The Culinary Center of Kansas City's Professional Culinary Arts Series of classes havs become wildly popular, with many graduations already under our belt. They continue to sell out quickly, so register early. Whether your desire is to build upon your existing skills or jumpstart your passion for cooking, we promise these Pro Series will change the way you approach your kitchen! Designed after typical chef training and taught by seasoned culinary professionals, these Pro Series courses will take your cooking skills to a new level. And don't forget that we have a Pro Series just for your junior chefs, aged 9-14, as well! Students are required to wear a white chef's jacket to each Pro Series class.
Currently schedule Pro Series courses:
9-WEEK ADULT PRO SERIES I -
COOKING FUNDAMENTALS FOR THE SERIOUS COOK
Designed after a typical first year of formal chefs training, this series will take your cooking skills to a new level. Knife skills, Meats, Seafood, Vegetables, Moist & Dry Cooking Methods, 'Mother' Sauces, 'Small Sauces, a Final Dinner Competition, and so much more. (includes binder for recipes & handouts, tastings and toque)
Our next Pro Series I sessions:
PRO SERIES II -
MORE COOKING FUNDAMENTALS
FOR THE SERIOUS COOK
Designed and taught by Culinary Institute of America graduate, and professional Chef Richard McPeake, this course will help you build MORE essential culinary skills, and teach you the proper way to prepare a dazzling menu in each course.
Our next Pro Series II sessions:
PRO SERIES V: BREADMAKING FUNDAMENTALS
WITH PAUL McCOOL
Whether you are learning to bake bread or want to take your skills to the next level, this class is for you. Bread foundations, bread types, whole grain breads, and a class focusing on sourdough breads as well as formula design. Taking all four classes is encouraged but is not a requirement. You may register for individual classes or sign up for all 4 to receive the most comprehensive education in baking... as well as a discount on the series.
Pro Series V sessions, all 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
JUNIOR CHEFS (AGES 9-14)
3- OR 4-DAY PRO SERIES I:
FUNDAMENTALS OF COOKING
Young chefs will learn serious culinary techniques and get hands-on experiences that you'll be hard pressed to find elsewhere. (includes tastings, light lunch, recipe binder & toque)
The Culinary Center of Kansas City®
Located in Historic Downtown Overland Park
7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204
Kitchen Shop Hours
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.