Kansas City is one of the great BBQ capitals of the world! That’s why we consider it our duty at The Culinary Center of Kansas City to offer a serious educational curriculum dedicated to the art and science of grilling and smoking.
We have some of the finest BBQ instructors in the world right here in KC and they are part of our roster. I’m talking smokin’ hot American Royal BBQ Champions along with extensive culinary arts experience. (Did you know that the American Royal is the largest BBQ competition in the world? Yeah ... that’s right! Right here in the City of Fountains.)
Grilling and smoking have become one of the fastest growing culinary techniques in this country and we are here to show you how it's done RIGHT. Whether you want to be the envy of your neighborhood or grab the gold at a barbeque competition, this is where you can learn the basics or hone your existing skills. Go ahead - tell us you already KNOW how to BBQ. We will show you there is so much more to learn! From tools and fuel to techniques and recipes, to cooking techniques and the science of BBQ, we won't leave a briquette unturned. Classes are offered on a continuing basis through the year and new topics and additional classes are added all the time.
Our Midwest BBQ Institute
(or MBQI, as we like to call it) offers a variety of classes to help you become a grilling guru. Check out our course catalog for a listing of all the possibilities!
Or we can help you put together a BBQ-themed event for any occasion. Here are a few of the smokalicious BBQ events we can provide:
The Culinary Center of Kansas City®
Located in Historic Downtown Overland Park
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
We will close at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve
and reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec 27.
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.