The Culinary Center of Kansas City® is a unique venue in the Midwest dedicated to the education, cultivation and appreciation of food, wine and culinary tradition through cooking classes, private events and caterings that are brilliantly conceived, precisely and joyously executed, and that consistently exceed client expectation.   “Culinarians” of all skill levels are invited to join us in celebrating the culinary arts. 



Situated in a uniquely walkable community, in a beautifully restored 6,500 square foot turn-of-the-century buggy barn. We boast two inviting and comfortable teaching kitchens, our Tuscan Kitchen and our Santa Fe Kitchen, and a third event space, the Sonoma Room.  Our space has been described as transportive and as "Napa Valley, Tuscany, South of France, Colorado and home, all rolled into one."


More than 600 contemporary classes in the culinary arts are taught each year, covering a wide range of topics and taught by qualified, experienced instructors.  Our goal is to de-mystify the art of cooking and provide a comfortable and non-threatening environment for our students.  MORE INFO >>

We offer an unbeatable recipe for interactive cooking events for groups at our facility (and offsite) using the culinary arts as our palate!  And we have been doing it for 20 years! Customized,creative and proven effective ... and oh yes, they are quite tasty! 


Our creativity, expertise, event planning, attention to detail, warm service and excellent food are what make us stand out in the industry.  Corporate functions, weddings, customized theme parties, in-home cooking parties... you name it.  From small intimate affairs to large themed events and teambuilding, we love to stretch our creative abilities to suit your exact desires and needs.   MORE INFO >> 

The Kitchen Shop is a retail shop offering serious culinary retail therapy for your cooking and entertaining addictions.  Watch live classes, test new products, ask us cooking questions, browse interesting gadgets and sample tasty dishes from our Dinners on Demand freezers (chef-prepared frozen dishes for sale).  No appointments are necessary....our Gadget Gurus are always in session to show you around.  MORE INFO >>

The Culinary Center of Kansas City®

Located in Historic Downtown Overland Park 

7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204

Phone: 913/341.4455

Fax: 913/341.5070


Kitchen Shop

Monday  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday  9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Saturday  9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday  Noon - 5 p.m.


We will close at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec 27.

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To consistently exceed client expectations and enrich our community by providing education and appreciation for the culinary arts through a variety of experiences including cooking classes, interactive culinary experiences and creative catered events, all of which are brilliantly conceived, precisely and joyously executed in an immaculate and comfortable environment.









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