Sara has come and gone. It was a wonderful weekend and we MISS her already. She is definitely a part of our CCKC family. BUT the beat goes on; fun, educational and delicious! Our Kids Academy is in full swing; Cody keeps churning out dishes to put you at the top of your dinner club; Celia’s getting married in 4 days; Chef Richard, Bruce and Larry still “smokin”. Life is good; for that we say “Thank You” to all of you.
The first annual Festival of Smoke on Saturday was a great success and we had such a great time BBQ’n with all of you! The whole Culinary Center of Kansas City crew was here and threw a smokin’ party. I have to hand it to Larry our BBQ Dude… he really knows his ‘que!
Our Chef Matt Chatfield, Chef Richard McPeake, Food & Beverage Guy Bruce Campbell, BBQ Dude Larry Hadley, and Neil Spector (who brought a giant pink pig with him) kept everyone captivated in front of the building with amazing BBQ demonstrations for everything from ribs and chicken to salmon and drunk pineapple. Chef Greg Oliver was AMAZING showing us how it’s done with a Knife Skills demonstrations inside!
Did you miss the Festival of Smoke? Never fear, it will be back in just a year! In the mean time get smokin’ with The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s Midwest BBQ Institute!
Smoking 101: The “Art of Smokology” 5/16
Join competition champion and accomplished chef, Richard McPeake (a/k/a Educator of “Que”), as he shares his extensive experience in this power-packed 4-hour class that covers all the basics from fuel types to meat selection; “smoke rings” to dry rubs!
Grilling 101: The Thrill of Grilling on 6/13
One of the most popular classes in our Midwest Barbecue Institute Program! We leave no briquette unturned when it comes to home grilling: gas vs. charcoal; proper fire temps; marinating; choosing the right meats and fish; plank grilling.
Bruce Campbell teaches us barbecue recipes utilizing beer, liquor and wine
Our own BBQ Dude, Larry Hadley and his KCBS team competed at the North Kansas City State BBQ Championship the weekend of March 12th.They competed in the 4 main KCBS categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork, & Brisket. Out of 107 competing teams, they took 5th in Ribs, 1st in Brisket, and 4th over all. That was some GOOD Brisket. Congratulations!!