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

Basics of Cooking: A Cooking Class for Beginners

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16 Seats available
Price $65.00
Instructor: Chef Erik Sharp
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City


Maybe you are on your own for the first time and have discovered that eating out is expensive and take-out is tiresome.  (College bound? Newly married? Loss of a spouse? Recently divorced? etc.), or maybe you just think it’s time you learned how to cook (or cook better) - darn it!!  You desperately need a small repertoire of dishes for daily dining, but you can barely manage instant coffee. Sound like you? Then this is the class for you. 

Tonight’s instructor, Chef Erik Sharp, has a resume that includes years of cooking and of baking experience under his belt as Pastry Chef for Kansas City’s renowned American Restaurant, former owner of Three Spoons of Sugar, and more, so you can bet your toque that he can teach you a LOT about the basics of cooking.  

Chef Erik who is a consummate professional and (patient!) culinary Instructor, will assume you know nothing---absolutely nothing---about cooking and we take it from there. He’ll get you on your cooking feet and on your way to preparing simple, delicious food in not time. You'll also will get the chance to practice some of the culinary techniques taught in class as you help Chef with some of tonight's cooking activities.

We will learn about basic cooking equipment and menu planning plus essential culinary skills like basic knife skills and more, plus you'll learn how to make dishes that can easily be varied and that will take you well beyond Ramen Noodles and Spaghetti-O’s!  (C’mon….you  know who you are!)

Limited Hands On | Tasting
Tue 11/2/21     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!