(ROCKLAND COUNTY, New York) February 9, 2023 – The RCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center today announced the launch of its 2023 Food Enthusiast Program, a series of nutrition and cooking lessons available to food lovers throughout the community. The popular program was recognized as “Best Cooking Class” in Hudson Valley Magazine’s 2022 Best of Hudson Valley competition, while Chef’s Pencil, an international food magazine, ranked RCC’s Culinary Arts program sixth in their top 10 programs in New York.

The Food Enthusiast Program, Butchering & Knife Skills, is being offered on February 23 from 6:30 to 9 pm at the Center, located at 70 Main Street in Nyack. The class will focus on the cooking methods of roasting & braising along with soup and stock making. Attendees will be treated to snacks upon arrival and then learn to butcher whole chickens and pork tenderloins. Participants will:

  • Practice knife skills for cutting meats and vegetables
  • Take home their personalized roasted and braised meals
  • Prepare a “stock in a bag” to cook at home

All food, equipment, and supplies are provided and attendees will eat or take home a portion of each recipe. The cost is $70 per person.

For questions, contact the Nyack Hospitality and Culinary Art Center’s director, Mark Davidoff, at 845-875-7571 or [email protected].

Mark your calendar for other Food Enthusiast Program events, including:

March 9 – A Taste of Northern Italy
March 23 – Roll Away the Dew
April 6 – Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo
April 27 – Fun and Fast International Stir Fries
May 11 – Asian Appetizers

About Rockland Community College, State University of New York 
Rockland Community College offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. Many of the programs offered —including culinary arts — are designed to teach specific skills in a concentrated time frame so students can start a new career, earning a good salary, in less than one year. More information can be found at https://sunyrockland.edu/

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