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.

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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!
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SOMETHING TO BEACH ABOUT

Kelly Gardner creates a tropical feast perfect for a hot summer night, starting with cod fish fritters with spicy cilantro sauce. Sip on a rum runner cocktail and enjoy hearts of palm and mango salad with avocado dressing, smoked jerk-rubbed shrimp with yogurt-lime sauce, cumin-spiced black beans and rice, plus coconut sorbet with macadamia sablé cookies.
Chef:
Kelly Green Gardner

Class Type:
Demonstration
Class Dates:
Fri Jul 11,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost:
$45.00
Per Person

30 years ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION V

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Kitchen Conservatory! Thirty favorite chefs will demonstrate their talents over six different cooking classes. Sample the extraordinary creations of our culinary stars. The July anniversary class features Kelly Gardner, Barry Marcus, David Molina, Mark Sanfilippo, and Cassy Vires. The other remaining anniversary class is on August 9.
Chef:


Class Type:
Demonstration
Class Dates:
Sat Jul 12,
10:30 am to 1 pm
Cost:
$30.00
Per Person

FISH AND BISTRO SAUCES

Join Jon Lowe at the stove learning to prepare perfectly cooked fish and paired with a delicious sauce that will create a memorable meal. This hands-on class will create roasted sea bass with smoked tomato butter sauce, pan-seared halibut with wild mushroom butter sauce, grilled ahi tuna with tomato-pepper harissa sauce, and his celebrated grilled salmon with mustard-apple cider jus.
Chef:
Jon Lowe

Ibby's Washington University
Class Type:
Hands-On
Class Dates:
Sun Jul 13,
1 pm to 3:30 pm
Cost:
$60.00
Per Person

St. Louis Chefs' Recipes - Volume 2
Chef's Pick! 20% off! Regular price $19.95, one week only $15.95, plus free shipping!
This beautiful 192-page cookbook features 204 must-try recipes from 103 of the region’s most celebrated chefs, from local restaurants including Basso, La Patisserie Chouquette, Pastaria, Sidney Street Café, Tony's, Pappy’s Smokehouse, Companion Bakery & Café, and more. Richard Berri (of Forest Park Boathouse) created the Shrimp boil and remoulade featured on the front cover. In addition, four favorite local chefs— Vince Bommarito, Jr., Patrick Connolly, Simone Faure, and Kevin Nashan—were photographed and featured on the back cover.

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St. Louis Chefs' Recipes
Chef's Pick! 20% off! Regular price $19.95, one week only $15.95, plus free shipping!
St. Louis Chefs’ Recipes, edited by Christy Marshall and George Mahe. This beautiful 168-page cookbook features 173 must-try recipes from 81 of the region’s most celebrated chefs, from local restaurants including Annie Gunn’s, Niche, Cardwell’s at the Plaza, The Crossing, Tony’s, Harvest, Agostino’s, Café Osage, Sidney Street Café, Home Wine Kitchen, Cielo, and many more. Lou Rook III (of Annie Gunn’s) created the Top of the Hill Farm Blackberry Crisp featured on the front cover. In addition, four favorite local chefs—Bill Cardwell, Gerard Craft, Jim Fiala, and Lou Rook III—were photographed and featured on the back cover.

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A Passion for Cooking
Chef's Pick! 20% off! Regular price $20.00, one week only $16.00, plus free shipping!
For more than 20 years, Kitchen Conservatory has hosted a parade of talented chefs who have generously divulged the secrets of their craft. In honor of the anniversary, this cookbook offers the best of delicious restaurant dining in St. Louis with recipes from over 100 chefs. 192 pages.

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Fresh, Homegrown Hardneck Garlic Now Available!
The long wait is over; our famous locally-grown garlic is now available at Kitchen Conservatory. Planted last October, garlic is a nine-month crop and fresh garlic is worth the wait. Plus, our homegrown yellow shallots, which have the same nine-month growing cycle as garlic, are also available.   The best way to eat fresh garlic [...]

#12 Recipe: Baked Polenta
Our most popular class is “Tuscany for Two” and most people sign up because the menu includes Garlic-Rosemary Rib-Eye Steak and the Shrimp-Scallop Scampi (#17 Recipe). But by the end of class, everyone is in love with the Baked Polenta with Gorgonzola, Spinach, and Mushrooms. This creamy Northern Italian delicacy features four cheeses and lots [...]

#13 Recipe: Corn Chowder
Most chowders are thick, rich, hearty soups seasoned with bacon and potatoes. This exceptional chowder is elegant and sophisticated for serving at a special dinner party. The texture is voluptuous. This corn soup is even delicious cold on a hot summer night. The recipe includes many variations on garnishing the soup from seafood to fresh [...]

#14 Recipe: Lobster Agnolotti in Lemon Cream Sauce
First we discovered the lemon cream sauce, which is good, but seemed to call out for seafood. So we put seared sea scallops on top of the sauce. But such a beautiful sauce needs better treatment. So we used fresh lobster and shrimp, mixed with a little mascarpone cheese and seasonings, and stuffed into fresh [...]

#15 Recipe: Heavenly Cinnamon Buns
Yes, you can bake yeast rolls at home that are so much better than any commercially-produced bread. Hundreds and hundreds of people have learned how to bake bread from Margi Kahn, an accomplished baker who has taught bread classes at Kitchen Conservatory for twenty years. Her irresistible Cinnamon Rolls are a crowd favorite. To see [...]

200 New Cooking Classes
The Summer Newsletter features so many delicious cooking classes; which one to take? Here are some recommendations: “Light Up the Night” with Frank McGinty grilling on June 12, who wowed us in his last class with his cauliflower “couscous”. “Girls’ Night Out: Bring Your Dad to Class” on June 13 celebrates Father’s Day by letting [...]

#16 Recipe: Tomato Tarte Tatin
For 42 years, chef Jean-Pierre Augé has taught French cooking classes in St. Louis. Kitchen Conservatory is so fortunate that he has shared his expertise once a month, every month at Kitchen Conservatory for the last 30 years. Celebrate our anniversary by making one of our favorite recipes: Jean-Pierre’s upside-down Tomato Tarte Tatin, a scrumptious, [...]

The Mushroom Hunters
Join us on Sunday, May 4 at 1 pm for a cooking class on mushrooms and a discussion of the excellent and very readable new book, “The Mushroom Hunters” by Langdon Cook. The author will be joining the class by telephone! Langdon Cook is an accomplished mushroom hunter and cook who investigated the murky, off-the-grid [...]

Time To Plant an Herb Garden
This Thursday, April 24 from 11 am to noon, join Anne Cori at the Missouri Botanical Garden in the Shoenberg Theater for “Spot the Imposter: Choosing the Correct Herb in Cooking.” The lecture is free, but reservations are required. Many herbs have similar common names, but different tastes and usage. Learn all about which herb [...]

#17 Recipe: Shrimp and Scallop Scampi
A good scampi is an excuse to eat lots of garlic butter and this recipe elevates the simple scampi by adding scallops, wine, and seasonings. Shrimp and Scallop Scampi is Number 17 on the list of Top Thirty Recipes celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of Kitchen Conservatory. Get the recipe here. Shrimp and Scallop Scampi is [...]


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