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Is it your dream to have a culinary career but don't have the ability to commute outside our area? Are you working in the foodservice industry but want to gain the skills to further your career? LPCCA is partnering with Wilkes Community College Workforce Development to offer a Culinary Training Program. Graduates will obtain a Graduation Certificate, SERV Safe Certification and will be aided in job placement. Weekly night classes on Mon/Tue/Thur for 12 weeks.
Classes Begin Soon
Spots are limited, so apply today!
Scholarships are also available to qualified applicants.
Always wondered about how to make kombucha or sauerkraut, or how to dry and store vegetables and herbs? Artisanal food preservation methods will be explained and demonstrated in this two part workshop taught by a local expert, Ann Rose. Topics will include clean technology and food safety principles, how to ferment foods, make vinegar, build a root cellar, store eggs without a fridge, food drying, and how to make a solar dehydrator. Participants should plan to attend both workshops as clean technology and food safety is key. You'll have your own jar of sauerkraut to take home.
In this workshop with Ann Rose, we will build a solar dehydrator that each student takes home. It will hold roughly 3 10"x16" drying racks and you can scale the simple design on a larger scale to suit your needs. Make healthy sun-dried chips, fruit snacks, jerky, fruit leathers and much more Not just for food - make flower ornaments, tea blends and preserve herbs!
September 24th 1pm-4pm
Ann Rose retired from a full time nursing career 16 years ago to live off grid and practice organic farming on her farm in Lansing. She has used knowledge of food preservation passed down from her grandmother, learned through her nursing training and career, practical experience, and some "trial and error," to use her own words. Ann has also been a grant writer for the local nonprofit, GLAD, and in conjunction with the town raised funds to purchase land and build the 77 acre Lansing Creeper Trail Park. She also started the Lansing Farmers' Market five years ago which has been a great opportunity for local entrepreneurs.