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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 fun.  Hands-On Saturdays are especially fun each week. Stop by and try out cool kitchen tools.  We’re open late on Thursday until 8 p.m. (along with many other Downtown Overland Park businesses, by the way!) Swing by after work for Retail Therapy Thursdays.

Step Inside

Our Gadget Gurus will greet you with a smile and help you discover that perfect cooking class, cutting-edge tool, unusual culinary gift, new dish from our Dinners on Demand™ freezers … or we’d love to just chat about your Grandma’s cheeseball recipe. 

Browse The Kitchen Shop Online

You won’t be able to smell what’s cooking in our kitchens or try the newest cooking tool, but you WILL find many of our most popular gadgets, gizmos and gifts.  We won’t judge you if you shop in your jammies either.  (We might if you wore them into the store though… ’cause that would be weird.)  

SIGNATURE PRODUCTS

The Kitchen Boa®

Created by our own ‘Main Dish’ Laura Laiben and now sold worldwide, the Kitchen Boa is a re-invention of the kitchen towel and a stylish ‘must’ for every cook. Check out the many styles available.

Dinners on Demand

Dinner is a snap with our chef-prepared high-quality frozen Dinners on Demand entrees, appetizers, desserts and more.  Let us help you feed your family and friends. (You’re welcome!)

‘Best Recipes’ Cookbook™

Our ‘Best Recipes of The Culinary Center of Kansas City’ cookbook is a compilation of some of our favorite and most-requested recipes, plus some practical cooking tips.

Pro Series Cookware

Our signature line of high-quality hand-crafted cookware designed for  the home cook, each laser-etched with an inspirational food quote. The last cookware you’ll buy. We promise.

Bitchin’ Kitchen Soap

Just because you cooked with onions doesn’t mean your hands need to smell like it!  Local maker Indigo Wild created this nose-a-licious soap with the scent of pomegranate.

CCKC Cutting Boards by Epicurean

These non-porous wood fiber boards made by Epicurean just for CCKC are dishwasher safe and heat resistant to 350°. They make the perfect cutting board.  And did you see that logo?!

The Kitchen Boa®

Created by our own ‘Main Dish’ Laura Laiben and now sold worldwide, the Kitchen Boa is a re-invention of the kitchen towel and a stylish ‘must’ for every cook. Check out the many styles available.

Dinners on Demand

Dinner is a snap with our chef-prepared high-quality frozen Dinners on Demand entrees, appetizers, desserts and more.  Let us help you feed your family and friends. (You’re welcome!)

‘Best Recipes’ Cookbook™

Our ‘Best Recipes of The Culinary Center of Kansas City’ cookbook is a compilation of some of our favorite and most-requested recipes, plus some practical cooking tips.

Pro Series Cookware

We’re proud to offer our signature line of high-quality hand-crafted cookware designed for the home cook, each laser-etched with an inspirational food quote. The last cookware you’ll buy. We promise.

Bitchin’ Kitchen Soap

Just because you cooked with onions doesn’t mean your hands need to smell like it! We partnered with local maker Indigo Wild to create this nose-a-licious soap with the scent of pomegranate.

CCKC Cutting Boards by Epicurean

These non-porous wood fiber boards made by Epicurean just for CCKC are dishwasher safe and heat resistant to 350°. They make the perfect cutting board.  And did you see that logo?!

We sure do love these next items on the page. Find them in our store in Downtown Overland Park or shop online for them any time, from anywhere.

And stop by our Kitchen Shop for HANDS-ON SATURDAY – all day every Saturday.
Try things – get your hands on them and test them out!

Ultimate Digital Thermometer

If you’re serious about cooking, you need the right tools. That includes a good digital thermometer. We like this one. A lot…

Wusthof Classic 8″ Chef Knife

Lesson #1: To be a good cook, you really NEED quality knives. Class over. We can help you choose a knife that is perfect for YOU.

Digital Kitchen Scales

It’s enough that it’s a great digital scale, but this stainless steel wonder also includes a large bowl, a thermometer and a digital timer.

French Rolling Pin

Live. Love. Bake…  Our ‘Main Dish’ swears by the tapered design of a wooden French rolling pin… and she’s rocks a pie crust!

Stasher Bags

Save the earth with these bags that DO IT ALL!  Cook it. Freeze it. Store it. Dishwash it. Stop buying plastic storage bags and save $$.

Pakka Hardwood Spoons

Each of these durable, extremely heat-resistant hardwood cooking spoons has a unique and beautiful color pattern. You’ll love them!

Bee’s Wrap

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

Wet-Its Swedish Dishcloths

Those Swedes know a thing or two about dishcloths. We love these eco-friendly, super-absorbent cloths and they make great gifts!

Green Bee Tea Towels

We carry a variety of cute and clever tea towels by Kansas City maker Green Bee. But we really, REALLY love this one with our logo!

Sweet Streams Lavender

Straight from a lavender farm in Bucyrus, Kansas, this culinary lavender adds a special color and flavor to your baking.

Savory Addictions Gourmet Nuts

Local makers Craig & Gay Jones have created a perfect blend of seasoning for mixed nuts, and they smoke them over real wood. #Yum

Vain Vanilla

No fake, multi-syllabic ingredients. We’re talkin’ Vanilla Bean + Rum. Period. Their Baker’s Blend is a must for the serious baker.

Help Fight Breast Cancer, keep a tea towel handy AND cleverly protect your boobies if you cook in the nude. (You’re welcome.) We will donate 10% of your purchase to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to further research for a cure.  

Don’t know what to get for your favorite foodie, who already seems to have every kitchen tool and gadget ever made? Buy them a Culinary Center gift certificate – let them decide whether to use it in our Kitchen Shop or on one of our cooking classes!