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

(No Longer Available) Junior Chefs (9-14): A Handmade Pizza Party For Kids!

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Price $65.00
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Sharpe Elles
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Hands On | Tasting & Take-Home Pizza Dough
Sun 7/24/22     11:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

Every kid (ages 9-14) loves pizza, right? Today they’ll learn how simple it is to make delicious pizzas in your own kitchen – yep, right down to the dough and sauce! Dr. Lisa Elles Sharpe will lead this fun cooking class. She’s a ‘real deal’ chemistry professor and she absolutely loves to teach young chefs how to cook. 

She’ll start things off by teaching a versatile pizza dough...from scratch!  Then, she’ll show you how to play a bit with the science of gluten while you get your hands in the flour and learn how easy (and fun!) it is to prepare and use this fresh dough to create a two types of pizza - thin crust and pan-style. 

Not only is this a super fun cooking class – it also doubles as a baking class because we’ll learn about flour and yeast, how to roll the dough, how to prepare for baking and testing for doneness. You’ll use all of your newfound pizza knowledge over and over again and let your creativity go wild as you impress your family and friends with homemade pizza pies.


  • NOTE: Please be aware that all cancellations must be received prior to 72 hours before the start time of your class. For more information, and to view all class-related policies, including cancellation, masks, and safety-related measures, please click here. 

  • Let us know if you want to sit near someone else attending the class.  Let us know at the time of registration (in the ‘comments’ section of your registration) whether you would like to sit near someone else attending the class..  You could also call us with this information at 913-341-4455

  • For kids ages 9-18 attending this class, we require A Waiver signed by parent/legal guardian prior to admittance to this class:  [Click here to download the Waiver]   Note that the Waiver requires that you provide  (1) a phone number where you can be reached during the class if necessary and (2) name(s) 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 heather@kcculinary.com or 2) bring 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.  Also note that If someone other than the parent signs a Waiver, they will need a legal document to be presented that shows without question that they have the legal authority to sign a Waiver on behalf of your child at that time.

  • Only registered students allowed in the classroom during class.  While we love those parents/grand-parents, aunts & uncles, they will not be allowed to attend ‘just to watch their child’ without registering for the class.  You are welcome to enjoy our Kitchen Shop Experience while your child, age 9 and up, is attending. 
  • 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. 

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