Cooking

Learn from local chefs, cooks and bakers, and discover delicious, healthy food ideas for your busy lifestyle!

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NOTE: The “Seats Left” information is updated every hour and when you checkout.

Courses

Beginner Cookie Decorating

If you’ve never worked with royal icing or have dabbled just a little, this class will help you get the ball rolling. We’ll briefly talk about the basics of baking cookies and some tips and tricks of the trade, but then we’ll move right into the world of decorating. We will work step by step on each cookie to learn the various decorating techniques used with royal icing. There are five cookie designs planned, and we will keep things rolling to get them all completed by the end of class. You will be taking them home with you along with an icing recipe, a sugar cookie recipe, decorating tool, cookie cutter, piping bags and a packet of seasonal sprinkles and/or cookie decorations. We’ll also discuss websites to check for additional tutorials, instructional blogs, recipes and vendors/suppliers. Open to students ages 12 and up. Students who have to withdraw must do so at least one week prior to the start of the course for a full refund.

September - Fall Theme, October - Halloween Theme, November - Thanksgiving Theme, December - Christmas Theme

Cindy Burek of Buttercup Cookie, Instructor

Course will meet in Day Care Center, Room 135 

Beginner Cookie Decorating
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, 9/22
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 500 7 seats left $65Opens 8/27
Wednesday, 10/14
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 501 7 seats left $65Opens 8/27
Thursday, 11/19
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 502 7 seats left $65Opens 8/27
Thursday, 12/10
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ZCOK-023 503 7 seats left $65Opens 8/27

Gluten Free 101

Getting back to comfort food this fall with a gluten free option in your repertoire is always a light and healthy option. During this fun, interactive remote class, you’ll learn, safely and virtually, how to prepare all your fixings for a comfort classic, gluten free style! You will get a grocery list and kitchen tools list ahead of time to cook along with the class, at your own pace in the comfort of your home kitchen. Questions and interactions welcomed and encouraged! Let’s do this together! This menu will be roasted eggplant Napoleon with roasted tomato marinara sauce, zoodles and a simple bistro salad. 

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Mirissa Casey of The Chic Chef, Instructor 

Gluten Free 101
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Thursday, 10/1
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZCOK-059 1 15 seats left $29

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Have you ever wished you had a personal chef preparing luscious, low-fat meals for you? This course is the next best thing! You'll learn how to reduce fat in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. Explore how to use flavor profiling to expand your culinary horizons. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that are both nutritious and delicious!

You will discover tips for grocery shopping, menu planning, food preparation, and quicker cooking. You will have the chance to try out over 50 exciting and easy lowered-fat recipes.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go.  To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 8/12 - 10/2 ZILC-155 702 20 seats left $99
Online, 9/16 - 11/6 ZILC-155 500 12 seats left $99
Online, 10/14 - 12/4 ZILC-155 501 12 seats left $99
Online, 11/1 - 1/1 ZILC-155 502 12 seats left $99

Secrets of the Caterer

Catering is a business that has become very popular, especially for those who love to cook and plan parties. From weddings to showers to business parties, catering is a home-based business that gives the caterer an exciting and creative career.

In this introductory course, you will learn how to put your cooking and party planning skills to work. Learn the fundamentals of the catering business, how to cook for large crowds, organize your kitchen, manage your time, and work with clients. The course focuses on cooking skills every caterer needs, with an introduction to the business side of catering. You’ll also receive many unique and tested recipes that you can use to jump-start your business. Build your catering skills and begin a new and exciting career today.

This course is taught online through our partnership with Ed2go. To log into your online classroom, please visit www.ed2go.com/hvcc and select My Classroom. Please note, it may take 24 – 48 hours before your registered course appears in My Classroom.

Secrets of the Caterer
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Online, 8/12 - 10/2 ZILC-082 702 20 seats left $99
Online, 9/16 - 11/6 ZILC-082 500 12 seats left $99
Online, 10/14 - 12/4 ZILC-082 501 12 seats left $99
Online, 11/11 - 1/1 ZILC-082 502 12 seats left $99

Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday might be different these days, but our preparation and freshness is still the same. During this fun, interactive remote class, you’ll learn together, safely and virtually, how to prepare all your fixings for Taco Tuesday or any time! You will get a grocery list and kitchen tools list ahead of time to cook along with the class, at your own pace in the comfort of your home kitchen. Questions and interactions welcomed and encouraged! Let’s do this together! The menu will be: traditional and pineapple salsa, homemade tortilla chips,fish tacos with cilantro lime aioli (or you can use whatever protein or vegetable you like), coconut flan and a margarita mocktail (or at-home cocktail!)

This course is taught remotely via Zoom. You will need your Hudson Valley username and password to access the course.

Mirissa Casey of The Chic Chef, Instructor 

Taco Tuesday
Schedule Section Seats Left Cost Register
Tuesday, 9/15
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
ZCOK-019 500 15 seats left $29

Get in Touch

Community and Professional Education

Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 252

Fax: (518) 629-8103

Regular Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Summer Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(excluding college holidays and vacations)