Basic Cooking Techniques

Led by Monee Smith

Sunday, Mar 13th, 3-4:30pm

Free*, must pre-register

Cooking with fresh produce can definitely be intimidating, especially if you don’t do a lot of cooking. In this class you’ll gain skills and a good understanding of the basics of vegetables, how to buy them, how to prepare them, and how to cook them!  Basics classes at the Co-op offer participants a hands-on opportunity to learn the basics of specific food and cooking skills. These classes are designed to be accessible and fun for anyone.

teacher: Monee’s love of cooking goes back before working in soup kitchens as a teen, she knew she wanted to cook when she was 5. By age 14, she knew she was meant to be a professional chef. After working in various high end food service venues and studying cuisine in Chicago, her hometown, Monee graduated Kendall College with a culinary degree and started venturing out into the real chef world. Today, she is a head chef in Champaign but still dedicates a good amount of time educating at the Coop and at private events. Overall, she wants "students" to leave feeling full of not only delicious food but also the knowledge they can use while purchasing food as well as cooking.

notes: Please only sign-up if you are able to attend the class to ensure that our classes reach the maximum participants.

*There is a $5 fee to reserve a seat. When you attend the class you will receive a $5 voucher.

type of class: hands-on cooking


Date and Time: 
Sunday, Mar 13th 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm