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Demonstration courses: Students observe instructors preparing recipes and demonstrating cooking techniques. Classes culminate with tastings and recipes for students take home.

Hands-on courses: Students actively participate in practicing techniques, preparing recipes and tasting the prepared food. Recipes are provided for all dishes.

Note: Students who withdraw two business days or less before the start date may receive a refund that is less the supply fee.

 

Cooking

 

New! Advanced Knife Skills

Go beyond slice, dice or mince and take your knife skills to the next level. Practice fluting mushrooms, creating Tourne (or Tornado) Potatoes and other appealing fancy cuts. But we don’t stop there, you’ll practice fileting and boning so your fish or poultry is perfectly cut. Bring your own sharpened knives or use ours and let the cutting begin! This is a hands-on course. Instructor: Tim Norwood

Total Cost: $55 (includes $55 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-069-A2
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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New! Baked Pastas of Italy

Start with fresh hand crafted pasta dough then turn it into three hearty and satisfying baked pasta dishes; Lasagne Al Forno with Bolonese, a meat lover’s dream; Lasagnette with Leeks, Scallions, Roasted Mushrooms, Pancetta and Truffle Oil, a simple yet elegant dinner party entrée; and Shellfish Lasagne with Crab, Shrimp and Scallops, with a twist from Baltimore’s Little Italy, Old Bay pasta! All perfect for pot luck parties! This is a hands-on course. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Total Cost: $65 (includes $65 fees)
MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-070-A2
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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New! Classic French Breads for the Home Baker

Learn to make the national bread of France, Baguette Parisienne, and how to fashion this dough into different shapes for variety. We’ll also make Fougasse, The Lacy Baguette, also pulled into various shapes and flavored with bacon, grated cheese, herbs, onions, garlic, anchovies or olives. And finally, we’ll make the versatile, Brioche, a rich butter and egg based bread that can be formed into many shapes and used for both sweet and savory recipes. This is a hands-on class. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Total Cost: $65 (includes $65 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-072-A2
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 1 and 2, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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New! Culinary Challenge

Love Food Channel’s "Chopped"? Have we got a challenge for you! Test your ingenuity in this fast paced fun class that stretches your culinary skills. We cover parings and chemistry so you understand how foods interact and provoke flavor "pop". At the second session, meet the mystery basket main course challenge to apply your knowledge and practice your skills. Great fun starts with the challenge and ends with tasting and sharing. This is a hands-on course. Instructor: Tim Norwood

Total Cost: $80 (includes $80 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-068-A2
Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 and 9, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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New! Favorite Holiday Entrees to Make Ahead

Prep one or two days ahead for simple, hassle free and delicious holiday entertaining. Learn to prep and prepare a Standing Beef Rib Roast with Cognac Jus, a Red Wine braised Crown Pork Roast and a Turkey Roulade stuffed with an Oyster, Country Sausage and Apple Dressing. Side dish suggestions are given for each entrée. This is a hands-on class. Instructor: Greg Hutsell

Total Cost: $75 (includes $75 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-071-A2
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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Lighten Up! Healthy Holiday Dishes

High flavor and visual appeal doesn’t have to be full of unwanted calories! Make this holiday season healthier by emphasizing bold flavors and fresh foods for your side dishes. Prepare rich tasting, but healthy sides such as roasted root vegetables, wild rice stuffing or gratinee’s, and go home with at least one side dish to share with your family. This is a part demonstration/part hands-on course. Instructor: Tim Norwood

Total Cost: $55 (includes $55 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-052-A2
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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New! Seasonal Cuisine: Cooking from the Farmers Market

Tour the Westminster Farmer’s Market on Railroad Avenue with popular chef and teacher, Tim Norwood, and learn tips and tricks for selecting and preparing the best seasonal produce. Purchase locally grown vegetables then head back to the kitchen to discover delicious preparation methods. Experiment with the common and not-so-common local produce and boost your confidence both at the Market and in the kitchen. This is a hands-on course. Instructor: Tim Norwood

Total Cost: $70 (includes $70 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-067-A2T
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7 – 9 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 27, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (2 sessions)
Carroll County Career and Technology Center
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Wine

 

Tasting the Bubbles: Champagne Appreciation

Beneath the bubbles there is wine! All champagnes are sparkling wines, but not all sparkling wines are Champagne. Discover the differences and taste the sparkling wines of Spain, Italy, California and France as you compare Champagne to Prosecco, Moscato and Cava. Explore food parings to go with and glass-ware/stemware to use with your sparkly. Students must be 21 years of age. Instructor: Bernie Vogel

Total Cost: $49 (includes $49 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-004-A2
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Harry’s Main Street Grill, Westminster
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Wine, Food and Entertaining
Add the special touch of wine to meals and entertaining. Learn to balance flavors and textures through paring wine and food. Taste a variety of wines good for seafood, meats, spicy foods and desserts. Discover the secrets of serving wine perfectly when entertaining, giving wine as a gift and making savvy restaurant purchases. Students must be 21 years of age. Instructor: Bernie Vogel

Total Cost: $49 (includes $49 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-005-A2
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Harry’s Main Street Grill, Westminster
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New! The Wines of Spain
The wines of Spain are as rich and diverse as its culture and cuisine! Learn about and taste the exciting reds and whites from the classic regions like Rioja as well as discover some delicious secrets from lesser-known territories. Students must be 21 years of age. Instructor: Bernie Vogel

Total Cost: $75 (includes $75 fees). MD senior adults pay fees only.
Course #: XCO-073-A2
Wednesdays, Oct. 22 and 29, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (2 sessions)
Harry’s Main Street Grill, Westminster
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Instructors

Greg Hutsell has been cooking all his life. Using fresh local ingredients he has developed his own classic style. His classes are tailored to students of all skill levels, and students can look forward to hands-on experiences with a delicious tasting at the end.

Chef Tim Norwood, a graduate of the Baltimore Culinary Institute, has been teaching culinary arts at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center since 1997. A sought after teacher, he brings his exuberance and expertise to the classroom. Norwood enjoys creating unique dishes using basic techniques and then experimenting with the flavors of authentic ethnic ingredients and combining them with bounty found in local grocery stores.

Bernie Vogel began his wine education while in the restaurant business in the late 70’s. He has been in professional fine wine sales and distribution for over 20 years and is currently a Fine Wine Specialist with the Republic National Distributing Company.
 

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