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And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’…

Our cooking classes are popular, and we’re always adding more to keep up with the demand. How about these new gems that we just added to our calendar?

Check out these new class options by clicking on the class title for more information or to register:

  • Fermenting 101Sunday, March 5  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Fermenting 101
    Chef Raven Naramore

    Tasting  | Limited Hands-On
  • Roll Sushi!Sunday, April 2  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    More Sushi in the House
    Chef Yvette Hirang

    Tasting  |  Hands-On
  • Saturday, March 4  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Flash Demo: Biscuits & GravySaturday Morning Flash Demo
    Biscuits & Gravy
    Well, butter my biscuits, and add gravy while you’re at it!
    Chef Charlie Hammond
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class
  • Bellisima Balsamico!Saturday, March 11  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Saturday Morning Flash Demo
    Bellisima Balsamico
    It’s that delicate balance of sweet and sour syrupy perfection that we can’t get enough of. But alas, there are fakes out there. (Insert gasp.)  Understand this delightful aged vinegar and know how to use it!
    Chef Jesse Vega
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class
  • Handmade TortillasSaturday, March 18  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Saturday Morning Flash Demo
    Tortillari! Real-Deal Handmade Tortillas
    You know what they say… once you go homemade, you never go back to store-bought!
    Chef Sergio Lara
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class
  • AlbondigasSaturday, March 25  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Saturday Morning Flash Demo
    Albóndigas! It’s Not A War Cry…
    A classic Spanish dish, Albóndigas in Romesco Sauce will soon become your new go-to party dish.
    Chef Raven Naramore
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class



Hot Holiday Nights @ 3rd Friday Local Life

 You Are Invited To 3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE
Hot Holiday Nights!

Friday December 18, 2015
5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

FREE Wine & Craft Beer Tastings 
(as always)

FREE Holiday Cocktails Demo & Tastings 
with Certified Sommelier Brent Grider

FREE Cooking Demo & Tastings 
featuring flaming desserts with Chef Jesse Vega

FREE LIVE Musical Entertainment 
Laura Lisbeth, award-winning songwriter  & Dan Torchia, Americana songwriter

FREE GIFT with $100+ Gift Certificate Purchase

Cooking Safety Demo by the Overland Park Fire Department!


Save 10% Off Selected Classes

Available ONLY at 3rd Friday Local Life
Sign up Friday night at The Culinary Center of Kansas City for any of
Chef Jesse Vega or Certified Sommelier Brent Grider’s remaining winter classes and save 10% on registration!

Local Life - Third Fridays in downtown Overland ParkEat, Drink & Shop LOCAL
in Downtown Overland Park

LOCAL LIFE is a lively & fun way to explore the unique and locally owned shops in Downtown Overland Park. Participating businesses host special events – from free wine tastings, food samples and cooking demos to live music, art exhibits and giveaways. You’ll always discover something fun and entertaining at LOCAL LIFE, held the Third Friday of every month in Downtown Overland Park.


CCKC Chefs Honored

Hey, we don’t fool around when it comes to enlisting the best and the brightest culinary instructors in the business!

Sunday night, the Greater Kansas City Chefs Association (a Chapter of The American Culinary Foundation) named Chef Jim Tinkham as its 2015 Chef Of The Year.  

Also honored as Nominees For Chef Of The Year were Chef Richard McPeake and Chef Jesse Vega.  ALL THREE CHEFS teach regularly with us at The Culinary Center of Kansas City and we couldn’t be prouder of them!  

You can get the benefit of their experience by taking a class taught by them.  Click here for our calendar and simply filter by the Instructor’s name for a list of cooking classes currently offered by each of these three amazing Chefs.  

Congrats to our CCKC Chefs!


Click here for a full list of current classes taught by all of our experienced culinary educators, including these honorees!  

The American Culinary Federation, Inc. (ACF), is a professional, organization for chefs and cooks, and was founded in 1929 in New York City by three chefs’ organizations: the Societe Culinaire Philanthropique, the Vatel Club and the Chefs de Cuisine Association of America.  ACF is the largest professional chefs organization in North America made up of more than 22,000 members that belong to more than 230 chapters in four regions across the U.S.