Culinary Arts Students from The Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage


Each season we invite chefs and other culinary enthusiasts to demonstrate recipes featuring ingredients grown in the Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation's largest edible landscape.

Demos, which are included with Garden admission, will take place twice a month on Sundays at 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) from May 24 through October 4 in the Missouri Barn. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Samples, if provided, are limited. 

The 2014 Participants

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2014 Garden Chef Series! We will post the 2015 schedule in April.  


Friday, May 2, 11 a.m.-noon: Lisa Burgess and Culinary Arts Students from the Career and Technology Center at Fort Osage   
Sunday, May 11: No demo (Join us for Mother’s Day brunch and concert by Brookside Brass.)
Sunday, May 18: Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia's
Sunday, May 25: Karen Breshears, CCC, RD, Chef/Instructor of Food and Nutrition at the University of Central Missouri 


Sunday, June 1: John Smith, Executive Chef at Pig & Finch 
Sunday, June 15: No demo (Join us for a Father's Day performance by Paul Mesner Puppets at 1:30 p.m.)
Sunday, June 22: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Joe Shirley, Chef/Owner at Uberdine)
Wednesday, June 25: Carmen Cabia Garcia, Chef/Owner at El Tenedor (2 p.m.) 
Sunday, June 29: No demo (Live-Fire Dinner with Food Network's Grill Mayor Craig Jones

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Sunday, July 6: Chris Graham, Executive Chef at Taste, Kansas City's Special Event & Catering Company
Sunday, July 13: Ian Denney, Sous Chef at The Raphael Hotel 
After Chef Ian's demo, stay for a concert by David and Jimmy Nace (sponsored by Darn Good Food, LLC). 
Sunday, July 20: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Craig Howard, Chef/Owner at Howard's Organic Fare and Vegetable Patch)
Sunday, July 27: Julie Kendall, Chef/Owner at Café Blackadder 
Following Julie's demo, longtime Kansas City musician Jeff Porter will perform in the Missouri Barn (sponsored by Darn Good Food, LLC). 


Sunday, August 3: Jasper Mirabile, Chef/Owner at Jasper's Restaurant (Don't miss Chef Jasper's 2015 demo on Sunday, August 9!)
Sunday, August 10: Charles d'Ablaing, Executive Chef at The Raphael Hotel 
Sunday, August 17: No demo 
Sunday, August 24: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Ian Denney, Sous Chef at The Raphael Hotel
Sunday, August 31: No demo 


Sunday, September 7: Richard W. McPeake, Chef/Culinary Instructor, and Students from the Kansas City, Kansas, Community College Culinary Arts Program (Chef Richard and KCKCC culinary students are coming back in 2015! Their demo takes place Sunday, September, 13.) 
Sunday, September 14: Mindy Lindeman Riley, Owner of Olive Tree Fine Oils + Vinegars, and Duane Daugherty, Owner of Mr. Doggity's Foods 
Sunday, September 21: No demo (Join us for Under a Harvest Moon with Chefs Linda Duerr and Leon Bahlmann
Saturday, September 27: Nationally acclaimed sculptor Dan Ostermiller, who created the bronzes featured in Gardens Gone Wild, and Richard Matteucci
Sunday, September 28: Michele Coakley, Personal Chef/Owner at Exquisite Eats Personal Chef Service


Sunday, October 5: Beth Bader, Co-author of The Cleaner Plate Club, at 12:30 p.m. and Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia's, at 2 p.m. 
Sunday, October 12: No demo (Missouri Barn Dinner with Chefs Mickey Priolo and Rick Mullins from Gram & Dun

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