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Non-credit One Day Cooking Classes

The Niagara Falls Culinary Institute offers a variety of hands-on culinary, baking, and beverage classes. Whether you are coming on your own, having a date night, or booking a birthday party for your kids - we can teach you to cook like a pro. Don’t forget the best part… you get to eat what you make! Each class is a good mix of information, demonstration and hands-on learning.

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Contact Ben Loomis: 716-210-2550, bloomis@niagaracc.suny.edu or register on this webpage.

Choose from the drop down below when and what type of class you are interested in

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 6:00pm-9:30pm (CLOSED)

503 - Holiday - Thanksgiving Stuffing

Poussin, Sausage Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Southwest Potato Gratin

Learn how to make perfect Thanksgiving sides and an amazing roasting technique that can be translated to cooking any poultry! Cost per participant $75.

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 6:00pm-9:30pm (CLOSED)

104 - Foundation - Knife Skills/ Sauces

Eggs Benedict with from-scratch English Muffins, Roasted Asparagus Gratin and Chorizo Potato Hash

Learn how to make a splash at your next brunch with this technique- heavy class! Poach a perfect egg, make hollandaise sauce, learn how to make a béchamel sauce, and fry up some crispy potato hash! Cost per participant $60.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 6:00pm-9:30pm (CLOSED)

305 - International - Italian

Seared Scallop and Saffron Risotto, Rosemary and Sea Salt Focaccia

Take a trip to Northern Italy to perfect your risotto skills! This class will focus on proper risotto and searing technique, and will teach you a great focaccia recipe as well! Cost per participant $75.

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

406 - Baking - Pie Crust

Traditional American Apple Pie, Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Sage Tart

Perplexed by Pie Crust? Learn the difference between flaky crust and short crust, the different uses for each, and take home a savory and a sweet pie! Cost per participant $60.

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

107 - Foundation - Knife Skills/ Sauté

Pan-Seared Salmon, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Green Bean Almandine and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Learn how to get a perfect sear on salmon, build an emulsified pan sauce, blanch and sauté great green beans, and roast potatoes to perfection! Cost per participant $60.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

109 - Chicken Marsala

Airline Chicken Breast, Marsala Wild Mushroom Sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon- Garlic Haricot Verts

Learn to sear a gorgeous chicken breast and make a classic pan sauce that your whole family will love! Pair that with easy roasted potatoes and zingy french green beans and you'll have a dinner fit for a magazine! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm (CLOSED)

209 - Gnocchi

Herb Gnocchi, Grilled Balsamic Steak Tips, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gnocchi can be easy and fun to make with our cooking tips- and you top it with grilled balsamic steak tips! Learn how to make a smooth and creamy gorgonzola sauce that'll be the star of your next dinner party. Cost per participant $75.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

309 - Scratch Ravioli

Fresh Pasta, Cheese and Sausage Ravioli, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Chef Prepared Salad

Filled Pasta is intimidating no more! Make silky smooth pasta sheets with savory filling and a delicious and easy sauce! (Vegetarian Friendly). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, January 31, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

409 - Bagels, Bialys, and Lavash

Onion Bialys, Sesame Bagels, Quick Crispy Flatbread

Learn what makes a delicious bagel so good, the difference between a bagel and a bialy, and make some crispy flatbread that'll be perfect for any occasion! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

110 - Bread Bowl Soups

Beer Cheese Soup, Roasted Vegetable Chowder, Artisan Bread Bowls

Comforting soup in a crusty bread bowl is easier than you think! Creamy beer cheese soup and hearty vegetable chowder will satisfy anyone in need of some warming up! (Vegetarian Friendly). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

504 - Valentine's Day

Ribeye, Lobster, Truffle Mashed, Grilled Asparagus, Bearnaise

Celebrate Valentine's Day at NFCI! A romantic Surf and Turf dinner will strike the perfect mood for a perfect night out! Cost per participant $100.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

211 - Soul of the South

Pan Fried Buttermilk-Brined Chicken, Jalapeño Cornbread, Braised Greens with Bacon

Comfort food to the max- Learn why brining makes for delicious chicken, and what it takes to have the crispiest chicken in the game! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, February 28, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

310 - Lets Taco Bout It

Corn Tortillas, Carne Asada, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Fiesta Rice

Everyone's favorite taco night kicked up a notch! Make homemade tortillas and learn how to make the best fillings and sides! (Gluten Free and delicious). Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

410 - Macaroons and Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Key Lime Pie

Gluten Free never tasted so good! Chocolate Coconut Macaroons and Key Lime pie will transport you to a tropical pastry paradise! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $80.

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

111 - Chicken Gyros

Greek Marinated Chicken, Tatziki, Grilled Pita, Grilled Romaine Salad

Street food made easy- learn how to make a quick vinaigrette, how flavor profiles come together, and make something that the whole family will love! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

210 - Steak Night

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Be on-trend with the newest idea in steak cookery! Reverse searing is the new technique, and we can teach you how! Pair a perfect steak with a red wine pan sauce and some delicious sides and you'll never want to eat out again! Cost per participant $85.

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

311 - Fusion Sushi

Buffalo Chicken Roll, Everything Bagel Roll (Smoked Salmon), Beef on Weck Roll

Sushi like you've never seen it! Even the most fish-phobic cooks will love these fusion rolls- classic flavors re-imagined into new ideas! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

411 - Macarons and Chocolate Tortes

French Macarons, GF Chocolate Torte

Make two desserts that'll bring Paris into your own home! Delicate French Macarons and a silky chocolate torte will make you say "oui" all day long! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $85.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

109 - Chicken Marsala

Airline Chicken Breast, Marsala Wild Mushroom Sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon- Garlic Haricot Verts

Learn to sear a gorgeous chicken breast and make a classic pan sauce that your whole family will love! Pair that with easy roasted potatoes and zingy french green beans and you'll have a dinner fit for a magazine! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, April 17, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

212 - Everyday Surf and Turf

Chicken Milanese with Shrimp and Saffron Risotto, Arugula Salad

Learn how to make a delicious chicken cutlet and a creamy and satisfying seafood risotto! Learn how to simply dress some greens to add a pop of flavor and color and your everyday surf and turf is sure to please. Cost per participant $85.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

312 - All Things Dumplings

Chicken Potstickers, Beef Empanadas, Vegetarian Samosas, Chef Prepared Dipping Sauces

Dumplings for everyone! Try three different doughs and techniques with this fun and challenging class! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, May 1, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

412 - Cupcake Decorating

Chocolate Cupcakes, Italian Buttercream

Learn how to decorate a cupcake like a pro from our talented pastry chefs! No design is out of reach! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

110 - Bread Bowl Soups

Beer Cheese Soup, Roasted Vegetable Chowder, Artisan Bread Bowls

Comforting soup in a crusty bread bowl is easier than you think! Creamy beer cheese soup and hearty vegetable chowder will satisfy anyone in need of some warming up! (Vegetarian Friendly). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, May 22, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

209 - Gnocchi

Herb Gnocchi, Grilled Balsamic Steak Tips, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gnocchi can be easy and fun to make with our cooking tips- and you top it with grilled balsamic steak tips! Learn how to make a smooth and creamy gorgonzola sauce that'll be the star of your next dinner party. Cost per participant $75.

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

309 - Scratch Ravioli

Fresh Pasta, Cheese and Sausage Ravioli, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Chef Prepared Salad

Filled Pasta is intimidating no more! Make silky smooth pasta sheets with savory filling and a delicious and easy sauce! (Vegetarian Friendly). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

409 - Bagels, Bialys, and Lavash

Onion Bialys, Sesame Bagels, Quick Crispy Flatbread

Learn what makes a delicious bagel so good, the difference between a bagel and a bialy, and make some crispy flatbread that'll be perfect for any occasion! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

111 - Chicken Gyros

Greek Marinated Chicken, Tatziki, Grilled Pita, Grilled Romaine Salad

Street food made easy- learn how to make a quick vinaigrette, how flavor profiles come together, and make something that the whole family will love! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

210 - Steak Night

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Be on-trend with the newest idea in steak cookery! Reverse searing is the new technique, and we can teach you how! Pair a perfect steak with a red wine pan sauce and some delicious sides and you'll never want to eat out again! Cost per participant $85.

Friday, June 19, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

310 - Lets Taco Bout It

Corn Tortillas, Carne Asada, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Fiesta Rice

Everyone's favorite taco night kicked up a notch! Make homemade tortillas and learn how to make the best fillings and sides! (Gluten Free and delicious) - Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 11:00am-3:00pm

410 - Macaroons and Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Key Lime Pie

Gluten Free never tasted so good! Chocolate Coconut Macaroons and Key Lime pie will transport you to a tropical pastry paradise! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $80.

Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm

211 - Soul of the South

Pan Fried Buttermilk-Brined Chicken, Jalapeño Cornbread, Braised Greens with Bacon

Comfort food to the max- Learn why brining makes for delicious chicken, and what it takes to have the crispiest chicken in the game! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, July 25, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm

311 - Fusion Sushi

Buffalo Chicken Roll, Everything Bagel Roll (Smoked Salmon), Beef on Weck Roll

Sushi like you've never seen it! Even the most fish-phobic cooks will love these fusion rolls- classic flavors re-imagined into new ideas! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, August 15, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm

112 - Stuffed Burgers

Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Hand-Ground Burgers, Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Herb Aioli, Sesame Seed Rolls, Double-Cooked French Fries

Learn how to make the perfect burger- talk about fat content, how to grind your own meat correctly, and make delicious rolls and crispy french fries like the pros! Cost per participant $70.

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 11:00am-3:00pm

411 - Macarons and Chocolate Tortes

French Macarons, GF Chocolate Torte

Make two desserts that'll bring Paris into your own home! Delicate French Macarons and a silky chocolate torte will make you say "oui" all day long! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $85.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm

212 - Everyday Surf and Turf

Chicken Milanese with Shrimp and Saffron Risotto, Arugula Salad

Learn how to make a delicious chicken cutlet and a creamy and satisfying seafood risotto! Learn how to simply dress some greens to add a pop of flavor and color and your everyday surf and turf is sure to please. Cost per participant $85.

Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:00am-2:00pm

312 - All Things Dumplings

Chicken Potstickers, Beef Empanadas, Vegetarian Samosas, Chef Prepared Dipping Sauces

Dumplings for everyone! Try three different doughs and techniques with this fun and challenging class! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, September 4, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

109 - Chicken Marsala

Airline Chicken Breast, Marsala Wild Mushroom Sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Lemon- Garlic Haricot Verts

Learn to sear a gorgeous chicken breast and make a classic pan sauce that your whole family will love! Pair that with easy roasted potatoes and zingy french green beans and you'll have a dinner fit for a magazine! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

412 - Cupcake Decorating

Chocolate Cupcakes, Italian Buttercream

Learn how to decorate a cupcake like a pro from our talented pastry chefs! No design is out of reach! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

209 - Gnocchi

Herb Gnocchi, Grilled Balsamic Steak Tips, Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gnocchi can be easy and fun to make with our cooking tips- and you top it with grilled balsamic steak tips! Learn how to make a smooth and creamy gorgonzola sauce that'll be the star of your next dinner party. Cost per participant $75.

Friday, September 25, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

309 - Scratch Ravioli

Fresh Pasta, Cheese and Sausage Ravioli, Brown Butter Sage Sauce, Chef Prepared Salad

Filled Pasta is intimidating no more! Make silky smooth pasta sheets with savory filling and a delicious and easy sauce! (Vegetarian Friendly). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

409 - Bagels, Bialys, and Lavash

Onion Bialys, Sesame Bagels, Quick Crispy Flatbread

Learn what makes a delicious bagel so good, the difference between a bagel and a bialy, and make some crispy flatbread that'll be perfect for any occasion! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

112 - Stuffed Burgers

Fresh Mozzarella Stuffed Hand-Ground Burgers, Marinated Roasted Red Peppers, Herb Aioli, Sesame Seed Rolls, Double-Cooked French Fries

Learn how to make the perfect burger- talk about fat content, how to grind your own meat correctly, and make delicious rolls and crispy french fries like the pros! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

210 - Steak Night

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Be on-trend with the newest idea in steak cookery! Reverse searing is the new technique, and we can teach you how! Pair a perfect steak with a red wine pan sauce and some delicious sides and you'll never want to eat out again! Cost per participant $85.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

310 - Lets Taco Bout It

Corn Tortillas, Carne Asada, Pico De Gallo, Guacamole, Fiesta Rice

Everyone's favorite taco night kicked up a notch! Make homemade tortillas and learn how to make the best fillings and sides! (Gluten Free and delicious). Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

410 - Macaroons and Key Lime Pie

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons, Key Lime Pie

Gluten Free never tasted so good! Chocolate Coconut Macaroons and Key Lime pie will transport you to a tropical pastry paradise! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $80.

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

211 - Soul of the South

Pan Fried Buttermilk-Brined Chicken, Jalapeño Cornbread, Braised Greens with Bacon

Comfort food to the max- Learn why brining makes for delicious chicken, and what it takes to have the crispiest chicken in the game! Cost per participant $70.

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

110 - Bread Bowl Soups

Beer Cheese Soup, Roasted Vegetable Chowder, Artisan Bread Bowls

Comforting soup in a crusty bread bowl is easier than you think! Creamy beer cheese soup and hearty vegetable chowder will satisfy anyone in need of some warming up! (Vegetarian Friendly). Cost per participant $70.

Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

505 - Thanksgiving

Traditional Sausage Stuffing, Kicked-up Green Bean Casserole, Buttery Dinner Rolls, Chef Prepared Turkey

Worried about side dishes? We can help! Learn how to make great versions of American classics and talk about the proper timing of dishes so everything hits your table at the right time! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

312 - All Things Dumplings

Chicken Potstickers, Beef Empanadas, Vegetarian Samosas, Chef Prepared Dipping Sauces

Dumplings for everyone! Try three different doughs and techniques with this fun and challenging class! Cost per participant $70.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:00pm-10:00pm

411 - Macarons and Chocolate Tortes

French Macarons, GF Chocolate Torte

Make two desserts that'll bring Paris into your own home! Delicate French Macarons and a silky chocolate torte will make you say "oui" all day long! (Gluten Free). Cost per participant $85.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:00pm-9:00pm

210 - Steak Night

Reverse-Seared Ribeye, Red Wine Pan Sauce, Parmesan Smashed Potatoes, Fennel Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Be on-trend with the newest idea in steak cookery! Reverse searing is the new technique, and we can teach you how! Pair a perfect steak with a red wine pan sauce and some delicious sides and you'll never want to eat out again! Cost per participant $85.

*No Food & Wine Series classes scheduled.

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