Posts Tagged ‘Festival of Smoke’

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And the Festival of Smoke Winner is…

May 2, 2010

Our Winner

We thank all our chefs for competing in the first, and now annual,  Festival of Smoke. The results of the best butt tastings are in.

Here he is

Chef Richard McPeake

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“Festival of Smoke”

April 30, 2010

We’re kicking off National BBQ Month with our

First Annual
“Festival of Smoke”

Saturday – May 1st, 2010
8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A full-day festival of superlative smoking & glorious grilling education (hey, that’s our job right?) for the Backyard BBQ’r to the Competition BBQ Hound.

The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s

Midwest BBQ Institute

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking.

Festival Highlights:

“CCKC PIG-OFF” – A culinary “throw-down” where our own Culinary Center Chefs show off their butts (pork butts that is!) and you get to vote for the best butt.

FREE Culinary Demonstrations throughout the day (with drawings for free MBQI classes)

Tastings of Butts and Other BBQ Delicacies
Live Music
Chef-Prepared BBQ Dishes Available for Purchase
“Make Your Own Rub” Interactive Station
Boasting
Kansas City BBQ Society Info Booth
“The Smokin’ Schoolhouse Bar” featuring BBQ-appropriate beverages
Healthy Debate (Wood, charcoal, pellet or propane? Rub vs. sauce?)

“Ask-a-Chef” Station
Tomfoolery
Drawings & Give-Aways of Valuable (and not-so-valuable)
Prizes

“Share Our Strength’s” Great American Bake Sale with proceeds to help end childhood hunger (featuring baked goods from the staff and students of The CCKC)

SMOKALICIOUS!!!

Bring the family and come play with us today.

We promise you’ll learn something new!


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Hello Culinary Center of Kansas City™ friends!

April 14, 2010
by Rachel Ciordas, our “Dean of Deliciousness”
We are cooking up all kinds of fantastic culinary happenings over here lately and this one is no exception! We’ve got a great tradition of BBQ here in Kansas City and at the culinary center we’re dedicated to making sure that tradition lives on.  We want to make sure we keep smokin’ and grillin’, saucin’ and rubbin’, and in general having a great BBQ time here in Kansas City.  We even have a BBQ institute here with a great line up of classes dedicated to teaching BBQ from the basics up to competition level called the Midwest BBQ Institute (MBQI for short!)
Just having smokalicious classes isn’t enough for us though… we want to CELEBRATE all things BBQ, and we’ve dreamed up a great (free) event on May 1st to do it! So get your family together and come over to The Culinary Center of Kansas City™ between 8:30am and 2pm and check out our butts! (pork butts that is)
P.S. Stop by the Overland Park farmer’s market this Saturday morning and say hello to the Dean of Deliciousness! I’ll be answering your foodie questions and demonstrating seasonal recipes!!
 

We’re kicking off National BBQ Month with our

First Annual

“Festival of Smoke”

Saturday – May 1st, 2010

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

A full-day festival of superlative smoking & glorious grilling education (hey, that’s our job right?) for the Backyard BBQ’r to the Competition BBQ Hound.

The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s

Midwest BBQ Institute

Offering serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking.

Festival Highlights:

“CCKC PIG-OFF” – A culinary “throw-down” where our own Culinary Center Chefs show off their butts (pork butts that is!) and you get to vote for the best butt.

FREE Culinary Demonstrations throughout the day (with drawings for free MBQI classes)

Tastings of Butts and Other BBQ Delicacies

Live Music

Chef-Prepared BBQ Dishes Available for Purchase

“Make Your Own Rub” Interactive Station

Boasting

Kansas City BBQ Society Info Booth

“The Smokin’ Schoolhouse Bar” featuring BBQ-appropriate beverages

Healthy Debate (Wood, charcoal, pellet or propane? Rub vs. sauce?)

“Ask-a-Chef” Station

Tomfoolery

Drawings & Give-Aways of Valuable (and not-so-valuable) Prizes

“Share Our Strength’s” Great American Bakesale with proceeds to help end childhood hunger (featuring baked goods from the staff and students of The CCKC)

SMOKALICIOUS!!!

Bring the family and come play with us today.

We promise you’ll learn something new!

Psst! The Overland Park Farmers’ Market is open 7:30 a.m. to sellout on Saturdays!

©2010 The Culinary Center of Kansas City™

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Barbecue, BBQ, Barbeque

March 25, 2010

Our world at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™ is full of BBQ, however you want to spell it or whichever  part of speech you wish to use….noun, verb, adjective…we love ’em all.  There are two generally accepted definitions for this word. First of all Barbecue is a food dish consisting of a whole (or good part) of an animal (usually pig) slow cooked over a smoldering fire for a long period of time. Barbecue is also an event of gathering in which people come together to celebrate and eat Barbecue (first definition).

These are basically the definitions you’ll find in most any dictionary. However, today barbecue is a process of preparing food that requires smoke, low temperatures and long periods of time. The meats typically chosen for barbecue include, but are not limited to pork shoulder, brisket, ribs, mutton roasts, whole hogs and other beef and pork roasts. Barbecue is also the event or meal in which this food is served.

Also people refer to barbecue grills when they mean gas grills; and  people say they’ll be serving hamburgers and hot dogs at their barbecue.  Barbecue is a gathering, a meal, a sharing of time, food and companionship. Barbecue brings people together and makes them happy. Barbecue is about good times, friends and sometimes, it’s about the food.

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Bake Sale

January 21, 2010

Help End Childhood Hunger

Do you have a mean Bake Sale item?  How about donating one to the Great American Bakesale to end childhood hunger (www.gabs.strength.org) next Sat. May 1st.  We are holding an old-fashioned bakesale in connection with our first annual Festival Of Smoke and asking you, our “foodie friends,” to participate.  (Call 913-341-4455 or email cook@kcculinary.com for more details).

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