There’s a cooking class for everyone at The Culinary Center of Kansas City. Whether you’re a regular in our kitchens, or it’s been awhile since you’ve been to a class or you’ve never been to The Culinary Center at all, check out these SIX classes on our November schedule!
Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Classic Steak House Dinner
Sat, Nov 11, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
Instructor: Jesse Vega
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
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Who can resist a good steak? It’s the perfect meal to serve to family and friends when you want to impress. Just imagine the luscious flavor, aromas, and tantalizing tastes you will experience. Chef Jesse Vega, leads our steak-fest. He’s passionate about teaching you the right way to make a steak dinner as he shares some of his favorite recipes: Salted Potatoes with Steak Butter, Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce, Peppercorn and Herb Grilled Steak with Pinot Noir Steak Sauce. Come in and tie on an apron for the fun and we will even toast to our success at the end of the evening!
Ladies Who Lunch!
Inspired (& Inexpensive) Holiday Table Designs
Wed, Nov 15, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor: Larry Wheeler
Demonstration Class | Light Lunch & Gift
It’s a special 2-hour class that’s all about girlfriends, humor and holiday-inspired decorating ideas! To top things off, we’ll serve you a luscious light lunch prepared by our very own CCKC Chefs. Each guest will take home a little sumpin’ sumpin’ from Larry. (Sorry fellas, this one’s just for us girls!)
CookWell: Vegetarian Comfort Food
Sat, Nov 18, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands-On | Tastings
Chef Molly Flynn will share some of her favorite tried-and-true vegetarian recipes that have the “umph” to sustain us through these cold wintry months. Chef Molly will teach fundamental culinary techniques as she walks you through the steps to create belly-warming recipes such as Five Bean Chili with a surprise fall harvest ingredient, Mini-Lasagna with fresh made-from-scratch Pasta (that you’ll get to make yourself!), Butternut Squash Enchiladas with Black Beans & Goat Cheese, and a creamy, dreamy dessert – Chocolate Risotto with Port Poached Pears. This is a menu that everyone in your family will love!
Flavorful Weekend Nights: Cooking for Couples!
An Affair To Remember
Sat, Nov 18, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jason Bowers
Limited Hands-On | Dinner
Join us for one of our signature Flavorful Weekend Night® dinners, designed specifically for the two of you. We’ll greet you with a glass of champagne and the table will be set for romance. Chef Jason Bowers, will show off his incredible culinary skills as he creates a memorable evening with a lovely menu of Red, Yellow and Green Tomato Chilled Soup with Toasted Cumin Crème Fraîche and Roasted Anaheim Pepper Chutney. Avocado Purée Soyu Seared Chilean Sea Bass with Rock Shrimp and Pineapple-Pepper Compote served with a Soy-Sesame Ginger Reduction, Herb Infused Basmati Rice with Pomegranate and Lemon Basil. Dessert will be Caramel Crème Brûlée. You’ll get a bit of hands on tonight alongside Chef Jason, as well.
Midwest BBQ Institute:
BBQ Workshop: Sauces, Rubs & Marinades
Sun, Nov 19, 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Richard McPeake
Limited Hands-On | Tastings & Take-Home BBQ Sauce & Rub
Chef Richard McPeake, Educator of ‘Que” and expert pit master, will educate you on the ABCs of preparing a great sauce, rub, and marinade. You’ll learn all about choosing the right spices, storing them properly, their expected shelf life, pros and cons of using powders vs. ground spices, and knowing which spices complement each other. Chef will demonstrate how to prepare KC Style BBQ Sauce, Zesty Piquant Pepper BBQ Sauce, “Your Own” BBQ Rub, and Brisket marinade. Armed with all this valuable information, you’ll tie an apron on and try your hand at making your own signature sauce
Le Crêperie: Sweet & Savory Crêpes
Sat, Nov 25, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Lauren Lane
Hands-On | Tastings
Join one of our newest culinary instructors, passionate foodie Lauren Lane will teach the techniques and tips to make delicious crêpes variations such as Spinach, Mushroom and Gruyere and Herb Crêpes with smoked ham and cheese. Not to mention a fabulous dessert crêpes made with Nutella and Bananas. Yummy…. and so much fun! Once you master the fundamentals and tips that Lauren will share, you’ll be able to create tons of your own variations to serve to your family, or when entertaining.