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!
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SHUCKING AND PLANKING

Spend an irresistible evening with the sprightly commercial salmon fisherman Kat, who hails from Seattle, spent her teenage years in Hawaii, and includes Kitchen Conservatory as part of her culinary journey. This hands-on class for couples will learn to shuck oysters for oysters on the half shell with mignonette sauce, and prepare creamy hazelnut soup, cedar-planked salmon with pinot noir butter sauce, mashed potatoes, sautéed wild mushrooms with kale, plus apple tarte Tatin à la mode.
Chef:
Katrina Schonberg-Hamar

Class Type:
Hands-On
Class Dates:
Tue Dec 23,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost:
$125.00
Per Couple

THE ANCIENT ART OF HAND-PULLED NOODLES

The extraordinary art of hand-pulled Chinese noodles is on display with the noodle master of Corner 17. Watch as the chef turns a ball of dough into a multitude of thin noodles just by pulling and twisting. Ivan Wei, who owns Corner 17 and Joy Luck Buffet, will offer beginning-to-end instruction on making dough, pulling noodles, plus cutting hand-shaved Chinese noodles. The noodles will be stir-fried in sauce, plus poached and served in beef-noodle soup, and garnished with homemade chile sauce.
Chef:
Ivan Wei

Corner 17 and Joy Luck Buffet
Class Type:
Demonstration
Class Dates:
Mon Dec 29,
12 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost:
$60.00
Per Person

HOLIDAY HORS D'OEUVRES AND AMUSE-BOUCHE

No matter what you call them, join Kirk in the kitchen creating fabulous appetizers that will impress your most discerning guests. This hands-on class will create wild mushroom-roasted garlic tarte Tatin, sashimi tuna brochettes with ponzu-grilled mushrooms and sesame rice balls, shrimp katsu with nori and spicy carrot dipping sauce, sweet chile-glazed beef short ribs with lettuce cups and oven-dried pineapple relish, plus gougères with candied bacon, tomato jam and micro arugula.
Chef:
Kirk Warner

Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Class Type:
Hands-On
Class Dates:
Mon Dec 29,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost:
$60.00
Per Person

Pizza Peel Wood
This wooden pizza peel is 14 by 15 inches plus an 8-inch handle.

$25.95


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Pizza Stone Rectangular
This durable, heavy pizza stone is 14 x 16 inches and made of pure ceramic fired at over 2000 degrees F. Recipe book and instructions included. Made in USA.

$46.95


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Pizza Peel Metal
This large, metal peel with a wooden handle is perfect for moving the pizza in and out of the oven. The peel is 12 by 14 inches plus a 12-inch handle.

$28.95


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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!

 

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 [...]

Champagne Stroll: Sunday, November 23, 12 to 4 PM
Start the holiday season with a glass of cheer and delectable goodies at our free open house this Sunday, November 23, from noon to 4 pm. Start your holiday shopping with our complimentary gift-wrapping with beautiful handmade bows. Thanksgiving Day — the ultimate cooking holiday — is next week and we offer all the tools [...]

Our Number One Recipe: Tomato Chutney
The art of cuisine is in the making of sauces. A delicious sauce elevates a ho-hum dinner to a sublime feast. Our favorite sauce is tomato chutney, also known as ketchup when it is pureed until smooth. Originally created by Brenda Vanden Bos, this sweet-and-sour chutney with six ingredients is a staple in our refrigerators. [...]

Winter 2015 Cooking Class Schedule Now Available!
What a great line-up of cuisines and chefs for our next cooking class schedule. We offer classes in American, Brazilian, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, Creole, English, French, Gluten-Free, Greek, Hawaiian, Indian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Low-Fat, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle-Eastern, Moroccan, New Mexican, Paleo, Spanish, Thai, Vegan, Vegetarian, and Vietnamese. Surely we have the perfect menu [...]

#2 Recipe: Apple Pie
Are you a pie person or a cake person? The world is divided between the two kinds of desserts. For those who choose pie as birthday dessert, then this pie is for you! Flaky crust and luscious caramel apple filling combine to make a dreamy dessert. Kitchen Conservatory is proud to be the epicenter of [...]

#3 Recipe: Bread Pudding
Saint Louis may be the birthplace of gooey butter cake, but our most popular dessert is Bread Pudding. Nearly every restaurant offers a luxurious version of leftover bread baked with custard and topped with bourbon sauce. Diners save room when bread pudding is on the dessert menu. Our bread pudding has been re-pinned hundreds of [...]

#4 Recipe: Green Curry Grilled Salmon
The flavors of Thai food — lemongrass, limes, and chile peppers — pair beautifully with fish and seafood. Use these fabulous flavors in western dishes, like grilled fish, for a memorable dinner. Thai native and Saint Louis resident Naam Pruitt bridges her two worlds by combining a homemade green curry sauce with salmon. Green Curry [...]

#5 Recipe: Pumpkin Mousse Torte
This luscious dessert is the best of both worlds: pumpkin pie with a creamy cheesecake layer. This make-ahead dessert is perfect for an autumnal dinner party. Pastry chef extraordinaire Helen Fletcher created this delectable dessert, one of her hundreds of sensational desserts that she has composed and published. Helen is the pastry chef at Tony’s [...]

#6 Recipe: Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
Some pancakes are belly-busters; eat two and they drop like lead in your stomach. What a pleasure to discover light and fluffy pancakes that feel like eating air. The secret to these cakes is homemade ricotta cheese, whipped egg whites, and very little flour. The ricotta pancakes can be served sweet with maple syrup or [...]

#7 Recipe: Cranberry-Apricot Relish
A great sauce can make the dish. Add this delicious fruit chutney, which is chock-full of cranberries, apricots, pears, and brandy, to your repertoire. Cranberry chutney is a perfect compliment to poultry and pork dishes, plus this relish pairs well with cheese. Cranberry-Apricot Relish is Number 7 on our list of the Top Thirty Recipes [...]


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