Culinary Lessons from a Missouri Chef
Three Missouri brothers are bringing a new culinary experience to the state. Calvin, Alex and Joe Davis, the grandsons of KC Masterpiece creator Dr. Rich Davis, have compiled their talents to create Cook Camp, an interactive and immersive dining experience that will travel across the state. Calvin, the oldest of the brothers, was nominated for the James Beard Rising Star Chef of the Year award in 2019 for his work as head chef at Freshwater—a fine dining restaurant in Kansas City's Westport neighborhood. He leads the culinary side of the business by creating curriculum and teaching cooking classes wherever the brothers travel.
Cook Camp held their first Springfield cooking class in late April at Best of Luck Beer Hall, and now the brothers are coming back to Springfield. Tomorrow, May 19, Chefs Calvin and Alex will be taking over the kitchen at Best of Luck Beer Hall, serving an a la carte menu with the theme of classic beer hall food with an elevated and locally focused twist, says Calvin. If you can't make it tomorrow, they'll be back for the same gig on June 4 and 5.
If you'd rather get your hands dirty and participate in the cooking, Cook Camp's next cooking class in Springfield will be held on June 6 and 7 at Best of Luck Beer Hall. Chef Calvin will teach attendees how to make from-scratch pasta and, together, you'll make a tagliatelle carbonara goat cheese agnolotti. Register online at cook-camp.com.