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In the Kitchen

*Due to the COVID-19 situation , all in person classes have been canceled through May 21st.*

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is cooking up tons of fun educational programs this year that highlight local foods. Check out the class descriptions below to see if anything catches your eye, then head over to to find out how to reserve your seat! Class size is limited and full registration, including payment, is required to hold your spot. This year we are offering adult and youth cooking classes to fit the needs of busy families. Each class has its own registration link. Please register and choose your payment option using the link that corresponds with the class you want to attend.

We are now accepting cash and check payments as well as credit cards. Please make checks payable to NC State University. Checks and cash payments should be received at the Currituck County office, 120 Community Way Barco NC 27917 within 5 days of registration. We will gladly help you complete your online registration, please feel free to call us at 252-232-2261, and we will walk you through the process. For more information please contact, Olivia Patchel at or 252-232-2261 or Sherry Fischlschweiger at for youth class questions. 

Adult Cooking Classes 

April -Cancelled

Gardening and Cooking: Adult Container Salad Greens 

On April 23rd, 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. join us to learn how to create beautiful and edible container gardens filled with delicious salad greens. Stick around for the second half of class where we will learn to prepare healthy and delicious lunches cut straight from our container garden. Lunch, your container garden, and all the delicious recipes are included in the $20.00 class fee. Find out more information and reserve your seat at

Youth Cooking Classes 

*All youth participants who register for a cooking class must also be registered for the year 2020 in If you have problems or need help with registration please contact Sherry Fischlschweiger at for youth class questions.* 


Canceled-BBQ Boot Camp

Calling all Master Chefs ages 8-18! Is your child interested in cooking on the grill? Then we have the class for you! Sign your child up for BBQ Bootcamp at North Carolina Cooperative Extension of Currituck County. Held on April 13, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., this evidence-based, interactive youth program designed to promote food science, food safety, meat science, and food preparation in a way to make your youth confident and excited about using these skills. Reserve your child’s seat today by first completing the class registration and payment at

Canceled-Jam Camp

April 14, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ages 9 and up can join us as we learn to make jam from scratch! Cook along with us – chop, stir, and simmer as you learn the art and science of preserving fresh fruit! Participants will learn about local berry production, and food preservation techniques. We will put their new-found knowledge and skills to use by making and canning fruit jam and planting their own strawberry plant. The $30 registration fee includes all supplies and materials for jam, strawberry plants and containers, recipes and educational materials. Reserve your child’s seat today by first completing the class registration and payment at

Canceled-Gardening and Cooking: Youth Container Salad Greens 

On April 23rd, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. youth ages,10 to 18 can join us for our container salad greens class. Youth will plant a delicious and beautiful container garden that can supply your whole family with healthy lunches all spring long. Let your child expand their horizons as they explore new ways to create healthy salads that everyone is sure to love. Stop by with the whole family at  6:00 to have family dinner prepared by your new gardener and chef. Family dinner, a container garden, and all the recipes are included in the $20.00 class fee. Find out more and reserve your seat today at

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Olivia Patchel at 252-232-2261, email no later than ten business days before the event.

NC State University and N.C. A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, political beliefs, family and marital status, sex, age, veteran status, sexual identity, genetic information or disability. NC State, N.C. A&T, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

*Please note -Class fees are non refundable except in cases of class cancellation. Your seat is confirmed upon receipt of class fees.

Please check out this brief Kitchen Safety Video prior to attending class.