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!
Rio Salado College Tempe
2323 W. 14th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Rio Salado College Thomas
3631 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.