Food and Wine Enthusiasts Classes

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How to Smoke Foods at Home: Smokin Ribs & Roasts

Friday Sep 18, 2020
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

 Pat Burke

This video class will show the basics of learning to smoke meats at home. Class will include tips and techniques on setting up a smoker and preparing & smoking ribs and a prime rib roast. Class includes a "Live" zoom meet up for Q & A's after watching the video! Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76588 - (Register Online)

Make a Holiday Cooking Video of Your Favorite Recipe as a Gift

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

 Clayton Light

Your family recipes deserve to be passed down for future generations. Video is a great way to make it happen. This course will teach the creation of a holiday-oriented cooking video. For each stage, there will be options for using what you already have (phone, etc.), free software utilities (apps), and suggestions for low-cost and mid-range tools and services. We'll cover the stages in creating your video from planning to the lighting, audio , shooting, and editing ending with saving and sharing. Upon registration, you'll receive: Instructions for how to access the instructional video and the date it will be available, printable course outline/summary, Q&A Zoom meeting invitation. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76597 - (Register Online)

Pat's Apps! For Fall & the Holidays

Saturday Oct 03, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

 Pat Burke

Gotten vexed on what to make before the main meal is served? Or would you like to diversify your brunch or lunch items? Get inspired by Chef Pat Burke in this class on how to make versatile appetizers for any occasion This video class will show the basics, tips and techniques for those most "appetizing" small dishes and bites. Class includes a "Live" zoom meet up for Q & A's after watching the video! Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76585 - (Register Online)

Techniques for Making Delicious Cocktails

Tuesday Oct 06, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Traci Dutton

While there are so many ways to make cocktails and so many people with their own "twist" on the drink, there are three techniques that will prepare you to make thousands of different cocktails: shaking, stirring and muddling. Bring your flair and your thirst and whatever cocktail tools you have and you'll be ready for your next party. Before you join us for this live streaming class, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent. Most of the class is demonstration but if you want to mix along, we'll send you a list of what to have on hand. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $35 - #76592 - (Register Online)

Make a Holiday Cooking Video of Your Favorite Recipe as a Gift

Friday Oct 16, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Clayton Light

Your family recipes deserve to be passed down for future generations. Video is a great way to make it happen. This course will teach the creation of a holiday-oriented cooking video. For each stage, there will be options for using what you already have (phone, etc.), free software utilities (apps), and suggestions for low-cost and mid-range tools and services. We'll cover the stages in creating your video from planning to the lighting, audio , shooting, and editing ending with saving and sharing. Upon registration, you'll receive: Instructions for how to access the instructional video and the date it will be available, printable course outline/summary, Q&A Zoom meeting invitation. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76598 - (Register Online)

Desserts for Autumn

Saturday Oct 17, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta

Come the first dropping of leaves, we all start to crave cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. Sweetiepies Bakery, Chef-Owner Toni Chiappetta will teach you live via this Zoom class, how to make some of our favorite Fall Desserts. Before you join us for this streaming class, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent. Most of the class is demonstration but if you want to mix along, we'll send you a list of what to have on hand. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76589 - (Register Online)

Discover Your Taste in Wine

Friday Oct 23, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Traci Dutton

We believe anyone can be a good wine taster with a little guidance and lots of practice. Using wines selected in advance, we will learn to identify the basic building blocks of wine and describe their level of intensity, discuss ways to harness your experiences to build a vocabulary for aromas and flavors, and most important, give you a clear way to describe the wines you like and a kind way to describe the wines that you don't like. Before you join us for this live streaming class, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent to you. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $35 - #76595 - (Register Online)

Techniques for Making Delicious Cocktails

Friday Oct 30, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Traci Dutton

While there are so many ways to make cocktails and so many people with their own "twist" on the drink, there are three techniques that will prepare you to make thousands of different cocktails: shaking, stirring and muddling. Bring your flair and your thirst and whatever cocktail tools you have and you'll be ready for your next party. Before you join us for this live streaming class, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent. Most of the class is demonstration but if you want to mix along, we'll send you a list of what to have on hand. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $35 - #76593 - (Register Online)

Holiday Foods and the Wines to Dine With

Friday Nov 06, 2020
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

 Traci Dutton

The holidays: classic recipes, good times, family and friends. What's missing? Fabulous wines! We'll learn about cool-weather warmers, easy ways to serve wines at home for large crowds, find ways to experiment with tried-and-true tradition and come up with the best times to serve the best in your cellar, because if not now, when? Using wines selected in advance we'll review the basics of wine tasting, and then imagine all the wonderful foods to pair with your favorites. Before you join us for this live streaming, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent to you. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $35 - #76596 - (Register Online)

Pat's Apps! For Fall & the Holidays

Saturday Nov 07, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

 Pat Burke

Gotten vexed on what to make before the main meal is served? Or would you like to diversify your brunch or lunch items? Get inspired by Chef Pat Burke in this class on how to make versatile appetizers for any occasion This video class will show the basics, tips and techniques for those most "appetizing" small dishes and bites. Class includes a "Live" zoom meet up for Q & A's after watching the video! Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76586 - (Register Online)

Holiday Pie Making

Saturday Nov 14, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta

From crust to table, you'll learn via this live Zoom class the fundamentals of making Apple, Pecan, Lemon Meringue and Banana Cream pies Before you join us for this video class, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent. Most of the class is demonstration but if you want to mix along, we'll send you a list of what to have on hand. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76591 - (Register Online)

Cookies That Comfort

Saturday Dec 05, 2020
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Pastry Chef Toni Chiapetta

Let's face it, during these crazy times, the one thing you can count on is a great homemade cookie. In this live Zoom class you'll learn about biscotti, chocolate chip, pinwheels and shortbread. All of these will satisfy your everyday cravings or your holiday gift needs. Before you join us for this live streaming class, simple instructions about how to prepare will be sent. Most of the class is demonstration but if you want to mix along, we'll send you a list of what to have on hand. Please email us at uvc_sthelena@napavalley.edu with your name, email address, and the name of the class you have registered for. Pre-registration required.
Online - Cost: $45 - #76590 - (Register Online)