Custom Cooking Classes
The best parties happen in the kitchen! Forget the hassle of entertaining at home or shouting over others at a noisy restaurant. Host your next shower, birthday party, corporate team-bonding event, office party, dinner club, or any other event in one of our lovely and fun kitchens. We will provide a fabulous 3 or 4 course dinner that is sure to be memorable. Plan the menu with one of our talented Kitchen Conservatory chefs and choose any recipe you desire. Your menu is exactly what you want to eat. Tailor a program and menu that's perfect for you and your guests.
Kitchen Conservatory also has party favors available for purchase. For example, our cookbook, "A Passion for Cooking," features over 100 St. Louis restaurant chefs and the recipes that they have prepared at Kitchen Conservatory.
If you are interested in food and wine pairing, we work with The Wine Merchant in Clayton. They will pair several wines with your menu and deliver it to Kitchen Conservatory.
Click here to purchase a gift certificate for any of these great events or call Kitchen Conservatory at 314.862.COOK (2665) or tollfree 866.862.CHEF (2433).
We are centrally located in the heart of St. Louis, in Clayton, easily accessible from highways 40 and 170.
Demonstration Cooking Classes for Adults
Adult demonstration classes are 2-1/2 hours long, educational, tasty, and fun. Classes can be altered to accommodate a presentation or a slide show. When planning your party, you will speak directly with the chef who will cook for your class, allowing you to tailor your program and menu.
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Kitchen Conservatory is available seven days a week, both daytime and evening hours . A non-refundable deposit of $360 is required to reserve the date.
The fee schedule for adult demonstration classes:
18 people of fewer: $900
$50 for each additional person (maximum is 42 people)
Cooking class fees include the chef, instruction, recipes, food, clean-up, ice tea, hot tea, and coffee. Feel free to bring your own wine with no corkage fee. All food is served on glass and china plates. We also offer water and wine glassware.
All class participants receive a 10% off coupon good on any merchandise purchased on the day of the cooking class.
Premium Participation Cooking Classes for Adults
Premium cooking classes are 3 hours long and include all of the features of the Demonstration Classes plus the Premium Classes have full participation by all of the guests with a lively and fun atmosphere.
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The fee schedule for adult participation classes:
10 people or fewer: $1,100
$110 for each additional person (Maximum is 50 people)
Participants receive an embroidered cotton apron, chef's hat, and a copy of all of the recipes to take home. The party divides into cooking teams and the winning team is awarded a special gift. All class participants receive a 10% off coupon good on any merchandise purchased on the day of the cooking class.
The fee schedule for adult participation day classes held Monday through Friday, starting 1 PM or earlier:
10 people or fewer: $1000
$100 for each additional person (Maximum is 50 people)
The fee schedule for adult participation classes without the embroidered cotton apron and chef's hat is $25 less per person.
"We couldn't have asked for a better evening. Everyone I've spoken with had a fantastic time! I don't know how you did it, but you gave 40 people the chance to be a gourmet for an entire evening. Thanks again!"
Day in the Kitchen : Team Bonding
Create a memorable day of team-bonding with a Day in the Kitchen. This day of cooking and team-bonding includes a specially-designed menu of your choosing, interactive cooking, role-playing, and customized games with the winning team receiving a prize.
Four-hour Day: $135 per person
Five-hour Day: $160 per person
Six-hour Day: $170 per person
(10 person minimum)
Everyone participates in creating and cooking a delicious meal, plus appetizers and after-dinner sweets. Participants receive an embroidered cotton apron, chef's hat, and a copy of all of the recipes to take home.
All class takers receive a coupon for 10% off any merchandise purchased on the day of the cooking class.The fee schedule for team-bonding classes without the embroidered cotton apron and chef's hat is $25 less per person.
This Premium Cooking Class is a full participation 3-hour appetizer party. The Appetizer Party includes all of the features of the Premium Participation Cooking Class and is a fun and exciting option that features a wide variety of food. The Appetizer Party is a memorable option for any event!
Minimum of 10 people, accommodating up to 80 people.
$110 per personThe fee schedule for Appetizer Party without the embroidered cotton apron and chef's hat is $25 less per person.
This one-hour competition can be added to any of our other events. The group is divided into teams and each team tries to make the best pizza! For example, a group would be split into four teams: Team Sauce, Team Meat, Team Cheese, and Team Vegetable. The teams must negotiate, bargain, or trade with the other teams for pizza toppings. The Pizza Competition is a wonderful ice-breaker, while providing a delicious appetizer!
Minimum of 10 people, accommodating up to 40 people.
$30 per person, in addition to one of the other cooking events.
Experience the hit TV show in an exciting, no-holds-barred cooking class party. The group will divide into teams and each team will be given a market basket of foodstuffs and the opportunity to create a marvelous meal under the guidance of a chef. The winning team will be named "Kitchen Conservatory Iron Chef" and given a kitchen award.
All participants will receive an embroidered cotton apron and a chef's hat.
$140 per person
Minimum is 10 people; maximum is 40 people
Without apron and chef's hat, price per person is $115 per person.
Hands-On Pizza Competition and Party
See who can make the best pizza! The group is divided into teams and each team tries to make the best pizza! For example, a group would be split into four teams: Team Sauce, Team Meat, Team Cheese, and Team Vegetable. The teams must negotiate, bargain, or trade with the other teams for pizza toppings. To complete the party, the class will also make an appetizer, salad, and dessert.
The Pizza Competition and Party is a fully participation 3-hour event, which includes all of the features of the Premium Participation Cooking Class.
Minimum of 10 people, accommodating up to 60 people.
$110 per person
The fee schedule for Pizza Party without the embroidered cotton apron and chef's hat is $25 less per person.
Each of our kitchens is available for rent. The rental space does not include food or instruction.
Our Spice Kitchen seats up to 24 people at tables or up to 48 people for lectures. The tables can be arranged in several different formats: lecture, seminar, board room, or party groupings. Our Herb Kitchen seats up to 18 people. Everyone has a front row seat around a U-shaped counter.
The Rental Fee for either Kitchen is $500.00 for up to 4 hours.
Have you ever wanted to master a particular dish? We can help with one-on-one cooking tutorials on a wide variety of specialized subjects. Call or email us to schedule your own customized instruction. Tutorials are for one or two people with one instructor.
The fee schedule for private tutorials is 2 hours for $250 (one or two people). Each additional person (3 to 6 people) is $100 per person for two hours. Each additional hour is $100 per person.
Come into the kitchen for a fun learning experience designed for up to six people. A Day in the Kitchen offers hands-on cooking in a small group setting. You and a small group of friends who love to cook can rent Kitchen Conservatory for a truly memorable day of cooking with a professional chef. Learn how to make the food you've always loved to eat!
The fee is $900.
Sample Themes for Day in the Kitchen
Homemade Pasta and Sauces
Soup & Stocks
Fish & Seafood
Sauces & Stocks
The fee is $600 for up to 12 teens. Teen's classes are hands-on and all cooking is done from scratch.
Perfect for a birthday party or brownie troops! All children's classes are 2 hours long for children ages 7 to 12. Children's classes are hands-on and all cooking is done from scratch.
Choose one combination listed below plus your choice of dessert!
*Chicken Parmesan and Fettucine Alfredo with Homemade Pasta
*Homemade Sloppy Joes and Sweet Potato Fries
*Spaghetti and Meatballs with Garlic Bread
*Chicken Fettucine and Balsamic Roasted Broccoli
*Homemade Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons and Mixed Green Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing
*Chicken Pot Pie with Mixed Green Salad and Homemade Ranch Dressing
*Mexican Lasagna with Guacamole and Tomato Salsa and Fresh Fried Tortilla Chips
*Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Gravy with Au Gratin Potatoes
*Individual Pizzas with Homemade Tomato Sauce and a Variety of Toppings, and Veggie Dippers with Ranch Dip
*Chocolate Fondue with Fresh Fruit
*Chocolate or Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla or Chocolate Buttercream
*Quick Ice Cream with Bittersweet Chocolate Sauce
*Quick and Easy Brownies
The fee is $500 for up to 18 children.