Chocolate Rochers.

Fri., Dec. 5
6:30 - 9 pm
Room 908

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept 8: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class

 

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Festive Candy Making

It’s the holiday season and time to treat our friends and family to some wonderful homemade sweets.
We’ll make some favorite treats and some that may be new to you such as: Almond Brittle, Peppermint Crunch Bark, and Cinnamon Caramels.

Sun., Dec. 14
10 am - 1 pm
Room 908

Register by Sept. 8: $60
Register after Sept 8: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class

 

register online


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Our baking classes are taught by Anne Baldzikowski, an award winning culinary instructor in the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts Department. She has owned two wholesale bakeries and brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to her classes.

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