Register Now for Crystal Lake Park District Cooking Classes

Sun September 2, 2018

The Crystal Lake Park District has fall class options to expand your cooking expertise in the kitchen. Classes are available for ages 6 & up. Registration in advance is required. Registration is available online at or in person at the Crystal Lake Park District Admin. Office, 1 East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. For more information contact Lindsey Pollina, (815) 459-0680, ext. 1210.


Fabulous Foodie Fun

Ages 6-11

Eating healthy not only can taste great, but help you gain energy and stamina! Kids will cook creative, nutritional recipes they can sample on the spot. A comprehensive cookbook will go home at the end of the session so you can easily repeat your favorite recipe.

Location: Woodscreek Park, Instructor: Kellie Christy

Tu, 8/28-10/2, 5-6 pm

$65/$70, register for 120625-01

Tu, 10/9-11/13, 5-6 pm

$65/$70, register for code 120625-02


Kids 3 Day Winter Camp Confetti Gourmet

Ages 9-16

Join us in this series to bake and learn basic techniques to decorate a festive cake. Along with cooking and creating easy and tasty appetizers.

Location: Confetti Gourmet Academy, Instructor: Pili Rios

W/Th/F, 12/26-12/28, 10 am -12:30 pm

$207/$217, register for code 120601-01


Fall Soups with Chef Dave

Ages 14 & Up 1 Class

Chef Dave is back with his fun, informative and entertaining cooking demonstration! Dave has many accolades including voted Best Caterer in the Daily Herald, attending the Dumas Pere L'Ecole de Cuisine Culinary School, studied in France with 2-star chef Michael Chabran, worked at Charlie Trotters, Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago, Le Titi de Paris and the American Club before starting his own business. Just in time for harvest veggies, herbs and squashes, enjoy the demo of Sweet Potato Soup, French Veggie Soup with Pesto and Onion Chowder. During the demo you will get to enjoy all 3 soups and learn how to make the best fall soups in the county!

Location: Woodscreek Park, Instructor: David Esau

Th, Oct 11, 6:30-8:30 pm

$25, register for code #130141-01



Confetti Gourmet

Ages 17 & Up

Want to step up your dinner options but don’t know where to start? The Confetti Gourmet Academy offers hands-on cooking classes led by professional chefs. Choose a week with your favorite theme because you get to eat what you make in class!

Location: Confetti Gourmet Academy, Instructor: Pili Rios


Sa, 9/8, 2-3:30 pm, theme: Cupcakes

$93/$103, register for code 130621-01


F, 9/14, 6:30-9 pm, theme: Knife Skills

$114/$124, register for code 130621-02


F, 9/21, 6:30-9 pm, theme: Noodles

$114/$124, register for 130621-03


Sa, 10/20, 2-3 pm, theme: Afternoon Tea

$114/$124, register for 130621-05


Sa, 10/20, 6:30-9 pm, theme: Pumpkin

$64/$74, register for 130621-04


F, 10/26, 6:30-9 pm, theme: Oktoberfest

$114/$124, register for 130621-06


Sa, 11/10, 6:30-9 pm, theme: Gnocchi

$114/$124, register for 130621-07


Su, 11/18, 10 – 3 pm, theme: Bread Basics

$229/$239, register for 130621-08


Sa, 12/15, 6:30-9 pm, theme: Winter Soups

$114/$124, register for 130621-09