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!

Join Rebeca Graboyes for a class focusing on the frosting and creating exquisite designs, using a variety of frosting, molding, and piping techniques. The cupcakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate, as this hands-on class learns to work with buttercream frosting to create beautiful piped borders, roses, shells and other designs using several different pastry tubes. Rebeca will guide the class in using chocolate ganache for dipping and piping applications, and fondant to create a multitude of shapes perfect to personalize cupcakes for any occasion. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
Rebeca Davila Graboyes

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Class Dates:
Sun Aug 30,
12:30 pm to 3 pm
Per Person


Compliments always abound when the market basket arrives from Bob's Seafood for the chef to create a succulent and bountiful dinner with fish and seafood. The catch of the day will include a variety of fish, and commercial fisherman and chef from Seattle, Katrina Schonberg-Hamar, will use the market basket to spontaneously create incredible seafood dishes. Learn how to select, prepare, and cook delicious fish.
Katrina Schonberg-Hamar

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Class Dates:
Tue Sept 1,
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Per Person


Anne Cori has composed a menu for couples inspired by the heart-healthy traditional foods of the eastern Mediterranean and paired with fine wines. This hands-on class will create garlic-baked olives, baba ghanoush and fried cauliflower purée on homemade pita bread, seared tuna with onion confit and charmoula dressing, baked chicken with shallots and dates and capers on lemon-scented orzo, plus plum-olive oil cake with crème fraîche.
Anne Cori

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Class Dates:
Fri Sept 4,
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Couple

Kalamon (black) Olives - Olea Estates
Non pitted black olives in vinaigrette brine from Olea Estates, grown and cultivated in Sparta, Greece using traditional and organic farming methods. Ingredients: olives, water, salt, vinegar, olive oil. 10.6 ounce container. Refrigerate after opening.


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Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Olea Estates
Extra virgin olive oil from Olea Estates in the Valley of Sparta, Greece. The tradition continues as strict organic farming methods produce the finest olive oil from a single varietal. The ripest olives are collected over several pickings and cold pressed once to consistently ensure the lowest acidity and fullest flavor. 500 ml bottle.


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Extra Virgin Olive Oil - Olea Gold
Early harvest organic extra virgin olive oil from Olea Estates in the Valley of Sparta, Greece. Olea Gold is an Early Harvest Single Variety Extra Virgin Olive Oil, certified organic, with a perfectly balanced complexity: fruity with a slight bitterness and a lingering peppery finish. Early harvest oil, pressed from olives harvested before they are fully ripe (green), is especially rich in antioxidants and poly-phenols. Cold extracted and unfiltered, this oil features the rich flavor, vivid color, low acidity, low peroxide levels, and high phenol content. 500 ml bottle.


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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!


New and Exciting Cooking Classes for Fall
Our Fall Cooking Class Schedule offers an extraordinary line-up of accomplished chefs showcasing their wonderful restaurants: Peter Barken of McCormick & Schmick’s on November 11 Matt Bessler of The Libertine on November 2 Alex Cupp of Adam’s Smokehouse on October 13 Josh Galliano of Companion Baking on October 15 Adam Gnau of Acero on October […]

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 […]

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