Cookies of All Kinds (Hands-on)

Cost: $89.00

Learn the essential techniques behind one of the world's favorite and most versatile treats-cookies! Follow along step-by-step with CHI's experienced culinary educator as you explore the science and skills that make for successful molded, dropped, refrigerator, rolled, pressed, bar and no-bake cookies. Topics vary; see course-specific information below.

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Fall is in the air, and the holiday season is just around the corner! Learn how to make the holidays even more delicious and fun as you make and shape sugar cookies with your family. Designed to give you confidence in baking and decorating cookies as you head into the holidays, this cookie class offers a fun and delicious activity for both beginner and advanced bakers. During this hands-on course, CHI's chef-instructor will cover the basics for producing delicious, uniform sugar cookies, from making and rolling the dough to cutting and baking the cookies. You'll learn techniques for working with royal icing and buttercream, and you'll have the chance to practice piping, flooding and filling cookies as you make fun designs like snowmen, snowflakes, wreaths, etc. Compete for best cookie and then take home the extras!


Bill Twaler, Certified Executive Chef (CEC)
Masters of Science in Education from the University of Kansas
Bachelor of Science in Food Service Management and Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson and Wales University

Before joining CHI, Chef Twaler was a Professor of Culinary Arts at the International Culinary Institute of Myrtle Beach, the Culinary Arts/ProStart teacher at Wando High School and the executive chef and owner of Old Firehouse Restaurant in Hollywood, SC.

Chef Twaler is an American Culinary Federation (ACF) Certified Executive Chef, was an apprentice on the Culinary Team USA in the 1996 Berlin Culinary Olympics, and was a safari chef at Hammond Ranch in Zimbabwe in 1998.

Chef Twaler’s professional accomplishments include the following:

  • 2016 National Educator of Excellence Award
  • 2016 SC Hospitality Educator of the Year
  • ProStart State Management Championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016
  • ProStart National Championship in 2015

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