Archive for the ‘Cooking Classes’ Category

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BIG Deals on Remaining Seats!

June 15, 2017

Big Deals! Act now...We have a few remaining seats in upcoming classes, and our CCKC Class Coordinator Lisa wants to get them all filled. (She’s leaving on vacation, and I suspect she wants to get everything wrapped up before she heads to the beach!) What that means for you is some CRAZY GOOD DEALS!  The deal officially ends Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. – but there really are just a couple of spots still open, and they’re bound to go quickly, so act now.   (p.s. There are some great Father’s Day gift ideas here…)

JCA & MBQI: Kids Learn ‘Que –
Fundamentals of Grilling

ages 9-14
Sat, June 17  |  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Chef Bruce Campbell
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home BBQ Sauce & BBQ Rub)
Was $60    SAVE 25% – 2 seats remaining!   NOW $45.00

Midwest BBQ Institute: Patio-Daddy-O!
Backyard Grill Class with Dad on Father’s Day

ages 11+
Sun, June 18  |  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chef Richard McPeake
Hands-On | Tasting
Was $140/adult-child team  
SAVE 25%  – 1 team spot remaining!  NOW $105.00

Father/Child:
Dads & Kids Learn To Make Real NY Pizza

ages 11+
Sun, June 18  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chef Jesse Vega
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home Pizza Dough
Was $85/adult-child team  
SAVE 25% – 2 team spots remaining!   NOW $63.75

Dinner with the Family:
Handmade Spaghetti & Meatballs

Tue, June 20  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home Food
Was $55  
SAVE 25% – for the first 7 callers!
  This deal is NOT available online… CALL FOR $41.25

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Join Us For A Friday Night Food Fight!

June 5, 2017

Introducing a NEW cooking class concept
offered by The Culinary Center of Kansas City…

Friday Night Food Fight
Friday Night Food Fight
An Iron Chef-Inspired Mystery Box Cooking Party
Offered Three Times This Summer!
Friday, June 16, 2017  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 2017  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 25, 2017  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Much like the popular Food Network cooking shows, this interactive and fun Friday night food competition will place you in small teams where you’ll be pitted against other chef wannabes, all with mystery boxes of ingredients and a cruel clock.  Folks, we have been providing these kinds of interactive experiences for 20 years now!  We can absolutely guarantee a fun … and delicious… evening! 

We’ll greet you with a specialty cocktail we like to call the ‘Chef’s Little Helper’, and then all you weekend kitchen warriors will be let loose to transform your ingredients into a restaurant-quality dish to feed the entire motley crew.  Bartering?  Uh-huh… if you wanna.  Trips to our pantry?  Sure… within reason.  And, our chefs and staff will be right there with you during the evening cheering you on, fetching equipment and providing real cooking education as you go.  

Expect a fair amount of kitchen “trash talk” as we anticipate that a few of you will get quite cocky as you compete for some seriously good prizes. (e.g “Hey, where did you get your training, Le Cordon Poo?”)  Not to worry though … our chefs will make certain that the drama stays at a minimum… and that your dish comes out like a star.  

You’ll strategize, plan, barter, cook, create and beautifully present your tasty dish.  We might even throw in a few challenges, just to keep things exciting.  In the end, we’ll all sit down around the table and dine on our culinary creations.

The judges will pick the winners and provide light-hearted feedback.  Pull together your own winsome cooking team or we’ll put you with some new friends.  Either way, it’s a good, clean and tasty way to party on a Friday night!

This hands-on class includes dinner and PRIZES!
$65/person

Click on the desired date below and reserve your spot today…
Friday, June 16, 2017  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, July 28, 2017  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, August 25, 2017  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

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Focus: One Ingredient, One Recipe or One Technique

June 2, 2017

Join us for this Saturday’s
Saturday FLASH DEMO™ Cooking Class
 

at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
Saturday, June 3,  11 a.m. – Noon

This week’s topic for the power-packed one-hour cooking class
including tastings and recipe is:

Flash Demos: Chicken Marsala
MAMA MIA: IT’S CHICKEN MARSALA!
Despite the fact that this iconic dish is a menu staple at virtually every Italian American restaurant in the United States, it is rarely made at home.  And that’s too bad, because it’s relatively simple to prepare once you learn a couple of techniques.  When done right it is a dreamy and satisfying dish.  Start with chicken breast that is pounded into a cutlet, then pan-seared until golden brown but still tender and juicy.  And then there’s that ridiculously amazing pan-sauce made with Marsala wine and mushrooms.
Stop it already. I’m hungry. 

Register online or walk-in the morning of class > $25/person.

Register Now for theChicken Marsala Flash Demo!~ ~ ~   M O R E   U P C O M I N G   F L A S H   D E M O S  ~ ~ ~

Kung Pao Chicken with Exploding Noodles
Sat, June 10  |  11 a.m. – Noon

Let’s Go On A Blender Bender!
Wed, June 14  |  10 – 11 a.m.

Pasta Primavera Perfecto
Sat, June 17  |  11 a.m. – Noon

Zoodles of Faux Noodles
Wed, June 21  |  10 – 11 a.m.

Matcha: Not’cha Normal Tea
Sat, June 24  |  11 a.m. – Noon

Shrubs & Infused Syrups:
It’s What’s Shakin’ in the Cocktail World!

Sat, July 15  |  11 a.m. – Noon

and more to be announced soon…

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What’s Your Vote?

May 8, 2017

FLASH DEMOS™Thanks for the many suggestions we had for topics of upcoming Flash Demo™ cooking classes at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!  We have selected several and need your votes to see which ones to include in our summer or fall Flash Demo line-up. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

  • Cocktail shrubs
  • Edible flowers
  • Pesto
  • Chile Relleno
  • Chicken Mole
  • Crème Brulee
  • Fermenting Foods
  • Homemade Crackers
  • Quick Breads
  • French Cassoulet
  • Beef Bourgignone
  • Tarte Flambe
  • Fettucini Alfredo
  • Cleaning and Cooking Freshwater Fish
  • Perfect Potato Salads

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Enjoy this recipe from our Flash Demo on Bad-Ass Street Tacos!  Chef Raven Naramore prepared this Pollo Tinga recipe and added Salsa Verde to make some awesome tacos, and then she served it up with a Creamy Mexican Coleslaw. Try it out and see what you think – ¡Olé!

Pollo TingaPollo Tinga

  • 3-4 chicken breast
  • 1-2 large onions sliced
  • 4-5 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can of chipotle chiles in Adobo
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • 4-5 tablespoons of oil (I used olive oil)

Bring a pot with water to a boil and add the chicken breast to cook. Let them simmer until the chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from water to cool and reserve water. When cool enough to handle shred with a fork or fingers.

While the chicken is cooking, slice the onions. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion and cook until soft and translucent for about 5-6 minutes.

In a blender, throw the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper and 2-3 chipotle chiles from the can. These are spicy, so if you are sensitive to heat, add one and then taste before adding more. After blending the ingredients, adjust salsa for salt and pepper. Pour the salsa over onions and simmer over low heat. Add the now shredded chicken and simmer for 5 minutes or until chicken is warmed through.

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Crazy Good Deals on Some Crazy Good Classes!

May 2, 2017

We have a few seats remaining in some upcoming classes and it’s time for you to claim them. Our Class Coordinator, Lisa, has put together a list of deals that should not be overlooked. Go get ’em!

Last-Minute Delicious DealThu, May 4  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Authentic Homemade Italian Lasagna
Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Limited Hands-On | Tasting
Was $60   SAVE 20%    NOW $48.00

Fri, May 5  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
‘Cinco de Pizza’ Party!
Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Hands-On | Tasting
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50

Sat, May 6  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner Among The Vines
Chef Jason Bowers
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50

Sun, May 6  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A Night in Old Havana
Chef Sandy DiGiovanni
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50

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Register early for Class and SAVE!
Saturday Morning Flash Demos

Sign up in advance online up to the day of class for $25
or walk in the morning of class at $30.

Grill Like A Pro:
Top 10 Tips to a Perfect Steak

Chef Bruce Campbell  |  Sat, May 6

Register Now

 

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One Day Only!

April 28, 2017

We have a Sweeeeeet deal to offer on a Culinary Center of Kansas City Cooking Class, but you have to act today!

Enjoy a BOGO – reserve a seat in this Saturday’sFestival of Asian Street Foodand we’ll throw in a seat at the CCKC Saturday Flash Demo cooking class in May of your choice for FREE.

Wait… whaaaaat? I did warn you it was a sweet deal!

Like all good things, it must come to an end. This deal ends at 5 p.m. Friday, so call NOW! This Last-Minute Delicious Deal is only available by phone (or you can stop by The Culinary Center and we’ll help sign you up.)

Ready, Set, GO!

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We Know What Mom Wants

April 27, 2017

Mother’s Day is approaching quickly…
Make sure May 14 is noted in your calendar!

It’s sometimes hard to find just the right thing to get the Mom who has everything or the Mom who says she “doesn’t need anything” or well, you just can’t figure out what to get her and don’t have time to do a lot of shopping.

We’re here for you!  Here are some gift ideas from The Culinary Center of Kansas City and our Kitchen Shop that we think she will love…

Give Mom A Night Out

Get her a gift certificate from The Culinary Center of Kansas City. She can choose a fun date night out or a girlfriends’ night out or maybe she’ll even bring you along to a cooking class with her!

Dress Mom In Some Kitchen Fashion

Any mother, wife, grandma, aunt or other person who nurtures folks in their kitchen will LOVE to receive our Kitchen Boa™.  These stylish little numbers are not only adorable, but useful! We have a number of different patterns available – something for everyone. We also carry Kid Sizes in some of the patterns, so how great would it be if Mom and Child had matching Kitchen Boas?!  Click here to see some of the varieties that we have available for sale online. We have oodles more in our Kitchen Shop, but stop by or give us a call to see what other patterns there are to see right now.

Let Chef Sergio Make Dinner  (You Do The Dishes)

Offer to make dinner for Mom and the family. Chef Sergio will help out. Just pick her favorite dish from our Dinners on Demand freezers full of food. We have a full range of entrees, soup, sides, appetizers, vinaigrettes and desserts (Chef just added some Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes this week that are to-die-for!)   Most everything just needs to be thawed and warmed or grilled.  Click here for a list of what we currently have in our freezers.

Dinners On Demand
Raise A Glass To Mom

Wine-A-Ritas from The Kitchen ShopTake a look around our Kitchen Shop for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. May we suggest a package of Wine-A-Ritas that Mom can blend up for a tasty treat?!  We carry them in a variety of flavors, including Blueberry Pomegranate, Peach Bellini and Cosmo-Rita. If she’s more of a tea or coffee drinker, we have that covered also. We carry teas and coffees from local makers that she will love. We have plenty of ways to raise a toast to your mother.

Mother's Day

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