Feed the needs of our local community AND participate in a unique, interactive cooking  experience at the
same time.
The Culinary Center's
All Hands for Hunger events are interactive cooking parties
and teambuilding brought to a whole new level!
You choose a charity from our list of local charitable organizations helping individuals and families in need. Then work in teams to create and package meals perfectly suited to the needs of that charity.

From Chicken Scallopini to Homemade Chicken Tamales, your group will make real food to nourish the bodies and souls of real people who are facing challenges in ther lives.  Of course, we’ll make sure your group is fed too and we’ll celebrate your accomplishments. Oh yes ... and we'll give you all the recipes!  What a great way to learn to cook, build camaraderie and give back to KC all at the same time.   It's social entrepreneurship and group fun at its finest, people!

Ask about our All Hands in the Pie Pan, All Hands in the Cookie Jar, All Hands in the Backpack, and All Paws for Hunger.


We hope you’ll join us in our mission to serve others.

Since the inception of the All Hands for Hunger program at The Culinary Center of Kansas City, more than 70,000 servings of wholesome, homemade dishes have been created in partnership with more than 75 area companies to feed the needs of the following organizations.  If you don't see your favorite charity on this list, just let us know and we'll find out their specific food needs. 
Our Partners in All Hands For Hunger 
  • American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge
  • City Union Mission
  • Crosslines Community Outreach -
    Hunger Relief Program
  • Della Lamb
  • Don Bosco Center
  • Eleos Coffee House
  • Forest Avenue Family Shelter
  • Gillis Center for Children & Families
  • Grace United Community
  • High Aspirations
  • Hope Faith Ministries
  • Hope in the Streets
  • Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Lazarus Ministries
  • The Life Enrichment Program
    at Indian Creek Community Church
  • Mattie Rhodes Center
  • Micah Ministries
  • Newhouse Shelter
  • NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Olathe Salvation Army
  • Operation Breakthrough
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Rose Brooks Center
  • SAVE, Inc.
  • Shalom House
  • Sunflower House
  • TNK Children's Foundation
  • Whatsoever Community Center
This is what some of our clients have to say about their experience with our All Hands For Hunger program:
"... It was a lot of fun and we very much enjoyed helping our community while feeding our bodies and souls!"
“Working as a team with my co-workers, creating wonderful meals for children, and knowing that there will definitely be a BIG smile on their faces was priceless.“
  - Yonnie Williams,  KCUMB employee
“It  was a great feeling knowing that the food we prepared was going to be served at the Newhouse Shelter. We were also fed a meal that we then prepared. It was fabulous!”
  - Cheryl Williams, KCUMB employee
"I had an incredible time cooking for the Whatsoever Community Center. I got to cook knowing the food I was making would feed hungry and deserving mouths. The staff at the Culinary Center was fantastic. They were extremely accommodating, even to beginners like me. I even learned a little more about cooking while I was there.” 
  - Ben Skoch, KCUMB medical student
"... Not only did you ensure that each of SAVE, Inc's 75 campus residents received a warma dn delicious meal, but you also allowed us to share our mission with a whole new audience. The students who "layered on the love" in their teambuilding class provided such wonderful meals for those we serve ... The compliments on each of the dishes were loud and abundant ..."
  - Zori Rodriguez, Chief Executive Office, SAVE, Inc.

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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