Workforce Development and Community Education: Spring 2023

37 | COVID-19 vaccination requirements for in-person classes at Textbook Required Baked by Susan 379 S. Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-0874, Bread and Butter Hands-on! Adorn your springtime feasts with the art of bread baking. As the Best of Westchester winner for many years, you can say that Susan O’Keefe knows a thing or two about baking. Her award-winning bakery is beautiful and this veteran baker will show us the basics of using yeast to create gorgeous crusty bread. Craft your own loaf and while they bake learn to easily churn fresh butter. Take your bread home to share with a friend. Enjoy some of Baked by Susan’s favorite breads with house-made butter and coffee after our lesson. Lots of baked goods to purchase including their now famous empanadas and pies! CE-REST 2000, 1 Thurs., Mar. 29, 6:30-8:30 pm, $21 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #20159 Chutney Masala Indian Bistro 76 Main Street, Irvington 914-591-5500, Vegetarian Lunch! Owner Chef Navjot Arora, affectionately known as Dr. Spice, shares his vast food knowledge from his native home in Jalandhar, Punjab. Enjoy an interactive education on Indian spices used to create the complex flavors that comprise each vegetarian dish. Explore the movement towards whole food plant-based diets with this all-vegetarian menu starting with a vegetable plantbased protein lesson on the proper way to prepare Dahl—yellow lentils and Papadums—mango chutney whole wheat roti. Learn the art of crafting your own Samosas with a flavorful vegetable filling. Experience the food education to create everyone’s favorite Saag Paneer—fresh house made cheese seasoned and tempered pureed spinach. Discover about the special copper vessel used for slow cooked vegetable Biryani—Basmati rice slow cooked with fresh herbs, served with Raita—cucumber yogurt cooler. Have fun with a hot demo on Tandoori nan bread. Both a fabulous instructor and celebrated local chef winning the Best of Westchester each year. Come explore the tastes of India! CE-REST 2000, 1 Sat., Apr. 1, 11:30am-1:30pm, $21 (+ $30 in CASH sampling fee, payable to instructor). #20160 The Dessertist 4 Croton Point Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson 914-862-4016, Cake Pops! One of Food Network’s featured chefs, Samantha Benjamin, hosts a hands-on cake pop lesson in her dessert studio. Their pops are featured in all DeCicco & Sons locations, and all NYC Morton Williams locations. They are also sold in many other stores and can be ordered online. Tonight, she will share some secrets to making some springtime themed cake pops with a variety of fun decorations. You will be able to repeat these techniques at home. Sample some tasty treats and BYOB if you choose! Each attendee will go home with their creations. Please be aware that this is a standing only class as you will be in the production kitchen. CE-REST 2000, 1 Mon., Apr. 3, 6:30-8:00 pm, $21 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #20161 AJ’s 542 North Avenue, New Rochelle 914-235-3009, Say Cheese! Chef Alan Cohen will fill your plate and mind with his knowledge of simple food made from great ingredients. Voted Best NY Burger, this local hot spot continues to serve up some super food. Versatile veggies like plump eggplant, zippy zucchini and tangy tomatoes are not only good for you but bring a special something to many recipes. AJ teaches us how to incorporate them into several dishes. Make your own mozzarella from fresh curd to enjoy while still warm. Learn to slow roast veggies in EVOO to top a garlic rubbed bruschetta. Watch our chef as he easily makes tomato bacon jam to adorn a mini mozzarella burger. Enjoy grilled zucchini, roasted eggplant and peppers, and our freshly made mozzarella on warm house made crusty bread. Finish with Gifford’s vanilla ice cream with caramelized sweet tomato topping. Always full of surprises, he shares tastes of whatever special he is making that day. This is always a terrific class, up close and personal, with a top-notch instructor and a repeated Best of Westchester winner! CE-REST 2000, 1 Tues., Apr. 11, 5:30-7:30 pm, $21 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #20163 Tredici North 578 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase 914-997-4113, Modern Italian! Executive Chef Giuseppe Fanelli’s family is from Puglia where they produce olive oil at their family grove. Chef has worked at several of NYC’s most renowned Italian restaurants, from Felidia’s to Rao’s. Now at two Westchester locations, he brings elevated Italian fare to the suburbs. Featured on numerous television shows, including “Man Finds Food,” “Kitchen Casino,” and as the champion on The Food Network’s “Chopped,” he demonstrates some of his special dishes, starting with salad greens, Gorgonzola cheese, toasted Pignoli nuts, adorned with a springtime tarragon vinaigrette. Learn to properly prepare the catch of the day, organic salmon with a tapenade crust. Chef shows us the making of Sicilian roasted eggplant ravioli, Vidalia onions, and heirloom tomatoes in a fresh sauce topped with ricotta Salata. We end with a sweet treat of fruit and gelato. Small class limited to private upstairs room, so sign up quickly to catch a glimpse of a most talented chef! CE-REST 2000, 1 Thurs., Apr. 13, 6:00-8:00 pm, $21 (+ $25 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor). #20164 Attention Restaurant Owners & Chefs Interested in hosting a class? Please email to discuss your ideas.