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.

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!

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.

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

Place your online shopping order now and let us ship it to you (via USPS Priority Mail) OR choose to pick your order at our Kitchen Shop in Downtown Overland Park! 

Cutting Boards

One of the most important tools in every cook’s arsenal is a good quality cutting board. We are proud to carry premium Larch Wood Cutting Boards – the last one you (or your recipient) will ever purchase! We promise. Each Larch Wood premium cutting board, produced in Cape Breton Nova Scotia, is made to last a lifetime and is not only highly functional but also a unique piece of art. These unique boards are fashioned from Larch (also known as Tamarack) which is a wood indigenous to Breton Nova Scotia and known for its antimicrobial properties that neutralize bacteria from raw meat. Made with the end grain, the toughest part of the wood, these boards are self-healing because the wood fibers are placed vertically so that when they are penetrated with a knife they will open up then close up after contact. Each board comes with soft rubber feet attached with stainless steel screws so they don’t slide on the countertop. The feet also prevent moisture from being trapped under the boards and make the cutting boards easier to lift. Properly maintained with a regular application of cutting board conditioner, these cutting bards will last a lifetime. They are truly the best you can buy.

Another important cook’s tool is the knife of course. We are also proud to offer (for 23 years now!) Wusthof Knives. Our own Main Dish Laura Laiben has had her original set of Wusthof knives for over 30 years! We are happy to walk you through the various types of knives and assist you in choosing the knives that specifically suit you. Yes, there is a method for choosing a knife! The basics are a must: a chef knife, a paring knife and a honing steel. Let us give your recipient the edge in the kitchen with premium, high-quality knives.

Check out the following pages for accessories, knife styles, cutting board sizes and descriptions or call or email us. We are happy to help you choose for yourself or for your recipient.

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