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Get in the holiday spirit with an up close and personal experience at Cook with a Redbird Chef on December 1. Redbirds will visit the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Foods Lab to witness the talent of Illinois State students as they instruct guests on how to prepare a delicious Redbird meal fit for a holiday table.

The evening will start with appetizers made by Illinois State FCS students. Dinner will then be prepared by you! Guests will receive instruction and guidance for a scrumptious meal from Executive Chef Matthew Horton and the FCS students. It will start with the preparation of pan charred steak with a port and champignon reduction, creamy polenta with sun dried tomatoes, and roasted vegetables with mustard and lemon butter. Following dinner, guests will enjoy dessert fit for the holidays when they are served gingerbread and eggnog cheesecake.

When the evening concludes, all guests will receive recipes for all parts of the meal to continue to cook like a Redbird chef at home for others.

When: Friday, December 1
5:15 p.m., Appetizers and cocktails
5:45 p.m., Demonstration, instruction, cook meal
7:30 p.m., Dinner and dessert
Where: FCS Foods Lab, Turner Hall, 700 West College Avenue, Normal

Cost is $25 per person and includes all food for the evening. A cash bar will be available. A portion of each registration will also benefit the Educational Opportunity Scholarship.

Space is limited. Limited two people per registration. This event is for those 18 and older. Please include dietary needs and other accommodations during registration