“Variety is the spice of life”
… and it also describes our class schedule.
The classes listed below represent those currently available for registration, however we curate and add classes often based on demand, the seasons, our whims… or whatever flips our pancakes. If you can’t find a class that interests you here, click the ‘Let Us Know’ link below and share your ideas.
Let’s Learn The Basics, including Fish & Seafood and Pro Classes
We believe that learning to cook starts with solid basic culinary training. These classes are designed to cover the basics of particular areas of the culinary arts and are perfect for the cook who wants to start at the beginning, for those returning to the kitchen or for seasoned cooks who want to learn something new.
Keep Calm and Bake On!
You can’t be sad when you’re holding a cupcake, right? Or a macaron, a loaf of freshly baked bread or a cookie? The flour flies and the pins roll as we explore the world of baking and the pastry arts in our kitchens. Join some of the finest pastry chefs and instructors in the country as they share a deep knowledge of their craft and make it easy to understand, so you can recreate what you learn in your own kitchen!
Get A Stamp On Your Culinary Passport!
“Cooking is an expression of the land where you are and the culture of that place.” — Wolfgang Puck
If you want to really understand a country or even a region of the United States, you should eat your way through it. Learn what the locals eat, how they incorporate indigenous ingredients and where to find those in your own city. Our goal is to expose you to new cuisines and make them “do-able” in your own kitchen. (You’re welcome.)
Because Wellness Begins in the Kitchen
Guess where good health starts? Yep… in the kitchen, and in the grocery stores and farmers markets too! Our expert culinary instructors teach simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time! These instructors actually walk the walk… before they talk the talk. Whether you have been given a diagnosis requiring a change in your diet or you just want to take charge of your personal health, these classes will inspire you and arm you with real tools of change.
Serious Culinary Education Based on Professional Chef Training
Think you’d look pretty spiffy in a white chef’s coat? Ready to take your cooking skills to the next level? Or maybe you are considering a career in the culinary industry and want to see what it feels like? Classes noted as Professional Culinary Arts Classes are for the serious cook interested in building on existing skills or jumpstarting a burgeoning passion for cooking. They are intensive, limited enrollment classes where you’ll enter into an intimate one-on-one cooking experience with a seasoned culinary instructor. And you get to wear an awesome ‘toques’ — that’s fancy talk for a white chef’s hat – so you’ll have that going for you too!
Movie, Schmoovie… Let’s Party in the Kitchen this Weekend!
Our Flavorful Weekend Nights™ classes are a fantastic way to spend a Friday or Saturday evening with friends or your “luvva”… or come solo and meet new friends! They are unique, hands-on, entertainment-style cooking parties and are the perfect mix of culinary education and a fun night out. Register early, because these seats fill quickly!
Gettin’ Food on the Table
Tired of the same ol’ dinners? Stuck in a recipe rut? Break out of your routine and learn how to make great pan sauces, homemade pasta, Asian specialties, one-dish meals, etc. It’s real everyday cooking for your real everyday kitchen. Life’s too short to make the same food all the time!
Education in the Art & Science of BBQ, Grilling & Smoking
Kansas City is one of the great BBQ capitals of the world! That’s why we consider it our duty to offer a variety of classes in the art and science of grilling and smoking. We have some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world (yep, seriously!) Whether you want to be the envy of your neighborhood or grab the gold at a competition, these instructors will leave no briquette unturned. Even if you’re a ‘King of the Grill’ who knows a thing or two about BBQ, we’ll show you there’s a lot to add to your already smokin’ hot skills. Our BBQ classes are offered on a continuing basis throughout the year — even in winter, ’cause BBQ folks are not sissies! (Customized BBQ events also available.)
Dinner Is At My House…
It’s your turn to host the [choose one] book club, neighborhood dinner, company party, wedding shower… you get the drift. Why not learn dishes and techniques that make you a superhero in the party department? Or you may learn a style of cooking (e.g. tapas) that will break you free of your recipe box routine. Grab a glass of wine, tie on an apron and let’s prep for a party! (Take a look at our Wine, Beer & Spirits classes below for some great party libations too…)
Honey, Let’s Do It in the Kitchen
Want to impress your date? It’s as simple as registering you and your significant for one of our couples classes. These hot little numbers are designed specifically for twosomes, but honestly, ANY of our classes make a unique night out together. Now, get on it! We have created this opportunity, but you’ll have to work up the gumption to ask your date/wife/husband/luvva… and to register, of course.
Hen Parties Rule
Sometimes you just need some Girlfriend Time, am I right? Grab your besties and spend a fun evening in our kitchen for one of our interactive cooking classes designed just for ladies. Call it a Girls’ Night Out or a Hen Party or whatever you want, just get your group registered and get ready for a great experience. Actually, ANY of our cooking classes are perfect for your Girlie Gathering.
We ❤ Our Hooch
Drink it. Enjoy it. Be a connoisseur. Learn more about the beverages you drink, plus how to cook with them!
My Kid Sure Likes To Cook
Li’l Kids in the Kitchen™ (ages 5-8)
Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™ (ages 9-14)
If your kid(s) like to cook or if you just want to make sure they know their way around a kitchen, check out our kids’ cooking classes and camps. Our Li’l Kids classes are designed for the child to attend with an adult. Our Junior Chefs attend on their own (but adults can purchase a seat in class if they’d like to attend with their 9-14-year-old.)
Junior Chefs Academy™ (ages 9-14)
For junior chefs who want to take their cooking skills a step further, we created the Junior Chefs Academy program. For a one-time membership fee of $100, JCA members get a host of special benefits – including an official Chef’s Jacket to wear proudly in class or for cooking for friends and family at home, special coupons, discounts and culinary events for JCA members throughout the year, a membership certificate for the Junior Chefs Academy, monthly email with a JCA Recipe of the Month designed specifically for your chefs, and a special pin for each Junior Chef course completed, to add to their chef jacket.
‘Tis the Season
Celebrate each season of the year with the flavors of the holiday! From baked treats to seasonal feasts, we offer classes to make the most of every special time of the year.