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  • CULINARY

    Join us for a unique, hands-on culinary experience at our award-winning Culinary Arts Institute, ranked #8 in the country. Whether you are a novice cook or a true gourmet, our cooking and baking classes will help you raise your culinary game.


    Family & Kids Culinary

    Spend quality time with your family while having fun learning new skills together. Enroll your children in a program that will enhance their education and provide opportunities for them to shine in a healthy and supportive environment. No matter what your goals are for you and your children, we have something for you.


    Friday Night Dinners

    Bring your friends and learn how to prepare a fabulous meal that you get to enjoy right after! Then try your new recipes at home for an exciting meal or to impress your friends at your next party.


    Culinary Groups & Parties

    Ask us how we can customize a culinary class for your next private group event. Whether for a birthday party, friendly get-together, team-building event, or other occasion, our expert chefs will tailor a special experience for you and your guests in our professional kitchens. Please email cfarrell@hccc.edu or call 201-360-4262 for more information.


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    Oktoberfest! Sausage & Beer (Friday Dinners)

    Learn everything you need to know about making great sausage at home. After a brief demonstration of the sausage making process you and your friends will roll up your sleeves and make your very own batch, paired with complimentary beers.

    Date: Friday, October 4
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: $80

     


    Japanese Ramen (Weekend Workshops)

    Learn the philosophies and recipes behind Japanese ramen style broth. In this hands-on class students will learn how to prepare delicious bowls of ramen from scratch at home and gain an understanding of broths and seasoning.

    Date: Saturday, November 9
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Kim Fong
    Price: $65

     


    Latin Flavors (Friday Dinners)

    Explore the incredible diversity of a cuisine with Latin American influences and pair with wine in this fun hands-on class.

    Date: Friday, October 25
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sean Wilson
    Price: $75

     


    Fall Harvest Baking (Good for Families & Kids)

    Enjoy the unique flavors of autumn. Learn to make tasty apple cider doughnuts, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and a fluffy, deliciously moist pumpkin bread.

    Date: Saturday, November 23
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Fran Sippel
    Price: $50

     


    Knife Skills (Weekend Workshops)

    Learn how to slice, dice, chop, and much more in a safe and proper manner so prep is more efficient, your food cooks evenly, looks, and tastes delicious. Use your new skills to create a delicious meal you will enjoy in class.

    Date: Sunday, October 27
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: $75

     


    Mason Jar Pies (Good for Families & Kids)

    Students craft individual-sized fruit pies made in little glass jars that they can decorate and give as gifts, or keep for themselves! Pies include apple, blueberry, and cherry. All materials provided.

    Date: Saturday, November 9
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Fran Sippel
    Price: $55

     


    Harvest Comfort Dinner (Friday Dinners)

    Learn how to use seasonal vegetables and fruits to make cozy soups, beverages, and meals in this hands-on culinary class.

    Date: Friday, November 15
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sean Wilson
    Price: $75

     


    Korean (Weekend Workshops)

    In this hands-on class students will explore the ingredients and techniques that make Korean food so inviting and invigorating. The class menu will include favorites like Beef Bulgogi and Kimchi Fried Rice.

    Date: Saturday, November 16
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Kim Fong
    Price: $65

     


    Chocolate & Wine (Weekend Workshops)

    Wine and chocolate are natural partners. In this hands-on class you will learn how to make chocolate truffles from scratch then pair your creations with the perfect complimentary wine.

    Date: Sunday, November 17
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: $80

     


    Fun with Gingerbread (Good for Families & Kids)

    In this hands-on class you will enjoy making gingerbread trees, snowflakes, gingerbread people, and the little gingerbread houses they live in (mini-sized). You will learn unique decorating techniques and ideas and how to decorate your designs using an icing recipe that you can easily make at home.

    Date: Saturday, December 7
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Fran Sippel
    Price: $55

     


    Festive Dinner (Friday Dinners)

    Learn how to make delicious holiday recipes for appetizers, main dishes, desserts and cocktails in this fun and festive hands-on class.

    Date: Friday, December 20
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sean Wilson
    Price: $85

     


    Cuts of Meat (Weekend Workshops)

    Get acquainted with various cuts of meat and their best uses to heighten your food knowledge and cooking skills. In this hands-on workshop, you will break down and debone various meats, such as sirloin, prime rib, and chuck. Learn to cut, season and prepare meats like a pro. Learn how the texture and flavor of the cut are determined and discover different recipes that best suit each cut of meat. Our top chef will teach you professional cooking techniques associated with each meat and show you how to make delicious, complimentary dishes for the perfect meal.

    Date: Sunday, December 15
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: $80

     


    Ketogenic Healthy Eating (Weekend Workshop)

    Learn more about the theory behind this low-carb diet and the foods you can prepare and eat without sacrificing taste or nutrition. Learn how to season and cook delicious low carb meals you can make at home! This class is semi-hands-on. You will be partially assisting the chef and fully enjoying all the delicious low carb foods prepared in class!

    Date: Sunday, January 5
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: $80

     


    Sushi & Sake (Weekend Workshops)

    Learn professional sushi making techniques and enjoy your fresh and delicious creations paired with Sake.

    Date: Saturday, January 11
    Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Kim Fong
    Price: $85

     


    Basic Cooking Principles (Weekend Workshops)

    This hands-on, three-part series is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of cooking, including the preparation and presentation of food. Perfect for those just learning and for those looking to improve their culinary game.

    Date: Sundays, February 2 - 16
    Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: Please email ce@hccc.edu for more information.

     


    Pasta & Vino (Friday Dinners)

    There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of homemade pasta, and it’s easier to make than you might think. Learn a wonderful culinary tradition while exploring your creativity in this hands-on class. Find out how to create pasta from scratch, as well as the best ways to cook, store and prepare a sauce for it. Enjoy your creations in class with friends over a couple of glasses of vino!

    Date: Friday, March 20
    Time: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Sami Khouzam
    Price: $75

     

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    Department of Continuing Education

    161 Newkirk Street, Room E504

    Jersey City, NJ 07306

    (201) 360-4246

    CE@hccc.edu

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