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

Perfect Paella! A Spanish Cooking Party with Chef Richard McPeake

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1 Seat available
Price $95.00
Instructor: Chef Richard McPeake
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Join Chef Richard McPeake, in the kitchen and learn how to make that centuries old Spanish dish known as Paella.  Once you learn the tricks, you’ll be creating your own version of this wonderful one-dish meal that is as perfect for weeknight meals as it is for entertaining! It’s also a killer one-dish weeknight meal.

Chef McPeake is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, cookbook author, and seasoned culinary instructor so you know you’ll learn not only how to prepare the perfect Paella, but also the why's regarding the ingredients, cooking methods and more! Get ready for a seriously fun class on an amazing cooking style.

Chef will dive into our cooking lesson as you learn how to make the traditional Chiringuito Seafood Paella from someone who really knows how to use the aromatic mixtures of rice, meats, and spices which add the “flare” to Spanish dishes like Paella.

Chef McPeake makes a mean Paella and he’s going to take you step-by-step through the process of creating this fabulous dish, starting with Sofrito, a sautéed mixture of onions, peppers, garlic and tomato that add so much flavor to this incredible dish. We’ll learn how to make Paella’s unmistakable saffron-scented rice and how to develop layers of flavor to take this dish into the realm of “oh-my-gosh” goodness. 

And, speaking of goodness, Chef will share a great variation of the recipe as he shows you how to make his delicious (and more economical) version of the classic paella – Grilled Chicken, Asparagus, Manchego & Sausage Paella - and you read that right, this one is made on the grill! Whoa! We love choices!

We also love dessert, too, so how ‘bout we have some of that, too! Chef will teach a class Spanish Flan with Caramel Sauce, a classic light dessert that is the perfect finale for our Paella feast! Wow!

A fabulous class with a true culinary pro.  If I were you, I wouldn’t miss this one. 

Limited Hands On | Tasting
Thu 9/30/21    6:30-9:00 p.m.

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!