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Slow Food Kanas City Presents Craig and Gay Jones Grilling Series

Contact: Liz Handlen
Cell: 816.809.6518
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Sharpen your grilling skills this season with the “Grill Mayor” and the “First Lady of the Grill”
A series of three classes will knock the rust off of your grills and skills

Grilling season is just around the corner. Brush up your skills, or pick up some new ones to boost your grilling confidence: Introducing the Grilling Series of educational classes presented by Slow Food Kansas City.

The first class – Basic Grilling Techniques – is Saturday, April 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will take place in the parking lot of Jasper’s Restaurant (1201 W. 103rd, Kansas City, MO). Cost of each class is $35, and includes generous tastings along with interactive learning.

The Grilling Series instructors are a husband and wife team of locally based outdoor cooking enthusiasts, Craig and Gay Jones. Craig Jones was named the “Grill Mayor” in a national competition sponsored by Food Network and McCormick’s Spices. He and Gay are also owners of Savory Addictions® Gourmet Nuts. Craig cooks over live fire more than 300 days a year and believes everyone should get outside and grill. “I think cooking outdoors not only makes your food taste better, but it’s a lot more fun,” says Jones. “I’m going to show you how easy it is to do.”

Gay Jones laughingly calls herself the “First Lady of the Grill” to align with Craig’s “Grill Mayor” title. “Who says grilling is just for the guys?” She’ll demonstrate grilling from a woman’s perspective, taking the fear and mystery out of the stereotypically male-dominated realm of the grill. “And with Father’s Day coming up, wouldn’t it be fun to take over the tongs for a while?”

Basic Grilling Techniques

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Jasper’s Restaurant Parking Lot, 1201 W. 103rd, Kansas City, MO.
$35 per person
Lead by Craig Jones – Mastering the Basics, Using Your Grill Like a Stovetop and an Oven. Register here.


Topics include lighting methods, tools, heat management, advanced cooking methods, use of brines, using wood smoke as a spice.

Grill Talk
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Somerset Ridge Winery, 29725 Somerset Road, Somerset, Kansas 66071.
Lead by Gay Jones – Mastering the Basics for Confidence – Give dad a rest for Father’s Day and have some fun at the beautiful Somerset Ridge Winery. Topics include lighting methods, heat management, grilling essentials. Register here.
$35 per person

Advanced Grilling Techniques
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Lead by Craig Jones – Converting Indoor Cooking to Outdoor Cooking.  This class builds on techniques from the previous Basics class to cook a complete meal on the grill. Registration details coming soon.

Slow Food Kansas City is an organization dedicated to promoting good, clean and fair food, as well as local growers and the food preparation practices within different cultures.  Slow Food teaches us about choice and season. Learn more at www.slowfoodkc.org.

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