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Several December Cooking Classes Added!

CCKC Cooking ClassesTWO Big News Flashes from
The Culinary Center of Kansas City today…

#1 – Our January and February cooking classes are now online and ready for registration! Quick… hop on the class calendar at kcculinary.com (click on the purple ‘Current Schedule’ button). There are still plenty of spots available in most of the classes at this point, but save your spot soon.

#2 – Lisa, our Class Coordinator, has been busily working at adding classes to our December calendar. Click on the class titles below for full descriptions and online registration.

More Info: Chinese New Year CelebrationHomemade Liqueurs for the Holidays
Sat, Dec 9,  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Wilson
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Liqueur  |  $60

Liqueurs, also called cordials, have long been produced and enjoyed as aperitifs, in mixed cocktails, and in cooking.  The process to make them at home is easy and inexpensive, and learning this process will open your imagination to endless possibilities. And they make elegant and memorable gifts!  You will take home a handcrafted liqueur, along with recipes and many ideas for using them.

More Info: Elves Gone BadElves Gone Bad: Holiday Cake Wars
Tue, Dec 12,  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hands-On | Lunch  |  $75/person
Move over Ace of Cakes, we’re taking desserts to a whole new level. We’ll greet you with your own unique elf name, and then small teams will battle to win Santa’s good favor as they build and decorate holiday cakes.  Creative juices will be flowing with mystery decorations along with a challenge, a time frame and winner of the best decorated cake of the bunch.  Everyone will celebrate at the end with a delicious lunch!

More Info: 'Travel Holiday' Award-Winning AppetizersFlavorful Weekend Nights:
‘Travel Holiday’ Award-Winning Appetizers from Kansas City’s Legendary Plaza Restaurants

Fri, Dec 22,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Richard McPeake
Hands On  |  Tastings   |  $75
You’ll learn to recreate some of Chef Richard McPeake’s ‘Travel Holiday’ magazine award-winning appetizer recipes you’re sure to recognize from popular Kansas City restaurants like Plaza III, Fedora Café and the Original Bristol Bar & Grill.  Along the way, he’ll cover fundamental cooking skills like searing methods, the 6th Mother Sauce (aka butter sauces), how to properly steam mussels, the unique techniques of an East Coast Pan Roast, and lots more.

More Info: 'Travel Holiday' Award-Winning AppetizersFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Christmas in Mexico… including Homemade Tamales

Fri, Dec 22,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Susy Lara
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner & Take-Home Tamales   |  $75
Tonight, our tamale expert will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as they teach you how to make Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. You’ll also learn several other special dishes that are served at the Lara’s holiday gatherings, as well.  We’ll end our festive feast with Buñuelos – a delectable sweet dessert. We’ll also explore Atole, and even a special Mexican drink!

More Info: 'Travel Holiday' Award-Winning AppetizersJunior Chefs Academy (for ages 9-14):
Chef Shanita Bryant’s Food Truck Favorites

(Adult/Child Option)
Wed, Dec 27,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Shanita Bryant
Hands On  |  Tastings   |  $60

Shanita will introduce kids to a variety of essential cooking techniques as she teaches you mouthwatering recipes starting with Red Velvet Waffles. (you heard me…..Red. Velvet. Waffles.)  then you’ll move on to a southern classic of Shrimp & Creamy Sweet Potato Risotto. Yummy! Finally, we’ll end on a sweet note as Chef Shanita shows you how to prepare one of her famous southern dessert specialties, Super Quick Strawberry Shortcake. Adults can purchase a seat for themselves to attend this one with their junior chef.

More Info: Elves Gone BadVegan for Everybody
Wed, Dec 27,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings   |  $60

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 you’ve learned, you’ll tie on an apron and help with some of the prep and cooking, too!  You’ll learn to make a versatile a hearty Shepherd’s Pie, a colorful Superfoods Salad, Eggplant Crunch Burgers (trust me, you’re gonna love this healthy burger alternative), and a comforting Kale and White Bean Soup.

More Info: Elves Gone BadJunior Chefs Academy (for ages 9-14):
Learn to Bake Like A Pro

(Adult/Child Option)
Fri, Dec 29,  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Newell
Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Cookies & Bon Bons   |  $55

It’s non-stop, hands-on action as we learn correct measuring, how to follow a recipe for success, knead dough, mixing, stirring, and more as we whip up some fantabulous Lemon Cherry Olive Oil Cupcakes (they’re soooooo gooood!).  We’ll also make a batch of homemade Sugar Cookies. And, as if that’s not enough sweet goodness, Katie will also teach her recipe for Peppermint Bon Bon’s.  Won’t you be fancy?! You’ll taste AND take home your creations to share (that is, IF they make it home!) Adults can purchase a seat for themselves to attend this one with their junior chef.

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6 Classes in November You Don’t Want To Miss

CCKC Cooking ClassesThere’s a cooking class for everyone at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.   Whether you’re a regular in our kitchens, or it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a class or you’ve never been to The Culinary Center at all, check out these SIX classes on our November schedule!

More Info: Classic Steak House DinnerFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Classic Steak House Dinner
Sat, Nov 11,  6:30 – 9  p.m.
Instructor: Jesse Vega
Limited Hands-On  |  Dinner
Save by using promo code lastminutedeal
Was $75   SAVE 10% w/promocode   NOW $67.50
Who can resist a good steak? It’s the perfect meal to serve to family and friends when you want to impress. Just imagine the luscious flavor, aromas, and tantalizing tastes you will experience. Chef Jesse Vega, leads our steak-fest. He’s passionate about teaching you the right way to make a steak dinner as he shares some of his favorite recipes: Salted Potatoes with Steak Butter, Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce, Peppercorn and Herb Grilled Steak with Pinot Noir Steak Sauce. Come in and tie on an apron for the fun and we will even toast to our success at the end of the evening!

More Info: Santa's Favorite Holiday Freezer DishesLadies Who Lunch!
Inspired (& Inexpensive) Holiday Table Designs
Wed, Nov 15,  11 a.m. – 1  p.m.
Instructor: Larry Wheeler
Demonstration Class  |  Light Lunch & Gift
It’s a special 2-hour class that’s all about girlfriends, humor and holiday-inspired decorating ideas! To top things off, we’ll serve you a luscious light lunch prepared by our very own CCKC Chefs. Each guest will take home a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Larry.  (Sorry fellas, this one’s just for us girls!)

More Info: Vegetarian Comfort FoodCookWell: Vegetarian Comfort Food
Sat, Nov 18,  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings
Chef Molly Flynn will share some of her favorite tried-and-true vegetarian recipes that have the “umph” to sustain us through these cold wintry months. Chef Molly will teach fundamental culinary techniques as she walks you through the steps to create belly-warming recipes such as Five Bean Chili with a surprise fall harvest ingredient, Mini-Lasagna with fresh made-from-scratch Pasta (that you’ll get to make yourself!), Butternut Squash Enchiladas with Black Beans & Goat Cheese, and a creamy, dreamy dessert – Chocolate Risotto with Port Poached Pears.  This is a menu that everyone in your family will love!

More Info: An Affair to RememberFlavorful Weekend Nights: Cooking for Couples!
An Affair To Remember
Sat, Nov 18,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor: Jason Bowers
Limited Hands-On  |  Dinner
Join us for one of our signature Flavorful Weekend Night® dinners, designed specifically for the two of you. We’ll greet you with a glass of champagne and the table will be set for romance. Chef Jason Bowers, will show off his incredible culinary skills as he creates a memorable evening with a lovely menu of Red, Yellow and Green Tomato Chilled Soup with Toasted Cumin Crème Fraîche and Roasted Anaheim Pepper Chutney.  Avocado Purée Soyu Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Rock Shrimp and Pineapple-Pepper Compote served with a Soy-Sesame Ginger Reduction, Herb Infused Basmati Rice with Pomegranate and Lemon Basil.  Dessert will be Caramel Crème Brûlée.  You’ll get a bit of hands on tonight alongside Chef Jason, as well.

More Info: BBQ Workshop: Sauces, Rubs & MarinadesMidwest BBQ Institute:
BBQ Workshop: Sauces, Rubs & Marinades
Sun, Nov 19,  5:00 – 7:30  p.m.
Instructor:  Richard McPeake
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings & Take-Home BBQ Sauce & Rub
Chef Richard McPeake, Educator of ‘Que” and expert pit master, will educate you on the ABCs of preparing a great sauce, rub, and marinade. You’ll learn all about choosing the right spices, storing them properly, their expected shelf life, pros and cons of using powders vs. ground spices, and knowing which spices complement each other. Chef will demonstrate how to prepare KC Style BBQ Sauce, Zesty Piquant Pepper BBQ Sauce, “Your Own” BBQ Rub, and Brisket marinade.  Armed with all this valuable information, you’ll tie an apron on and try your hand at making your own signature sauce

Le Crêperie: Sweet & Savory CrêpesLe Crêperie: Sweet & Savory Crêpes
Sat, Nov 25,  10 a.m. – 12:30  p.m.
Instructor:  Lauren Lane
Hands-On  |  Tastings
Join one of our newest culinary instructors, passionate foodie Lauren Lane will teach the techniques and tips to make delicious crêpes variations such as Spinach, Mushroom and Gruyere and Herb Crêpes with smoked ham and cheese. Not to mention a fabulous dessert crêpes made with Nutella and Bananas. Yummy…. and so much fun!  Once you master the fundamentals and tips that Lauren will share, you’ll be able to create tons of your own variations to serve to your family, or when entertaining.

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

CookWell!
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

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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.

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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