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The Culinary Center of Kansas City
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
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4033

Wed, Sep. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CHICKEN MAGIC: THE ART OF COOKING WITH POULTRY
 

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Chicken is a staple in many households, but that old commercial where the family whines, “chicken again?”, isn’t really too far off the mark for most of us. If your weeknight chicken dinners need a little perking up, this is a “must-take” class for you.

It really is just a matter of learning various ways to cook with poultry, and then applying that knowledge to your everyday cooking decisions. This class will cover all the fundamentals, plus some great recipes, too. You’ll learn poultry buying rules, handling techniques, safety considerations, storage essentials, cleaning, prepping procedures, how to cut up a whole chicken, identification of parts, and cooking temperatures. Plus, we’ll do several numbers on our feathered friend like “frenching” the bone, poaching, and oven-frying! You’ll leave with a whole new way of looking at poultry, and some user-friendly and foolproof recipes, to boot! Can’t beat that now, can ya?

Our cluckin’ good menu includes Poached Chicken Breast with Garlic Cream Sauce, Braised Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, Inside-Out Chicken Cordon Bleu, and finger-lickin’ Oven Fried Chicken. Mmm..mmm…good!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Wed. 9/28/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$58.50

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4034

Fri, Sep. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! A GOURMET DINNER INSPIRED BY CIA, GREYSTONE-NAPA
 

Take your date night to California wine country, where some of the best chefs in the country learn their trade. Rising up the western hills of Napa Valley is the castle-like, and historic, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone, one of the world’s most unique and inspiring campuses for culinary education. Did you know that you can have dinner there, too?

CIA graduate, Chef Jim Tinkham, will show couples how to prepare some of the dishes created at this monument to culinary acumen, such as the Greystone Garden Salad with French Tarragon Vinaigrette, Chicken Cutlet Gremolata, Cilantro Risotto, Haricots Vert with Walnuts, and for dessert, a decadent, mouth-watering, Mini Chocolate Cake with Crème Anglaise. What a great way to enjoy time with your partner and celebrate the lovely foods of this iconic institution.

(Dinner) 

Hands On 

Fri. 9/30/16    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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4000

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: HOME-COOKED ASIAN FAVORITES
 

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Kids love Asian food as much as adults do! Send your young chefs (ages 9-14) our way for an interactive, hands-on, Asian cooking class with Chef Yvette Hirang. Working in the kitchen alongside this fun and energetic professional, the kids will acquire lots of great sauté and stir-fry techniques throughout the class ,and learn about Asian ingredients, spices and flavor profiles as they prepare Kung Pao Chicken, Chow Mein, and a delicious Beef with Veggies dish.

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 10/1/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

10 openings available

$49.50

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3962

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! DINNER IN PAYS DE LA LOIRE (L'Approche Francaise Classes)
 

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L'Approche Francais

(The French Approach to Cooking & Celebrations!)
"Dinner Party in Pays de la Loire"

Sat. 10/1/16   6:30-9:00

This class is one of 5 classes offered in the "L'Approche Francais" grouping of classes taught by Master Chef Richard McFarlane Clark designed to take you through an epicurian journey through France.  Register for this class, or all of the classes.

As in most countries, food is an integral part of the French culture, and holiday traditions, family gatherings or a lover’s outing typically revolve around food.  Master Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark invites you to join him for an epicurean journey through France.  Learn to create an elegant Rhone (8/20) style dinner party your friends will never forget.  Delight in sumptuous romantic dinner for couples in Lyon (9/3) the food capital of the Rhone-Alpes region of France.  Next, you will venture into the Centre region of France, Pays de la Loire (10/1) (TONIGHT'S CLASS!), famed for white butter sauces and light flavorsome food.  From there, you will discover the French approach to a Christmas Dinner Party in Paris (11/19), where menus are filled with the bounty of the season. Finally, you’ll be enchanted with a Celebration of Bubbles with a Dinner in Champagne (1/6/17).

The chef will emphasize ingredient choices and show how the different regions of France use different methods and techniques to prepare and cook for festive celebrations.  He hopes that every participant will learn their own unique touches that will set their meals apart by learning how to balance a plate and a meal.  Our “HOW” to cook in each class will vary.  We will always end with a lovely dessert and a cheese course (we are cooking French, after all).  Join us for one (or all!) of a series of five unique French celebrations. 

You’re in store for quite a learning experience as Chef McFarlane-Clark has cooked all over the world and at the finest establishments (even for Princess Diana and the Queen of England!), so his experience is deep which makes for some interesting stories and outstanding dishes.  (You’ll love his accent too!)

Tonight's Menu
 "Dinner in Pays de la Loire" 
 Prefous, Mogettes de Vendee, Shrimp with Orange Beurre Blanc, Le Gateau Nantais,Liqueur Coffee, and cheese course.

(Includes dinner and coursed wine tastings)

Demonstration Class

Each class is $75 per person  

(Please go to individual dates in our calendar of classes to register for each class)

 The Provinces in the Fall L'Approche Series:  

Sat. 8/20/16: Dinner Party in Rhone

Sat. 9/3/16: Couples Cook! Romantic Dinner in Lyon

Sat. 10/1/16: Dinner in Pays de la Loire

Sat. 11/19/16: Christmas Dinner in Paris

Fri. 1/6/17: A Celebration of Bubbles-Dinner in Champagne

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

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!

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

6 openings available

$67.50

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
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3990

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
MVD from 9/23 FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI PARTY!
 

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This class has been moved from Fri. 9/23

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

In this class geared towards beginners, experienced culinary instructor, Chef Yvette Hirang, is “in da house” to show you the skills needed make sushi rolls such as Spicy Tuna Rolls, Inside-Out Rolls, and Nigiri, including presentation techniques. You’ll sip on wine, and learn basic 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 these fundamentals, 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!)

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sat. 10/01/16   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 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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

6 openings available

$67.50

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3992

Sun, Oct. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Moved From 9/24- JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS
 

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This class has been moved from 8/24.....

Kid’s love ‘em! Those warm, melt-in-your-mouth gems that fill the house with incredible aromas ,and make you the hero of breakfast, or brunch!

Today, your young chef (ages 9-14) will learn how to make the perfect classic cinnamon roll – as well as some tasty variations to keep things fresh and fun! Culinary instructor, Mari Ruck, (also known here at The Culinary Center as “The Cinnamon Roll Lady”) is in the kitchen and ready to show you how it’s done – from start to finish! You’ll discover some fabulous secrets to making and baking cinnamon rolls as Mari demonstrates everything ,and breaks it down into gooey “bite-size” details so you can go home and whip up a batch of your own rolls!

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Sat. 10/2/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

4 openings available

$54.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4001

Sun, Oct. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Moved from 6:30PM- JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: KIDS COOK IN THE ITALIAN PIZZA KITCHEN
 

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This Class has been moved from 6:30PM

Every kid should know how to make pizza, right? Tonight, our junior chefs (ages 9-14) will learn, from scratch! This interactive and fun class doubles as a baking class, because we’ll learn about flour, yeast, proper measuring techniques, baking, and testing for doneness.  A “go to” class to get creative at home…not to mention showing off your new pizza-making skills to your family and friends! 

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sun. 10/2/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

11 openings available

$49.50

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4117

Sun, Oct. 2, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL: COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL! COOKING SERIES-CLASS #3- HEALTHFUL WHOLE GRAINS & LEGUMES
 

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Many have asked Chef Gary Hild - a marathon runner, long time CCKC culinary instructor and Executive Chef with extensive background in nutrition and the preparation of delicious healthy foods - to design and teach a series of cooking classes for those who are serious about cooking healthy at home, whether to support an active lifestyle, or for general good health, energy and vitality. 

So, join us for an informative and, perhaps, life-changing group of classes where Chef Gary shares his vast knowledge. You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional. This wonderful series is inspired by the Mediterranean style of cooking, Asian recipes, Dr. Andrew Weil’s philosophies on health and wellness, The Culinary Institute of America and Chef Gary’s own personal experiences as a Chef focused on health, wellness and activity! 

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C, CHC, Registered Dietitian, Healthe Clinic), food and nutrition expert who will translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living – basically so that you will get all of the ‘why’s’, in addition to the ‘how’s!”  It’s time to make real change in the way you approach your kitchen…and your LIFE!

 Class #3: HEALTHFUL WHOLE GRAINS & LEGUMES

Tonight, in Class #3, we will learn that grains have been a staple for nutritious and satisfying meals for many centuries.  Adding whole grain dishes to your meals is a great choice because not only are they low-cost, they are healthy and an excellent source of fiber and important nutrients, too!  

There are many tasty options for adding delicious grains to your meal, but cooking them can sometimes lead to a sticky situation – literally. Grains can be easily over-cooked or undercooked in a heartbeat, but once mastered, they can find a place on your table in an almost limitless array of recipes. A meal that includes grains will leave you feeling fuller, longer….that’s a win/win!

Learn from the best that cooking with grains doesn’t have to be a scary proposition. He’ll explore different varieties of grains and how to cook them to a flavorful perfection. From unpolished to polished, fast cooking to slow cooking – he’ll cover it all. The focus will be using grains that are intact (which allows you to reap the most health benefits).   We’ll savor unique flavors as Chef teaches recipes using barley, brown rice, lentils, edamame, chick peas, and steel-cut oats. Plus, how to toast them for more flavor and a true emphasis on boasting your immune system, and creating recipes with more energy. You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional.

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C, CHC, Registered Dietitian, Healthe Clinic), food and nutrition expert who will translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living – basically so that you will get all of the ‘why’s’, in addition to the ‘hows!” Bring on the grains! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 10/2/16   4:30-7:00

NOTE: Take one class for $65, or call 314-931-4455 to register for all 5 classes & receive the 5th class for $10!

COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL!  Cooking Series Classes

Class #1: Perfect Proteins For Energy & Vitality (Sun. 9/18pm)

Class #2: Satisfying Salads, Vegetables & Dressings (Sun. 9/25)

Class #3: Healthful Whole Grains & Legumes (Sun. 10/2)

Class #4: Soups & Sauces That Sing (Sun. 10/9)

Class #5: ‘Good-For-You’ Desserts (Sun. 10/16)

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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

9 openings available

$58.50

Gary Hild & Cary Skelton Pitman

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4035

Sun, Oct. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
HOMEMADE RAVIOLI WITH 2 PASTAS, 2 FILLINGS, AND 2 SAUCES
 

Move over Chef Boyardee, we’re learning how to make ravioli tonight, from scratch! Sound daunting? Not to worry … we’ll take it step-by-step with Executive Chef Jim Tinkham showing us how it’s done! Once you learn the basics – the sky is the limit for flavorful combinations of meats, veggies and cheeses. And you really don’t need any special equipment … a rolling pin will suffice!

You’ll get lots of hands-on experience as you whip up a batch of Chef Jim’s “Original” Pasta Dough, and learn variations for his “Spinach Pasta Dough”, as well as the secrets to some of his favorite fillings: Chicken with Wild Mushrooms & Herbs and a vegetarian-friendly filling of roasted vegetables.

Of course, we can’t truly enjoy our stuffed pasta without some fresh and flavorful sauces to go with them, so we’ll learn to make both a red tomato-based sauce, as well as a creamy white sauce (we love choices!).  We’ll complete the evening with a wickedly good Chocolate Ravioli with Cannoli Filling that’s covered with a beautiful Chocolate Raspberry Sauce.   Doesn’t get any better than this, folks! You’ll take home some of your handmade ravioli, along with the recipes and know-how to make more at home!

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sun. 10/2/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Oct. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 4-VEGETABLES)
 

This 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 chef’s jacket, then join us.

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

Mondays beginning: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31) 11/7 & 11/14 

6:30-9:30  (Hands On)

Series fee $1125   

Includes: tastings, binder for recipes & handouts, toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on chef's jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™.)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. 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.)

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4137

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: GLUTEN-FREE COMFORT FOODS- Moved to 10/12
 

This Class has been moved to 10/12. Visit that new class date on our calendar of classes and register there.

When you conjure up “comfort foods” in your mind, you probably aren’t thinking gluten-free. Surprise! It’s possible….and Chef Jesse Vega is in our kitchen to show you how it’s done!  Yes, you CAN have it all – good food that is full of the flavors of your childhood AND gluten-free at the same time. Chef will share culinary techniques and tips as he shows you how easy a meal can be modified to be gluten-free, using recipes with aromas that will take you right backed to your mom’s kitchen.

Our teaching menu consists of Fried Pork Chops, Loaded Sweet Potatoes, Cheesy Corn, Sautéed Spinach with Bacon (that’s right….I said bacon), and, we’ll finish our feast with sweet, fresh Berries with Custard Sauce, for dessert. See? I told you so! All of these dishes can be varied to keep your dinner menus interesting.  You’ll work alongside chef to prepare some of the dishes, too. This class will change the way you think about gluten-free meals!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Thurs. 10/6/16   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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4037

Fri, Oct. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! A BOURBON STREET CAJUN COOKING PARTY
 

Bienvenue a vous-autres! Brimming with tradition, culture, and flavor, Cajun, Creole, and other southern-inspired styles of cooking, are best exemplified by the dishes found in traditional New Orleans restaurants. And, did you know that N'Awlin's fare is heavily influenced by French cooking? 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, brings the dynamic flavors of Bourbon Street right smack into our kitchen tonight. Working as twosomes, you’ll learn and practice essential culinary skills alongside Chef McPeake, as he teaches you his techniques for preparing this interesting regional cuisine he knows and loves so well … 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 Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp in N’Aawlin’s Butter Sauce, Spicy Grilled Shrimp with Remoulade Sauce, Blackened combo of beef and salmon, Jambalaya Rice, and Corn & Pepper Sauté. We’ll finish the evening with a hands-on dessert station where you and your honey will make a fancy Bananas Foster Flambé! That’s right! You’re gonna cook and “flambé” your own dessert! Ayee!

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Fri. 10/7/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

4 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3982

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Moved From 9/17- LI'L KIDS: AN EGG-CELLENT "GREEN EGGS' COOKING CLASS
 

This Class has been moved from 9/17

What kid doesn’t love eggs? Today, parents and little chefs (ages 5-8) will have lots of fun in the kitchen, and build egg-cellent cooking skills, as you work together to “unscramble” the versatile egg!

Understanding how to use eggs can mean the difference between an ordinary and an extraordinary dish. Today, Chef Yvette Hirang will lead this interactive, kid-friendly class as you explore the fundamentals of handling, cracking, whipping and cooking the incredible, edible egg. Kids will learn how to use a whisk, knife skills (using kid-friendly knives, of course!), and lots more basic cooking skills.

Then, you’ll practice them as you work in pairs to  prepare a variety of egg-ceptional  “Seuss-inspired” dishes like colorful green scrambled eggs, Green Sunny-Side-Up Eggs (yes, it’s a real thing – and, they’re good!), a Veggie Scrambler, and a bacon-filled “Pigs-A-Scramblin’ recipe, ‘cause you can’t have an egg class without bacon! Seriously. Plus, we’ll learn the proper way to hard boil an egg so there’s NO green rings on our eggs! 

After this class, your little chefs will shout “I made them, I tried them, and they’ll say…..I want to cook and eat eggs every day!”

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/8/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

5 openings available

$85.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4002

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: SNACK ATTACK!
 

It gets tricky trying to keep the kids (and yourself) away from all of those sugar-filled snack food temptations! Let’s face it, they’re just so easy to grab. Today, culinary instructor Christina Robson, is here to share her homemade snack recipes with your junior chefs (ages 9-14) and prove to them that there are plenty of “good-for-you-options” to change their minds….plus, if they make them themselves, they’re guaranteed to love them! (This includes parents, too!).

They’ll practice their knife skills as they create a cool snack involving veggies, baguette, and a healthy dip! Then, we’ll move on over to the stovetop and make a nutritious quesadilla snack (no, it’s NOT made with cheese ….you’ll need to find out what this one is when you get there). 

Kids will work alongside Christina as she shows them how to use a food processor, and discusses time-saving tips to prep all of the ingredients ahead of time, as they whip up a cool and creamy soft serve snack.  It is sooo good! Then, she’ll put a twist on a classic healthy snack by showing them how to customize and substitute ingredients to make “Renovated” Ants on a Log – kind of like an “This Old House” episode, only with food.  You didn’t think we’d forget about chocolate! This is a snack class, right? We hear your loud and clear, so you’re gonna learn a Dark Chocolate Cherry Drop recipe, too!

Throughout class, Christina will empower kids with tips and tricks that will encourage healthy snacking … in a very fun way! Let’s get this snack party started!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/8/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$55.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4038

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
THE NEW GIN REVIVAL: A "STIRRING" INTERACTIVE GIN LAB-FEATURING PINCKNEY BEND DISTILLERY
 

Have you noticed the trending gin revival – a revival of all things gin, especially craft cocktails featuring this wonderfully versatile spirit.  Join our fellow 2015 FEAST 50 Winner - Pinckney Bend Distillery (New Haven, MO), as they bring back one of their amazing Gin Labs to our kitchens. 


Pinckney Bend Distillery specializes in handcrafted spirits, and holds numerous international awards for its American and Cask Finished Gin, so you KNOW they know gin.  They were also selected as the best spirit distilled in Missouri by playboy.com.  (What?) Pinckney Bend’s Master Distiller, Tom Anderson, will conduct this interactive workshop focusing on an amazing exploration into the world of gin. 


Gin’s aroma and flavor profile result from a complex interaction of spirit and botanical components including roots, seeds, berries, citrus rind, and more. To really understand and appreciate gin, it is essential to experience what individual botanical's smell and taste like, and to get a sense of how they interact with each other. This is what this Pinckney Bend Distillery’s Gin Lab is all about. 


As you work in teams of two, you’ll have an opportunity to sample several individual botanical extracts, and get “hands-on” experience using these components to experiment with creating your very own gin flavor profile. If you’re serious about gin, this unique experience is made for you.


We’ll taste some classic variations on the Gin & Tonic throughout the class, and our CCKC Chefs will prepare some dishes to go nicely you’re your libations. (Yes, you’ll receive the recipes!) Be a part of the fun! 


(Gin Tastings, Paired Small Plates & Interactive Experience) 


Hands On

 

Sat. 10/8/16    2:00-4:30 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

20 openings available

$50.00

Tom Anderson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4039

Sat, Oct. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! SUNDAY DINNER IN "LITTLE ITALY".....EVEN THOUGH IT'S SATURDAY!
 

Some of my best meals have been in those little Italian restaurant in the Italian neighborhoods of New York and Boston.  Chef Sandy DiGiovanni grew up surrounded by her Italian family, and she's going to show us how it’s done. Fuggedaboutit.

Regardless of where you sit down to eat, on Sundays, it is the time for relaxing—and, for many of us, the one chance we have every week to gather around the table with loved ones. Sandy will share some of her favorite Italian recipes, such as Caponatina di Melazane, Panzanella, Risotto with Saffron and Pancetta, Osso Bucco, and Nana’s Baba Cake (Italian Rum Cake). We’ll end the evening around the table together, dining and celebrating our success.  

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 10/8/16   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 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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4040

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 9:30 AM
"SPILLING THE BEANS" ON COFFEE BREWING BASICS WITH VINCENT RODRIGUEZ (MAPS COFFEE ROASTERS)
 

Today's instructor, Vincent Rodriguez, owns a bike shop in Lenexa, KS called Velo+, a very unique place that's all about bikes and coffee!  “But, why?” he gets asked all the time.  His response?  “Why not?” It’s a seriously great way to connect with folks over coffee, bikes (and sometimes beer)! 

Vincent absolutely loves coffee, and takes it very seriously, as evidenced by the fact that he roasts his own coffee brand (MAPS Coffee) on-site, in a killer roaster … in the bike shop. 

Join this coffee roasting, brewing (and drinking!) expert this morning where all the coffee magic happens – at his store, of course! - for a captivating and highly informative morning exploring the aromatic world of coffee.

Drawing from the vast knowledge he’s acquired from a 22 year career in the industry (we’re talkin’ Starbucks folks!), Vincent is eager to “give you the buzz” (ok, I had to go there!) on how to how to become a home barista, so that you make the freshest cup of coffee at home. 

This morning, he’ll cover topics like how to purchase and store the beans, a primer on a variety of brewing devices (think French Press, Pour Over, Aero Press, and Coffee Pot), the right proportions of coffee vs. water (including what types of water will ensure a stellar cup of coffee), different grinds, and why the size of the grain really does matter, and much more. 

We’ll end our morning with a “cupping” (that’s java lingo for a ‘tasting”), as we enjoy delicious, chef-prepared treats that are meant to perfectly pair with a delicious cup of coffee. Everyone will be taking home a 12-ounce package of MAPS Coffee to enjoy at home, too!  All hail to the bean!

(Tasting & Take-Home A 12 Oz. Pkg. of Coffee)

Demonstration Class

Sun. 10/9/16   9:30-11:30 

 

(Please note this class will be taught  at Velo+ (Home of Maps Coffee Roasters), 13440 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

8 openings available

$45.00

Vincent Rodriguez

VELO+, Lenexa, KS-Home of MAPS COFFEE ROASTERS

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4041

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: THE THRILL OF THE GRILL-GRILLING 101
 

A staple in our Midwest BBQ Institute™, this extended 4-hour class will leave no briquette unturned when it comes to home grilling. It’s a “must take” class that will start at the beginning and go through each step: gas vs. charcoal; how to light a fire; determining proper fire temperatures; testing meat for doneness; why, what and when to marinate; choosing the right meats and fish for grilling; which ground beef makes the best burgers; and cooking on a cedar plank.

Award-winning BBQ master, Chef Richard (CCKC's 'Educator of 'Que), will share some of his favorite recipes (featuring flavors from around the world!) so we can show off our new skills in our own backyards. We’ll learn as we prepare: Tuscan Porterhouse Roast (now famous!), Planked Pesto Salmon, Grilled Inside-Outside Chicken Cordon Bleu, Grilled French Bistro Warm Potato Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette and Grilled Caprese Portabellas! Ladies and gentlemen … let the grilling begin! NOTE: This is a demonstration class with no hands-on participation. 

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

 

Sun. 10/9/16   10:00-2:00 

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest BBQ 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 BBQ Institute™,  click here

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

20 openings available

$80.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4118

Sun, Oct. 9, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL: COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL! COOKING SERIES - CLASS #4- SOUPS & SAUCES THAT SING
 

Many have asked Chef Gary Hild - a marathon runner, long time CCKC culinary instructor and Executive Chef with extensive background in nutrition and the preparation of delicious healthy foods - to design and teach a series of cooking classes for those who are serious about cooking healthy at home, whether to support an active lifestyle, or for general good health, energy and vitality. 

So, join us for an informative and, perhaps, life-changing group of classes where Chef Gary shares his vast knowledge. You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional. This wonderful series is inspired by the Mediterranean style of cooking, Asian recipes, Dr. Andrew Weil’s philosophies on health and wellness, The Culinary Institute of America and Chef Gary’s own personal experiences as a Chef focused on health, wellness and activity! 

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C, CHC, Registered Dietitian, Healthe Clinic), food and nutrition expert who will translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living – basically so that you will get all of the ‘why’s’, in addition to the ‘how’s!”  It’s time to make real change in the way you approach your kitchen…and your LIFE!

 Class #4: SOUPS & SAUCES THAT SING

Tonight, in Class #4, we will learn soup-making fundamentals, from stocks to seasoning, to garnishing techniques, as we are guided through interesting (and naturally gluten-free!) soup recipes that are simple to make, nutritious, and don't require a ton of complicated ingredients. We’ll concentrate on preparation and a wide variety of uses, while showcasing healthy ingredients, like brown rice flour, tofu and vegetable purees.

You’ll create basic homemade stocks that will be used to make soups with plant based proteins like create dishes like Pablano Corn Chowder, Roasted Balsamic Mushroom Soup, among others. Chef will also cover a variety of healthy sauces that will make your everyday meals shine. Throw those sodium-based seasonings away, you’ll also learn how to use citrus juices, a variety of vinegars, and fresh herbs and spices. to achieve incredible flavored soups that are oh-so-good for you! You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional.

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C, CHC, Registered Dietitian, Healthe Clinic), food and nutrition expert who will translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living – basically so that you will get all of the ‘why’s’, in addition to the ‘how’s!” 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 10/9/16   4:30-7:00

NOTE: Take one class for $65, or call 314-931-4455 to register for all 5 classes & receive the 5th class for $10!

COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL!  Cooking Series Classes

Class #1: Perfect Proteins For Energy & Vitality (Sun. 9/18pm)

Class #2: Satisfying Salads, Vegetables & Dressings (Sun. 9/25)

Class #3: Healthful Whole Grains & Legumes (Sun. 10/2)

Class #4: Soups & Sauces That Sing (Sun. 10/9)

Class #5: ‘Good-For-You’ Desserts (Sun. 10/16)

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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

3 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild & Cary Skelton Pitman

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4042

Mon, Oct. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
WINE 101 WITH CERTIFIED SOMMELIER
 

This class is designed for those with an appreciation of wine, one of the world’s oldest beverages.  Learn wine basics, from scratch, (or refresh your skills) with Certified Sommelier, Brent Grider (also Beverage Manager and Sommelier for Stock Hill).  The goal of the class will be to gain a working knowledge of the various grape varietals, and then gauge what styles of wine appeal most to you, and why.


We’ll also understand the ‘how to’s of selecting wines you’ll enjoy, the wine-making process (including sparkling wines), how to read a wine label, a wine list, proper glassware, how to open a bottle, what factors contribute to the quality of a wine, and major wine producing countries.  That’s a lot of ground to cover, but we’ll do it. Don’t worry, we’ll also do some tasting as well because how the heck can you learn if you don’t taste….right? 


You will no longer have to use the “close your eyes and point” approach to choosing a wine at your local purveyor or in a restaurant. Won’t you be clever!

(Wine Tasting & Wine Nibbles)

Demonstration Class

 

Mon. 10/10/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$70.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Oct. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 5-MOIST HEAT COOKING)
 

This 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 chef’s jacket, then join us.

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

Mondays beginning: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31) 11/7 & 11/14 

6:30-9:30  (Hands On)

Series fee $1125   

Includes: tastings, binder for recipes & handouts, toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on chef's jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™.)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. 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.)

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4043

Tue, Oct. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
ASIAN NOODLE DISHES "PHO" YOU
 

Come slurp and twirl your way to knowing how to cook with Asian noodles.  Noodles are a symbol of longevity in the Asian culture, and whether wide or skinny, stir-fry or soupy – they can be found in hundreds of different forms all over the world.

Join Chef Yvette Hirang, as she shares a cultural, historical, and product overview of the world of noodles, AND teaches you the fundamentals of cooking with noodles. She’ll show you how to make Chinese Chow Mein, Japanese Udon, Vietnamese Pho, and Lo Mein, where you’ll be making your own noodles. You’ll get a little hands-on action during the class, too.

Grab your chopsticks (or your fork, for you newbies!) and slurp and twirl with us as we warm up to these Asian comfort foods!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Tues. 10/11/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

6 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4036

Wed, Oct. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Moved From 10/6- COOKWELL: GLUTEN-FREE COMFORT FOODS
 

This Class has been moved from 10/6...

When you conjure up “comfort foods” in your mind, you probably aren’t thinking gluten-free. Surprise! It’s possible….and Chef Jesse Vega is in our kitchen to show you how it’s done!  Yes, you CAN have it all – good food that is full of the flavors of your childhood AND gluten-free at the same time. Chef will share culinary techniques and tips as he shows you how easy a meal can be modified to be gluten-free, using recipes with aromas that will take you right backed to your mom’s kitchen.

Our teaching menu consists of Fried Pork Chops, Loaded Sweet Potatoes, Cheesy Corn, Sautéed Spinach with Bacon (that’s right….I said bacon), and, we’ll finish our feast with sweet, fresh Berries with Custard Sauce, for dessert. See? I told you so! All of these dishes can be varied to keep your dinner menus interesting.  You’ll work alongside chef to prepare some of the dishes, too. This class will change the way you think about gluten-free meals!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Thurs. 10/12/16   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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$60.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4044

Wed, Oct. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
RECIPES FROM THE LEGENDARY BRISTOL BAR & GRILL
 

You may not realize that our own Chef Richard McPeake designed the original recipes for the Bristol Bar & Grill. Yep, he has a bit of a “fishy” past! Chef Richard is the original Chef for Kansas City’s award-winning Bristol Bar & Grill … famous for its seafood, and legendary for its sauces. In fact, he helped propel the Bristol to legendary status as the restaurantd received Silver Spoon 1st Place awards, Travel Holiday Awards and countless other accolades, in the early 1980's.

Tonight, you’ll learn how to make original dishes from the Bristol, from the original guy who created them! You’ll even get to do some of the cooking alongside Chef Richard, as you learn to make Seared Salmon, Pan-Grilled Swordfish au Poivre, Seared Scallops Provencal, and the Bristol’s incredible Shrimp Scampi.

The perfect seafood calls for the perfect sauce, so you’ll also learn how to make pan sauces, such as Avocado Butter Sauce and Whipped Butter Sauce … crowning touches to our seafood entrees.

You’ll explore a variety of cooking techniques and methods and learn how to properly pan sear, how to deglaze for flavor infusion, and how to use a flat griddle for searing.

If you’re a lover of all things seafood, you won’t want to miss this very special class that you simply will not find anywhere else!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Wed. 10/12/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

5 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3980

Thu, Oct. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Moved from 9/15/16 GIRLS NIGHT OUT! DIVAS DO IT ON THE TABLE! TABLESCAPES FOR FALL ENTERTAINING
 

This class has been moved from 9/15

Ladies, we know you are always looking for unique ways to “do it on the table”, right? You want to keep it spicy and interesting … am I not correct? What? No, not THAT!! I’m talkin’ table design. Where was your mind, sistas!

Tonight, you and your girly friends will celebrate autumn’s rich warm hues, scents of spices and apples, and the happy knowledge that the coming months will be filled with family and friends. It’s time to accent your home with the colors and aromas of fall, and learn to “do it on the table” with Larry Wheeler.

If you haven’t been to a “Larry class”, then, trust me, you just haven’t lived. He’s the “Director of Ambiance” at the Intercontinental Hotel, and a guru of “table-do’s” (and don’ts). Larry’s brilliant decorating ideas are innovative, easy to duplicate, and won’t cost you a bundle!

Don’t worry about going hungry while you learn to “do it” because we will be serving you a lovely and light autumn-inspired dinner prepared by our CCKC Chefs.

It promises to be a wonderful fall evening, so bring your girlfriends and join in the fun! NOTE: This is a demonstration class with no hands-on participation.

(Light Dinner)

Demonstration Class 

Thurs. 10/13/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

3 openings available

$55.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4045

Thu, Oct. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: PLENTY....OF VIBRANT VEGETABLE RECIPES
 

When you think of vegetables, what do you think of?  If the answer isn’t WOW, then we have some recipes for you. 

These “keeper” dishes (inspired by the bestselling cookbook “Plenty”) make succulent vegetables the star.   Rachel Ciordas is an enthusiastic, and experienced, culinary instructor with an inspiring story of health and wellness.  She will dazzle your taste buds, and inspire you to make getting more vegetables into your life the most fun part of your day! 

Learn about superfood Green Quinoa, delicious Vegetable Paella, and Shakshuka, a fantastic vegetable and egg dish.  Bring your questions, as ”plenty” of other vegetable information will be discussed! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Thurs. 10/13/16   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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$55.00

Rachel Ciordas

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4047

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
ANYONE CAN LEARN TO COOK! A 2-DAY BEGINNER'S BOOTCAMP -DAY 1
 

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? Loss of a spouse? Recently divorced? 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!!

Chef Jim Tinkham, the consummate chef and (patient!) culinary Instructor, will assume you know nothing---absolutely nothing---about cooking, and he'll take it from there.

In two 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; knife skills, including types of knives and how to purchase them, sauté techniques, salad-making skills, including quick homemade vinaigrette, and other easy no-cook dishes; roasting garlic and root 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, as this class will fill quickly. (Class size limited) Giving this series as a gift would be a great gift idea, too!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 10/15/16 9:00-3:00 Day 1

Sun. 10/16/16 9:00-3:00 Day 2

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you

9 openings available

$275.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4145

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Moved to 11/13- MASTER CLASS: ALL-DAY ITALIAN COOKING COURSE WITH CHEF SANDY DIGIOVANNI
 

This Class has been moved to 11/13. Visit that new class date on our calendar of classes and register there.

If you’d like to learn how to cook, what better way than to immerse yourself into Italian cuisine, than to cook alongside someone who is an expert.  Well, here’s your chance!  Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, (NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant”) has that kind of personality that will make learning fun and, believe me, she is a great culinary teacher.  When you finish this class, you’ll have a Sicilian island’s worth of experience, in this intensive, 5-hour, interactive class.  

You’ll work next to Sandy, as you learn to create Insalata Alla  Eoliana, Tomato, Anchovy & Caper Crostini, Insalata Siciliana (Sicilian orange & fennel salad), the secret of perfect Risotto Con Funghi (Rissoto with mushrooms), Sugo de Pomodoro, Sicilian Tomato Sauce, Homemade Meatballs, a special pasta dish, Bragiole (stuffed, rolled, seared & braised beef), Vrocculi Affucati (drowned broccoli or cauliflower), and, for dessert,  Crostata di Fichi e Pere (pear and fig tart).   Mama Mia! In addition, you’ll will learn to make the perfect espresso coffee liqueur! 

Sandy will teach plating and presentation techniques, plus, how to set up an Italian pantry, so you can recreate these babies at home.  Lunch will be prepared by you, and you’ll take home some of your culinary creations, too! A not-to-be-missed culinary cooking experience with lots of “Chef Sandy” time!

(Tasting, Lunch & Take-Home Food) 

Hands On

Sat. 10/15/16    10:00-3:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$125.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4049

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! DATE NIGHT IN THE PIZZA KITCHEN
 

Join us tonight for a relaxing, full-on, pizza party with Italian instructor and passionate foodie, Daniela Mancinelli Abel.  Bring your kitchen buddy, get your “scratch cooking” hat on, and learn to make homemade pizza, using her secret flour that makes “the best pizza dough texture ever.”  We’ll have some perfect accompaniments to pizza, as well, as you graze your way through the evening. 

Sprinkled into the evening (along with some Parmesan cheese) will be a little fun Italian folklore, as Daniela teaches you about various pizza styles such as Margherita, Beach Potato Pizza (pizza eaten on the Italian beach), and ‘Sauceless’ Pizza with mushrooms and truffle oil. Come for the pizza, stay for the fun.  And, oh yes, we’ll have wine too.  Duh.

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/15/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

4 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4050

Sat, Oct. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! OLD SCHOOL MEXICAN FAVORITES!
 

You and your honey can do it up old school, and add a little spice to your life….(and, your menus)… as Chef Jesse Vega takes you on a journey south-of-the-border to recreate some of his all-time Mexican favorites!

This traditional, yet not-your-normal, Mexican menu is sure to heat up your date night with a tasty Fideo, a toasted pasta dish, Chili Relleno stuffed with traditional chihuahua cheese (ooh!) and a  ground beef Chimichanga. Don’t worry, there will be chips and salsa, too.

The best ending to a great Mexican meal, and a grand Ole’, is a Columbian Snowball! Ok, it’s not Mexican…. but, it’s topped with Kahlúa Chocolate Sauce!  That’s what I’m talkin’ 'bout!

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sat. 10/15/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4047

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
ANYONE CAN LEARN TO COOK! A 2-DAY BEGINNER'S BOOTCAMP-DAY 2
 

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? Loss of a spouse? Recently divorced? 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!!

Chef Jim Tinkham, the consummate chef and (patient!) culinary Instructor, will assume you know nothing---absolutely nothing---about cooking, and he'll take it from there.

In two 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; knife skills, including types of knives and how to purchase them, sauté techniques, salad-making skills, including quick homemade vinaigrette, and other easy no-cook dishes; roasting garlic and root 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, as this class will fill quickly. (Class size limited) Giving this series as a gift would be a great gift idea, too!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 10/15/16 9:00-3:00 Day 1

Sun. 10/16/16 9:00-3:00 Day 2

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you

9 openings available

$275.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4051

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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.  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. Please note that alcoholic drinks will not be available during this class.

(Snacks)

Hands On

 

Sun. 10/16/16   11:00-1:30  

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4119

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL:COOK HEALTHY! COOK WELL! COOKING SERIES CLASS #5: 'GOOD-FOR-YOU' DESSERTS
 

Many have asked Chef Gary Hild - a marathon runner, long time CCKC culinary instructor and Executive Chef with extensive background in nutrition and the preparation of delicious healthy foods - to design and teach a series of cooking classes for those who are serious about cooking healthy at home, whether to support an active lifestyle, or for general good health, energy and vitality. 

So, join us for an informative and, perhaps, life-changing group of classes where Chef Gary shares his vast knowledge. You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional. This wonderful series is inspired by the Mediterranean style of cooking, Asian recipes, Dr. Andrew Weil’s philosophies on health and wellness, The Culinary Institute of America and Chef Gary’s own personal experiences as a Chef focused on health, wellness and activity! 

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C, CHC, Registered Dietitian, Healthe Clinic), food and nutrition expert who will translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living – basically so that you will get all of the ‘why’s’, in addition to the ‘how’s!”  It’s time to make real change in the way you approach your kitchen…and your LIFE!

 Class #5 Good-For-You-Desserts

Tonight, in Class #5, Chef Gary will be the first to tell you that desserts can definitely be included in a healthy eating lifestyle. He will focus onsimple and entirely healthful and scrumptious desserts-made from scratch - not a box, or a mix. Chef Gary is on a mission to create good food, using only pure, healing ingredients. 

During his many years as a chef, he’s learnedfirsthand, that nutritious, fresh, and organic food can be healing and, if prepared correctly...delicious! He will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate, heal your body, and nourish your soul, as he shares some of his tried-and-true satisfyingly delicious dessert recipes like a creamy Thai Purple Rice Pudding, a “healthi-fied” French Clafouti that’s fruit-based, All-Natural Chocolate and Peanut Butter Bars, and much more. You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional.

Hey, it wouldn’t be a dessert class without a discussion about chocolate, right? So, he’ll cover the surprising health benefits of everyone’s favorite indulgence, especially dark chocolate.

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LD, ACSM EP-C, CHC, Registered Dietitian, Healthe Clinic), food and nutrition expert who will translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living – basically so that you will get all of the ‘why’s’, in addition to the ‘how’s!”

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 10/16/16   4:30-7:00

NOTE: Take one class for $65, or call 314-931-4455 to register for all 5 classes & receive the 5th class for $10!

COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL!  Cooking Series Classes

Class #1: Perfect Proteins For Energy & Vitality (Sun. 9/18pm)

Class #2: Satisfying Salads, Vegetables & Dressings (Sun. 9/25)

Class #3: Healthful Whole Grains & Legumes (Sun. 10/2)

Class #4: Soups & Sauces That Sing (Sun. 10/9)

Class #5: ‘Good-For-You’ Desserts (Sun. 10/16)

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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

10 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild & Cary Skelton Pitman

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4121

Sun, Oct. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SENSATIONAL SEASONAL PIES
 

There is nothing in the world that’s more comforting than the smell of a pie baking in the oven – especially when the weather turns cooler outside. Warm, a la mode, or straight from the fridge as a midnight snack, it’s truly perfect food.

Tonight's instructors, Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark and Chef Laura Thomsen, begin the pie lesson by teaching you fundamental techniques to make a perfect “no-fail” pie dough, that is so simple it will quickly become your “go-to” pie crust recipe! Then, you’ll don an apron and get hands-on practice as you learn the secrets to rolling out your dough to ensure a light and flaky crust, every time. We’ll also cover pie fillings and spices that take advantage of seasonal fruits straight from the farmers market, like apples and pears. And, of course, we need to cover our pie creations, so you’ll learn to make a fancy lattice crust, as well as a simple, but beautiful, streusel topping.

At the end of class, you will leave our bakery with the fruits of your labor to share with family and friends, and new recipes to add to your baking repertoire.

(Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-To-Bake Pie)

Limited Hands On 

Sun. 10/16/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

11 openings available

$60.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark and Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4053

Mon, Oct. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO MIDDLE EASTERN COOKING
 

Culinary instructor, Christine Rossi, invites you into her world of Middle Eastern foods and cooking, and shares with you the beautiful traditions that accompany the Middle Eastern culture.  Christine inherited her Middle Eastern culinary skills as a child, and now she will transport you to the Mediterranean region, and to the stunning flavors and aromatic smells of her Syrian homeland kitchen. You'll be introduced to the basics of Middle Eastern cooking and cuisine, and learn tips on how to select grape leaves and how to time the preparation of these delectable dishes. 

Christine will share her secrets as she teaches you how to prepare tonight’s menu of Rolled Grape Leaves filled with fresh lemon juice and meat (a mix of beef & lamb), Kibbeh stuffed balls dipped in Yogurt, considered the national dish of Middle Eastern countries, Meat-filled pastry rolls-a delicate roll filled with meat mixture of ground meat and pine nuts, Lentil Salad and delicious Rice Pudding.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Mon. 10/17/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

4 openings available

$55.00

Christine Rossi

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Oct. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 6-DRY HEAT COOKING)
 

This 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 chef’s jacket, then join us.

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

Mondays beginning: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31) 11/7 & 11/14 

6:30-9:30  (Hands On)

Series fee $1125   

Includes: tastings, binder for recipes & handouts, toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on chef's jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™.)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. 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.)

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4054

Tue, Oct. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
LEARN TO MAKE SUSHI AT HOME
 

Join us tonight, as we 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

 

Tues. 10/18/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

9 openings available

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4055

Wed, Oct. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! YOUR NEW "GO-TO" HEALTHY RECIPES FOR ENTERTAINING
 

The holidays are right around the corner, and when it comes to entertaining, we all need a spade in our back pocket. Tonight, healthy cooking expert and entertaining guru, Katie Newell, will not only give us a spade, but a diamond, heart, and ace, as well. By the end of the evening, you will walk away knowing the secrets to creating the “most talked about around town” dinner party at home, featuring real food.  You’ll have friends, family, neighbors (and maybe even the random party crasher) lined up at your front door.

From a make-ahead crab appetizer, to the most extravagant chocolate torte you’ve ever put in your mouth (and everything in between), culinary instructor, Katie Newell, will help you channel your inner June Cleaver, and turn you into an entertaining expert. (Seriously, this menu is foolproof).

Following the delicious appetizer, you’ll start your guests off with a crisp and light Caesar Salad, complete with made-from-scratch dressing and homemade croutons, then serve up a Classic Bolognese served with French bread that's slathered with a Creamy Herb Spread. Then dazzle them with an Extravagant Chocolate Torte with Fresh Cream and Berries, for dessert. There's a good chance that may never leave after that one!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 10/19/16   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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4056

Thu, Oct. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! WOMEN DO WINE! A "BROWN BAG" WINE TASTING PARTY
 

Ladies, do you want to be better skilled at reading that wine list?  Wish you had a broader view of the various styles, varietals, and types of wines so that you can order wine, and pair with your menu at dinner parties with confidence? Our goal this evening is to give you the knowledge, skills, fundamental guidelines, and daring so that you won’t sweat when you see the sommelier walking to your table. (It’s not ladylike to sweat … unless you’re winning a marathon, right? … and then it’s very cool!)

Under the tutelage of Brent Grider, certified sommelier and Beverage Manager and Sommelier for Stock Hill (and the only boy we’ll let in the house this evening, by the way!), you’ll utilize the “brown bag” or “blind” method of wine education, which is one of the best (and most fun!) ways to learn about wine. You’ll taste the wines without the benefit of descriptions or names, then match the wines to the descriptions in front of you. You can work in groups, or individually, and we guarantee a good time, as well as some good wine values to taste. We will also offer some food pairings in the form of appetizers and tapas, or “small plates”, that will assist in our wine education this evening. Oh yes ... and there are prizes, too!

This is a great event for your girly group, dinner/ wine club pals or neighborhood friends! It’ll fill up fast, so don’t wait to register on this one!

(Wine Tasting, Small Plates & Prizes!)

Demonstration Class 

Thurs. 10/20/16   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 are attending class with another party, pleae add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$60.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4057

Fri, Oct. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! COUPLES "DO IT" FRENCH COUNTRY-STYLE!
 

Cooking, that is!  (What did you think I was talking about?)  This cooking class for couples will have the two of you learning classic French dishes.  Tonight is the night to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen for a night of interactive cooking fun.

It’s hands-on all the way as Chef teaches you a classic French Cassoulet Dinner.  his hearty one-dish family recipe is typically made with duck that features no less than 5 types of meats and beans, and topped with a crispy crust. An appetizer of Mini Baked Brie with Toasted Almond Butter, and Spring Greens with Crème Vinaigrette will accompany this authentic French dinner. For dessert, you’ll learn to make a fancy-schmancy dessert, Grand Marnier Soufflé. Wow! What a menu! At the end of the evening, we'll sit down and toast to our success as you’re transported to the French countryside!

(Dinner)

Hands On

 

Fri. 10/21/16    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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

8 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4003

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: ASIAN "TAKE-OUT" FARE
 

Send your young chefs (ages 9 to 14) over to our kitchens today for an interactive, hands-on, Asian cooking class with Chef Yvette Hirang. Working in the kitchen alongside this delightful professional, the kids will learn to make popular take-out classics that they can recreate at home. They’ll acquire lots of great cooking skills and techniques throughout the class, and learn about Asian ingredients, spices and flavor profiles.

Here’s what they have to look forward to learning: Spring Rolls Orange Chicken, and Chow Mein. Our young chefs have been asking for an Asian cooking class, and they are going to absolutely love this one!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/22/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$50.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4058

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
RISE & SHINE! IT'S BREAKFAST BREADS TIME!
 

In this interactive, 4-hour class, our own resident “Alton Brown” of breadmaking, Paul McCool ,(I want that to be MY last name, don’t you?) shows how to get up on the right side of the bed with a class on breakfast breads, including the famous SCONE!  In addition, you’ll learn  “I Can’t Believe I Just Did That!” Chopped Apple Bread – one of his all-time favorites. 

Paul is eager to share the “how’s” and “why’s”, as he takes you through the science of breadmaking. You’ll learn much from this charming baker, including essential measuring and kneading techniques, as well as guidelines for shaping and baking all types of breads. We'll start with the versatile scone (the 'o' sounds more like "gone" than "cone") which is usually baked in an oven these days ,but you'll learn how to make them on a griddle, too. 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!).

Then, there's that “I Can’t Believe I Just Did That” Chopped Apple Bread--sweet, cinnamon-y, yeasted goodness loaded with apples and nuts. It's way better than any Monkey Bread ever dreamed of being, and you can make it up the night before and bake it for breakfast.  How's that for convenient?

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sat. 10/22/16   10:00-2:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

7 openings available

$55.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4059

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! FALL IN SONOMA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY
 

A beautiful fall date night in Sonoma Valley’s iconic “California Wine Country”......the very words inspire images of bucolic vineyards with gorgeous autumn colors, where mature grapes hang lush and heavy on the vines and ripe for picking, of ancient stone wineries and cool cellars where wines mellow in rows of oaken casks, as their growing season comes to an end.


California wine country is not just about wine, it is also a mecca for food lovers, as well. Driven by seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, natural goodness, simplicity, locality, hand-made artisanal cheeses, breads and olive oils, and the emergence of world class wines, this cuisine has inspired cooks to paint with a very broad palette. 


Tonight, we’ll pay homage to the cuisine of California wine country. Master Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark has designed a menu that will show why California cuisine arguably qualifies as the essence of modern American cooking. The menu:  The Bay’s Fresh Clam Chowder with Fresh Sourdough Baguette, Mesclun Salad with Zin-Berry Dressing and Manchego Cheese Crisps, Chardonnay Poached Shrimp with Tarragon-Ponzu Cocktail Sauce, Chicken Supreme stuffed with whipped brie and red grapes, Herbed Rice Pilaf, Oven Roasted Vegetables and Crème Caramel with Orange Lace Cookies, served along with our popular coffee experience that features The Culinary Center’s special coffee blend. Our couples will get lots of hands-on time with chef, too! 


We hope you’ll join us in this unique evening of excellent cuisine, and friendly service.  See you in the “Valley”!   


(Dinner)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/22/16    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! 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

1 opening available

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4142

Sat, Oct. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! FALL IN SONOMA VALLEY WINE COUNTRY - ADDED TO SCHEDULE!
 

A beautiful fall date night in Sonoma Valley’s iconic “California Wine Country”.......the  very words inspire images of bucolic vineyards with gorgeous autumn colors where mature grapes hang lush and heavy on the vines and ripe for picking, of ancient stone wineries and cool cellars where wines mellow in rows of oaken casks, as their growing season comes to an end.


California wine country is not just about wine, it is also a mecca for food lovers as well. Driven by seasonal ingredients, fresh herbs, natural goodness, simplicity, locality, hand-made artisanal cheeses, breads and olive oils and the emergence of world class wines, this cuisine has inspired cooks to paint with a very broad palette. 

 

Tonight we'll pay homage to the cuisine of California wine country. We have designed a menu that will show why California cuisine arguably qualifies as the essence of modern American cooking. The menu:  Sautéed Kale & Parmesan Crostini, Boston Bibb Lettuce with Pears, Walnuts, Fennel and Blue Cheese, Seared Scallops wtih Capers, Cauliflower and Raisins over a Celery Root and Fingerling Potato Puree, Baby Carrots with Oranges, and finish with a beautiful Orange Almond Olive Oil Cake with Strawberry Sauce and Whipped Cream, served along with our popular coffee experience that features The Culinary Center’s special coffee blend.

 

We hope you’ll join us in this unique evening of excellent cuisine and friendly service.  See you in the “Valley”! 


(Dinner)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/22/16    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! 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

2 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4004

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: PERFECT BISCUITS & SCONES
 

Heads up, kids (ages 9-14)! We’re firing up the ovens, and digging out the rolling pins, for a fun-filled morning of baking. Chef Laura Thomsen is excited to share some of her favorite recipes, and show you how easy it is to make delights, such as fresh Buttermilk Biscuits and Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits, that are crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside.

This is a class that will teach you fundamental baking techniques, such as how to apply the perfect soft touch to your dough so your biscuits always turn out soft and flaky. We’ll also cover scones – a cousin to the biscuit – as we create Cranberry Apricot Scones with Orange Glaze and savory Cheddar and Herb Scones. 

In this 3-hour, hands-on, class, you’ll discover baking secrets, and shortcuts that’ll be used again and again, in your own kitchen. Working alongside Chef Thomsen, you’ll practice cutting-in the butter, crumbing the butter, careful consideration of add-in ingredients, and using a light hand to bring it all together. Plus, we’ll experiment with different variations of add-ins, so that you can use these same recipes over and over, yet keep it new and fresh, every time! She’ll also demonstrate how to make “gluten-free” variations, too.

You’ll taste, make, and even take home, some of your baked treasures to share with family and friends. Lordy, it’s going to smell so good in here today! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Baked Scones)

Hands On 

Sun. 10/23/16    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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$50.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4146

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: "ACE OF CUPCAKES" COMPETITION!ADDED TO SCHEDULE!
 

One of our most popular JCA classes, kids (ages 9-14) will learn the art of baking and decorating cupcakes. Then, use your new-found crafty skills to compete for the “Ace of Cupcakes” Award!    “Queen of Cakes”, Shannon Hartnett, will teach you the techniques of making great cupcakes. Then, she’ll show you all kinds of ways to decorate them using icing, piping bags and special sweet little tricks of the trade.  Animals, flowers, you name it!  You’ll break into teams (Hey! Bring your friends for a ready-made team!), receive your team challenges and then get to work on your masterpiece!  Prizes?  You betcha!  We’ll have judges and the whole shebang!  Bring your phones so you can let your friends see your skills! Tons of cupcake fun!

(Tasting…of course! and Take-Home Cupcakes)   

(Hands On) 

Sun 10/23/16  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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4060

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CHICAGO-STYLE DEEP-DISH PIZZA
 

Culinary professional (and self-professed “pizza-holic”), Mari Ruck, teaches you step-by-step how to create Deep-Dish Chicago-Style Pizza, based on a recipe from Eduardo’s Pizza, a long-time KC favorite! Once you’ve learned the secrets to making this perfect buttery pizza dough, you’ll want to use it to create all sorts of classic Italian fare.

In this 3-hour classs, you’ll discover that there really is an art and science to creating the fillings and expertly layering them to cook up this deep-dish delight! We’ll offer knives and forks (of course), and double-down on the napkins, when we taste a slice! Take-out pizza? Who needs it!  

(Tasting & Take-Home Personal-Size Pizza) 

Hands On

 

Sun. 10/23/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4134

Sun, Oct. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! 50 WAYS TO FEED YOUR LOVER-ADDED TO SCHEDULE
 

Looking for something different to do for date night? Interested in learning to cook with your favorite “significant other”?   Well, tonight is the night to grab your favorite person (OK, so just use your words to get their attention!) and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious recipes perfectly suited for all you “Romeo & Juliet’s.” 

It’s hands-on all the way (again … not like THAT!) as we work alongside Chef Jim Tinkham an expert culinary instructor.  Chef Jim is passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes, perfect for “spooning” (yes … pun intended!) into the mouth of your “luvva”: Blue Cheese Mousse, Pistachio & Scallop Stackers, Arugula & Watercress Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Champagne Vinaigrette, Sexy Surf and Turf, and to end the evening on a sweet note, Strawberries with Brown Sugar & Sour Cream!  

(Dinner)  

(Hands On)

Sun. 10/23/16   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! 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Oct. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 7-MOTHER SAUCES)
 

This 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 chef’s jacket, then join us.

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

Mondays beginning: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31) 11/7 & 11/14 

6:30-9:30  (Hands On)

Series fee $1125   

Includes: tastings, binder for recipes & handouts, toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on chef's jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™.)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. 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.)

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4061

Tue, Oct. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
THE ART OF MAKING GNOCCHI
 

Tonight, you'll not only learn to make classic Italian gnocchi – those heavenly little dumplings that melt in your mouth – you'll also learn to make several versions of gnocchi, Ricotta and Potato Gnocchi, as well as some accompanying sauces. 

Making gnocchi (pronounced "nee-okkee") takes practice, patience, and persistence ... and that's why Daniela is our instructor for this class. She’s an expert!  You'll have the opportunity to perfect your skills, as you explore the gnocchi-making basics. The three heavenly sauces are a simple Garlic Butter Sage Sauce, Bolognese Sauce, and a Marinara Sauce. Daniela will be here the whole time with guidance and helpful hints. Yes, of course … you'll get to taste the gnocchi! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Gnocchi)  

Limited Hands On

Tues. 10/25/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4062

Wed, Oct. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: THE VEGETARIAN HOLIDAY TABLE: A THANKSGIVING MEATLESS MENU
 

Why do vegetarians always get stuck with Tofurky on their Thanksgiving table? Seriously, is that the best we can do? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had a foolproof menu that would make even the most diehard vegetarian jump with joy? Well, here you go.


With plant-based lifestyles on the rise these days, there are plenty of other tasty options to serve your non-meat eating friends and family on “turkey day”…..er, in this case - “no turkey day.” Or, you can look at this class as a way to learn how to make “everything but the turkey”, because these babies make great side dishes, too.


Healthy cooking expert, Lauren Abel, will share her tips to prepare this very doable, and tasty, meatless menu.  She’ll start by showing you how to prepare an aromatic Spiced Nuts recipe, then, move on to a glorious autumn salad that screams fall with its beautiful holiday colors, a sweet potato dish that will make everyone at the table forget about that sticky, sweet marshmallow version that Aunt Naomi brings. Every. Single. Year. Am I right? Next, you’ll learn a simple, yet hearty, meatless entrée of Spinach and Feta-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. For dessert, get ready for moist, savory Pumpkin Muffins. Uh huh….that’s what I’m talking about.

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class 

Wed. 10/26/16   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.

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you

9 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4063

Thu, Oct. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
NEW SOUTHERN COOKING
 

We’re taking your favorite classic Southern-Style dishes and kicking ‘em up a notch (or two) in tonight's “New Southern Cooking” class. Not to worry, you’ll still recognize the recipes, but you’ll love them even more after this class!

Chef Richard McPeake (a professional chef for 30+ yearsm and a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America), has tricks up his sleeve that you won’t believe. And, although he can cook and teach almost anything, he has a great love for, and has done much research, on foods from the Deep South.

He’ll “share the love” as he teaches us his favorite Southern recipes, starting with a very Southern Sautéed Pimento Dip with Flatbread (perfect party fare for all those upcoming holiday parties!). You’ll discover an amazing flavor combination in Chef’s trendy dish of Shrimp with Smoked Gouda Southern Grits. And, you won’t want to miss out on Chef Richard’s famous twist to one of the South’s most famous dishes of chicken and waffles with his Fried Chicken & Belgium Waffles with “Real” Kentucky Bourbon Honey Glaze – an incredible combination of sweet and savory!

Save room for dessert, because it’s an awesome cross between Bananas Foster and New Orleans Bread Pudding that Chef calls “Southern Banana Foster Bread Pudding!” These are recipes you’ll find yourself using year-round … by popular demand!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On 

Thurs. 10/27/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4064

Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK CHINESE FAVORITES
 

Looking for a different kind of date night? Instead of making a reservation for you and your sweetie at your favorite Chinese restaurant, why not learn to cook it together! Admit it, we all crave the fresh tastes, crisp crunch, and flavorful combinations of Chinese food. After tonight’s class, we’ll be armed with time-tested recipes, essential techniques, and the knowledge to make your own oriental favorites from scratch, in your own kitchen!

We learn best by doing, so our couples will put on aprons and get a little “hands-on” as you practice some of the prep and cooking tonight alongside an experience Asian chef, Yvette Hirang (you’ll LOVE her). She’ll share her tips and secrets as she teaches you to prepare Asian sauté and stir-fry classics like Chow Mein, the ever-popular Kung Pao Chicken, and Black Bean Shrimp in her relaxed and fun style. What an incredible line-up of tasty recipes! Get ready to throw that take-out menu out the window!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Fri. 10/28/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

6 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4065

Fri, Oct. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! DATE NIGHT WITH A SOMMELIER-A WINE & FOOD PAIRING PRIMER
 

Here’s a unique date night idea! Grab your honey, and let’s learn how to pair wine with food like a pro!  No more will you be stumped with a wine list or in front of a wall of wine, trying to figure out the perfect one for your meal!  Certified Sommelier Brent Grider (also Beverage Manager and Sommelier for Stock Hill) simplifies the task of pairing food and wine into five easy steps that sommelier & chefs use to create perfect match. 


You’ll learn how to use the best characteristics in wine to match it to the most dominant flavors in a dish, how the sweetness in a wine affects the taste buds and can lead to bliss or despair, and many other tips.  You and your sweetie will gain the confidence you need to move forward in the wide world of wine.  Don’t worry, there will be plenty of wine & food to pair!

(Wine Tastings & Small Plates)

Demonstration Class 

Fri. 10/28/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$75.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4005

Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: KIDS COOK CLASSIC ITALIAN: HANDMADE SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
 

Kids (ages 9-14), you know you want to learn to make this iconic meal! Let’s learn the right way, from an expert. You’ll learn, and practice, culinary techniques to make a classic egg pasta dough, authentic Marinara and perfect meatballs - all, from scratch! Plus, you’ll take home some of your creation, as well. This is a class where you get to begin your OWN traditions!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 10/29/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

 

6 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4006

Sat, Oct. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: MAGIC IN THE KITCHEN! PRINCESS HALLOWEEN BAKING PARTY (Also offered on Sun. 10/30)
 

Our tiniest chefs (ages 2-4) truly love the adventures they experience here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™. Parents continue to ask for more and more of these classes to take with their young ones! We ARE listening!  With a wave of our whisk and a “bippity, boppity, boo!” … what magically appears? A fun Halloween-themed baking class for our little 2- to 4-year old tiny chefs!

Today, we’re learning to bake scrumptious Belle’s Brownies, (from scratch) as we measure, stir, and crack an egg, or two! We’ll have great fun making Mulan’s Mini Pizzas, with “made-it-myself” pizza dough, and lots of colorful, fresh veggies. We’ll decorate (and take home!) Cinderella Slipper Cookies (with lots of sparkle, of course!). And, we’ll search the “castle” far and wide as we help Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs defeat the Evil Queen. Once we save Snow White, we’ll all get a special treasure to take home!

As always, we keep our "Tiny Tots" classes lively and fresh (so nobody nods off!), and you’ll soon discover that cooking together couldn’t be more fun. If your little chef wants to play dress up …our kingdom (er.... kitchen) encourages costumes, capes, crowns, and tiaras, but let’s leave the boas at home … those feathers get into everything! Bring your camera to capture these cherished moments!

(Tastings, Take-Home Cookies & Tot-Sized Gift)

Hands On

Sat. 10/29/16   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


(NOTE that there is another session offered on Sun. 10/30/16, from 10:00-12:00. Please go to that date to register.)

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

2 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4007

Sun, Oct. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: MAGIC IN THE KITCHEN! PRINCESS HALLOWEEN BAKING PARTY (Also offered on Sat. 10/29)
 

Our tiniest chefs (ages 2-4) truly love the adventures they experience here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™. Parents continue to ask for more and more of these classes to take with their young ones! We ARE listening!  With a wave of our whisk and a “bippity, boppity, boo!” … what magically appears? A fun Halloween-themed baking class for our little 2- to 4-year old tiny chefs!

Today, we’re learning to bake scrumptious Belle’s Brownies, (from scratch) as we measure, stir, and crack an egg, or two! We’ll have great fun making Mulan’s Mini Pizzas, with “made-it-myself” pizza dough, and lots of colorful, fresh veggies. We’ll decorate (and take home!) Cinderella Slipper Cookies (with lots of sparkle, of course!). And, we’ll search the “castle” far and wide as we help Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs defeat the Evil Queen. Once we save Snow White, we’ll all get a special treasure to take home!

As always, we keep our "Tiny Tots" classes lively and fresh (so nobody nods off!), and you’ll soon discover that cooking together couldn’t be more fun. If your little chef wants to play dress up …our kingdom (er.... kitchen) encourages costumes, capes, crowns, and tiaras, but let’s leave the boas at home … those feathers get into everything! Bring your camera to capture these cherished moments!

(Tasting, Take-Home Cookies & Tot-Sized Gift)

Hands On

Sun. 10/30/16   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


(NOTE that there is a another session offered on Sat. 10/29/16, from 10:00-12:00. Please go to that date to register.)

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

4 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4008

Sun, Oct. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS LOVE CUPCAKES & COOKIES!
 

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 master baker, Shannon Hartnett.

She’ll teach valuable, and “little kid friendly” baking techniques, how to measure, how to create the perfect icing, and more, as you make 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. 10/30/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$85.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4147

Sun, Oct. 30, 2016 @ 2:00 PM
LI'L KIDS LOVE CUPCAKES & COOKIES! - SECOND SESSION ADDED TO SCHEDULE!
 

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 master baker, Shannon Hartnett.

She’ll teach valuable, and “little kid friendly” baking techniques, how to measure, how to create the perfect icing, and more, as you make 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. 10/30/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

9 openings available

$85.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3975

Sun, Oct. 30, 2016 @ 5:00 PM
Moved from 9/11 Oh Là Là! FRENCH BAGUETTE!
 

This Class has been moved from Sun. 9/11/16


Is there anything more French than a fresh, perfectly baked baguette? The aroma of freshly baked bread permeates the air, and the taste of its perfectly golden crust is pure heaven. We’ll take you straight to France with this 3-hour class!


A seasoned culinary baker and instructor, Mari Ruck, will take you through a hands-on, step-by-step process from learning to make baguette dough using a pre-ferment to create a classic baguette, sized for the home oven. Best of all, you will take your fresh-baked baguette home to share with your family – if you don’t eat it all on the ride home, that is. 


(Tasting & Take-Home Baguette)


Hands On

 

Sun. 10/30/16   5:00-8:00

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$55.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4066

Tue, Nov. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
HOMESTYLE MEXICAN-POZOLE AND OTHER FAVORITES
 

Grab your sombrero and get ready for some authentic homestyle Mexican food! Instructor, Susie Lara who knows a lot about cooking authentic Mexican food, is going to teach the foods with which she grew up watching her mother prepare. Tonight, you’ll roll up your sleeves and garner some tried and true culinary skills, as you learn to prepare some of her very favorite childhood dishes. Plus, learn how to identify, and work with more Mexican ingredients that can be found locally.

We’ll start off with Sangria and homemade Salsa and Tortilla Chips. Then, we’ll dive right in and get some hands-on action as we make an amazing Mexican Pork Pozole, a thick, hearty stew that includes hominy and pork as the stars of the dish, and is served with fun, flavorful condiments like jalapeno peppers, onion, cilantro and lime wedges.

While that’ simmering on the stove, we’ll round out our meal with a spicy vegetable dish, and Mexican Rice. Oh yes…there will be dessert! Duh! How about a creamy Caramel Flan. Round up your amigos and join us for a flavorful fun evening!

(Dinner)

Hands On

 

Tues. 11/1/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$60.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4067

Thu, Nov. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHTS OUT! ELEGANT HANDMADE GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS-WITH LARRY WHEELER -INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL
 

‘Tis the season for gift-giving, so we pleaded with Larry Wheeler, our favorite “Chief Director of Ambiance” for the Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza, to share some of his favorite easy-to-create holiday gifts. Well, it took no time for Larry to reply with a list that will make Martha Stewart’s glue gun green with envy!

He reached into his BIG bag of tricks and came out with instructions for gift ideas like handmade aromatic bath products, how to embellish and package a trio of candles, a jeweled candle globe or lamp shade, some creative ornaments. How about learning how to tie “the perfect bow? Ok! Sisters, these are all things that you can do in your home, and quickly. Larry wouldn’t have it otherwise.

Join us for dinner, and bring a notepad, because you’re going to have a ball taking notes on all of Larry’s wild and crazy ideas. CCKC Chefs will prepare a light and lovely holiday-inspired dinner for you, including an entirely “girlie” dessert!

Food, fun, gift, decorating tips, and lots of humor … who could ask for more?! What a fun way to celebrate with your girlfriends! So, all you divas better get yourself registered, or you’ll miss out!

(Dinner & Gift)

Demonstration Class 

Thurs. 11/3/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$60.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4068

Fri, Nov. 4, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! ALSACE, THE BEAUTIFUL-A FRENCH GOURMET WINE DINNER FOR TWO
 

Impress your special someone with a date night in France. Alsace, France, in the northeastern corner along the Rhine River, is one of the most famous culinary destination for travelers from all over the world, and a solid anchor on France’s gastronomic map! 

Alsace has long been known for the high quality of its cooking, from home kitchens to cozy bistros and brasseries to some of the top-rated restaurants in France. Its cuisine is based on locally grown crops, farm-raised animals and wild game from its forests and fields. Traditional Alsatian cuisine reflects the rustic simplicity of rural life, influenced by Germany next door, but with a decidedly French twist.  And you can drink well there, too! This region produces fine wines from Reisling, Sylvaner, Gewurztraminer and other varietals.  

Join us tonight for an amazing Alsatian food & wine celebration, prepared and taught by Master Chef ,Richard McFarlane-Clark, whose resume includes cooking for the Queen of England and Princess Diana.  He has cooked all over the world, and at the finest establishments, so his experience is deep, which makes for some interesting stories, in addition to some outstanding dishes. 

Our 5-star gourmet menu will consist of Foie Gras with Toasted Brioche and Riesling Auslese, Saladé of Endive with Asparagus and Spiced Vinaigrette Roast Lamb reduction of Pinot Noir, Aligot, Root Vegetables and Braised Cabbage, Figs stuffed with Pecans,Braised in Gewurtztraminer and served with Rochefort Cheese. We will pair wines with each course, and show you what true Alsatian cuisine is all about. 

(Dinner)

Demonstration Class

Fri. 11/4/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4069

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
THE BEAUTIFUL BRUNCH
 

Everyone knows that “brunch” is a cross between “breakfast” and “lunch”…so the dishes chosen should reflect that.  Brunch is usually a relaxing time with guests or family, and the dishes should reflect that, as well. 


Today, we’ll learn how to create the perfect brunch menu, and you’ll come away with some recipes that will become part of your regular repertoire, to be used over and over. Why? Because they are really tasty. 


We’ll learn the fundamentals of working with eggs, how to create delicious Quiche, and other one-dish recipes, lovely fruit dishes, delectable breads, make-ahead tips, presentation, and menu balance. Yes, we’ll get to taste everything as well. A lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Sat. 11/5/16   10:00-12:30 

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

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

10 openings available

$60.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4070

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
FULL-DAY BREADMAKING 101
 

Culinary instructor and kick-butt bread baker, Paul McCool, will take the mystery out of bread making, and start you on the road to becoming someone who doesn’t glaze over at the sight of a packet of yeast.  In this interactive 5-hour class, you will learn about flours, yeasts, salt, sugars, methods and types of loaves, in addition to bread making techniques.  There will be lots of hands-on, interactive, time, as you will actually mix, and knead, your own handcrafted bread dough that you'll take home and finish baking. (That way you will get the great smell in your own house!) You'll use the recipes and baking techniques learned in this class many times over! Now, don’t loaf, sign up!

(Lunch)

Hands On

 

Sat. 11/5/16    10:00-3:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

5 openings available

$70.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4071

Sat, Nov. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! THAI ONE ON! (SECOND CLASS ADDED ON 11/11)
 

Couples discover the secrets of exotic “True Thai” cooking as you achieve the perfect flavor balance to touch and delight every taste bud. CCKC Executive Chef, Sandy DiGiovanni, will guide our twosome's through this fascinating world of spices and flavorful dishes, as she teaches you the fundamentals of cooking Thai.

You'll prepare beautiful Thai dishes like Red Curry Chicken, Spring Rolls, Stir-Fry Mixed Vegetables in Chili Garlic Sauce, and Pad Thai.  Lots of hands-on, interactive cooking time.....and fun! 

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Sat. 11/5/16   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! 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4009

Sun, Nov. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: CREATIVE COOKIE DECORATING FOR THE HOLIDAYS
 

Junior chefs (ages 9-14) will garner loads of “oohs” and “aahs” as they learn simple and fun hand-decorated cookie techniques. in this fun. and interactive decorating class. A gingerbread cookies becomes a pilgrim, or a Santa.  A simple round cookie cutter creates a pumpkin, a scary eyeball, or a beautiful holiday ornament. You get the picture. 

Forget about running to the bakery for those cookies you have admired for so long. With these serious and useful cookie decorating techniques and tips, kids can make their own colorful, whimsical, and professional-looking cookies. We’ll explore various cookie decorating methods including: piping, glazing, sugar decorations and more. Cookie decorating master, Shannon Hartnett, will show you some inspiring ways to package your cookies for gift-giving. You’ll take home the confidence, and know-how, to make your own personalized creations at home!

(Snacks & Take-Home Cookies) 

Hands On 

Sun. 11/6/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

8 openings available

$55.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4073

Sun, Nov. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
BAKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS-BEYOND PUMPKIN PIE!
 

Those holidays sneak up on us pretty fast, don’t they? Have no fear....after today's 3-hour class, you'll be armed with NEW recipes for holiday desserts, and learn some important baking skills and techniques at this desserts class that takes us beyond pumpkin pie, and into the realm of Sticky Toffee Pudding (a classic English holiday treat), Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce (Oh, my gosh!), and Kahlúa Fudge Cake (a flourless chocolate torte, with pizzazz!)

You’ll taste it all, and, of course, get the recipes-because they will become your new favorites and you'll want to make them over and over again each year, that’s why! 

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

 

Sun. 11/6/16   10:00-1:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$55.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4072

Sun, Nov. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
LET'S TALK TURKEY DINNER!
 

Here’s the class that will de-mystify the cooking of the ole’ holiday bird! Whether you plan to oven roast, grill, smoke, or fry your turkey, Chef Richard McPeake, an amazingly seasoned culinary instructor and chef of 30+ years, will explain absolutely everything you need to know.   


Enter the “do’s and don’ts” of cooking the PERFECT (yes, I said it!) turkey, including choosing, thawing, fresh vs. frozen, injecting, brining, roasting techniques, proper cooking temperature, safe internal temperature, proper carving techniques, and so much more.  Ever heard of the “slow-chill thawing method” or a “turkey cannon?”  You will after this class! 


And, if that’s not enough, he’ll cover making a turkey stock, and how make an amazing holiday dressing.  (He would walk you through some of his favorite turkey side dishes too.) 


Recipes learned in this class include:  Roasted Maple Brined Turkey, Shiitake Mushroom Gravy, Brussels Sprouts in Browned Butter (Soooo good!), Scalloped Cheesy Corn With Bell Peppers, and a creamy Pumpkin Crème Brulee. Whew! After this class, cooking Thanksgiving dinner will be a breeze!  

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Sun. 11/6/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

20 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4074

Mon, Nov. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: COOKING FOR HEALTH-FIGHTING INFLAMMATION WITH FOOD
 

When you think of eating anti-inflammatory foods, you probably think of those three B’s… bland, boring, and blah.  Not so in our kitchens, because, tonight we’re fighting back with food…..real food, that is.

You’ll learn the secrets to eating foods that will inflame your taste buds (with amazing flavors), but NOT your body. Culinary instructor and holistic health expert, Katie Newell, learned that some of the strongest anti-inflammatory foods on the planet are also the most flavorful. (See, told ya!) She’s literally cooked herself well, and in this new class, she’ll share that knowledge with you.

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. (Gear up for an inspiring night, folks.) Katie’s mission is to help others improve their health as she did by sharing her message with the masses.

In this evening’s class, Katie will not only be sharing some of her most healing (and flavorful) recipes, but also explaining how the ingredients work together to fight inflammation, both the obvious, and hidden kind, throughout the body. Her tasty “good-for-you” menu will boast delicious recipes such as Pineapple Salsa, Roasted Garlic Hummus, “Straight from the Earth” Raw Broccoli, Fruit and Nut Salad (with a good-for-you creamy dressing), Stovetop Chicken and Fennel and (as if we’d leave out dessert) a Healthy Berry Cobbler that WON’T spike your blood sugar!  Really! 

Whether you are trying to win the battle against an illness that you currently face, or are just trying to be proactive with your health, this is one class that you will leave feeling empowered and motivated to win the battle.  

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On 

Mon. 11/7/16   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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Nov. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 8-SMALL SAUCES)
 

This 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 chef’s jacket, then join us.

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

Mondays beginning: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31) 11/7 & 11/14 

6:30-9:30  (Hands On)

Series fee $1125   

Includes: tastings, binder for recipes & handouts, toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on chef's jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™.)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. 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.)

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4075

Wed, Nov. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SECRETS OF SEARING & 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, you 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 with 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

 

Wed. 11/9/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4076

Thu, Nov. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FOR GIRL ELVES ONLY! THE SMART GIRL'S GUIDE TO HOLIDAY COCKTAILS!
 

You’re the smart one!  You see an excellent opportunity to prepare for the upcoming holiday, AND “kick it” with your girlie girlfriends!  Tonight, we’ll be dippin’ our toes into the upcoming season, and just generally just “gettin’ our holiday on” with one of Bruce Campbell’s way-way popular cocktail-inspired class/events.   

He’s the “Prince of Cocktails,” the “Master of Mixology,” the “Food & Beverage Guy”, who will show us how to mix the perfect festive cocktails to toast the holiday season.  Bruce’s 25+ years in the restaurant business has shown him that there are some classic drinks that never go out of style.

Tonight, we are going to learn to make some hot and cold beverages to celebrate the season. Get ready to be educated in the art of the Hot Buttered Rum, Hot Mint Chocolate and Apple Barrel Après-Ski Toddy! On the cool side, we’ll learn how to make Old-Fashioned Egg Nog, Cranberry Caipirinha, and Bruce’s personal favorite, the Candy Cane Martini. To round out our holiday concoctions, we’ll explore several variations of sparkling wine cocktails including Mimosa, Kir Royale, Pink Rose, Holiday Bellini, and Champagne Punch! And yes, ladies, we will taste some of these lovely concoctions!  Did you think we wouldn’t? Oh c’mon!

If that’s not enough fun, Bruce wants to play a little game called “Name That Mystery Drink” which ought to be entertaining to say the least! We can’t very well have a whole lot of toasting without some nibbles so our staff of merry culinarians here at the CCKC will provide some lovely appetizers and delectable desserts to enjoy throughout the evening (and, yes, we’ll share those appetizer recipes with you tonight). NOTE: This is a demonstration class with no hands-on participation.

(Appetizer, Desserts & Cocktail Tasting)

Demonstration Class

Thurs. 11/10/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

10 openings available

$60.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4077

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! THE STEAMY ASIAN KITCHEN
 

Grab your honey, and let’s learn to cook together. Tonight, experienced chef, Yvette Hirang, will show you how to prepare an elegant Asian menu, specifically for “cooking duos.”  It’s hands-on learning as chef assists you in taking your cooking repertoire beyond its usual borders with some delicious Asian dishes. You’ll learn to make noodles, from scratch, the correct way to sauté proteins and vegetables, and more.

Our “steamy” menu for two will consist of Beef with Broccoli and Peas, Chop Suey, Lo Mein, and a flirty Asian dessert that you’ll love making. Oishii! (That means “yummy” in Japanese!)

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 11/11/16    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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4136

Fri, Nov. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! THAI ONE ON!- ADDED TO SCHEDULE!
 

ADDED TO SCHEDULE!

Couples discover the secrets of exotic “True Thai” cooking as you achieve the perfect flavor balance to touch and delight every taste bud. CCKC Executive Chef, Sandy DiGiovanni, will guide our twosome's through this fascinating world of spices and flavorful dishes, as she teaches you the fundamentals of cooking Thai.

You'll prepare beautiful Thai dishes like Red Curry Chicken, Spring Rolls, Stir-Fry Mixed Vegetables in Chili Garlic Sauce, and Pad Thai.  Lots of hands-on, interactive cooking time.....and fun! 

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 11/11/16   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! 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

11 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4010

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: ADULT/CHILD: THE WELL-FED COOKIE JAR
 

Learn the art and science of cookie bakery, together!  Culinary instructor, Christina Robson, is one smart cookie (yes, we went there!) when it comes to making awesome cookies.  Around here, we anticipate her treats for holidays and birthdays!  She will show parents and their young chefs (ages 9-14) how to make the perfect – and, I mean, perfect – homemade cookies.  Imagine the fun you’ll have together at home with your new found expertise.

Today, she’ll show you how to make classic shaped, bar ,and drop cookies, and cover it all.  Get ready to learn basic baking skills like creaming butter and sugar,  proper measuring of dry, wet, and solid ingredients, how to best add eggs, customizing drop cookies, baking pan sizes and materials, and overall cookie baking success tips. So, let’s get started!

Christina’s excited to show you how to make two kinds of fresh-baked cookies - Molasses Crinkles and Lemon Bars. Then, you will grab an apron and get busy as Christina shows you how to make a basic drop cookie dough (without mix-ins or extracts) you'll get to customize them using a ginormous buffet of goodies like nuts, chips, candy, dried fruit, an assortment of different extracts, and more.  This is gonna be a fun class – not to mention how delicious our kitchens are going to smell!

When it’s all over, you'll take home 1/2 dozen Molasses Crinkles, a small pan of the Lemon Bars, AND enough customized dough to bake a dozen cookies at home to share with the family.

(Tasting, Take-Home Cookies & Dough)  

Hands On 

Sat. 11/12/16   10:00-1:00  

Class fee of $95 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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks.  

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

2 openings available

$95.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4078

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
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.  Working alongside this charming baker, you’ll create these festive breads that will be perfect for a holiday morning treat with your family. You’ll learn (and practice) baking fundamentals, like how to properly mix, knead, ferment, shape, and braid 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.  When you leave this 3-hour class, you'll be taking 2 lovely breads home to bake and share (or not!) with your family.

(Tasting & Two Take-Home Breads)

Hands On

 

Sat. 11/12/16    10:00-1:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

2 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4079

Sat, Nov. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THE TRADITIONAL PRIME RIB DINNER
 

Now, who doesn’t recall their favorite Prime Rib Dinner?  It’s a classic menu that’s not just served during the holidays, but year-round, and known not just for the main dish, but for the accompaniments, as well.  You don’t have to out to a restaurant to enjoy this classic meal. Let’s go “old school” and learn how simple it is to recreate in your own kitchen.  

Chef Jesse Vega will walk you through how to choose and prep the prime rib, and then, while our main dish is roasting (imagine how good that will smell!), you will get in on the action by preparing some of the side dishes alongside Chef Jesse. 

The traditional menu consists of Beef Au Jus, Creamy Horseradish Sauce, Yorkshire Pudding, Creamed Spinach, Sautéed Mushrooms, and Twice Baked Potatoes. I don’t know about you, but my mouth is watering!  Chef will prepare a beautiful salad, and Strawberries with Orange Liqueur will round out your dining experience.  At the end of the day, you will have all the instruction and recipes you need to host your own prime rib dinner for family, and friends.

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On
Sat. 11/12/16    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 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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4011

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY-MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: FUN, FOOD, AND BBQ! A "KID'S ONLY" BBQ WORKSHOP
 

Kids can barbecue, too! Join award-winning BBQ champion (and CCKC’S Educator of ‘Que’), Richard McPeake, for this fun-filled grilling starter class, designed especially for junior chefs (ages 9-14). 

Chef will cover all the grilling basics in a fun and informative way, so the kids really “get it!” They’ll learn some basic culinary techniques before they even get started on the grills, such as knife skills (a must for any beginner), proper measuring, whisking for emulsification, simmering vs. boiling, and how to use a food processor. Then, they’ll put those techniques and skills to the test as they work alongside Chef Richard to create flavorful recipes for the grill.

He’ll teach the steps needed to build a recipe for a homemade mild-flavored BBQ rub, and a delicious Kansas City-Style BBQ Sauce, from scratch, explore the flavor identities they’ll use to develop their own BBQ rub (which they’ll take home to show off to their family!) and a homemade English Steak Sauce. Plus, skills for building a marinade, and how to use them to prepare grilled foods such as BBQ Chicken Wings, and Lemon Herb Marinade used for chicken ,that just may become your favorite foods ever! What a fun way to spend a Sunday morning!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Sun. 11/13/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 
  • Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking, our Midwest BBQ 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 BBQ Institute™,  click here

 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

14 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4048

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Moved from 10/15- MASTER CLASS: ALL-DAY ITALIAN COOKING COURSE WITH CHEF SANDY DIGIOVANNI
 

This Class has been moved from 10/15

If you’d like to learn how to cook, what better way than to immerse yourself into Italian cuisine, than to cook alongside someone who is an expert.  Well, here’s your chance!  Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, (NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant”) has that kind of personality that will make learning fun and, believe me, she is a great culinary teacher.  When you finish this class, you’ll have a Sicilian island’s worth of experience, in this intensive, 5-hour, interactive class.  

You’ll work next to Sandy, as you learn to create Insalata Alla  Eoliana, Tomato, Anchovy & Caper Crostini, Insalata Siciliana (Sicilian orange & fennel salad), the secret of perfect Risotto Con Funghi (Rissoto with mushrooms), Sugo de Pomodoro, Sicilian Tomato Sauce, Homemade Meatballs, a special pasta dish, Bragiole (stuffed, rolled, seared & braised beef), Vrocculi Affucati (drowned broccoli or cauliflower), and, for dessert,  Crostata di Fichi e Pere (pear and fig tart).   Mama Mia! In addition, you’ll will learn to make the perfect espresso coffee liqueur! 

Sandy will teach plating and presentation techniques, plus, how to set up an Italian pantry, so you can recreate these babies at home.  Lunch will be prepared by you, and you’ll take home some of your culinary creations, too! A not-to-be-missed culinary cooking experience with lots of “Chef Sandy” time!

(Tasting, Lunch & Take-Home Food) 

Hands On

Sat. 11/13/16    10:00-3:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$125.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4080

Sun, Nov. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
AUTHENTIC HOMEMADE ITALIAN 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” (or ‘meat sauce’) and lots of fresh cheese! We’ll explore authentic Italian cooking in this evening’s intractive cooking class under the tutelage of an Italian culinary expert, Daniela Mancinelli Abel.

First we’ll start with Daniela’s favorite pasta dough, which you’ll learn to make from scratch. Making your own pasta sheets for lasagna isn’t difficult (once you know the tricks and tips), and it is so rewarding! Then, she’ll show you how to create your very own personal-size lasagna with classic Bolognese Sauce to take home and bake at your leisure. We’ll end the evening with plenty of lasagna to pass around. But before you indulge in the ultimate Italian experience, we’ll start off with Daniela’s Famous Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing – the perfect accompaniment to any evening! 

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On 

Sun. 11/13/16     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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Nov. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 9-FINAL DINNER COMPETITION)
 

This 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 chef’s jacket, then join us.

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

Mondays beginning: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, (skip 10/31) 11/7 & 11/14 

6:30-9:30  (Hands On)

Series fee $1125   

Includes: tastings, binder for recipes & handouts, toque, and 10% Pro Series student discounts on chef's jacket and CCKC Pro Series Cookware (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™.)

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. 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.)

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4081

Wed, Nov. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CARAMEL-ICIOUS!
 

In my world, nothing comes close to the perfection that is caramel.  That silky creamy “just leave me alone for a minute” kinda feeling you get when you nosh on a homemade caramel.  The secret is in the simple technique, and in using the correct ingredients. 

Our 3-hour class will fly by as experienced instructor, Christina Robson, shows you, step-by-step, how easy it is to make tonight's ooey, gooey, melt-in-your-mouth caramel recipes. You'll get some hands-on time in class, too. We’ll learn (and sample, of course): basic Caramel Chews, Caramel Turtles, Caramel Puffs, and Caramel-Wrapped Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels.  A sweet little class! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Caramel Treats)  

Limited Hands On

 

Wed. 11/16/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$55.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4082

Thu, Nov. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
ESSENTIALS OF CRAFT COCKTAILS - WITH A HOLIDAY TWIST!
 

Calling all swank holiday hosts and aspiring mixologists!  Let’s explore the golden age of the cocktails as a culinary art form. Brent Grider, Beverage Manager and Sommelier for Stock Hill, will walk you through the “craft” of sophisticated craft cocktails that will take your party from “meh”, to fabulous.


From shrubs and infusions, to garnishes and glassware, to temperature and balance, you’ll be making interesting and delectable cocktails at home, in no time.  No more kegs and box wine, for sure! And when it comes to those swank-a-licious craft cocktail menus out on the town, you’ll be the talk of the table. 


Become a pro, as you learn the craft with cocktails, like Hot Buttered Rum, a spicy and comforting cocktail  that’s a fan-favorite in the winter months, as well as the star of many a holiday party. And, nothing says fall like cider, so we’ll learn to make a classic Cider Jack cocktail. 


A celebratory cocktail party wouldn’t be complete without easy and low-maintenance appetizers, so, we’ll enjoy those….and go home with all of the drink and food recipes, too! Hey, we wouldn’t leave you hangin’, now would we? In case you were wondering, you’ll taste several of tonight’s cocktails as well! Duh.


When the class is over, you’ll leave with the confidence needed to host your next holiday soiree like a pro, at the drop of Santa’s hat! 

(Craft Cocktail Tasting & Appetizers) 

Demonstration Class 

Thurs. 11/17/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$65.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4083

Thu, Nov. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
"GIRL ELVES ONLY" HOLIDAY EVENT! 'TIS THE SEASON FOR FESTIVE HOLIDAY TABLETOP DECOR
 

‘Tis the season for decking the halls....and your homes! Larry Wheeler (“Director of Ambiance” at the InterContinental Hotel), an excellent instructor of creative table design, has a knack for keeping it simple, keeping it fun,  keeping it real, and keeping it cost-effective.

Grab your besties, and join us for an evening of humor and holiday-inspired ideas that are easy to re-create when you entertain friends, company big-wigs, or those pesky in-laws, this holiday season. Of course, we'll serve you some luscious foods prepared by our chefs, too. And, yes … chocolate will certainly be on the menu!

Each guest will take home a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Larry.  (Sorry fellas, this one’s just for us girls!)  

(Light Dinner & Gift)

Demonstration Class 

Thurs. 11/17/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$60.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4084

Fri, Nov. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! AN ELEGANT CHATEAUBRIAND DINNER FOR TWO
 

Looking for something different to do for date night? Interested in learning to cook as a couple? Well, this 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 we work alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author and culinary instructor extraordinaire!

Chef Richard is a true professional, and passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes: Chateaubriand for Two, Plaza III Restaurant’s Champignon Magique (Crabmeat stuffing), White Cheddar Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus with Caramelized Tomatoes and Candied Bacon. And, for dessert, Chef will show us how to make his famous 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!  

This is one of our most requested couples classes - so, don't delay....sign up right away....this class always sells out! 

(Dinner)

Hands On

 

Fri. 11/18/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4012

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: WINNER! WINNER! CHICKEN DINNER!
 

This is a class your kids (ages 5-8) can build on, for sure!  “Seasoned” (get it?) culinary instructor, Margo Mikkelson, will teach your little chefs some kid-friendly, basic cooking methods, and techniques, like cutting, prepping, and measuring, as they create a delicious chicken dinner. They’ll learn to make a savory Chicken Pot Pie and a “Blastin’” Balsamic Dressing that they’ll be able to take home and show off to the family.

And, because we must end the class with something sweet, we’ll create a batch of Mom’s Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies that will, no doubt, become a family favorite! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Ready To-Bake Chicken Pot Pie) 

Hands On 

Sat. 11/19/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

0 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4085

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS
 

Just in time for the holidays! We’ll spend today making “warm” memories, as you learn to create ooey, gooey cinnamon rolls, from scratch. You’ll be up to your ears in cinnamon, sugar, flour, and butter while you mix, knead, shape, and sprinkle - all while learning real baking tricks and techniques alongside instructor, Mari Ruck …or ,as we call her around here, “The Cinnamon Roll Lady.”

(Tasting, & Take-Home, Ready-to-Bake Cinnamon Rolls)

Hands On

 

Sat. 11/19/16   10:00-1:00  

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3963

Sat, Nov. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS!CHRISTMAS DINNER IN PARIS (L'Approche Francaise Classes)
 

L'Approche Francais

(The French Approach to Cooking & Celebrations!)
"Christmas Dinner in Paris"

Sat. 11/19/16   6:30-9:00

This class is one of 5 classes offered in the "L'Approche Francais" grouping of classes taught by Master Chef Richard McFarlane Clark designed to take you through an epicurian journey through France.  Register for this class, or all of the classes.

As in most countries, food is an integral part of the French culture, and holiday traditions, family gatherings or a lover’s outing typically revolve around food.  Master Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark invites you to join him for an epicurean journey through France.  Learn to create an elegant Rhone (8/20) style dinner party your friends will never forget.  Delight in sumptuous romantic dinner for couples in Lyon (9/3) the food capital of the Rhone-Alpes region of France.  Next, you will venture into the Centre region of France, Pays de la Loire (10/1), famed for white butter sauces and light flavorsome food.  From there, you will discover the French approach to a Christmas Dinner Party in Paris (11/19) (TONIGHT'S CLASS!) here menus are filled with the bounty of the season. Finally, you’ll be enchanted with a Celebration of Bubbles with a Dinner in Champagne (1/6/17).

The chef will emphasize ingredient choices and show how the different regions of France use different methods and techniques to prepare and cook for festive celebrations.  He hopes that every participant will learn their own unique touches that will set their meals apart by learning how to balance a plate and a meal.  Our “HOW” to cook in each class will vary.  We will always end with a lovely dessert and a cheese course (we are cooking French, after all).  Join us for one (or all!) of a series of five unique French celebrations. 

You’re in store for quite a learning experience as Chef McFarlane-Clark has cooked all over the world and at the finest establishments (even for Princess Diana and the Queen of England!), so his experience is deep which makes for some interesting stories and outstanding dishes.  (You’ll love his accent too!)

Tonight's Menu
 "Christmas Dinner in Paris" 
Classic French Liver Pate, Lobster Bisque, Poulet A L’Estragon, and Rose Scented Bavarois with Poached Figs, and cheese course.

(Includes dinner and coursed wine tastings)

Demonstration Class

Each class is $75 per person  

(Please go to individual dates in our calendar of classes to register for each class)

 The Provinces in the Fall L'Approche Series:  

Sat. 8/20/16: Dinner Party in Rhone

Sat. 9/3/16: Couples Cook! Romantic Dinner in Lyon

Sat. 10/1/16: Dinner in Pays de la Loire

Sat. 11/19/16: Christmas Dinner in Paris

Fri. 1/6/17: A Celebration of Bubbles-Dinner in Champagne

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

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!

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4013

Sun, Nov. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: PASTA-PALOOZA!
 

It’s “Italian Style” pasta making fun for our junior chefs (ages 9-14)!  It doesn’t get much better than learning how to make fresh pasta and flavorful sauces … from scratch! This hands-on, action-packed class, taught by experienced instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, is one that our young chefs will “eat up!”


Today, the kids will make not one, but two pastas – angel hair and fettuccini. That’s not all! They’ll also make two flavorful sauces to go with them….a creamy Alfredo (white) and roasted tomato (red).  We’ll learn loads of culinary techniques throughout class, including how to use pasta machines to roll our handmade dough. At the end of class, we’ll celebrate our success with lunch consisting of… what else?! … PASTA! You’ll be bringing pasta and sauce home for dinner, too! Bada bing!


(Lunch & Take-Home Pasta & Sauce)  


Hands On 

Sun. 11/20/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

11 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4086

Sun, Nov. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
FUNDAMENTALS OF CANDY MAKING
 

Just in time for the holidays, here’s a class on the basics of candy making, so that you can create sweet little delicacies in your home kitchen.  It really is a lot easier than you think!

Let’s learn how with Marcella Ibarguren, owner of Brigabon Candy, and an expert confectioner (is that a word?).   We will learn the importance of a candy thermometer, and how to use it to differentiate between the various stages of cooked sugar.  Once mastered you can make almost any confection.

Today, it’s all about toffee, brittle, homemade marshmallows, and a Brazilian delicacy called a Brigadeiro.  You’ll get a little  hands-on experience...... and take home some fancy sweets, too!

(Tasting &Take-Home Confections)

Limited Hands On

 

Sun. 11/20/16    10:00-12:30 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

 

14 openings available

$55.00

Marcella Ibarguren

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4087

Mon, Nov. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
DINNER WITH "THE FAMILY" - HANDMADE SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS
 

Nothing says Italian comfort food like a big plate of Spaghetti & Meatballs. Let’s learn to make this iconic meal the right way, from an Italian expert!  

You’ll get plenty of hands-on action in the kitchen with tonight's instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, when she teaches you how easy it is to make classic egg pasta dough that you'll use to create handmade spaghetti noodles-that’s right, from scratch! And, we'll also learn to make authentic Ragu Sauce- with a recipe that's a Mancinelli family tradition. Oh, did we mention that you'll also be making perfectly seasoned meatballs?  Well, we just did.....and tonight, you'll learn to make them. Plus, you’ll take home some of your creations to show off to your family, as well. This is a class where you get to begin your OWN traditions!

(Tasting &Take-Home Food)

Hands On

 

Mon. 11/21/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4014

Fri, Nov. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: I'M THROWIN' A PARTY, MOM
 

Heads up, kids (ages 9-14)! It’s time to put on your trendiest party duds, step into the spotlight, and throw a fun holiday party for your friends, or family!  You’ve honed your skills in our kitchens over the years, and all your peeps know you are an aspiring chef, right?  Well, now is your chance to let your skills shine.

Be the life of the party and wow your guests with homemade culinary delights, straight from your kitchen. In today’s class, you will learn everything you need to know to make the ultimate “made-from-scratch” party food. Don your chef’s coat, roll up those sleeves, and let’s get down to business.

Your party planning menu will consist of “Nothing but Fresh” Squeezed Cherry Limeades and Homemade “Move-Over McD’s” Chicken Bites, for starters. Then, you’ll move on to the ultimate pizza buffet (of course, we will be making the crust from scratch, too), and finish out the day creating an elegant ,and tasteful, Rainbow Fruit “Pizza”. Bring on the fun!

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Fri. 11/25/16     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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4015

Fri, Nov. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: FUNDAMENTALS OF CAKE DECORATING
 

Cakes are king today, as we learn the art of cake baking and decorating with Queen of Cakes, Shannon Hartnett Let’s make ‘em taste as good as they look! 

She’ll guide junior chefs (ages 9-14) through the basics of pan preparation, oven temperatures, mixing the batter, scratch vs. boxed mixes, preparing your cake board, and more. Then, we’ll delve into the fundamentals of decorating: “crumb-coating,” smoothing and leveling techniques, handling couplers and decorating bags, types of icing, etc.

We’re now ready to learn, and practice, some important decorating techniques, including borders, flowers, writing, and more.  We’ll put it all together as we decorate our very own mini-cake to take home! 

(Tasting and Take-Home Mini Cake) 

Hands On 

Fri. 11/25/16    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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$60.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4088

Fri, Nov. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! A TUSCAN HOLIDAY DINNER FOR TWO
 

Tonight, we’ll transport you and your special someone to a romantic holiday dinner in Tuscany … through the power of beautiful Italian food.


Executive Chef, Jim Tinkham, will lead our culinary journey as work alongside him to create Crostini topped with a variety of Tuscan favorites. The second course will feature a simple, but perfect, Tuscan Caprese Salad, followed by a pasta course of Lemon Tagliatelle with Olive Oil, Pine Nuts and Parmesan Reggiano. Our entree will be Tuscan-Style Steak, grilled, sliced, and served with a shower of balsamic, olive oil and fresh herbs. We’ll finish with a classic Italian dessert of Tiramisu.  


By the end of the evening, you’ll be planning your own romantic trip to Tuscany!

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 11/25/16    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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

9 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4016

Sat, Nov. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: "LET'S ROLL" SUSHI PARTY!
 

Let’s roll out a good time with a Sushi Party!  Today, junior chefs (ages 9-14) will work alongside Chef Yvette Hirang as she breaks out the chopsticks and shows us how to get “rolling” while you learn all about making sushi: how to create different types of rolls, how to steam the rice, the use of wasabi, techniques of hand-rolling, and more. We’ll try our hand at lots of recipes such as: California Roll, Ebi Nigiri, Salmon Roll and Ahi Tuna Maki and Veggie Temaki. Oishii! (That means “yummy” in Japanese!)

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 11/26/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4017

Sat, Nov. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: FRENCH SAUCEMAKING FOR KIDS
 

It’s true….kids love saucemaking! And, it’s never too early to learn how to make the powerhouse sauces of the French kitchen…..and how to use them in their favorite dishes! 

Your young chefs (ages 9-14) are in for a treat, because this saucy extravaganza is being taught by a true master of French cuisine, Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark, who’s cooked all over the world, for presidents and dignitaries, even Princess Diana!

He’ll teach them basic saucemaking techniques- types of roux, and other thickening agents, stocks, and such. Then, the kids will take those skills and learn to make a classic brown sauce (for meats), basic thick white sauce, and the classic red sauce.

After that, they'll get their creative juices flowing, as each kid chooses their favorite basic sauce and uses it to create a their own custom dishes with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, and various spices. When they’re finished, we’ll judge them, and find out who’ll take home the gold, silver, and bronze medals!

This fun and informative class will take your budding chef’s cooking skills to a whole new level.

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 11/26/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$55.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4089

Sat, Nov. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FELIZ NAVIDAD-MEXICAN CHRISTMAS FOODS
 

Traditional dishes play a big role in Mexican Christmas family celebrations. It is typical to celebrate the Christmas Eve holiday with fireworks at midnight, then a procession to the churches to attend the “Misa de Gallo.” Immediately afterwards, the entire family heads home and gathers around the nativity for a Christmas feast of authentic Mexican foods.


Tonight, you’ll join in the celebration as experienced instructor, and a true Mexican cook, Susy Lara, teaches you to make some of the special dishes that were served in her own family’s holiday gatherings like Chiles en Nogada, along with traditional side dishes, as well as the sweet treat of Buñuelo’s, We’ll explore Atole, and even a Mexican Fruit Punch that is holiday a favorite in the Lara family.  You’ll get to help make some of these flavorful dishes, too!

(Tasting) 


Limited Hands On   

Sat. 11/26/16    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 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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4020

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: CRAZY ABOUT CINNAMON ROLLS
 

Close your eyes, and imagine the luscious smell of cinnamon rolls baking in the morning. What’s better than that?!  In this fun and interactive, 3-hour class, kids (ages 9-14) will learn basic baking skills, so they can make these morning favorites at home- all by themselves. They’ll be armed with the secrets of making, and baking, classic cinnamon rolls, along with variations, that will keep the whole family coming back for more. Easy, fast, and hassle-free.

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 11/27/16     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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$55.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4090

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
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.  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. Please note that alcoholic drinks will not be available during this class.

(Snacks) 

Hands On

 

Sun. 11/27/16   11:00-1:30 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4091

Sun, Nov. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CLASSIC AND CONTEMPORARY SAUCEMAKING
 

Once you master the basic Mother Sauces, you’ll be able to create a variety of dishes, from scratch, that will even impress your own Mother. Each Mother sauce - béchamel, espagnole, hollandaise, tomato, and veloute -  is the “head” of its own unique family of sauces. In this class, you’ll learn the art of creating “smaller” sauces from each of them in this interactive and fun class by using thickening agents such as roux’s, and adding herbs, spices, and other ingredients. You will also learn how to make Crème Anglaise. (Sounds fancy, huh?)

Understanding the basics of these sauces will also assist you when ordering from a menu as well as deciding which wine to pair with your food. Who knew? Oh, that’s right….YOU will….and you’ll be darn impressive to your friends and family too! You’re welcome.

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sun. 11/27/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$65.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4092

Mon, Nov. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FABULOUS FRESH-MADE PASTA....WITH TWO SAUCES
 

There is no substitute for fresh pasta in your favorite recipes. So, let’s learn as expert culinary instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, 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 linguinem as well as ricotta gnocchi (a lighter version of classic potato gnocchi).  Daniela will also teach you how to make her family’s Vodka Pink Sauce and Mancinelli Family Marinara Sauce.  As if this isn’t enough Italian love for one night, you will also make ricotta and spinach tortellini, from scratch, that can be taken home with you. Lots of tastings...lots of pasta love, all around!


(Tasting & Take-Home Tortellini)


Hands On

 

Mon. 11/28/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

2 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4093

Tue, Nov. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SUSHI 101
 

Join us tonight, as we 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

Tues. 11/29/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4094

Wed, Nov. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: HEALTHY HOLIDAY HORS D'OUEVRES
 

Here is your chance to be the envy of your holiday parties when you serve up these sensational hors d’oeuvres. Your guests won’t know how healthy these are…they’ll just know they’re delicious!


Join sports nutrition specialist, Lauren Abel, as she shares her passion for healthy eating and cooking. You’ll learn to make some really flavorful and satisfying party foods beginning with Super Food Pesto-Three Ways. You heard me…..three ways! Lauren will also walk you through creating Roasted Red Pepper and Olive Dip, Spinach and Feta Stuffed Mushrooms, Lauren’s Spiced Nuts, and she’ll show you her special spin on Deviled Eggs.


Everyone looks forward to a sweet touch to a special evening…so, you’ll also learn to make Decadent Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Meltaways. Whoa…those sound sooo good! And yes, we’ll sample them all….because we can!


(Tasting)


Demonstration Class 

Wed. 11/30/16    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.  

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4095

Sat, Dec. 3, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
PERFECT POVITICA BREAD - LEARN TO MAKE THIS KANSAS CITY TRADITION!
 

Who doesn’t love Povitica? We are delighted that Rachel Ciordas is in the kitchen to share her recipes, and know-how, as we learn to create this beautiful and versatile bread.

Povitica (pronounced “poh-vee-TEET-sah” is a yeast-raised dough with a variety of fillings – sweet or savory – rolled, and baked to perfection, in a loaf pan. This swirled bread is a nostalgic favorite of many Eastern Europeans and their descendents … and, guess what, Rachel’s hubby, Ionut, just happens to be from Romania, where Povitica is beloved and known as “Cozonac.”

Today, in this 3-hour class, you’ll learn all about the ingredients that go into making this stuffed sweet yeast bread. You’ll learn rolling techniques and how to make two fabulous fillings – the traditional walnut filling and the irresistible classic cream cheese filling. You’ll garner lots of ideas for different shapes and filling variations, too.

Although traditionally served on special occasions, this versatile bread is perfect with your morning coffee … a lovely addition to any meal and can be served as an evening dessert! How many breads’ can make that claim? Once you learn how to make this delightful bread, the sky is the limit on gift giving! Tradition says that a gift of homemade Povitica from one family to another is a symbol of respect – which makes your handmade masterpiece the perfect hostess gift!

You’ll be learning it ALL: first, you’ll make a batch of dough, that you’ll take home. Then, you’ll whip up some yummy filling. And finally, you’ll roll and fill your very own loaf of dough to take home. You can bake it up and serve it right away, OR freeze it for later ,when company arrives! It just does NOT get any better than that, my friends!

(Please bring a sheet or tablecloth that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.)

(Tasting & Ready-to-Bake Filled Povitica Dough)  

Hands On

Sat. 12/3/16   9:00-12:00 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

6 openings available

$65.00

Rachel Ciordas

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4096

Sun, Dec. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
AWARD-WINNING HOLIDAY COOKIE RECIPES...STRAIGHT FROM KC STAR HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTESTS!
 

Ok, so everybody has made a batch of cookies before, but were they the best they could be?  Seriously, did they come in as a finalist in a holiday cookie contest??! 

Instructor Christina Robson will put you in a festive spirit as she leads this special cookie baking class featuring batch after batch of award-winning cookie recipes from past KC Star Cookie Contests. (Did you know that we worked with the Kansas City Star for many years, choosing and baking hundreds of cookie recipes, then preparing them for judging?) Well, she did! 

You’ll learn baking fundamentals and tips as Christina demonstrates how to make perfect, melt-in-your-mouth, cookies and bars like Lemon Rosemary Shortbread with Prosecco Lemon Glaze (bet you can’t eat just one!), Scandinavian Almond Bars, Chocolate Topped Mint Creams, Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies, and “Your New Favorite” Cookie – made with a dreamy combination of orange, cranberry and pecans, that’s sure to be Santa’s favorite cookie, too!  The amazing aromas in our kitchen while these winners are baking in the ovens will be intoxicating.

We’ll end the day with a festive cookie buffet for tasting and you’ll take home all of the recipes to make for your own family celebrations…or for tasty gifts! 

(Tastings…with milk, of course!)

Demonstration Class

 

Sun. 12/4/16   10:00-12:30 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

12 openings available

$55.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4097

Mon, Dec. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY LOVIN' FROM THE OVEN: HOMEMADE BISCOTTI, SCONES & MUFFINS
 

What better time than the holiday season to fire up the ovens and dig out the rolling pins to create warm mouthwatering biscotti, scones, and muffins. Join culinary instructor, Christina Robson, for a fun-filled evening full of the aromas of seasonal baking. She’s excited to share some of her favorite recipes and teach you how to make fabulous baked goods, from start to finish.

It’s a 3-hour class that will elevate your baking skills, as Christina shows you the secrets, and short-cuts, of baking delicious softer Biscotti, that’s so darn good, you’ll want to leave them out with the milk for Santa. Oh, and you’re sure to see more presents under the tree, too, because these babies won’t break Santa’s tooth when he bites into it like those rock-hard versions. She’ll also show you how to modify classic cream scones using various fresh, frozen, and dried fruits as well as a savory cheese and herb scone. (You’ll be taking a batch of scones dough home to bake and show off to your family, too! You’re welcome.)

You’ll learn fundamental techniques to prepare, and bake, the “Biggest and Best Darn Muffins You’ve Ever Had”,  as you experiment with different variations of add-ins like fruit, nuts, and various flavorings, so that you can use these same recipes over and over, yet keep it new and fresh, every time! She’ll also demonstrate how to make a versatile lemon curd, too!

Oh, and not to worry …Christina will also tell you how to freeze all these beauties so you can pull ‘em out and bake for a no-hassle special treat on Christmas morning, or dazzle your holiday guests on a moment’s notice! They’re perfect for holiday gift-giving, too!

(Tasting & Take-Home Scones Dough) 

Limited Hands On

 

Mon. 12/5/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

8 openings available

$60.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4098

Mon, Dec. 5, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SIMPLE DIPS & SPREADS FOR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING
 

Take your entertaining skills up a notch by attending this fun and informative class with Chef Richard McPeake.  From Old World traditions to New World creations, he’ll teach you easy hot and cold “party starting” recipes for dips, spreads and other party gems, that you can make-ahead of time....plus, you'll get to help chef prepare some of them, too! Who doesn’t love that? 

No more boring dips from a packet – these new recipes will elevate your next party to the next level!  We’ll learn as we prepare Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Grilled Pita, Oven Roasted Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanough), Southern Sautéed Pimento Dip with Toasted Flatbread, Fresh-Made Naan Bread, and Cedar Planked Roasted BBQ Spiced Mixed Nuts, made right in the oven! We’ll end with of chef’s favorite cheese spreads - Sonoma Cheese Torte with Melbas.  When you serve these make-ahead beauties, your holiday parties will be a hit every time!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On

 

Mon. 12/5/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4099

Wed, Dec. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: FAVORITE HOLIDAY DISHES - WITH A HEALTHY TWIST!
 

Yes, even holiday dishes can be healthy!  And sports nutritionist and experienced culinary instructor, Lauren Abel, is in ‘da house to show you how it’s done.


Forget about those stretchy pants! Sit back and relax as she demonstrates fundamental culinary tips and techniques, and prepares a holiday meal of family favorites that are easy on the waistline, and sure to please everyone on your guest list. 


Tonight’s “good-for-you” menu begins with a savory Herb Crusted Pork Loin, that’s moist and delicious, plus hearty sides like a colorful Spinach Salad loaded with tomatoes, cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese and a homemade Dijon Vinaigrette, and a savory lentil and brown rice dish. Dessert? Well, ok…how about sweet Orange Cranberry Nut Bread! These gems are destined to become your new “go-to” holiday favorites.

(Tasting)


Demonstration Class

 

Wed. 12/7/16   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.

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you

15 openings available

$60.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4018

Sat, Dec. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: HOLIDAY "TEDDY BEAR TEA" PARTY (Also offered on Sun. 12/11)
 

Celebrate the holidays with an old-fashioned tea party/cooking class, designed just for li’l kids (ages 5-8), an adult … and a favorite stuffed bear guest (or a doll if you like)!

Experienced instructor, Margo Mikkelson, will lead these little people in this fun and interactive party-style class. We’ll begin our soirée by seating you at beautifully decorated “tea tables” with tablecloths, fancy plates, tea pots and tea cups, and saucers (of course!). Then, it’s time to get to know each other with a little ice-breaker game just to get things moving. 

Chef Margo will then show us some li’l kid culinary techniques, such as proper filling, cutting, piping, and decorating, as we learn to make tea sandwiches and tea cookies. 

It’s time to the leave the furry friends to ‘man’ the tea tables as we move to some hands-on practice of these skills, and re-create the recipes we’ve just learned. When it’s time to enjoy our culinary creations, Margo will present a short a crash course in manners including the proper way to drink tea and introduce guests.  Then, it’s time to dig in!

We’ll end the day with a fun craft ,as you make “Bear’s Holiday Cocoa” to take home with you to remember your fun day together. 

So, dress in your Sunday best (and make Mom or Dad do the same! It’ll be fun….. and remember that it’s ok for ladies to wear hats to a tea!), choose your “beary” favorite friend, and join us for a morning of tea-time fun!

(Tasting & Take-Home Craft)

Hands On

Sat. 12/10/16   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


NOTE: This class will also be taught on Sun. 12/11/16 10:00-12:00. Please go to that date to register.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4019

Sun, Dec. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: HOLIDAY "TEDDY BEAR TEA" PARTY! (Also offered on Sat. 12/10)
 

Celebrate the holidays with an old-fashioned tea party/cooking class, designed just for li’l kids (ages 5-8), an adult … and a favorite stuffed bear guest (or a doll if you like)!

Experienced instructor, Margo Mikkelson, will lead these little people in this fun and interactive party-style class. We’ll begin our soirée by seating you at beautifully decorated “tea tables” with tablecloths, fancy plates, tea pots and tea cups, and saucers (of course!). Then, it’s time to get to know each other with a little ice-breaker game just to get things moving. 

Chef Margo will then show us some li’l kid culinary techniques, such as proper filling, cutting, piping, and decorating, as we learn to make tea sandwiches and tea cookies. 

It’s time to the leave the furry friends to ‘man’ the tea tables as we move to some hands-on practice of these skills, and re-create the recipes we’ve just learned. When it’s time to enjoy our culinary creations, Margo will present a short a crash course in manners including the proper way to drink tea and introduce guests.  Then, it’s time to dig in!

We’ll end the day with a fun craft ,as you make “Bear’s Holiday Cocoa” to take home with you to remember your fun day together. 

So, dress in your Sunday best (and make Mom or Dad do the same! It’ll be fun….. and remember that it’s ok for ladies to wear hats to a tea!), choose your “beary” favorite friend, and join us for a morning of tea-time fun!

(Tasting & Take-Home Craft)

Hands On

Sun. 12/11/16   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


NOTE: This class will also be taught on Sat. 12/10/16 10:00-12:00. Please go to that date to register.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4100

Sun, Dec. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COOKING WITH LOCAL BREW-FEATURING KC'S OWN BOULEVARD BREWING CO.
 

It’s high time that we give our locally made beers their due, especially in the kitchen. Join experienced culinary instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, as you create fabulous dishes using a variety of local beers from brewed right here in Kansas City.

It’s a brew-fest in our kitchen while you sip on an ice cold one as chef explains which beers to use in a variety of food styles (and, why that is). He’ll show you how to create tasty beer-based dishes like Amber Lager Cheddar Cheese Fondue, Grilled Fingerling Bistro Potato Salad using an emulsified OctoberFest Beer Vinaigrette, a savory MBQI BBQ Stout Beef Stew that’s’ served with creamy Risotto made with beer (we’re not kidding), and an old Greek dish with a new sudsy twist - Baklava topped with a Fall Harvest Beer Syrup!

Don’t worry, you’ll need to put your “oat soda” down for a minute so you can get your hands in on the cooking, too. It’ll be a fun, relaxing and informative evening. Feel free to wear your favorite Boulevard beer shirt! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Sun. 12/11/16    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 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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4021

Sat, Dec. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: SANTA AND RUDOLPH'S BAKING ADVENTURE! (Also offered on Sun. 12/18)
 

Oh, the weather outside is....well, just plain cold! But that won’t stop us from having the best culinary adventure yet! We’re putting on our snow suits and hopping on the sleigh for a great day led bySanta and the coolest reindeer of all..... Rudolph, of course! 

Here at the Culinary Center of Kansas City™, we continue to create unique cooking experiences for our tiny chefs (ages 2-4) (and, their adult sous chefs).

Today, Santa, along with his favorite red-nosed reindeer,  Rudolph, and culinary instructor, Margo Mikkelson, will guide us through learning new culinary techniques, and important kitchen safety skills, all while creating delicious, kid-friendly, recipes. We’ll mix, scoop, and bake Classic Reindeer cookies, complete decorative chips of your choice! Then, we’ll help Santa and Rudolph complete their favorite cupcakes with a variety of toppings!

Finally, we’ll create a craft to commemorate our experience! Bring your cameras…this is one photo opportunity you won’t want to miss.

(Tasting & Take-Home Craft) 

Hands On 

Sat. 12/17/16   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.


This class is also offered on Sun. 12/28 from 10:00-12:00. Please go to that date to register.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!



0 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4022

Sun, Dec. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: SANTA AND RUDOLPH'S BAKING ADVENTURE! (Also offered on Sat. 12/17)
 

Oh, the weather outside is....well, just plain cold! But that won’t stop us from having the best culinary adventure yet! We’re putting on our snow suits and hopping on the sleigh for a great day led bySanta and the coolest reindeer of all..... Rudolph, of course! 

Here at the Culinary Center of Kansas City™, we continue to create unique cooking experiences for our tiny chefs (ages 2-4) (and, their adult sous chefs).

Today, Santa, along with his favorite red-nosed reindeer,  Rudolph, and culinary instructor, Margo Mikkelson, will guide us through learning new culinary techniques, and important kitchen safety skills, all while creating delicious, kid-friendly, recipes. We’ll mix, scoop, and bake Classic Reindeer cookies, complete decorative chips of your choice! Then, we’ll help Santa and Rudolph complete their favorite cupcakes with a variety of toppings!

Finally, we’ll create a craft to commemorate our experience! Bring your cameras…this is one photo opportunity you won’t want to miss.

(Tasting & Take-Home Craft) 

Hands On 

Sun. 12/18/16   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.


This class is also offered on Sat. 12/17 from 10:00-12:00. Please go to that date to register.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

6 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4101

Sun, Dec. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
CHOCOLATE WORKSHOP: TRUFFLES, THE PERFECT HOLIDAY SWEET
 

Let’s learn about chocolate today as we roll up our sleeves, and dive into making truffles – rich confections made with a mélange of melted chocolate, butter or cream, sugar, and various flavors, such as liquors, spices, coffee and nuts. Some are dipped in more chocolate; some are rolled in shaved chocolate or cocoa powder. 

In this class, you’ll learn fundamentals of working with chocolate AND be one step ahead of your holiday gift-giving, or entertaining, because you’ll leave with beautifully packaged truffles, designed by you!

(Tasting and Take-Home Truffles) 

Limited Hands On

 

Sun. 12/18/16   10:00-12:30 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4102

Sun, Dec. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
HOLIDAY DANISH KRINGLE-MAKING
 

What a fun time of year to learn new baking skills... and, an even better time of year to learn to make Danish Kringle (or Kringla). In its original form, it is a pretzel-like knot shaped soft pastry made from yeast dough. Today, you will find it in Danish bakeshops in various shapes and filled with oh so many kinds of fillings: apple, cherry, cheese, prune…you name it.


Our own, Chef Laura Thomsen, has been making her Bedstemor’s (that’s Danish for Grandma!) Kringla, for years, and will instruct us today.  Then, you will work alongside her to create your own. Your family will sing your praises when your home fills with some crazy good smells. This is a great family outing for those folks in town for the holiday. I’m just sayin…

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Sun. 12/18/16   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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$55.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4103

Sun, Dec. 18, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
DINNER A LA EASY! SIMPLE RECIPES FOR HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING, AND MORE!
 

Entertaining friends and family should be easy, and fun. That’s exactly what you’ll be saying after tonight’s fun and informative class taught by Executive Chef Jim Tinkham. You’ll learn an easy menu which features several dishes that can be made well ahead of your next dinner party, so that you can actually enjoy your guests instead of juggling pots and pans in the kitchen.

Tonight Chef Jim opens his vast store of cooking and presentation knowledge, as he teaches you essential culinary skills and cooking methods to help make any dinner party a breeze. You'll get a lot of hands-on time with chef in this class, too.

Our perfect menu starts with Brie en Croute with Apricot Cherry Chutney–a beautifully presented appetizer that will truly dazzle your guests. Our menu will have a pan roasted pork tenderloin as the centerpiece with sides such as Cinnamon Apples and Bib Salad with Roasted Beets.  Did we mention green beans done the correct way as well as a beautiful Pot de Crème?  This one those menus that you’ll want to recreate again, and again!

(Dinner) 

Hands On

 

Sun. 12/18/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$55.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4104

Mon, Dec. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SIMPLY STUNNING HOLIDAY DESSERTS
 

Dessert is the exclamation point to any holiday dinner, the ‘piéce de resistance’ to your celebratory fare, the lasting impression your guests and family take home with them. Shouldn’t it be something spectacular? 

Take your desserts beyond the ordinary and into the realm of extraordinary as we learn the secrets to making impressive holiday desserts from an experienced chef, Richard McPeake.  You’ll work alongside him as he shows you how to make an elegant Tiramisu, a coffee-flavored Italian dessert, Stuffed Phyllo Pecan Pie, and creamy Mocha Flan. Then chef will also demonstrate the art of making the perfect Pate a Choux pastry that will be sprinkled with almonds and filled with a praline-flavored cream to create an authentic Paris Brest dessert- destined to be the star of the show for any holiday occasion!

When you create these treasures for your family and friends they’ll say, “Oh no, you didn't"….and you’ll say, "Oh, yes, I did!"

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Mon. 12/19/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4105

Mon, Dec. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Bûche de Noël
 

This traditional French dessert, served near Christmas, is actually a form of sweet roulade, made of genoise (a sponge cake), a buttercream icing and edible decorations, such as meringue mushrooms, berries and “snow” to resemble a miniature actual Yule log. 

Tonight, we will learn how to create this delicacy just in time to serve at our own holiday parties, from a master French baker, Chef Guillaume Hanriot, owner of Café des Amis in Parkville, MO.  You will enter into the realms of decadent desserts that celebrate the flavors of the French holiday season, and learn how to make a classic Bûche de Noël to take home.  You only thought making a Bûche de Noël was complicated! 

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Mon. 12/19/19    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$60.00

Guillaume Hanriot

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4140

Fri, Dec. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! EUROPEAN CULINARY CHRISTMAS TOUR WITH MASTER CHEF RICHARD MCFARLANE-CLARK
 

ADDED TO THE SCHEDULE! 

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Christmas season as it would be celebrated in the European countryside. Master Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark invites you to join him for a truly unforgettable gourmet dinner featuring Zarzuela de Mariscos a la Catalana, a traditional lobster and shellfish stew from Catalan, Spain, as our outstanding main course. We'll complete our elegant 5-course menu with more of Chef's favorite European Christmas dishes. You’re in store for quite a learning experience as Chef McFarlane-Clark, whose resume includes cooking for the Queen of England and Princess Diana (!), has cooked all over the world and at the finest establishments, so his experience is deep, which makes for some interesting stories.


Tonight's magical culinary tour will include traditional holiday recipes that are steeped in European tradition and excellent cuisine.  Our elegant evening will begin in Paris, the heart and soul of France, with its eponymous Potage Parisienne, a warm and hearty potato and leek soup. Then on to Rome for an Italian Christmas party classic of light crispy Polenta Bites topped with an earthy Tapenadefollowed by our beautiful Spanish entree. Our journey then carries us to London, the home of the Dickensian Christmas feast for the most “Christmassy” of all desserts, Figgie Pudding and Rum Sauce. Then back across the channel to Lyon, home of French gastronomy, to sample an assortment of ripe soft cheese. We’ll finish the evening with dessert in Bruges, the world’s capital of chocolate confectionary, as we savor some truly decadent Chocolate Truffles, served with coffee.


Our exclusive holiday menu will also include 4 perfectly paired wine tastings chosen specifically for this fabulous meal. What a spectacular way to celebrate the Christmas season!


(Dinner) 

Demonstration Class


Fri. 12/23/16   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 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!

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

11 openings available

$80.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4023

Mon, Dec. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: A TASTE OF MEXICO...WITH SUSY LARA
 

The Mexican cocina is the heart of any Mexican home, and this is exactly where expert instructor, Susy Lara, learned to prepare the foods of her culture, while working alongside her mother......so, you know you’re getting the “real deal.”

Today, Susy will teach culinary techniques and family secrets as junior chefs (ages 9-14) learn to prepare some of her favorite Mexican cuisine. Susy will walk the kids through the steps to make homemade tortilla chips and spicy salsa. Then, move on to handmade Chicken Enchiladas (corn tortilla rolled around a filling) covered with a beautiful chili pepper sauce, Chicken Flautas (aka rolled tacos), Mexican Rice, and Refried Beans. For something sweet, how about a creamy Mexican Caramel Flan! Prepare to get your hands in on the action….and, prepare to eat lots of fabulous Mexican food!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Mon. 12/26/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$50.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4024

Mon, Dec. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: HOLIDAY DANISH KRINGLE-MAKING
 

What a fun time of year for junior chefs (ages 9-14) to learn baking skills... and, an even better time of year to learn to make Danish Kringle (or Kringla). In its original form, it is a pretzel-like, knot-shaped soft pastry made from yeast dough. Today, you will find it in Danish bakeshops in various shapes, and filled with oh so many kinds of fillings: apple, cherry, cheese, prune…you name it. 

Our own, Chef Laura Thomsen, has been making her Bedstemor’s (that’s Danish for Grandma!) Kringla for years, and will instruct us today.  Then, you will work alongside her to create your own. Your family will sing your praises when your home fills with some crazy good smells. This is a great family outing for those folks in town for the holiday. I’m just sayin… 


(Tasting)


Hands On


Mon. 12/26/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$55.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4030

Tue, Dec. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY PRO SERIES CLASS:ULTIMATE SANDWICHES FROM AROUND THE WORLD-GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA
 

Kids, this ain’t PB&J day at The CCKC … it’s a day to learn the serious art of sandwiching, as we explore delicious and unique sandwiches from around the world.  We’re not foolin’ around, as those of you who have taken classes with 40-year culinary veteran, Chef Richard McPeake, can attest to. Junior chefs (ages 9-14) will learn serious cooking techniques, and be exposed to culinary concepts you’ll use for a lifetime. So, fasten your seatbelt (not literally!), as we take off on a culinary journey. 

We’ll start with a Mediterranean favorite, the Kifta (seasoned ground beef in pita bread). You’ll even learn to make pita bread, from scratch, plus a creamy cucumber sauce to garnish the sandwich. Next stop is France, where we’ll learn steps to make an ooey-gooey, egg-dipped, pan-fried, hot Monte Cristo sandwich with ham and Swiss cheese, served with a spicy Dijon mustard sauce that we’ll make from scratch. Finally, chef will share his secrets to make the perfect Triple-Decker Club Sandwich–a classic sandwich that’s served in every diner in America.

What could make this day any better?  How about homemade crispy potato chips! Well, ok, we’ll learn to make those, too!

Register today......this BRAND NEW pro series class will sell out fast! 

(Tasting, Binder with Recipes & Toque)

Hands On

Tues. 12/27/16     10:00-2:00 

Check out our other BRAND NEW JCA Pro Series classes ON 12/28-La Cocina Mexicana and 12/29-American Southern-Style Cuisine.

NOTE: Take any one of these 3 Pro Series classes for $110 each; or call us at 913-341-4455, and register for all three for a discounted fee of $310.

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.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

15 openings available

$110.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4025

Wed, Dec. 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: IT'S A ZOO AROUND HERE!
 

It’s been a zoo around here ever since that mischievous monkey, Curious George, got into our kitchen, and hid all the bananas! Now all the animals want attention, and we’d better give it to them, or we’ll have a stampede on our hands!

We’re calling all tiny tot chefs (ages 2-4) (and their adult cooking partners) to join us in our kitchen for a fun day to play and learn with “animals” as we roll out some sugar cookie dough, and cut out some alligator, giraffe, and monkey cookies. We’ll bake them, and then decorate them with colorful icing, and lots of sprinkles and candies.

It’s not all about sweet treats today, though … we’ll learn to make Cheesy Animal Snacks out of ham and, you guessed it … cheese! What a great way to spend time with your child, grandchild, niece or nephew– in our kitchen, cooking together and creating wonderful memories.

We want to help your budding chef starts on the road to learning important kitchen and life skills. Here, they’ll learn to follow instructions, as they roll the dough, ice the cookies, and make a palm tree out of a pretzel and some edible leaves (really!). They’ll also 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. It’s a great opportunity to introduce your tiny chef to the pleasures of the kitchen in a way that they can understand.

(Tasting & Take-Home Cupcakes)

Hands On

Wed. 12/28/16    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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

5 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4031

Wed, Dec. 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY PRO SERIES CLASS: LA COCINA MEXICANA - A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA!
 

There are cooking fundamentals that are unique to Hispanic cuisine.  It may be brightly colored piñatas and familiar tacos at your local Mexican Restaurant, but I assure you, there are deeply-ingrained culinary fundamentals that have been passed down through history, and which have entered our mainstream culture here in the U.S. under names like “Tex Mex” and “New Mexican Cuisine!”  

No passport required, as kids (ages 9-14), explore Mexican cuisine with a 40-year culinary professional, Chef Richard McPeake.  We will learn as we prepare dishes such as Texas Cheese Crisp (a three-cheese cracker pizza. (you heard me, we’re making Mexican pizza!), Spicy Beef & Chicken Fajitas with fresh creamy Guacamole, and a popular Mexican sweet treat – Chef’s Famous Deep-Fried Ice Cream with homemade Chocolate Sauce! You will never look at Mexican food the same.  We promise.

Register today......this BRAND NEW pro series class will sell out fast! 

(Tasting, Binder with Recipes & Toque) 

Hands On

Wed. 12/28/16   10:00-2:00 

Check our our other BRAND NEW JCA Pro Series classes on 12/27-International Sandwiches From Around The World & 12/29-American Southern-Style Cuisine 

(Take any one of these 3 classes for $110 each; or call us at 913-341-4455 and register for all three for a discounted fee of $310.)

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.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$110.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4026

Wed, Dec. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKWELL! ADULT/CHILD: GLUTEN-FREE FAMILY MEALS
 

Every parent knows the familiar, and regular cry of “I’m hungry! What do we have to eat?” And, if your kids (or you!) are following a gluten-free diet, this hunger battle is even harder to squelch. Here’s the opportunity for you and your child (ages 9-14) to work together and learn to prepare delicious and nutritious gluten-free meals (with dairy-free options), that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters.

Culinary instructor and Chef ,Laura Thomsen (call her “LT”…we do!), has been living, and cooking, gluten-free (no wheat, oats, barley, or rye)  for some time now, and knows all about the need to get creative with gluten-free savory and sweet dishes so that meals don’t become ho-hum and boring.

Today, you get to take a “short cut” and jump to the front of the line as you learn her favorite gluten-free meals…recipes that you will definitely use again and again to cook for your own family. You’ll learn some fundamentals of cooking, and get kitchen time working alongside this engaging professional, as we walk through each delicious and appealing gluten-free recipes like Oven Baked Chicken, Salmon Patties, Creamed Spinach, a sweet nut cake to satisfy the gluten-free sweet tooth, and more. Getting a healthy gluten-free meal on your families table has never been so easy! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 12/28/16    6:30-9:00 

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

9 openings available

$85.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4027

Thu, Dec. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: THE BREAKFAST CLUB:COOKING THE FAVORITES!
 

Whether you’re working in the family kitchen to prepare a holiday brunch, or want to learn to make something special to serve your parents as a “Breakfast-in-Bed” birthday surprise ... then, this is the perfect class! Young chefs (ages 9-14) will learn tried-and-true culinary fundamentals of cooking breakfast.

We’ll start the morning off with a “Kid-mosa”, made with OJ and sparkling juice.  Then, we’re on to egg fundamentals, as we learn the art of perfect scrambled eggs – aka “fluffy, golden miracles.” Next, we’ll turn it up a notch, and create a mouth-watering French Toast and top it with a Fresh Fruit Compote, and Oven-Baked Bacon. Throw in advance prep ideas (for those of you like to sleep in!) and great food … and you have yourself a keeper of a class!   

(Tasting) 

Hands On 

Thurs. 12/29/16   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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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™ (ages 2-4) to Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™ (ages 5-8) to our popular Junior Chefs Academy™ classes (ages 9-14) for young chefs who are interested in becoming more proficient and self-assured cooks. 

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$55.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4032

Thu, Dec. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY PRO SERIES CLASS: AMERICAN SOUTHERN-STYLE CUISINE-A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA!
 

Our cooking heritage here in the U.S. is influenced by so many other cultures, such as South American, Spanish, and French. Today, kids (ages 9-14) will explore some of the classic dishes of the deep-South that carry these influences to create its own unique style of cooking. C’mon, let’s travel along the southern coast of the United States.

These are good ‘ol comfort food dishes that everyone loves will make you want to slap your granny (don’t do that)! We’ll begin the day by making Red Pimento Cheese Spread with Crisp Flatbreads (this homemade version will put that jarred spread to shame). Next, you’ll learn to make Fried Chicken and Waffles with a Sweet Maple Sauce, adapted from a recipe made famous in Atlanta, GA.  Finally, we’ll head on down to the Louisiana Bayou, as we prepare a traditional Southern dish, Chicken Coubion with Rice! Hey, you never know, chef just might have some alligator for you to try, too! (Don’t worry, it tastes like chicken!).  Finally, we’ll end our culinary journey with a warm and bubbly Georgia Peach Cobbler, just like mama used to make!  Don't miss the Southern-style fun! 

Register today......this BRAND NEW pro series class will sell out fast! 

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Thurs. 12/29/16   10:00-2:00 

Check our our other BRAND NEW Pro Series classes on 12/27-International Sandwiches From Around The World & 12/28-La Cocina Mexicana 

(NOTE: Take any one of these 3 Pro Series classes for $110 each; or call us at 913-341-4455 and register for all three for a discounted fee of $310.)   

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.

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 also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   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.  

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

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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

17 openings available

$110.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4106

Thu, Dec. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
A WHISKEY-LOVER'S CHRISTMAS PARTY - HOSTED BY "THE WHISKEY COWGIRL"- A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA!
 

There are two kinds of people in the world -  those who love whiskey, and those who just haven’t been exposed to its magic.  At least that’s how Terry Kast, a/k/a “The Whiskey Cowgirl” and owner of the Celtic Ranch in Weston, MO, feels about it. 

Let’s celebrate the holidays with a different spin, as we explore the spirit-filled world of whiskey.  This evening is for beginner, and seasoned, whiskey drinkers alike who will learn a thing or two from this expert. 


Terry and her charming personality is in ‘da house’ to share her vast knowledge.  This woman knows her whiskey, and guarantees a fun and informational evening as you compare, contrast, understand, taste and enjoy Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, Irish Whiskey, Scotch, and Rye.  We’ll get to the bottom of the barrel (get it?) and also taste foods that pair well with whiskey.  Don’t worry if you’ve never tasted whiskey before…..rookies are welcome, and she’ll make believers out of you, too!  You’ll leave the class with confidence that you can belly up to the bar and throw down whiskey with the pros….and without “that face” (you know who you are)! You’re welcome.   (Bring friend and make it a party!)

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

 

Thurs. 12/29/16    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$65.00

Terry Kast-Chief Kilt Inspector (Celtic Ranch,Weston,MO)

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4107

Fri, Dec. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! LA COCINA DE MEXICO...WITH THE LARA SISTERS
 

The Mexican cocina is the heart of any Mexican home, and this is exactly where expert instructors, Vicky & Susy Lara, learned to prepare the foods of their culture, while working alongside their mother......so you know you’re getting the “real deal”!  

The culinary practices of Mexico are a reflection of its history, cultural and religious orientation, and natural resources.  The native foods and flavors of each region of Mexico are essential to the formation of what has come to be considered its national cuisine.

Tonight, these two engaging sisters will teach culinary techniques and family secrets, as we work together to prepare some of their favorite Mexican cuisine, exactly as they learned them in their mother’s cocina.  

You’ll sip on a Mexican cocktail as they will walk you through the steps to make homemade tortilla chips and spicy salsa. Then, move on to handmade Chicken Enchiladas (corn tortilla rolled around a filling) covered with a beautiful chili pepper sauce, Chicken Flauta’s (aka rolled tacos), Mexican Rice, and Refried Beans. For something sweet, how about a creamy Mexican Caramel Flan.

Prepare to get your hands in on the action….and prepare to eat lots of fabulous Mexican food! After this class, you’ll have the confidence to cook these fantastic south-of-the-border specialties in your own cocina!

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Fri. 12/30/16    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 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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$75.00

Vicky & Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4108

Fri, Dec. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK!A ROMANTIC CANDLELIT DINNER FOR TWO!
 

The presents are unwrapped, and the busy holiday season is winding down. Now, it’s time for some real “couples time”.  Tonight is a full-blown, hands-on kind of night, as our cooking twosomes work alongside an executive chef to learn some elegant recipes that you can add to your entertaining repertoire.

You’ll learn a variety of cooking techniques as you prepare Scallop Quesadillas with Sauce Crema and Salsa Verde and Avocado-Corn Relish; Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Peppadew Chili-Basil Vinaigrette; Lemon Baked Tilapia Filet Prosciutto and Champagne Beurre Blanc Sauce; and, for dessert … Chocolate Bouchons with Crème Anglaise. Then, you’ll settle in at a romantic candlelit table to enjoy the delicious meal that you’ve helped to prepare.

(Dinner) 

Hands On 

Fri. 12/30/16   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! 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

16 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4109

Wed, Jan. 4, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: MIRROR, MIRROR, ON THE WALL...WHY DID I EAT THE WHOLE CHEESE BALL! GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA!
 

Those cheese balls and never-ending plates of cookies and candies were just too hard to resist over the holidays…..we get it……we’ve all been there.  Not to worry……Katie Newell is a “lover of good food”, who is passionate about her health, so she’s the perfect person to help you get you back on track. 

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, fresh food to excite your palate, heal your body and nourish your soul. Together with her chef husband, they have 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.

She’ll break them down into 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. She’ll show you how to make delicious dishes like Pozole Verde, a spicy Southwestern-inspired pork dish, Sausage and Lentil Stew, Maple-Mustard and a “healthified” Chicken with Lemon-Spinach Linguini. Yep, you’ll get your hands in on some of the cooking action, too! 

Don’t wait to start cooking and eating better…those pesky extra holiday pounds will soon be a distant memory! Let’s do this! Don’t wait to start cooking and eating better … the year’s young … let’s do this!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 1/4/17   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. 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4110

Thu, Jan. 5, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
WINE 101 WITH CERTIFIED SOMMELIER, BRENT GRIDER - A GREAT XMAS GIFT IDEA!
 

A great idea for entertainment over the holiday break....and a great Christmas gift idea for the wine lover on your list!!


Let’s learn about wine with a pro! This class is designed for those with an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest beverages....wine, of course!  Learn from scratch (or refresh your skills) with Certified Sommelier Brent Grider (also Beverage Manager and Sommelier for Stock Hill).  The goal of the class will be to gain a working knowledge of the various grape varietals and then gauge what styles of wine appeal most to you and why.


We’ll also understand the ‘how to’s of selecting wines you’ll enjoy, the wine-making process (including sparkling wines), how to read a wine label and a wine list, proper glassware, how to open a bottle, what factors contribute to the quality of a wine and major wine producing countries.  That’s a lot of ground to cover but we’ll do it. Don’t worry, we’ll also do some tasting, as well, because how the heck can you learn if you don’t taste….right?  You will no longer have to use the “close your eyes and point” approach to choosing a wine at your local purveyor or in a restaurant.  Won’t you be clever!

(Wine Tasting & Nibbles)

Demonstration Class 

Thurs. 1/5/17    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 are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

18 openings available

$70.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3964

Fri, Jan. 6, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! A CELEBRATION OF BUBBLES-DINNER IN CHAMPAGNE(L'Approche Francaise Classes)
 

L'Approche Francais

(The French Approach to Cooking & Celebrations!)
"A Celebration of Bubbles - Dinner in Champagne"

Fri. 1/6/17   6:30-9:00

This class is one of 5 classes offered in the "L'Approche Francais" grouping of classes taught by Master Chef Richard McFarlane Clark designed to take you through an epicurian journey through France.  Register for this class, or all of the classes.

As in most countries, food is an integral part of the French culture, and holiday traditions, family gatherings or a lover’s outing typically revolve around food.  Master Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark invites you to join him for an epicurean journey through France.  Learn to create an elegant Rhone (8/20) style dinner party your friends will never forget.  Delight in sumptuous romantic dinner for couples in Lyon (9/3) the food capital of the Rhone-Alpes region of France.  Next, you will venture into the Centre region of France, Pays de la Loire (10/1), famed for white butter sauces and light flavorsome food.  From there, you will discover the French approach to a Christmas Dinner Party in Paris (11/19) where menus are filled with the bounty of the season. Finally, you’ll be enchanted with a Celebration of Bubbles with a Dinner in Champagne (1/6/17)(TONIGHT'S CLASS!).

The chef will emphasize ingredient choices and show how the different regions of France use different methods and techniques to prepare and cook for festive celebrations.  He hopes that every participant will learn their own unique touches that will set their meals apart by learning how to balance a plate and a meal.  Our “HOW” to cook in each class will vary.  We will always end with a lovely dessert and a cheese course (we are cooking French, after all).  Join us for one (or all!) of a series of five unique French celebrations. 

You’re in store for quite a learning experience as Chef McFarlane-Clark has cooked all over the world and at the finest establishments (even for Princess Diana and the Queen of England!), so his experience is deep which makes for some interesting stories and outstanding dishes.  (You’ll love his accent too!)

Tonight's Menu
 "A Celebration of Bubbles - Dinner in Champagne" 
Caviar and Blini, Poached Pear & Walnut Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette, Champagne Sorbet, Roast Beef Tenderloin with Sautéed Mushrooms, Lemon Mousse, and Chocolate Truffles.

(Includes dinner and coursed wine tastings)

Demonstration Class

Each class is $75 per person  

(Please go to individual dates in our calendar of classes to register for each class)

 The Provinces in the Fall L'Approche Series:  

Sat. 8/20/16: Dinner Party in Rhone

Sat. 9/3/16: Couples Cook! Romantic Dinner in Lyon

Sat. 10/1/16: Dinner in Pays de la Loire

Sat. 11/19/16: Christmas Dinner in Paris

Fri. 1/6/17: A Celebration of Bubbles-Dinner in Champagne

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

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!

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that you will be seated together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. Thank you!

13 openings available

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4111

Fri, Jan. 6, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLE COOK ITALIANO!
 

The Italians really know how to eat, don’t they?  Food is not just fuel in Italian culture – it is an art, a deeply intimate act meant to be shared with cherished friends and family, and in many ways, a performance. Their meal structure is one of the most purposeful set ups you’ll ever witness, too! It is often compared to a dance or an opera – one that has a distinct beginning, a lead up to the main event, and a slow crescendo leading to a finale that will leave you wanting to stand up, tears streaming down your face, yelling “bravo”!!


Your date night will feel like an “Italian Culinary Opera” as it begins with  an Antipasto appetizer then moves to a Primo Piato (Polenta with Bolognese), then a Secondo (Chicken with Marinara & Mozzarella) and finally, the captivating finale with  bit of Dolce (Pizzelle With Nutella & Ice Cream).  You'll get some hands-on cookin time with Daniela, too! It will be a night of Italian delights! 

(Tasting..you can provide the Operatic Singing, if you like!)

Limited Hands On 

Fri. 1/6/17    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!