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6 Classes in December You Won’t Want To Miss

CCKC Cooking ClassesThere’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 December schedule!

More Info: Classic Steak House DinnerHoliday ‘All Hands for Hunger’ Lunch –
A Cooking Party with a Purpose

Wed, Dec 6,  11 a.m. – 1  p.m.
Hands-On  |  Lunch
Start a great holiday tradition that keeps on giving when the holidays are over. This cooking event/community service project is perfect for co-workers, family and friends who want to celebrate the season AND do something that really matters – like feed the needs of our local community!

More Info: Homemade Liqueurs for the HolidaysHomemade Liqueurs for the Holidays
, Dec 9,  10:00 a.m. – 12:30  p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Wilson
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Liqueur
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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: Vegetarian Comfort FoodThe Merry Elves’ Family Workshop:
Holiday Cake-A-Palooza!

Sun, Dec 10,  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Instructor: ‘Head Elf’ Laura Laiben & Her Merry Elves
Hands-On | 2-layer Cake, Hot Cocoa & Kid-friendly Munchies
Santa told us that his favorite dessert is cake, so we know better than to give him anything else!  We’ll show you how it’s done, provide samples of several decorated cakes for you to study and loads of decorations from which to choose.  From smooth buttercream icing and  colorful edible ‘play-do” (a/k/a fondant,) to little sleighs and trees and shiny edible “ornaments” perfect for your sweet holiday creation… and so much more. Then, you get to add your own unique ideas and run with it… with the able assistance of our Merry Cake Decorating Elves, of course!  We’ll have holiday music, hot cocoa and kid-friendly munchies available too!  We’ll send you home with your sweet holiday creation in a baker’s box, all ready to show off to family and friends… and to EAT, of course!

More Info: An Affair to RememberFor Grown-Up Elves’ Only!
Holiday Cake-A-Palooza!

Sun, Dec 10,  2:30 – 4:30  p.m.
Hands-On | 2-layer Cake, Adult-friendly Cocktail & Munchies
The holidays just aren’t complete without a fun party where everyone makes a decorated edible holiday dessert to take home and show off.  I’m not talkin’ just any boring ole’ holiday cake, you crafty adult elves… I ’m talking about cakes that come out lookin’ just like the pros!  Choose to make a Plaza Lights Cake, a Frosty The Snowman Cake, a Snow Angel Cake, a Winter Wonderland Cake or a Gingerbread House Cake.  Or turn your creation into an Ugly Sweater Cake if you want. It’s your creation! We’ll have holiday music, one of our favorite holiday cocktails, the ‘Christmosa’, as well as adult-friendly munchies.  At the end of this class, we’ll send you home with your sweet holiday creation in a baker’s box, all ready to show off to family and friends.

More Info: BBQ Workshop: Sauces, Rubs & MarinadesFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Christmas in Mexico… including Homemade Tamales!
, Dec 22,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor:  Susy Lara
Limited Hands-On  | Dinner & Take-Home Tamales
Our tamale expert will share coveted family recipes, secrets and techniques as she teaches you how to make Chicken Tamales with Tomatillo Sauce. You’ll also learn several other special dishes that are served at Lara holiday gatherings, as well.  We’ll end our festive feast with Buñuelos – a delectable sweet dessert. (Psst! It’s also one of Santa’s favorite treats!) We’ll also explore Atole, and even a special Mexican drink!  You’ll get to help Susy prepare some of these flavorful dishes….. and here’s a bonus, you’ll even take home a half-dozen tamales to share with your family (or not)!

Le Crêperie: Sweet & Savory CrêpesVegan for Everybody
, Dec 27,  6:30 – 9:00  p.m.
Instructor:  Molly Flynn
Limited Hands-On  |  Tastings
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 we learn, 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 where you’ll get to learn and practice basic knife skills as you help prep and prepare some of tonight’s dishes.

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