We have some fabulous folks here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, and we just think you should meet them. So, we'll profile some of these extraordinary friends of ours right here on our kcculinary.com website.
Sergio Lara was raised in ‘la cocina’… and has been working in professional kitchens for more than 20 years - from senior living communities and country clubs to hotels and fine dining restaurants.
Chef Sergio started out as Sous Chef Sergio at The Culinary Center of Kansas City™. He eventually became a class instructor and now serves as our Executive Chef. We’re darn glad to have him with us full time now.
Chef Sergio brings a gift for understanding great cooking technique, and a true passion for culinary creativity.
You might have met his twin sister, Vicky Lara, here at The Culinary Center too. She has been our ‘Chicana in Charge’ for 10 years now, and runs our operations as well as facilitating classes and events. The Lara family talents also include sister Susy, who teaches classes here also and Sergio’s daughter Alexis, who is one of our wonderful Wizards (that’s the fancy title for “behind the scenes employee making certain we are clean and organized").
The Culinary Center of Kansas City®
Located in Historic Downtown Overland Park
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
Kitchen Shop Hours:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
12 - 4 p.m.
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.