Herbs 101_SOLD OUT
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Herbs 101_SOLD OUT


 • how and where to plant different herbs

• maintenance that will keep herbs looking great and producing all season

• how to harvest the different herbs

• storage: long term, short term & freezing

// cooking with herbs

• sauces & condiments

• compound butters

• oils

• cooking with dried vs fresh

• quick & easy recipes using herbs

• cocktails and herb waters

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Knife Skills 101
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Knife Skills 101

Improve your knife skills!

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When you improve your knife skills, your time in the kitchen will become MUCH more enjoyable!

In this class, you'll hone basic knife skills and practice the fundamental cuts—mince, dice, brunoise, bâtonnet, and julienne, and learn when to use them! We will also cover everything you need to know about choosing, storing, sharpening, holding, and using the most important tool in the kitchen.  

We will even cook with all your expertly chopped ingredients! We will make an Italian Minestrone Soup and a Beautiful Salad to enjoy after class:)  Aaaaaand you’ll have soup to take home! Yay! 

$55.00 PP

(Private Classes with flexible dates are available upon request)

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When in Rome_KC Culinary Center_SOLD OUT
Mar
10
6:30 PM18:30

When in Rome_KC Culinary Center_SOLD OUT

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do! This proverb is especially easy to follow when it comes to the traditional dishes served up for generations in this iconic Italian city. Rome's rustic, pastoral cuisine combines some of Italy's tastiest ingredients in ingenious ways.

This evening you’ll work alongside an experienced instructor, Lauren Lane, as she shares her tips for creating authentic (and elegant) dishes that are perfect for both entertaining as well as for quick weeknight meals.  With a glass of wine in hand, you’ll get your “Italian on” as Lauren starts tonight’s lesson with homemade Ricotta Bruschetta and two toppings – butternut sage and herbed ricotta, followed by a colorful seasonal Insalata.  Next, we’ll learn to make Pasta Carbonara, one of everyone’s favorite dishes.  Plus, we’ll learn an Italian classic, Chicken Spiedini, which can be prepped in advance for stress-free entertaining. Finally, we’ll end our incredible evening with homemade Limoncello. What a treat!

Not to worry, you’ll get some cooking time next to Lauren and also take home tonight’s incredible recipes to recreate at home. We guarantee a fun night!  Mangia!

(Tasting)

Limited Hands On

 

Sat. 3/10/18   6:30-9:00

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CLASSIC SOUPS & STEWS_KC Culinary Center
Feb
27
6:30 PM18:30

CLASSIC SOUPS & STEWS_KC Culinary Center

WINTER WARMERS-CLASSIC SOUPS & STEWS

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It’s the time of year when the big pot at the back of the cabinet beckons us to pull it out and fill it with hearty soups and stews. The attraction of a good bowl of hot soup or stew on a cold day is obvious and, like cooking anything else, making a soup or stew is a great way to spend a winter afternoon. Not to mention, it makes your home smell so homey when simmering on the stove.  

Tonight, experienced culinary instructor, Lauren Lane, is going to share some informative tips and tricks of making tasty and satisfying soups and stews. We’ll run the gamut from broth-based soups to hearty beefy stews as Lauren creates some of her families favorite winter warmers like classic French Onion Soup (Yum!), a hearty Italian Beef Stew (to learn simple, robust and warm stew techniques) that’s destined to become one of your family’s favorite go-to cold weather meals, and an authentic Italian Wedding Soup (if you’ve never experienced this soup, you’re in for a real treat.) She will also teach you to prepare a Light & Creamy Butternut Cumin Soup for those days when you’re not in the mood for a heavy meal.

You’ll get a little cooking time with Lauren as you learn how to recreate these gems step by step and, along the way, garner basic cooking skills and culinary knowledge on how to make a stock as a soup base, how to prepare and use a roux to add dimension, the benefits of pureeing, all about broths and thickening agents and so much more!

And, of course … we’ll sample everything! A great class for the heart of colder month, so, what are you waiting for – sign up today! 

(Tasting)

Demonstration Class

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Valentine's Pop-Up Dinner_SOLD OUT
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Valentine's Pop-Up Dinner_SOLD OUT

PopUp [adj.] pertaining to or executing a spontaneous or unique event where participants create an unexpected, one-of-a-kind experience

On Friday, February 16, I will be hosting a Valentine’s inspired dinner party in my home. Designed and presented like a spirited dinner party, my PopUp event is an exploration into cooking and community. Some of the best dining experiences are not always in traditional restaurants – they tend to be meals where the entire menu is often a never to be repeated surprise. At this dinner, guests are encouraged to mingle around, joining in conversations that are free-flowing, making new friends and laughing ALOT.  For each gathering, I serve one special menu that includes five Italian Courses and a Signature Cocktail.  We seat communally at my farm table, and each course is served at the same time with some commentary from yours truly. For the adventurous diner, a Lauren Lane PopUp dinner delivers a memorable meal and experience.

Dinner Details

Location:  My Home  |  15007 W 74th st Shawnee, Ks 66216

Date and Time: Saturday, February, 16th  2018, 6 pm – 9 pm

Cost:  $75 per person (tax is included).  A signature cocktail is included and enjoyed before dinner is served, and please feel free to bring a bottle of wine to enjoy throughout dinner.

(Limited menu details available upon request.)

Dietary Restrictions: Due to the nature of this type of menu/event, I cannot guarantee that I will be able to accommodate your food allergies or restrictions. But please text me with concerns, and I will be happy to discuss the options.  Thank you for your understanding. 

If you have any questions, please text me at @ 816.810.8658

Hospitality is love in action and your home exuded that last night. We all left better than when we came in. Thank You.
— KC
Thank you, Lauren. I had a lovely time. We can’t stop talking about it!
— HS
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'REAL DEAL' HOMEMADE LASAGNA_Private Event_SOLD OUT
Jan
25
8:30 AM08:30

'REAL DEAL' HOMEMADE LASAGNA_Private Event_SOLD OUT

'REAL DEAL'HOMEMADE LASAGNA...INCLUDING THE NOODLES!

 

There’s more to lasagna than you think!  Tonight, we’ll discover handmade and layered “old school style” lasagna with a hearty “Bolognese Ragu” or ‘meat sauce’ and lots of fresh cheese (forget about that bagged kind!).  Once you learn to make this belly-warming comfort food the right way, you’ll never look back.

We’ll explore authentic Italian cooking and learn) basic culinary skills like a Bechamel sauce (a classic Mother Sauce), ‘mise en place’, how to make a roux, the proper way to deglaze a pan, sautéing techniques, and more in this evening’s interactive cooking class under the tutelage of an Italian culinary expert, Lauren Lane.

First we’ll start with Laurens’ favorite pasta dough, which you’ll learn to make from scratch and then turn it into fresh lasagna noodles. Making your own pasta sheets for lasagna isn’t difficult (once you know the tricks and tips that you’ll learn and practice tonight), and it is so rewarding! Then, dive right into the “meat” of the class as Lauren teaches a traditional Bolognese Ragu and the ultimate Italian dessert, Affogato, a decadent espresso-based treat - the perfect accompaniment to any Italian meal! 

(Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-To-Bake Lasagna Noodles) 

Limited Hands On

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The Real Deal Lasagna_KC Culinary Center_SOLD OUT
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

The Real Deal Lasagna_KC Culinary Center_SOLD OUT

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'REAL DEAL'HOMEMADE LASAGNA...INCLUDING THE NOODLES!

There’s more to lasagna than you think!  Tonight, we’ll discover handmade and layered “old school style” lasagna with a hearty “Bolognese Ragu” or ‘meat sauce’ and lots of fresh cheese (forget about that bagged kind!).  Once you learn to make this belly-warming comfort food the right way, you’ll never look back.

We’ll explore authentic Italian cooking and learn) basic culinary skills like a Bechamel sauce (a classic Mother Sauce), ‘mise en place’, how to make a roux, the proper way to deglaze a pan, sautéing techniques, and more in this evening’s interactive cooking class under the tutelage of an Italian culinary expert, Lauren Lane.

First we’ll start with Laurens’ favorite pasta dough, which you’ll learn to make from scratch and then turn it into fresh lasagna noodles. Making your own pasta sheets for lasagna isn’t difficult (once you know the tricks and tips that you’ll learn and practice tonight), and it is so rewarding! Then, dive right into the “meat” of the class as Lauren teaches a traditional Bolognese Ragu and the ultimate Italian dessert, Affogato, a decadent espresso-based treat - the perfect accompaniment to any Italian meal! 

(Tasting & Take-Home, Ready-To-Bake Lasagna Noodles) 

Limited Hands On

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Crepes_KC Culinary Center_SOLD OUT
Nov
25
10:00 AM10:00

Crepes_KC Culinary Center_SOLD OUT

ADDED CLASS: LE CREPERIE: SWEET & SAVORY CREPES

 

The Culinary Center turns into “Le Crêperie” today as we learn everything there is to know about sweet and savory crêpes. You can’t learn how to make ‘em if you don’t flip ‘em yourself, so get in here and get some hands on practice. 

 

Join one of our newest culinary instructors and passionate foodie, Lauren Lane, as she teaches you the techniques and tips to make delicious crêpes variations such as Spinach, Mushroom and Gruyere and Herb Crêpes with smoked ham and cheese. Not to mention a fabulous dessert crêpes made with Nutella and Bananas. Yummy….and, so much fun! 

 

Once you master the fundamentals and tips that Lauren will share, you’ll be able to create tons of your own variations to serve to your family, or when entertaining.

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Beautiful Appetizers_SOLD OUT
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

Beautiful Appetizers_SOLD OUT

I'll show you how to create gorgeous appetizers that you can take to any party or host your own.  I'll show you the tricks of a perfect antipasti platter, make ahead recipes and the tips to keeping it simple.  Once you know the strategy, I'll show you how to seasonalize the menu to make it perfect for any time of the year! You won't dread entertaining anymore.

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