Upcoming events at Chuckanut Center

Seasonal Side Dishes: Winter Edition
***Cancelled due to low registration...Sorry! Facilitated by Kamea Black   
Saturday, December 15,  1-3:30pm
$25 suggested donation
Pre-registration requested. Register here:or Email:
Tired of making the same traditional side dishes for your holiday feast? Come to the winter edition of Seasonal Side Dishes and learn practical skills that will empower you to showcase the Pacific Northwest on your table. Participants will start the afternoon off with a decedent sugar free holiday mocktail and mixing demonstration. Afterwards the class will be guided through an interactive cooking session that will result in three delicious local side dishes that the group will devour together.
All participants will enjoy a complimentary mocktail as well as generous samples of the demonstration items, and leave with a set of recipes from the class.
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