“Festival of Smoke”

Visit our new website at kcculinary.com!We’re kicking off National BBQ Month with our

First Annual
“Festival of Smoke”

Saturday – May 1st, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A full-day festival of superlative smoking & glorious grilling education (hey, that’s our job right?) for the Backyard BBQ’r to the Competition BBQ Hound.

The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s

Midwest BBQ Institute

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking.

Festival Highlights:

“CCKC PIG-OFF” – A culinary “throw-down” where our own Culinary Center Chefs show off their butts (pork butts that is!) and you get to vote for the best butt.

FREE Culinary Demonstrations throughout the day (with drawings for free MBQI classes)

Tastings of Butts and Other BBQ Delicacies
Live Music
Chef-Prepared BBQ Dishes Available for Purchase
“Make Your Own Rub” Interactive Station
Kansas City BBQ Society Info Booth
“The Smokin’ Schoolhouse Bar” featuring BBQ-appropriate beverages
Healthy Debate (Wood, charcoal, pellet or propane? Rub vs. sauce?)

“Ask-a-Chef” Station
Drawings & Give-Aways of Valuable (and not-so-valuable)

“Share Our Strength’s” Great American Bakesale with proceeds to help end childhood hunger (featuring baked goods from the staff and students of The CCKC)


Bring the family and come play with us today.

We promise you’ll learn something new!

Barbecue, BBQ, Barbeque

Visit our new website at kcculinary.com!Our world at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™ is full of BBQ, however you want to spell it or whichever  part of speech you wish to use….noun, verb, adjective…we love ‘em all.  There are two generally accepted definitions for this word. First of all Barbecue is a food dish consisting of a whole (or good part) of an animal (usually pig) slow cooked over a smoldering fire for a long period of time. Barbecue is also an event of gathering in which people come together to celebrate and eat Barbecue (first definition).

These are basically the definitions you’ll find in most any dictionary. However, today barbecue is a process of preparing food that requires smoke, low temperatures and long periods of time. The meats typically chosen for barbecue include, but are not limited to pork shoulder, brisket, ribs, mutton roasts, whole hogs and other beef and pork roasts. Barbecue is also the event or meal in which this food is served.

Also people refer to barbecue grills when they mean gas grills; and  people say they’ll be serving hamburgers and hot dogs at their barbecue.  Barbecue is a gathering, a meal, a sharing of time, food and companionship. Barbecue brings people together and makes them happy. Barbecue is about good times, friends and sometimes, it’s about the food.