New year, new kitchen at The Culinary Center of Kansas City!
Get ready for a brand spankin’ new Tuscan Teaching Kitchen. We began demolition on New Year’s Day, and plan to begin renovation next week. That kitchen will be closed to class use during the project so we have a very tight schedule in place to christen the new space and have it back open for classes on January 19. (Never fear – we will have classes still in our Santa Fe Kitchen!)
Our friend and kitchen designer Billie Deatheridge has designed an efficient and beautiful space, and we’re working with the folks at Trendstone to get the project done. The teaching island is larger than in our former Tuscan kitchen, with a solid surface Cambria countertop. The sink will be a large open-style sink with a pull-down commercial faucet and an offset drain with a high-quality disposal. The rangetop will be top-of-the-line with a Bluestar 36” 6-burner rangetop with a griddle option. It is pretty swanky. Under the counter will be open shelving for equipment, as well as room to roll our smaller carts and trash cans. The bottom of the teaching island will be wrapped in corrugated metal.
As soon as we complete the remodel of the teaching island, we’ll start on the ‘Viking Kitchen’ (along our west wall in the Tuscan Kitchen), but it will be in construction phase probably until February or March.
We will have limited use of the Tuscan Kitchen during construction, but it will be closed for classes. Bear with us during construction… we’re excited to debut our new space soon…