Each year, we offer more than 600 contemporary cooking classes and demonstrations in the culinary arts 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, non-threatening environment for our students, because we believe that the most important things in life happen around the table.  So, why not have great food on it?  Regardless of their level of culinary expertise, each student can enjoy a wonderful cooking experience in our kitchens (or theirs). Whether you want to sit back and watch, roll up your sleeves and get in on the action or just dabble a little, we have the perfect class for you.


Here are some descriptions of our classes but be sure and check out the entire schedule.  It's a masterpiece of culinary education!

Our Flavorful Weekend Night classes are just that....unique and tasty hands-on culinary experiences on weekend nights, most of which are hands-on!  Movie, Schmovie.... why not learn to cook with your friends, dates or your "luvva"?  They are the perfect mix of culinary education and fun night out!

Think you're ready to take your cooking skills to the "next level"?  Do you think you'd look pretty good in a chef coat?  Then find out more about our Professional Culinary Arts series for the serious cook where you can build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking.

In addition to the cooking classes we offer in our Center, we also offer private cooking classes at your home or business or for your group.  You name the topic!

Our kids classes are very popular.  From Tiny Tots In the Kitchen (ages 2-4) to Li'l Kids In The Kitchen (ages 5-8) to our  Junior Chefs in the Kitchen classes (ages 9-14).  Click here for more details.

Are you the king or queen of the grill (or just wish you were)? Hone your skills at our Midwest BBQ Institute where we have some of the finest BBQ, smoking and grilling instructors in the world. Yep, I said world.

Expert culinary instructors teaching simple steps that can change your life, one dish at a time!  We have individual classes in our  CookWell! Program as well as entire programs designed for corporate wellness initiatives.  Why?
Because wellness begins in your kitchen. Find out more...

Click on the links below to download, print, sign and bring a waiver with you to class.


Allergy or dietary restrictions?
If yes, please call to let us know before the class (913-341-4455) and fill out the following:


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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