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For the online list of Summer Community Educations courses and their locations, click here.
Mondays, June 5 – July 24
This course will provide you with the basic skills needed to work at and manage a bar that serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. It will introduce basic production processes and varieties of alcoholic beverages. Laws and procedures related to responsible alcohol service will be explored and reviewed. Students will become certified through the Training and Intervention Program for Servers of Alcohol (TIPS). Materials Fee: approximately $20, TIPS booklet to be purchased through the instructor prior to class.
Please e-mail the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students must be 18 years of age or older. This class is taught by Jay Larkin, Assistant Professor in the School of Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism. Click here
THE WONDER OF WINE
Wednesdays, June 7 – June 28
Students will learn about the science and art of winemaking as well as the components of a great wine. Students will also learn about the different characteristics for the major white, red, rose, port and dessert wines, as well as champagne. Other topics covered include how to buy wine, the proper ways to taste by trying three whites and three reds, and what types of food go well with reds or whites. The class will conclude with a two-hour wine and food pairing seminar where students will try different dishes that should be ideally paired with reds or whites. Students must be over 21 years of age. This course is taught by Mykha’el Wilson, who has sold wine for premium wineries and helped run wineries in California. He has led wine classes for individuals and groups
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Tuesdays, June 6– June 27
This course is an introduction to cake frosting and decorating. Topics covered will include techniques for cake/cupcake frosting and decorating, beginning buttercream decorations, and beginning fondant decorations. In addition, various types of frostings and general tips on baking, cake design and creativity will be covered. The big finish will be a cake of your own design that will be sure to impress all of your party guests. Materials Fee: Additional materials will cost approximately $100. This course is taught by Kate Crandall, owner of Kate’s Kakes, LLC, an all-scratch bakery established in 2003. Click here
TASTE OF THE AVENUE – AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL CUISINE
Thursday, June 8
Students will have the opportunity to sample the delicious cuisine made by the chefs of a variety of the international restaurants found on Central Avenue in Albany. Students will also be given the opportunity for a little hands-on culinary fun. Click here