Showing posts with label CafeNews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CafeNews. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Friday Summer Closures Begin May 20

As a reminder, summer hours begin this week!  Most Maricopa Community Colleges and Rio Salado locations and services will be closed on Fridays, May 20 - Aug. 12.  

The following Rio Salado services will be available during the Friday closures:

We will resume regular hours beginning August 15.

Please visit this web page for links and details about closures and special service hours for each location.

Students are encouraged to use self-serve enrollment options at My.Maricopa.edu.

This summer schedule is an effort to take advantage of cost-saving, energy benefits during the slower summer months.  We hope this does not pose an inconvenience for you!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day!

Illustration of Earth and mascot Splashh on a surf board.  Text: Earth Day, 22nd April.

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 in support of environmental protection. The movement began in 1970 and is now celebrated by more than one billion people around the globe-- making it the largest civic observance in the world!

Learn more about the history of Earth Day, the impact it has had and what the movement is trying to do today by visiting www.earthday.org.

Rio Salado College is committed to its Sustainability Pledge. The college has incorporated sustainability as a core value and has developed several programs and practices that embrace the sociocultural, environmental and economic facets of sustainability. It’s not just a matter of teaching others how to be sustainable-- Rio Salado strives to be a leader in environmental responsibility by incorporating earth-friendly practices throughout its daily operations. We hope you will join us in this effort.

snapshot of azcentral web page for Earth Day events.  Photo of a big horn sheep by Michael Chow
Here are some suggestions from azcentral on ways to celebrate this special day-- along with captivating images to remind you of how beautiful our landscape and natural wonders can be!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Enjoy Cooking Lessons from Rio Chefs!

Need an idea for dinner‬? Check out this Maricopa Now: Chef's Menu cooking demo from the MCTV team, featuring Rio Salado Chef Michael Hodgins preparing a yummy salmon and kale salad! 



flier for spring 2016 cooking classes.  See this blog post for full text: http://ow.ly/YWU2l

Get in-person cooking and gardening lessons from the Cafe at Rio chefs and Sustainable Food Systems team by taking part in Rio Salado's spring 2016 Community Culinary & Gardening Classes.

Your next lesson: Indian‬ Cooking at Home for Beginners!

colorful Indian rice and peas dish

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This non-credit class is only $39 and be held at our state-of-the-art RSC Thomas demo kitchen this Thursday, 6-8 p.m.  Learn the basics of making Indian curries and demystify exotic Indian ingredients. Work with a professional chef to create and sample dishes such as chicken tikka masala, chana masala, lentil dhal and steamed basmati rice. Visit this class schedule page or additional details.

Please register in advance by calling 480-517-8000 or register now online at startatrio.com.

No test, no grades, just good old fashion fun in the kitchen! 

Check out this RioNews blog post for details about other cooking and gardening classes.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

RSVP for Pizza Lesson Feb. 18!

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It's national Pizza Day! The perfect day to sign up for the next Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems kitchen demo-- Cooking the Perfect Pizza at Home!

image of participants making pizzas
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Cooking the Perfect Pizza!
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m. -  $39

Get hands on experience prepping, cooking and sampling delicious pizzas with classmates, co-workers, family and friends! This hands-on workshop covers how to make and proof dough, make sauce and properly stretch a pizza.
Rio Salado Tempe Kitchen 
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion fun in the kitchen. Register now online or by calling 480-517-8000.

flier listing all spring cooking classes. Rio Salado’s Sustainable Food Systems and Café at Rio teams are committed to championing sustainable food practices. They support local food suppliers by featuring their products in daily specials and seasonal menu options-- and they employ sustainable food practices to better serve you and the environment.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sushi Social Feb 4! Edutainment for Foodies

image of cooking demo at RSC Thomas.

Take a break from the daily grind and take part in a series of fun-filled cooking and gardening lessons this spring with classmates, co-workers, family, friends and the entertaining and informative Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems team!

image of students prepping pizzas at RSC Cafe @ Rio
Get hands on experience prepping, cooking and eating delicious dishes in the spacious, high-tech demonstration kitchen at RSC Thomas in Phoenix and in the heart of the Café at Rio in Tempe.

Get your hands dirty in the Garden at Rio in Tempe —as you learn how to apply Sustainable Food practices in your daily life.

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Your first class—
COMM_ED100-10046 38708
Sushi Basics for Beginners - $39
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m.
Rio Salado Tempe Kitchen 
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281


This class covers how to steam and season sushi rice, how to roll sushi and how to make tuna, California, and vegetarian rolls.

No tests, no grades-- just good old fashion edutainment.

Register now online or by calling 480-517-8000.

Learn more about upcoming classes in this blog.

Rio Salado’s Sustainable Food Systems and Café at Rio teams are committed to championing sustainable food practices. They support local food suppliers by featuring their products in daily specials and seasonal menu options-- and they employ sustainable food practices to better serve you and the environment.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Community Cooking & Gardening Classes

Header for flier: Spring 2016 Community Education Culinary & Gardening Classes
Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems team is gearing up to launch its spring 2016 Community Culinary & Gardening Classes. Your first lesson begins Feb. 4 with Sushi Basics for Beginners!

class listings for spring.  Text available in full in body of blog, with links to classes in question.These non-credit classes are 2-hours long and taught by a professional chef or gardening instructor.  Sign up for one class to learn a new skill, or take all the classes for a well-rounded culinary experience!

Register now online or by calling 480-517-8000!

Locations:
Rio Salado College Tempe
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281

Rio Salado College Thomas
3631 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85019


COMM_ED100-10046 38708 
Sushi Basics for Beginners
Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8 p.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Kitchen - $39

This class covers how to steam and season sushi rice, how to roll sushi and how to make tuna, California, and vegetarian rolls.

COMM_ED100-10044 38170
Cooking the Perfect Pizza at Home
Thursday, Feb. 18, 6-8p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Learn to make delicious pizzas at home from a professional chef. This hands-on workshop covers how to make and proof dough, make sauce and properly stretch a pizza.

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Indian Cooking at Home
Thursday, Mar. 3, 6-8p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Learn the basics of making Indian curries and demystify exotic Indian ingredients. Work with a professional chef to create and sample dishes such as chicken tikka masala, chana masala, lentil dhal and steamed basmati rice.

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How to Make Bagels at Home
Tuesday, Mar. 15, 6-8p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Did you know that the classic New York City style bagel is boiled before it is baked? Work with a professional chef to make yeast bagel dough from scratch and then cook them. Students will sample fresh cooked bagels and take home what they’ve made.

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Desert Gardening: Soil Building
Saturday, March. 26, 9-11 a.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Garden - $20

Join us for a soil building workshop. Learn how soil forms naturally, how to fertilize and how to turn hard clay into rich, loamy earth. Closed-toe shoes are required.  Please call 480-517-8000 to register.

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Thai Cooking at Home
Tuesday, Apr. 5, 6-8 p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39
Learn to make Pad Thai, a stir-fried rice noodle dish; Tom Kha Gai, a sweet and savory chicken soup; and vegetarian green curry with steamed Jasmine rice.

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Aquaponics for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 13, 5-7 p.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Garden - $20

What is water cycling? What types of fish work best in an aquaponic environment? Learn about different types of growing media and how bacteria function in a closed loop system. Class is held in the Garden @ Rio in Tempe. A hat and/or sunscreen is recommended

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Brunch Cooking at Home
Tuesday, Apr. 26, 6-8 p.m. - Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen - $39

Work with a professional chef to make brunch classics such as perfect Eggs Benedict including creamy hollandaise sauce from scratch. Bake Glorious Morning muffins and learn to carve a watermelon wishing well.

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Seed Saving for Beginners
Wednesday, Apr. 27, 5-7 p.m. - Rio Salado Tempe Garden - $20

What are the easiest seeds to save? What is the difference between hybrid and open pollinated seeds? Learn the fundamentals of saving your own seeds with examples in the Garden @ Rio in Tempe. A hat and/or sunscreen is recommended.

Proper kitchen attire is required: closed-toe shoes, long pants, long or short-sleeved shirt, with hair restrained.

Want a quick cooking lesson now?  Check out this MCTV Chef's Menu segment featuring Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems Director Michael Hodgins, who will show you what to do with that butternut squash that's been sitting on your counter!


Explore other learning opportunities with Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program by visiting www.riosalado.edu/food.

Bon Appétit!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Traveling Stone Soup to End Hunger Begins Dec 10!

snapshot of Peppermint Jim and Chef Nick from Facebook page

The preparations for 2000 bowls of stone soup has begun!

Rio Salado College and its Sustainable Food Systems team is busily preparing for tomorrow's Traveling Stone Soup kickoff. Enjoy the fruits of their labor at the Sun City Farmer's Market!  Stop by for a bowl of stone soup, bring canned or dry foods and help feed a million!

Traveling Stone Soup events will also take place Friday, Dec. 11 at Mesa Farmer's Market; Saturday, Dec. 12 at Scottsdale Old Town Market and Sunday, Dec. 13 at Ahwatukee Farmer's Market.

Visit this event web page for additional details.

We encourage you to engage in the dialogue and to invite your friends and family to participate by directing traffic to the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/feedamillion/

Rio Salado is proud to serve as an official co-sponsor of Traveling Stone Soup 2015! We hope you’ll join us in supporting this community effort to end hunger with Peppermint Jim, Chef Nick and the Tiger Mountain Foundation.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Traveling Stone Soup 2015 Begins Dec.10!

Image of Rio Salado Sustainable Food Systems team at Cafe @ Rio holding up a Traveling Stone Soup sign

Rio Salado College and its Sustainable Food Systems team is proud to serve as an official co-sponsor of Traveling Stone Soup 2015! We hope you’ll join us in supporting this community effort to end hunger with Peppermint Jim, Chef Nick and the Tiger Mountain Foundation.

Image of a Stone Soup attendee with a child making a donation
Traveling Stone Soup Feed a Million events will take place Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Sun City Farmer's Market; Friday, Dec. 11 at Mesa Farmer's Market; Saturday, Dec. 12 at Scottsdale Old Town Market and Sunday, Dec. 13 at Ahwatukee Farmer's Market. Visit this event web page for additional details.

Stop by for a bowl of stone soup, bring canned or dry foods and help feed a million!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Cafe @ Rio Chef Hodgins Squash Cooking Demo

snapshot from Maricopa Now with Hodgins preparing for demonstrartion.

Check out MCTV's December edition of Maricopa Now, which includes a special cooking demonstration with Rio Salado College's Sustainable Food Systems Program Director Michael Hodgins.

Watch Hodgins prepare a winter dish of sauteed local greens with garam masala roasted butternut squash and pomegranate seeds.

Bon Appétit!

Dec. Community Cooking Class: Holiday Cookies!

Banner for Sustainable Foods Fall 2015 Community Education Classes.  Includes images of cooking demos.

Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program is wrapping up its fall/winter community education cooking classes with a lesson on how to make holiday cookies!

Holiday Cookies
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Tuesday, December 8
6-8 p.m.
Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen
Class fee: $39


What says the holidays more than fresh baked cookies? Learn how to make four different holiday cookies including gingerbread, thumbprint peanut butter jam cookies, Chai tea eggnog cookies and chocolate peppermint cookies.

Proper kitchen attire is required. Please come prepared with close toed shoes, long pants and a long or short sleeved shirt. Hair must be pulled back.

Register now online or call our main line, 480-517-8100 for assistance.

Happy Holidays... and Happy Cooking!

Friday, November 20, 2015

International Ed Week -- Touch of Japan!

banner for Internation Ed Week: Image from Japan.  Text: Touch of Japan

We conclude International Education Week with a Touch of Japan!  Join us for these activities.


image of origami swan
Origami Demonstration
See a demonstration of the art of Japanese paper folding and try your hand at it! (See attachment for do-it-yourself instructions). Café Dining Room, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

sushi image
Café at Rio Lunch Special
Sushi Bento with spicy tuna roll or California roll, wasabi, soy and pickled ginger - $5.99

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Books and Documentaries
The Rio Salado College Library will have a table of Japanese-themed literary materials available to browse, and will show the following documentaries/videos in the Café at Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Click the links to watch now online by logging into RioLearn. To view all Library recommendations visit http://libguides.riosalado.edu/International_Education_Week.

image of Rio Salado staff taking a selfie in front of flag display
Last chance for Selfie Contest
Send us a selfie of yourself participating in an International Education Week activity, wearing an item of clothing that celebrates your heritage, or visiting an international destination and email it to the Wave (thewave@riosalado.edu) by noon on Friday.


We encourage you to share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and the InternationalEdWeek Facebook page using #Rio2015InternationaEdWeek, #IEW2015 and #RioSaladoCollege.  We will post photos on Facebook soon!  Feel free to download and tag yourself!

We hope you enjoyed Rio Salado's International Education Week festivities. Learn more about this national, annual celebration by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Thursday, November 19, 2015

International Ed Week -- Native American Day!


International Education Week - Schedule of Events for Thursday, Nov. 19 – Native American Appreciation.

Cultural Performances
Enjoy Native American cultural performances in the Rio Amphitheater, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Café at Rio Lunch Special
Native American Indian Taco - Traditional fry bread topped with refried pinto beans, seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar, salsa and sour cream - $5.49.


Books and Documentaries
The Rio Salado College Library will have a table of Native American literary materials available to browse, and will show the following documentaries/videos in the Café at Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Click the links to watch now online by logging into RioLearn. To view all Library recommendations visit http://libguides.riosalado.edu/International_Education_Week.

Learn more about International Education Week by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

International Ed Week -- Indian/Spanish Fusion Day

International Ed Week poster

International Education Week - Schedule of Events for Wednesday, Nov. 18 – Indian/Spanish Fusion Day!

Kathak and Flamenco Dance Performances
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Kathak (Indian) and Flamenco (Spanish) performance by professional dancers. Come and see the similarities between the dances. Takes place outside between the Rio Tower and Hohokam buildings, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Photo: Left to right: Performers Carlos Montufar and Anjali Shah).
 

Café at Rio Lunch Special
image of naan bread
imag of curry dish Spanish tortilla with vegetable curry, local olives and prosciutto - $6.99



Books and Documentaries
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The Rio Salado College Library will have a table of Indian and Spanish-themed literary materials available to browse, and will show the following documentaries/videos in the Café at Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Click the links to watch now online by logging into RioLearn. To view all Library recommendations visit http://libguides.riosalado.edu/International_Education_Week.

International Education Week at Rio Salado College takes place Nov. 16-20, 2015. We encourage you to share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and the InternationalEdWeek Facebook page using #Rio2015InternationaEdWeek, #IEW2015 and #RioSaladoCollege.  

Learn more about International Education Week by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Monday, November 16, 2015

International Ed Week - Wear Your Beret Day!

International Ed Week 2015 poster, image of someone wearing a beret.  Text: Wear Your Beret Day!

Here's today's International Education Week itinerary for Monday, Nov. 16 – Wear Your Beret Day!

Coffee and Pastries
Stop by the International Education Department (ground floor, Tower building) from 9:30 a.m. to noon to enjoy coffee and pastries.

Café at Rio Lunch Special
Chicken Cordon Bleu - Chicken breast stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, topped with sauce mornay. Accompanied by rice pilaf and green beans amandine - $7.99

Books and Documentaries
The Rio Salado College Library will have a table of French-themed literary materials available to browse, and will show the following documentaries/videos in the Café at Rio dining room from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:



To view all Library recommendations visit http://libguides.riosalado.ed/International_Education_Week.

ALL WEEK: Snap a Selfie/Participation Contest
All week long, snap a selfie of yourself participating in an International Education Week activity, wearing an item of clothing that celebrates your heritage, or visiting an international destination and email it to the Wave thewave@riosalado.edu by noon on Friday. Photos will be posted on Rio’s Facebook page. You are also invited to fill out ticket entries at each day’s event to be entered into the drawing. Winners will be selected at random to win participation prizes.


Visit this blog post to get a glimpse of other activities we have planned for the rest of the week!

We encourage you to share your stories and photos on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and the InternationalEdWeek Facebook page using #Rio2015InternationaEdWeek, #IEW2015 and #RioSaladoCollege.  

Learn more about International Education Week by visiting the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Rewarding Careers in Sustainable Food Systems

image of an instructor and students in a garden

Looking for a new program of study and career option? Consider Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program.

If you support fair trade and local products, have an interest in learning how sustainable practices benefit the environment-- then this Rio Salado program of study is for you!

Learn more by visiting www.riosalado.edu/programs/sustainable

Here's a new video featuring testimonials from program graduates that shows why this program is perfect for busy, working professionals!


 Classes start Monday! Enroll today.

Friday, October 9, 2015

A Renewed Commitment to ‪#‎ClimateLeadership!

Image of MCCCD Executive Council signing sustainability commitment

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Chancellor Rufus Glasper and his Executive Council reaffirmed the Maricopa Community Colleges' commitment to sustainability. Each member signed the 2015 Climate Leadership Network (formerly ACUPCC) Integrated Climate Leadership Commitment.

Rio Salado College is proud to join MCCCD and the Network in their commitment to building a sustainable global future and to renew our pledge to develop innovative, sustainable solutions as a college!

At Rio Salado, sustainability is more than just "thinking green," it's a way of life! 

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children ~ Native American Proverb 


To learn more about our commitment to sustainability, visit www.riosalado.edu/about/news-resources/sustainability

#‎ClimateLeadership #‎ClimateChange‬ ‪#‎HigherEd‬ ‪#‎Sustainability‬ ‪#‎ActOnClimate‬

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

How to Make a Perfect Pizza at Home!


Rio Salado's Sustainable Food Systems program is kicking off its 2015-16 community education cooking classes with a lesson on how to make an all-American favorite-- pizza!

Cooking the Perfect Pizza at Home
COMM_ED100-10044
Thursday, Oct. 1
6-8 p.m.
Rio Salado Thomas Kitchen
Class fee: $39

Learn how to make delicious pizzas at home from a professional chef. This 2 hour hands-on workshop will cover all of the basics of making a great pizza including making and proofing dough, making sauce, how to properly stretch a pizza, loading a pizza into the oven and a pizza toppings discussion.

Proper kitchen attire is required. Please come prepared with close toed shoes, long pants and a long or short sleeved shirt. Hair must be pulled back.

flyer for all classes, for full transcript, visit http://blog.riosalado.edu/2015/08/sustainable-food-education-courses.html
Register now online or call 480-517-8540 for assistance.

This non-credit class is the first in the series of cooking classes for 2015-16.  See full listings in the flier to your left.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Student Ice Cream Social Sept 12 & 14


The Rio Salado Chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) will host two Ice Cream Socials for students on Sept. 12 and 14 at the Café @ Rio.
  • Mix and mingle with other Rio Salado students and staff
  • Learn about the benefits of joining NSLS
  • Learn about other Rio Salado programs and services that are designed to help you succeed!
  • Pick your favorite toppings and enjoy the ice cream!

NSLS Ice Cream Socials

Saturday, Sept. 12
1-4 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 14
3-6 p.m. 


Café @ Rio
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Free and open to all Rio Salado students.

Interested in learning more about Rio Salado's NSLS chapter? It's a great way to engage with other students while developing important life skills. Check out this blog feature and visit this web page for more details. 

The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation’s largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation’s best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 400 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 350,000 members. For more information, please visit www.societyleadership.org.

For more details, contact Rio Salado Student Life and Leadership Coordinator John Bastian at john.bastian@riosalado.edu or 480-517-8656.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Café at Rio Cuisine and Discounts for You!

image of a salmon lunch special

Lunch plans? Enjoy local, organic and homemade delights from the Café at Rio.

The Café at Rio is open to the public-- and so is our Café at Rio Gift Card, which can save you 10% on all of your purchases. Talk to one of our friendly staff for details. 


image of someone holding Cafe at Rio gift card.

The Café at Rio is committed to serving sustainable food that nourishes the body and soul. We support local food suppliers, and feature their products in our daily specials and seasonal menu options. We employ sustainable food practices to better serve you and the environment. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Yummy Benefits from Café at Rio

Photo and Tweet from Maricopa Colleges employee Ilya Lussa.  Image of a her lunch with tweet: "This is what my work cafeteria serves up.  #Organic #Healthy tasty Caribbean meal.  Bravo @RioSaladoOnline Cafe!

Take advantage of the great food and benefits from the Café at Rio.




The Café at Rio is open to the public-- and so is our Café at Rio Gift Card, which can save you 10% on all of your purchases. Talk to one of our friendly staff for details.