Mark Arts

2020 Culinary Arts Workshops

In-person culinary workshops are currently suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the meantime, Mark Arts is offering virtual workshops.

All classes are priced per person unless noted otherwise, and no prior experience is necessary. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, allergies, or require special seating, please contact us at 316-634-2787 and notify the person who helps you enroll. While every effort will be made to modify recipes accordingly, we ask that you please double check the class menu when signing up.

There will be no refunds for Culinary Arts Workshops if canceled 3 days or fewer before the event. No exceptions. Those who cannot attend a previously purchased workshop may find a friend or family member to take their place or call Mark Arts to see about the ability to transfer to a future workshop or class with the same instructor (if it is more than three business days before the workshop or class). If a workshop is canceled because of weather or teacher illness, every effort will be made to schedule a make-up workshop or process a refund.

Social Distance Wine Tasting


May 2, 8 – 9 p.m. | $30  per household | Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

We can still quarantine and enjoy a Mark Arts wine class. For just $30 per household, certified wine expert Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange will lead an online discussion as you sip from the comfort of your own home. The theme is loosely based around COVID-19. We’ll taste one red wine from each of four countries heavily affected by the virus: the United States, Spain, Italy and France.

Jacob Liquor Exchange will have a bottle of each on hand for the tasting and is offering a special bundle to get you these four wines for less than $80.

Here’s how to order the wines:
Jacob Liquor Exchange East location
Call 636-4566, e-mail or stop by the store. Please mention the Mark Arts Zoom event.

Tasting wines:
2015 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva – Spain
2014 DiMajo Contado Riserva – Italy
2015 Chateau Bel Air Gloria – France
2018 Ridge Three Valleys – United States

You will receive your Zoom invite and further information once you sign up.

Social distance sipping


May 13,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $60 | Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

Who makes the best Pinot Noir on the west coast? Both Oregon and California have a great land and great winemakers for this fickle yet fantastic grape. Come experience the different regions of both and what makes them special and different.

Who’s the best in the west?



June 17,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $80 | Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

What makes Burgundy so majestic? Is it the birthplace in Burgundy France that sets it apart from other regions of the world? Why are the most expensive Pinot Noirs in the world coming from this region? Why does Pinot Noir from Burgundy taste so different than other regions of the world? Come experience the most prestigious Pinot Noir region of the world.



July 8,  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $50 | Instructor: Jamie Stratton of Jacob Liquor Exchange

Warm weather beckons cool whites so that’s exactly what we will do. If you ever wondered what wines you’re not drinking but should be this is the tasting for you. Come explore some killer whites new to the market that will be great patio pounders, porch sippers, and lake savors. There are lots of amazing grape varieties out there, lets discover some.

Fine wine for your summer time



Rescheduled: July 9, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $60| Instructor: Chef H

(Original date April 16)

During the hot summer season, we tend to eat light fair. When we think of soup, we think it is only for the winter months. Au contraire, my kitchen mate. Soup can be cold and so refreshing on those hot summer evenings. Come to this class and learn to make 3 different soups: cold cucumber / avocado soup, gazpacho soup and cold peach soup.  We will start with a cold fruit salad with poppy seed dressing and finish with an American favorite: a free form apple tort.

This class will pair well with any of your favorite wines. Red or white!

Refresh your summer menu!


Rescheduled to July 16, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $115| Instructor: Chef H

(Original Date May 14)

Join Chef H and Karl Lakin, a wine representative from Groves Liquor and taste 3 different wines as you enjoy 3 fabulous courses. This evening we will Roast whole beef tenderloins, Chateau Briand style.

We will then prepare a rich mushroom/ wine reduction for serving over the sliced tenderloin. We will use fresh wild mushrooms in season.

Our salad of fresh pears, stilton blue cheese and hot roasted pecans will be dressed with a light salad dressing that you create.

It is only fair that we end this meal with a lemon creme brulee.

With each course our wine expert Karl, from Groves Liquor will share with you the details of each wine and how to pair wine with other courses/meals you may prepare at home. You must be 21 to attend this dinner.



Rescheduled to August 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | $60| Instructor: Chef H

(Original Date April 30)

Connie and Chef H will team teach this class on the art of true Mexican cooking. You will be introduced to a green tomatillo sauce over Roasted Pork Tenderloin. Connie will show us a new way to prepare Black Beans and make some of her family favorite recipes from Oaxaca, Mexico.  She will teach the easy flavorful way to make Chicken Tortilla soup.

You will be surprised at the layers of flavors and how easy the dishes are to prepare…..No Tex Mex here.

Come early and walk through the galleries with your glass of wine/beer.

Bring a favorite beer, crisp white wine or maybe a little tequila.

Be prepared for own Cinco De Mayo Fiesta!