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Caldwell Community College Announces Upcoming Weekend Culinary Classes

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute’s Continuing Education Division has announced that it will offer several weekend culinary classes this fall with Culinary Arts Instructor Chef Corey Hooks.

Each class will be held on the Caldwell Campus in Hudson from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Participants in each class will receive a chef’s knife, CCC&TI embroidered apron and recipe packet. Cost for each class is $85.

Following are the dates and topics for each course:

Let’s Roll Sushi – Oct. 10 or Oct. 31

Italian Cuisine – Oct. 17 or Nov. 7

Creole Cuisine – Oct. 24

Asian Cuisine – Nov. 14

Hooks, who will lead each of these classes, is a Johnson & Wales trained chef with more than 10 years experience in the industry, including work as Executive Chef and Lead Chef at Bistro 127 and Youssef 242 in Hickory. Hooks also served on the culinary staff for the 2012 Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. He holds four national culinary certifications and is an American Culinary Federation Certified Culinarian. Hooks also currently serves as the Corporate Chef for The Natural Olive, a gourmet oil and vinegar retailer in downtown Hickory.

These classes will be held in the professional-grade kitchen used by CCC&TI’s Culinary Arts students located in K Building on the college’s Caldwell Campus in Hudson.

For more information or to register for these courses, call CCC&TI’s Continuing Education Division at 828-726-2242.