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    Page Title| Administration  Adult / Evening Education


    One Night Seminars
    OCVTS Adult Evening School is pleased to offer a selection of one night, hands-on seminars which allow students to prepare a variety of dishes.

    It is suggested that students bring an apron, take-home containers and bottled water. The chefs will impress, inspire and instruct!

    Seminar Registration Information
    Call 732.473.3100 ext. 1000



    CREATIVE CULINARY SEMINARS
    These fun seminars are designed to allow you to come in and learn one specific area in our Culinary Arts Department.

    REGISTER ONLINE
    Online registration extended for those classes that start later in the semester. YOU CAN REGISTER UP TO ONE WEEK BEFORE SEMINIAR START DATE. ONLINE REGISTRATOIN STARTS JULY 25TH 2017


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    ONLINE REGISTRATION
    STARTS JULY 25TH


    Course Listing



    BASIC KNIFE SKILLS
    Learn the secrets of slicing and dicing like the professionals. This three-hour class is a comprehensive introduction or refresher on the proper uses of the number one kitchen utensil...the chef’s knife. In addition to safety, class topics will include: knife sharpening, honing and proper handling.
    Tues 6:00-9:00PM Atlantis Course # 6587-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Sept 12


    RACHAEL RAY INSPIRED
    Prepare “quick and easy” recipes from one of our favorite and most popular celebrity chefs. Tonight’s inspiration is Food Network star, Rachael Ray. Her easy, affordable recipes will inspire and offer options for those who want to save money, eat healthy and cook at home.
    Thurs 6:30-9:30PM Brick Course # 6591-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Sept 14


    HOT COOKING TRENDS ~ GO GREEN
    Join us in an exploration of eco-friendly food preparation. Participants learn how they can be better stewards of our planet, simply by making educated ingredient choices. Green eating involves knowing where your food comes from and how it’s produced. It means supporting the most sustainable and environmentally, friendly resources of food production. Choose more eco-friendly, closer-to-home sources of fruits and vegetables as we explore going green!
    Mon 6:30-9:30PM Waretown Course # 6592-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Sept 18


    INTRODUCTION TO RISOTTO
    Risotto can be more then just a bowl of creamy braised rice. It can be both a hearty meal or a delicious appetizer. Dive head first into the “Risotto” cooking method and unlock the potential for an unforgettable dish.
    Tues 6:00-9:00PM Atlantis Course # 6588-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Sept 26


    TAPAS AND PAELLA
    Paella is truly the perfect, sophisticated ultimate one-dish meal. It is a great gift to take to a friend or family in times of joy (new baby or other special events) or bereavement. Prepare quick and easy tapas and perfect paella in this fun, flavorful workshop.
    Tues 6:30-9:30PM Brick Course # 6593-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Sept 26


    FALL DINNER PARTY

    Prepare an exciting menu featuring the scintillating tastes of fall. With this colorful, multi-textural menu celebrating the flavors of the season, you will learn how to prepare fabulous food without all of the fuss!
    Mon 6:30-9:30PM Waretown Course # 6540-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Oct 2


    HOMEMADE PIZZA NIGHT
    After this class, Friday will be homemade pizza night! Why spend twenty or more dollars when you can make your own fresh pizza at home with a few simple ingredients? Spend some quality time with the family making your own signature pizza at home. It’s easier than you think! Get your culinary talents in motion and create a pie with originality!
    Wed 6:00-9:00PM Brick Course # 6549-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Oct 11


    DATE NIGHT ~ AN EVENING IN
    Spend the evening in. Work side-by-side in the kitchen with someone special. Or, come by yourself and learn how to recreate this special dinner at home for the one you love. There is nothing more romantic than cooking for two! Fee is $50 per person.
    Thurs 6:30-9:30PM Brick Course # 6594-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Oct 12


    FRESH HERB WORKSHOP
    Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme are not just the lyrics to a popular Simon and Garfunkel song. Fresh herbs can transform an ordinary recipe into a culinary marvel. This three-hour offering will give you a hands-on experience on the uses, food parings, care and handling of the fresh herbs grown in your backyard garden.
    Tues 6:00-9:00PM Atlantis Course # 6589-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Oct 17


    3-NIGHT CULINARY BASICS
    Cooking is an art form, not a chore. This seminar will empower you to cook with confidence and creativity. The class will meet once-a-week for three hours and provide hands-on instruction focused on classical culinary techniques that are relevant to the home cook today. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to become a great cook, including how recipes may be used as a guide to create your own unique dishes. While learning the fundamentals of culinary arts, you’ll also be learning to prepare delicious dishes your family and friends will love any night of the week. Knife Skills: No other kitchen tool is more important than the knife. The only piece of “equipment” more basic to cooking is the human hand. Good quality knives will make your work easier, more efficient and more enjoyable; furthermore, good knives, when properly cared for, will last a lifetime. Knives should be selected, sharpened, cleaned and handled with great care and respect. Soups, Stocks and Sauces: Learn the difference between stock and broth. Identify the five “mother sauces” that all sauces are derived from. Sautéeing, Frying and Stir-Frying: There are healthful cooking techniques for these quick-cooking methods. Sautéed, stir-fried or pan-fried, we’ll take the fear out of frying in just one class. Please feel free to bring your personal knife sets .
    Wed 6:30-9:30PM Brick Course # 6555-F17A $1 15 9 hours Start Date: Oct. 18


    THE INCREDIBLE EDIBLE EGG
    The egg is delicious and versatile and not just for breakfast. In this three-hour, hands-on class, participants will work side-by-side with the chef and unlock the endless possibilities of the incredible edible egg and its uses in appetizers, savory soups, entrees and desserts. Tues 6:00-9:00PM Atlantis Course # 6590-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Nov 14


    LATIN SIZZLE
    The caliente cuisine of Latin America is one of the hottest trends in cooking today. Enjoy exploring exciting, new flavor combinations and cooking techniques from Mexico, Spain and Argentina. Open up a whole new world by extending your culinary borders. Your taste buds will sizzle!
    Wed 6:30-9:30PM Waretown Course # 6544-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Nov 15


    SOUP’S ON!
    There’s no need to buy those processed, sodium-filled canned soups when you can easily make them fresh at home! Learn the difference between clear, pureed and cream soups and prepare a sampling of each. This class will provide you with the tools to make the perfect comfort food. Bring your Tupperware!
    Wed 6:00-9:00PM Brick Course # 6563-F17A $50 3 hours Class Date: Nov 15

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