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The Culinary Center of Kansas City
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, Kansas 66204
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4269

Fri, Mar. 31, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: COUPLES 'QUE!
 

Grab your honey bunch and spend a Friday night with a purpose – to teach you some great information about grilling and smoking AND to show you how to pair wine with BBQ.  We don’t care if it’s March, ‘cause it’s ALWAYS BBQ season in our world!  It won’t take much to convince your honey to come to a cooking class if it’s disguised as a party, right? 


Our own expert BBQ and mixologist dude, Bruce Campbell, will teach some killer grilled and smoked dishes, including a dish that is a two-time (!) “Top 10” winner at The American Royal BBQ Competition. 


We’ll cover grills, smokers, heat zones, types of coal and wood, cooking times and temps as we learn and sample Smoked Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, Smoked Cheesy Potatoes, Grilled Garden Gazpacho Salad, Smoked Sausage Sliders, Grilled chicken, Peach & Peppers BBQ Sauce, and dessert Bruschetta’s with Mascarpone Cheese, Fruit and Nuts. And for the liquid part of the evening, we’ll learn (and sample) Horny Toad Margaritas, and 2 paired wines.  Uh huh!  Told ya so!


(Dinner)

Limited Hands On 

Fri. 3/31/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4326

Fri, Mar. 31, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Added Class: FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! AN ELEGANT CHATEAUBRIAND 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 the consummate date night dinner of Chateaubriand for two and it will be hands-on all the way as we work alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author and culinary instructor extraordinaire!

Chef Richard is professional and passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes including Chateaubriand for two, Plaza III’s Famous Garden Salad with Low-Fat Ranch Dressing, White Cheddar Potatoes, and an elegant roasted vegetable dish. For dessert, he will show us how to make his Award-Winning Chocolate Nut Gateau with Chocolate Ganache. What a menu!

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

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 3/31/17    6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4270

Sat, Apr. 1, 2017 @ 8:00 AM
COOKWELL! A "WHEEL-Y" COOL COOKING CLASS FOR THE BICYCLE ENTHUSIAST...THAT BEGINS WITH A RIDE!
 

Here’s a class for you crazy cyclist’s out there – bicyclist’s, that is! You know who you are. Bring your bikes, because this special class will start off a little differently by meeting early in the morning right outside of our kitchens, say around 8:00 a.m., and enjoy a 90-minute bike ride (approx.. 16 miles). Then, we’ll “cycle” right into a cooking class when we return-all led by Executive Chef, Gary Hild, who specializes in health and nutrition to support the athlete (He’s also a dedicated cyclist, himself!). Trust me, he knows what he’s talking about! See how it all fits together there? 

It will be the ultimate Saturday morning for all of you bicycle-riding sports enthusiasts as we focus on dishes that support your health and vitality.  If you’re an athlete, whether amateur, professional or a “weekender,” you no doubt are conscious about how you need to eat to support your active lifestyle. Athletes need recipes that are nutritious, designed to fuel the work they do with their bodies, and quick enough to ensure the time it takes to exercise.

In addition to being an excellent chef and teacher, Chef Gary is an accomplished runner, having participated in 17 marathons (twice in the Boston Marathon) –and, he continues to practice a healthy diet and active lifestyle and has much to “bring to the table” in the way of recipes, cooking techniques, and methods to produce the high-energy meals and snacks that athletes need.

He’ll cover healthy (and easy) recipes like All-Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars, and more. (Yum!) We’ll have a light breakfast before we leave on our ride, tastings during our class …and lots of coffee for you wild riders! And water, of course…because we know how important it is to stay hydrated!

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

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class 

Sat. 4/1/17

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

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

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

0 openings available

$65.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4402

Sat, Apr. 1, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Added Class: FLASH DEMOS™: THE RHYTHM OF RISOTTO
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!  

Certain foods just beg to be cooked to music … with a glass of wine in hand.  Get your risotto stirring rhythm going with your other hand and back it up with some vocals.  This fabulously guilty and Parmesan-laced dish is the sort of thing countless nonnas stir together for their grandchildren.  …and one, and two, and…stir.   

Sat. 4/1/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Chef Charlie Hammond

Other FLASH DEMOS™ CLASSES:

Bellisima Balsamico! The “Must” You Must Have! (Sat. 3/11 11-12)

Tortillaria! Real-Deal Handmade Tortillas (Sat. 3/18  11-12)

Albóndigas! It’s Not A War Cry! (It’s a Tasty Spanish Meatball.) (Sat. 3/25  11-12)

Rhythm of Risotto (Sat. 4/1 11-12)

Mad About Mushrooms! (Sat. 4/8 11-12)

Hummus Where the Heart Is (Sat. 4/15 11-12)

Best Dressed Salads! (Sat. 4/22 11-12)

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00)

...plus more dates to be added.  Visit our website for a current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

14 openings available

$25.00

Charlie Hammond

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4271

Sat, Apr. 1, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! "ROCK 'N ROLL" SUSHI PARTY!
 

The weekend is here, so let’s get this fun and interactive party “rolling” (lame pun) as we learn the fundamentals of making sushi!  

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

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

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 4/1/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

4 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4370

Sun, Apr. 2, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Added Class: COOKWELL! LET'S COOK "PLENTY" OF VIBRANT VEGETABLES!
 

SPECIAL DEAL!
Was $60.  SAVE 10% - NOW $54.00

Everyone knows that getting more fresh vegetables in your diet is important for optimum health, but most find it difficult to add to our meals on a regular basis.

Today’s instructor, Raven Naramore, grew up on an organic self-sufficient farm where she learned first-hand about quality ingredients and how to use them to make simply, healthy foods. She’ll share her take on some interesting recipes inspired by one of London’s most exciting new talents in the culinary arts. Yotam Ottolenghi (author of the bestselling cookbook, “Plenty”) is best-known for using exciting flavors and combinations from his Mediterranean heritage that bring freshness, seasonality and flavors to the world of vegetables. 

You’ll learn healthy dishes that are inspired by his beautiful book such as Pea and Leek Soup with Basil Oil, followed by a Green Herb Salad with a Sage Lemon Vinaigrette. We’ll move on to French Lentil Galettes, followed by a tasty vegetable tart. We’ll sign off with Roasted Rhubarb with Sweet Labeneh. Hello Spring! These tasty recipes will appeal to both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.

Get ready to dazzle and inspire your taste buds as you learn how getting more vegetables into your life can be the most fun part of your day. You’ll get some hands-on cooking time alongside Raven in this class, too!

Bring your questions as ”plenty” of other vegetable information will be discussed.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Sun. 4/2/17 10:00-12:30 

 

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

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

15 openings available

$54.00

Raven Naramore

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
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4272

Sun, Apr. 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
CLASSIC DISHES FOR ENTERTAINING
 

SPECIAL DEAL!
Was $60.  SAVE 10% - NOW $54.00

Expand your cooking repertoire and enjoy a relaxing evening with Chef Jesse Vega as he shares his recipes make some of his favorite classic dishes for entertaining. This class is designed to allow you to sit back and watch and learn from of the best.

Chef will start our cooking lesson by showing you the steps to prepare an elegant Greek phyllo pastry-filled appetizer that you’ll nibble on as you sip a glass of wine. Then he’ll move on to classic entrée with an outstanding recipe that feature Scallops, Scotch and Drambuie Cream Sauce. (Do I have your attention?).  Don’t worry, he’ll show you some entertaining friendly sweets as well such as a lovely Strawberry Grand Marnier Cheesecake Parfait. Holy cow!

Along the way, you’ll learn important cooking techniques such as sautéing, seasoning, boiling, pan-searing, roasting and macerating (It’s a thing. You’ll see.), to name a few. Of course, you’ll taste and savor everything chef prepares this evening and also take home the recipes so that you can recreate these fabulous recipes at home. A perfect way to spend a relaxing Sunday evening.

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class 

Sun. 4/2/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

11 openings available

$54.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4363

Sun, Apr. 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Added class: MORE SUSHI IN THE HOUSE
 

In Japanese this class would be title “Sushi Ni” (“Ni” means “#2”), because our focus tonight is about moving beyond basic sushi making and learning some additional rolls and techniques.  Don’t worry…you do not have to have taken an intro level sushi class in order to register for this class, but basic skills are recommended.

We will be learning more rolling techniques, using sushi building equipment, and working with several varieties of fresh fish this evening.  You will work alongside Chef Hirang to roll thick rolls of sushi using full-sized Nori sheets to create Futo-Maki, then on to Caterpillar Rolls. Next, a pro-level Nigiri and education on how to prepare an elaborate shrimp plate, how to slice tuna pieces, Dashi-Maki Tamago (say what?), and so much more. Chef will also teach tips on how to create beautiful garnishes using ordinary vegetables. Won’t you be fancy!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/2/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

8 openings available

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4125

Mon, Apr. 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
PRO SERIES II (DAY 9-FINAL DINNER COMPETITION)
 

This 9-week series was designed to enhance your culinary skills, and provide you with more in-depth, hands-on, kitchen expertise.

Note that this series is open to anyone … you do not need to take any prerequisite courses to enroll!

Designed and taught by Culinary Institute of America graduate, and professional Chef Richard McPeake, this course will help you build MORE essential culinary skills, and teach you the proper way to prepare a dazzling menu in each course. After this 9-week experience, your cooking acumen and culinary confidence will soar to new levels. 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 in our "Kitchen Shop" with a 10% discount to Pro Series students).   

Mondays beginning 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, (skip 3/13), 3/20, 3/27, 4/3

6:30-9:30

Series fee - $1125 

Includes binder for class handouts, tastings, toque, and Pro Series student discounts on chefs jacket, and Pro Series Cookware in our Kitchen Shop.

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

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

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

DAY 1: THE ART OF SMALL PLATES & APPETIZERS

Learn the art of creating smaller, highly flavorful dishes that prepare the appetite for the remainder of the dining experience. Discover the importance of layering flavors, essentials of proper portions and the secrets to “bursting” flavors as we explore such techniques as caramelizing, sautéing, preserving, marinating and emulsifying. We’ll learn how to make Prawns with Garlic Chips & Preserved Lemons, Hanger Steak with Chimichurri, Scallops with Lychee Gazpacho, Marinated Fig & Goat Cheese with Basil Wheat Crostini. The tried-and-true recipes we’ll learn tonight are a compilation of the best from the many restaurant menus Chef Richard has developed nationwide.

DAY TWO: SALADS 

There is so much more to making a good salad than cutting up some lettuce and drizzling on some dressing. We’ll learn about the variety of lettuce options – what’s best to use for each type of salad … and the seasonality of each. We’ll explore the proper ways to handle, clean, cut, prepare and store salad ingredients. Seasoning is of the utmost importance when making salads so we’ll need to learn about the different kinds of salt, how to use fresh herbs and spices and the impact a bit of pepper can make. Can’t explore salads without learning about dressings and marinades now, can we? We’ll learn some of Chef Richard’s FAVORITE dressings as we discover emulsifications (quick and long-term) and how to use special kitchen tools, including immersion blenders.

DAY 3: PASTA 

Both handmade pasta and the sauces that pair with them are culinary gems steeped in tradition. Tonight we’ll learn how to make both, under the expert guidance of Chef Richard. By hand … from scratch … we’ll create dough.  And we will learn to fashion that dough into various shapes, some of which will be made by hand and some of which will utilize a pasta machine. We’ll explore braising techniques for cooking pasta and learn the important differences in the flours used to make pasta. Tonight’s menu includes Classic Alfredo Sauce, Fettuccini, Parmesan Orzo Pilaf, Stuffed Cannoli and Chef’s 300-year-old homemade Quick Italian Red Sauce recipe. Can’t beat that lineup!

DAY 4: SIDE DISHES (INCLUDING GRAINS, RICE & BEANS)

This evening we’ll explore the fundamentals of preparing and cooking grains, rice and beans as we learn to make fabulous side dishes alongside Chef Richard. He’ll teach us proper Risotto techniques and how to make a perfect Pilaf. We’ll learn how to select, soak, cook, prepare and season beans as we prepare some hearty bean dishes. And we’ll learn to make Chef’s favorite “Southern Salad” as we grill and “de-cob” corn!

DAY 5: POULTRY 

Class is going “to the birds” tonight as we learn everything there is to know about poultry – what to look for when purchasing poultry; how to handle it safely; plus washing, seasoning and prepping poultry. Chef Richard shares his secrets to the best poultry cooking methods including pan searing, dry roasting, and braising. We’ll learn as we make Roasted Cornish Hen, Duck Breast, and Braised Chicken Cacciatore. We’ll also learn how to roast poultry on a vertical roaster.

DAY 6: SOUPS & STOCKS 

Tonight we’ll take on the challenge of classic soup and stock techniques as we learn the essentials of how to make various type of stock … and why we should. We’ll learn how to create and use thickeners and the cooking methods of braising and stewing as we work together to make Chef’s “Poor Man's” Cassoulet, Classic French Beef Bourguignon, Soup with Homemade Dumplings and a Classic Cream Soup. 

DAY 7: BREADS and ROLLS

It’s BAKING time with Chef Richard tonight as we learn how to knead, proof, rest, shape, bake and cut breads and rolls. We’ll learn more about flour and yeast and the “science” of baking as we work to create Basic Yeast Rolls, Focaccia, Buttermilk Biscuits and Cornbread. You’ll be well-rounded and armed with the confidence to be a bread baker for years to come.

DAY 8: DESSERTS

Speaking of well-rounded (ahem!), a meal isn’t complete without dessert. Nothing to be afraid of here – Chef Richard says if he can do it, so can WE! He’ll take us step-by-step through the proper techniques to create the Classic Soufflé (learn “fail-proof” guarded secrets and how to temper eggs correctly). We’ll learn how to temper chocolate as we make French Sabayon: Cooked Egg Dessert Sauce. We’ll also learn classic Homemade Fudge Sauce (a versatile sauce we’ll use again and again!) to go with the Homemade Profiteroles made "right" in class! Plus Chef Richard's 1,2,3 Mixed Berry Cobbler with Sweet Biscuit Topping!

DAY 9: FINAL DINNER COMPETITION

It’s the grand finale! 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 we’ve learned. Not to worry, Chef Richard will be walking the room to give advice and assist. When we’ve placed our dish on the Grand Buffet we’ll have an opportunity to explain our cooking processes and get feedback from our colleagues and from the teacher himself. What a rewarding experience! Professional Culinary Arts Program Diplomas will be awarded. (You never know…the friends you make in these classes could be the start of a monthly dinner club!) (Dinner)

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

0 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4274

Wed, Apr. 5, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
LUNCH & LEARN! SETTING A GORGEOUS TABLE WITH LARRY WHEELER
 

Need a break from the manly and macho part of your world?  Perhaps a fun lunch with your best girlfriends is what you crave!  If so, then this unique class has your name all over it!

Go beyond chargers and napkin folding and take your place settings to the level of “Look what I did sista!” at this girl-only event that you won’t want to miss! There is only one boy we’ll invite to our party and that’s Larry Wheeler, the “Director of Ambiance” at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Plaza. We know him as an excellent instructor of creative table design with a knack for making any table look like it jumped off the page of a magazine. (Oh yeah…plus, he’s full of humor and keeps things light and easy to understand!) 

In a short two hours, we’ll learn how to set a perfect table and some creative place setting ideas using unique items, as well as things you probably have around your home. He’ll also talk name cards and napkin rings, invitations, and much more.

Our CCKC chefs have a lovely luncheon menu in store for you that will include a fabulous Springtime-themed dessert.

You’ll go home with tons of ideas to try for your next party (or just to give your family a thrill at dinner!), the recipes for today’s menu!  Food, fun, decorating tips, lots of Larry’s famous humor, gifts … who could ask for more?  Call your gal pals and get this one booked … it’ll sell out fast!

(Lunch)

Demonstration Class 

Wed. 4/5/17    11:00-1:00

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

0 openings available

$45.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4276

Wed, Apr. 5, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SHOW-STOPPING PARTY FARE!
 

SPECIAL DEAL!
Was $75.  SAVE 10% - NOW $67.50

Get ready to be inspired as you learn to make creative small plate and hors d’oeuvres recipes to serve at your next cocktail party. Professional Chef and experienced culinary instructor, Richard McPeake will showcase an incredible array of mouth-watering appetizers recipes as he demonstrates culinary skills like searing, pureeing, breading, handling fresh meats when grinding, among others. 

Our tasty party starter menu includes Sherry Marinated Figs with Peppered Goat Cheese, Fried Oysters served with creamy Remoulade Sauce, Steak Tartare with all the garnishes, and more.

Chef will also share tips that will help put it all together so that everything looks as good as it tastes! Plus, you’ll get to work alongside a professional as you help prepare some of the dishes. Get ready for recipes that will create flavor explosions for your taste buds!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 4/5/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

18 openings available

$67.50

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4277

Fri, Apr. 7, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! A SPANISH DINNER PARTY - PERFECT PAELLA!
 

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

Tonight, we’ll learn how to make the traditional Chiringuito Seafood Paella from someone who really knows how to use the aromatic mixtures of rice, meats, and spices which add the “flare” to Spanish dishes like Paella. Professional culinary instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, makes a mean Paella and he’s going to take you step-by-step through the process of creating this fabulous dish, starting with Sofrito, a sautéed mixture of onions, peppers, garlic and tomato that add so much flavor to this incredible dish. We’ll learn how to make Paella’s unmistakable saffron-scented rice and how to develop layers of flavor to take this dish into the realm of “oh-my-gosh” goodness. 

And, speaking of goodness, Chef will share a great variation of the recipe as he shows you how to make his delicious (and more economical) version of the classic paella – and this one is made on the grill! Whoa! We love choices!

We also love dessert, too, so how ‘bout we have some of that, too! Chef will teach us how to make Spanish Flan with Caramel Sauce, a classic light dessert that is the perfect finale for our Paella Party!

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

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On 

Fri. 4/7/17   6:30-9:00    

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4399

Fri, Apr. 7, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Added Class: FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: COUPLES 'QUE
 

SPECIAL DEAL!
Was $75.  SAVE 10% - NOW $67.50

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


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


Then, you and your sweetie will get to cook in small groups while learning Smoked Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, Smoked Cheesy Potatoes, Grilled Garden Gazpacho Salad, Smoked Sausage Sliders, Grilled chicken, Peach & Peppers BBQ Sauce, and dessert Bruschetta’s with Mascarpone Cheese, Fruit and Nuts. And for the liquid part of the evening, we’ll learn (and sample) Horny Toad Margaritas and 2 paired wines.  Uh huh!  Told ya so!


(Dinner)


Limited Hands On

 

Fri. 4/8/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

12 openings available

$67.50

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4279

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FULL-DAY BREADMAKING 101
 

Culinary instructor and kick-butt bread-baker, Paul McCool, will take the mystery out of bread-making and start you on the road to becoming someone who doesn’t glaze over at the sight of a packet of yeast. Yeah….we’re talking to you.

In this 5-hour "hands on" class, you will learn about flours, yeasts, salt, sugars, methods and types of loaves, in addition to basic bread making techniques. You will actually mix and knead your own handcrafted bread to take home and finish baking. (That way you will get the great smell in your own house! You’re welcome.) Now, don’t loaf, sign up!

(Lunch & Take-Home Dough)

Hands On

Sat. 4/8/17    10:00-3:00 

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

0 openings available

$70.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4403

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Added Class: FLASH DEMOS™: MAD ABOUT MUSHROOMS! (THERE'S A FUNGUS AMONG US!)
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

Shiitake, Enoki, Cremini, Portobello, Morel and Chanterelle.  These aren’t fictional sci-fi characters - they are names of wild and exotic mushrooms!  So many mushrooms.  So little time right? But how do you know how to identify ‘em, prep ‘em and cook ‘em?   We’ll learn from a Pro Chef.  Please note that this class will not cover how to cook the ones in your backyard after a rain.  Eww.   

Sat. 4/8/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Chef Jesse Vega

Other FLASH DEMOS™ CLASSES:

Bellisima Balsamico! The “Must” You Must Have! (Sat. 3/11)

Tortillaria! Real-Deal Handmade Tortillas (Sat. 3/18)

Albóndigas! It’s Not A War Cry! (It’s a Tasty Spanish Meatball.) (Sat. 3/25)

The Rhythm of Risotto (Sat. 4/1)

Hummus Where the Heart Is (Sat. 4/15 11-12)

Best Dressed Salads! (Sat. 4/22 11-12)

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00)

...plus more dates to be added.  Visit our website for a current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4280

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COOKING WITH WINE
 

"I enjoy cooking with wine....sometime I even put it in the food." 

Who doesn't love a little wine when they cook?  Tonight we'll do a little sipping and a lot of cooking...with wine. Chef Gary Hild is ready to share some findamentals of cooking with wine as we help to prepare a delectable meal to enjoy together.

There are some basics that you need to know when cooking with wine as an ingredient, and we'll learn and practice these this evening. From wine reductions for pan sauces, to marinating with wine, deglazing and finishing; and how to select the right wines to enhance the recipes we are creating. It's going to be a spectacular evening, culminating in a delightful meal.

Imagine dishes such as Caramelized Root Vegetable Salad with creamy avocado, Pan-Seared Filet of Beef with California Mushrooms and a gorgous red wine reduction, a luscious flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberries and a salty surprise, and more. You'll get hands-on cooking time in this class too! It's a great evening to bring some friends and make it an event!  

(Dinner )

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 4/8/17   6:30 - 9:00

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

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4281

Sat, Apr. 8, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! 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 two of her family’s special sauces.  As if this isn’t enough Italian love for one night, you will also make a Ricotta & Spinach Tortellini that can be taken home with you. Lots of tastings!  Lots of pasta love all around!


(Tasting & Take-Home Tortellini)


Hands On 

Sat. 4/8/17   6:30-9:00


NOTE: There is a pricing error in the printed catalog - the fee for this class is $75. 

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

0 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4282

Sun, Apr. 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: KIDS LEARN ASIAN NOODLE DISHES
 

Kids (ages 9-14), come slurp and twirl your way into the world of Asian noodle dishes with Chef Yvette Hirang. Working in the kitchen alongside this delightful professional, the kids will use their noodle as they learn to make a variety of Asian dishes that they can recreate at home. They’ll acquire lots of great cooking skills and techniques throughout the class and learn about Asian ingredients, spices and flavor profiles. Here’s what they have to look forward to learning today: Shrimp Chao Mein, Chicken Lo Mein and a traditional Vietnamese Pho. 

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/9/17   10:00-12:30 

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

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

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

3 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4283

Sun, Apr. 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: THE THRILL OF THE GRILL-GRILLING 101-Also offered on Sun. 6/25
 

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

BBQ master, Chef Richard, will share some of his favorite recipes (with flavors from around the world!) so we can show off our new skills in our own backyards. We’ll learn as we prepare dishes like: Tuscan Porterhouse Roast (now famous!), Planked Pesto Salmon, Grilled Inside-Outside Chicken Cordon Bleu, among others.

Ladies and gentlemen … let the grilling begin! NOTE: This is a demonstration class with no hands-on participation.

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class 

Sun. 4/9/17    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 plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

5 openings available

$80.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4284

Sun, Apr. 9, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKING WITH LOCAL HONEY: WHAT'S FOR DINNER....HONEY?
 

Did you think honey was only for tea or toast?  Wrong.  It’s one of the loveliest and most interesting ingredients in our pantry! 

Tonight you are in for quite a sweet treat as you learn about all things honey as well as how to cook with honey in some most unusual ways.  You’ll be greeted with an appetizer fit for a queen bee and learn how to create an entire menu kissed with the unique qualities of honey.  Our instructor, Bill Allinder, will be showing you how to prepare some wonderful dishes like Honey Chile Vinaigrette, a side dish with a honey butter glaze, a roasted salmon touched with a sherry vinegar glaze and a dessert of roasted pears.

Don’t worry, you’ll get some hands-on cooking time when you help him make tonight’s dishes. In addition, Bill is bringing some appetizers and Baklava (that he’ll prepare ahead of time) for tasting too. Yum!

The food and cooking techniques will abound but the information you will gain from this class is bigger than a bee hive!  Discover why local honey is different than grocery store brands and how to know what you’re purchasing. 

One of our newest instructors, local beekeeper and pollinator habitat conservationist, Bill Allinder’s interest in beekeeping dates to summers he spent as a boy on his grandfather’s farm near Noel, Missouri where he helped with keeping bees, harvesting honey, capturing swarms, and locating and capturing wild bee colonies. Bill has converted several acres on his property to pollinator habitat, and he intends to convert several more this year, and next.  Prepare to get an interesting and fun education on all things honey! 

In addition, Bill will tell you about beekeeping history and modern practices, and his pollinator habitat conservation initiatives. Bee hives and beekeeping equipment will be displayed and explained by Bill. Don’t miss this uniquely original and inaugural experience at the Culinary Center.

(Dinner & Take-Home Local Honey)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/9/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

5 openings available

$65.00

Bill Allinder

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4285

Mon, Apr. 10, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SOUP, GLORIOUS SOUP
 

If I have a favorite thing to eat and cook, then it is probably soup. Tonight, we will look at the structure of great soup, how we build and layer the flavors. Soup can be simple or fantastically complex. 

Our instructor willl begin our class by discussing how to make a wonderfully flavorful stock.  Then, she will show you how to make soup meals and hearty rich meat and vegetable soups that are still quick cheap and easy to make such as Pasta Fagoli, a Syrian Lentil Soup, and even an interesting "Refrigerator Soup" that might just become one of your "go to' soup recipes, plus more.

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. 4/10/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

16 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4286

Tue, Apr. 11, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
MEXICAN STREET FOOD
 

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

Instructor, Susy Lara, is an expert when it comes to cooking Mexican food so who better to show you how to make traditional “street fare” food  like Fish Tacos, Carne Asada Tacos, Roasted Corn with Chili and Lime, and a Mexican Spaghetti dish (yes, it’s a thing) with all the traditional garnishes.  Plus some zesty salsas including Salsa Raja and Salsa Verde. You can’t eat Mexican food without something sweet to cool down your taste buds, so let’s learn to make a spectacular Mexican Tres Leches Cake.  Did we say it includes an awesome Mexi-tini, too?  Well if we didn’t, we just did. Ole!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Tues. 4/11/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

11 openings available

$65.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4287

Wed, Apr. 12, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! LEARN TO COOK VEGETARIAN
 

Trying to institute the meatless Monday approach to eating, or perhaps just looking for some really good vegetarian dishes to add to your recipe file?  Recipes that you can customize and call your own?  Here’s the ticket. 

Lauren Abel is a consummate professional healthy cooking instructor.  Today she will lay some knowledge on you in addition to some of her favorite meatless recipes.  You’ll be adding them to your meatless Monday (and Tues…and Wed…etc.) straight away! Dishes like a tasty brown rice and lentil salad, an unusual healthy twist on traditional chili, Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Super Food Pesto, and an amazing frozen dessert. Oh, My! 

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class 

Wed. 4/12/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

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

14 openings available

$50.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4288

Thu, Apr. 13, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE - GIRLS & GRILLS ON FIRE!
 

This ain’t no “ordinary” girls’ night out, so be prepared for something different and something REALLY fun!  The one and only Bruce Campbell, an award-winning BBQ pro and crack mixologist, hosts this interactive “Grills on Fire” event designed just for “da ladies!”

Let’s start with a unique cocktail (duh!) … perhaps a Pomegranate Margarita? Then, we’ll don an apron and cook alongside this consummate professional as you learn the basics of grilling, including fire-building, heat zones, checking for doneness, gas versus coal grilling, etc.  (Don’t worry … there won’t be any tests, and there won’t be any butt-slapping or burping … this is a GIRL’S grilling class!) It’s a fun and informative approach to a cooking class with some humor thrown in … all in a laid-back style. Oh yes, and you’ll learn to cook some great dishes too!

Our menu includes Grilled Caesar Salad, Margarita Chicken with Mexican Corn, and a smokin’ good potato dish. We’ll even learn how to cook DESSERT on the grill as we make Planked Fruit Cobbler. Those of you know Bruce already know that he just HAS to live up to his nickname (“The Beverage Dude”), so he’ll teach us some wonderful new cocktails that you’ll definitely want to serve up at your next gathering: Passion Fruit Batida, Spiced Rum Infusion and that Pomegranate Margarita we had at the beginning of class!

(Dinner & Cocktail Tasting)

Hands On

Thurs. 4/13/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

3 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4289

Fri, Apr. 14, 2017 @ 3:00 PM
FOODIE FIELD TRIP™! PRIVATE "VIP" TOUR & TASTING - HOLLADAY DISTILLERY (WESTON, MO)
 

It’s a beautiful Spring Friday afternoon.  Why not take a half  day off from your regular scheduled life and join us for one of our new "FOODIE FIELD TRIP™" classes as take a very special private tour and tasting that we've arranged with the distilling professionals at Holladay Distillery in Weston, Missouri.

Joe Quinn will take us behind the scenes as he shares inside information on the art and science of distilling spirits including whiskey, bourbon, vodka, tequila and gin….all to perfection.  Did you know that their bourbon recipes is 160 years old? These folks know their stuff and if you haven’t visited the distillery lately, you really should.  There are private rooms and secret stashes that will be revealed during this special private tour and tasting. They will show us the process from water to whiskey and everything in between.  You’ll smell the fermentation, taste the real spring water and savor the final product all while looking out over the beautiful rolling hills of northern Missouri.  Ahhhhh…. It’ll be a treat for the senses. 

The tour will include an appetizer reception with the distillers, as well. We’ll be packing up some awesome culinary goodness that pairs perfectly with their tastings, folks…because we are a Culinary Center and well, because we can!   We’ll meet at the Distillery in Weston a bit before 3:00.  Hey, why not take the whole day and enjoy the shops of Weston before the tour, huh?  You gotta love a getaway!

(Private Tour, Tasting & Appetizers)

Demonstration Class 

Fri. 4/14/17   3:00-5:30 

(Please note this class will be held at Holladay Distillery, One McCormick Lane, Weston, MO  64098)


 Other “FOODIE FIELD TRIP™ Classes:

  • “Spilling The Beans” on Coffee Brewing Basics (Maps Coffee Roasters at Velo+, Lenexa, KS) (Sun. 1/22am - 9:30-11:30)
  • A “Behind The Scenes” Wine 101 Class with A Certified Sommelier (Stock Hill Kansas City Steakhouse, KC, MO) (Mon. 4/24 - 6:30-9:00)

...plus more dates to be added.  Visit our website for a current listing of FOODIE FIELD TRIP™ classes at kcculinary.com 

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

18 openings available

$35.00

Joe Quinn

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4290

Fri, Apr. 14, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH ITALY: BASILICATA, SICILY & CALABRIA
 

Chef Sandy DiGiovanni believes that if you want to really learn about a country, you have to eat your way through it!  Tonight we’ll celebrate Italian cuisine and the influence of the beautiful flavors from different regions. From Toscana to Sicily, Italy has a most expansive and deep-seeded culinary heritage.

Chef Sandy approaches food like she did her stint on “America’s Next Best Restaurant” – with passion, humor and unabandoned delight. You WILL be entertained … and you WILL know Italy!  

She’ll take you through the “toe” of the Italy by visiting the regions of  Basilicata, Sicily and Calabria where we’ll experience Acqua e Sale al Pomodora (soft Bruschetta with Tomato), Caponata (Eggplant Relish, Arancini (Fried Rice Balls), Finnochio l’orange en Salada (Fennel and Orange Salad), Pasta all Norma with Fried Breadcrumbs, and Cannoli. 

Learn how the Italian “locals” incorporate indigenous ingredients into simple but beautiful works of Italian food art.  As the “locals” go …then so will we … incorporate Italian wines into our journey.  Don’t call your travel agent for this one! You’ll only find this special “tour” in our kitchens.

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On 

Fri. 4/14/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

3 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4406

Fri, Apr. 14, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THE CHEF'S TABLE-SPRING TREASURES FEATURING CHEF JASON BOWERS
 

Mother Nature explodes in spring with fleeting culinary treasures such as morels, asparagus, ramps, and delicate fish. Seasoned culinary master Chef Jason Bowers knows how to put that special touch to these prized ingredients as only a chef can.  His experience is deep here in the Midwest culinary scene and we are pleased to have him in our line-up of amazing instructors to share what he knows with our students. 

Join Chef Bowers as he highlights the intense and nascent flavors of spring in a sophisticated menu which includes dishes such as Freshly Harvested Greens with a Hot Bacon Vinaigrette, Rice Noodles with Spinach, Mushrooms and Asparagus, a delicate seared fish with a Red Wine Cherry Glaze, marinated and grilled steak with Avocado and Ramp Salsa and as the finale, an Orange Chocolate Crème Brûlée. You’ll even get a bit of hands-on practice.  Don’t miss this one, folks.  

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

 Fri. 4/14/17      6:30-9:00  

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

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

18 openings available

$75.00

Jason Bowers

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4292

Sat, Apr. 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
ADULT/CHILD(AGES 5-14) A-TISKET, A-TASKET, AN EASTER CAKE SHAPED LIKE A BASKET!
 

Parents, grab your little chicks (ages 5-14) and join us for a fun Easter Decorating Party where you create your very own fully- decorated Easter Basket Cake full of Easter treats! Wait till you place this beautiful creation on the Easter table! Don’t tell the kids, but they will also actually learn some decorating techniques AND they’ll have some fun at the same time! You’ll not only decorate a scrumptious two-layer cake complete with “grass” but you’ll also make some other fun treats to decorate your customized basket cake. You’ll take your cake with you to place directly on your Easter table!

(Includes Take-Home Decorated Easter Cake)

Hands On

(Snacks)

Sat. 4/15/17   10:00-12:00

Class fee of $85 is per adult/child team; $50 for each additional child or adult

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

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

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

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


 

11 openings available

$85.00

Kay Maier

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4404

Sat, Apr. 15, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Added Class:FLASH DEMOS™: HUMMUS WHERE THE HEART IS
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!     

Versatile and much more than the sum of its parts, this Middle Eastern invention is truly some of the best stuff on earth … especially when it’s homemade.  Learn the right way. Understand the ingredients.  Add meat and it’s a whole new dish – Hummus Ma Lahma.   Skip the store bought stuff, folks. 

Sat. 4/15/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Chef Katie Newell

Other FLASH DEMOS™ CLASSES:

The Rhythm of Risotto (Sat. 4/1)

Mad About Mushrooms!(Sat. 4/8 11-12)

Best Dressed Salads! (Sat. 4/22 11-12)

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00)

...plus more dates to be added.  Visit our website for a current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

18 openings available

$25.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4291

Sat, Apr. 15, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
CUSTARDS MADE "EGG-ZACTLY" RIGHT
 

How long do have to stir a custard? Why does mine always end up looking like cottage cheese?  How many times have you said “Oh heck—I’ll just make instant pudding.”  Well, no more, my little kitchen buddy! This morning, baking expert, Jason Provo, will teach you the secrets and culinary techniques to creating excellent custards to swoon over as we make some classic custard based desserts.  Students will make and take home their very own batch of pastry cream.  

(Tasting & Take-Home Pastry Cream)

Limited Hands On

Sat 4/15/17   10:00-12:30 

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

0 openings available

$55.00

Jason Provo

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4293

Sat, Apr. 15, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MAGINIFICENT 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 and 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 Preserved Lemons (including a variety of uses), Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables and Grapes (Gary’s favorite dish from Spain), Salmon with savory beans, and Whole Grain Pasta Salad with Fruits and Greens.

(Tasting)  

Limited Hands On

Sat. 4/15/17   6:30-9:00

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

2 openings available

$75.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4296

Wed, Apr. 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: HIMALAYAN SALT PLATE GRILLING
 

Cooking with Himalayan salt blocks is one of the culinary world’s most popular new trends, and you know us…if it’s new, we’re gonna be all over it! 

Tonight we are going to experience and learn this trendy cooking technique under the tutelage or Richard McPeake, an experience culinary instructor, cookbook author and award-winning professional chef. These versatile cooking slabs can be used to grill, broil, or heat foods on the stovetop or grill, as well as serve chilled foods such as cheeses, fruits, and sushi. Chef will teach you what you need to know when working with these gems, as well. He’ll lead off this special class by showing you how to use the salt black as a cold plate for cheese and cured meats. Then he’ll teach you the fundamentals of grilling on salt blocks and how to care for them. 

The menu will include Exotic Greens with Seared Duck Breast, Salt-Seared Teriyaki Marinated Meat slices with Balsamic & Garlic Rubbed Portobello Mushrooms, and a lesson on cooking a seared salmon dish - all on the salt block. Who knew?! Well, you will!  Plus you’ll get to help chef with some of the recipes so you can recreated these dishes at home. 

Come be a part of an uncommon dining experience that might just become your next new dinner party idea! 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 4/19/17    6:30-9:30  

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

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

0 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4517

Wed, Apr. 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Added Class: RECIPES FROM THE LEGENDARY BRISTOL BAR & GRILL
 

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

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

The perfect seafood calls for the perfect sauce so you’ll also learn how to make a couple quick pan sauces – the crowning touches to our seafood entrees.You’ll explore a variety of cooking techniques and methods and learn how to properly pan- sear, how to deglaze for flavor infusion, and how to use a flat griddle for searing.

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

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 4/19/17   6:30-9:00   

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

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

14 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4297

Thu, Apr. 20, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
HANDMADE ITALIAN PIZZA PARTY!
 

Join us tonight for a relaxing full-on Pizza Party with Italian instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel.  Techniques and great recipes will flow as you get your “scratch cooking” hat on and learn to make homemade pizza using her secret flour that makes “the best pizza dough texture ever.” Put on your pizza apron and start singin' Italian classics because you're gonna get your hands dirty making some perfect accompaniments to pizza!

Sprinkled into the evening, along with some Parmesan cheese, will be a little fun Italian folklore as Daniela teaches you about various pizza styles such as Margherita, ‘Sauceless’ Pizza with mushrooms and truffle oil, and a version made with potatoes. Yep, potatoes! You’ll see! 

Come for the pizza, stay for the fun, and while you’re at it, kiss the pizza delivery boy goodbye because you're making it in your own kitchen now! Oh heck, life’s short…. kiss the pizza delivery boy anyway!

(Tasting)

Hands On

Thurs. 4/20/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

5 openings available

$65.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4298

Fri, Apr. 21, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: PLAYING WITH FIRE! A SPRINGTIME BBQ PARTY!
 

Bring a friend for this fun class where we learn how to make some state-of-the-art appetizers and drinks. You’ll be entertaining on your patio in style, my friends. This is a fabulously fun, "hands-on" grilling event with award-winning BBQ’er and culinary instructor, Bruce Campbell.

You’ll have a lot of fun working alongside Bruce this evening-simply because he IS a lot of fun! You’ll learn important culinary techniques and useful grilling tips from this talented pro as he teaches you a party patio menu that is perfect for springtime entertaining and SURE to be a hit at your next gathering: Grilled Asparagus Wraps, Sonoma Cheese Torte, Italian-inspired kabobs, Planked Mini-Mock Crab Cakes (made with zucchini of all things!), a variety of Bruschetta, and an assortment of Grilled Stuffed Peppers.

No party patio menu is complete without some “spirited” libations … so we’ll also be learning some great cocktail recipes from Bruce, (aka “The Beverage Dude”) as he shows us how to prepare Strawberry and Basil Mojito’s, Triple Citrus Infusion, and “Springria.” He’ll even offer up some great suggestions for “Patio Wines” that you can serve with confidence at your next get-together.

From the sounds of it, we are pretty darn sure that this class will be tremendously popular … so don’t wait to sign up!

(Heavy Appetizers & Cocktail Tasting)

Hands On 

Fri. 4/21/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

4 openings available

$75.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4405

Sat, Apr. 22, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Added Class: FLASH DEMOS™: BEST DRESSED SALADS!
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

Not even a shirtless hot Italian man should make you want to purchase a store-bought salad dressings.  Just saying’.  Give your salads a serious makeover with homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes.  A few formulas, some pantry items and your imagination, and you’re good to go for fantastic summer salads. 

Sat. 4/22/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Chef Charlie Hammond

Other FLASH DEMOS™ CLASSES:

The Rhythm of Risotto (Sat. 4/1)

Mad About Mushrooms!(Sat. 4/8 11-12)

Best Dressed Salads! (Sat. 4/22 11-12)

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00)

...plus more dates to be added.  Visit our website for a current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Charlie Hammond

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4299

Sat, Apr. 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! LITTLE TRIP TO SPAIN
 

Chef Sandy DiGiovanni believes that if you want to really learn about a country, you have to eat your way through it!  Tonight we’ll embark upon a food- and wine-trekking experience through the regions of Spain, a magical country overflowing with a vast array of foods and flavors that are the fruits of the country’s diverse ecology. 

Chef Sandy  approaches food like she did her stint on “America’s Next Best Restaurant” – with passion, humor and un-abandoned delight.  We’ll sip on Sangria as Sandy teaches Spanish classics like Gambas al Ajillo (Shrimp in Garlic Sauce), Mussels Miga in Cream Sauce with Fried Bread Crumbs, Potatas Bravas with Roasted Tomato Aioli, a classic Spanish Flan, and more. Don’t worry, you’ll get some hands-on cooking time tonight, too.

Learn how the Spanish “locals” incorporate indigenous ingredients into simple but beautiful works of Spanish food art.  As the “locals” go …then, so will we … incorporate Spanish wines into our journey.

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Sat. 4/22/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

3 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4300

Sun, Apr. 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: THE PIZZA KITCHEN (Adult/Child Option)
 

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

(Note: Adults are welcome to sign up for a seat in this class with your Junior Chef. Please indicate this when registering.)  

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/23/17   10:00-12:30

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

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

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

6 openings available

$55.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4301

Sun, Apr. 23, 2017 @ 4:30 PM
SAUCE-MAKING 101
 

Join Executive Chef Gary Hild, an experienced culinary instructor and executive chef, for this very popular introductory course on sauces. He’ll introduce you to the basic Mother Sauces: tomato, velouté, bechamel, espagnole and hollandaise. Then you’ll working right next to him as you learn types of roux and other thickening agents, stocks, building upon the basic sauces, application of sauces in relevant recipes and meal menus. A fun and interactive class with basic knowledge that you can build on at home!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/23/17   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 plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

3 openings available

$60.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4216

Sun, Apr. 23, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
KNIFE SKILLS 101
 

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

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

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

(Snacks) 

Hands On 

Sun. 4/23/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

1 opening available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4302

Mon, Apr. 24, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FOODIE FIELD TRIP™! A "BEHIND THE SCENES" WINE 101 CLASS WITH A CERTIFIED SOMMELIER (AT STOCK HILL)
 

We specialize in creating experiences, so we decided to tap our culinary instructors (some of the best in the country!) who have access to some of the coolest, hippest venues in the Midwest.  Be one of the first to join us for a CCKC exclusive "FOODIE FIELD TRIP™" as we go behind the scenes to learn about wine at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in Kansas City.


Tonight’s class will be held at Stock Hill Kansas City Steakhouse, located in the former Board of Trade building. The venue is outstanding, and the Sommelier there just happens to be one our instructors, so why NOT go there to get the VIP treatment for one of our most popular classes? 


Our host and instructor for this exclusive class is Brent Grider who holds the title of Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommelier, and is certified through Bar Smarts TM for his knowledge of cocktails and spirits, so he knows what he’s talking about!


Tonight’s Wine 101 class is designed for those with an appreciation for one of the world’s oldest beverages. Learn from scratch (or refresh your skills) with the goal to gain the working knowledge of the various grape varietals and then gauge what styles of wine appeal most to you and why. We’ll also understand the ‘how to’s’ of selecting wines you’ll enjoy, the wine-making process (including sparkling wines), how to read a wine label and a wine list, proper glassware, how to open a bottle, what factors contribute to the quality of a wine and major wine producing countries.  That’s a lot of ground to cover, but we’ll do it.


We’ll also do some tasting of wines specially selected by Brent  for this evening’s informative class (duh), because how the heck can you learn if you don’t taste….right?  Of course, there will be plenty of appetizers passed around, too. You will no longer have to use the “close your eyes and point” approach to choosing a wine at your local purveyor or in a restaurant. Won’t you be clever? 


(Wine Tasting, Appetizers & Gift)

Demonstration Class 

Mon. 4/24/17   6:30-9:00 

(Please note this class will be held at Stock Hill Kansas City Steakhouse, 4800 Main St., Kansas City, MO)


 Other “FOODIE FIELD TRIP™ Classes:

  • “Spilling The Beans” on Coffee Brewing Basics (Maps Coffee Roasters at Velo+, Lenexa, KS) (Sun. 1/22am -  9:30-11:30)
  • Private VIP Tour & Tasting (Holladay Distillery-Weston, MO) (Fri. 4/14 3:00-5:30) MOVED TO Fri., 4/28

...plus more dates to be added.  Visit our website for a current listing of FOODIE FIELD TRIP™ classes at kcculinary.com  


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

8 openings available

$70.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4303

Tue, Apr. 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
ASIAN NOODLE DISHES "PHO" YOU
 

Noodles are a symbol of longevity in the Asian culture and whether wide or skinny, stir-fry ,or soupy – they can be found in hundreds of different forms all over the world.

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

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

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Tues. 4/25/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

15 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4304

Wed, Apr. 26, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! PACK IT UP AND TAKE IT! PORTABLE DISHES THAT WON'T PACK ON THE POUNDS
 

Picnic and “concerts-in-the park” season is upon us, so why not learn to pack healthy alternatives for your “portable events.” 

Nutrition specialist and experienced culinary instructor Lauren Abel will show you how to pack the perfect portable menu that won’t pack on the pounds! These light and tasty dishes are not only delicious, but also very nutritious! 

You’ll learn her tips on how to create Creamy Basil Chicken Salad, a “super food” Kale Salad with a perfectly matched dressing and a healthy twist on a traditional Italian salad.  We’ll end our fun and informative class as you learn a simple and incredibly delicious sweet treat made with peanut butter.

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

 

Wed. 4/26/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

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

 

0 openings available

$50.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4355

Thu, Apr. 27, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Added to Schedule: COOKWELL! COOKING FOR HEALTH: FIGHTING INFLAMMATION WITH FOOD
 

When you think of eating anti-inflammatory foods, you probably think of those three B’s… bland, boring and blah  Not so in our kitchens  Tonight we’re fighting back with food…. real food, that is. You’ll learn the secrets to eating foods that will inflame your taste buds (with amazing flavors), but NOT your body.

Culinary instructor and holistic health expert, Katie Newell, learned that some of the strongest anti-inflammatory foods on the planet are also the most flavorful. (See, told ya!) She’s literally cooked herself well, and in this new class, she’ll share that knowledge with you. After switching to a real food way of eating, and including real food recipes in her diet, Katie noticed relief from some of the debilitating effects of a chronic and painful disease that has plagued her since childhood. She was even able to triumph over infertility after being told she had no hope. (Gear up for an inspiring night, folks.) Katie’s mission is to help others improve their health as she did by sharing her message with the masses.

In this evening’s class, Katie will not only be sharing some of her most healing (and flavorful) recipes, but also explaining how the ingredients work together to fight inflammation, both the obvious and hidden kind throughout the body.

Her tasty “good-for-you” menu will boast delicious recipes such as Pineapple Salsa, Roasted Garlic Hummus, “Straight from the Earth” Raw Broccoli, Fruit and Nut Salad (with a good-for-you creamy dressing), Stovetop Chicken and Fennel and (as if we’d leave out dessert) a Healthy Berry Cobbler that WON’T spike your blood sugar 

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

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Thurs. 4/27/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

 

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

15 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4305

Fri, Apr. 28, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! BBQ MAGIC! THE ART OF PLANKING & OTHER COOL TRICKS ON THE GRILL
 

BBQ season is right around the corner, so join us for an evening of grilling fun as you learn interesting grilling techniques. Our expert instructor, Chef Richard McPeake, is an award-winning professional chef and CCKC’S own “Educator of ‘Que’”…so this is a perfect opportunity to take in as much of his vast BBQ experience that he has to offer.  

He’ll share his tips and secrets on several popular grilling “tricks of the trade” like how to cook with a plank, BBQ meat using the beer-can method, and how to cook with a brick on the grill. He’ll concentrate on this incredible menu: BBQ Spiced Cedar-Planked Mixed Nuts (yep, we’re making nuts on the grill! Who woulda thunk it?), Jamaican Jerk Beer Can Chicken (made with cola and rum. Yum!), and a creamy grilled Brie recipe using a cast-iron skillet. Whoa! Plus, you’ll get to spend some cooking time alongside Chef, too!!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Fri. 4/28/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

18 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4371

Fri, Apr. 28, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
Added Class: FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK! BOURBON, BACON & MY BABY (IN THAT ORDER!)
 

Grab your sweetie for a very special cooking class featuring a couple of the trendiest ingredients and flavor combinations - bacon and bourbon.  Seriously, who doesn’t love the smoky, salty (and addictive!) flavor of bacon? Pair that with the sweet profile of a fine bourbon and you’ve got yourself a match made in heaven – just like you and your luvva of course!

Tonight’s instructor, Raven Naramore, will teach you how to cook (and drink!) with these amazingly flavorful ingredients.  We’ll start our evening off with a tasty cocktail called a Horsefeather – a perfect blend of sugar, spice, and a bourbon bite.  If you’re looking for a way to introduce bourbon to your “other half,” this cocktail is a great place to start.

It’ll be a dandy “baconlicious”-bourbon-fest for sure because all of our recipes will be kissed by these two magic ingredients, from cocktail to salad, to main dish and dessert.  We’ll learn dishes like Frisee Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette, Pork Tenderloin with Bourbon Glaze, Sweet Potatoes with Bourbon, Collards Greens with, you guessed it.....Bacon! We’ll finish our evening by showing some love to our sweet tooth with some yummy Peanut Butter Bourbon Balls. (Say what?)  

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 4/28/17   6:30-9:00 

 

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

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

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

12 openings available

$75.00

Raven Naramore

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4306

Sat, Apr. 29, 2017 @ 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!

(Tasting & Take-Home Tamales)

Hands On 

Sat. 4/29/17   10:00-1:00 

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

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

6 openings available

$60.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4307

Sat, Apr. 29, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FESTIVAL OF ASIAN FOODS: HEAVENLY HONG KONG
 

Join us for an amazing evening in the city of Hong Kong, former British colony and entryway to China. You’re in for a real treat as Chef Yvette Hirang has deep experience with Asian cuisine and brings some interesting stories.

Tonight’s class will concentrate on the amazing street food culture of this most vibrant of cities.  Hong Kong's street food is one of the city's unique experiences. Identifying individual Dai Pai Dongs is nigh on impossible, as they often have no name, move locations, and many kitchens frequently meld into one.

You’ll work alongside this engaging professional while she demonstrates and teaches you to create some of the outstanding traditional foods of this amazing culinary treasures such as Chinese Lion’s Head Soup, Crispy Skin Chicken, Chinese Egg Tarts, Hong Kong Salt Shrimp and Steamed Rice. A delicious Asian dessert, too! This is guaranteed to be an evening you’ll never forget!

(Dinner)

Demonstration Class

Sat. 4/29/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

12 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4308

Sat, Apr. 29, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! SPRINGTIME IN FRUILI-THE UNDISCOVERED TREASURE OF ITALY
 

Cradled among the Carnic Alps to the north, the Livenza River to the west and the Adriatic Sea to the south is the undiscovered treasure of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Within this versatile region one finds snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches and blue lagoons. It is an enchanting landscape dotted with vineyards and castles.

Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel is an expert at cooking and preparing the foods of Italy and is excited to share this exquisite cuisine and exceptional wines of Friuli this evening. Get ready for a magnificent meal as you learn to prepare some of the region’s most renowned dishes.

On the menu for this special evening is a beautiful savory frittata made with fresh, spring vegetables, a creamy, dreamy Risotto, Rambasici, an interesting regional entrée of stuffed cabbage leaves, and a warm Rhubarb Crostata to end our feast.  Come discover what makes this region of Italy such a culinary treasure! Mama mia! Let’s eat!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 4/29/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

17 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4309

Sun, Apr. 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
TINY TOTS: DINO BAKING ADVENTURES IN JURASSIC PARK
 

Before there were gators and crocodiles, there were dinosaurs! Grab your mini archeologist (ages 2-4) and step back into the “land before time” with this rip-roaring, culinary adventure structured for tiny-tot fun!  Join “Head Paleontologist” & Culinary Instructor Margo Mikkelson on this fun journey where your mini chef will learn new culinary techniques (we’ve used since these since stone ages), important kitchen do’s and don’ts and easy to recreate, yummy dishes. You’ll need a brontosaurus-sized appetite for this one!

Dive right in and enjoy a healthy dose of Deep in the Swamp Punch. Then trek across the pond where you’ll whip up a batch of mighty T-Rex Bites with Dino Dipping Sauce (yep, they taste like chicken. Can’t imagine why!) Finally, hone those measuring and baking skills while creating mouthwatering Camposaurus Cookies complete with Delicious Dicer atop Decorations (say that three times fast!) And of course, we’ll be feasting all along the way.

Grab your compass and your spot in this prehistoric adventure before seats go extinct.

(Tasting & Take-Home Desserts)  

Hands On

Sun. 4/30/17   10:00-12:00 

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

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

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

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

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

0 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4310

Sun, Apr. 30, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS
 

We’ll spend this morning making “warm” memories as you learn to create phenomenal cinnamon rolls from scratch. You’ll be up to your ears in cinnamon, sugar, flour, and butter in this fun and interactive class 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, & Take-Home, Ready-to-Bake Cinnamon Rolls)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/30/17   10:00-1:00    

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

10 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4311

Sun, Apr. 30, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: CHOP TO THE TOP! COOKING CLASS & COMPETITION
 

Kids (ages 9-14), need to get themselves to The Culinary Center of Kansas City for a fun day of cooking instruction andthe opportunity to compete and chop their way to the top and earn the title CCKC Foodie“Celebrity” For The Day!

This interactive cooking class is all about using their imagination in the kitchen as kids learn cutting edge culinary skills that they’ll put to the test in their quest for the gold. It's "lights, camera, cooking!" as one of our most engaging instructors, Margo Mikkelson, starts off the class by demonstrating cooking techniques like deboning meat, creating a paillard (uh huh …they’re gonna learn a fancy French technique!), sautéing, knife skills, and more.

Then it’s time for the kids to get their creative juices flowing as they divide out into individual work stations filled with veggies, stocks, herbs and spices that they’ll use to create their own custom dishes, and also get a chance to practice their newfound chopping, sautéing, knife and paillard skills. Yep, kids will get a chance to grab a meat mallet to pound and flatten a chicken breast. (What kid wouldn’t love permission to whack a chicken? I’m just saying…) as they make not only an entrée and a dish, but a personalized dessert that starts with….well, pound cake! (I’m seeing a pattern here.) When they’re finished, we’ll judge them, and find out who will take home the medals. 

Don’t worry, everyone wins here because they’ll each be taking home a sample of their chicken dish entry to show off to their family. An interactive, extremely fun cooking class that the kids don’t want to miss!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sun. 4/30/17   1:30- 4:30

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

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

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

1 opening available

$75.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4407

Mon, May. 1, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
A LESSON IN SAUTE & PAN SAUCES
 

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

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

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

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

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Mon. 5/1/17    6:30-9:00 

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

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

 

 

16 openings available

$60.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4515

Tue, May. 2, 2017 @ 8:30 AM
2017 ‘FARM TO KITCHEN’ CSA PROGRAM FROM JUST NATURAL FARMS
 

 

Get a weekly dose of nature in your kitchen with our 2017 CSA program from Just Natural Farms (CSA = Community Supported Agriculture).

This will be the third year for Organic Farmer Steven Quarles’ CSA deliveries at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  Here’s how it works:

Each Wednesday or Saturday (between 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.) during the growing season (May – October), you pick up a hearty box of Farmer Steven’s local organic produce. Choose to order a box or a half-box. The CSA produce will be in an insulated bag inside a cardboard box. You also have a choice this year to add a quart of ‘Farmers Market’ Chefs Choice soup to your weekly order for just $12/wk. CCKC Executive Chef Sergio Lara will create a unique soup each week with produce from the market.

Farmer Steven almost always adds a bit of ‘value add’ to these special boxes.  And we’ll post a recipe on our CCKC Kitchen Talk blog each week which will give a creative idea of how to use some of the items in your CSA box.

(Click here to download a calendar that shows what produce you can expect in your box each week.)  

 

Other important information about our CSA Program:

  • You must register by May 2 for the program.

  • The program covers 26 weeks - weeks of May 3 through Oct 28

  • Choose your pick-up day - Wednesday or Saturday at our ‘back door’ at 7917 Foster Street in Downtown Overland Park (under the teal awning).   (Sorry, we can't hold your produce for a later pick-up time. All produce not picked up by 5 p.m. will be forfeited.)

Cost:

Full Share: $35/week + tax 

Half Share: $20/week + tax

Add a Quart of ‘Farmers Market’ Chef’s Choice Soup for $12/week + tax

 

NOTE: There is no cost to sign up on our website.  Just give your contact information here, and Farmer Steven will contact you shortly to find out whether you would like a full- or partial-share CSA, whether you want to add the weekly soup and to work out the details of payment.  He offers weekly, monthly or annual payment options.

 

SIGN UP HERE TODAY!

And Farmer Steven will call to get you registered.

 

20 openings available

$0.00

CCKC Chefs

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4409

Tue, May. 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSHI!
 

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

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

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

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

Note: This is a basic skills class for beginners.

(Tasting)

Hands On

Tues. 5/2/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4312

Wed, May. 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! LEARN TO COOK HEALTHY!
 

Nutrition specialist, Lauren Abel, has a passion for healthy cooking and, in this class, will show you how easy and simple fresh and low-fat meals can be.  She’ll concentrate on the great Spring produce that's available now to teach you the tricks of her trade.   From healthful salads, simple dressings and chilled soups to the techniques necessary to make these dishes your own.  These are sure to be a hit with both family and guests. You didn’t think we’d leave out dessert, now did you? Nope, we won’t! Hello Spring!

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class 

Wed. 5/3/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

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

17 openings available

$55.00

Lauren Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4313

Thu, May. 4, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
AUTHENTIC HOMEMADE ITALIAN LASAGNA......INCLUDING THE NOODLES!
 

There’s more to lasagna than you think!  Tonight, we’ll discover handmade and layered “old school-style” lasagna with a hearty “Bolognese” or ‘meat sauce’ and lots of fresh cheese!

We’ll explore authentic Italian cooking in this evening’s interactive cooking class under the tutelage of an Italian culinary expert, Daniela Mancinelli Abel. First we’ll start with Daniela’s favorite pasta dough, which you’ll learn to make from scratch. Making your own pasta sheets for lasagna isn’t difficult (once you know the tricks and tips), and it is so rewarding! Then, she’ll show you how to create your very own personal-size lasagna with classic Bolognese Sauce to take home and bake at your leisure.

We’ll end the evening with plenty of lasagna to pass around. But before you indulge in the ultimate Italian experience, we’ll start off with Daniela’s Famous Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing – the perfect accompaniment to any evening! 

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On 

Thurs. 5/4/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

16 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4412

Fri, May. 5, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! A TRIBUTE TO ESCOFFIER FEATURING CHEF JASON BOWERS
 

Georges Auguste Escoffier, known as the “king of chef and the chef of kings” was a French chef and restaurateur who almost single-handedly revolutionized his profession and the public’s palate nearly 100 years ago. His impact on the world of cooking still resonates to this day. Let’s explore traditional French Escoffier-inspired cooking methods this evening with an experienced local chef as he walks you through a stylish menu. 

You’ll learn how to break down a whole fish as well as how to prepare two beautiful sauces to pair with your tender fish – a Vin Blanc and a Beurre Blanc.  Master the art of seasoning and this menu’s flavor profiles as you learn to cook with fresh herbs and explore the various types of salts that chefs use to achieve their spectacular results. 

We will learn as he prepares Roasted Lemon Sole with Smoked Shrimp and Feta Stuffing and Fresh Fruit Salsas and Chutneys, among other beautiful courses. 

Poise your pens, ladies and gentlemen, for tonight’s class will change the way you move about in your kitchens. Plus, you’ll get a bit hands-on practice as well alongside Chef Bowers.

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 5/5/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Jason Bowers

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4413

Fri, May. 5, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! 'CINCO DE PIZZA' PARTY!
 

A pizza party on Cinco de Mayo?  Well, why not! Pizza is always a cause for celebration, don’t you agree? Our very own pizza expert, Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel, will lead this fun and interactive class and show you how to make pizza – the right way.

We’ll start our festive evening with an Italian Margarita…yes, you heard me! Next, we’ll continue our nod to Cinco de Mayo as you taste a special Mexican version of her famous pizza that includes chorizo, Queso fresca, cilantro and red onion to enjoy along with your cocktail.

Then, techniques and great recipes will flow as you get your “scratch cooking” hat on and learn to make homemade pizza using Chef Daniela’s secret flour that makes “the best pizza dough texture ever.” Put on your pizza apron (and sombrero, if you want!) because you're gonna get your hands dirty making some perfect accompaniments to pizza!

Sprinkled into the evening, along with some cheese, will be some hands-on cooking action as Daniela teaches you about various pizza styles such a Margherita, ‘Sauceless’ Pizza with mushrooms and truffle oil, and a version made with potatoes. Yep, potatoes, and a chocolate dessert pizza! You’ll see!

Come for the pizza, stay for the Cinco de Mayo fun! Mama Mia..... AND Olé!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Fri. 5/5/17    6:30-9:00

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

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

18 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4510

Sat, May. 6, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
Added Class: TINY TOTS: DINO BAKING ADVENTURES IN JURASSIC PARK
 

Before there were gators and crocodiles, there were dinosaurs! Grab your mini archeologist (ages 2-4) and step back into the “land before time” with this rip-roaring, culinary adventure structured for tiny-tot fun!  Join “Head Paleontologist” & Culinary Instructor Margo Mikkelson on this fun journey where your mini chef will learn new culinary techniques (we’ve used since these since stone ages), important kitchen do’s and don’ts and easy to recreate, yummy dishes. You’ll need a brontosaurus-sized appetite for this one!

Dive right in and enjoy a healthy dose of Deep in the Swamp Punch. Then trek across the pond where you’ll whip up a batch of mighty T-Rex Bites with Dino Dipping Sauce (yep, they taste like chicken. Can’t imagine why!) Finally, hone those measuring and baking skills while creating mouthwatering Camposaurus Cookies complete with Delicious Dicer atop Decorations (say that three times fast!) And of course, we’ll be feasting all along the way.

Grab your compass and your spot in this prehistoric adventure before seats go extinct.

(Tasting & Take-Home Desserts)  

Hands On

Sat. 5/6/17   10:00-12:00 

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

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

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

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

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

5 openings available

$85.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4518

Sat, May. 6, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
FLASH DEMOS™! ELEVATE YOUR STEAK!
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    


Let’s “bust-a-myth” today and learn the correct way to cook steaks.You may think you know, but we bet you don’t.  We’ll taste a perfectly cooked steak.   Uh huh…now I have your attention.  

May is BBQ Month!  Let’s kick it off, shall we? 

Sat. 5/6/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: BBQ Guru Bruce Campbell

Other Flash Demos™ Classes

Mad About Mushrooms!(Sat. 4/8 11-12)

Hummus Where the Heart Is (Sat. 4/15 11-12)

Best Dressed Salads! (Sat. 4/22 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00)

Please visit our website for the most current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4314

Sat, May. 6, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! DINNER AMONG THE VINES
 

In California Wine Country, the food is as important as the wine! Tonight you’re cooking alongside an accomplished culinary instructor Chef Gary Hild, as he shares some of fabulous recipes inspired by the food and wine of the California Wine Country. No doubt, after this evening … they will become some of your favorites, too!

Our menu: Pan-Seared Shrimp Over Tri-Colored Lentils with Roasted Yellow Pepper Coulis, a colorful salad, Seared Pork Tenderloin Rubbed with a Wild Mushroom & Sage Infused Olive Oil and a rich reduction. To finish our wine country dinner - a Mocha Panna Cotta.  Whew!  Naturally, we’ll pair some fabulous California wine with dinner! A perfect night out with friends!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 5/6/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

16 openings available

$75.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4414

Sat, May. 6, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! A NIGHT IN OLD HAVANA
 

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

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

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

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 5/6/17   6:30-9:00

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

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


20 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4415

Sun, May. 7, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: BUILD YOUR OWN BBQ SAUCE
 

If you don’t have the finishing touches right, you might as well not light up the grill. Everyone knows that great tasting BBQ sauce makes all the difference. It can take your grilled meals from ho-hum to WOW!  Tonight’s instructor, Chef Jesse Vega, will walk you through the steps so that you can prepare fabulous homemade sauces from scratch. It’s easier than you think!

Learn about buying, storing and using spices as Chef teaches some of his own BBQ sauce recipes like Beer BBQ Sauce, Soda BBQ Sauce, a spicy mustard-based sauce – he’ll even whip up a white BBQ sauce. Say what? Yep….the possibilities are endless.

You’ll put on your apron and practice what you’ve learned when you build your own batch your own signature sauce.  Kiss those store-bought sauces good-bye!

(Tasting & Take-Home BBQ Sauce)

Limited Hands On 

Sun. 5/7/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$60.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4416

Sun, May. 7, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: GRILLIN' & CHILLIN':GRILLED & SMOKED PARTY FOOD!
 

This Sunday night party couldn’t get any hotter– especially when you’re gathered around the grill alongside professional Chef and Grill Meister, Richard McPeake. As a master BBQ’er , Richard has a passion for the “Que” that is downright contagious, and with lots of wins under his belt, he is the RIGHT man to teach us fundamentals about smokin’ and grillin’ as we learn to make finger-lickin’ party-startin’ foods on the grill and in the smoker.

You’ll learn a great way to grill-bake cheese (say what?), a stuffed and smoked mushroom dish (told you it was a hot class!), a planked and roasted appetizer made with a creamy homemade garlic aioli, and a jalapeño dish made with bacon that’ll send you to the moon…in a good way.  Did you hear me say it was made with bacon?  Have I got your attention? Thought so.

There’s no better way to welcome summer than by learning valuable grilling & smoking tips, plus great recipes to share all summer long!  Let’s get this smokin’ hot party started!

(Tasting) 

Limited Hands On 

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


20 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4398

Mon, May. 8, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
THE GERMAN TABLE
 

Hello Freunde!  Tonight, we’re going to cook like a Bavarian!  Think gorgeous countryside, people dancing on tables to oompa music, beer gardens and a traditional German meal with a sweet strudel-y ending!

We’ll begin the evening with a beer crafted in the German style, then Chef Raven Naramore, will teach fundamental cooking skills as she walks you through the steps to prepare a fabulous selection of classic German favorites.

We’ll kick off our feast with a hearty Potato Beet Soup, followed by Sautéed German Sausages with Bacon and Apple Sauerkraut. See? Told ya’ so!  Next, she’ll honor our own Kansas German heritage as you sample Bierocks (beef and cabbage stuffed bread with a yeast dough that you will fall in love with!)  We’ll round out our meal with a side of Boiled Potatoes topped with Green Herb Sauce and learn how to work with phyllo dough as you make a bubbly Apple Strudel for dessert. You’ll even get a bit of hands on practice. Grab your friends and get your seat before they are Nein! 

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On

Mon. 5/8/17    6:30-9:00 

 

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

 

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

18 openings available

$60.00

Raven Naramore

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4417

Thu, May. 11, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: HEY, BARBECUE....MEET BOOZE!
 

There really IS a lot to learn about barbecue and its relationship with beer, liquor and wine which has made this very popular class a staple in our Midwest BBQ 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, Smoked Sausage Sliders, Borracho (Drunken) Beans and Grilled “Drunken” Pineapple with Dark Rum, among other BBQ delights.

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 ”! Sounds like fun, huh? Join us! 

(Dinner) 

Limited Hands On

Thurs. 5/11/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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


18 openings available

$65.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4418

Fri, May. 12, 2017 @ 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 sip on wine and learn rice cooking techniques, hand rolling fundamentals, how to select the right ingredients such as wasabi and pickled ginger, where to buy sushi-grade fish, what terms like “Temaki” and “Maki” mean, and more. 

After we learn the basics, we’ll get your hands in the action as you “design our own sushi” and play around with various combinations of ingredients.

Sushi always delivers on flavor and fun…..let’s get our sushi on! Oishii! (That means “yummy” in Japanese!)

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Fri. 5/12/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

22 openings available

$75.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4419

Fri, May. 12, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COUPLES COOK AN ELEGANT CHATEAUBRIAND DINNER FOR TWO
 

Looking for something different to do for date night? Interested in learning to cook as a couple? Well, 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 the consummate date night dinner featuring Chateaubriand for Two and it will be hands-on all the way as you and your special someone work in small groups while learning to cook tonight’s extraordinary meal alongside Chef Richard McPeake – graduate of The Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author and culinary instructor extraordinaire!

Chef Richard is professional and passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes including Chateaubriand for Two, Plaza III’s Famous Garden Salad with Low-Fat Ranch Dressing, White Cheddar Potatoes, and an elegant roasted vegetable dish. For dessert, he will show us how to make his Award-Winning Chocolate Nut Gateau with Chocolate Ganache. What a menu!

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

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 5/12/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

14 openings available

$75.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4315

Sat, May. 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
IT'S ROUND. IT'S FLAT. IT'S HOLLOW. IT'S PITA!
 

You say Pita. I say Pitta. Either way, this bread is one of the most versatile around….it’s portable, easy to eat and a secret compartment perfect for splitting and stuffing with tasty fillings. And guess what, this Mediterranean bread is not hard to make!

Today’s culinary instructor and bread baker extraordinaire, Paul McCool, knows all of the secrets to making warm, fragrant homemade pita bread and he’ll share them with you in a fun and relaxed way.

Pita is actually a very straightforward bread dough made with simple ingredients like flour, water, yeast, and salt. You’ll use those ingredients, and more, as you learn and practice basic bread-making techniques like mixing, kneading, fermenting, shaping and baking during this interactive 3-hour class. Plus, he’ll teach some great fillings like baked falafels.

Trust me on this, after this class, you’ll never bring a bag of those store versions home again! 

(Tasting & Take-Home Dough)

Hands On 

Sat. 5/13/17   10:00-1:00 

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

16 openings available

$60.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4519

Sat, May. 13, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
FLASH DEMOS™! STRAWBERRY PAVLOVA
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

Named in honor of a Russian ballerina, this particularly dreamy meringue dessert is magnificent and deliciously easy, especially when served with those abundant juicy strawberries and drizzled with an elegant syrup of balsamic vinegar and a dollop of whipped crème.  Strap on your ballet shoes…you’re gonna wanna pirouette after eating this jewel of a dessert! 

Sat. 5/13/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Instructor: Charlie Hammond 

Other Flash Demos™ Classes

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00) 

Please visit our website for the most current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Charlie Hammond

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4316

Sat, May. 13, 2017 @ 1:30 PM
A LOVELY MOTHER'S DAY AFTERNOON TEA
 

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day, so gather friends and family and let’s celebrate Mom today with one of our most popular events. 

Afternoon Tea is truly a labor of love and makes every bite and sip seem elevated and special.  Delicious dainty dishes with detailed touches create a memorable event that’s way more than just a lunch.  This demo and tasting will definitely get you in the mood to entertain with its tasty, yet totally approachable, recipes that you can easily reproduce in your home. 

We'll begin with a toast to Mom with a glass of sparkling wine, learn the secrets to making traditional high tea fare and share everything you need to know about the star of the show – the tea! You’ll enjoy a festive tea party, feasting on delicacies and savoring beautiful hand crafted teas blended just for you by Kansas City’s own Certified Tea Specialist Stacie Robertson (Tea Market). 

Our fancy menu includes White Chocolate and Raspberry Scones with a luxurious spread, tea sandwiches filled with lovely fillings like Chicken Walnut Pesto and Classic Cucumber Dill, mini quiches, and a trio of sweet little desserts.  Yes, recipes will be included as well as a stunning little gift. 

Fancy hat?  It’s up to you, but not required.  Sign up early, as this one will fill quickly. Mother deserves a special day out!

(Accompanied children 10 and over are welcome to attend this event.)

(Afternoon Tea & Gift) 

Demonstration Class

Sat. 5/13/17   1:30-3:30

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

13 openings available

$60.00

Stacie Robertson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4420

Mon, May. 15, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
HANDMADE RAVIOLI AND FILLED PASTA- WITH QUICK-PAIRED SAUCES
 

Here’s a class where the phrase “stuff it!” is not considered a bad thing.  In fact, it evokes images of soft pillows of pasta filled with flavorful combination of meats, vegetables, and cheeses.

Tonight, you’ll learn the techniques of making stuffed pasta and you’ll get your hands in the flour as you learn! You’ll soak in the knowledge as you discover the secrets to making Daniela’s homemade Egg Dough.  And, you’ll learn step-by-step how to create two of her favorite fillings like Ricotta, Butternut Squash, homemade Meatballs, among others. Chef Daniela will also teach some simple sauces (including her family’s own recipe for Marinara Sauce) that pair perfectly with the recipes learned in class.

Everyone will take home some hand-made ravioli and you’ll be “filled” with culinary acumen when you leave! C’mon….just stuff it!

(Tasting & Take-Home Ravioli)

Limited Hands On 

Mon. 5/15/17    6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$65.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4421

Tue, May. 16, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
CHICKEN MAGIC: THE ART OF COOKING WITH POULTRY
 

Chicken is a staple in many households, but that old commercial where the family whines “chicken again?” isn’t really too far off the mark for most of us. If your weeknight chicken dinners need a little perking up, this is a “must-take” class for you. It really is just a matter of learning various ways to cook with poultry and then applying that knowledge to your everyday cooking decisions.

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

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

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Tues. 5/16/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

19 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4422

Thu, May. 18, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
DARING PAIRINGS: CHOCOLATE & WINE
 

Have we gotten your attention?  Thought so.  The pairing of chocolate and wine is truly a match made in heaven.  All of you foodie and wine connoisseurs might as well just drop the mic because this combination blows the top off of your world. 

Like wine, chocolate presents a complexity of flavors and textures, with the potential for subtle changes with each flavor and type of chocolate. Learning how to appreciate the subtlety and complexity of flavors that both wine and chocolate have, as well as being able to pair them well, is a most enjoyable hobby.  It is also an art as the flavors of chocolate and wine are not always compatible.  You have to get the right combinations and then understand why they dance together so well…kinda like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. 

Join a chocolate and wine expert (yes it is a thing.) this evening for an educational wine and chocolate exploration and tasting.  In addition to sampling the pairings, you will also learn a bit about chocolate as an ingredient as Keri Lauderdale Olson teaches us how to create some fun gourmet chocolate treats.  You will even get to make a chocolate delight yourself to take home.....and it utilizes an organic ingredient that will surprise you. (Don’t worry. We will have a non-chocolate appetizer for you to munch on too while you are learning.)

So get your book or dinner club members, sisters, brothers, or besties, and come for an unusually fun and interesting class. 

(Wine & Chocolate Pairings)

Limited Hands On

Thurs. 5/18/17   7:00-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$55.00

Keri Lauderdale Olson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4520

Sat, May. 20, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
FLASH DEMOS™! BEST DAMN GRAIN-FREE MUFFIN EVER!
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

You know when you come across a recipe that is so good that it becomes part of your personal recipe arsenal?  Yeah, me too.  Whether you are cutting down on gluten or going totally grain-free…or whether you just like a really tasty muffin that’s ALSO good for you…then let this expert show you how it’s done.  We’ll discuss ingredients like almond flour, too!  

Sat. 5/20/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Cooking Instructor/Certified Nutritionist Jackie Caldwell 

Other Flash Demos™ Classes

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00) 

Please visit our website for the most current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4423

Sat, May. 20, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THAI-RIFIC CUISINE
 

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

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

Sandy will whip up a Red Curry Chicken “Southern-Style” to whet the appetite. She’ll also teach us how to make Spring Rolls, and a delicious Thai dessert with a kick!  And, if that isn’t enough, she’ll take the mystery out of preparing Pad Thai. You'll have a little cooking time alongside Chef Sandy too! Get ready to explore a most interesting cuisine!

(Dinner) 

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 5/20/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

12 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4394

Sun, May. 21, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: CUPCAKES WITH ATTITUDE!
 

Budding chefs (ages 9-14), get ready to conquer the creative world of “little cake” decorating!  I’m talking cupcakes friend! Under the direction of an expert culinary instructor, you’ll get your creative juices flowing as you learn the fundamentals of cupcake decorating. 

We’ll talk icing types, decorator bags and tips, handling and techniques like stars, zig-zags, drop flowers, leaves ... and more! It will all come together as you practice what you’ve learned by decorating cupcakes with your very own creative designs.

Say goodbye to grocery store cupcakes! Say hello to your own hand-made creations!

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

Hands On

Sat. 5/21/17    10:00-12:30

 

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

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

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

0 openings available

$50.00

CCKC Instructor TBD

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4424

Mon, May. 22, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! GLUTEN-FREE FAMILY FAVORITES
 

Here are some "go-to" gluten-free recipes that are loaded with flavor and guaranteed to please even the most skeptical person at your dinner table!

Culinary instructor, Katie Newell, shares quick and easy gluten-free dishes that the whole family will enjoy such as Black Bean and Corn Enchilada Pie (a freezer-friendly crowd-pleasing dish that is perfect for busy nights), Chicken Pad Thai (YES! You can STILL have noodles!), and Crock Pot Carnitas with Cilantro-Lime Cabbage and Fresh Avocado....add some fresh seasonal produce to this slow-cooked pork for the most mouthwatering tacos you've ever tasted!

Katie will use sustainably raised meats this evening and as much organic, locally grown produce as she can get her hands on! This woman knows how to make it fast, make it simple, and streamline prep work, too! You'll be armed with new ideas and recipes that really work. 

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Mon. 5/22/17  6:30-9:00

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

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

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

18 openings available

$60.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4425

Tue, May. 23, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
ASIAN SAUCES....AND THE DISHES THAT LOVE THEM!
 

Let’s explore the world of Asian sauces, because once you know them, it’s a cinch to make so many favorite Asian dishes. 

This fun and informative class will be taught by Chef Yvette Hirang, an expert in this Asian cooking. Few things fuel Yvette’s passion like her love of Asian cooking and she’s excited to share her passion and knowledge with you!

She’ll start off by showing you how to make a Sweet and Sour Sauce, Soy Ginger Sauce, and a Sweet Soy Sauté Sauce, three basic sauces that you can use at home to stir-fry, sauté and braise the “Asian way!” Then, they'll be used to create flavorful Asian dishes like Beef with Broccoli, the ever-popular Sweet & Sour Chicken, and Crispy Pork with Soy Ginger Sauce.

You’ll get some hands-on cooking time with this engaging chef, too! No more take-out for you!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Tues. 5/23/17   6:30-9:00  

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

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

20 openings available

$60.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4521

Wed, May. 24, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FLASH DEMOS™! GOT HERB?
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

Well do you? If so, then you should let us show you how to cook with them.  Learn the basics of cooking with herbs and quit with all that dried stuff.  Ain’t nobody got “thyme” for that.  To celebrate our first Wed. Morning Flash Demo (and the opening of the Downtown OP Wednesdays Farmers Market!), everyone who attends gets some free herbs.  What?  Yep, it’s true. Herb for everyone!  

Wed. 5/24/17    10:00-11:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Cooking Instructor/Certified Nutritionist Katie Newell

Other Flash Demos™ Classes

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00) 

Please visit our website for the most current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4426

Thu, May. 25, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
RECIPES FROM THE LEGENDARY PLAZA III RESTAURANT
 

You may not realize that our own Chef Richard McPeake designed some of the original recipes for one of KC’s most legendary restaurants, Plaza III.  Tonight, you’ll work alongside this consummate professional as you learn to recreate these treasured recipes.

Our beautiful dinner will begin with a Plaza III fan favorite, Steak Soup, followed by the original Plaza III 1970’s Tenderloin Oscar, Beef Medallions topped with Crabmeat, Fresh Asparagus and Béarnaise Sauce, and much more. We’ll also learn Chef’s secrets to whipping up a fresh-made Hollandaise Sauce (made into Béarnaise Sauce), and, you’re in for a special treat as you watch him prepare his award-winning Strawberry Fancy dessert!! What a menu! What an incredible evening!

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Thurs. 5/25/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

9 openings available

$65.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4427

Fri, May. 26, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! COMPANY'S COMING! AN ELEGANT DINNER FOR ENTERTAINING
 

So, you’ve invited your Boss to dinner at your house….now what? Take your repertoire up a notch and learn how to impress your guests with this elegant meal that will knock their socks off- and put a feather in your culinary cap!

Roll out the red carpet with a classic Caesar Salad, Shrimp Scampi, Grilled Steak with Cabernet Butter Sauce, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Sautéed Spinach, and the grand finale, Bananas Foster.

You'll get some cooking time next to Chef Jesse, too.  Now that’s a spectacular meal that’s sure to impress!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

Fri. 5/26/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4522

Sat, May. 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
FLASH DEMOS™! THE BELOVED GNOCCHI
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

What is it about this pillow-y potato perfection that makes us crazy? Gnocchi shares much with its cousins, the pastas, yet retains its own unique heritage.  And what’s with that silent “g” cozied up to the “n”…a burden few words share.  Come find out what’s old and what’s “gnu.”

Sat. 5/27/17    11:00-12:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel

Other Flash Demos™ Classes

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

Food Truck Fantasies! Carne Asada Tacos (Wed. 5/31 10:00-11:00) 

Please visit our website for the most current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4428

Sat, May. 27, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! BAD ASS STREET TACO PARTY FEATURING TACOS EL PASTOR
 

Street tacos are the heart and soul of Mexico’s diverse cuisine, but cultural variations can be found on street corners....well … all over the world!  Walk the streets of any big city in the world and you’ll find authentic tacos being served up to long lines of hungry customers from food trucks and snack wagons.And let me tell you, these mini mobile kitchens, trucks and snack wagons have their loyal followers … and, for good reason!  

Despite the variations from one region to another, street tacos bridge social and economic differences by the mere fact that everyone eats them.  From well-dressed couples at sidewalk tables to hard-working day laborers standing over a plastic plate of tacos de carnitas, virtually everyone loves what has been referred to as the most democratic of foods. But you don’t have to stand on the street to enjoy tasty street tacos. You can make them in your own kitchen! 

CCKC Executive Chef Sergio Lara will show you how he makes Tacos el Pastor, featuring pork, roasted pineapple and cilantro. The staff here at The Culinary Center will attest to their “taco-liciousness! You'll continue working right alongside chef as he shows you how to create authentic dishes to serve with your street tacos, including Grilled Queso Fresco with Roasted Poblanos, Mexican Rice, Frijoles Charros (“Dressed Up Beans”), Salsa Fresca, Tres Leche Cake and more.  Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of napkins and lots of cooking fun! 

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Sat. 5/27/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

11 openings available

$75.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4523

Wed, May. 31, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FLASH DEMOS™! FOOD TRUCK FANTASIES! CARNE ASADA TACOS
 

Our newest cooking education class concept, Flash Demos, are the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies & kitchen warriors to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend your morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day! 

Flash Demos are offered on Saturday mornings (11-12) and Wednesday mornings (10-11); starting 5/24 - opening day for OP Wednesday Farmers Markets.)

Register in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk-in the morning of class at $30. These power-packed 1-hour cooking classes are taught by experienced cooking instructors (a/k/a “Flash Demo Food Professors”).  Each class will focus on one technique, dish or ingredient, front to back, and will include tastings and recipes for the featured dish/technique.  Come early and enjoy a FREE Irish Coffee and Foodie Talk!    

Like pizza and ice cream, Carne Asada is pretty darn good even when it’s bad. But how do you make this ubiquitous grilled taco filling tasty enough to make a Mexican grandmother proud?   Well, the beauty of this dish is really in its simplicity.  Learn how to ensure that this quintessential Mexican dish reaches its potential.  Pico de Gallo lessons too.

Wed. 5/31/17    10:00-11:00

 $25 advance registration (or $30 walk-in)

Flash Demo Food Professor: Chef Susy Lara

Other Flash Demos™ Classes

Elevate Your Steak (Sat. 5/6 11-12)

Strawberry Pavlova (Sat. 5/13 11-12)

Best Damn Grain-Free Muffin Ever! (Sat. 5/20 11-12)

Got Herb? (Wed. 5/24 10:00-11:00) Opening Day of Wed. OP Farmers Market

The Beloved Gnocchi (Sat. 5/27 11-12)

Please visit our website for the most current listing of Flash Demos™ at kcculinary.com  

24 openings available

$25.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4429

Wed, May. 31, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
LUNCH & LEARN! DECORATING ON A DIME! "SHABBY CHIC" TABLE DESIGNS WITH LARRY WHEELER
 

We’re going to have some big-time fun in this unique 2-hour "lunch & learn" class as we recycle, repurpose and reinvent tablescape designs!

Here to inspire and educate is none other than Larry Wheeler, the “Director of Ambiance” at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Plaza. Larry is an excellent instructor of creative table design (plus, he’s a hoot!), with a knack for using items that are easily found and making them into marvelous works of art. You know what I’m talking about…those items that are found at the “dollar store,” or in the back of your closet … all recycled and, perhaps “kitchy” things, that all us “penny pinchers” can afford … mismatched silverware, wine bottles, old Christmas lights, jars and bottles, tin cans, recycled greeting cards, old windows, chairs and shutters – you get the idea! He’ll show us creative, inventive ways to use “found” and “cheap-ass” items that will have your guests marveling at (and copying!) your artistic abilities! Wait till you see what his creative mind can teach you to make out of ordinary items! 

Our CCKC chefs will also “play along” as they fill our buffet table with repurposed leftovers.  (Just kidding.  We’ll make you a great lunch! We’re a culinary center, for goodness sake!) And, of course, you’ll go home with the recipes!

Food, fun, decorating tips, lots of humor, and hangin’ out with a fun group of like-minded “cheap” gals.… I didn’t mean it that way…I meant you were cost conscious. [insert smile] 

(Lunch)  

Demonstration Class 

Wed. 5/31/17   11:00-1:00 

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

20 openings available

$45.00

Larry Wheeler

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4430

Wed, May. 31, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
WEEKNIGHT MEALS THAT ROCK!
 

It’s an ever-present conundrum for any working adult…..what am I going to make for dinner? So many people turn to frozen or pre-made dinners – or spend hundreds of their hard-earned dollars eating out. Plus, you never know what’s going in your food or the sodium-filled nutritional bomb you might be chowing down on in your favorite restaurant. Let's fix that.

Instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel has your solution! She’ll explain why all you need are a few go-to recipes in your back pocket, plus some basic skills and you can you whip up a mouthwatering 20-minute meal in no time with loads of variations. With a little planning and a good grocery list, you can fulfill your fantasy of being on “Chopped” when you learn to create a fantastic meal using items that are already sitting in your fridge. Yes, you can!

Working next to Daniela, you’ll help make some of tonight's delicious, wholesome meals like Homemade Marinara Sauce with Pasta, Stuffed Sweet Peppers that are “farmers market fresh,” a weeknight Cioppino dish that will surely impress your friends and your whole family.  Yes, you can!! C'mon...... let’s get cooking, shall we?

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Wed. 5/31/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

18 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4372

Thu, Jun. 1, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
LI'L KIDS: MINI 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

Thurs. 6/1/17      10:00-12:00

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

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

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

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

 

0 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4431

Fri, Jun. 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! HANDMADE ITALIAN PIZZA PARTY!
 

Join us tonight for a relaxing full-on pizza party with an expert Italian cooking instructor, Daniela Mancinelli Abel. Techniques and great recipes will flow as you get your “scratch cooking” hat on and learn to make homemade pizza using her secret flour that makes “the best pizza dough texture ever.” Grab your apron and start singin' Italian classics because you're gonna get your hands dirty making some perfect accompaniments to pizza!

Sprinkled into the evening, along with some Parmesan cheese, will be a little fun Italian folklore as Daniela teaches you about various pizza styles such as Margherita, ‘Sauceless’ Pizza with mushrooms and truffle oil, and a version made with potatoes. Yep, potatoes! You’ll also learn a chocolate dessert pizza! You’ll see! 

Come for the pizza, stay for the fun, and while you’re at it, kiss the pizza delivery boy goodbye because you're making it in your own kitchen now! Oh heck, life’s short…. kiss the pizza delivery boy anyway!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Fri. 6/2/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4524

Fri, Jun. 2, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FRIDAY NIGHT MEXICAN FIESTA FEATURING HOMEMADE TAMALES
 

We're having an authentic Tamalada Party! CCKC Executive Chef, Sergio Lara, invites you to come and be a part of this awesome cooking fiesta! Tamales are almost always a part of traditional Mexican celebrations such as wedding, birthday, christenings, etc. Do you see the family theme in these occasions? This is why tamale-making is best when it's a group activity.

A tamale can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or appetizer. It can be made with meat, cheese, fruit or any combination. Join us in the fun as we learn all about the fantastically versatile AND easy-to-freeze tamale!

Tonight, you'll get hands on cooking action as you make pork tamales and several other varieties, as well. You'll also learn how to make perfect festive accompaniments like Mexican Rice, Sergio's Pico de Gallo, and fabulous dessert tamales.

Remember, when you cook together, you're a family!

(Tasting & a Mexican Beer (duh!))

Hands On

Fri. 6/2/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Sergio Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4373

Sat, Jun. 3, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: "LET'S ROLL" SUSHI PARTY! (ADULT/CHILD OPTION)
 

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

(Note: Adults are welcome to sign up for a seat in this class with your Junior Chef. Please indicate this when registering.)  

(Tasting)  Hands On

Sat. 6/3/17   10:00-12:30 

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

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

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

12 openings available

$55.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4433

Sat, Jun. 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! THE FRENCH APPROACH TO COOKING: DINNER, JULIA-STYLE!
 

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 tonight's class, we’ll learn some basic French cooking techniques from a seasoned culinary instructor, Executive Chef Gary Hild.  He'll show you that 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, plus a little hands-on practice, and professional help to do just that. You’ll learn the art of French cooking such as sauce-making. Chef Gary 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 doable. My guess is that you’ll also add a French phrase or two to your vocabulary! Oui! Oui!

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

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 6/3/17    6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Gary Hild

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4434

Sat, Jun. 3, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! BELLA N'AWLINS-LOW COUNTRY MEETS ITALIAN
 

It’s all about the fusion fun tonight as longtime CCKC instructor, Chef Sandy DiGiovanni, flexes her culinary muscles and shows you how to blend two cuisines to create a supersonic version of both!  You’ll learn some real cooking techniques and try your hand at some of these culinary circus acts. 

We’ll start with Pimiento Goat Cheese Crostini and then fool around with her Italian ‘take’ on ‘shrimp & grits’ with Shrimp Puttanesca over Creamy Polenta. We’ll skip down the fusion highway with Garlic Greens with Pancetta (a/k/a collard greens) and Hoppin’ Giovanni with Italian Cannellini Beans. (Say what?) You won’t know which way is up with the ending dish of Panettone Bread Pudding.

You'll get to work with Sandy and make some of tonight's dishes too! We promise an interesting night out in our kitchen!

(Dinner)

Limited Hands On 

Sat. 6/3/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4401

Sun, Jun. 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
COOKWELL! LET'S GET FRESH! CREATIVE COOKING FROM A MIDWEST FARMERS MARKET
 

Let your next dinner party become a full “feast of the senses” as we learn to celebrate the bounty of our local Midwest farmers markets.

Experienced instructor, Chef Raven Naramore, will show you exactly how to make creative dishes made with the seasonal produce that’s available this time of year, plus you'll pick up some great cooking methods and techniques along the way.  She’ll transform a few of these local gems into delicious healthy dishes like Spinach Dill Soup, Spring Greens and Herb Salad (made with early summer vegetables), and a gorgeous entrée of Braised Carrots with Lamb in Red Wine Reduction Sauce.  For dessert, how about homemade Strawberry Shortcake!  You betcha!

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 recreate 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. Trust me, you will not be disappointed!  Doesn’t get much more fun (or fresh) than that!

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

Sun. 6/4/17   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 plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

20 openings available

$60.00

Raven Naramore

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4435

Sun, Jun. 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: SMOKING 101-THE "ART OF SMOKOLOGY"-
 

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.

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

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

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

(Tasting) 

Demonstration Class

Sun. 6/4/17   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 plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!

 

 

18 openings available

$80.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4437

Sun, Jun. 4, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! NO MORE WHEAT BELLY! WHEAT-FREE, BUT NOT DEPRIVED!
 

Eating wheat-free and grain-free doesn’t mean flavor free!  You can still have very satisfying, healthy foods.  Jackie Caldwell is an integrative nutrition coach and has been eating grain-free for 10 years.  She recovered from severe ulcerative colitis by radically changing her diet and eliminating the foods that she couldn’t digest.  This was after being told several times by doctors that food had nothing to do with her digestive disease. 

Jackie is a very passionate about teaching people how the body can heal itself when you eat the right foods and will walk you through the basics of baking for a wheat-free plan.  We tried her Cranberry Lemon Muffins and we can attest to their amazing goodness!  She will show you how to create mixes and staple baked goods that will take you through the week. Imagine being able to grab a satisfying and nutritious muffin to pop in your brief case or purse so that you can weather the “donut storm” at work or send with your children for a healthy snack.

Learn all about baking with almond flour and cashew butter, where to find the baking ingredients, baking tips, mixing methods, and much more.  You’ll get some hands-on baking time with Jackie, too. 

You will go home with doable recipes for a sliceable bread loaf, muffins, Chocolate Chip Cookies and grain-free Focccacia Bread that will make you proclaim “Wheat! Who Needs It?”  A seriously great baking class!

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

Limited Hands On 

Sun. 6/4/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

20 openings available

$55.00

Jackie Caldwell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4511

Sun, Jun. 4, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
BASIC FUNDAMENTALS: LEARN TO BAKE THE PERFECT CAKE
 

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

Tonight's expert culinary instructor will take you back to the time when flour was sifted, fresh eggs were cracked (Remember, add one at a time!) and you never bumped the counter (no one wants their cake falling, right?!) You’ll take away key culinary baking principles of cake making.

Get ready to take notes as you learn to create a delicious filling, and basic buttercream frosting, including icing techniques that will turn ho-hum cakes into masterpieces. We’ll even show you how to resurrect a cake flop, and serve it up with pride! You’ll learn recipes that will delight your taste buds. These are recipes and baking skills that you’ll use over and over again! 

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class 

Sun. 6/4/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$55.00

CCKC Instructor TBD

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4374

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JCA: 4-DAY SUMMER COOKING CAMP(DAY 1-ITALY)
 

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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/5, Wed. 6/7, Thurs. 6/8, Fri. 6/9  

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

9 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4347

Mon, Jun. 5, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
PRO SERIES I: DAY 1 - KNIFE SKILLS
 

A PRO SERIES GIFT CERTIFICATE IS A GREAT FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA!

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: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, (skip 7/3), 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

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

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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

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

Class 3: SEAFOOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4438

Tue, Jun. 6, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FUNDAMENTALS OF CANDY MAKING
 

Here’s a class on the basics of candy making so that you can create sweet little delicacies in your home kitchen.  It really is a lot easier than you think.

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

Tonight, it’s all about toffee, brittle and homemade marshmallows.  You’ll even get some hands-on experience and take home some fancy sweets. 

(Tasting & Take-Home Confections)

Limited Hands On 

Tues. 6/6/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

20 openings available

$55.00

Marcella Ibarguren

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4374

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/5, Wed. 6/7, Thurs. 6/8, Fri. 6/9  

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

9 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4442

Wed, Jun. 7, 2017 @ 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 former Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts and now his current position as Beverage Manager & Sommelier for Stock Hill. 


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).   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’, now would we?


In case you were wondering, you’ll taste several of tonight’s cocktails as well! Duh. When the class is over, you’ll leave with the confidence needed to entertain like a pro at the drop of a hat!


(Tasting) 


Demonstration Class 

Wed. 6/7/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

16 openings available

$65.00

Brent Grider

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4374

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/5, Wed. 6/7, Thurs. 6/8, Fri. 6/9  

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

9 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4443

Thu, Jun. 8, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
"SPREAD" THE LOVE: DIPS, SPREADS AND HOMEMADE PITA BREAD
 

The party always starts when the food comes out, right?  Why not make that party fare the highest and best it can be!  Oh, and lets include some homemade pita bread while we're at it, too.   You’ll be amazed at how easy it is, and how amazing the results are! Once you have it down, you can flavor it as well. 

We’ll get our hands dirty as we knead the pita dough and then while it's resting, we’ll learn how to create some “kick butt” spreads and dips such as homemade Hummus and three kinds of Chef Vega’s signature “tapenade” recipes.

Now, back to the dough … we’ll roll, stretch, pull and grill your homemade pita dough.  Close your eyes and imagine the aroma of freshly grilled pita with these fabulous spreads.  Now open them and enjoy what you have made with your classmates as you feast on your fabulous appetizer party!

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Thurs. 6/8/17    6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$60.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4374

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/5, Wed. 6/7, Thurs. 6/8, Fri. 6/9  

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

9 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4444

Fri, Jun. 9, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FLAVORS OF THE CARIBBEAN-IT'S AN ISLAND BEACH PARTY!
 

Imagine you are planted on a colorful wooden chair next to a golden beach shaded by palm trees and crystalline waters teeming with colorful tropical fish. Smell the spicy food cooking in the shacks behind you, groove to the calypso music, and bask in the gentle leisurely lifestyle of the islands. Sounds like something dreams are made of, huh? Well, tonight we’re going down to the islands, mon, and we’re adding a spicy food competition to our island fete. 

You’ll start the evening with the standard Rum Punch, and then divide into teams.  We’ll supply a mystery box filled with an array of salsa and guacamole ingredients. Then you’ll work together, using a molcajete to create your own signature salsa creations.

Next, you’ll dive into more hands-on cooking action alongside your experienced instructor, Susy Lara, as you learn to prepare fantastic Caribbean-Mex-inspired dishes like Grilled Queso Fresco with Roasted Poblanos, Pollo Asada, a tasty marinated and grilled chicken dish, Grilled Pineapple (yes, it’s a thing!), and Cilantro Lime Rice. We’ll end our beach party fiesta with a creamy, yet ‘cake-y’, Choco Flan. Wow!

Feel free to wear your favorite island-themed shirt…and sombrero!  Did we say a tropical Rum Punch is included? Yeah, Mon! 

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 6/9/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4445

Sat, Jun. 10, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FULL-DAY BREAD-MAKING WORKSHOP: RYE BREADS AND PUMPERNICKELS
 

This 5-hour bread-making course offers a unique opportunity for you to learn how to make some “out-of-the-ordinary” beautiful breads.

Alongside culinary instructor and bread-maker extraordinaire, Paul McCool, you’ll learn much about the essential ingredients in bread-making: flours, salt, sugars and, of course … yeast. Paul knows a LOT about the science of breads, so who better to teach us all about yeast, sourdough starters and soakers (you can even take some starter home with you!), how to ferment the right way, and the proper steps to kneading and shaping your breads. It’s a LOT to take in, but we’ll have all day to take it step by step, without feeling rushed or anxious. What a luxury to have this kind of time with Paul!

The breads we’ll learn to make today are Rustic Pumpernickel Bread, Vort Limpa Bread, and Eric's Favorite Rye Bread. Of course, we’ll stop and enjoy a light lunch midway through our day (don’t want you to lose steam during the kneading portion of class!).

(Tasting, Light Lunch & Take-Home Bread)

Hands On

Sat. 6/10/17   10:00-3:00 

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

19 openings available

$115.00

Paul McCool

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4376

Sun, Jun. 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: HOMEMADE CINNAMON ROLLS (Adult/Child Option)
 

Kid’s love ‘em! Those warm, melt-in-your-mouth gems that fill the house with incredible aromas and make you the hero of breakfast or brunch! Today, your young chef (ages 9-14) will learn how to make the perfect classic ooey, gooey cinnamon roll-as well as some tasty variations to keep things fresh and fun!

Culinary instructor Mari Ruck (also known here as “The Cinnamon Roll Lady”) is in the kitchen and ready to show kids how it’s done – from start to finish! They’ll discover some fabulous secrets to making and baking cinnamon rolls in this interactive class as Mari demonstrates everything and then breaks it down into “bite-size” details so kids can go home and whip up a batch of their own rolls! Hey, if you’re lucky, they might even share them with the family! Yummilicious! (Note:

(NOTE: Adults are welcome to sign up for a seat in this class with your Junior Chef. Please indicate this when registering.)  

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

Hands On

Sun. 6/11/17   10:00-1:00  

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

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

14 openings available

$60.00

Mari Ruck

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4446

Sun, Jun. 11, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
MASTER BAKING CLASS: SAN FRANCISCO SOURDOUGH BREAD WITH CHEF MARK FRIEND (FARM TO MARKET BREAD CO.)
 

Attention all bread bakers!  This is a class you will not want to pass up! Learn the art of creating authentic sourdough bread with Master Baker and Chef Mark Friend.  You know him as the culinary artistry behind KC’s legendary Farm to Market Bread Company.  Yes, you heard me.  With over 45 years of experience, he is considered a leading expert on natural sour starters and has even lectured on sourdough at the American Institute of Baking! 

Today, you will learn his secrets of making authentic San Francisco Sourdough Bread.  He will lead you through the seven steps of measuring, mixing (both by hand and using a mixer), first ferment, dividing, shaping, final fermentation and baking (including loading a loaf onto the hearth).  You will further learn how to create a starter from water and flour and how to maintain your starter. 

Participants will receive a detailed formula with instructions and you’ll even receive one of his famous “starters” to enable you to have some hands-on experience creating delicious, wholesome sourdough bread whenever you wish.  (I’d say that alone was worth the price of the class, right?) 

(Tasting) 

Hands On

Sun. 6/11/17    10:00-1:00 

(This class could be perfectly paired with Chef Friend’s 2nd class with us on 7/16 – Master Baking Class: Pain au Levain Naturel.) 

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

 

19 openings available

$65.00

Mark Friend

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4447

Sun, Jun. 11, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
SOUS VIDE FOR THE HOME KITCHEN
 

Increasingly affordable and easy to do, sous vide (pronounced “sue-veed”) immersion cooking has become trendy in the home kitchen and makes it easy to achieve professional-quality results. Sous vide means “under vacuum” in French and refers to a method of cooking in which food is sealed in a vacuum-sealed plastic pouch then placed in a water bath with the intent to cook the item evenly, ensuring that the inside is properly cooked without overcooking the outside. 

Let an expert walk you through this cooking method, including a discussion of the home versions of the sous vide machines and how to create the perfect steak.   A rare opportunity to expand your culinary horizons. 

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

Sun. 6/11/17    6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$60.00

Charlie Hammond

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4375

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Wed. 6/14, Thurs. 6/15

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

14 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4377

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: PRO SERIES I (DAY 1-KITCHEN FUND.)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed 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!

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). See complete course descriptions below.

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

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Thurs. 6/15, Fri. 6/16  

10:00-2:00   Series Fee $440   

Hands On        

Series Fee includes: Tastings, binder for all recipes and handouts, toque and 10% Pro Series student discount on Pro Series Cookware) 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).   

Note: These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences.  

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!


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

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

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

18 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4448

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
CHEF'S WORKSHOP: HOW TO SAUTE
 

If you want to learn the art of sauté, you have to actually get in there and DO IT! No one believes that more than Chef Jesse Vega. He has designed a high hands-on class to learn the art (and science) of sauté! He teaches techniques like pan-grilling, how to create simple and delicious pan sauces, knife skills, and more… you break out to your hands-on station and practice it … then, it’s repeated several times more.

It’s a non-stop evening of cooking and sampling as we prepare classic sauté dishes such as Sautéed Mushrooms, Sautéed Chicken Breast with Chardonnay Pan Sauce, Sautéed Spinach, Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms in Balsamic Butter Sauce, and Peppered Salmon Fillet with Rusty Nail Cream Sauce.

This class will change the way you cook!

(Tasting) 

Hands On 

Mon. 6/12/17   6:30-9:00

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

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

20 openings available

$60.00

Jesse Vega

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4347

Mon, Jun. 12, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
PRO SERIES I: DAY 2 - MEATS
 

A PRO SERIES GIFT CERTIFICATE IS A GREAT FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA!

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: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, (skip 7/3), 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

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

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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

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

Class 3: SEAFOOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4375

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Wed. 6/14, Thurs. 6/15

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

14 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4377

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: PRO SERIES I (DAY 2 -SAUCES)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed 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!

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). See complete course descriptions below.

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

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Thurs. 6/15, Fri. 6/16  

10:00-2:00   Series Fee $440   

Hands On        

Series Fee includes: Tastings, binder for all recipes and handouts, toque and 10% Pro Series student discount on Pro Series Cookware) 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).   

Note: These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences.  

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!


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

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

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

18 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4410

Tue, Jun. 13, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
WAKE UP LITTLE SUSHI!
 

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

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

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

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

Note: This is a basic skills class for beginners.

(Tasting)

Hands On

Tues. 6/13/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

24 openings available

$65.00

Yvette Hirang

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4375

Wed, Jun. 14, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Wed. 6/14, Thurs. 6/15

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

14 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4375

Thu, Jun. 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
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)   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, switch gears to create a beautiful (and tasty!) sendoff to the end our summer meal extravaganza and 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!

Please bring a cooler to class each day.

(Snacks & Take-Home Dinner for 4 For Each Class)

Hands On

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Wed. 6/14, Thurs. 6/15

10:00-2:00         Series Fee: $315 

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

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

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

14 openings available

$315.00

Margo Mikkelson

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4377

Thu, Jun. 15, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY: PRO SERIES I (DAY 3-MEATS & POULTRY)
 

Register early!  This one always sells out! 

This 4-day series designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed 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!

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). See complete course descriptions below.

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

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Thurs. 6/15, Fri. 6/16  

10:00-2:00   Series Fee $440   

Hands On        

Series Fee includes: Tastings, binder for all recipes and handouts, toque and 10% Pro Series student discount on Pro Series Cookware) 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).   

Note: These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences.  

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!


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

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

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

18 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4449

Thu, Jun. 15, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
GIRLS NIGHT OUT! DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES OF LITTLE ITALY: EASY ITALIAN FAVORITES
 

Face it, ladies, we’re all a little desperate – desperate to have a night out with your besties, that is! C’mon, you know who you are!  Grab your girlfriends and head on over for a special night OFF filled with cooking fun in the CCKC kitchens – Little Italy-Style!

Our own Italian Princess, Daniela Mancinelli Abel, who happens to be a fabulous Italian chef, will teach you some of her own family’s favorite recipes in a fun and relaxed way. You’ll divide into small groups for some hands-on cooking time when you work right alongside Daniela to make classic dishes like Panzanella Salad and Pasta Primavera, plus a decadent Crusted Shrimp dish.  We’ll end our girlie party on a sweet note with a Limoncello Cake Martini cocktail. Yum! 

No drama allowed tonight – just a relaxing evening of great food enjoyed with your BFF “family”! Mangia!

(Tasting)

Hands On 

Thurs. 6/15/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$60.00

Daniela Mancinelli Abel

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4379

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017 @ 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 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. 6/16/17   10:00-12:00

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

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

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

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

6 openings available

$85.00

Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4377

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017 @ 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 designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed 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!

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). See complete course descriptions below.

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

Mon. 6/12, Tues., 6/13, Thurs. 6/15, Fri. 6/16  

10:00-2:00   Series Fee $440   

Hands On        

Series Fee includes: Tastings, binder for all recipes and handouts, toque and 10% Pro Series student discount on Pro Series Cookware) 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).   

Note: These four classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences.  

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!


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

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

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

18 openings available

$440.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4450

Fri, Jun. 16, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
NEW! FLAVORFUL WEEKEND NIGHTS! FRIDAY NIGHT FOOD FIGHT! A MYSTERY BOX COOKING PARTY!
 

Much like the popular Food Network cooking shows, this interactive and fun Friday night food competition will place you in small teams where you’ll be pitted against other chef wannabes, all with mystery boxes of ingredients and a cruel clock.  Folks, we have been providing these kinds of interactive experiences for 20 years now!  We can absolutely guarantee a fun … and delicious… evening! 

We’ll greet you with a specialty cocktail we like to call the ‘Chef’s Little Helper”, and then all you weekend kitchen warriors will be let loose to transform your ingredients into a restaurant-quality dish to feed the entire motley crew.  Bartering?  Uh-huh…if you wanna.  Trips to our pantry?  Sure…within reason.  And, our chefs and staff will be right there with you during the evening cheering you on, fetching equipment and providing real cooking education as you go.  

Expect a fair amount of kitchen “trash talk” as we anticipate that a few of you will get quite cocky as you compete for some seriously good prizes. (e.g “Hey where did you get your training, Le Cordon Poo?”)  Not to worry though … our chefs will make certain that the drama stays at a minimum…and that your dish comes out like a star.  

You’ll strategize, plan, barter, cook, create, and beautifully present your tasty (!) dish.  We might even throw in a few challenges, just to keep things exciting.  In the end, we’ll all sit down around the table and dine on our culinary creations.

The judges will pick the winners and provide light-hearted feedback.  Pull together your own winsome cooking team or we’ll put you with some new friends.  Either way. It’s a good, clean and tasty way to party on a Friday night!

(Dinner)

Hands On 

Fri. 6/16/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

CCKC Chefs

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4380

Sat, Jun. 17, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JUNIOR CHEFS ACADEMY-MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: KIDS' LEARN 'QUE'-THE FUNDAMENTALS OF GRILLING
 

Kids can “Que” too, ya' know! Award-winning competitor, Bruce Campbell, teaches our young BBQ chefs (ages 9-14) the fundamentals of grilling. We’re outside today (rain or shine … just like the pros! OK, so we’ll have tents if it rains!) as we learn the basics – grill safety, how to light the fire, heat zones, charcoal vs. gas, how rubs and sauces are made, and more.


We’ll prep and cook Grilled Chicken Wings, Veggie Kabobs and Grilled Fruit, and everyone makes and takes home their own “signature” BBQ Sauce and BBQ Rub.


(Tasting & Take-Home BBQ Sauce & BBQ Rub)

 

Hands On


Sat. 6/17/17    10:00-1:00

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

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

 

13 openings available

$60.00

Bruce Campbell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4453

Sat, Jun. 17, 2017 @ 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 Torta 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

Sat. 6/17/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

20 openings available

$75.00

Sandy DiGiovanni

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4381

Sun, Jun. 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
MIDWEST BBQ INSTITUTE: PATIO-DADDY-O! BACKYARD GRILL CLASS WITH DAD ON FATHER'S DAY!
 

Today is Father’s Day! Give Dad a unique experience this year … a grilling class with his son or daughter (ages 11+)! You’ll both be hangin’ with the Grill Meister Chef Richard McPeake (who is a father, too by the way)!

Celebrate for a few special hours as you take one of our most requested grilling class – one that covers “perfectly grilled steaks.” Working as a team under the tutelage of Chef Richard McPeake (an award-winning BBQ’er, CIA graduate and cookbook author) you’ll be grilling like pros in no time!

You’ll learn the right way to prepare your grill, what grill temperatures to maintain, all about grill safety, and how timing is critical in grilling the perfect steak. Chef Richard will also teach you how to determine doneness and the importance of patience as you allow your grilled steak to rest. We’ll learn about choosing the right cuts of steaks and how to get them prepped, seasoned and ready for the grill. And then … the grilling begins! How do you like your steak, Dad?

Chef will demonstrate grilling techniques as he shows you how to make a Grilled Caesar Salad (Yes, salad on the grill!) Grilled Marinated Beef Loin with Cumin & Sweet Onion Salsa (How to prep, and proper slicing), Rosemary Grilled Fingerling Skewers, Grilled White Cheddar Baby Portobello Mushrooms, and finally, Grilled Pineapple with Dessert with an Infused Rub - all grilled to perfection! Sign up early – this will sell out fast!

(Minimum age 11, NO maximum age!)

(Tasting) 

Hands On

 

Sun. 6/18/17 10:00-2:00

Class fee of $140 per father/child team.

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

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

10 openings available

$140.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4395

Sun, Jun. 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
FATHER/CHILD (Ages 11+): FATHER'S DAY OUTING! DADS & KIDS LEARN TO MAKE "REAL NY PIZZA"!
 

Looking for that perfect experience/gift for Father’s Day! This is it! 

Dads and kids are in for a real treat as they work together to learn how to create “Real New York Pizza” from one of Kansas City’s legendary restaurateurs, Joe Kieltyka (The Stonewall Inn). Joe loves teaching kids and adult kids (!) how to make his delicious pizza and has taught hundreds of students throughout the years … spreading joy, fun and pizza sauce wherever he goes!

It’s not all “fun and games” though as our father/kid cooking teams will get their hands in the dough as they learn some important baking skills and essential techniques that will serve them well anytime they are in the kitchen including knife skills, proper measuring, how to work with yeast, how to use a pizza peel, and much more! They will whip up their own batch of pizza dough which they’ll be bringing home for more pizza-making fun in your kitchen!  Hey, they might even share a slice with mom!

That’s not all……they’ll also make Joe’s delicious homemade pizza sauce and choose from a variety of toppings to create their own personal pizza to bake up and eat in class.

Don’t let the kids miss this great opportunity to learn from a real pro….and spend some quality time with dad on his special day! 

(Minimum age 11 and up, NO maximum!)

(Tasting and Take-Home Pizza Dough)

Hands On 

Sun. 6/18/17   10:00-12:30

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

7 openings available

$95.00

Joe Kieltyla

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4382

Mon, Jun. 19, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JCA: 4-DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH THE LARA SISTERS (DAY 1-ITALY)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are well under way, and the sooner you register for this series, the sooner you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the globe this week! 

We have designed a 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. 

I’d sign up for this global “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 menus:

Day 1:  Italy

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, Chocolate Tiramisu (a fancy Italian classic) and more.   Mangia! 

Day 2:  Asia 

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: Mexico 

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. 6/19, Tues. 6/20, Wed. 6/21, Thurs. 6/22

10:00-2:00    Series Fee: $230 

 

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

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

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

16 openings available

$230.00

Vicky & Susy Lara

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4454

Mon, Jun. 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
COOKWELL! EAT YOURSELF WELL! BALANCING YOUR BLOOD SUGAR
 

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

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

Today, you’ll learn all you need to know as healthy cooking instructor, Katie Newell, shares the fundamentals of cooking and eating to balance your blood sugar. She’ll show us some easy-to-recreate, delicious recipes that are perfectly crafted to keep those sugar and carb levels where they should be. As a seasoned culinary instructor and holistic health expert, Katie literally cooked herself well and she’s eager to share the knowledge that she learned along her journey with you.

During this inspiring class, she’ll teach us some of her most popular sugar-free/low sugar, gluten-free and dairy-light recipes to help you reach your goals such as, Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa, Fresh Blackberry & Mixed Green Salad, Simple Sausage Skillet Supper and a warm Apple Crumble. Finally, we’ll discuss the best way to make a salad.

You’ll take home the recipes, confidence and know-how needed to beat your sugar cravings right in your own kitchen.

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On 

Mon. 6/19/17   6:30-9:00 

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

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

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

19 openings available

$55.00

Katie Newell

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
Event/Date Description Openings/Price/Location
4347

Mon, Jun. 19, 2017 @ 6:30 PM
PRO SERIES I: DAY 3-SEAFOOD
 

A PRO SERIES GIFT CERTIFICATE IS A GREAT FATHER'S DAY GIFT IDEA!

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: 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, (skip 7/3), 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7

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

PRO SERIES I

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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

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

Class 3: SEAFOOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12 openings available

$1125.00

Richard McPeake

The Culinary Center of Kansas City

 
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Tue, Jun. 20, 2017 @ 10:00 AM
JCA: 4-DAY CAMP: COOKING WITH THE LARA SISTERS (DAY 2-ASIA)
 

Once June hits, the summer activities are well under way, and the sooner you register for this series, the sooner you’ll be able to relax knowing you will be well educated and have fun on this culinary trip around the globe this week! 

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