Cooking Demos

Cooking Demo Info



4 Course Labor Day Chicken Dinner

Monday Sept. 2 @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Come celebrate Labor Day and the end days of summer with this delicious four-course chicken dinner! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Arugula, penne and parmesan salad ~ Roasted green beans and mushrooms with Worcestershire ~ Roasted whole chicken ~ Caramel apple cake

Low Sodium Heart Healthy Cooking with Carle-

Thursday Sept. 5th @ 5:30pm - free

Has your doctor asked you to follow a low-sodium or heart healthy diet? Have you experienced high blood pressure, blockages in your coronary arteries, heart valve problems, or heart failure? Join experts from Carle Heart & Vascular Institute and the Harvest Market Dietitian for a cooking demonstration, designed specifically for those with heart failure. We will explore various ways to prepare delicious low-sodium and heart healthy dishes.

Menu:Heart Healthy snacks

Cooking Demo: Taco Tuesday! T

uesday Sept 10th @ 5:30pm $14 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for a festive fiesta! Enjoy delicious Mexican dishes you can make right in your own home.The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Chunky guacamole~ Tex-mex chopped salad with honey lime vinaigrette~ Mexican style stuffed mini sweet peppers~ Smokey Cauliflower steaks with cilantro avocado sauce~ Pork tacos with apple salsa


Thursday Sept. 12th @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Join your Harvest Market Registered Dietitian for a delicious class that will leave you feeling stuffed! From pasta to peppers, learn how to prepare the following dishes that the whole family will love.

Taco stuffed potatoes ~ Ratatouille stuffed shells ~ Spanakopita stuffed mushrooms ~ Greek style stuffed peppers

Back to School Weeknight Dinners

Monday Sept. 16th @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Crazy schedules leave you with no time to cook? No problem! Skip the drive-thru and get dinner on the table fast. Join your Harvest Market Dietitian as she prepared 4 recipes you can get on the table in 20 minutes or less with minimal prepping and cooking! These recipes are sure to be a hit with the whole family. The following meals will be prepared and enjoyed:

Easy- peasy vegetarian taco bowls ~ Dump & go Crock pot meat sauce ~Quick chicken stir fry with rice ~ No-chop veggie and cheese pizza

Pasta, Please!

Thursday Sept. 19th @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Are you a pasta lover?? Join your Harvest Market Dietitian as she prepares four and nutritious pasta dishes! The following recipes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Tortellini spinach salad ~ Mac ‘n cheese with cauliflower~ Lightened up chicken alfredo~ Chicken Caesar pasta salad

Stir-fry 4-ways

Thursday Sept. 26th @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Stir frying is a quick and delicious way to get dinner on the table fast! Join your Harvest Market Dietitian as she prepares 4 stir fry recipes, loaded with veggies and flavor! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Broccoli beef ~ Tofu eggplant ~ Shrimp and green bean~ Chicken and bok choy

End of Summer Brunch

Saturday Sept. 28th at 11am $12 per person

Come celebrate the remaining days of summer with this delicious brunch cooking demo! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Apple cinnamon French toast sticks ~ Ooey-gooey pecan rolls ~ Skillet potato hash ~ Avocado toasts

Meatless Monday

Monday Sept. 30th @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for Meatless Monday and learn how to create delicious and filling veggie-loaded dishes even meat lovers will crave! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Broccoli cheese potatoes ~ Crispy buffalo portabella salad with blue cheese dressing ~ Chick (pea) salad sandwiches ~ Beet burgers with whipped goat cheese

Upcoming Cooking Demos


When can I sign up for classes?

Class registration opens the 3rd Friday of each month for the following month.Classes do fill up quickly, so plan accordingly. Emily suggests choosing which class(es) you’d like to sign up for before registration opens, so you can register right away. The class list along with descriptions can be found on our Store Events page here.

Do we do any hands-on cooking during the demo?

Our Demo’s are set up like a live cooking show, so sit back, relax and let Emily do all the cooking for you!

How do I pay for the class I signed up for?

Payments can be received online, at the customer service desk either in person or by paying over the phone (355-7878).

When do I have to pay by?

Payments for all classes are due the day before the class by 12pm. If payments are not received by this time, your seats will no longer be reserved.

The class I want to register for is full- help!

Please email Emily directly to be added to the wait list for a class that is full. Persons on the waitlist are often contacted!

I can no longer make a demo I registered for- what do I do?

Email Emily directly ( to cancel your registration.

Are kids allowed?

While there is no age limit to attending a cooking demo, the classes are catered more towards adults. It is up to the discretion of the guardian whether a cooking demo would be appropriate for their child(ren). If you are unsure, you may always call or email Emily directly.

Do we eat during the demo?

Yes! There are typically 4-6 recipes prepared per cooking demo, which ends up being a full plate of food.

What if I have an allergy/intolerance?

Please notify Emily immediately with any of your dietary concerns. While Emily tries to accommodate the best she can, the kitchen is not nut- or gluten free.

What If I need special seating/wheelchair access?

Please let Emily know as soon as possible for any requested seating arrangements. We do have an elevator to access the 2nd floor and Emily is more than happy to accommodate anyone wanting to participate.

Is there anything else I should know?

Emily does have a special VIP subscriber email list where she sends out last minute openings of classes and surprise pop-up classes for VIP subscribers only! To join her email list, email Emily directly at

Any other questions? Feel free to email or call Emily at or 217-355-7878 ext 813