Vernon College Culinary Academy Summer Classes

These are some great things that the community can take advantage of at the Vernon College Culinary Academy!

Here are some of the week-long classes available for Culinary:

Popular Cooking Methods:

Once you learn how to handle these fundamental techniques: steam, grill, sauté, and roasting, you will be able to handle most recipes. Cooking is not just about recipes… it is about how to take ingredients and make them taste as good as possible. Recipes are great road maps to show us how someone else got there, but one of the joys of cooking is to find your own paths. Knowing these techniques is like taking the car out for a spin in a new location. You're not sure where you are going to end up, but getting there will be fun.

  • Dates: 6/18-6/21 (MTWTh)
  • Time:  6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Price: $90

Baking: If you love to bake, this course is for you! Our chef will teach you to make French breads, quick breads, cheesecakes, and cupcakes. Perfect to get you started for any occasion!

  • Dates: 6/25-6/28 (MTWTh)
  • Time: 6 p.m. -8 p.m.
  • Price: $90

Preparation/Building Flavors: Sometimes the best meals just take some prep work! Learn how to build flavors by brining, marinating, stir fry preparation, and more.

  • Dates: 7/09-7/12 (MTWTh)
  • Time: 6 p.m. -8 p.m.
  • Price: $90

Culinary Around The World Classes:


  • Date: 7/20 (Friday)
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • Price: $30
  • On The Menu:
    • Green Apple Salad w/shrimp
    • Fish Tacos
    • Pizza with Goat Cheese, Roasted Garlic and BBQ chicken breast
    • "Berry" fresh dessert cake/Maple Syrup


  • Dates: 8/17 7/20
  • Time: 6-9pm
  • Price: $30
  • On The Menu:
    • Pad Thai
    • Coconut Chicken Curry
    • Thai Cucumber Salad
    • Pineapple/Mango Upside Down Cake

Here are some other culinary events you can partake in:

#1 Chef Competition:

  • June 19th 5-6:30pm
  • United market street
  • (participating chefs include Pasqual's, Pelican, Wildcatter, Monarch, United, Culinary Academy, and Traveling Bistro)
  • 1 hour to make one dish!

Open House at the Culinary Academy:

  • Date: 6/29
  • Time: 4:30-6:30
  • Get information on the culinary academy, upcoming classes.

Kids in the Kitchen:

  • Date: 7/17-7/19
  • Time: 10-12 p.m.
  • Price: $70

You can find the Academy at 301 E. 3rd Street on Burkburnett.