The Lincoln Land Community College Culinary Institute operates from a state-of-the-art facility in the Workforce Careers Center located at LLCC-Springfield. Instruction for varying skill levels of cooking and baking is offered through classes, workshops and events, in conjunction with LLCC Community Education. Local chefs and food experts instruct participants in a variety of non-credit culinary opportunities and experiences.
Students are strongly encouraged to register early (at least one week in advance of class start date) to secure their seat as many classes fill quickly. Conversely, classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment so your early registration can make the difference.
ALL SPRING 2020 Community Education Culinary Classes have been CANCELLED until further notice!
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Registering for Culinary Institute Classes
To register, call 217-786-2292 or register online using WebAdvisor. Refunds are given to all cancellations seven calendar days prior to the class. After that time, no refunds are available as class supplies are purchased. If LLCC cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund in the manner of initial payment received.
Are you curious about food? Like where to buy a purple carrot, how to make the perfect bar-b-que sauce for your summer grilling, what to cook with your kids, or when to plant the seeds of future juicy, ripe tomatoes? Follow Jay, Sean and Nancy from LLCC each week as we share recipes and stories, and answer your questions about food. Food is our job and our passion. We’ll follow the seasons to connect you with the food, methods and land of central Illinois. We’ll offer practical information and give you the tools needed to be successful in the kitchen, to be healthy, and to find new reasons to love your food.
Gift certificates are available for any of our offerings; however, Culinary Institute offerings have become popular to give as gifts. This requires a special registration procedure – please call the LLCC Community Education office at 217-786-2432 if you are interested in this option.
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*Lincoln Land Community College also offers an associate degree program in hospitality management and academic credit certificates in culinary arts and baking/pastry. For information about these credit programs, call 217-786-4613 or view the LLCC Hospitality & Culinary Arts program page.