Cooking Classes

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education Department offers a variety of cooking classes. Most classes take place at the college’s West Davenport Center, 2950 N. Fairmount St. Cost for most of the hands-on classes is $24. Take a virtual tour of the West Davenport Center to see the cooking lab. Below is a list of the upcoming cooking classes available. Classes are from 6 - 9 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Register online or call the college’s Registration Center at 563-441-4100 or 1-888-336-3907. 

June

GLUTEN FREE CELEBRATION CAKE

Just because you can't eat gluten doesn't mean you can't have a beautiful cake to celebrate a special occasion - fun filled evening of baking and tasting - recipes!

Thursday, June 29
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July

LOVE CREME BRULEE

Learn how to make a Cream Brulee cake that will have your family and guests coming back for more.(Please bring a container for leftovers)

Wednesday, July 5
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CUSTARDS & PUDDINGS

After learning just how easy it is to make these dessert favorites, you'll never have to buy them again! Featured in this class will be classic Creme Brulee, Chocolate pudding, and Mexican flan.

Thursday, July 6
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CHEESECAKES

Make cheesecakes from scratch; plain, chocolate, vanilla and berry. This hands-on training will give you experience in blending the ingredients and how to decorate, garnish and top cheesecakes that look fabulous.

Monday, July 10
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TIERED CAKES

Build your own tiered cake for that special occasion such as a Birthday, Wedding, or Anniversary. Learn to bake, level, and decorate. It is easier than it looks! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, July 11
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YOU'RE A SAUCY ONE

Learn the secrets of making great sauces that will transform you meals from ordinary to WOW!

Wednesday, July 12
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BEST EVER GLUTEN FREE CRUSTS

Pizza crust, bread/rolls, and pie crust - some of the most difficult to reproduce gluten free.

Thursday, July 13
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COOKING WILD GAME

Pan fried rabbit and roasted venison loin with port reduction will be prepared. Cost: $39

Monday, July 17
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CAKE POPS & TRUFFLES

Hosting a shower or special event? Looking for a sweet treat to serve to reflect your party theme? How about specialty cake pops and truffles? Learn how to create and decorate these delectable treats for your next event - so easy! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, July 18
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PASTABILITIES

More than Spaghetti and Meatballs.

Wednesday, July 19
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STEAK NIGHT

Learn the secrets the restaurants don't want you to know. This class is all about the beef. Rounding off this amazing meal will be steakhouse favorites such as hash brown casserole and grilled vegetables. Cost: $39

Thursday, July 20
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FLAMBE

Classic Flambe dishes you can make for the whole family. Prepare Bananas Foster, Cherries Jubilee and Steak Diane.

Monday, July 24
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CRAZY ABOUT CUPCAKERS

Learn the tricks of great moist cupcakes, gourmet flavors and simple but eye catching decorations. Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, July 25
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WHAT'S UP GRILL FRIEND?

Grilling & Chilling side dishes & more.

Wednesday, July 26
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GLUTEN FREE/CUPCAKES & MUFFINS

Delicious recipes - gluten free - Whoopee Pies, fudge cupcakes, banana and maple cream, and more - baking, tasting, and recipes!

Thursday, July 27
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DRY RUBS & MARINADES

Infuse flavor into almost anything with dry rubs and marinades. Cost: $35

Monday, July 31
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August

TUILE CONES

Tuile cookie dough can be baked and formed into many shapes. Learn how to form these delicate cookies into cones that we will fill and display as individual desserts. Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, August 1
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LET'S GO DUTCH

Use a Dutch oven and crock pots to cook everyday meals.

Wednesday, August 2
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WHEAT FREE WINNERS

Gluten free cookies for the holidays or any time. Pumpkin, White Chocolate, Lemon Shortbread.

Thursday, August 3
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ARTICHOKE, ARTICHOKE

Artichokes from the can or fresh. Learn how to prepare this edible thistle, and see what you can and cannot eat. Make a delicious artichoke dip and clarify butter.

Monday, August 7
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ITALIAN CAKES

When you think Italian you might just think Tiramisu! Come learn how to make three different Italian cream and fruit based cakes! Italy might be best known for wine and pasta, but these cakes will make you a believer in their desserts! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, August 8
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SUMMER SOUPS

Hot and cold summer soups. Included in this class will be chilled Avocado and Ginger soup, and a creamy Carrot-Leek soup.

Wednesday, August 9
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THAI ONE ON

Explore Thai cooking, exotic and tasty.

Thursday, August 10
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QUICK MENUS

Meals you can make in about 15 minutes for the small household.

Monday, August 14
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FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE GUINNESS STOUT CAKE

Flourless Chocolate Guinness Stout cake (Bring a 9" spring form pan to class) The flavor of this cake is multi-dimensional: the presence of the stout gives it a much more interesting finish; the hops from the beer act as a counterpoint to the sugar in the cake. It's an incredibly moist cake, too, and its rich, dark color comes mostly from the beer! Learn how to make this delicious flourless cake as well as two sauces for drizzling, your guests will be wowed by your creativeness!

Tuesday, August 15
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SUMMERS IN TUSCANY / ITALIAN COOKING

You read the book. You saw the movie. Now come and learn how to make some Tuscan dishes.

Wednesday, August 16
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BBQ RIBS

A flavorful, smoky homemade BBQ sauce highlights these delicious BBQ Ribs. Cost: $39

Thursday, August 17
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TUILES FORTUNE COOKIES

Learn the art of making and forming this thin pastry cookie into fun fortune cookies. Please bring a container for leftovers.

Monday, August 21
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ALL THINGS MERINGUE!

Cookies, kisses, crusts and pies - learn the secrets of this great light and fluffy dessert! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, August 22
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IRON MAN

Recipes using Cast Iron Cookware will be prepared. Bring your cast iron cookware and learn how to season your cast iron pans.

Wednesday, August 23
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PLANT BASED/GLUTEN FREESWEETS & TREATS

A fun evening of baking, tasting, and recipes for those interested in gluten free and/or exploring plant based recipes - so good you would never know.

Thursday, August 24
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MASTER A CAKE ROLL

Ever wonder how to make a cake roll, this class is for you! Learn the tips and tricks of cake rolls and a variety of ways to fill and decorate this versatile dessert! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Monday, August 28
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THE MYSTERY OF POUND CAKE

When we think of cakes we mostly think of light and fluffy....learn how to make and garnish a delicious homemade pound cake. During this class we will also explore ways to doctor up this recipe with a variety of fruits, chocolate and nuts! Please bring a container for leftovers.

Tuesday, August 29
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PHO ALL SEASONS

Learn how to make Pho and other Vietnamese dishes.

Wednesday, August 30
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CROSTATAS, GALETTES AND CASUAL CRUSTS

Learn to make easy and delicious rustic crusts - make a cheese and tomato galettes to start your meal and a fruit crostata to complete it. Please bring a container for leftovers.

Thursday, August 31
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