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!

Welcome the talented chef John Messbarger, of the popular Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., who was named a 2015 "Chef on the Brink" by Feast Magazine. John shares his love for lobster that started at the age of four, as he creates the various components of a lobster chili dog served with crispy hushpuppies. Watch John start from scratch to create hot dogs, properly break down and cook live lobsters, make lobster stock, lobster chili, crème fraîche, and hot fresh hushpuppies.
John Messbarger

Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co.
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Mon Aug 3,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Person


Kirk is back from his annual trek to Michigan with bushels of blueberries just in time for this memorable hands-on class. Learn to make pan-roasted chicken with blueberry-ginger compote, grilled pork loin with blueberry barbecue sauce and fresh roasted chiles and cilantro, his mother's huge blueberry pie recipe from the historic Bistro 120 restaurant in Paw Paw, Michigan, plus several new dishes that Kirk will develop this summer in his test kitchen in Saugatuck - the heart of Michigan blueberry country.
Kirk Warner

Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
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Tue Aug 4,
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Per Person


Welcome Amy Hubbard, a clinical nutritionist, as she shares her passion for traditional paleo food and cooks a comforting Italian meal, plus her simple lessons in making broth and sprouting nuts and grains. Enjoy garlic bread made with almond flour and roasted garlic, spaghetti squash "pasta" with meatballs and marinara sauce, gluten-free veal cannelloni with "ricotta cheese" made from sprouted cashews and spinach with marinara, plus garlic fermented vegetables.
Amy Hubbard

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Sat Aug 8,
10:30 am to 1 pm
Per Person

Mango Splitter
Learn how to use mango splitter in a short Tool Time video from Kitchen Conservatory: Mango Splitter video. One simple press removes the seed and cuts the fruit in half. The Mango Splitter slices cleanly through the fruit and leaves almost nothing behind on the seed. Soft grips cushion while you press and the stainless steel blades are sharp and sturdy. Dishwasher safe.


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Pitting Spoon
Learn how to use the pitting spoon in a short Tool Time video from Kitchen Conservatory: Pitting Spoon video. This wonderful fruit tool is designed to pit cling-stone peaches, nectarines, and plums. The extra-sharp edge can also scrape the seeds and strings from winter squash, take the choke out of artichoke, and cut the membrane out of citrus shells for making orange cups. The sharp point of the spoon can pit a peach without cutting in half. Not dishwasher safe. Made in USA.


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Pineapple Slicer, Corer, Cutter - Stainless Steel
Learn how to use the pineapple slicer in a short Tool Time video from Kitchen Conservatory: Pineapple Slicer video. Fresh, juicy and perfect pineapple rings – faster than you can open a can! Made of stainless steel, dishwasher safe. Slice counter on the side, plus includes a 12-segment cutter for perfect pieces of pineapple - also suitable for pears and apples. Made in Germany.


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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!


Our Annual Sale starts this Saturday, August 1 through Saturday, August 8, 2015. 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 […]

Calling All Cookbooks
Time for our annual Cookbook Fair from August 1 to 8! Every cookbook deserves the right kitchen. Bring in the cookbooks you no longer use. For every cookbook you bring in, you will get a coupon for an extra 5 percent off any single item (regularly priced merchandise only) during our Annual Sale. Cookbook Fair […]

Check Out Our New Look
Kitchen Conservatory has a new carpet and redesigned layout. Please stop by and see our fresh new store. Thank you for your patience last week as we moved everything (at least) twice and thank you to all the staff who did the heavy lifting.

Fresh Garlic!

Fresh, Homegrown Garlic
Fresh garlic is almost ready for harvesting! Our homegrown, hard-neck garlic will be available for purchase after June 15. Come in and taste how sweet and juicy garlic can be. Learn all about garlic in “Dracula, Beware” on Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 pm. This demonstration cooking class features a duo of crostini appetizers – […]

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 […]

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