Tag Archives: Daniela Mancinelli Abel

BIG Deals on Remaining Seats!

Big Deals! Act now...We have a few remaining seats in upcoming classes, and our CCKC Class Coordinator Lisa wants to get them all filled. (She’s leaving on vacation, and I suspect she wants to get everything wrapped up before she heads to the beach!) What that means for you is some CRAZY GOOD DEALS!  The deal officially ends Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. – but there really are just a couple of spots still open, and they’re bound to go quickly, so act now.   (p.s. There are some great Father’s Day gift ideas here…)

JCA & MBQI: Kids Learn ‘Que –
Fundamentals of Grilling

ages 9-14
Sat, June 17  |  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Chef Bruce Campbell
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home BBQ Sauce & BBQ Rub)
Was $60    SAVE 25% – 2 seats remaining!   NOW $45.00

Midwest BBQ Institute: Patio-Daddy-O!
Backyard Grill Class with Dad on Father’s Day

ages 11+
Sun, June 18  |  10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Chef Richard McPeake
Hands-On | Tasting
Was $140/adult-child team  
SAVE 25%  – 1 team spot remaining!  NOW $105.00

Dads & Kids Learn To Make Real NY Pizza

ages 11+
Sun, June 18  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chef Jesse Vega
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home Pizza Dough
Was $85/adult-child team  
SAVE 25% – 2 team spots remaining!   NOW $63.75

Dinner with the Family:
Handmade Spaghetti & Meatballs

Tue, June 20  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel
Hands-On | Tasting & Take-Home Food
Was $55  
SAVE 25% – for the first 7 callers!
  This deal is NOT available online… CALL FOR $41.25


We’ll Be Cookin’ At The Western Farm Show!

Western Farm ShowThe Culinary Center of Kansas City is proud to be a part of this year’s Western Farm Show at the American Royal Complex in KC on Feb 24-26.  We have partnered with American Family Insurance to provide cooking demonstrations at this very popular event attended by more than 22,000 fine farming folks. Our Kitchen Shop will also have a presence, where we will have our signature Kitchen Boa™ available for sale.

American Family InsuranceWe’ll be set up in the Wagstaff Theater inside the American Royal Complex where Chef Sandy DiGiovanni will demonstrate Freezable One Pot Wonders from 11 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Feb 25, and Chef Daniela Mancinelli Abel will present Weeknight Meals Made Easy from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The farm show, one of the largest indoor farms shows in the Midwest, will also feature hundreds of exhibitors showing the latest in farm and ranch tools and technology, plus booths with clothing, crafts and home decor.

Look for pictures from the show… we’ll be posting them on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. Be sure you follow us!

Connect With Us OnlineNOTE: The cooking demonstrations are free to paid attendees of the Western Farm Show. American Family Insurance is distributing the free passes to the cooking shows, but a paid admission to the Western Farm Show is required to attend them. Adult admission is $8 and free for children 12 and under. 

Visit our CCKC Holiday Open House!

Come Jingle Your Bells at our

this Friday at Local Life! 

Friday, Dec 16, 2017   |   5 – 9 p.m.

Happy Holidays! We’ll be jingling ours as we offer FREE tastings of wine, spirits & artisan food,
live local music and chef demo & tastings! We’re celebrating Third Fridays this week with a Holiday Open House at The Culinary Center of Kansas City at Local Life in Downtown Overland Park.

We’ll feature Elle Lebeaux ‘Naughty Elf’ and White Winds ‘Chaos’ & ‘Mischievous’ at our free wine tasting station. These local wines will have you feeling jolly!  (I mean… how can you NOT smile when trying a wine call Naughty Elf, right?)

Not one but TWO great distilleries will be offering tastings this month. Try out some Defiance Whiskey and spirits from Weston’s Holladay Distillery!

Our featured Local Maker of the Month is Boozy Botanicals. And they’ll be here with samples of their delicious flavors of simple syrup.  We’re offering 10% off your Boozy Botanicals purchases this month, and we have lots of other great gift ideas, stocking stuffers and gift certificates available in our Kitchen Shop, so finish up your holiday shopping while you’re here!

Culinary Center cooking instructor Daniela Mancinelli-Abel will be demonstrating how to make focaccia bread with a variety of toppings. Not only will you get a recipe to take home and try out on your own party guests, the samples will be amazing!

Dan Bliss will be entertaining us with live music…  and we may even be able to talk him into a few Christmas carols where we could all join in!  We will have a cash bar and small plates of food available for sale, so plan on staying for awhile to enjoy the fun.

You think that’s a lot going on?!  Wait…. there’s more!
That’s all just right here at The Culinary Center. There’s so much going on in the Downtown Overland Park area Friday night that you’ll want to spend some time walking around in our winter wonderland.  Click here for a listing of Local Life activities.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland Park

Fresh-Made Pasta Class Added To Schedule

Another new class has been added to our fall cooking class schedule at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!  Grab your seat before the class is filled…

Making Fresh PastaFabulous Fresh-Made Pasta…
with Two Sauces

Wed, Nov 30  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
It’s love in your kitchen… homemade pasta love! Learn how to make fresh egg pasta with an expert, PLUS two classic sauces so you’ll be all set to re-create them at home. Throw on an apron, and practice the “well” technique as you make Linguini, Ricotta Gnocchi, Mancinelli Marinara Sauce, and more.
(Tasting & Take-Home Tortellini) 

Register Now

Celebrating Local & Organic At Local Life Friday


We’ll be celebrating local and organic
at The Culinary Center of Kansas City
in Downtown Overland Park
at 3rd Friday Local Life!

Friday, April 15  5 – 9 p.m.

Local Life - Third Fridays in Downtown Overland ParkFREE WINE TASTING
Sample sustainable, organic wines

Learn to make pizza & sauce
with CCKC Instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel

by John Murphini (aka John Murphy)

featuring paintings by the best food artists in town – our staff!

Try simple syrups created by a local maker

Taste food from our Dinners on Demand freezers
in The Kitchen Shop

out front with his wares!

Beer, Wine & Spring Pea Guacamole ‘small plates’ for sale 

Save 10% Off Selected Classes
Sign up tonight at Local Life for any of Instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel’s April or May classes and save 10% on registration!

And that’s all just at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
There’s a lot more going on in Downtown Overland Park.
Click here for a complete listing.

In The Spotlight with KC Live

Did you see us on TV Friday?!  Culinary Center of Kansas City cooking instructor Daniela Mancinelli Abel appeared on KSHB-TV’s 10 a.m. morning show to share her recipe for Chicken Saltimbocca.  She showed how easy it is to cook great food when you have the right equipment.  And if well-designed isn’t enough, each pan in our collection sports an inspirational food quote which makes them great for gift giving.

With the addition of KC Live hosts Joel Nichols and Michelle Davidson, plus actor/comedian and fellow show guest David Koechner, the segment was both educational and a riot. Hard to stay focused with a comedian at your side.  To watch the video and get the recipe, click here.

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