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. And don’t forget… Foodies love Gift Certificates!

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


Place your shopping orders now. Pick up Curbside in Downtown Overland Park, or we can ship your order for you! We ship via USPS Priority Mail.

Foodie Gift Box: ‘KC Food Lovers’

SKU 3903
A Sampling of The Best of KC
In stock
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Kansas City is a food lover’s mecca! But it’s not JUST about BBQ (though we do love us some KC BBQ!) Our fair City is also an entrepreneurial hotbed so we loaded up the ‘KC Food Lovers’ Foodie Gift Box with locally made products to highlight not only iconic KC brands but also up-and-coming brands that we know will stand the test of time! Since The Culinary Center of Kansas City is also a unique local company (23 years strong…thank you very much!) we included a couple of our signature products as well! Like all of our Foodie Gift Boxes, it is presented in a re-usable gift box with a personalized message to the recipient if you like. (Just type your message in the Comment Box at checkout).

Each Foodie Gift Box includes:

  • Joe’s KC Big Meat Seasoning (7.5 oz): Here’s one of those iconic brands we mentioned! Good stuff.
  • Boy’s Grow BGQ BBQ Sauce – Helping inner city boys learn essential life skills, Boy’s Grow also produces food products as part of its mission. We have carried them for years. They do good work so by purchasing this KC Food Lovers Foodie Gift Box, you are helping an organization and the young inner city adults it serves.
  • Messner Bee Farm Honey Sticks – Individual servings of flavored honey produced right here in the Kansas City area.
  • Maps Coffee – Enjoy a 4 oz. bag of fresh-roasted beans from one of Kansas City’s premier coffee and chocolate makers.
  • Shatto Milk Flavorizor – These one-of-a-kind milk flavorings can be added to your ice-cold glass of milk (or put in your coffee for an extra flavor boost). A KC favorite, from Osborn, MO.
  • KC Skyline Tea Towel – This locally made tea towel is 100% cotton and measures 28″ x 28″. Always our top-seller in our Kitchen Shop.
  • Handmade Wood Charcuterie Board – An individual board hand-made by a local artisan using indigenous woods. Perfect as a charcuterie board, a cutting board or just for display, each piece is a work of art.
  • The Kitchen Boa – invented by our own Main Dish Laura Laiben, the Kitchen Boa is a re-invention of the kitchen towel that is both function and fashion! Worn around the neck, this amazingly popular invention keeps a tea towel at hand and allows for hands-free cooking. Psst…2019’s International Housewares Shows ‘Product of the Year’, the Kitchen Boa is now manufactured and sold all over the world. Go figure.
  • The Culinary Center of Kansas City’s ‘Best Recipes’ – 2nd edition – Give your recipient a leg up with a collection of 100 of our favorite recipes. Seriously…we have thousands of recipes and these are some of our favorites.


ADD SOME EXTRA ‘FOODIE LOVE’: For an additional $30, we will choose 3 more of our favorite local products to add to your ‘KC Food Lovers’ Foodie Gift Box, making your gift even more special! Think condiments, sauces, spiced nuts, accessories, cookbooks and more!

The Fine Print: Given the global shipping issues we reserve the right to substitute similar products of equal or greater value should it become impossible to secure any product. However, we have carefully chosen vendors and products to address this issue as best we can.

**Do to high volume, please allow a minimum of 24 hours to assemble and pack your foodie box

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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.