Lorain County Community College offers new culinary fun classes open to the community. The one-session classes are held at the Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center at LCCC. Classes are led by award-winning chefs geared toward a wide range of adults and children. Participants can learn how to create dishes, choose the right wine or bake holiday treats. No experience is necessary.

The new courses are part of the Lorain County Community College culinary institute, Northern Ohio’s premier epicenter for culinary arts.

Upcoming classes include:

Wining Down – Holiday Edition

Friday, December 15, 5-9 p.m.

Certified Wine Educator, wine writer and LCCC culinary beverage instructor Gary Twining will expertly guide guests through the techniques he uses in finding wines of quality and value, while pairing with food prepared by culinary arts students. $45

Pie Squared

Friday, December 22, 5-8 p.m.


Traditional and unique pie doughs filled with fruits and berries along with cobblers take center stage. Lattice dough strips and streusel toppings make this a sweet class to take part in and take home to share with friends and family.  This workshop is young- age friendly too. $35

Wok With Us

Friday, January 5, 5-9 p.m.

A tantalizing instructional evening of Asian stir fry techniques from Szechwan to Kung Pao, along with the art of egg roll making give this event a punch of flavors. All participants will create a tasty stir fry in their own individual wok cooker along with some additional, traditional favorite side dishes. Beef, chicken, pork and shrimp options along with fried rice, dumplings, hot and sour soup are included. $45

Sushi Made Simple

Friday, February 9,
5-8 p.m.

Get ready to roll the rice! The art of sushi, sashimi and hand rolls are demonstrated in a beginners course as we demonstrate the simplicity of the Asian delicacy. The freshest seafood, shellfish and vegetables will be creatively prepared and then plated for an all you can eat extravaganza. $50

Pasta From Scratch

Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Flour and egg comes to its fullest as you learn how to make fresh pasta dough and then twist and turn them into your favorite shapes and sizes. Egg noodles, fettuccini, linguini, angelhair, ravioli and potato gnocchi will be prepared along with some traditional sauce recipes that are sure to delight. $45

Register early at www.lorainccc.edu/cookingclasses. For more information on the Culinary for Fun classes, please contact Conferencing and Dining Services at (440) 366-4100 or conferencingatlccc@lorainccc.edu.