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Get Sizzling at the Summit

Expand your palate or brush up on your culinary skills with continuing education classes

See the Continuing Education Culinary Class Calendar below.

If you’re seeking a Culinary Arts Degree, CMC has three, including the Culinary Apprenticeship program in Breckenridge.

Private Culinary Classes

The Colorado Mountain College Culinary Institute at Breckenridge is now offering private classes. Book a class for that special occasion. This is an ideal venue for Birthday Parties, Book Clubs, Bachelorette Parties, Company Christmas Parties and just getting together with friends.

Choose from a number of menus or work with your private chef and create a menu tailored to your particular desires.  Popular classes have included many classes from our International Series such as Thailand, France, Eastern Mediterranean, Italy and India. Private classes are also a perfect way to spend time with your fellow workers with our team building classes.

Classes include a private chef, hands-on cooking and dinner. They are limited to 12 participants and the cost is $50 per person with a $500 minimum.

To book a class, contact:

Ian Buchanan
ibuchanan@coloradomtn.edu
970-453-6757

Continuing Education Culinary Class Calendar

Dec
12
Tue
Basque Country Cuisine @ CMC in Breckenridge
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Located on the northwest coast of Spain, the Basque country has a bold and vibrant cuisine. Learn to prepare authentic dishes such as a Basque Style Seafood Stew, Saute of Shrimp in Garlic Sauce, Grilled Fresh Fish with Tomato and Peppers and finish with a fresh cherry tart.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: T • December 12, 2017 – December 12, 2017
Refund Date: December 8, 2017
Cost: $44
Syn: #08066

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Dec
14
Thu
Bangkok on Foot @ CMC in Breckenridge
Dec 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

The tastiest food in Thailand is not found in restaurants, but in the plethora of stalls that line the streets. Come explore the variety of exotic dishes that one would find while traveling Thailand. Learn to prepare Crispy Fried Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, Chicken with Red Curry and Spicy Shrimp with Lemongrass and Coconut Milk.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: TH • December 14, 2017 – December 14, 2017
Refund Date: December 12, 2017
Cost: $44
Syn: #08065

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Dec
15
Fri
Chef’s Dinner Party @ CMC in Breckenridge
Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

What could be more fun than having professional chefs prepare you dinner? Join Chef Ian Buchanan and a guest chef for this demonstration style class while they prepare a seasonally inspired four course dinner for you and your friends. Includes one glass of wine.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: F • December 15, 2017 – December 15, 2017
Refund Date: December 13, 2017
Cost: $65
Syn: #08096

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Jan
8
Mon
Live Life on Purpose @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

At different points in our life journey, we get caught up in surviving versus thriving. When we are merely surviving, we stop dreaming, stop thriving and begin to disengage and grow dissatisfied from our work, relationships and life itself. Join us for a workshop to navigate the journey, find inspiration and begin living life on purpose.

Faculty: Claudine M. Norden
Meets: M • January 8, 2018 – January 8, 2018
Refund Date: January 5, 2018
Cost: $35
Syn: #10215

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Jan
23
Tue
Sharpening Your Knife Skills @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

One of our most popular classes and recommended for anyone who is serious about improving their cooking skills. Learn about the selection, care and proper use of cutlery. Cutlery will be provided by CMC. This is a hands-on class with an emphasis on developing basic knife skills while learning classical vegetable cuts.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: T • January 23, 2018 – January 23, 2018
Refund Date: January 19, 2018
Cost: $44
Syn: #09685

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Jan
24
Wed
Heart Healthy Cooking @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Join us for a Breckenridge Grand Vacations sponsored class preparing a delicious heart healthy menu. Led by Dr Justin Pollack, teamed up with Chef Ian Buchanan: Learn about healthy fats, lean proteins and tasty vegetable preparations in this hands-on class and how to integrate these practices into your daily cooking. BGV Gives will support half of your class fee as a heart healthy incentive and spreading the word about healthy eating practices.

Faculty: Dr. Justin Pollack
Meets: W • January 24, 2018 – January 24, 2018
Refund Date: January 22, 2018
Cost: $22
Syn: #09697

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Jan
26
Fri
Chef’s Dinner Party @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

What could be more fun than having professional chefs prepare you dinner? Join Chef Ian Buchanan and a guest chef for this demonstration style class while they prepare a seasonally inspired four course dinner for you and your friends. Includes one glass of wine.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: F • January 26, 2018 – January 26, 2018
Refund Date: January 24, 2018
Cost: $65
Syn: #09677

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Jan
27
Sat
Sushi @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Learn the basic skills that will enable you to make authentic sushi at home. Learn the secrets of preparing and seasoning sticky rice along with basic rolling techniques. Prepare items such as Tuna Rolls, Shrimp Tempura with Cucumber and Avocado, as well as vegetarian options like Tempura Asparagus Rolls.

Faculty: Tyler A. Bunnelle
Meets: S • January 27, 2018 – January 27, 2018
Refund Date: January 25, 2018
Cost: $44
Syn: #09688

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Jan
30
Tue
Artisan Bread @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Class Description:

This intensive hands-on seminar on bread introduces the student to the basics of artisan bread baking. Learn to bake basic white bread, multi-grain boules, braided loaves, and a variety of French loaves such as batards, baguettes, ficelles and boules.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: T • January 30, 2018 – January 30, 2018
Refund Date: January 26, 2018
Cost: $50
Syn: #09672

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Jan
31
Wed
The Balanced Plate @ CMC in Breckenridge
Jan 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Class Description:

Learn to create balance in your meal planning! We’ll put together healthy meals that focus what should be in your plate not what shouldn’t. Join us to learn tasty, creative and easy methods to put the positive back on the plate.

Faculty: Culinary Staff
Meets: W • January 31, 2018 – January 31, 2018
Refund Date: January 29, 2018
Cost: $44
Syn: #09700

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