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Kids Camps Got Students in the Kitchen Over Their Winter Break

We had a blast this past week with two kids & teen cooking camps! Our first camp, was a two-day cake decorating camp.  On the first day students learned how to crumb coat and level their cake, various borders and shapes with their decorating kit and finished a simple, white buttercream cake as their practice…

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Take Your Holiday Office Party Beyond Rubber Chicken

From the Coloradoan, October 2016 Column: On The Job with Katy Piotrowski What do rubber chicken, holiday sweaters and an obligation to attend all have in common? Company holiday parties! And this time of year, organizers are deciding what kind of festive get-togethers they want to create. Director of international at Loveland Products, Ben Nelson, found…

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Team Building: Campus Activities CSU

Posts ❮ ❯ Team Building is a great way to start off a new school year. Last week the CSU Activities team came in to cook up some delicious food, meet one another and learn a few things about their new team. What did they learn about cooking? They learned some basic knife skills like…

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Kids and Cakes

Posts ❮ ❯ In my opinion, everyone should know how to make a respectable birthday cake. A home made cake is so much more appreciated than the beautiful cakes you’ll find at Whole Foods or other bakeries. That’s why we put cakes on the agenda for the Kids class last week. We made 3 layer…

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Date Night: Learning Stir-Fry

Posts ❮ ❯ Most couples have a lot of demands on their time with work, family, home, sports, community obligations and other activities. Often quality time spent together is neglected. However to keep a relationship strong and healthy, you need that time together to reconnect. A date night cooking class will help you do that.…

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Flavors of India: Vegetables, Fruits, Color and Great Flavors

When you want to ‘love your vegetables’ but get stuck preparing them the same old ways, you might want to try Indian cooking recipes and techniques. In the Flavors of India classes we’ve learned some great vegetable and savory fruit dishes. These prove that non-meat dishes can be the stars of any menu. Here are…

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Aspen Food and Wine Festival

Posts ❮ ❯ If you ever get a chance to attend The Aspen Food and Wine Festival you should definitely go! There are several similar festivals around the country, but the Aspen festival is the oldest and most intimate. Because space is limited in downtown Aspen,the tickets are limited and usually sell out the same…

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Healthy Eating

Eating well equals eating healthy and you already know how to eat well: Eating well means listening to that little voice inside that knows what healthy foods generally look like – foods that are fresh and recognizable in nature – and what they don’t look like – foods that are prepackaged and processed. If you…

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Kids classes where we talk to the kids, not down to them.

Posts ❮ ❯ This summer we challenged ourselves to teach kids classes similar to how we teach adult classes. Everyone cooking from scratch, doing the whole process themselves from measuring ingredients, prepping and cutting, working in teams and cleaning. The kids met the challenge! We had 17 kids from age 10 to age 15 and…

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5 reasons for the new Cooking Studio blog

There are so many interesting cooking blogs. I especially like food blogs that post recipes with photos and teach me something. Michael Ruhlman’s blog is especially good, and one of our Chef Instructors, Lauren Joy, has a great one called Licked My Plate. Another food blog may seem unnecessary, but here’s why we’re starting one anyway.   We want…

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