MPCC Broken Bow Campus to launch virtual cooking series
The Mid-Plains Community College Broken Bow Campus will launch a virtual cooking series next month – allowing participants to hone their culinary skills from the comfort of their own homes.
Classes will be taught by experts from the Broken Bow area, including Kaci Johnson, MPCC Broken Bow Campus administrator.
"With the ongoing pandemic, people tend to feel safer at home," Johnson said. "With that in mind, we wanted to be able to offer something that would allow them to continue learning. This class is perfect for that. Thanks to technology, families can stay home together, bond together and gain new skills at the same time."
Each class will last approximately two hours and will focus on specific cooking techniques.
"For example, the first class will be all about knife skills – using different types of knives and cutting boards and learning how to cut various fruits and vegetables safely," Johnson said. "Participants will then take that information and apply it to making pico de gallo and guacamole so they can practice."
Other classes will provide guidance on sauces such as rouxs and béchamels, sweets and desserts and couples cooking, during which, an entire meal will be made.
Johnson said common kitchen tools and ingredients will be used. A specific list will be sent upon registration as will a class Zoom link.
Classes are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. March 18, April 1, April 15 and April 29. They are $35 each or $130 for all.
The MPCC Broken Bow Campus plans to offer a similar version of the cooking classes for tweens and teenagers later in the year as part of its summer youth series.