Meet Mari Ruck, Diva of Dough!

The Culinary Center of Kansas City is fortunate to have some of the best and the brightest culinary  educators in the industry. Our instructors come with a wealth of knowledge and skill in the culinary arts, from all walks of life. We spotlight one of these gems each month,  giving you a peek into their world.

Next up – Mari Ruck, bread baker extraordinaire...

Mari RuckMari Ruck has been teaching great classes with us since we opened! She started cooking as a hobby in high school. In college, she studied accounting at Oregon State (but food was her passion). She studied abroad in France, and the cooking school she attended there has inspired a lifelong love of French food. She co-owned The Food Bin, a specialty food store, from 1983 to 2004. After college, bread baking took priority and led Mari to the Chef Program at Johnson County Community College, graduating in 1999.  Her passion for food continues to grow…

Who or what inspired you to become a chef/instructor?
A college exchange to France years ago… I didn’t know food could be so good.

What is your most indispensable cooking tool?
My knives.

Biggest pet peeve in the kitchen?
Got to have good lighting!

Who is your favorite chef?
Can I say me???  Ok then Peter Berley.

What was your worse experience in the kitchen?
Eating my mother’s cooking.

Join Mari for some of her great upcoming classes at The Culinary Center of Kansas City… don’t delay, seats are limited!

Sunday, March 20 – Cinnamon Rolls 101

Monday, April 25 – Handmade Ice Cream & Gelato

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