Designed for foodies, ages 9-14, who are interested in taking their culinary skills and experience to the next level, our Junior Chefs Academy offers a more complete program with fun culinary benefits for its members.


Students, ages 9-14, can register for our Junior Chefs in the Kitchen cooking classes.  We’ve listened as these young folks have told us that they want MORE classes and MORE hands-on activities and MORE serious, fundamental, and just plain “grown-up” topics.  Get ready for Saucemaking, Knife Skills & Kitchen Safety, Breadmaking, Market Fresh Cooking, BBQ and so much more!


For junior chefs who want to take things a step further, we created the Junior Chefs Academy program.

In addition to making real cooks out of these young people, they will also build important relationship skills in the kitchen which adds to their resume of life experiences.  JCA members get a host of special benefits (listed below)...

A one-time membership fee of $100 in the Junior Chefs Academy
includes the following membership rewards:

  • An official Chef’s Jacket to wear proudly in your classes at The Culinary Center or to cook at home for your friends and family. (You may have your child’s name or nickname embroidered on this jacket for a small additional fee. Membership includes a child-size jacket - slight upcharge for adult sizes.)
  • Special coupons, discounts and culinary events for JCA members throughout the year.
  • Membership Certificate for The Junior Chefs Academy.
  • Monthly email with JCA Recipe of the Month, designed specifically for young chefs.
  • Special pin for each Junior Chef course completed, to add to their Chef’s Jacket.


PLEASE NOTE:  Any class in our schedule designated as a Junior Chefs in the Kitchen class can be taken by any child age 9-14 -- you don't need to be a member of our JCA program to take the class.  If you do, however, you will receive the items above.

Ask about our special JCA Gift Packet

if you'd like to give this membership as a gift

to your favorite aspiring young chef.

(fee is $100 plus tax)

Junior Chefs Academy™ is a service mark and trademark of The Culinary Center of Kansas City.
Unauthorized use is prohibited.

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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