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Self-Sufficiency through Food Preservation at Bekins GR – 10AM

June 21, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

self sufficiency through food preservationIf a tornado, winter storm, or other disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days or even weeks.

By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.  The Canning Diva® will teach you several methods of cost effective food preservation by way of dry and cold storage, home canning and dehydrating.

Where:  Bekins Cooking School – Grand Rapids

When:  Saturday, June 21st at 10AM

Cost:  $55 per person – Bekins Cooking School Gift Certificates Welcome


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This is a participative class where you can help prep foods we are using or you may simply relax and watch the hands on demonstration from start to finish.

Important Class Information

  • BYOB!!! We have non-alcoholic beverages available, but you are welcome to bring a beverage of your choice – we have wine glasses.
  • Classes start promptly at the scheduled time – so plan to arrive with enough time to settle in. Our front doors are locked at closing time (usually 6:00 PM). If you find them locked, please use the door to the rear of the building.
  • You must sign up before the class date as registration closes on the morning of the class. Payment is required at time of registration.
  • We cannot accommodate walk-ins, audits, or unpaid guests.
  • Sometimes, we may have to cancel scheduled classes due to: insufficient participation, really bad weather, or other unspecified circumstances. In these cases we will notify you by email and phone and we will refund your payment.
  • You may cancel your registration up to 1 week prior for an equal value class credit. No cash refunds for cooking classes unless canceled by Bekins. Cancellations within 1 week are not refundable, although you may have someone take your class reservation.
  • Classes are designed for adults, however minor children over the age of 16 are allowed with an accompanying paid parent or guardian.
  • You will receive a generous sampling portion of the dishes prepared.
  • Most of the classes provide a hands-on opportunity if you wish. An apron will be provided for your use during class.
  • Please let the chef know before class if you have any possible food allergies. We will accommodate you the best we can and advise you of any potential conflicts.


Bekins Cooking School – Grand Rapids
6275 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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