Northern Essex Community College (NECC) will offer a series of noncredit cooking courses in the new Lupoli Family Institute of Culinary Arts this fall. The series will begin Monday, Sept. 13, and each course will be one evening. The series of courses will run through December.
Most of the courses have an ethnic theme, exploring food from countries around the world, including China, India, Spain, France, Italy and Thailand. Also offered are date nights for couples who want to cook together, food and wine pairing, and more. All courses will be taught safely with masks required and limited numbers for social distancing.
Led by the instructors, all of whom are industry professionals, each class will help create a dish or dishes. Participants will leave with new skills and recipes. Local chefs who will be teaching include Denis Boucher, Colby Bergeron, Phuong Lai-Matzker, Shilpi Ranjan, and Alison Hartung.
“These courses are for people who enjoy cooking and want to learn more about the culinary arts,” said Sandy Zappala, program coordinator. “The focus is on having fun while learning.”
Located in The Heights, a newly built 10-story luxury building on Merrimack Street in Haverhill with views of the Merrimack River, the institute includes classrooms, laboratories, and state-of-the art kitchens and offers noncredit community courses as well as credit programs in culinary arts and hospitality management.
To learn more about fall noncredit courses, visit here.