Arkansas State University-Newport’s Jonesboro campus will offer three themed culinary classes this fall in its new Hospitality Services Building.   The classes are offered through the ASUN Continuing Education Department and are open to anyone who enjoys cooking at home, regardless of skill level.

Working in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, class participants will learn various cooking techniques and a bit of history before sitting down to feast on the prepared items.  The classes get underway in September, with “International Flair” meeting on Monday nights beginning Sept. 9.  Participants will explore a variety of international cuisines, discover the tastes from around the world and immerse themselves in different cultures!  Classes will meet from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. and the cost is $200 per person. October’s theme will be “Travel America,” and class participants will discover the unique cuisines that make America a melting pot. Taste flavors ranging from seafood from the coast of Maine, to the Cajun cuisine of Louisiana, to the comfort foods of the Midwest to the new age cuisine of the west coast.  Classes will beginMonday, Oct. 7 and run for four weeks, meeting from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. As the holidays approach, “Holiday Extravaganza” will be the theme for November.  This class will focus on creating delicious cookies, candy, appetizers and gifts to give. Throughout each session you will learn a variety of cooking techniques, food presentation and serving ideas.  Classes will begin Monday, Nov. 4 and run for four weeks, meeting from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. All cooking supplies and recipe packets are included for each session, but individuals are encouraged to bring their own apron.  Call 870-680-8733 for more information or 870-680-8720 to register.  Registration must be completed prior to class sessions. Arkansas State University-Newport is a degree granting community college with campuses in Jonesboro, Marked Tree and Newport, Arkansas.  It is a part of the Arkansas State University System.  For more information about what is going on at ASU-Newport, visit us on our Facebook page, where you will find news and photos highlighting achievements and events at all three campuses.  Follow us on Twitter at @ASUNewport for quick information about what is going on at ASUN.