The MCPL Culinary Center is a destination and resource for anyone interested in learning more about food and culinary entrepreneurship. Housed in the Green Hills Library Center, the Culinary Center features a teaching and demonstration kitchen and two shared commercial kitchens for use by startup food businesses.
The Culinary Center’s goals are to enrich our customers’ lives by teaching about and through food with culinary literacy programs, and to help launch and grow local businesses in the community through MCPL’s Culinary Incubator Program.
The teaching and demonstration kitchen is home to MCPL’s culinary literacy programming. We feature programs for all ages that teach practical kitchen skills, cooking techniques, food STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), nutrition, world cuisine, and more.
Commercial Kitchens for Small Business
MCPL’s Culinary Incubator Program provides affordable, flexible, and commercially licensed kitchens for startup food business to rent. No need to start completely from scratch, the Culinary Center team will help startups navigate the process.
Apply To Be a Presenter
We are looking for talented, engaging, knowledgeable culinary experts who love to teach. Individuals and organizations with the chops to share their expertise can apply to be one of our expert presenters.
If you want to learn more, follow the link for our presenter FAQs (PDF, 155KB).
8581 N. Green Hills Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64154
Located at the Green Hills Library Center
Culinary Center Director: Xander Winkel