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Retreat & Ecology Campus

Cooking Classes/ Farm Dinners


Please note, all of our cooking classes for Summer 2014 are now full. If you would like to get on a wait list for any of these courses please email lurec@luc.edu or 815.338.1032.

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Wine Tasting and Food Pairing (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, July 24th, 6:00-9:00 PM; Cost: $45
Gain a full understanding of wine using your taste buds. Explore different food pairings and prepare a menu that enhances both the food and wine flavors. You will leave with a completely different mindset for creating a night of elegance using very simple techniques.

A Trip Through the Burgundy Region in France (CLASS FULL)
Thursday, July 31st, 6:00-9:00 PM; Cost: $45
Experience firsthand the wines and foods of this region. Learn simple French Cooking techniques that will stick with you forever.


Loyola Farm-to-Table Event (CLASS FULL)
Friday, August 8th, 6:30 PM; Cost: $65
Experience a true local meal created from fresh ingredients from our farm while dining in our gardens. Meal will be accompanied by sustainable wines paired specifically to complement our menu.

Soups and Sauces (CLASS FULL)
Saturday, August 16th, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM; Cost: $35
Engage in a hands-on lesson on the elements involved in taking your meal to the next level. Learn the age old techniques of creating stocks/reductions and the skills/variations of the “Mother Sauces. Complete the class with the creation of an unforgettable meal to accompany your hard work.

Food Preservation (CLASS FULL)
Saturday, August 30th, 11:00 AM-3:00 PM; Cost: $35
Learn how to properly and safely preserve your harvest for the year. Understand the techniques for canning, proper freezing, drying, and fermenting.


Artisan Breads (CLASS FULL)
Saturday, September 6th, 11:00AM-3:00 PM; Cost: $35
Take a firsthand look into the art of baking artisan breads. Understand sourdough, learn to mix, shape, proof, and properly cook a great loaf of bread from simple to complex. Tap into the bakers percentage’ as we explore one of the World’s best traditions.


Registration is now closed as all of summer 2014 classes are full. To get added to a wait list for any of these classes please contact us at lurec@luc.edu or 815.338.1032.


In order to keep our classes comfortable and to preserve our chef to student ratio we must impose a cancellation policy. A one-week notice is required for cancellation of any class or dining event. If you do not cancel by email to lurec@luc.edu at least one week in advance of your scheduled class, we will charge your credit card in full for the class. Please feel free to send a friend in your place.

QUESTIONS?  Contact us at 815.338.1032 or lurec@luc.edu with any questions or concerns.

Note: All cooking classes will be held at Loyola's Retreat and Ecology Campus located at 2710 S. Country Club Road in Woodstock, Illinois.


Loyola University Retreat and Ecology Campus
2710 S. Country Club Road · Woodstock, IL 60098 · Phone: 815.338.1032 · lurec@luc.edu

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