Archive for the ‘Cooking Classes’ Category

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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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Help Us Design Our Flash Demo Schedule

March 29, 2017

Flash Demos @ The Culinary Center of Kansas CityWe launched our new cooking class concept, the Flash Demo, in January to great success. A Flash Demo is a power-packed one-hour cooking demonstration held on Saturdays from 11 a.m. – Noon (and Wednesday morning from 10 – 11 a.m. beginning May 24, when the Overland Park Farmers Market opens their Wednesday markets). They concentrate on one particular recipe, ingredient or technique, and they’re taught by our seasoned chef/instructors. Each Flash Demo is priced at $25 with pre-registration ($30 for walk-ins) and includes tasting and recipes. It is the perfect quick & easy way for busy foodies to learn how to cook. What a great way to spend a morning with plenty of time left to enjoy the day.  We have had some awesome topics so far (see below) but we’d like your help to design our summer Flash Demo schedule.

What should we teach, folks?
Let us know what recipe, ingredient or technique you’d like to see featured in a CCKC Flash Demo. We’ll take the very best of the submissions and then ask you to vote on the winning topic. We’ll turn that idea into a Flash Demo – and of course, the person who submitted that idea will be recognized.
Click here to email us your Flash Demo idea today!!

We just released the list of Flash Demos we’ll teach at The Culinary Center of Kansas City in May. Lots of fun stuff…

Here are the Flash Demos that we have held so far or have scheduled through the end of April. Send those ideas for ones we should plan for in the future…

Send us your Flash Demo topic ideas, won’t you?

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Class News from The Culinary Center

March 28, 2017

Lots of class news from The Culinary Center of Kansas City today:

  • We have deals on classes through next weekend!
  • Our summer catalog, including kids’ classes and camps, is now online!
  • We have added classes!

Last-Minute Delicious DealFirst, let’s start with the deals.  These classes are HOT, and the remaining seats won’t last long.

Saturday Morning Flash Demo™
The Rhythm of Risotto

Sat, Apr 1  |  11 a.m. – Noon
$25.00 advance registration  |  $30.00 on Saturday

CookWell!
Let’s Cook Plenty of Vibrant Vegetables

Sun, Apr 2  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Was $60   SAVE 10%   NOW $54.00

Classic Dishes for Entertaining
Sun, Apr 2  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60   SAVE 10%   NOW $54.00

Show-Stopping Party Fare!
Wed, Apr 5  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75   SAVE 10%   NOW $67.50

Midwest BBQ Institute:
Couples ‘Que
Fri, Apr 7  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75   SAVE 10%   NOW $67.50

Saturday Morning Flash Demo™
Mad About Mushrooms

Sat, Apr 8  |  11 a.m. – Noon
$25.00 advance registration  |  $30.00 on Saturday

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Our CCKC Summer 2017 class catalog is hitting mailboxes right now. Classes are online and are filling quickly, so click here to view the online version of the printed piece or click here to visit our website and see all the great classes listed. Sign up online or call us if you need help with registration.  We have lot of kids’ summer classes and camps in addition to all of the adult cooking classes.

CCKC Summer 2017 Class ScheduleAnd did you know that The Culinary Center of Kansas City is more than just a cooking school?  Take a look at our printed catalog for more information about the private events we host.

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We added some really popular classes to our April schedule.
Take a look at these classes we added. You’ll want to snap up seats while they last.

The Chef’s Table – Spring Treasures
featuring Chef Jason Bowers

Fri, Apr 14
  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Join Chef Bowers as he highlights the intense and nascent flavors of spring in a sophisticated menu which includes dishes such as Freshly Harvested Greens with a Hot Bacon Vinaigrette, Rice Noodles with Spinach, Mushrooms and Asparagus, a delicate seared fish with a Red Wine Cherry Glaze, marinated and grilled steak with Avocado and Ramp Salsa and as the finale, an Orange Chocolate Crème Brûlée.
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner

Recipes from the Legendary Bristol Bar & Grill
Chef Richard McPeake

Wed, Apr 19  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A one-of-a-kind class that features dishes from a KC landmark, taught by the chef who created them!
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings

 

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Looking for A Tasty Fun Activity This Weekend?

March 24, 2017

Last Minute Delicious DealIf your weekend plans aren’t set in stone, how about a great cooking class at a great price at The Culinary Center of Kansas City?  We have a few rare last-minute openings in the classes listed below. Register today and get ready for a whole new flavorful take on your weekend!

Our Saturday Morning Flash Demos™ are always available for walk-in. BUT, you’ll save $5 by signing up before the day of the class.  This Saturday’s class: 

Albóndigas!
It’s Not A War Cry! It’s A Tasty Spanish Meatball

Chef Raven Naramore  |  Sat, Mar 25
$25 if you register before Saturday
$30 – walk-in registration

And here are some more weekend deals…

Cookie Love Fest!
Chef Mari Ruck
Sun, Mar 26  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Was $60   SAVE 10%   NOW $54.00

CookWell! Grain-Free Baking
Chef Jackie Caldwell
Sun, Mar 26  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Was $55   SAVE 10%   NOW $49.50

And register now for next weekend’s Saturday Morning Flash Demo while there are still seats available!

The Rhythm of Risotto
Chef Charlie Hammond  |  Sat, April 1
$25 if you register before Saturday
$30 – walk-in registration

(Sorry, but these deals are NOT retroactive.)

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