Helping You Make Healthy Living a Habit

All classes are cooking demonstrations with generous tastings of each recipe.

Please Note: Register in person at the ARC or CRCE Member Services when facilities are open for operations. Please refer to the facilities schedule for hours of operation. Cooking class registration will close three days prior to the scheduled class to allow for grocery purchase. Cooking class registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.

We recommend that participants bring their own food containers in case there are leftovers.

*Please contact us with any food-related allergies or sensitivities a minimum of one week in advance of your scheduled class. We will do our best to accommodate your request and will contact you if we are unable to meet your needs. Please contact Alana Harris at apharri2@illinois.edu for any additional questions.

 

Food Trends

Cost (per class):
  • members: $10
  • non-members: $15
Time:

5:30-7 pm

Location:

ARC Instructional Kitchen

Cooking 101 
Sept. 4, 2018

Kick off your school year by learning to cook! Join us in the kitchen to learn knife skills, food safety, and how to make fun dishes such as classic roasted salsa and chopped Southwestern salad!

 

Tailgate Favorites  
Oct. 3, 2018

Illini fans, it’s the heart of tailgate season. Come to the Instructional Kitchen and learn how to ramp up your sideline snack game! Impress your friends with firecracker meatballs and s’mores cookies.

 

Top 8 Allergen Free Cooking
Oct. 17, 2018

Have allergies or know someone who does? In this class, we’ll be whipping up dishes free of wheat, soy, dairy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, and fish. Learn how to make safe dishes without sacrificing flavor!

 

Cooking with Superfoods 
Nov. 6, 2018

Learn to infuse deliciously healthy meals with ingredients that pack a nutritional punch! If you’ve ever wanted to experiment with the foods you’ve seen on Instagram, now’s your chance. We’ll use avocados, kale, almonds, quinoa, dark chocolate and more! All recipes are vegetarian.


 

Meal Prep Series

Cost (3 class series):

$25

Time:

5:30-7 pm

Location:

ARC Instructional Kitchen

Meal Prep Cooking Series (3-class package)
Sept. 18, 2018 (1); Oct. 9, 2018 (2); Nov. 13, 2018 (3)

Join partners from McKinley Health Center and Campus Recreation for a 3-class cooking series teaching students to engage in cost-effective, time-saving, and nutritious meal preparation. Don’t forget your takeaway containers! All participants will enjoy sampling 27 recipes and will receive ample portions to take home.


 

Cultural Series

Cost (per class):

  • members: $10
  • non-members: $15

Time:

5:30-7 pm

Location:

ARC Instructional Kitchen

Sushi 101
Sept. 12, 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make your favorite sushi rolls, then this class is for you! Come ready to prepare and feast on new rolls accompanied by a variety of sauces!

 

Mediterranean Cuisine 
Sept. 25, 2018

It’s time to take a culinary trip to Greece! Plane ticket not included, but we will be making delicious honey cake and roasted sweet potatoes.

 

Mexican Cuisine 
Sept. 26, 2018

It’s time to embark on a culinary journey with the Instructional Kitchen! We’ll be serving up all your street food favorites from chicken tacos to street corn. Join us for a tasty evening.

 

Thai Cuisine 
Oct. 16, 2018

Did you know that meals in Thailand are treated as celebrations? Join us to celebrate Thai cuisine and learn how to make some traditional favorites like spring rolls and pad thai!

 

Indian Cuisine
Oct. 23, 2018

An exciting introduction to Indian cuisine. Learn to make flavorful dishes such as a healthier version of butter chicken and samosas using traditional Indian spices.

 

Sushi 2.0
Nov. 7, 2018

It’s time to step up your sushi game! Join us for a food-filled evening of Japanese bagel rolls, spicy crab rolls, and more! You’ll also have the opportunity to freestyle your rolls.

 

 

 

Holiday Series

Cost (per class):
  • members: $10
  • non-members: $15
Time:

5:30-7 pm

Location:

ARC Instructional Kitchen

Holiday Baking
Nov. 14, 2018

We’ll be baking up a storm! After this class, you’ll be able to wow your friends and family with holiday treats like hot chocolate pound cake, fudge, and candy cane cookies. It’s going to be a jolly, good time!

 

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