Cooking Demos

Cooking Demo Info


JULY 2019

Cooking Demo: 4th of July Dinner Party! --- Wednesday July 3rd at 5:30pm - $14 per person

Are you looking for a bit of inspiration for your own 4th of July party? Look no further!

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for a day-before-the 4th dinner and celebrate with some delicious food! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Cherry, blueberry and goat cheese salad* ~ Creamy roasted potato cauliflower salad*

Roasted carrot-dogs* ~ Mini beef ‘n mushroom burgers ~ Ice cream sandwiches*

Cooking Demo: Summertime Brunch --- Saturday July 6th 11am - $14 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for a summer brunch that features flavorful and nutritious dishes this beautiful season has to offer! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Scratch made crumpets with fresh strawberry jam ~ Ham and cheese quiche with veggie crust

Orange pistachio baked doughnuts ~ Orange dreamsicle smoothie ~ Tex-mex migas

Cooking Demo: Summer Picnic---MondayJuly 8th at 5: 30pm - $12 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for a delicious and educational evening, featuring some of the best foods this season has to offer:

Italian pinwheels ~ Caprese salad with basil vinaigrette* ~ Greek orzo salad with chicken ~ Blueberry hand pies*

Cooking demo: Lunch inspiration- Wednesday July 10th at 12:30pm$12 per person

Tired of the same old lunch? Finding yourself eating out more than you’d like? Join your harvest market dietitian for a delicious and nutritious lunch ideas, perfect for on-the-go! The following recipes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Turkey burgers with quick tzatziki and veggie cous cous ~ Hummus and turkey chard wrap ~ Super quick and easy grain & protein bowl ~Grilled chicken with veggie relish and roasted sweet potato wedges

Cooking Demo: Low Sodium – Heart Healthy Cooking sponsored by Carle –Thursday July 11th at 5:30 pm- 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: recipe redux- lightened up summer classics

Pasta salad* ~ Veggie fries* ~ Cheeseburgers ~ Chocolate chip cookies*

Cooking Demo: Sweet Corn Season! – Monday July 15th at 5:30pm $14 per person

It’s here, it’s here! Get in the kitchen with your Harvest Market Dietitian to learn how to use up one of the best fresh foods the Midwest has to offer! The following recipes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Easy cheesy corn dip* ~ Grilled steak salad with corn tomato relish ~ Chilled creamy corn soup* ~ Roasted corn on the cob* ~ Succotash*

Cooking Demo: No- Cook Summer Dinner – Tuesday July 16th at 5:30pm $14 per person

Too hot to cook? Not to worry! Your Harvest Market Dietitian is here to help with delicious summer dishes that require no cooking! The following recipes will be prepared and enjoyed

Golden Gazpacho* ~ Bruschetta pasta* ~ Shrimp and avocado ceviche ~ Chicken salad chard wraps ~ Creamy yogurt ice pops*

Cooking demo: Cooking with Fruit- Monday July 22nd at 5:30pm$14 per person

Fruit for dinner?! Yes indeedy! Get in the kitchen with your harvest market dietitian to learn how to prepare delicious and healthy fruit-filled dishes the whole family will love! The following summer-inspired recipes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Grilled watermelon salad*~ Pineapple teriyaki chicken ~ Berry-filled salad with poppyseed dressing*~ Grilled fish with peach salsa

Cooking Demo: Zucchini, tomatoes and basil, Oh My! – Wednesday July 24th at 5:30pm $14 per person

Summer is in full swing and that means tomatoes, zucchini and basil are abundant! Join your Harvest Market Dietitian to learn how to turn these scrumptious summer veggies into mouthwatering dishes! The following recipes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Cheesy baked zoodles ~ Tomato gratin* ~ Caprese dip* ~ Pesto zoodles with charred tomatoes ~ Homemade tomato sauce*

Cooking Demo: Small plates & Cocktails! – Friday July 26th at 5:30pm $16 per person

Come on out, unwind and join your Harvest Market Dietitian as she whips up the perfect summer small plates and cocktails to match! Attendees must be 21 or older to attend.

Menu to be determined!

Cooking Demo: Dinner and a Movie! Monday July 29th at 5:30pm $12 per person

Ever want to eat the food from your favorite movies? Now’s your chance! Join your Harvest Market Dietitian as she prepares some of her favorite movie recipes:

Ratatouille’s ratatouille* ~ Julie & Julia’s bruschetta* ~

Lady and the Tramp spaghetti and meatballs ~ Matilda’s chocolate cake*

Cooking Demo:Summer Soups & Sandwiches—Wednesday July 31st at 12:30pm $12 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for a delicious and nutritious lunch featuring soups and sandwiches perfect for summer!

TBLT’s (turkey bacon) ~ copycat Panera Mediterranean veggie sandwich*~

Creamy zucchini soup* ~chilled peach soup with goat cheese*

Upcoming Cooking Demos

Aug 26th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 23rd 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 21st 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 19th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 17th 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Aug 12th 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Aug 01st 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


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