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A Very Special Culinary Event: Toque Wars

Toque WarsThe lights dim… a hush comes over the crowd… and the door opens to two very accomplished chefs (complete in their chef regalia) to compete for the coveted “Golden Garlic Mirror Ball Trophy” in this first-ever “Toque Wars” Competition, on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at The Culinary Center of Kansas City.  (It’s kind of like an “Iron Chef” competition, but without all the drama and with a huge sense of humor.) 

The stage will be set for some fine culinary entertainment as two of our very own CCKC instructor chefs – Chef Jesse Vega vs. CCKC Lead Chef Molly Flynn – compete in a ‘toque-to-toque’ battle while showing off their culinary acumen, all in good fun, of course (or maybe not… depends on how the night goes, right?) 

Toque Wars - Jesse vs. MollyRegister now to attend and here’s how it will work:

You’ll be met with a stunning appetizer as we introduce the evening’s festivities.  Then each chef, one at a time, will be given a box of mystery ingredients and one hour to cook and plate their dazzling creations, all the while explaining to you what they are doing while they are doing it.  No going into the silent “chef zone” – they have to TEACH while they cook!  (Hey, we’re a culinary arts center here!) Each chef will prepare an entrée and side dish for you to taste.  When one chef is done, we’ll move on to the second chef. 

Culinary egos are front and center as the two Chefs talk their way through the creative processes going on under those big-a$$ tall hats on their heads.  Throughout the competition, they’ll engage in friendly & competitive banter (aka trash talk), knives will fly (ok, that’s not true), desserts will flame (it could happen), and silliness will abound, but, in the end, it’s YOU, the students, who will decide the winner, by secret ballot so nobody knows who you voted for. (You want to taste some of the food, right?)  And while you’re voting, you’ll enjoy a tasty dessert course. 

So get ready for a unique cooking experience with lots of fantastic food and fun, plus the opportunity to learn a whole lot about cooking techniques and expert tips by watching experienced chefs perform in their element.  It’s a win/win, really.

Sign up today to reserve your seats:

Flavorful Weekend Nights:
Toque Wars!
Two Chefs. Two Dinners. One Winner.

Sat, Jan 20,  6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Chef Jesse Vega & Chef Molly Flynn
Demonstration Class  |  Tastings & Wine

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