Mark Arts

2019 Culinary Arts Workshops

All classes are priced per person unless noted otherwise and no prior experience is necessary. See below for Youth Culinary offerings.

If you have any specific dietary restrictions, allergies, or if you require special seating, please contact us at 316-634-2787 and notify the person who helps you enroll. While every effort will be made to modify recipes accordingly, we ask that you please double check the class menu when signing up.

There will be no refunds for Culinary Arts Workshops if canceled 3 days or fewer before the event. No exceptions. Those who cannot attend a previously purchased workshop may find a friend or family member to take their place or call Mark Arts to see about the ability to transfer to a future workshop or class with the same instructor (if it is more than three business days before the workshop or class). If a workshop is canceled because of weather or teacher illness, every effort will be made to schedule a make-up workshop or process a refund.

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LET'S MAKE FRESH PASTA

September 24, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60| Instructor: Chef H.

Who doesn’t love pasta and sauce?  Homemade pasta and homemade sauce are the subjects of tonight’s class. This class was previously sold out, so it’s back once again. Learn how to roll out pasta and cut it any width you would like. We will start with an Italian salad. We will also whip up a homemade pasta sauce that does not take hours on the back of the stove. Class limited to 12.

This will pair well with a hearty red wine or Chianti, so bring some along. Come early, fill the wine glass at your place and walk around the gallery.

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TAPAS

September 25, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65| Instructor: Chef H.

A tapa is an appetizer or snack in Spanish cuisine and translates to small portion of any kind. Tapa may be cold or hot. When many tapas are served, they substitute as a full meal.

We will prepare empanadas with beef and chicken, create a great cold soup and make shrimp wrapped in Spanish ham. Sound good?  All of these “little plates” are easy to prepare and will wow your guests this fall and are great as appetizers for a holiday party. We will start with a unique and easy way to make slaw.

These will pair well with a full-bodied Spanish red or even a fruity white wine so bring some to class.

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MANICOTTI

September 26, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65| Instructor: Chef H.

We will fill our manicotti with three cheeses and a surprise herb. We will start with an Italian salad and end with panna cotta. Each student will be given a reusable piping bag for future use – it makes filling the pasta tube so much easier.

This will pair well with a full-bodied chianti or merlot so bring a bottle to class.

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FRENCH WINE DINNER

October 1, 6 – 8 p.m. | $95| Instructor: Chef H.

Join Chef H and a wine representative from Groves Liquor and taste three wines as you enjoy three fabulous courses. This evening we will watch beef bourguignon being prepared and served over a bed of egg noodles. You will also have an opportunity to help make a special salad with fresh pears and blue cheese with warm caramelized pecans and finish the meal with a lemon mousse. With each course, our wine expert will share with you the details of each wine and how to pair wine with other courses/meals you may prepare at home. You must be 21 to attend this dinner. Recipes will be provided for each course as well as information about the wines.

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THAI ME UP

October 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Thai food is one of the world’s most enticing cuisines thanks to its blend of hot (as in spicy!), sour, salty and sweet ingredients. Take a culinary trip to the other side of the world while learning to make Pad Thai, Beef Satay, Coconut Chicken Curry and more. Wine recommendation: Sauvignon blanc or Riesling.

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FALL/HALLOWEEN MINI COOKIE DECORATING

October 4, 2 – 4 p.m. | $45| Instructor: Kara Smith

It’s mini mania! Get into the Fall/Halloween spirit with minis, the newest cookie trend. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrushing will be taught in this class. In total, each student will leave with 14 mini decorated cookies: 7 Fall themed and 7 Halloween themed.

Recipes and take home cookie box provided. $45 per person.

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OKTOBERFEST

October 8, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65 | Instructor: Chef H.

Oktoberfest is not just about beer.  Food plays an important part in this annual celebration. The fest, held every year in Bavaria, is an opportunity to enjoy foods from throughout the region to experience new foods. In Wichita we do not have much opportunity to enjoy the traditional dishes of Bavaria, but that is about to change. Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and learn to make beef rouladen with homemade spaetzle. Learn how to really make sauerkraut with a hamhock and juniper berries. If that is not enough, come and enjoy a good apple strudel.

Suggested pairing: beer of course, or a German white wine.

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ZINFANDEL - THE RED STUFF!

October 9, 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

Zinfandel may not hail from the USA, but it’s been one of our darling grapes for a long time. Learn how Zin set its roots in the States and what it’s up to now. We will also see who and where in the world to find this bright and lively fruit forward wine. Please feel free to bring food for your enjoyment to this event.

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OKTOBERFEST *SECOND DATE ADDED*

October 10, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65 | Instructor: Chef H.

Oktoberfest is not just about beer.  Food plays an important part in this annual celebration. The fest, held every year in Bavaria, is an opportunity to enjoy foods from throughout the region to experience new foods. In Wichita, we do not have much opportunity to enjoy the traditional dishes of Bavaria, but that is about to change. Put on your lederhosen or dirndl and learn to make beef rouladen with homemade spaetzle. Learn how to really make sauerkraut with a hamhock and juniper berries. If that is not enough, come and enjoy a good apple strudel. Suggested pairing: beer of course, or a German white wine.

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WILLY WONKA COOKIE DECORATING

October 12, 2 – 4 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Fill your sweet tooth with cookies decorated in the theme of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrushing will be taught in this class.  In total, each student will leave with 5 cookies themed around Willy Wonka. Recipes and take home cookie box are provided. $45 per person.

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HALLOWEEN CAKE DECORATING

October 15, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn the basics of cake decorating in a spooky, Halloween inspired drip cake. Each student will level and fill a three layered- 6″ vanilla cake. Crumb coating, smooth frosting and detail piping with buttercream will be taught. In addition, a chocolate ganache drip technique will be taught to finish off our cakes. All supplies are provided for this class including the cake. A take home cake box is provided.

$50 per person.

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HALLOWEEN COOKIE DECORATING

October 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn the basics of sugar cookie decorating. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrushing will be taught in this class. In total, each student will leave with 5 Halloween themed cookies. Recipes and take home cookie box will be provided. $45 per person.

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GREEK TO ME

October 23, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Joe Stumpe

You’ll shout “Opa!” after learning to make handmade pita bread, flaming cheese, souvlaka, pastitio, baklava and more.

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RUBY SLIPPER PLATTER COOKIE DECORATING

October 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Recreate the iconic ruby slipper “house drop” scene from the Wizard of Oz. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrushing stripes and creating a wood grain effect with Royal icing will be taught. In total, each student will leave with 6 decorated cookies that when put together form the “house drop” scene. Recipes and take home cookie box provided. $45 per person.

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SUSHI SAMPLER

October 30, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Learn to roll your own sushi in this class that also sends you home with your own sushi rolling mat. You’ll master California rolls, inside out rolls, deep-fried rolls and all the tasty dipping sauces that go with them. Wine recommendation: Pinot grigio or sparkling.

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NOT YOUR MAMA'S DINNER PARTY

November 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Chances are you’ll throw at least one dinner party this holiday season. This class gives you two whole menus with dishes like Sweet-Chile Lamb Lollipops, Seared Salmon with Mango Salsa, Ridiculously Rich Risotto, Grilled Caesar Salad and more. Wine recommendation: Cabernet or sauvignon blanc.

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PUMPKIN PATCH PLATTER COOKIE DECORATING

November 9, 2 – 4 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn to decorate a simple, yet elegant cookie platter that will shine as your Thanksgiving dessert table centerpiece. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrush shading will be taught.  In total, each student will leave with 5 cookies that combine to create a “Pumpkin Patch” platter. Recipes and take home cookie box provided. $45 per person.

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FALL/THANKSGIVING CUPCAKE DECORATING

November 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Get into the seasons spirit with cupcake decorating. Classic yet elegant decorating techniques will be taught using Buttercream frosting. Each student will leave with 12 standard size cupcakes; 6 Fall themed and 6 Thanksgiving themed.

Some of the cupcake flavors will include: pumpkin spice, toasted marshmallow and salted caramel. Recipes and take home cupcake container will be provided. $45 per person.

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WINES FOR YOUR TURKEY TABLE

November 13, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

What goes well with turkey, ham and all the fixings? This is your chance to check out some great options to serve your family this holiday season. The emphasis will be on wine and food pairings that will delight all drinkers. Please feel free to bring food for your enjoyment to this event.

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MMM... MEXICAN

November 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Joe Stumpe

It’s easy to find authentic Mexican food eating out in Wichita, but why stop there? Learn how to make delicious carnitas, gorditas, tres leches cake and more south-of-the-border treats. Wine recommendation: Pinot noir or sangria.

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THANKSGIVING GATHER PLATTER COOKIE DECORATING

November 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn to decorate a simple, yet elegant cookie platter that will shine as your Thanksgiving dessert table centerpiece. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In total, each student will leave with 6 decorated cookies in techniques that when duplicated, create a Thanksgiving cookie platter.

Recipes and take home cookie box provided. $45 per person.

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THANKFUL FOR PIE COOKIE DECORATING

November 23, 2 – 4 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

It’s an unwritten rule that Thanksgiving is really all about the pie. Show your pie appreciation with sugar cookies decorated in all things pumpkin pie! Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, techniques with the airbrush will be taught. In total, each student will leave with 5 pumpkin pie themed cookies. Yum! Recipes and a take home cookie box will be provided. $45 per person.

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LEBANESE PLEASE

December 4, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Wichita is a mecca for great Lebanese food. Now you can learn how to make all those great dishes – from hummus and baba ganoush to lavash, stuffed graped leaves, gyros and baklava – on your own. Wine recommendation:  Merlot or Syrrah.

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REINDEER COOKIE PLATTER COOKIE DECORATING

December 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Grab your little and join our “side by side” festive reindeer cookie class. This class is great for beginners as basic outlining, flooding and detail piping with Royal icing will be taught. In total, each pair will leave with 13 cookies that when combined form a cute yet simple reindeer. Ages 5 and Up. $50 per pair.

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BUFFALO PLAID CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING

December 7, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn the basics of sugar cookie decorating in the theme of classic buffalo plaid Christmas. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrushing will be taught in this class. In total, each student will leave with 5 decorated sugar cookies. Recipes and take home cookie box provided. $45 per person.

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COLD WEATHER = CABERNET SEASON!

December 11, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60| Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

Cabernet has positioned itself as the world’s top grape variety for drinkers and collectors alike. Learn what makes Cabernet special as we taste some great big reds from great Cabernet sites from around the world. Please feel free to bring food for your enjoyment to this event.

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CHRISTMAS MINI COOKIE DECORATING

December 12, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Kara Smith

It’s mini mania! Get into the Christmas spirit with minis, the newest cookie trend. Techniques taught in this class include: outlining, flooding and detail piping with a modified Royal icing. In addition, airbrushing will be taught in this class. In total, each student will leave with 14 mini decorated cookies all themed in the Christmas spirit!

Recipes and take home cookie box provided. $45 per person.

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BIG EASY EATS

December 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Chef Joe Stumpe

Learn how to make dishes from New Orleans, considered the county’s top food city by many people. Jambalaya, muffalettas, Bananas Foster and crawfish pie – me-oh-my-oh! – are just some of the dishes you’ll master. Wine recommendation: Cabernet or Beaujolais.

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