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7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
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3949

Fri, Jul. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD (DAY 4-USA)
 

Once July hits, the summer activities are well under way.  And, when you register you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the world this week! 

We have designed a NEW Summer Cooking Camp where your junior chefs (9-14 years) can travel to  a different country each day (figuratively speaking, of course) as they learn to cook international recipes from 4 different countries, including the good ‘ol USA.  

They’ll also learn basic cooking techniques and fundamentals like knife skills (no TSA checks here!), measuring, mixing, and more. And here’s the bonus … they will have the recipes and the know how to DO THIS AGAIN at home!  Whoa…you say?  Well, relax because it’s true. 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole “tour”, and if I were you I would do it soon because this one will fill quicker than it takes for your kids to go through your “summer snack box” at home!

Here are the tasty global menus:

Day 1:  Italian – Our global journey begins in Italy – because what kid doesn’t love Italian food?!  We’ll learn how to make some Roman classics like savory Lasagna, and Chocolate Tiramisu (a fancy Italian classic).   Mangia!

Day 2:  Asian – Hop on the Orient Express cause we’ll be traveling through the spicy world of Asian cuisine.  Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Fruit Egg Rolls and more. Yep, you heard me – egg rolls with fruit!

Day 3: Mexican -On our third leg of this trip through the kitchens of the world, we’ll enjoy a stop in Mexico as Susy teaches you how to make authentic Green Enchiladas, moist and oh-so-delicious Tres Leches Cupcakes and more! Ole!

Day 4:  Good Ole’ USA - Our final day will bring us back to the heartland with classic American picnic fare - Grilled Hamburgers made the right way, Garlic Potato Wedges, a juicy, bubbly Peach Cobbler dessert and more.

 (Lunch)

(Hands On)  

Mon. 7/25, Tues. 7/26, Thur. 7/28 & Fri. 7/29  

10:00-1:00 - SERIES FEE: $200 for all 4 days!

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! 

0 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3874

Fri, Jul. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! TRUE THAI
 

What is Thai food? It is a very popular cuisine that places emphasis on lightly prepared dishes with strong aromatic components and a spicy edge and is known for its complex interplay of at least three and up to four or five fundamental taste senses in each dish or the overall meal: sour, sweet, salty, bitter and spicy.  It is about the juggling of disparate elements to create a harmonious finish.  I don’t know about you but I’m craving a Thai dish right NOW after reading that. 

Chef Sandy will teach us how to cook Thai tonight as we learn dishes such as Kao Phad (fried rice), Tom Yam Guong (shrimp soup), Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce, Thai Meatballs and Fried Banana Spring Rollls.  Prepare to get your hands in on the action, too.  See you in class. 

(Dinner)

(Limited Hands On)

Fri. 7/29/16   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

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
3875

Fri, Jul. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! BACKYARD BAJA GRILLED TACO PARTY!
 

SPECIAL LAST-MINUTE DEAL!
Was $75.  NOW $63.75

Join us for this special fun and interactive class for grilling "twosomes" featuring a new twist on grilling. Seasoned grilling pro, Chef Richard McPeake, will focus on how to prepare some awesome recipes on your grill at home!

You’ll learn indirect and direct grilling using both gas and live fire grills as you create a variety of unusual Baja seafood tacos will take you straight to the Pacific coastline. Chef will share his secrets for high temperature grilling, handling and using hot peppers, how to make a quick and easy cream sauce, secrets to grilling using an indoor grill pan, outdoor grilling basics, “plancha” grilling tips, and lots more.

We’ll concentrate on authentic Baja flavors as you learn to make Mango BBQ Mahi Tacos, A “New” twist on California Tacos!), Halibut Fish Tacos with a homemadeGuacamole sauce using an “avocado cutter”, Blue Corn Salmon Tacos with Orange Habernero Sauce (whoa!), and Baha-Style Grilled Tilapia and Corn Salsa and Lime Crema.

(Tasting)

(Limited Hands On)

 

Fri. 7/29/16   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

$63.75

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3876

Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
COOKWELL: A CHEF'S CHOICE FOR SUMMER SALADS
 

SPECIAL LAST-MINUTE DEAL!
Was $55.  NOW $46.75

Admit it…you have a salad for lunch, or dinner, at least a couple of times each week – especially in the summer months. Wouldn’t it be great if you had an arsenal of recipes and salad-making techniques that would keep your menus from getting boring?  

Master Chef Richard McFarlane will teach us all about beautiful fresh summer salads. From simple composed salads, to heartier full dinner salads made with grains, proteins, vegetables, and fruits.  We’ll learn a flavorful Grilled Mango Salad that includes an inspired salad dressing, Zucchini, Cucumber & Grilled Salmon salad with a dressing that’s flavored with Chinese 5 Spice, an interesting Grilled Peach & Avocado Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette and manchego cheese, a classic Salad Nicoise, and, finally, a heart-healthy Couscous,Tomato & Mint salad that’s rich in fiber, and oh, so good for you. You’ll don an apron and help prepare some of these dishes, too! 

Delicious, and fresh…this class is sure to get you to a healthier way of living. 

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On) 

Sat. 7/30/16   10:00-12:30

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

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

$46.75

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3879

Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! BAR-B-Q'N WITH BOOZE-A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN!
 

 We were sitting around several years ago designing classes for our Midwest BBQ Institute when I threw out a title that I thought was a joke… “Beer Drinking and the Art of Barbecue.”  Funny, huh?  Then the more we thought about it the more we thought this class “had legs.”  Yes, we realized there really IS a lot to learn about barbecue and its relationship with beer, liquor and wine. And several years later, here we are with one of the most popular classes in our Midwest Barbecue Institute Program!

Tonight, Bruce Campbell, the "Food and Beverage Guy" with 25+ years in the restaurant business, will teach us some barbecue recipes utilizing beer, liquor and wine. We’ll learn how to pair beer (and wine!) with barbecue as we learn to prepare: Honey Bourbon Pork Loin, Beer Butt Chicken, Drunken Beans, Smoked Sausage Sliders, Beef Burnt Ends, and Grilled “Drunken” Pineapple with Dark Rum. While we’re at it, we’ll learn some cocktail mixing skills and some great beverages like the “BBQ Bloody Mary”.  We’ll also play ‘Guess that Beer and try 3 different wines with BBQ ”! What a fun and informative way to spend a Friday evening! 

 

(Dinner)  

(Limited Hands On)

Sat. 7/30/16   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!

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!

0 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3880

Sun, Jul. 31, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: THE "ART OF SMOKOLOGY"-SMOKING 101
 

SPECIAL LAST-MINUTE DEAL!
Was $80.  NOW $68.00

A staple in our Midwest BBQ Institute™ line-up, this class is the best there is! Let the “Smoke Fest” begin as you join competition champion and accomplished chef, Richard McPeake (a/k/a Educator of “Que”), as he shares his extensive experience in this very special power-packed 4-hour class – a staple in our Midwest Barbecue Institute™ program. Whether you think you’re pretty good, or you don’t know a thing, this class is GUARANTEED to take you to a new level.

Covers all the basics of backyard smoking so you’ll learn the secrets to perfect BBQ: use of a smoker and how they work; various fuels; types of wood; matching wood with foods; product identification; meat selection; trimming ribs, pork and briskets; time and temperature; proper techniques of smoking; developing “smoke ring” and “bark,” how and when to apply a rub; when, why and how to use a mop; making a dry rub; the four “flavor” stages; sauce testing; proper pork shredding techniques; what to look for in BBQ from start to finish; and discussions of BBQ regions.

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

Folks, this is the quintessential class on smoking! This is a demonstration class, so prepare to take notes! 

(Tastings) 

(Demonstration Class)

Sun. 7/31/16   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!

0 openings available

$68.00

Richard McPeake & Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3881

Sun, Jul. 31, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
HOMEMADE RAVIOLI - AND FAST, FLAVORFUL SAUCES
 

SPECIAL LAST-MINUTE DEAL!
Was $65.  NOW $55.25

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 the know-how to make more at home!

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

 

Sun. 7/31/16   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

$55.25

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3882

Mon, Aug. 1, 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. Instructor and 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 hand-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. 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) 

Mon. 8/1/16   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!

0 openings available

$50.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4124

Mon, Aug. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD (DAY 1-ITALY)
 

Once August hits, the summer activities are well under way.  And, when you register, you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the world this week! 

We have designed a NEW Summer Cooking Camp where your junior chefs (9-14 years) can travel to  a different country each day (figuratively speaking, of course) as they learn to cook international recipes from 4 different countries, including the good ‘ol USA.  

They’ll also learn basic cooking techniques and fundamentals like knife skills (no TSA checks here!), measuring, mixing, and more. And here’s the bonus … they will have the recipes and the know how to DO THIS AGAIN at home!  Whoa…you say?  Well, relax because it’s true. 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole “tour”, and if I were you I would do it soon because this one will fill quicker than it takes for your kids to go through your “summer snack box” at home!

Here are the tasty global menus:

Day 1:  Italian – Our global journey begins in Italy – because what kid doesn’t love Italian food?!  We’ll learn how to make some Roman classics like savory Lasagna, and Chocolate Tiramisu (a fancy Italian classic).   Mangia!

Day 2:  Asian – Hop on the Orient Express cause we’ll be traveling through the spicy world of Asian cuisine.  Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Fruit Egg Rolls and more. Yep, you heard me – egg rolls with fruit!

Day 3: Mexican -On our third leg of this trip through the kitchens of the world, we’ll enjoy a stop in Mexico as Susy teaches you how to make authentic Green Enchiladas, moist and oh-so-delicious Tres Leches Cupcakes and more! Ole!

Day 4:  Good Ole’ USA - Our final day will bring us back to the heartland with classic American picnic fare - Grilled Hamburgers made the right way, Garlic Potato Wedges, a juicy, bubbly Peach Cobbler dessert and more.

 (Lunch)

(Hands On)  

Mon. 8/1, Tues. 8/2, Wed. 8/3, Thurs. 8/4 

10:00-1:00 - SERIES FEE: $200 for all 4 days!

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! 

0 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3883

Mon, Aug. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: "OODLES OF ZOODLES"
 

Jump on board the zoodle train and learn all about the latest healthy “zoodle noodles” craze! A zoodle is a vegetable spiral that you can use to make awesome veggie friendly dishes.  One of the best things about veggie spiraling is being able to turn high carb pasta dishes into low-carb healthy zoodle dishes that won’t leave you wanting a nap after eating them.  What used to be considered a garnish is now being featured in fancy-schmancy entrees at 5-star restaurants - but they’re really not fancy at all!  They’re super simple to make – and loads of fun too!

Healthy cooking instructor, Katie Newell, will show you how easy it is to turn fresh veggies into zoodle magic as you learn to use a spiralizer tool and other basic cooking techniques.  Then she’ll teach you how to create inspiring dishes like Zucchini “Pasta” Primavera with fresh mozzarella and Zucchini Noodle Lasagna - even a spicy Zoodle Pad Thai dish…..because we can! Not to worry, you’ll get to practice your “zoodling” skills during the class, too. So, c’mon, let’s get our zoodle on!

(NOTE: We will have plenty of high quality Microplane branded spiral cutting tools for you to practice on in the class.  If you would like to purchase one to take home for home use, we are happy to reserve one for you at a 15% discount for students taking this class (your price $13.56 plus tax).  Just make a note in the “notes” section when registering and we’ll have them there with your name on it/them.  You can pay for your spiral cutter when you get to class.  You are of course welcome to bring your own spiral cutter to class if you like.)

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Mon. 8/1/16   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

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

$50.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4124

Tue, Aug. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD(DAY 2-ASIAN)
 

Once August hits, the summer activities are well under way.  And, when you register, you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the world this week! 

We have designed a NEW Summer Cooking Camp where your junior chefs (9-14 years) can travel to  a different country each day (figuratively speaking, of course) as they learn to cook international recipes from 4 different countries, including the good ‘ol USA.  

They’ll also learn basic cooking techniques and fundamentals like knife skills (no TSA checks here!), measuring, mixing, and more. And here’s the bonus … they will have the recipes and the know how to DO THIS AGAIN at home!  Whoa…you say?  Well, relax because it’s true. 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole “tour”, and if I were you I would do it soon because this one will fill quicker than it takes for your kids to go through your “summer snack box” at home!

Here are the tasty global menus:

Day 1:  Italian – Our global journey begins in Italy – because what kid doesn’t love Italian food?!  We’ll learn how to make some Roman classics like savory Lasagna, and Chocolate Tiramisu (a fancy Italian classic).   Mangia!

Day 2:  Asian – Hop on the Orient Express cause we’ll be traveling through the spicy world of Asian cuisine.  Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Fruit Egg Rolls and more. Yep, you heard me – egg rolls with fruit!

Day 3: Mexican -On our third leg of this trip through the kitchens of the world, we’ll enjoy a stop in Mexico as Susy teaches you how to make authentic Green Enchiladas, moist and oh-so-delicious Tres Leches Cupcakes and more! Ole!

Day 4:  Good Ole’ USA - Our final day will bring us back to the heartland with classic American picnic fare - Grilled Hamburgers made the right way, Garlic Potato Wedges, a juicy, bubbly Peach Cobbler dessert and more.

 (Lunch)

(Hands On)  

Mon. 8/1, Tues. 8/2, Wed. 8/3, Thurs. 8/4 

10:00-1:00 - SERIES FEE: $200 for all 4 days!

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! 

0 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3884

Tue, Aug. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
WOK COOKING WITH CHEF HIRANG
 

Stir fry is one of the most versatile cooking styles!  Let’s learn how to do it from a pro! Chef Yvette Hirang will teach you techniques on how to create a quick delicious Asian dish with just 3 basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry!  Let’s talk basic equipment requirements for perfect wok cooking including how to choose a wok or pan that works best for your heat source.

Chef Hirang will “wok” you through an awesome three-course menu that includes Cashew Chicken, Garlic Beef, and Veggie-Fried Rice. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!

(Tasting)

(Limited Hands On)

Tues. 8/2/16   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!

13 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4124

Wed, Aug. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY:COOKING AROUND THE WORLD(DAY 3-MEXICAN)
 

Once August hits, the summer activities are well under way.  And, when you register, you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the world this week! 

We have designed a NEW Summer Cooking Camp where your junior chefs (9-14 years) can travel to  a different country each day (figuratively speaking, of course) as they learn to cook international recipes from 4 different countries, including the good ‘ol USA.  

They’ll also learn basic cooking techniques and fundamentals like knife skills (no TSA checks here!), measuring, mixing, and more. And here’s the bonus … they will have the recipes and the know how to DO THIS AGAIN at home!  Whoa…you say?  Well, relax because it’s true. 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole “tour”, and if I were you I would do it soon because this one will fill quicker than it takes for your kids to go through your “summer snack box” at home!

Here are the tasty global menus:

Day 1:  Italian – Our global journey begins in Italy – because what kid doesn’t love Italian food?!  We’ll learn how to make some Roman classics like savory Lasagna, and Chocolate Tiramisu (a fancy Italian classic).   Mangia!

Day 2:  Asian – Hop on the Orient Express cause we’ll be traveling through the spicy world of Asian cuisine.  Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Fruit Egg Rolls and more. Yep, you heard me – egg rolls with fruit!

Day 3: Mexican -On our third leg of this trip through the kitchens of the world, we’ll enjoy a stop in Mexico as Susy teaches you how to make authentic Green Enchiladas, moist and oh-so-delicious Tres Leches Cupcakes and more! Ole!

Day 4:  Good Ole’ USA - Our final day will bring us back to the heartland with classic American picnic fare - Grilled Hamburgers made the right way, Garlic Potato Wedges, a juicy, bubbly Peach Cobbler dessert and more.

 (Lunch)

(Hands On)  

Mon. 8/1, Tues. 8/2, Wed. 8/3, Thurs. 8/4 

10:00-1:00 - SERIES FEE: $200 for all 4 days!

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! 

0 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3885

Wed, Aug. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: LIGHT & TASTY SUMMER MEALS
 

Wouldn’t it be great if you had an arsenal of salad and soup-making techniques that use only the freshest of ingredients at their peak of the summer season? No more boring salads and soups after this class! What’s not to love about that? 

Lauren Abel has a passion for healthy cooking and will show you how easy and simple fresh summer meals can be. You’ll learn to prepare simple and satisfying warm-weather dishes such as Kale Salad with an exotic Lemon Tahini Dressing, a super creamy chilled Avocado Soup to die for, and a hearty, yet light, Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro-Lime Avocado dressing that’s sure to be a hit with both family and guests. You didn’t think we’d leave out dessert, now did you? How about an All Fruit Triple Berry Sorbet? Well, ok….you’ll learn to make that too! Of course, we’ll cover the art of whipping up beautiful salad dressings and personalizing some of these basic recipes to suit your desires. 

Cool, refreshing and delicious....that’s what this class is all about!

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Wed. 8/3/16   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

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!

14 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3886

Wed, Aug. 3, 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. And then there are quick sauces you can make from that pan as well that will make you wanna slap your granny!  You heard me.  Let’s learn how to do it from a consummate professional, Chef Richard McPeake. 

(Tastings)

(Hands On)

Wed., 8/3/16   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!

6 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4124

Thu, Aug. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD(DAY 4-USA)
 

Once August hits, the summer activities are well under way.  And, when you register, you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the world this week! 

We have designed a NEW Summer Cooking Camp where your junior chefs (9-14 years) can travel to  a different country each day (figuratively speaking, of course) as they learn to cook international recipes from 4 different countries, including the good ‘ol USA.  

They’ll also learn basic cooking techniques and fundamentals like knife skills (no TSA checks here!), measuring, mixing, and more. And here’s the bonus … they will have the recipes and the know how to DO THIS AGAIN at home!  Whoa…you say?  Well, relax because it’s true. 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole “tour”, and if I were you I would do it soon because this one will fill quicker than it takes for your kids to go through your “summer snack box” at home!

Here are the tasty global menus:

Day 1:  Italian – Our global journey begins in Italy – because what kid doesn’t love Italian food?!  We’ll learn how to make some Roman classics like savory Lasagna, and Chocolate Tiramisu (a fancy Italian classic).   Mangia!

Day 2:  Asian – Hop on the Orient Express cause we’ll be traveling through the spicy world of Asian cuisine.  Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Fruit Egg Rolls and more. Yep, you heard me – egg rolls with fruit!

Day 3: Mexican -On our third leg of this trip through the kitchens of the world, we’ll enjoy a stop in Mexico as Susy teaches you how to make authentic Green Enchiladas, moist and oh-so-delicious Tres Leches Cupcakes and more! Ole!

Day 4:  Good Ole’ USA - Our final day will bring us back to the heartland with classic American picnic fare - Grilled Hamburgers made the right way, Garlic Potato Wedges, a juicy, bubbly Peach Cobbler dessert and more.

 (Lunch)

(Hands On)  

Mon. 8/1, Tues. 8/2, Wed. 8/3, Thurs. 8/4 

10:00-1:00 - SERIES FEE: $200 for all 4 days!

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! 

0 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3888

Sat, Aug. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
COOKWELL! LET'S GET FRESH! COOKING FROM THE FARMERS MARKET
 

Let your next dinner party become a full “feast of the senses” process as we learn to celebrate the bounty of our local farmers markets. Healthy cooking expert and experience instructor, Katie Newell, will show you exactly how it’s done, plus you'll pick up some great cooking methods and techniques along the way. 

She’ll chat about the “best of the best” local farmers markets, learn how to recognize produce by smell and texture. Then, you’ll get some hands-on practice in transforming these local gems into some delicious healthy dishes.  Recipes that you’ll love and that you can carry straight to the farmers market to choose your fresh ingredients and take ‘em home to re-create in your own kitchen. You’ll garner essential knife skills and learn to prep ahead to maximize your time hanging with friends and family, too.

We’ll learn appetizer, salad, soup, a light entrée dish, and a beautiful dessert using recipes based on the amazingly fresh and local finds that flip Katie's trigger that week at the market.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!  Doesn’t get much more fun (or fresh) than that! (You’d be a fool not to stop by the Downtown Overland Park Farmers Market first before class.  It’s right across the street for heaven’s sake.) 

(Tasting)  

(Limited Hands On) 

Sat. 8/6/16   10:00-12:30 

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

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

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3889

Sat, Aug. 6, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Pâte à Choux & You
 

Today, you'll be introduced to pâte à choux (also known as “choux pastry”), a classic French dough that’s made on the stove top. Pâte à choux is a special pastry made by combining flour and boiling water and butter, then beating eggs into the mixture, which is an entirely different method from other pastries. The result is gorgeous sweet, or savory cream puffs ready for filling with custard, or other fillings. Sounds hard, but you’ll be surprised and delighted at how easy it really is!

Two seasoned instructors (and chefs), Richard McFarlane-Clark and Laura Thomsen, will work together to teach you how to create several versions of this interesting pastry like cream puffs, éclairs with cream fillings and glazes. We’ll begin with a savory appetizer, then move on to an entrée of pastry stuffed with chicken salad. 

Finally, we’ll finish our lesson with the pièce de résistance, a classic St. Honoré Cake, named for the French patron saint of bakers and pastry chefs. This show-stopping dessert is a circle of puff pastry at its base with a ring of pâte à choux piped on the outer edge. Won’t you be fancy!

(Tasting & Take-Home Pastry)

(Limited Hands On)  

Sat. 8/6/16  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!

13 openings available

$60.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark and Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3890

Sat, Aug. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! EXPERIENCE LOVE IN THE ITALIAN KITCHEN
 

No, not that kind of love, silly! Rather, the cooking kind of love that one can only get through directly encountering the sights, sounds and smells of Italian cooking at its finest. 

Tonight is a very different approach to a cooking class and one that will be full of extraordinary experiences!  Couples will be blindfolded and exposed to ingredients that Italians hold dear:  cheese, olive oil, salt, and pasta.  They will compare, contrast and take notes on various styles of Italian cheeses, olive oils, salts and pastas then we will hold an open forum on their final assessments.  We will learn what it means when the garlic or onions are “fragrant,” how does it sound when something is being “sautéed” and what does it really mean to “salt to taste.”  What a great way to learn!

Then two pasta dishes will be demonstrated using those ingredients experiences and, of course, the students will taste them! This is a great class for curious couples who cook, or for beginning duos who read recipes and wonder “why.”  Register early.  This class is destined to be one of our most popular! 

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Sat. 8/6/16   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!

18 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3891

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS LOVE CUPCAKE & 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 kid-friendly cookie and cupcake recipes like Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut Butter Cookies, and Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes. YUM! YUM! And then all the little bakers will decorate their awesome sweet treats at our fabulous Sprinkles Station! You’ll have tons of baking fun and probably be covered in icing at the same time! 

(Tasting) 

(Hands On) 

Sun. 8/7/16   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!

3 openings available

$85.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3892

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: THE THRILL OF THE GRILL-GRILLING 101
 

A staple in our Midwest Barbecue 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.

BBQ pro and accomplished Chef Richard McPeake will share some of his favorite recipes so we can show off our new skills in our own backyards. We’ll learn as we prepare: Tuscan Porterhouse Roast (now famous!), Planked BBQ Spiced Salmon, Lemon & Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Italian Sausage, Sautéed Portabellas with Fresh Rosemary, and Grilled Bruschetta with Balsamic Tomatoes.  Ladies and gentlemen … let the grilling begin!

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

Sun. 8/7/16  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!

21 openings available

$80.00

Richard McPeake & Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3893

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL! COOKING FOR LIFE! THE VEGAN KITCHEN
 

Vegans choose this lifestyle for a variety of reasons ranging from health reasons (one health consideration being that vegan diets are free of cholesterol and are generally low in fat) and environmental and ethical concerns. Generally a vegan is a vegetarian (no meat, fish, or poultry) who also does not use other animal products or by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, etc.

Those who are vegan know that the key to a nutritionally sound vegan diet is variety and plenty of protein sources, including plenty of fruits, vegetables, leafy greens, whole grain products, nuts, seeds and legumes. You’ll learn sure-fire ways to incorporate the right foods to easily keep yourself on track in your quest for a long-lasting vegan diet.

Eating in restaurants will be discussed, recipes, cooking methods, storage solutions, make-ahead meals, and more. You’ll also learn to make a Beet, Avocado and Pink Grapefruit Salad with Sherry Dressing, Roasted Barley Salad, a nutritious Roasted Vegetable Stock that is used as the base for many recipes in the vegan diet, and a delicious vegan-style Cream of Broccoli Soup.  If you’re serious about (or just exploring) a vegan diet, this is definitely the right class for you.

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

 

Sun. 8/7/16   4:30-7:00 

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

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3951

Sun, Aug. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FONDANT & CAKE DECORATING WORKSHOP
 

This class is for all you “cake-decorating fools” out there … you know who you are! Learning the versatile art of fondant is an important step for anyone who is serious about cake decorating. After this class, you’ll be well on your way to being an expert, yourself.

We'll walk you through all the basics of working with fondant starting, and the correct way to roll out fondant, and cover a cake with it. You’ll also learn some of the many other techniques, like fondant dyeing, how to marble fondant, and how to apply it to a cake. We learn best by doing, so you'll roll up your sleeves and get some actual experience. We'll also cover basic cake construction and decorating “finishing” techniques, as well as marzipan, how to make royal icing, and stenciling.

Take your cake decorating skills to a new level, and learn finishing touches that will turn a ho-hum cake into a work of art.

(Snacks) 

(Hands On) 

Sun. 8/7/16   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

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

CCKC Instructor TBD

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3894

Mon, Aug. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
DIM SUM & THEN SOME
 

Dim Sum has been a favorite Sunday meal of Asian families for centuries. Dim Sum (or Yum Cha, meaning “taking tea”) is basically the Asian version of “tapas” or “small dishes.” The diner chooses from a variety of offerings brought to the table, and sometimes even prepared tableside. These little dishes make great appetizers, too.

In this beginner’s class, instructor Yvette Hirang will teach you the basics of how to prepare authentic Asian appetizers and the techniques of folding wonton wrappers:  Shu Mai, Egg Rolls, Steamed and Fried Wontons, and Dumplings. You’ll have your family clamoring. Now gimme sum Dim Sum! 

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On)

Mon. 8/8/16   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

 

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

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3895

Tue, Aug. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
END-OF-SUMMER SOUP BOUNTY
 

Here’s the answer to what to do with all your luscious end of summer farmers market and garden bounty!  Let’s let one of our entertaining and experienced culinary instructors, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, share her favorite freezable soup recipes with you. 

Who would have thought that you could keep enjoying summer’s harvest all the way into the fall months?  These are hearty, comforting soups that allow you to change them up at your heart’s desire.  Hey, let’s use our crock pot while we are at it.  It’ll be a soup-a-palooza!  

Learn about stocks, freezing techniques, flavor profiles, layering of flavors, etc. with Al’s Famous Texas Chili, Pasta Fagoli, Skaf Syrian Lentil Soup, Creamy Black Bean Soup, Refrigerator Soup (delicious – you’ll see!, and White Bean Chicken Chili. Holy cow….that’s a load of soups. You’ll make and take home some soup, too. 

(Tasting & Take Home Soup)

(Limited Hands On)

 

Tues. 8/9/16   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

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3896

Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CLASSIC CAJUN-CREOLE COOKING FOR THE HOME COOK
 

No need to pack your bags or fight the crowds on Bourbon Street. Tonight, we celebrate the marvelous Creole and Cajun cuisine of New Orleans and the surrounding “Cajun Country”, right here at the CCKC.

Seasoned culinary instructor, Katie Newell, lived in New Orleans for over a year and soaked up the flavors and cultures of the city while there. Tonight, she’ll share her secrets to making homestyle authentic Cajun and French-Creole dishes.   You’ll learn basic cooking skills like making a roux when you create Rajun-Cajun Louisiana Gumbo – a weekend tradition in N’Awlin’s, traditional Red Beans & Rice (a dish that’s typically served on Monday evenings in New Orleans - Katie will tell you why!), and a “Big Easy” favorite, Pralines, for a dessert that’s perfect for any weeknight meal. Yeah, you right!  No one goes home hungry tonight!

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On) 

Wed. 8/10/16   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!

15 openings available

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3897

Wed, Aug. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
A GIRLY-GIRL EVENT! INDULGE YOUR SENSES TO FEED YOUR BODY & SOUL!
 

The "Guru of our Girls’ Night Out" events, Larry Wheeler,the “Director of Ambiance” at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Plaza, will be at it again tonight as he changes his focus from table design to those sweet and sometimes naughty indulgences that we girls love so!


We’ll first pamper you with a lovely dinner with a healthy Mediterranean theme while Larry covers the bases of spa treatment products such as masks, hydrating lotions, sugar scrubs, bath salts - even those naughty cocktails that relax us. He’ll teach us how to use natural ingredients such as honey, cucumber and yogurt to create these indulgences. These would make great personalized gifts, also. Since Larry is the “King of Presentation”, he’ll also show us some easy and unique packaging ideas as well.


After the class, dessert will be served (duh!) and chocolate will rule the day while Larry visits the tables of guests to answer questions! Everyone takes home a hand-made spa gift! Grab your girlfriends and get ready to indulge in this wonderful evening of pampering!
 

(Dinner & Gift)  

(Limited Hands On)

Wed. 8/10/16   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!

16 openings available

$55.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3898

Thu, Aug. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
WINE PAIRING MADE EASY
 

Have you ever found yourself standing in front of a wall of wine, in a daze by the many options, and not knowing which one to buy for your meal?  Here is your opportunity to learn to pair wine like a pro!  Certified sommelier, Brent Grider (also Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts), simplifies the task of pairing food and wine into five easy steps that sommelier & chefs use to create perfect food & wine pairings. 

Brent will help you gain the confidence you need in finding the right compliment to any meal.  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 to finding the perfect food & wine pairings.  Don’t despair there will be plenty of wine & food to pair!

(Heavy Appetizers) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Thurs. 8/11/16   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!

17 openings available

$65.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3899

Fri, Aug. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! A TASTE OF BOLLYWOOD-INDIAN FAVORITES WITH CHEF SANDY DIGIOVANNI
 

The curry will be flyin’ in our kitchen this evening (along with all kinds of other tantalizing Indian spices!). Chef Sandy DiGiovanni loves Indian cuisine and can hardly wait to show us how to make these favorite Indian classics, brimming with tantalizing tastes and fragrant aromas. It may sound dauntingly impossible but it’s not! Sandy will break it all down into “bite-size” morsels of culinary education so that you can learn, step-by-step, how to prepare these treasures. You’ll practice knife skills, learn essential techniques and explore a variety of cooking methods … all excellent building blocks to help you take home that “I can do it attitude!” Don’t be intimidated … it’s easier than you think!

We’ll start with Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken), a rich and creamy dish that’s a regular offering at most Indian restaurants and soon to be a heartwarming favorite in your home! Next, we’ll explore one of the most popular of all Indian dishes … Chole, a cauliflower and chickpea curry that's easy to make as an entrée or side dish and so versatile that the recipe can be varied to please vegetarians and carnivores alike! For a real treat, we’ll learn to make Maa Ki Daal, an all-time classic party dish known by so many names that we’ll just call it “Mom’s Lentils” and leave it at that! No Indian meal (or class!) is complete without bread and no bread complements Indian cuisine better than Naan, a traditional flatbread that is utterly delicious!

(Dinner)  

(Limited Hands On) 

Fri. 8/12/16   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!

13 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3900

Fri, Aug. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! A ROMANTIC COASTAL DINNER FOR TWO
 

Looking for something different to do for date night? Interested in learning to cook as a couple? Well, tonight is the night to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious recipes perfectly suited for twosomes. It’s 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 the consummate professional, passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes: Baby Field Greens with Grilled Fresh Fennel & Leeks, Roasted Garlic Orange-Infused White Balsamic Vinaigrette, Pan-Seared Fresh Bass with Braised Red Onions and Buerre Rouge Sauce (Red Wine Butter Sauce), Asparagus Gruyere & Sun-Dried Tomato Tart. And, for dessert, Chef will show us how to make his Famous Sabayon with Fresh Raspberries. What a menu! While you’re cooking, we’ll set the mood with candlelight ambiance, clinking wine glasses – all that romantic stuff. We’ll raise a glass of wine and toast to our success in the kitchen as we enjoy the fruits of our labor!

(Dinner) 

(Hands On)

 

Fri. 8/12/16   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
3901

Sat, Aug. 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
BREADMAKING FUNDAMENTALS: PERFECT SCONES AND SUCH
 

We’re baking up a storm in The Culinary Center kitchens this morning as breadmaker extraordinaire, Paul McCool shows us how to make the ever-popular scones, in addition to traditional Scottish Oatcakes. You won’t believe how versatile a scone can be!

Paul is our resident “Alton Brown” – eager to share the “hows” and “whys” as he takes you through the science of 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 Traditional Scottish Oatcakes or Bannocks, a mainstay of Scottish cooking for centuries and still much-loved today. Originally just oatmeal and water, cooked on a baking stone or "girdle" over an open fire, our version today uses baking soda for additional lightness and butter for a richer taste. Even with the upgrades, it’s still hearty fare with a toasty, tasty goodness. It makes a terrific base for savory accompaniments like cheese, or for sweeter toppings like preserves. Paul will take us step by step through mixing the dough, rolling it out and cooking it on a griddle in class.

Then, we’ll explore the versatile Scone. The scone (the 'o' sounds more like "gone" than "cone") is what happens to the unpretentious oatcake when it moves into a “higher income bracket!” Bigger, fluffier, softer, richer, sometimes sweeter … the scone is usually baked in an oven these days instead of on a griddle.

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

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

 

Sat. 8/13/16   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!

18 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3902

Sat, Aug. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! DATE NIGHT AT AN EXECUTIVE CHEF'S TABLE
 

Enjoy a romantic evening with Chef Jim Tinkham as he welcomes you to the "Chef's Table" with a gourmet evening you will want to recreate over and over again in your own kitchen. A menu perfect for two "luvvas" cooking together.


Your date night begins with a Creamy Three Mushroom Soup with Porcini, Shitake, Crimini mushrooms and a garnish of Swiss Emmental Cheese, Waldorf Salad, with Granny Smith and Honey Crips Apples along with Golden Raisins simmered in A wonderful sherry wine. For the entree, you will learn to prepare Sea Scallops served with; Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Puree, Haricot Verts with Walnuts and a delicious Lemon Butter Sauce.  Ooh, can it get any better?  Why yes, with a decadent dessert featuring chocolate! 


(Dinner) 

(Hands On)

 

Sat. 8/13/16     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
3903

Sat, Aug. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS: AN ELEGANT SPANISH BASQUE DINNER PARTY
 

The Basque Country spans both the hot, southern plains of Spain and gentle and pristine area of France and is where mountain peaks reach for the sky and sublime rocky coves are battered by mighty Atlantic swells. It’s a place that demands exploration beyond the delightful and cosmopolitan main cities of Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastián. You travel through the Basque Country always curious, and frequently rewarded.

Tonight, we will feast on a heavenly combination of Spanish and French cuisine. Our elegant menu: Roasted Fingerlings with Red & Yellow Pipérade, a combination of sweet and early flavors that’s simply divine, Salt Cod-Stuffed Piquillo Peppers with Bayonne Ham and Chile Sauce – a dish that consists of every major ingredient of Basque country cooking in one fell swoop! And if that’s not enough, Chef will prepare Basque-Spiced Leg of Lamp – a new way to prepare lamb. We’ll end our magnificent meal with Gateau Basque – buttery tarts filled with black cherry preserves.  I think this has the makings for a fantastic dinner party, don’t you?

(Dinner) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Sat. 8/13/16   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

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
3905

Sun, Aug. 14, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
"COOKING FOR ROOKIES":A TWO-DAY COURSE FOR BEGINNERS (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 we 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, saute 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!)  

Register early as this class will fill quickly. (Class size limited) 

(Lunch) 

(Hands On)

Sun. 8/14/16 9:00-3:00 Day 1

Sun. 8/28/16 9:00-3:00 Day 2

 

Series Fee- $275

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

$275.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3904

Sun, Aug. 14, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS DECORATE A CAKE!
 

Cake decorating isn’t just for adults! Your li’l chefs (ages 5-8) will learn important cake decorating fundamentals such as smoothing, leveling and finishing as well as decorating techniques just right for their age. They’ll be up to their li’l elbows in sprinkles and icing in the sweet and colorful world of cake decorating.

(Snacks) 

(Hands On) 

Sun. 8/14/16   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!

3 openings available

$85.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3906

Sun, Aug. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS 101
 

Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for proper knife skills as the foundation for all other cooking skills.  We’ve been offering this powerhouse class since we opened in 1998 and interest hasn’t waned one iota!  In this class, you’ll learn all about knives that are right for you. In addition, you’ll explore sharpening, storage and other important information.  You’ll receive some important hands-on experience under the supervision and tutelage of Chef Richard McPeake. This is a must for all of those serious about cooking.

(Feel free to bring your own knives to class, or you may use our knives for the class.)  

(Snacks)  

(Hands On) 

Sun. 8/14/16   6:30-9:00 

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

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

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3907

Mon, Aug. 15, 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.  She will introduce you to the basics of Middle Eastern cooking and cuisine and will discuss tips on how to select grape leaves and how to time the preparation of these delectable dishes. 

She’ll share her tips as she teaches us 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 creamy Rice Pudding.

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Mon. 8/15/16    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

$55.00

Christine Rossi

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3908

Mon, Aug. 15, 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 Chao Mein, Pad Thai, and Vietnamese Pho. 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)

Mon. 8/15/16    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

$60.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3909

Tue, Aug. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
AUTHENTIC HOMEMADE ITALIAN LASAGNA (INCLUDING THE NOODLES!)
 

There’s more to lasagna noodles than you think. Think handmade and layered “old school style” with a hearty meat sauce and lots of cheese! We’ll explore authentic Italian cooking in this evening’s high hands-on cooking intensive 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 noodles 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 to enjoy at the end of class! Of course, we’ll need a delicious sauce or two to dress up our lasagna so she will show us how to make two of her own family’s recipes – a classic Bolognese (red) sauce and a hearty Marinara sauce with fresh vegetables.

While our lasagna's are baking, we’ll learn how to make a Daniela’s Famous Salad with homemade Italian Dressing – the perfect accompaniment to our dinner this evening!

(Dinner) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Tues. 8/16/16   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!


15 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3910

Wed, Aug. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
Sautéing, Searing, Braising & Simmering
 

This class is designed to teach you the basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as we cover sautéing, searing, braising, and simmering. Executive Chef Jim Tinkham will teach this serious class for serious cooks and we’ll be learning as we prepare Vegetable Stock, Broccoli Cheese Soup, Pan-Seared Chicken Breast with Mushrooms and Shallots, and Braised Chicken in Chickpea and Tomato Broth.


(Tasting) 


(Hands On) 

 

Wed. 8/17/16   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

$60.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3911

Wed, Aug. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! GOOD-FOR-YOU PARTY BITES!
 

Let’s focus on appetizer recipes that are good for you as well as high in flavor, shall we? The kind that you can serve to your family and friends guilt-free.

In this “cooking light” class, healthy cooking culinary instructor, Lauren Abel, will show you how to make this happen as she shares her secrets to entertaining “light.” You’ll learn how to create figure-friendly appetizers and salads that don’t have to be served just when you want to splurge….these babies can be enjoyed any time of the year! Lauren will also teach us how to modify existing recipes and continue on your road to excellent health and a higher quality of living.

We’ll learn as we prepare excellent dishes such Rock Star Roasted Garlic Shrimp, Tabouli with a Twist, Zesty Deviled Eggs, and Super Food Milkshake Shooters that will blow their socks off!

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Wed. 8/17/16   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

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!

16 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4133

Fri, Aug. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
MVD to 8/20/16: COUPLES COOK! COUPLES GET HOT ON THE GRILL!
 

This class has been moved to Sat. Aug. 20th.  Visit that new class date on our calendar of classes and registser there.  Grab your "honey bunch" and spend a Saturday night at a summer BBQ Party with a purpose – to teach you some great information about grilling and smoking AND to show you how to pair wine with BBQ.  It won’t take much to convince your honey to come to a cooking class if it’s disguised as a party, right? 


Our own expert BBQ and mixologist dude, Bruce Campbell, will teach some killer grilled and smoked dishes, including a dish that is a two-time (!) “Top Ten” winner at The American Royal BBQ Competition. We’ll cover grills, smokers, heat zones, types of coal and wood, cooking times and temps as we learn and sample Smoked Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, Smoked Cheesy Potatoes, Grilled Garden Gazpacho & Shrimp Salad, Smoked Sausage Sliders with Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce, and dessert Bruschetta's such as Grilled Brioche with Mascarpone Cheese, Fruit and Pistachios.  And, for the liquid part of the evening, we’ll learn (and sample) Peachy Palmers, a Horny Toad Margarita and 2 paired wines.  Uh, huh!  Told ya so!


(Dinner) 


(Limited Hands On)

 

Fri. 8/19/16    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!

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!

0 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3913

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
CREAM PIE SCHOOL
 

Grab a fork, and head over to The Culinary Center as we combine elegance and taste to create some delicious fun!  In this creamy, dreamy class, we'll explore the fundamental skills needed to make three (yes, count ‘em!), THREE awesome cream pies: we’ll explore the basics of Chiffon Pies, then a silky, decadent Chocolate Cream Pie (the stuff that dreams are made of!), a comforting Pumpkin Pie that sits up and shouts “Thanksgiving!” (Oh yeah…you can bet you’ll be this year’s winner of your family’s Thanksgiving Pie contest!), Crème Pâtissere, and more. 

Today's Chef instructor  Richard McFarlane-Clark,  will teach you loads of helpful baking tips, plus creative suggestions on how to “change up” these classic cream pie recipes throughout the class. We’re also betting that there will be a few “aha!” moments as we learn to make the perfect, fool-proof crust.  Every. Single. Time. This is a good one, people….sign up right away!

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

(Limited Hands On) 

Sat. 8/20/16    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!

15 openings available

$60.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3914

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS
 

We’ll spend today making “warm” memories as you learn to create 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 Mari Ruck …or as we call her around here “The Cinnamon Roll Lady.”


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


(Hands On) 

Sat. 8/20/16   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

12 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3912

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
MVD from 8/19/16: COUPLES COOK! COUPLES GET HOT ON THE GRILL!
 

This class has been moved from Friday, August 19th.  Grab your "honey bunch" and spend a Saturday night at a summer BBQ Party with a purpose – to teach you some great information about grilling and smoking AND to show you how to pair wine with BBQ.  It won’t take much to convince your honey to come to a cooking class if it’s disguised as a party, right? 


Our own expert BBQ and mixologist dude, Bruce Campbell, will teach some killer grilled and smoked dishes, including a dish that is a two-time (!) “Top Ten” winner at The American Royal BBQ Competition. We’ll cover grills, smokers, heat zones, types of coal and wood, cooking times and temps as we learn and sample Smoked Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, Smoked Cheesy Potatoes, Grilled Garden Gazpacho & Shrimp Salad, Smoked Sausage Sliders with Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce, and dessert Bruschetta's such as Grilled Brioche with Mascarpone Cheese, Fruit and Pistachios.  And, for the liquid part of the evening, we’ll learn (and sample) Peachy Palmers, a Horny Toad Margarita and 2 paired wines.  Uh, huh!  Told ya so!


(Dinner) 


(Limited Hands On)

 

Sat. 8/20/16    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!

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!

22 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3960

Sat, Aug. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! DINNER PARTY IN RHONE (L'Approche Francaise classes)
 

L'Approche Francais

(The French Approach to Cooking & Celebrations!)
"Dinner Party in Rhone"

Sat. 8/20/16  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) (TONIGHT'S CLASS!), style dinner party your friends will never forget.  Delight in sumptuous romantic dinner for couples in Lyon (9/3) (TONIGHT'S CLASS!), 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).

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 Party in Rhone" 
Onion Soup, Sole Meunière, Chicken in Vinegar Sauce, Pears Poached in Red Wine, and Bleu de Bresse cheese course

(Includes dinner and coursed wine tastings selected by Chef)

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!


12 openings available

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3915

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: EAT YOUR VEGGIES
 

Have problems getting your kids (ages 9-14) to eat veggies? News flash – vegetables can taste AWFUL when not cooked correctly.   Let’s “jazz ‘em up” and cook them right! Onions, spices, pureed, – veggies are not something to be feared by kids, but loved!

Experienced culinary instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, will show your kids how to make frozen veggies appetizing, fresh vegetables crispy and delectable when they’re grilled and vegetables like tomatoes wonderful in sauces, soups, and stewed. They’ll learn to make wholesome dishes like Peas with Onions, Grilled Sweet Peppers with Pasta & Chicken, a-ma-zing Brussels Sprouts & Bacon (don’t knock ‘em, till you’ve tried them!), and Green Beans with Red Sauce.  Then, they’ll put on an apron and get some hands-on action and create a beautiful, creamy Tomato Soup from scratch using farm-fresh tomatoes. They’ll get to take some of this awesome soup home with them too! This class will turn any kid into a veggie lover!

(Tasting & Take-Home Soup) 

(Hands On) 

Sun. 8/21/16   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!

12 openings available

$50.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3957

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
THE ART OF THE MACARON
 

Sweet, cute and delicious!  Are you, like us, obsessed with these delicate, beautiful and classically French cookies?  Then, this class is for you!  We’re learning to make Macaron -- colorful, crispy cookie “sandwiches” filled with just about anything from jam to chocolate ganache.  We’ll discover lots of variations and learn how to create made-from-scratch fillings.  You’ll take home macarons to share (or not!) as well as the know-how to create more of these beauties!

(Tasting, Snacks & Take-Home Macarons) 

Limited Hands On

 

Sun. 8/21/16    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
3916

Sun, Aug. 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: CRAFT BEER & THE ART OF BBQ
 

 As part of our Midwest Barbecue Institute, tonight's class will explore craft beer and BBQ. Let's spend a fun evening celebrating mankind's most primal union - fire and meat - with mankind's second favorite obsession - beer - in a very special class on how to pair craft beer with BBQ. 

We knew exactly who we wanted to lead us in this exaltation of grills and hops.  None other than  American Royal Grand Champ ,Chef Richard McPeake, and Boulevard Brewing Company's in-house expert and professed “Foodie”, Kyle Hopkins. 

The art of BBQ is practiced by many an apron-clad cook who measures marinades, build fires and test temps with great precision but barely gives the beer selections for his or her dishes a second thought.  But beer is not just beer.  Each protein plopped on the grill has a singular flavor profile and deserves to be carefully paired with a really well thought-out beer.  And craft beers provide so much fodder for perfect pairing. 

Let’s listen to a beer expert show us how to match select beer styles with our grilled vegetables, steaks, chicken, and just about anything else you can cook on a grill.  And, let’s let a BBQ expert wax rhapsodic on the techniques of perfect grilling and share some unbelievably good dishes, some of them even including beer in the cooking process.  Not to worry…we’ll be practicing what we pair. 

Every great backyard barbecue deserves a perfectly paired beer.  Our menu will include such delicacies as Smoked Ale Candied Jalapeno Beans, Reversed Seared Beer Marinated Smoked Boneless Beef Ribs with Drunken Mushrooms, Skillet Grilled Baked Beer Bread finished with a Barrel Aged Beer Float!! We'll also cover how to flavor beans for smoking or baking, proper fires and temps for reverse searing on the grill, and how to simmer the smoked ale.  

(Dinner )

(Hands On) 

Sun. 8/21/16  6:30-9:00

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!

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!

18 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake & Kyle Hopkins

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3917

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SU-SU-SUSHI-O!!
 

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 how to make the basic types of rolls and get you “rollin’” yourself with some hands-on action.  We’ll also learn 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!) You’re crazy if you think you can’t do it yourself!  Now you can make it in YOUR kitchen!

(Tasting) 

(Hands On) 

Tues. 8/23/16   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 

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

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3954

Tue, Aug. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: FINGER LICKIN' BBQ RIBS - ADDED TO SCHEDULE!
 

Spare Ribs or Baby Backs? Sauced or Dry? These are the "religious" debates we have around the pit when it comes to ribs. Tonight, you’ll learn everything you need to know to prepare amazing spareribs in your own backyard.


Award-Winning BBQ Master, Chef Richard McPeake (“Educator of ‘Que" and former Grand Champ at The American Royal World Series of BBQ ….I’m just sayin’), will break it all down in this class devoted to ribs-or “Rib Smokeology”, as Chef Richard refers to it.


This is the only class you’ll ever need to take to produce the most succulent BBQ ribs you can imagine. Discover the best methods for smoking or grilling your ribs that will make you the undisputed BBQ master in your domain. It’s as easy as 1-2-3, or in the case of ribs, 3-2-1.  So, here you go!


You’ll learn all you need to know about ribs such as buying tips, the differences between types of ribs, proper trimming techniques, making and applying a rub, seasoning, different cooking methods on the smoker, ceramic cooker, or grill, and loads more. Chef McPeake will also demonstrate proper butchering techniques.  


You’ll learn recipes like Wisconsin Cheddar Potato Salad, Dr. Pepper Spareribs, and Hawg’s Breath Baby Back Ribs. This is one heck of a class, folks! The tips and techniques you’ll take home from this evening’s class will take your rib-cooking expertise to the next level….and we ain’t just “blowin’ smoke!”  (No pre-requisite classes necessary)


(Tasting) 

(Demonstration class)


Tues. 8/23/16    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

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!

 

30 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3918

Wed, Aug. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
A CHEF'S FAVORITE WEEKNIGHT MEALS
 

We all need those “go to” recipes and cooking techniques for the busy weeknights. You know, the ones that will feed us well AND allow us some relax and recharge time after dinner!  Tonight, Chef Jim Tinkham will teach some easy cooking techniques and dishes that will become your new best friends. 


You’ll don an apron and get your hands in the mix as you prepare classic and easy dishes like Caesar Salad, Steak Au Poivre with Jack Daniels Cream Sauce, Haricot Vert Sauté (that’s fancy talk for green beans) with Parmesan Cheese & Walnuts, a creamy Portabello and Red Pepper Soft Polenta. Finally, we’ll cap the evening off with a delicious Grilled Pound Cake with a Vanilla Bean Crème Anglaise Sauce. Yum! Be prepared for a (cooking) paradigm shift! 


(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

Wed. 8/24/16   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!

1 opening available

$65.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3840

Thu, Aug. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! GLUTEN-FREE SNACKS & TREATS-IN A SNAP!
 

It’s tough to be on a gluten-free diet and have to do without some a sweet temptation now and then, right?  We get it! And so does culinary instructor and Chef Laura Thomsen.  (Call her “LT”, we do!)

The need for a gluten-free diet became very real to LT so she began researching this way of eating and adopted a healthier lifestyle. She’s educating herself about Celiac Disease; experimenting with recipes, flavors, tastes, textures and ingredients and has discovered many tried-and-true recipes and a passion to share what she’s learned through her research.

Today, you’ll learn to make some delicious gluten free snacks and treats that you can feel good about packing in your kids lunchboxes (yours too!), on picnics, or grabbing “on the go” out the door this summer on the way to the pool. So, c’mon and indulge yourself!

First, we’ll learn to make a basic savory cheese spread and then learn how to apply variations like a Basil-Pesto Torte and other delicious spreads. Of course, we’ll need something to spread them on, so we’ll learn to make a savory Focaccia Bread too. Oh yes, we’ll learn some sweet treats like a Chocolate Covered Coconut Treat with Almonds.

When you leave class, you’ll have great new recipes that are really tasty and will help lead you through your own journey to a gluten-free lifestyle.

(Tastings)

(Limited Hands On)  

Thurs. 8/25/16   6:30-9:00

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 yo

15 openings available

$55.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3919

Fri, Aug. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THE TUSCAN TABLE-FESTIVAL OF THE PAPER LANTERNS (FESTA DELLA RIFICOLONA)
 

On September 7th, Florence comes alive with one of Italy’s biggest, most colorful traditional festivals honoring the birth of the Madonna - Festa della Rificolona -  the Festival of the Lanterns.  History has it that hundreds of peasants and farmers made the long trek into the City to celebrate and bring their goods to market – cheese, honey, vegetables and hand-made items - where there are also street performers, music and, of course, delicious traditional cuisine.  


Many started their journey before the break of dawn and carried lanterns on the ends of sticks that twinkled across the dark night and swayed from side to side resembling swinging long-skirted women or “rificolona.”  Today, children dressed in their "Sunday best" sing songs and carry paper rificolona to light up the streets of Florence. This amazing festival ends with a long and color-splashed procession from Piazza Santa Croce to Piazza Santissima Annunziata, which is led by the Cardinal. After a solemn address, the revelry goes on till the sun comes up. 


Let’s honor this tradition tonight in our kitchen with a very special dinner in honor of the Festa della Rificolona.  Our menu will consist of an authentic 5-course Tuscan meal reminiscent of the festival fare prepared by our own Celebrity Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, including Tuscan Panzanella Salad, Ribollita, Lemon Pine-Nut Taglietelle, Slow-Roasted Short Ribs Over Creamy Rosemary Polenta, and a surprise Italian dessert that will make you cry for your Italian “uncle.”   And, oh yes, Chef Sandy’s Homemade Limoncello.  Beat that menu with a lantern, will ya? Italian wines will be paired as well, of course.  Come experience the Festival of the Lanterns around our table! 


(Dinner) 


(Limited Hands On)

Fri. 8/26/16   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!

6 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3920

Fri, Aug. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FRIDAY NIGHT SUSHI PARTY!
 

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

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

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

(Tasting)  

(Hands On) 

Fri. 8/26/16   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!

2 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3921

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
COOKWELL! LET'S GET FRESH! COOKING FROM THE FARMERS MARKET WITH EXEC. CHEF JIM TINKHAM
 

Celebrate the bounty of our local farmers markets.  Chef Jim will show you exactly how it’s done, plus you'll pick up some great cooking methods and techniques along the way.  He’ll chat about the “best of the best” local farmers markets, learn how to recognize produce by smell and texture, then you’ll get some hands-on practice in transforming these local gems into delicious healthy dishes that you’ll love.  You’ll leave armed with recipes that you can carry straight to the farmers market to choose your fresh ingredients and take ‘em home to re-create in your own kitchen. You’ll garner essential knife skills and learn to prep ahead to maximize your time hanging with friends and family, too.

We’ll learn appetizer, salad, soup, a light entrée dish, and a beautiful dessert using recipes based on the amazingly fresh and local finds that tickle his fancy that week at the market.  Trust me, you will not be disappointed!  Doesn’t get much more fun (or fresh) than that! (You’d be a fool not to stop by the Downtown Overland Park Farmers Market first before class.  It’s right across the street for heaven’s sake.) 

(Tasting)  

(Limited Hands On) 

Sat. 8/27/16   10:00-12:30

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

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

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3922

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS DO DESSERTS!
 

It promises to be a delightfully sweet and delicious day here at The Culinary Center as our l'il chefs (ages 5-8) and their adult cooking partners learn how to make Double Chocolate Cupcakes, Super Simple Chocolate Frosting, and Mini Apple Turnovers! We’ll learn some important measuring and baking skills along the way – and, of course, get to taste our fabulous creations! (There will be extras to take home, too!)

Culinary instructor Margo Mikkelson is great with the kids (and the adults!) and has an easy-to-understand, fun style of teaching.  These newfound baking skills will certainly come in handy sooner than you think!

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

Sat. 8/27/16    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
3923

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! PASTA MIA-LA BELLA NOTTE
 

Buona Sera, my friends. Enjoy a beautiful Italian evening as we take you on a journey to the land of ‘la dolce vita.’  With a glass of wine in hand, enjoy some Italian-American favorites: Roasted Vegetable Salad, Chicken Picatta with Caper Cream Sauce, Angel Hair Pasta with Pomodoro Pan Sauce, Sautéed Spinach and Radicchio, and for dessert, Spumoni Tartufo with Rum Chata.  Momma Mia! Let’s eat!

(Dinner) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Sat. 8/27/16    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

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

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3955

Sat, Aug. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! TAMALADA PARTY WITH THE LARA SISTERS! ADDED TO SCHEDULE!
 

There is no denying the culinary cult that surrounds authentic Mexican tamales. They are sought after and savored like nobody’s business. We just happen to have sisters Vicky and Susy Lara “in da house” and they have agreed to show us how it’s done. No foolin’ around, these ladies are seriously good at the art of the tamale.

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

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

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

(Dinner)

(Hands On) 

Fri. 8/27/16    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

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!

7 openings available

$75.00

Vicky & Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3905

Sun, Aug. 28, 2016 @ 9:00 AM
"COOKING FOR ROOKIES":A TWO-DAY COURSE FOR BEGINNERS (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 we 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, saute 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!)  

Register early as this class will fill quickly. (Class size limited) 

(Lunch) 

(Hands On)

Sun. 8/14/16 9:00-3:00 Day 1

Sun. 8/28/16 9:00-3:00 Day 2

 

Series Fee- $275

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

$275.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3924

Sun, Aug. 28, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL! MAGNIFICENT MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
 

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

Tonight, join Chef Gary Hild as he teaches you about the culinary lifestyle of the Mediterranean people (as only he can, because he LIVES it). It’s a cuisine that smacks of health, longevity and vitality.  We’ll even get in some relaxed education about which fats are healthy and which aren’t, the 10 power foods, the truth about whole grains, and more. You’ll learn new cooking techniques, dishes and menu ideas that can be incorporated into your everyday life.

He’ll teach, as he prepares such gems as Roasted Barley Salad, Preserved Lemons (including a variety of uses), Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Grapes (Gary’s favorite dish from Spain), Salmon with Cumin Scented Beans, and Whole Grain Pasta Salad with Fruits and Greens.

(Tasting)  

(Limited Hands On)

Sun. 8/28/16   4:30-7:00 

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

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3925

Mon, Aug. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SOUP, GLORIOUS SOUP
 

If I have a favorite thing to eat and cook, then it is probably soup. Today, we will look at the structure of great soup, how we build and layer the flavors. Soup can be as simple as broccoli - vibrant green velvet texture and two ingredients, or the fantastically complex flavors of chowder built with potato and corn and flavored with clams or chicken.

Today’s instructor, Richard McFarlane-Clark, is a master chef with an extensive culinary resume. He’ll begin our class by showing you how to make a basic tomato soup in just 15 minutes, from scratch, then divide it into batches that will be used to make 3 delicious soups - a Basic Scented Tomato Soup, a velvety Creamed Tomato Soup, then a rich Truffled Tomato Soup. All of these beauties are sure to amaze even the most discerning guest.

Then, we will look at soup meals and hearty rich meat and vegetable soups that are still quick cheap and easy to make. Once you learn the basics, your only limit will be your imagination. The vegetable drawer in the bottom of the fridge will never again be full of old sad wilted vegetables because you will have used them and your great creative energy to make fresh appetizing tasty healthy soup that everyone will love.

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Mon. 8/29/16   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!

16 openings available

$55.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3926

Mon, Aug. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
HOMESTYLE JAPANESE CUISINE
 

Japanese food is essentially fresh, seasonal flavors cooked simply and for this reason, it wears the “healthy” tag well. The best way to learn how to create authentic Japanese food is under the tutelage of a real Asian chef. Yvette Hirang. 

She will take you on a culinary journey of Japan as we explore the method, presentation and customs of Japanese cuisine that’s popular in Japanese homes. She’ll teach you basic cooking techniques used in preparing Asian cuisine as she shows you how to prepare Miso-Shiru Soup, Wakame Seaweed and Cucumber Salad, and, Katsudon, an interesting entrée dish that consists of breaded pork over rice. You’ll get a bit of hands-on cooking time during the class, too.  Don’t miss this informative cooking class taught by an expert in Asian cooking!

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Mon. 8/29/16   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

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3927

Wed, Aug. 31, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FRENCH STREETSIDE CAFE
 

Dining in Paris doesn't have to mean pheasant under glass. True Parisian food can be found in the City's neighborhood bistros and cafés - casual and warm restaurants with streetside dining that feature classic French dishes. There are hundreds of these unique, boisterous, and delicious places all over town that have delighted diners for over a century. Over bowls of savory ragout, platters of tempting Coq au Vin, and glasses of regional wine, customers have shared the warm and lively atmosphere that makes a simple evening in Paris memorable. 


Call your friends and catch a cab on the Champs-Elysees to join us as Chef Jim Tinkham shows you how to create the food and ambiance of a French streetside cafe, right down to the hand-made baguettes. Here’s the menu:  Arugula Frisee Salad with Fine Herbs, 3 Grain Mustard and Balsamic Vinaigrette topped with Goat Cheese and Roasted Nuts, Escargot Marchand De Vin, and elegant Chicken A la Oscar, Creamed Spinach, Classic Bistro-Style Gratin Dauphinoise, French Gratin Potatoes, and a classic Bananas Foster. Bon appétit! 


(Tasting)  


(Hands On)

 

Wed. 8/31/16   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

$65.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3958

Thu, Sep. 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: GIRLS NIGHT OUT! GRILLS GONE WILD!
 

This ain’t no “ordinary” girls’ night out (or “GNO” as we like to call them) here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™, so be prepared for something different and something REALLY fun!  The one and only Bruce Campbell, an award-winning BBQ Pro, hosts this interactive “Grills Gone Wild” event!

Let’s start with a unique cocktail (duh!) … perhaps a Pomegranate Margarita? Then, we’ll don an apron (Hey, why don’t you bring your cutest apron with you!) and cook alongside this consummate professional as you learn the basics of grilling, including fire-building, heat zones, checking for doneness, gas versus coal grilling, etc.  (Don’t worry … there won’t be any tests, and there won’t be any butt-slapping or burping … this is a GIRL’S grilling class!)

It’s a fun and informative approach to a cooking class with some humor thrown in … all in a laid-back style. Oh yes, and you’ll learn to cook some great dishes too! Our menu includes Grilled Caesar Salad, Margarita Chicken with Grilled Mexican Corn, and Sweet Potato Gratin with Smoked Chiles. We’ll even learn how to cook DESSERT on the grill as we make Planked Fruit Cobbler.

Those of you know Bruce already know that he just HAS to live up to his nickname (“The Beverage Dude”), so he’ll teach us some wonderful new cocktails that you’ll definitely want to serve up at your next gathering: Passion Fruit Batida, Spiced Rum Infusion and that Pomegranate Margarita we had at the beginning of class!

(Dinner)

Hands On

Thurs. 9/1/16     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

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!

22 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3928

Fri, Sep. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FOODS OF SICILY
 

Tonight, we salute Sicily as we savor the cuisine of Chef Sandy DiGiovanni’s heritage.  Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is often referred to as “God’s Kitchen” because of its long history of producing magnificent foods. We’re fortunate to have Chef Sandy teach us her cherished Sicilian family recipes … as she knows them like no other!

We’ll learn (and taste, of course) Grilled Shrimp Insalata,  Pasta alla Norma (pasta with eggplant and ricotta); Sicilian Breaded Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Olives; and a deliciously tempting dessert ravioli called Torte di Mele. You’ll even roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and do some cooking next to this fun, lovable and talented chef. With the sights and aromas filling our kitchen, you’ll imagine you ARE in Sicily when you join Chef Sandy at the table! Salute!

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On)

Fri. 9/2/16   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 

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

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3959

Fri, Sep. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES MIX IT UP! SAUTE DATE NIGHT!
 

Learning the art of sauté is the perfect date night for couples who want to “mix things up”…..er, in the kitchen, that is! (C’mon, now!) It’s easy to master this skill…all you have to do is get in there and DO IT!

In this high hands-on class, you and your sweetie will learn stirring, whisking, and sauté techniques; then break out to your hands-on station and practice what you’ve learned. It’s a non-stop evening of cooking and tastings as you learn and cook classic dishes like Sautéed Portabella Mushrooms in Balsamic Butter Sauce, Pan Sautéed Beef Fillet with Steak Diane Sauce, Peppered Salmon Fillet with Rusty Nail Cream Sauce, and Shrimp Scampi. Let’s whip things up it up in the kitchen!

(Tasting) 

Hands One

 

Fri. 9/2/16    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!

18 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3956

Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 @ 8:00 AM
COOKWELL: A "WHEEL-Y" COOL COOKING CLASS FOR THE BICYCLE ENTHUSIAST..THAT BEGINS WITH A RIDE!
 

Here’s a class for you crazy cyclist’s out there – bicyclist’s, that is! You know who you are. Bring your bikes, because this special class will start off a little differently by meeting early in the morning right outside of our kitchens, say around 8:00 a.m., and enjoy a 90-minute bike ride.

Then, we’ll “cycle” right into a cooking class when we return-all led by Executive Chef, Gary Hild, who specializes in health and nutrition to support the athlete (He’s also a dedicated cyclist, himself!). Trust me, he knows what he’s talking about! See how it all fits together there?  It will be the ultimate Saturday morning for all of you bicycle-riding sports enthusiasts as we focus on dishes that support your health and vitality.  

If you’re an athlete, whether amateur, professional or a “weekender,” you, no doubt, are conscious about how you need to eat to support your active lifestyle. Athletes need recipes that are nutritious, designed to fuel the work they do with their bodies, and quick enough to ensure the time it takes to exercise.

In addition to being an excellent chef and teacher, Chef Gary is an accomplished runner, having participated in 17 marathons (twice in the Boston Marathon) –and, he continues to practice a healthy diet and active lifestyle and has much to “bring to the table” in the way of recipes, cooking techniques, and methods to produce the high-energy meals and snacks that athletes need.He’ll cover healthy (and easy) recipes like All-Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, and more. (Yum!)

Of course, we’ll have tastings …and lots of coffee for you wild riders! And water, of course…because we know how important it is to stay hydrated!

Register early. This brand new one-of-a-kind class won’t last long. (NOTE: You will be notified if the ride is canceled because of rain. The cooking class will be held “rain-or-shine”.)

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

 Sat. 9/3/16

(Bike Ride from 8:00-9:30, followed by a 10:00-12:00 Cooking Class

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!

 

14 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3859

Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: "ACE OF CUPCAKES" COMPETITION!
 

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) 

Sat. 9/3/16   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!

8 openings available

$60.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3961

Sat, Sep. 3, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK A ROMANTIC DINNER IN LYON(L'Approche Francais Classes)
 

L'Approche Francais
(The French Approach to Cooking & Celebrations!)
Couples Cook A Romantic Dinner in Lyon
Sat. 9/3/16    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) (TONIGHT'S CLASS!), 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).

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
 "Couples Cook A Romantic Dinner in Lyon"
Silky Leek and Red Wine, Mussels in White Wine, Chicken with Garlic in White Wine Sauce,
Gelee
, Cheese course,
and Triple Cream Brie with Tart Apples.

(Includes dinner and coursed wine tastings selected by Chef)

Demonstration Class

Each class is $75 per person 

 

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!


(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

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3965

Sun, Sep. 4, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: KIDS' GETTIN' SAUCY!
 

It’s true….kids like to make grown-up sauces too!  Kids love to get their hands dirty and will have a great time doing just that with this very popular class covering basic sauce making techniques.

Executive Chef Jim Tinkham will introduce the basic Mother Sauces: tomato, velouté, bechamel, espagnole and hollandaise. We’ll even learn to make Crème Anglaise, a fine dessert sauce! Then they will learn types of roux and other thickening agents, stocks, building upon the basic sauces, application of sauces in relevant recipes and meal menus.

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

(Tasting)  

Hands On

Sun. 9/4/16    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

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3966

Tue, Sep. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
ONE SAUCE, MANY MEALS
 

Daniela Mancinelli Abel shares her love of Italian food as she teaches you how to make some amazing authentic dishes.  Her specialty is Italian and when we asked her what she would like to teach, there was no hesitation-she wanted to teach a classic Italian “Mother Sauce”, her family’s version of traditional Marinara Sauce, and then show how to create several DIFFERENT dishes from this one sauce.  We said “Holy Cow! Let’s do it!"  So, here you go. 

Working alongside Daniela, you will learn the art of making the classic Marinara Sauce.  Then she will teach you how to make several other dishes -the walking oxymoron, ‘Spanish Rice Italian Style’, the traditional Bolognese Sauce, Daniela’s Italian Ratatouille and Green Beans in Red Sauce. Carry on a bit of authentic Italian history in your own kitchen! Buon Appetito! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Bolognese Sauce) 

Limited Hands On

 

Tues. 9/6/16    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!

18 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3967

Wed, Sep. 7, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS 101
 

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

In this class, you’ll learn all about knives that are right for you. In addition, you’ll explore sharpening, storage, and other important information.  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

 

Wed. 9/7/16    6:30-9:00 

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!

20 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3968

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: BBQ 'N BOOZE, TOO!
 

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

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

While we’re at it, we’ll learn cocktail mixing skills like the “Corona Limeade” and “Bourbon Apple Infusion”. What a fun and informative way to spend a Friday evening!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 9/9/16    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

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!

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!

26 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3969

Fri, Sep. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! IF THE WOK'S A-ROCKIN', DON'T COME A-KNOCKIN'!
 

Weekend nights are for fun and informative cooking classes around here! Tonight, it’s “couples night” in our kitchen, and stir-fry is on the menu! 

Wok cooking is one of the most versatile Asian cooking styles, so, let’s learn the basic stir-fry skills from a pro! Chef Yvette Hirang will teach you fundamental techniques on how to create quick delicious Asian dishes with just 3 basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry!  Let’s talk basic equipment requirements for perfect wok cooking including how to choose a wok or pan that works best for your heat source.

Chef Hirang will “wok” you through an awesome three-course menu that includes Chow Mein, Shrimp Chop Suey, and the oh, so popular, Garlic Fried Rice.

What are you waiting for? Sign up today! Note: This is a basic skills class for beginners.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 9/9/16    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!

18 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3970

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: A COWBOY (OR COWGIRL) IN THE KITCHEN
 

Howdy, cowboy and cowgirl junior chefs! Grab your 10-gallon hat and get ready to giddy on up to the CCKC for a trip back to the Wild West. Today, Sheriff (er…instructor) Susy Lara, is fixin’ to show you how to rustle up some authentic Western-style grub and have a rootin’-tootin’ good time doin’ it!  

We’ll mosey on over to the campfire (ok, it’ll be a stove….work with me here), and learn basic cookin’ techniques and such, as we settle in and work  good ol’ cowboy classics like Chili (How about we have a little chili cook-off while we’re at it!) and Corn Muffins, and a fresh Garden Salad with homemade Ranch Dressing. Before we ride off into the sunset, we’ll make some Mini Apple Pies, too! (ages 9-14)

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 9/10/16   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

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3971

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
OUTSTANDING COFFEE CAKES
 

We’re not talking your everyday Bisquick coffee cake here, folks.  We’re going to learn breadmaking fundamentals that relate to the real deal, and have these babies in our arsenal for those weekend guests, lake visits and brunches. 

Everybody likes a cinnamon roll, and everybody likes coffeecake.  Imagine putting the two together in one pan!  Find out how this treat stacks up (that’s a hint) with your favorite coffee or tea.  The gooey goodness doesn’t stop there, though.  Babka, that classic “looks-complicated-but-really -isn’t” Old World bread is on the morning’s agenda, too.  You will make a chocolate-nut version for class and—bonus!—get tips to adapt this versatile bread for other flavor combinations. 

Paul McCool, our in-house “bread head,” will walk you through every step of mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping, and baking so that you can make these beauties over and over again on your own.  One of the breads will be baked in class and you will take dough for the other bread to shape and bake at home.  Just imagine how good your kitchen will smell!

(Tasting & Take-Home Dough)

Hands On

 

Sat. 9/10/16   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!

16 openings available

$55.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3972

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! THE INDIAN SPICE KITCHEN
 

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

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

We’ll start with Gobi Aloo, and Masala Dal, then it’s on to Murgh Makhani (Butter Chicken), Cucumber Raita, and Mango Lassi, and we’ll end with Chef Sandy’s Indian version of an American classic dessert, Indian Rice Krispies. All of these babies have a “knock-your-socks-off” flavor profile! No Indian meal (or class!) is complete without bread and no bread complements Indian cuisine better than Naan, a traditional flatbread that is utterly delicious!

(Dinner) 

Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/10/16    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

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3973

Sat, Sep. 10, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COMPANY'S COMING! AN ELEGANT DINNER FOR ENTERTAINING
 

So, you’ve invited your Boss to dinner at your house….now what? Take your repertoire up a notch and learn how to impress your guests with this elegant meal that will knock their socks off- and put a feather in your culinary cap! Roll out the red carpet with a classic Caesar Salad, Shrimp Scampi, Grilled Steak with Cabernet Butter Sauce, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, and the grand finale, Bananas Foster.  Now, that’s a spectacular meal that’s sure to impress!

(Tasting)

Limiated Hands On

 

Sat. 9/10/16    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. 

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

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3974

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: MANLY DUOS: ADULT/CHILD (AGES 13-19) BBQ GRILLING WITH A CHAMP!
 

Hey, Dads, Grandpas, Uncles or “Bigs”! Make a special memory with your favorite boy, child, grandchild, nephew (ages 13-19), by joining us for a super fun grilling event!

We're taking it "to the streets" with a 4-hour grilling class like no other! You'll work together as a team as chef demonstrates and teaches important barbecuing basics, including food safety, fire safety, temperature zones, how to safely operate gas and charcoal grills, and the importance of cleaning work areas and tools.

Grilling techniques will be taught under the tutelage of an experienced BBQ Champion (and CCKC'S 'Educator of Que'), Chef Richard McPeake, who has lots of smokin' wins under his BBQ belt, including top 10 awards at the prestigious American Royal BBQ Contest! This ain't no weenie roast!

Our incredibly tasty grilled menu features Caprese Stuffed Garlic Portabello Mushrooms, Grilled Fingerling Bistro Salad, Char-Grilled Crusted Pork Porterhouse, and Charred Fresh Kale and Tomatoes. ALL on the Grill!

(Lunch)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 9/11/16    10:00-2:00

Class fee of $120 is per adult/child (ages 13-19) 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.  

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!

10 openings available

$120.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3975

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Oh Là Là! FRENCH BAGUETTE!
 

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. 9/11/16   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!

18 openings available

$55.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3976

Sun, Sep. 11, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: CANNING & PRESERVING THE FRESH FLAVORS OF SUMMER
 

Enjoy the healthy goodness of summer fruits and vegetables by “canning” them now! Canning is an important, safe method for preserving food and, let’s face it … it’s incredible to reach for a jar of your favorite food when the winter winds blow!

Preserving the flavors of your summer garden is not only a money-saving venture in this tight economy, it’s a simple and fun way to fill up your pantry. Canned foods from your garden also make excellent gifts to bestow on friends and family throughout the year!

Today, you'll learn all about safe canning methods and the equipment you need to get the job done right.  We'll answer all of your canning questions … pressure canning versus the boiling canning, and dangers of preserving, troubleshooting, how long to keep canned foods … how to sterilize jars … if it’s okay to reuse lids. .

You'll learn how to make and preserve some of your favorite foods by using a basic pickling brine that you’ll use to pickle pretty much any fruit or vegetable you choose.......also techniques for preserving just about any canning fruit, such as stone fruits and berries.

After this informative class, you’ll be filling your pantry with the sweet tastes of summer to enjoy all year long (This is a demonstration class with no hands-on activities.)

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class 

Sun. 9/11/16    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!

18 openings available

$60.00

CCKC Chef Matt Puttroff

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Sep. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 1-KNIFE SKILLS)
 

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.)

14 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4131

Tue, Sep. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PERFECT RISOTTO (MVD TO 9.27)
 

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN MOVED TO 9.27...PLEASE VISIT THAT DATE IN OUR CALENDAR OF CLASSES AND REGISTER THERE.


Those Italians sure have a way of creating unbelievably tasty menus that Northern Italian Grandmothers have been serving for centuries.  One such versatile dish is Risotto.  But so many find it elusive when they really shouldn’t, and many aren’t sure what to serve it with, and how! 


Let an Italian pro show you the ropes of risotto, as well as teach you how to create menus that utilize this Italian gold!  Daniela will teach you how to make classic Risotto with chicken stock, Risotto ai Funghi (Risotto with Mushrooms) for a wonderful vegetarian option, and “cheaters guide” to Risotto…. A faux risotto that’s made with orzo, but has the same earthy and creamy flavors, in half the time! Enjoy tastings of each dish with different toppings such as grilled chicken, broiled salmon, and grilled vegetables. The options are endless!


Each student will be able to try their hand at making classic risotto to take home with them and enjoy… she’ll even give you tips on what to do with the leftovers…if there are any!


(Tasting & Take-Home Risotto)


Limited Hands On

 

Tues. 9/13/16    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!

0 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3979

Wed, Sep. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! MAGNIFICENT MEATLESS MENUS
 

Trying to institute the meatless Monday approach to eating, or perhaps just looking for some really good vegetarian dishes to add to your recipe file?  Here’s the ticket. 

Lauren Abel is a consummate professional healthy cooking instructor, and we’re glad to have her added to our awesome roster of teachers here at the CCKC.  Today, she will lay some knowledge on you, in addition to some of her favorite meatless recipes.  You’ll be adding them to your meatless Monday (and Tues…and Wed…etc.) straight away! 

Dishes like Brown Rice and Lentil Salad, Spicy Black Bean and Wheat Berry Chili, Zucchini Spaghetti with Super Food Pesto, and an amazing Banana Peanut Butter Frozen dessert. Oh, My! 

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

 

Wed. 9/14/16   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!

18 openings available

$50.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3980

Thu, Sep. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! DIVAS DO IT ON THE TABLE! OH-SO-EASY TABLESCAPES FOR FALL ENTERTAINING
 

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. 9/15/16   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!

15 openings available

$55.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3981

Fri, Sep. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! WINE 101 FOR COUPLES WITH A CERTIFIED SOMMELIER
 

So you want to learn about wine, do you?  This class is designed for those with an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest beverages.  You, and your spouse (or date/friend/BFF or whatever….), can learn from scratch (or refresh your skills) with certified Sommelier, Brent Grider, (also Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts). 


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.  No need to argue over the perfect bottle of wine to order the next time you’re at dinner….now, you’ll both be right. You’re welcome. A perfect date night! Since it’s Friday night and all, we will also serve some small plates as you learn this evening. 

(Wine Tasting & Small Plates)

Demonstration Class

 

Fri. 9/16/16    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
3982

Sat, Sep. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: AN EGG-CELLENT "GREEN EGGS' COOKING CLASS
 

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. 9/17/16   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.

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

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3983

Sat, Sep. 17, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: TINY MEXICAN FIESTA
 

Grab your tiny chef (ages 2-4), and come spend the day together as a cooking duo at our “mini fiesta!” We’re heading south-of-the-border fun with Susy Lara – who happens to be a second grade teacher, so she knows how to teach to this age group!

She’ll teach us step-by-step how to make a mini festive fiesta including ... Mini Quesadillas, Sassy Salsa, Guacamole (with chips, of course!), delicious Mini Tostadas & Mini Tacos, and for dessert, we’ll turn boring white cupcakes into a moist and delicious Tres Leches cupcakes!  YUM!

The fiesta is made extra festive as the tots make their very own mini piñatas!  Come join the fun…and don’t forget your camera!  We’ll send the kids home with delicious, easy-to-recreate recipes so you can have a fiesta in your own kitchen! Ole!  

(Lunch)

Hands On 

Sat. 9/17/16   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.

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!

3 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3984

Sat, Sep. 17, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FEAST PARTNERSHIP! HEARTLAND WINEMAKER'S DINNER-FEATURING ROBLLER VINEYARD
 

The Midwest has made a name for itself in the world of fine wines, and, tonight, we are pleased to feature one of the best. 


Missouri winemaker, Jerry Mueller, is passionate about wines – especially the ones produced by his family at Robller Vineyard (New Haven, MO). Winegrowing is not just their livelihood but rather an expression of their family’s passion and dedication to the land and their culture.  


This gorgeous vineyard is nestled on 18 acres of rolling vines in the heart of Missouri wine country and the Mueller family pride themselves on producing many varieties of French hybrid-style wines on their land each year using an approach of the traditional European model. 


This evening, Jerry will lead us in a very special and entertaining wine dinner/class focusing on multi-course perfect pairings of food and wine, featuring dishes created by our own Executive Chef, and highlighting Missouri artisans such as Cool Cow products from Martha & Tom’s Farm in Owensville, MO, (a family owned and operated sustainable farm located in the heart of historic Missouri German wine country.) The menu will be designed around, and sourced from seasonal and local products and will include highlights such as a Poulet Mirabelle (chicken with plums, olives and tomatoes), Beouf en Daube (beef braised in red wine), and a beautiful cheese course with a Robller Port to round out the menu. 


Jerry’s philosophy lies in the belief that the land defines the fruit which in turn defines the wines.  In that interest, Robller “dry farms” which means they do not irrigate their vineyard and that’s important in that the vines push their root growth deeper into the soil every year.   For vines that are 15 to 28 years old, this means that the root systems penetrate the limestone shelf below their deep soil, and the lands character (its “terroir”) is presented in the grapes of each vintage. 


Robller uses very traditional French methods of vinification in order to create world class wines from estate grown grapes.  This approach generally takes significantly longer but the results are an amazing complexity and balance in each wine produced. It is a path less traveled that creates a superior outcome. 


Tonight’s wine dinner will highlight some of the wines for which Jerry is the proudest. It's a power-packed dinner event brimming with culinary experience and acumen.  


And, if that’s not enough talent in the house, FEAST Magazine will be with us this evening social marketing the class LIVE to their readership. Join us for this incredible evening of great wine and a fabulous farm-to-table gourmet dinner.  You’ll never look at Missouri wines the same.  We promise! 


(Dinner)

Demonstration Class 

Fri. 9/17/16   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.  

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!

22 openings available

$75.00

Jerry Mueller

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3985

Sun, Sep. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKWELL! ADULT/CHILD: YOUR NEW FAVORITE GLUTEN-FREE DESSERTS
 

You’ve asked for MORE gluten-free cooking classes, especially one that focuses on the best part of any meal….of course, I’m talking about dessert, people! Today, in this 3-hour class, junior chefs (ages 9-14) and their parent will learn to create mouthwatering dessert recipes and discover a new level of yummy goodness – minus the gluten! Don’t worry, you won’t even miss it! 

Culinary instructor and chef, Laura Thomsen (call her “LT”…we do!), has been living and cooking gluten-free for some time now (no wheat, oats, barley, or rye), and is ready to share some of her all-time favorite gluten-free desserts. It’s no secret that everybody looks forward to something sweet at the end of their meal. LT’s personal journey has set her on a mission to develop scrumptious desserts that are both appealing and full of flavor…and she loves adding innovative little “twists” to her gluten-free recipes, too.

Today you’ll explore the possibilities as you learn a myriad of essential culinary techniques such as how to separate an egg, whipping egg whites and the right way to fold them into a batter (yep, there’s a wrong way – who knew?), utilizing fresh herbs and veggies in baking, plus understanding the importance of properly cleaning and preparing fresh vegetables and herbs for your recipes.

We’ll throw on our aprons and work in pairs as we practice our new skills and use “surprise” ingredients like legumes, sweet potatoes, and zucchini to create some of LT’s incredibly delicious recipes like Pastilles of Sweet Potatoes, Rosemary Cookies, Pecan Cake, and Chocolate Zucchini Cakes. Trust us, when you get home and make these recipes for your families, they’ll never know they’re eating desserts made with veggies-and, we won’t tell them, if you don’t! 

Of course, you’ll taste it all, take home the recipes, and learn step-by-step methods and techniques so you can recreate it all in your own kitchen … successfully! What a sweet (and informative) class!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 9/18/16 10:00-1:00

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

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


NOTE: Alcoholic drinks will not be served during this evening 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. 
  • 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.

 

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!

7 openings available

$85.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3986

Sun, Sep. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: Ooh Là Là! KIDS LEARN FRENCH COOKING
 

Cooking French isn’t as much fuss as you think. Today, junior chefs (ages 9-14) will learn how simple it really is to cook this popular cuisine. Master Chef Richard McFarlane loves sharing and teaching his extensive culinary skills – and he especially loves to help kids master their cooking skills!

Today’s class is all about French FUN, so let’s get together and make delicious French food that’s sooo good to eat! You’ll cook right alongside Chef as chef shows you to make Crepes Parisian, thin crepes which resemble a pancake that are filled with a sauté of diced ham, onions and mushrooms, then covered with a thick cheese sauce and topped with gratin. He’ll also teach a classic French dessert custard of Crème Brûlée, that’s baked and topped with sugar, then torched with a blowtorch to melt the sugar to a crispy candy crust. So good. (Note: The torching will be closely supervised and performed hand over hand with Chef Richard.) What an interesting class this is going to be!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 9/18/16   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

$50.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4115

Sun, Sep. 18, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL: COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL! COOKING SERIES - CLASS #1 PERFECT PROTEINS FOR ENERGY & VITALITY
 

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, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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 #1: Perfect Proteins For Energy & Vitality

Tonight in Class #1 we will cover ways to incorporate more fish into our diets and enjoy recipes that even the non-fish lover will appreciate. Eating fish on a regular basis will result in huge changes in our health with certain types of fish that are rich in protein, essential vitamins, minerals and essential omega 3 fatty acids. In this class, Chef Gary will also discuss which types of meats provide the most energy and nutrition for our bodies, plus various healthier ways to prepare them. The knowledge learned today will be applied to entrée recipes you choose to cook for the rest of your life.

You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional, and we’ll even put the outdoor grill to optimal use as we discuss preparation techniques and proper use of fats in marinades. You’ll learn recipes like Grilled Salmon with a tasty Cucumber Relish, Mediterranean Pork Tenderloin, and more.

Chef Gary will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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’m in addition to the ‘hows!”

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 9/18/16   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!

14 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild & Cary Skelton Pitman

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Sep. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 2-MEATS)
 

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.)

14 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3977

Tue, Sep. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: EAT YOURSELF WELL-BALANCING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR (Moved from 9/13)
 

You don’t have to have diabetes to know the importance of balancing your blood sugar to live a healthier life. Balancing your blood sugar is an art, and the essential key is knowing what, how, and when, to feed your body.

Many of us struggle with excess belly fat, sugar cravings, chronic fatigue, mood disruptions and just plain not feeling good. Did you know that these are all symptoms of a blood sugar imbalance and that you can easily correct these issues by making some simple choices about the foods you put in your body? Well, you can.

Today, you’ll learn all you need to know as healthy cooking instructor, Katie Newell, shares the fundamentals of cooking and eating to balance your blood sugar. She’ll show us some easy-to-recreate, delicious that are perfectly crafted to keep those sugar and carb levels where they should be.

As a seasoned culinary instructor and holistic health expert, Katie literally cooked herself well, and she’s eager to share the knowledge that she learned along her journey with you. During this inspiring class, she’ll teach us some of her most popular sugar-free/low sugar, gluten-free and dairy-light recipes to help you reach your goals such as, Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa, Mandarin Orange & Mixed Green Salad, Simple Sausage Skillet Supper, and a warm Apple Crumble. Finally, we’ll discuss the best way to make a salad. You’ll take home the recipes, confidence and know-how needed to beat your sugar cravings right in your own kitchen.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Tues. 9/20/16    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

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!

16 openings available

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3987

Tue, Sep. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
ASIAN SAUCES....AND THE DISHES THAT LOVE THEM!
 

Let’s explore the world of Asian Sauces, because once you know them, it’s a cinch to make so many favorite Asian dishes.  This hands-on and interactive class will be taught by Chef Yvette Hirang, an expert in this Asian cooking. Few things fuel Yvette’s passion like her love of Asian cooking, and she’s excited to share her passion and knowledge with you!

You’ll work alongside her as she teaches a Sweet and Sour Sauce, Soy Ginger Sauce, and a Sweet Soy Sauté Sauce....three basic sauces that you can use at home to stir-fry, sauté, and braise, the “Asian way!” Tonight, we’ll use them to create flavorful Asian dishes like Beef with Broccoli, the ever-popular Sweet & Sour Chicken, and Crispy Pork with Soy Ginger Sauce. No more take-out for you!

(Tasting)

Hands On

 

Tues. 9/20/16     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, 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

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3988

Thu, Sep. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
WINE LESSONS: THE ART OF "BLIND TASTING" WITH A CERTIFIED SOMMELIER
 

Enjoying wine is one of life’s perks, an indulgence, and a mood-lifter. From the outside, it looks a bit complicated, but to appreciate wine, all you really need is a sense of smell. And, what better way to do that than with a “blind” tasting lesson.  There really is NO better way to learn.  


Blind tasting wine is more than a parlor trick, or a way to impress your friends, it is the most effective way to develop your tastings skills. Certified Sommelier and Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Brent Grider, is ready to go to the bottom of the barrel by teaching you all the fundamentals of a true wine tasting – one that concentrates on JUST the wine.  No fancy labels, no marketing ploys…only the characteristics of the wine, itself.


You’ll start by learning to identify grapes and regions by color, acidity, residual sugar, tannin, alcohol, winemaking techniques, flavor, and aroma. These skills will help you improve your ability to assess, judge, describe, and buy wine (for both consumers, and wine professionals).


Then, we’ll put your newfound skills to the test as you blind taste 12 wines so you can put a “name with a taste”, each followed by a debriefing and group discussion.  When you leave this evening, you will have learned how to assess the main components of wine, recognize the main styles of wine, identify the most important wine grapes and blends, understand the impact of soil and climate on color, aroma, and flavor, recognize winemaking techniques, distinguish between typicity, quality and style, assess the components needed for extended aging, describe color, aroma, and flavor, and make final quality assessments. Yes, that’s a lot of info to squeeze into a 2 ½ hour class, but we’ll do it. We’ll also provide some chef-prepared nibbles as we learn about wines.


(Wine Tasting & Wine Nibbles)

Demonstration Class

 

Thurs. 9/22/16   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

$75.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3989

Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: COUPLES COOK! GRILLING TUSCAN FLAVORS
 

Tonight, we’re stirring up a little romance on the grill, as our senses take a journey to the lush green rolling hills, bucolic vineyards, and old-world charm of Tuscany. The words “Tuscan” and “grilling” just seem to go together naturally! The Tuscan grill is all nuance with minimal interference on the natural flavor of the primary ingredient. There are no sweet barbecue sauces to overwhelm the senses … no sweet-and-sour glazes to interfere with the fire-roasted flavors of Tuscany.

Marinades and natural flavors are important, but they are lighter, and comprised of only a handful of really good ingredients: olive oil, citrus, wine, garlic, a few herbs, and some aged balsamic. Today, under the tutelage of a BBQ grilling pro, Professional Chef Richard McPeake, our cooking duos will learn all about fire-roasting, as we cook with indirect and direct heat.

Our incredible menu, especially designed for two includes a beautiful Pancetta-Wrapped Radicchio with Pears and Balsamic Salad, Shrimp Saltimbocca, wrapped with fresh sage and prosciutto ham, Chicken alla Diavola, and charred fresh corn on the cob, with an Italian twist. If that’s not enough, how about learning how to “spatchcock” a whole chicken! (Oh my, hope no-one gets hurt!)

Don’t worry folks, we’ll sweet and sensational grilled peaches with Sabayon to round out the menu. Plus, perfectly paired wines.   What a fabulous class for you and your favorite cooking partner to take together!

(Dinner) 

Limited Hands On

 

Fri. 9/23/16   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!

22 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3990

Fri, Sep. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FRIDAY NIGHT SUSHI PARTY!
 

It’s Friday 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

 

Fri. 9/23/16   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!

16 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3991

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
EXCEPTIONAL BISCOTTI, SCONES & CURDS
 

We’re firing up the ovens, and digging out the rolling pins, for a fun-filled afternoon of baking with culinary instructor, Christina Robson. She’s excited to share some of her favorite recipes, and teach you how to make fabulous Biscotti, Scones, and delicious flavored curds, from start to finish.

It’s a class that will elevate your baking skills as she shows you the secrets, and short-cuts, of baking delicious softer Biscotti that won’t break a tooth when you bite into it, like those rock-hard versions. Y

ou’ll work alongside Christina, as she shows 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.) Then, you’ll learn fundamental techniques, as she demonstrates how to make tasty Lemon & Orange Curd spreads for topping your warm scones.

Oh, and not to worry …Christina will also tell you how to freeze all these beauties so you can pull ‘em out and dazzle company on a moment’s notice!

(Tasting & Take-Home Scones Dough) 

Limited Hands On

Sat. 9/24/16  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!


18 openings available

$55.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3992

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS
 

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. 9/24/16   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

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3993

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! EXPERIENCE LOVE IN THE ITALIAN KITCHEN
 

No, not that kind of love! Rather, the cooking kind of love that one can only get through directly encountering the sights, sounds, and smells of Italian cooking, at its finest. 

Tonight is a very different approach to a cooking class, and one that will be full of extraordinary experiences!  Couples will be blindfolded and exposed to ingredients that Italians hold dear:  cheese, olive oil, salt, and pasta.  They will compare, contrast and take notes on various styles of Italian cheeses, olive oils, salts, and pastas, then we will hold an open forum on their final assessments. 

We will learn what it means when the garlic, or onions, are “fragrant,” how does it sound when something is being “sautéed”, and what does it really mean to “salt to taste.”  What a great way to learn!

Then, two pasta dishes will be demonstrated using those ingredients and, of course, the students will taste them! This is a great class for curious couples who cook, or for beginning duos who read recipes, and wonder “why.”  Register early.  This class has become one of our most popular! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Sat. 9/24/16   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!

20 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3994

Sat, Sep. 24, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MEXICAN STREET FOOD
 

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

Instructors (and sisters), Vicky & Susy Lara, are experts when it comes to cooking Mexican food, so who better to show you how to make traditional “street fare” food, like Fish Tacos, Carne Asada Tacos , Roasted Corn with Chili and Lime, and a Mexican Spaghetti dish (yes, it’s a thing), with all the traditional garnishes.  Plus, some zesty homemade salsas, including Salsa Rojo and Salsa Verde.

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

(Tasting)

Hands On

Sat. 9/24/16   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!

13 openings available

$75.00

Vicky & Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3995

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: ELMO LOVES COOKING!
 

Today, we are honoring the beloved Sesame Street and everyone’s favorite furry red monster.  Come join in the fun when your tiny chefs (ages 2-4) get to learn to make some of Elmo’s favorite snacks, like his pet goldfish Dorothy’s Favorite Punch, Cookie Monster’s delicious Oatmeal Energy Bites, and Mr. Noodle’s tasty Pizza Pizzazz.

Parents and kids will work in teams as experienced instructor, Margo Mikkelson, teaches the tots basic culinary skills like mixing, measuring, and knife skills using kitchen tools that are perfectly sized for your budding chefs. Kids are welcome to bring their own Elmo dolls to join in the fun!

(Tasting) 

Hands On 

Sun. 9/25/16   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 yor 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

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3996

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: THE "ART OF SMOKOLOGY"-SMOKING 101
 

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

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

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

Folks, this is the quintessential class on smoking! 

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

Sun. 9/25/16   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!

35 openings available

$80.00

Richard McPeake & Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4116

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL: COOK HEALTHY! LIVE WELL! COOKING SERIES - CLASS #2-SATISFYING SALADS, VEGGIES & DRESSINGS
 

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, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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 #2: SATISFYING SALADS, VEGETABLES & DRESSINGS

Tonight, in Class #2,we’ll build your arsenal of recipes and salad making techniques that will keep your body strong and the menus from getting boring!  Even better ,we will learn how to personalize those salads, and change up things to keep it interesting.  Learn the many details of a well-balanced vegetarian salad … from simple composed salads and grilled salads to full-dinner salads that add grains, vegetables, fruits, and a discussion of various proteins suitable for a heartier salad (including seafood and chicken options for meat-eaters). This isn’t just about lettuce, folks, but a great variety of vegetable preparation with emphasis on utilizing the right amount of calories for optimal energy.

Chef Gary is a pro at whipping up flavorful and healthy salad dressings with tips for making them your own, including the proper way to make reductions. And, because a great dressing must begin with include a quality oil, he’ll also lead a discussion on olive oils-including an olive oil tasting. These are recipes and techniques that you’ll be using over, and over. We’ll learn how to make grilled salads, composed salads, grain salads, and we’ll pick up some techniques for making all kinds of varied dressings and vinaigrettes. You’ll also get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging professional.

He will be joined by Cary Skelton Pitman (MS, RDN, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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. 9/25/16   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!

13 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild & Cary Skelton Pitman

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3997

Sun, Sep. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! I AIN'T 'FRAID OF NO FISH!
 

Most of us love to order fish when we dine out because we don’t have a handle, or how to cook it correctly at home. Am I right? Not to mention, we really don’t even know how to buy it, store it, or prep it!

Enter Executive Chef Jim Tinkham to save the day! From pan-searing, to cedar-planking, to baking it up – you’ll learn all you need to know about cooking with fish as he shows you how to choose, prep, filet, dress, and cook fish. 

Tonight, we’ll use salmon and tilapia for our fish lesson.  We’ll learn as we prepare Pan-Seared, Pesto-Crusted Salmon, Oven Baked Cedar-Planked Salmon with Fresh Rosemary, and Tilapa en Papillote.

Since the crowning touch to the perfect fish dish is a well-prepared sauce, you’ll learn how to make a beautiful Hollandaise Sauce for our Pesto Salmon.  We’ll add some fresh veggies and call it a meal! You’ll get your hands in on some of the action, too.  

(Tasting)  

Hands On

Sun. 9/25/16    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!

18 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4123

Mon, Sep. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CAKES THAT STAND THE TEST OF TIME!
 

Much like the little black dress, the classic cake (in all its various shapes and forms) will never go out of style! And you know, there are only so many cookies you can handle around the holidays (can we say cookie exchange overload?). With all the quick mixes on the shelves, some may believe that the days of crafting a classic cake are lost. Not so, we say! And, we can prove it (Hello, we ARE a culinary center)!

Tonight's instructors, Chef Richard McFarlane-Clark and Laura Thomsen, will take you back to the time when flour was sifted, fresh eggs were cracked (Remember, add one at a time!), and you never bumped the counter (no one wants their cake falling, right?!)

Tonight, you’ll take away key culinary baking principles of cake making. You’ll learn to create a delicious filling, and basic buttercream frosting, including icing techniques that will turn ho-hum cakes into masterpieces. We’ll even show you how to resurrect a cake flop, and serve it up with pride!  

Throw on your favorite apron, and delight your taste buds with the flavors of versatile, old-fashioned Angel Food Cake and “The Best Ever” Devil’s Food Cake. These are recipes and baking skills that you’ll use over and over again! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Mon. 9/26/16    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 

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

Richard McFarlane-Clark and Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3950

Mon, Sep. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
9-WEEK PRO SERIES I (DAY 3-SEAFOOD)
 

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.)

14 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3978

Tue, Sep. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PERFECT RISOTTO(MVD FROM 9.13)
 

Those Italians sure have a way of creating unbelievably tasty menus that Northern Italian Grandmothers have been serving for centuries.  One such versatile dish is Risotto.  But so many find it elusive when they really shouldn’t, and many aren’t sure what to serve it with, and how! 


Let an Italian pro show you the ropes of risotto, as well as teach you how to create menus that utilize this Italian gold!  Daniela will teach you how to make classic Risotto with chicken stock, Risotto ai Funghi (Risotto with Mushrooms) for a wonderful vegetarian option, and “cheaters guide” to Risotto…. A faux risotto that’s made with orzo, but has the same earthy and creamy flavors, in half the time! Enjoy tastings of each dish with different toppings such as grilled chicken, broiled salmon, and grilled vegetables. The options are endless!


Each student will be able to try their hand at making classic risotto to take home with them and enjoy… she’ll even give you tips on what to do with the leftovers…if there are any!


(Tasting & Take-Home Risotto)


Limited Hands On

 

Tues. 9/27/16    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

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4033

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

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!

19 openings available

$65.00

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!

14 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3999

Sat, Oct. 1, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: SNACKS FROM SCRATCH
 

It gets tricky trying to keep the kids (and yourself) away from those “not-so-good-for-you” temptations.  Culinary instructor Katie Newell wants her two little girls to be able to have snacks, but isn’t so keen about what ingredients are inside those store-bought goodies. So, she makes her own very tasty and healthy snacks, and fills her pantry with them. She’s here share her favorite homemade snack recipes with you and your lil’ chef.

You’ll both work as a cooking duo to whip up “Give-Me-More” Granola, Marshmallow-Free Brown Rice Crispy Treats, and Chocolaty Brownies. Throughout class, Katie will be empowering your kids (and you) with tips and tricks that will encourage their own healthy eating … in a very fun, kid-friendly way  You’ll take home some of your homemade snacks, along with the recipes and know-how to make more for your pantry. (ages 5-8) 

(Tasting & Take-Home Snacks)

Hands On 

Sat. 10/1/16    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. 

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

$85.00

Katie Newell

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
 

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!

16 openings available

$55.00

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)
 

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 selected by Chef)

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!

15 openings available

$75.00

Richard McFarlane-Clark

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
 

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, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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!

16 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild & Cary Skelton Pitman

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4001

Sun, Oct. 2, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: KIDS COOK IN THE ITALIAN PIZZA KITCHEN
 

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   6:30-9:00

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

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

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!

16 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.)

14 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4036

Thu, Oct. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: GLUTEN-FREE COMFORT FOODS
 

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!

18 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!

36 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

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!

14 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!

18 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!

12 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!

28 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, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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, LE, ACSM, JFS, 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!

14 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 Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts).  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!

18 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