Posts Tagged ‘dean of deliciousness’

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Check Out These Additions To The Class Schedule…

June 6, 2016

Delia, our Dean of Deliciousness, is constantly adding cooking classes to our calendar, and today is no exception!  Lucky YOU, our Kitchen Talk blog subscribers, are the very first to hear about it so you get first crack at signing up before the seats fill.Pro Series

We have our fall 9-week Pro Series I culinary course on the calendar and ready for registration.  It will be held on Monday nights starting September 12. Click here to find out more details about the classes…

AND, our Fondant and Cake Decorating Workshop we’re offering this summer filled up so quickly, we realized there is demand for another.  Fondant & Cake DecoratingSign up for the workshop with baker/instructor extraordinaire Kolika Kirk on Sunday, August 7.

We’re also hard at work putting together the full fall schedule. Look for that online and in your mailbox by late July.

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Class-y Deals & News From Our Dean of Delish

May 12, 2016

Delia, our Dean of Deliciousness (aka Class Coordinator), has some inside info to share about summer cooking classes at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.

Last Minute Delicious DealFirst, there’s an awesome Last Minute Deal available right now for our ‘Asian Fusion: Filipino Cuisine with a Global Twist’ class on Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  Save 25% off the regular price of the class! But you MUST CALL during regular office hours and register over the phone to get the deal. Click here for more information about the current Last Minute Deal.

Second, the Dean of Delish has ADDED some classes to the summer schedule.  Check out:

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Save 15% with Delia’s Last Minute Deals!

January 15, 2016

Delia's Last Minute DealDeals end Tuesday, January 19 at Noon, so act now!
(Sorry, Not Retroactive)

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Full-Day Pro Series Class: All About Chocolate
Sun
. 1/24/16  |  10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Was $125   NOW $106.25
A serious full-day Pro Series class taught by a veteran chef, restaurateur and culinary instructor, Chef Richard McPeake.   MORE >

Introduction to Middle Eastern Cooking  
Mon. 1/25/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55   NOW $46.75
Culinary instructor Christine Rossi invites you into her world of Middle Eastern foods and cooking, and shares with you the beautiful traditions that accompany the Middle Eastern culture.    MORE >

Pure Vanilla 
Sat. 1/30/16  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Was $50    NOW $42.50
We’ll have a vanilla expert “in da house” – Chef Charlie Hammond – to teach us about this amazing ingredient in all its forms and show us how to use it to its fullest.   MORE >

Baking Cool Breads with Mr. McCool: Full-Day Mardi Gras King Cake & Easter Bread
Sat. 1/30/16 
|  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Was $85    NOW $72.25
Let experienced CCKC instructor and master baker Paul McCool show you how to measure, mix, knead, ferment, shape, and bake these iconic Mardi Gras and Easter traditions.   MORE >

Make-Ahead Masterpieces
Sun. 1/31/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60    NOW $51

Finding a spare minute to prepare meals can be a struggle. So let’s let a Master Chef show us how to get ahead of the kitchen chaos with a method that creates a dish for today and two for the freezer in a snap!   MORE >

Learning to Cook Classic Italian
Tue. 2/2/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55    NOW $46.75
We will make classic egg pasta dough, authentic Marinara and perfect meatballs. Plus, you’ll take home some of your creation as well.   MORE >

Lusciously Lenten: Say Goodbye to the Fish Fry
Wed. 2/3/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55    NOW $46.75

Whether you’re practicing “no-meat Fridays” for Lent or just looking for ways to add healthy fish menus to your repertoire, Lauren Abel will show you the way.   MORE >

Asian Noodles Dishes ‘Pho’ You
Wed. 2/3/16 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55    NOW $46.75

Join Chef Yvette Hirang as she shares a cultural, historical and product overview of the world of Asian noodles AND teaches you the fundamentals of cooking with noodles.   MORE >

Also…the following great classes have a few seats left in them so grab ’em before they are gone.  (Sorry but they aren’t part of Delia’s crazy deal today.)  .

“VIP Dinner” For Entertaining
Thu. 2/4/16  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  |  $60

Wine Pairing Made Easy With 5 Easy Tips
Thu. 2/4/16  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  |  $65

FWN & MBQI: ‘Que IQ Party!
A “Tour” of the Kansas City BBQ Scene
Fri. 2/5/16  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  |  $75

Baking Cool Breads with Mr. McCool:
Full Day Multigrain, Lavash & Focaccia
Sat. 2/6/16  | 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  $85

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


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Delia’s November Deals!

November 5, 2015

Delia's Last Minute DealOur Dean of Deliciousness is showing her gratitude for the wonderful students/foodies we have in our classes @ The Culinary Center, and she has put together the following 13 crazy-good deals on November classes, including one FEATURED deal.

Take advantage of the savings before the remaining seats all get reserved…
Deal ends Tuesday, November 10 at Noon!

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FEATURED DEAL = 20% OFF

Festa De Polenta
Wed
. 11/11/15  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
20% OFF!
Was $60   NOW $48
Currently in vogue in chic restaurants around the world, polenta has humble Italian roots. For classic polenta parties, the host prepares the polenta, and guests arrive with different sauces that become the topping.  Learn the art of making homemade polenta and a variety of delicious sauces such as Bolognese, Gorgonzola with Cream, and Sausage, Mushrooms, and Spinach in a Red Sauce.  We hope you will join our “Polenta Party!” 

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AND SAVE 15% ON THESE CLASSES…

Perfecting Divine Dinner Rolls   
Sun. 11/15/15 
|  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $51

Shrinking Santa’s: Healthy Holiday Dishes 
Sun. 11/15/15  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55    NOW $46.75

Perfect Risotto
Sun. 11/15/15 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $55    NOW $46.75

Greek Taverna Fare
Tue. 11/17/15 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60    NOW $51

Wok This Way!
Wed. 11/18/15 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60    NOW $51

New Southern Cooking with a Twist
Wed. 11/18/15 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60    NOW $51

Kitchen WARS! Battle of the Pilgrims!
with Chef Sandy DiGiovanni

Fri. 11/20/15 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75    NOW $63.75

Asian BBQ Workshop:
Asian Flavors for Barbecuing!

Sun. 11/22/15 
| 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Was $65   NOW $55.25

Cooking For Optimum Health:
Using Meat As A Flavoring

Sun. 11/22/15  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $50   NOW $42.50

Knife Skills II-Advanced Knife Skills
Sun. 11/29/15 
|  5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $51

Let’s Do Some Chicken Tonight!
Sun. 11/29/15
  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $51

Making Fresh Mozzarella and Ricotta
– It’s Easy to Be Cheesy!

Mon. 11/30/15 
|  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $60   NOW $51

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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)

 


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Delia’s “Double Play” Good Deals!

November 3, 2015

Delia's Last Minute DealIn honor or our Hometown Boys,
our Dean of Deliciousness is dishing out an amazing
Last Minute Deal
for
  these fabulous classes.
It’s a “Double Play” Double Good Deal
that gets you a reduced registration fee…

BUT WAIT – It Gets Better!

With each registration,
you get a FREE COOKBOOK!
(Your cookbook will be given to you at the class that you sign up for.)

CCKC cookbookDeal ends Tuesday, November 3 at Noon!

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Wine Maker for a Day!
A Very Special Hands-On
Bordeaux Blending Class
Thurs. 11/5/15  | 
6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
20% OFF!
Was $65   NOW $52
Some of the world’s finest wines are composed of varietal blends.  If you are an aspiring wine aficionado that wants to learn more about the wine making process, then come learn from a master?  Tonight, Brent Grider, certified Sommelier and Director of Restaurants & Bars for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, will guide you through the magic that winemakers use to create the perfect Bordeaux blend captured in some of the world’s finest wines.  In this hands-on class, you’ll actually get to play winemaker by exploring different blends with five classic Bordeaux varietals.  The only question is what will you call your wine? 

Comfort Stews & Chilis Done Right!
Sun. 11/8/15  |  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
15% OFF!
Was $55   NOW $46.75
The fall weather has settled in and now it’s that time to dust off that big pot and slow cooker at the back of the cabinet and fill them with warm, hearty stews and chilis. Today we’ll discuss both methods for cooking comforting and delicious recipes such as Spicy Lentil and Sausage Stew, Chili Verde with Pork, the Best Red Chili EVER! and an aromatic Beef and Barley Stew. In the process we’ll learn stew and soup-making fundamentals including various ways to thicken and tips on how to make them your very own creations!

Oh La La! French Baguette!
Sun. 11/8/15  | 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
15% OFF!
Was $55    NOW $46.75
Is there anything more French than a fresh, perfectly baked baguette? A seasoned culinary instructor and baker will take you through the step-by-step process and you’ll get hands-on practice. Learn a pre-ferment technique and cover the tools of the trade. 

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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)


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Don’t Miss These Last-Minute Deals on Classes

September 29, 2015

Delia's Last Minute DealOur Dean of Deliciousness is dishing out
an amazing Last Minute Deal.

15% OFF 

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

Deal ends Wednesday, October 7 at noon!


SWEET & SAVORY CREPES 
Sun. 10/4/15 / 10:00 – 12:30

Was $55   NOW $46.75
The Culinary Center turns into “Le Crêperie today!” Learn the techniques and tips to making perfect recipes for crepes like Mushroom and Prosciutto, Asparagus and Egg, a fabulous dessert crepe made with hazelnut spread, and more. Once you master the fundamentals, you’ll be able to create tons of variations at home! 

CARAMEL-ICOUS
Sun. 10/4/15 / 10:00-1:00
Was $55   NOW $46.75
Handmade caramels give you that silky creamy “just leave me alone for a minute” kinda feeling.  The secret? Correct ingredients and simple techniques. We’ll learn (and sample, of course): basic Caramel Chews, Turtles, Caramel Puffs and Caramel Wrapped-Chocolate Dipped Pretzels. You’ll learn step-by-step how to recreate these tempting treasures at home!

Six “Go To” Desserts for Entertaining
Sun. 10/4/15 / 6:30-9:00

Was $60    NOW $51.00
Make your holidays sweeter with some “go to” classic desserts that will make you feel like a French baker!!  Chef Jim will walk you through the steps to create SIX decadent (but simple) dessert recipes like Berry Napoleon with Grand Marnier, a to-die-for Chocolate Pots de Crème, and more! You’ll never have to think twice about what dessert you’ll be whipping up for your next holiday family gatherings, dinner parties, and beyond!

Skinny Soups
Wed. 10/7/15 /  6:30-9:00

Was $55   NOW $46.75
Soups are the quickest, easiest, healthiest and tastiest way to whip up dinner, pack for lunch and freeze for a meal when you don’t have time to cook! Join Certified Food & Health Coach Leslie Stullken as she teaches soup-making basics and recipes that use ingredients straight from the farmers market. Lentil Swiss Chard Soup, Chunky Tomato Garlic Soup, and Carrot and Ginger Soup. Make room for your new friend – soup!  

Gluten-Free 101
Sat. 10/10/15 / 10:00-12:30
Was $50   NOW $42.50
A gluten-free lifestyle doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor or texture, and we’re here to prove it. Learn to cook gluten-free and love it with dishes such as Bacon, Corn & Shrimp Risotto and Coconut Crusted Chicken. Bring your gluten-free cooking questions. 

 


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)

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Meet Delia, Our Dean of Deliciousness

September 28, 2015

Delia, our Dean of DeliciousnessWe have some fabulous folks here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, and we love to introduce them to you. We just think you should meet them.  So, we profile some of these extraordinary friends of ours in our Kitchen Talk blog. Now, it’s time to meet the lady who organizes all the fabulous cooking classes here at The Culinary Center…  Delia Marin Hernandez is the focus of this month’s Employee Spotlight.

Ever wonder who this ‘Delia’ is, of our popular ‘Delia’s Delicious Deals’? It’s Delia Hernandez, our CCKC Dean of Deliciousness!

What a title! As Dean of Deliciousness at CCKC, Delia manages our 600+ cooking classes per year, working with our staff, chefs and instructors who share the same passion for food and culinary education.

With a work experience ranging from business management to non-profit leadership, Delia’s resume boasts helping to build new library in her community, international initiatives for the city, fundraising, and creative event planning during her time with organizations including Kansas Speedway and Habitat for Humanity.

Delia’s culinary passion was developed in her family’s Mexican restaurant, Marin’s La Fiesta Restaurant. And she cultivated her passion for food by learning everything she could from her parents’ authentic cooking and spending time with her grandmother to learn treasured family recipes from Mexico. Delia continues to nurture her family’s traditions, making sure her own children are comfortable and happy in the kitchen, ready to carry on her family’s recipes and traditions for more generations to come.

Delia loves introducing new class concepts and cooking series here at The Culinary Center, such as ‘Art & Cuisine’ with her recent, A Celebration Of The Food & Love Of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera.  On October 30, she will be introducing ‘Menus & Music’ with a Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration.

Delia is always on the lookout for new instructors who have a passion for food and the culinary arts and who have the potential of sharing their talent with our CCKC students.  Think you have what it takes?  Send in your info by filling out a form on our website – click here.

p.s. Watch for more of those fabulous Delia’s Delicious Deals! Make sure you’re subscribed to our Kitchen Talk blog up at the top of the right column….

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