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CCKC Cooking ClassesWe continue to add classes to our calendar as the ones currently on there fill up!  Here are the latest additions to The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s schedule for late December through February. Again, there is a wide variety of offerings, from Junior Chef classes to weekend end date-night classes and baking, beer pairing and international cuisine, there is something for everyone!  Take a look at the list below, and click on the ‘More Info’ button for a full class description or to register online. If you have any questions about the classes and want to speak to a human, we’re happy to help. Give us a call at 913/341.4455.

More Info: Taste of IndiaFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Taste of India

Fri, Dec 29,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Ariel Johnston
Hands On  |  Dinner

Take a delicious journey to India as we explore the diverse flavors and mystical world of Indian cuisine … made fun and easy under the expert guidance of CCKC instructor, Ariel Johnston. Throughout the evening, she will teach you fundamental culinary cooking techniques, plus a discussion about Indian spices and how to identify them. You’ll get lots of hands-on cooking time as you break out in small groups and work alongside Ariel to prep and prepare these beautiful dishes. Finally, you’ll get to sit down around the table and enjoy the food you helped to prepare.

More Info: JCA - Katie's BakeryJunior Chefs Academy (ages 9-14)
Katie’s Bakery: Learn To Bake Like A Pro

(Adult/Child Option)
Sat, Dec 30,  2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Newell
Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Cookies & Bon-Bons

Junior Chefs will put on an apron and work alongside one of our longtime instructors, Katie Newell, to discover important tools, tricks and tips that will help them bake successfully at home every time!  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!).  Adults are welcome to sign up for a seat in this class with their young bakers!

More Info: Homemade LiqueursHomemade Liqueurs
Sun, Jan 14,  5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Jackie Wilson
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings & Take-Home Liqueur

Liqueurs, also called cordials, have long been produced and enjoyed as aperitifs, in mixed cocktails, and in cooking. Though commercialized production of popular liqueurs such as Amaretto, Kahlua, Grand Marnier and Limoncello has discouraged many from making these at home, the basic process is very easy and inexpensive. Learning this process will open your imagination to endless possibilities. These make elegant and memorable gifts, too!  You will take home a handcrafted liqueur, along with recipes and many ideas for using them.

More Info: A Great British Baking ClassA Great British Baking Class…
Complete with a Friendly Competition!

Sun, Jan 14,  5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kris Koehler
Hands On  |  Tastings

This class filled in the blink of an eye, so we added a second class later the same day!  Expert pastry chef, Kris Koehler, will teach the techniques of the perfect choux and how to make a deliciously chocolate pastry cream. Once you have the basics down, you’ll be set loose in teams to create the cream puffs and pastry cream filling.  When the baking is completed, each person will create their own signature Courtesan au Chocolate by filling, assembling, and decorating their creation. We’ll have judges in place to review your creations and they’ll decide who walks away with the prize.  Prepare to be amazed at yourself!

More Info: Dessert RouladesThis Is How We Roll!  Dessert Roulades
, Jan 23,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kris Koehler
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings

The number one obstacle that stops people from learning how to make roulade is the fear of rolling. Turns out, the fear of a cracked cake keeps many people from adding these versatile pastries to their baking repertoire. But, it’s not as hard as it seems.  Tonight, we’ll move past those fears, as we learn to “roll with it.”  Roulade consists of sponge cake that’s rolled around a crème filling to create an impressive dessert. Professional Pastry Chef Kris Koehler will teach you the proper mixing and measuring techniques needed to ensure your roulade turns out with a perfect flavor and rolling texture.

More Info: An Unusual Evening of Bier & Food PairingFlavorful Weekend Nights:
Prost & Bon Appetit! An Unusual Evening of
Bier & Food Pairing with Cicerone Nathan Schriner

, Jan 27,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cicerone Nathan Schriner & CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn
Demonstration  |  Dinner & Bier Tastings

Help us welcome Cicerone Nathan Schriner into our kitchens for an enlightening evening of bier education including how to pair bier with food. Nathan has joined up with CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn to create a menu that will blow the cap off your beer bottle. When one thinks of food for beer pairing, images of bratwurst, pretzels and cheese come to mind, but Nathan wants to show you that, like wine, beer can be exquisitely paired with even classic French dishes such as Smoked Trout Rillette, delicate French cheeses and a Languedoc-Roussillon style Cassoulet.  Got your attention didn’t we? And I haven’t even talked about the salad or dessert courses! Each of our courses this evening will be paired with Reinheitsgabot approved German beers of Kansas City Bier Company.

More Info: Weird & Wonderful Dessert PartyA Weird & Wonderful Dessert Party,
featuring recipes inspired by Momofuku Milk Bar (NYC)

, Jan 30,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Kris Koehler
Limited Hands On  |  Tastings

Let’s get weird!  In the pastry kitchen, that is!  Join us for an interactive cooking party featuring unusual, but delicious, quirky desserts inspired by those found at the famed Momofuku Milk Bar in NYC!  You’ll start with a boozy milkshake to sip on during class. Then, she’s going to teach a variety of dessert creations with cray-cray names like Crack Pie, Corn Cookies, and Sweet Cereal Milk Ice Cream Pie.  Say What??  But don’t let these unconventional recipes fool you.  Despite the quirky names, they’re super good and easy to create.

More Info: JCA: Cake Wars!Junior Chefs Academy (ages 9-14)
Cake Wars! The Battle of the Buttercream

Sat, Jan 6,  10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Instructor:  Victoria Lara
Hands On  |  Tastings & Some Take-Home Cake

Instructor, Vicky Lara will lead this interactive class as she teaches the kids lots of ways to decorate using buttercream icing, piping bags and fancy-schmancy little tricks of the trade.  Then you’ll divide out into teams, receive your decorating challenges and get to work on your show-stopping team masterpieces!

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