It is so much fun to see the growth of Grand Rapids Artisan foods and foodies. A variety of Grand Rapids cooking classes have also flourished. Class locations include both Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.
If you are looking to learn safe canning and a whole lot more The Canning Diva® provides classes to help you capture Michigan’s abundant harvest. Whether you want to learn how to make Chutney’s and Relishes, Jams and Jellies or Canning 101 Basics, there is a session for you. The hands-on classes are held at several area locations. For example: The Canning Diva® will teach attendees how to create and preserve her Signature Strawberry Salsa & Marinade recipe at Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm. The Canning Diva also teaches at the Bekin’s Cooking School.
With locations in both Grand Rapids and Grand Haven, Bekin’s Cooking School has a variety of classes. The range includes: Grilling and Broiling, Italian Summer or Salads and Vinaigrettes. The Cooking School also offers Culinary Boot Camps. Bekin’s Cooking School Grand Haven location has similar classes. The boot camps range between 6-10 weeks, allowing time to explore and understand the techniques, develop confidence in your skills and understand some basic food science principles.
The Downtown Market in Grand Rapids has a cooking school Associated with the markets. The classes offering include: basic food canning, Gluten Free Gourmet, or Fresh Fast and Fabulous Dishes in under 30 Minutes
Professional Culinary Skill training is available at Grand Rapids Community College. Students display their skills at the Secchia Institute – Heritage Restaurant. This restaurant is a 2014 Open Table Diner’s choice winner. Recreational cooks can enjoy GRCC Cooks workshops. These workshops taught by professional chefs are open to the community.
Grand Haven Cooking Classes
Small hands on and demo cooking classes are available. The variety of classes includes grilling, vegetarian or seasonal cooking demos. Kids cooking classes called Kitchen Kids are also presented.
These fun and highly rated classes provide recipes and instruction for several meals. The classes are presented by Chef Tamara Elhart in her Oak Lane Grand Haven kitchen.
Enjoy these Michigan cooking courses. Please let me know about new culinary courses in the south west MI area at Justfoodies(@)gmail.com