Create Memories With SUU Community Courses This Holiday

Published: September 18, 2018 | Author: Haven Scott | Read Time: 3 minutes

Create Memories With SUU Community Courses This Holiday

Spend quality time with a family member, friend or loved on this holiday season with fun, affordable and educational classes for all community members.

SUU Community Education is offering several holiday-themed classes for their fall 2018 session including cake decorating, painting, cooking classes and more, for participants who love to learn something new.

There are six cake decorating classes currently open for registration at SUU Community Education this fall, with Basics of Cake Decorating, Basics of Fondant, Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas Cake Decorating.

“Our culinary options tend to be our most successful community education classes,” said SUU Community Education Asst. Director Jessica Burr. “Our participants often tell us this is because the quality time they spent with a friend or family member was very special to them.”

Nature Hills Farm of Cedar City will be teaching a one-day course in making homemade jam and preserves. The class will be hands-on and participants will each take home a half pint of jam with them.

In November, IG Winery will be instructing a course on Wine Tasting for beginners. Anthony Piersanti, director of operations at IG Winery, said the course is for those who want to learn more about wine in a fun atmosphere.

“Even though we are partnering with SUU, there is no coursework involved,” Piersanti said. “You just show up with your friends, drink wine, and as a byproduct you will learn something new while having fun.”

For those who want to explore their artistic interests, SUU Community Education has Alcohol Ink Painting for Beginners and Advanced, Christmas Ornaments with Alcohol Ink and a social dancing class for all ages.

And, spice up your holiday season while learning new and innovative recipes, cooking tips and kitchen tricks from some of the finest chefs in southern Utah.

Southern Utah Chef, the class where local chefs teach participants favorite recipes along with cooking advice, kitchen techniques and instruction from their personal experience, is back by popular demand for their third session.

Past chefs include some of the finest in So. Utah from Chef Alfredo’s Ristorante Italiano, Sego of Kanab, Cliffside Restaurant, Palette Bakery, Sweet Pea Farm & Orchard, La Casa Don Miguel and Red Acre Farm.

Participants in previous classes have remarked they learn tricks that make their own recipes better, such as proper use of thermometers at high altitudes, how to make spun sugar decorations for their desserts and even simple knife techniques that make food preparation easier.

Southern Utah Chef’s fall course will be holiday-themed for the upcoming season featuring five chefs on Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 17. Guest chefs will be from Sweet & Knotty Bakery, Nature Hills Farm, Harmons Grocery, Pork Belly’s Eatery and Depot Grill.

SUU Community Education establishes community partnerships by generating fun, cultural and educational opportunities for those who love to learn. Subjects including culinary, arts, writing, yoga, dancing, pickleball and more, are taught by local professionals for the purpose of increasing participant knowledge and developing new skills.

Since its launch in Jan. 2018, SUU Community Education has enrolled more than 500 community members in classes specializing in developing new hobbies and skills.

This fall, there are more than 30 classes designed to build your resume, learn something new or develop a hobby or skill. For more information, visit, email, call (435) 865-8259, or stop by their office at 136 W. University Blvd, Suite 003, Cedar City. To gift a class to a friend for family members for the holidays, visit

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