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Enjoy Thanksgiving (and the leftovers!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

ThanksgivingThe Culinary Center of Kansas City is closed today on Thanksgiving, so that staff and instructors can enjoy the day with family and friends.  We’ll be right back at it on Friday with cooking classes in our kitchens and Dinners on Demand and kitchenwares for sale in our Kitchen Shop!

We will have tastings available in our Kitchen Shop all weekend. PLUS, with the purchase of $150 or more on Friday or Saturday in-store or online, you can enjoy a FREE meal at our Pop-Up Lunch on Saturday. Get your shopping done in one stop, and enjoy a free lunch to boot! Think gift certificates, gifts for your favorite foodie or Dinners on Demand to stock your freezer… Bring that receipt back with you on Saturday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – it’s your free lunch ticket. (Click here for information about our Pop-Up Lunch).  Merchants throughout Downtown Overland Park will have free hot drinks and great holiday sales and promotions on Saturday, so plan on making a day of it!

We also love Thanksgiving weekend because of the leftovers! Turkey dinner with all the traditional ‘fixins’ on the holiday is wonderful, but there is a bounty of follow-up dishes that are heavenly, as well.  Here’s a casserole recipe we love that makes use of leftover turkey and dressing. Hope you love it too! Enjoy…

Turkey Casserole

This simple dish will make perfect use of your Thanksgiving leftovers!

  • Spray oil, for pan
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (10 ¾ oz.) cream of mushrooms soup
  • 1 pound turkey, cooked, chopped
  • 8 ounces turkey dressing (leftover or prepared bread dressing mix)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup turkey or chicken broth
  • ¼ cup chives, minced

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with oil.

In medium mixing bowl, combine sour cream and mushroom soup.  Add the turkey and stir to combine.

In separate bowl mix dressing, butter, broth, and chives. Spread out half of the stuffing on the bottom of casserole. Top with the turkey mixture; then add the remaining dressing on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 20 minutes, or until hot and bubbly.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.



A Pop-Up Lunch Just Like Dinner at Grandma’s House

Join us for our next Pop-Up Lunch on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  Drop by anytime  between the hours of 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  for our open-to-the-public Pop-Up Lunch, where our chefs flex their culinary muscles in the form of an incredible lunch … at a great price.  Can’t beat it, folks!

Pop-Up Lunch at The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf

Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Seasoned Green Beans
Dinner Roll & Butter
Blueberry Crisp with Ice Cream

$12.95 + tax

Eat A Cookie, Help A Kid…

The Culinary Center of Kansas City is joining millions of people across the country who are making a difference by joining the fight against childhood hunger in America.  YOU can help by stopping by CCKC on Friday or Saturday this week, and buying tasty treats at our Bake Sale to benefit No Kid Hungry.

No Kid Hungry Bake Sale @ The Culinary CenterCulinary Center staff, instructors, students and Junior Chefs will be baking up delicious treats for the bake sale, and 100% of the proceeds will go to No Kid Hungry.

Stop by at the following times to purchase baked delicacies from the sale:

Friday, Sept 22,  11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
during our Pop-Up Lunch at The Culinary Center  (see below)

Saturday, Sept 23,   8:30 a.m. until the goodies are gone!
during the Fall Festival in Downtown Overland Park  (see below)

This year, nearly 1 in 6 children across the country struggle with hunger. That’s more than 17 million kids.  Funds raised through the CCKC Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry will be used to support Share Our Strength’s efforts to end childhood hunger in America.  Share Our Strength works to surround kids facing hunger with nutritious food where they live, learn and play.

What’s a Pop-Up Lunch, you ask?Pop-Up Lunch @ The Culinary Center of Kansas City
Formerly known as ‘Tuesday Lunch’, we now host just ‘occasional’ open-to-the-public lunches at The Culinary Center. Our chefs put together an outstanding menu (this week > Authentic Mexican Street Tacos!), all for the fabulous price of $12.95 (+tax).  We can also serve it up ‘to go’, if you must rush back to the office!  You can pay when you get here, or pre-pay on our website and avoid the line (click here for that!)

Here’s the menu for this Friday’s Pop-Up Lunch:

Tacos al Pastor
(roasted pork, pineapple and other goodness served in
homemade corn tortillas. Hey, we don’t fool around.)

Spanish Rice & Beans

Homemade Chips & Salsa

Mexican Flan

What’s the Overland Park Fall Festival, you ask?OP Fall Fest
The Overland Park Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept 23 features a hometown parade (sponsored by The Culinary Center of Kansas City) through Downtown Overland Park, the county’s best arts and crafts fair, sales and other events at local shops and other merchants, fantastic food and much more!  A schedule of activities at the Fall Fest is available @  opkansas.org/fallfestival.

At The Culinary Center, we have a full and fun day planned!

  • No Kid Hungry Bake Sale – stop by to enjoy delicious baked goods and support a great cause.
  • KIDS Unicorn Cupcake Decorating ACTIVITY!
    Annie & Ellie, daughters of CCKC culinary instructor Katie Newell will lead you in an interactive cake art activity where you make your very own! #KidsTeachingKidsKC
  • Lunch – we’ll be serving up lunch after the parade, so come by CCKC for some Walking Tacos and Strawberries ‘n Cream. Yum!
  • Vain Vanilla will be handing out samples of dishes made with their tasty vanilla, and  we’ll have a special discount available on Vain Vanilla purchases on Saturday.
  • So much more!!

We Set The Date For Another Pop-Up Lunch!

You asked for it – you got it… 
Our first two Pop-Up Lunches we hosted this summer have been a great success. So, what else could we do?  We put another one on the calendar!

Pop-Up Lunch @ The Culinary Center of Kansas CityJoin us, friends…
The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s
Pop-Up Lunch

Friday, September 22
serving 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Stop by and enjoy this tasty lunch
prepared by our CCKC Chefs:

Authentic Mexican Street Tacos

Tacos al Pastor
(roasted pork, pineapple and other goodness served in
homemade corn tortillas. Hey, we don’t fool around.)

Spanish Rice & Beans

Homemade Chips & Salsa

Mexican Flan

$12.95 + tax

  • We can serve lunch up ‘To Go’.
  • Pay ahead and avoid a line at the door.
    Pre-register on our website at kcculinary.com –


See you on the 22nd!

Let’s Do Lunch!

Specifically, let’s do lunch on Friday, June 23!

Pop-Up Lunch @ The Culinary Center of Kansas CityGet this on your calendar, friends…
The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s
Pop-Up Lunch

Friday, June 23
serving 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Ever since our weekly Tuesday Lunch ended last fall, we’ve had folks tell us they miss it!  Well, we do too. So, we’ll be hosting the occasional pop-up lunch, and we scheduled our first one to kick off Summer 2017.

Stop by and enjoy this tasty lunch prepared by our CCKC Chefs:

Here Comes Summer!
Chef Sergio’s Summer Salad
(seasoned and grilled salmon, pickled red onions,
strawberries and spiced pecans over fresh greens
dressed in a White Balsamic Vinaigrette)
Homemade Herb Crackers
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
Paradise Tropical Iced Tea

$12.95 + tax

* Add a Sangria with your lunch, if you like.
* And we can serve lunch up ‘To Go’.
* Reservations accepted for parties of 6 or more.
(For reservations, call 913-341-4455.)

See you on the 23rd!