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Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus
Announces Culinary and Gardening Courses
Cooking Classes Instructed by Executive Chef John Schnupp
to the Community

CHICAGO, November 30, 2015 – Loyola University Chicago’s Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois will host a series of culinary classes that begin on December 5.

The one-session events are open to the public and range in theme from “Holiday Season Food and Wine Pairing,” providing simple techniques to create a five-course meal with the perfect beverage pairings, to “Spanish Tapas,” where participants prepare and enjoy a 15-course meal of traditional Spanish small bites.

Budding chefs can even join in during the “Kid’s Cooking Class” on February 6, 2016. Children from ages 7 to 12 will learn fundamental kitchen skills while baking chocolate and vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

The classes will be taught by Loyola’s executive chef and former restaurateur, John Schnupp, in the state-of-the-art Duchossois Demonstration Kitchen and Food Systems Lab. All classes are hands on, and attendees will participate in each step of the cooking process to ensure techniques can be mastered at home.

Classes include:

Surrounded by four acres of vegetable and perennial gardens, the Retreat and Ecology Campus will also host a series of farm workshops about gardening and sustainability beginning on February 20. The classes are taught by Emily Zack, farm operations manager, who has more than 10 years of professional experience as a gardener and vegetable grower.

Classes include:

To learn more about specific class dates, or to register for a culinary class, visit LUC.edu/cookingclasses or call Loyola’s Retreat and Ecology Campus at 815.338.1032.

About Loyola University Chicago
Founded in 1870, Loyola University Chicago is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic universities, with nearly 16,500 students. More than 11,000 undergraduates call Loyola home. The University has four campuses: three in the greater Chicago area and one in Rome, Italy, as well as course locations in Beijing, China; Saigon-Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vernon Hills, Illinois (Cuneo Mansion and Gardens); and a Retreat and Ecology Campus in Woodstock, Illinois. The University features 11 schools and colleges, including the Quinlan School of Business, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Stritch School of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences, School of Communication, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, School of Education, School of Law, School of Social Work, Graduate School, and Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago. Ranked a top 100 national university by U.S. News & World Report, Loyola is also among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service. To learn more about Loyola, visit LUC.edu, “like” us at Facebook.com/LoyolaChicago, or follow us on Twitter via @LoyolaChicago or @LoyolaNewsroom.

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