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The Culinary Center of Kansas City
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
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3827

Sun, Jun. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: FUNDAMENTALS OF CAKE DECORATING
 

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

She’ll guide junior chefs (ages 9-14) through the basics of pan preparation, oven temperatures, mixing the batter, scratch vs. boxed mixes, preparing your cake board, and more. Then we’ll delve into the fundamentals of decorating: “crumb-coating,” smoothing and leveling techniques, handling couplers and decorating bags, types of icing, etc. We’re now ready to learn and practice some important decorating techniques including borders, flowers, writing, and more.  We’ll put it all together as we decorate our very own mini cake to take home! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Mini Cake)  

(Hands On) 

Sun. 6/26/16   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

$60.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3828

Sun, Jun. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: THE "ART OF SMOKOLOGY"-SMOKING 101-GREAT FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA!
 

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. 6/26/16   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!

5 openings available

$80.00

Richard McPeake & Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3829

Sun, Jun. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: ADULT/CHILD: "OODLES OF ZOODLES!"
 

Kids (ages 9-14), grab your parent and 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 (and kid!) 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 show 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 & your child will 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) 

Sun. 6/26/16   6:30-9:00

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

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

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

 

0 openings available

$85.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3830

Sun, Jun. 26, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORS OF THE TUSCAN COUNTRYSIDE
 

Tonight, we would like to take you to a beautiful Tuscan countryside … through the power of beautiful Italian food. The menu will begin with Crostini topped with a variety of Tuscan favorites. The second course will feature a simple, but perfect, Tuscan Caprese Salad followed by Lemon Tagliatelle with Olive Oil, Pine Nuts and Parmesan Reggiano. Our entrée will be Tuscan-Style Steak, grilled, sliced and served with a shower of balsamic, olive oil and fresh herbs. We’ll finish with a classic Italian dessert of Tiramisu.

(Tasting)  

(Hands On)

 

Sun. 6/26/16    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!

0 openings available

$65.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3831

Mon, Jun. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS MEXICAN FIESTA!
 

Grab your “lil’ chef” (ages 5-8) and come spend the day together as a cooking duo at our “Mini Fiesta!” We’re heading south-of-the-border with Susie Lara, a culinary instructor who knows a lot about cooking Mexican food.  Susie is 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 fare 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 cupcake!  YUM!

The fiesta is made extra festive as the little kids 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) 

Mon. 6/27/16   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

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3832

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

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

(Tasting) 

(Hands On) 

Mon. 6/27/16   10:00-1:00 

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$55.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3833

Tue, Jun. 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: MEXICAN FIESTA - OLE!
 

We’re heading south-of-the-border with Susie Lara who knows a lot about cooking authentic Mexican food. She'll teach us step-by-step how to make festive foods including ... Quesadillas, Sassy Salsa, Guacamole (with homemade chips, of course!), delicious Tostadas & Tacos, and, for dessert, we’ll create an easy and delicious Tres Leches cupcake!  YUM! The Fiesta is made extra festive as our junior chefs make their very own piñatas!  We’ll send them home with delicious, easy-to-recreate recipes so you can have a fiesta in their own kitchen! Ole! 

(Lunch) 

(Hands On) 

Tues. 6/28/16   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!

0 openings available

$60.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3834

Tue, Jun. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
CREATIVE COOKIE DECORATION FOR ALL OCCASIONS
 

Join a professional pastry chef, Kolika Kirk, (Pistachio Bakehouse) as she shares expert tips that’ll take your cookie decorating skills to the next level. We’ll start by learning to make a basic sugar cookie recipe that will include a discussion on ways to trouble-shooting common baking mistakes. Then it’s on to the really fun part of the class – turning your fresh baked cookies into colorful, whimsical and professional-looking works of art. Trust us, there will be some creative and useful cookie decorating techniques and tips going on in the kitchen today.

We’ll discuss various cookie decorating methods including Royal Icing, color flow, piping, glazing, sugar decorations, sparkle dust, edible glitter, and more. And, just in time for the 4th of July, Kolika will teach spectacular patriotic American flag cookie design that you can recreate for your friends and family at this year’s holiday get-together! Take home a dozen gorgeous hand-decorated (by you!) cookies, plus the confidence and know-how to make more!

(Snacks & Take-Home Decorated Cookies)

(Hands On) 

 

Tues. 6/28/16   6:30-9:00 

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

 

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

0 openings available

$60.00

Kolika Kirk

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3835

Wed, Jun. 29, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: MINI MEXICAN FIESTA!
 

Parents, grab your tiny chef (ages 2-4) and come spend the day together as a cooking duo at our "mini fiesta!" We’re heading for some 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 cupcake!  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)

Wed. 6/29/16    10:00-12:00

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

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


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

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3836

Wed, Jun. 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FABULOUS FRESH PASTA-WITH TWO SAUCES
 

There is no substitute for fresh pasta in your favorite recipes. So, let’s learn as expert culinary instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, teaches you the steps to making homemade egg pasta.  It’s so easy that you’ll be able to whip up some of your own Italian love at home-handmade pasta love, that is!   


Throw an apron on and practice the “well” technique as you make classic linguine as well as ricotta gnocchi (a lighter version of classic potato gnocchi).  Daniela will also teach you how to make her family’s Vodka Pink Sauce and Mancinelli Family Marinara Sauce.  As if this isn’t enough Italian love for one night, you will also make a Ricotta and Spinach Tortellini that can be taken home with you. Lots of tastings!  Lots of pasta love all around!


(Tasting & Take-Home Tortellini) 

(Hands On) 

Wed. 6/29/16   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!


0 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3837

Thu, Jun. 30, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
SMARTLY CRAFTED COCKTAILS
 

Calling all swank hosts and aspiring mixologists as we explore the golden age of the cocktail as a culinary art form.  Learn the “craft” of sophisticated craft cocktails from an expert - Brent Grider, certified sommelier and Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. 


From shrubs and infusions to garnishes and glassware to temperature and balance, you’ll be making interesting and delectable cocktails at home in no time.  No more kegs and box wine, for sure!  You’ll be a pro at making drinks with names like Bourbon Crisp and Provencal Lemonade.  Or maybe you’d prefer a Pomegranate Green Tea (let’s just call this one a “healthy” cocktail and leave it at that). Plus more. 


A cocktail party wouldn’t be complete without easy and low-maintenance appetizers, so we’ll enjoy those….and go home with all of the drink and food recipes, too! Hey, we wouldn’t leave you hangin’, would we? In case you were wondering, you’ll taste several of tonight’s cocktails as well! Duh. When the class is over, you’ll leave with the confidence needed to entertain like a pro at the drop of a hat! 

(Appetizer Tasting)  

(Demonstration Class)

 

Thurs. 6/30/16   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

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your 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

$65.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3838

Sat, Jul. 2, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
BUENOS DIAS! IT'S A MEXICAN BREAKFAST!
 

Rise ‘n’ shine, amigos! It’s time to learn to make an authentic Mexican breakfast with Susy Lara! She’ll teach you how to start your day the south-of-the-border way with breakfast foods that include Huevos Rancheros, (ranch-style eggs in a zesty red sauce), Chilaquiles (crispy tortillas with shredded chicken and scrambled eggs in a tasty green salsa), Chorizo con Huevos (Mexican sausage with eggs and Mexican Queso Fresco) and, of course, the tastiest spicy beans around! And, no Mexican breakfast is complete until you’ve had your Arroz con Leche (Mexican pastry bread). What a great way to start your day as you sip on Mexican Chocolate or Café with Kahlua! Viva Mexico!

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

 

Sat. 7/2/16   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!

9 openings available

$55.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3839

Wed, Jul. 6, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! EASY EVERYDAY MEATLESS MENU
 

Why meatless? Because going meatless (at least) once a week may reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease and obesity, among other reasons. But mostly because there are some fantastic dishes that rely on other plant-based proteins, whole grains and vegetables to make them sing.

Join healthy cooking instructor, Lauren Abel, and see what we mean as you learn tasty meatless dishes like Elegant Endive & Pear Salad, Nana’s Noodle Kugel (a healthier version of her grandmother’s recipe!), Protein-Packed Quinoa and Black Bean Salad, and Decadent Dark Chocolate Orange Meltaways. This is an easy healthy meal that your whole family will love - guaranteed!

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

Wed. 7/6/16   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!

13 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3841

Thu, Jul. 7, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: KNIFE SKILLS & OTHER KITCHEN BASICS
 

Learn all about knife safety in the kitchen including how to choose a knife that’s right for your hand, how to sharpen your knife correctly, and how to store knives properly. We’ll learn and practice the basic “cuts” used in the kitchen including dicing, mincing, chopping and julienne cuts. Much time will be spent practicing on the right “hold” of the knife and the very important use of the “chef’s claw” to make sure our young chefs are safe with any food preparation – here and at home! We’ll also discuss safety issues in the kitchen including the importance of proper attire, cooking with fire, and handling hot pots and pans. An essential course for any junior chef! (ages 9-14)

(Snacks) 

(Hands On) 

Thurs. 7/7/16   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!

3 openings available

$50.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3842

Fri, Jul. 8, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: ADVENTURES IN A FROZEN KINGDOM
 

Just like the fearless team of Anna, Kristoff and Sven, our littlest chefs (ages 2-4) and their adult cooking partners will team up for a journey to all things frozen today as we give a nod to one of the biggest runaway children’s movies! 

Let’s get “frozen” in the kitchen today with our loyal friends and learn to make some chilly treats such as Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas (covered with sprinkles of course!), Mini Ice-Cream “Mountains” and Raspberry Raspados. Don’t worry, we’ll have some non-sweet treats as well. 

We’ll keep it lively and fresh (so nobody nods off!) and you’ll see that cooking together couldn’t be more fun. Well, maybe it could be! Especially if we give all the little tots a special FROZEN-themed toy to remember our fun day together at cooking school!

(Tasting & Tot-Size Toy)  

(Hands On) 

Fri. 7/8/16   10:00-12:00 

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

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

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  

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

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

0 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3747

Fri, Jul. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS!COUPLES COOK! A ROMANTIC FRENCH CASSOULET DINNER FOR TWO - MOVED FROM 5/6
 

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 you learn to make a classic French Cassoulet Dinner, a hearty casserole typically made with duck and features no less than 5 types of meats and beans and topped with a crispy crust.  Spring Greens with Crème Vinaigrette will accompany this authentic French dinner. For dessert, you’ll learn to make a beautiful Mixed Berries and Zabaglione Sauce. Wow! What a menu! We’ll toast to our success as you’re transported to the French countryside! 

(Dinner) 

(Hands On) 

Fri. 7/8/16   6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

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

 

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

12 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3843

Fri, Jul. 8, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! LEARNING TO COOK CLASSIC ITALIAN
 

You know you want to learn to make this iconic meal! Let’s learn the right way from an expert…with our sweethearts in tow. We will make classic egg pasta dough, an authentic Manincelli family Ragú and perfect meatballs. Plus, you’ll take home some of your creation as well. This is a class where you get to begin your OWN traditions!

(Dinner) 

(Hands On) 

Fri. 7/8/16   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

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3844

Sat, Jul. 9, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
COOKWELL! FARM FRESH FLAVORS OF SUMMER
 

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

This morning, experienced culinary instructor, Katie Newell, will show you exactly how its done by focusing on showing you how to prepare seasonal recipes.  You'll pick up some great cooking methods and techniques along the way too. Katie will also give you the “skinny” on how to discover ways to recognize ripe produce by smells and textures. The recipes taught will be totally dependent on what makes Katie jump up and down at the Downtown Overland Park Farmer Market that morning!  When we are done, all you will need to do is take the recipes from todays class to your favorite farmers market, choose your treasures with confidence and then create a beautiful fresh meal at home.  Doesnt get any easier or tastier than that!

(Tasting)  

(Demonstration Class)

 

Sat. 7/9/16   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!

18 openings available

$50.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3845

Sat, Jul. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! KITCHEN WARS! WITH CHEF SANDY DIGIOVANNI
 

Folks, we’re doin’ some “cookin’ without lookin’” tonight in this whole new take on a cooking class!  Join Celebrity Chef Sandy DiGiovanni (finalist from NBC’s “America’s Next Great Restaurant) for a night of crazy kitchen competition where you get to cook from mystery boxes of ingredients in small teams. 

Chef will give you the lay of the land, some cooking tips and ideas, point you to the pantry of “legal” add-in ingredients and then let you loose in the kitchen!  You’ll prepare your delights for the judge (a/k/a Chef Sandy) who will decide who wins!  Not to worry, Chef Sandy and our staff will be there to help and give direction, but it will be up to your team to decide what’s for dinner! 

We’ll end the evening around the table with a fabulous dessert prepared by none other than Chef Sandy herself!  We guarantee a good time ...and believe it or not…good food!  How ‘bout some wine for the cooks as well!  Bring a team of four (or show up and we’ll assign you to a team)!  Let’s do this!

(Dinner ) 

(Hands On)

 

Sat. 7/9/16   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!

 

If you are attending class with another party, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your 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

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3846

Sat, Jul. 9, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! AN ITALIAN TRATTORIA DINNER
 

Italians spend a lot of time in their favorite local “trattoria.” These legendary restaurant establishments are always places of comfort, familiarity and wonderful food, not unlike the Bistros of France.

Join Chef Jesse Vega for a relaxed experience as you learn to recreate an authentic Trattoria menu. Then, we’ll break for dinner and be served this beautiful and delicious food. The menu: a classic appetizer of Olive Tapenade, followed by a real Caesar Salad, Jumbo Shell Pasta Pesto stuffed with ricotta and baked in Roasted Marinara Sauce, Shrimp Fra Diavolo, and a beautiful dessert of Berries with Zabaglione Sauce. Doesn’t get much better than this, folks.  Buon Appetito!

(Dinner) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Sat. 7/9/16   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!

 

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

5 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3847

Sun, Jul. 10, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
COUPLES COOK! SOUTHWEST SUNDAY BRUNCH IN SANTA FE, NM (A CAFE PASQUAL-INSPIRED MENU)
 

Way back in 1998 when I was still in the throes of construction of The Culinary Center, I threw down the plans one day, and picked up my overnight bags in order to take a look at my vision from a new perspective — namely out of the window of the Southwest Chief (Amtrak) to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Knowing the magic that exists in this beautiful mountain village, I was sure to gain new insight … and eat some really good food! Having been there several times, I knew my favorite restaurants. Among them, “Cafe Pasqual” – an intimate, wildly decorated, unassuming and bustling restaurant right on the square in the middle of town, especially known for its breakfasts and brunches.

“Pasqual’s” is famous for its emphatic cooking and eclectic flavors inspired by New Mexican, Mexican and Asian cuisines. It was there that I was inspired (with the help of a glass or two of fine wine!) to adopt “Pasqual,” the patron saint of the kitchen, as the official “saint” of The Culinary Center. It was a good decision because with the help of San Pasqual, The Culinary Center has truly become a sacred space for those who enter. (Isn’t it serendipitous that due to our expansion several years ago, our “new” address is on Santa Fe Drive.  Hmmmm.)

We continue to honor this journey with classes like this one, taught by a consummate professionals, Chef Richard McPeake. Chef Richard is a Culinary Institute Graduate, cookbook author and award-winning chef.

Today, in this 4-hour class, you’ll be cooking in teams alongside Richard as we create an elegant brunch inspired by the beautiful dishes inspired by Cafe Pasqual’s Restaurant. You’ll garner essential cooking skills throughout the day and learn some clever presentation ideas for making your buffet table look amazing!

On our menu: Smoked Trout on Pepper Potato Hash, Breakfast Quesadillas with Roasted Tomato and Jalapeno Salsa, Poached Huevos Rancheros with Black Beans, Cheese Blintzes with Fresh Strawberry Jam and Sour Cream, Santa Fe Cheese Grits, Whole Wheat Pancakes with Pure Maple Syrup, and Sauteed Bananas with Queso Fresco. We'll also learn to make Santa Fe-inspired libations to round out our Sunday buffet: the Santa Fe Sunrise and Fresh Fruit Liquados! Come hungry, my friends!

(Brunch) 

 (Limited Hands On) 

Sun., 7/10/16   10:00-2:00  

The class fee for this Couples class is $65 per person. 

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

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

14 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3848

Mon, Jul. 11, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 1-ITALIAN)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/11, Tues. 7/12, Wed. 7/13, Thurs. 7/14/16 

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3848

Tue, Jul. 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 2-CHICKEN DINNER)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/11, Tues. 7/12, Wed. 7/13, Thurs. 7/14/16 

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3850

Tue, Jul. 12, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! WINNER! WINNER! WHEATLESS DINNER!
 

Let’s face it, a lot of people just can’t tolerate wheat in their meals. When eaten, wheat can cause uncomfortable discomforts. A lot can get in the way of eating right like stressful days and grabbing food on the fly making it too easy to eat the wrong foods. Instructor, Laura Thomsen, will show you that it is possible to nourish yourself through eating wheat-free. It will not only feed your body, but will also feed your soul (cause sisters and brothers, you’re gonna FEEL good, too!).

Tonight, she’ll focus on why incorporating healthy fats and oils, proteins that will totally satisfy your hunger cravings.  You’ll want to be able to incorporate these gems into your daily routine right away. You’ll learn to prepare simple, mouthwatering recipes like Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes with homemade Gravy, a delicious green bean dish, and a sweet Apple Pie, for dessert. You heard me. If you’re serious about changing the way you look and feel without giving up your favorite comfort foods, this is the class for you!

(Tastings) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Tues. 7/12/16   6:30-9:00 

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

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

 

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

14 openings available

$55.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3811

Wed, Jul. 13, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: ADULT/CHILD: THE COOKIE JAR
 

What kid doesn’t love fresh-baked cookies?!  Culinary instructor, Christina Robson, is a cookie expert and can’t wait to show parents and their young chefs (ages 9-14) how to make the perfect – and I mean, perfect – homemade cookies. She has taught many popular cookie classes at CCKC to kids and adults, so we’re pretty sure she’s the right instructor for this class!

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

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

When it’s all over, you'll be taking home ½ dozen Molasses Crinkles, a small pan of the Lemon Bars, AND enough customized dough to bake a dozen cookies at home to share with the family.

(Tasting)  

(Hands On)

 

Wed., 7/13/16   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.


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

$85.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3848

Wed, Jul. 13, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 3-MAC 'N CHEESE)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/11, Tues. 7/12, Wed. 7/13, Thurs. 7/14/16 

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here..

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3851

Wed, Jul. 13, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
PARTY FOOD FOR FRIENDS: CREATIVE SUMMER APPETIZERS
 

It’s time to impress your guests by adding some unique and sophisticated appetizers to your summertime appetizer repertoire! With a little cooking instruction and some interesting ingredients, your next cocktail party will be the one that your friends will remember!

Experienced instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, is talented and engaging and ALWAYS impresses with her favorite appetizer recipes.  She is great at showing you ways to make amazing appetizers that don’t cost an arm and a leg and has some creative presentation ideas to share, too.

Daniela is also BIG on doing things ahead of time so she’ll teach us some time-saving advance prep work so you can spend party time with your guests and not in the kitchen! You’ll learn as she shows you how to create classic appetizers like Garlic & Cheese Crostini, Tomato & Basic Bruschetta, and Italian Tuna & Onion Crostini-a recipe she created herself! Then, you’ll get your hands in on the party food fun and create your own “little toast” appetizer by choosing from a variety of ingredients to mix, match, and create your own masterpieces!

This is a fantastic way to impress your friends and use items like cannellini beans, bacon, spinach, leftover chicken, garlic, onions and herbs that you probably already have sitting in your fridge or pantry!

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

 

Wed. 7/13/16   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!

12 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3848

Thu, Jul. 14, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY COOKING CAMP (DAY 4-TARTS & CUPCAKES)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/11, Tues. 7/12, Wed. 7/13, Thurs. 7/14/16 

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3852

Thu, Jul. 14, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
THE COOKIE JAR
 

Who doesn’t love fresh-baked cookies?! Seriously, WHO?!  Culinary instructor, Christina Robson, is a cookie expert and can’t wait to show you how to make the perfect – and I mean, perfect – homemade cookies. She has taught many popular cookie classes at CCKC, so we’re pretty sure she’s the right instructor for this class! Tonight, she’ll make classic and easy cookies – from shaped, bar, pressed, fancy, and drop techniques – she’ll cover it all! You'll get to take some home to add to your cookie jar! 

Get ready to learn basic baking skills like creaming butter and sugar,  proper measuring of dry, wet, and solid ingredients, how to best add eggs, customizing drop cookies, baking pan sizes and materials, and overall cookie baking success tips. So, let’s get started!

Christina will share her tips as she shows your how to make Molasses Crinkles, Lemon Bars, Chocolate Spritz (No, spritz cookies aren’t just for Christmas, silly!), fancy French Macarons, and easy peasy Triple Chocolate drop cookies. Then, you’ll grab an apron and get busy as Christina shows you how to make a basic drop cookie dough (without mix-ins or extracts) that you’ll get to customize using a buffet of goodies like nuts, chips, candy, dried fruit, an assortment of different extracts, and more. 

This is gonna be a fun class – not to mention how ridiculously delicious our kitchens are going to smell! When it’s all over, you’ll be taking home enough of your customized dough to bake a dozen cookies at home.

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On) 

Thurs. 7/14/16   6:30-9:30 

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

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

15 openings available

$55.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3853

Fri, Jul. 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: TAMALADA PARTY!
 

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

In case you didn’t know, tamales are incredibly versatile … they can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or appetizer. They can be made with meat, cheese, fruit or any combination and served with any number of sauces. Today, Susy will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as she teaches our junior chefs how to make homemade Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. She’ll have you rolling like a pro in no time! You’ll also learn to make accompaniments like perfect Mexican Rice, Pico de Gallo, and Homemade Tortilla Chips. We’ll celebrate our tamale-making success with the perfect south-of-the-border dessert… Fresca con Crema!

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

(Tastings)

(Hands On) 
Fri. 7/15/16   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!

14 openings available

$60.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3854

Fri, Jul. 15, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE! COUPLES! WALKING THE PLANK
 

Grab your partner for an evening of grilling fun! “Planking” foods has been around for centuries, but it’s back, and it’s “hot!” Plank cooking dates back America to the Native Indians, but also goes back to the early days of cooking, maybe even as far back to the days of the cave man when this method of cooking on a piece of wood was used by the Native Indians to cook and preserve their meats. Planking is a preferred method of flavor enhancing, or “perfuming” foods by the use of various unique pieces of wood like apple, cedar, cherry, hickory, and walnut - each adding its own unique flavor to foods.

Tonight, you’ll learn proper heating of the plank, how to soak them (you can also reuse them – we’ll discuss that too).  Chef Richard McPeake is a “Master Planker” (is that a word?)! So, this is your chance to take in as much of his vast BBQ experience that he has to offer. And, guess what? Planking isn’t just for the outdoor grill – it can be used indoor, too. See, you’ve already learned something new!

Tonight, we will concentrate on the use of the outdoor grill, whether gas or live fire. You’ll taste planked beauties like Baked Brie with Onion Relish, BBQ Spiced Planked Salmon topped with Sun dried Tomato Pesto (Easy as 1-2-3! And a sure hit from your grill!)  Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin (with multi-flavors by grilling and plank roasting), Planked Pesto Shrimp (Sure way not to over grill your shrimp and add new flavors) and a dessert of Planked Bosc Pears with Maytag Blue Cheese.

(Tasting) 

(Limited Hands On) 

Fri. 7/15/16   6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

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

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!

4 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3855

Sat, Jul. 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
ARTISANAL BREADMAKING: CAPE SEED LOAF AND SOUTH AFRICAN PICNIC BREAD
 

Let’s take a 3-hour baking journey with one of our “coolest” baking instructors, Paul McCool.  Paul’s love for baking has spanned the globe. Literally! He’s baked his way across the world from here to South Africa!  Today, he’ll share his talents and time with us as he teaches us how to make and bake beautiful artisanal breads from South Africa!

We’ll start with Cape Seed Loaf, a batter-style yeast bread packed with sunflower, poppy, sesame, and pumpkin seeds, not to mention plenty of bran.  A nutritious bread full of whole grain goodness. Oh yes, and it makes great toast!  Then you’ll dust yourself off and roll up your sleeves to create South African Picnic Bread, a yummy quick bread featuring cheddar cheese, green onions, bacon and a dash of chili sauce.  What's not to like?  

Throughout class we’ll learn essential skills that we can apply to our future baking endeavors including measuring, mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping, and baking. 

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

(Hands On)

Sat. 7/16/16   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!

14 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3856

Sat, Jul. 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
THE BEST WHOLE GRAIN BREAD YOU'LL EVER MAKE!
 

Mari Ruck has been baking whole grain bread since 1976 and says it’s easy - “It’s all in the recipe and knowing what to do and when,” she says. Today, you’ll work alongside Mari as she shows you how to make moist and chewy multi grain bread with seeds (or nuts) galore that sports a complex flavor and an exceptional appearance. Why not “jump to the front of the line” and learn in a few short hours what it took Mari years to discover! Don your baking clothes, roll up your sleeves and join us for this fun 3-hour hands-on journey into bread making.

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

(Hands On)

Sat. 7/16/16   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!

19 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3790

Sat, Jul. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! A PRIMER ON CRAB & LOBSTER - moved from 6/4
 

If you’re going to spend hard earned dollars to cook seafood in your own kitchen at home, then you should know how to make sure it turns out perfectly, right? Need I say more? Let’s learn all about our happy crustacean friends and make a dinner to die for! 

Chef Jesse Vega’s classes are always full of great culinary instruction and wonderful food.  You’ll get your hands in the salt water as you work next to chef and learn to make an outstanding Lobster and Seafood Cioppino (made with fresh lobster, scallops and shrimp) that will be served with fresh breads for dipping, and a fresh Vinegar & Oil Chopped Salad. Then Chef Jesse will demonstrate how to make Sautéed Soft-shell Crabs with Lemon Tabasco Butter Sauce and Lobster Ice Cream (Ok, so I’m kidding…it’s White Chocolate Tartufo). What an outstanding menu! 

(Dinner) 

(Limited Hands On) 

Sat. 7/16/16   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

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

$82.50

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3857

Sat, Jul. 16, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! WINE 101 WITH CERTIFIED SOMMELIER BRENT GRIDER
 

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.  Learn from scratch (or refresh your skills) with certified sommelier Brent Grider (also Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts). 


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


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

(Heavy appetizers)

(Demonstration Class) 

Sat., 7/16/16   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

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

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

9 openings available

$75.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3858

Sun, Jul. 17, 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) 

Sun. 7/17/16   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

$60.00

Shannon Hartnett

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3860

Sun, Jul. 17, 2016 @ 4:30 PM
COOKWELL! HEALTHY COOKING FOR THE ATHLETIC LIFESTYLE
 

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. Through our healthy CookWell™ classes, we are dedicated to teaching you how to cook, eat and live better.


Join Chef Gary Hild as he focuses on dishes that support your health and vitality. Trust me, he walks the walk!  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!) – 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. We’ll learn loads as Chef Gary prepares Grilled Chicken or Tofu with Romescu Sauce, Mediterranean Sweet Potato Salad, Multigrain Toasted Red Quinoa with Moroccan Vegetable Stew, Whole Grain Pasta Salad with Winter Vegetables, and a filling Breakfast Shake.

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Sun. 7/17/16   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!

17 openings available

$60.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3930

Mon, Jul. 18, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY:4-DAY PRO SERIES I(DAY 1-KITCHEN FUND.)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed and taught by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef. It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary! See complete course descriptions below.

 

  • Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
  • Day 2: Sauces
  • Day 3: Meats and Poultry
  • Day 4: Grilling

 

Mon. 7/18, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21, and Fri. 7/22   

10:00-2:00   (Hands On)

Series Fee: $440   

Includes: tastings, light lunch, binder for all recipes and handouts, and toque.

SPECIAL NOTES:

 

  • Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students).  
  •  
  • These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 
  •  
  • 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!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 

 Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills: Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

 Day 2: Sauces: Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season).

 Day 3: Meats and Poultry: We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore!! 

 Day 4: Grilling: We will spend a day with the Educator "Que" Chef Richard as he directs us on the fundamentals of grilling grilling "outdoors'" weather permitting, as we learn to do The World's Best Burger Sliders, Turkey Bombay Sliders, Chef's Famous Grilled PB&J Chicken Wings and Marinated Veggie Kabobs with a Fresh Herb & Garlic Marinade! We will end the four day class with our Grilled Platter Buffet!

2 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3849

Mon, Jul. 18, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 1-ITALIAN)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/18, Tues. 7/19, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3849

Tue, Jul. 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 2-CHICKEN DINNER)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/18, Tues. 7/19, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3861

Tue, Jul. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! HEY GOOD LOOKIN' - WHAT YA GOT COOKIN'?
 

The food is perfectly prepared.  The table looks like a picture from Southern Living.  But, what about you?  


Grab your BFF and let’s have some fun this evening (as well as a savory Italian dinner) as Andrea Bengimina, and her colleagues at "Encounters in Hair" (Overland Park, KS) share their extensive experience in “quick fixer-uppers” for hair, makeup and fashion that will take you from wet limp noodle to hot steamy hostess in a matter of minutes. (I’ve witnessed this many times and they’re incredible!) Volunteers will be solicited from the audience to practice what they preach.  (One lucky person will be chosen for a full makeover only to reappear for the big reveal from "behind the curtain" at the end of the evening!) You'll also enjoy a girly-girl menu prepared by our chefs! You go girl!


(Dinner)

(Demonstration Class)

 

Tues. 7/19/16   6:30-9:00  

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

 

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

17 openings available

$60.00

Andrea Benjimina

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3930

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY:4-DAY PRO SERIES I(DAY 2-SAUCES.)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed and taught by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef. It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary! See complete course descriptions below.

 

  • Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
  • Day 2: Sauces
  • Day 3: Meats and Poultry
  • Day 4: Grilling

 

Mon. 7/18, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21, and Fri. 7/22   

10:00-2:00   (Hands On)

Series Fee: $440   

Includes: tastings, light lunch, binder for all recipes and handouts, and toque.

SPECIAL NOTES:

 

  • Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students).  
  •  
  • These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 
  •  

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!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 

 Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills: Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

 Day 2: Sauces: Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season).

 Day 3: Meats and Poultry: We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore!! 

 Day 4: Grilling: We will spend a day with the Educator "Que" Chef Richard as he directs us on the fundamentals of grilling grilling "outdoors'" weather permitting, as we learn to do The World's Best Burger Sliders, Turkey Bombay Sliders, Chef's Famous Grilled PB&J Chicken Wings and Marinated Veggie Kabobs with a Fresh Herb & Garlic Marinade! We will end the four day class with our Grilled Platter Buffet!

2 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3849

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 3-MAC 'N CHEESE)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/18, Tues. 7/19, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here..

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3862

Wed, Jul. 20, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: THE PIZZA KITCHEN
 

Every kid should know how to make pizza, right? Today, our junior chefs (ages 9-14) will learn from scratch! Daniela Mancinelli Abel leads this interactive and fun class that also 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) 

Wed. 7/20/16   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!

3 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3930

Thu, Jul. 21, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY:4-DAY PRO SERIES I(DAY 3 MEAT&POULTRY)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed and taught by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef. It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary! See complete course descriptions below.

 

  • Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
  • Day 2: Sauces
  • Day 3: Meats and Poultry
  • Day 4: Grilling

 

Mon. 7/18, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21, and Fri. 7/22   

10:00-2:00   (Hands On)

Series Fee: $440   

Includes: tastings, light lunch, binder for all recipes and handouts, and toque.

SPECIAL NOTES:

 

  • Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students).  
  •  
  • These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 

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!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 

 Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills: Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

 Day 2: Sauces: Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season).

 Day 3: Meats and Poultry: We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore!! 

 Day 4: Grilling: We will spend a day with the Educator "Que" Chef Richard as he directs us on the fundamentals of grilling grilling "outdoors'" weather permitting, as we learn to do The World's Best Burger Sliders, Turkey Bombay Sliders, Chef's Famous Grilled PB&J Chicken Wings and Marinated Veggie Kabobs with a Fresh Herb & Garlic Marinade! We will end the four day class with our Grilled Platter Buffet!

2 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3849

Thu, Jul. 21, 2016 @ 12:00 PM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP (DAY 4-TARTS & CUPCAKES)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are buzzin’ along in full swing!  If you are like most parents, you are just about done trying to figure out what to make for dinner, right?  Why not let the kids bring home dinner for 4 nights in a row!  Yep, you can pick up the bag of pool snacks you just dropped because you heard me correctly!

 We have designed a summer cooking camp where your junior chefs (ages 9-14) will not only learn cooking skills, but will actually take you off the hook for the evening meal!  It’s a switch-up this week … they cook and YOU set the table! 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. 

Experienced cooking instructor Margo Mikkelson is back again and leading this force of culinary nature in the form of FOUR NIGHTS OF WHOLESOME SUMMER DINNERS brought right home to your table. All that will be left to do is preheat your oven, bake your creation, and add a salad!  Boom! 

You’ll have to sign up for the whole shebang 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’s the skinny on the menus:

Day 1:  Love You Mom but I Wish I Were In Italy  (Alone) Menu.   We’re takin’ it back to the basics with a classic Italian casserole “The Beefiest Beef Lasagna” and we’ll finish the meal with delicious homemade Chocolate Mint Cookies.

Day 2:  It’s Chicken for Dinner!  It’s all about waking up your taste buds with Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and a delicious summertime Berry Crumble.

Day 3: We love Mac ‘n Cheese!  Today will cover the secrets of preparing every kid’s favorite dish -  Mac and Cheese. Then they’ll learn how to customize  this basic dish by adding various mix-ins’ to make it their own creation.  And for dessert – Grandma’s Buttermilk Cookies with Vanilla Glaze!  Yum!

Day 4: Tarts and Cupcakes – an Awesome Combination!  Learn the “Art of the Tart” as we create a scrumptious Bacon Leek and Parmesan Tart.  Then to add a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end of our summer meal extravaganza we’ll have a bit of a competition a la “Cupcake Wars” where the kids will be pitted against each other to create their own cupcakes and then choose from an array of topping as they compete in several different categories!

Bring a cooler to class each day. 

(Snack)      (Hands On)

Mon. 7/18, Tues. 7/19, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21

12:00-3:00    

Series Fee: $295 (includes take-home dinner for 4 from each class)

Important: We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal/guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver also requests other information about your child, such as food allergies and a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary.   Click here for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class.

To find out more about our Junior Chefs Academy™ program, click here.

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

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

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

0 openings available

$295.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3863

Fri, Jul. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: CURIOUS GEORGE AND THE MISSING BANANAS
 

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

It’s is a great day to spend time with your child where you will create some wonderful memories (and photo ops!), while your budding chef starts on the road to learning important kitchen and life skills. We’ll be “cooking up fun” as the kids learn how follow instructions while we stir and whisk and crack an egg. We’ll learn how to cut fruit (using very kid-friendly knives!), and your young chef will learn how rewarding it is to eat something they’ve made with their own two hands! We keep it simple, engaging and interactive so nobody nods off or gets bored.

We’ll work together as teams to make a creamy Yogurt Banana Split, fresh-baked “Going Bananas” Cookies and yummy Banana Pudding Cups! This is a great class designed to introduce your tiny chef to the pleasures of the kitchen in a way that they can understand.

(Tasting)  

(Hands On)

Fri. 7/22/16   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

7 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3930

Fri, Jul. 22, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY:4-DAY PRO SERIES I(DAY 4-GRILLING)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed and taught by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate. The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef. It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary! See complete course descriptions below.

 

  • Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
  • Day 2: Sauces
  • Day 3: Meats and Poultry
  • Day 4: Grilling

 

Mon. 7/18, Wed. 7/20, Thurs. 7/21, and Fri. 7/22   

10:00-2:00   (Hands On)

Series Fee: $440   

Includes: tastings, light lunch, binder for all recipes and handouts, and toque.

SPECIAL NOTES:

 

  • Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students).  
  •  
  • These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 

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!

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: 

 Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills: Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

 Day 2: Sauces: Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season).

 Day 3: Meats and Poultry: We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore!! 

 Day 4: Grilling: We will spend a day with the Educator "Que" Chef Richard as he directs us on the fundamentals of grilling grilling "outdoors'" weather permitting, as we learn to do The World's Best Burger Sliders, Turkey Bombay Sliders, Chef's Famous Grilled PB&J Chicken Wings and Marinated Veggie Kabobs with a Fresh Herb & Garlic Marinade! We will end the four day class with our Grilled Platter Buffet!

2 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3864

Fri, Jul. 22, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! WWJD (WHAT WOULD JULIA DO?)
 

Julia Child brought the art of French cooking to the United States.  Many of us grew up watching her on some of the first cooking classes held on television! 

If French cooking seems unapproachable to you, take a second look.  It’s really not. In this hands-on class, we’ll practice and perfect some basic French cooking techniques. And with seasoned culinary instructor Chef Jim Tinkham here to teach you, there’s no need to be intimidated by all the fancy French terms and cooking methods.

At the heart of French cooking is a deep appreciation for the food and the methods of preparation. It’s all about mastering one technique at a time. Tonight you’ll have the time, hands-on practice and professional help to do just that. You’ll learn the art of French cooking. Chef Tinkham will take you through things step-by-step and teach them in a simplified, no-fuss way. Folks, you’ll find that French cooking is actually do-able. My guess is that you’ll also add a French phrase or two to your vocabulary!

We’ll channel Julia through fabulous menus featuring some of her favorite dishes such as: Shrimp Scampi, Steak au Poivre, Vegetables in Hollandaise Sauce, Pomme de Terre Anna, Bananas Foster Flambe.  By the end of the evening, you’ll be a regular “Ratatouille! Julia would be so proud!

(Dinner) 

(Hands On) 

Fri. 7/22/16   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

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!  

3 openings available

$75.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3865

Sat, Jul. 23, 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 to prepare an 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. 7/23/16   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!

7 openings available

$55.00

Jim Tinkham

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3866

Sat, Jul. 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
MAKING FRIENDS WITH PUFF PASTRY
 

Today we will learn about puff pastry or as the French refer to it - pâte feuilletée and it’s modified cousin – blitz puff pastry.  When this elegant, rich, delicate and multi-layered pastry bakes, it separates into hundreds of flaky layers that delivers an elegant finished product. 

Today, alongside expert baker, Kolika Kirk, (Pistachio Bakehouse) you’ll gain a practical and serious understanding of puff pastries techniques to create finished products that will amaze you. We’ll also learn basic baking and pastry skills like measuring and mixing techniques, knife skills and proper utensil usage.  You’ll don an apron and create a basic blitz puff pastry dough, then use it to create exquisite Palmiers, the French version of a sugar cookie, savory Cheese Straws, and vol-au-vent recipes with fruit fillings. 

(Tasting & Take-Home Puff Pastry) 

(Limited Hands On)

 

Sat. 7/23/16   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

Kolika Kirk

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3867

Sat, Jul. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THE SICILIAN PIZZA KITCHEN
 

This is the real deal folks … with a REAL Sicilian chef who is fun and KNOWS PIZZA! You’ll learn to make “made from scratch” Sicilian-style “square” pizza starting with some olive-oil pizza dough! Conquer flour, yeast and measuring properly, and also create authentic Antipasto Salad and Espresso Panna Cotta. Buon appetito!

(Dinner) 

(Hands On)

 

Sat. 7/23/16   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!

0 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3868

Sat, Jul. 23, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THE FISHMONGER
 

Many a fishmonger has longed for the knowledge of fish and seafood accumulated by tonight’s excellent chef, Jesse Vega!  He’ll share his tips to make your way around the fish department at the store as well as how to cook your fish once you get it home. He’s chosen recipes that will result in an eye-catching presentation that’s centered around fresh Olive Oil Poached Salmon with Lemon Dill Aioli entree. To complement this centerpiece, we’ll also learn to make dishes like Escargot Stuffed Mushrooms, Pan-Seared Tuna Steak, Yukon Potatoes with Sun Dried Tomato Butter, Sautéed Kale with Pears & Bacon, and for the sweet tooth: Coconut White Chocolate Key Lime Cookies. Wow, what a meal!

(Dinner)

(Limited Hands On)

 

Sat. 7/23/16   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!

14 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3869

Sun, Jul. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
SWEET & SAVORY CREPES
 

The Culinary Center turns into “Le Crêperie” today as we learn everything there is to know about sweet and savory crepes. You can’t learn how to make ‘em if you don’t flip ‘em yourself, so get in here and get some hands on practice. 

Today expert culinary instructor and passionate foodie, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, will teach us the techniques and tips as we learn to make happy crepe version such as Mushroom and Prosciutto, Asparagus and Egg, Tomato and Black Bean Crepes, and a fabulous dessert crepe made with hazelnut spread.  Once you master the fundamentals, you’ll be able to create tons of variations at home!

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

Sun. 7/24/16   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!

10 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3870

Sun, Jul. 24, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY:THE ART OF THE TART
 

Get ready for some baking fun as we explore the world of tarts … those perfectly contained treats that can be sweet or savory … creamy or fruit-filled … large or small … appetizers or desserts … made with oh-so-many different kinds of crusts! This class will serve your young chef (ages 9-14) well – the skills, techniques and cooking methods learned today will build a strong foundation of baking expertise.

Working alongside culinary instructor Christina Robson, your child will practice important knife skills, learn proper measuring techniques, and learn how to temper as they make Chocolate Ganache, and discover the “hows” and “whys” behind all the ingredients used today. Your child will make three mini tarts – each with different crusts including “made-from-scratch” dough for their Rustic Apple Tart; a graham cracker pressed crust for their Chocolate Tart; and puff pastry crust for their Pizza Tart. That’s a whole lotta baking fun!

(Tastings & Take-Home Mini Tarts) 

(Hands On) 

Sun. 7/24/16   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!

6 openings available

$55.00

Christina Robson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3949

Mon, Jul. 25, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD (DAY 1-ITALY)
 

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! 

2 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3871

Mon, Jul. 25, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING FOR AMAZING ME: MEALS FOR ONE
 

Here’s a class you’ve been asking us for - one that teaches how to easily cook for one person. Most recipes are designed for multiple people, so when you‘re cooking for one, you have to stop and reduce all of the ingredients which forces you to use math skills you haven’t used since grade school. Who needs that?

Enter culinary instructor and chef, Laura Thomsen, to the rescue. Laura will share some essential tips and techniques as you learn to make some great home-cooked meals foods for one– using simple, fresh ingredients. Plus, some great tips for shopping, food storage, perking up prepared foods and just plain cooking smaller portions. She’ll also discuss the basic food items you need to keep in your pantry so you can whip up supper at home instead of ordering out. You’ll find out that you CAN create healthy, quick meals on your own.

Let’s explore recipes such as Roasted Chicken that turned into Flauta’s and Chicken Salad, Fish Tacos with fresh homemade Salsa, and Beef Tacos. Say goodbye to food waste and eating the same meal every night of the week! This class is gonna change your life!

(Tasting)

(Limited Hands On)

 

Mon. 7/25/16   6:30-9:00 

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

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

7 openings available

$50.00

Laura Thomsen

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3949

Tue, Jul. 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD (DAY 2-ASIAN)
 

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! 

2 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3813

Wed, Jul. 27, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: FULL DAY PROFESSIONAL CULINARY ARTS CLASS: FUNDAMENTALS OF DESSERTS
 

This JCA Pro Series class is designed to give the budding chef (Ages 9-14) a real-world introduction to the fundamentals of creating beautiful desserts.  It’s a full-day class is taught by Pro-Series instructor and seasoned culinary professional, Chef Richard McPeake, and would be a perfect addition to the 4-Day JCA Pro Series sessions.  (NOTE: There is no pre-req for taking this class other than a serious desire to learn cooking fundamentals.) 

Techniques will be taught as we learn Fresh Baked Peach Crumble with Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream, Baked German Apple Strudel, Homemade Fudge Sauce and Profiteroles, Chocolate Dipped Fresh Strawberries, and SnickerDoodle Cookies (to take home!!) 

Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class.

(Available for purchase in our Kitchen Store with a 10% discount to Pro Series students).     

(Tasting) 

(Hands On)

 

Wed. 7/27/16   10:00-3:00

(Also offered on Wed. 6/15)

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

$110.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3872

Wed, Jul. 27, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL: HEALTHY APPETIZERS FOR SUMMER ENTERTAINING
 

Let’s focus on appetizer recipes that are good for you as well as high in flavor, shall we? Those 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 can be enjoyed in the summer months, or 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 as Super Food Pesto Three Ways, Wheat Pasta Pesto Salad, Roasted Red Pepper and Olive Dip, Spinach & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms, and decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Meltaways to die for!

(Tasting) 

(Demonstration Class)

 

Wed. 7/27/16   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

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

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3949

Thu, Jul. 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: COOKING AROUND THE WORLD(DAY 3-MEXICO)
 

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! 

2 openings available

$200.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3873

Thu, Jul. 28, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
BEST CELLARS: 'SUMMER WHITES' FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

Join Brent Grider, Certified Sommelier, in this informative class on light and delicious summer white wines from around the world.  You’ll be able to talk “whites” with the best of them – even those French wine snobs - as you differentiate between a “creamy”, “flabby” (it’s ok, we’re only talking about the wine!) or “green” wine.  Most of all, you will have a complete appreciation of white wines, in general, and how to pair it at your next summer party. 


The worldly wines we will cover are the Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand, Torrontes from Agentina, Pinot Grigios from Italy, Rieslings from Germany, and Albarinos from Spain. Yes, there are also fantastic wines right her in the USA, so he’ll discuss American Chardonnay’s. We will learn the fundamentals of white wine production, the various popular varietals and the differences among them, how to open and store whites, tasting techniques, pairing white wines with food, aging whites, along with lots of other pertinent information.  


You’ll also enjoy a sampling of foods prepared by our CCKC chefs indicative of the regional cuisines where tonight’s wines come from. 

(Appetizers) 


(Demonstration Class) 

Thurs. 7/28/16   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!


18 openings available

$65.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
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! 

2 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!

11 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!
 

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!

4 openings available

$75.00

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
 

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? Chef Amiel Brosoto 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 Mojito Chicken Salad with spring mixed greens topped with a grilled chicken breast and 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 Farmers Market Pasta Salad loaded with a mix of heirloom tomatoes, sweet corn, peaches, spicy arugula, penne pasta, basil, and cilantro topped with a beautiful Lemon Vinaigrette, 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!

12 openings available

$55.00

Amiel Brosoto

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3877

Sat, Jul. 30, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: FRENCH SAUCEMAKING FOR KIDS
 

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

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

He’ll teach them basic sauce making techniques- types of roux and other thickening agents, stocks, and such. Then, the kids will take those skills and learn to make a classic brown sauce (for meats), basic thick white sauce, and the classic red sauce. Then, we’ll get their creative juices flowing as each kid chooses their favorite basic sauce and uses it to create a their own custom dishes with chicken, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese, and various spices. When they’re finished, we’ll judge them, and find out who’ll take home the gold, silver, and bronze medals! This fun and informative class will take your budding chef’s cooking skills to a whole new level.

(Tasting) 

(Hands On) 

Sat. 7/30/16   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

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
 

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!

28 openings available

$80.00

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
 

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!

8 openings available

$65.00

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
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!


9 openings available

$50.00

Katie Newell

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!

15 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

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!

16 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!

15 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3887

Thu, Aug. 4, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! WOMEN DO WINE! A "BROWN BAG" WINE TASTING PARTY
 

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

Under the tutelage of Brent Grider, certified sommelier and  Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts (and the only boy we’ll let in the house this evening, by the way!), you’ll utilize the “brown bag” or “blind” method of wine education, which is one of the best (and most fun!) ways to learn about wine. You’ll taste the wines without the benefit of descriptions or names and then match the wines to the descriptions in front of you. You can work in groups or individually and we guarantee a good time as well as some good wine values to taste.

We will also offer some food pairings in the form of appetizers and tapas (or “small plates”) that will assist in our wine education this evening. Oh yes ... and there are prizes, too! This is a great event for your girly group, dinner/ wine club pals or neighborhood friends! It’ll fill up fast, so don’t wait to register on this one!

(‘Small Plate’ Appetizers & Prizes!)

(Demonstration Class)

 

Thurs. 8/4/16   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

Brent Grider

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!

12 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, master pastry chef, Kolika Kirk (Pistachio Bakehouse), will introduce you 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!

Working alongside Chef Kolika, you’ll 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!

15 openings available

$60.00

Kolika Kirk

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!

16 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!

0 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!

24 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!

16 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 because you will have learned from one of KC’s most amazing pastry chefs, Kolika Kirk, (owner of Pistachio Bakehouse).

Kolika walks you through all the basics of working with fondant starting with 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. She’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!

15 openings available

$65.00

Kolika Kirk

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!

14 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!

17 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!

16 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!

6 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!

17 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!

17 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!

13 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!

16 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!

11 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!


16 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!

18 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!

18 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
3912

Fri, Aug. 19, 2016 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: COUPLES COOK! COUPLES GET HOT ON THE GRILL!
 

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!

12 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!  We’ve got a “cream-of-the-crop” instructor (pun intended), expert baker and pastry chef, Kolika Kirk, (Pistachio Bakehouse) in the house. Kolika brings a passion for baking and the pastry arts and received her experience as executive pastry chef at Trezo Mare for two years, then Affäre, where she made exquisite desserts for these elegant restaurants

In this creamy, dreamy class, she’ll explore the fundamentals 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.  There will be 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 Kolika shares her top secret tips to making 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

Kolika Kirk

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

16 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

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!

15 openings available

$50.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

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!

23 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!

13 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!

9 openings 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

16 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!

16 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!

10 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!

18 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!

8 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!

20 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!

17 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!

18 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!

16 openings available

$65.00

Jim Tinkham

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!

16 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

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!

13 openings available

$60.00

Shannon Hartnett

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.)

18 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

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.)

18 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

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 profess