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Missouri Culinary Travel

MissouriCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Alert your palette to the delicious and diverse fare Missouri has to offer, not to mention the multitude of ways to wash it down. With everything from classic diners to five-star restaurants and wineries, bistros, micro and macrobreweries, you can’t go wrong.

— Missouri Cooking Schools —

A Thyme For Everything
Lee's Summit 816-554-3755
Located in historic downtown Lee’s Summit, we have a wide variety of cooking classes to meet the needs of both the gourmet, and the novice cook. We have also filled our shop with all the necessary items needed to set up a gourmet kitchen. We hope to see you soon!
Alpenhorn Gasthaus
Hermann 573-486-8228
Gourmet “Cooking Class” Weekends. Chef Kate & Chef Adrian introduce seasonal and regional dishes to groups of 4 or 6. We offer demonstrations & hands-on cooking, market & wine cellar tours, chef's apron, recipe booklet & dinner.
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.
Clearfield Farm Antiques
Smithville 816-532-2220
Canning and cooking is as much a part of everyday farm life as mending fences and feeding the animals. Ashley teaches classes every week that not only teach you to can produce, but also how to use that canned product creating a meal for family and friends.
Kansas City 816-753-7662
Cupini's is conveniently located at 1809 Westport Rd., Kansas City, MO. Cupini's Market is right next door. We also have locations downtown, in Liberty and in Lee's Summit! Chef Franco’s cooking classes are usually held on Wednesdays, and begin at 6:30 pm.
Dierbergs School of Cooking
St. Louis 314-849-3698
At Dierbergs, we believe great cooking begins in the supermarket. And since 1978, thousands of St. Louisans have learned the joy of cooking at one of our four convenient, in-store schools. Part of our winning recipe includes well-equipped kitchen classrooms designed especially for cooking instruction.
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.
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 Conservatory
St. Louis 314-862-2665
Whether the cooking instructor is a restaurant chef with cutting-edge dishes or a Kitchen Conservatory staff member sharing family favorites, you can be sure that the recipes presented in class come from the heart. When the cook loves to cook, the food simply tastes better.
Mosaic Cooking Studio
St. Louis 314-621-6001
Our classes accommodate up to 12 guests and will take place in the Mosaic Kitchen Studio at Baseline Workshop across from Mosaic on Washington Avenue. Baseline is the retail outlet for the most discerning kitchens in St Louis.
Supper Time Bakery
Rosebud 573-764-4121
If you live between St Louis and Jefferson City, Missouri, Supper Time Bakery will come to your home for Springerle Cookie Classes! See how to make beautiful Springerle for yourself. You will need a good size area, so all can see the cookie making process.
The Keeter Center
Point Lookout 417-239-1900
Join our award-winning Chef, Robert Stricklin, at the Keeter Center to see how local farming inspires his cooking style. Our Farm-to-Table cooking classes and demonstrations are directly linked to the College of the Ozarks gardens and greenhouses. Groups of 12-40 are welcome. Call today for more information!

Taste What's Happening!

Smokin on the Summit

Lee's Summit
6/3/2016 - 6/4/2016
Great competition by up to 90 teams whose labor of love will fill the streets of downtown Lee's Summit with the rich smoky smell of BBQ!
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Vaile Strawberry Festival

A hundred craft and antique dealers will be set up around the Mansion.
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Strawberry Festival

Crafts, quilts, entertainment & strawberry foods - cake and ice cream, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry milkshakes, etc.
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Kimmswick Strawberry Festival

6/4/2016 - 6/5/2016
Strawberry Shortcake, Chocolate Covered Strawberries, Strawberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Iced Tea plus live entertainment, craft & food
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Excelsior Springs Wine Fest

Excelsior Springs
Showcases Missouri wine from all over the state and includes art, crafts, music, and food demonstrations.
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Rhythm and Brews Festival

Features microbreweries from throughout the Midwest, live music, food, and a great time.
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Wellsville BBQ Cook Off

7/8/2016 - 7/9/2016
Annual Kansas City BBQ Society sanctioned event will feature team competitions in Chicken, Ribs, Pork, and Beef Brisket.
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Racing for the BBQ

Lee's Summit
7/29/2016 - 7/30/2016
The annual BBQ competition will feature live music, a sausage eating contest, and family fun!
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Berries and Barbecue Wine Trail

7/30/2016 - 7/31/2016
Enjoy delectable pairings of berries, barbeque, and Missouri wines at seven stops along the scenic Hermann Wine Trail.
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Midwest Wine & Brew Festival

Lake Ozark
Wineries & breweries from across MO will provide samples along with vendors & restaurants from the lake area plus live entertainment.
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Hermann Wine & Jazz Festival

Grab a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a great afternoon and evening of music
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Festival of Nations

St. Louis
8/27/2016 - 8/28/2016
Multi-ethnic celebration with dances; a Colombian carnival; music; food booths; folk art demos; arts & crafts; mask-making & other hands-on activities
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Fork & Cork Festival

Enjoy live street music: blues, jazz, & rock, an art fair; West Winery & Beer Garden; fantastic food vendors; local craftspeople;
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Tomato Festival

Sample over 50 kinds of tomatoes, including heirlooms, and over 30 types of peppers. Samples of salsas from local restaurants are also available.
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Kansas City Irish Fest

Kansas City
9/2/2016 - 9/4/2016
Celebrate the city’s deep Irish roots with traditional music & Celtic rock, Irish comedians; heritage displays; workshops; shopping; ethnic food;
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Seymour Apple Festival

9/8/2016 - 9/10/2016
Craft vendors, free live entertainment, parade, Johnny appleseed contest, apple pie baking contest and auction, apple peeling contest, and more.
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Independence Uncorked Wine Festival

A dozen (maybe more) Missouri wineries, plus art, music and food.
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Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

St. Louis
9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
A celebration of the best food, art, music and culture our great city has to offer.
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Harvest Festival

9/16/2016 - 9/18/2016
Concert & picnic, wine tasting presented by the area's wineries, BBQ, pie baking contest and pie walk, etc.
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Downtown Wine Festival

Relax and enjoy a variety of wines from the region's vineyards. Live music and light hors d'oeuvres complement this outdoor event.
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