Aug. 23

Aug. 23, 2016
Nannette Rodriguez
Associate vice president, Office of Marketing, Brand and Communication
Derek Rayment
Public + Media Relations Manager

Barbeque trip to KC, apple picking highlight new MCC noncredit courses

OMAHA, Neb. — Fifteen Open Kitchen workshops will be offered this fall through the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, including seven new classes. The courses will provide instruction, hands-on opportunities in various basic culinary skills, advanced culinary techniques and tours.
Area barbeque enthusiasts are invited to a two-day session to explore the World Series of BBQ, the world’s largest barbeque competition. Traveling by bus, participants of Travel: It’s All about BBQ Tour to Kansas City can expect a fun-filled time tasting barbeque from all over the world, as well as participating in a tour and tasting at Boulevard Brewery. Course participants will depart at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29 and return the next day at 5:30 p.m.
Travel: Apples Abound is a new course that meets for a tour and apple picking at Ditmar’s Orchard in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and ends the day with a hands-on workshop at MCC. The focus is on baked goods, sauces and butters. This one-day session meets Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9 a.m. at the orchard and ends at 3 p.m. at MCC.
Another new course, Dry Sausages, focuses on the proper technique for making dry and semi-dry sausages. This course is available to those who may be seeking instruction on sausage temperature and humidity requirements, casings and cultures. The event takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 6-9 p.m.
For detailed course and registration information, call 531-MCC-2400 or visit 


Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.