RCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center Food Enthusiast Program Kicks Off Fall Season


The RCC Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center Food Enthusiast Program kicks off its fall season with an Oktoberfest hosted by Chef Steven Brunner on September 15. The popular program was recognized as “Best Cooking Class” in Hudson Valley Magazine’s 2022 Best of Hudson Valley competition; Chef’s Pencil, an international food magazine, ranked RCC’s Culinary Arts program sixth in their top 10 programs in New York.

All food, equipment and supplies—including snacks when participants arrive to class—are provided. Teams of two will make the recipes after the demonstrations and instructors will be on hand to offer assistance throughout the class. All attendees will eat or take home a portion of each recipe.

The cost is $70 per person and the class will be held at the Center, located at 70 Main Street in Nyack. The class will run from 6:30 – 9:00 pm and are available to all adult members of the community—beginners or experienced.

Chef Brunner is a retired New York City Firefighter and former Executive Chef at Flik International, The Rainforest Cafe and The Pleasantville Country Club. He has won the Iron Skillet Competition, The Daily News 5-Alarm Cook-off and has appeared as a Firefighter Chef on TV with Rachel Ray and Katie Couric. His Oktoberfest menu will feature:

· Homemade Zwiebel Spaetzle

· Tyrola Schnitzel (Pan Fried Pork Schnitzel Cordon Bleu Style)

· Creamed Spinach

· Apple Strudel in Filo with Cinnamon Sugar and Whipped Cream

To register, visit rccculinarycenter.com; for questions contact the Nyack Hospitality and Culinary Art Center’s director, Mark Davidoff at 845-875-7571 or mark.davidoff@sunyrockland.edu.

Mark your calendar the full Food Enthusiast Fall lineup at the Center! All registration links will be posted to the rccculinarycenter.com site once available.

· October 6 – Pan Frying & Sautéing · October 20 – Stocks, Soups & Sauces

· November 3 – Holiday Comfort Food That Is Good for You

· November 17 – Vegan Baking

· December 1 – Sushi for Beginners

· December 8 – Holiday Entertaining

Guten appetit!

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/

I'm interested
I disagree with this
This is unverified