‘Spilling the Beans’ on
Coffee Brewing Basics
Sun. Jan. 22 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
at MAPS Coffee Roasters, Lenexa, KS
Vincent Rodriguez will cover topics like how to purchase and store the beans, a primer on a variety of brewing devices (think French Press, Pour Over, Aero Press, and Coffee Pot), the right proportions of coffee vs. water (including what types of water will ensure a stellar cup of coffee), different grinds and why the size of the grain really does matter, and much more. We’ll end our morning with a “cupping” (that’s java lingo for a ‘tasting”) as we enjoy delicious CCKC chef-prepared treats that are meant to perfectly pair with a delicious cup of coffee. Everyone will also receive some delicious MAPS Coffee to enjoy at home. All hail to the bean!
$45 | advance registration required
Please note this class will be held at Velo+
(Home of MAPS Coffee Roasters)
13440 Santa Fe Trail Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215
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A ‘Behind The Scenes’ Wine 101 Class
with a Certified Sommelier
Mon. April 24 | 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.
at Stock Hill Steakhouse, KC, MO
Be one of the first to join us for a CCKC exclusive “Foodie Field Trip” as we go behind the scenes to learn about wine at one of the newest and trendiest restaurants in Kansas City. Our host and instructor for this exclusive class is Brent Grider. Learn from scratch (or refresh your skills) with the goal to gain the working knowledge of the various grape varietals and then gauge what styles of wine appeal most to you and why. We’ll also understand the ‘how to’s’ of selecting wines you’ll enjoy, the wine-making process (including sparkling wines), how to read a wine label and a wine list, proper glassware, how to open a bottle, what factors contribute to the quality of a wine and major wine producing countries. Of course, there will be plenty of appetizers passed around, too.
$70 | advance registration required
Please note this class will be held at
Stock Hill Kansas City Steakhouse,
located in the former Board of Trade building,
4800 Main St., Kansas City, MO)
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Private VIP Tour & Tasting
Fri. April 28 | 3 – 5:30 p.m.
at Holladay Distillery, Weston, MO
Joe Quinn will take us behind the scenes as he shares inside information on the art and science of distilling spirits including whiskey, bourbon, vodka, tequila and gin… all to perfection. There are private rooms and secret stashes that will be revealed during this special private tour and tasting. They will show us the process from water to whiskey and everything in between. You’ll smell the fermentation, taste the real spring water and savor the final product all while looking out over the beautiful rolling hills of northern Missouri. The tour will include an appetizer reception with the distillers, as well. We’ll meet at the Distillery in Weston a bit before 3:00. Hey, why not take the whole day and enjoy the shops of Weston before the tour, huh? You gotta love a getaway!
$35 | advance registration required
Please note this class will be held at Holladay Distillery,
One McCormick Lane, Weston, MO 64098
Here's what our CCKC students are saying after attending a Foodie Field Trip:
"Vincent was extremely knowledgeable and well able to convey his knowledge to us in a manner we could easily absorb. Superb!!"
- Ron R.
"An incredible culinary experience."
- Kevin M.
The Culinary Center of Kansas City®
Located in Historic Downtown Overland Park
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
Kitchen Shop Hours:
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
8 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.