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.

Stephen Velie Stephen Velie

Say hello to our new King of Culinary Curriculum here at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, Stephen Velie Stephen will be managing all of our classes offered to the public, as well as developing new class concepts and working directly with our valued instructors. 


A renaissance man to the core, Stephen brings a fresh breath to everything he undertakes. New England born and raised, his life experiences are varied and amazing, including his life as a monk for 30+ years!  So whether it be crunching numbers in finance or remodeling a villa in Tuscany, selling books for an international publishing company or bringing a character to life on stage, preparing interesting recipes or simply mowing the lawn, he brings his heart to whatever lies in front of him. Genuine interaction with people is what truly inspires him and what better place to find that inspiration than being immersed in the food culture of the Midwest at The Culinary Center!


If you have a question about our classes, want to suggest a new class idea or think you'd make a great CCKC culinary instructor, you can contact Stephen by email at stephen@kcculinary.com or call 913/341.4455.


Welcome to our kitchens, Stephen!

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


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9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Farmers Market Days
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9 a.m. - 8 p.m.


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