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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.

— 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!

Dodge City Days Barbeque Competition

Dodge City
7/28/2016 - 8/7/2016
BBQ/Backyard BBQ Contest - six categories: chicken, pork ribs, pork shoulder or butt, beef brisket, beef sirloin roast, and miscellaneous.
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Flint Hills Beef Fest

8/19/2016 - 8/21/2016
Celebration of the grass cattle industry of the Flint Hills region plus Blues & BBQ Cookoff, Ranch Rodeo, Cattle Judging, Cow Chip Toss.
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KC Kosher BBQ Championship

Overland Park
This contest and festival offers a unique opportunity to honor and celebrate the union of BBQ with kosher traditions. KCBS sanctioned.
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Roots Festival

8/26/2016 - 8/27/2016
This is one of the premier BBQ cook-offs on the KCBS circuit.
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Clyde Watermelon Festival

9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016
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.
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Wines and Steins

Join us for an evening stroll through Historic Downtown Hays sampling wines, microbrews and hors d'oeuvres.
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Lenexa Spinach Festival

It’s a festive day of music, entertainment, arts and antique vendors, food, a recipe contest, kids’ activities and so much more
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Derby Barbecue Festival

Sample competition-quality pulled pork, plus a variety of barbecue and other fair food to satisfy all your cravings.
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Village West Winefest

Kansas City
Over 200 wines from around the world, food from KCi's top restaurants, entertainment, speakers, and the region's largest Wine Basket Auction.
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Jammin' in JC Blues & BBQ Festival

Junction City
9/23/2016 - 9/24/2016
Blues and's a winning combination! Texas Style Blues and a four category BBQ contest.
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Anderson County Corn Festival

One day of corn, music... & fun!
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Wichita Wagonmasters Chili CookOff

State Championship Chili Cookoff plus live music, a pepper eating contest, and games and rides for the kids.
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Bricks, Broncs, & BBQ

9/30/2016 - 10/1/2016
Kansas City Barbeque Society sancitioned event in Downtown Russell!!!
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Cookin’ on the Kaw BBQ Contest

De Soto
10/7/2016 - 10/8/2016
Come out an enjoy some fantastic blues music and watch BBQ teams in action
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Lenexa Chili Challenge

10/14/2016 - 10/15/2016
Chili Appreciation Society International (C.A.S.I.) and Home Style Chili. Contestants may also compete in the Salsa Division and hot wing contest.
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Border War BBQ

A KCBS sanctioned BBQ event
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Smokin’ on Oak

Bonner Springs
10/25/2016 - 10/27/2016
BBQ competition, parade, car show, and entertainment!
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National Festival of Breads

America’s only amateur bread baking contest seeks the best bread recipes from home bakers throughout the United States.
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Svensk Hyllningsfest

10/13/2017 - 10/14/2017
Celebrate Swedish heritage and culture with Swedish costumes, Swedish dances, food, arts & crafts, music, and smorgasbord.
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