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 the hands-on classes is $19. Take a virtual tour of the West Davenport Center to see the cooking lab. Below is a list of the upcoming cooking classes available.

April 2014

Homemade Pasta

Prepare fresh pasta as well as delicious red and white sauces. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Thursday, April 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135961.

Cupcake Creations

This fun class will teach you some easy decorating techniques without the fussy equipment. For example, you can decorate a daisy cupcake with marshmallow and gumdrops or create a baseball cupcake with red licorice candy. We will learn two basic cupcake and frosting recipes and travel through different stations to create many beautiful cupcakes to enjoy. Please bring some containers for your leftovers. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Monday, April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135825.

More than Meatballs

Spice up your buffets with these tantalizing appetizer recipes. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Tuesday, April 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135987.

Chickens in your Backyard

Ever want really fresh eggs? We will be discussing raising chickens in your backyard. Learn about different breeds, where and how to buy chicks, different types of coops and egg safety. Wear your garden clothes as we will be handling chicks and mature hens. We will also be going over city ordinances about raising hens. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Monday, April 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #136038.

Heavy Hors D'Oeurvres

Appetizers for a few or a crowd - Crab Cakes, Potato Skins, Buffalo Shrimp and Bacon Wrapped Chicken. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Thursday, April 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135890.

Vegan Entrees

Have you considered the health benefits of a Plant-Based Diet? We will be experimenting with several different combinations of food, including beans and legumes, vegetables, and alternate sources of protein such as quinoa and tofu. We will make lentil stuffed mushrooms, quinoa stuffed peppers, hummus veggie pizza and vegan alfredo sauce. Please bring some containers for your leftovers. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Monday, April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135824.

Power Woking

Learn to use this versatile Chinese cooking pan and make fun Oriental dishes. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Tuesday, April 22 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #136005.

Homemade Ice Cream

Prepare Ice Cream treats and a variety of toppings. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Wednesdayday, April 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135806.

Whoopie Pies

They've stood the test of time. Come see a fresh take on an old family favorite. So easy to make and tasty too! Bring containers for take home. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Thursday, April 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135909.

Cookie Marathon

This class will give you and your peers the opportunity to create several different cookie doughs, all of which can be frozen. We will be making drop cookie dough, rolled cookie dough, and biscotti dough. When you leave, you will have several different batches of dough to stockpile in your freezer. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Monday, April 28 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135823.

Sensational Scones

Learn the basic techniques for preparing wedge scones and free form scones. We will also be preparing some easy freezer jams and spreads to go with our scones as well as options for serving. Please bring some containers for your leftovers. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley High School. Class #135856.

Beans, Beans

Using legumes for savory and simple dishes. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135985.

Floral & Herb Jams

Jams and jellies using flowers and herbs. Cost: $19. This class takes place on Wednesday, April 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the West Davenport Center. Class #135807.