Feed’em Soup, KC set culinary classes

Feed’em Soup is partnering with Kishwaukee College to bring three unique culinary classes to downtown DeKalb this spring.

Feed’em Soup Chef Alex Smith, who received training at the Culinary School at the Illinois Art Institute in Chicago, will give personal culinary instruction in the kitchen at 122 S. First St. in DeKalb. Classes offered this spring include:

Culinary Arts With Chef Smith: So you can cook a few things, but you have always wanted to get some of those foundational skills such as making sauces, knife skills and proper use of produce and proteins. Learn to prepare foods that will impress friends and family. Smith will tailor classes to take advantage of seasonal dishes inspired by ingredients readily available and at their peak. Attendees should wear closed-toe shoes for safety; bring an apron and a favorite kitchen knife. Must be at least age 16. Cost includes $25 for supplies. The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, April 3 through May 8.

Six Sumptuous Soups: Take soup from a simple side dish to the focus of the meal. Students should bring an apron, a favorite chef knife (if they have one), wear hair pulled back and make sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Must be at least age 18. Cost includes $40 for supplies. The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 6 to March 13. No refunds after Jan. 30.

Dinner for Your Darling: With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this class is a wonderful way to show someone you care. During the day, attendees will report to the kitchen and learn how to make a gourmet meal with Chef Smith. Instruction begins with some kitchen basics followed by the preparation of a multi-course meal. Students can invite their special someone for dinner and enjoy the fruits of their labors. Students should bring an apron, a favorite chef knife (if they have one), wear hair pulled back and make sure to wear closed-toe shoes for safety. Class meets from 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Guests should arrive at 7 p.m. to share the meal. Must be at least age 18. Cost includes $50 for supplies. No refunds after Jan. 31.

For more information, contact Lisa Gurman, continuing education coordinator at Kish College at lisa.gurman@kishwaukee.edu or 815-825-2086, ext. 3750.