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.

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

Parent + Kid Cooking classes

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.

Green and Bean Quesadillas + Creamy Cucumber Salad

The Green and Bean Quesadilla is a healthy twist on a crowd-favorite. Parents and kids work together to create this yummy dish made with fresh veggies and plenty of cheese, of course! Pair this with the summer taste of a creamy cucumber salad and you have a meal your kids are sure to enjoy.

  • Wednesday, July 11
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Rec & Wellness Center, Wellness Kitchen
  • $15 for each parent/child pair + $5 each additional child
  • Registration ends July 9 at 4:30 p.m.
Cooking Class Registration
Classic Tomato Sauce w/ Whole Grain Pasta + Green Salad w/ Herb Vinaigrette

Pasta is a staple in many homes, which makes homemade tomato sauce an essential recipe for families to learn. This recipe is basic, but once you master it your family can add more vegetables, cheese, or some ground meat to the sauce. This all-purpose tomato sauce is also excellent on polenta, rice, or barley, or as a pizza sauce. It can even go on burgers instead of ketchup! We’ll pair this meal with a green salad w/ herb vinaigrette for a well-rounded, filling meal!

  • Wednesday, July 25
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Rec & Wellness Center, Wellness Kitchen
  • $15 for each parent/child pair + $5 each additional child
  • Registration ends July 23 at 4:30 p.m.
Cooking Class Registration

Private Cooking Class

SUMMER SPECIAL!

Just $7 per person when class is hosted June-July 2018. (6-person minimum per class.)

The Wellness Kitchen is the perfect environment to learn to cook or expand your skills. Classes include a cooking coach that will lead participants through each step of the cooking experience and will conclude with enjoying a delicious meal together. Come hungry!

Let us customize a class just for your group by choosing one of each of the courses below. Each person will be involved in the cooking process and everyone enjoys a meal at the end of the class.

Main Dish
Choose one.
  • Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad
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  • Hawaiian Chicken and Rice Bowls
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  • Chicken, Guacamole and Bean Tostadas
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Side Dish
Choose one.
  • Fruit Salad
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  • Skillet Sweet Potatoes
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  • Tropical Salad (lettuce salad)
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Dessert
Choose one.
  • Fruit Fluff
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  • Yogurt Parfait
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  • Peach Mallows
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Contact Amanda at arobine3@unl.edu or 402-472-0880 to schedule a class or with questions.

Private Demos

SUMMER SPECIAL!

Just $3 per person when class is hosted June-July 2018. (6-person minimum per class.)

These events are great for large groups and feature a cooking instructor front-and-center. With the help of cameras and large screens, instructors lead the group in preparing meals for them to duplicate in their own kitchens. Each guest enjoys a taste of what the instructor cooks.

Let us customize one just for your group. Choose one of the options below.

Cooking Demos
Choose one.
  • Portable Pancake Pockets
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  • Caribbean Burgers with Mango Salsa
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  • Black Bean Tacos
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  • No-Bake Protein Balls + Sweet & Salty Energy Bites
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  • Roasted Red Pepper Dip + Hummus + Homemade Pita Chips
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Contact Amanda at arobine3@unl.edu or 402-472-0880 to schedule a class or with questions.



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