Cooking demonstrations available for Purdue community

The Demonstration Kitchen at the Córdova Recreational Sports Center strives to make cooking accessible to everyone by demonstrating delicious recipes and menus that are quick, easy and affordable. The Demonstration Kitchen will provide a variety of demonstrations and programs this spring in order to accommodate varying interests, ages and abilities.

Demonstrations are held 7-8 p.m. in the Demonstration Kitchen. Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the Co-Rec parking lot.

The spring 2018 cooking demonstration schedule:

* Jan. 22: Dine Like the Dutch

* Jan. 31: Mediterranean Meals

* Feb. 5: Curry in a Hurry

* Feb. 13: Romantic Recipes for Two

* Feb. 22: Vegetarian Meals

* Feb. 26: Gluten-Free Foods

* March 6: Clean Eating

* March 22: Restaurant Meals Made at Home

* March 29: Decadent Desserts

* April 4: Superfoods

* April 10: Cooking with Quinoa

* April 24: Brain Foods for Finals

The demonstrations are open to Purdue faculty, staff, students, retirees and persons they sponsor. Sign up for cooking demonstrations at Member Services in the Co-Rec or online. Cost is $10. Each demonstration will provide the opportunity to participate in an interactive cooking experience, sample four to five delicious recipes, and take home recipe cards.

Additional programs offered by the Demonstration Kitchen:

Private cooking demonstration: Private cooking demonstrations are ideal for staff or club retreats, Residence Hall programs, and sorority and fraternity programs. Cooking instructors will provide a fun and informative program for any group, and a variety of menus are available to choose from. The Demonstration Kitchen staff take care of the grocery shopping, preparation and cleanup.

Kitchen rental: Those looking for a fun and creative way to host a meeting, celebrate with a group or hold a team-building exercise can rent the Demonstration Kitchen. Cooking is a great way to gather friends and colleagues, and the Demonstration Kitchen is available to reserve for students, faculty and staff.

For more information on available programs, contact 765-496-1788.