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!

Adults just want to have fun, too! Celebrate the holiday season while creating your own gingerbread house with homemade gingerbread, royal icing, and our dazzling assortment of dozens of candies and decorations. Then take home your creation to enjoy during the holidays. Many of our customers have made this class an annual tradition!
Dawn Meyer

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Class Dates:
Sun Dec 11, 216
12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Per Person


Spend a festive evening at the chef's table with chef Giannicola Colucci, of Cielo at Four Seasons, with a stunning presentation and impeccable flavors from his childhood home of Turin, Italy. Enjoy pumpkin soup with amaretti cookies and crab meat timbale drizzled with mint oil, housemade capunti pasta with lobster and chickpeas and Romanesco broccoli, Italian pork cotechino with spicy lentil ragoût and gorgonzola-white polenta tortino, traditional tronchetto natalizio (bûche de Noël) with chocolate and vanilla cream, plus Italian panettone with warm zabaglione cream.
Giannicola Colucci

Cielo at Four Seasons
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Class Dates:
Wed Dec 14, 216
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Person


This fun tradition of gathering with friends to bake holiday cookies and then exchange them is even more brilliant when it is done in someone else's kitchen with the use of four ovens! The more participants there are, the greater the choices of cookies there will be to take home, with up to 20 different varieties. Pick your favorites from old-fashioned rum raisin, chocolate mint thumbprints, cranberry-orange pinwheels, maple pecan squares, cinnamon sugar palmiers, pecan shortbread cookies, lemon pistachio slice-and-bake cookies, cherry-pistachio white chocolate bark, brandied cranberry drop cookies, plus other traditional favorites. Each class participant should provide containers to take home approximately 10 dozen cookies!
Barbara Nack

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Class Dates:
Fri Dec 16, 216
10 am to 3 pm
Per Person

Classic 5" Santoku Knife with hollow ground
Styled after the Japanese cook´s knife, this Santoku knife is just right for preparing not only fine Asian but also Western cuisine. The hollow edge creates pockets of air which prevent extra thin or soft slices from sticking to the blade. Made by Wusthof-Trident Cutlery.

$99.95 $49.95 ends 12/31/2016

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Classic 3.5" Paring Knife
The most versatile of all paring knives: for mincing shallots, onions and herbs as well as cleaning and cutting vegetables. Made by Wusthof-Trident Cutlery.

$78.00 $49.95 ends 3/31/2017

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8-Piece Stainless-Steel Steak Knife Set with Wooden Box
This 8-piece stainless steel steak knife set in a wooden box makes a wonderful gift. 8-Piece Stainless-Steel Steak Knife Set with Wooden Gift Box. High-carbon 18/10 stainless-steel serrated blades with contemporary, polished 18/10 stainless handles. Blade length is 4 inches. Presentation box is available in a mahogany stain or black - please select after you have added to your cart, or we can select one for you.

$120.00 $49.95 ends 12/31/2016

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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!


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 […]

Watch, Learn, Dine
Sit back and watch master chefs cook sumptuous meals! At Kitchen Conservatory, we offer extraordinary learning opportunities that culminate in a memorable meals. Yes, you do get to eat all the food prepared. We have openings in several upcoming demonstration cooking classes: Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley, chef and French cookbook author, explores Provencal cuisine on Wed, January […]

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