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7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
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5115

Wed, Aug. 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for proper knife skills as the foundation for all other cooking skills.  We’ve been offering this powerhouse class since we opened in 1998 and interest hasn’t waned one iota! 

In this class, you’ll learn all about knives that are right for you. In addition, you’ll explore sharpening, storage and other important information, plus learn cutting techniques like chopping, dicing, batonette, cubes, julienne, chiffonade, and more.  You’ll receive some important hands-on experience under the supervision and tutelage of Chef Richard McPeake. (Feel free to bring your own knives to class, or you may use our knives for the class.) 

This is a must for all of those serious about cooking!

(Snacks) 

Hands On 

Wed. 8/15/18   6:30-9:00 

Please note that alcoholic drinks will not be available during this class.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5133

Thu, Aug. 16, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Mix It Up! The Art of Saute & Pan Sauces
 

In this high hands-on class, you’ll learn basic sauté and pan sauce techniques from one of our most popular instructors. Chef Richard McPeake has been teaching classes with us for almost two decades…and man, oh man, does he know how to cook!

Chef will demonstrate basic sautéing skills, a skill that is pervasive in everyday cooking, and then you’ll break out to your hands-on station and get some hands-on time as you practice what you’ve learned! You’ll also be finishing that sauté lesson with the creation of your own pan sauce.  It’s an informative and fun evening of cooking, whisking, tasting, sautéing, and much more.

You’ll learn as you prepare classic sauté dishes like a Sautéed Scampi with Pistachio Garlic Butter appetizer, Chicken al Bercy, (Pan Sautéed Chicken Breast with Chardonnay sauce), Sautéed Seared Beef Tips with Brandy Peppercorn Sauce with an interesting (and delicious) Sweet Potato Hash, and Chef will finish with a “live” demo of Bananas Foster Flambé’! All made in a sauce pan! Who knew? 

Trust us, once you master this basic cooking skill, you’ll have the confidence needed to create culinary masterpieces in your own kitchen on any night of the week!

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Thu. 8/16/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

7 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5010

Sat, Aug. 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Tiny Tots (2-4) Garden To Table: Veggies Are Fun!
 

Tiny totsDo your tiny kids (ages 2-4) turn up their noses and back away when they see veggies on their plates? News flash, vegetables can taste awful if they’re not cooked right! Enter instructor, Chef Shannon Hartnett, who is eager to show kids and their cooking partner how simple it is to “jazz ‘em up” so the little kids will eat ‘em up!  Heck, adults will, too!

You’ll work in teams as Shannon teaches tot-friendly culinary skills like how mix, measure and stir the correct way; then, they’ll put on aprons and get some hands-on cooking action and put those new skills to work as you help prepare super-healthy ‘fresh-from-the-farmers-market’ veggie recipes like Apple Rose Tarts and vibrant Mini-Pizzas made with Pesto which you’ll make with fresh basil that you pick yourself! 

Did you know that veggies can be sweet, too? It’s true, and Shannon will show you how as you help her make delicious Brownies that includes a secret veggie ingredient. She’ll also talk about fresh herbs and show kids how to use them and turn boring veggies into great tasting dishes – it’s like magic!

Don’t worry, we’ll keep things lively, so that the kids don’t get bored and nod off. This fun and interactive class will turn any kid into a veggie lover!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 8/18/18   10:00-12:00 

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

2 openings available

$85.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5204

Sat, Aug. 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Cooking Fresh From The Farmers' Market: Fresh Flavors Of Summer
 

Cookwell

It’s the peak of summer and our local farmers are loading their tables and trucks with their end-of-season homegrown fruits and vegetables to sell at our local farmers markets. Anyone whos shopped at the farmers’ market knows how easy it is to be seduced by tables full of colorful, farm-fresh produce.big juicy ripe tomatoes, piles of fresh ears of sweet corn, gorgeous shiny deep purple eggplants.  It can be a bit overwhelming. Not to mention that many dont know what to do with those beauties when they get them home.

This morning, experienced culinary instructor Katie Newell will show you exactly how its done by focusing on showing you how to prepare seasonal recipes.  You'll pick up some great cooking methods and techniques along the way too. Katie will also give you the “skinny” on how to discover ways to recognize ripe produce by smells and textures.

Our tasty recipes include a colorful Ratatouille, homemade Tomato Soup, Sweet Potato, Spinach & Goat Cheese Frittata, and a lovely summer dessert that features juicy, fresh peaches.  

When we are done, all you will need to do is take the recipes from todays class to your favorite farmers’ market, choose your treasures with confidence and then create a beautiful fresh recipe at home. 

(Tasting)  

Demonstration Class

Sat. 8/18/18   10:00-12:30 

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

10 openings available

$50.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5107

Sat, Aug. 18, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Authentic Mexican Tamalada Party!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsThere is no denying the culinary cult that surrounds authentic Mexican tamales. They are sought after and savored like nobody’s business. We just happen to have Susy Lara “in da house” and she has agreed to show us how it’s done. No foolin’ around, this lady is seriously good at the art of the tamale.

In case you didn’t know, tamales are incredibly versatile … they can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or appetizer. They can be made with meat, cheese, fruit, or any combination, and served with any number of sauces.

Tonight, our tamale expert will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as she teaches you how to make Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. She’ll have you rolling like a pro in no time! You’ll also learn to make accompaniments like perfect Mexican Rice, Pico de Gallo and Homemade Tortilla Chips. We’ll celebrate our tamale-making success with the perfect south-of-the-border libation … a CCKC Signature Margarita!

Come be part of the fun in this full hands-on class as we learn all about the fantastically versatile AND easy-to-freeze tamale! And, here’s a bonus, you’ll even take home a half-dozen tamales to share (or not)! 

(Dinner)

Hands On

Sat. 8/18/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

"Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5167

Sun, Aug. 19, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
(No Longer Available) A Pastry Chef's Favorite Summer Fruit Desserts
 

This Class is No Longer Available.

August continues the peak season for summer fruits! Just check out your local farmers’ markets … they’re brimming with an abundance of bright, colorful, ripe beauties! Pastry artist and culinary instructor, Leighana Williams, knows exactly what to do with these beauties, and is in our kitchen this morning to teach you how to make some refreshingly delightful summer fruit desserts.

She’ll start by showing you how to make Stone-Fruit Pop Tarts (you heard me).  Next, she’ll whip up a ‘chef-y’ version of Strawberry Shortcakes - a classic dessert soon to become one of your all-time favorites, if it isn’t already.  Finally, you’ll learn one of Leighana’s favorite desserts - Apricot and Rose-Scented Doughnuts.  These unique and tasty gems are to die for.  Bet you can’t eat just one! 

You’ll learn lots of baking techniques and useful information such as knife skills, whisking, the proper way to measure, and how to choose the perfect fruits at the grocery store or local farmers’ market, to name a few. Plus, you'll get to work next to Leighana and help make some of today's lovely desserts. 

All of these outstanding summer desserts will make an impressive presentation that will WOW guests and family, and get those taste buds watering!

(Tasting & Take-Home Desserts)  

Limited Hands On

Sun. 8/19/18   10:00-12:30 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

3 openings available

$60.00

Leighana Williams

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5225

Sun, Aug. 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
(No Longer Available) Up The Stakes On A Perfect Steak Dinner - Including The Sous Vide Method
 

This Class is No Longer Available.

Look forward to thelast time that you'll EVER have a less then stellar steak dinner!  Sit back and relax as seasoned culinary instructor, Bruce Campbell, teaches the ins and outs of cooking a perfect steak dinner including a lesson on the sous vide method. Preparing a great steak isn’t just about following a recipe, it’s about techniques. Today, he will bust many of the myths as he shares his tips and secrets to achieving a flawless steak…every time. Did we mention he’s an award-winning BBQ guru and grilling expert, plus his classes are always lots of fun? Well, we just did!

Midwest Barbecue Institute

 

He’ll cover basic skills that are needed when choosing your steak like grades, aging, when (and when not) to splurge on Prime, cattle breeds, hormones and antibiotics, fresh vs. frozen, plus a discussion on grass vs. corn-fed beef.  And, that’s not all…..you’ll also explore the magic of tenderizing to achieve a juicy steak as he teaches you to make Grilled Flank Steak with Asian Marinade. 

Since different steaks lend themselves to different preparations, you’ll learn essential techniques for grilling steaks such as direct heat vs. indirect heat, setting up the correct heat zones, types of coal to use, how to tell gauge when they’re done, as well as a dandy technique used to make a mouthwatering Reverse Smoked Herb Rubbed Ribeye with homemade Steak Butter. Yum.

Finally, Bruce will teach a lesson on preparing steaks using the trendy Sous Vide technique (Sous, what? You’ll see.). He’ll explore how to season, use vac pacs, heated water bath, how to caramelize and serve steaks made with this interesting method as you learn to make Sous Vide Tenderloin with a beautiful Béarnaise Sauce.  

He’ll even give you his favorite potato dish that pairs perfectly with steak…because Bruce is nuttin’ if not a steak and potato kinda guy…and then some. Oh yeah, did we mention that you’ll also enjoy a glass of red wine with your dinner? (Hey, it’s 5:00 somewhere!)  

Get ready to take lots of notes……plus, you’ll tie on an apron and get in on some of the cooking and grilling activities alongside Bruce, too! This informative (and fun!) class will take your steak-cooking skills to the next level. Promise.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 8/19/18    11:00-1:30 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Midwest Barbecue Institute™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

0 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5187

Sun, Aug. 19, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Simple Italian Sauces
 

Fresh-made sauces are the perfect solution when you need something quick for family meals or last-minute dinner guests. 

Few things fuel Chef Lauren Lane’s passion like her love of all things Italian, and, tonight, she’s eager to share her knowledge as she teaches essential culinary skills like whisking, basic knife skills, sautéing, baking with homemade crust, sauce making techniques/pasta pairings, custard tips, and more. 

Chef Lauren will start our cooking class with a savory Crostata Appetizer. So good. Then it’s off to sauce heaven as she shows you how to whip up three fabulous Italian sauces – Pesto, Bolognese Ragu, and a fresh Primavera. Hey, here’s a fun fact….if you put these sauces side-by-side, they’d represent the colors of the Italian flag!  Coincidence?  I think not. 

For the next part of tonight’s saucy lesson, Lauren will show you how each of these versatile gems are paired with the appropriate kinds of dried pasta (yep, it matters!), as well as other ways to use the sauces when preparing family meals, or for entertaining. 

Last, but not least, get ready as Lauren shows you how to make one of her favorite desserts, the classic Italian Zabaglione. Sweet!

We learn best when we practice, so you’ll get your hands in on some of the cooking action tonight, plus, you’ll take home the recipes for everything you’ve learned so that you can easily recreate these gems at home. Salute!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Sun. 8/19/18   5:00-7:30

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

7 openings available

$60.00

Lauren Lane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5205

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Oodles of Zoodles!
 

Cookwell

Jump on board the zoodle train and learn all about the latest healthy “zoodle noodles” craze! A zoodle is a vegetable spiral that you can use to make awesome veggie friendly dishes. 

One of the best things about veggie spiraling is being able to turn high carb pasta dishes into low-carb healthy zoodle dishes that won’t leave you wanting a nap after eating them.  What used to be considered a garnish is now being featured in fancy-schmancy entrees at 5-star restaurants - but, they’re really not fancy at all!  They’re super simple to make – and loads of fun, too!

Healthy cooking instructor, Katie Newell, will show you how easy it is to turn fresh veggies into zoodle magic as you learn to use a spiralizer tool, and other basic cooking techniques.  Then, she’ll teach you how to create inspiring dishes like Zucchini “Pasta” Primavera with fresh mozzarella and Zucchini Noodle Lasagna - even a spicy Zoodle Pad Thai dish…..because we can!

Not to worry, you’ll get to practice your “zoodling” skills during the class, too. So, c’mon, let’s get our zoodle on!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Mon. 8/20/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

16 openings available

$50.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5134

Tue, Aug. 21, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
A Spanish Dinner Party - Perfect Paella!
 

It’s back! That rustic centuries-old Spanish dish, that classic one-dish meal, that impressive spectacle known as Paella has reemerged as the ultimate party food. Whether you’re planning a casual summer patio party, or a big family celebration, Paella is the perfect choice because it’s a lavish meal in a single pan that can serve 10, 50 or 100.

Tonight, we’ll start off with a Roasted Vegetable Salad. Then, we’ll dive in and learn how to make the traditional Chiringuito Seafood Paella from someone who really knows how to use the aromatic mixtures of rice, meats, and spices which add the “flare” to Spanish dishes like Paella.

Professional culinary instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, makes a mean Paella and he’s going to take you step-by-step through the process of creating this fabulous dish, starting with Sofrito, a sautéed mixture of onions, peppers, garlic and tomato that add so much flavor to this incredible dish.  We’ll learn how to make Paella’s unmistakable saffron-scented rice and how to develop layers of flavor to take this dish into the realm of “oh-my-gosh” goodness. 

And, speaking of goodness, Chef will share a great variation of the recipe as he shows you how to make his delicious (and more economical) version of the classic Paella – and this one is made on the grill! Whoa! We love choices! We also love dessert, too, so how ‘bout we have some of that, too! Chef will teach us how to make Spanish Flan with Caramel Sauce, a classic light dessert that is the perfect finale for our Paella Party!

Along the way, you’ll get some hands-on cooking time with Chef, as well.  If I were you, I wouldn’t miss this one! 

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Tue. 8/21/18   6:30-9:30  

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost.  

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

9 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5210

Wed, Aug. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(No Longer Available) Canning & Preserving: Homemade Jellies & Jams
 

CookwellThis Class is No Longer Available.

Enjoy the goodness of summer fruits year-round by learning to preserve them now! It’s incredible to reach for a jar of your favorite summertime fruit when the winter winds blow! Here to show us how it’s done and take the “guess-work” out of the whole process is experienced instructor, Jackie Wilson.

Forget about that boring grape jelly on the grocery store shelves! Even if you’ve never made jelly or jam before, this informative class is a good place to start. Tonight, learn basics of canning and preserving, the difference between jellies, jams, preserves, marmalades, and butters, and how to prepare them with fresh fruits, vegetables, and even wine!  

Learn how to capture the brilliant bounty of summer as Chef Jackie shows you how to prepare a fresh fruit jam. Besides being served on toast for breakfast, these make delicious party appetizers when served with cheese and crackers, or can be presented in a basket with homemade breads for a thoughtful homemade gift. 

There will be tastings, of course. Plus, you’ll leave with the recipes and the confidence to make more in your own kitchen!

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

 

Wed. 8/22/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

0 openings available

$60.00

Jacqueline Wilson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5188

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Farm To Table Delights
 

CookwellTonight, we’ll learn how to create a delicious meal using fresh seasonal produce from your local farmers’ market. When we’re done, all you will need to do is take the recipes from this informative class to your favorite market, choose your fresh produce, and bring it home to recreate our beautiful menu.

Chef Lauren Lane will show you exactly how it’s done, and you'll pick up some great cooking techniques like roasting, grilling, and tips for making homemade salad dressings, plus different ways to recognize ripe produce by smells and textures, and more. In addition, there are plenty of things that can be prepared ahead to maximize your time so that you can visit with friends and family at your next dinner party.

Our outstanding farm-fresh feast will consist of a colorful, fresh Italian Salad, Sweet Corn Soup with Thyme, super delicious Grilled Vegetables with homemade Garlic Breadcrumbs, followed by our impressive entrée of Pork Tenderloin served with a sensational summer Melon Salsa. For dessert, Lauren will teach you to make homemade Limoncello. Doesn’t get any easier … or any tastier than that! 

(Tasting)  

Limited Hands On

Thu. 8/23/18   6:30-9:00

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Lauren Lane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5216

Thu, Aug. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Cucina Italiano!
 

Grab your apron and get ready for a fun night of cooking fun – Italian-style!  Who doesn’t love homestyle Italian dishes? Seriously, who?

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn has a great menu of classic Italian recipes planned for our culinary trip to Italy tonight.She’ll teach loads of culinary techniques like whisking, the correct way to measure, knife skills, sautéing, and more as you learn to make classic Italian specialties like Crostini all Romana, a colorful, fresh Caprese Salad, and the ever-popular Chicken Marsala with Angel Hair Pasta Pomodoro, as your main course.  And, all Italians meals end with a special sweet dessert, so Chef Molly will show you how to make a classic Tiramisu to cap off this special evening of Italian cuisine.

Yes, of course, you’ll get to sip on a glass of Italian wine, and yes, you’ll get your hands in on the cooking as well, and when we’re finished, we’ll sit down as a group to dine on these fabulous recipes with your new best friends.  What’s not to love…..especially when you don’t have to do the dishes!  Let’s have some fun together in the Italian kitchen! Salute!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Thu. 8/23/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

1 opening available

$60.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5103

Fri, Aug. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Friday Night Sushi Party!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsIt’s Friday night, so let’s get this fun and interactive party “rolling” (lame pun) as we learn the fundamentals of making sushi. 

Experienced culinary instructor, Chef Yvette Hirang, is “in da house” to show you how to make sushi rolls such as Spicy Tuna Rolls, Inside-Out Rolls and Nigiri, including presentation techniques. You’ll sip on wine and learn rice cooking techniques, hand rolling fundamentals, how to select the right ingredients such as wasabi and pickled ginger, where to buy sushi-grade fish, what terms like “Temaki” and “Maki” mean, and more. 

After we learn the basics, we’ll get your hands in the action as you “design our own sushi” and play around with various combinations of ingredients. Sushi always delivers on flavor and fun…..let’s get our sushi on! Oishii! (That means “yummy” in Japanese!)

(Dinner)

Hands On

Fri. 8/24/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5224

Fri, Aug. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Bad-Ass Friday Night BBQ Taco Party!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsSummer is coming to a close, so it’s the perfect time to gather your besties and fire up the grill and enjoy a night of festive grilled tacos and cool south-of the-border libations! 

Join Bruce Campbell as he shows you how to make BBQ tacos at home.  Not only is Bruce an experienced culinary instructor, he also just happens to be an award-winning BBQ pro, plus, he’s lots of fun, so you’re in for a treat!  He’ll teach loads of essential grilling techniques as he shows you how to make grilled BBQ Chicken, Pulled Pork, and Fish.

Next, you’ll learn some incredibly flavorful fillings, sauces and salsas like Fire Roasted Salsa, Mango Salsa, homemade Baja BBQ Sauce, Chipotle Lime Aioli, and Grilled Guacamole (say what?), BBQ Mexican Fire Beans, Pineapple Slaw, and more, that will take your taco creations over the top. Whoa. 

Midwest Barbecue InstituteThroughout the evening, you’ll get some hands-on cooking and grilling time next to Bruce as you help prepare some of tonight’s fantastic recipes. No summer party would be complete without partaking in adult beverages, right?  So, Bruce (aka The Food & Beverage Guy) will show off his cocktail skills as he makes Austin Avocado Margarita (trust us, you are gonna love it!) and a special Frozen Watermelon Margarita that you’ll get to taste. 

Wear your favorite sombrero – we’ll provide plenty of napkins and lots of taco-licious grilling fun!  What a fun way to spend a Saturday evening!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 8/24/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost.  

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out! 

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and “Midwest Barbecue Institute™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

10 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4990

Sat, Aug. 25, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Junior Chefs (9-14): Crazy Cupcake Decorating
 

Junior Chefs in the KitchenBudding chefs (ages 9-14), get ready to conquer the creative world of cupcake decorating! 

Under the direction of an expert cake decorator, Rachel VanStratton, you’ll get your imagination flowing as you learn all about the fundamentals of cupcake decorating. We’ll cover icing types, decorator bags and tips, handling and techniques like stars, zig-zags, drop flowers, leaves ... and much more!

It will all come together as you practice what you’ve learned by decorating cupcakes and make your very own creative designs with permission to get as crazy as you want with your unique designs! Won’t that be fun? 

After this class, you’ll be decorating cupcakes like a pro! A super-fun and interactive class that you don’t want to miss!

(Snacks & Take-Home Cupcakes, Decorated By YOU!)

Hands On

Sat. 8/25/18  10:00-12:30 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” & “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$50.00

Rachel VanStratton

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5100

Sat, Aug. 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(Moved to Sat. 9/15) A Night In Old Havana
 

Flavorful Weekend Nights

This class has been moved to Sat. 9/15. Please visit that date on the calendar to register. Thank you! 

Tonight, we’ll embark upon an interesting culinary journey to Old Havana, in the heart of Cuba’s capital city. This unique city, that until recently has been off-limits to most tourists, is overflowing with a vast array of foods and flavors that tell the story of the country’s long and diverse history.

Longtime CCKC instructor, Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, will lead our trip to this beautiful island as we learn how the Cuban “locals” incorporate indigenous fresh and usually organic ingredients into simple, but beautiful, works of culinary art.  You’ll learn a variety of “local” dishes that will showcase foods that blend the many influences like Spanish, African, and Caribbean (to name a few) that define Cuban cuisine.

You’ll begin by sipping on a Cuba Libre as Sandy teaches you how to make Mini Cubano Sandwiches (often called “mixtos”), and Ensalada Cubana, a signature Cuban salad. Then, on to our entrée of Picadillo with Moros y Cristonas (Cuban Black Beans & Rice) accompanied by Tostones (a tasty plantain dish). Finally, you’ll get hands-on cooking time work alongside Chef Sandy to create Pastelitos, traditional hand pies, with several filling options that you can choose from.

A fantastic (and fun) way to spend a Saturday night!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 8/25/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5212

Sat, Aug. 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
A Food & Beer Pairing Experience with Exec Chef Clark Grant (Hogshead KC)
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsJoin us for a very special food and beer pairing experience in our kitchens as we celebrate “localness” at its finest with two of KC’s culinary stars:  Exec. Chef Clark Grant (Hogshead KC, Country Club Plaza) and Michael Crane (Pres. & Co-Founder, Crane Brewing).  We’re excited to have these two culinary experts in the house tonight to lay out a spread of amazing food paired perfectly with local craft beers. 

Chef Grant will walk us through his take on “home cooking” made from scratch, using fresh locally sourced products and classic techniques applied in a “slightly off-centered” fashion.  Chef describes his art as “ugly delicious”, although if you have had the privilege of dining at Hogshead, it’s far from ugly in our book. 

Chef has a special affinity for the delightful and well-crafted beers made at Crane Brewing made in KC, so he enlisted its founder, Michael Crane, an award-winning brewer, who will educate us on how beers should be chosen to complement food…and vice-versa, as well as the styles of beers that he believes are at the heart of all of Crane Brewing’s efforts.  Get ready for a unique evening of local talent, flavors, and fun.

The menu will include highlights from the Hogshead menu starting with Chef’s unique version of a “slider’ complete with a quail’s egg, an Heirloom Tomato Buratta Salad, Italian Porcetta paired with interesting experimentations involving seasonal vegetables … and more.  

The food is enough for sure, but, tonight we’re going all out as we pair each course with the brilliant local beers of Crane Brewing. Who knew that beer and food could be this amazing? (Okay – maybe we all did!!) 

(Dinner & Beer Pairings)

Demonstration Class

Sat. 8/25/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

10 openings available

$75.00

Clark Grant & Michael Crane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5135

Sun, Aug. 26, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
The "Art of Smokology®": Smoking 101
 

Midwest BBQ InstituteA staple in our Midwest BBQ Institute™ line-up, this class is the best there is! Let the “Smoke Fest” begin as you join competition champion and accomplished chef, Richard McPeake (a/k/a Educator of “Que”), as he shares his extensive experience in this very special power-packed 4-hour class.

Whether you think you’re pretty good, or you don’t know a thing, this class is GUARANTEED to take you to a whole new level. Covers all the basics of backyard smoking so you’ll learn the secrets to perfect BBQ: use of a smoker and how they work; various fuels; types of wood; matching wood with foods; product identification; meat selection; trimming ribs, pork and briskets; time and temperature; proper techniques of smoking; developing “smoke ring” and “bark,” how and when to apply a rub; when, why and how to use a mop; making a dry rub; the four “flavor” stages; sauce testing; proper pork shredding techniques; what to look for in BBQ from start to finish; and discussions of BBQ regions.

You’ll learn, step-by-step, some incredible recipes that you can recreate at home with confidence: Smoked Crimini Mushrooms with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto and Gorgonzola, Award-Winning RibStars® Baby Back Ribs, “Rub Me Tender”® Brisket & Burnt Ends, Twice-Smoked Pulled Pork, and BBQ Spiced Smoked Italian Sausage.

Folks, this is the quintessential class on smoking! Prepare to take lots of notes! 

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

Sun. 8/26/18    10:00-2:00 

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Midwest Barbecue Institute™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

2 openings available

$95.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5002

Sun, Aug. 26, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
(2nd Class Added from 2-4) Li'l Kids (5-8): Little Kids Make Cookies and Cupcakes!
 

Li'l Kids

Due to popular demand, we have added a second session has been added on Sat. 8/26 from 2-4.  Please visit that class on the calendar to register. Thank you! 

Today it’s all about cookies & cupcakes and little kids (ages 5-8)!

You and your budding pastry chef are in for a treat when you put on your aprons and work as a team alongside experienced instructor, Ariel Johnston. She’ll teach valuable and “little kid friendly” baking techniques, how to measure, how to create the perfect icing, and more as you make kid-friendly cookie and cupcake recipes like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes. YUM! YUM!

And then all the little bakers will decorate their awesome sweet treats at our fabulous Sprinkles Station! You’ll have tons of baking fun and probably be covered in icing at the same time! 

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sun. 8/26/18    11:00-1:00 

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

1 opening available

$85.00

Ariel Johnston

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5303

Sun, Aug. 26, 2018 @ 2:00 PM
Li'l Kids: Little Kids Make Cookies & Cupcakes
 

Li'l KidsToday it’s all about cookies & cupcakes and little kids (ages 5-8)!

You and your budding pastry chef are in for a treat when you put on your aprons and work as a team alongside experienced instructor, Ariel Johnston. She’ll teach valuable and “little kid friendly” baking techniques, how to measure, how to create the perfect icing, and more as you make kid-friendly cookie and cupcake recipes like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes. YUM! YUM!

And then all the little bakers will decorate their awesome sweet treats at our fabulous Sprinkles Station! You’ll have tons of baking fun and probably be covered in icing at the same time! 

                                       (Tasting)

Hands On

Sun. 8/26/18    2:00-4:00

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

7 openings available

$85.00

Ariel Johnston

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5095

Sun, Aug. 26, 2018 @ 4:30 PM
Lose Weight & Feel Great!
 

CookwellIt’s time to lose weight and feel great right!  If the answer is a resounding YES, then a new way of eating could be the spark that you need to bring about the change you’re looking for in your health. 

Did you know that if you suffer from conditions such as autoimmune disease, skin issues, chronic pain and inflammation, the foods you eat could be the root cause of your issues and could be affecting your symptoms in a very negative way. There are ways to eat that assist in eliminating the foods that cause the most cravings, digestive issues, and spikes in blood sugar. And, tonight’s instructor, Jackie Caldwell, will teach you how eye-opening it can be to watch what happens to your body when you eat well!  

Jackie is an experienced instructor, and holistic nutritionist, and she knows firsthand what eating the wrong foods can do to your body.  She recovered from severe ulcerative colitis 10 years ago and stays in remission by eating a real, whole food diet.  She knows what she’s talking about, and will teach you how to follow the plan so that you can start healing your body, too! The recipes you’ll learn in this class make a complete meal taste great, and your family will love these dishes, too…..promise!

We’ll begin our informative 3-hour class by learning how to make a creamy Kale & Artichoke Dip. Then, move on to our fabulous entrée, Apple & Bacon Pork Chops served with Garlic Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” (Yep, cauliflower!  And, it’s soooo good. You’ll see.), and a nutritious Veggie Frittata. Don’t worry, the style of eating includes sweet treats, and you’ll get to help prepare Frozen Banana Ice Cream, a mouthwatering dessert featuring dates, cinnamon, and nutmeg that’s lip-smacking good! 

Along the way, Jackie will discuss details of how to change your diet and answer all of your burning questions.  

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 8/26/18    4:30-7:30 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5088

Sun, Aug. 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Down-Home Southern Cuisine with 'Cutthroat Kitchen' Winner Chef Shanita Bryant
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsIf you’re a die-hard foodie, you’ll probably recognize Chef Shanita from Alton Brown’s popular reality TV show 'Cutthroat Kitchen', where she walked away as Champion and ‘last chef standing’ in 2014, along with a pile of cash and some serious bragging rights.

Join her tonight for a lively cooking class as she shares the winning secrets of some of the favorite dishes from her popular restaurant “Magnolia’s” here in Kansas City.  Chef Shanita is a whiz in the kitchen and is excited to teach her own brand of culinary expertise in a down-home kind of way as she walks you through the recipes of some of Magnolia’s best-known dishes.   

Tonight, we celebrate some of the south’s world famous culinary traditions, and highly flavorful recipes.  You will feel like a welcome guest in Shanita’s home as she celebrates her passion for food and life. She believes that food is only truly wonderful when you can taste the love that went into it!   These are recipes that are rooted in seasonal freshness and ethnic diversity while honoring southern traditions of combining the purest flavors, freshest ingredients, herbs and spices along with a Southern dash of culinary passion – plus, they’re just so darn good. 

She’ll introduce you to a variety of essential cooking techniques as she walks you through mouthwatering recipes starting with Red Velvet Waffles. (you heard me…..Red. Velvet. Waffles.), then move on to a southern classic, Shrimp & Grits (uh, that’s right). Next, you’ll tie an apron on and get your hands in on some of the cooking action as you work alongside Chef Shanita to make Scallops & Creamy Sweet Potato Risotto. Yummy!  Finally, we’ll end this special class on a sweet note as she shows you how to prepare one of her famous southern dessert specialties!  These are fabulous recipes that are destined to become some of your all-time favorites. Welcome to southern cooking at its’ best!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 8/26/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

12 openings available

$75.00

Shanita Bryant

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5217

Mon, Aug. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Art Of The Macaron
 

Tonight, we’re learning how to make Macarons, tasty and colorful French confections that are crispy, delicate cookie “sandwiches” that can be filled with … well, just about anything from jam to ganache, and more. These gems are melt-in-your-mouth treasures that make terrific family desserts, lovely displays for a dessert buffet - especially for Easter or any springtime brunch or tea, and awesome hostess or holiday gifts.

Mastering the art of the Macaron can take practice, patience, and some trial and error. Enter Chef Jackie Wilson, an experienced culinary instructor, who has perfected the Macaron – and is here to share all the secrets of her success with you! You’ll garner much from this expert as we explore ingredients, whip up some meringue, and learn how to create a batch of Macarons … from start to finish.

We’ll learn how to make the base recipe for Macarons and learn how to create made-from-scratch fillings that we will use to complete our cookie sandwiches.

You’ll take home some lovely Macarons to share (or not share!) with family and friends as well as the confidence and know-how to create more of these beauties at home! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Macarons)

Hands On 

Mon. 8/27/18   6:30-9:00

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$55.00

Jacqueline Wilson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5237

Mon, Aug. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Weeknight Family Meals That Rock!
 

Life is busy. The kids are back in school. and anyone with a family knows that fall is one of the most hectic times of the year. Finding a spare minute to prepare meals can be a struggle. So let’s let an expert culinary instructor, Katie Newell show us how to get ahead of the kitchen chaos with a few family-friendly recipes that come together in a snap.

All of tonight’s recipes represent Katie’s favorite recipes that were designed specifically by her!  She’ll walk you through tasty dishes like a savory Chicken, Cashew and Chickpea Curry, a comforting Sausage and Lentil Stew, and nothing screams fall like pumpkin, so she’ll teach you one of her family’s favorite dishes, Pumpkin Lasagna.  Wha-What?  Kids and adults will love this one. Promise.  

In addition, Katie will share a very special fall dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth on a cool fall day. You’ll get some cooking time alongside Katie, too. Et voila!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Mon. 8/27/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5138

Tue, Aug. 28, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Anti-Inflammatory Kitchen
 

CookwellThe simplest way to fight chronic inflammation is by giving your food and lifestyle choices a make-over. There are so many whole foods and healing beverages that contain potent anti-inflammatory properties, and including these healing foods is one of the easiest ways to get rid of chronic inflammation. And, we have the perfect instructor to show you how it’s done.

Katie Newell is a healthy cooking guru who has literally cooked herself well, and, in this class, she’ll share that knowledge so that will help you take your healthy menus to a new level. After switching to a real food way of eating, and including real food recipes in her diet, Katie noticed relief from some of the debilitating effects of a chronic and painful disease that has plagued her since childhood. She was even able to triumph over infertility after being told she had no hope, so, she knows what she’s talking about. Katie’s mission is to help others improve their health as she did by sharing her message with the masses and teaching them how to cook themselves well.

She’ll start this informative class by teaching you to make a creamy Southwest Avocado Dip that includes a special blend of anti-inflammatory ingredients. Then, she’ll share her trick for getting the most out of your food budget as she shows you how to prepare Wild Salmon Cakes with an Arugula Salad on the side, plus a slow-cooker quinoa and bean dish that can be made-ahead so that you can enjoy it all week long. For dessert, how about Pumpkin Cheesecake that’s low-carb and grain free? Bet you didn’t see that one coming!

Along the way, Katie will discuss simple ways to streamline prep work. Folks, these are recipes that will make you thrive. As an added bonus, your whole family will enjoy them, too! Promise!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Tue. 8/28/18   6:30-9:00

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here. 

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

7 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5211

Wed, Aug. 29, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(Moved to Thu. 8/30) Cooking With Herbs
 

Cookwell

NOTE: This class has been moved to Thu. 8/30. Please visit that date on the calendar to register.  Thank you! 


Herbs have been cultivated, harvested, and used for centuries throughout the world, for everything from cooking and medicines to soaps and home decorations.


While we’re still enjoying a bounty of fresh herbs in the garden, join experience culinary instructor, Jackie Wilson, as your work alongside her while she teaches you how their flavors and fragrances can enhance simple preparations in the kitchen, including preparing recipes for oil and vinegar infusions, butters, vinaigrettes, salads, desserts, and delicious beverages.


You’ll taste several samples, and leave with the know-how to recreate them at home, using herbs from your own garden. Jackie will also include a general discussion on herbs, harvesting, preserving, and various uses. She knows her stuff, folks.


This class is a must for the novice, or the seasoned (see what we did there?) cook!


(Tasting & Take-Home Herb-Infused Vinegar & Flavored Butter)


Limited Hands On

Wed. 8/29/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Jacqueline Wilson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5234

Thu, Aug. 30, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Cooking With Herbs
 

Herbs have been cultivated, harvested, and used for centuries throughout the world, for everything from cooking and medicines to soaps and home decorations.


While we’re still enjoying a bounty of fresh herbs in the garden, join experience culinary instructor, Jackie Wilson, as your work alongside her while she teaches you how their flavors and fragrances can enhance simple preparations in the kitchen, including preparing recipes for oil and vinegar infusions, butters, vinaigrettes, salads, desserts, and delicious beverages.


You’ll taste several samples, and leave with the know-how to recreate them at home, using herbs from your own garden. Jackie will also include a general discussion on herbs, harvesting, preserving, and various uses. She knows her stuff, folks.


This class is a must for the novice, or the seasoned (see what we did there?) cook!


(Tasting & Take-Home Herb-Infused Vinegar & Flavored Butter)


Limited Hands On

Thu. 8/30/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Jacqueline Wilson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5117

Fri, Aug. 31, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(Class added on Fri. 10/12) Couples Cook A Romantic Chateaubriand Dinner For Two
 

Please note that another class has been added to the calendar on Fri. 10/12.  Please visit that date to register! Thank you! Flavorful Weekend Nights

Looking for something different to do for date night? Well, tonight is the night to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious recipes perfectly suited for twosomes.

Tonight, it’s the consummate date night dinner of Chateaubriand for Two and it will be hands-on all the way as you and your special someone work in small groups and learn to cook tonight’s extraordinary meal alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author and culinary instructor extraordinaire!

Chef Richard is professional and passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes including Chateaubriand for Two, a wonderful ‘starter’ with mushrooms and crabmeat, White Cheddar Potatoes, and an elegant roasted vegetable dish. For dessert, he will show us how to make his Award-Winning Chocolate Nut Gateau with Chocolate Ganache. What a menu!

While you’re cooking, we’ll set the mood with candlelight ambiance, clinking wine glasses – all that romantic stuff. We’ll raise a glass of wine and toast to our success in the kitchen as we enjoy the fruits of our labor!

(Dinner)

Hands On

Fri. 8/31/18    6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Night ™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5206

Fri, Aug. 31, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Magnificent Mediterranean Cuisine
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsThe foods of the Mediterranean cuisine are as gorgeous as its scenery!  And, don’t tell anyone, but it’s exceedingly healthy, as well.  Try substituting just a few meals each week based on Mediterranean cooking and you can change your life.

Tonight, healthy cooking expert, Katie Newell, will teach you about the culinary lifestyle of the Mediterranean people in a fun and informative way. It’s a cuisine that smacks of health, longevity and vitality. Plus, it tastes fantastic, too!  We’ll even get in some relaxed education about which fats are healthy, and which aren’t, the 10 power foods, and more. You’ll explore new cooking techniques, dishes and menu ideas that can be incorporated into your everyday life.

CookwellKatie teaches as she prepares such gems as Roasted Garlic Hummus (it’s easy to make and soooo good for you!), a make-ahead Greek Salad on a Stick that’s perfect for family meals or entertaining, a warm, comforting Lentil Soup, authentic Tzatziki Sauce and a simple seared Salmon with homemade Tabbouleh.

You’ll get to tie on an apron and help Katie prepare some of these great recipes, too!

(Dinner)  

Limited Hands On

Fri. 8/31/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

"Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and “CookWell!™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

6 openings available

$75.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5245

Sat, Sep. 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
(No Longer Available) Creative Cookie Decorating - Fall Pinterest Favorites
 

This Class is No Longer Available

Join in the fun as you take your cookie decorating skills to the next level when you discover how to transform plain cookies into beautiful little Pinterest-worthy works of art. Admit it. You’ve scrolled through Pinterest and thought “If only I could decorate cookies like that!” Well, today is your opportunity to make your dreams come true!

In today’s interactive class, you’ll learn how to decorate colorful, whimsical and professional-looking cookies for summertime holidays and special events. Think colorful leaves, pumpkins, ghosts, witches, turkeys…all the things you love about the fall season. You’ll garner some seriously creative and useful cookie decorating techniques and tips, as you learn and practice various decorating methods including color flow, piping, glazing, sugar decorations, sparkle dust, edible glitter, and more.

Cookie decorating guru, Leighana Williams, is passionate about teaching you how to color and work with Royal Icing (the perfect icing for cookie decorating).   You’ll even get to play with coloring and rolling out fondant for some fun edible decorations to add to your cookies.

Take home at least a dozen gorgeous hand-decorated (by you!) cookies, plus the confidence and know-how to make more at home!

(Snacks & Take-Home Decorated Cookies)

Hands On

Sat. 9/1/18   10:00-12:30 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Leighana Williams

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5266

Sat, Sep. 1, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Li'l Kids: Little Kids In Little Italy
 

Li'l KidsToday, mini-Italian chefs (ages 5-8) and their adult partners will take a trip across the ocean to Little Italy with one of our newest “little kids” instructors, Ariel Johnston.  With over 140 nutrition and cooking classes to kids and adults through the Kansas City area for the local food bank, Harvesters, under her belt, you can rest assured that you’re in very capable hands with this engaging instructor. Plus, she’s lots of fun! 

We’ll begin our interactive culinary journey as Ariel teaches you how to make pasta - from scratch. That’s right! It’s so easy (and fun), even the tiniest chefs can do it! 

Next, the kids will get their hands in on even more cooking action as Ariel teaches basic culinary techniques like knife skills (with kid-friendly knives, of course!), stirring, the proper way to measure, and more, that you’ll practice as you create a tasty sauce that will pair perfectly with your homemade pasta. 

Finally, we’ll end our Italian feast with one of Ariel’s special creations - Cone-oli’s – a unique twist on a classic Italian dessert that you’re gonna love. You don’t want to miss this special class! Mangia!

(Tasting & Take-Home Pasta) 

Hands On

Sat. 9/1/18   10:00-12:00

 Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class.

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

3 openings available

$85.00

Ariel Johnston

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5268

Sat, Sep. 1, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Mexican Street Food
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsIt's all the rage in the food trucks across the U.S. - Mexican “street food”, that is.  This trendy food includes everything from basic (yet authentically made) tacos to “TexiCali Tacos”, plus all kinds of salsas and south-of-the-border desserts. 

Tonight’s instructor, Susy Lara, is an expert when it comes to cooking Mexican food, so who better to show you how to make traditional “street fare” food  like Fish Tacos, Carne Asada Tacos , Roasted Corn with Chili and Lime, and a Mexican Spaghetti dish (yes, it’s a thing) with all the traditional garnishes.  Plus, some zesty salsas including Salsa Roja and Salsa Verde.

You can’t eat Mexican food without something sweet to cool down your taste buds, so let’s learn to make a spectacular Mexican Tres Leches Cake.  Did we say it includes an awesome Mexi-tini, too?  Well, if we didn’t, we just did. Ole!

(Dinner)

Hands On

Sat. 9/1/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

16 openings available

$75.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5236

Wed, Sep. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
California Winemaker's Dinner - Featuring Michael Sage. Trione Vineyards & Winery (Sonoma Valley)
 

Please join us for a very special wine dinner event featuring Michael Sage of Trione Vineyards &Winery (Geyersville CA). 

This industry expert, who boasts designations of Certified Sommelier and CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine), will lead us through a multi-course food and wine pairing, featuring dishes directed by the winemaker, and prepared by our own CCKC Chef Lead Chef Molly Flynn.  


Joining Michael in the wine education for this evening’s event will be a second Certified Sommelier, Brent Grider (Vintegrity KC).  Yes, this will be wine education on steroids this evening, folks! These two wine professionals will discuss the wines poured, explain the wine-making process, the regional characteristics of wines as well as simple guidelines to achieve the perfect food and wine pairing.  


Trione Vineyards & Winery is located in Sonoma Valley in the heart of California’s famous wine country.  This outstanding family-owned business boasts three generations, four decades, and five ranches worth of winemaking experience, and is deeply rooted in the Sonoma County wine industry. Not to mention the fact that it cultivates over 650 acres of estate grown vineyards throughout Russian River Valley and Alexander Valley.


Don’t miss this power packed dinner event brimming with fine wines, gourmet fare and culinary acumen.


(Dinner & Wine Pairing)


Demonstration Class


Wed. 9/5/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

16 openings available

$75.00

Michael Sage & Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5246

Wed, Sep. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(No Longer Available) Cake Decorating 101: Beginning Techniques
 

This Class is No Longer Available

Want to give the boot to those store-bought cakes and learn how to do it yourself?  We thought so! 

Learn the fundamentals of cake decorating from an experienced professional, Leighana Williams.  Trust us, she’s no slouch in the handmade and hand-decorated cake department. I’m just sayin’.  She knows a thing or two (or three!) about the subject.

You’ll get some hands on practice with a pastry bag! In today’s introductory class on cake decorating, she’ll explore some basics about cakes like cooling and prepping. Then, it’s all about the decorating as she discusses leveling, the importance of “crumb-coating,” decorator bags, icing, tips, equipment, making stars and zig-zags and drop flowers, etc.  Everything you need to know to make your cake decorating a breeze! Say goodbye to grocery store cakes!

(Snacks & Take-Home Mini Decorated Cake)

Hands On

Wed. 9/5/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

1 opening available

$60.00

Leighana Williams

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5260

Thu, Sep. 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Easy Fish & Seafood Dishes
 

CookwellDo you have a fear of fish?  You know who you are!  Instructor and health cooking instructor, Katie Newell, will show you how easy is it to make perfectly prepared fish and seafood with the focus on healthy kinds of fish and healthy ways to prepare it. Fish and seafood are two of the best choices when you are trying to eat healthier.  All of tonight’s recipes are naturally gluten-free too, which your body will love.

She’ll cover all the details: choosing the right product, fresh vs. frozen, storage, and cooking techniques that will give you the confidence to bring the flavors of your favorite fish and seafood restaurant home to your own dinner table.You’ll learn to prepare Smoked Salmon Dip, Wild Salmon Cakes, Moily Haldi (A Sri Lanka Fish Stew), and Seared Scallops on Triple Corn Polenta.

C’mon, don’t miss the boat! Do your body good….eat more fish!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Thu. 9/6/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$65.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5269

Fri, Sep. 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Upscale Asian Cuisine
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsIs Asian foods one of your “Go-To”, “Go-Out” or “Carry-Out” favorites?  Then, this class is perfect for you!  If you have ever wanted to know how the unique flavors of Asia’s different regions come together to taste as good as they do, you will want to join CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn as she shares her tips and secrets for getting the job done.

During this fun and informative class, she will instruct you on how to create a sensational menu as she empowers you to serve it up with flare and fancy-schmancy plating techniques. 

Tonight’s delicious menu will consist of Lettuce Wraps, Spicy Garlic Chicken with Sticky Rice (yummy!), Seared Scallops over Wilted Kale and Roasted Delicata Squash with Red Miso Vinaigrette. Soooo good! We’ll end our meal with a classic Forbidden Rice Pudding with fresh mango and mint. 

You’ll get to tie on an apron and get your hands in on the cooking action with Chef Molly, too! A great way to spend a Friday night!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 9/7/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5278

Fri, Sep. 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Cook Moroccan Favorites....Including Cooking With A Tagine!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsA rich farmland and an abundance of fine ingredients combine to make Morocco a culinary mecca. Morocco offers one of the most diverse cuisines in the world – with Middle East, Mediterranean, African, Iberian, and Jewish influences.

Tonight, you and your sweetie will be treated to an interesting cooking lesson as Chef Richard McPeake shows you how to use some of the many rich spices extensively used in Moroccan cuisine and demonstrates the unique techniques used when cooking with a tagine. 

While stews are the most popular and well-known food to make in these tall, conical cooking vessels, the tagine is also perfect for cooking with anicent grains.  You’ll tie on an apron and work next to Chef while he teaches and shares lots of basic culinary tips and techniques that you’ll use and practice as you help prepare tonight’s feast. 

Our interesting menu will start off with a lovely, colorful Grilled Spiced Moroccan Vegetable Salad. Then, Chef Richard will begin his tagine cooking lesson as you work together in small groups to prepare a delicious grain-based entrée made in the classic tagine - Beef Tagine with Farro, Tomatoes & Caramelized Sweet Onions, along with a lesson in breadmaking when you learn to make Khobz, a traditional homemade Moroccan bread that will be served with your main dish. Finally, you’ll end this informative evening with Moroccan Meskouta Orange Cake a lovely dessert that will perfectly compliment your exotic meal. A perfect date night class!

(Dinner)

Hands On

Fri. 9/7/18   6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5173

Sat, Sep. 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Healthy Cooking For Athletes (adults & kids ages 9+)
 

CookwellIf you are an athlete yourself, or if you’re a parent with kids who play sports, you no doubt aware that what you eat is important in order to support a highly active lifestyle.  Athletes need recipes that are nutritious and designed to fuel the work they do with their bodies, and are quick to prepare. 

In this brand new class, healthy cooking expert, Jackie Caldwell, is dedicated to teaching you how to cook, eat, and live better.  Join her for an evening of culinary education that focuses on learning to prepare dishes that support an athlete’s health and vitality. 

In addition to being a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Jackie is an expert in healthy eating, and an experienced culinary instructor with two boys who are active in sports. She practices what she preaches by making sure that they follow healthy diets and active lifestyles, and has much to “bring to the table” in the way of recipes, culinary techniques like knife skills, the proper way to measure , and more, to produce the high-energy meals and snacks that focused athletes need.

She’ll show us how to prepare healthy recipes like fresh-made Banana Nut Chocolate Muffins, that use almond flour as their secret ingredient, and Paleo Chicken Tenders served with homemade Zucchini Fries, a versatile entree that will become part of your permanent repertoire. It’s a family favorite in Jackie’s house. 

Jackie will also demonstrate how to make a power-packed Green Smoothie that includes one of favorite protein powders. (She’ll explain why.) And, to up the ante on the protein even more, she’ll use chia seeds, flax seeds, and a couple other surprise add-ins that make this smoothie extra-yummy, and perfect for meals on the go.  Finally, you’ll learn to make Chocolate Protein Power Balls that are great for snacking, or a quick dessert.

Yes, you’ll get to tie on an apron and help Jackie with some of the cooking. And, yes, you’ll take home all of the recipes for today’s dishes so that you (or your kids) can easily recreate them at home. 

Note: Kids ages 9+ are welcome to register for this class with their parents. 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/8/18   10:00-12:30 

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

13 openings available

$55.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5258

Sat, Sep. 8, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Knife Skills For the Home Cook
 

 

Learning to cook, or learning to cook BETTER, starts with knife skills!  Once learned, it changes the way you approach your kitchen! 

Today, we will learn basic knife skills from a professional.  We’ll learn the components of a quality knife, how to choose one that’s right for you, the correct way to hold your knife, how to keep it sharp and when to have it done professionally, how to store knives, as well as the classic knife cuts and the very important “chef’s claw” technique.  

This informative hands-on class will be led by Andrew Wellings who has been teaching knife skills with the Wüsthof Company for many years. An essential course for any cook.

Please feel free to bring your knives from home or you are welcome to use ours to practice with.  

Hands On

Sat. 9/8/18   10:00-12:00 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$40.00

Andrew Wellings

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5259

Sat, Sep. 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Knife Skills For the Home Cook
 

Learning to cook, or learning to cook BETTER, starts with knife skills!  Once learned, it changes the way you approach your kitchen! 

Today, we will learn basic knife skills from a professional.  We’ll learn the components of a quality knife, how to choose one that’s right for you, the correct way to hold your knife, how to keep it sharp and when to have it done professionally, how to store knives, as well as the classic knife cuts and the very important “chef’s claw” technique.  

This informative hands-on class will be led by Andrew Wellings who has been teaching knife skills with the Wüsthof Company for many years. An essential course for any cook.

Please feel free to bring your knives from home or you are welcome to use ours to practice with.  

Hands On

Sat. 9/8/18   1:00-3:00 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$40.00

Andrew Wellings

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5229

Sat, Sep. 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Indian Spice Kitchen
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsJoin us for an exotic evening of tantalizing Indian spices and cooking fun!  Chef Sandy DiGiovanni loves Indian cuisine and can hardly wait to show you how to make these favorite Indian classics, brimming with tantalizing tastes and fragrant aromas. It may sound dauntingly impossible, but it’s not! Sandy will break it all down into “bite-size” morsels of culinary education so that you can learn, step-by-step, how to prepare these treasures.

We’ll work together to practice knife skills, learn essential techniques and explore a variety of cooking methods … all excellent building blocks to help you take home that “I can do it attitude!” Don’t be intimidated … it’s easier than you think!

We’ll start with Gobi Aloo and Masala Dal, then it’s on to Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken), Cucumber Raita, and Mango Lassi, and we’ll end with Chef Sandy’s Indian version of an American classic dessert, Indian Rice Krispies. All of these babies have a “knock-your-socks-off” flavor profile!

No Indian meal (or class!) is complete without bread and no bread complements Indian cuisine better than Naan, a traditional flatbread that is utterly delicious!

(Dinner) 

Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/8/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5289

Sun, Sep. 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Junior Chefs: Kids Make Real Southern Desserts with ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ Winner Chef Shanita Bryant
 

Junior ChefsBudding chefs (ages 9-14) will be to warming up the kitchen with the scent of good things baking in the oven as they learn to make real southern-style desserts. And, they're in for a real treat as Chef Shanita Bryant, an experience instructor and winner of Alton Brown’s popular reality TV show “Cutthroat Kitchen’, teaches some of her favorite dessert recipes from her popular restaurant Magnolia’s and Magnolia’s on the Move food truck. 

Her love for food and cooking started with the very first homemade crust she made for an apple pie at the age of 13. Ever since that time, she’s continued to build her culinary skills and her belief that food is only truly wonderful when you can taste the love that went into it! Especially, southern love! 

Kids will start off by working next to this engaging chef and create a classic southern beauty – homemade Bread Pudding.. Then, they’ll learn some basic pie-making skills as they learn to make Buttermilk Pie and Sweet Potato Pie - from scratch! And, yes, she’ll also share her tips and secrets to making a perfect crust. After learning a few universal baking techniques like measuring (yes, there is a correct way to do this), mixing, whisking, rolling, and more kids will be armed and ready to recreate these regional sweet treats that are sure to impress your family and friends. 

Expect lots of hands-on cooking time in this fun and interactive class.

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sun. 9/9/18   11:00-1:30 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” & “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

19 openings available

$60.00

Shanita Bryant

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5270

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Vegetarian Comfort Food
 

CookwellWe all love our satisfying comfort foods…but not all comfort food has to center around meats. Vegetarians love hardy, rich and flavor-filled culinary creations at your own dinner table, too.

We all know consuming more veggies is a habit our bodies would appreciate and could get used to with ease (read into that as you would like…but it’s a fact!). These babies are hearty, healthy dishes that’ll keep the family clamoring for more! And, we have the perfect instructor to show you the way.

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn doesn’t just talk the talk when it comes to eating healthy – she’s been eating meat-free for a long time and is eager to share some of her favorite tried-and-true vegetarian recipes that have the “umph” to sustain us.

Chef Molly will teach fundamental culinary techniques in a fun and easy-to-understand way as she walks you through the steps to create heart-warming recipes such as Five Bean Chili with a surprise ingredient, Mini-Lasagna with fresh made-from-scratch Pasta (that you’ll get to make yourself!), Butternut Squash Enchiladas with Black Beans & Goat Cheese, and a creamy, dreamy dessert – Chocolate Risotto with Port Poached Pears.  This is a menu that everyone in your family will love! Promise.

You’ll roll up your sleeves, tie on and apron and get a little cooking time alongside this engaging chef, too. So, cozy on over and find out how incredibly wonderful these plan-based dishes can be. We’ll save you a seat!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Mon. 9/10/18    6:30-9:00

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Sep. 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5252

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Sushi 101
 

Let’s learn how to make Sushi!  One of our most popular classes will be taught this evening by Chef Yvette Hirang who will show us the fundamental skills needed to make the basic types of rolls and get you “rollin’” yourself with some hands-on action. 

We’ll also learn the basics about sushi rice, the ingredients used with sushi such as wasabi and pickled ginger, how to safely store fish and where and how to buy sushi grade fish.  We’ll learn hand-rolling techniques and presentation of our sushi! 

Sushi always delivers on flavor and fun so come learn what terms like “Nigiri,” “Temaki” and “Maki” mean and let’s get our sushi on! Oishii! (That means “yummy” in Japanese!) Who said you can’t find great sushi in the Midwest? Now you can make it in YOUR kitchen!

You’ll get to try your hand at making sushi as well and you’ll taste several types of sushi like Inside-out Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, and California Roll!  You’re crazy if you think you can’t do it yourself! 

Note: This is a basic skills class for beginners.

(Tasting)

Hands On

Tue. 9/11/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5275

Tue, Sep. 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Art Of Making Ricotta Gnocchi….With Three Perfectly Paired Sauces!
 

This evening, you'll not only learn to make classic Italian ricotta gnocchi – those heavenly little dumplings that melt in your mouth – you’ll also whip up some fabulous accompanying sauces.  Making ricotta gnocchi (pronounced "nee-okkee") is a little more forgiving thenthe traditional potato gnocchi, and, in our opinion, even tastier....not to mention lower in carbs! (And, who doesn’t love that little perk!). So, it’s a perfect variation to add to your repertoire. Trust us, your friends and family will be so impressed when you serve these gems, they’ll be clamoring for seconds…and thirds! 

Speaking of perks, gnocchi can be made in advance, which makes it the perfect entrée for your next dinner party or family meals on those busy nights when you need a quick, satisfying dinner on the table. Culinary instructor, Lauren Lane, will lead you through the gnocchi-making process, step-by-step, offering guidance and helpful hints along the way.  She’s an expert! 

You'll have the opportunity to get your hands in the dough and learn to perfect your skills as you explore the gnocchi-making basics. The three heavenly sauces are a simple Sage Brown Butter, a Gorgonzola Cream Sauce and a fabulous 3- ingredient Marinara. You heard me…..3 ingredients!......doesn’t get simpler than that, people! 

Yes, of course … you'll get to taste the gnocchi and all three sauces, plus, Chef Lauren will demonstrate the Italian Crostata appetizer that you will enjoy at the beginning of the class, as well. This is a good one, folks!  Sign up today!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Tue. 9/11/18   6:30-9:00  

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

16 openings available

$60.00

Lauren Lane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5302

Thu, Sep. 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Thursday Night Grilling Party……. Italian-Style!
 

Midwest Barbecue Institute“Selvaggio!” in Italian means “go crazy!”  So, this won’t be an “ordinary” grilling class.  Grab your pals, and be prepared for something different and fun!  Tonight’s recipes will be inspired by Italian cuisine featuring fresh ingredients and grilled specialties.  And, the one and only, Bruce Campbell, an award-winning BBQ Pro, hosts this interactive grilling event!

Let’s start with a unique cocktail (duh!) … perhaps, an Aperol Spritz? Then, we’ll tie on an apron and cook alongside this consummate culinary professional as you learn the basics of grilling, including fire-building, heat zones, checking for doneness, gas versus coal grilling, etc.  It’s a fun and informative approach to a cooking class with some humor thrown in … all in a laid-back style. Oh, and you’ll learn to cook some great Italian-inspired grilled dishes featuring fresh ingredients, too!

We’ll start off with Antipasto Skewers and a gorgeous Panzanella Salad. Then on to our grilled entrée, Chicken Diavolo served with Fire-Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Zucchini & Ricotta. Finally, we’ll make Grilla-misu! You heard me.

Those of you know Bruce already know that he just HAS to live up to his nickname (“The Beverage Dude”), so you’ll taste and discuss Italian wine and learn to make an Italian Amaretto Sour that you’ll definitely want to serve up at your next gathering.

(Dinner)

Hands On

Thu. 9/13/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Midwest Barbecue Institute™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

16 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5298

Sat, Sep. 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Foodie Field Trip™: VIP Harvest Tour & Tasting of TerraVox Vineyards
 

TerraVoxPlease join us for a privately curated VIP tour, tasting, and lunch at an unusual local vineyard dedicated to developing an entirely new North American wine culture by growing varieties of grapes that have been bred from 27 American native grape species known as American Heritage Grapes.  That’s a lofty mission, but these folks are actually making it happen – just north of KC in the rolling hills east of the Missouri River.  

Our staff took a field trip to TerraVox and immediately knew that we wanted to share the unique experience we had there.  So we worked with the fine folks at TerraVox to put together this VIP experience for you. 

We’ll meet at the winery where Winifred Wright will take us on a behind-the-scenes guided journey through the vineyards.  We will visit various grape varieties and learn the characteristics of each as they are growing in the vineyard.  Then, we’ll tour their production facility for an enlightening study in how a privately-owned winery operates. 

Next, it’s on to the TerraVox Private Tasting Room overlooking the vines where we will explore a flight of very special wines paired with a catered gourmet box lunch provided by The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

This curated tour and tasting will explore the history and characteristics of each vine and grape, and we’ll delve into a lively and open discussion about the diverse flavors and aromas of these very unusual wines, as well as the work of a very special man by the name of Thomas Munson.  We promise an excellent Saturday Foodie Field Trip

NOTE: Registrants will meet at the winery which is about 40 miles north of KC; exact directions will be provided via email after registration; wear comfortable clothing as we will be walking the vines; 21+ only

(Private Tour, Tasting & Lunch)  

Sat. 9/15/18   10:00-1:00 

24 openings available

$75.00

Winifred Wright

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5155

Sat, Sep. 15, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
A Two-Day Beginner's Cooking Boot Camp
 

Maybe you are on your own for the first time and have discovered that eating out is expensive and take-out is tiresome.  (College bound? Newly married? Suddenly single? etc.), or maybe you just think it’s time you learned how to cook (or cook better) - darn it!!  You desperately need a small repertoire of dishes for daily dining, but you can barely manage instant coffee. Sound like you?  Then this is the course to take!!

Katie Newell, a longtime consummate cooking Instructor, will assume you know nothing--- absolutely nothing ---about cooking, and, she'll take it from there.  Give her a weekend, and she’ll turn you into a healthy cook in no time!

In two 4-hour relaxed and informative weekend classes, we'll get you on your cooking feet and on your way to preparing simple, healthy, delicious food.  We will learn basic cooking equipment and menu planning; basic prep skills,  knife skills including a discussion of how to care for knives and some basic cuts which will give you a good base to move forward with confidence in this weekend’s bootcamp, sauté techniques, salad-making skills including quick homemade vinaigrette and other easy no-cook dishes; roasting garlic and vegetables; how to prepare delicious pasta; how to sauté and roast meats, how to make desserts in minutes and so much more.

You will learn to make dishes that can easily be varied that will take you well beyond Ramen Noodles!  (You know who you are!)  What a Deal!  Hey, we are all about creating new cooks and sending them out into the world well-equipped.

Register early, this class will fill quickly.   

(Tastings)

Hands On

Day 1: Sat. 9/15/18 10:00-2:00

Day 2: Sun. 9/16/18 10:00-2:00

Series fee: $195

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

5 openings available

$195.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5295

Sat, Sep. 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
A Night in Old Havana
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsTonight, we’ll embark upon an interesting culinary journey to Old Havana, in the heart of Cuba’s capital city. This unique city, that until recently has been off-limits to most tourists, is overflowing with a vast array of foods and flavors that tell the story of the country’s long and diverse history.

Longtime CCKC instructor, Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, will lead our trip to this beautiful island as we learn how the Cuban “locals” incorporate indigenous fresh and usually organic ingredients into simple, but beautiful, works of culinary art.  You’ll learn a variety of “local” dishes that will showcase foods that blend the many influences like Spanish, African, and Caribbean (to name a few) that define Cuban cuisine.

You’ll begin by sipping on a Cuba Libre as Sandy teaches you how to make Mini Cubano Sandwiches (often called “mixtos”), and Ensalada Cubana, a signature Cuban salad. Then, on to our entrée of Picadillo with Moros y Cristonas (Cuban Black Beans & Rice) accompanied by Tostones (a tasty plantain dish). Finally, you’ll get hands-on cooking time work alongside Chef Sandy to create Pastelitos, traditional hand pies, with several filling options that you can choose from. 

A fantastic (and fun) way to spend a Saturday night!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/15/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5305

Sat, Sep. 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Dinner in the Italian Countryside With Two Culinary Pros
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsTonight, we’ll transport you to a lovely dinner in the Italian countryside … through the power of beautifully prepared food.

Chef Duke Walter and Master Butcher Matt DeMoss (The Meat Shed, Frontenac, KS) led us in a culinary celebration of Chef Anthony Bourdain recently and it was such a great experience, we just knew we had to ask them to come back to our kitchens again!  So, join us if you will for a culinary celebration of comforting and seasonal Italian cuisine taught by these two gems. (Did you hear that?  TWO amazing culinary instructors!)  

These pros believe in the Italian cooking philosophy that humble ingredients and simple and classic preparations really do produce the most memorable dishes. So, grab a glass of wine, and let Chefs Duke and Matt teach you how to prepare tonight’s authentic Italian recipes that will stay on your “go to” dinner list for a long time!

Imagine the aromas as they demonstrate a lovely Shaved Fennel Bulb & Radicchio Salad topped with Herbs de Provence dressing, Herbed Ricotta Gnudi with homemade Pesto Cream. What is this strange sounding dish, you say?  Well, it’s a whole lot of yum on one plate.  (Pronounced "nu-dee") it’s a type of light & fluffy gnocchi made from ricotta cheese.   

Our star this evening will be classic Chicken Vesuvio. Finally, you’ll enjoy fresh-made Pizelle, a traditional Italian waffle cookie, and Cannoli Cream (two ways!)  for a sweet ending to our fabulous Italian meal.

You’ll get your hands in on some of the cooking activities tonight, plus we’ll send you home with the recipes so you can recreate the dishes you’ve learn at home for your family and friends.  Buon Appetito!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/15/18   6:30-9:0

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

12 openings available

$75.00

Duke Walter & Matt DeMoss

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5155

Sun, Sep. 16, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
A Two-Day Beginner's Cooking Boot Camp
 

Maybe you are on your own for the first time and have discovered that eating out is expensive and take-out is tiresome.  (College bound? Newly married? Suddenly single? etc.), or maybe you just think it’s time you learned how to cook (or cook better) - darn it!!  You desperately need a small repertoire of dishes for daily dining, but you can barely manage instant coffee. Sound like you?  Then this is the course to take!!

Katie Newell, a longtime consummate cooking Instructor, will assume you know nothing--- absolutely nothing ---about cooking, and, she'll take it from there.  Give her a weekend, and she’ll turn you into a healthy cook in no time!

In two 4-hour relaxed and informative weekend classes, we'll get you on your cooking feet and on your way to preparing simple, healthy, delicious food.  We will learn basic cooking equipment and menu planning; basic prep skills,  knife skills including a discussion of how to care for knives and some basic cuts which will give you a good base to move forward with confidence in this weekend’s bootcamp, sauté techniques, salad-making skills including quick homemade vinaigrette and other easy no-cook dishes; roasting garlic and vegetables; how to prepare delicious pasta; how to sauté and roast meats, how to make desserts in minutes and so much more.

You will learn to make dishes that can easily be varied that will take you well beyond Ramen Noodles!  (You know who you are!)  What a Deal!  Hey, we are all about creating new cooks and sending them out into the world well-equipped.

Register early, this class will fill quickly.   

(Tastings)

Hands On

Day 1: Sat. 9/15/18 10:00-2:00

Day 2: Sun. 9/16/18 10:00-2:00

Series fee: $195

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

5 openings available

$195.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5279

Sun, Sep. 16, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Churrasco Celebration! Latin Flavors On The Grill!
 

Midwest Barbecue InstituteLet’s celebrate the flavorful foods of the Gauchos (Cowboys!) of Brazil, Argentina, Chili and, Nicaragua in this interesting class that explores Latin meats prepared on the grill!

Our instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, is an award-winning chef and BBQ professional, so who better to lead this special grilling class. You’ll learn the art of grilling Latin-style as chef shares his vast knowledge of grilling and cooking techniques like how to determine the best “fire” for the dish you’re preparing to deliver meals of utter perfection.

Our menu includes South American recipes like Garlic-Studded Roast Beef – a Brazilian favorite, Herb & Spiced Chicken Thighs from Portugal, and an Argentinian Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak. Plus, delicious Bacon-Wrapped Beef with Two awesome Chimichurri Sauces.

You’ll tie on an apron and get some grilling time with Chef Richard, and leave with the confidence to recreate the recipes you’ve learned with ease.

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Sun. 9/16/18   11:00-1:30 

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Midwest Barbecue Institute™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$70.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5244

Sun, Sep. 16, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
No Meats. No Grains. No Problem! Magnificent Meatless &Gluten-Free Meals
 

CookwellIf you’ve made a commitment to kick meat and gluten out of your diet but are stuck in a rut eating the same dishes day after day, this is the class for you! Going meatless (at least once a week) and avoiding grains may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease and obesity, among other reasons.  

Join cooking Instructor and Certified Nutritionist, Jackie Caldwell, as she walks you through delicious and healthy dishes that will kick your commitment to a healthier you up a notch. Jackie recovered from severe ulcerative colitis by radically changing her diet and eliminating the foods that she couldn’t digest.  This was after being told several times by doctors that food had nothing to do with her digestive disease.

She’s been eating grain-free for over 10 years, is very passionate about teaching people how the body can heal itself when you eat the right foods, and will walk you through the basics of a simple wheat-free, gluten-free meal.   You will learn techniques for changing up your current recipes and great tips for bringing flavor and texture to a more nutritious plate as Jackie walks us through tonight’s recipes.

For starters, we’ll learn a fantastic Kale & Artichoke Dip served with fresh veggies. Then, move on to a show-stopping main dish featuring zucchini noodles. Say what?  Don’t worry, Jackie will walk you through this simple process that uses a handy-dandy kitchen tool called a zoodler to make fresh veggie noodles (that won’t make you bloat!). Trust me, once you learn to use it, you won’t know how you got by this long without one!  Once we’ve mastered zoodle-making, we’ll learn two sauces that will utilize fresh vegetables and end up with a fast and easy main dish that's company worthy, but so easy you'll want to make it on a weeknight….and it's almost impossible to mess up! You’ll also learn to make Focaccia Bread that includes a surprise ingredient to go with your “pasta” dish.

We’ll finish our meal with a tasty teenager-tested gluten-free New-Age Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe made with almond flour and served with homemade Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream.  Who says you can’t eat cookies for dessert and live a healthy lifestyle?!  Not us!

You’ll leave with recipes for all of today’s waist-trimming dishes and the confidence to recreate them at home. Trust me, these are sure to become favorite guilt-free gluten-free and meatless recipes that your whole family will enjoy!

Please be advised that our kitchens work with gluten flours and other ingredients so this class would not be suitable for someone who cannot be in the same room/area where gluten is handled.

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Sun. 9/16/18   5:00-7:30

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$55.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Sep. 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5280

Wed, Sep. 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Pro Class™: Classic Cajun & Creole Flavors
 

Pro ClassesAs part of our Professional Culinary Arts Classes™, this intensive, 3-hour, high hands-on class taught by veteran chef, restauranteur, and culinary instructor will explore the spicy world of authentic Cajun & Creole cuisine.

Brimming with tradition, culture and flavor, Cajun and Creole cooking is best exemplified by the dishes found in traditional New Orleans restaurants. No one knows this unique cuisine better than Chef Richard McPeake who spent 25 years supervising the Seaport Cajun Café, one of Gilbert-Robinson’s restaurants located on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Chef Richard, an award-winning professional and graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America, designed this power-packed professional culinary arts class where you’ll learn to apply essential culinary skills as you learn to prepare the interesting regional cuisine he knows and loves so well … teaching important techniques along the way including: “blackened” techniques using seasonings to their fullest; deep and complex sauces and stocks; the trinity (Cajun Mirepoix); making and using a dark roux; and much, much more!

Yes, we’ll learn some great recipes and culinary skills, yes we’ll taste as we go and yes, we’ll have some fun “down on the bayou as we learn to make real southern Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, and Jambalaya. 

And, that’s not all….as a bonus, you’ll we’ll pair wines that you’ll get to taste along with the dishes we make. Don’t miss this fun and informative culinary trip to the Bayou! Bienvenue a vous-autres! 

(Food & Wine Tasting)

Hands On

Wed. 9/19/18   6:30-9:30 

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” and "Pro Classes" are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

19 openings available

$95.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5296

Thu, Sep. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Wine-y Girls’ Wine Club: How To Pair Wine, Cheese & Chocolate
 

Grab your besties and join us for a brand new “girls only” class that brings together three divine creations that all ladies adore... Wine, Cheese and Chocolate.

Tonight’s instructor, Brent Grider, is a certified sommelier which makes him the perfect person to lead you through a 2-hour exploration into a trilogy of decadent delights. 

You’ll sit back and relax as he guides you through the sensual contrasts and flavors that each element of this class brings to the experience -- the crisp acidity, mouth-filling robustness or smooth viscosity of great wine; the sharp, subtly sweet or complexity of fine cheese; and the rich luxuriousness of superior chocolate ranging from creamy milk to intensely dark. We’ve got one word for this class…….Yummy! Of course, there will be tastings along the way as you experience the magic that happens when you properly pair wine with chocolate and cheese.

No whining allowed, ladies….but, you will have a great time tasting wine (and chocolate and cheese!) in a fun 2-hour tasting adventure that’s packed with delicious education as you kick back and enjoy a stress-free night out with ‘the girls’.

(Tasting)  

Demonstration Class

Thu. 9/20/18   6:30-8:30

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5281

Fri, Sep. 21, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
“Two If By Sea” Couples Cook Upscale Surf & Turf
 

Flavorful Weekend NIghtsJoin us for a fun night of hands-on cooking as you and your honey work with small groups under the tutelage of Executive Chef Richard McPeake. 

We’ll start with a new twist on a legend – a Grilled Caesar Salad with Parmesan Tuiles.  Then, we will learn about pan searing as we make Burgundy Rubbed Tenderloin Medallions with Roasted Asparagus.  Not to be outdone, of course, by a lesson in butter poaching seafood with Thyme Butter Poached Scallops served with a Risotto Milanese.

If that doesn’t woo you, then think about a quick lesson in homemade ice cream making as we craft a smoooooth Balsamic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.  

(Dinner)

Hands On

Fri. 9/21/18   6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5168

Sat, Sep. 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
(Moved from Aug 4th) French Croissants
 

Ahhhh, the croissant … that beautiful, flaky, buttery, golden, crescent-shaped, joy in your mouth, pastry that sings to the taste buds. (What?! You were thinking the same thing?)

Considered elusive even to the most seasoned baker, many don’t think they are within their reach skill-wise until culinary instructor and seasoned Pastry Artist Leighana Williams, tells them that yes,…it IS possible!   Today,m she’ll share her talents and time with us and teach us how to make, and bake, croissants … step by step. It’s a process that takes some time, but the rewards are amazing, and completely worth it!!

You’ll be garnering much knowledge about flours and yeast and butter as we whip up our dough. You’ll learn how to shape croissants, and to bake them up perfectly so they look as good as the ones in those bakery cases! Throughout class you’ll also learn essential skills that you can apply to your future baking endeavors and it’s hands-on all the way … the best way to really learn!

Yes, we’ll be tasting croissants … and yes, we’ll be taking some home to enjoy! You’re welcome. 

(Tasting & Take-Home Baked Croissants)

Hands On

Sat. 9/22/18   10:00-12:30 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

11 openings available

$60.00

Leighana Williams

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5240

Sat, Sep. 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Junior Chefs: Tamalada Party!
 

Junior Chefs in the KitchenThere is no denying the culinary fan base that surrounds authentic Mexican tamales. And kids (ages 9-14) love making (and eating) them just as much as the adults do! We just happen to have tamale-expert, Susy Lara, “in da house” to show them how it’s done.

In case you didn’t know, tamales are incredibly versatile … they can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, or appetizer. They can be made with meat, cheese, fruit or any combination and served with any number of sauces.

Today, Susy will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as she teaches our junior chefs how to make homemade Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. She’ll have you rolling like a pro in no time! You’ll also learn to make accompaniments like perfect Mexican Rice, Pico de Gallo, and Homemade Tortilla Chips. We’ll celebrate our tamale-making success with the perfect south-of-the-border dessert… Fresca con Crema!

Come be part of the fun in this full hands-on class as we learn all about the fantastically versatile AND easy-to-freeze tamale! And, here’s a bonus…you’ll get to take home half dozen tamales to share with the family!

(Tasting & Take-Home Tamales)

Hands On

Thu. 9/22/18    10:00-1:00 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” & “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5253

Sat, Sep. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Steamy Asian Kitchen
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsTonight, experienced chef, Yvette Hirang, will show you how to prepare an elegant Asian menu.  You’ll get your hand- in on the cooking action as she takes your culinary repertoire beyond its usual borders.  Plus, you’ll learn the correct way to sauté proteins and vegetables, and other essential culinary techniques. 

Your authentic Asian menu will consist of recipes like Beef with Broccoli and Peas, Chop Suey, and a flirty Asian dessert made with bananas, creamy tapioca and coconut milk that you’ll love! Don’t miss this fun and interactive class! 

(Dinner)

Hands On

Sat. 9/22/18   6:30-9:00  

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5315

Sat, Sep. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
BOOZ-E-QUE!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsYes, we KNOW that beer is usually associated with BBQ but, seriously, there is a whole lot more to learn about barbecue and its relationship with liquor and wine, as well as beer! 

Tonight, Bruce Campbell, the 'Food and Beverage Guy' with 25+ years in the the “biz,” will teach us some fabulous “booz-e-que” recipes that utilize beer, liquor and wine. We’ll discover how to pair wine with barbecue as we learn to prepare: Smoked Beer & Bacon Queso Fundido, Bourbon & Brown Sugar Planked Salmon, Grilled “Carrib'bq” Shrimp, Smoked Amaretto Sweet Potatoes, and Grilled Pound Cake with Pineapple Salsa and Tequila Whipped Cream. Whoa!

Midwest Barbecue InstituteWhile we’re at it, we’ll learn cocktail mixing skills like the “Corona Limeade” and “Bourbon Apple Infusion”.

What a fun and informative way to spend a Saturday evening!

                            (Tasting)

                                 Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/22/18    6:30-9:00

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and "Midwest Barbecue Institute™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5267

Sun, Sep. 23, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Tiny Tots: Fall Baking Fun!
 

Tiny TotsBudding bakers (ages 2-4) and their adult cooking partners are in for a fun-filled morning of baking fun with experienced instructor, Chef Ariel Johnston, leading this super fun and interactive class 'specially designed for little kids.

She’ll start things off by teaching “little kid friendly” cooking techniques like how to measure, stir, and more.  Then, you’ll practice what you’ve learned as you work together in teams to whip up the perfect autumn baked treats like S’mores Pie Pops, Chocolate Banana Bread and super tasty Campfire Cupcakes. YUMMY!

It’s going to smell sooo good in our kitchens today! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Chocolate Banana Bread) 

Hands On

Sun. 9/23/18    11:00-1:00 

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class.

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

8 openings available

$85.00

Ariel Johnston

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5313

Sun, Sep. 23, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Intro to Instant Pot Cooking with Chef Katie Newell
 

Walk in an Instant Pot Virgin.  Walk out an Instant Pot Expert. Boom! 

Instant Pots (or “electric pressure cookers”) are hands-down one of the most popular cooking trends of the year. In fact, there’s a good chance you received one as a thoughtful gift, or perhaps you purchased one for yourself because you were anxious to make family meal time a snap.  But then you took it out of the box and realized that there is a bit of learning curve involved in order to get you on your way to easy mealtimes!   Well, don’t blow your lid because we’ve for you covered. 

Join longtime CCKC instructor Katie Newell and explore how and why this timesaving small appliance is destined to become one of your favorite ways to cook, as well as why it should be rescued from the small appliance graveyard in your basement. (You know who you are!)  

Katie is a whiz in the kitchen and is always excited to apply new culinary trends to her teaching repertoire. And, trust us, she’s obsessed with the Instant Pot. Cooking with an electric pressure cooker has totally changed the way Katie keeps her two hungry kids full and satisfied. She’s eager to share the tips and secrets that she’s learned and help you feel more comfortable with the Instant Pot in your kitchen. 

Let’s get started with a crash course on the various parts and functions of the Instant Pot.  First things first, right?  Then she’ll demonstrate some basic recipes like quick and simple Deviled Eggs, a delicious Caribbean Chicken & Rice dishes (this tasty recipe will take you straight to the island, Mon), plus one of Katie’s all-time favorites -  Savory Sausage and Lentil Stew. (It’s sooo good), and much more.

Of course, we’ll taste as we go, and we’ll send you home with all of the recipes you learn today, along with the knowledge and confidence to recreate them at home. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

Sun. 9/23/18    5:00-7:30

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

19 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5271

Sun, Sep. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
A Taste of the Mediterranean
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsPicture yourself in a small café in the beautiful Mediterranean countryside surrounded by picturesque views. Tonight, you’ll be transported to this gorgeous region through the power of food. Not only is the cuisine delicious, it’s also one of the healthiest you can find in the world. 

In this interesting class, you’ll learn all about the Mediterranean diet, a cuisine that’s famous for health and longevity. Join CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn for an evening of culinary education that will focus on dishes that support your health and vitality. You’ll learn loads of new cooking techniques such as knife skills, whisking, roasting, tips on cooking with chicken, and more, that can be incorporated into your everyday life.

CookwellChef Molly will teach as she prepares her fantastic menu: Chicken Souvlaki, Feta & Kalamata Salad with fresh greens and orzo, homemade Garlic Hummus and Tzatziki Sauce served with Pita Bread, Moussaka - a delicious entrée featuring eggplant, and we’ll end with Bougatsa, a lovely light Greek dessert made with phyllo dough.  You’ll also get to work next to his engaging chef and help prepare some of tonight’s recipes.  

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 9/23/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and “CookWell!™” are a trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5248

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(No Longer Available) Pumpkin Love
 

This Class is No Longer Available

Pumpkins are probably the first thing that comes to mind when you think of fall. You may think you know everything there is to know about the ubiquitous orange globe from the squash family, but we bet you’ll be in for a surprise.

Get ready to expand your pumpkin knowledge and essential baking skills as instructor and expert pastry artist, Leighana Williams, teaches you not only the basics, like how to make the perfect Pumpkin Pie (including homemade crust!), but also the “not-so-basic” recipes such as Burnt Caramel & Pumpkin Tart, Pumpkin Scones and one of Chef Leighana’s favorites  - The Perfect Pumpkin Cake (Yum!), all highlighting this healthy, power-packed and flavorful vegetable. 

We’ll learn how to choose the perfect pumpkin, how to prep it, and, of course, how to create exquisite desserts with it. 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Mon. 9/24/18    6:30-9:00 

 NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Leighana Williams

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Sep. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5290

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Southern Desserts Done Right With ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ Winner Chef Shanita Bryant
 

Chef Shanita Bryant is a whiz in the kitchen and is excited to teach her own brand of culinary expertise in a down-home kind of way as she walks you through some of the favorite dessert recipes from her popular restaurant Magnolia’s and Magnolia’s On The Move food truck.  If you’re a die-hard foodie, you’ll probably recognize Chef Shanita from Alton Brown’s popular reality TV show “Cutthroat Kitchen” where she walked away as Champion and ‘last chef standing’ in 2014, along with a pile of cash and some serious bragging rights, so you're in for a treat this evening! 

Warm up your kitchen with the scent of good things baking in the oven.  You will feel like a welcome guest in Shanita’s kitchen as she teaches and celebrates her passion for food, life, and, well, desserts!

Her love for food and cooking started with the very first homemade crust she made for an apple pie at the age of 13. Ever since that time, she’s continued to build her culinary skills and her belief that food is only truly wonderful when you can taste the love that went into it! Especially, southern love! 

We’ll start off by getting your hands in the cooking action as you work next to this engaging chef and create a classic southern beauty - homemade Bread Pudding.  Then, you’ll sit back and relax as Chef Shanita teaches basic pie-making skills that she’ll demonstrate as she makes a Buttermilk Pie and Sweet Potato Pie right before your eyes (oh my!).  And, yes, she’ll also share her tips and secrets to making a perfect crust. It’s kinda her thing.

Southern cuisine is the oldest and most developed of all regional cooking styles and we are thrilled have an expert like Chef Shanita in our kitchen to share her knowledge with us. After learning a few universal baking techniques like measuring (yes, there is a correct way to do this), mixing, whisking, rolling, and more you’ll be ready to easily recreate these regional treats that are sure to impress both family and friends. 

Trust us, if you’re serious about baking - and desserts (and, who isn’t?), you do not want to miss this class!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Thu. 9/27/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Shanita Bryant

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5304

Thu, Sep. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Caribbean Island Escape -Cruisin’, Boozin’ & Cookin’ with Bruce!
 

Throw on an island shirt (if you dare), and get ready to embark on a special Caribbean cruise that’s a little bit “Love Boat” with a twinge of “Margaritaville” as Cruise Director, Bruce Campbell takes you on a “spirited” tour of his favorite ports of call.  Bruce, the ‘Food and Beverage Guy’ with 25+ years in the restaurant business, is the perfect host for our evening of merriment – he’s an avid seafarer, and has personally taken a “boat-load” of cruises. 

As you set sail toward our first port of call, Bruce will entertain you with tales of his journeys and insight to the region’s various styles of rums and their luscious cocktails as he teaches delicious “island-y” concoctions like Cranberry Mojitos, Pineapple & Ginger Infusion, and Pain Killers. Then, you’ll tie on an apron and get busy in the kitchen as you work in small groups and help Bruce prepare tonight’s Caribbean-inspired dishes. 

He’ll teach essential culinary techniques like knife skills and more as he shows you how to make an interesting Caramelized Pineapple Slaw with a spicy kick, Caribbean Rice & Peas (a staple with any Caribbean meal), Green Beans with fresh oranges and a flavorful homemade Sherry-Mustard Vinaigrette. For the entrée, Bruce will share his tips to making the perfect Jerk Chicken Skewers. To die for. You’ll end your Caribbean feast with a special pineapple dessert made with dark rum. Yeah, Mon. 

As you know, Caribbean food is a fusion of many different cuisines including Africa, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Indian. The aromas and tastes wafting from tonight’s dishes will definitely transport straight you to the islands!

This class is guaranteed to be a boatload of fun, so…come aboard…we’re expecting you! (Insert “The Love Boat” theme song and visualize walking up the gangplank to Captain Stubings’ welcoming smile…work with me here, will ya?)

(Food & Cocktail Tastings) 

Limited Hands On

Thu. 9/27/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5249

Fri, Sep. 28, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Thai-rific Cuisine
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsDiscover the secrets of exotic “True Thai” cooking tonight!

While this cuisine is known for its spicy hot peppers, it is a misconception that all Thai food is hot. A typical Thai meal will contain dishes that touch all the primary flavors – salty, sweet, spicy (hot), and sour, offering something to touch and delight every taste bud. By learning what flavor balance a dish should contain and how to attain that balance, you can create authentic “True Thai” tastes with, or without, a recipe.

Executive Chef and longtime culinary instructor, Sandy DiGiovanni, is our guide through this fascinating world of spices, herbs and flavorful dishes. She’ll teach us the fundamentals of cooking Thai as we practice various cooking methods, learn how to work with Asian chilies to spice it up or take it down, and explore some of the unusual ingredients that go into Thai cooking.

Chef Sandy will whip up a Red Curry Chicken “Southern-Style” to whet the appetite. She’ll also teach us how to make Spring Rolls, and a delicious Thai dessert with a kick!  And if that isn’t enough, she’ll take the mystery out of preparing Pad Thai.

Get ready to explore a most interesting cuisine! You’ll get to help prepare some of these interesting dishes, too!

(Dinner) 

Limited Hands On

Fri. 9/28/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5321

Fri, Sep. 28, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Couples in the Kitchen!An Italian Trattoria Dinner for Two
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsLooking for something different to do for date night? Interested in learning to cook as a couple? Well, tonight is the night to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious Italian-themed recipes perfected suited for twosomes.

It’s the consummate date night dinner of Italian classics, and it will be hands-on all the way as we work alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author, and culinary instructor extraordinaire! Chef Richard is professional and passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes.

He’ll start by showing you how to make a classic appetizer, Cannelloni Piedmontese appetizer. Then you’ll get to tie on an apron and get busy in the kitchen when you work in small groups and learn (and practice) basic cooking techniques like knife skills, making a homemade Italian noodle dough, whisking up a quick Italian Vinaigrette, breading and pan-frying as you prepare a beautiful Grilled Fennel Salad with Sambuca and Fresh Grapefruit, Pork Milanese with Lemon butter and savory Asiago Risotto to accompany your entrée. 

To finish our evening, Chef will show off his culinary skills as he makes Semifreddo, a lovely semi-frozen dessert.  What a menu! 

While you’re cooking, we’ll set the mood with candlelight ambiance, clinking wine glasses – all that romantic stuff. We’ll raise a glass of wine and toast to our success in the kitchen as we enjoy the scrumptious dinner you’ve helped create!

(Dinner)

Hands On

 

Fri. 9/28/18   6:30-9:00 

 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5241

Sat, Sep. 29, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
BOOKED PRIVATELY! Mexican Street Food
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsThis class has been booked privtaely and is no longer available. 

It's all the rage in the food trucks across the U.S. - Mexican “street food”, that is.  This trendy food includes everything from basic (yet authentically made) tacos to “TexiCali Tacos”, plus all kinds of salsas and south-of-the-border desserts. 

Tonight’s instructor, Susy Lara, is an expert when it comes to cooking Mexican food, so who better to show you how to make traditional “street fare” food  like Fish Tacos, Carne Asada Tacos , Roasted Corn with Chili and Lime, and a Mexican Spaghetti dish (yes, it’s a thing) with all the traditional garnishes.  Plus, some zesty salsas including Salsa Roja and Salsa Verde.

You can’t eat Mexican food without something sweet to cool down your taste buds, so let’s learn to make a spectacular Mexican Tres Leches Cake.  Did we say it includes an awesome Mexi-tini, too?  Well, if we didn’t, we just did. Ole!

(Dinner)

Hands On

Sat. 9/29/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5230

Sun, Sep. 30, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Game of Scones
 

We’re baking up a storm in The Culinary Center kitchens this evening as breadmaker extraordinaire, Paul McCool shows us how to make two distinct versions of the ever-popular scone: one sweet and one savory.  You won’t believe how versatile a scone can be! 

Paul is our resident “Alton Brown” – eager to share the “hows” and “whys” as he takes you through the science of scones.  You’ll learn much from this charming baker including essential measuring and kneading technique, as well as guidelines for shaping and baking all types of scones. 

We’ll start with Sweet and Tender Oat Scones.  They are the perfect base for marmalade with breakfast or clotted cream and preserves at tea time.  You can also customize them with add-ins such as berries. But, that’s not all!  For lunch or dinner use, you will learn how to make savory Cheese and Onion Scones, complete with herbs and butter. 

During class, we’ll learn the techniques for combining the ingredients, for kneading, for shaping, and for baking the scones.  Most importantly, we will learn how to handle the dough (lightly!) and when to stop (sooner than you think!).  And, we will talk about things that we can do to customize scones to enjoy with savory and sweet foods (that’s the versatile part!).

Aye … it’s a bonnie day for a wee bit of baking!

(Tasting & Take-Home Scones)

Hands On

Sun. 9/30/18   5:00-7:30 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5314

Sun, Sep. 30, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Instant Pot Cooking: Family-Friendly Main Dishes with Chef Katie Newell
 

Are you ready to take your Instant Pot cooking skills to the next level? If so, then this class is for you! Tonight, we’ll go beyond the basic techniques and recipes as we focus on heartier main-dishes that include proteins like meat, eggs and beans, and more. 

Join longtime CCKC instructor Katie Newell as she dives deeper into the world of instant pot cooking techniques by sharing some of her favorite tips, recipes, tools and equipment that are destined to make this timesaving small appliance your new best friend in the kitchen. Seriously. You won’t know how you ever got by without it.

If you’ve taken any of Katie’s cooking classes, you know that she is a whiz in the kitchen, and tonight she’s super excited to show you the ins and outs of cooking with proteins (and more) using your pressure cooker. Trust us, she’s obsessed with the Instant Pot and has made it her mission to learn everything there is to know about this amazing piece of equipment. 

Sit back, relax, and take notes as Katie shares lots of expert advice and guidance while she walks you through some of her favorite family-friendly recipes like a Sweet Potato, Spinach and Goat Cheese Frittata that’s perfect for a weekday morning or leisurely brunches with friends, and a Classic Pot Roast that’s a real game changer for quick and easy weeknight dinners. Not to mention, your house will smell fantastic as it cooks.  You’ll also learn a super simple White Chicken Chili, and much more.

Of course, we’ll taste as we go, and we’ll send you home with all of the recipes you learn today, along with the knowledge and confidence to recreate them at home. We wouldn’t have it any other way.  

NOTE: This is the perfect class for someone who already has a basic understanding of your electric pressure cooker, including the Instant Pot.  

If you need an introductory course on your instant pot, please click on the link to sign up for Katie’s 'Intro to Instant Pot' class on Sun. 9/23. 

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class 

Sun. 9/30/18   5:00-7:30 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5318

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Power Bowls
 

CookwellDid you know that you can eat a complete meal out of a single bowl?  Well, you can, and it’s one of the hottest new food trends around.  But, enjoying a healthy meal from one bowl isn’t something new. It’s an age-old idea that’s being resurrected in the mainstream in fresh, new ways.  

Even if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like your food to touch (you know who you are!), creating a super nutrient-packed power bowl by combining some of your favorite proteins, leafy greens and grains just might change your mind.  Plus, these powerhouse combos are super filling. 

Tonight, CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn will teach essential culinary techniques and share her expert tips when she shows you what to put in the bowl (and why).  She’ll teach several of her favorite power bowl recipes that will have you covered for the entire day. 

She’ll start off with a fantastic southwest-style breakfast bowl made with quinoa, black beans, homemade enchilada sauce and topped with fresh eggs that will keep you fueled up for the entire morning.  Next, you’ll learn a couple of hearty recipes featuring brown rice, chicken, an interesting bean blend and heart-healthy avocado, as well as one with purple cabbage and lentils – both are perfect choices for belly-filling lunches or dinner. Plus, a great dessert bowl made with soaked chia seeds and fresh berries. It’s sooo good! 

In addition, she’ll teach you to make unique sauces with surprising ingredients that can be used on top of your power bowls to give them some extra pizzazz.

Once you have the basics down, you’ll be hooked on this simple way of eating, and have the confidence to mix it up and create your own unique creations at home using whatever you have on hand in your pantry or refrigerator. 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Mon. 10/1/18    6:30-9:00

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Oct. 1, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5254

Tue, Oct. 2, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Amazing Asian Comfort Food
 

Asian cuisine is fresh, flavorful, healthy and good for the soul! In order to cook the most authentic dishes, you must know the fundamental ingredients, garlic, ginger, galangal and green onion as they appear over and over in regional Asian cuisine. But if there’s one ingredient that’s used in virtually every Asian recipe -  it’s rice.  Hands down. Once you master the art of cooking with these basic ingredients, you’ll be making Asian “take-out” right in your own kitchen. No, we’re not kidding. 

It’s not hard to get that true flavor that you crave; it just takes right ingredients and a little know-how. Chef Yvette Hirang is an expert Asian cook and will share her tips on how these ingredients will “make” classic Asian rice dishes. You’ll learn mouthwatering recipes and loads of essential cooking techniques as she teaches you to create comforting dishes like Veggie Fried Rice, Thai Steam Rice, Chow Mein, and the ever popular Kung Pao Chicken.

She’ll also include a lesson on rice-making basics and the techniques needed to cook it perfectly as she shows you how to make the steamed White Rice, the Asian Way. 

You’ll take home all of the recipes, plus get your hands in on the cooking action as you help Chef Yvette prepare some of tonight’s recipes, too. No more take-out for you!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Tue. 10/2/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5261

Tue, Oct. 2, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Gluten-Free Cooking 101
 

CookwellMore and more people are discovering that their physical ailments are a direct result of cooking with wheat, oats, barley or rye. And, more of you are asking us for gluten-free cooking classes to learn new recipes to add to your culinary arsenal.

Some people think that living a gluten-free lifestyle means sacrificing flavor. That is simply not true, and, to prove it, healthy cooking instructor Katie Newell is in our kitchen armed with a flavor-filled gluten-free menu guaranteed to please even the most skeptical palate. (Pssst!  If you dont tell ‘em these are gluten-free dishes, they probably wont know!)  

Tonight, Katie will show you her tips and secrets to creating this flavorful menu: Bacon, Corn & Shrimp Risotto (a dish in which Katie uses Quinoa instead of rice); Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders (well explore other gluten-free breading options and how to use them, too); Leek, Wild Rice & Mushroom Soup (learn great gluten-free alternatives to thickening stews and soups); and Creamy Eggplant Lentils (yes, you can make satisfying side dishes that everyone will enjoy!).

Youll be in good hands with Katie as your teacher – she breaks the recipes down in bite-size, easy-to-understand morsels – and explains everything so well that even the most inexperienced cook will walk away with much gained insight and the confidence to recreate these dishes at home. Youll learn all the methods and techniques so you can recreate everything in your own kitchen … successfully! Bring your questions and come prepared to learn how to cook for your gluten-free loved ones. 

Please be advised that our kitchens work with gluten flours and other ingredients so this class would not be suitable for someone who cannot be in the same room/area where gluten is handled.  

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Tue. 10/2/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5291

Fri, Oct. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Killer Party Food with 'Cutthroat Kitchen'Winner Chef Shanita Bryant
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsThere’s a reason why Chef Shanita Bryant walked away a Champion on Alton Brown’s popular reality TV show “Cutthroat Kitchen!”  Saying she knows her way around a kitchen is an understatement. 

Join her tonight for a lively cooking class as she shares the winning secrets of some of the favorite recipes from her popular restaurant “Magnolia’s” here in Kansas City.  Tonight’s class features small plates and appetizer recipes that you’ll use over and over in your entertaining and includes tasty recipes like Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese (which you’ll get to help make) with Grit Crackers, Salmon Salad, and Shanitas’ fabulous recipe for Kicked-Up Tea Sandwiches.

Don’t forget that the holidays are right around the corner, too! These impressive beauties would be perfect for your next get-together or seasonal party.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 10/5/18   6:30-9:00

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Shanita Bryant

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5306

Fri, Oct. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Couples 'Que!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsGrab your honey bunch and spend a Friday night with a purpose – to teach you some great information about grilling and smoking AND to show you how to pair wine with BBQ.  It won’t take much to convince your honey to come to a cooking class if it’s disguised as a party, right? 


Our own expert BBQ and mixologist dude, Bruce Campbell, will teach some killer grilled and smoked dishes, including a dish that is a two-time (!) “Top 10” winner at The American Royal BBQ Competition. We’ll cover grills, smokers, heat zones, types of coal and wood, cooking times and temps.


Midwest Barbecue InstituteThen, you and your sweetie will get to cook in small groups while learning Smoked Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, Smoked Cheesy Potatoes, Grilled Garden Gazpacho Salad, Smoked Sausage Sliders, Grilled Chicken, Peach & Peppers BBQ Sauce, and dessert Bruschetta’s with Mascarpone Cheese, Fruit and Nuts.


And, for the liquid part of the evening, we’ll learn (and sample) Horny Toad Margaritas and 2 paired wines.  Uh huh!  Told ya so!

(Dinner)


Limited Hands On

 

Fri. 10/5/18    6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and "Midwest Barbecue Institute™: are  trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5242

Sat, Oct. 6, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Li'l Kids: Curious George And The MIssing Bananas
 

That little mischievous monkey, Curious George, got into our kitchen last night and hid all of our bananas! We need all little chefs (ages 5-8) and their adult cooking partners to join our “Banana Safari” as we search high and low for those lovely yellow fruits so we can use them today in our cooking class!

Li'l Kids in the Kitchen

It’s is a great day to spend time with your child where you will create some wonderful memories while your budding chef starts on the road to learning important kitchen and life skills. We’ll be “cooking up fun” as the kids learn how follow instructions while we stir and whisk and crack an egg. We’ll learn how to cut fruit (using very kid-friendly knives!), and your young chef will learn how rewarding it is to eat something they’ve made with their own two hands!

We keep it simple, engaging, and interactive so nobody nods off or gets bored. We’ll work together as teams to make a creamy Yogurt Banana Split, fresh-baked “Going Bananas” Cookies and yummy Banana Pudding Cups!

This is a great class designed to introduce your tiny chef to the pleasures of the kitchen in a way that they can understand.

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Sat. 10/6/18    10:00-12:00 

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City® 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

6 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5255

Sat, Oct. 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Saturday Night Sushi Party!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsIt’s the weekend, so let’s get this fun and interactive party “rolling” (lame pun) as we learn the fundamentals of making sushi. 

Experienced culinary instructor, Chef Yvette Hirang, is “in da house” to show you how to make sushi rolls such as Spicy Tuna Rolls, Inside-Out Rolls and Nigiri, including presentation techniques. You’ll sip on wine and learn rice cooking techniques, hand rolling fundamentals, how to select the right ingredients such as wasabi and pickled ginger, where to buy sushi-grade fish, what terms like “Temaki” and “Maki” mean, and more. 

After we learn the basics, we’ll get your hands in the action as you “design our own sushi” and play around with various combinations of ingredients. Sushi always delivers on flavor and fun…..let’s get our sushi on! Oishii! (That means “yummy” in Japanese!)

(Dinner)

Hands On

Sat. 10/6/18   6:30-9:00 

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5272

Sat, Oct. 6, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Julia & Me: Classic French Dishes
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsYou’d have to be living under a stock pot to not be aware of the renewed interest in Julia Child who taught us that there is something glorious and elemental in cooking. We also learned from Julia’s quirky instruction that you don’t have be a domestic goddess to cook well – her works are written for us domestic mortals, too.

Tonight’s experienced instructor and CCKC’S Lead Chef, Molly Flynn, knows her way around a kitchen and will teach you basic culinary techniques such as knife skills, sautéing, mixing, sauce making, and more in this special class.  You’ll get to help her prep and prepare some of tonight’s dishes, too.

Bring one of your favorite aprons if you like, a sense of humor and your best “Julia voice” and let’s learn how to cook some classic French recipes straight from the works of Julia Child. We’ll create awesome French beauties like Coq Au Vin and Trout a la Meuniere.  We’ll end our lovely French menu with a classic Crème Brulee, for dessert. 

In the words of Julia when asked what could be substituted for the wine in a recipe, she replied (insert “Julia voice”), "What’s the point?" You gotta love her.....and you'll love this class! 

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 10/6/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5256

Sun, Oct. 7, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Junior Chefs: Kids Learn Asian Noodle Dishes
 

 

Junior Chefs in the KitchenKids (ages 9-14), come slurp and twirl your way into the world of Asian noodle dishes with Chef Yvette Hirang. Working in the kitchen alongside this delightful professional chef, the kids will use their noodle as they learn to make a variety of Asian dishes that they can recreate at home.

They’ll acquire (and practice) lots of great cooking skills and techniques as they learn about Asian ingredients, spices and flavor profiles throughout the class. 

Here’s what they have to look forward to preparing today: Vegetable Chao Mein, Chicken Lo Mein and a traditional Vietnamese Pho.

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sun. 10/7/18   11:00-1:30 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” & “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5238

Sun, Oct. 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Grain-Free & Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies
 

CookwellRaise your hand if you’ve ever totally messed up a baking recipe by using the wrong flour. You know who you are. Certified Nutritionist and baker of all-things wheat-free and gluten-free, Jackie Caldwell, will walk you through the basics of grain-free baking.

Jackie understands better than others because she has lived the concept of healing yourself with food. Tonight, she will show you how to bake staple items that can carry you through each week. Imagine being able to grab a satisfying and nutritious muffin to pop in your brief case or purse so that you can weather the “donut storm” at work, or your children’s play date? 

Learn all about gluten & grain-free baking as Jackie leads a discussion on ingredients like almond flour, coconut flour (you heard me), plus where to find them, storage and baking tips, mixing methods, how to make them ahead of time and freeze, and much more. 

You will go home with some do-able recipes for tasty Banana Nut Muffins, homemade Waffles (made with a healthy flour that’s actually good-for-you! What?!), a versatile Grain-Free Bread that’s perfect for toasting and sandwiches, and finally, a ‘healthified’ Cinnamon Coffee Cake. Yum. Plus, you'll get to help Jackie prepare some of these baked goodies, too. 

This is a seriously great and informative healthy baking class that will give you the confidence to recreate tonight’s recipes at home!

Please be advised that our kitchens work with gluten flours and other ingredients so this class would not be suitable for someone who cannot be in the same room/area where gluten is handled.

(Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-to Bake Muffins) 

Limited Hands On

Sun. 10/7/18   5:00-7:30 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5282

Sun, Oct. 7, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Knife Skills 101
 

Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for proper knife skills as the foundation for all other cooking skills.  We’ve been offering this powerhouse class since we opened in 1998 and interest hasn’t waned one iota! 

In this class, you’ll learn all about knives that are right for you. In addition, you’ll explore sharpening, storage and other important information, plus learn cutting techniques like chopping, dicing, batonette, cubes, julienne, chiffonade, and more.  You’ll receive some important hands-on experience under the supervision and tutelage of Chef Richard McPeake. (Feel free to bring your own knives to class, or you may use our knives for the class.) 

This is a must for all of those serious about cooking!

(Snacks) 

Hands On 

Sun. 10/7/18   5:00-7:30 

Please note that alcoholic drinks will not be available during this class.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

19 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5262

Mon, Oct. 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Intro to Healthy Cooking
 

CookwellTonight's instructor, Katie Newell, is a “lover of good food” who is passionate about her health. She has spent her life battling auto-immune diseases and infertility, and, after much research, learning, and trial-and-error, she has triumphed by altering the way she cooks and eats. She has learned that nutritious, fresh and organic food can be healing and, if prepared correctly … delicious!

This evening Katie will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate, heal your body and nourish your soul! She's helped thousands of families learn to create restaurant quality cuisine using only pure, healing ingredients. That’s her mission, and she’s in our kitchen to share some of her tried-and-true healthful, satisfyingly delicious recipes with you.

She’ll break the recipes down in bite-size, easy-to-understand morsels – and explains everything so well that even the most inexperienced cook will walk away with much gained insight and the confidence to recreate these dishes at home as she shows us how to puree the white beans for her White Chicken Chili, she’ll tell us WHY we want to do that. She will also be teaching us how to create a “health-ified” Taco Salad as well as Popeye Manicotti, a perfectly freezable, do-ahead dish! Don’t wait to start cooking and eating well … do it now!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Mon. 10/8/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Oct. 8, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5307

Tue, Oct. 9, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
“Big Easy” Cajun Cooking Party!
 

The Culinary Center becomes the “Culinary Quarter” this evening as “King of the Cocktail” and experienced culinary instructor, Bruce Campbell, whisks us away to Bourbon Street for an evening of awesome cocktails, and fantastic southern-inspired food.

You’ll be greeted with a tasty Creole Dip and a Hurricane, the most famous (or infamous) of Bourbon Street cocktails. There’s no imbibing on an empty stomach in this part of town, so we’ll dive right into the cooking fun as you tie on an apron and get in on some of the cooking fun and work alongside Bruce to create tonight’s authentic tastes and aromas of New Orleans. 

Our scrumptious menu will feature authentic Bourbon Street delicacies like Mini Muffuletta, Smoked Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, and a southern-inspired Black Eyed Pea Salad. And, it goes without saying that we’ll enjoy Bread Pudding that’s topped with a delicious Bourbon Sauce. Oh yeah!

While dinner cooks, Bruce will dazzle us with his knowledge of all things “laissez” as he demonstrates the correct way to concoct a classic N’Awlins thirst quencher – the Sazerac Cocktail.  Don’t fret, you’ll only have to lift your spirits to get a tasting of these “bead-throwing” libations.

We’ll end around the table as you enjoy tonight’s fantastic dishes, including Cafe Brulot Diabolique to complement our Cajun dessert. Ayeee!

(Food & Cocktail Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Tue. 10/9/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5283

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Pro Class™: German Heritage Flavors
 

Pro classesAs part of our Professional Culinary Arts Classes™, this intensive, 3-hour, high hands-on Professional Culinary Arts Class™ taught by veteran chef, restauranteur, and culinary instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, will explore authentic German cuisine.

Germany is known for its foods that are loaded with flavor and rich in tradition. They broil, sauté or braise smaller pieces of meat, anda large pieces of meat are either braised or roasted. Often they marinade tough cuts of meats in buttermilk, wine, beer or vinegar. 

In this informative class, we’ll use all of these methods in class, plus learn essential culinary techniques such as knife skills, sautéing, and more as we learn to prepare dishes such as Weiner Schnitzel, Homemade Spatzle, Blaukraut (Braised Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage) and Fresh Apple Strudel using phyllo dough. And, that’s not all….as a bonus, you’ll we’ll pair wines that you’ll get to taste along with the dishes we make.

(Food & Wine Tasting)

Hands On

Wed. 10/10/18   6:30-9:30 

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” and "Pro Classes™" are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$95.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5263

Thu, Oct. 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Girls Night Out! "Ladies Only!" Mexican Fiesta!
 

CookwellHey, ladies….it’s time to let your hair down and party! What better way to do that than with a Mexican fiesta! Your family can fend for themselves with leftovers or take-out …who cares? Tonight, you’ll be partying with your besties! Come prepared to have fun while learning the best kept secrets to throwing your own homemade fiesta…..only don’t tell your guests that this version is on the healthy side.

Katie Newell, lover of all things fun, and party throwing aficionado, will be in our kitchen to show you how easy it is to become the hostess with the most-est. Tonight, you will gather with your besties and let loose (but we’ll keep it PG-13) as you taste and prepare flavorful dishes like Katie’s own “secret recipe” for Made-from- Scratch Margaritas (your friends will be envious), “Holy Moly, Guacamole ”, a “Throw-it-Together-Company’s-Coming” bean-a-licious dip, Fresh Pico de Gallo, and classic Tacos with homemade Taco Seasoning. You won’t be running for the border after these treats! 

If you love going to parties (duh), hosting parties, and being the life of the party, this is one evening you DON’T want to miss!

(Tasting)  

Limited Hands On

Thu. 10/11/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5250

Fri, Oct. 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Eating Barcelona
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsChef Sandy believes that if you want to really learn about a country, you have to eat your way through its cities!  Tonight, we’ll embark upon a food- and wine-trekking experience through the neighborhoods of Barcelona, Spain, a magical city overflowing with a vast array of foods and flavors that are the fruits of the country’s diverse ecology. 

Chef Sandy DiGiovanni approaches food like she did her stint on “America’s Next Best Restaurant” – with passion, humor and un-abandoned delight. 

We’ll sip on Sangria as we learn to prepare Spanish classics like Queso De Cabra Con Tomate (Goat Cheese Baked in Tomato Sauce), Pan con Tomate (Spanish-Style Toast with Tomatoes), Mint and Piñon Meatballs with Romesco Sauce, Patatas Bravas with Tomato Aioli, Shrimp with Chorizo, and, of course, Tres Leche Cake, for dessert.

Learn how the Spanish “locals” incorporate indigenous ingredients into simple but beautiful works of Spanish food art.  As the “locals” go …then so will we … incorporate Spanish wines into our journey.

Yes, you’ll get to tie on an apron and help prepare some of tonight’s dishes, too! Don’t call your travel agent for this one! You’ll only find this special “tour” in our kitchens. 

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 10/12/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

15 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5284

Fri, Oct. 12, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Cook A Romantic Chateaubriand Dinner For Two
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsLooking for something different to do for date night? Well, tonight is the night to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious recipes perfectly suited for twosomes.

Tonight, it’s the consummate date night dinner of Chateaubriand for Two and it will be hands-on all the way as you and your special someone work in small groups and learn to cook tonight’s extraordinary meal alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author and culinary instructor extraordinaire!

Chef Richard is professional and passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes including Chateaubriand for Two, a wonderful ‘starter’ with mushrooms and crabmeat, White Cheddar Potatoes, and an elegant roasted vegetable dish. For dessert, he will show us how to make his Award-Winning Chocolate Nut Gateau with Chocolate Ganache. What a menu!

While you’re cooking, we’ll set the mood with candlelight ambiance, clinking wine glasses – all that romantic stuff. We’ll raise a glass of wine and toast to our success in the kitchen as we enjoy the fruits of our labor!

(Dinner)

Hands On

Fri. 10/12/18    6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Night ™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5292

Sat, Oct. 13, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Junior Chefs: Southern-Style Cooking with ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ Winner Chef Shanita Bryant
 

Junior ChefsKids (ages 9-14) get to cook with a Foodie TV Star! You’ll probably recognize Chef Shanita from Alton Brown’s popular reality TV show “Cutthroat Kitchen” where she walked away as Champion and ‘last chef standing’ in 2014, along with a pile of cash and some serious bragging rights. Chef Shanita is a whiz in the kitchen and is excited to teach her own brand of culinary expertise in a down-home kind of way as she walks you through the recipes of some of Magnolia’s most popular dishes. 

Nothing is more Southern ---and more beloved by our young chefs -- than Mac & Cheese.  There is no substitute for making it homemade from scratch, the way it’s supposed to be made.  Chef Shanita will show us today as she teaches us timeless cooking techniques like how to make a Béchamel Sauce and her two favorite Cheese Sauces (Three Cheese Sauce & Smoked Gouda Sauce). 

In the South, they love to add awesome things to their Mac & Cheese.  Today we are going with an all-time kid favorite – Bacon!! Ok, we’ll add some grilled veggies too and learn the right way to make them. 

For dessert we’ll learn how to make a mouthwatering southern favorite, Pecan Pie.  Yum Yum!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 10/13/18   10:00-12:30 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” & “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

19 openings available

$60.00

Shanita Bryant

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5276

Sat, Oct. 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
When In Rome………..
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsWhen in Rome, do as the Romans do! This proverb is especially easy to follow when it comes to the traditional dishes served up for generations in this iconic Italian city. Rome's rustic, pastoral cuisine combines some of Italy's tastiest ingredients in ingenious ways.

This evening you’ll work alongside an experienced instructor, Lauren Lane, as she shares her tips for creating authentic (and elegant) dishes that are perfect for both entertaining as well as for quick weeknight meals.  With a glass of wine in hand, you’ll get your “Italian on” as Lauren starts tonight’s lesson with homemade Ricotta Bruschetta and two toppings – butternut sage and ricotta, followed by a colorful seasonal Insalata. 

Next, we’ll learn to make Pasta Carbonara, one of everyone’s favorite dishes.  Plus, we’ll learn an Italian classic, Chicken Spiedini, which can be prepped in advance for stress-free entertaining. Finally, we’ll end our incredible evening with homemade Limoncello. What a treat!

Not to worry, you’ll get some cooking time next to Lauren and also take home tonight’s incredible recipes to recreate at home. We guarantee a fun night!  Mangia!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

Sat. 10/13/18    6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

19 openings available

$75.00

Lauren Lane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5308

Sun, Oct. 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Junior Chefs: Kids Learn 'Que' - The Fundamentals of Grilling
 

Junior ChefsKids can “Que” too, ya know! Award-winning competitor, Bruce Campbell, teaches our young BBQ chefs (ages 9-14) the fundamentals of grilling.

We’re outside today (rain or shine … just like the pros! OK, so we’ll have tents if it rains!) as we learn the basics – grill safety, how to light the fire, heat zones, charcoal vs. gas, how rubs and sauces are made, and more.

We’ll prep and cook Grilled Chicken Wings, Veggie Kabobs and Grilled Fruit. Everyone makes and takes home their own “signature” BBQ Sauce and BBQ Rub.

Midwest Barbecue Institute(Tasting, Take-Home BBQ Sauce & BBQ Rub) 

Hands On

Sun. 10/14/18   10:00-1:00 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” , “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” & "Midwest Barbecue Institute™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5320

Sun, Oct. 14, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Natural Soap-Making Workshop
 

Have you ever wanted to make homemade soap using natural ingredients but were too afraid to try on your own?  We have just the person to show you how it’s done! 

Join Dr. Lisa Sharpe Elles as she walks you through the process in this interesting hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to make all-natural, beautiful, and fragrant soap using a simple cold-process method.  Then, the fun begins when you tie on an apron and work in small groups and make your very own batch of scented soap using a blend of vegetable oils, an all-natural colorant, and essential oil for fragrance.

You’ll leave the class with 4 bars of your very own handmade soap to take home and share with your friends…..or keep it all for yourself!

(Take-Home Soap)

Hands On

Sun. 10/14/18    10:00-12:30 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Dr. Lisa Sharpe Elles

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5239

Sun, Oct. 14, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Vitamix 101 - How To Get The Most Out Of It!
 

CookwellThe Vitamix is a workhorse in many kitchens, but most people don’t use it to its full potential. Does this sound like you?   

In this informative class, you’ll witness this impressive and versatile taskmaster in action when healthy cooking instructor, and self-professed Vitamix lover, Jackie Caldwell, answers the age-old question of how many ways to use this awesome machine for fast food prep as she teaches some of her favorite blender recipes. 

You’ll learn a yummy Dairy-Free Spinach Dip, Creamy Pumpkin Soup (she’ll show you how it’s served hot right out of the Vitamix), and a classic Tomato Sauce that’s paired with sautéed zoodles to create a quick and easy meal. (Yep, you’ll also get a lesson the famous zoodler tool, and make your own zoodle noodles!) 

Then, Jackie will walk you through the steps to make a power-packed Green Smoothie that includes one of favorite protein powders. (She’ll explain why.) And, to up the ante on the protein even more, she’ll use chia seeds, flax seeds, and a couple other surprise add-ins that make this smoothie extra-yummy, and perfect for meals on the go. 

As a bonus, you’ll get to work alongside Jackie and help make a delicious Grain-Free Foccacia Bread.

This is your chance to have an expert walk you through simple formulas for nutritious and delicious meals that kids and adults will love.

Get ready to be amazed at what your Vitamix can do.  Heck, you might even be inspired to build a shrine for it on your countertop! It’s a game changer….just sayin’.  Start your blenders, folks! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 10/14/18   5:00-7:30 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5309

Sun, Oct. 14, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
BBQ ‘N BOOZE: Rib-Ticklin’ Ribs & Rowdy Rye
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsJoin us for a very special Sunday evening cooking class featuring BBQ and Whiskey with seasoned culinary instructor, Bruce Campbell. Did we mention he’s an award-winning BBQ guru and grilling expert, plus his classes are always lots of fun? Well, we just did!

Sit back and relax as Bruce teaches the ins and outs of cooking perfect Ribs, including a lesson on awesome accompaniments to serve with them. 

Folks, it doesn’t get much better than having Bruce Campbell, a bonafide BBQ expert, in the house teaching us everything he knows about RIBS – from ‘old-school’ to ‘high-tech’ techniques, Bruce will cover it all.  It’s a rib-ticklin’ class (we had to go there, didn’t we?) where he’ll explore the different cuts and types of ribs (Spare ribs, St. Louis Ribs, Baby Back Ribs, etc.) and offer spot-on advice on how to determine which package to buy at the store.  How do you prepare all these ribs?  Yup, he’ll show you, including use of rubs and mops, super handy BBQ techniques, and a lesson on the proper equipment to get the job done.

Midwest Barbecue InstituteHe’ll demo three different methods of cooking ribs – smoking, baking and the newest fad, sous vide (once you know this cool way of cooking ribs, you may never look back!).  Plus, you’ll get to taste ‘em all – along with some fantastic recipes for sides like Cheesy Corn (you perked right up when we said cheese, didn’t you?) and Bruce’s Award-Winning BBQ Beans. Whoa.

As a bonus, Bruce (a.k.a. "The Food & Beverage Guy") will also show you how to makea tasty libation - The New Old Fashioned, and one of his favorite cocktails,  "Gone-A-Rye”, that you'll get to sip on during class.

This informative class will take your rib-cooking expertise to the next level … and we ain’t just “blowin’ smoke!”  Expect to take lots of notes in this super informative demo-only class.

(Food & Cocktail Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

Sun. 10/14/18     5:00-7:30  

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and "Midwest Barbecue Institute™”  are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Oct. 15, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5288

Wed, Oct. 17, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Cast-Iron Cooking: What’s Old Is New Again!
 

What’s dependable, durable, super affordable, making a welcome comeback, and will last a lifetime? Cheater, you peeked at the title! That’s right – the correct answer is cast iron.

It may be old-fashioned and remind you of grandma’s kitchen (which isn’t really a bad thing, is it?) but when it comes to cookware, the cast iron skillet is not going anywhere, much less the way of the dinosaur.  And, when it comes to teaching us how to use it, there’s nobody better suited for the job than culinary instructor (and southern cooking expert), Chef Shanita Bryant (former owner of Magnolia’s Southern Cuisine restaurant in KC). And, If you’re a die-hard foodie, you’ll probably recognize Chef Shanita from Alton Brown’s popular reality TV show “Cutthroat Kitchen” where she walked away as Champion and ‘last chef standing’ in 2014, along with a pile of cash and some serious bragging rights.

Chef Shanita is a whiz in the kitchen and is excited to teach her own brand of culinary expertise in a down-home kind of way as she walks you through the art of cast iron cooking.  Today, you’ll learn much about versatile cast iron – highly valued for its cooking properties because it evenly distributes and holds heat. It’s great for deep-frying, searing and even baking … and can go from the stovetop, into an oven or even onto the grill! What other cooking vessel can make those claims?

But the real  reason Chef Shanita loves her cast iron cookware is because she’s discovered that the deep, rich flavors she seeks for many of her favorite recipes can best be achieved by cooking the old-fashioned southern way - using cast iron.

She will explain how to season and take care of your cast iron and teach us how to make some fabulous dishes including two of the south’s ultimate comfort foods, Fried Chicken (using Shanita’s own dry brine method. What’s that? You’ll have to sign up to find out!) and Shanita’s Cornbread.  We’ll round out our informative lesson when Chef Shanita shows you how to make one of her favorite Breakfast Skillets. You’ll get some hands-on cooking time tonight, too.

Once you learn how to use and cook with cast iron cookware correctly, you won't know how you lived without it!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Wed. 10/17/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Shanita Bryant

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5285

Thu, Oct. 18, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
A Lesson In Seared Meats & Pan Sauces
 

Searing meat is 100% about building flavor. The meat hits the scorching hot pan and the surface instantly begins to caramelize.  When this meat and that flavor that comes with it from the pan hits a stew or braise or roast, we’re talkin’ deep savory flavor (called Umami) that we crave on a cellular level…the one that makes us want to lick our plates.

You’ll learn how to do it from a consummate professional, Chef Richard McPeake. Together, we will learn a “pooling” sauce, a nappe Sauce and a Balsamic Butter Glaze as we test our skills and make Pork Marsala, Turkey Smitane, and Beef Tips with Balsamic Butter Glaze.....and Bacon! And then there are quick sauces you can make from that pan as well - these will make you wanna slap your granny!  You heard me.

(Tasting)

Hands On

Thu. 10/18/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5310

Fri, Oct. 19, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Date Night!A Kick-Ass Steak & Seafood Dinner For Two!
 

 

Flavorful Weekend NightsYou’re in for a perfect date night as cooking twosomes work alongside one of our most popular instructors, Bruce Campbell, to learn and help prepare some fantastic recipes to create a beautiful dinner for two. 

You’ll learn a variety of cooking techniques such as sautéing, sous vide (what’s that? You’ll have to sign up to find out!).  We’ll discuss baking times and temperatures as we get a lesson on grilling too! 

Midwest Barbecue InstituteYou’ll help to prepare Seafood Chowder with Sweet Drop Biscuits, Beef Tenders with Steak Butter, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes served with fresh Chili Lime Aioli with Savory Potato Shingles and Glazed Carrots.  For dessert… Bruce will show off his skills as he demos a spectacular Chocolate Dark Rum Truffle Torte right before your eyes. Throughout this special evening, there will be samplings of red and white wines as Bruce explains how they pair perfectly with your tonight’s dishes.

                                       (Tasting & Wine Pairings)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 10/19/18   6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $80 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ classes are taught by some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world….right here in Kansas City! Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year with new topics and classes added continuously. Customized BBQ events are available too!   For more information about the Midwest Barbecue Institute™, click here.

Flavorful Weekend Nights™” and "Midwest Barbecue Institute" are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

18 openings available

$80.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5264

Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Junior Chefs: Katie's Bakery - Learn To Bake Like A Pro!
 

Junior ChefsToday, junior chefs (age 9-14) heat up our kitchen as we explore the wonderful world of BAKING! Yes, baking is a science, but c’mon … it’s gonna be great fun!

You’ll put on an apron and work alongside one of our longtime instructors, Katie Newell, to discover important tools, tricks and tips that will help you bake successfully at home every time! We’ll have tons of fun and probably be covered in flour by the time your parents come to pick you up. Sorry, parents, that’s what makes baking fun!

It’s non-stop, hands-on action as we learn correct measuring, how to follow a recipe for success, knead dough, mixing, stirring, and more as we whip up some fantabulous Lemon Cherry Olive Oil Cupcakes (they’re soooooo gooood!).  We’ll also make a batch of homemade Sugar Cookies. And, as if thats’ not enough sweet goodness, Katie will also teach her recipe for Peppermint Bon Bons.  Won’t you be fancy?! You’ll taste AND take home your creations to share (that is, IF they make it home!)

(Tasting & Take-Home Cookies & Bon-Bons)

Hands On

Sat. 10/20/18    10:00-1:00 

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, “Junior Chefs Academy™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™” & “Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5316

Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Thanksgiving Dinner in an Instant (Pot)!No Problem!
 

Feeling the pressure just thinking about cooking Thanksgiving dinner?  Well, let's make sure it’s the dinner…and not YOU that’s under pressure.  Expert electric pressure cooker instructor Chef Alli, wants you to turn that pressure into something positive as she shows you how to make an entire traditional Thanksgiving dinner using the incredibly popular EPC (a/k/a Instant Pot).  Whoa!  Seriously, it can be done! 

Though Chef Alli herself was very skeptical at first, cooking with an electric pressure cooker has totally changed the way she keeps her hungry family full and satisfied, year-round…and she can make these things happen in a fraction of the time, including a traditional holiday feast.   

Chef Alli will demonstrate each of today’s recipes from start to finish.  Learn how to make a Turkey Breast complete with classic Dressing and luxurious Gravy.  How about Chipotle Sweet Potato Mash and a traditional Cranberry Chutney? Well, ok!  Our fabulous meal wouldn’t be complete without dessert, so she’ll whip up a Glazed Pumpkin Pound Cake with Semi-Sweet Chocolate, right in your Instant Pot.  What the what?  

Take your world of electric pressure cooker convenience to new heights, and get ready to enjoy those parades and football games while you impress your family.   

Yes, there will be tastings and detailed recipes for you.  We wouldn’t have it any other way.  Bring a notebook ‘cause Chef Alli knows her EPCs!

Note: This is a class for the person who has a working knowledge of their electric pressure cooker or Instant Pot. 

If you’re just starting out, please consider taking an introductory course such as Chef Alli’s “Love Your instant Pot – DeMystifying The Art Of Electric Pressure Cooking” on Sat. 11/24/18 first! Click on the link to register!

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

Sat. 10/20/18   10:00-12:30 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Alli Winter

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5243

Sat, Oct. 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Mexican Fiesta On Santa Fe!
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsGet ready to roll up your sleeves and garner essential kitchen skills as you work alongside experienced instructor, Susy Lara, and learn how to prepare home-style Mexican dishes.

We’ll start the party off with your choice of a CCKC Signature Margarita or Mexican beer. Duh.  Then, we’ll dive into our stellar menu that includes Spicy Beef and Shrimp Fajitas with Mexican Rice, Homemade Tortilla Chips and Salsa, Pico de Gallo and creamy Guacamole, and Mexican Rice.  We’ll cool things off with a traditional Mexican dessert of Fresas con Crema (strawberries with cream). You’ll also learn how to identify and work with locally found Mexican ingredients so that you can prepare these traditional recipes at home.

Round up your friends and join us for this flavorful class! Viva Mexico!

(Dinner & Margarita or Mexican Beer)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 10/20/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5273

Sun, Oct. 21, 2018 @ 11:00 AM
Vegan Favorites
 

CookwellChef Molly Flynn is back in the teaching kitchen and brings with her a comprehensive style of culinary instruction, along with a genuine love of vegan foods. And, tonight, she’s pulling out the stops as she teaches some of her favorite vegan dishes that celebrate the deliciousness of meatless meals.

You don’t have to be vegan to know that the key to a nutritionally sound diet is variety and plenty of protein sources, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds and legumes. You’ll learn sure-fire ways to incorporate the right foods to easily keep yourself on track to a healthier diet. 

Chef Molly will teach you all about cooking with vegetables, including proper blanching, sautéing and roasting techniques, spice exploration, the best vegetable stock (and its many uses), nutritional information, and getting the proper spice balances in your vegan dishes. 

You’ll learn all this information as Chef Molly dazzles you with some of her favorite recipes like Black Bean NachosKoshari - an interesting dish made with vermicelli, lentils and brown rice covered with a sweet and spicy tomato sauce and caramelized onions, a hearty Quinoa Curry, and Artichoke Tacos with fresh Cabbage Slaw. We’ll end on a sweet note as Chef Molly teaches you to make one of her favorite dessert recipes, Vegan Cupcakes topped with Fresh Berries. Yummy!  You’ll get your hands in on the cooking fun when you help her prep and prepare a few of tonight’s recipes, too. We’re confident that these fantastic (and super tasty) dishes are destined to become some of your favorites, too.

If you’re serious about (or just exploring) a vegan diet, this is definitely the right class for you.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 10/21/18    11:00-1:30 

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

20 openings available

$60.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5231

Sun, Oct. 21, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Harvest Breads
 

Fall is the perfect time to fire up the oven and do some baking! Let’s do it together with our “coolest” baking instructor, Paul McCool (see what we did there?!).

Paul’s love for baking has spanned the globe. Literally! He’s baked his way across the world from here to South Africa!  He’ll share his talents and time with us today and teach us how to make and bake beautiful harvest breads in this hands-on 3-hour class!

We’ll start with a savory wheat bread complete with a surprise ingredient that will enhance its rustic flavor! Then you’ll dust yourself off and roll up your sleeves to create a multigrain Pain au Levain, using a sourdough starter that Paul began while living in South Africa.  You’ll even get to take some starter home with you to continue your sourdough exploits.

Throughout class we’ll learn essential skills that we can apply to our future baking endeavors including measuring, mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping, and baking. 

(Tasting & Take-Home Dough) 

Hands On

Sun. 10/21/18    5:00-8:00   

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5319

Mon, Oct. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(MVD TO 10/23) Fundamentals Of Cooking With Fish
 

CookwellNOTE: This class has been moved to Tue. 10/23.  Please visit that date on the calendar to register. Thank you!

Learn the fundamentals of cooking with fish with experienced instructor and CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn.  You’ll enjoy her laid-back style of teaching and sensational recipes! Learn the basics of buying, storing, prepping, seasoning and handling fish – all the important things every cook should know.

We’ll take that newfound knowledge, tie on an apron, and put it to the test, as we work alongside Chef Molly and make delicious, easy-to-recreate recipes such as Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Aioli, Seared Scallops served over a cool Fennel Slaw, Blackened Salmon with a delicious Beurre Blanc sauce, plus Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus to enjoy along with our fish dishes.

We’ll taste along the way and celebrate our accomplishments.

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Mon. 10/22/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$65.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Oct. 22, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5257

Tue, Oct. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Stir Crazy! The Basics of Wok Cookery
 

Let’s ‘wok’ into an Asian cooking adventure with experience instructor Chef Yvette Hirang as you learn the art of stir-fry cooking. You can use any large skillet for stir-frying, but inexpensive woks are readily available and ideally suited to the job.  And, with a wok, you can boil and steam, too. Bet you didn’t know that! 

Tonight, Chef Yvette will show you how easy it is to make the ultimate one-dish meals where you literally combine any number and combination of ingredients to end up with quick, easy meals. 

Before you know it, you’ll be handling the wok like a pro as you learn basic equipment requirements for perfect wok cooking including how to choose a wok or pan that works best for your heat source, different types of woks, and how to use, clean, and maintain them (Yes, there is a right way!), with a few essential culinary techniques such as knife skills thrown into the mix, and so much more. 

Then, you’ll put this knowledge to the test as you work alongside Chef HIrang and stir up some tasty dishes like Cashew Chicken, Garlic Beef, and Veggie-Fried Rice. So good!

Join us for a very fun and interactive cooking experience!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Tue. 10/23/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5277

Tue, Oct. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
(No Longer Available) ‘Real Deal’ Homemade Lasagna…Including The Noodles!
 

There’s more to lasagna than you think!  Tonight, we’ll discover handmade and layered “old school style” lasagna with a hearty “Bolognese Ragu” or ‘meat sauce’ and lots of fresh cheese (forget about that bagged kind!).  Once you learn to make this belly-warming comfort food the right way, you’ll never look back.

We’ll explore authentic Italian cooking and learn) basic culinary skills like a Bechamel sauce (a classic Mother Sauce), ‘mise en place’, how to make a roux, the proper way to deglaze a pan, sautéing techniques, and more in this evening’s interactive cooking class under the tutelage of an Italian culinary expert, Lauren Lane.

First we’ll start with Laurens’ favorite pasta dough, which you’ll learn to make from scratch and then turn it into fresh lasagna noodles. Making your own pasta sheets for lasagna isn’t difficult (once you know the tricks and tips that you’ll learn and practice tonight), and it is so rewarding!

Then, dive right into the “meat” of the class as Lauren teaches a traditional Bolognese Ragu and the ultimate Italian dessert, Affogato, a decadent espresso-based treat - the perfect accompaniment to any Italian meal!  

(Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-To-Roll (or Freeze) Pasta Dough)  

Limited Hands On

Tue. 10/23/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Lauren Lane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5322

Tue, Oct. 23, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Fundamentals Of Cooking With Fish
 

Learn the fundamentals of cooking with fish with experienced instructor and CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn.  You’ll enjoy her laid-back style of teaching and sensational recipes! Learn the basics of buying, storing, prepping, seasoning and handling fish – all the important things every cook should know.

We’ll take that newfound knowledge, tie on an apron, and put it to the test, as we work alongside Chef Molly and make delicious, easy-to-recreate recipes such as Crab Cakes with Red Pepper Aioli, Seared Scallops served over a cool Fennel Slaw, Blackened Salmon with a delicious Beurre Blanc sauce, plus Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus to enjoy along with our fish dishes. We’ll taste along the way and celebrate our accomplishments.

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Tue. 10/23/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! We have individual classes in our CookWell!™ Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives. Why? Because wellness begins in your kitchen. To find out more about our Cookwell!™ Program, click here.

“CookWell!™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5286

Wed, Oct. 24, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Pro Class™: Spanish Tapas and ‘Small Plates’
 

Pro ClassesJoin us for another installment in our popular Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ where you’ll enter into a 3-hour intensive cooking experience with a seasoned culinary instructor. It’s your chance to learn from one of the best in the business.

Expect lots of hands-on time as you work alongside professional Chef Richard McPeake who will teach you all about Tapas from around the world. Tapas or “mezze” are small dishes of appetizers usually served over the course of an evening to encourage conversation and lingering. It is normally associated with Spanish cuisine but, as you’ll see this evening, this “style” of dining can be applied to all types of ethnic cuisines. You’ll learn what makes these “little plates” so darn popular.

Chef will teach essential culinary skills like basic knife skills, and more as he shows you how to make several classic tapas recipes that make great party fare, or quick and flavorful weeknight meals, as well as some new and creative tapas dishes: Scallop Quesadillas with Avocado Crema, Red Wine Figs with Goat Cheese, Moroccan Chicken Skewers with Yogurt Dipping Sauce, Fried Artichoke Hearts, and PBJ Wings (yes, that’s right … they rock!).   

And, that’s not all….as a bonus, you’ll we’ll pair wines that you’ll get to taste along with the dishes we make. A very interesting class that’s guaranteed to take your cocktail parties to the next level.

(Food & Wine Tasting) 

Hands On

Wed. 10/24/18   6:30-9:30 

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” and "Pro Classes™" are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$95.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5297

Thu, Oct. 25, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Wine Lessons With Sommelier Brent Grider: Great Wines You’ve Never Heard Of
 

One of the greatest things about wine is that there's always something new to discover - grapes you've never heard of, up-and-coming wine regions, new techniques, innovative packaging, etc. These are often the areas where you will find the best values. And, we have the perfect person to lead this special class.

Brent Grider (Vintegrity KC) is a certified sommelier with deep experience and knowledge about the wine industry. Tonight, he will discuss various wine regions which are relatively new to the global wine market. Don’t worry, we’ll also do some tasting as well because how the heck can you learn if you don’t taste….right?  We agree. Our CCKC Chefs will create the perfect wine nibbles to enjoy as we explore and taste tonight’s fantastic wines.

(Tasting & Wine Nibbles)

Demonstration Class

Thu. 10/25/18     6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5251

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Nashville Eats
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsEveryone knows that Nashville is the home of country music. Duh. But, did you know that Food Arts Magazine recently featured this iconic southern city by highlighting the “emerging culinary scene that put Nashville on the gastronomic radar.”? Them’s fancy words, but it’s true. The food in Nashville is amazing. 

Tonight, Chef Sandy DiGiovanni will take you down home to the heart of Tennessee in this brand new class as she teaches some of the Nashville’s favorite foods. Now, don’t worry, sugar, we’re fixin’ to give you something to quench your thirst, too. As the saying goes….“Nashville is a drinking town with a music problem”, so we’ll live up to that reputation as we start off our evening by sipping on a Boozy Sweet Tea. Seriously good. 

Then Chef Sandy will begin our cooking lesson with a unique take on a tasty appetizer - “Otis’ Pimento Cheese Spread with Trailer Park Crackers (No, we don’t know Otis, but we DO know his dip is really good!). We’ll follow up with a flavorful Pickled Beet and Charred Broccoli Salad with Goat Cheese, Fried Croutons, and a homemade Citrus Vinaigrette. 

If these gems aren’t enough to get your taste buds watering, how about we learn to make Nashville’s Famous Hot Chicken that’s so good it will make you wanna slap yo’ mama. (don’t do that)  And, it just wouldn’t be right if we didn’t serve our chicken over Garlicky Cheese Grits….cause everyone knows it ain’t a real southern meal without the grits. 

We’ll add even more delicious goodness to our meal as Chef Sandy teaches you how to make fresh warm Sweet Biscuits that we’ll slather with homemade Peach Butter. Damn straight. We’ll end our Nashville-inspired feast with a classic southern dessert, Hummingbird Cake with Buttercream Icing. 

Of course, you’ll get to tie on an apron and get your hands in on some of the cooking action as you work alongside Sandy and help her prepared some of tonight’s dishes. Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, this is going to be a very fun cooking class, and a great way to experience ‘real deal’ Nashville cuisine right here in KC.

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 10/26/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5287

Fri, Oct. 26, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Couples Cook A Sophisticated Coastal Menu ….. Featuring Salmon en Papillote
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsInterested in learning to cook as a couple? Well, tonight is the night to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious recipes perfectly suited for two.

Tonight it’s the consummate date night dinner featuring an elegant menu as we work alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author and culinary instructor extraordinaire! Chef Richard is passionate about showing you how to make some of his favorite recipes and teaching students fundamental culinary techniques, including plating tips, that will take your cooking and presentation skills to the next level. 

You’ll be greeted with a glass of wine and a fabulous appetizer of Jack Cheese & Smokey Chipotle Cheese Dip. Then, the cooking fun begins as you tie on an apron and help chef prepare some of tonight’s dishes.

We’ll start with a Spring Greens with homemade Walnut Raspberry Vinaigrette. From there, we’ll move on to our fancy-schmancy entrée of Salmon en Papillote that will be served with fresh Asparagus topped with Orange Butter Sauce as our side dish. Finally, you’re in for a special treat as you sit back and watch Chef prepare Fresh Berries with French Zabaglione Sauce, one of his favorite desserts!! What a menu!

We’ll furnish the romantic ambiance so you can relax and enjoy the fabulous dinner that you’ve help prepare.

(Dinner)

Hands On

Fri. 10/26/18   6:30-9:00 

The class fee for this Couples class is $75 per person. 

Please note that if registering for 2 people, you must select 2 seats on the Shopping Cart page.  Thank you! 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5300

Sat, Oct. 27, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Tiny Tots: Daniel Tiger’s Super Awesome Halloween Cooking Party!
 

Tiny TotsCalling all tiny chefs (ages 2-4)!  Daniel Tiger has put on his red sweater and wants you to join him for a super fun Halloween Cooking Party! His friends, O the Owl and Tigey will be out trick-or-treating, so Daniel is going to whip up some tasty treats for them to enjoy when they return – and he wants you to help!

Today, experience culinary instructor, Ariel Johnston, will lead this special Halloween cooking class as she teaches kids and their adult cooking partner how to make some of Daniel and the gang’s favorite yummy foods that you’ll all enjoy eating too!

Kids will learn basic cooking skills like cutting (with kid-friend knives, of course!), measuring, how to read a recipe, stirring, and more as they learn to prepare homemade Katerina Kittycat’s Spooooooky Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins, then practice their knife skills as they chop up apples to enjoy with Tigeys’ Favorite Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip. 

As always, we’ll keep things lively so the kids don’t lose interest, so, while the muffins are baking, they’ll work on a special Daniel Tiger Halloween craft project to take home with them to remember their fun day! 

Kids (and adults) are welcome to come in your favorite Halloween costumes. Join us! “It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood!”

(Tasting & Take-Home Muffins) 

Hands On

Sat. 10/27/18    10:00-12:00

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you! 

5 openings available

$85.00

Ariel Johnston

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5301

Sat, Oct. 27, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
Li’l Kids: A Super-Duper Super Hero Halloween Cooking Adventure For Kids!
 

Li'l KidsCalling all tiny Super Heroes (ages 5-8)! We need you in a “Flash” at Super Hero Headquarters (aka The Culinary Center of Kansas City) for a SMASHING good time in the kitchen as we pay tribute to our favorite Super Heroes in honor of Halloween.

Our li’l chefs (ages 5-8) and their adult partners will work together as a “dynamic duo” cooking teams under the experienced watchful eye of a fearless culinary instructor Ariel Johnston.  She will teach kids some superpower culinary skills such as mixing, measuring and knife skills, using kid-friendly tools. Then we’ll leap in a single bound and make Wonder Woman’s crime-fighting Fabulous Chicken Strips faster than you can say “One-Two Punch.”  Next, you’ll make boring vegetables “explode” into Captain America’s Victorious Veggies, and finally, we’ll call upon our “super powers” when we create Spiderman Cupcakes. 

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, will be to sign up for this class right away! (Capes optional, but definitely bring your camera to capture the fun!)

(Tasting & Take-Home Cupcakes) 

Hands On

Sat. 10/27/18   1:30-3:30 

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team.

Please note that “seats available” refers to the number of adult/child team spots available in class.

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to offering age-appropriate kids cooking classes. From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen™ (2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (9-14) classes for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. For more information about our kids’ cooking classes, click here.

“Tiny Tots in the Kitchen™”, “Li’l Kids in the Kitchen”, “Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™”, and “Junior Chefs Academy™” are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

5 openings available

$85.00

Ariel Johnston

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5265

Sat, Oct. 27, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Classic Italian Cuisine
 

Tonight, it’s a roll-up-your-sleeves kind of night as you work alongside experienced cooking instructor, Katie Newell, to explore a variety of cooking techniques and learn to make a classic Italian meal.

She’ll start the evening with a fun Italian-inspired appetizer that you’ll enjoy with a lovely Prosecco pairing, then we’ll learn to whip up the perfect Caesar Salad.  Next, you’ll get in on some of the cooking action as you work next to Katie and help prepare our entrée, Chicken Marsala, that will be served with fresh-made pasta. You heard me. You’re going to make pasta, from scratch! Fuggedaboudit. Finally, no self-respecting Italian meal is complete without a sweet dessert, so Katie will teach one of her favorites – a mouthwatering Pear Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. These classic gems will transport you straight to the heart of Italy.

As a bonus, we’ll add some perfect wine pairings to savor with our meal, along with a lesson on ‘plating’ to up the ante on awesomeness when you recreate tonight’s menu at homr for family and friends. Mangia!

(Dinner & Paired Wines)  

Limited Hands On

Sat. 10/27/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Oct. 29, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5312

Tue, Oct. 30, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Fabulous Fresh Pasta with Two Sensational Sauces
 

There is no substitute for fresh pasta in your favorite recipes. So, let’s learn as expert culinary instructor, Lauren Lane, teaches you the steps to making homemade egg pasta.  It’s so easy that you’ll be able to whip up some of your own Italian love at home-handmade pasta love that is! 

Throw an apron on and practice the “well” technique as you make classic pappardelle as well as fettuccini noodles. As if this isn’t enough Italian love for one night, Lauren will also teach two of her favorite Italian sauces that pair perfectly with your fresh noodles– classic Bolognese and a REAL Alfredo Sauce that uses no cream. Lots of tastings!  Lots of pasta love all around!

(Tasting & Take-Home Pasta) 

Limited Hands On

Tue. 10/30/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

Lauren Lane

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5311

Fri, Nov. 2, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
A Mexican “The Day of the Dead” Celebration! (Día de los Muertos)
 

Flavorful Weekend NightsBruce Campbell, is back to take us on another “spirited” tour … this time to Mexico to celebrate “The Day of the Dead”.  This traditional annual holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. It’s also a party for the living, so let the fiesta begin! 


Tonight, we’ll learn about Tequila… the various styles and the differences between Tequila and Mezcal. There will be a variety of Margarita recipes to learn (and sample) and Bruce will also show us how to create a Spicy Mango Tequila Infusion (sounds very intriguing, right?). He’s also promised to create his “Howlin’ Coyote Cocktail”. as well as the Paloma, a tequila-based, grapefruit-flavored cocktail which is more popular in Mexico than the Margarita! Who knew?!


Don't worry...we we'll have some snacks to help soak up the tequila....get ready to enjoy a variety of Mexican appetizers and assorted homemade Tamales. Yum!  Our authentic dessert will feature Conchas (Mexican Sweet Bread).  We’ll finish with Kahlua, a coffee-flavored liqueur made in Mexico, and learn some impressive Kahlua Drinks. Si! 


(Cocktail & Appetizer Tastings)


Demonstration Class 

Fri. 11/2/18   6:30-9:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are just that, unique and tasty culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on! Movie, Schmovie....why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your “luvva”? They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

“Flavorful Weekend Nights™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5207

Mon, Nov. 5, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
9-Week Professional Culinary Art Series I
 

Pro SeriesThis series has become wildly popular with many graduating classes already under our belt. It continues to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise this professional chef series will change the way you approach your kitchen!

Designed after a typical first year of chef training, and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, this 9-week course will take your cooking skills to a new level. If you’re serious about learning to cook… and you think you might look pretty darn good in a white chefs' jacket, then join us.   

  •  Students are required to wear a white chefs' jacket to each class. (Available for purchase with 10% Pro Series student discount in our Kitchen Shop™)

MONDAY'S beginning 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29 & 11/5

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Hands On

Includes: Tastings, Binder for recipes & handouts, Toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on Chefs' Jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™.)

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

“Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” is a trademark and service mark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Class 1: KNIFE SKILLS 
In this first important class, you’ll learn how to identify and purchase knives, maintenance, the anatomy of a knife, shapes, how to hold and feel for balance and proper weight, storage principles, how to hone and sharpen, how to hold a knife properly, rocking and chopping, and the chef’s “claw.” You won’t just be introduced to your knives. You’ll receive serious hands-on experience as well as learn the basic “cuts” using a knife. A class that you can truly build upon.

Class 2: MEATS
Excellent chefs know that there are appropriate cooking methods for each cut of meat. The knowledge learned today will be applied to recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life. Meat identification; preparation techniques; trimming; applications to cooking methods such as roasting, braising, marinating (with and without a vacuum seal); sautéing; grilling; quick cooking and pan searing. 
  

Class 3: SEAFOOD

We will cover the different styles of seafood and the cooking methods that pair with them. You’ll learn seafood identification, prepping and trimming for the various cooking methods, freshness testing, proper storage and much more. You’ll learn easy methods for ensuring freshness and for opening oysters and clams. We’ll learn as we create some fabulous seafood dishes.

Class 4: VEGETABLES
Fundamentals of vegetable cookery including identification, prepping (an essential part of every vegetable dish) and cooking techniques. We’ll learn which vegetables are best for the various cooking methods such as sautéing, roasting, glazing, stewing and steaming. All vegetable cooking methods will be covered including blanching and shocking to preserve freshness and color. We’ll work together as we make tasting samples of some perfect vegetable preparations!

Class 5: MOIST HEAT COOKING
This class will cover all aspects of moist heat cooking including such techniques as steaming, “en papillote” (in paper), poaching and braising. Once mastered, these methods are extremely easy to apply to various foods. You’ll learn which “proteins” are best for each of the methods, proper prepping, cooking and serving techniques. We’ll also learn “shallow poaching” and some simple sauce-making skills.  
 
Class 6: DRY HEAT COOKING
This course will teach dry heat cooking techniques such as searing, roasting, broiling and grilling. We’ll learn about protein fibers and what happens to them during the various cooking methods. We’ll take a look at which proteins are best for the various cooking methods and we’ll explore some combination methods (such as searing then roasting) and why this works so well. Prepping, cooking, serving, carving, etc.
 

Class 7: THE MOTHER SAUCES
Tonight it’s all about the art of sauce-making as we deconstruct the basic Mother Sauces of Tomato, Velouté, Bechamel, Espagnole and Hollandaise. Along with this knowledge comes preparation of thickening agents and stocks as well as how to use these preparations in dishes. You’ll learn in an intensive hands-on setting. 
 

Class 8: “SMALL” SAUCES
You know the Mother Sauces now so tonight we’ll build upon that knowledge by teaching how to make some interesting and easy “small sauces.” We will learn to deglaze a pan using the drippings and/or wine to infuse flavors. Learn to make and use a beurre manie to finish and thicken your sauce or gravy. All these methods will be taught in a power-packed “hands-on” class. 
 

CLASS 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION
It’s the grand finale to our Professional Culinary Arts Program. Tonight we’ll practice what we’ve learned throughout the 8 weeks we’ve cooked together. The class will be divided into groups with each team challenged to create a dish that uses what you’ve learned. Not to worry, the instructor will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When you’ve placed your dish on the Grand Buffet you’ll have an opportunity to explain your cooking processes and get feedback from your colleagues and from the teacher himself.

(Spouse or significant other may join us at 8 pm for the Final Dinner for an additional $50 fee plus 5-day advance reservation. Please make this payment directly to the class assistant during the 8th class in the series.)

10 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5299

Wed, Nov. 7, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
Pro Class™: Soups & Stocks
 

Pro ClassesAs part of our Professional Culinary Arts Classes™, this intensive, 3-hour, high hands-on class taught by veteran chef, restauranteur, and culinary instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, focuses on important culinary skills as you learn all about soups and stocks. 

Tonight, we’ll take on the challenge of classic soup and stock techniques as we learn the essentials of how to make various type of stocks … and why we should. We’ll learn how to create and use thickeners and the cooking methods of braising and stewing as we work together to make Poached Chicken Percy, Classic French Beef Bourguignon, Soup with Homemade Dumplings and a Classic Cream Soup.

And, that’s not all….as a bonus, you’ll we’ll pair wines that you’ll get to taste along with the dishes we make.

A great class with recipes that you’ll use over and over!

(Food & Wine Tasting) 

Hands On

Wed. 11/7/18   6:30-9:30 

Think you’re ready to take your cooking skills to the “next level”? Do you think you’d look pretty good in a chef coat? Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills, or jumpstart your passion for cooking. For more information about our Professional Culinary Arts Series™ and Professional Culinary Arts Classes™ cooking classes, click here.

Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™” and "Pro Classes™" are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$95.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5232

Sun, Nov. 11, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Artisanal Breadmaking: French Country Boule and Pain a l’Ancienne
 

Get ready to bake with our “coolest” baking instructor, Paul McCool. Paul’s love for baking has spanned the globe. Literally! He’s baked his way across the world from here to South Africa! He’ll share his talents and time with us today as he teaches us how to make, and bake, beautiful artisanal breads from France!

We’ll start today’s 3-hour class off with French Country Boule, complete with a surprise ingredient that will enhance its rustic flavor! Then, you’ll dust yourself off and roll up your sleeves to create Pain a l’Ancienne, new world-style baguettes, that’s big on flavor (and certainly won’t be a pain to make)!  

Throughout class we’ll learn essential skills that we can apply to our future baking endeavors including measuring, mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping, and baking.  Heck, you may even leave with an accent! Parles-tu Français?

(Tasting & Take-Home Dough) 

Hands On

Sun. 11/11/18    5:00-8:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

17 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
5317

Sat, Nov. 24, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
Love Your Instant Pot – Demystifying The Art Of Electric Pressure Cooking
 

Are you feeling under pressure?  Let's make sure it’s dinner…and not YOU! Learning electric pressure cooking fundamentals  (and, yes, that includes the Instant Pot!) can totally change your life.  Gone are the days of Grandma's hissing, rattling, (scary!) stove-top pressure cooker.  Electric pressure cookers of today are making a huge comeback in popularity, and there are many reasons why they are here to stay!

Join our special guest and expert EPC cooking instructor, Chef Alli, in our kitchen to experience how and why this life-changing small appliance deserves serious consideration, as well as why it should be rescued from the small appliance graveyard in your basement.  (You know who you are!)

Though Chef Alli herself was very skeptical at first, cooking with an electric pressure cooker has totally changed the way she keeps her hungry family full and satisfied…and she can make these things happen in a fraction of the time.  A whole new world of delicious grains, beans, soups, pastas, and meats, are right at your fingertips.   Come see for yourself.  

Chef Alli will break down the various parts and functions of an electric pressure cooker and will demonstrate each of the recipes, from start to finish.  

She’ll teach using dishes such as Easiest Ever Hard-Boiled Eggs (you'll never make them any other way), Homemade No-Peel Applesauce, and 5-Minute Mac and Cheese with Kielbasa.  Yes, there will be tastings and detailed recipes for you.  We wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Take this class for a life changing approach to making dinner. Be prepared to take lots of notes because Chef Alli knows her EPCs!  

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

Sat. 11/24/18   10:00-12:30 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Alli Winter

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
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5233

Sun, Dec. 2, 2018 @ 5:00 PM
Festive Holiday Braided Breads
 

With the holidays fast approaching, and the weather nice and cold, we’re thinking it’s the perfect time of year to learn how to make festive holiday breads.

Fire up the oven and let’s get kneading as we learn to create two extraordinary holiday breads - Blueberry Cream Cheese Braid and Orange-Pecan Braid. Eager to show us how it’s done is bread-maker extraordinaire, Paul McCool. 

In today’s 3-hour class, you’ll work alongside this charming baker as he teaches you to create these festive breads that will be perfect for a holiday morning treat with your family or holiday gift-giving.

You’ll learn how to properly mix, knead, ferment, and shape these beauties. In spite of their names, each bread has a different and distinctive shape and technique. Paul will also show you apple and peach filling variations for the blueberry braid. You’ll mix, knead, ferment, braid and take these lovely breads home to bake.

(Tasting & Two Take-Home, Ready-To-Bake Breads)

Hands On

Sun. 12/2/18   5:00-8:00 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
788

Tue, Apr. 30, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
One-time membership fee for the Junior Chefs Academy
 

ONE-TIME MEMBERSHIP FEE
for the
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY

AFTER YOU'VE ADDED THIS MEMBERSHIP TO YOUR CART, BE SURE TO CONTINUE SHOPPING AND SELECT THE CLASS YOU WISH TO ATTEND.

The Culinary Center's

Junior Chefs Academy

Stirring Up Young MInds

Designed for those younger “foodies” aged 9-14 who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured in cooking and the culinary arts, our Junior Chefs Academy offers a more complete program just for this age group and skill level. We’ve listened as these young folks have told us that they want MORE classes and MORE hands-on activities and MORE serious, fundamental, and just plain “grown-up” topics. So, as you would expect from us, we put together such
a program.

Get ready for Saucemaking, Knife Skills & Kitchen Safety, Breadmaking, Market Fresh Cooking and so much more! We would like to create a special relationship with these young folks who we see so often in our kitchens ... and that’s what this new program is designed to do. In addition to making real cooks out of these young people, they will also build important relationship skills in the kitchen which adds to their resume of life experiences.

Please note: your child does NOT have to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy in order to take the classes designated as “Junior Chef” classes. However, only members of the JCA will be eligible for the special membership rewards offered by the Junior Chefs Academy Program, such as the specialized patch/pin for each course completed.

A one-time membership fee of $100 in the Junior Chefs Academy includes the following membership rewards:

  • An official CCKC Chef’s Jacket to wear proudly in your classes at The Culinary Center or to cook at home for your friends and family. (You may have your child’s name or nickname embroidered on this jacket for a small additional fee.) - Please call our retail department, 913-341-4455, to place order.
  • Special coupons & discounts for JCA merchandise as well as culinary events throughout the year 
  • Junior Chefs Academy “Members Only” events
  • JCA Recipe of the Month designed specifically for young chefs. 
  • Specialized patch/pin for each Junior Chef course completed to add to their Chef’s Jacket. 
  • Members earning 10 patches/pins receive a $10 gift card for our culinary retail store, The Kitchen Shop.
  • Members earning 25 patches/pins receive: 
    • A framed Young Chefs Academy Certificate signed by our CCKC Executive Chef
    • A free cooking class of their choice*
    • The honor of being “Junior Chef For a Day” at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.**

* Free cooking class will be age-appropriate for the student, based on availability.

**"Junior Chef for a Day" will be a 4-hour day selected by the JCA member but agreed upon by the office staff at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. The Junior Chef will assist our chefs with classes, events or preparations during that day.

After you sign your child up to be a JCA member, please call our retail department at 913-341-4455, to discuss chef jacket sizes, place your order and answer any questions you may have about the program or about our classes.

 

Please feel free to call our office (913-341-4455) if you need additional information about the Junior Chefs Academy. Thank you!

We look forward to
seeing you in our kitchens! 

Now let's get cookin' kids! 

133 openings available

$100.00

CCKC Instructors

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
 
   

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