Tag Archives: Yvette Hirang

And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’…

Our cooking classes are popular, and we’re always adding more to keep up with the demand. How about these new gems that we just added to our calendar?

Check out these new class options by clicking on the class title for more information or to register:

  • Fermenting 101Sunday, March 5  |  10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Fermenting 101
    Chef Raven Naramore

    Tasting  | Limited Hands-On
  • Roll Sushi!Sunday, April 2  | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
    More Sushi in the House
    Chef Yvette Hirang

    Tasting  |  Hands-On
  • Saturday, March 4  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Flash Demo: Biscuits & GravySaturday Morning Flash Demo
    Biscuits & Gravy
    Well, butter my biscuits, and add gravy while you’re at it!
    Chef Charlie Hammond
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class
  • Bellisima Balsamico!Saturday, March 11  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Saturday Morning Flash Demo
    Bellisima Balsamico
    It’s that delicate balance of sweet and sour syrupy perfection that we can’t get enough of. But alas, there are fakes out there. (Insert gasp.)  Understand this delightful aged vinegar and know how to use it!
    Chef Jesse Vega
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class
  • Handmade TortillasSaturday, March 18  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Saturday Morning Flash Demo
    Tortillari! Real-Deal Handmade Tortillas
    You know what they say… once you go homemade, you never go back to store-bought!
    Chef Sergio Lara
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class
  • AlbondigasSaturday, March 25  | 11 a.m. – Noon
    Saturday Morning Flash Demo
    Albóndigas! It’s Not A War Cry…
    A classic Spanish dish, Albóndigas in Romesco Sauce will soon become your new go-to party dish.
    Chef Raven Naramore
    Demonstration class

    $25/person if registered ahead / $30 day of class



Did You See We Added A New Class?!

Check out this class that we added new to our fall cooking class schedule!

Stir FryFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Secrets of Stir Fry w/Chef Yvette Hirang
Fri, Sept 9  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Wok cooking is one of the most versatile Asian Cooking styles, and Chef Yvette will teach you fundamental techniques on how to create quick, delicious Asian dishes with just 3 basic ingredients that you should have in your pantry. We’ll talk basic equipment requirements for perfect wok cooking including how to choose a wok or pan that works best for your heat source.  This Limited Hands-On Class will include Tastings.


Last Minute Delicious DealAnd don’t miss the Last-Minute Deals we have on these classes coming up:  (you’ll want to bookmark the page and check it often, because we always have some fabulous deals listed!)

Midwest BBQ Institute:
Girls Night Out! Grills Gone Wild!
Thu. 9/1  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $65 SAVE 15%     NOW $55.25

Flavorful Weekend Nights: Foods of Sicily
Fri, 9/2  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75 SAVE 15%     NOW $63.75

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Couples Mix it Up! Saute Date Night!
Fri, 9/2  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Was $75 SAVE 15%     NOW $63.75
(Sorry, but this deal is NOT retroactive.)


Two Asian Cooking Classes Added – Oishii!

Because you LOVE our Asian cooking classes, we have added two new ones  to our Winter/Spring class schedule at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, both  taught by our fun and talented cooking instructor, Chef Yvette Hirang… (BTW, oishii means “yummy.”)

SushiWake Up Little Sushi!
Wed, Jan 20, 2016  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Join us tonight as we learn how to make sushi! One of our most popular classes will be taught this evening by Chef Yvette Hirang, who will show us how to make the basic types of rolls and get you rollin’ yourself with some hands-n action. We’ll also learn about sushi rice, the ingredients used with sushi, such as wasabi and pickled ginger, how to safely store fish and where and how to buy sushi-grade fish. We’ll learn hand-rolling techniques and presentation of our sushi. Sushi always delivers on flavor and fun, so come learn what terms like Nigiri, Temaki and Maki mean. Oishii. (That means ‘yummy’ in Japanese.) You’re crazy if you think you can’t do it yourself. Now you can make sushi in YOUR kitchen.  This Hands-On class includes Tastings, so let’s get our sushi on!  (Click here for more info or to sign up online.)

Asian NoodlesAsian Noodle Dishes ‘Pho’ You
Wed, Feb 3, 2016  |  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Come slurp and twirl your way to knowing how to cook with Asian noodles. Noodles are a symbol of longevity in the Asian culture and whether wide or skinny, stir-fry or soupy – they can be found in hundreds of different forms all over the world. Join Chef Yvette Hirang as she shares a cultural, historical and product overview of the world of noodles AND teaches you the fundamentals of cooking with noodles. You’ll learn how to make Chinese Chao Mein, Filipino Pancit Canton, Japanese Udon and Vietnamese Pho. Grab your chopsticks (or your fork, for you newbies!) and warm up to these Asian comfort foods.  This Hands-On class includes Tastings, so be ready to eat noodles!  (Click here for more info or to sign up online.)

Reserve seats in these classes – they’ll fill up quickly…


Local Life Goes Global so Let’s Drink Whiskey!!

Local Life Goes Global - Sept 2015It’s a very special event-packed evening in Downtown Overland Park as  
3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE Goes Global!
Complete with…..
FREE  Barclay Martin Concert at 6:00 p.m. under the Clocktower
(or inside The Culinary Center of KC if it rains!) 

Visit The Culinary Center of Kansas City for ….

 FREE Reiger Whiskey tastings featuring Andy Reiger

      FREE Wine tastings courtesy of Handcrafted Wines

     FREE cooking demonstrations and tastings,
including The Electrified Cooks w/Slow Cooker Dessert Magic
and Chef Hirang w/Exploding Noodles (what?)

FREE demo by our friendly OP Firemen out front!
(Did she say firemen will be there?)

Our village of Downtown OP will be celebrating the work of Medical Missions Foundation, an Overland Park-based non-profit organization that provides life-changing medical care to indigent people in developing countries.  10% of our sales will be donated to Medical Missions Foundation.

Friday Night Only! 

 Save 10% on Select Classes
Available ONLY at 3rd Friday Local Life

Sign up tonight in our Kitchen Shop for any of Yvette Hirang’s or Kathy Moore & Roxanne Wyss’ remaining 2015 classes and save 10% on registration!

Eat, Drink & Shop LOCAL
in Downtown Overland Park

3rd Friday LOCAL LIFE is a lively & fun way to explore the unique and locally owned shops in Downtown Overland Park. Participating businesses host special events – from free wine tastings, food samples and cooking demos to live music, art exhibits and giveaways, you’ll always discover something fun and entertaining at LOCAL LIFE, held the Third Friday of every month in Downtown Overland Park.

Click here to download a flyer with event details and a map of the area, so you don’t miss a bit of the fun!