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New Cooking Classes Added To The Schedule

CCKC Cooking ClassesWe’re adding cooking classes to our schedule just as quickly as we can! Take a look at these latest additions…

Midwest BBQ Institute:
The Secrets to a Perfect Steak,
Including the Sous Vide Technique

Sun
, Oct 22  |  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Bruce Campbell
Preparing a great steak isn’t just about following a recipe, it’s about techniques. Today, Award-Winning BBQ Guru, Bruce Campbell, will bust many of the myths as he shares his tips and secrets to achieving the perfect steak… every time.  He’ll cover basic skills that are needed when choosing your steak like grades, aging, when (and when not) to splurge on Prime, cattle breeds, hormones and antibiotics, fresh vs. frozen, plus a discussion on grass vs. corn-fed beef. Bruce will also teach a lesson on preparing steaks using the trendy Sous Vide technique!
Demonstration | Tastings
$60.00

Lessons in Pan Sauces & Searing
Wed
, Nov 1  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Richard McPeake
An important class that ups the ante on your mad cooking skills. Learn a “pooling” sauce, a nappe Sauce and a Balsamic Butter Glaze as we test our skills and make Pork Marsala, Turkey Smitane, and more!  And then there are quick sauces you can make from that pan, as well!
Hands-On | Tastings
$60.00

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Contemporary Southern Cuisine

Fri, Nov 10  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Shanita Bryant
Let Chef Shanita introduce you to a variety of essential cooking techniques as she walks you through mouthwatering recipes, starting with Red Velvet Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Scallops & creamy Sweet Potato Risotto. We’ll end on a sweet note as she shows you how to prepare one of her famous southern dessert specialties!
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
$75.00

Sweet Southern Lovin’ from the Oven
Sat, Dec 2  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Shanita Bryant
After learning a few universal baking techniques like measuring (yes, there is a correct way to do it), mixing, whisking, rolling and tips for making the perfect pie crust, you’ll  learn to make some of Chef Shanita’s favorite Southern treats, including Bread Pudding, Buttermilk Pie, Sweet Potato Pie and more!
Limited Hands-On | Tastings
$60.00

How To Survive The Holidays
Mon
, Dec 3  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Savannah Mallory
Learn to make comforting, low-stress dishes and menus that will leave you plenty of time to enjoy the holidays. We’ll start off by making a special lightened-up holiday cocktail that you’ll enjoy while Chef Savannah teaches easy cooking techniques like basic knife skills, sautéing, the proper way to whisk (yep, there is a right way to do this!), tips to making a homemade broth, Caramelized Onion Beef, Stew , Roasted Winter Squash Soup and Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette. Then you’ll grab an apron and practice some of those culinary skills you’ve learned. Finally, we’ll cap off the evening with a fancy-schmancy New Orleans dessert – Bananas Foster.
Limited Hands-On | Tastings
$55.00

 

 

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Take a Class from a ‘Cutthroat Kitchen’ Winner!

Chef Shanita BryantThe Culinary Center of Kansas City is proud to introduce our newest instructor… Chef Shanita McAfee-Bryant.

Shanita says her mantra is ‘Winner, Winner, Fried Chicken Dinner!’ and It’s an appropriate mantra for this chef who was the last woman standing in an episode of Food Network’s Cutthroat Kitchen.

After winning Cutthroat Kitchen in 2014, opening Magnolia’s Southern Cuisine and launching Magnolia’s On The Move food truck, Shanita is ready now to share her passion and knowledge of cooking at The Culinary Center.

Her passion, which started with the homemade crust she made for an apple pie at the age of 13, led her to pursue culinary arts training at The Culinary Institute at Johnson County Community College.  When she isn’t cooking, Shanita enjoys spending time with her husband, five children and working on her first cookbook.

Register now for a spot in one of Shanita’s upcoming cooking classes:

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Contemporary Southern Cuisine

Fri, Nov 10,  Limited Hands-On | Dinner  |  $75
Let Chef Shanita introduce you to a variety of essential cooking techniques as she walks you through mouthwatering recipes, starting with Red Velvet Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Scallops & creamy Sweet Potato Risotto. We’ll end on a sweet note as she shows you how to prepare one of her famous southern dessert specialties!   

Southern Desserts Done Right!
Sat, Dec 2,  Limited Hands-On | Tastings  |  $60
After learning a few universal baking techniques like measuring (yes, there is a correct way to do it), mixing, whisking, rolling and tips for making the perfect pie crust, you’ll  learn to make some of Chef Shanita’s favorite Southern treats, including Bread Pudding, Buttermilk Pie, Sweet Potato Pie and more!