Special Events

Upcoming Events:

  • Fermentation Workshop! This nine-week Community Education non-credit series will learn about cheese making, kimchi, kombucha, vinegar, pickles, bread, and more! Join Julian Darwin, CCI Retired Chef & Andy Laursen of Windy Acres Farm, with additional guest speakers. Limited to 12 students; registration and fee required.
  • Culinary Club Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser 2022 (details will be announced in early November 2022)

Featured Past Events: Students participate in many more internal events, but here is a list of recent (and mostly) public ones!

Fresh vs. Frozen? event on the Elevation Patio, Nancy R. Chandler Lecture Series, October 11, 2021

  • Lita Kilpatrick Celebration of Life, April 30, 2022. Lita was a passionate advocate during the creation of Cascade Culinary Institute.
  • Sheri’s Hazelcream Challenge, April 27, 2022, where students competed for cash prizes sponsored by a local dairy substitute company. It was covered by two local news stations!
  • Food and Wine Tasting, March 1, 2022. CUL 242 Charcuterie and Wine and Beverage and HM 160 Wine and Beverage Management teamed up to offer the community “action stations” where guests rotated through food and wine pairings/discussions. 
  • Valentine’s Day Dinner,  Wednesday Feb. 16, 2022. A Culinary Club fundraiser!
  • Fall 2021 Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser. Chocolate Bourbon Pecan and Chai Apple Thanksgiving Pies were for sale by the Culinary Club.  Details 
  • Fresh vs. Frozen? (Elevation Patio event) Students and community members learned the latest science in the fresh vs. frozen debate from Ann Colonna of the OSU Food Innovation Center. Two events were held on the Elevation Restaurant Patio with the CUL 110 Culinary Foundations class for cooking the fish for the taste test. The Community Presentation was October 11, 2021 5:30pm; Student Presentation was October 12, 2021 5:30pm.
  • High Desert Food & Farm Alliance (HDFFA) Fresh Harvest Kit Fundraiser (October 8, 2021) (Elevation Patio event)
  • High Desert Food & Farm Alliance HDFFA Harvest Box Fundraiser (September 2020) (Elevation Patio event)
  • Danish Hygge Dinner (March 6, 2020)
  • Interactive Culinary Learning Experience (Tapas) (February 20, 2020)
  • Valentine’s Dinner (February 14, 2020)
  • Fred Harvey Dinner at Elevation (December 5-6, 2019)
  • “Chopped Competition” CCI Fundraiser at Anthony’s at the Old Mill District (November-December, 2019)
  • Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser 2019 (November 2019)

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