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Bring home bacon with Community Ed cooking classes at RLC

Spice up your life with a trifecta of culinary class offerings through Rend Lake College’s Community and Corporate Education Department.

Looking for a creative Valentine’s Day date? Cooking for Couples offers a unique night out for couples seeking a little experience in the kitchen. Taking place from 4:30-9:30 on Friday, Feb. 9 in Student Center, room 103 on the Main Campus in Ina. Participants will learn how to work together in the kitchen and will enjoy a delicious dinner for two at the end of class. The class is open to participants 20 years of age and older. The cost of the class is $25 per student, plus an additional $25 for supplies per student.

Cake Decorating for Kids is a class offered for children ages 8-14. Participants will learn the art of cake decorating, mastering skills like leveling a cake, icing the cake and using tips and bags to make springtime decorations. Participants will need to bring a baked cake (8” round or 8” square) with them to class. The class will take place from 6-8 p.m. on March 6 at the Ina campus, Student Center, room 103. The bags, tips, icing and coloring will be provided by the instruction for a small fee. Cost of the class is $10, plus an additional $10 for the cost of supplies.

Master the basics of how to grow your own herbs in garden beds and containers with Growing, Preserving and Cooking with Herbs.Learn how to identify, harvest and preserve fresh herbs. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the classifications of culinary herbs as either robust or fine (mild) herbs. Extend your culinary experience by interacting with the RLC Chef, Jeff Fairbanks, as he demonstrates dishes being prepared using fresh and dried herbs that are local to Southern Illinois. The class will take place from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25 on Main Campus, Student Center, room 103. Cost of the class will be $15 plus a $5 supply fee.