Ivy Tech’s ‘Chicken 101’ offers new look at old favorite

PERU, Ind. – Interested in exploring that perennial mealtime favorite – chicken? Ivy Tech Community College is offering “Chicken 101” April 1 with instructor Melanie Kiefer, family and consumer sciences teacher at Peru High School. Registrations are being accepted for the noncredit culinary seminar, which will be held in Ivy Tech Kokomo Region’s culinary arts lab in Peru from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

In this class, students will meet ‘the bird’ head on and hands on, learning to deconstruct a chicken and save on the family food bill.

“A whole bird is always less expensive that its parts,” Kiefer said. “We’ll look at how to use every part of the chicken by preparing main dish entrees, chicken gravy and chicken stock for soup. You’ll go home with the chicken that you cut up along with ideas and recipes that will become favorites in your kitchen.”

Fee for the class is $95.  Ivy Tech Peru’s noncredit culinary seminars, limited to 20 students, are held in the culinary arts lab in the Peru Instruction Site at 425 W. Main St.  For information and to register, contact Sarah Fawcett, sfawcett1@ivytech.edu, or call 800-459-0561, ext. 285.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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