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Several December Cooking Classes Added!

CCKC Cooking ClassesTWO Big News Flashes from
The Culinary Center of Kansas City today…

#1 – Our January and February cooking classes are now online and ready for registration! Quick… hop on the class calendar at kcculinary.com (click on the purple ‘Current Schedule’ button). There are still plenty of spots available in most of the classes at this point, but save your spot soon.

#2 – Lisa, our Class Coordinator, has been busily working at adding classes to our December calendar. Click on the class titles below for full descriptions and online registration.

More Info: Chinese New Year CelebrationHomemade Liqueurs for the Holidays
Sat, Dec 9,  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Wilson
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Liqueur  |  $60

Liqueurs, also called cordials, have long been produced and enjoyed as aperitifs, in mixed cocktails, and in cooking.  The process to make them at home is easy and inexpensive, and learning this process will open your imagination to endless possibilities. And they make elegant and memorable gifts!  You will take home a handcrafted liqueur, along with recipes and many ideas for using them.

More Info: Elves Gone BadElves Gone Bad: Holiday Cake Wars
Tue, Dec 12,  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hands-On | Lunch  |  $75/person
Move over Ace of Cakes, we’re taking desserts to a whole new level. We’ll greet you with your own unique elf name, and then small teams will battle to win Santa’s good favor as they build and decorate holiday cakes.  Creative juices will be flowing with mystery decorations along with a challenge, a time frame and winner of the best decorated cake of the bunch.  Everyone will celebrate at the end with a delicious lunch!

More Info: 'Travel Holiday' Award-Winning AppetizersFlavorful Weekend Nights:
‘Travel Holiday’ Award-Winning Appetizers from Kansas City’s Legendary Plaza Restaurants

Fri, Dec 22,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Richard McPeake
Hands On  |  Tastings   |  $75
You’ll learn to recreate some of Chef Richard McPeake’s ‘Travel Holiday’ magazine award-winning appetizer recipes you’re sure to recognize from popular Kansas City restaurants like Plaza III, Fedora Café and the Original Bristol Bar & Grill.  Along the way, he’ll cover fundamental cooking skills like searing methods, the 6th Mother Sauce (aka butter sauces), how to properly steam mussels, the unique techniques of an East Coast Pan Roast, and lots more.

More Info: 'Travel Holiday' Award-Winning AppetizersFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Christmas in Mexico… including Homemade Tamales

Fri, Dec 22,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Susy Lara
Limited Hands On  |  Dinner & Take-Home Tamales   |  $75
Tonight, our tamale expert will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as they teach you how to make Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. You’ll also learn several other special dishes that are served at the Lara’s holiday gatherings, as well.  We’ll end our festive feast with Buñuelos – a delectable sweet dessert. We’ll also explore Atole, and even a special Mexican drink!

More Info: 'Travel Holiday' Award-Winning AppetizersJunior Chefs Academy (for ages 9-14):
Chef Shanita Bryant’s Food Truck Favorites

(Adult/Child Option)
Wed, Dec 27,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Shanita Bryant
Hands On  |  Tastings   |  $60

Shanita will introduce kids to a variety of essential cooking techniques as she teaches you mouthwatering recipes starting with Red Velvet Waffles. (you heard me…..Red. Velvet. Waffles.)  then you’ll move on to a southern classic of Shrimp & Creamy Sweet Potato Risotto. Yummy! Finally, we’ll end on a sweet note as Chef Shanita shows you how to prepare one of her famous southern dessert specialties, Super Quick Strawberry Shortcake. Adults can purchase a seat for themselves to attend this one with their junior chef.

More Info: Elves Gone BadVegan for Everybody
Wed, Dec 27,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Molly Flynn
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings   |  $60

Chef Molly will teach some basic culinary skills as she walks you through some incredibly delicious plant-based recipes. Because we learn best when we practice what you’ve learned, you’ll tie on an apron and help with some of the prep and cooking, too!  You’ll learn to make a versatile a hearty Shepherd’s Pie, a colorful Superfoods Salad, Eggplant Crunch Burgers (trust me, you’re gonna love this healthy burger alternative), and a comforting Kale and White Bean Soup.

More Info: Elves Gone BadJunior Chefs Academy (for ages 9-14):
Learn to Bake Like A Pro

(Adult/Child Option)
Fri, Dec 29,  2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Newell
Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Cookies & Bon Bons   |  $55

It’s non-stop, hands-on action as we learn correct measuring, how to follow a recipe for success, knead dough, mixing, stirring, and more as we whip up some fantabulous Lemon Cherry Olive Oil Cupcakes (they’re soooooo gooood!).  We’ll also make a batch of homemade Sugar Cookies. And, as if that’s not enough sweet goodness, Katie will also teach her recipe for Peppermint Bon Bon’s.  Won’t you be fancy?! You’ll taste AND take home your creations to share (that is, IF they make it home!) Adults can purchase a seat for themselves to attend this one with their junior chef.

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