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Class News from The Culinary Center

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

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


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.


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



20% Savings on Weekend Classes

Save 20% on these Last-Minute Deals on Cooking Classes at The Culinary Center of Kansas City this weekend…

Last Minute Delicious DealCome on in where it’s cool this weekend and cash in on a hot 20%-off deal on the few remaining spots in our weekend classes listed below. We’re talkin’ 20% off of all of the following classes, but you better hurry –
This deal is only good ’til Wednesday at 5:00 p.m.

Junior Chefs Academy: Tamalada Party
Fri. 7/15/16  |  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $48.00

Artisanal Breadmaking:
Cape Seed Loaf and South African Picnic Bread

Sat. 7/16/16  |  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $48.00

The Best Whole Grain Bread You’ll Ever Make
Sat. 7/16/16  |  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $48.00

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
A Primer on Crab & Lobster

Sat. 7/16/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $82.50   NOW $66.00

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Wine 101 with Certified Sommelier Brent Grider

Sat. 7/16/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75   NOW $60.00

Healthy Cooking for the Athletic Lifestyle

Sun. 7/17/16  |  4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $48.00


(Sorry, but this deal is NOT retroactive.)

Sweep Up Savings With These Spring Deals

Delia's Delicious DealsThe Dean of Deliciousness is doing some Spring Cleaning and offering last-minute deals on these April Classes…

Enjoy 10% OFF
if you grab a seat
by Noon on Wed, April 13

“Spilling the Beans” on Coffee Brewing Basics
Sat. 4/16/16  |  10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Was $55   NOW $49.50
Vincent Rodriguez owns a bike shop in Lenexa, KS called Velo+ which is all about bikes, coffee (and sometimes beer)!  “But why?” he gets asked all the time.  His response?  “Why not?” It’s a seriously great way to connect with folks over coffee, bikes (and sometimes beer)!  He absolutely loves coffee and takes it seriously as evidenced by the fact that he roasts his own coffee (MAPS Coffee) on-site in a killer roaster … in the bike shop. Join this coffee roasting, brewing (and drinking!) expert for a captivating and highly informative morning exploring the aromatic world of coffee.

One Italian Sauce, Many Meals
Tue. 4/19/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $54.00
Daniela Abel shares her love of Italian food as she teaches you how to make some amazing authentic dishes.  Her specialty is Italian and when we asked her what she would like to teach, there was no hesitation – she wanted to teach a classic Italian “Mother Sauce”, her family’s version of traditional Marinara Sauce, and then show how to create several DIFFERENT dishes from this one sauce.

Flavorful Weekend Nights
Midwest Barbecue Institute: Craft Beer And The Art of BBQ

Thu. 4/21/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75   NOW $67.50
Spend a fun interactive evening celebrating mankind’s most primal union-fire and meat-and let’s pair it with craft beer! An American Royal Grand Champ Chef and Boulevard Brewing Co.’s in-house expert and professed “Foodie” will lead us in this exaltation of grills and hops. A beer expert shows us how to match beer styles with grilled foods. A BBQ expert will wax rhapsodic on perfect grilling and share great recipes, some of them with beer in them!

Lucy & Ethel’s Candy Workshop
Sun. 4/24/16 
|  10:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $54.00
I LOVE LUCY! … and candy too!  We’ve all seen it…..the hilarious episode where Lucy and Ethel get jobs at a candy factory and then have to hide the evidence of their ineptness … by stuffing candy in their mouths?  Well we have our own version of “Lucy & Ethel” in the form of Shannon Hartnett and Laura Thomsen.  We actually refer to them like this!  They are candy makers extraordinaire and have offered to pair up at the conveyor belt to share their tips on making perfect candies.  Join us for one of the most unique and fun candy making experiences you’ll find anywhere in KC!

Midwest Barbecue Institute: The Thrill Of The Grill
Grilling 101
Sun. 4/24/16 
|  10:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Was $80   NOW $72.00
A staple in our Midwest BBQ Institute, this extended class will leave no briquette unturned when it comes to home grilling. It’s a “must take” class that will start at the beginning and go through each step: gas vs. charcoal; how to light a fire; determining proper fire temperatures; testing meat for doneness; why, what and when to marinate; choosing the right meats and fish for grilling; which ground beef makes the best burgers; and cooking on a cedar plank. Chef Richard will share some of his favorite recipes so we can show off our new skills in our own backyards.

Flavorful Weekend Nights
Couples Cook ‘Floribbean’ Cuisine

. 4/24/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75   NOW $67.50
Grab your honey (and your sunglasses!) ‘cause we’re heading to Key West! Floribbean Cuisine is heavily influenced by immigrants from Haiti, the Bahamas, Jamaica, Cuba and even South America and emphasizes extremely fresh ingredients and complex medleys of spices, seafood and poultry, and a generous use of fresh fruit and tropical citrus, all with an unpretentious and natural presentation style.   Let’s catch the “Keys Disease”…that sudden desire to cut ties with home and move to “the Keys” and learn about the components of “Floribbean”.  Chef Jim Tinkham will take us there.

Handmade Ice Cream & Gelato
Mon. 4/25/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55   NOW $49.50
Once seasoned instructor Mari Ruck shares her tips on making homemade ice cream and gelatos including an amazing ice cream sandwich recipe, you’ll be making your own treats like nobody’s business. Using fresh ingredients and a standard ice cream maker, we’ll start by learning to make a basic vanilla ice cream that will be placed between two tasty Chocolate Chip-Style Cookies to form a decadent Ice Cream Sandwich.

Wok Cooking Made Simple!
Tue. 4/26/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55   NOW $49.50
Stir fry is one of the most versatile cooking styles.  Let’s learn how to do it from a pro. Chef Yvette Hirang will teach you techniques on how to create a quick delicious Asian dish with just 3 basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry!

Perfect Packable Picnic Menus
Wed. 4/27/16
  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $50   NOW $45.00
This year, why not learn to pack healthy alternatives for your picnic outing. Nutrition Specialist, Lauren Abel, will show you how to pack the perfect lunch menu without all the fat.  These picnic menus are not only delicious, but also very nutritious!

Cooking Without Recipes
Wed. 4/27/16
  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $65   NOW $58.50
Got your attention, didn’t we? Yes … we are absolutely serious about this class and so is Chef Jim Tinkham, instructor extraordinaire. Taking this class is a step toward a lot more freedom in your kitchen. It’s a step closer to cooking the way many professional chefs do – by relying on their senses: taste, touch, sight, smell, sound and undoubtedly … common sense! Join us on this Saturday morning as we learn a great deal about food today while Chef Jim teaches us some basic guidelines and techniques for learning to cook instinctively – without recipes.

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Couples Cook! Experience Love In The Italian Kitchen

Fri. 4/29/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75   NOW $67.50
No … not that kind of love!  But rather the cooking kind of love that one can only get through directly encountering the sights, sounds and smells of Italian cooking at its finest.  Tonight is a very different approach to a cooking class and one that will be full of extraordinary experiences!

You have until Wednesday, April 13 at Noon
to sign up and receive the discount...

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Spots are limited so sign up soon.
(Sorry, this deal is not retroactive)

This Great Deal Ends Friday At 4p

Delia's Last Minute DealRegister NOW and get
* 20% OFF *
an awesome cooking class at
The Culinary Center of Kansas City™


SUNDAY, April 3, 2016  |  12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
was $50   Now $40.00
We’re firing up the ovens and digging out the rolling pins for a fun-filled afternoon of baking with culinary instructor Christina Robson. She’s excited to share some of her favorite recipes and teach you how to make fabulous Biscotti, Scones and delicious flavored curds, from start to finish. It’s a class that will elevate your baking skills as she shows you the secrets and short-cuts of baking delicious softer Biscotti that won’t break a tooth when you bite into it like those rock-hard versions. You’ll work alongside Christina as she shows you how to modify classic Cream Scones using various fresh, frozen, and dried fruits as well as a savory cheese and herb scone. (You’ll be taking a batch of scones dough home to bake and show off to your family too! You’re welcome.) Then you’ll learn fundamental techniques as she demonstrates how to make tasty Lemon & Orange Curd dessert spreads for topping your warm scones. Oh, and not to worry … Christina will also tell you how to freeze all these beauties so you can pull ‘em out and dazzle company on a moment’s notice!
(includes Tasting, Recipes and Take-Home Scones Dough)

You have until Friday, April 1 at 4 p.m.
to receive the discount...  No foolin’

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Spots are limited, so sign up soon.
(Sorry, this deal is not retroactive)

Delia’s Delicious Deals

Delia's Delicious DealsEnjoy 10% OFF
these fabulous classes
on our March and April schedule…

Junior Chefs Academy (Ages 9-14): Game of Cakes
Sun. 3/20/16  |  10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $54.00
Master Cake Baker Shannon Harnett is in ‘da house and will guide kids (ages 9-14) in this fun and interactive cake-a-palooza of a class! Each team will receive their own large cake board and then be assigned a theme such as tropical, winter wonderland, outer space, etc.…. you get the idea. Then it’ll be cake, icing and elbows, plus a few “mystery” decorations to get their creative juices flowing, as they create the ultimate customized cake structures.

Let’s Get This [Grill] Party Started!
Thu. 3/24/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $54.00
Let’s learn some easy make-ahead party foods to get your grillin’ party underway! Learn how to smoke cheese and how to create Spiced Hummus with Roasted Red Peppers, Southern Red Pimento Cheese Bread with Toasted Naan Bread (made fresh in class!), Cedar Planked Roasted BBQ Spiced Mixed Nuts and Sonoma Cheese Torte with Grilled Pesto Melbas and more.

Couples Cook at Villa DiGiovanni,
featuring ‘Timpano’

Thu. 3/31/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $65   NOW $58.50
Grab your “amante” (lover) and learn to cook in Chef Sandy DiGiovanni’s Italian kitchen. Her style is informal but not without much acumen and fierce commitment to the authentic foods of her heritage. Let’s celebrate one of her new class menus tonight beginning with Fried Artichoke Hearts with Caper Aioli.  Then it’s on to one of the most iconic of Italian dishes – The “Big Night” Timpano. Add a grilled Caesar Salad and Broccoli Affogatti (Drunken Broccoli) and Ladi Tourta Cake, and you’re on your way to a trip to Italy.

Making Music & Memories Around The Table

Sat. 4/2/16
Was $65   NOW $58.50
(includes fiddle workshop from 9:30-12:30
KC-Style BBQ lunch from 12:30-1:00
‘Open to the public” Jam Session from 1:00-3:00
(invite your friends & family to the Jam Session and tell them that we will still have BBQ lunch available for sale when they come for the public jam session, won’t you?)
Renowned fiddler Betse Ellis (of “Betse & Clarke” fame; formerly with The Wilders) will teach an intermediate skills fiddle workshop and show us the how to combine the perfect mix of musical ingredients to “ferment a tune.”   She will teach us what makes a fiddle tune sound “finished” and what elements combine to impart that magical flavor.  Join us for an exploration of the ingredients of fiddle authenticity. You’ll learn when to play double stops vs. single melody notes, the bowing patterns making up melodic rhythm, and how to infuse your fiddling with great emotion. This class will be geared towards adults who have played music for some time, but skilled young people of at least 12 years of age are very welcome. Interested students should be at least intermediate level, able to learn a straightforward fiddle tune by ear, and ready to explore the next level of expression. Please bring a portable recording device of your choice.  This workshop is presented by the Kansas City Folk School in collaboration with The Culinary Center of Kansas City™.

Sweet & Savory Biscotti, Scones & Curds
Sun. 4/3/16  |  12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Was $50   NOW $45.00
Elevate (Leaven?) your baking skills as you learn to make delicious Biscotti, classic Cream Scones, and versatile Lemon and Orange Curds dessert toppings. Variations and freezing tips too.

Tagine Cooking: Moroccan Cooking Vessel
Sun. 4/3/16  |  12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Was $50   NOW $45.00
Morocco is an exotic culinary mecca and one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. Relax as Chef demonstrates how to use rich spices and the indigenous tall, conical cooking vessel to create savory Moroccan foods like Beef Tagine with Tomatoes, Farro with Caramelized Sweet Onions, and more.

You have until Tuesday, March 16 at Noon
to sign up and receive the discount...

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Spots are limited so sign up soon.
(Sorry, this deal is not retroactive)

Grab a Seat in Class with these Last Minute Deals

DeliasLastMinuteDealOur Dean is dishing out an amazing Last Minute Deal for

15% OFF

these fabulous classes on our schedule.
(Hurry.. .only a few seats remain!)

Deal ends Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m.!


Special Partnership with Feast Magazine!
The Art of Seasoning – featuring KC’s Own Wood & Salt

Fri. 9/4/15 | 6:30-9:00
Was $75   NOW $63.75
In this first class in our new series highlighting Midwest culinary treasures, we will focus on the art and technique of seasoning food!  This is a class that will transform the way you cook.  Expect tastings of dishes such as Caramelized Onion, Fresh Chevre and Bison Sausage Crostini, White Pine Fish Bake, Mint, Oregano and Aji Amarillo Chili Seasoned Pork and more!  Poise your pen for great information, recipes, fantastic tastings, wine (of course!) and a gift!

Farmers Market Cooking Series:
September Means Veggie Power!

Sat. 9/5/15 | 10:00-12:30
Was $50   NOW $42.50
Join expert instructor Katie Newell as she shows you exactly how fresh seasonal and vegetarian recipes are done.  Get the “skinny” on how to discover ways to recognize ripe produce by smells and textures. The recipes taught will be totally dependent on what makes Katie jump up and down at the Downtown Overland Park Farmers Market that morning!  When we are done, all you will need to do is take the recipes from today’s class to your favorite Farmers Market, choose your treasures with confidence and then create a beautiful fresh meal at home. 

FWN: Thai-rific Thai Cuisine
Sat. 9/5/15 | 6:30-9:00
Was $75   NOW $63.75
Discover the secrets of exotic Thai cooking as you are guided through this fascinating world of spices and flavorful dishes. Fundamentals taught as we learn to make Red Curry Chicken “Southern-Style,” Spring Rolls, Pad Thai, a delicious Thai dessert and more!

One Italian Sauce – 12 Meals
Tues. 9/8/15 |  6:30-9:00
Was $60   NOW $51.00
Tonight, new CCKC instructor Daniela Abel will share her love of Italian food as she teaches you to make her own families version of the traditional Marinara Sauce – the classic Italian “Mother Sauce”.  Then she’ll show you how to use this savory sauce to create 12 DIFFERENT dishes! That’s right – 12!
You’ll learn delicious recipes like Pasta Fagioli, Chicken and Peppers, Steak and Onion, Hoagie, and more. Carry on a bit of authentic Italian history in your own kitchen!

Gimme Sum Dim Sum
Wed. 9/9/15 | 6:30-9:00
Was $55   NOW $46.75
Dim Sum has been a favorite Sunday meal of Asian families for centuries. The diner chooses from a variety of offerings brought to the table, and sometimes even prepared tableside. Instructor Yvette Hirang, will teach you the basics of how to prepare authentic Asian appetizers and the techniques of folding wonton wrappers:  Shu Mai, Egg Rolls, Steamed and Fried Wontons, and Dumplings. You’ll have your family clamoring. Now gimme sum Dim Sum!

You have until Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m.
to receive the discount…

Get it while the getting is tasty, friends.
This deal won’t last long on the plate!

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Spots are limited so sign up soon.
(Sorry, this deal is not retroactive)

Subscribers = Winners

Cathy LItalian Mob Food. was our first Kitchen Talk subscriber to respond to the special half-price offer for the Italian Mob Food class on Monday night. Congratulations Cathy!  She’s sending her deserving daughter to the class. Aaaawww – that’s nice, Cathy.  Thanks for subscribing, and way to be quick on the email ‘send’ button!  Yours was the first email in my Inbox and you got the great deal.  Keep an eye out for future deals available only on our Kitchen Talk blog.

Subscribe & WinSpeaking of our blog winners…. Karen E. was the winner of our monthly Subscribe & Win contest.  Randomly chosen from our list of subscribers, Karen is now enjoying our Culinary Center of Kansas City’s Best Recipes cookbook.

Do you notice a theme here?  Kitchen Talk subscribers = Winners!  If you haven’t yet subscribed, do it now. Just enter your email address in the box at the top of the right column over there. You won’t get a ton of email from us, but you will get an email notice whenever we publish a new blog post.