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The Kitchen Shop Experience

"In our world, an apron is just a cape on backwards."
- 'The Main Dish' Laura Laiben

Become a superhero in your own kitchen with a visit to our Kitchen Shop, either in person or online  (And, by the way, we also carry aprons.)

 We’re in love with food. Stories about food, people who cook food, and the products that make our time in the kitchen easier and more exciting. We’re here to help you make magic in the kitchen.

Explore

Our Kitchen Shop Experience is a foodie’s dream.  We aim to ignite your enthusiasm and activate your senses through interactive displays, food & wine tastings, free smells and more! All you food lovers (and food curious folks) are welcome to stop in anytime to find the perfect cooking class, look around our unique teaching kitchens and get inspired! And you’re always invited to visit our Free Kitchen Parties & Shop Events page.

Curious about what tool is most essential in the kitchen? Considering making a quality knife purchase or upgrading your cookware? We are here to support you in exploring the culinary possibilities! Shop our curated collection of recommended tools, unusual gadgets, exclusive edible fare and kitchen-inspired gifts for all ages. And don’t forget… Foodies love gift certificates!

" People who love to eat are always the best people." - Julia Child

SIGNATURE PRODUCTS

The Kitchen Boa®

Created by our own ‘Main Dish’ Laura Laiben, the Kitchen Boa is a wildly popular re-invention of the kitchen towel and a stylish ‘must’ for every cook.

Gift Certificates

Surprise your favorite foodie with a gift certificate from The Culinary Center of Kansas City. Available in any amount in-store, online or call us for postal mail delivery!

‘Best Recipes’ Cookbook™

Tried and true recipes, our cookbook is a compilation of some of our favorite and most-requested dishes.

Cookware We Believe In

Cook like a pro with our signature line of high-quality, commercial-grade cookware. It’s the last cookware you’ll buy. We promise.

Our Favorite Kitchen Soap

Hand-crafted soap with goats milk and essential oils. p.s. You won’t believe how good it smells!

The Best Cutting Board

We know a quality cutting board is an important tool. These non-porous wood fiber boards stand up to heat, the dishwasher and lots of slicin’.

The Kitchen Boa®

Created by our own ‘Main Dish’ Laura Laiben, the Kitchen Boa is a wildly popular re-invention of the kitchen towel and a stylish ‘must’ for every cook.

Gift Certificates

Surprise your favorite foodie with a gift certificate from The Culinary Center of Kansas City. Available in any amount in-store, online or call us for postal mail delivery!

‘Best Recipes’ Cookbook™

Tried and true recipes, our cookbook is a compilation of some of our favorite and most-requested dishes.

Cookware We Believe In

Cook like a pro with our signature line of high-quality, commercial-grade cookware. It’s the last cookware you’ll buy. We promise.

Our Favorite Kitchen Soap

Hand-crafted soap with goats milk & essential oils. p.s. You won’t believe how good it smells!

The Best Cutting Board

We know a quality cutting board is an important tool. These non-porous wood fiber boards stand up to heat, the dishwasher and lots of slicin’.

Ultimate Digital Thermometer

If you’re serious about cooking, you need a good digital thermometer.

Wusthof Classic 8″ Chef Knife

Lesson #1: To be a good cook, you really NEED quality knives. Class over. Let us help you find yours.

Lemon Squeezer

This classic kitchen tool will help you juice all types of citrus with ease!

Messermeister Knife Bag

Carry your cutlery safely and in style. Great for professionals and home chefs alike.

Stasher Bags

Save the earth with these bags that DO IT ALL!  Cook it. Freeze it. Heat it. Store it. Dishwash it. Repeat.

Bee’s Wrap

This reusable food wrap is a natural alternative to plastic wrap – and you’ll get ‘warm fuzzies’ for saving Mother Earth.

Jim Spinx Coasters

These hilarious coasters make a perfect gift or keep a stack for yourself.

Silverware Pouches

Make any table stylish with these easy-to-use and easy-to-store Cutlery Couture pouches. Setting a beautiful table just got easy.

Green Bee Tea Towels

We carry a variety of cute and clever tea towels by Green Bee KC.

RibStar Rubs

Our own Chef Richard McPeake creates these award-winning Rub Me Tender Rubs. They come in 3 varieties.

Savory Addictions Gourmet Nuts

A perfect blend of seasoning for mixed nuts, smoked over real wood. #Yum

Vain Vanilla

We’re talkin’ Vanilla Bean + Rum. Period. Elevate your recipes with these quality vanilla varieties.

The perfect gift for any foodie in your life, our Culinary Center of Kansas City gift certificates are available for purchase online or in our Kitchen Shop in Downtown Overland Park.