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City of Aurora Cooking Classes Summer 2019 • June, July, August AuroraGov.org/Cooking


TABLE OF CONTENTS Locations and Registration . . . . 1 Welcome . . . . 2 Parent/Tot . . . . 3 Parent/Family . . . . 4 Kids . . . . 5

Kids Camps . . . . 7

Teen . . . . 8

Teen Camps . . . . 9

Adult 15+ . . . . 10

Cooking for Diabetes . . . . 12

Cooking for Weight Loss . . . . 13

Adult 21+ . . . . 14

Custom Cooking Parties . . . . 16

Moorhead Movie Madness . . . . 17


LOCATIONS Central Recreation Center 720.859.4999 • 18150 E. Vassar Place Expo Recreation Center 303.326.8630 • 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Moorhead Recreation Center 303.326.8315 • 2390 Havana St. Call 303.326.8634 to discuss food allergies or dietary restrictions before enrolling.

REGISTRATION Register today at AuroraGov.org/Cooking or call 303.326.8650

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WELCOME TO AURORA COOKS Dear Aurora Cooks Community, We’re always eager for summer here at Aurora Cooks, taking full advantage of Colorado’s short but very sweet growing season. Every year we patiently watch for the first sprouts of the season and then feast all summer. However, this year holds additional anticipation as we open Central Recreation Center. We will begin cooking classes in Central’s state-of-theart teaching kitchen. We’ll offer everything from kids and teens summer cooking camps to adult 21 and over cooking classes. Join us for a class or custom cooking party and check out our new digs! A teaching garden will also be making its debut at Moorhead Recreation Center this summer! Much like our garden at Expo Recreation Center, we’ll harvest the fruits, vegetables, flowers and herbs we grow for use in our cooking program. We’re thrilled to engage the community in eating what we grow, from seed to table with this new garden! Summer 2019 is shaping up to be quite the season for Aurora Cooks. We can’t wait to have you in to celebrate! -The Aurora Cooks Team

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PARENT/TOT Ages 3-6 with parent • $30 • Price includes one parent and one child. Additional childcare not provided.

Father’s Day Treats

Lil’ Beach Bums (GF)

Spend a morning making treats to take home and spoil dad. Includes a jar of pancake mix that will make breakfast on the big day a hit! Menu: Maple Bacon Crunch Parfait, Scotcharoo Bites, Monster Snack Mix and Blueberry Pancake Mix. 13103 June 8 • Sat., 9-10:30 a.m. • Central 13104 June 15 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • Expo

Menu: Surf and Sand Parfaits, Banana Kiwi Palm Trees and Sea Turtle Sliders. 13109 July 20 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • Moorhead

Garden Critters (GF)

Menu: Grape Caterpillars, Cucumber Ranch Slugs, Almond Butter Apple Snails, Strawberry Lady Bugs, Cheesy Pretzel Butterfly and Bug Juice. 12938 Aug. 10 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • Expo

Star Spangled Brunch

Come celebrate Independence Day with this festive 4th of July brunch. Menu: Red, White and Blue Muffins, Watermelon Fruit Pizza, Red, White and Blue Breakfast Nachos. 13105 June 29 • Sat., 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • Moorhead

Pack A Picnic

Shake-up Pasta Salad, Turkey Avocado Pinwheels, Fruit Salsa with Apple Chips. 13110 Aug. 10 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • Central

Campfire Cookout

Take your campfire cooking to the next level with this kid-friendly meal. Menu: Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Honey-Sesame Dipping Sauce, Colorful Cous Cous and Gooey Banana Splits. 13106 July 13 • Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon • Central

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PARENT/FAMILY Ages 6-16 with parent • $50 • Price includes one parent and one child

Cupcake Mania

Learn the art of the pastry chef in this fun cupcake class! Menu: Lemon Meringue Cupcakes, Brownie Cupcakes with Nutella Icing, Chocolate Caterpillar Cupcakes and Pina Colada Cupcakes. 12943 June 1 • Sat., 2-4 p.m. • Central 12940 Aug. 24 • Sat., 3-5 p.m. • Expo

Korean BBQ

Arepas and Salsas (GF)

Menu: Korean BBQ Short Ribs, Kimchi Dumplings, Japachae (Korean Glass Noodle Stir Fry), Hotteok (CinnamonSugar filled pancakes) for dessert. 13115 June 15 • Sat., 6-8 p.m. • Expo

Learn to make Venezuelan corn arepas! Menu: Chicken and Avocado Arepas, Ropa Vieja (shredded beef) Arepas, Black Bean and Corn Arepas and Charred Chile and Cheese Arepas. 13118 July 13 • Sat., 3-5 p.m. • Central

Summer In Italy

Menu: Cajun Shrimp Fettuccini, Caprese Salad, Summer Bruschetta and Gelato. 13113 June 22 • Sat., 6-8 p.m. • Moorhead

Sizzling Fajita Feast (GF)

We'll serve up some sizzling steak fajitas in this delicious family dinner class. Menu: Sizzling Steak Fajitas, Homemade Tortillas, Mexican Rice and Beans and Salsa Roja. 12947 Aug. 16 • Fri., 6-8 p.m. • Expo

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KIDS Ages 6-10 • $25 unless noted

Father's Day Brunch

Get Dunked (GF)

Enjoy a special Father's Day brunch prepared by your child! Dad's return at 11 a.m. to dine. Menu: Maple Bacon French Toast, Tomato and Zucchini Frittata, Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits and Sparkling Fruit Punch. 13119 June 15 • Sat., 9-11:30 a.m. • Central 13121 June 16 • Sun., 9-11:30 a.m. • Expo • $30

Join us for a pool party themed cooking class where we cook up a menu of “dunked” items. Menu: Blueberry Yogurt Pools with Fruit Fish Dippers, Lifesaver (Bagel) Sandwiches and Into the Deep End Rice Crispy Treats. 13123 June 22 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • Expo

Empanadas Every Way

Learn to fill and bake your own empanadas from scratch! Menu: Creamy Chilean Chicken Empanadas, Corn and Carrot Empanadas and Apple Cinnamon Empanadas with Ice Cream for dessert. 12950 July 12 • Fri., 10 a.m.-noon • Central

Pizza Parlor

Make pizza dough and marinara from scratch. Then use a variety of toppings including veggies, meats and cheeses to create a masterpiece personal pizza. Menu: Summer Salad, Homemade Personal Pizzas and Dessert Fruit Pizza. 12952 July 19 • Fri., 2-4 p.m. • Expo 12960 Aug. 9 • Fri., 10 a.m.-noon • Central

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Cupcake Mania

Learn to bake a variety of cupcakes, icings and decors with your friends. Then mix and match icings to decorate your creations just like the professionals for the judging and tasting. Menu: Triple Chocolate, Oreo, Strawberry and Funfetti Cupcakes with Lots of Toppings! 12963 Aug. 8 • Thu., 1-3 p.m. • Expo 12964 Aug. 10 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • Central 12965 Aug. 24 • Sat., 3-5 p.m. • Moorhead

I Want S'more Of That!

Join us in getting creative with this classic summertime staple. Menu: S'mores Fro-Yo Sundae, S'more Dip with Grahams and Strawberries, S'more Tortilla Pinwheels and S'more Cookie Bites. 13124 Aug. 17 • Sat., 1-3 p.m. • Expo

Moorhead Movie Madness

Join us for dinner and a movie! Kids will spend the first portion of class preparing a true "Arabian Nights" feast and then enjoy what they've made while watching a live-action remake of a popular 1992 Disney classic. Can you guess from the menu which movie? Menu: Flying Carpet Flatbread, Aladdin's Zesty Chicken Kabobs with Dip, Abu's Chunky Monkey Frozen Yogurt and Genies Color Changing Punch. 13650 July 19 • Fri., 5:30-9:30 p.m. • Moorhead • $30

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KIDS CAMPS Ages 6-10 (unless otherwise noted) • $150 Apron and recipe packet included Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon unless noted.

Scholarships made available by generous funding from Conoco Phillips. Email awight@ auroragov.org to apply.

Baking Boot Camp

Cook Around The World

Camp Cook - A – Munga

Cooking From The Garden

Take your baking skills to the next level! Menu: Pies and Tarts, Cookies, Cakes and Icings, Bread and Biscuits and Frozen Treats. 10891 June 3-7 • Expo 10892 June 17-21 • Moorhead 10895 June 24-28 • Central

Explore world cultures through food! Each day, students prepare recipes and discuss culture native to each country. Countries include: France, Thailand, Mexico, China and Italy. 10900 July 8-12 • Moorhead 10901 July 22-26 • Central

Ages 7-12 Learn basic cooking skills, kitchen safety and how to follow a recipe and learn nutrition basics. 10897 June 10-14 • Expo • 9 a.m.-noon 13720 July 29-Aug.2 • Expo • 2-5 p.m.

Eat what you grow! Learn to garden and cook delicious, fresh summertime dishes using herbs and vegetables from our teaching garden. Take home DIY garden crafts too! 10903 July 22-26 • Expo 10904 July 29-Aug. 2 • Expo

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TEEN Ages 11-16 • $30

French Macarons (GF)

Crazy For Cupcakes

Menu: Pistachio, Mocha, Dulce De Leche, Raspberry Lemon, Blueberry Cheesecake and Hazelnut. 12962 June 7 • Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Central 12956 July 20 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Moorhead 12961 Aug. 24 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Expo

Learn to bake a variety of cupcakes, icings and decors with your friends. Then mix and match icings to decorate your creations just like the professionals for the judges and tasting. Menu of S'mores: Unicorn, S'mores, Cookie Dough and Blueberry Meringue. 12959 June 28 • Fri., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead 12958 July 18 • Thu., 1-4 p.m. • Expo 12957 Aug. 8 • Thu., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Central

BBQ Masters (GF)

Become the master of the grill. Menu: Fall Off the Bone Baby Back Ribs, Grilled Cotija Corn, Spicy Mango Salad and Grilled Peach Cobbler. 13128 June 13 • Thu., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead

Pizzas, Calzones, Stromboli

Make pizza dough and sauces from scratch and then learn the difference between pizza, calzones and Stromboli in this pizza enthusiast class. Menu: Chicken Parmesan Calzone, Personalized Pizza and Buffalo Chicken Stromboli. 13127 Aug. 10 • Sat., 2-5 p.m. • Expo

Teen Mystery Basket Challenge: Frozen Treats Learn the basics of making frozen treats, then tackle some mystery ingredients in teams and create a winning frozen masterpiece. Menu: Brownie Batter Ice Cream, Salted Caramel, Cookies 'N Cream, Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches and Watermelon Lime Sorbet. 13125 June 15 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Central

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TEENS CAMPS Ages 10-14 • $150 Apron and recipe packet included Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-noon

Baking Boot Camp

Scholarships made available by generous funding from Conoco Phillips. Email awight@ auroragov.org to apply.

Master Chef Camp

Take your baking skills to the next level with five days of summer baking! Menu: Pies and Tarts, Cookies, Cakes and Icings, Bread and Biscuits and Frozen Treats. 10905 June 3-7 • Moorhead 10906 June 24-28 • Expo 10908 July 29-Aug. 2 • Central

Unleash your creativity and start to become a master chef! Each day learn a cooking technique and use it to create a summer dish using mystery ingredients. 10912 June 17-21 • Central 10913 July 8-12 • Expo 10914 July 29-Aug. 2 • Moorhead

Cook Around The World Explore world cultures through food! Each day, students prepare recipes and discuss culture native to each country. Countries include: France, Thailand, Mexico, China and Italy. 10911 July 15-19 • Central 10910 July 22-26 • Moorhead

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ADULT 15 + Ages 15 and older • $35

French Macarons (GF)

Not Just Salads

Arepas (GF)

Tasty Indian Platter

Experience tricks and techniques for making beautiful and delicious French Macarons. Menu: Pistachio, Mocha, Cinnamon Dulce, Raspberry Lemon, Blueberry Cheesecake and Hazelnut. 12946 June 8 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Expo 12945 Aug. 17 • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Central 12948 Aug. 24 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead

Learn to make Venezuelan corn arepas! Menu: Ancho Shredded Pork and Mango, Chicken and Avocado, Black Bean and Corn and Mushroom. 12954 June 14 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

Being Vegan doesn't just mean eating salad. Learn to make vegan starters, mains and sides that are satisfying and delicious. Menu: Crispy Falafel with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Mushroom Wellington with a Rosemary-Walnut Cream Sauce, Sichuan Style Braised Eggplant and Tofu Gyoza, Ancho Charred Cauliflower Tacos with Avocado Slaw and a Melty Beet Ruben. 13195 June 21 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

Join Chef Anita on a trip to Northern India, preparing some of her families favorite vegetarian recipes. Menu: Idlis, Dum Aloo (Potato Curry), Jeera Rice, and Boondi (Chickpea Dumpling) Raita. 13198 July 13 • Sat., 5-8 p.m. • Expo • Instructor: Anita Gaikwad

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Eat The Rainbow: Colorful Buddha Bowls For Every Taste Packed with vegetables, grains and

protein, Buddha Bowls are good and good for you! Menu: Greek Goddess Buddha Bowl, Peanut Spring Roll Bowl, Cuban Chicken Buddha Bowl, Bacon Greens and Crispy Beans Bowl topped with a Poached Egg and Chipotle Hollandaise, finished with Spiralized Carrot Cake Bowl for dessert. 12955 July 20 • Sat., 9 a.m.-noon • Expo

Korean BBQ

Learn the secrets of classic Korean home cooking in this authentic Korean BBQ class. Menu: Scallion Pancakes, Pork Dumplings with Tangy Gochutgaru Dipping Sauce, Jajangmyeon (Noodles in Black Bean Sauce), Korean BBQ Short Rib and Bok Choi Kimchi Salad. 13179 Aug. 3 • Sat., 5-8 p.m. • Moorhead

Fresh Cheese Making At Home

The beginner's guide to making fresh cheese at home. Make Cream Cheese, Ricotta, Fresh Mozzarella and Burrata, then transform them into tasty dishes. Menu: Cream Cheese and Mushroom Bruschetta, Ricotta Gnocchi with Basil Pesto and Almond Stuffed Burrata with Seasonal Fruit. 12953 June 8 • Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Central 12951 Aug. 10 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead

Regional BBQ

Learn three styles of BBQ preparations-Memphis, Texas and Kansas City and try your taste buds to find a winner. Menu: Memphis Dry-Rubbed Chicken Drums, Texas Slathered Baby Back Ribs and North Carolina Pulled Pork Sliders. 13145 Aug. 17 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead

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COOKING FOR DIABETES Ages 15 and older • $35 per class Learn from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist how to get your blood sugars under control while still enjoying real food. Cooking for Diabetes classes emphasize techniques to help you prevent complications from diabetes by controlling blood sugars by eating well. Designed as a three-class series, to be taken in order.

Cooking For Diabetes: Snacking For Diabetes And Label Reading

Cooking For Diabetes: Goals Of Diabetes Care And Carbohydrate Counting

Understand the goals of diabetes care to improve health. Use carbohydrate counting to create balanced meals. Receive an individualized assessment of your 24-hour blood sugar history. Menu: Peppersteak Diana with Beet Salad and Roasted Brussels Sprouts. 13201 July 13 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

Create balanced snacks using carbohydrate counting. Learn how to avoid common mistakes people make when snacking. Become a more informed food consumer by learning how to use Nutrition Facts labels. Menu: Chicken Hash and two balanced snacks. 13190 July 27 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

Cooking For Diabetes: Beyond The Basics

Improving quality of the foods you eat to go beyond avoiding complications from Diabetes and really maximize wellness. Understand the importance of microbiota gut health for Diabetes and foods to improve it. Menu: Tandoori Turkey, Palak Paneer, Cucumber Riata and Rice. 13192 Aug. 3 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

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COOKING FOR WEIGHT LOSS Ages 15 and older • $35 per class Learn from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist how to get your metabolism working for you with real food. Cooking for Weight Loss classes focus on skills to make you confident you are eating well, to maximize weight loss and improve health. Designed as a three-class series, to be taken in order.

Cooking For Weight Loss: Metabolism And Meal Planning

Learn why ‘diets’ do not work and how to plan meals that maximize your metabolism. Receive an individualized assessment of your metabolism. Menu: Fizzy Chicken with Vegetable Mélange and Quinoa. 13161 June 8 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

Cooking For Weight Loss: Smart Snacking 7 Label Reading

Build on the foundation of understanding of metabolism you learned in last class to learn about balanced snacks and the common mistakes people make when snacking. Become a more informed food consumer by learning how to use Nutrition Facts labels. Menu: Beef Enchilada Salad and two balanced snacks. 13170 June 15 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

Cooking For Weight Loss: Increasing Quality Foods

Improving the quality of the foods you eat is the key to losing weight and keeping it off. Learn to avoid common pitfalls of dieters. Understand the importance of microbiota gut health for weight loss and foods to improve it. Menu: Miso Salmon with Sautéed Snow Peas, Cucumber Salad and Rice Noodles. 13174 June 22 • Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • Moorhead • Instructor: Kaylan Crowther

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ADULT 21+ Ages 21 and older • $40 • Each class will be paired with two glasses of wine, two beers, or cocktails depending on menu. • ID will be checked prior to class participation.

Better With Beer

Discover the great tastes of Colorado craft beers and how to incorporate them into dishes that are sure to become favorites. Menu: Belgian Beer Cheese Fondue, Summer Salad with Peach Ale Vinaigrette, Bacon Gouda Risotto with Roasted Tomatoes, Porter Peppercorn Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Cherry Lambic Crisp with Almond Ice Cream. 12937 June 14 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Moorhead

Ice Cream For Grown Ups

Join us to get the inside scoop on making boozy ice cream at home. Experiment with creative flavors and learn tricks to customizing your own! Menu: Graham Cracker Cheese Cake, Bourbon Toffee Pretzel, Kahlua Espresso Chip, Lemon Poppy Seed Sorbet, Nutter Butter and White Balsamic Strawberry. 13134 June 22 • Sat., 5-8 p.m. • Expo

Tapas And Sangria

Join us for a taste of Spanish culture while preparing some traditional tapas and sangria. Menu: Paprika Chicken and Chickpea Flatbread, Chorizo Mussels, Pancetta and Manchego Tortilla, Charred Cauliflower Florets with Marcona Romesco, Green Gazpacho and dessert of Cabrales and Fig Empanadas. 12941 July 19 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo 12942 Aug. 9 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

Vegan Cheese and Wine (GF)

Making vegan cheese at home is a game changer. Much tastier than store-bought and you can control the quality of the ingredients. In this class, we will learn to make a variety of quick and simple cheeses such as vegan Parmesan, nacho cheese and several hard cheeses. 12944 July 27 • Sat., 4-7 p.m. • Moorhead 14467 Aug. 17 • Sat., 4-7 p.m. • Central

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Taste Of Thailand (GF)

Adventure to the streets of Thailand as we cook from Andy Ricker's (chef/owner of Pok Pok restaurants) cookbook Pok Pok, A Collection of Authentic Thai Recipes and Stories. Menu: Papaya Salad, Spicy Drunken Noodles, Stir Fried Brussels Sprouts, Thai Curry Chicken Soup and Coconut Cream Mango Sticky Rice. 12939 Aug. 16 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Central

Secret Garden Dinner

Dine under the lights at the Expo garden, feasting on the produce from our very own garden and local items from across the state. Menu: Alamosa Striped Bass, Boulder Meats Brick Chicken, Grilled Bread and Marinated Tomato Salad, Olathe Sweet Corn and Goat Cheese Dip with Crudités and Grilled Palisade Peach Crumble with Basil Ice Cream. 13141 Aug. 23 • Fri., 6-9 p.m. • Expo

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CUSTOM COOKING PARTIES

Celebrate your next birthday, anniversary, corporate team building event, or special occasion with a custom cooking party! Our custom cooking parties include hands-on instruction, guiding participants through new methods and techniques, to prepare a delicious meal. Participants will spend the last portion of class enjoying each other’s company and the delicious food they’ve created together.

Kids Adult Ages: 6-14 Number of Guests: Up to 12 Price: $20/child Class Length: 2 hours

15+ Up to 12 $35/adult 2 hours

For details and availability, email awight@auroragov.org or call 303.326.8634.

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MOORHEAD MOVIE MADNESS

Join us for dinner and a movie! Kids will spend the first portion of class preparing a true “Arabian Nights” feast and then enjoy what they’ve made while watching a live-action remake of a popular 1992 Disney classic. Can you guess from the menu which movie? Menu: Flying Carpet Flatbread, Aladdin’s Zesty Chicken Kabobs with Dip, Abu’s Chunky Monkey Frozen Yogurt and Genies Color Changing Punch. 13650 July 19 • Fri., 5:30-9:30 p.m. • Moorhead • $30 Email awight@auroragov.org for more details.

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City of Aurora Expo Recreation Center 10955 E. Exposition Ave. Aurora, CO 80012

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