Category Archives: Cooking Classes

They Just Keep Coming…

CCKC Cooking ClassesOur merry little cooking class elves are busy at work adding classes to our schedule for late December through February. There are weekend date-night offerings, daytime weekday classes, and even kids’ classes before they head back to school after the holiday break. Take a look at the following new additions to the calendar…

More Info: JCA: Mexican New Year's Eve FiestaJunior Chefs Academy (ages 9-14)
Mexican New Year’s Eve Fiesta

Wed, Dec 27,  2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Instructor: Ariel Johnston
Hands On  |  Tastings

Junior chefs will travel south-of-the-border for an authentic New Year’s Eve Fiesta!  Experienced cooking instructor, Ariel Johnston, will show how to prepare awesome Mexican dishes to ring in the New Year! You’ll throw on an apron and get lots of hands-on cooking time as you and learn culinary techniques like mixing, measuring, knife skills, cookie decorating techniques.  You’ll also get lots of practice time for your newfound skills as you help prepare tasty Mexican recipes like Homemade Guacamole, savory Empanadas de Pollo (that’s fancy Mexican talk for seasoned chicken in a pastry pocket!),  and Cilantro Lime Rice. We’ll end by whipping up a batch of warm Sugar Cookies.

More Info: A Sensational Surf & Turf MenuFlavorful Weekend Nights:
The Splendid Table…
A Sensational Surf & Turf Menu

Fri, Dec 29,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner
Enjoy working alongside Chef Molly and your fellow classmates as you learn how easy it is to prepare an elegant surf & turn dinner at home using trending ingredients from land and sea.  This will surely become one of your favorite go-to menus for entertaining.

More Info: JCA: Chinese New Year CelebrationJunior Chefs Academy (ages 9-14) – Adult/Child Option
Cook Global, Eat Local.
A Tasty Chinese New Year Celebration

Fri, Jan 2,  1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Newell
Hands On  |  Tastings

The Chinese New Year isn’t until February this year, but why not start the celebration early and learn to make the traditional foods of this popular Asian holiday so you can make them for your family and friends on the actual day.

More Info: Li'l Kids: Let's Make Cinnamon RollsLi’l Kids in the Kitchen (ages 5-8)
Let’s Make Cinnamon Rolls
Wed, Jan 3,  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Laura Thomsen
Hands On  |  Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-to-Bake Cinnamon Rolls

Get those aprons on and grab your li’l chef (ages 5-8)! We’re up to our ears in cinnamon and sugar and flour and butter as we turn into pastry chef teams! Today, we’re going to learn to make cinnamon rolls from scratch — TOGETHER! All four hands will be mixing, kneading, shaping and sprinkling as we learn real baking tricks and techniques alongside culinary instructor, Laura Thomsen.

More Info: At The Chef's Table... A Special Wine DinnerFlavorful Weekend Nights:
At The Chef’s Table…
A Special Wine Dinner featuring Chef Molly Flynn

Fri, Jan 5,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner & Wine Flights

Enjoy an evening of masterful culinary instruction, great food and wine. Chef Molly is a seasoned chef who knows how to put that special touch to a meal, plus she has a teaching style that’s fun and easy to understand.  Get ready to be amazed as you watch Chef Molly show off her mad cooking skills while she teaches you to prepare a gourmet dinner that you’ll want to recreate over and over again in your own kitchen.

More Info: The Art of Smokology: Smoking 101Midwest BBQ Institute:
The ‘Art of Smokology’ – Smoking 101
Sun, Jan 21,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Instructor: Richard McPeake
Demonstration  |  Tasting

Richard McPeake (a/k/a Educator of “Que”) 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. Chef will cover all the basics of backyard smoking so you’ll learn the secrets to perfect BBQ: 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. And you’ll learn, step-by-step, some incredible recipes!

More Info: Learn To Cook Like $%@# Gordon RamsayLearn to Cook Like $%@# Gordon Ramsay
with Chefs Tosha Gutheridge & Stephane Laporte

Sun, Jan 21,  5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Tosha Gutheridge & Stephane Laporte
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner

Chefs Tosha Gutheridge & Stephane Laporte are “bringin’ it” for the first time with us here at the CCKC as they share their deep culinary experience in the kitchens of the uber popular Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Vegas restaurants. In this up-close-&-personal-style limited enrollment class, you get what you have always dreamed of…lessons in cooking like rock star Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay … except we’ll put the “ixnay” on the profanity! (C’mon, we’re a class act here at The Culinary Center!)

More Info: Mastering Knife SkillsMastering Knife Skills
Thu, Feb 1,  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Hands-On | Snacks
Chef Molly will teach you how to masterfully perfect knife skills fundamentals such as basic cuts, mincing, brunoise, batonnet, julienne, and more. Plus, several advance techniques, to boot.  She’ll also include a discussion on how to choose the knife that is right for you, how to sharpen and store them the proper way, and so much more.

More Info: Julia & Me: Classic French DishesFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Julia & Me: Classic French Dishes

Sat, Feb 10,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner

Bring one of your favorite aprons if you like, a sense of humor and your best “Julia voice” and let’s learn how to cook some classic French recipes straight from the works of Julia Child. We’ll create awesome French beauties like Coq Au Vin and Trout a la Meuniere.  And don’t worry, Chef Molly will include a lovely French dessert, as well.

More Info: Vegan for EverybodyVegan For Everybody
Mon, Feb 26,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings

You might just be pleasantly surprised to discover the variety of rich and tasty dishes you will be able to savor using grains, legumes, nuts, oh yes, and veggies.  See, it isn’t just about veggies!  Chef Molly will teach culinary skills as she walks you through some incredibly delicious plant-based recipes.

 

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The Much-Requested Weekday Classes Are Here!

CCKC Weekday Cooking ClassesNever say we don’t listen!  That’s right – we had many requests to add some weekday cooking classes to our schedule, so we did. Look for these new classes in the new year. Taught by one of our newest, outstanding culinary instructors, Jackie Wilson, these classes will be held on various weekdays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The first three are now online for registration. Don’t miss out – they’re bound to fill quickly, so reserve your space in a class today!

More Info: Coffeehouse BreadsWeekday Cooking Lessons with Chef Jackie:
Coffeehouse Breads

Tue, Jan 16,  10 a.m. – 2  p.m.
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings, Coffee (of course) & Take-Home Bread
What is more compatible with your morning coffee or tea than fresh-baked breads like those you find in your favorite coffee shop? This class will focus on three mixing techniques: the muffin method, the biscuit method, and the creaming method, which will allow you to produce a variety of memorable breads quickly and easily in your own kitchen.  Come enjoy a morning of baking as we produce muffins, scones, and biscotti together.

More Info: Splendid SoupsWeekday Cooking Lessons with Chef Jackie:
Splendid Soups

Tue
, Jan 30,  10 a.m. – 2  p.m.
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Soup
Not many things are more satisfying than a well-made homemade bowl of soup.  Once a few basic techniques are learned, you can let your imagination and personal tastes shine through in your soup creation.  The best soups are more than just dumping things into a stock pot!  Today we will learn stock making techniques as we make a Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup… good for winter ailments and a world apart from the canned variety.  Then Chef Jackie will educate us on the virtues and techniques of cream soups as she creates a Saffron Butternut Bisque and Baked Potato and Broccoli Cheese.

More Info: Brunch Egg-straganzaWeekday Cooking Lessons with Chef Jackie:
Brunch Egg-stravaganza

Mon
, Feb 5,  10 a.m. – 2  p.m.
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings
Whether it’s just the two of you on Sunday morning, or company for the weekend, eggs can be so much more than the usual scramble or the standard breakfast casserole. With a little creative effort, you can prepare eggs in unique ways with imaginative flavor combinations that will out-dazzle the morning sun!  In this class, students will learn, with some hands-on involvement, how to properly prepare shirred eggs, Frittatas, and Roulades; and the best part is much of the preparation can be done in advance, so breakfast or brunch can be quickly assembled. No wonder eggs are known as “The Chef’s Magic Ingredient.”

 

6 Classes in December You Won’t Want To Miss

CCKC Cooking ClassesThere’s a cooking class for everyone at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.   Whether you’re a regular in our kitchens, or it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a class or you’ve never been to The Culinary Center at all, check out these SIX classes on our December schedule!

More Info: Classic Steak House DinnerHoliday ‘All Hands for Hunger’ Lunch –
A Cooking Party with a Purpose

Wed, Dec 6,  11 a.m. – 1  p.m.
Hands-On  |  Lunch
Start a great holiday tradition that keeps on giving when the holidays are over. This cooking event/community service project is perfect for co-workers, family and friends who want to celebrate the season AND do something that really matters – like feed the needs of our local community!

More Info: Homemade Liqueurs for the HolidaysHomemade Liqueurs for the Holidays
Sat
, Dec 9,  10:00 a.m. – 12:30  p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Wilson
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Liqueur
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Liqueurs, also called cordials, have long been produced and enjoyed as aperitifs, in mixed cocktails, and in cooking. The process to make them at home is easy and inexpensive, and learning this process will open your imagination to endless possibilities. And they make elegant and memorable gifts! You will take home a handcrafted liqueur, along with recipes and many ideas for using them.

More Info: Vegetarian Comfort FoodThe Merry Elves’ Family Workshop:
Holiday Cake-A-Palooza!

Sun, Dec 10,  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor: ‘Head Elf’ Laura Laiben & Her Merry Elves
Hands-On | 2-layer Cake, Hot Cocoa & Kid-friendly Munchies
Santa told us that his favorite dessert is cake, so we know better than to give him anything else!  We’ll show you how it’s done, provide samples of several decorated cakes for you to study and loads of decorations from which to choose.  From smooth buttercream icing and  colorful edible ‘play-do” (a/k/a fondant,) to little sleighs and trees and shiny edible “ornaments” perfect for your sweet holiday creation… and so much more. Then, you get to add your own unique ideas and run with it… with the able assistance of our Merry Cake Decorating Elves, of course!  We’ll have holiday music, hot cocoa and kid-friendly munchies available too!  We’ll send you home with your sweet holiday creation in a baker’s box, all ready to show off to family and friends… and to EAT, of course!

More Info: An Affair to RememberFor Grown-Up Elves’ Only!
Holiday Cake-A-Palooza!

Sun, Dec 10,  2:30 – 4:30  p.m.
Hands-On | 2-layer Cake, Adult-friendly Cocktail & Munchies
The holidays just aren’t complete without a fun party where everyone makes a decorated edible holiday dessert to take home and show off.  I’m not talkin’ just any boring ole’ holiday cake, you crafty adult elves… I ’m talking about cakes that come out lookin’ just like the pros!  Choose to make a Plaza Lights Cake, a Frosty The Snowman Cake, a Snow Angel Cake, a Winter Wonderland Cake or a Gingerbread House Cake.  Or turn your creation into an Ugly Sweater Cake if you want. It’s your creation! We’ll have holiday music, one of our favorite holiday cocktails, the ‘Christmosa’, as well as adult-friendly munchies.  At the end of this class, we’ll send you home with your sweet holiday creation in a baker’s box, all ready to show off to family and friends.

More Info: BBQ Workshop: Sauces, Rubs & MarinadesFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Christmas in Mexico… including Homemade Tamales!
Fri
, Dec 22,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor:  Susy Lara
Limited Hands-On  | Dinner & Take-Home Tamales
Our tamale expert will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as she teaches you how to make Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. You’ll also learn several other special dishes that are served at Lara holiday gatherings, as well.  We’ll end our festive feast with Buñuelos – a delectable sweet dessert. (Psst! It’s also one of Santa’s favorite treats!) We’ll also explore Atole, and even a special Mexican drink!  You’ll get to help Susy prepare some of these flavorful dishes….. and here’s a bonus, you’ll even take home a half-dozen tamales to share with your family (or not)!

Le Crêperie: Sweet & Savory CrêpesVegan for Everybody
Wed
, Dec 27,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor:  Molly Flynn
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings
Chef Molly will teach some basic culinary skills as she walks you through some incredibly delicious plant-based recipes. Because we learn best when we practice what we learn, you’ll tie on an apron and help with some of the prep and cooking, too! You’ll learn to make a versatile a hearty Shepherd’s Pie, a colorful Superfoods Salad, Eggplant Crunch Burgers (trust me, you’re gonna love this healthy burger alternative), and a comforting Kale and White Bean Soup where you’ll get to learn and practice basic knife skills as you help prep and prepare some of tonight’s dishes.

Gift Them An Experience!

Here’s the secret to being everyone’s favorite elf this holiday season (and it’ll make your shopping a breeze!)…  buy your family and friends Gift Certificates to The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. They’re the perfect gift for everyone on your list – both foodies and those who have never even boiled water.

Culinary Center gift certificateYou can purchase Culinary Center gift certificates in any denomination. Your gift recipient will have 5 years to choose how to use the certificate. And it may be a hard choice!

CCKC Cooking ClassesThey can use their CCKC gift certificate to take a cooking class.  It might even be a perfect way to attend a class WITH them. Choose one together – we have a class for everyone.  Kids classes, couples classes, healthy cooking, international cuisine, girls’ night out, grilling and smoking, kitchen basics, wine & spirits, etc. The list goes on and on – and we’re constantly adding new classes to our calendar, so bookmark the schedule and check back often.

The Kitchen Shop @ The Culinary CenterGift certificates can also be used on purchases in our Kitchen Shop. In our little haven of culinary retail therapy, we carry a variety of kitchen tools and gadgets, as well as aprons, tea towels and our very own Kitchen Boa® (click on the link for more on these unique kitchen ‘musts’). We’re proud to carry products by many local artisans from the Kansas City area, including Boozy Botanicals simple syrups, Vain Vanilla, Sweet Streams Lavender, Zims Sauces, Hillsdale Bank BBQ Sauce, Boys Grow, Royal Brew Coffee, Thez Nuts, Salt & Flint caramels, Hugo Tea, Hardwood Reclamation handmade cutting and serving boards, Green Bee KC tea towels, Bates County Produce Growers‘ Honey, our own Bitchin’ Kitchen Soap made locally for The Culinary Center by Indigo Wild and our CCKC Pro Series Cookware made by local company Vitacraft.

CCKC Dinners on DemandOur Dinners on Demand™ freezers are another place to use CCKC gift certificates, and there’s something for everyone here also.  The menu changes constantly as we sell out of one dish and add others, but dishes include both vegan and ‘carniverous’ entrees, Crockpot Creations, soups, sides, appetizers, vinaigrettes and sauces, and desserts to make your tastebuds tingle.  Our Dinners on Demand items are ideal to have on hand in your freezer.

One of our favorite things about Culinary Center gift certificates is that the person to whom you give it gets an Experience. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. 

Gift an Experience this holiday season
with a gift certificate from
The Culinary Center of Kansas City!

Meet Jackie Wilson…

Jackie Wilson

Let me introduce you to one of our newest culinary instructors at The Culinary Center of Kansas City…  Chef Jackie Wilson.

After many years of being away from the KC area, Jackie is returning to her roots in Kansas City, and is looking forward to sharing her passion for good food, good cooking and good company.

Jackie attended Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, then went to Kansas State University, where she earned her degree in Home Economics Education. After becoming a certified Culinary Arts Instructor, she went on to teaching Home Ec for 25 years in Kansas and Missouri schools, as well as working in restaurants, catering and as a food stylist.

Good food nourishes our souls, as well as our bodies, Jackie believes, and the thoughtful preparation and cheerful service of it is essential to our well-being.  We welcome her to our awesome team of CCKC instructors!

Check out Jackie’s classes that have just been added to our class schedule! Click on the class titles below for information and registration:

Homemade Liqueurs for the Holidays
Sat, Dec 9,  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Liqueur  |  $60
Liqueurs, also called cordials, have long been produced and enjoyed as aperitifs, in mixed cocktails, and in cooking.  The process to make them at home is easy and inexpensive, and learning this process will open your imagination to endless possibilities. And they make elegant and memorable gifts!  You will take home a handcrafted liqueur, along with recipes and many ideas for using them.

French Galettes! Oh Là Là!
Sun, Jan 7,  12:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Two Take-Home Personal-Size Galettes  |  $60
Guess what, we can have pie for dinner! A galette is a French pastry assembled in a free-form style to create a rustic tart that can be savory or sweet. These wonderful pastries are simple to prepare, yet attractive, flavorful, and so versatile. A vegetable galette with a warm cup of soup makes a satisfying supper, and a sweet galette with a scoop of ice cream is a delectable dessert!  Students will learn to make the pastry dough, and will prepare fillings for a savory spinach and mushroom galette and a sweet blueberry galette. Try something different to warm up your winter.

Weekday Cooking Lessons with Chef Jackie:
Coffeehouse Breads

Tue, Jan 16,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings, Coffee & Take-Home Bread  |  $55
What is more compatible with your morning coffee or tea than fresh baked breads like those you find in your favorite coffee shop? This class will focus on three mixing techniques: the muffin method, the biscuit method, and the creaming method, which will allow you to produce a variety of memorable breads quickly and easily in your own kitchen.  Come enjoy some time baking as we produce muffins, scones, and biscotti together. Chef Jackie will lead you in some hands-on practice, as well.

Weekday Cooking Lessons with Chef Jackie:
Splendid Soups

Tue, Jan 30,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Soup  |  $60
“Happiness is hot soup on a cold day!”  Not many things are more satisfying than a well-made homemade bowl of soup.  Once a few basic techniques are learned, you can let your imagination and personal tastes shine through in your soup creation.  The best soups are more than just dumping things into a stock pot!  Today we will learn stock making techniques as we make a Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup… good for winter ailments and a world apart from the canned variety.  Then Chef Jackie will educate us on the virtues and techniques of cream soups as she creates a Saffron Butternut Bisque and Baked Potato & Broccoli Cheese.  You’ll get a bit of hands-on practice, too!

Weekday Cooking Lessons with Chef Jackie:
Brunch Egg-stravaganza

Mon, Feb 5,  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings  |  $60
Whether it’s just the two of you on Sunday morning, or company for the weekend, eggs can be so much more than the usual scramble or the standard breakfast casserole. With a little creative effort, you can prepare eggs in unique ways with imaginative flavor combinations that will out-dazzle the morning sun!  In this class, students will learn, with some hands-on involvement, how to properly prepare shirred eggs, Frittatas, and Roulades; and the best part is much of the preparation can be done in advance, so breakfast or brunch can be quickly assembled. No wonder eggs are known as “The Chef’s Magic Ingredient.”

‘Weekend of Love’:
Couples Make Artisan Chocolate Bon Bons

Sun, Feb 18,  1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Bon Bons  |  $60
If you’re looking for that special something for your special someone for Valentine’s Day, this is it! Step into our kitchen for a sweet little class with your sweetheart where you will learn to make delectable artisan chocolate Bon Bons with hard shells and soft centers like those you buy from the best chocolatiers. Class members will learn to temper chocolate, create soft creamy centers, and apply designs with transfer sheets. The instructor will also demonstrate other applications for tempered chocolate.

Your New Favorite Holiday Recipes

Savannah MalloryLet me introduce you to a special guest culinary instructor at The Culinary Center of Kansas City®…  Chef Savannah Mallory.

Savannah actually began her career in cooking right here at The Culinary Center. She discovered her passion for creating good food while taking our Professional Culinary Arts Series. A short time later, she moved to Colorado where she began working her way through the restaurant industry, learning everything from Farm to Table cuisine to specializing in dietary restrictions.  While in Colorado, she helped open The Cooking Studio Fort Collins, where she managed and taught for two years and then, having trained under more than 30 chefs, she decided to start the food blog Cleaver Cooking to share her recipes.

With the new food blog a success, she hit the road, documenting the food and travel on her blog.  First stop: New Orleans. She spent four months at New Orleans School of Cooking, learning the cuisine and experimenting with recipes.

When she’s not teaching people to cook or blogging, you can find her hiking, biking or hanging out at a local brewery with her boyfriend Tony, and she’s always within four miles of somewhere that serves coffee.

Savannah will be in Kansas City for a special cooking class on Sunday, December 3. Don’t miss out. Click on the class title below for more information and to register online:

Your New Favorite Holiday Recipes
Sun, Dec 3,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings  |  $55
It’s a conundrum at any time of the year but especially at the holidays – “What am I going to make for dinner?” “What will I serve at my next cocktail party!”  We all need those “go to” recipes and cooking techniques for the busy weeknights as well as the parties.  Savannah will walk you step-by-step through comforting, low-stress dishes and menus that will leave you plenty of time to wrap those presents, attend holiday shows at your kids’ school or just enjoy a quiet night at home away from the hustle and bustle.  We’ll start off by learning a special lightened-up holiday cocktail that you’ll enjoy while Chef Savannah teaches easy cooking techniques like basic knife skills, sautéing, the proper way to whisk, tips to making a homemade broth and more.  Learn to make comforting dishes like Caramelized Onion Beef Stew , Roasted Winter Squash Soup and Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette. We’ll cap off the evening with a fancy-schmancy New Orleans dessert – Bananas Foster.

 

Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Us

Join us on New Year's Eve!What are your plans for New Year’s Eve?  We know the perfect idea for a romantic and unique celebration of the old and the ringing in of the new in the heart of Downtown Overland Park!

It’s New Year’s Eve, and there will be plenty of clinking and smooching at the midnight hour… but first, we must dine on an amazing feast.   Reserve spots for yourself and your spouse, partner or friend at our Chef’s Table and in our kitchen at The Culinary Center of Kansas City for an exclusive New Year’s Eve culinary party!

Your table – and apron – await you in our kitchens, an intimate setting where you will learn to cook some outstanding dishes as we say goodbye to the old year, and welcome in the new. 

It’s the best dinner and cooking class experience we have to offer – outstanding service, a unique venue and a 4-course dinner where, course by course, each dish is demonstrated by experience culinary instructor and award-winning Executive Chef Richard McPeake. His intention is to teach and inspire you to have the kind of relationship with food that he has come to know.

We know it’s all about the food, but it doesn’t hurt when your kitchen is located in a beautifully restored buggy barn from the turn of the century – an enchanting ambiance that beckons guests in and cozies them up for an intimate evening of conversation, marvelous aromas and flavors, and the ultimate dining experience. You’ll enjoy the atmosphere as you tie on and apron and work alongside chef while he teaches you how to create some of his favorite recipes. 

You’ll begin with Coquille St. Jacque, followed by the Chef’s famous Grilled Caesar Salad with Parmesan Tuiles.  Our elegant entrée this evening, Beef Wellington with Mushroom Duexelle and Bordelaise Sauce, will simply take your breath away. We’ll savor Roasted Baby Carrots with Dill Butter, seasoned and cooked to perfection. Plus, Pommes Parisienne with Brown Garlic Butter.  Dessert will be a treasure of extremely decadent chocolate – Chef McPeakes’ Award Winning Chocolate Mocha Roll, to end of this perfect meal.

We’ll sit around the table to enjoy the beautiful meal that you’ve helped to prepare as you raise a glass of champagne and toast this outstanding New Year’s Eve meal. Then, we’ll send you on your way to make the most of your very own “midnight hour!”  The Chef awaits you.

Register today to reserve your spots at this 4-course dinner on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, 6:30-9:00 p.m., with hands-on cooking class, including paired wines & a Champagne toast, romantic ambiance, excellent service and all in our unique venue in Downtown Overland Park.