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

La Paella! The Ultimate Spanish Party Dish!

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21 Seats available
Price $75.00
Instructor: Chef & Lead Instructor Jill Garcia Schmidt
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Join our own Chef & Lead Instructor, Jill Garcia Schmidt, 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!

Chef Jill is one of our most popular instructors, with a lot of culinary experience under her toque – and even more infectious personality.  You’re gonna love learning to cook with Chef Jill.  Promise.

We’ll start our cooking party with some little tapas because, well, we’re in Spain tonight, right? Then, the cooking lesson begin as Chef Jill dazzles you with her teaching skills while demonstrating how to make the perfect Seafood Paella. 

The secret is aromatic mixtures of rice, protein, and spices which add the “flare” to Spanish dishes like Paella. It’s step -by-step through the process of creating this fabulous party 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.  Plus, you’ll get in on some of the cooking fun, too! And, yes, of course, you’ll taste all of tonight’s festive dishes! How could we not? 

Limited Hands On | Dinner
Wed 10/27/21     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!