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Junior Chefs (9-14): Mexican Cocina Cooking Party!

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Price $60.00
Instructor: CCKC Executive Chef Jill Garcia Schmidt
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Young chefs (ages 9-14) are in for a treat as they spend the morning learning how to create a delicious Mexican mini-fiesta that’s easy enough to recreate for their family in their own cocina! 

Today’s instructor, CCKC Executive Chef Jill Garcia Schmidt, has a passion for Mexican cuisine, and her teaching style is lots of fun, too!  Kids will have fun in this 3-hour class as they learn (and practice!) essential culinary techniques like basic knife skills, mixing and measuring, among others as Chef Jill share her tips for creating authentic Mexican cuisine.

She’ll start off with a creamy Tomatillo Guacamole and Homemade Tortilla Strips; followed up by Pica-Pico Tacos (soft tortillas filled with Chef Jill’s original Picadillo mix), topped with fresh Pico de Gallo and other authentic toppings. We’ll end our interactive Mexican feast on a sweet note with Chef Jill’s favorite Apple Pecan Dulce de Leche Empanadas. Ole!

Hands On | Tasting
Mon. 3/11/19 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Important:  We require a waiver to be signed on behalf of each student by a parent or legal guardian prior to your child’s admittance to this class.  This waiver requests a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary, and names of any additional people who are authorized to pick up the child after class.  Visit our website at kcculinary.com for a copy of this Waiver.  We strongly encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver and bring it to class with your student.  If we don’t receive a signed Waiver, your child will not be allowed to attend class.  We are sorry but we cannot make any exceptions to this rule.  If someone other than the parent drops off your child, they will need evidence that they are the legal guardian for your child in order to sign a Waiver at that time.  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students under 18 wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

We are dedicated to designing age-appropriate kids' cooking classes, and currently offer classes perfect for budding chefs aged 2-4 years old, 5-8 years old and 9-14 years old. For more information about our kids' cooking classes, please see our kcculinary.com website. 'Junior Chefs in the Kitchen'™ and 'Junior Chefs Academy'™ are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City.®


NOTE: So that your kids have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention, our policy is that only registered students are allowed in the classroom while classes are in session.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class. We thank you for your cooperation!

You do not need to be a member of the Junior Chefs Academy™ to take this class. To find out more about the program, visit our kcculinary.com website.


If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the INSTRUCTIONS/COMMENTS section of your online registration so that we can seat you together; otherwise we cannot ensure that you will be seated together for the class. If you register for multiple students at one time, that registration will prompt you to supply the names of all students you are registering and we will know to seat you together.  Thank you!