Since last year at this time, we have hosted more then 235 interactive cooking parties at The Culinary Center of Kansas City®. One of the most popular models is our All Hands For Hunger™ – A Cooking Party With A Purpose, where over 1,770 guests cooked meals resulting in over 9,700 deserving Kansas Citians receiving a homemade nutritious meal! That’s a whole heck of a lotta corporate teambuilding happening in Kansas City, don’t you think? Yup, we think so too.
Let’s break it down further, shall we? Of those 235 interactive cooking parties and teambuildings…
- 25% decided on our flagship model called Mystery Box Cookoff™
- 19% chose our All Hands for Hunger™ community service interactive teambuilding model
- 16% made some killer menus in our Recipes for Success™ interactive cooking party model
- 10% were what we call Fun Lunches™ where you get to have fun cooking AND you get to eat lunch…because you gotta each lunch anyway right?
- 10% chose our interactive model Dinners with A Pinch of Hands-On™ where you create part of your menu and then we serve you an awesome chef-prepared meal
- … and the remaining 20% were customized interactive cooking parties or one of our other many teambuilding models.
We are proud to announce that we have just added another charity to our list of local organizations that benefit from our #CookingForACause All Hands For Hunger events! It’s the Jewish Family Services Food Pantry that has joined those ranks.
Jewish Family Services is a comprehensive human service agency committed to strengthening lives throughout Greater Kansas City. Their programs are anchored in core Jewish values that honor community and caring for one another while serving people of all faiths. Programs include Care Skills & Connections, Chaplaincy, Counseling and Mental Health Services, Family Life Education, Food Pantry, Care and Case Management and Volunteer Service.
The JFS Food Pantry opened in 2012 and provides a wide range of nutritious groceries and personal care items to individuals and families challenged by food insecurity. The client choice pantry serves a variety of households: seniors living on fixed incomes, families with young children, families experiencing job loss or working families struggling to meet their basic needs. Pantry locations in both Overland Park, KS, and Kansas City, MO, have allowed JFS to grow to serve over 400 families each month.
Here’s what some of those 1,770+ teambuilding participants who walked through our doors this past year had to say:
“Thank you, it was a great event! Everybody had a great time and several have expressed interest in attending some of your other cooking classes, etc.”
– Raffaele S. and Heather S., Select Quote
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“I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful evening. All your special added touches made the evening very personal and memorable. Vicky, Libby and Claudia all did a fabulous job and I cannot thank them enough!”
– Jami H., Family Holiday Party
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“We had a fantastic time and I think next year our other group (we have two companies) is going to [come]! The food was delicious and your staff did an incredible job!”
– Nancy K., CQuence Health Group
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“We had an ABSOLUTE BLAST! I’ve fielded so many phone calls and text messages since Saturday night from our team – they loved it. Considering we are in construction – this was definitely outside our normal box – but they sure did enjoy it! And holy moly… we are calling it the “roasting” your staff gave us…………. SPOT ON. They definitely had me figured out 😊. Thank you so much for a fun and enjoyable party!”
– Carrie M., Heritage Electric
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We’d love to host your company, department, family or friends this summer in our kitchens for some interactive culinary fun. We have dates available for both day-time and evening events. We promise an outstanding event.
Heather, our Events Manager Specializing In Exceptional Culinary Events, is waiting for your call. Why aren’t you calling her, already? Or fill out our inquiry form and she’ll send you a brochure.
Come play in our kitchens over lunch, dinner, brunch, appetizers… or heck, just whenever. We would love to have you in our kitchens.