Life seems to be filled with a million different things pulling our attention in a million different directions. Somehow, someway, you're expected to also cook dinner and feed yourself and possibly your family on top of it all. This can be overwhelming, especially because cooking isn't a quick ordeal.
But cooking doesn't have to be the root of all stress. There are a lot of cooking classes across Utah County that can teach you how to cook on a budget, how to cook quick meals, how to make freezer meals and how to make exquisite and fancy foods for date nights. And on National Cooking Day Wednesday, take a second to fill your brain and your belly by scheduling a cooking class at any of these seven locations.
Harmons is host to so many cooking classes, you're bound to find something to pique your appetite. Whether it's making sushi, macarons, soups or pasta, there are plenty of cooking courses to keep you busy.
Location: 1750 W. Traverse Parkway, Lehi
More info: https://harmonsgrocery.com/classes
Aside from intricately detailed table runners and some of the sharpest knife sets you'll find, Williams-Sonoma is a frequent host to a variety of cooking classes. Some of the seasonal classes coming up include skull cake decorating, halloween cookies, fall baking and a workshop on knife skills. Don't forget to get your knives sharpened — for free — while you're there!
Location: 4801 N. University Ave., Suite 130, Provo
Lemon & Sage
Meal prep is one of the worst parts of cooking. Deciding between a seemingly endless list of options can be pretty daunting. But if you take one of Lemon & Sages Dinner Crafts courses, you can pre-make plenty of meals for the whole family to enjoy later. Just throw it all in a bag, freeze it, and then throw it in a slow cooker or pressure cooker when you're ready to eat.
Location: 151 S. Main St., Springville
More info: https://lemonandsagemarket.com/dinnercrafts
Bosch Kitchen Center
While you're stopping in for your latest kitchen appliance, stay a while to learn how to make pizza, pasta, breads and pies from professional chefs and bakers.
Location: 176 N. Center St., Orem
Yummy's Sushi and BBQ
Yes, you can learn how to make that fantastic, yummy sushi all on your own. Yummy's Sushi and BBQ hosts regular sushi making classes, so you can make that slightly daunting task of making your own sushi a little more surmountable.
Location: 360 S. State St., Suite 102, Orem
More info: http://yummysutah.com/sushi-class
Provo Recreation Center
While the kids are taking a dip in the pool, you can learn how to decorate a cake or explore one of many cultural cuisines, including Vietnamese, Cuban, Middle Eastern and more.
Location: 320 W. 500 North, Provo
Utah Valley Hospital
As a part of the LiVe Well Center, monthly cooking demonstrations are held at the Utah Valley Hospital. The next one, in October, features courses on appetizers, including tapas, jalapeno poppers and tapenade.
Location: 395 W. Bulldog Blvd., Provo