Up to Date
9:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Kansas City Hosts American Culinary Federation Convention

Chefs at the American Culinary Federation conference create complicated food items, such as these sugar sculptures.
Credit purpletwinkie / Flickr-CC

  When you imagine what it's like to be a chef, you might picture toiling in a hot kitchen, with order requests coming in left and right. In reality, not every chef works in a restaurant.

On Friday's Up to Date, we talk about the other professional opportunities chefs have, from creating recipes for corporate food giants to experimenting with food in a lab.

We also take a look at what speakers and activities you can join at this weekend's American Culinary Federation's national conference.


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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

After 7 Nominations, Local Chef Wins Award

Chef Colby Garrelts

After seven nominations, Bluestem's Chef Colby Garrelts took home the prize this week as Best Chef of the Midwest at the James Beard awards in New York City. 

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Up to Date
9:13 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Troubleshooting The Turkey


Every cook has had the nightmare-- a solidly-frozen turkey on Thursday morning, no onions for the green bean casserole and a pumpkin pie gone wrong.

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Central Standard
6:00 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

'Last Bite' Cookbook Features Kansas City Chefs

Cover of Last Bite: 100 Simple Recipes from Kansas City's Best Chefs and Cooks
Photography by Roy Inman. Book design by Eric Schotland.

In Kansas City, not only do we love to devour tasty dishes, we pay homage to the culinary folk who prepare them.

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Up to Date
10:27 pm
Tue October 2, 2012

Kansas City Chefs Create Culinary Treasures

The culinary staff from Room 39 prepares dinner at Powell Gardens' "Under the Harvest Moon" dinner on Sunday
Julie Denesha KCUR

So three absolutely amazing chefs were walking down the street one day when a man jumped out from behind a bush... and surprised them with a simple request:

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