Hearty & Healthy Polish Cooking

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spend an hour learning the many truths about healthier eating habits. Learn which cookware is preferred and which is harmful. This is an information filled sprint through the kitchen. Sample offerings from Chef Michael Niksic’s first e-book, “Hearty & Healthy Polish Cooking” will be served. Chef Niksic’s experience and ability to communicate information in clear, retainable portions is his trademark. This program will be fun, casual, and informative. Michael will also share more than a few of the funny situations he found himself in during the course of his career.

Chef Michael Niksic began his cooking career in 1976 and stamped his name in Chicago’s cuisine when he opened La Grillade, the first Mesquite grilling fine dining restaurant in the area and arguably the first true fusion restaurant in the Chicago area. He also made cooking impressions at Periwinkle’s Café, Montana Street Café, Ciel Bleu, and the Northside Café. He has opened, or helped to open, over 22 restaurants of various cuisine and themes. Chef Niksic has been conducting cooking classes and programs for the past fourteen years. He was presented with a lifetime achievement award in 2000 and is an accomplished chef in multiple cuisines including French, Northern & Southern Italian, Southwestern, Creole, Mid Western, German, Mexican, Chinese, and American Coastal regional styles. He has made appearances at the Great American Cooking Expo as Culinary Stage MC and Programmer, Chicago Flower & Garden Show, Taste of Chicago, and Taste of Polonia.

This cooking class is entirely free and intended for adults. Please register now at dkpl.org as space is limited.

The DeKalb Public Library and Chef Niksic are not responsible for food allergies. If you have a food allergy, please be aware that you will be solely responsible for your health during this cooking class.

This program is part of the “A Healthy Mind, in a Healthy Body” initiative between the DeKalb Public Library and the DeKalb Kiwanis Club.

For additional information, or for help with registration, please contact Samantha at samanthah@dkpl.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 1701.