LFCC to Offer Tasty New Classes

For Immediate Release:
July 2, 2008

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

MIDDLETOWN and WARRENTON, Va. – Lord Fairfax Community College's (LFCC) Office of Workforce Solutions is offering a series of new classes that will help attendees develop their culinary skills. The classes are being taught by Michelle Miller, owner of Panache Catering.

Information about the various classes follows:

  • Cooking Thai Food – July 12 and Aug. 9 – This class will expose attendees to the wonderful world of Thai food with its delicious spices and subtle flavors. In this class, attendees will prepare the food and dinner menu, and upon completion, will enjoy dinner with their classmates.Attendees will also take home recipes from the meal.
  • Cooking Hors d'oeuvres – July 19 and Aug. 16 – Attendees will learn to prepare the perfect selection of appetizers for entertaining, along with garnishing ideas and presentation skills. Following is a list of recipes that attendees will learn to make: bruschetta with tomatoes and fresh basil, fresh asparagus or other veggies with wasabi mayonnaise, parsnip pancakes with sour cream and caviar, baby crab cakes with remoulade sauce, sesame shrimp with ginger tahini dip and Thai beef skewers with fresh mint and Thai dipping sauce.
  • Cooking Desserts – July 26 and Aug. 23 – Attendees will learn to impress their friends and dinner guests with a selection of desserts that are delicious and easy to make. Attendees will learn to make chocolate dipped strawberries with edible gold dust, chocolate raspberry ganache cake, frozen white chocolate mousse with strawberry sauce, Grand  Marnier brownies and spiced pumpkin cheesecake with praline topping. These delectable desserts will be shared with the class, including recipes to take home for later.

For more information about these classes and other professional development courses, interested individuals may visit http://www.lfccworkforce.com/ or contact the Office of Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education at the Middletown Campus at 540-868-7021 or at the Fauquier Campus at 540-351-1524.


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lord Fairfax Community College. Lord Fairfax Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or other non-merit factors. LFCC also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment.