MCC to Host Meal and Class on French Cuisine; Other Cuisine Classes Offered

Manchester Community College’s Continuing Education Division continues its acclaimed series of cultural explorations with “A Taste of France: Join Us for an Authentic French Meal and Culinary Talk.” This class/meal meets Tuesday evening, February 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the college’s Culinary Arts Center.

Participants will learn about the place and culture behind an authentic French cuisine that will be prepared and served by MCC’s culinary students. Seating is limited but there is still time to register (refer to CRN 12180). The fee, which includes the class and the meal, is $25.

Guest speaker is Marianne Lebergerie, a native of Languedoc, France, and an MCC Credit-Free Programs instructor of French language courses. She will provide a lecture after the meal on France’s regional culinary specialties.

MCC Credit-Free Programs also offers other culinary courses. Here are a few examples scheduled to begin in February. For the full schedule, check out the Credit-Free Programs Spring 2014 catalog at: Registration is currently open for:

Hot Soups for Cold Days!”-- meeting Friday, February 7, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class will prepare Spinach and Mushroom Soup with Garlic, Sweet Potato Peanut Bisque, Hearty Black Bean Soup Pronto, Mushroom Cashew Crème Soup, and White Bean and Kale Potage (refer to CRN 11733 to register); course fee is $55, with a materials fee of $12.

Croissants: Traditional, Chocolate, and Almond-Filled” – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, learn to make this simple yet elegant food for breakfast or brunch. This course meets Saturday, February 8, from 12:15 to 4 p.m. (refer to CRN 11608); course fee is $60, with a materials fee of $10. (Students should bring a rolling pin, medium-sized bowl, two cotton dish towels, a sharp knife, and containers for leftovers to class.)

Enrolling in and completing courses through MCC means students have access to hands-on experts in the field for instruction, as well as the added benefit of an official college transcript that serves as a record of their education.

For more information, call the Credit Free Information line at (860) 512-2800, or to register, contact the Registrar’s Office at (860) 512-3232, or visit





News Item Posted On: January 23, 2014
For Additional Information Contact: Credit Free Programs at 860-512-2800