Learn to Cook and Entertain in Style with OCC Courses on Food, Wine and Tequila

Do you want to learn about the art of fine wine or is tequila more to your liking? How about the secrets to great grilling or pairing food and wine? Oakland Community College is offering several culinary and beverage courses taught by its Culinary Arts faculty-chefs for the community this spring and summer to help upgrade your cooking and entertaining skills.

These new community courses include:

Grilling with OCC Chef Doug Ganhs
Chef Doug’s tricks will have you mastering the grill this summer in this two session class. Participants will learn the secrets of perfectly grilled, savory chicken, seafood, and vegetables with brines, marinades and great techniques.

Dates:   5/26/21 and 6/2/21
Time:    6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuition: $67

Wine 101: How to Taste Wine Like a Sommelier
Perfect for the beginner or novice wine lover; experts will have fun, too! Learn the 5 S’s of wine while discovering how to buy, serve and preserve wine with success.

Date:     5/26/21
Time:    7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuition: $40

The FUNdamentals of Food & Wine Pairing
Michael Schafer, The Wine Counselor, masterfully blends local and European flavors creating a truly remarkable tasting. Participants will learn the ONLY rule of food & wine pairing while exploring an expertly matched mix of six exquisite wine and food pairings.

Date:     6/2/21
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.          
Tuition: $ 50

Tequila Temptations 
Want to learn about the exciting world of Tequila? Learn to taste and enjoy the distinctive flavors of this complex Mexican spirit including blanco, reposado, and añejo and find them all delectable.

Date: 6/16/21
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuition: $40

Summer Salads with OCC Chef Doug Ganhs 
This class will teach you how to be able to make some of the great salads you have in restaurants at home including grilled Atlantic salmon salad, Vietnamese chicken salad with mango salsa, and grilled chop house steak salad.

Date: 6/9/21
Time: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.      
Tuition:  $60

The Big 3 of White Wine Grapes
In this class participants will discover how and why the same grape tastes so different and enjoy tastings from the most popular of grapes; chardonnay, Riesling and sauvignon blanc.

Date: 7/14/21
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuition: $40

All classes will be held in Building J on the OCC Orchard Ridge Campus in Farmington Hills.  For more detailed information on each class and to register, visit www.oaklandcc.edu/ce.


About OCC

Offering nearly 100 degrees and certificates, OCC is Michigan’s largest multi-campus community college and No. 1 transfer institution in the state. The College provides academic, career training and enriching experiences, designed to empower students to reach their potential and enhance our community. More than 1 million students have enrolled in the College since it opened in 1965. A seven-person Board of Trustees governs OCC. Board members are elected on a non-partisan, at-large basis, serve as volunteers and are not paid. Mission statement: OCC is committed to empowering our students to succeed and advancing our community. Learn more at oaklandcc.edu.

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