A recipe has no soul. You as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.– Thomas Keller


Brookdale Culinary Arts – Hands-on Classes! 

Don’t miss this chance to find out what’s cooking at Brookdale’s award-winning Culinary Education Center in Asbury Park. (Our graduates include Chopped champion, Emily Chapman) Join our professional chefs in hands-on commercial kitchen explorations of favorite foods.  

Royal Icing Cookie Decorating

Learn how to make royal icing to decorate shaped cookies. Personalize your cookies using several different decorating techniques taught in class including piping, flooding, scrollwork, and more. Students will take home their cookie creations.
Sec 1: Wed, Nov 10, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Wed, Dec 1, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XFOOD 062 

French Macaroons

Macaroons are an ongoing trend in baking! Learn how to make macaroon shells with different types of fillings. Students will prepare, bake and take home their French macaroons.
Sec 1: Tues, Nov 16, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Wed, Nov 17, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XFOOD 025

Sushi Making

Everything you need to know about the techniques of making beautiful and delicious Sushi.
Tues, Nov 16, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XFOOD 108  


Creation of the best dishes starts with the basics! Learn how to make a correct broth and stock and learn about how to use them in delectable soups and savory sauces for your next gathering
Tues, Nov 23, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XFOOD 045

Holiday Pie Making

Make a delicious pie for Thanksgiving or the upcoming holiday season. Learn techniques for making dough, fillings and decorations.
Tues, Nov 23, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $59, XFOOD 060

Holiday Cookie Baking (2 nights)

 Begin your holiday baking with us in this two-night cookie marathon. Take home a variety of holiday cookies to impress friends and family without ever making a mess in your home kitchen!
Sec 1: Mon & Tues, Dec 6-7, 6-9 pm
Sec 2: Wed & Thurs, Dec 15-16, 6-9 pm
Sec 3: Mon & Tues, Dec 20- 21, 6-9 pm
Fee and Code: $99, XFOOD 081

Classes meet at Culinary Education Center, 101 Drury Lane, Asbury Park 


JBJ Soul Kitchen Cooking Demonstration & Lunch


Lifelong Learning

FALL 2021