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Junior Chefs (9-14): 3-Day Professional Culinary Arts™ Series - Fundamentals of Cooking

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Price $375.00
Instructor: Richard McPeake
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Register early!  This one always sells out!  This 3-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (Ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate.

The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef.  It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary!

Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students). These classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 

See complete course descriptions below. 

Hands On  |  Tastings, Binder for all recipes and handouts, Toque and Student discounts on CCKC Pro Series Cookware
Mon 7/8, Tue 7/9 & Wed 7/10   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

 

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of our Junior Chef Academy™ in order to take Junior Chefs classes.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

Day 2: Sauces
Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season). 

Day 3: Meats and Poultry
We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS: 
We Require A Waiver Signed By Parent/Legal Guardian:  Prior to admittance to this class, we require a waiver to be signed by a parent or legal guardian.   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.  We encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver, sign it and either 1) scan and email it to lori@kcculinary.com or 2) bring/send it to class with your student.  Without an appropriately 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 have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.  [Click here to download the Waiver]

What To Wear To Class:  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

If Your Child Plans To Attend Class With Someone Else, please add their name(s) to the ‘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. 

Only Registered Students Will Be Allowed In The Classroom During Class:  This is so your child will have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class.

Important Information Regarding Children With Special Needs:  Our cooking instructors are skilled in teaching culinary education at an age appropriate level.  Several of our instructors even have early childhood and teaching background and certification.  However, we are not equipped to work with, nor are these classes designed for, children who may have special needs, issues with focus, or difficulty with sitting still to listen and concentrate on the instructor or issues with relating to other students in a classroom setting.  When we encounter a student who requires significant special attention, the experience for the other students suffers.  While our class and cooking camps are well staffed, we just don’t have the staff to be able to allocate someone to work directly with your child for the entire class.  Should we identify a situation where we believe a student falls within one or more of these categories, we will be contacting you to pick up your students.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund for all or any part of the class or camp fees.   Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions or concerns that you feel should be discussed in advance of your child’s class.  Please be aware of our 5-day cancellation policy.

Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™, Junior Chefs Academy™, Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™, Tiny Tots In The Kitchen™, Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ and Pro Classes™ are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the 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!

Events in this Series:

Junior Chefs (9-14): 3-Day Pro Series™ (Day 1)

Register early!  This one always sells out!  This 3-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (Ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate.

The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef.  It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary!

Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students). These classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 

See complete course descriptions below. 

Hands On  |  Tastings, Binder for all recipes and handouts, Toque and Student discounts on CCKC Pro Series Cookware
Mon 7/8, Tue 7/9 & Wed 7/10   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

 

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of our Junior Chef Academy™ in order to take Junior Chefs classes.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

Day 2: Sauces
Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season). 

Day 3: Meats and Poultry
We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS: 
We Require A Waiver Signed By Parent/Legal Guardian:  Prior to admittance to this class, we require a waiver to be signed by a parent or legal guardian.   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.  We encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver, sign it and either 1) scan and email it to lori@kcculinary.com or 2) bring/send it to class with your student.  Without an appropriately 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 have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.  [Click here to download the Waiver]

What To Wear To Class:  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

If Your Child Plans To Attend Class With Someone Else, please add their name(s) to the ‘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. 

Only Registered Students Will Be Allowed In The Classroom During Class:  This is so your child will have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class.

Important Information Regarding Children With Special Needs:  Our cooking instructors are skilled in teaching culinary education at an age appropriate level.  Several of our instructors even have early childhood and teaching background and certification.  However, we are not equipped to work with, nor are these classes designed for, children who may have special needs, issues with focus, or difficulty with sitting still to listen and concentrate on the instructor or issues with relating to other students in a classroom setting.  When we encounter a student who requires significant special attention, the experience for the other students suffers.  While our class and cooking camps are well staffed, we just don’t have the staff to be able to allocate someone to work directly with your child for the entire class.  Should we identify a situation where we believe a student falls within one or more of these categories, we will be contacting you to pick up your students.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund for all or any part of the class or camp fees.   Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions or concerns that you feel should be discussed in advance of your child’s class.  Please be aware of our 5-day cancellation policy.

Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™, Junior Chefs Academy™, Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™, Tiny Tots In The Kitchen™, Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ and Pro Classes™ are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the 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!

Junior Chefs (9-14): 3-Day Pro Series™ (Day 2)

Register early!  This one always sells out!  This 3-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (Ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate.

The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef.  It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary!

Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students). These classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 

See complete course descriptions below. 

Hands On  |  Tastings, Binder for all recipes and handouts, Toque and Student discounts on CCKC Pro Series Cookware
Mon 7/8, Tue 7/9 & Wed 7/10   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

 

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of our Junior Chef Academy™ in order to take Junior Chefs classes.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

Day 2: Sauces
Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season). 

Day 3: Meats and Poultry
We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS: 
We Require A Waiver Signed By Parent/Legal Guardian:  Prior to admittance to this class, we require a waiver to be signed by a parent or legal guardian.   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.  We encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver, sign it and either 1) scan and email it to lori@kcculinary.com or 2) bring/send it to class with your student.  Without an appropriately 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 have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.  [Click here to download the Waiver]

What To Wear To Class:  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

If Your Child Plans To Attend Class With Someone Else, please add their name(s) to the ‘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. 

Only Registered Students Will Be Allowed In The Classroom During Class:  This is so your child will have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class.

Important Information Regarding Children With Special Needs:  Our cooking instructors are skilled in teaching culinary education at an age appropriate level.  Several of our instructors even have early childhood and teaching background and certification.  However, we are not equipped to work with, nor are these classes designed for, children who may have special needs, issues with focus, or difficulty with sitting still to listen and concentrate on the instructor or issues with relating to other students in a classroom setting.  When we encounter a student who requires significant special attention, the experience for the other students suffers.  While our class and cooking camps are well staffed, we just don’t have the staff to be able to allocate someone to work directly with your child for the entire class.  Should we identify a situation where we believe a student falls within one or more of these categories, we will be contacting you to pick up your students.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund for all or any part of the class or camp fees.   Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions or concerns that you feel should be discussed in advance of your child’s class.  Please be aware of our 5-day cancellation policy.

Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™, Junior Chefs Academy™, Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™, Tiny Tots In The Kitchen™, Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ and Pro Classes™ are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the 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!

Junior Chefs (9-14): 3-Day Pro Series™ (Day 3)

Register early!  This one always sells out!  This 3-day series is designed specifically for our Junior Chefs (Ages 9-14) with a curriculum developed by Executive Chef Richard McPeake, a Culinary Institute of America graduate.

The course is packed full of serious culinary education and hands-on experiences that you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere for your young chef.  It’s a no-nonsense approach taught in a way that will challenge and inspire the kids to pursue a lifelong love of all things culinary!

Students are required to wear a white chef’s jacket to each class. (Available for purchase in our Kitchen Shop™ with a 10% discount to Pro Series students). These classes cannot be taken individually as they build upon the previous day’s experiences. 

See complete course descriptions below. 

Hands On  |  Tastings, Binder for all recipes and handouts, Toque and Student discounts on CCKC Pro Series Cookware
Mon 7/8, Tue 7/9 & Wed 7/10   10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

 

NOTE: You do not need to be a member of our Junior Chef Academy™ in order to take Junior Chefs classes.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS 

Day 1: Kitchen Fundamentals and Knife Skills
Essential Knife Skills to learn proper slicing, dicing, mincing and chiffonade techniques plus knife “hold” and “chef’s claw.” We’ll cover measuring techniques and learn the importance of “mise en place” as we create Classic Italian Minestrone, a kid-friendly version of Julia’s Beef Bourguignon, Sliced Apples with Honey Sour Cream Dip and Vegetable Crudité with Creamy Ranch Dip.

Day 2: Sauces
Today we’ll learn how to make basic “Mother Sauces” and how to use them in a variety of dishes. We’ll learn what a “roux” is and how and why to make it as we create three sauces: Bechamel (for our made-from-scratch Mac & Cheese); Brown Sauce (pairs perfectly with beef); and Tomato Sauce (to top the pasta we’ll learn to cook and season). 

Day 3: Meats and Poultry
We’ll work with ground beef, meats and poultry and learn what to look for at the store, how to handle it safely and store it properly. We’ll learn to braise and brown, and how to deglaze for flavor as we prepare Grandma’s Meatloaf and Braised Swiss Steak. Dry-heat cooking methods will be explored as we prep and roast Herb-Roasted Cornish Hens and moist heat cooking explored as we learn a Classic Italian dish - Braised Chicken Cacciatore. 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS CLASS: 
We Require A Waiver Signed By Parent/Legal Guardian:  Prior to admittance to this class, we require a waiver to be signed by a parent or legal guardian.   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.  We encourage you to print off a copy of this Waiver, sign it and either 1) scan and email it to lori@kcculinary.com or 2) bring/send it to class with your student.  Without an appropriately 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 have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.  [Click here to download the Waiver]

What To Wear To Class:  For safety reasons, we also recommend that students wear close-toed shoes, long pants and have long hair pulled back.

If Your Child Plans To Attend Class With Someone Else, please add their name(s) to the ‘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. 

Only Registered Students Will Be Allowed In The Classroom During Class:  This is so your child will have the best possible experience and the instructors have their full attention.  Parents should plan to pick up their students at the end of the advertised hours for their class.

Important Information Regarding Children With Special Needs:  Our cooking instructors are skilled in teaching culinary education at an age appropriate level.  Several of our instructors even have early childhood and teaching background and certification.  However, we are not equipped to work with, nor are these classes designed for, children who may have special needs, issues with focus, or difficulty with sitting still to listen and concentrate on the instructor or issues with relating to other students in a classroom setting.  When we encounter a student who requires significant special attention, the experience for the other students suffers.  While our class and cooking camps are well staffed, we just don’t have the staff to be able to allocate someone to work directly with your child for the entire class.  Should we identify a situation where we believe a student falls within one or more of these categories, we will be contacting you to pick up your students.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to issue a refund for all or any part of the class or camp fees.   Please feel free to call us to discuss any questions or concerns that you feel should be discussed in advance of your child’s class.  Please be aware of our 5-day cancellation policy.

Junior Chefs in the Kitchen™, Junior Chefs Academy™, Li’l Kids In The Kitchen™, Tiny Tots In The Kitchen™, Professional Culinary Arts Classes & Series™ and Pro Classes™ are trademarks and service marks of The Culinary Center of Kansas City®.

If you plan to attend this class with another party who signed up separately, please add their name(s) to the 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!