Posts Tagged ‘Chef Sergio’

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Let’s Do Lunch!

June 13, 2017

Specifically, let’s do lunch on Friday, June 23!

Pop-Up Lunch @ The Culinary Center of Kansas CityGet this on your calendar, friends…
The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s
Pop-Up Lunch

Friday, June 23
serving 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ever since our weekly Tuesday Lunch ended last fall, we’ve had folks tell us they miss it!  Well, we do too. So, we’ll be hosting the occasional pop-up lunch, and we scheduled our first one to kick off Summer 2017.

Stop by and enjoy this tasty lunch prepared by our CCKC Chefs:

Here Comes Summer!
Menu
Chef Sergio’s Summer Salad
(seasoned and grilled salmon, pickled red onions,
strawberries and spiced pecans over fresh greens
dressed in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Homemade Herb Crackers
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Paradise Tropical Iced Tea

$12.95 + tax

* Add a Sangria with your lunch, if you like.
* And we can serve lunch up ‘To Go’.
* Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.
(For reservations, call 913-341-4455.)

See you on the 23rd!

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Meet Chef Sergio…

February 6, 2017

We have some fabulous folks working with us as part of our team here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, and we love to introduce them to you. So, we profile some of these extraordinary employees in our Kitchen Talk blog. Now, we’d like you to get to know our Executive Chef Sergio Lara, who is the focus of this Employee Spotlight.

Sergio LaraSergio Lara was raised in ‘la cocina’… and has been working in professional kitchens for more than 20 years – from senior living communities and country clubs to hotels and fine dining restaurants.

Chef Sergio started out as Sous Chef Sergio at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™. He eventually became a class instructor and now serves as our Executive Chef. We’re darn glad to have him with us full time now.

Chef Sergio brings a gift for understanding great cooking technique, and a true passion for culinary creativity.

Vicky & SergioYou might have met his twin sister, Vicky Lara, here at The Culinary Center too. She has been our ‘Chicana in Charge’ for 10 years now, and runs our operations as well as facilitating classes and events. The Lara family talents also include sister Susy, who teaches classes here also and Sergio’s daughter Alexis, who is one of our wonderful Wizards (that’s the fancy title for “behind the scenes employee making certain we are clean and organized”).

Check out one of Sergio’s upcoming cooking classes:

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Our Freezers Are Full of Food for You…

February 2, 2017

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?

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