Hone your skills and learn how to cook, bake and make cocktails from some of the best chefs and teachers in town. Cooking classes for all ages and skill levels are offered throughout the city. It’s a great opportunity to sharpen or start 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 the city. Check the links regularly to see what updated classes are being added.
1307 N Rock Road, Wichita, KS 67206
Culinary workshops for adults | youth classes
MarkArts offers cooking classes for adults covering all types of cuisine. They have workshops on making crème brûlée, Caribbean cuisine, cookies, soups, Cornish hen, crepes and more. We took one of their lobster classes a few years ago and loved it.
They also have stuff for the kids where students develop their cooking skills in weekly lessons that focus on prep, cooking and presenting recipes made from scratch.
Wichita Parks & Rec
334 N Mead, Wichita, KS 67202
The city offers classes on what feels like hundreds of subjects, including cooking classes. It’s one of the cheapest options in town, helping people with baking, snacks, and more for all ages.
8909 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67212
One of Wichita’s go-to spots for all bakers, Cake Stuff offers classes for all ages that can walk you through so many desserts, including how to decorate properly. They have courses for kids and even just for adults. Check back to see when courses are available and when they fill up you can read all of their online tutorials.
Derby Recreation – Hubbard Arts Center
801 E. Market Street, Derby, KS 67037
Take a cooking class at the Hubbard Arts Center in the state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. Each class is geared towards specific food types in the categories of culture, baking, sweet treats, quick and easy, holiday, and simple cooking.
In these courses, you’ll receive step-by-step instructions as you move through the recipe, following the teacher to develop a hands-on approach.
Nutrition Education and Cooking Fun!
6540 E Central Avenue, Wichita, KS 67206
Classes are led by chef Natasha, who graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and has spent 14 years creating culinary curricula for Williams-Sonoma stores worldwide. She is the owner of The Kitchen downtown restaurant and was a winner of Guy’s Grocery Games. You’ll go home with great culinary information, detailed recipes and a full belly! Course Cost: $45 per person includes demonstrations, recipes and a generous tasting from the course. We’ve taken their crockpot class before and learned a lot.
156N Cleveland, Wichita, KS 67214
If you want to prepare fresh pasta, there’s no better place than Viola’s Pantry. Her cooking classes are perfect for all skill levels. Each course is convenient and includes a family-style meal at the end, so come hungry.
156N Cleveland, Wichita, KS 67214
Welcome to Social – fun, informative, and demonstrated cooking classes to take at home! Classes take place at Adriene Rathbun’s residence. To make a reservation, send an SMS: 316.990.4493.
Whether young or old, it’s always a good time to learn how to eat healthier. At the Greater Wichita YMCA, they teach kids how to navigate a kitchen and make good food choices in a fun, hands-on environment. They also have courses for parents that show them how their families can eat better while on a budget
The gilded biscuit
1328E Douglas Ave, Wichita, Kansas 67214
If you want to bake cookies for yourself or your family, this is one of the places to check.
Everything about grilling
818 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67203
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 chef’s kitchen in Delano offers classes designed to teach you how to harness the versatility of cooking over fire, whatever grill you own. Their courses cater to everyone from grill beginners and competitive pit masters to discerning foodies, with a wide range of topics applying basic grilling and smoking techniques as well as more advanced culinary skills. The best part is that you can eat while you learn!
7230 E 29th St. N., Wichita, Kansas 67226
They offer cooking classes for elementary school children in a safe, fun environment that encourages discovery, creativity and trying new foods. While learning how to prepare food is the focus, each class also covers kitchen safety, cooking terms and language, etiquette, table setting, menu planning, and fun food-related games or crafts.
300 N McLean Blvd. Wichita, Kansas 67203
The science museum wants to expand its range. They recently held a mixology class which we attended and was so much fun. I’ve heard this could very well return this spring.
216 W Main Street, Mulvane, KS 67110
They currently have courses on our YouTube channel where you can surely 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 resume offering private & semi-private cooking classes once the all clear has been given. The cost is $200 per person with a maximum of 4 people. Classes last 2-3 hours depending on the items selected. The number of dishes prepared depends on the preparation time and the level of difficulty of the selected dishes. Details including scheduling are worked out directly with Luciano.
6200W 21. ST N, Wichita, KS 67205
It’s been a while since they’ve offered cooking classes, but when they did it was all about good food.
And then if you want to take it to the next level and go full steam ahead and take part in a culinary arts program….
The Culinary Arts program prepares individuals with little or no industry experience for entry-level and secondary positions in the hospitality industry with the potential for accelerated promotion. Featuring a diverse menu of options from artisanal breads and pastries to global cooking classes, the curriculum places an emphasis on maximizing contact times in the lab and delivering real-world experiences 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 are provided with an expanded level of kitchen experience than graduates of other similar programs in the region.
Students develop the skills to assist with menu and product development, which in turn aids them in their career advancement beyond entry-level positions. Following the model of the country’s largest culinary schools, student experiences will include cafes, restaurants, banquets, events and commercial food production, many of which will be open to the public.
Butler County Community College
BRING YOUR PASSION…Butler Culinary Arts student preparing food while in culinary school near Wichita, Kansas…and enthusiasm as you learn the history and basic techniques of professional cooking. Butler’s nationally renowned program teaches you to analyze ingredients and decide on the appropriate techniques to maximize flavor and nutritional value. Learn how to make broths, nut sauces, butchers, classic French pastries, cake decorating, confections and more. Through Butler’s detailed and carefully curated culinary program, you will learn the science of cooking, heat transfer methods, cooking techniques, knife skills, and kitchen appliance evaluation. Whether you choose our nine-month certificate or our two-year course, you’ll be well-equipped to step into any kitchen in the world, confident in your knowledge of the right techniques to succeed.
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