Every holiday season seems to sneak up on us quicker and quicker each year, with life going by in what seems like the blink of an eye – we always look forward to taking the time to slow down and enjoy the company of those we love, to indulge in those traditional meals that are only saved for special occasions, and to experience the magic that happens when we gather…
Although the kitchen can sometimes be a chaotic place moments before dinner is served, with every timer going off- a Turkey full of stuffing ready to come out of the oven, mashed potatoes getting their final mash and dash of salt and pepper, cranberry sauce being poured into the heirloom crystal dish, wine being served- the buzz of family catching up on lost time- hearing how work is going, or how the baby is doing or where life has taken them these past few months, there is something beautiful about the chaos and that is what makes it all worth it!
This week we want to introduce you to Laura Laiben, founder of The Culinary Center of Kansas City and the creator of the Kitchen Boa! Laura grew up in a small German community in Missouri where her passion for the culinary arts began at a young age while making pastry dough with her grandmother.
For Laura, cooking is about so much more than making meals – it’s about the magic that happens around the table. So she decided to open The Culinary Centre – a unique venue dedicated to the education, cultivation, and appreciation of food, wine and culinary tradition. With 2 teaching kitchens and event space, the centre invites all skill levels to join cooking classes as well as offers private events and catering!
Not only did she build this center, but Laura also designed the Kitchen boa, a unique accessory that is a stylish reinvention of the tea towel. We’ve all seen our parents drape their hand towel over their shoulder while cooking/cleaning, the kitchen boa is designed to be tucked neatly around the neck for handy, clean and worry-free cooking! As a strong believer in cleaning as you go, the kitchen boa, Laura believed, allows you to be more efficient in the kitchen making it easier and much more enjoyable!
Choose from a variety of designs- festive or everyday! Perfect for yourself or the person on your list who enjoys spending time in the kitchen!
Happy Holidays, and remember to find joy in the chaos!