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Where to perfect your culinary skills with cooking classes in town

Enhance your skills and learn to cook, bake, make some cocktails from some of the best chefs and teachers in town. Cooking classes for all ages and skill levels are available all over town. It’s a great opportunity to sharpen or begin your culinary skills. They make for fun family outings, date nights, individual learning experiences, a day out with friends or just a reason to try something new.

Here’s where to go in and around town. Be sure to check the links regularly to see what updated classes are added.

MarkArts

1307 N. Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67206
Adult Culinary Workshops | Youth Classes

MarkArts offers culinary classes for adults that cover all types of cuisine. They have workshops to make crème brûlée, Carribean cuisine, cookies, soups, cornish hen, crepes and more.  We took one of their lobster classes a couple of years ago and loved it.

They also have stuff for the kids where students will develop their culinary artistry in weekly lessons focused on the preparation, cooking and presentation of recipes made from scratch.

Wichita Parks & Rec

334 N Mead, Wichita, KS 67202
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The city offers classes for what feels like hundreds of topics including cooking classes. It’s one of the most affordable options in town and helps people with baking, snacks and others for all ages.

Cake Stuff

8909 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67212
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One of the go-to spots in Wichita for all bakers, Cake Stuff offers classes for all ages that can walk you through so many desserts, including how to properly decorate them. They have classes for kids and even adults only ones. Check back to see when classes are offered and if their full, you can peruse all of their online tutorials.

Derby Recreation – Hubbard Arts Center

801 E. Market Street, Derby, KS 67037
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Take a cooking class at the Hubbard Arts Center in the state of the art commercial grade kitchen. Each class is designed around specific food types within the categories of Cultural, baking, sweet treats, quick and easy, holiday and basic kitchen.

In these classes, you will be given step-by-step instructions as you move through the recipe, following along with the instructor to create a hands-on approach.

Providing nutrition education and cooking fun!

The Kitchen

6540 E Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67206
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Classes are taught by Chef Natasha who graduated from The French Culinary Institute in New York City and spent 14 years creating culinary curriculum for Williams-Sonoma stores worldwide. She is the owner of the downtown restaurant, The Kitchen, was the winner of Guy’s Grocery Games. You will leave with great culinary information, detailed recipes, & a full belly! Class cost: $45 per person includes demonstrations, recipes, and a generous tasting from the class. We’ve taken their crockpot class before and learned a ton.

Viola’s Pantry

156 N Cleveland, Wichita, KS 67214
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If you’re looking to make fresh pasta, there’s no better place to go than Viola’s Pantry. Their cooking classes are perfect for all skill levels. Each class is hands-on and includes a family-style meal at the end, so come hungry.

Adriene Rathbun

156 N Cleveland, Wichita, KS 67214
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Welcome to Social – fun, informative, demonstration in-home cooking classes! Classes will be held at the residence of Adriene Rathbun. To make a reservation, text: 316.990.4493.

YMCA

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Whether you’re young or old, it’s always a good time to learn how to eat healthier. At the Greater Wichita YMCA, they teach kids to find their way around a kitchen and to make good food choices in a fun, hands on setting. They also have classes for parents that show them how their families can eat better, even on a budget

The Gilded Cookie

1328 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67214
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If you’re looking to make cookies whether it’s for your or your family, this is one of the places to check out.

All Things BBQ

818 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67203
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Who wants to learn from Chef Tom Jackson? Learn how to make the most of your outdoor cooking experience with All Things Barbecue! Their state of the art cooking kitchen in Delano features classes that are designed to teach you how to harness the versatility of cooking over fire, no matter what grill you own. Their classes are geared for everyone from novice grillers and competition pit masters to finicky foodies, with a wide range of topics that utilize simple grilling and smoking techniques as well as more advanced culinary skills. The best part is you get to eat while you learn!

Young Chefs

7230 E 29th St. N., Wichita, Kansas 67226
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They offer cooking classes for elementary aged children in a safe, fun environment that encourages discovery, creativity and trying new foods. While learning food preparation skills is the main focus, each class also incorporates kitchen safety, cooking terms and language, etiquette, table setting, menu planning, and fun food related games or crafts.

Exploration Place

300 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, Kansas 67203
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The science museum is looking to expand their offerings. They recently held a mixology class that we took part of which was so much fun. I’ve heard this could very well return this spring.

Luciano’s

216 W Main St, Mulvane, KS 67110
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They currently have lessons available on our YouTube channel where you can safely see how to make classic dishes from home for free.  There are also lessons that discuss pasta and other insights into Italian cooking.

Luciano will be offering private & semi private cooking lessons again once they’ve been given the all clear.  The cost is $200 per person with a maximum of 4 people.  Classes last 2-3 hours depending on items selected.  The number of dishes prepared depends on the prep times and difficulty of the items selected.  Details including scheduling are worked out directly with Luciano.

6S Steakhouse

6200 W 21. ST N, Wichita, KS 67205
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It’s been a while since they’ve offered cooking classes but when they did, it was all about fine dining.


And then if you want to take it to the next level and go full out and enter a culinary arts program….

WSU Tech

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The Culinary Arts program will prepare individuals with little to no industry experience for entry-level and secondary food service positions with the potential for expedited promotion. The curriculum covers a diverse menu of options, from artisanal breads and pastries to global cuisines classes and places emphasis on maximizing lab contact hours, and providing real-world experience in an urban location within the framework of innovation, sustainability, and accessibility.

The Culinary Arts program emphasizes the importance of hands-on learning with over 1,000 hours in the kitchen, program graduates will be equipped with an expanded level of kitchen experience than graduates of other similar programs in the area.

Students will develop the skills to assist in menu development and product development that will in turn assist them in their professional advancement beyond entry-level positions. Drawing on the model set by the greatest culinary schools in the country, the students’ experience will include café, restaurant, banquets, events, and commercial food production – much of which will be available to the public.

Butler County Community College

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BRING YOUR PASSION… Butler Culinary Arts Student preparing food during culinary school near Wichita, Kansas…and enthusiasm while you learn the history and fundamental techniques of the professional kitchen. At Butler’s nationally-known program you will learn to analyze ingredients and decide on its corresponding techniques in order to maximize flavor and nutritional value. Learn how to prepare stocks, mother sauces, butcher, classic French pastries, cake decorating, confections and so much more. Through Butler’s detailed and carefully assembled culinary program you will learn the science of cooking, heat transfer methods, cooking techniques, knife skills, and how to evaluate kitchen equipment. Whether you choose our nine-month certificate or two-year degree you will be equipped to step into any kitchen in the world with the confidence of possessing the proper techniques to succeed.

Happy Dining,
Eddy


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