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LET US KNOW what topic you’d like to see us offer or if you know someone you think would make a kickin’ cooking instructor.   (Click here to view our full class calendar.)

Stop by our Kitchen Shop to stock up or CLICK HERE TO ORDER ONLINE here on our website. We’ll be happy to hold it until you can get here to pick it up. We’ll deliver order of $150 or more for no extra charge within 15 miles of Downtown Overland Park.  We aim to please. It’s what we do.

Local Life

Mayor’s Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, Nov 15,  5:00 – 8:00 p.m.-ish

Visit with Santa, take a hayride, listen to Dickens Carolers and watch as Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlach and KMBC Ch9’s Bryan Busby light the holiday tree under the Clocktower.

At The Culinary Center of Kansas CIty, we’ll have music and food & drink tastings, plus special discounts in The Kitchen Shop.

Help us kick off the holiday season at 3rd Fridays Local Life in Downtown Overland Park.



Experience Saturdays in The Kitchen Shop

What’s Going On In Our
Kitchen on Saturday?

We’ll have food & drink tastings, local makers, cooking demonstrations, interactive culinary displays, free popcorn and more! Click the button below for this Saturday’s details.

Saturdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Pop-Up Lunch

Tuesday, Nov 26,  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

‘Put On Your Granny Pants!
Cheeseburger-ish Meatloaf
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Mixed Green Salad with Ranch Dressing
Chef’s Favorite Cookie


Did you know that many of the shops and restaurants in Downtown OP stay open late until 8 p.m. on Thursday nights? Grab your shopping besties and head on down here on Thursday night for a mood boost. A little Retail Therapy will do the trick.

Take your holiday party from
Ho Hum to Ho!Ho!Ho!

We’ve cooked up a batch of creative holiday party ideas. So reserve your date and mark it off your to-do list. We’ll take it from here.

Reindeer Games
Cooking Competition

Would your group enjoy a bit of friendly competition mixed in with their holiday party?  Well, gather Donder & Blitzen and bring them to our kitchens for a fun day or evening where, much like the popular cooking shows, teams will cook from mystery boxes of ingredients to create a fabulous (yes, we promise it will be fabulous!) lunch, dinner or appetizer reception.  Sprinkle in a bit of bartering and treat your guests to a few crafty cocktails and you have yourself a memorable evening!   You could even say it glows!

Elves Gone Bad
Holiday Cake Wars

Move over Ace of Cakes, we’re taking dessert to a whole new level!  Everyone in your group will don their own unique elf name when they battle to win Santa’s good favor as they build and decorate holiday cakes.  Creative juices will be flowing with mystery decorations along with a challenge, a time frame and winner of the best decorated cake of the bunch. Donate them to local charities? Yes you could… or you could eat ‘em.  Santa’s elves would be proud either way!

Ugly Sweater
Cookie Party

Here’s a fun one!  Enjoy some tasty appetizers (or lunch) and a cookie decorating class with one of our Chefs.  Each guest will then decorate a dozen holiday cookies shaped like little sweaters to take home in a decorative container.  Whether you wear ugly sweaters to this party is up to you!  By the way, you could also decorate more traditional cookie shapes as well …but then I guess we would just call it a plain ole’ Cookie Decorating Party.  That’s ok too!

An Old Fashioned
Cookie Exchange

Let’s go “old school” and make classic holiday treats to share.  We’ll have all the trappings of a festive party including hot cocoa, holiday music and cheerful beverages, if desired.  Then your group will divide up and create those tasty cookie jar treasures that we all remember.  Thumb Prints and Snowballs and the like.  While they are cooling we’ll have lunch, dinner or heavy appetizers.  Each guest will take home cookies in a decorative container.  Some things just never go out of style, do they?

Holiday Hands for Hunger
A Cooking Party with a Purpose

Give meaning to your holiday party AND have fun as your group feeds the needs of our community.  Don your gay apparel (read: aprons) and let our Chefs lead you as you cook and package nutritious and delicious home-made food to donate to some well-deserving folks in Kansas City.  Then celebrate your good deeds together around the table as you dine on a delicious meal (or heavy appetizers).  Change it up a bit and decorate cookies to go with cherished children’s holiday books to be donated to a local shelter.  Or perhaps making homemade apple pies for a local food kitchen would make you happy!  ‘Tis the season for giving!

Seasonal Holiday Lunch

Down with boring holiday lunch events!  Do something different for heaven’s sake!  Step into our kitchens where your guests will be greeted with an apron and a beverage.  A CCKC Chef will teach you how to create one of the tasty dishes from your menu, then it’s your turn to make that dish!  Afterwards, your group will celebrate around the table with a seasonal holiday menu!  Who will sing for their lunch? Anyone? ‘Tis the season to be jolly you know. (Not interested in getting your hands dirty?  A CCKC Chef can entertain you instead with a culinary demonstration.  Want to make the full meal?  You can do that too!)

Jingle & Mingle
in the Kitchen

Let your guests mix and mingle in this holiday-inspired appetizer reception right in our comfortable kitchens!  Our Chefs will create some impressive party fare and the fun begins when your guests get some hands-on fun as they create (and eat!) one of the items on the menu.  Get crazy and add a Mixologist to the mix to show you how to make trendy Craft Cocktails.  Or what about a lesson in Local Brews paired with beer-inspired foods?  Uh huh.  We thought you’d like that. 

Holiday Lights
Dinner Party

Our lights will be twinkling here in historic Downtown Overland Park as you enjoy a fabulous meal, exceptional service and warm holiday cheer.  Choose from several seasonal holiday-inspired menus and begin (or end) your evening with a smidge of hands-on cooking if you like.  Not to worry – those festive holiday outfits (or ugly sweaters?) are safe!  How’s that for a new “take” on the old holiday get-together?  (We’re happy to substitute a Cooking Demonstration by one of our Chefs for the hands-on activity if desired.  Add some more fun and make the whole meal.  See? We’re flexible.)  

Stock up for those summer parties!!

$2.00 off All Appetizers

… mouthwatering bites like Asian Chicken Wingettes, Thai Peanut Sauce, Everyone’s Favorite Queso Dip and more!

Here are some summer menu ideas from our Dinners on Demand program:

Menu #1
Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip ($2 off!)
BBQ Dude’s Pulled Pork
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Mixed Fruit Crumble

Menu #2
Mexicali Smokin’ Chicken Dip ($2 off!)
Salsa de la Familia Garcia
Pork Carnitas with Corn Tortillas
Tres Leches (3 Milk) Cake

Menu #3
Okey Dokey Artichokey Dip ($2 off!)
Spanish Tapas Meatballs in Roanesco Sauce ($2 off!)
Caribbean Pork Chop Grillers
Perfect White Rice (we’ll give you the recipe)
Strawberry Margarita-ville Pie

Purchase any of these menu combinations and receive a FREE Queso Dip!

Take your holiday party from Ho Hum to HO! HO! HO!

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Do you like to cook?  Do you like to hang out with fun “foodies”?  Do you wait by your computer for our new classes to go online? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these, then you might make a great addition to our  Volunteer Foodie Crew.

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Overland Park, KS 66204

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Kitchen Shop Hours

Monday – Wednesday and Friday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Noon – 5 p.m.

Event Space
Available 24/7

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!


Try it before you buy it

Every Saturday, you can try new kitchen tools, watch demonstrations, sample foods and so much more…