Two culinary arts workshops still open for registration

Learn about pastry, seafood in non-credit adventures

PERU, Ind. – A few seats remain in culinary arts workshops focusing on pastry techniques and grilled seafood as part of Ivy Tech Community College’s spring series of non-credit classes.

Registrations are being accepted for “Hands-On Pastry Techniques from an Expert,” featuring Elizabeth Kirk on April 11, and “Shrimp on the Barbie and other Seafood, too,” featuring Noah Peconga on April 25. Both sessions are set from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the new culinary arts lab at Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional Site. 425 W. Main St.

The fee for one class is $95, with a 25 percent discount for purchasing both classes at $143. For information or to register, call Becky Burke at 765-459-0561, ext. 532.

Here’s more information on the two classes:

Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Hands-On Pastry Techniques from an Expert, featuring Elizabeth Kirk

Does the idea of making a pie crust from scratch send you into a panic? Super Pastry Chef Liz Kirk to the rescue! In this hands-on class, Liz will teach you the art and science of pastry making. At the end of the class, you will take home a pie and the skills to make many more in the future. Won’t your friends and family be impressed?

Saturday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Shrimp on the Barbie and other Seafood, too, featuring Noah Peconga

Noah continues sharing his grilling techniques with a morning devoted to seafood on the grill. Of course, there will be “Shrimp on the Barbie,” but, oh, so much more, including the secrets of creating a Seafood Paella. Other seafood items will include grilled salmon. With summer just around the corner, you will have some wonderful ideas for family gatherings on the deck or at the lake.


About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit
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