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.

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!

Listen up! It is official that chef Mickey Kitterman is sharing his wildly popular Gallagher's beer-tasting menu for an exciting hands-on class with two Urban Chestnut beer pairings. Learn to create zucchini-feta hushpuppies with bacon jam, farmer's pickles with a variety of vegetables, bourbon and brown sugar-marinated flank steak with a purée of sweet potatoes and chestnuts with sage brown butter, jerk shark with coconut rice and peas, plus chocolate beer red velvet cake with cream cheese and Beer Nuts frosting.
Mickey Kitterman

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Class Dates:
Mon Jun 1,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Person


Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This very popular participation class will show everything you need to know about selecting, preparing, and cooking all different kinds of fish and shellfish. Kirk Warner gives the class much flexibility in creating the dishes they most want to learn. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Bob's Seafood, 8660 Olive Boulevard, to select the fish.
Kirk Warner

Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
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Class Dates:
Sat Jun 6,
10 am to 3 pm
Per Person


Spend a memorable evening with your partner creating lip-smacking delicious food. Discover the fun of cooking together, as this hands-on class prepares grilled panzanella salad, rosemary fried chicken, mac-and-cheese with peas and bacon, ratatouille, plus caramel apple galette, with two remarkable beer pairings ideal for dinner and dessert.
Kelly Green Gardner

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Class Dates:
Sun Jun 7,
5 pm to 7:30 pm
Per Couple

Cajun Injector 6" Fat Boy
The 6 inch Fat Boy injector holds 2 ounces of marinade. Three-ring handle makes it easy to fill and inject with one hand. Heavy-duty metal construction withstands repeated use.


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Grill Wok - 2-in-1 Stainless Steel Roasting Wok
This 2-in-1 stainless steel work can be used as a regular wok, or add the 8" high cylinder for roasting birds. It disassembles for easy cleaning and storage, then goes back together with one easy twist. Hand-washing recommended.


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Lodge Carbon Steel Grilling Pan
The Lodge 12” seasoned steel grill pan expands the grill master’s menu. The grid design allows for the perfect amount of smoke and sear, without losing your veggies or shrimp. Made in the USA.


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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!


Fresh Garlic is Coming Soon!
Come by Kitchen Conservatory and pick up FREE garlic scapes. We clip off the scapes (flower stem) so that the garlic bulb will grow bigger. Cooks like to chop up the scapes to add to stir-fries and pestos for a mild garlic flavor. Scapes are a sign that fresh garlic will soon be ready to […]

Meet New Teachers This Summer!
Our Summer Cooking Class Schedule has just been published and we are so excited to showcase several fabulous culinary instructors who are new to our kitchens: Jesse Gilroy, chef of Cucina Pazzo, will make stuffed pastas on May 27. Nathaniel Reid, an accomplished French pastry chef, will demonstrate jams and jellies on June 16, flaky […]

Upcoming Cooking Classes Not to Miss!
These great cooking classes still have space available: Learn brand-new cooking techniques in “Modernist Cuisine” on Thursday, April 30 with chef Frank McGinty. Watch two creative chefs, Ed Heath of Cleveland-Heath and Cassy Vires of Juniper, cook together in “Culinary Comrades” on Monday, May 4. Indulge in yummy French croissants and pain au chocolat on […]

Harvesting Fresh Herbs
Ready to plant your herb garden? Go to the Missouri Botanical Garden on Thursday, April 23 from 10 am to 11 am for a talk on “Harvesting Herbs for Dinner” by Anne Cori. The free presentation in the Shoenberg Theater will include a question-and-answer session on growing and using culinary herbs. Fresh herb plants will […]

Tips for Good Knife Skills
Practice your knife skills in an upcoming cooking class: “Knife Lessons: Chop, Chop” on April 13 at 6 pm “Prep School” on June 2 at 6 pm St. Louis Magazine interviewed Anne Cori for tips on using kitchen knives: Secure your cutting board. We have gripper mats to put underneath, or you can use a […]

Cookbook Confidential: The Art of Finding a Good Cookbook
So many cookbooks are published each year and how do you find the right cookbook for your style of cooking? Or should you just use the free recipes that you find online? Is a food picture worth a thousand words? Learn the pluses and minuses of cookbooks from Anne Cori. Wednesday, March 25 at 7-8 […]

Welcome Spring with a New Cooking Class
Our Spring Cooking Class Calendar has some exciting, new cooking classes: “Rustic Italian” (quail with roasted garlic-grape sauce on mascarpone-ricotta polenta) on April 1 “The Big Tang Theory” (tagliatelle with lemon-herb sauce) on April 10 “Sweet and Lowe” (sweet crab bisque with corn cream and cheddar croutons) on April 19 “Mediterranean Mystique” (garlic-lemon grilled shrimp […]

Cooking with the Correct Cookware
St. Louis Homes and Lifestyles has an interview with Anne Cori, president of Kitchen Conservatory, in their January issue on which cookware to use on which stove. SLHL: If I am looking for new pots and pans, what are my options? (nonstick, cast iron, copper, etc.) Anne: Since some electric cooktops require certain kinds of […]

Tool Time at Kitchen Conservatory
The right kitchen tool can make all the difference in the pleasure of cooking. Learn how to use these incredibly useful tools in these upcoming cooking classes: Stovetop Smoker on January 14 in “What the Cluck” Fondue Pot on January 18 in “The Tastemakers” Sushi Mat on January 20 in “Wake Up, Little Sushi” Pressure […]

Holiday Shopping Online
Yes, we ship! Order online and we ship out the same day via UPS. Orders must be received by noon Central Time on Wednesday, December 17 to arrive by December 24 by standard ground delivery. Second-Day Air orders must be received by noon Central Time on Monday, December 22. Next-Day Air orders must be received […]

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