Food & Drink

cake decorating

fine wines

wine appreciation class

Register for Food and Drink Mini Courses on the Norris Box Office.

Baking Fundamentals (6 weeks)

Instructor: Paula Evans

  • 6:00-8:00 PM, Mondays, April 17-May 22
  • Fee: $111 NU / $121 Public

This fun, interactive, and hands-on class will introduce you to fundamental baking concepts, skills and techniques that will boost your baking confidence. Students work together practicing techniques and preparing recipes, benefitting from everyone’s shared passion for baking.  Whether you are completely new to baking, or are experienced and looking for some new tricks, you'll learn skills that will nurture your creativity and provide a lifetime of joy. No experience necessary. Come prepared to learn, laugh, have fun, and maybe get a little messy. 

Wine Appreciation (5 weeks)

Instructor: Mark Gruber

  • Section A: 7:30-9:00 PM, Tuesdays, April 18-May 16
  • Section B: 7:30-9:00 PM, Thursdays, April 20-May 18
  • Fee: $110 NU / $121 Public

Develop a working knowledge of six wines per class. Learn about wine tasting, grape variety, vintages, wine storage, and wine/food complements throughout the course. The course comes with a complimentary sampling of the wines. Please bring two wine glasses to class. Attendees must have a valid government-issued ID to enter each class meeting.

Wine O’Clock (5 weeks)

Instructor: Mark Gruber

  • 9:15-10:30 PM, Thursdays, April 20-May 18
  • Fee: $110 NU / $121 Public

A follow-up to the Wine Appreciation class, this course will introduce students to newer and rarer labels. The course comes with a complimentary sampling of the wines discussed. Please bring two wine glasses to class. Attendees must have a valid government-issued ID to enter each class meeting.

Mixology (5 weeks)

Instructor: Mark Gruber

  • 9:15-10:30 PM, Tuesdays, April 18-May 16
  • Fee: $110 NU / $121 Public

Hosting a cocktail party? Just trying to expand from the usual rum and coke? Mixology will teach you recipes and demonstrate the drink-making techniques you need to improve your creations. Students are encouraged to taste the drinks made by classroom assistants. Attendees must have a valid government-issued ID to enter each class meeting.