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KansasCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Whether you're hungry for down-home cooking or haute cuisine - or just looking for a sip or snack to tide you over - Kansas eateries abound, catering to every craving. From pancakes to pizza, breakfast to dinner, family-owned favorites to long-time establishments, Kansas means great homecookin' and homegrown goodness. Kick back in a cozy brew pub or tour a Kansas vineyard and help with the harvest. Kansas makes great food, and great food makes Kansas. Come enjoy the great foods that make us who we are.

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Depending on the season, some of the tours below might have sale prices too low to publish!

— Kansas Cooking Schools —

Barbeque School of Pitmasters
Kansas City 913-262-6029
Our BBQ Pitmaster class is taught by Chef Paul Kirk, the Kansas City Baron of Barbeque. Chef Paul has won the world championship of BBQ 7 times and has won nearly 400 cooking awards.
Chef Skills 101
Kansas City 816-305-1786
Chef Mark's Cooking Classes are the ideal educational setting for the student who needs to begin with the basics, or the most advanced home cook. He will consult with you prior to your class to discuss the format, including specific dishes, techniques and entire menus.
Friend that Cooks Home Chef Service - Kansas City
Kansas City 913-660-0790
Description: Friend that Cooks weekly meal prep service sends a talented chef to your home every week to shop, cook, clean up and stock your refrigerator with healthy, delicious meals to reheat, all for a flat hourly rate.
Friend that Cooks Home Chef Service - Wichita
Wichita 913-660-0790
Description: Friend that Cooks weekly meal prep service sends a talented chef to your home every week to shop, cook, clean up and stock your refrigerator with healthy, delicious meals to reheat, all for a flat hourly rate.
In Your Home Cooking
Kansas City 913-558-7240
Classes are hands-on and feature quick and easy meals that will add more flavor to your families weekday dinners. You will help prepare a complete menu, and then we get to eat our creations…yum! You will go home with all the recipes that we make during class.
Kitchen Creations
Olathe 913-764-8790
Kitchen Creations was founded in 1998 to provide demonstration-style culinary classes in a home setting. Professional Chef Joe Gottschall leads the classes, bringing over 18 years of experience, recipes and ideas.
Lotta BS BBQ
Bonner Springs 913-441-5442
The instructor is a former KCBS Contest Representative, a former CBJ Instructor, and past KCBS Board of Directors member. Class to include how to choose your meats, preparation of the different meat categories, making your own signature rubs, and sauces.
The Culinary Center of Kansas
Overland Park 913-341-4455
We offer hundreds of cooking classes and demonstrations in the culinary arts each year covering every topic imaginable…and taught by qualified, experienced instructors.

Taste What's Happening!

Clyde Watermelon Festival

Clyde
9/4/2015 - 9/6/2015
An annual event for over 110 years, began when watermelons were a choice crop on sandy, river bottom land and could be easily shipped out by rail.

Leavenworth Hog Wild BBQ Contest

Leavenworth
9/11/2015 - 9/12/2015
Hog Wild West BBQ Contest, People's Choice Tasting & Activities

Derby Barbecue Festival

Derby
9/12/2015
Sample competition-quality pulled pork, plus a variety of barbecue and other fair food to satisfy all your cravings.

Annual Lenexa Spinach Festival

Lenexa
9/12/2015
It’s a festive day of music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors, food, a recipe contest, kids’ activities and so much more

Village West Winefest

Kansas City
9/19/2015
Over 200 wines from around the world, food from KCi's top restaurants, entertainment, speakers, and the region's largest Wine Basket Auction.

Shawnee Great Grillers State Championship Barbeque Contest

Shawnee
9/25/2015 - 9/26/2015
Enjoy the best barbeque in the Midwest, there will be many activities for everyone to enjoy.

Jammin' in JC Blues & BBQ Festival

Junction City
9/25/2015 - 9/26/2015
Blues and BBQ...it's a winning combination! Texas Style Blues and a four category BBQ contest.

Cornstock - Anderson County Corn Festival

Garnett
9/26/2015
One day of corn, music... & fun!

Wichita Wagonmasters Chili CookOff

Wichita
9/26/2015
State Championship Chili Cookoff plus live music, a pepper eating contest, and games and rides for the kids.

Bricks, Broncs, & BBQ

Russell
10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
Kansas City Barbeque Society sancitioned event in Downtown Russell!!!

Midwest Beer Fest

Wichita
10/2/2015 - 10/3/2015
Taste beers from around the world including microbrews from Kansas plus tasty food from local restaurants and silent auction.

Svensk Hyllningsfest

Lindsborg
10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
Celebrate Swedish heritage and culture with Swedish costumes, Swedish dances, food, arts & crafts, music, and smorgasbord.

Smoke on the Water

Topeka
10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
Fire up your grills for the 6th annual BBQ competition held at the Lake Shawnee Campground,

Lenexa Chili Challenge

Lenexa
10/16/2015 - 10/17/2015
Chili Appreciation Society International (C.A.S.I.) and Home Style Chili. Contestants may also compete in the Salsa Division and hot wing contest.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Wamego
5/7/2016 - 5/8/2016
The festival is like a living brochure of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy and learn in Kansas.
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