7920 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park 913-341-4455

A 5-Week CookBetter™ Series For Home Cooks

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16 Seats available
Price $425.00
Instructor: Chef Jill Garcia Schmidt & Chef LaDonna Johnson
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Want to learn to cook… or learn to cook better? We know you are cooking more at home these days, so why not up your game in that department? This informative 5-week cooking series is designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become, well, a better home cook!  

It is taught by our own Chef & Lead Culinary Instructor Chef Jill-Garcia Schmidt, and Class 4 will be taught by our favorite healthy-cooking instructor Chef LaDonna Johnson. (See individual class descriptions below) 

Take stock of your kitchen cookware and equipment, introduce yourself to the latest culinary helpers such as the air-fryer and the instant pot, learn knife skills, essential cooking methods for home kitchens, how to stock a pantry and then cook great dishes from it, practice new ways of making what you cook healthier, learn the basics of flavoring with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars… and so much more. Plus you’ll have fun learning. And we could all use a little good clean fun right now, couldn’t we?

Each class will include hands-on cooking activities (safely, of course) so you can practice the culinary skills and tips that you’ve learned. C’mon, let’s learn to cook better, together!

Participation Class | Tasting & Class Binder to hold handouts, notes and recipes. (We are also happy to send participants a digital copy of these items, as well.) 

Tuesdays 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2021    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Series Fee: $425

 

SPECIFIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Day 1: Taking Stock Of Your Equipment, including A Basic Knife Skills Lesson
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for having the right equipment on hand as the foundation to shine in the kitchen. And it pays to know how to use them correctly. In our first class, you’ll learn how-to essentials like how to choose cookware, kitchen tools, the latest, greatest culinary gadgets and more. Bring your own knives to class and we’ll help you assess them to get the most from your hard work in the kitchen! Plus, we'll discuss the popular instant pot, crock pot and air fryer – even a fundamentals lesson on basic knife skills, including choosing the right knives for you, basic cutting techniques, sharpening and other important information.

Day 2: Essential Cooking Methods For The Home Cook: From Sauté to Braising  
Day 2 will cover basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as you learn basic tips covers sautéing, searing, braising and more. These are skills that every home cook needs to know in order to get dinner on the table in a hurry… and make you a Rock Star in the kitchen!

Day 3: Cooking From The Perfect Home Pantry, including Tricks For Quick Meals  
On Day 3, you’ll learn pro tips and secrets to creating delicious meals using what you have on hand. Know what pastas, grains, condiments and canned goods to keep stocked in your pantry — ready to play starring roles in great weeknight repasts. You’ll learn how to dress up basic ingredients, how to turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner, and how to make judicious use of one’s freezer space, etc. This is the stuff of real cooks – straight up from a culinary pro!

Day 4: Easy Healthy Meals For the Home Cook
Tonight, you’ll learn healthy cooking basics from an experienced instructor and lover of flavorful, healthy food. This good-for-you cooking class will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate with healthy ingredients as you learn tips and tricks to apply to simple and satisfying dishes that you and your family will love and that are actually good for them.

Day 5: Up The Flavor Quotient:  Spices, Herbs, Oils, Vinegars and Other Flavoring Tricks
On Day 5, we’ll demystify the fragrant world of herbs, spices, vinegars and flavored oils. You’ll learn about many varieties of herbs and spices; how to toast and grind them; fresh vs. dried; how to experiment with seasoning blends and tips to create your own spice blends. Plus you’ll learn how to make, store and cook with flavored oils and vinegars. The lessons you learn tonight are sure to take your dishes from “ho-hum” to “Holy Cow!"

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: For Onsite Classes, please note that we are committed to providing the highest degree of safety for our guests including compliance with all applicable governmental orders. In this regard our protocols may change from day to day and we ask for your patience as we maneuver this not-so-delicious time.  We have limited enrollment in our classes in order to provide for appropriate social distancing so it is important that you let us know at the time of registration whether you will be sitting next to someone else attending the class. You can note this in the “comments” section when you register online, or you can call us with this information at 913-341-4455.  In this case, we will assume that you and the other person(s) are comfortable sitting next to each other. When you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! 

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A 5-Week CookBetter™ Series For Home Cooks

Want to learn to cook… or learn to cook better? We know you are cooking more at home these days, so why not up your game in that department? This informative 5-week cooking series is designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become, well, a better home cook!  

It is taught by our own Chef & Lead Culinary Instructor Chef Jill-Garcia Schmidt, and Class 4 will be taught by our favorite healthy-cooking instructor Chef LaDonna Johnson. (See individual class descriptions below) 

Take stock of your kitchen cookware and equipment, introduce yourself to the latest culinary helpers such as the air-fryer and the instant pot, learn knife skills, essential cooking methods for home kitchens, how to stock a pantry and then cook great dishes from it, practice new ways of making what you cook healthier, learn the basics of flavoring with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars… and so much more. Plus you’ll have fun learning. And we could all use a little good clean fun right now, couldn’t we?

Each class will include hands-on cooking activities (safely, of course) so you can practice the culinary skills and tips that you’ve learned. C’mon, let’s learn to cook better, together!

Participation Class | Tasting & Class Binder to hold handouts, notes and recipes. (We are also happy to send participants a digital copy of these items, as well.) 

Tuesdays 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2021    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Series Fee: $425

 

SPECIFIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Day 1: Taking Stock Of Your Equipment, including A Basic Knife Skills Lesson
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for having the right equipment on hand as the foundation to shine in the kitchen. And it pays to know how to use them correctly. In our first class, you’ll learn how-to essentials like how to choose cookware, kitchen tools, the latest, greatest culinary gadgets and more. Bring your own knives to class and we’ll help you assess them to get the most from your hard work in the kitchen! Plus, we'll discuss the popular instant pot, crock pot and air fryer – even a fundamentals lesson on basic knife skills, including choosing the right knives for you, basic cutting techniques, sharpening and other important information.

Day 2: Essential Cooking Methods For The Home Cook: From Sauté to Braising  
Day 2 will cover basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as you learn basic tips covers sautéing, searing, braising and more. These are skills that every home cook needs to know in order to get dinner on the table in a hurry… and make you a Rock Star in the kitchen!

Day 3: Cooking From The Perfect Home Pantry, including Tricks For Quick Meals  
On Day 3, you’ll learn pro tips and secrets to creating delicious meals using what you have on hand. Know what pastas, grains, condiments and canned goods to keep stocked in your pantry — ready to play starring roles in great weeknight repasts. You’ll learn how to dress up basic ingredients, how to turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner, and how to make judicious use of one’s freezer space, etc. This is the stuff of real cooks – straight up from a culinary pro!

Day 4: Easy Healthy Meals For the Home Cook
Tonight, you’ll learn healthy cooking basics from an experienced instructor and lover of flavorful, healthy food. This good-for-you cooking class will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate with healthy ingredients as you learn tips and tricks to apply to simple and satisfying dishes that you and your family will love and that are actually good for them.

Day 5: Up The Flavor Quotient:  Spices, Herbs, Oils, Vinegars and Other Flavoring Tricks
On Day 5, we’ll demystify the fragrant world of herbs, spices, vinegars and flavored oils. You’ll learn about many varieties of herbs and spices; how to toast and grind them; fresh vs. dried; how to experiment with seasoning blends and tips to create your own spice blends. Plus you’ll learn how to make, store and cook with flavored oils and vinegars. The lessons you learn tonight are sure to take your dishes from “ho-hum” to “Holy Cow!"

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: For Onsite Classes, please note that we are committed to providing the highest degree of safety for our guests including compliance with all applicable governmental orders. In this regard our protocols may change from day to day and we ask for your patience as we maneuver this not-so-delicious time.  We have limited enrollment in our classes in order to provide for appropriate social distancing so it is important that you let us know at the time of registration whether you will be sitting next to someone else attending the class. You can note this in the “comments” section when you register online, or you can call us with this information at 913-341-4455.  In this case, we will assume that you and the other person(s) are comfortable sitting next to each other. When you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

A 5-Week CookBetter™ Series For Home Cooks

Want to learn to cook… or learn to cook better? We know you are cooking more at home these days, so why not up your game in that department? This informative 5-week cooking series is designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become, well, a better home cook!  

It is taught by our own Chef & Lead Culinary Instructor Chef Jill-Garcia Schmidt, and Class 4 will be taught by our favorite healthy-cooking instructor Chef LaDonna Johnson. (See individual class descriptions below) 

Take stock of your kitchen cookware and equipment, introduce yourself to the latest culinary helpers such as the air-fryer and the instant pot, learn knife skills, essential cooking methods for home kitchens, how to stock a pantry and then cook great dishes from it, practice new ways of making what you cook healthier, learn the basics of flavoring with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars… and so much more. Plus you’ll have fun learning. And we could all use a little good clean fun right now, couldn’t we?

Each class will include hands-on cooking activities (safely, of course) so you can practice the culinary skills and tips that you’ve learned. C’mon, let’s learn to cook better, together!

Participation Class | Tasting & Class Binder to hold handouts, notes and recipes. (We are also happy to send participants a digital copy of these items, as well.) 

Tuesdays 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2021    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Series Fee: $425

 

SPECIFIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Day 1: Taking Stock Of Your Equipment, including A Basic Knife Skills Lesson
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for having the right equipment on hand as the foundation to shine in the kitchen. And it pays to know how to use them correctly. In our first class, you’ll learn how-to essentials like how to choose cookware, kitchen tools, the latest, greatest culinary gadgets and more. Bring your own knives to class and we’ll help you assess them to get the most from your hard work in the kitchen! Plus, we'll discuss the popular instant pot, crock pot and air fryer – even a fundamentals lesson on basic knife skills, including choosing the right knives for you, basic cutting techniques, sharpening and other important information.

Day 2: Essential Cooking Methods For The Home Cook: From Sauté to Braising  
Day 2 will cover basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as you learn basic tips covers sautéing, searing, braising and more. These are skills that every home cook needs to know in order to get dinner on the table in a hurry… and make you a Rock Star in the kitchen!

Day 3: Cooking From The Perfect Home Pantry, including Tricks For Quick Meals  
On Day 3, you’ll learn pro tips and secrets to creating delicious meals using what you have on hand. Know what pastas, grains, condiments and canned goods to keep stocked in your pantry — ready to play starring roles in great weeknight repasts. You’ll learn how to dress up basic ingredients, how to turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner, and how to make judicious use of one’s freezer space, etc. This is the stuff of real cooks – straight up from a culinary pro!

Day 4: Easy Healthy Meals For the Home Cook
Tonight, you’ll learn healthy cooking basics from an experienced instructor and lover of flavorful, healthy food. This good-for-you cooking class will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate with healthy ingredients as you learn tips and tricks to apply to simple and satisfying dishes that you and your family will love and that are actually good for them.

Day 5: Up The Flavor Quotient:  Spices, Herbs, Oils, Vinegars and Other Flavoring Tricks
On Day 5, we’ll demystify the fragrant world of herbs, spices, vinegars and flavored oils. You’ll learn about many varieties of herbs and spices; how to toast and grind them; fresh vs. dried; how to experiment with seasoning blends and tips to create your own spice blends. Plus you’ll learn how to make, store and cook with flavored oils and vinegars. The lessons you learn tonight are sure to take your dishes from “ho-hum” to “Holy Cow!"

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: For Onsite Classes, please note that we are committed to providing the highest degree of safety for our guests including compliance with all applicable governmental orders. In this regard our protocols may change from day to day and we ask for your patience as we maneuver this not-so-delicious time.  We have limited enrollment in our classes in order to provide for appropriate social distancing so it is important that you let us know at the time of registration whether you will be sitting next to someone else attending the class. You can note this in the “comments” section when you register online, or you can call us with this information at 913-341-4455.  In this case, we will assume that you and the other person(s) are comfortable sitting next to each other. When you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

A 5-Week CookBetter™ Series For Home Cooks

Want to learn to cook… or learn to cook better? We know you are cooking more at home these days, so why not up your game in that department? This informative 5-week cooking series is designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become, well, a better home cook!  

It is taught by our own Chef & Lead Culinary Instructor Chef Jill-Garcia Schmidt, and Class 4 will be taught by our favorite healthy-cooking instructor Chef LaDonna Johnson. (See individual class descriptions below) 

Take stock of your kitchen cookware and equipment, introduce yourself to the latest culinary helpers such as the air-fryer and the instant pot, learn knife skills, essential cooking methods for home kitchens, how to stock a pantry and then cook great dishes from it, practice new ways of making what you cook healthier, learn the basics of flavoring with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars… and so much more. Plus you’ll have fun learning. And we could all use a little good clean fun right now, couldn’t we?

Each class will include hands-on cooking activities (safely, of course) so you can practice the culinary skills and tips that you’ve learned. C’mon, let’s learn to cook better, together!

Participation Class | Tasting & Class Binder to hold handouts, notes and recipes. (We are also happy to send participants a digital copy of these items, as well.) 

Tuesdays 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2021    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Series Fee: $425

 

SPECIFIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Day 1: Taking Stock Of Your Equipment, including A Basic Knife Skills Lesson
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for having the right equipment on hand as the foundation to shine in the kitchen. And it pays to know how to use them correctly. In our first class, you’ll learn how-to essentials like how to choose cookware, kitchen tools, the latest, greatest culinary gadgets and more. Bring your own knives to class and we’ll help you assess them to get the most from your hard work in the kitchen! Plus, we'll discuss the popular instant pot, crock pot and air fryer – even a fundamentals lesson on basic knife skills, including choosing the right knives for you, basic cutting techniques, sharpening and other important information.

Day 2: Essential Cooking Methods For The Home Cook: From Sauté to Braising  
Day 2 will cover basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as you learn basic tips covers sautéing, searing, braising and more. These are skills that every home cook needs to know in order to get dinner on the table in a hurry… and make you a Rock Star in the kitchen!

Day 3: Cooking From The Perfect Home Pantry, including Tricks For Quick Meals  
On Day 3, you’ll learn pro tips and secrets to creating delicious meals using what you have on hand. Know what pastas, grains, condiments and canned goods to keep stocked in your pantry — ready to play starring roles in great weeknight repasts. You’ll learn how to dress up basic ingredients, how to turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner, and how to make judicious use of one’s freezer space, etc. This is the stuff of real cooks – straight up from a culinary pro!

Day 4: Easy Healthy Meals For the Home Cook
Tonight, you’ll learn healthy cooking basics from an experienced instructor and lover of flavorful, healthy food. This good-for-you cooking class will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate with healthy ingredients as you learn tips and tricks to apply to simple and satisfying dishes that you and your family will love and that are actually good for them.

Day 5: Up The Flavor Quotient:  Spices, Herbs, Oils, Vinegars and Other Flavoring Tricks
On Day 5, we’ll demystify the fragrant world of herbs, spices, vinegars and flavored oils. You’ll learn about many varieties of herbs and spices; how to toast and grind them; fresh vs. dried; how to experiment with seasoning blends and tips to create your own spice blends. Plus you’ll learn how to make, store and cook with flavored oils and vinegars. The lessons you learn tonight are sure to take your dishes from “ho-hum” to “Holy Cow!"

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: For Onsite Classes, please note that we are committed to providing the highest degree of safety for our guests including compliance with all applicable governmental orders. In this regard our protocols may change from day to day and we ask for your patience as we maneuver this not-so-delicious time.  We have limited enrollment in our classes in order to provide for appropriate social distancing so it is important that you let us know at the time of registration whether you will be sitting next to someone else attending the class. You can note this in the “comments” section when you register online, or you can call us with this information at 913-341-4455.  In this case, we will assume that you and the other person(s) are comfortable sitting next to each other. When you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

A 5-Week CookBetter™ Series For Home Cooks

Want to learn to cook… or learn to cook better? We know you are cooking more at home these days, so why not up your game in that department? This informative 5-week cooking series is designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become, well, a better home cook!  

It is taught by our own Chef & Lead Culinary Instructor Chef Jill-Garcia Schmidt, and Class 4 will be taught by our favorite healthy-cooking instructor Chef LaDonna Johnson. (See individual class descriptions below) 

Take stock of your kitchen cookware and equipment, introduce yourself to the latest culinary helpers such as the air-fryer and the instant pot, learn knife skills, essential cooking methods for home kitchens, how to stock a pantry and then cook great dishes from it, practice new ways of making what you cook healthier, learn the basics of flavoring with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars… and so much more. Plus you’ll have fun learning. And we could all use a little good clean fun right now, couldn’t we?

Each class will include hands-on cooking activities (safely, of course) so you can practice the culinary skills and tips that you’ve learned. C’mon, let’s learn to cook better, together!

Participation Class | Tasting & Class Binder to hold handouts, notes and recipes. (We are also happy to send participants a digital copy of these items, as well.) 

Tuesdays 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2021    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Series Fee: $425

 

SPECIFIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Day 1: Taking Stock Of Your Equipment, including A Basic Knife Skills Lesson
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for having the right equipment on hand as the foundation to shine in the kitchen. And it pays to know how to use them correctly. In our first class, you’ll learn how-to essentials like how to choose cookware, kitchen tools, the latest, greatest culinary gadgets and more. Bring your own knives to class and we’ll help you assess them to get the most from your hard work in the kitchen! Plus, we'll discuss the popular instant pot, crock pot and air fryer – even a fundamentals lesson on basic knife skills, including choosing the right knives for you, basic cutting techniques, sharpening and other important information.

Day 2: Essential Cooking Methods For The Home Cook: From Sauté to Braising  
Day 2 will cover basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as you learn basic tips covers sautéing, searing, braising and more. These are skills that every home cook needs to know in order to get dinner on the table in a hurry… and make you a Rock Star in the kitchen!

Day 3: Cooking From The Perfect Home Pantry, including Tricks For Quick Meals  
On Day 3, you’ll learn pro tips and secrets to creating delicious meals using what you have on hand. Know what pastas, grains, condiments and canned goods to keep stocked in your pantry — ready to play starring roles in great weeknight repasts. You’ll learn how to dress up basic ingredients, how to turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner, and how to make judicious use of one’s freezer space, etc. This is the stuff of real cooks – straight up from a culinary pro!

Day 4: Easy Healthy Meals For the Home Cook
Tonight, you’ll learn healthy cooking basics from an experienced instructor and lover of flavorful, healthy food. This good-for-you cooking class will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate with healthy ingredients as you learn tips and tricks to apply to simple and satisfying dishes that you and your family will love and that are actually good for them.

Day 5: Up The Flavor Quotient:  Spices, Herbs, Oils, Vinegars and Other Flavoring Tricks
On Day 5, we’ll demystify the fragrant world of herbs, spices, vinegars and flavored oils. You’ll learn about many varieties of herbs and spices; how to toast and grind them; fresh vs. dried; how to experiment with seasoning blends and tips to create your own spice blends. Plus you’ll learn how to make, store and cook with flavored oils and vinegars. The lessons you learn tonight are sure to take your dishes from “ho-hum” to “Holy Cow!"

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: For Onsite Classes, please note that we are committed to providing the highest degree of safety for our guests including compliance with all applicable governmental orders. In this regard our protocols may change from day to day and we ask for your patience as we maneuver this not-so-delicious time.  We have limited enrollment in our classes in order to provide for appropriate social distancing so it is important that you let us know at the time of registration whether you will be sitting next to someone else attending the class. You can note this in the “comments” section when you register online, or you can call us with this information at 913-341-4455.  In this case, we will assume that you and the other person(s) are comfortable sitting next to each other. When you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

A 5-Week CookBetter™ Series For Home Cooks

Want to learn to cook… or learn to cook better? We know you are cooking more at home these days, so why not up your game in that department? This informative 5-week cooking series is designed to speak directly to the home cook who really wants to become, well, a better home cook!  

It is taught by our own Chef & Lead Culinary Instructor Chef Jill-Garcia Schmidt, and Class 4 will be taught by our favorite healthy-cooking instructor Chef LaDonna Johnson. (See individual class descriptions below) 

Take stock of your kitchen cookware and equipment, introduce yourself to the latest culinary helpers such as the air-fryer and the instant pot, learn knife skills, essential cooking methods for home kitchens, how to stock a pantry and then cook great dishes from it, practice new ways of making what you cook healthier, learn the basics of flavoring with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars… and so much more. Plus you’ll have fun learning. And we could all use a little good clean fun right now, couldn’t we?

Each class will include hands-on cooking activities (safely, of course) so you can practice the culinary skills and tips that you’ve learned. C’mon, let’s learn to cook better, together!

Participation Class | Tasting & Class Binder to hold handouts, notes and recipes. (We are also happy to send participants a digital copy of these items, as well.) 

Tuesdays 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13 and 4/20/2021    6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Series Fee: $425

 

SPECIFIC CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Day 1: Taking Stock Of Your Equipment, including A Basic Knife Skills Lesson
Any chef will tell you that there is no substitute for having the right equipment on hand as the foundation to shine in the kitchen. And it pays to know how to use them correctly. In our first class, you’ll learn how-to essentials like how to choose cookware, kitchen tools, the latest, greatest culinary gadgets and more. Bring your own knives to class and we’ll help you assess them to get the most from your hard work in the kitchen! Plus, we'll discuss the popular instant pot, crock pot and air fryer – even a fundamentals lesson on basic knife skills, including choosing the right knives for you, basic cutting techniques, sharpening and other important information.

Day 2: Essential Cooking Methods For The Home Cook: From Sauté to Braising  
Day 2 will cover basic cooking methods necessary to the practical application of most recipes. You’ll be introduced to the language and techniques used by chefs and excellent cooks all over the world as you learn basic tips covers sautéing, searing, braising and more. These are skills that every home cook needs to know in order to get dinner on the table in a hurry… and make you a Rock Star in the kitchen!

Day 3: Cooking From The Perfect Home Pantry, including Tricks For Quick Meals  
On Day 3, you’ll learn pro tips and secrets to creating delicious meals using what you have on hand. Know what pastas, grains, condiments and canned goods to keep stocked in your pantry — ready to play starring roles in great weeknight repasts. You’ll learn how to dress up basic ingredients, how to turn tonight’s leftovers into tomorrow’s dinner, and how to make judicious use of one’s freezer space, etc. This is the stuff of real cooks – straight up from a culinary pro!

Day 4: Easy Healthy Meals For the Home Cook
Tonight, you’ll learn healthy cooking basics from an experienced instructor and lover of flavorful, healthy food. This good-for-you cooking class will show you how to use REAL food to excite your palate with healthy ingredients as you learn tips and tricks to apply to simple and satisfying dishes that you and your family will love and that are actually good for them.

Day 5: Up The Flavor Quotient:  Spices, Herbs, Oils, Vinegars and Other Flavoring Tricks
On Day 5, we’ll demystify the fragrant world of herbs, spices, vinegars and flavored oils. You’ll learn about many varieties of herbs and spices; how to toast and grind them; fresh vs. dried; how to experiment with seasoning blends and tips to create your own spice blends. Plus you’ll learn how to make, store and cook with flavored oils and vinegars. The lessons you learn tonight are sure to take your dishes from “ho-hum” to “Holy Cow!"

 

NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: For Onsite Classes, please note that we are committed to providing the highest degree of safety for our guests including compliance with all applicable governmental orders. In this regard our protocols may change from day to day and we ask for your patience as we maneuver this not-so-delicious time.  We have limited enrollment in our classes in order to provide for appropriate social distancing so it is important that you let us know at the time of registration whether you will be sitting next to someone else attending the class. You can note this in the “comments” section when you register online, or you can call us with this information at 913-341-4455.  In this case, we will assume that you and the other person(s) are comfortable sitting next to each other. When you arrive, please check in with our Class Assistant who will give you information as to where you will be seated.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!