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Our Class Calendar List Is Growing

CCKC Cooking ClassesWe have been adding more cooking classes to our schedule like CRAZY as the current ones continue to fill. Consistent favorites and sell-outs are being repeated due to demand and new concepts are being tested. We’re always open to your comments and ideas. Let us know what classes you’d like to see us add.

(Our current calendar is online through April now, and we’ll be adding kids’ summer classes and camps soon. So keep an eye out for that!)

Here are some upcoming classes we have just added in January and February…

More info: 50 Ways To Feed Your LoverCookWell!
Bone Broth 101 and Its Amazing Health Super Powers

Sun, Jan 28,  5:00 – 7:30  p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Caldwell
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings
If you received an Instant Pot for Christmas and it’s still sitting in the box, then this class is for you.  Let us walk you through how to use an Instant Pot so you can put it to work!  Have you ever had really delicious soup and wondered how the person who made it can get it to taste so good?  The answer to the mystery question is a really awesome bone broth.

More info: 50 Ways To Feed Your LoverCinnamon Rolls 101
Mon, Feb 5,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor: Mari Ruck
Hands-On  |  Tastings & Take-Home, Ready-to-Bake Cinnamon Rolls
We’ll spend this evening making “warm” memories as you learn to create phenomenal cinnamon rolls from scratch. You’ll be up to your ears in cinnamon, sugar, flour, and butter in this fun and interactive 3-hour class while you mix, knead, shape, and sprinkle – all while learning real baking tricks and techniques alongside Mari Ruck.

More info: 50 Ways To Feed Your LoverFlavorful Weekend Nights!
Taste of India
Sat, Fe
b 10,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor: Ariel Johnston
Hands-On  |  Dinner
Take a delicious journey to India as we explore the diverse flavors and mystical world of Indian cuisine. Instructor Ariel Johnston will teach you fundamental cooking techniques, plus a discussion about Indian spices and how to identify them.

More info: 50 Ways To Feed Your Lover9-Week Professional Culinary Arts Series:
Cooking Fundamentals for the Serious Cook
Sundays, Fe
b 11-Apr 22,  5:00 – 8:00  p.m.
Instructor: Richard McPeake
If you’re serious about learning to cook and you think you’d look pretty good in a white chef coat… then our Professional Culinary Arts Series course (the Pro Series) are perfect for you! Whether you want to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, this course will change the way you approach your kitchen. Designed after typical formal chef training, this series of classes provides full hands-on participation and a one-on-one experience.

More info: 50 Ways To Feed Your LoverCookWell!
Lose Weight, Feel Great! Whole30 Recipes and Tips for Success
Mon, Fe
b 12,  6:00 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Caldwell
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings
Ready for a new start with your health in 2018?   If the answer is a resounding YES, then a new way of eating, such as the Whole30 Plan, could be the spark that you need to bring about the change you’re looking for in your health.

More info: 50 Ways To Feed Your LoverWeekend of Love:
Couples Cook! 50 Ways To Feed Your Lover

Sun, Feb 19,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Wilson
Hands-On  |  Dinner
If you’re interested in learning to cook with your “significant other”, then tonight is the night to grab your honey and join us in our kitchen for a romantic gourmet meal perfectly suited for all you “Romeo & Juliets.”

More info: Kick-Ass Steak & Seafood DinnerFlavorful Weekend Nights & Midwest BBQ Institute:
Date Night in the Kitchen: A Kick-Ass Steak & Seafood Dinner for 2

Fri, Feb 23,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor: Bruce Campbell
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings & Wine Pairings
You’re in for a perfect date night as cooking twosomes work alongside one of our most popular instructors, Bruce Campbell, to learn and help prepare some fantastic recipes to create a beautiful dinner for two. You’ll learn a variety of cooking techniques such as sautéing, sous vide (what’s that? You’ll have to sign up to find out!).  We’ll discuss baking times and temperatures as we get a lesson on grilling too.


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.

Crazy Good Deals on Some Crazy Good Classes!

We have a few seats remaining in some upcoming classes and it’s time for you to claim them. Our Class Coordinator, Lisa, has put together a list of deals that should not be overlooked. Go get ’em!

Last-Minute Delicious DealThu, May 4  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Authentic Homemade Italian Lasagna
Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Limited Hands-On | Tasting
Was $60   SAVE 20%    NOW $48.00

Fri, May 5  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
‘Cinco de Pizza’ Party!
Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Hands-On | Tasting
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50

Sat, May 6  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Dinner Among The Vines
Chef Jason Bowers
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50

Sun, May 6  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
A Night in Old Havana
Chef Sandy DiGiovanni
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50


Register early for Class and SAVE!
Saturday Morning Flash Demos

Sign up in advance online up to the day of class for $25
or walk in the morning of class at $30.

Grill Like A Pro:
Top 10 Tips to a Perfect Steak

Chef Bruce Campbell  |  Sat, May 6

Register Now


These Last Few Seats Mean Last-Minute Savings!

We have a few seats remaining in some upcoming classes and it’s time for you to claim them. Our Class Coordinator, Lisa, has put together a list of deals that should not be overlooked. Go get ’em!

Last-Minute Delicious DealSat, Mar 4  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cook Healthy! Live Well!
Cooking Series, Class #4
Satisfying Soups & Sauces That Sing

Chef Gary Hild
Limited Hands-On | Tasting
Was $65   SAVE 10%    NOW $58.50

Sat, Mar 4 |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Couples Cook!
Date Night in the Pizza Kitchen

Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Hands-On | Tasting
Was $75    SAVE 10%    NOW $67.50

Sun, Mar 5  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Cook Healthy! Live Well! Cooking Series, Class #5
Perfect Proteins for Energy & Vitality

Chef Gary Hild
Limited Hands-On | Tasting
Was $65    SAVE 10%    NOW $58.50

Sun, March 5  |  5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Cake Decorating 101: Beginning Techniques
Chef Shannon Hartnett
Hands-On | Snacks
Was $55    SAVE 10%    NOW $49.50

Tue, March 7  |  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Weekday Cooking: Vegetable Cookery
Chef Katie Newell
Limited Hands-On | Lunch
Was $65   SAVE 10%    NOW $58.50

Tue, March 7  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Pâte à Choux & You
Chef Jason Provo
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home Pastry
Was $60   SAVE 10%    NOW $54.00


Saturday Morning Flash Demos

Register early for Class and SAVE!
Sign up in advance online up to the day of class for $25 or walk in the morning of class at $30.

Biscuits & Gravy
Chef Charlie Hammond  |  Sat, Mar 4

Bellisima Balsamico!
Chef Jesse Vega  |  Sat, Mar 11

Tortillaria! Real-Deal Handmade Tortillas
Chef Sergio Lara  |  Sat, Mar 18

Albóndigas! It’s Not A War Cry! It’s A Tasty Spanish Meatball
Chef Raven Naramore  |  Sat, Mar 25

Call us at 913-341-4455 to save 10% or register online.


New Couples Class Just Added!

Quick! Reserve your seats in class before it fills up. We just added a new class to our schedule for Sunday, October 23. Check it out…

50 Ways To Feed Your LoverCouples  Cooking Class:
50 Ways To Feed Your Lover

Sunday, Oct 23  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Looking for something different to do for date night? Interested in learning to cook with your favorite significant other?   Well, this is your chance to grab your favorite person and join us in our kitchen as we learn some delicious recipes perfectly suited for all you “Romeo & Juliets.”  It’s hands-on all the way (… not like THAT!) as we work alongside Chef Jim Tinkham an expert culinary instructor.  Chef Jim is passionate about sharing some of his favorite recipes, perfect for spooning into the mouth of your luvva.  You’ll enjoy Blue Cheese Mousse, Pistachio & Scallop Stackers, Arugula & Watercress Salad with Cherry Tomatoes & Champagne Vinaigrette, Sexy Surf and Turf, and to end the evening on a sweet note, Strawberries with Brown Sugar & Sour Cream!  

This Hands-On Class includes Dinner.

Register Now

2 Great Deals on Cooking Classes!

Last Minute Delicious DealDON’T MISS THESE

Act NOW –
This special pricing is now available online…

Healthy Appetizers for Summer Entertaining
Wed. 7/27/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55     SAVE 20% – NOW $44.00
In this ‘cooking light’ class, you’ll learn to create figure-friendly appetizers perfect for summer (or any time of the year), like Super Food Pesto Three Ways, Roasted Red Pepper and Olive Dip, Spinach & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms, and decadent Dark Chocolate Raspberry Meltaways. There will be Tastings at this Demonstration class.

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Couples Cook! Backyard Baja Grilled Taco Party
Fri. 7/29/16  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75     SAVE 15% – NOW $63.75
Join us for this special fun and interactive grilling class for “twosomes”.  You’ll learn indirect and direct grilling using both gas and live fire grills, secrets for high temp grilling, using an indoor grill pan, outdoor grilling basics, “plancha” grilling tips, and lots more.   We’ll prepare authentic Baja flavors like Mango BBQ Mahi Tacos, A “New” twist on California Tacos!), Halibut Fish Tacos with Guacamole sauce, Blue Corn Salmon Tacos with Orange Habernero Sauce, and more.  There will be Tastings at this Limited Hands-On class.

(Sorry, but this deal is NOT retroactive.)

Check Out New April Cooking Classes

Spring classes are filling up quickly so we added a few more! Register before the seats are gone…

  • Craft Beer and the Art of BBQThursday, April 21  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    Flavorful Weekend Nights
    & Midwest Barbecue Institute
    Beer + BBQ: Craft Beer and the Art of BBQ
    Chef Richard McPeake &
    Boulevard Beer’s Kyle Hopkins
    Dinner & craft beer pairings  |  HO

Lots of opportunities for a bit of fun and learning in our kitchens!  Seating is limited, so sign up today. 

Register Now