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!

Leave St. Louis for a week, a month, or heaven forbid - to live in another city, and the cravings for hometown favorites is undeniable. Join Kelly Gardner for a hands-on class sampling some local beers, and creating St. Louis-style thin crust pizza with locally-made sausage, toasted beef ravioli with marinara sauce, smoked pulled chicken sandwiches with St. Louis-style barbecue sauce and vinegar slaw, plus frozen vanilla custard and baked chocolate cake doughnuts with peanut butter glaze.
Kelly Green Gardner

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Fri Aug 1,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Couple


re•dux From Latin, to bring back
Barb Nack, director of our cooking school, prepares some of her favorite Ina Garten recipes that she has taught over the years. Enjoy heirloom tomatoes with blue cheese dressing, Indonesian ginger-garlic baked chicken, orzo with roasted vegetables and garnished with pine nuts and feta cheese, plus strawberry sour cream country cake with whipped cream, and a sparkling strawberry-Grand Marnier cocktail.
Barbara Nack

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Class Dates:
Sat Aug 2,
6:30 pm to 9 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 grilled pork tenderloin with blueberry-ginger barbecue sauce, crimson lentil-crusted scallops with blueberry gastrique, blueberry-brown butter cornmeal cakes, Kirk's scrumptious blueberry tartlets with neufchatel crème and graham cracker crust, plus his mother's famous Michigan blueberry pie.
Kirk Warner

Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
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Class Dates:
Tue Aug 5,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Person

Pineapple Slicer, Corer, Cutter - Stainless Steel
Chef's Pick! 20% off! Regular price $39.95, on sale $31.95, plus free shipping!
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.

$39.95 $31.95 ends 8/12/2014

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Mustard Jar - Le Creuset Stoneware Yellow
Chef's Pick! 20% off! Regular price $25.00, on sale $20.00, plus free shipping!
14-ounce mustard jar by Le Creuset, made of high-fired stoneware with non-porous enamel finish, resists odors, staining, chipping, and cracking. Includes notched lid for silicone spreader. Measures approximately 4 by 4 by 5 inches.

$25.00 $20.00 ends 8/12/2014

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Le Creuset Tea for One - Soleil
Chef's Pick! 20% off! Regular price $35.00, on sale $28.00, plus free shipping!
Tea for One, elegantly designed to serve a single cup of tea, is an innovative two-in-one glazed stoneware set that offers a hassle-free alternative to the traditional tea set – with a teapot that sits perfectly on top of its cup. Dishwasher safe.

$35.00 $28.00 ends 8/12/2014

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Everything at Kitchen Conservatory is On Sale for 9 Days!
Kitchen Conservatory’s Annual Sale 20% OFF* everything in the store! August 1st to August 9th   It 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! Does not include classes, gift certificates, knife sharpening.   [...]

#10 Recipe: My Best Chocolate Cake
Is one chocolate cake any better than another? Yes, this recipe is the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted — moist with a rich chocolate taste. The simple bundt cake is iced with chocolate ganache and was created by chef Brenda Vanden Bos. Chocolate Cake is Number 10 on our list of the Top [...]

#11 Recipe: Sweet Potato-Chipotle Gratin
A “gratin” is a fancy name for a “casserole” and most gratins are layers of vegetables covered in cream. The sweet-and-spicy taste of this gratin, Sweet Potato-Chipotle, is irresistible. Originally created by Dawn Meyer for a cooking class featuring our favorite Emile Henry gratin bakeware, this easy recipe with five ingredients is always a crowd [...]

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, [...]

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