Culinary

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Tempt their taste buds with exciting new flavors and cooking techniques.

Whether you're a pro in the kitchen or are just getting started, there are lots of class options for you. With new classes each term in culinary, baking, pastry and more, you're sure to learn fun new techniques to dazzle your dinner party guests or impress your loved ones.

Or are you ready to get a job or advance your career in the culinary industry? Then check out the new Culinary Certificate program that is starting Fall 2017.

IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION  

  • Registration: Please register at least one week before the course starts so we will have the necessary food supplies on hand for your course.  

  • Uniform: For your safety, proper attire for these classes includes long sleeve shirts, long pants and flat, closed-toe, rubber-soled shoes such as sneakers.

  • Materials: Bring your own cloth apron and a food container so you can take home your tasty creations. 

  • Allergies: If you have food allergies, please be aware that TTC does not guarantee an allergen-free environment. Recipes may contain nuts, oils, shellfish, wheat, dairy, produce and other food allergens.

 

Culinary Certificate

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development is pleased to offer a new continuing education Culinary Certificate in conjunction with The Culinary Institute of Charleston. Train with celebrated Culinary Institute of Charleston (CIC) chefs in a convenient, non-credit program with successful completion leading to career opportunities, educational advancement and personal growth. Sharpen your skills with professional culinary and baking training. Whether you’re already working in the industry and want to move up or you’re an aspiring private chef, this convenient evening program is designed to get you where you want to go…now!

 

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Demonstration Classes for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Enjoy watching trained chefs demonstrate their culinary expertise, while they also teach you how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes. Enjoy tasting their flavorful creations in class. Each student receives a recipe booklet to take home.

 

The World of Cheese: In this demonstration class, master the art of creating a balanced cheese board, learn cheese terminology, sample rare cheeses from around the world, and watch Chef Michelle Diminich prepare several recipes based on these cheeses. Recommended wine pairings are available to sample throughout the evening. You also take home a sampling of cheesy treats.

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Demonstration Classes With Minimal Hands-On Participation for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Enjoy observing trained chefs demonstrate how to prepare and cook a variety of dishes, while learning fundamental kitchen skills. Students may participate in the preparation and/or cooking of a variety of elements within these dishes. Each student receives a recipe booklet to take home.

 

Check back in Spring 2018

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Hands-On Cooking/Baking Classes for Adults (Ages 18 and up)

Learn and participate in hands-on preparation and cooking of various dishes under the guidance of a trained chef. Each student receives a recipe booklet to take home.

 

Artisan Bread Making Series

Sign up for all three classes and receive the bundle discount of 10 percent.

 

  • Breads from Europe: Do you enjoy the aroma of freshly baked bread? How about the taste sensation of a warm slice, topped with tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of good olive oil? Learn the basics of bread from Chef David Vagasky of the Culinary Institute of Charleston. Make French bâtards, épis de blé, focaccia, ciabatta with stiff biga and braided challah.

 

  • Fermentation and Cultures: Chef David Vagasky teaches you tricks and techniques of artisan bread making, moving to deeper flavors through fermentation and cultures. Make fermented French bread, light and marble rye breads, sourdough and seeded sourdough.

 

  • French Baguettes, Bagels and Bialys: In this hands-on class taught by Chef David Vagasky, make a variety of fresh, chewy bagels, bialys and classic French baguettes.

 

Date Night: Pizza and Tiramisu: Grab your special someone for a unique date night and tasty dinner of homemade pizzas and tiramisu. Couples prepare and enjoy pizza Margherita, Mediterranean pizza with prosciutto and farm egg, wild mushroom fontina pizza, meatball and ricotta pizza, and roasted broccoli and fennel sausage pizza. You also learn how to make a cauliflower crust as a gluten-free option. For dessert, prepare the easy, Italian custard dessert, tiramisu.

 

From Scratch: Pasta, Meatballs and Sauce: Italian recipes are all about unpretentious foods made with high-quality ingredients. It’s just that simple and the results are delizioso! In this hands-on class, join Chef Cindy Zukowski on a mouth-watering tour of the Beautiful Country.

 

More Knife Skills: A follow-up to the popular Knife Skills class offered this spring, Chef Cindy Zukowski teaches students how to produce the finer cuts like julienne and chiffonade. Students briefly review and practice knife sharpening techniques and review the uses of different types of knives. It is not required that participants have attended the previous Knife Skills class.

 

Thanksgiving Desserts: Join Chef Michelle Diminich as she shares delightful Thanksgiving dessert recipes that you will want to serve all year long. In this hands-on class, students prepare a variety of fall pies and cakes such as pumpkin spice cake with brown sugar buttercream, bourbon pecan pie and apple cranberry galette. Your guests will definitely want to save room for these desserts.

 

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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

Hands-On Cooking/Baking Classes for Kids and Teens (Ages 8-16)

Students participate in hands-on preparation and cooking of various dishes under the guidance of a trained chef. Each student gets a recipe booklet to take home.

 

Birthday Cake Spectacular (Ages 8-17): What's a party without a cake? Celebrate someone special by baking a homemade treat. Get recipes, baking tips, and decorating ideas for wow-worthy cakes!

 

Caribbean Holiday: Taught in Spanish and English! (for Kids and Adults): Learn how to cook a full holiday meal of Caribbean rice and beans (moro), puerco asado (roasted pork), ensalada rusa (Russian salad) and a sweet dessert of cortadito de leche (milk fudge), avocado, and a cafecito (coffee). Registration includes one adult and one child or one single adult can register. Non-Spanish speaking participants can register, too! Our instructors speak both English and Spanish and recipes are given in both languages.

 

Cooking around the World: China (Ages 10-17): Skip the takeout and cook up some fresh Chinese cuisine. Check out the tips and Chinese recipes you need for a delicious meal. Learn about China while making some great, delicious food. Who needs takeout?

 

Cooking around the World: Italy (Ages 10-17): Italian recipes are all about simple foods made with high quality ingredients. Learn a little about the culture as we have fun with Italian food. Viva Italian!

 

Cooking around the World: Mexico (Ages 10-17): Learn all about traditional, home-style meals from Mexico. Let's get creative as we visit the country to our south and learn the step-by-step process for cooking an authentic Mexican meal.

 

Cooking around the World: The Philippines (Ages 10-17): Have you heard that Filipino cuisine is a big trend this year? It is often referred to as the "original fusion" for its unique mix of Malaysian, Chinese, Spanish, Indian and American influences. Come learn how to make popular Filipino dishes such as adobo, pancit, jelly roll and the very popular lumpia!


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NOTE: If you click on "VIEW COURSE DETAILS" and do not see the class listed, then the course is not currently being offered or it has already reached its capacity and no more seats are available. You can call the registration office at 843.574.6152 and ask to be put on a waiting list.

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