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 Lauren@MarkArtsKS.com or call 316-634-2787. 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.

Taste of Italy Series with Chef H.

Sit back, relax, and come along for a food tour of Italy. Join Chef Harry Pape in a series of classes featuring the cuisine of Italy. He will take you from the very north of Italy,where rustic dishes such as chicken cacciatore are popular, to the Mediterranean region, where shrimp is a favorite, and the Tuscan region, where the tomato is king. You will learn much in this series of classes whether you take one or a few. Look for the following series dates below:

June 4 | Manicotti
July 9 | Mediterranean Shrimp
July 16 | Eggplant Parmesan

Tapas

May 20, 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, the substitute as a full meal.

We will prepare some empanadas with beef and chicken and create a great cold soup. Let’s get creative with shrimp wrapped in Spanish ham. Sound good? All of these “little plates” are easy to prepare and will wow your guests this summer as you enjoy on your patio. This will go well with a full-bodied Spanish such as a Rioja so bring some to class.

Not Your Mama's Dinner Party

May 22, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Chances are you’re throwing at least one dinner party this year. This class gives you two complete menus to choose from — starring Sweet Chile Lamb Lollipops on one and Salmon with Mango Salsa on the other – plus appys, sides and dessert. Beverage pairing: Cabernet, Rose.

Sugar Cookie & Royal Icing Master Class

May 25, 2 – 5 p.m. | $40 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of sugar cookie baking and decorating with easy yet effective and tasty recipes? Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of baking sugar cookies with my grandmother’s go to sugar cookie recipe. Mixing, rolling and baking the sugar cookies will be demonstrated in class. While our sugar cookies are cooling, we will prepare a modified royal icing that will be used as a hands on lesson of outlining and flooding sugar cookies. Each student will leave with 6 frosted sugar cookies. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

Manicotti

June 4, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65 | Instructor: Chef H.

There are differing views among Italian pasta makers and food historians about the origins of cannelloni or manicotti. I say cannelloni or manicotti because, in Italy, this pasta is cannelloni. In USA, it goes by the name of manicotti or maniche, meaning sleeves. Both names refer to dried pasta tubes or rolled up sheets of fresh pasta that are served stuffed and then baked. We will fill ours with 3 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 which makes filling the pasta tube much easier. This will go well with a full-bodied Chardonnay so bring some.

Red Snapper Veracruz

June 6, 6 – 8 p.m. | $75 | Instructor: Chef H.

In the warm waters off the Pacific coast of Mexico red snapper are abundant. Chefs in Mexico have a terrific way to prepare this meaty tasty fish with fresh tomatoes and olives from Spain. You will learn how to cook either the snapper steaks or snapper fillets in a rich tomato compote and served over wilted fresh spinach. Of course, there are a few spices that add to the unique flavor of this dish.  These spices from the Spice Merchant will be given to you.  Never be left short of the proper spices, I say. It is only fitting that we start the meal with some shrimps cooked in——–(tell you and spoil all the fun, no) and finish with a surprise.  This will go well with a full-bodied Spanish red such as rioja or a sauvignon blanc, so bring some to class.

ABC of Wine, or Anything But Chardonnay!

June 12, 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 | Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob’s Liquor Exchange

Chardonnay is great but what about all the other tasty grapes from around the world? Come taste through six white wines that you’re probably not currently drinking but should be.

Currying Flavor

June 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Back by popular demand, this class explores the food of India. Learn the secrets behind the exotic flavor of dishes such as Samosa, Curry, Butter Chicken, Chutneys, Biriyani, Naan and more. Beverage pairing: Riesling, IPA.

Happy Little Cookie Class

June 22, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $45| Instructor: Kara Smith

There are no mistakes in this cookie class because they are guaranteed to become happy little trees. Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and airbrush stenciling. Each student will leave with two happy little trees, stenciled scene scape, Bob Ross head and edible image cookie.  All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

4th of July Cookie Platter

June 27, 6 – 8 p.m. | $55 | Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and airbrush stenciling. Each student will leave 24 cookies that combined on a platter resemble an American flag.  All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

F*R*I*E*N*D*S Cookie Class

July 6, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $45| Instructor: Kara Smith

I’ll be there for you….while you learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and airbrush stenciling. Each student will leave with a Central Perk coffee cup, apartment door, Friends logo and two quote cookies.  All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

Mediterranean Shrimp

July 9, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60| Instructor: Chef H.

Summer is here and the living is easy let’s try a few new recipes that help us prepare for the warm nights on the deck. If you love shrimp, then this recipe is perfect for dinner. It is served over Angel Hair pasta with hints of curry and sherry in the creamy sauce. Such a dish will not break the bank but delight your guests. Add a cold salad made with green and white asparagus. Eggs are not the only food that is poached. Try poached pears with Italian Mascarpone cheese. Pears are in season and this is an easy make ahead dessert that will surprise you how uncomplicated it is to prepare.

This will go well with a full-bodied Chardonnay so bring some.

Cold Summer Soups

July 11, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Chef H.

During the hot summer season, we tend to eat light fair. When we think of soup, we think it is only for the winter months. Contra my kitchen mate. Soup can be cold and so refreshing on those hot summer evenings. Come to this class and learn to make 3 different soups. Cold Cucumber avocado soup, Watermelon Gazpacho soup and Cold Peach soup. We will start with a crunch salad and finish with an American favorite an apple tort.

Eggplant Parmesan

July 16, 6 – 8 p.m. | $65 | Instructor: Chef H.

Eggplant Parmesan, parmigiana di melanzane in Italian, is one of the classic preparations of southern Italy. It is a preparation associated with the cooking of Naples, but it is popular in the Campanian countryside and Calabria and Sicily too. Eggplant Parmesan is a casserole dish made by slicing eggplant thinly and frying it in olive oil, while others more concerned with making the dish light, will bake or grill the eggplant slices.  Come to the class and learn how we prepare it so that it does not absorb the oil while frying. The eggplant is then layered successively in a baking casserole with tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, parmigiano cheese and basil.

This will go well with a full-bodied Italian red like Chianti, so bring some along.

Sushi Sampler

July 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Learn to roll you own like a pro and take home your own sushi mat at the end of class. Instruction will cover California rolls, inside-out rolls, deep-fried rolls, dipping sauces and more. Beverage pairing: Pinot grigio, sake

Backyard/Tailgate Fun

July 18, 6 – 8 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Chef H.

You do not have to go to a lot of work preparing good things to eat at a backyard get together or a tailgate party.

Ever try shrimp pizza with crackers for scooping? It is a combination between real pizza and a dip that has become a favorite for these events. Try it.

Let’s enjoy a hearty Italian hoagie sandwich.

Finish it off with black bean brownies. Yep you read that right…come and taste a rich brownie made without flower.

A cold lager or Merlot will complete the meal if you wish to bring.

Golden Girls Cookie Class

July 20, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $45| Instructor: Kara Smith

Grab a girl friend and learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and airbrush stenciling. Each student will leave with Blanch, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia in cookie form and a plaque cookie with a popular Golden Girls phrase.  All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

I Love Lucy Cookie Class

August 3, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $45| Instructor: Kara Smith

Grab a girl friend and learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and airbrush stenciling. Each student will leave with an “I Love Lucy” iconic heart, TV scene with edible image, Lucy polka dot dress, plaque with phrase and Vitameatavegamin bottle cookie.   All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

Woodstock Revival Cookie Class

August 17, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $45| Instructor: Kara Smith

So come on, come on, come on and…..celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock by learning the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping and airbrush stenciling. Each student will leave with a tie-dye shirt, smiley face, Woodstock poster, VW bus and “Love” cookie.   All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

Viet Nom Nom

August 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Joe Stumpe

Vietamese food has been called the world’s most beautiful cuisine and it’s among the healthiest, too. Join us and learn to make spring rolls, papaya salad, pho noodle soup, Vietnamese barbecue, banh mi sandwiches and more.

Dream Catcher Cookie Platter

August 31, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: Kara Smith

Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating. Techniques covered in this class include: piping and flooding, detail piping, piping flowers, airbrush stenciling and using edible lace. Each student will leave with one round, edible lace cookie and five feather cookies when placed together form an edible dream catcher.  All supplies are included in the cost of the class. In addition, a take home cookie box and recipes are provided.

Big Easy Eats

September 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50| Instructor: 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.

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.

Greek To Me

October 16, 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.Chi