Cooking

Locations and Codes:
C - LCCC Jim Thorpe, 1100 Center Street, Jim Thorpe, 570-669-7010
CHS - Catasauqua High School
P - Donley: Donley Center, 718 Hamilton St., Allentown, 610-799-1940
M - Main: Schnecksville Campus, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville, 610-799-1197
T - Morgan: Morgan Center, 234 High St., Tamaqua, 570-668-6880
O - Other location, as identified in description
WHS - Whitehall High School


30-Minute Meals
Our chef will show you how to prepare weekday meals that are fast, tasty, and healthy, to boot. Prepared dishes, technique and methods change from season to season (fall and spring semesters). Materials fee: $15 payable to instructor. Hands-on class. This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 976-13 10/7 6:30 - 9:30 pm W WHS $35

NEW!  Canning

An abundance of vegetables from your garden or a great deal at the Farmer's Market this summer should motivate you to enjoy this fresh produce all year long!  This class will teach you all you need to know.  Materials fee: $10 - payable to the instructor. Partial hands-on class.  This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 786-15 12/9 7 - 9 pm W WHS $25

NEW!  Cheesemaking I

Learn how to make whole milk ricotta and paneer - both requiring little equipment and easy to make in a home kitchen.  Instructor will provide raw milk and all other ingredients.  Please bring containers to class to take home the cheeses.  Materials fee: $15 - payable to the instructor. Hands-on class.  This class meets at Catasauqua High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 783-13 10/21 7 - 8:30 pm W CHS $20

NEW!  Cheesemaking II

Learn how to make mozzarella and cheddar cheese curds.  This class will expose students to a more in-depth knowledge of the cheese making process using specialized techniques and equipment.  These techniques can then be applied to some of the other harder cheeses such as manchego, parmesan and provolone.  Instructor will provide raw milk and all other ingredients.  Please bring containers to class to take home the cheeses.  Materials fee: $20 - payable to the instructor. Hands-on class.  This class meets at Catasauqua High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 784-13 10/28 7 - 9:30 pm W CHS $30

Cheeses of Europe

French cheese~Italian cheese~Spanish cheese~Danish cheese--Some of the great cheeses of the world and now you'll know why! Each semester, Chef Joe will choose different cheeses.  Materials fee: $20 - payable to the instructor. This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 440-12 9/30 7 - 9 pm W WHS $25

NEW!  Crockpot Meals

With a very little bit of time, planning and creativity, you can create succulent meals that will be sitting at home just waiting for you to open the front door.  Materials fee: $20 - payable to the instructor. Partial hands-on class.  This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 785-13 10/7 7 - 8:30 pm W WHS $20

Cupcake

Want to decorate like a pastry chef?  Are you obsessed with cupcakes?  We've got the class for you.  Learn the techniques to decorating stunning cupcakes that look so beautiful, you won't want to eat them!  Hands-on class.  Materials fee:  $5-payable to the instructor. This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 435-13 10/21 7 - 9 pm W WHS $25

Italian Soul Food
Week One: asiago chicken/pork braccioli/oxtail ragout; Week two: broccoli rabe and sausage/escarole and beans/minestra; Week Three: pasta putanesca/polenta with wild mushrooms/risotto with langostinos.  Materials fee: $54 (for all 3 weeks) payable to the instructor on the first week. Hands-on class. This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 429-14 11/4-11/18 6:30 - 9:30 pm W WHS $77

Kiffles
Learn the secret of making these delicate European pastries. A step-by-step demonstration will show you the tricks of the trade. Materials fee: $8 payable to instructor.  Partial hands-on class. The COO 636-13 class meets at Catasauqua High School; the COO 636-13A class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 636-13 10/13 7 - 8:30 pm T CHS $20
COO 636-13A 10/14 7 - 8:30 pm W WHS $20

Knife Skills
Handling a knife properly will change your life in the kitchen. You will become masterful at dicing, slicing, chopping, chiffonade, mincing, and julienne. You will learn how to select the best knives for your needs as well as how to sharpen and care for them. Materials fee: $5 payable to instructor.
Partial demonstration/partial hands-on class. This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 913-12 9/30 7:30 - 9:30 pm W WHS $25

Nut Roll
Learn the secrets of making both the yeast dough and the nut and poppy-seed fillings. Since these goodies freeze so well, now is a perfect time to prepare them. Materials fee: $8 payable to instructor. Demonstration class. This class meets at Catasauqua High School. 

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 630-15 12/1 7 - 8:30 pm T CHS $20

NEW!  Phat Tuesday

Cajun~Creole delights from New Orleans ~ gumbo, jambalaya, poor boys and sweet treats for dessert.  Materials fee:  $20 payable to the instructor.  Hands-on class.  This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 605-13 10/14 6:30 - 9:30 pm W WHS $35

Soup du Jour

Mexican, Asian, African, Portuguese - a veritable United Nations of soup class!  Each soup bring to the table a balance of texture, seasoning flavor and love.  Materials fee: $15 - payable to the instructor. Hands-on class.  This class meets at Whitehall High School.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 604-13 10/28 6:30 - 9:30 pm W WHS $35

Vegetarian Comfort Food

From soul-satisfying soups to make-ahead casseroles to irresistible suppers where nobody misses the meat!  Materials fee: $10 payable to instructor. This class meets at Whitehall High School. Hands-on class.

COURSE# DATE(S) TIME DAY(S) LOCATION COST
COO 624-15 12/16 7 - 9 pm W WHS $25