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May 16

May 16, 2017





Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager



Summer MCC noncredit culinary courses highlighted by Pairing Studio additions

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host three new Pairing Studio noncredit courses this summer at the Institute for the Culinary Arts, 32nd Street and Sorensen Parkway. The courses combine a five-course meal with alcohol from various regions around the world in a professional, educational setting.


Pairing Studio: India Pale Ale

This course pairs a five-course meal with various styles of India Pale Ale. MCC culinary instructors Brian Young and Derek Peterson will discuss and share the history of these popular beers with the class. The course is offered Friday, July 21, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $60 per person.


Pairing Studio: South American Wines

Enjoy a five-course meal paired with select wines from multiple wine regions of the southern continent. Led by MCC culinary instructor Peter Walsh and MCC wine expert Lauren Balak, this course will be held Thursday, July 27, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $50 per person.


Pairing Studio: Irish Beers & Spirits

Led by MCC culinary instructors Brian O’Malley and Derek Peterson, this course pairs a five-course meal with selected Irish beers and spirits highlighting the legendary island. O’Malley and Peterson will discuss, demonstrate and share the history and affinity of the food and beverages of Ireland. The course is offered Friday, August 11, 6-9 p.m. The cost is $60 per person.


Students must be at least 21-years-old to enroll. For more information about other noncredit course offerings or to register, visit or call 531-MCC-2620.




Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.