Ahh, September. Leaves starting to change. Kids back to school. Unexpected heatwaves to remind you it's still summer. And new Co-op classes! Our fall schedule is out now, featuring all-new classes, some beloved old favorites, and a brand-new guest instructor we're thrilled to have on board.
All of us at the Co-op Learning Center are thrilled to be back in the classroom! That said, keeping our participants and instructors safe and healthy is our top priority. Here are some of the extra steps we are taking to create a safe and awesome class experience:
Masks are recommended—but not required—to attend class. Please do not attend a class if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.
For DEMO classes, we will sit one per table, or you may purchase a double ticket and share the table with your guest (each participant will receive all materials and full servings of food).
For HANDS-ON classes, instead of group cooking and family style eating, participants will now have their own stations, utensils, equipment, and ingredients. You may bring a guest to share your table. You will be provided additional ingredients to share and prepare with your guest. Member and Non-member plus guest ticket pricing is marked in ( ).
We are restricting class size to allow for social distancing and better air circulation. Classes may fill up faster than usual, so please add your name to the waitlist. If there is enough interest, we will add additional classes.
Register and pay for classes in three different ways. ONLINE:
Via our Eventbrite page HERE.
Give our service desk a call at (603) 643-2667
At our Hanover or Lebanon Service Desk.
Payment is expected when you register and confirm your place in the class. You will receive a full refund when the Co-op has to cancel a class, or if you cancel your registration with the Service Desk staff at least two full days in advance. Please note: Member discount applies to only fully vested Co-op Members who have at least 10 shares.
Looking to rent a private class? Please fill out this form to get the process started.
We have discontinued this program. We do love it when kids want to learn to cook so welcome them to attend with a parent to one of our regularly scheduled cooking classes.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I sign up?
Class sign-ups are available through our website for your convenience. You may also stop by or call one of our member service desks for help.
Should I eat a snack before class?
There is plenty of food served in each class, but depending on what type of class it is will determine when we eat. If you are hungry and it will be a while before we eat, you are always welcome to bring a small snack. Water and soda water are provided at each class. Classes offering alcohol are identified as such.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Children ages 13 and over are considered participants of the class and are charged at full price. Children 12 and under can join a class with a parent already registered for a class for a reduced cost. To register a child please contact the service desk or write to classes [at] coopfoodstore.com for assistance. Registration is subject to space limitations.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Co-op Learning Center is located at the Centerra Park location in Lebanon, NH. The physical address is 12 Centerra Parkway, Lebanon NH 03766. There is plenty of parking in our parking lot. The closest bus line is the blue line and drops off at the Hospital. Once you enter the Co-op store, the Learning Center is located behind the prepared foods section- next to the café overflow seating area and restrooms.
What can I bring into the event?
For hands-on classes please wear close-toed shoes and tie back long hair. You are welcome to bring a phone or camera. No pets allowed. Sometimes the center can be cold, you may want to bring a light sweater. To help us reduce waste you are welcome to bring your own to-go containers for leftovers.
Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?
Yes. You will receive a full refund when the Co-op has to cancel a class, or if you cancel your registration with the Service Desk staff at least two full days in advance. However, please let us know if you cannot make it to class, we do offer issue partial refunds if we receive notice.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Questions can be sent via email to: classes [at] coopfoodstore.com or you can call member services at (603) 643-2667.
Lindsay brings with her a lifelong passion for supporting local, sustainable agriculture and seasonal eating. She loves to cook and make the kitchen an accessible place for people of all ages. Lindsay also brings a wealth of teaching experience, especially in unconventional classrooms.
Elise B. Cushman
Are you looking to simplify nutrition and health to make it digestible, easy, and tasty? Let our newest guest instructor help you reach your nutrition goals AND get dinner on the table! Elise has more than 20 years of experience working in nutrition, teaching, and food service, and it shows with her delightfully fun and quirky classes and a teaching style that makes learning fun and memorable.
Recipe development and testing are two of her passions, and when working as a chef, she ran into people who thought healthy food doesn't equal deliciousness. That's where she found her calling. Elise goes straight to the heart (or stomach) by practicing what she preaches and teaching folks that healthy food can not only be delicious but also affordable and life-changing.
Elise comes to us as a dual-trained chef and pastry chef and a Registered Dietitian, so we're thrilled to have her as part of our Learning Center team. Welcome aboard, Elise!