Registration is available online, via the UCI Campus Rec App and in person at Campus Recreation Services (2nd floor, ARC - MC, visa, cash/check). For more opportunities cooking or custom events, please contact Chef Jessica!

Cooking classes are open to all UCI students and ARC Members. All others interested in taking a cooking class, please contact Campus Recreation Services (949-824-3738) to verifty availability and rates. Vegetarian options are available with most cooking classes. Some classes do go over the posted time. Please contact Jessica VanRoo,, at least 7 days prior to class for additional information. Please review the Campus Recreation Refund Policy (pdf).

Exploring Buddha Bowls
Thursday, 1/10 6pm-8pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Miso soba and zucchini noodle Bowl with crispy tofu and edamame carrot ginger dressing, Falafel Grain Bowl with Lemon Tahini Dressing, Rainbow Quinoa Burrito Bowl with Guacamole

Non-Members: $45

Donuts from Around the World - Chef Wendy
Saturday, 1/26 11am-2pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Classic American sugar glazed, kkwabaegi (Korea), banana donuts (Guam), Zeppoles (Italy)

Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Handmade Noodle & Pasta Workshop
Tuesday, 2/5 6pm-8pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Ramen noodles with Shio Broth, Udon Noodles with Dipping Sauce, Spinach Tortellini with Roasted Marinara
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Mexican Sweet Breads & More - Chef Wendy
Saturday, 2/9 11am-2pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Conchas, Horchata cupcakes, puerquitos (piggy shaped cookies), stuffed churros

Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

World's Spiciest Foods
Thursday, 2/21 6pm-8pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Indian Chicken Vindaloo, Thai Tom Yum Soup, Dan Dan Noodles (Noodles with a spicy Sichuan sauce and peanuts), Caribbean Jerk Chicken Bites
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Modern Japanese Cosine - Chef Lorenzo
Tuesday, 2/26 6pm-8pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Japanese Fried Rice, Chicken Karaage, Crispy Pork Gyoza, Shiitake Mushroom Bao Buns
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Bread Baking Workshop - Chef Wendy
Saturday, 3/2 11am-2pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Traditional focaccia, whole grain loaf, French baguette
Members: $30
Non-Members: $40

Filipino Favorites - Chef Lorenzo
Wednesday, 3/13 6pm-8pm, ARC Kitchen

Menu: Lumpia Shanghai (Filipino spring rolls), Sinigang na Baka (Tamarind Beef Soup), Chicken Adobo (Soy braised chicken), Mamon (Filipino Sponge Cakes)
Members: $35
Non-Members: $45

Blurring Borders—Cultural & Culinary Fusion in Undocumented Communities
Thursday, 12/6 6pm-7:30pm, ARC Kitchen

Join Oscar Teran and special guess to explore the undocumented immigrant experience that is shaped by borders. Political borders, language borders, cultural borders, and even culinary borders all shape the experience of undocumented individuals who must construct lives that transverse the borders that would seek to limit them. Come and learn about the experience of living across cultures and the delicious fusion food that is born from crossing borders. Enjoy a Vietnamese-Mexican fusion menu as exemplified by the Dos Chinos restaurant in Anaheim.

More Information at Conversation Kitchen.
Lunar New Year - Featuring Traditions of Vietnam
Thursday, 2/7 6pm-7:30pm, ARC Kitchen

The Lunar New Year has different significance to different cultures around the world. We will delve into how the Vietnamese celebrate the Lunar New Year with food.

More Information at Conversation Kitchen.
Taco Literacy: A Conversation Kitchen with Gustavo Arellano 
Wednesday, 6/5 6pm-7:30pm, ARC Kitchen

Come meet these two experts on the exciting world of tacos, which have crossed cultures and sparked new conversations among chefs, taco lovers, and the communities where they live and work. We will taste and compare tacos from two south american countries and learn more about foodways, food writing, and food studies.

Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA, and Steve Alvarez, designer of courses on taco literacy, will discuss the history of the taco over a festive menu featuring Mexican and Korean specialties.

Gustavo Arellano is author of Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. He is the former publisher and editor of Orange County's alternative weekly OC Weekly, and the author of the column ¡Ask a Mexican!, which is syndicated nationally. Arellano has won numerous awards for the column, including the 2006 and 2008 Best Non-Political Column in a large-circulation weekly from the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, the 2007 Presidents Award from the Los Angeles Press Club and an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic Media Coalition, and a 2008 Latino Spirit award from the California Latino Legislative Caucus.

More Information at Conversation Kitchen.

All Cooking Class Participants: All classes are hands on and require participant involvement. Due to food and supply purchases for the Cooking classes there will be no refunds or credits within 7 days of scheduled cooking classes. Please contact Jessica VanRoo by email or or 949-824-0459 if you have any questions.