Kitchen Conservatory offers more than 800 different cooking classes every year. These fun cooking classes are taught by the best chefs from the best restaurants, plus fabulous culinary educators who share their specialties of the kitchen. We offer both fully-participatory classes and demonstration classes that feature a wide variety of menus and themes from beginner to gourmet to ethnic cooking. All cooking classes are held at 8021 Clayton Road.

Interested in hosting your very own party as a custom cooking class?
We have two state-of-the-art kitchens, plus an outdoor grilling area. All of the two hundred chefs who teach at Kitchen Conservatory have one thing in common: a passion for the recipes that they have created and the desire to share their marvelous cooking techniques. The best parties happen in the kitchen!

Bring out all the tenderness and flavor in slow-cooked large hunks of meats on the barbecue, including whole pork shoulder and cured beef brisket. Learn how to cure, season, and smoke beef brisket when the class makes from scratch cured-and-smoked pastrami and Texas-style barbecued brisket. Marinate and dry-rub a pork shoulder for the best pulled pork. While the meats are smoking, the class will make homemade condiments of cherry mustard, Russian dressing, sweet tomato relish, hot pepper jelly, and tomato barbecue sauce, plus homemade buns.
Anne Cori

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Class Dates:
Sat Jul 1, 217
11 am to 3 pm
Per Person


Chef Jon Lowe has fired up the grill for a weekend holiday celebration, starting with grilled shrimp cocktail with avocado and crab served with fresh tortilla chips. This hands-on class will make salmon sliders on brioche buns with pineapple jam and sriracha mayonnaise served with grilled corn and arugula salad, homemade flatbread with grilled peaches and goat cheese topped with caramelized onions and balsamic glaze, plus chocolate-pecan bourbon tartlets.
Jon Lowe

Ibby's Washington University
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Class Dates:
Sun Jul 2, 217
12:30 pm to 3 pm
Per Person


Just off the coast of Southern Italy in the Bay of Naples sits the luxurious Isle of Capri - the inspiration for a magnificent evening in the kitchen, starting with eggplant-zucchini-potato bruschetta with capers and olives. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman will make insalata caprese, linguini frutti di mare with fresh pasta and mussels and clams and shrimp, arancini stuffed with cheese and mushrooms, plus torta caprese - a flourless almond and chocolate torte.
Mickey Kitterman

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Class Dates:
Fri Jul 7, 217
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Couple

Garlic Peeler - Red
Learn how to use the garlic peeler in a short Tool Time video from Kitchen Conservatory: Garlic Peeler video. Need to peel a head of garlic? Use this silicone garlic peeler to easily and quickly peel garlic cloves. Place the clove in the tube, press and roll on the counter, and magically the garlic peel is removed from the garlic clove! Dishwasher safe.


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Garlic, Fresh Hard-neck (sold individually)
Sweet, juicy homegrown garlic, available in June, while supplies last. Garlic tastes best the moment it is harvested. Try garlic fresh -- it's a taste you've never had before! 2500 hard-neck garlic cloves were planted last fall in our Ladue, Missouri garden to satisfy (y)our love for this variety of garlic. Each head weighs about a quarter-pound.


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Epicurean Garlic Press in Stainless
Learn how to use the garlic press in a short Tool Time video from Kitchen Conservatory: Garlic Press video. Rated the best garlic press by Cook's Illustrated. Made by Kuhn Rikon of stainless steel, dishwasher safe.


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Kitchen Conservatory is the premier kitchen store in St. Louis, Missouri. For over 30 years, Kitchen Conservatory has offered the finest tools for the kitchen and delectable cooking classes at our Clayton store. Locally-owned and very independent, we offer all the tools and knowledge for the ultimate kitchen experience. Please browse our fabulous selection of more than 6,000 essential and useful cooking products or shop online. Email Ask the Chef to solve your cooking dilemmas!


Fresh Garlic Now Available!
Our sweet, juicy homegrown garlic is NOW available at Kitchen Conservatory! 2000 hard-neck garlic cloves were planted last fall in our Ladue garden to satisfy (y)our love for this variety of garlic. Freshly-dug garlic is unlike any garlic you have ever tasted. Order garlic today and we will ship you our moist and juicy fresh […]

Our Community of Cooks!
We have created a private Facebook group for our customers who love to eat and cook! Please join us on Cooks of Kitchen Conservatory.  Log in to your Facebook page and request to join us. You are welcome to share your cooking experiences, ask cooking questions, share recipes and favorite kitchen tools, ask for classes […]

NEW cooking classes!
On any day of any week, the team and teachers at Kitchen Conservatory are excited for the classes that will be held in our two teaching kitchens, but four times a year the enthusiasm grows as we release our new quarterly newsletter, What’s Stirring. Our summer classes are now available on our website, and the […]

New Cooking Classes
We are always giddy with excitement when our quarterly cooking class schedule has been published. Check out some of our exciting  teachers and classes for the spring! If you are looking for a specific teacher or theme, use the boxes under the headings on our cooking class page! Simply type in the teacher’s name in the box […]

Give the Gift of Cooking
The gift of cooking is the gift that has long-lasting benefits! Here are some exciting four-part participation classes that will make a memorable and much appreciated gift. Basics of Cooking is perfect for the beginner, Beyond Basics is a great class for anyone who knows their way around the kitchen, and French Favorites 4×4 is perfect for the […]

Join Us for a Celebration of Chef Jean-Pierre Augé
Be our guest at a champagne toast to Chef Jean-Pierre Augé Saturday, December 17, 1:30 pm Starting in 1971, Jean-Pierre Augé set the standard on how to teach cooking classes with gorgeous French menus and a wealth of entertaining stories. Chef Jean-Pierre Augé became an apprentice chef in his hometown of Vatan, France at the age of […]

Let’s Get Cooking…. and Baking!
Our NEW Winter cooking class schedule is now available with hundreds of exciting classes taught by 65 chefs and culinary educators! Meet some of our new and returning teachers! Matt Seiter, of BC’s Kitchen, is teaching our first demonstration cocktail class on December 18. Michael Friedman, of Retreat Gastropub, is teaching a hands-on class that starts with […]

Take a Cooking Class this Fall
Our Fall Cooking Class Schedule has been published. Here are cooking classes that you should not miss: Kevin Nashan, chef-owner of Sidney Street Cafe on September 12. Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi does Tuscan on October 5. Chef Josh Galliano shows his superb canning techniques on October 8. Guerilla Street Food’s Brian Hardesty with […]

Our Annual Sale starts TODAY!  July 30 through August 6 20% OFF* everything in the store! Don’t miss out; the sale happens only once a year! *All sales final. Discounts will not be applied to prior purchases. Take 20% off anything in the store that is not already on sale! Sale does not include classes, gift […]

Fresh Local Homegrown Garlic!
Our sweet, juicy homegrown garlic is NOW available at Kitchen Conservatory! 2000 hard-neck garlic cloves were planted last fall in our Ladue garden to satisfy (y)our love for this variety of garlic.         We have added a demonstration garlic cooking class that is not in our summer newsletter! Register here! Meet the Press: Garlic […]

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