Chef Rei Rubio boils up cool CALL cooking class at Central’s Superstition Mountain Campus

June 12, 2008

APACHE JUNCTION, Ariz. – It may be 105 degrees outside, but there’s no reason to heat up the kitchen. Apache Junction’s own Chef Rei Rubio will prepare dishes that are boiling with flavor but frosty in temperature.

Cooking with Rei, a culinary class offered by the Central Arizona College Lifelong Learners (C.A.L.L.) program covers cold soups and salads. Rubio always serves up interesting recipes, some with an international flavor. Participants enjoy the uniqueness of the hands-on adventure and, of course, eating the products of their labor.

On Tuesday, July 8, from noon until 2 p.m., Rubio will teach participants how to combine a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables into different summer creations of cold soups, salads and salad dressings.

A popular, personable chef with a charismatic personality, Rubio will make the culinary experience both tasty and fun.

“Everyone loves Chef Rei,” Vera Walters, program coordinator for C.A.L.L., said. “He not only knows how to cook, but he also knows how to teach cooking so that his students feel comfortable trying new things.”

Cooking with Rei costs $25 for members and $35 for non-members. All program fees are non-refundable. The program will be held in Room 444 of Central’s Superstition Mountain Campus located at 273 East Old West Highway in Apache Junction.

“Going out to eat is always a pleasure,” Vera stated, “but when summer comes and there’s not as much to do outdoors, eating well with friends in a cool environment can make your day.”

The C.A.L.L. Summer Catalog can be found at libraries and chambers of commerce throughout Pinal County or online at To register for any of the C.A.L.L. classes or to receive a catalog, please contact Joel Beck at the C.A.L.L. office by phone (480-677-7721 or 520-494-5444, x 7721) or e-mail (


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