Spring 2017 Cooking Demonstrations

All of our scheduled cooking demonstrations cost $10, take place in the Demonstration Kitchen, and are open to Purdue Affiliates only. Sign up at the Member Services desk, fill out the online registration form, or by calling 765.494.3109.

The Demonstration Kitchen strives to make cooking accessible to everyone, by demonstrating delicious recipes and menus that are quick, easy and affordable. We provide a variety of demonstrations and programs in order to accommodate varying interests, ages, and abilities. Our Student Cooking Instructors will provide you with nutrition information, culinary techniques, and food sanitation guidelines. You will also have the opportunity to sample the dishes prepared during the demonstration you attend. Recipes cards are provided.

Please register at least 24 hours in advance of your desired program. You can register online by clicking here.  

Clean Eating

Monday, January 23, 7–8pm

Interested in learning how to make recipes at home from scratch? Check out this cooking demonstration to learn the tips & tricks! Recipes will include Homemade Crunchy Peanut Butter, Baked Tortilla Chips, Guacamole, and Dark Chocolate Banana Soft Serve.

Protein Shakes & Snacks

Thursday, January 26, 7–8pm

Want the inside scoop on how to refuel properly before/after exercise? Learn how to incorporate protein into a delicious shake or snack at this demonstration! Recipes include Classic Strawberry Smoothie, Homemade Cliff Bars, Vanilla Bean Smoothie, Blueberry Pineapple Dream Smoothie and Orange-Peach Smoothie.

Super Salads

Monday, January 30, 7-8pm

What comes to mind when you think of a typical salad? Gain the courage & skills to break the salad stereotype at this cooking demonstration by creating salads without the lettuce! Recipes include a Tabbouleh Salad, Asian Salad, and Roasted Vegetable Salad.

Breaskfast of Champions

Wednesday, February 1, 7-8pm

Take a unique twist on the most important meal of the day at this cooking demonstration! Recipes include Apple Pancake Casserole, Asparagus and Cheese Popover with Spicy Herb Oil and Flourless Banana Oatmeal Pancakes.

Curry in a Hurry

Thursday, February 9, 7-8pm

Interested in learning how to make Indian dishes authentic and healthy? Looking to try new herbs and spices? Explore Indian cuisine in this exciting new cooking demonstration. Recipes will include Baked Chicken Breasts with Cilantro Mint Chutney, Fall Vegetable Curry, and Indian Ancient Grain Salad.

Romantic Recipes for Two

Monday, February 13, 7-8pm

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this cooking demonstration will provide the necessary skills to create a delicious & romantic meal. Recipes include Marinated Flank Steak w/ Avocado Garlic Sauce, Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes, Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberries and Pecans and Chocolate Cakes for Two.

Cocina Boricua-Puerto Rican Cuisine

Wednesday, February 22, 7-8pm

Want to learn the steps behind creating delicious Puerto Rican inspired dishes? This cooking demonstration will introduce 4 recipes commonly served in the Puerto Rican culture. Recipes include Puerto Rican Rice, Picadillo, Black Bean & Corn Salsa and Mango Vanilla Cream Popsicles. 

Decadent Desserts

Monday, February 27, 7-8pm

Calling all dessert lovers! Satisfy your sweet tooth at this cooking demonstration & learn the meaning of Everything in Moderation! Recipes include a Caramel Pear Crisp, Black Bean Brownies, Choco-Coffee Cupcakes, and Hazelnut Chocolate Caramel Lattes.

Vegetarian Meals

Wednesday, March 1, 7-8pm

Did you know that a vegetarian meal can include more than fruits & vegetables? Check out how to make unique recipes at this cooking demonstration! Recipes include Vegetable Quiche, White Bean Dip and Spinach and Sundried Tomato Calzones.


Tuesday, March 7, 7-8pm

This cooking demonstration will put a twist on traditional recipes by incorporating nutrient-dense foods! Recipes include Baked Parmesan Kale Chips, PB & J Kale Smoothie, Blueberry Scones and Thai Peanut Slaw. 

Restaurant Meals Made at Home

Thursday, March 23, 7-8pm

Tired of dining out all the time? Sick of wasting your money on takeout? Learn how to make your favorite restaurant dishes at home by coming to this demo! Recipes include Bruschetta, Creamy Fettuccini Alfredo, Lemon Garlic Spinach Salad, and New York Style Cheesecake.

5 Ingredient Foods

Monday, April 3, 7-8pm

Just imagine a delicious & nutritious recipe with only 5 ingredients…This cooking demonstration focuses on preparing quick, easy & affordable meals with minimal ingredients. Recipes include Grilled Bruschetta Chicken, Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Parmesan Green Beans and Sautéed Apples with Granola. 

Mediterranean Meals

Thursday, April 13, 7-8pm

What foods are commonly found in a Mediterranean diet? Come find out at this cooking demonstration! Recipes include Homemade Hummus, Baked Tilapia with Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs, Couscous with Nuts and Dried Fruit, Honey Peaches Stuffed with Ricotta and Almonds and Sangria. 

Brain Food for Finals

Tuesday, April 25, 6-10pm

Join students from NUTR 424 as they present free “mini- demonstrations,” designed to teach you how to maximize your brain power through nutrition! A variety of recipes and nutrition information will be shared to help you improve your concentration.

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