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.

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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!

The dynamic duo of chef Lou Rook and sommelier Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn's, continue to celebrate the turning of a calendar page with a decadent afternoon of champagne and caviar. Chef Rook will present three types of caviar with a variety of ingredients - salmon, eggs, potatoes and crème fraîche to create sexy small plates, as Glenn pairs them with champagne, frozen vodka, and wine.
Lou Rook & Glenn Bardgett

Annie Gunn's
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Sat Jan 28, 217
1 pm to 4 pm
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Fabulous bread can be created with a variety of flours other than wheat. Linda Daniels simplifies gluten-free bread baking, with many tips for getting started with yeast, mixing, shaping, scoring, and finishing. This hands-on class will create baguettes, buns, pita bread, and garlic focaccia with herbs and sea salt, using brown rice flour, almond meal, potato starch, tapioca flour, and cornmeal. Discover how to modify Linda's basic bread recipe to create English muffins and pizza crust.
Linda Daniels

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Sun Jan 29, 217
1 pm to 3:30 pm
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Give a warm welcome to chef Courtland Atwood, of Avenue, as he simplifies and elevates puff pastry with three scrumptious dishes. Courtland will demonstrate making puff pastry with folding, turning, and rolling the dough, then make pear and almond galette, roasted tomato and goat cheese tart, and a flaky banana strudel.
Courtland Atwood

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Mon Jan 30, 217
6:30 pm to 9 pm
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French Press - Le Creuset Cherry Stoneware
Some say coffee prepared in a French press is the way every cup should be savored. Coarsely ground coffee beans are steeped in boiling water, and then filtered away by plunging the mesh sieve through the press. Direct contact between the beans and the water means a stronger flavor. Loose tea leaves can also be steeped in a French press. 27-ounce capacity with high-quality exterior enamel that protects against metal marks and other damage.


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Cherry Red 7.25 quart Round Dutch Oven Signature
Since 1925, Le Creuset has been handcrafting enameled cast iron cookware, and particularly round Dutch ovens (or French ovens), in Northern France. The cast iron provides superb heat retention and distribution, and the enamel is hard-wearing and non-reactive, making the number of recipes that you can do in this pot endless: anything from savory rice to braised chicken. Signature series includes colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking; interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling, sand-colored interior enamel makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking, oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip, ergonomic composite knobs are heat resistant to 500°F, plus built-in lid stabilizers provide a secure, no-slide fit.


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Cherry Red Moroccan Tagine 2 quart
This stunning Moroccan tagine by Le Creuset is designed with a shallow enameled dish and conical lid which is ideal for the long, slow simmering of rich, flavorful recipes. The eye-catching, tight-fitting lid forms an excellent seal to keep moisture and heat inside. The conical shape also helps moisture circulate throughout the piece so there's no need to open, stir or turn the tagine, making for easy preparation.


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Kitchen Conservatory is the premier kitchen store in St. Louis, Missouri. For 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!


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 […]

Bells and Whistles
Anne Cori appeared on Fox 2 News this morning, roasting poblano and bell peppers as a perfect addition to any grilled meat. Roasting peppers can be done on a gas stovetop, under a broiler, or on the grill. Use a roasting rack for smaller peppers! Make sure that you have a good set of tongs […]

Summer Fun in Cooking Classes!
Great cooking classes for this summer have just been posted at Register Here. Kitchen Conservatory offers twenty cooking classes each week. Here are some highlights on the Summer schedule: Josh Galliano of Companion Baking in “If I’m Not in a Jam, I’m in a Pickle” on June 11. Tamara Keefe of Clementine’s Naughty and […]

Lights! Camera! YouTube Videos!
Kitchen Conservatory has been creating fun, informative YouTube videos that are gaining in popularity with over 7,000 views! Discover how to use of our favorite kitchen tools, choose a chef’s knife, tips on making perfect homemade potato chips, and fun moments from some of our popular cooking classes! Subscribe to our Kitchen Conservatory You Tube channel. Enjoy some […]

Spring Cooking Classes
The best chefs from the best restaurants are teaching cooking classes at Kitchen Conservatory this spring: Aaron Baggett of EdgeWild on March 10. Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi on March 23, April 13, and May 18. Alex Cupp of Adam’s Smokehouse on March 28. Matt Daughaday of Reeds American Table on March 29. Scott […]

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