Cooking Class Schedule

We will be opening registration 6 classes at a time. Look for a number next to each class title to find it’s corresponding registration date.

GF = Gluten Free
V = Vegetarian

September 2014

Basic Knife Skills1

Wednesday, September 17, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This fun, hands-on class is limited to 10 people. Bring your knives, a cutting board, an apron and a couple of dish towels. Please - no open shoes or sandals. Enjoy learning basic techniques such as how to slice, dice, julienne, and chiffonade a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. We will also show you how to keep a sharp edge on your knife as well as how to make a few quick and easy garnishes for that finishing touch.

  • Melting Pot Minestrone GF, V
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter GF, V

Cost: $35 per person

October 2014

Fast, Fresh and Easy Veggies1

Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

With the local markets (or maybe even your own garden) at the peak of production, nothing could be more wonderful than to capture the flavors of the season with some fast and fabulous recipes that you and your loved ones will devour.

  • Sliced Tomatoes with Basil Oil, Blue Cheese and Balsamic
  • Southwest Confetti Corn Sauté GF, V
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Shallots GF, V
  • Smashed Fingerling Potatoes with Gremolata GF, V
  • Spicy Asian Greens GF, V
  • Savory Cauliflower Wedges GF
  • Individual Fall Fruit Crisps GF, V

Cost: $25 per person

South of the Border Fiesta!1

Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This class will explore the exciting explosion of flavors, colors, and textures of classic, yet contemporary Mexican cuisine. Vegetables, fruits, beans, lean meats, herbs, spices and even chocolate are the staple ingredients of this celebrated fare. Be prepared to savor the flavors of this vibrant culture with these healthy and nutritious recipes.

  • Tender Tomatillo Chicken GF
  • Classic Mexican Red Rice with Black Beans and Vegetables GF, V
  • Grilled Zucchini GF, V
  • Pork Tenderloin Tacos GF
  • Pico de Gallo GF, V
  • Chunky Mango Guacamole GF, V
  • Pickled Red Onions GF, V
  • Michelada GF
  • Foamy Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon GF, V

Cost: $25 per person

Amazing Appetizers1

with guest Chef Rebecca Wauldren from Busch’s Markets

Wednesday, October 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Learn how to make little bites of intense flavor for every occasion - from a holiday gathering, a reunion with friends or family, an evening of romance, or to tempt your tastebuds before the main course is served. Chef Rebecca has selected a variety of flavors from around the world with ingredients that can be found in our local markets. She will teach you tips for making the recipes ahead of time as well as how to present and plate the tasty morsels with flair, so that you can focus on spending a relaxing time with your guests.

Cost: $25 per person

November 2014

Sensational Seafood1

with guest Chef Alan Merhar from Evans Street Station and The Glass House Cafe

Wednesday, November 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Quick and easy to prepare, seafood is a delicious and healthy choice for any occasion. Fish and other types of seafood play a leading role in every cuisine around the world - so there are many interesting ways to prepare what you find in your local markets. Chef Alan will share his favorite seafood recipes and teach you some basic tips and techniques for making simply scrumptious seafood.

Cost: $25 per person

Creative Ideas for the Holidays1

Wednesday, November 19, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This is the time of the year when almost everyone has a favorite dish to share with friends and family. We will show some quick appetizers that can be prepped ahead of time and sweet treats that can be given as gifts from your kitchen. We will also share our favorite kitchen gadgets that help save time and also make great gifts for the foodies in your life.

  • Pomegranate Cranberry Toddies GF, V
  • Spiced Maple-Glazed Nuts GF, V
  • Lizzie’s Crab-Filled Endive Boats GF
  • Sweet-Tart Citrus Slices GF, V
  • Crisp Pear Wafers with Savory Goat Cheese Topping GF, V
  • Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroons GF, V

Cost: $25 per person

December 2014

Breakfast is Ready!2

Wednesday, December 3, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

Simply Saucy2

Wednesday, December 10, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

January 2015

Basic Knife Skills2

Wednesday, January 14, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This fun, hands-on class is limited to 10 people. Bring your knives, a cutting board, an apron and a couple of dish towels. Please - no open shoes or sandals. Enjoy learning basic techniques such as how to slice, dice, julienne, and chiffonade a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. We will also show you how to keep a sharp edge on your knife as well as how to make a few quick and easy garnishes for that finishing touch.

  • Melting Pot Minestrone GF, V
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter GF, V

Cost: $35 per person

Splendid Soups2

Wednesday, January 28, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

February 2015

Classy Comfort Food2

Wednesday, February 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

Basic Knife Skills2

Wednesday, February 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

This fun, hands-on class is limited to 10 people. Bring your knives, a cutting board, an apron and a couple of dish towels. Please - no open shoes or sandals. Enjoy learning basic techniques such as how to slice, dice, julienne, and chiffonade a variety of vegetables, fruits and herbs. We will also show you how to keep a sharp edge on your knife as well as how to make a few quick and easy garnishes for that finishing touch.

  • Melting Pot Minestrone GF, V
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Platter GF, V

Cost: $35 per person

March 2015

Sustainable Seafood3

with guest presenter Susan Bellinson of Whole Foods Market

Wednesday, March 11, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

Awesome Asian Dishes3

Wednesday, March 25, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

April 2015

Salads for All Seasons3

Wednesday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

Party on the Patio3

Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $25 per person

May 2015

Growing a Healthy Herb Garden3

with guest presenter Cathy King from Frog Holler Organic Farm

Wednesday, May 6, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Registration Dates

1 Registration begins August 29, 2014
2 Registration begins October 7, 2014
3 Registration begins January 13, 2015

All classes are held at the East Ann Arbor Health & Geriatrics Center, 4260 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan in the Demonstration Kitchen on Level B1 (enter the building through the revolving door at valet parking). All classes are taught by the MHealthy Culinary Team, unless otherwise indicated. Delicious and generous sampling offered at every class.