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Payment must be made at the time of registration.

Register online, in person at our store, or mail list of classes you want with your name and your telephone number.

Also register by phone: (314)-862-COOK (2665).

Send payment to KITCHEN CONSERVATORY, 8021 Clayton Road, St. Louis, MO 63117.

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Kitchen Conservatory offers a wide variety of cooking classes, both participation and demonstration. Please scroll our current schedule to find a delicious cooking class that is right for you. Multiple refinements can be used to find the very cooking class of your dreams. Or purchase a gift certificate for any cooking class. All cooking classes are held at Kitchen Conservatory. Bon appetit!

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BACK TO BASICS
The past few years have brought more new cooks to the kitchen who are ready to dive in and learn the basics of cooking, and includes everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors. Join us in the kitchen in a four-week course with the incredible Dawn Meyer as she provides clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking and focuses on knife skills and learning to sear, sauté, bake, roast, cook with cast iron, and stir-fry. Learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and easy meals, create one-pot meals, sheet pan meals, salads and homemade dressings, side dishes, soup, sauces, basic bread baking, and easy desserts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This 4-part series is offered again beginning on July 7.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Jan 6
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jan 13
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jan 20
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jan 27
6 to 9 pm
PASTA, PASTA, PASTA
Homemade pasta is one of our most requested classes, and Rachelle Killian loves sharing some of our favorite recipes, as this hands-on class learns to mix, roll, and cut pasta dough. Work side-by-side with our experts creating fettuccine with short rib ragù, pesto bow tie pasta, angel hair in lemon cream sauce, butternut squash agnolotti in brown butter sauce, plus spinach-mushroom lasagna.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 24
6 to 8:30 pm
OSSO BUCO - OH, SO BEAUCOUP
Lively conversation and rich scents are abundant and will lure you into the kitchen for an evening of exquisite fare. Enjoy red wine poached pear salad on wilted radicchio with burrata and pine nuts, braised osso buco on saffron mushroom risotto, plus individual baked Alaska with homemade chocolate ice cream and caramel chocolate sauce.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Mon, Jan 24
6:30 to 9 pm
SOURDOUGH BREAD
If the thought of freshly baked sourdough bread makes you weak in the knees, join bread baker Melissa Clendenin with step-by-step instructions for successful bread with intoxicating flavors. This hands-on class will learn how to maintain and refresh the starter and test for ripeness, discover how to fold and shape the dough along with using rising vessels, and learn the benefits of the overnight fermentation method with detailed instructions for resting and rising periods and scoring the bread tops. Join this hands-on class learning how to make Melissa's master sourdough recipe and incorporate different inclusions into your bread, making a chocolate cherry sourdough, and a jalapeño-cheddar sourdough. Each participant will take home sourdough starter.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 5 with new recipes.
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 25
6 to 8:30 pm
OODLES OF NOODLES
Can't stop thinking about all the great noodles in Asia? Join us for a lively hands-on class making five exciting noodle dishes, including dan dan mien noodles with pork, sweet-and-spicy rice noodles with chicken, lo mein with beef and vegetables, fresh summer rolls with shrimp and cellophane noodles, plus chilled sesame soba noodles.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 19.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 25
6:30 to 9 pm
MASA TO MI CASA - HOT TAMALES
Spend a thoroughly exciting evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman creating an a"maize"ing variety of tamales and a margarita. This hands-on class will make pork tamales with tomatillo salsa wrapped in banana leaves, chipotle chicken tamales with smoky roasted tomato salsa wrapped in corn husks, and mango-cream cheese tamales with tequila-infused strawberry sauce, plus Mexican street corn.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 24.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jan 26
6 to 8:30 pm
HOT SOUPS AND WARM BREADS
Have a seat at the counter with Lydia Gwin and discover the perfect combination of an amazing soup paired with a delicious bread, perfect for taking the chill out of cooler weather. Enjoy pork posole with candied jalapeños served with brown butter corn muffins, pork and beef lasagna soup with pasta and chopped tomatoes with a dollop of whipped ricotta and mozzarella served with garlic cheese bread, plus blood orange and olive oil upside-down cake.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Jan 26
6:30 to 9 pm
GOODNESS, GRAIN-SCIOUS, GREAT BOWLS OF FIBER
Join Dara Boxer in the kitchen as she shares her passion for healthy and nutritional vegetarian grain bowls that are rich in flavor and fiber. This hands-on class will mix and match grains, vegetables, proteins, plus dressings or toppings to create a personalized grain bowl, served with Urban Chestnut Underdog American lager. Choose from farro, brown rice, quinoa, Israeli couscous, kale, cauliflower, carrots, butternut squash, tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, along with topping choices of pico de gallo, orange tahini sauce, spicy peanut sauce, Green Goddess dressing, and creamy hummus for a delicious meal.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 12 with seasonal ingredients.
Details
Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jan 27
6:30 to 9 pm
GREEK SQUAD
The best technical support for cooking authentic Greek cuisine is Maria Sakellariou, as she shares techniques to create a stunning winter meal. Enjoy marinated and grilled jumbo shrimp served with pistachio-feta dip, chicken phyllo triangles with roasted red peppers and herbs, youvarlakia - herbed meatballs in avgolemono egg-lemon sauce, plus halva - a flavorful sesame seed confection dating back to the travels of Alexander the Great.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Maria's next available Date Night Greek class, Ouzo. Orzo. Olive Oil, is on May 13.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Fri, Jan 28
6:30 to 9 pm
HOW DO YOU DO, DOUGHNUTS?
Greetings to all doughnut lovers, whether your preference is cake doughnuts, yeast doughnuts, or a combo to please everyone. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will create an assortment of doughnuts, including classic yeasted doughnuts with chocolate or vanilla glaze and optional sprinkles, lemon pie doughnuts filled with lemon curd and topped with toasted Swiss meringue, powdered sugar doughnut holes, maple bacon short Johns, plus baked coffee cake doughnuts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jan 29
12 to 2:30 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI
Chef Jon Lowe shares his expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls with fresh and exciting ingredients including shrimp tempura, salmon, tuna, crab, avocado, carrots, cucumbers, jalapeños, and pickled ginger. Learn to make sushi rice, spicy sriracha sauce, citrus-soy sauce, and wasabi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sat, Jan 29
6 to 8:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is available again on June 4.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jan 29
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 16. Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jan 30
12:30 to 3 pm
CHOCOLATE HAND-ROLLED TRUFFLES
Chocolate truffles are much like a fine port, slowly indulged to enjoy the sensuous flavors! Pastry chef Harry Fiebelman will create a delectable variety of truffles using our favorite dark, milk and white chocolates. Enjoy caramel-dark chocolate truffles, chai-spiced dark chocolate truffles, milk chocolate-peanut butter crunch truffles, matcha-white chocolate truffles, milk chocolate-lavender truffles, plus a chocolate truffle cocktail. Everyone will take home a sampling of truffles.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Harry's upcoming classes include Sourdough - Everything but the Bread on March 29, and Macaron Mania on April 2, and When Life's a Drag, Fasten Your Sweet Belts on May 24.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sun, Jan 30
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SHANKS A MILLION!
Give a big welcome and thank you to Ben Sarver as this hands-on class for couples creates a memorable meal, starting with baked brie with apricot compote, fresh grapes, Marcona almonds and garlic crostini. Learn to make lobster bisque with claw meat and chive oil, braised lamb shanks over pappardelle noodles with glazed carrots, roasted parsnips and green peas topped with lamb jus, plus bourbon salted pots de crème with rye whipped cream and smoked sea salt.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Ben Sarver
Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Jan 30
5 to 7:30 pm
VALENTINE COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to Caroline Stamp, school teacher by day and custom cookie decorator by night, who loves to share simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Caroline for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry techniques plus adding accents and texture with sprinkles to create fabulous Valentine cookies, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming cookie decorating classes include Decorating Cookies for Spring on March 16 (daytime) with Lisa Allen Shropshire, and Mother's Day Cookie Decorating on April 24 with Courtney Curtwright.
Details
Caroline Stamp
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jan 30
5:30 to 8 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join Rachelle Killian 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 perfect for the season. Rachelle 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.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 27.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jan 31
6 to 8:30 pm
DIPS AND SIPS - SUPERBOWL EDITION
If dips and cocktails are high on the Superbowl priority list for fun, join Lydia Gwin for a lively night in the kitchen starting with jalapeño poppers stuffed with bacon and pimiento served with creamy Ranch dip. This hands-on class will create turkey and Swiss party sandwiches with spicy bourbon-bacon jam and a sweet and savory glaze, pigs-in-a-blanket with chili con queso dip, fried pickles and onion rings with "comeback" sauce, plus two beer cocktails - beer margaritas, and strawberry rum-beer delight.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jan 31
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - MINT TO MOUSSE
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy citrus and avocado salad with mint and honey-champagne vinaigrette, crispy herbed chicken thighs with peas and fennel served with pomegranate-parsley tabbouleh, plus chocolate mousse.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Feb 1
11 am to 1:30 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 17.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 1
6 to 8:30 pm
CHINESE NEW YEAR - YEAR OF THE TIGER
Celebrate Chinese New Year with a festive dinner to honor the Year of the Tiger. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman will make Chinese steamed pork belly buns with tiger sauce, tiger shrimp lo mein with bok choy and vegetables, Chinese steamed black bass with sizzling ginger-red pepper-scallion sauce, pork pearl balls, duck fried rice, plus ginger cherry crisp served with ginger ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 1
6:30 to 9 pm
KILLIAN IT WITH PASTRIES - STRUDEL. BEIGNETS. DANISH.
Treat yourself to a bit of laughter and some great treats, as Rachelle Killian slays sweet and savory pastries in a fun monthly series. Enjoy sausage-mushroom-cheese strudel, New Orleans-style beignets, mixed berry and cream cheese Danish with homemade puff pastry, plus a classic mimosa.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Rachelle's next available Killian It with Pastries class, Tart. Fritter. Pie., is on April 13.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Feb 2
11 am to 1:30 pm
SWOON OVER DESSERTS FOR TWO
Devon Drag shares her secrets for creating stunning small batch desserts designed for two. This hands-on class will create white chocolate-strawberry tarts drizzled with chocolate ganache, individual dark chocolate mocha cakes, Irish cream cheesecakes topped with Irish cream-hot fudge sauce, chocolate chip bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce, mini heart-shaped red velvet cakes with whipped cream cheese frosting, plus Mexican chocolate mousse with a bit of spice and orange liqueur.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 2
6 to 8:30 pm
A FLURRY OF FOUR CURRIES
Step into the kitchen for a flurry of activities, as things heat up with flavorful Thai curries. This hands-on class will create green chicken curry with Thai eggplant, Massaman curry with beef and potatoes, panang pork curry with red bell peppers, Prik Khing Bangkok curry with shrimp and snow peas -- all served on jasmine rice, plus pineapple sorbet.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 16.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Feb 2
6:30 to 9 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: SEA OF LOVE
Fall in love with exciting tropical seafood dishes, as this hands-on class starts the evening with Cuban rum and pineapple-glazed shrimp cocktail with avocado and tostones. Learn to make jerk-spiced scallops on linguine with coconut curry, crispy rice pan-fried flounder with pink grapefruit salsa, plus coconut-vanilla bean pots de crème with chocolate wafers and passionfruit sorbet.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Thu, Feb 3
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: ISLE BE THERE
The Greek isles are abundant with seafood and tender lamb perfect for creating a sumptuous dinner for romantics. This hands-on class will prepare seared scallops with portobello mushrooms drizzled with sherry-shallot sauce, fattoush salad with fennel and feta cheese, oven-roasted rack of lamb glazed with quince-pomegranate sauce, Middle Eastern basmati rice, plus a delightful chocolate Amaretto torte.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 4
6 to 8:30 pm
OH BABY, LET'S MAKE ENGLISH MUFFINS AND WAFFLES
Step up your breakfast game with English muffins, waffles and Dutch babies. Join Rachelle Killian for a hands-on class learning to make homemade English muffins toasted and topped with a fried egg and bacon, buttermilk waffles with homemade butter-pecan syrup, plus individual Dutch babies topped with fresh berries and Chantilly cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Feb 5
10 am to 12:30 pm
BRANDY, YOU'RE A FINE SWIRL
Join Lynn DeLean-Weber, CEO and co-founder of Edelbrand Pure Distilling, as she shares her Swiss family’s cherished spirits perfectly paired with sumptuous recipes creating an exquisite culinary excuse to sip, savor, and linger. Introducing Edelbrand’s award-winning handcrafted eaux-de-vie, Lynn offers a guided tasting experience with a Prosecco aperitif topped with Italian prune plum brandy, a stunning Swiss rustic pear tart served with Bartlett pear brandy, a charcuterie board laden with European cheeses, Italian meats and olives, soft and hard cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, small vegetables, and nuts paired with apple brandy infused with plum. Finish with a rich and creamy Italian tiramisù laced with Bing cherry brandy, plus a grape brandy digestif infused with dill served with espresso. Lynn has arranged to sell Edelbrand brandies directly to students at the end of class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lynn DeLean-Weber
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Sat, Feb 5
1 to 3:30 pm
FANCY MACARONS
Discover the secrets to creating stunning macarons. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make macarons with three luscious fillings - chocolate, lemon curd, and salted caramel. Each student will take home a sample of macarons. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Marvelous Monthly Macarons is available on May 10 with Tanya Ott.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 5
2 to 4:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: LOVE BOAT
The cruise director stays in port for an excursion into the galley to create a fun, romantic evening starting with poisson cru - tuna tossed in coconut milk and lime served on crunchy won tons. This hands-on class will make raviolo filled with butternut squash and chèvre with a soft-poached egg yolk sauced with sage and saba brown butter, lobster pithivier - an elegant lobster sauté with root vegetables and velouté in puff pastry served with Brussels sprouts with preserved lemons and Calabrian chile vinaigrette, celery root and potato purée, plus flourless dark chocolate cake with milk chocolate cremeux and raspberry sauce.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 5
6 to 8:30 pm
NEXT-LEVEL GRILLED CHEESE
These are not yo' mama's grilled cheese sandwiches, as Lydia Gwin shares tips and techniques for creating three next-level sandwiches served with hickory smoked tomato soup and a frisée-apple-pecan salad with preserved lemon vinaigrette. This hands-on class will make gruyère-fontina grilled cheese with sautéed leeks and mushrooms and roasted potatoes on a marbled rye, jalapeño popper and goat cheese grilled cheese with Monterey Jack and apricot-jalapeño relish with bacon on sourdough bread, and an espresso dry-rubbed pulled pork Cubano with pickled red onions, bread-and-butter pickles and Swiss and muenster cheese on ciabatta.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Feb 6
12:30 to 3 pm
VALENTINE COOKIE CUTTER COUTURE
Discover your inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous cookies in a fun afternoon of cookie decorating. Join the talented Ericka Jones in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Valentine cookies with a variety of shapes. The cookies are baked and ready to be decorated, as this hands-on class learns tips for planning designs; plus how to use royal icing with pastry tips to transform cookies into works of art. Design dazzling cookies using outlining, flooding, and feathering techniques, along with sanding sugar and dragées to make these cookies look as good as they taste. Students will take home their beautiful creations.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming cookie decorating classes include Decorating Cookies for Spring on March 16 (daytime) with Lisa Allen Shropshire, and Mother's Day Cookie Decorating on April 24 with Courtney Curtwright.
Details
Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Feb 6
1 to 3:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: BOURBON AND BACON - WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE?
If bacon and bourbon are the way to your Valentine's heart, we have you covered. Spend an adventurous evening in the kitchen creating prosciutto-wrapped bourbon-soaked dates stuffed with goat cheese, blood orange-fennel salad with burrata and pistachios and orange-bourbon vinaigrette, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin stuffed with mushrooms, hasselback potato gratin with pancetta and gruyère, haricots verts amandine with maple-brown sugar butter, plus bourbon toffee blondies with vanilla ice cream and candied pecan-bacon crunch, and a Seelbach bourbon-champagne cocktail.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 6
5 to 7:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: THAT'S AMORE
It's possible that everyone will break out in a Dean Martin song during this fun evening in the kitchen designed for couples. Each couple in this hands-on class will create a batch of pasta dough to roll, cut, and shape. The feast includes artichoke hearts and roast chicken on fresh bow tie pasta tossed in creamy sauce, herbed ricotta cheese tortellini with mushroom sauce, fettuccine with bolognese meat sauce, plus classic homemade cannolis with sweetened ricotta filling and chocolate, all served with a French 75 cocktail.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Mon, Feb 7
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: INTOXICATING LOVE FOR CIDERS
Bring your partner to a Valentine experience and fall in love with using ciders in cooking. This hands-on class will raise a glass of cheer with a Kir Normand made with cider and crème de cassis, and create bacon-apple-chicken rumaki with cider barbecue sauce, cider-glazed salmon salad with pickled apples, cider-braised short ribs served with apple-celeriac-potato mash, plus cider doughnuts served with cider granita.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Tue, Feb 8
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: LOVE IS AT STAKE
Inspired by Chi Spacca, an Italian Steakhouse, couples will cook together to create a magnificent dinner starting with a personal appetizer board with salsa romesco, black olive tapenade, and caperberry relish with fresh mozzarella and fett'unta - grilled bread drowning in olive oil. This hands-on class will make Caesar salad with fried parsley and anchovies topped with orange zest and bagna cauda croutons, pepper-crusted steak with bacon and charred scallions served with roasted pepper peperonata, plus coconut sorbetto with hot fudge and toasted almonds in a pizzelle cup.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Wed, Feb 9
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: THE A-LURE OF BASS
Reel your partner in to a Valentine celebration cooking a delectable meal of fabulous food, starting with creamy goat cheese-bacon-date crostini garnished with chopped pistachios, and baby greens salad with sweet potato croutons and buttermilk dressing. This hands-on class will create roasted sea bass with chive oil served with parsnip-potato sauce, cider-glazed Brussels sprouts, butter-braised radishes, and a dessert trio of mascarpone-stuffed strawberries, crispy chocolate cookies, and amarena cherry gelato.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Thu, Feb 10
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: TWO OF A KIND
If you and your partner go together like two peas in a pod and can't have one without the other, join us for an evening of creating food duos that make perfect pairs. This hands-on class will make spiced three-pea pan patties with chickpeas and green peas and black-eyed peas served with cucumber raita, homemade hummus with grapes and preserved lemons served with crusty bread, vegetable bisque with red pepper coulis, classic shrimp and grits with peppers and andouille sausage, berries with a luscious sabayon served on chocolate crêpes, plus a Quebec maple caribou cocktail.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 11
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH FARE - POTAGE ET POULET
Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy potage Saint Germaine - classic green pea soup with lettuce and mint, poulet chasseur - hunter's style chicken with mushrooms and tomatoes, nouille fraîche aux oeufs - fresh egg noodles, plus crème caramel chèvre - sweet goat cheese custard with caramel sauce.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

French Fare - Chèvre et Pots de Crème is available on March 5.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Feb 12
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: NOT ALL PRINCESSES LIVE IN FAIRY TALES
Bring the King or Queen of your palace and join us for a magical afternoon in the kitchen creating desserts and goodies fit for a Prince or Princess. This hands-on class will make "melted" Olaf toasted marshmallow ice cream, Belle's apple rose tarts, Rapunzel's braided bread sticks, Snow White's candied apple slices, the little mermaid's rainbow fish crackers, unicorn bark with white chocolate and sprinkles and marshmallows, plus fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 12
12 to 2:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Enjoy a sense of excitement as couples create a memorable and romantic meal, starting with salad Lyonnaise with poached eggs and caramelized bacon served with potato puffs. This hands-on class will make French onion soup, crispy duck breast with Grand Marnier sauce on wild rice pilaf with cherries and roasted Brussels sprouts, plus individual hot chocolate soufflés with caramel whipped cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 12
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: COMING UP ROSES
Join us in the kitchen to create a romantic four-course luncheon, starting with an irresistible bacon rose bouquet with peppadew jam. This hands-on class will make amber-glazed salmon and fennel flatbread with cream cheese and capers, lobster and corn chowder with basil pesto, chateaubriand with mushroom reduction and grilled shrimp, crispy potatoes, parmesan shaved Brussels sprouts, plus chocolate soufflés with blood orange sauce and fresh whipped cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 13
12:30 to 3 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: TO HER, WITH LOVE
Create a special evening with the one you love in the kitchen making a surf and turf feast. This hands-on class for couples will make brie salad with hot walnut dressing, shrimp cakes with preserved lemon aïoli, pear and pecorino ravioli with cacio e pepe, lobster with orange béarnaise and beef tenderloin with peppercorn cognac sauce, plus chocolate-cherry-almond torte with whipped cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 13
5 to 7:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: POTION FOR ROMANCE
Spend Valentine's Day in the kitchen with the one you love. This delightful hands-on class will create fig and caramelized onion flatbread topped with goat cheese and arugula, mushroom and spinach stuffed pork chops with asiago cheese and garlic butter served with herbed hasselback potatoes and balsamic roasted beets, plus a love potion #9 champagne-blackberry cocktail, and impressive pâte à choux swans with chantilly cream on a pool of chocolate ganache.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Mon, Feb 14
6 to 8:30 pm
MARVELOUS MONTHLY MACARONS
Spend an exciting evening in the kitchen with the talented pastry chef Harry Fiebelman perfecting the skills for stunning French almond macarons, using a variety of exquisite fillings. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make classic macarons filled with salted caramel Swiss meringue buttercream and salted caramel sauce, chocolate macarons with raspberry-chocolate ganache, blackberry-jalapeño jam macarons, plus an open-face macaron tart topped with pastry cream and fresh fruit. Each student will take home a sample of macarons. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Marvelous Monthly Macarons is available on May 10 with Tanya Ott.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 15
6 to 8:30 pm
TACOS AND TEQUILA
Satisfy your taco cravings in a fun hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Learn to make three tantalizing tacos with housemade corn tortillas - grilled Baja fish tacos with chipotle sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo and queso fresco; shredded chile roasted duck tacos with crisp pork belly, avocado, and serrano sauce; sweet potato tacos with roasted peppers and chiles, toasted pepita, avocado, chipotle aïoli and pickled onions, plus a refreshing margarita.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 5.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 15
6:30 to 9 pm
TAKE ME TO YOUR LITRE!
Enjoy an exciting evening with Tom Zinselmeyer, certified wine scholar, pairing Old World-style wines with a charming menu created by Lydia Gwin. The class will feast on roasted grape-pine nut ricotta crostini, frisée salad with toasted hazelnuts and dried cherries dressed with preserved lemon vinaigrette in a parmesan crisp bowl, braised short ribs on polenta cakes, plus winter citrus pavlova with pistachios and pomegranates.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$70 Per Person
Wed, Feb 16
6 to 8:30 pm
CAJUN COOK-OFF
Join Jack MacMurray, who excels at being a Mardi Gras Cajun cook-off champion, in a hands-on class celebrating some of his winning recipes. Learn to make crawfish étouffée, his mighty rad chicken and shrimp gumbo with andouille sausage, blackened shrimp and grits, bacon-wrapped stuffed pork tenderloin with tasso ham and red pepper Cajun cream sauce, pecan-bourbon sweet potato casserole, plus classic bananas Foster.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Jack's next class - a demonstration class, Tender is the Bite, is available on March 23.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Feb 16
6:30 to 9 pm
LYDIA COOKS THE BOOKS WITH OTTOLENGHI
Lydia Cooks the Books is a monthly culinary adventure featuring cookbooks from exciting and innovative chefs. Each month, Lydia demonstrates recipes from favorite cookbooks in her vast library. Enjoy a relaxed lunch highlighting recipes from Yotam Ottolenghi with shakshuka - a stunning egg dish baked in a thick garlicky tomato sauce, lamb and pistachio patties with sumac yogurt sauce served with roasted onion and arugula salad dressed with walnut salsa, plus Neapolitan pound cake.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Feb 17
11 am to 1:30 pm
PAN SAUCES IN A FLASH
Dara Boxer shows how to turn three pan-cooked proteins into incredible dishes with a variety of easy-to-make pan sauces served with brown rice and French green beans. Enjoy chicken, salmon, and beef paired with rosemary-mushroom cream sauce, tomato-thyme-balsamic sauce, and piccata sauce, plus fresh berries with sweet ricotta.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 9.
Details
Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Feb 17
6 to 8:30 pm
HARRY HAS STYLE WITH DOUGHNUTS
Sprinkles and glazes add the finishing touches to fluffy yeasted doughnut shop doughnuts and soft and crunchy old-fashioned cake doughnuts that are full of buttery goodness. Join Harry Fiebelman in a fun hands-on class creating lots of delicious doughnuts topped with sprinkles and silky rich chocolate glaze, filling jelly doughnuts topped with peanut butter glaze, and creating classic cinnamon sugar doughnuts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our next doughnut class, How Do You Do, Doughnuts?, is available on June 4 with Rachelle Killian.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Feb 17
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 24.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 18
6 to 8:30 pm
THE BREAD RISES IN THE YEAST
Rachelle Killian shares tips and techniques for bread baking and takes the fear out of working with yeast, from proofing the yeast to kneading and shaping the dough. This hands-on class will learn the basics of yeast breads with French baguettes, a loaf of white sandwich bread, fluffy dinner rolls, rosemary focaccia, and challah.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 6.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Feb 19
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE
Everyone will feel nostalgic with the bright colors and flavors of a myriad of candies reminiscent of your favorite candy store, starting with gummy candies in many shapes - flowers, hearts, stars, bunnies, birds, snails, pigs, and more. Join Amanda Anderson and learn to make fun oven-melted suckers using a popular fruit candy to create a variety of flavors and shapes and color combinations, caramel-chocolate candy "bars" with or without peanuts and plenty of fun toppings, honeycomb candy - an exciting experiment of homemade caramel with a secret ingredient that creates an explosive good time, unicorn fudge, plus chocolate dipped marshmallows with exciting toppings of sprinkles and more. Candy made in class may be taken home. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 4.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 19
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SALSA SALSA DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour Latin salsa dance lesson with dance instructor Andrea Osman, that will spark your appetite for a memorable evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman. Refresh your thirst with a mojito, as this hands-on class prepares fried corn tortilla chips with black bean dip, grilled shrimp quesadillas with smoked tomato salsa, roasted pork tenderloin with papaya-mango salsa and yellow Cuban rice, plus banana cream pie with chocolate crumb crust. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our next available Date Night Dine and Dance class is Big Band Swing on May 7.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 19
6 to 9 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is available again on June 4.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 19
6:30 to 9 pm
NUTS ABOUT VEGAN
Spend a fascinating afternoon in the kitchen with Rachel Moeller creating a vegan spread transforming nuts in creative ways. This hands-on class will make crêpes Florentine with cashew "ricotta", walnut "chorizo" tacos with ancho-pepita pesto served with black beans and cilantro-coconut rice, plus pumpkin pecan pie with gingersnap crust and Amaretto "cream", and a fresh pineapple piña colada.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 5.
Details
Rachel Moeller
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Feb 20
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: THE BEST COOK IN THE WORLD
The celebrated Pulitzer Prize-winning author's only book on food, The Best Cook in the World, Rick Bragg creates a charming Southern story-telling family memoir and cookbook. As the class discusses the Bragg family's hard scrabble life of tough women and drunken absent fathers mixed with joy and tenacity, Mickey Kitterman will prepare chicken roasted in cider with potatoes and onions, carrot-red cabbage slaw, biscuits, plus coconut cream pie.
Novel Cuisine is a culinary book club for food lovers that read the book in advance and includes novels, memoirs, histories, science and politics -- all with food as a central theme. The books for Novel Cuisine are available at Kitchen Conservatory. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed nearly 200 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Feb 20
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HOT TO TRATTORIA
Give a big welcome to the ardent sous chef of Trattoria Marcella, Jeff Young, as he shares his enthusiasm for simple yet sophisticated Italian fare. This hands-on class will create roasted garlic and blistered cherry tomato bruschetta, shaved Brussels sprouts salad with roasted delicata squash topped with brown butter vinaigrette and pears, sausage and Calabrian chile agnolotti with parmesan and crisp prosciutto and kale, plus macerated strawberries with a sherry glaze served with zabaglione.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 24.
Details
Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 20
5 to 7:30 pm
ONE SKILLET DINNERS - WINTER EDITION
Dara Boxer accepts the challenge of cooking three dinner dishes that do not skimp on flavor, each in a single skillet under forty-five minutes. Enjoy Thai-style chicken and vegetables in red curry sauce with coconut milk and cilantro served with jasmine rice, Chinese chicken stir-fry with vegetables and water chestnuts and cashews, plus turkey sausage and orzo with red onions, zucchini, bell peppers and cherry tomatoes.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sun, Feb 20
5:30 to 8 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: IN THE MOOD
Show your partner that you are in the mood for romance any night of the week. Join chef Gian Nicola Colucci, of Le Bistro at The Bar in Cape Girardeau, to create a stunning meal of beef carpaccio with burrata and strawberries topped with arugula and aged balsamic reduction, heart-shaped ravioli filled with shrimp and ricotta with sun-dried tomatoes, Barolo wine-braised short ribs with truffle mash and melted cheese broccolini, plus raspberries and cookies.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Gian Nicola Colucci
Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Mon, Feb 21
6:30 to 9 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 17.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 22
6 to 8:30 pm
SOURDOUGH BREAD
If the thought of freshly baked sourdough bread makes you weak in the knees, join bread baker Melissa Clendenin with step-by-step instructions for successful bread with intoxicating flavors. This hands-on class will learn how to maintain and refresh the starter and test for ripeness, discover how to fold and shape the dough along with using rising vessels, and learn the benefits of the overnight fermentation method with detailed instructions for resting and rising periods and scoring the bread tops. Join this hands-on class learning how to make Melissa's master whole wheat sourdough recipe and incorporate different inclusions into your bread, making an "everything bagel" sourdough, and a sun-dried tomato-olive-feta sourdough. Each participant will take home sourdough starter.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 5 with new recipes.
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 22
6:30 to 9 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 19.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 23
6 to 8:30 pm
FLEX YOUR MUSSELS
Enjoy an evening of mutual trust and camaraderie between friends as Jan Reid and Matt Sassman flex their culinary muscles to create a memorable meal. Take a seat at the counter as they prepare mini ham-gruyère croque monsieurs with béchamel served with arugula-beet-asparagus salad with goat cheese and walnuts, mussels with Spanish chorizo cream sauce, French potato salad with green beans and bacon, plus blueberry clafoutis with homemade lemon curd ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Matt Sassman and Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Feb 23
6:30 to 9 pm
LET'S PLAY HOOKY
Bring a date! Bring your friends! Bring your family! Mickey Kitterman is playing hooky with his favorite "let's kick back" fish dishes. This hands-on class will spend an appealing evening creating smoked and butter-poached lobster rolls, Mickey's favorite fish tacos, crab and corn quesadillas with avocado salsa, and mahi mahi burgers with saffron aïoli on very soft buns.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 17.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Thu, Feb 24
6 to 8:30 pm
BEADS, BEIGNETS, AND BREAD PUDDING
Pastry chef Harry Fiebelman is celebrating Mardi Gras with iconic desserts from New Orleans. Wear your beads and enjoy a colorful Mardi Gras king cake, classic beignets, pecan pralines, New Orleans bourbon bread pudding with raisins presented with crème anglaise, plus bananas Foster with vanilla ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Harry's upcoming classes include Sourdough - Everything but the Bread on March 29, and Macaron Mania on April 2, and When Life's a Drag, Fasten Your Sweet Belts on May 24.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Feb 24
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: TEQUILA. LIME. SALT.
Three simple ingredients can turn an ordinary Friday into a party, as Lydia Gwin gets the evening started with corn queso fundido al tequila with fresh tortilla chips. Enjoy tequila-lime butter shrimp on grilled tequila-habañero-orange marinated steak served with cheddar polenta and black beans cooked with bacon and tequila, plus creamy margarita pretzel bars and a tequila paloma with Urban Chestnut Grapefruit Radler.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming Girls' Night Out classes include Dish It Out on March 5, Mexican Pepper-azi on March 18, and Veg Out! on March 25.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Feb 25
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GIVE PIZZA CHANCE
Head to Kitchen Conservatory with your partner for an awesome night of pizza making with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers, starting with pizza dough from scratch and seasonal ingredients. The class will make a French onion pizza with caramelized onions and gruyère, fennel and sweet Italian sausage pizza, hot honey and goat cheese-pepperoni pizza, and balsamic mushroom-fontina pizza, then each couple will create their own pizza! Also, enjoy making sangria, a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and salted caramel ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 25
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY WOK INTO MORDOR
Join Rachelle Killian for a Hobbit adventure with unexpected ingredients in a trilogy of dishes, plus Gandalf's fireworks vanilla ice cream with pop rocks served in a fun-fetti cookie cup. This hands-on class will create Smog dragon sliders topped with dwarfen fried pickle ring treasures, Boromir's chicken and vegetable "One does not simply wok into Mordor" stir-fry with garlic teriyaki sauce, and one ring to rule them all - buttermilk onion rings served with volcano special sauce used to destroy the ring. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 26
12 to 2:30 pm
THE CHEF'S TABLE
The dynamic duo of chef Lou Rook, III and wine director Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market, have been leaving their fans awestruck in the kitchen of Kitchen Conservatory for more than two decades. Chef Lou will hand-select the finest ingredients available for an exquisite multi-course chef's tasting that is sure to please the palate, as Glenn expertly pairs each course with wine for a memorable afternoon.
Details
Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett
Chef
Demonstration
$110 Per Person
Sat, Feb 26
1 to 4 pm
DIPS AND SIPS - WINTER EDITION
If dips and cocktails are high on the priority list for fun, join Devon Drag for a lively night in the kitchen starting with pretzel bites with sweet and spicy bacon jam dip. This hands-on class will make corn queso fundido with homemade tortilla chips, lasagna dip with crostinis, spinach artichoke dip with vegetables, plus a blood orange aperol spritz and a classic margarita.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Feb 26
6:30 to 9 pm
GREAT SCOTT! LET'S COOK!
Step into the kitchen with chef Bryan Scott to create the flavors of the Mediterranean. This hands-on class will make fresh corn cakes with roasted red pepper sauce, spinach salad with clementine supremes and bacon topped with candied pecans and sweet onion vinaigrette, spinach and feta-stuffed roasted pork loin with a balsamic glaze served with roasted butternut squash, plus fresh berries with zabaglione.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Bryan Scott
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Feb 27
12:30 to 3 pm
SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES AND BOWLS
The delightful Christy Wynne creates smoothies and smoothie bowls packed with nutrition and vegetables that taste and look like a milkshake or bowl of ice cream. They are gluten-free and dairy-free with a balance of protein, healthy fat, and fruits and vegetables perfect for breakfast, lunch and dessert. Enjoy triple chocolate smoothies, strawberry shortcake smoothies, creamy vanilla smoothie bowl topped with homemade granola, a blueberry smoothie bowl topped with blueberry crumbles, and superfood muffins. #healthy
Details
Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sun, Feb 27
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID
Grab your Bogart or Bergman to create a Casablanca mood right out of the movies with sumptuous Moroccan cuisine and "of all the gin joints" orange-gin spritzers. This hands-on class with Lydia Gwin will make ras el hanout-carrot tahini dip with batbout - a Moroccan quick bread, cucumber-mint salad, lamb artichoke tagine served over currant-pine nut couscous, Moroccan chicken skewers with preserved lemon marinade and yogurt lemon sauce, plus Moroccan mint tea and baghrir cake - a pancake cake layered with honey and orange blossom cream plus pistachios and pomegranates.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 27
5 to 7:30 pm
MACARON MANIA
Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Join pastry chef Harry Fiebelman in the kitchen creating a myriad of macaron variations with a playful lunchbox flavor profile that start with perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies and filled with peanut butter Swiss buttercream, quick strawberry jam, Oreo-chocolate ganache, plus nostalgic Dunkaroo Swiss buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Marvelous Monthly Macarons is available on May 10 with Tanya Ott.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Feb 27
5:30 to 8 pm
CROISSANTS ARE TOTAL FLAKES
There is no such thing as too many croissants, as this hands-on class with Rachelle Killian learns step-by-step directions for making croissant dough to create a variety of flaky and scrumptious croissants. Using the buttery dough, the class will prepare classic croissants, pistachio croissants, ham and Swiss-filled croissants, raspberry-jam filled croissants with chocolate drizzle, plus chai-spiced cruffins.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

A Day in the Kitchen: French Pastry is available on June 25.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Feb 28
6 to 8:30 pm
GUMBO AND PO' BOYS
Southern Louisiana native Josh Galliano pulls out all the stops for a Mardi Gras celebration with authentic gumbos and po' boys. Join Josh for a hands-on class creating three distinct gumbos with traditional seasonings, including smoked ham hock and collard greens gumbo, oyster and bacon gumbo, chicken and smoked sausage gumbo, plus fried shrimp po' boys with "comeback" sauce, and sloppy roast beef po' boys.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Feb 28
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - TAGINE TO TEA
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy cucumber-feta salad with pomegranate vinaigrette, lamb-artichoke tagine served on currant-pine nut couscous, plus Moroccan orange cake with mint tea.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Mar 1
11 am to 1:30 pm
PARTY GRAS
Let the Mardi Gras parties begin with an authentic Louisiana crawfish boil and traditional hurricanes in a fun hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Start with a New Orleans mortadella-capicola muffuletta with Genoa salami and cheeses topped with olives, an awesome shrimp-crawfish-andouille sausage boil with potatoes and corn on the cob served family-style on newspaper, plus praline bread pudding and caramel sauce.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 1
6 to 8:30 pm
DON'T GIVE UP ON DESSERT
Fat Tuesday is the perfect day to splurge with a feast of desserts inspired by Ina Garten. The delightful Jan Reid shares some of her favorite Barefoot Contessa desserts, as the class enjoys raspberry crumble bars, German chocolate cupcakes, pecan sandies, Ina's perfect pound cake, plus chocolate-peanut butter cookies.
Details
Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Mar 1
6:30 to 9 pm
SIMPLY TUSCAN
Chef Bob Colosimo, of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, shares his philosophy of using high-quality ingredients prepared beautifully and simply to create magnificent Tuscan fare. This hands-on class will create a goat cheese and mushroom tart, butternut squash bisque, kale and roasted beet salad with blood orange vinaigrette, housemade cavatelli pasta with smoked salmon and dill cream, plus warm rice pudding with port wine syrup.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Bob Colosimo
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 2
6 to 8:30 pm
THE BAKING VEGAN-IZER - NO ONE WILL KNOW
How will they know? Lisa Buchmeier will show this hands-on class how to recreate their favorite desserts vegan-style so that no one will be able to tell the difference. Learn the basics with vegan baking staples with dairy, egg, and butter substitutes to create chocolate-dunked peanut butter cookies, s'mores cupcakes with chocolate ganache and fluffy buttercream frosting, upside-down pineapple cake, blueberry-orange bundt cake, plus a creamy almond milk. #healthy
Details
Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Mar 2
6:30 to 9 pm
PASTA WANTS THE AWESOME SAUCE
If we are not making fresh pasta, our first choice is Rustichella d'Abruzzo pasta topped with more than just an awesome sauce! Join Dara Boxer in the kitchen for a hands-on class creating puttanesca sauce with skillet chicken thighs, vodka sauce with homemade meatballs, and beef bolognese, each matched with a great pasta, plus a fresh greens summer salad, and lemon bars.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Mar 3
6 to 8:30 pm
HOT SOUPS AND WARM BREADS
Have a seat at the counter with Lydia Gwin and discover the perfect combination of an amazing soup paired with a delicious bread, perfect for the changing of the seasons. Enjoy French onion soup with toasted crusty crouton, roasted carrot soup with dukkah and yogurt paired with feta-za-atar flatbread, plus rice pudding cake with mango caramel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Mar 3
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TAKE ME AWEIGH
The anchors are up for smooth sailing and a menu that is a "shore" winner for a fun evening. Join Lydia Gwin to create caramelized onion and mushroom bruschetta, pan-seared sea scallops and burst cherry tomatoes with caper butter sauce, classic Caesar salad, grilled harissa-marinated shrimp served on orzo-farro-vegetable pilaf with red pepper aïoli, plus zabaglione and berries, and citrus-bay sangria.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Mar 4
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: MORE GARLIC, PLEASE
If garlic is high on your list of favorite ingredients, spend a delightful evening enjoying it as a key component in Bryan Scott's delectable dinner. Feast on deconstructed tomato bruschetta with whole roasted garlic cloves and parmesan, New York strip steak poached in olive oil and copious amounts of garlic, beer-battered deep-fried zucchini blossoms, sweet potato purée, plus a surprise dessert of fermented garlic brownies with fresh whipped cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming Girls' Night Out classes include Dish It Out on March 5, Mexican Pepper-azi on March 18, and Veg Out! on March 25.
Details
Bryan Scott
Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Mar 4
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FISH AND SEAFOOD
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This very popular participation class will show everything you need to know about selecting, preparing, and cooking all different kinds of fish and shellfish. Our fish expert, Jon Lowe, will give the class much flexibility in creating the dishes they most want to learn. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Bob's Seafood, 8660 Olive Boulevard, to select the fish.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 11.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$200 Per Person
Sat, Mar 5
10 am to 3 pm
FRENCH FARE - CHÈVRE ET POTS DE CRÈME
Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy chèvre betterave vol-au-vents - puff pastries with fresh goat cheese and roasted beets, blanquette de veau - white veal stew with mushrooms and pearl onions, pommes et carottes persil cartouche, plus butterscotch pots de crème.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Mar 5
11 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CASHEWS AND CURRY
Taste the exciting flavors of India working side-by-side with Bangalore native Aruna Gopinath. This tempting hands-on class for couples will create lentil and spinach salad with warm paneer seasoned with curry topped with cilantro chutney dressing, lamb kofta curry with ginger and yogurt and cashew nut paste, sautéed shrimp with onions and bell pepper seasoned with chile-soy sauce, phulkas - wheat flat bread cooked directly on the flame, flavorful ghee rice with onions and cashews, plus mango kesari - a mango semolina dessert topped with cashews.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 5
6:30 to 9 pm
SUNDAY FUNDAY: YOGA BRUNCH
Join certified yoga instructor Devon Drag for a one-hour gentle but energizing all-levels yoga class in our kitchen. Please note the class is BYOM (bring your own mat!). Then, roll up your mats and head to the stovetop to create a nourishing brunch as this hands-on class makes loaded hash brown "doughnuts" with bacon and cheddar cheese, French toast roll-ups fried in butter served with Grand Marnier maple syrup, spring herb tarts in phyllo cups, green eggs-and-ham tea sandwiches, plus lemon-lavender scones and a sparkling vodka-elderflower shamrock cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Mar 6
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
THE VEGAN-OMICS OF LOW FAT AND HIGH FLAVOR
Rachel Moeller shows this vegan class how to get lots of flavor with low fat dishes. This hands-on class will create creamy curry roasted butternut squash soup, mini lentil-walnut "meat" loaves with cremini mushroom gravy, garlic herb mashed Yukon potatoes, broccoli with a sweet-and-sour agrodolce sauce topped with golden raisins and pine nuts, plus caramel apple crêpes with warm vanilla cream. #healthy
Details
Rachel Moeller
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Mar 6
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TACOS WILL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART
Tacos might fall apart, but they will never break your heart! Spend a blissful evening in the kitchen with your partner, as Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers lead this hands-on class making smoky pineapple margaritas, lobster tacos with avocado aïoli and jicama slaw, carnitas tacos with tomato-chipotle salsa, steak-chile-Chihuahua cheese skillet tacos with homemade flour tortillas, plus cilantro rice, frijoles borrachos (drunken beans), and dulce de leche ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 6
5 to 7:30 pm
SPRING COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to Courtney Curtwright, co-owner of White Box Catering, who loves to share simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Courtney for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous Spring cookies, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Upcoming cookie decorating classes include Decorating Cookies for Spring on March 16 (daytime) with Lisa Allen Shropshire, and Mother's Day Cookie Decorating on April 24 with Courtney Curtwright.
Details
Courtney Curtwright
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Mar 6
5:30 to 8 pm
YOU GET A PIZZA, YOU GET A PIZZA, AND YOU GET A PIZZA
There is plenty of pizza to go around in a bountiful class with Rachelle Killian utilizing different crusts. This hands-on class will create Buffalo chicken pizza with creamy blue cheese sauce on traditional yeasted pizza dough, deep-dish beef taco pizza with crispy cheddar crust layered with traditional taco ingredients, mushroom-spinach pizza on whole wheat crust with caramelized onions and a spicy tomato sauce, an Italian mixed green salad with bacon and tomatoes topped with lemon-Dijon vinaigrette and shaved parmesan, plus strawberry-Nutella dessert pizza.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Mar 7
6 to 8:30 pm
MARVELOUS MONTHLY MACARONS
Spend an exciting evening in the kitchen with the talented Tanya Ott perfecting the skills for stunning French almond macarons, using a variety of exquisite fillings with new flavors every month. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make classic macarons filled with lemon buttercream and lemon curd, orange sugar macarons with ginger-orange buttercream, sour cherry compote and almond buttercream macarons, plus German chocolate macarons with chocolate macarons and coconut-pecan filling. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 10 with new flavors.
Details
Tanya Ott
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 8
6 to 8:30 pm
MODERN SAUCES
Herbs, citrus, olive oil, and yogurt are the keys to creating modern sauces for vibrant and more intense flavors as the perfect addition to stunning dishes. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman creates Argentine cowboy rib-eye steaks with lemon-oregano chimichurri, grilled feta-brined chicken breast with Greek herb tzatziki, Malaysian sambal halibut with hot peppers and coconut milk and ginger roasted in banana leaf packages, plus deep-fried Brussels sprouts salad with Moroccan preserved lemon vinaigrette.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 18.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 8
6:30 to 9 pm
KILLIAN IT WITH PASTRIES - GALETTE. TART. TURNOVER.
Treat yourself to a bit of laughter and some great treats, as Rachelle Killian slays sweet and savory pastries in a fun monthly series. Enjoy spinach and caramelized onion galette with parmesan cheese and bacon, a beautiful cherry custard tart, apple turnovers drizzled with caramel sauce, plus a caramel apple mimosa.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Rachelle's next Killian It with Pastries class, Tart. Fritter. Pie., is available on April 13.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Mar 9
11 am to 1:30 pm
THE WORLD'S FARE OF WAFFLES
Lydia Gwin has taken waffles to a global level of deliciousness. This exciting hands-on class will create savory falafel waffles with artichoke tzatziki and Mediterranean salsa, croque madame on a croissant waffle with gruyère and ham and a sunny-side-up egg, sesame scallion waffles with fried Korean chicken and smashed cucumber salad, plus Swedish waffles with berries and lingonberry jam topped with whipped cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Mar 9
6 to 8:30 pm
FANS OF AIR FRYING ITALIAN-STYLE
Matt Sassman has been a fan of the air fryer since late 2018, and shares exciting ways to lure yours off the basement shelf, or even a new one into your shopping cart. Enjoy an evening of Italian-style dishes with arancini stuffed with fontina served with homemade marinara sauce, chicken saltimbocca with prosciutto and sage, parmesan-crusted roasted baby red potatoes, air-fried broccolini with lemon and garlic, plus cannolis with ricotta-chocolate chip filling.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Mar 9
6:30 to 9 pm
LOVE IT AND LEAF IT
Give a warm welcome back to the talented Barb Nack, as she shares two exciting spring salads served with parmesan popovers with garlic herb butter, and rosé-elderberry sangria. Enjoy Caesar salad with crispy seared Brussels sprouts and shaved Italian cheese tossed in creamy dressing and topped with garlic plantain croutons, spring spinach-arugula salad with sliced pears and juicy raspberries topped with feta cheese and toasted pine nuts with a sweet-and-tart vinaigrette, plus lemon-blueberry cake with lemon glaze.
Details
Barbara Nack
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Mar 10
6 to 8:30 pm
CAST IRON IS HOT
Cast iron pans are versatile, durable, and a "hot" way to cook everything from appetizers to dessert. Join Dawn Meyer with some great tips, as this hands-on class makes spicy Cajun shrimp with lemon-basil orzo, chicken gnocchi pasta with cremini mushrooms and spinach, tamale pie with brown butter cornbread crust, pork medallions smothered in caramelized onion gravy, plus individual skillet s'mores.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Mar 10
6:30 to 9 pm
FORK AND CORK: LENTEN SEA-SON WITH FISH AND WINE
Jason Main, owner of The Wine Merchant and certified sommelier, shares his vast knowledge of an array of wines that will be paired with a lovely Lenten menu created by Mickey Kitterman. Enjoy Venetian octopus and cauliflower salad, butternut squash fettuccini with browned butter cacio e pepe, grilled mahi mahi served with poached asparagus and roasted garlic-parmesan sabayon, plus pear turnovers with cardamom and vanilla.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Fri, Mar 11
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE
Spend an entertaining evening in the kitchen with your partner and other couples cooking, talking, and dishing tasty Greek food. Join Maria Sakellariou in preparing stuffed grape leaves with a rice-pine nut-raisin mixture topped with a light lemon sauce, French fried calamari with a spicy feta-pepper sauce, Alaska cod filets grilled in grape leaves, orzo with arugula and tomatoes and kalamata olives, plus pistachio honey cake that originated from the Greek isle of Aegina.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Maria's next available Date Night Greek class, Ouzo. Orzo. Olive Oil, is on May 13.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Mar 11
6:30 to 9 pm
TAKE A BAO
Kudos will be abundant as this hands-on class learns to make baos - Chinese warm, soft steamed buns filled with flavorful fillings. Join us to create Chinese barbecue pork baos, ground pork and herb baos, baos filled with curried chicken and peas, spicy chorizo and chihuahua cheese baos, plus dipping sauces of sweet chile and black vinegar.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Mar 12
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 16. Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 12
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ON TAPA THE WORLD
Learn the secret to incredible sangria perfect for a party, and spend a fun evening in the kitchen with Rachelle Killian creating Spanish tapas. This hands-on class will make fig-goat cheese empanadas, tomato crostinis with arugula, chorizo-manchego puffs, fried calamari with lemon aïoli, potato tortilla with paprika aïoli, garlic shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates with cabrales cheese, plus creamy orange-flavored flan.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available date night classes include our Valentine for Couples Intoxicating Love for Ciders on February 8, Hot to Trattoria on April 24, and Big Band Swing Dine and Dance on May 7.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 12
6 to 8:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is available again on June 4.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Mar 12
6:30 to 9 pm
SURF AND TURF, SAUCES AND SIDES
Design a seductive spread with different combinations of three tender cuts of steak, three luscious seafoods, three beautiful sauces, plus three side dishes. Join chef Jon Lowe for a fun afternoon cooking and combining filet, rib-eye and strip steak with lobster, shrimp and scallops, then adding steak sauce, parmesan fondue and smoked tomato butter. This hands-on class will also make side dishes, including garlic potatoes, grilled vegetables and rice cakes.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Sun, Mar 13
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: THE ICING ON THE CUPCAKE
Making it to the final round of the 2019 Kids Baking Championship on Food Network, the delightful Tarek Husseini shares his mad skills for baking cupcakes with some of his delicious flavors, fillings and frostings. This hands-on class will make orange cream cupcakes filled with vanilla bean whipped cream topped with orange glaze, chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter American frosting and candied peanut topping, plus French toast cinnamon-maple cupcakes with maple Swiss meringue buttercream with a hit of coffee topped with candied bacon bits. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Tarek Husseini
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Mar 13
1 to 3:30 pm
DUBLIN YOUR PLEASURE
Everything in this hands-on class will be twice as good with the addition of key ingredients, such as Guinness, Irish whiskey and Baileys Irish cream. Join Mickey Kitterman, and prepare a mussels and shrimp appetizer with bacon steamed in hard cider and cream, Guinness-marinated and grilled rib-eye steaks topped with compound butter flamed with Irish whiskey. Learn to make traditional Irish soda bread with molasses and currants, colcannon - a much beloved Irish peasant dish with butter-mashed potatoes and flavored with sautéed kale, bacon and onion, then finish with Jameson Irish whiskey-coffee ice cream served with Baileys, coffee, and whipped cream and shortbread cookies.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Sun, Mar 13
5 to 7:30 pm
THE KITCHEN AT HOGWARTS
Rachelle Killian shares her magical powers in the kitchen with a class designed for adults who still believe in wizardry. This hands-on class will make Harry's favorite treacle tart, pumpkin pasties from Hogwarts Express, Mrs. Weasley's meat pie served with gillyweed (fried zucchini) stalks, dragon eggs in a potato nest with hollandaise sauce, Hagrid's cherry-chocolate rock cakes, plus a spellbinding frothy butterbeer cocktail with cream soda and butterscotch schnapps.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Mar 14
6 to 8:30 pm
CALCULATING “Pi"
The formula for flawless pie on 3.14 is fairly straightforward, as this hands-on class discovers the ratio of the circumference of the crust to its diameter with sweet and savory pies! Join Lydia Gwin in the kitchen to create a variety of pies starting with breakfast sausage-garlic potato-spinach slab pie with eggs and sautéed spinach and gruyère cheese. Learn to make muffin tin chicken pot pie with stuffing crust, rhubarb and orange marmalade hand pies with almond glaze, plus mile high lemon meringue pie.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Mar 14
6:30 to 9 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 17.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 15
6 to 8:30 pm
LET’S GET SCONED ON IRISH BAKING
Sweet aromas will be wafting through the kitchen, as this hands-on class channels their inner leprechaun to create an abundance of Irish treasures. Join pastry chef Harry Fiebelman and learn to bake Irish soda bread, cinnamon-blueberry cream scones with a sweet vanilla glaze, classic cardamom hot cross buns with raisins, spiced apple streusel cake served hot out of the oven with chilled vanilla custard, plus chocolate cake-like brownies infused with Baileys Irish Cream and topped with Baileys chocolate sauce.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Harry's upcoming classes include Sourdough - Everything but the Bread on March 29, and Macaron Mania on April 2, and When Life's a Drag, Fasten Your Sweet Belts on May 24.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Mar 15
6:30 to 9 pm
DECORATING COOKIES FOR SPRING
Give a big welcome to Lisa Allen Shropshire for a fun morning of cookie decorating where everyone is an artist. Lisa shares tips for creating royal icing that is the right consistency for both outlining and flooding techniques. This hands-on class will create beautiful cookies and learn outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry techniques plus adding accents and creating texture with sprinkles on a variety of Spring cookie shapes, with plenty of time for practice and creating your own designs. Everyone takes home their beautiful cookies.
Details
Lisa Allen Shropshire
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 16
11 am to 1:30 pm
IRISH FOR A DAY
With St. Patrick's Day at hand, Lydia is changing her name to O'Gwin and creating an Irish-worthy meal. Enjoy potato and leek soup with soda bread, pan-seared pork chops with balsamic braised cabbage and apples, parsnip and potato mash, plus Irish apple cake drizzled with sweet custard sauce served with a Guinness ice cream float with salted caramel syrup.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Mar 16
6 to 8:30 pm
PHO-NOMENAL VIETNAMESE
Spend the evening in the kitchen creating the classic dishes of Vietnam. This hands-on class will make banh xeo crepes with shrimp and nuoc cham dipping sauce, banh mi baguette bites with pork and pickled vegetables, beef pho soup with rice noodles, shaking beef with jasmine rice, plus refreshing mango sorbet.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 16
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 29.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Thu, Mar 17
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: MEXICAN PEPPER-AZI
Every dish is the star of the show as lights flash to get them all on camera for social media. Enjoy an exciting evening of Mexican fare as Devon Drag prepares guacamole-roasted tomatillo salsa with fresh tortilla chips, pozole with poblanos and fire-roasted corn and tomatoes, braised pork stacked enchiladas layered with Monterey Jack cheese and red sauce topped with pineapple salsa, roasted street corn salad with pickled shallots and cotija, chayote-avocado salad with radishes and honey-lime vinaigrette, plus flourless Mexican chocolate-ancho chile brownies with cinnamon ice cream, and a Mexican hibiscus cosmo.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Mar 18
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: PASTA WORKSHOP
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
Spend the day with Josh Galliano perfecting the art of Italian pasta dough. This hands-on class will learn to make a variety of fresh noodle shapes, including fettuccine, angel hair, pappardelle, ravioli, tortellini, agnolotti, cannelloni, and cavatelli, plus potato gnocchi and Nonna's Italian-American style lasagna. The pastas will be sauced with Bolognese, puttanesca, carbonara, Alfredo, béchamel, brown butter, lemon, and tomato sauces.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Mar 19
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create vanilla-glazed apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, doughnuts filled with creamy Nutella covered in powdered sugar, baked strawberry buttermilk doughnuts with strawberry glaze, and baked maple spiced doughnuts with maple glaze. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 19
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LAST TANGO IN PARIS DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour tango dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then waltz into the kitchen with a French 75 champagne-cognac cocktail. This hands-on class will create beet-goat cheese salad with champagne-shallot vinaigrette and gruyère gougères, boeuf bourguignon with potato gratin dauphinoise, plus almond pithiviers with fresh berries. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our next available Date Night Dine and Dance class is Big Band Swing on May 7.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 19
5 to 8 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LAST TANGO IN PARIS DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour tango dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then waltz into the kitchen with a French 75 champagne-cognac cocktail. This hands-on class will create beet-goat cheese salad with champagne-shallot vinaigrette and gruyère gougères, boeuf bourguignon with potato gratin dauphinoise, plus almond pithiviers with fresh berries. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our next available Date Night Dine and Dance class is Big Band Swing on May 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 19
6:30 to 9:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 16. Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Mar 20
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: PIE AND WHISKEY
Two beloved ingredients, whiskey and butter, play a major role to create an afternoon of lively talk, as the class discusses the writers and recipes that make up Pie and Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze by Kate Lebo. Focused around a Spokane, Washington literary event, the class will enjoy our take on whiskey pie, funeral pie, Martha Washington pie, venison-blackberry pasties, plus a stiff whiskey cocktail.
Novel Cuisine is a culinary book club for food lovers that read the book in advance and includes novels, memoirs, histories, science and politics -- all with food as a central theme. The books for Novel Cuisine are available at Kitchen Conservatory. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed nearly 200 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Mar 20
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LIFE IS A CABERNET
Learn to cook with the wonderful flavors of wine in this delightful hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. The class designed for couples will prepare mushroom-red pepper salad with red wine-herb vinaigrette, oven-roasted beef tenderloin with roasted red grape wine sauce, homemade black pepper fettuccine with chardonnay cream sauce, fried Brussels sprouts with preserved lemon vinaigrette, plus fabulous chocolate cake with cabernet-poached pears and whipped cream -- all enjoyed with a glass of cabernet wine.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 20
5 to 7:30 pm
GIVE PEAS A CHANCE
In an evening inspired by astrology, people born on this date are usually light-hearted and inquisitive, and Dara Boxer shares those qualities as she creates a lovely Spring Equinox dinner using a variety of peas. Enjoy sautéed radishes and radish greens with butter and bacon and shallots, garden pea soup with leeks and chives and crème fraîche, pasta primavera with asparagus and snap peas and English peas, plus strawberry rhubarb pie.
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Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sun, Mar 20
5:30 to 8 pm
SLIDERS AND SHAKES
Thick milk shakes laced with booze and a trio of tasty sliders with homemade buns makes for a perfect evening of indulgence. This lively hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will make open-face crab cake sliders with red cabbage slaw, ground chicken sliders on homemade buns with kale-tomato relish and a thick slab of fresh mozzarella, black bean sliders with paprika aïoli, plus onion rings, classic cobb salad, and a chocolate-cherry bourbon shake.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 23.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 21
6 to 8:30 pm
THE FRENCH KITCHEN HAS AN ITALIAN ACCENT
The kitchen warms up as Italian-born chef Gian Nicola Colucci, of Le Bistro at The Bar in Cape Girardeau, combines his love for classic French and Italian dishes. Enjoy homemade lasagna with fresh pasta layered with Bolognese ragoût and mushrooms, chicken Cordon Bleu with ham and gruyère served with butternut squash mash and spicy spinach, plus tiramisù with raspberry sauce.
Details
Gian Nicola Colucci
Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Mon, Mar 21
6:30 to 9 pm
IT'S A WONDERFUL KNIFE
Mickey Kitterman has been professionally wielding a chef's knife since 1983, and shares the three knives he cannot do without, plus one just for fun. Learn to slice, dice, mince and decorate with a variety of cuts including brunoise and tourné with seasonal vegetables to make culinary creations with skill and creativity using the chef's knife, boning knife, utility knife and a mezzaluna. This hands-on knife skills class will learn to bone chicken thighs, and spontaneously create a full dinner from the bounty.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Whack the Knife is available on April 13.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Mar 22
6 to 8:30 pm
TENDER IS THE BITE
Have a seat at the counter with the delightful chef Jack MacMurray, as he creates a superb dinner. Enjoy baked stuffed portobello mushrooms with spinach-artichoke stuffing and shrimp mornay sauce, prime sirloin beef stroganoff with fresh pappardelle noodles served with fried Brussels sprouts, plus New York cheesecake with strawberry sauce.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Mar 23
6:30 to 9 pm
THE EGG-FILES - FROM CRÊPES TO CUSTARD
Eggs are a magical ingredient that can transform simple ingredients into exciting dishes and be used in many of the components of the same dish. Join Ben Sarver in the kitchen to break dozens of eggs as this hands-on class creates wild mushroom crêpes, bacon-gruyère quiche, classic eggs Benedict with ham and a poached egg on English muffins topped with hollandaise, white cheddar and herb French omelet, vanilla custard with fresh berries, plus a mimosa.
Details
Ben Sarver
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Mar 24
6 to 8:30 pm
FANS OF AIR FRYING GREEK-STYLE
Matt Sassman has been a fan of the air fryer since late 2018, and shares exciting ways to lure yours off the basement shelf, or even a new one into your shopping cart. Enjoy an evening of Greek-style dishes with mini spanakopita phyllo bites with spinach and feta, pork tenderloin souvlaki skewers served with tzatziki sauce, air fried roasted Brussels sprouts salad with dried cranberries and sliced shallots on arugula with lemon vinaigrette, roasted fennel with oranges and olives, plus air fryer baklava bites with honey and walnuts.
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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Mar 24
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: VEG OUT!
Spend a relaxing evening with Melissa Clendenin, sipping on a seasonal local beer, as she prepares incredible vegetarian dishes. Enjoy tomato soup with grilled cheese croutons, roasted warm winter vegetable salad with halloumi cheese, black bean burgers with chipotle mayonnaise, plus mini baked cinnamon sugar donuts with hot chocolate. #healthy
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Mar 25
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THAI-TANIC
Sink your teeth into extraordinary Thai fare from the sea, as this hands-on class creates an epic dinner starting with Thai clams in coconut broth. Learn to make green mango salad with puffed deep-fried fish, ho mok steamed fish curry cups, fried whole snapper with red curry sauce, Singapore noodles with shrimp, plus ginger-infused crème caramel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Mar 25
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FRENCH PASTRY
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This hands-on class will teach how to make and bake classic French pastries. Learn how to roll out and fold into many flaky layers homemade buttery puff pastry and croissant dough. These delicious doughs will be baked into pain au chocolat, palmiers, pinwheels, croissants, cheese straws, kouign amann - individual flaky Breton butter pastries, and other scrumptious desserts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 25.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Mar 26
11 am to 4 pm
PRETZELS - LET’S DO THE TWIST!
Twist and shout during a fun evening with Rachelle Killian discovering the easy techniques for making homemade pretzels. This hands-on class will learn the art of pretzel making with a Bavarian soft pretzel served with beer cheese, pretzel-wrapped sausages served with honey-mustard dip, garlic-rosemary pretzel knots, cheese-stuffed pretzel rolls, plus cinnamon sugar mini pretzels.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 9.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Mar 26
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 24.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 26
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: EASTER BUNNY TEA PARTY
Spend a charming afternoon in the kitchen with René Sackett enjoying a proper Easter bunny tea party with Peter Rabbit chamomile tea. This hands-on class will create roly-poly sliced sandwiches rolled up with cream cheese and strawberry jam, fruit-cheese-ham kabobs, pimiento cheese stuffed eggs, plus each child will decorate a 6" Easter bunny vanilla bean cake with coconut-cocoa buttercream frosting and jellybeans and licorice. The Easter bunny cake may be taken home to share with your family. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
René Sackett
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Mar 27
12:30 to 3 pm
TAKE THE CAKE
Step up your cake game with a variety of elements and techniques to create a decadent two-layer 6” chocolate cake. Learn how to infuse flavors, create different fillings to elevate the cake, texture frosting, and add a ganache drip over buttercream plus assorted finishing touches, from sprinkles to chopped nuts, for a stunning result. Join Kelly Wright, who traded 20 years of academic and industrial experience with a BS, MS, and PhD in science, for her love of creating beautiful cakes. The cakes are already baked, as this hands-on class learns the difference between different buttercreams, how to trim, stack, fill and ice a cake, and personalize it to your liking. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 10.
Details
Kelly Wright
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 27
1 to 3:30 pm
THE CASSEROLE COMEBACK
Casseroles were the standard for potlucks, family reunions, and church gatherings and often included canned vegetables and soups. Dara Boxer gives a modern twist perfect for freezing and meals throughout the week. Enjoy teriyaki chicken and vegetable casserole with rice, traditional shepherd's pie with peas and carrots topped with mashed potatoes, Southwestern macaroni and ground beef casserole with green chiles and shredded cheese, plus a family favorite - Nutella bread pudding with cinnamon and walnuts.
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Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sun, Mar 27
5:30 to 8 pm
A FORCE OF HOBBIT
Bilbo and Frodo's love for food has inspired Rachelle Killian to start this middle earth dining adventure with endives filled with goat cheese, apples, toasted walnuts and dried cranberries drizzled with honey. This hands-on class will make Radagast's magic mushroom salad with roasted portobello mushrooms and shaved parmesan and herb vinaigrette, ogre's dwarf pot pies (substituted with chicken, of course), Sam Wise's mashed taters, lembas "waybread" that sustained Frodo and Sam, plus a ring to rule them all - a Paris-Brest ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline decorated with almonds and powdered sugar, and conclude with a Miruvor cocktail from Imladris with gin, elderflower liqueur, white tea and blossom water.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 20.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Mar 28
6 to 8:30 pm
PUT THAT IN YOUR PASTRY BAG AND PIPE IT!
Join the talented Naky Lee, owner of Cott Studio - specializing in floral arrangements and stunning cakes with beautiful buttercream flowers, for a class focusing on the artistry of the pastry bag. With an art degree from Seoul’s Institute of the Art, Naky shares her creative skills with techniques for making beautiful buttercream flowers using a variety of pastry tips for exquisite cherry blossoms on parchment paper and flower nails, then adding the final results to cupcakes. Naky provides students with her buttercream recipe and directions on how to add the flowers to cakes and cupcakes. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
Details
Nakyung Lee
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Mar 28
6:30 to 9 pm
SOURDOUGH - EVERYTHING BUT THE BREAD
Sourdough starter can be a nutritious staple with lots of uses that go beyond baking bread as pastry chef Harry Fiebelman shares tips on making and maintaining a starter. This hands-on class will create sweet chocolate chip sourdough cookies that will become a favorite, salty crunchy sourdough crackers topped with herbs and spices, fudgy sourdough brownies with a rich chocolate flavor, classic pancakes with fermented sourdough flour with a bit of tartness that balances the sweet syrup, plus sourdough tortillas fried on cast iron and filled with cheese, sweet roasted corn and beans for quesadillas.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Mar 29
6 to 8:30 pm
WHACK THE KNIFE!
Master the knife, the most essential kitchen tool, and how to select the right knife for the right job as this knife skills class learns how to efficiently chop onions and other vegetables in this participation class that also teaches how to use and how to maintain and sharpen knives. Plus, learn how to use a boning knife on raw and roasted chicken, the difference between cleavers, and the best knife for slicing crusty bread as the class enjoys chicken panzanella salad and sliced devil's food cake for dessert. Bring your own knives (limit 3 knives per person) to class for free overnight sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 13.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Tue, Mar 29
6:30 to 9 pm
ROPED IN WITH TED LASSO
Ted Lasso won our hearts with his daily “biscuits for the boss” shortbread tied up in a little pink box, and Lydia Gwin will win over this hands-on class with dishes from her favorite scenes. Learn to make fish-and-chips from Crown & Anchor Pub with mushy peas, Ted's bullseye "KC style BBQ" chicken wings, Roy Kent's favorite kabobs with Sam's Nigerian jollof rice, plus "finger in the peanut butter jar" pie with a Nutter Butter crust and a Richmond's Greyhound cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 23.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Mar 30
6 to 8:30 pm
SPRING AND EASTER CAKE POPS
Join Rachel Sarino, owner of StL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for an exciting class creating colorful treats perfect for the Spring and Easter. This hands-on class will learn how to hand mold cake pop dough into specialty shapes, dip, and decorate with sprinkles and other specialty items to create an assortment of cake pops, including Easter eggs, chicks, and carrots. Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
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Rachel Sarino
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Mar 30
6:30 to 9 pm
BACK TO BASICS
The past few years have brought more new cooks to the kitchen who are ready to dive in and learn the basics of cooking, and includes everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors. Join us in the kitchen in a four-week course with the incredible Dawn Meyer as she provides clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking and focuses on knife skills and learning to sear, sauté, bake, roast, cook with cast iron, and stir-fry. Learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and easy meals, create one-pot meals, sheet pan meals, salads and homemade dressings, side dishes, soup, sauces, basic bread baking, and easy desserts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This 4-part series is offered again beginning on July 7.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Mar 31
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Apr 7
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Apr 14
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Apr 21
6 to 9 pm
COMFORT FOOD - REID ALL ABOUT IT!
Jan Reid shares her Southern roots with her favorite comfort foods. Enjoy a zippy apple salad with pecans and carrots topped with citrus vinaigrette, pork chops baked with cranberries, smothered cabbage braised with bacon and onions, gratin of sweet potatoes and squash, plus a brown sugar pound cake topped with walnuts and whipped cream.
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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Mar 31
6:30 to 9 pm
MACARON MANIA
Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Join pastry chef Harry Fiebelman in the kitchen creating a myriad of macaron variations with a playful lunchbox flavor profile that start with perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies and filled with peanut butter Swiss buttercream, quick strawberry jam, Oreo-chocolate ganache, plus nostalgic Dunkaroo Swiss buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Marvelous Monthly Macarons is availble on May 10 with Tanya Ott.
Details
Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Apr 2
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY
Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade Ranch dip, TIE fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 28.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Apr 2
12 to 2:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is available again on June 4.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Apr 2
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: BREAD BASKET
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
Conquer the art of baking delicious yeast breads in this hands-on class that will cover all kinds of delicious, home-baked breads, including baguettes, rolls, pizza, rye, whole-grain, and sandwich breads. The class will make natural starters, sponges, crusty breads, and enriched doughs. Plus, learn how to make the amazing no-knead, slow-rise bread. Each participant will take home sourdough starter.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 28.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sun, Apr 3
11 am to 4 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 16. Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Apr 3
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GIVE PIZZA CHANCE
Head to Kitchen Conservatory with your partner for an awesome night of pizza making with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers, starting with pizza dough from scratch and seasonal ingredients. The class will make a asparagus and goat cheese pizza, caramelized onion-bacon-blue cheese pizza, pesto-spinach-mushroom pizza, and spicy Italian sausage and Alfredo pizza, then each couple will create their own pizza! Also, enjoy making sangria, a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and salted caramel ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Apr 3
5 to 7:30 pm
EASTER COOKIE CUTTER COUTURE
Discover your inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous cookies in a fun evening of cookie decorating. Join the talented Ericka Jones in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Easter cookies with a variety of shapes. The cookies are baked and ready to be decorated, as this hands-on class learns tips for planning designs; plus how to use royal icing with pastry tips to transform cookies into works of art. Design dazzling cookies using outlining, flooding, and feathering techniques, along with sanding sugar and dragées to make these cookies look as good as they taste. Students will take home their beautiful creations.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available cookie decorating classes include Decorating Cookies for Spring on March 16 (daytime) with Lisa Allen Shropshire, and Mother's Day Cookie Decorating on April 24 with Courtney Curtwright.
Details
Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Apr 3
5:30 to 8 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 19.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Apr 4
6 to 8:30 pm
HOW DO YOU DO, DOUGHNUTS?
Greetings to all doughnut lovers, whether your preference is cake doughnuts, yeast doughnuts, or a combo to please everyone. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will create an assortment of doughnuts, including classic yeasted doughnuts with chocolate or vanilla glaze and optional sprinkles, lemon pie doughnuts filled with lemon curd and topped with toasted Swiss meringue, powdered sugar doughnut holes, maple bacon short Johns, plus baked coffee cake doughnuts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Apr 4
6:30 to 9 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 17.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 5
6 to 8:30 pm
SOURDOUGH BREAD
If the thought of freshly baked sourdough bread makes you weak in the knees, join bread baker Melissa Clendenin with step-by-step instructions for successful bread with intoxicating flavors. This hands-on class will learn how to maintain and refresh the starter and test for ripeness, discover how to fold and shape the dough along with using rising vessels, and learn the benefits of the overnight fermentation method with detailed instructions for resting and rising periods and scoring the bread tops. Join this hands-on class learning how to make Melissa's master sourdough recipe and incorporate different inclusions into your bread, making a cranberry-orange sourdough with toasted pecans, and a seeded sourdough with pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds. Each participant will take home sourdough starter.
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 5
6:30 to 9 pm
HANDMADE CHEESES
Explore fresh cheesemaking in an exciting evening with world-renowned cheese expert Neville McNaughton, known as Dr. Cheese. Neville shares the history and science behind making cheese while this hands-on class samples award-winning cheeses that include some locally made samples. Join Dr. Cheese in the kitchen to make creamy ricotta, pulled mozzarella, panela, quark/chevre, and juustoleipa - a Finnish toasted cheese.
Details
Neville McNaughton
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Wed, Apr 6
6 to 9 pm
LET'S BE FRANK ABOUT PRETTY CAKE DECORATING
Join Ericka Frank, of The Cakery and The Cup, for a class focusing on creating a pretty cake, using a variety of techniques. The buttercream frosting is already made and the six-inch one-layer French vanilla cakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate. This hands-on class will learn how to create a level cake, crumb coat and frost the cake, and finish with a smooth icing. Using a pastry bag and a variety of tips, learn to create dot and shell borders, polka dots, dot flowers, leaves, rosettes, and simple writing techniques. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
Details
Ericka Frank
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Apr 6
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SEAS THE DAY
Carpe diem! Seize this opportunity to join Maria Sakellariou in the kitchen creating spectacular seafood dishes with the flavors of Greece plus a glass of Peloponnese wine. This hands-on class will make lobster and Manouri cheese crostini, htipiti - a traditional Greek appetizer with roasted red peppers and feta cheese served with pita chips, green apple and fennel salad with honey-mustard-citrus dressing, oven-baked halibut plaki - a dish made with roasted tomatoes and aromatic Moschofilero wine served with rice pilaf, plus Greek yogurt cake with ouzo and orange syrup.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Maria's next Date Night Greek class, Ouzo. Orzo. Olive Oil, is on May 13.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Apr 8
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create vanilla-glazed apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, doughnuts filled with creamy Nutella covered in powdered sugar, baked strawberry buttermilk doughnuts with strawberry glaze, and baked maple spiced doughnuts with maple glaze. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Apr 9
12 to 2:30 pm
SUNDAY FUNDAY: YOGA BRUNCH
Join certified yoga instructor Devon Drag for a one-hour gentle but energizing all-levels yoga class in our kitchen. Please note the class is BYOM (bring your own mat!). Then, roll up your mats and head to the stovetop to create a nourishing brunch as this hands-on class makes waffled croque monsieur with ham and gruyère topped with béchamel, individual sausage and spinach quiches with sweet potato crust, strawberry Dutch baby with whipped ricotta cream, puff pastry cinnamon-sugar morning "buns" with orange zest, sugar snap pea and radish salad with mint and feta topped with white wine vinaigrette and pistachios, plus a cosmopolitan spritz cocktail.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Apr 10
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
TAKE THE CAKE
Step up your cake game with a variety of elements and techniques to create a decadent two-layer 6” chocolate cake. Learn how to infuse flavors, create different fillings to elevate the cake, texture frosting, and add a ganache drip over buttercream plus assorted finishing touches, from sprinkles to chopped nuts, for a stunning result. Join Kelly Wright, who traded 20 years of academic and industrial experience with a BS, MS, and PhD in science, for her love of creating beautiful cakes. The cakes are already baked, as this hands-on class learns the difference between different buttercreams, how to trim, stack, fill and ice a cake, and personalize it to your liking. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
Details
Kelly Wright
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Apr 10
1 to 3:30 pm
THE KITCHEN AT HOGWARTS
Rachelle Killian shares her magical powers in the kitchen with a class designed for adults who still believe in wizardry. This hands-on class will make Harry's favorite treacle tart, pumpkin pasties from Hogwarts Express, Mrs. Weasley's meat pie served with gillyweed (fried zucchini) stalks, dragon eggs in a potato nest with hollandaise sauce, Hagrid's cherry-chocolate rock cakes, plus a spellbinding frothy butterbeer cocktail with cream soda and butterscotch schnapps.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Apr 11
6 to 8:30 pm
SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT
Samin Nosrat's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering The Elements of Good Cooking with wonderful illustrations by Wendy MacNaughton can be found on nearly every chef and avid home cook's bookshelves. It explores the world's cuisines and unites the universal use of four elements. Lydia Gwin shares her favorites as the class enjoys avocado-citrus-beet salad with lemon vinaigrette, buttermilk-marinated roasted chicken with Meyer lemon salsa served with garlicky green beans and saffron rice, plus cardamom and saffron-infused pavlova with cardamom cream and pistachios.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, Apr 12
6 to 8:30 pm
VEGETABLE-CENTRIC
Delicious vegetables are the focus of this hands-on technique class using familiar and unfamiliar vegetables, roots, tubers, leaves, legumes, seeds, fruits, and aromatics. Learn to roast, braise, mash, fry, and salt to create gratin of any vegetable, cream of any vegetable soup, butter-braised vegetables, roasted vegetables, salted vegetables, plus how to cook leafy greens, and make a salad with homemade vinaigrette.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 12
6:30 to 9 pm
KILLIAN IT WITH PASTRIES - TART. FRITTER. PIE.
Treat yourself to a bit of laughter and some great treats, as Rachelle Killian slays sweet and savory pastries in a fun monthly series. Enjoy a traditional British Bakewell tart with raspberry jam and frangipane topped with almonds, apple fritter topped with vanilla glaze, savory cheesy tomato pie, plus a peach bellini.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Apr 13
11 am to 1:30 pm
WHACK THE KNIFE!
Master the knife, the most essential kitchen tool, and how to select the right knife for the right job as this knife skills class learns how to efficiently chop onions and other vegetables in this participation class that also teaches how to use and how to maintain and sharpen knives. Plus, learn how to use a boning knife on raw and roasted chicken, the difference between cleavers, and the best knife for slicing crusty bread as the class enjoys chicken panzanella salad and sliced devil's food cake for dessert. Bring your own knives (limit 3 knives per person) to class for free overnight sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Wed, Apr 13
6 to 8:30 pm
VEGAN BAKERS AREN’T AFRAID TO TAKE WHISKS
Give a huge welcome to educator Lisa Buchmeier as she shares her passion for creating wholesome, nourishing, simple, cholesterol-free vegan whole food plant-based treats that are naturally sweetened, flour-free, oil-free and incredibly satisfying. This hands-on class will make strawberry and golden flax seed bars with vegan nice cream, lemon squares made with Japanese sweet potatoes and aquafaba whipped cream, fudgy brownies with Brazil nut milk, plus vanilla nice cream with chocolate sauce and cocoa nibs.
Details
Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Apr 13
6:30 to 9 pm
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
Master the art of filling and forming and cooking delicious Chinese dumplings, as this class enjoys steamed shrimp shu mai, chicken pot stickers, pork-filled won tons for soup, char siu pork steamed buns, vegetarian spring rolls, and crab rangoon made with real crabmeat. The dumplings will be served with a variety of dipping sauces, such as sweet chile, lime-soy caramel, black vinegar-scallion, plum, peanut, and nuoc cham sauces.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 9.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Apr 16
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 29.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Apr 16
6 to 8:30 pm
PASTA, PASTA, PASTA
Homemade pasta is one of our most requested classes, and Rachelle Killian loves sharing some of our favorite recipes, as this hands-on class learns to mix, roll, and cut pasta dough. Work side-by-side with our experts creating fettuccine with short rib ragù, pesto bow tie pasta, angel hair in lemon cream sauce, butternut squash agnolotti in brown butter sauce, plus spinach-mushroom lasagna.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Apr 18
6 to 8:30 pm
OODLES OF NOODLES
Can't stop thinking about all the great noodles in Asia? Join us for a lively hands-on class making five exciting noodle dishes, including dan dan mien noodles with pork, sweet-and-spicy rice noodles with chicken, lo mein with beef and vegetables, fresh summer rolls with shrimp and cellophane noodles, plus chilled sesame soba noodles.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 19
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 24.
Details
Devon Drag
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Apr 22
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: NOT ALL PRINCESSES LIVE IN FAIRY TALES
Bring the King or Queen of your palace and join us for a magical afternoon in the kitchen creating desserts and goodies fit for a Prince or Princess. This hands-on class will make "melted" Olaf toasted marshmallow ice cream, Belle's apple rose tarts, Rapunzel's braided bread sticks, Snow White's candied apple slices, the little mermaid's rainbow fish crackers, unicorn bark with white chocolate and sprinkles and marshmallows, plus fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Apr 23
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SIZZLE AND SAMBA DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour samba dance lesson with dance instructor Andrea Osman, then create the sizzling and exotic cuisine of beautiful Brazil with Dawn Meyer. Start with sautéed shrimp in white wine cream sauce, then create the national dish of Brazil - feijoada with pork, sausage, black beans, shredded collard greens, fried bananas, rice, and fresh oranges. Sip on a delicious Caipirinha, and complete the evening with creamy flan flavored with lime zest. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our next available Date Night Dine and Dance class is Big Band Swing on May 7.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Apr 23
6 to 9 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is available again on June 4.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Apr 23
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HOT TO TRATTORIA
Join the ardent sous chef of Trattoria Marcella, Jeff Young, as he shares his enthusiasm for simple yet sophisticated Italian fare. This hands-on class will create roasted garlic and blistered cherry tomato bruschetta, shaved Brussels sprouts salad with roasted delicata squash topped with brown butter vinaigrette and pears, sausage and Calabrian chile agnolotti with parmesan and crisp prosciutto and kale, plus macerated strawberries with a sherry glaze served with zabaglione.
Details
Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Apr 24
5 to 7:30 pm
MOTHER'S DAY COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to Courtney Curtwright, co-owner of White Box Catering, who loves to share simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Courtney for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous cookies perfect for Mother's Day, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
Details
Courtney Curtwright
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Apr 24
5:30 to 8 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 17.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 26
6 to 8:30 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 19.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Apr 26
6:30 to 9 pm
A TASTE OF THE UNDERGROUND
With countless years of experience, a professional chef and a superb pastry chef share their talents creating super secret underground dinners in their time off from their kitchens. Established in 2009, ninety-three official Rogue Underground Dining Society events have been done in surprise unexpected locations such as a train station, art museum, theater, and warehouse, with locations given only days before the events and the menu announced at the table. Join us for an exciting and daring evening in our kitchen with undisclosed handshakes and the promise to keep their secret.
Details
Rogue Chefs
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Wed, Apr 27
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY
Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade Ranch dip, TIE fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 28.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Apr 30
12 to 2:30 pm
THE CHEF'S TABLE
The dynamic duo of chef Lou Rook, III and wine director Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market, have been leaving their fans awestruck in the kitchen of Kitchen Conservatory for more than two decades. Chef Lou will hand-select the finest ingredients available for an exquisite multi-course chef's tasting that is sure to please the palate, as Glenn expertly pairs each course with wine for a memorable afternoon.
Details
Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett
Chef
Demonstration
$110 Per Person
Sat, Apr 30
1 to 4 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: SUSHI - JUST ROLL WITH IT
It is okay to play with your food in this fun hands-on sushi class with Rohan Sarino and his mom, Rachel. Learn to make sushi rice using three different cooking vessels, use a sushi mat, work with sticky rice, and choose your own ingredients including tuna and salmon to create sushi rolls, inside-out rolls and nigiri-style sushi. Rohan shares his secrets to making spicy sriracha mayo. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Apr 30
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 16. Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, May 1
1 to 3:30 pm
ROPED IN WITH TED LASSO
Ted Lasso won our hearts with his daily “biscuits for the boss” shortbread tied up in a little pink box, and Lydia Gwin will win over this hands-on class with dishes from her favorite scenes. Learn to make fish-and-chips from Crown & Anchor Pub with mushy peas, Ted's bullseye "KC style BBQ" chicken wings, Roy Kent's favorite kabobs with Sam's Nigerian jollof rice, plus "finger in the peanut butter jar" pie with a Nutter Butter crust and a Richmond's Greyhound cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 23.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, May 2
6 to 8:30 pm
TACOS AND TEQUILA
Satisfy your taco cravings in a fun hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Learn to make three tantalizing tacos with housemade corn tortillas - grilled Baja fish tacos with chipotle sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo and queso fresco; shredded chile roasted duck tacos with crisp pork belly, avocado, and serrano sauce; sweet potato tacos with roasted peppers and chiles, toasted pepita, avocado, chipotle aïoli and pickled onions, plus a refreshing margarita.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, May 5
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: NOT ALL PRINCESSES LIVE IN FAIRY TALES
Bring the King or Queen of your palace and join us for a magical afternoon in the kitchen creating desserts and goodies fit for a Prince or Princess. This hands-on class will make "melted" Olaf toasted marshmallow ice cream, Belle's apple rose tarts, Rapunzel's braided bread sticks, Snow White's candied apple slices, the little mermaid's rainbow fish crackers, unicorn bark with white chocolate and sprinkles and marshmallows, plus fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, May 7
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BIG BAND SWING DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour swing dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then jitterbug into the kitchen to create a delicious steakhouse dinner, plus a refreshing orange bourbon smash. Learn to prepare a Caesar salad with garlic croutons topped with crispy prosciutto, cast iron New York strip steaks with gorgonzola sauce and bourbon mushrooms served with corn pudding and roasted broccoli with brown butter balsamic sauce, plus a molten chocolate lava cake with raspberry sauce. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, May 7
5 to 8 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BIG BAND SWING DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour swing dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then jitterbug into the kitchen to create a delicious steakhouse dinner, plus a refreshing orange bourbon smash. Learn to prepare a Caesar salad with garlic croutons topped with crispy prosciutto, cast iron New York strip steaks with gorgonzola sauce and bourbon mushrooms served with corn pudding and roasted broccoli with balsamic brown butter sauce, plus a molten chocolate lava cake with raspberry sauce. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, May 7
6:30 to 9 pm
PRETZELS - LET’S DO THE TWIST!
Twist and shout during a fun evening with Rachelle Killian discovering the easy techniques for making homemade pretzels. This hands-on class will learn the art of pretzel making with a Bavarian soft pretzel served with beer cheese, pretzel-wrapped sausages served with honey-mustard dip, garlic-rosemary pretzel knots, cheese-stuffed pretzel rolls, plus cinnamon sugar mini pretzels.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, May 9
6 to 8:30 pm
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
Master the art of filling and forming and cooking delicious Chinese dumplings, as this class enjoys steamed shrimp shu mai, chicken pot stickers, pork-filled won tons for soup, char siu pork steamed buns, vegetarian spring rolls, and crab rangoon made with real crabmeat. The dumplings will be served with a variety of dipping sauces, such as sweet chile, lime-soy caramel, black vinegar-scallion, plum, peanut, and nuoc cham sauces.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, May 9
6:30 to 9 pm
MARVELOUS MONTHLY MACARONS
Spend an exciting evening in the kitchen with the talented Tanya Ott perfecting the skills for stunning French almond macarons, using a variety of exquisite fillings. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make classic macarons filled with lemon buttercream with a piped floral design, tiramisù macarons with roasted coffee butter filling dusted with cocoa powder, triple chocolate macarons with chocolate shells with dark chocolate-coconut ganache and a white chocolate drizzle, plus Snickers macarons with a chocolate shell filled with salted caramel buttercream and peanut butter nougat then dipped in chocolate and drizzled with caramel and pecans. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
Details
Tanya Ott
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, May 10
6 to 8:30 pm
FOR FRYING OUT LOUD
Incredible crispy fried chicken, with three different methods and three different flavors, is abundant in this hands-on class with chef Mickey Kitterman, who has mastered the art of how to fry chicken. Create cast iron pan-fried chicken, deep-fried chicken, and stovetop deep-fried chicken, accompanied with mashed potatoes and gravy, luscious corn custard, plus double-fried chicken wings with Korean hot sauce, and flaky homemade biscuits slathered with jalapeño-honey butter.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, May 11
6 to 8:30 pm
GOODNESS, GRAIN-SCIOUS, GREAT BOWLS OF FIBER
Join Dara Boxer in the kitchen as she shares her passion for healthy and nutritional vegetarian grain bowls that are rich in flavor and fiber. This hands-on class will mix and match grains, vegetables, proteins, plus dressings or toppings to create a personalized grain bowl, served with Urban Chestnut Underdog American lager. Choose from farro, brown rice, quinoa, Israeli couscous, kale, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, along with topping choices of pico de gallo, orange tahini sauce, spicy peanut sauce, Green Goddess dressing, and creamy hummus for a delicious meal. #healthy
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Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, May 12
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OUZO. ORZO. OLIVE OIL.
Create an authentic Greek dinner with the delightful Maria Sakellariou. This hands-on class for couples will make ouzo-marinated grilled jumbo shrimp, Greek horiatiki salad spring rolls served with lemon-honey dipping sauce, grilled lamb chops with Mavrodaphne wine peppercorn sauce, orzo with roasted tomatoes and herbs, plus orange olive cake dusted with confectioner's sugar.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, May 13
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: PASTA WORKSHOP
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
Spend the day with Josh Galliano perfecting the art of Italian pasta dough. This hands-on class will learn to make a variety of fresh noodle shapes, including fettuccine, angel hair, pappardelle, ravioli, tortellini, agnolotti, cannelloni, and cavatelli, plus potato gnocchi and Nonna's Italian-American style lasagna. The pastas will be sauced with Bolognese, puttanesca, carbonara, Alfredo, béchamel, brown butter, lemon, and tomato sauces.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, May 14
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CINNAMON ROLLS AND BISCUITS! THAT'S MY JAM!
Join the delightful duo of Lydia Gwin and her 8-year-old son, Miles, for a fun interactive afternoon making impressive one-hour cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting, caramel pecan rolls, and colorful giant cake batter cinnamon rolls with vanilla glaze and sprinkles. This hands-on class will also make fresh butter, raspberry jam, and tender drop biscuits. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, May 14
12 to 2:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 4.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, May 14
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: PASTA WITH THE KID-DOUGH!
Spend a fun afternoon with Patty Goeke and a parent, grandparent, or your favorite aunt or uncle making fresh homemade pasta. This hands-on class will create cheese ravioli with a light cream sauce, long ribbons of tagliatelle pasta with ground pork ragù, plus Italian salad with lemon vinaigrette, and chocolate lava cake with raspberry sauce. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Patty Goeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, May 15
1 to 3:30 pm
A FLURRY OF FOUR CURRIES
Step into the kitchen for a flurry of activities, as things heat up with flavorful Thai curries. This hands-on class will create green chicken curry with Thai eggplant, Massaman curry with beef and potatoes, panang pork curry with red bell peppers, Prik Khing Bangkok curry with shrimp and snow peas -- all served on jasmine rice, plus strawberry sorbet.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, May 16
6:30 to 9 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, May 17
6 to 8:30 pm
LET'S PLAY HOOKY
Bring a date! Bring your friends! Bring your family! Mickey Kitterman is playing hooky with his favorite "let's kick back" fish dishes. This hands-on class will spend an appealing evening creating smoked and butter-poached lobster rolls, Mickey's favorite fish tacos, crab and corn quesadillas with avocado salsa, and mahi mahi burgers with saffron aïoli on very soft buns.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, May 17
6:30 to 9 pm
MODERN SAUCES
Herbs, citrus, olive oil, and yogurt are the keys to creating modern sauces for vibrant and more intense flavors as the perfect addition to stunning dishes. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman creates Argentine cowboy rib-eye steaks with lemon-oregano chimichurri, grilled feta-brined chicken breast with Greek herb tzatziki, Malaysian sambal halibut with hot peppers and coconut milk and ginger roasted in banana leaf packages, plus deep-fried Brussels sprouts salad with Moroccan preserved lemon vinaigrette.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, May 18
6 to 8:30 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, May 19
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH FARE - SABAYON ET GÂTEAU
Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy poached asparagus and peas with parmesan sabayon, sautéed chicken breast with mushroom and cream sauce, glazed carrots en cartouche, plus French strawberry cake.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, May 21
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create vanilla-glazed apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, doughnuts filled with creamy Nutella covered in powdered sugar, baked strawberry buttermilk doughnuts with strawberry glaze, and baked maple spiced doughnuts with maple glaze. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on April 30, Jedi Academy on May 28, and Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 4.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, May 21
12 to 2:30 pm
SLIDERS AND SHAKES
Thick milk shakes laced with booze and a trio of tasty sliders with homemade buns makes for a perfect evening of indulgence. This lively hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will make open-face crab cake sliders with red cabbage slaw, ground chicken sliders on homemade buns with kale-tomato relish and a thick slab of fresh mozzarella, black bean sliders with paprika aïoli, plus onion rings, classic cobb salad, and a chocolate-cherry bourbon shake.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, May 23
6 to 8:30 pm
MASA TO MI CASA - HOT TAMALES
Spend a thoroughly exciting evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman creating an a"maize"ing variety of tamales and a margarita. This hands-on class will make pork tamales with tomatillo salsa wrapped in banana leaves, chipotle chicken tamales with smoky roasted tomato salsa wrapped in corn husks, and mango-cream cheese tamales with tequila-infused strawberry sauce, plus Mexican street corn.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, May 24
6 to 8:30 pm
WHEN LIFE’S A DRAG, FASTEN YOUR SWEET BELTS
Pastry chef Harry Fiebelman proves that life is anything but a drag for Ru Paul fans or anyone who likes sweets. Spend a fun evening in the kitchen creating cocktails and desserts as this hands-on class makes the Tammie Brownie - a cake-style brownie that is a little nutty with almonds and walnuts, Manila vanilla ice cream, Scone-ique Love vanilla bean-cinnamon scones with cardamom glaze for a kick of spice, Kim Chee-secake - honey-vanilla cheesecake with a sesame swirl, plus Ginger Binge bourbon cocktail, and It's Monsoon Season vodka-berry cocktail.
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Harry Fiebelman
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, May 24
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: BREAD BASKET
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
Conquer the art of baking delicious yeast breads in this hands-on class that will cover all kinds of delicious, home-baked breads, including baguettes, rolls, pizza, rye, whole-grain, and sandwich breads. The class will make natural starters, sponges, crusty breads, and enriched doughs. Plus, learn how to make the amazing no-knead, slow-rise bread. Each participant will take home sourdough starter.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, May 28
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY
Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade Ranch dip, TIE fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, May 28
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 24.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sat, May 28
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, May 29
5 to 7:30 pm
HOW DO YOU DO, DOUGHNUTS?
Greetings to all doughnut lovers, whether your preference is cake doughnuts, yeast doughnuts, or a combo to please everyone. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will create an assortment of doughnuts, including classic yeasted doughnuts with chocolate or vanilla glaze and optional sprinkles, lemon pie doughnuts filled with lemon curd and topped with toasted Swiss meringue, powdered sugar doughnut holes, maple bacon short Johns, plus baked coffee cake doughnuts.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 4
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE
Everyone will feel nostalgic with the bright colors and flavors of a myriad of candies reminiscent of your favorite candy store, starting with gummy candies in many shapes - flowers, hearts, stars, bunnies, birds, snails, pigs, and more. Join Amanda Anderson and learn to make fun oven-melted suckers using a popular fruit candy to create a variety of flavors and shapes and color combinations, caramel-chocolate candy "bars" with or without peanuts and plenty of fun toppings, honeycomb candy - an exciting experiment of homemade caramel with a secret ingredient that creates an explosive good time, unicorn fudge, plus chocolate dipped marshmallows with exciting toppings of sprinkles and more. Candy made in class may be taken home. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jun 4
12 to 2:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 4
6:30 to 9 pm
NUTS ABOUT VEGAN
Spend a fascinating afternoon in the kitchen with Rachel Moeller creating a vegan spread transforming nuts in creative ways. This hands-on class will make crêpes Florentine with cashew "ricotta", walnut "chorizo" tacos with ancho-pepita pesto served with black beans and cilantro-coconut rice, plus pumpkin pecan pie with gingersnap crust and Amaretto "cream", and a fresh pineapple piña colada. #healthy
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Rachel Moeller
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jun 5
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LIFE OF THE PAELLA PARTY
Grab your partner and join the party with Mickey Kitterman creating manchego-chorizo puffs and tortilla patatas bravas, perfect for any celebration. This hands-on class designed for couples will make two paellas - traditional paella Valencia loaded with seafood and chicken and sausage, plus chicken and chorizo paella. The party wouldn't be complete without classic red sangria and queso flan with seasonal fruit.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Jun 5
5 to 7:30 pm
THE BREAD RISES IN THE YEAST
Rachelle Killian shares tips and techniques for bread baking and takes the fear out of working with yeast, from proofing the yeast to kneading and shaping the dough. This hands-on class will learn the basics of yeast breads with French baguettes, a loaf of white sandwich bread, fluffy dinner rolls, rosemary focaccia, and challah.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 6
6 to 8:30 pm
PAN SAUCES IN A FLASH
Dara Boxer shows how to turn three pan-cooked proteins into incredible dishes with a variety of easy-to-make pan sauces served with brown rice and French green beans. Enjoy chicken, salmon, and beef paired with rosemary-mushroom cream sauce, tomato-thyme-balsamic sauce, and piccata sauce, plus fresh berries with sweet ricotta.
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Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Jun 9
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FISH AND SEAFOOD
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This very popular participation class will show everything you need to know about selecting, preparing, and cooking all different kinds of fish and shellfish. Our fish expert, Jon Lowe, will give the class much flexibility in creating the dishes they most want to learn. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Bob's Seafood, 8660 Olive Boulevard, to select the fish.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$200 Per Person
Sat, Jun 11
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: EAT IT LIKE PAC MAN
Four decades have passed since the inception of Pac Man, and kids are still eating up video games one pixel at a time. Join the awesome duo of Lydia Gwin and her 8-year-old son, Miles, for a fun afternoon learning to level up your cooking skills with Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired chili dogs and golden onion rings, Fortnight Durr burgers with Minecraft creeper juice, Mario and Luigi's favorite spaghetti and meatballs with mushroom ragù, plus Minecraft Rice Krispies treats. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jun 12
5:30 to 8 pm
FALAFELS: PUT IT IN A PITA
Spend a memorable afternoon making homemade pita and falafels with Rachelle Killian. This hands-on vegetarian class will make homemade hummus dip with oil-cured olives and fried garlic, homemade pita pockets stuffed with chickpea falafel in tahini sauce and cucumber salad, green celery-dill-parsley-mint falafels with red bell pepper, phyllo turnovers with feta and fennel, plus pistachio-honey cake with sweetened yogurt topping.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 13
6 to 8:30 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - THE BERRY EDITION
A fan of The Great British Baking Show, Mickey Kitterman shares some of his favorite desserts and pastries that could be on the show in this hands-on class for the amateur baker. Learn to make a strawberry marzipan tart with Sambuca ice cream, blackberry and rhubarb crumble with crème anglaise, raspberry swirl lemon bars, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 13
6:30 to 9 pm
FRENCH FARE - GRAND AÏOLI
Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy le grand aïoli - a beautiful feast that transforms a Provençal meal into a celebration with plenty of aïoli surrounded by a huge platter of fresh spring vegetables including French radishes, asparagus, haricots verts, squash, zucchini, and hard boiled eggs. Enjoy a lovely presentation of grouper and chicken poached with herbes de Provence, plus limoncello mousse.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jun 18
11 am to 1:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: HOME SWEET HOME
The best recipe for a fun afternoon in the kitchen includes a parent, a child, and lots of lip-smacking, finger-licking desserts. Join Devon Drag to make chewy marshmallow blondies with butterscotch and chocolate chips, Oreo-white chocolate popcorn, one-bowl chocolate brownies, easy homemade vanilla ice cream with strawberry sauce and vanilla whipped cream, no-bake monster cookie bars with peanut butter and mini M&Ms, plus a sugar cookie "pizza" with fresh fruit. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Devon Drag
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jun 18
12 to 2:30 pm
A FORCE OF HOBBIT
Bilbo and Frodo's love for food has inspired Rachelle Killian to start this middle earth dining adventure with endives filled with goat cheese, apples, toasted walnuts and dried cranberries drizzled with honey. This hands-on class will make Radagast's magic mushroom salad with roasted portobello mushrooms and shaved parmesan and herb vinaigrette, ogre's dwarf pot pies (substituted with chicken, of course), Sam Wise's mashed taters, lembas "waybread" that sustained Frodo and Sam, plus a ring to rule them all - a Paris-Brest ring of choux pastry filled with praline mousseline decorated with almonds and powdered sugar, and conclude with a Miruvor cocktail from Imladris with gin, elderflower liqueur, white tea and blossom water.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 20
6 to 8:30 pm
ROPED IN WITH TED LASSO
Ted Lasso won our hearts with his daily “biscuits for the boss” shortbread tied up in a little pink box, and Lydia Gwin will win over this hands-on class with dishes from her favorite scenes. Learn to make fish-and-chips from Crown & Anchor Pub with mushy peas, Ted's bullseye "KC style BBQ" chicken wings, Roy Kent's favorite kabobs with Sam's Nigerian jollof rice, plus "finger in the peanut butter jar" pie with a Nutter Butter crust and a Richmond's Greyhound cocktail.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Jun 23
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 24
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FRENCH PASTRY
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This hands-on class will teach how to make and bake classic French pastries. Learn how to roll out and fold into many flaky layers homemade buttery puff pastry and croissant dough. These delicious doughs will be baked into pain au chocolat, palmiers, pinwheels, croissants, cheese straws, kouign amann - individual flaky Breton butter pastries, and other scrumptious desserts.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Jun 25
11 am to 4 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: MORE ADVENTURES WITH SAWYER
Nine-year-old Sawyer Galliano might argue who is the chef and who is the sous chef when it comes to cooking with her dad, chef Josh Galliano. Join them both for an adventurous afternoon in the kitchen creating a duo of beignets -- one with powdered sugar and the other stuffed with crawfish, chicken parmesan with homemade red gravy, potato au gratin, shakshuka zucchini, plus chocolate cheesecake served with strawberry coulis and tropical party punch. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jun 25
12 to 2:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 16.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jun 26
1 to 3:30 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join Rachelle Killian 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 perfect for the season. Rachelle 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.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 27
6 to 8:30 pm
BACK TO BASICS
The past few years have brought more new cooks to the kitchen who are ready to dive in and learn the basics of cooking, and includes everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors. Join us in the kitchen in a four-week course with the incredible Dawn Meyer as she provides clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking and focuses on knife skills and learning to sear, sauté, bake, roast, cook with cast iron, and stir-fry. Learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and easy meals, create one-pot meals, sheet pan meals, salads and homemade dressings, side dishes, soup, sauces, basic bread baking, and easy desserts.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Jul 7
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jul 14
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jul 21
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jul 28
6 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jul 16
12 to 2:30 pm