Middlesex County College Cooking Classes Prices Reduced

EDISON — In order to make cooking classes at Middlesex County College more accessible, prices have been discounted. Each class is now $25, and only $10 for students.

The series started in January with Jeff McNamara, chef at the Skylark Diner who was recently promoted to president of Americana Hospitality.


“Jeff did a fantastic job,” said one member of the audience, Myla Mendez. “You can definitely see Jeff’s passion for food. His recipes are user-friendly and simple, yet truly flavorful.”

The classes are held in the new demonstration kitchen in Crabiel Hall and include a tasting and copies of the recipes. Each class is one evening and runs from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Classes include Italian Home Cooking with cookbook author Julia Della Croce, heart healthy and low-salt meals with registered dietician Anthony Dissen, chocolate making with Diane Pinder, chocolatier extraordinaire, meal preparation on a budget, grilling, cake decorating, and cooking for Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day, plus many others.

“I think these classes will be very popular,” said Lynn Lederer, director of professional and community programs at the college. “They’re more than just a cooking demonstration and tasting. Each class is about learning to use kitchen tools and tips and tricks to make the home cook more efficient. They’re quick and fun and we have recruited a great group of chefs to teach them. What a great gift for those who love to cook or want to learn.”

For a complete list of classes, and the dates they will be held, visit www.middlesexcc.edu/profcom or call 1-732-906-2556.

Jeff McNamara, chef at the Skylark Diner, leads a cooking class at the demonstration kitchen in Middlesex County College’s Crabiel Hall. (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)

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