Cooking Classes & Demonstrations

Cooking Classes & Demonstrations

UNL Campus Recreation cooking classes and demonstrations teach participants the skills needed to prepare healthy meals that are simple, budget friendly, and delicious. The deadline for each class is 48 hours prior to class start. To sign up for cooking classes:

  1. Select “Register Now” below.
  2. Click on the “Cooking Classes” tab at the top of the page.
  3. Find the date/class you are interested in attending.
  4. Sign up via the scheduling site. The registration fee will be added to you Campus Recreation account.
  5. Pay prior to the beginning of class, at the Members Services desk at any Campus Recreation location.
  6. Attend the class and have a great time!

Please direct questions to Amanda Robine (arobine3@unl.edu)

Kid + Parent Cooking

When kids participate in cooking, they are more likely to explore a variety of food and learn basic math skills along the way. Campus Recreation's Kid + Parent Cooking Classes provide an easy way to teach the whole family about cooking while making fun memories, and each class includes dinner for the evening.

Not only do children help with making the meal, they'll learn the basics about nutrition and food groups, while having fun with a new activity for the family. The Wellness Kitchen instructors take care of all the prep and clean-up. Classes are open to the public.

Class size is limited and instructors can accommodate all special dietary needs. After registering, participants will be contacted about any special dietary needs. This class is recommended for children aged three years and older.

Easy Weeknight Meal

  • Tostada Pizza will give kids the power and energy they need for a busy day. This versatile recipe can easily be made with help from the kids. A yummy combination of pizza and taco, this recipe is made with whole-grain tostada shells, refried beans, shredded cheeses and a stack of colorful veggies. Registration ends at noon the day prior to the event.
  • Thursday, July 13
  • 4:30-5:30p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $10/parent + $5/child
  • Cooking Class Registration

Go-To Snacks

  • Healthy snacks can be filling and tasty. While learning about the importance of a variety of food groups, enjoy Home Run Hummus Wraps. Participants will also make "Food Group Friends" - a fun way to illustrate (and eat!) all the food groups in one meal. The variety of snacks will be enough to fill your little one up for dinner. Registration ends at noon the day prior to the event.
  • Thursday, July 27
  • 4:30-5:30p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $10/parent + $5/child
  • Cooking Class Registration

HyVee Simple Fix Classes

Make. Take. Enjoy.

With Simple Fix you will create FIVE complete meals that are ready to put in the freezer, in the oven, or on the table in no time flat. Five complete meals with four generous servings each, just $90. That's only $4.50 per serving! Each session features five new courses your family will love.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    Menu: • Mini Italian Pub Burgers • Apricot BBQ Chicken Wings • Creamy Grilled Shrimp Skewers • Grilled Smoky Corn and Black Bean Pizza • Smoky Sweet Potato Chili with Lime
  • 6-8p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $90 CREC Members/Students/Non-Members
  • Cooking Class Registration

Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Menu: • Smoked Sausage and Peppers with Rice • BBQ Chicken Cornbread Casserole • White Chicken Chili • Bean and Cheese Enchiladas • Four Cheese Stuffed Shells
  • 6-8p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $90 CREC Members/Students/Non-Members
  • Cooking Class Registration

Thursday, December 21, 2017

    Menu: • Meat Lovers Lasagna • Slow Cooker Curried Pork Chops • Asian Ginger Peach Roasted Chicken Thighs • Honey Rosemary Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables • Hearty Tomato and Barley Stew
  • 6-8p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $90 CREC Members/Students/Non-Members
  • Cooking Class Registration

Cooking Around the World

The Wellness Kitchen is the perfect environment to learn to cook or expand your skills. In this series, you'll learn various techniques and dishes from cultures around the world. Each class includes a cooking coach that will lead you through each step of the cooking experience and conclude with enjoying a delicious meal together.

September Class

  • Theme to be announced soon!
  • Thursday, September 28
  • 5-6p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $15/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

November Class

  • Theme to be announced soon!
  • Wednesday, November 8
  • 5-6p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $15/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

December Class - Chinese Cooking

  • The Confucius Institute will be hosting a Chinese Cooking Class. Menu announced soon!
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017
  • 5:30-6:30p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $15/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

Foodie Friday

Calling all foodies! Join us for a unique twist on cooking. Nebraska organizations will prepare lunch and teach you about their special ingredients to creating the perfect meal.

Prairie Plate

  • In today's session, connect with Prairie Plate from right here in Lincoln. Participants will learn about the farm-to-fork method of cooking.
  • Friday, September 15
  • 11:45a-12:15p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $10/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

Nebraska Beef Council

  • Tired of leftovers for lunch? In today's session, the Nebraska Beef Council will teach you how to give your lunches a makeover.
  • Friday, October 20
  • 11:45a-12:15p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $10/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

Meals in a Jar

  • Preparing meals for those busy days can be easy. In today's session, learn how to create an appetizing meal in a jar.
  • Friday, November 17
  • 11:45a-12:15p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $10/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

Midwest Dairy Association

  • Snacks can be easy when you are equipped with the right tools. In today's session, learn how to create unique snacks from the Midwest Dairy Association.
  • Friday, December 15
  • 11:45a-12:15p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $10/person
  • Cooking Class Registration

Cooking on a Budget

  • In this series, you will prepare and enjoy an appetizing, budget-friendly meal.. Each class includes a cooking coach that will lead you through each step of the cooking experience and conclude with enjoying a delicious meal together.
  • Wednesday, October 11
  • 5-6p
  • RWC Presentation Kitchen
  • $5/person
  • Cooking Class Registration


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