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EMCC offering classes in small business catering, gluten-free cooking

Posted March 12, 2014, at 9:43 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine – Beginning in April, Eastern Maine Community College will offer noncredit hospitality courses in catering small to medium-sized events and gluten free cooking.

The courses, titled “Catering: A Small Business Opportunity” and “Gluten Free and Easy” will run through the first two weeks of April and are being taught by Mark Janicki, chair of EMCC’s Hospitality and Tourism Management.

“Catering: A Small Business Opportunity” will be held 6-9 p.m. Mondays, April 14 and 21, at EMCC’s Rangeley Hall in Bangor. $100 per person. The course introduces novices to the basics involved with managing small to medium sized catered events. Topics include planning menus, organizing and orchestrating events, using suppliers, and special amenities to make an event stand out.

“Gluten Free and Easy” will be held 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, April 16 and 23, at EMCC’s Rangeley Hall in Bangor. $125 per person. The course is specifically designed for those participants who have selected to remove gluten from their diets, or have experienced a level of gluten intolerance. Students will work to make easily prepared meals that are both flavorful and inexpensive. Techniques for developing rich flavors that are healthy and satisfying will be practiced and discussed.

For more information on the courses, individuals can visit EMCC’s noncredit course listing online at www.emcc.edu. To register, please call the Enrollment Center at 974-4621.

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