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Chef Michael Gasaway, Culinary Arts Instructor, and Lifelong Learning are excited to offer a series of classes once a month with various themes where you will learn to chef with the best! Chef Gasaway will show you how to navigate your way through fun, hands-on cooking in the culinary programs state-of-the-art kitchens. You will have fun, you will learn, you will cook, and, most importantly, you will eat delicious cuisine you prepare! 

Chef Gasaway is a formally trained chef with over 25 years of experience in the field. After completing his degree from Johnson and Wale’s University on the east coast, he and his wife decided to come back to the Midwest, setting down roots in Sioux City. After 7 years of work at one of Siouxland’s best restaurants, he went to work for Aramark Corp. in their Higher Education division. For the next 13 and a half years, he worked as the Executive Chef for both the University of South Dakota and Briar Cliff University. In 2015, he accepted a position at Western Iowa Tech Community College as a Culinary Arts Instructor. 

THURSDAYS, 6 TO 8:30 P.M. 

Location: Applied Technology Building, Culinary Demonstration Kitchen, D201, Entrance 14 
Max: 16
Lifelong Learning membership required
*You will be standing and cooking for most of the class. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back. 


The end of the farmer’s market season is here, but you can still learn to cook some gourd-eous and delicious food. Come learn how to select the best squash (and other harvest vegetables), how to prep and store them, and some delicious seasoning tips!
Thursday, October 3; 6 to 8:30 p.m. 
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2588-01 
Fee: $35 

Non-Traditional Traditional Meals 

It’s just a few weeks before Thanksgiving and you have searched through your recipes, but you are hungry for something new. This year you are ready to perk up your holiday meal with something different but where do you start? Learn new ways to enjoy the upcoming holiday meals (and show off to THAT sister-in-law) and celebrate what we are thankful for with an unexpected menu of delicious food. 
Thursday, November 7; 6 to 8:30 p.m. 
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2588-02 
Fee: $35 

Eat Like the Dickens Dinner 

This evening class will teach you how to cook a lavish Dickens dinner. This formal dinner party, inspired by the type of food and drink that would have been enjoyed by the wealthy Victorians of England, will be a showstopper, sure to please even the most “Scrooge-ish” of your friends and family. 
Thursday, December 5; 6 to 8:30 p.m. 
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2588-03 
Fee: $50 


The holiday of love is upon us. Bring a friend or partner-in-crime to learn to cook a romantic meal together. What says love more than sharing and creating food together? From chocolate to fondue, you are not going to want to miss this one, it might break your heart. 
Thursday, February 6; 6 to 8:30 p.m. 
Course #20/FY-CPDV-2588-04 
Fee: $35

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