Feb. 6

Feb. 6, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



New culinary noncredit courses combine spirits with five-course meals


OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College’s Open Kitchen Workshops will be offering a trio of Pairing Studio noncredit courses this spring quarter at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway. Each course will focus on different spirits and how to pair them with various meals. 


The first of these courses offered is Pairing Studio: Tiny Bubbles on Friday, March 3, 6-9 p.m. It will be a five-course meal paired with selected sparkling wines. MCC chef Peter Walsh and MCC wine expert Lauren Balak will discuss, demonstrate and share the flavor of great wines.


Led by MCC chef Michael Combs and MCC spirit expert Jaime Ishii, Pairing Studio: Bourbon will be held Friday, April 7, 6-9 p.m. The instructors will lead the class through a five-course meal paired with different whiskies.


Pairing Studio: Springtime in Germany will be led by MCC chefs Brian Young and Derek Peterson on Friday, April 28, 6-9 p.m. The class will feature a five-course meal paired with German style beer.


Registrants for the Pairing Studio courses must be 21 years old or older. For more information or to register, visit or call 531-MCC-5231.




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.