Cooking Demos

Cooking Demo Info



Low Sodium Heart Healthy Cooking with Carle

Thursday Oct. 3rd @ 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 fall favorites

Pumpkin squash soup, roasted brussels sprouts & squash, stuffed acorn squash, sautéed apples with oat crumble

Mexican Fiesta!

Tuesday Oct. 8th @ 5:30pm $14 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for a festive, delicious and nutritious fiesta! Skip the restaurant and enjoy amazing Mexican dishes you can make right in your own home.The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Best ever black bean dip, red beans and cauliflower rice, Mexican style stuffed mini sweet peppers, roasted chicken with creamy pablano sauce, roasted tomatillo enchiladas

Tailgait Time!

Thursday Oct 10th@ 5:30pm $12 per person

Football season is upon us and that means TAILGATING! Join your Harvest Market Registered Dietitian for a delicious class on updated tail gaiting favorites sure to get you ready for game time! Impress all your friends with these amazing recipes:

“I can’t believe there’s no meat!” Chili ,Chimichurri chicken wings, buffalo chicken dip, philly cheesesteak stuffed mini sweet peppers

Flavors of Fall Brunch

Saturday Oct. 12th @ 11am $12 per person

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

Pumpkin pie smoothie bowl ~ shakshuka with pumpkin ~ apple cranberry scones ~ turkey sausage, apple & cheddar strata

How about them Apples?

Wednesday Oct. 16th @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Fall is here and what better way to celebrate than with fall’s most abundant fruit- apples! This amazing versatile produce is incredibly nutritious and delicious! Join your Harvest Market Dietitian to learn all the ways to eat and enjoy apples. The following recipes will be prepared:

Arugula salad with toasted walnuts, gorgonzola and cider vinaigrette ~ turkey sausage with apples and braised cabbage ~ open face apple and cheese melts ~ apple clafloutis

Wine and Dine

Thursday Oct. 17th @ 5:30pm $25 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian and special guest, Rafael DeZendegui for an evening of fine wines and delicious recipes to pair. Rafael will share his knowledge and expertise on wine tasting while Emily prepares dishes to pair. The following wines and foods will be enjoyed:

Cocktail: Watermelon daiquiri with Diplomatico Planas

Course 1: Whipped crème fraiche crostini with sautéed mushrooms paired with
Mannequin chardonnay

Course 2: Labneh with roasted butternut squash and maple baked chickpeas paired with
with Brancaia

Course 3: Black peppercorn beef with gorgonzola saucepaired with Grill Mount Peak Cab

Course 4: Fennel & gorgonzola stuffed cremini mushrooms paired with Mount Peak
rattlesnake zinfandel

Meatless Monday

Oct. 21st @ 5:30pm $12 per person

Whether you’re eating less meat or just like vegetables, this class is for everybody! Join your Harvest Market Dietitian to learn how to prepare simple, delicious and healthy plant-based meals the whole family will love. The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Falafel gyros ~ veggie “meat”balls with pasta and homemade sauce ~ squash and chickpea curry~ roasted tempeh with sautéed greens

Celebrate Seafood!

Weds. Oct. 23rd @ 5:30pm $14 per person

Come celebrate the deliciousness that is seafood! Join your Harvest Market Dietitian to learn how to get in the recommended 2 servings of seafood in per week with these easy-to-make and oh-so-tasty recipes! The following dishes will be prepared and enjoyed:

Shrimp jambalaya stuffed bell peppers ~ teriyaki marinated salmon ~ seafood ratatoullie ~ Italian fish tacos with creamy basil sauce

An Evening in Italy…

Friday Oct. 25th @ 5:30pm $14 per person

Join your Harvest Market Dietitian for an evening of Italian inspired cuisine. A healthy and delicious take on Italian classics will be prepared:

Fig, walnut and goat cheese brushetta ~zuppa Toscana ~ Broccoli Bolognese ~ spaghetti squash chicken cacciatori ~ apple cinnamon biscotti

Pumpkin Party!

Tuesday Oct. 29th @ 5:30pm $14 per person

Let’s celebrate fall and all things pumpkin! Whether sweet or savory, pumpkin is a great addition to any dish and is incredibly versatile and nutritious! Join your Harvest Market as she prepares the following recipes:

Maple pumpkin crostini ~pizza with pumpkin and goat cheese~baked fries with pumpkin ketchup ~ oaty pumpkin bars

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