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Job Opening – We Need A Wizard

April 17, 2015

We’re looking to add a Culinary Center Operations ‘Wizard‘ to our staff – do you have the right stuff?!

This Wizard (preferably full-time (but we’d consider part-time for the right person) will be responsible for assisting in keeping our beautiful venue and equipment organized, clean and ready for service. Duties would involve setting up, breaking down and cleaning up with regards to our interactive cooking parties, cooking classes and weekly Tuesday Lunch open to the public.

Perks include wonderful culinary aromatherapy (i.e., it smells good around here), great title (you will be referred to as a “Wizard”… seriously, we think this position is quite important), daily chef-prepared lunch (c’mon, that’s worth a lot!), fun work environment and regular culinary field trips (we think it’s important to play together too!)

Hourly wages start at $12/hour with increases possible based on performance.

For more details about the position and to find out how to apply, click here to visit our website.

Help Wanted


Another Well-Dressed Salad

April 16, 2015

Yep, it was a well-dressed salad that we served at Tuesday Lunch indeed. The Salmon Club Salad featured salmon on greens, served with hard-boiled eggs, bacon, tomato, feta cheese and pickled onions and dressed with the following tasty Citrus Vinaigrette. A fancy-schmancy taste from an easy-to-prepare dressing. Now that is a WIN!

Citrus VinaigretteCitrus Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • Pinch of coarse salt

In the jar of a blender, add juice, oil, honey, mustard, pepper, and salt. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Makes about ½ cup.


Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner…

April 15, 2015

Winner Winner Chicken DinnerWe gave away a FREE cooking class at The Culinary Center of Kansas City last week to one lucky subscriber of our Kitchen Talk blog.  That just felt so good that we’ve decided to just keep on giving stuff to our subscribers!

On the last day of the month for the remainder of 2015, we’ll choose one random Kitchen Talk subscriber to win one of our ‘Best Recipes’ Culinary Center of Kansas City cookbooks as well as some other cool giveaways, so it’ll definitely be worth your time to subscribe.

Just enter your email address at the top of the right column of the blog to subscribe (over there >>>) for your chance to win!


A Recipe To Treat Your Canine Kids

April 14, 2015

Downtown Dog Day in Overland Park on Saturday was a blast. Not only was it fun to see all the adorable dogs who stopped by The Culinary Center, we were proud to offer a book reading and signing of ‘Gaby Lost & Found’ by award-winning children’s book author Angela Cervantes. Some folks even decorated “Pupcake” dog treats, while others purchased frosted Pupcakes and Doggie Dip treats in our Kitchen Shop.

A doggone good day! (Sorry, couldn’t resist!)

Doggie DipDowntown Dog Day walkers received a free Doggie Dip treat at The Culinary Center, and they were a hit. So, we decided to share the recipe so you can make these treats at home!

There are several options for how to share the treat with your pooch.

  1. Freeze them in ice cube trays, then pop them out and let your dog lick or chew them frozen.
  2. Store them in the fridge in small plastic cups or storage containers, and let them slurp it up in the consistency of yogurt.
  3. Buy a 4-pack of Doggie Dip treats (or a 6-pack of our Pupcake dog treats!) from our Dinners on Demand freezers!

Doggie Dip

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 very ripe banana (or a large jar of baby food fruit, any flavor)
  • 1 (16 oz.) container vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour

In a bowl, combine peanut butter and honey. Stir together until well blended, and set aside. In a separate bowl, add yogurt and flour. Stir to combine. Add the fruit mixture to the flour mixture and stir together. Keep cold in refrigerator.

NOTE: You can also use this dip to coat or dip biscuits and treats. Allow treats to chill in refrigerator until coating is set and firm to prevent big messes!


Celebrate Nat’l Cheeseball Day w/Us

April 13, 2015

Wine&CheeseApril 17 is the Third Friday this month…. and do you know what that means?  It means it’s time for LOCAL LIFE in Downtown Overland Park, of course!

Friday also happens to be National Cheeseball Day, so we at The Culinary Center of Kansas City decided to celebrate.  Lincoln Broadbooks from The Better Cheddar will provide cheese education and delicious samples. And what is cheese without wine?!  We’ll have wine samples of GEN5 Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.

But wait…. there’s more!  David Cedillo will be hanging out on our front sidewalk, making music with fruits and vegetables.  No typo there, folks!  Dave started this ‘produce performance’ at the drive-in theatre with a couple friends, entertaining patrons before the movies started. Their popular ‘Beep Goes The Weasel’ project was one of 10 to be awarded Rocket Grants in 2014.  Stop by and be part of the musical fun.

See you Friday @ LOCAL LIFE in Downtown Overland Park!

Dave Cedillo - Musical Fruit



Delia’s Dishin’ Out A Deal on a Great New Class Concept!

April 10, 2015

Delia's Delicious DealHey Foodies!
It’s the Dean of Deliciousness here to let you in on an amazing offer!

From now until Monday, April 13 at 5 p.m. –Delia’$ Delicious Deal is offering 15% off on a fabulous new cooking class.

The Gay Gourmet –
Just Like Nonna Used to Make!

Thursday, 4/16 at 6:30 p.m.
Was $75 NOW $63.75!  

Roll up your sleeves, grab your apron … and your partner … and don’t wait to sign up because tonight YOU’RE doing the cooking in this LGBT-friendly class! You’ll be under the supervision of our resident Italian Chef Extraordinaire Chef Sandy DiGiovanni! Let’s pretend we are in our Nonna’s kitchen and eat like an Italian.

Think you can’t cook authentic Italian?
Regardless of your skill level (or your sexual preference for that matter!!)

EVERYONE knows that Italian food is perfect for gathering around the table with loved ones. Sandy will share some of her favorite recipes such as Caponatina di Melazane, Panzanella, Risotto with Saffron and Pancetta, Osso Bucco and an amazing Olive Oil Cake with Orange Liqueur and Almonds.

We’ll end the evening around the table together dining and celebrating our success with dinner & wine!
Don’t delay – this Deal ends Soon!!


“Downtown Dog Day” in Old Overland Park

April 9, 2015

Downtown Overland Park Dog DayOld Overland Park is going to be teeming with dogs at Downtown Dog Day on Saturday morning, and we have treats… (Hello, we’re a culinary school – we’re gonna make treats, of course… even if they are for our dog friends!)

Make sure to bring your special pooch on down to be part of the fun in Downtown Overland Park. And while you’re in the area, stop by The Culinary Center of Kansas City to take part in all the activities we’ll have going on here.

From 10 a.m. to Noon, we’ll host a FREE Pet Lovers’ Book Reading with Angela Cervantes, author of ‘Gaby Lost & Found’. If your kids love pets, stop by CCKC and listen to Ms. Cervantes read from her award-winning children’s book about Gaby, who loves to volunteer at the local animal shelter and years to adopt her favorite pet. Book sale and signing available.

pupcakeYou can also choose to decorate pet treat Pupcakes for $5.00.  A $1.00 donation from each sale will be donated to the local chapter of the SPCA.

Pupcakes and Doggie Dip treats will be available for sale in our Kitchen Shop also, so come visit us and make Fido’s day a tasty one. We’ll even share our recipes with the purchase, so you can make more at home!


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