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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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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

 

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Special Workshop! From Bean to Bar: How to Make Your Own Chocolate

Ever wondered about the alchemical process of making chocolate from earthy cacao beans? Join Anne in the Cabrillo Bakeshop as she demonstrates the various machines used in creating luscious chocolate. From roasting, to winnowing and finally conching, you will learn what it takes to make your very own chocolate! Smell the heavenly perfume of chocolate mixing while you’re lead through a chocolate tasting. We will explore the many nuances of some of our favorite chocolates and perhaps discover some new favorites.

Recipes and chocolate making supply resources will be provided.

Sat., Jan. 31
10 am-1 pm                    
$60/$70
Room 908
$70

plus $9 materials payable at class
     

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Soup and Savory Scones

Learn the basics of soup making while working with a bounty of Santa Cruz grown vegetables! Some of the soups we will prepare are: Italian Sausage Soup, Leek and Potato, Black Bean Soup, and Cream of Broccoli. Everyone will also make and take home Orange Currant Scones as well as Herb and Cheese Scones. No need to make lunch on this day!

Sat., Feb 21
10 am-1 pm                    
Room 908
Register by Feb 23: $60
Register after Feb 23: $70

plus $15 materials payable at class

register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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A Citrus Celebration!

Let’s meet our citrus farmers at the Cabrillo Farmer’s Market, learn a bit about citrus, and then head back to the Cabrillo Bakeshop for a morning of creating. We will make a feast out of our purchases. The menu includes Zesty Crostini, Lemon Herb Pasta, Lemon Chicken, Citrus Biscuits, Meyer Lemon Refrigerator Cookies, and Meyer Lemon Ice Cream.

Sat., Feb 28
10 am-1:30 pm                    
Room 908
Register by Feb 23: $60
Register after Feb 23: $70

plus $15 materials payable at class

register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Alfaro Vineyard Tour and Wine Tasting!

Join Anne at the beautiful Alfaro winery in Corralitos for an exclusive tour and tasting of Alfaro wines hosted By Richard and Mary Kay Alfaro. Wear walking shoes so you can fully enjoy the beauty of the winter vineyard. Richard will lead us on an easy stroll around the grounds (weather permitting) and back up to the winery for a special wine tasting. As a special treat Anne will provide Alfaro  wines to share the following day in the Pairing Wines with Appetizers class.

Fri., Mar 6
1 pm-3:30 pm                    
At Alfaro Vineyards in Corralitos
Register by Feb 23: $60
Register after Feb 23: $70

plus $10 materials payable at class

Click here for directions to Alfaro's

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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Wine Pairing: Alfaro Wines with Appetizers

Appetizers set the tone for gatherings whether it’s a casual dinner party or big extravaganza. From quick and easy to elegant and refined Anne’s appetizer menu paired with Alfaro wines will sure to delight your friends and family at your next gathering. Come learn what it takes to pair luscious Alfaro wines with unique and satisfying appetizers.

Sat., Mar 7
10 am-1:00 pm
Room 908
                   
Register by Feb 23: $60
Register after Feb 23: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class


register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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It's a Wrap

Great meals come in small packages! Whether it’s for an appetizer, a main course or a dessert, these wraps are sure to delight your family and friends as they have for centuries in many cultures.

We will make savory Mediterranean, Italian, and Asian wraps. For dessert we turn to French cuisine and create elegant crepes filled with fresh fruit and Belgium chocolate! Come with an appetite

Sat., Mar 14
10 am-1:00 pm
Room 908                    

Register by Feb 23: $60
Register after Feb 23: $70

plus $25 materials payable at class


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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Morning Pastries: Cinnamon Rolls and Sticky Buns

Wake up to the lovely aroma of fresh cinnamon rolls on Easter Sunday after taking Anne’s class. Each student makes and takes 10 baked cinnamon rolls home and 10 unbaked cinnamon rolls home ready to pop in the oven Easter morning. Experience the magic of making a simple yeast activated dough into mouth-watering morning pastries. Learn how to punch, scale and shape rolls and buns from sweet dough.

Sat., Apr 4
10 am-1:30 pm     
Room 908                

Register by Feb 23: $60
Register after Feb 23: $70

plus $20 materials payable at class


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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Meet the Artisan Confectioner: Donnelly Chocolates Tour and Tasting

Come meet Richard Donnelly, one of the world's 10 best chocolatiers according to National Geographic as he graciously opens up his shop for a one-of-a kind tour! We will meet Donnelly and hear his success story while sampling his award winning confections. Learn what it takes to be a world class confectioner in this class hosted by author and chef instructor Anne Baldzikowski.

Fri., Apr 17
1:00 pm - 2:30pm
At Donnelly Chocolates
Click here for a Google map to Donnelly Choclates on Mission street                 
Register by Feb 23: $18
Register after Feb 23: $28

plus $12 materials payable at class


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Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Artisan Candy Making Basics

Here is a class that highlights some of what we learned from master chocolatier Richard Donnelly during the tour of his chocolate shop on April 17th. Try your hand at making melt-in-your-mouth sea salt cinnamon caramels, fluffy marshmallows, and rich chocolate truffles. Each student brings home a variety of candies and learns the basics of making artisan confections with Anne.

Sat., Apr 18
10 am-1:00 pm  
Room 908           
Register by Feb 23: $70
Register after Feb 23: $60

plus $25 materials payable at class


register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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The Art of Making Sushi

Let’s explore beautiful Japanese cuisine as we create a colorful array of sushi rolls using toasted seaweed, seasoned rice, fresh vegetables, and wild caught fish. Everyone will make 4 sushi rolls and take 2 home. We will sample some of the sushi rolls for lunch and Anne will prepare miso soup, seaweed salad, and for dessert a silky smooth green tea ice cream. Come join the fun!

Sat., Apr 25
10 am-1:00 pm  
Room 908           
Register by Feb 23: $70
Register after Feb 23: $60

plus $20 materials payable at class


register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Gluten Free Treats

Why buy gluten-free boxed mixes when you can make your own baked treats at a fraction of the cost? Come join Anne in the Cabrillo Bakeshop as she demystifies gluten-free baking. Everyone makes and takes home, Peanut Butter Gems, Chocolate Scones, and a chocolate celebration cake (perfect for Mother’s Day). Plan on taking lots of treats home.  We will be baking in a facility that uses wheat flour.

Sat., May 9
10 am-1:00 pm  
Room 908           
Register by Feb 23: $70
Register after Feb 23: $60

plus $20 materials payable at class


register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Glorious Fruit Tarts

Celebrate the sweet colorful fruits of the spring by learning how to bake and decorate a beautiful fresh fruit tart. Learn how to work with rich short dough and fruit glazes. Everyone takes their pretty 9-inch fruit tart home all boxed up and ready for a party!

Sat., June 6
10 am-1:00 pm  
Room 908           
Register by Feb 23: $70
Register after Feb 23: $60

plus $25 materials payable at class


register online

Anne Baldzikowski - See bio below

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Many of our culinary classes are taught by author and award winning chef instructor Anne Baldzikowski. She enjoys encouraging people to cook in a variety of classes at Cabrillo College where she began her formal studies over 30 years ago. She has owned two bakeries: The Queen of Tarts and Let Them Eat Cake! She has cooked professionally in Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara. Currently she teaches in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Department at Cabrillo College. She is the author of “Easy Artisan , Simple Elegant Recipes for the Everyday Cook.”

Anne's classes are appropriate for students 15 years and up. Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, an apron, and hair tied back or under a hat.

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