Educational Opportunities and Workshops 

Pretzel City Kitchens offers classes to the public on a variety of culinary subjects. Here is a list of our upcoming classes:


Intro to Knife Skills: This 45-minute class focuses on the basics of knife skills. Learn to use a chef knife like a pro!

Date and time: Wednesday, 8/1 and Wednesday, 8/15 from 5:30-6:15 PM.

Cost: This introductory class is offered at no cost to participants.

Max class size: 14

Email to register


Certified food Protection Manager Course: The University of Illinois Extension will offer the Certified Food Protection Manager Course on August 14, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm and August 17, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm, at the Stephenson County Farm Bureau, 210 W Spring Street, Freeport. Participants should bring a valid photo ID and arrive 15 minutes early to register, as class will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Participants must attend the full training to be eligible to take the exam. There is a $100 fee for the Certified Food Protection Manager Course. This fee is for the purchase of the book, educational materials, examination, and lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, please contact the University of Illinois Extension at (815) 235-4125 or visit us online at


The University of Illinois Extension Office holding a class on pop-up food shops in April:


Information on additional classes coming soon.