Category Archives: Dinners on Demand

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!

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Let Us Take Something OFF Your Plate!

It’s Thanksgiving week!  Company is coming. There’s shopping and cooking and cleaning to be done. Let us help. We can take the stress of feeding your guests right off your plate….  by filling their plates with delicious foods from our Dinners on Demand freezers.

Want an extra bonus? We’re even having a sale through Wednesday!  Call 913-341-4455, email shop@kcculinary or stop by our Kitchen Shop now, and check food prep off your to-do list!

Dinners on Demand @ Thanksgiving> 15% off orders of $100 or more
     (offer expires Wednesday, November 22, 2017)

> Free delivery for orders over $150
(within 15 miles of Downtown Overland Park)

For full menu of what’s in our freezers, CLICK HERE.
Here are just a FEW of the dishes in our freezers….

  • Oven-Roasted Sliced Turkey Breast
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Grandma-Approved Classic Holiday Stuffing
  • Aunt Erma’s Green Bean Casserole
  • Crazy Good Cranberry Sauce
  • Individual Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake

…and other stress-relieving holiday options such as:

  • Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken with Aromatic Vegetables
  • Guido’s Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Crockpot Creations: Cranberry Dijon Pork Roast With Rice
  • Pork Belly With Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Bourbon Applesauce
  • Country French Cassoulet
  • Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Hearty Beef Stew
  • Curried Lentel Soup (vegan)
  • Vegetable & Rice Soup (vegan)

…and more! 

You’re a click away from a calm and tasty holiday…
Click Here To See What’s Available Today!

Crazy for Crockpot!

Crockpot Creations in Dinners on DemandWe love a good crockpot recipe here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. You can enjoy maximum flavor in your meal with minimum time and energy spent on actually preparing it.  You can be the culinary hero of your family after just walking in your door from being gone all day!

Good news… we’ve made it even easier on you to make a winning slow cooker dinner for your gang.  Chef Sergio and LT, our Goddess of Good Eats, have put together some tasty Crockpot Creations for our Dinners on Demand™ freezers.

Currently in our freezers, you’ll find the following Crockpot Creations:

  • Savory Swiss Steak
  • Ginger Peach Chicken
  • Cranberry Dijon Pork Roast with Rice
  • Beef Vegetable Stew

Packed with flavor, these meals just have to be thawed and cooked all day in your trusty slow cooker. Couldn’t be easier.

Click here to view our entire current menu
of Dinners on Demand.

Ingredients and cooking instructions are listed on the label of each dish, so take a look – we have something for just about everyone, whether you’re lactose-intolerant or vegetarian, etc.  Stock changes frequently, so bookmark the Dinners on Demand page on our website and come back anytime to check what is in our freezers today!

Feel free to browse our menu booklet, then stop by and pick up some of these tasty dishes. Or call us at 913.341.4455 with your order or email shop@kcculinary.com, and we’ll have it ready for you.  Or better yet…  Order a minimum of $150 and we’ll deliver free in the KC Metro area!  We’ll bring it right to your door within 15 miles of our location in Downtown Overland Park.

 

Let Chef Sergio Fill Your Freezer With Food

CCKC Dinners on DemandChef Sergio has been busy in our kitchen, putting together delicious dishes to fill our Dinners on Demand™ freezers @ The Culinary Center of Kansas City®!  He has been making good ‘ole classics, as well as new creations that are soon to become family favorites.  (Check out the new Crockpot Creations – perfect for this hot, humid time of year in the Midwest to keep your kitchen cool while making dinner!) Our menu includes everything from entrées, soups and side dishes to desserts and vinaigrettes.

What could possibly make this any better?!
A SALE, of course!  So, from now through the end of July, we’re offering  15% off orders of $100 or more.

Call 913-341-4455 or email your order to marti@kcculinary.com and we’ll have it ready for pickup.  Better yet, we offer FREE delivery for orders over $150! (small print: within 15 miles of downtown Overland Park)

Here’s a sampling of some of the great dishes we have on the menu right now:

  • Mexi-Veg Savory Roasted and Stuffed Poblanos (Vegan Dish)
  • Crockpot Creation: Teriyaki Chicken
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
  • Jerk Chicken Grillers
  • Beef Brisket w/Red Wine Sauce & Scalloped Potatoes
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole w/Salsa Verde (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Chateaubriand Beef Wellington
  • Jammin’ Jambalaya  (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Fresh From The Market Vegetable Soup  (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • White Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Momma Mia Marinara (Gluten-Sensitve)
  • C’mon Back Spinach Artichoke Dip (Gluten-Sensitve)
  • Individual Caribbean Rum Cakes
  • Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
       and so much more….

Our Dinners on Demand™ dishes not only make an oh-so-easy solution for meals for your friends and family, they’re also perfect for folks who don’t care to cook, last-minute guests, and even gifts for new parents or sick friends. Ingredients and cooking instructions are listed on the label of each dish. Click the button below and start shopping!

What's for sale in Dinners on Demand today?

We Know What Mom Wants

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 Make Dinner  (You Do The Dishes)

Offer to make dinner for Mom and the family. Chef 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

Pick Up Some ‘Reuben the Great’ Casseroles For St. Patty’s Day

We us some St. Patrick’s Day here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. We’re already gearing up for it! Chef Sergio cooked up some ‘Reuben the Great’ Casserole this week that is now available in our Dinners on Demand freezers in The Kitchen Shop. It’s an annual tradition around here – a fully loaded casserole with all the same delicious ingredients as a Reuben sandwich. If you love Reubens, you will love this! It’s great at any time of the year, but it’s a MUST in March.

Ever wonder where the Reuben sandwich got its name?
We hear that the story goes like this… 
The year was 1914. Late one evening a leading lady of actor Charlie Chaplin came into the restaurant and said, ‘Reuben, make me a sandwich, make it a combination, I’m so hungry I could eat a brick.’  He took a loaf of rye bread, cut two slices on the bias and stacked one piece with sliced Virginia ham, roast turkey, and imported Swiss cheese, topped off with coleslaw and lots of Reuben’s special Russian dressing and the second slice of bread.  He served it to the lady who said, ‘Gee, Reuben, this is the best sandwich I ever ate, you ought to call it an Annette Seelos Special.’  To which he replied, ‘Like hell I will, I’ll call it a Reuben’s Special.’
(from Patricia Taylor, daughter of Arnold Reuben, founder of Reuben’s, as described to Crag Claiborne of the New York Times in his book, ‘Craig Claiborne  – The New York Times Food Encyclopedia’)

Here’s the recipe for our ‘Reuben the Great’ Casserole.
Try it at home. Or stop by The Culinary Center and pick one up from our Dinners on Demand freezers. Enjoy!

‘Reuben the Great’ Casserole

  • 'Reuben the Great' Casserole1 loaf rye bread, cut into cubes, divided
  • 16 ounces sauerkraut
  • 1 ½ cups Swiss cheese, shredded, divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • 2 cups corned beef, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place half of bread crumbs in 9 x 13-inch pan.  Spread the sauerkraut on top of bread layer.

In a small bowl, mix sour cream and dressing, and spoon half on top of sauerkraut layer.

Next, layer on 1 cup Swiss cheese, then the corned beef. Add a layer of the sour cream/dressing mix on top of the corned beef. Top with remainder of bread crumbs, then remainder of Swiss cheese. Drizzle melted butter over it all. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 10 minutes. Serve warm. Serves 8-10.

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BTW –
We know the perfect place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2017… 

Come for a bit of kitchen “Craic” at Third Friday Local Life in Downtown O’verland Park! Celebrate St. Pat’s in our kitchens with Irish Fare Cooking Demo and FREE tastings of Dublin Coddle. FREE live music with Leprechaun Johnny Murphy; FREE beer, spirits and wine tastings. Aye but the craic is FREE, too! As always, a cash bar with Guinness to boot! Small plates for sale: Coddle, Irish Soda Bread, Corned Beef Sliders and Guinness Brownies.

Our Freezers Are Full of Food for You…

CCKC Dinners on DemandChef Sergio has been busy in our kitchen, putting together delicious dishes to fill our Dinners on Demand™ freezers.  Whether you’re a seasoned cook who just needs a night off from kitchen duty or someone who just enjoys eating a whole lot more than cooking, we have something for you in our freezers in The Kitchen Shop @ The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  Our menu includes everything from entrées, soups and side dishes to desserts and vinaigrettes.

Here’s a sampling of some of the new dishes and some of the tried-and-true favorites we have in stock:

  • Beer-Braised St. Louis-Style Pork Ribs
    with the BBQ Dude’s Ancho BBQ Sauce
  • Just Like Grandma’s Meatloaf with Beef Gravy
  • Cheesy Baked Penne in Tomato Sauce
  • Elegant Crustless Quiche (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Beef Brisket & Scalloped Potato Meal
  • Chicken Alfredo Lasagne
  • Chicken Enchilada Casserole w/Salsa Verde (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Ham & Bean Soup
  • Chicken & Bacon Tortilla Soup (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • French Onion Soup
  • Mashed Potatoes with Parsnips (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Bacon & Sweet Corn Bake (Gluten-Sensitive)
  • Creamy Potato Casserole (Gluten-Sensitve)
  • Louisiana Style Crab Cakes
  • Nonna Tillie’s ‘Ready to Bake’ Banana Cake with Icing
  • Chocolate Pepper Heart Cookies
       and so much more….

Our Dinners on Demand™ dishes not only make an easy solution for dinner for your family, they’re also perfect for folks who don’t care to cook, last-minute guests, and even gifts for new parents or sick friends. dinners-on-demandIngredients and cooking instructions are listed on the label of each dish, so take a look – we have something for just about everyone, whether you’re lactose-intolerant or vegetarian, etc.  Stock changes frequently, so bookmark the Dinners on Demand™ page on our website and come back anytime to check what is in our freezers today!

Feel free to browse our menu booklet, then stop by and pick up some of these tasty dishes. Or call us with your order, and we’ll have it ready for you.  Or better yet…  Order a minimum of $150 and we’ll deliver free in the KC Metro area!  We’ll bring it right to your door within 15 miles of our location in Downtown Overland Park.

What's sor sale in Dinners on Demand today?