Wanna Work Here?

Wanna Join Our Team?

We currently have the following opening on our foodie team…

Job Posting: 


The Culinary Center of Kansas City, a successful culinary arts center located in Downtown Overland Park, Kansas, would like to hire an experienced Chef to become a key part of its management team as Lead Chef. This person must share our passion for the culinary arts and the ever-increasing role that food and wine play in our lives, and have a strong desire and the requisite skills to educate others in this area. This person should desire to embrace and be a part of our growth, be creative, professional, service-minded, mature, outgoing, able to speak/teach to the public, flexible, have a sense of humor, have the ability to work with a well-honed team, be able to manage a kitchen and kitchen staff without supervision of owner including the ordering and management of inventory, be comfortable creating and writing recipes, able to present new menu items, fully understand food safety regulations, have a broad knowledge of cooking styles, develop recipes, manage a budget, have a desire for growth and, of course, know how to prepare excellent food efficiently. Experience required: minimum 2 years of experience as banquet chef or production chef experience or equivalent experience. Must also have food handler card or be ServSafe Certified. This is a full-time position but has flexible hours. (More detailed description of job duties available upon request.)

This is a full-time position beginning in July or August. Initial salary dependent on experience and skill level. Serious applicants only, please. Interest in this position should be submitted in the form of a resumé and a cover latter explaining why you believe you would be a good fit for this position, as well as a required salary range. Please email this information to cook@kcculinary.com. Hand-delivered resumé and cover letter may also be dropped off at 7920 Santa Fe, Overland Park, KS, to the attention of Owner. Please understand that we appreciate your interest in this position, however we may not be able to reply personally to all applications received.


The Culinary Center of Kansas City is located in Downtown Overland Park (7920 Santa Fe, Overland Park, KS 66204) and is a full-service culinary arts center offering cooking classes, special events and interactive cooking experiences, catering, offices and a Kitchen Shop, all in a beautiful 6500 square foot historic building.   The Culinary Center has received many awards but none more important than to be named as one of Kansas City’s “Best Places To Work!”  We believe that creating an atmosphere of strong positive culture will set the stage for passionate employees to do their best work.    Our mission is to consistently exceed client expectations and enrich our community by providing education, cultivation and appreciation for the culinary arts through a variety of experiences including cooking classes, interactive culinary experiences and creative catered events, all of which are brilliantly conceived, precisely and joyously executed in an immaculate and comfortable environment.

General Expectations of a CCKC Employee:

  • share the CCKC’s passion for the culinary arts
  • have a strong desire to educate others in this area
  • embrace our mission as stated above
  • have the ability to work well with a well-honed team
  • be able to work around the public in a professional manner and be customer focused
  • make a commitment to this position as consistency is important
  • be able to have excellent judgment skills in times of difficulty
  • be accountable for every aspect of his/her position
  • be punctual at all times
  • be able to execute and complete each event/class or duty with the highest degree of focus and attention to detail
  • think through how each thing he/she does affects the big picture and not operate within a vacuum
  • be a leader, capable of setting an example to everyone
  • respect all other employees and guests at all times
  • not handle personal matters at work either on the phone or on the computer

Please send (1) resumé and (2) a cover letter explaining why you believe you be perfect for this position to cook@kcculinary.com

AND, if you love food and cooking and all things kitchen-y, consider becoming part of our CCKC Foodie Volunteer Crew.  It can scratch your foodie itch, AND we have been known to hire from within the ranks of our Foodie Volunteer Crew.  It lets us get to know each other while having a great time in the kitchen.