Mark Arts

Summer 2018 Culinary Arts Workshops

Fall weekly classes run September 24 to December 8. Stay tuned for our fall offerings coming soon. Fall Members enrollment begins Monday, August 27 and Non-Member enrollment begins Friday, August 31.

All classes are priced per person unless noted otherwise and no prior experience is necessary.Please specify dietary restrictions or allergies at checkout. 

 

Click HERE for Youth Culinary offerings.


Wichita, You're a Keeper! - Adult Cookie Workshop

July 21, 12 – 2 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Celebrate the 148th birthday of our dear city, Wichita, with cookie decorating! During this two hour class learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating with Wichita themed sugar cookies. Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and stenciling. Learn the difference between Buttercream frosting and Royal icing and how they apply to cookie decorating. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with six Wichita inspired and decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided.

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California Reds

August 15 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $65 per participant

These are big names in the world of wine, from one of the best regions of today.

"Gimme’ S'more Summer" Cookie Workshop

Aug. 16, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 per participant | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating with woodsy/camp themed sugar cookies, including a GIANT S’more shaped cookie!  Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and airbrushing. Learn the difference between Buttercream frosting and Royal icing and how they apply to cookie decorating. All supplies are included and students will leave with six decorated sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided.

Currying Flavor: The Food of India

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

Learn the secrets behind the exotic flavor of Indian dishes such as Samosa, Curry, Butter Chicken, Chutneys, Biriyani, Naan and more. This is a hands-on session ending in a great meal. Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: Riesling, Pinot Gris.

Not Your Mama's Dinner Party, Part 3

August 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

Unless your Mama happens to be from the South, that is. The third installment in our Not Your Mama series again features two complete dinner party menus, including Pan-Fried Chicken, Shrimp with Cheesy Grits, Ham and Greens, World’s Best Cornbread, Sweet Potato Pie and More. This is a hands-on session ending in a great meal. Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: Rosé, Cava.

A Frisco Feast

Sept. 5, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Joe Stumpe.

One of America’s great food cities, San Francisco has given us Cioppino, Clam Chowder in Sourdough, Roasted Chicken with Bread Salad, the Hangtown Fry and more. Come learn how they do it by the Golden Gate. This is a hands-on session ending in a great meal. Participants who are 21 and older are welcome to bring wine or other beverages to class. Suggested pairings: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay.

Football Means Tailgating

Sept. 11, 6 – 8 p.m. | $55 | Instructor: “Chef H” Harry Pape

Preparing good things to eat for your tailgate party doesn’t have to be a lot of work! Learn how to prepare some new favorites for your football event – Shrimp Pizza dip with crackers, hearty Italian hoagie sandwiches, and some black bean brownies…yep, you read that right! Come try a rich brownie made without flour!

A cold lager or Merlot will compliment this meal if you wish to bring your own adult beverage.

Join “Chef H” Harry Pape, local cookbook author and television personality, and he will teach you how to prepare this meal in your own kitchen. Each participant will receive a printed recipe for all of the dishes prepared in class.

Cupcake Basics

Sept. 13, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

Learn the basics and a few “fancy” extras to cupcakes. Each student will decorate one dozen cupcakes in class. Cupcakes will include various fillings, flavor combos and decorating techniques. Simple decorating and pipping techniques will be demonstrated. In addition, a take home cupcake decorating goodie bag and recipes will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring their own beverage of choice if they are over 21.

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Oregon Pinot Noir Primer

September 19 | 6 – 8 p.m. | $45 per participant

"No Llama Drama" Cookie Workshop

Sept. 27, 6 – 8 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Kara Smith.

During this two hour class learn the tricks, tips and techniques of cookie decorating with llama and fiesta themed sugar cookies.  Techniques covered in this class include: pipping and flooding, detail pipping and stenciling. Learn the difference between Buttercream frosting and Royal icing and how they apply to cookie decorating. All supplies are included in the cost of the class. Students will leave with six decorated themed sugar cookies. In addition, a take home cookie decorating goodie bag and recipes are provided. Non-alcoholic margarita mix will be served at this workshop.