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Trendy Food Courses Offered This Fall at NECC

Submitted by on August 28, 2012 – 11:11 am
Cake decorator Jenn Stone-Grimaldi

Cake decorator Jenn Stone-Grimaldi

When Jennifer Stone-Grimaldi of Salem, NH, was turned down for a cake decorator’s position due to lack of experience, she turned to Northern Essex Community College’s noncredit cake decorating class. Today she teaches that class.

Cake Decorating for Beginners is just one of the many noncredit food courses being offered this fall for adults by NECC.

After Stone-Grimaldi honed her cake decorating skills, she returned to that bakery wowing them with her portfolio, and was hired. Today, she has more than 10 years of experience as a cake decorator and until recently was the lead decorator at Crosby’s Bakery in Nashua, NH.

Cake Decorating for Beginners will be offered Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 27 through Nov. 1, at the Timony Grammar School, 45 Pleasant View St., Methuen, in partnership with the Methuen Adult Community Education Program. Methuen town employee and residents receive a 20* discount. The fee is $113 plus a $45 materials fee.

Four other food related courses will be offered on the Haverhill campus beginning in September. They include Asian Cuisine taught by Asian cooking instructor Phuong Matzker of Londonderry, NH, and All Time Indian Favorites, Indian Snacks, and Appetizers, and Indian Vegetarian Delights all taught by Indian cooking instructor Shilpi Ranjan, of Andover, owner of E-Z Compliments.

For additional information on these food courses go to
To register for any of these courses call 978-556-3700 or visit the one-stop registration in the Behrakis Building on the Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St., or room L100 on the Lawrence Campus, 45 Franklin St.

For additional noncredit course listings offered in Methuen check
For all noncredit courses visit additional information contact Mary Shattuck at 978-659-1237 or or Vanessa Pepin at 978-659-1207 or