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!

Satisfy your cravings for desserts that are gluten-free in a hands-on class with Margi Kahn with five recipes that will become favorites in your recipe box. Learn to make double chocolate cookies, lemony almond macaroons, spiced glazed pumpkin doughnut holes, orange olive oil bundt cake, plus granola topped ice cream sundaes.
Margi Kahn

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Class Dates:
Thu Mar 22, 218
6 pm to 9 pm
Per Person


Learn how to create an array of Chinese dishes along with a few tips for using chopsticks. This hands-on class with Jack MacMurray will make flash-fried shrimp rangoon with citrus Thai chile sauce, Asian sticky chicken wings, seared yellowfin tuna on a won ton wafer, beef and broccoli stir-fry, spicy prawn lo mein with snow peas and pickled mung bean sprouts, plus strawberry pot stickers with mirin caramel sauce.
Jack MacMurray, III

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Class Dates:
Wed Mar 28, 218
6:30 pm to 9 pm
Per Person


Barb Nack will entertain and delight everyone with a 1960s-style evening of fondue. Enjoy individual servings of three exciting fondues, including smoked gouda and beer fondue served with homemade pretzel bites, assorted sausages, broccoli, and chicken, creamy seafood fondue with crab and shrimp served with crusty artisan bread, plus salted caramel fondue with apples, strawberries, and pound cake.
Barbara Nack

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Class Dates:
Mon Apr 2, 218
6 pm to 8:30 pm
Per Person

Plugra European-Style Butter
The secret to Plugra European-Style Butter is a slow-churned process that creates less moisture content and a creamier texture when compared to average table butters.This secret becomes yours for flakier pastries, unbelievably creamy sauces, rich enviable risottos, sizzling sautés, and extraordinary flavored butters. 1 pound. Sold frozen. Perishable items available ONLY for pickup in store. When checking out, choose delivery option: Pickup in store. Curbside service is available by calling our store from your car when you arrive!


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Puff Pastry by Dufour
Puff pastry made with the finest churned sweet butter. 14 ounces. Defrost 2-3 hours in refrigerator before using. Sold frozen. Perishable items available ONLY for pickup in store. When checking out, choose delivery option: Pickup in store. Curbside service is available by calling our store from your car when you arrive!


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Cakery Classic Buttercream Frosting - Chocolate
Cakery Classic Buttercream is a delightfully sweet frosting with a velvety smooth texture. The recipe has been refined through two decades in the creative kitchens of Ericka Frank, founder of The Cakery and The Cup bakeries. All natural made-from-scratch frosting is the perfect topping to enhance all your pastry creations. 16 ounce container. Sold frozen. Perishable items available ONLY for pickup in store. When checking out, choose delivery option: Pickup in store. Curbside service is available by calling our store from your car when you arrive!


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Kitchen Conservatory is the premier kitchen store in St. Louis, Missouri. For over 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 cooking classes now available!
Our NEW cooking class schedule is now posted on our website with hundreds of exciting new classes and many of your favorites! We look forward to seeing you in the kitchen! We are always adding classes to create the best possible experience for you! Naam Pruitt is back from Thailand with lots of Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and […]

Join Our Community of Cooks!
Employment Opportunities at Kitchen Conservatory! Interested in food? Kitchen Conservatory is hiring. Applicants should love food and love to cook. Part-time positions are available. Schedule is flexible, but the applicant must be available to work on nights and weekends. Daytime shifts are also available. Fringe benefits: delicious food and everyone who works at Kitchen Conservatory […]

We Love Bringing People Together
We love bringing people together in our kitchens to cook, have fun, celebrate, experience delicious food, gather with old friends and make new friends. Our chefs and instructors share their incredible culinary knowledge and techniques, and memories are created. We post our kitchen experiences every day on social media, and links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and […]

200 NEW Cooking Classes!
We love cooking and sharing our passion with 200 NEW cooking classes on our Winter class schedule! There are lots of exciting classes for friends and family the last two weeks of December, with both daytime and evening classes. If you are looking for a specific type of class or technique, give us a call! We […]

A Testimonial for The Basics of Cooking
Several times a year, Kitchen Conservatory offers The Basics of Cooking, a four-part introductory hands-on class focusing on simple techniques for easily cooking homemade dinners taught by Barb Nack, the Director of our Cooking School. One of Barb’s students, Kelly Oliva (a school librarian), wrote a blog connecting her experience to a young adult book. With Kelly’s permission, […]

A Celebration of 20 Years with Anne Cori
Join us on Sunday, October 15 for a celebration of Anne Cori as owner of Kitchen Conservatory for 20 years! Stop by and enjoy a slice of pie – Anne’s favorite dessert, and enter a drawing for a copy of our cookbook, A Passion for Cooking. We will also have a Pop-Up Sale with a […]

NEW cooking classes!
We are always excited to have hundreds of new classes on our website, and our quarterly newsletter, What’s Stirring, in the mail! If you are looking for a specific type of class or technique, give us a call! We are happy to find the class that is the right fit for you. Here are a […]

Annual Sale and Local Cookbook Author Events!
Our Annual Sale runs through August 12 with 20% OFF* everything in the store!   Take 20% off anything in the store that is not already on sale! Sale does not include classes, gift certificates, or knife sharpening. 30-75% off selected clearance items*  In-store only. In-stock only. COOKBOOK FAIR! Bring in a cookbook and receive a […]

Fresh Garlic Now Available!
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. Freshly-dug garlic is unlike any garlic you have ever tasted. Order garlic today and we will ship you our moist and juicy fresh […]

Our Community of Cooks!
We have created a private Facebook group for our customers who love to eat and cook! Please join us on Cooks of Kitchen Conservatory.  Log in to your Facebook page and request to join us. You are welcome to share your cooking experiences, ask cooking questions, share recipes and favorite kitchen tools, ask for classes […]

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