Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

Breaking News

MC Weekly

July 31, 2013

Ivy Tech Peru site to offer culinary classes

College will offer culinary certificate this fall.

A nearly $75,000 donation from Vohne Liche Kennels will allow Ivy Tech’s Peru instructional site to offer culinary courses when the fall term begins Aug. 19.

Offering culinary courses at the Peru site is something administrators have been interested in since the fall of 2006, said Theresa Murphy, executive director of Ivy Tech’s Peru Instructional site.

“This is something that has been the chancellor’s vision since then,” Murphy said. “Through many renovations we kept the space where the kitchen once was open so at some point we would be able to equip it.”

When school begins, students will be able to earn a 16-credit-hour academic certificate in hospitality administration. Credit courses offered will include sanitation and first aid, basic food theory and skills, nutrition, intro to baking and others.

In addition to credit courses, non-credit classes will be offered. Non-credit courses will include a technique series where participants can learn about food preservation, knife techniques, savvy shopping and dessert skills.

There also will be special topic classes that will discuss learning to love your food processor, gluten free techniques, holiday cooking, among other subjects. These courses will cost $95 for each class, two for $160 or four for $280, Murphy said.

“We have a great lineup of non-credit classes with skilled instructors, where students can learn a lot,” Murphy said. “I’m excited about the equipment. It’s a beautiful space for students to take classes.”

The non-credit classes are open to everyone, and the school already has received several inquiries, according to Jennifer Hughes, coordinator for Ivy Tech Corporate College. Those interested in signing up should contact Hughes at 765-459-0561, Ext. 283, or jhughes32@ivytech.edu.

“We’re so grateful for the donation and excited to get classes going,” Hughes said.

Credit classes are limited to 12 students, and non-credit classes are limited to 20, said Alayne Cook, program manager for the Ivy Tech Corporate College. There are already four people registered for the credit courses, which is why Cook suggests people sign up as soon as possible.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
MC Weekly
  • RAY MOSCOWITZ: No joke: His life changed forever 50 years ago Do you remember the first major turning point in your life? It’s easy for me: April Fool’s Day, 50 years ago yesterday. At 8:54 a.m. on April 1, 1964, I parked my ’62 Chevy Impala in front of the Sears store on East Clinton Street in Frankfort, Ind.,

    April 2, 2014

  • Our current MC Weekly issue

    October 9, 2013

  • April 2, 2014: Police reports March 24, 1:40 p.m., deputies arrested Cassieopia Rhoads, 19, 200 block of West 6th Street, Peru, on a failure to appear warrant. March 24, 4:40 p.m., police arrested Charmichael Williams Jr., 18, and Lisa M. Hagedorn, 23, both of the 100 block of Ea

    April 2, 2014

  • MCW - 040214 - Brett Bowman column - pic BOWMAN: Grant, Hery back together After a season that saw them go different directions, Justin Grant and Mark Hery have reunited for the 2014 season. In the first event of the season over a month ago at the Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., Grant put the Claxton Race Engines/Hery Mo

    April 2, 2014 1 Photo

  • RAY MOSCOWITZ: Ole Olsen has been a Peru gem for 50 seasons When the final curtain drops on “Arsenic and Old Lace,” which runs April 24-27 and May 2-4, it will close the 50th season for Ole Olsen Theater, a Peru gem that deserves oodles of kudos. The first-ever curtain went up in March 1965, when Ole present

    March 26, 2014

  • Miami County Weekly sports briefs Maconaquah board votes to join TRC BUNKER HILL — The Maconaquah school board voted 5-0 last week in favor of having the Braves join the Three Rivers Conference, beginning in the 2015-16 school year. The Braves join fellow Miami County school Peru in

    March 26, 2014

  • March 26, 2014: Police reports March 17, 3:45 p.m., deputies arrested Jordan A. Cook, 23, 70 block of West 5th Street, Peru, on a probation violation warrant. March 17, 7:05 p.m., state police arrested William B. Stoller, 19, Elkhart, on a charge of possession of marijuana. March

    March 26, 2014

  • Farming exhibit at museum 4 A farming community It was in the 1880s when farming started shifting from old pioneer techniques that relied on hand tools to new-fangled machines like the steel plow, two-row cultivator and thresher. It’s also the time new scientific research recommended a crazy idea

    March 19, 2014 8 Photos

  • RAY MOSCOWITZ: Stepfather was inspiration for Peru trailblazer She remembers seeing him in his uniform and listening to the scanner while he was working. She wished she could be with him. That was when she was 2 or 3 years old. He would let her ride with him on Saturday night. A rush of excitement would shoot t

    March 19, 2014

  • UPDATE: Peru extends school day PERU — Students at Peru Community Schools will be staying at school longer for the next two weeks after the Peru School Board last week approved a one-hour extension to make up for snow cancellations. The one-hour extension started March 12 and will

    March 19, 2014

Featured Ads
Only on our website
AP Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.