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Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen Programs

The Institute for the Culinary Arts is proud to offer a variety of continuing education programs including workshops, chef-led travel experiences, youth camps and team-building programs.

Visit the Continuing Education Culinary Courses page to view and register for upcoming workshops!


  • Faculty and industry professionals offer classes in basic culinary skills, advanced culinary techniques and culinary specialties. These classes are designed for non-professionals but teach the same time-tested techniques that professionals learn.
  • Currently all courses are held via Zoom with live instruction and interaction between chef instructor and students at a set class time. Food kits are prepared for each student, to be picked up at the ICA before their course. Class size limit is 12.  All classes must meet minimum enrollment levels by seven days prior to session date or they will be canceled.


  • ​Travel with our faculty to culinary hot spots around the globe and engage in immersive, hands-on experiences in destinations ranging from Kansas City to Cuba. 

Youth Camps

  • Chef-led, technique-driven, hands-on camps for young people! 
  • Young cooks from ages 8-18 can learn fundamental cookery, baking skills and even operate a live restaurant in single or multiple-day workshops.


  • Hands-on workshops for teams of all types!
  • Develop skills, relationships and impactful professional experiences, in cookery-centered sessions focusing on communications, mindfulness, collaboration, goal-setting and self-evaluation.

For questions about our continuing education programs, please reach out to us at or call  531-MCC-2588.

MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts
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