Molly began teaching cooking classes at CCKC in 2017 after moving to the Kansas City area from Seattle, where she attended culinary school at Seattle Central Culinary Academy. She worked for several restaurants and catering companies in Seattle while running her own business as a personal chef. She has been a chef instructor for five years for both adults and children, and was most recently Banquet Chef at the Reserve event space in Kansas City’s Rockhill Grille.
In her new role at CCKC, Molly will manage kitchen operations, create menus, teach culinary classes and provide instruction at private events and teambuildings. Her cooking classes will include a variety of topics, from vegan cooking to surf & turf dinners, daytime classes to up-close-and-personal intensive training to weekend date nights, kitchen fundamentals and knife skills to classic French dishes.
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Fun facts about Molly:
- She is a former Miss Montana USA.
- She moved to KC to be near her sister’s family, including 2 nephews she adores.
- She enjoys teaching Above the Barre, cycle, boot camps and loves to play volleyball when she’s not in the kitchen.
- Her favorite food is cheese.
- She has a cat named Pig.
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Click on the titles below for more information or class registration on these upcoming classes that Molly will teach:
Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Toque Wars! Two Chefs. Two Dinners. One Winner.
Sat, Jan 20, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Chef Jesse Vega & Chef Molly Flynn
Demonstration Class | Tastings & Wine
The stage will be set for some fine culinary entertainment as two of our very own CCKC instructor chefs compete in a ‘toque-to-toque’ battle while showing off their culinary acumen, all in good fun, of course (or maybe not… depends on how the night goes, right?). Here’s how it works… You’ll be met with a stunning appetizer as we introduce the evening’s festivities. Then each chef, one at a time, will be given a box of mystery ingredients and one hour to cook and plate their dazzling creations all the while explaining to you what they are doing while they are doing it.
Mastering Knife Skills
Thu, Feb 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Hands On | Snacks
Chef Molly Flynn will teach you how to masterfully perfect knife skills fundamentals such as basic cuts, mincing, brunoise, batonnet, julienne and others. 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. You’ll get lots of hands-on time next to this experienced chef as you practice your newfound knife skills so that you’ll feel comfortable using them in your own kitchen.
Flavorful Weekend Nights
Julia & Me: Classic French Dishes
Sat, Feb 10, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Limited Hands On | Dinner
You’d have to be living under a stock pot not be aware of the renewed interest in Julia Child, who taught us that there is something glorious and elemental in cooking. We also learned from Julia’s quirky instruction that you don’t have be a domestic goddess to cook well – her works are written for us domestic mortals, too. CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn will teach you basic culinary techniques such as knife skills, sautéing, mixing, sauce making, and more special class. And you’ll get to help her prep and prepare some of tonight’s dishes, too.
Vegan for Everybody
Mon, Feb 26, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Limited Hands On | Tastings
Discover the variety of rich and tasty dishes you will be able to savor using grains, legumes, nuts, oh, and veggies! See, it isn’t just about veggies! 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!