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Open Kitchen Programs

The Institute for the Culinary Arts is proud to offer a variety of continuing education programs including workshops, pairing studios, 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 nonprofessionals but teach the same time-tested techniques that professionals learn.
  • Typical class size is 16 students. All classes must meet minimum enrollment levels by seven days prior to session date or they will be canceled.

*Travel Experiences

  • ‚ÄčTravel with our faculty to culinary hot spots around the globe and engage in immersive, hands-on experiences in destinations ranging from Kansas City to Ireland.
  • Want to be notified of our next OpenKitchen Travel experience? Get more info here.

Youth Camps

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

Team-Building Workshops 

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

For questions about our continuing education programs, please reach out to the team at

MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts
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