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September 2019

2019-2020 Culinary Experience classes announced

Arkansas State University-Newport will host four Culinary Experience classes for the 2019-2020 academic year. All Culinary Experience classes will be held from 6-9 the Fowler Family Hospitality Services building located at 5504 Krueger Drive in Jonesboro. 

Culinary Experience classes will take place on the following dates: 

September 17, 2019: Principles of the Bakeshop
This class will teach a simple list of ingredients, the bakeshop tools and equipment. You will also learn the stages of cooked sugar, the melting point of fats, thickeners, melting of chocolate and cake decoration. Pastry Chef Melanie Jackson of A Lady’s Touch of Elegance will be the featured chef.

October 15, 2019: Baking Bread
This class will focus on bread-making techniques including quick bread, mixing methods, yeast bread, types of yeast, scaling the ingredients, mixing and kneading the dough.

February 11, 2020: Valentines Delight
At this Valentines themed evening participants will cook filet mignon, spinach salad with strawberries, citrus and bacon, cauliflower au gratin, grilled asparagus and red velvet Twinkies. 

CANCELED in response to COVID-19: March 17, 2020-Spring Lightless
This class will help you spring into the new season with a light meal of strawberry salad with lemon Dijon vinaigrette, salmon with grilled shrimp, black pasta, yellow squash and peppers. 

The fee for each ASUN Culinary Experience class is $50, which includes all supplies and food items required to prepare and cook each meal. Just bring your own apron and your appetite because participants will sample each of the items following the class!

All fees MUST be paid at the time of registration. Class sizes are limited so register now!
To register, contact Betty Koros in the ASUN-Jonesboro Business Office at 870-680-8720 or at .

For more information, email Kevin Gee, Director of Hospitality Services, at .