Garden Chef Series Cooking Demonstrations at Powell Gardens

 

 

Learn from Some of the Region's Best Chefs!

Learn to cook with garden-fresh ingredients at the Garden Chef Series. Noted chefs, cookbook authors and other culinary enthusiasts demonstrate recipes featuring fruits, herbs and vegetables grown in the 12-acre Heartland Harvest Garden, the nation's largest edible landscape.

The demonstrations take place from May 29 through October 2 in the open-air Missouri Barn and are included with Garden admission. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Samples, if provided, are limited. See some of the recipes from past demos on our Garden Chef Series recipes page

The 2016 Schedule

Please note: The schedule is subject to change, so please check back for updates. Cooking demos start at 2 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 

May

 Sunday, May 29: Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine at Lidia's Kansas City

 

June

Sunday, June 5: Robin Cook, founder of Nourish 2 Flourish, and co-author of the Cook 2 Flourish healthy lifestyle cookbook

Sunday, June 12: Ardis Englezos, creator of "...quality potions and botanical booze", and owner of Snake Oil KC will present a special cocktail demo for visitors ages 21 and over.

July

 Sunday, July 17: Julie Kendall, Chef/Owner at Café Blackadder in Warrensburg, MO.

Sunday, July 24: Brandon Winn, Executive Chef at Webster House 

August 

Sunday, August 7: Jasper Mirabile, Jr., Chef/Owner at Jasper's Restaurant


Saturday, August 13: Paula Winchester, local entrepreneur and Certified Tea Specialist will present a special demo on solar cooking from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain date Saturday, August 20)

 

October

Sunday, October 2: Rachel Ciordas, Food Writer/Owner at This One Bite and Lucca Bakery, and Instructor at the Culinary Center of Kansas City

 

 

 

2015 Garden Chef Series Sponsors

Thank you to the 2015 Garden Chef Series Sponsors: 

Cookware provided by:

 

Weber kettle grill provided by: 

Smoke 'n' Fire in Overland Park, Kansas, donated the Weber kettle grill used in Powell Gardens' Garden Chef Series cooking demonstrations.

 

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