Demonstration Kitchen

Looking for some new recipe ideas? Join us for a monthly series of fresh, healthy, interactive cooking classes. The Department of Nutrition Science will be feature a variety of recipes for all taste buds! All classes will include instruction, hands-on cooking, tasting of all recipes, and a recipe booklet to take home.

Each class is $20 and open to the public. Registration is required by clicking here.

For more information, contact class coordinator, Jessica Illingworth (ijessica@purdue.edu).  

Classes will be held 5:30-7:00 p.m. in Lyles-Porter Hall Demo Kitchen, Room 1107. Parking is available in the Harrison Street Parking Garage attached to Lyles-Porter Hall.  Please take a ticket upon entry and ask the Demonstration Leader to validate it before you leave.  

Please note, you must be 18 years or older to attend a workshop.

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August 29th:  Tantalizing Tomatoes
Have some tomatoes left-over in your garden that you aren't sure what to do with?  Then this cooking class is for you!  Come learn new ways to prepare this versatile and nutritious vegetable.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

September 12th:  Brussels Sprouts Breakthrough
Tired of plain, old brussels sprouts?  Maybe you don't enjoy them at all?  This class will show you a few of the best ways to enjoy a great source of nutrients.  Sometimes even for breakfast!  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

September 26th:  Not Your Mother's Broccoli
If steaming your broccoli has gotten old or you just want to jazz it up, this cooking class will teach you fun ways to prepare your broccoli.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

October 3rd:  Ruta What? - Rutabagas!
Never made rutabagas?  Come learn what a rutabaga is, how to prepare it, and the nutrition it can add to your meals.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

October 17th: Scrumptious Squash
Squash can be savory or sweet...and so much more!  In this class, we will learn how to not only incorporate this nutritious vegetable into dishes, we will also learn to get creative with it.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

November 7th:  Sides to be Thankful for
Stuck on preparing the same Thanksgiving side dishes year after year?  Come to this cooking class to learn new, crowd-pleasing side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

November 28th:  Carrots & Apples
Internested in learning how to cook carrots in unique and delicious ways?  Are your apple recipes limited to apple crisp and apple pie? Then this demo is for you!  Come learn new healthy recipes with carrots and apples.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

December 5th: Holiday Hor D'oeuvres
Hosting a holiday party or two this year?  In this class we'll get creative with crowd-pleasing appetizers for your event.  While there are no guarantees, we recommend packing a Tupperware container just in case leftovers are available to take home to share with friends and family.  Participants must be over 18.

The Demonstration Kitchen can be reserved by Purdue students, faculty, staff, and members of our surrounding community. Anyone interested in reserving the kitchen should complete the Reservation Form and email a copy to Rachel Clark (rachelclark@purdue.edu). For more information on pricing and policies, click here.

Have an idea for a class you would like us to offer? Want to create a customized class for your group? We always welcome fresh ideas and fresh faces to our kitchen! Please contact Rachel with suggestions or to learn more about customizable options.

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