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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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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.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Oct 25
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BELLES AND BALLS
Ladies, grab your gents for a grand evening in the kitchen that is all about the balls - the meatballs! Join Rachelle Killian for a hands-on class creating a romaine and mozzarella Italian salad with artichoke hearts and tomatoes dressed with red wine vinaigrette, freshly ground chicken and bacon meatballs served over handmade pasta with Alfredo sauce, beef meatballs seasoned with jalapeños and mustard in a mini sub sandwich smothered in marinara and grilled onions, all served with an Urban Chestnut Schnickelfritz, plus bite-size cinnamon doughnut holes.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Oct 25
5 to 7:30 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join Devon Drag 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. Devon 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.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Oct 26
6 to 8:30 pm
THE A-BEE-C'S OF HONEY
Add bee keeper to the long list of chef Bob Colosimo's many talents! Sit back and enjoy an exquisite meal prepared with honey from Bob's bees as he shares the buzz about bee keeping and honey production. Enjoy gorgonzola and walnut arancini with Calabrian chile honey, orange and romaine salad with honey-poppyseed dressing, roasted honey-mustard glazed pork loin with honey-bourbon agrodolce served with braised kale and farro, plus honey polenta pound cake with freshly 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.
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Bob Colosimo
Chef
Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Oct 28
6 to 8:30 pm
WITCHES' NIGHT OUT
Grab the broom and prepare to cackle, as the queen of Halloween creates a ghoulish evening of spine-chilling fare. Vikki DiMattia performs a little hocus-pocus in the kitchen creating a Velvet Vamp Chambord-rum cocktail with cranberry juice, wickedly good shrimp scampi served with "broom sticks", a cauldron of chicken curry served over jasmine rice with squash and served with Gewurtztraminer wine, plus almond and Amaretto baked apples wrapped in parchment bundles served with crème anglaise.
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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Oct 28
6:30 to 9 pm
THE SANDWICH SHOWDOWN
Learn the craft of creating superb sandwiches with Mickey Kitterman as he ranks the three best sandwiches in the world. This hands-on class will create the Monte Cristo - a batter-fried layered ham and turkey sandwich with gruyère dusted with confectioner's sugar and served with jam, the muffuletta - a New Orleanian/Italian invention of an entire round loaf of Italian peasant bread hollowed out and stuffed with layers of Italian-cured meats and provolone and an olive salad, and the Cubano - Florida's favorite sandwich named for the island with layers of ham and citrus-roasted pork with Swiss cheese, pickles, Creole mustard on sweet Cuban bread and toasted in a sandwich press. Enjoy the sandwiches with Saratoga chips and a choice of beer or zero proof beer.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Oct 29
6 to 8:30 pm
GRATEFUL FOR GRATINS
Give thanks for a cornucopia of delicious gratins from Dawn Meyer's collection of tried-and-true recipes. Enjoy eggplant and spicy Italian sausage gratin, gnocchi gratin with broccoli and spinach, fennel-potato gratin with taleggio and parmesan cheese, pasta carbonara gratin with pancetta and fontina cheese, plus brandied apple gratin with yogurt sorbet.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Oct 29
6:30 to 9 pm
TEENS TAKE ON THE WORLD OF COOKING - INDIA
Teens Take on the World of Cooking is designed for teens, ages 12 to 16, utilizing a variety of culinary skills to prepare dishes throughout the world, with lessons on geography, language and culture. Lydia Gwin will inspire teens to take charge in the kitchen with their own artistry along with the responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes.
Teens will explore India in this hands-on class creating paneer tikka masala with cucumber raita and rice, butter chicken curry with homemade naan, plus coconut ladoo - an Indian confection, and chai tea.
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Lydia Gwin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Fri, Oct 30
11 am to 2 pm
A NEW GENERATION OF COOKS - FOCUS ON ENGLAND
A New Generation of Cooks is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, excited to take their cooking journey to the next level. Lydia Gwin has inspired her own children to take charge in the kitchen with the skills and responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes. Focus will be on cooking an international cuisine utilizing a variety of techniques, and will include lessons on geography, language and culture.
This hands-on class will focus on England with classic British scones served with homemade raspberry jam and homemade butter, sausage rolls - a savory comfort food for the Brits with sausage and caramelized onions baked in puff pastry, and fish and chips wrapped in newspaper served with malt vinegar.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Fri, Oct 30
12:30 to 3:30 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 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.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Oct 30
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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Oct 31
11 am to 1:30 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
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Oct 31
6 to 8:30 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 an "everything bagel" salad with smoked salmon and caper-dill dressing, pumpkin cheesecake-stuffed brioche French toast with bourbon-vanilla maple syrup, apple spice muffins with cinnamon streusel, an apple Dutch baby with chicken sausage, butternut squash-ham-kale hash with pepitas, plus rye and pomegranate punch.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Devon's next Yoga Brunch class with a new menu is available on January 10.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Nov 1
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SHAKE AND STEAK
Couples will shake things up with a new twist to diner food. This hands-on class will spend a fun evening in the kitchen with Julie Malloy preparing mushroom soup with gruyère and thyme croutons, grilled rib-eye steak served on grilled garlic-seasoned sourdough bread with slow-roasted tomatoes, shaved Brussels sprouts sautéed with bacon, ruffle potato chips, plus white chocolate-macadamia nut bars, and a Kahlúa-Oreo milkshake.
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Julie Malloy
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Nov 1
5 to 7:30 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.
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Kelly Wright
Culinary Educator
Celebration Cakes by Kelly
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Nov 1
5:30 to 8 pm
BOWL-ING FOR SOUP
Create satisfying autumnal soups perfect for the cold weather ahead. Using seasonal ingredients, this hands-on class with the talented Kaitlyn Vohs will create classic French onion soup with croque monsieur croutons, roasted butternut squash and coconut soup with toasted pepitas and lime cream, roasted garlic and corn cream soup, and pumpkin and turkey chili with avocado cream.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Nov 2
6 to 8:30 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 dessert baos with vanilla custard and chocolate filling.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Nov 3
6 to 8:30 pm
A NEW GENERATION OF COOKS - FOCUS ON INDIA
A New Generation of Cooks is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, excited to take their cooking journey to the next level. Lydia Gwin has inspired her own children to take charge in the kitchen with the skills and responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes. Focus will be on cooking an international cuisine utilizing a variety of techniques, and will include lessons on geography, language and culture.
This hands-on class will focus on India with paneer tikka masala with cucumber raita and rice, butter chicken curry with homemade naan, plus coconut ladoo - an Indian confection, and chai tea.
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Lydia Gwin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Wed, Nov 4
11 am to 2 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - FALL EDITION
Join Mickey Kitterman, a fan of The Great British Baking Show, in the "tent" for another season of British baking. The only requirements are proper British etiquette and a curiosity for baking, as Mickey 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 butterscotch pots de crème, pear and frangipane crostata, chai shortbread with chai ice cream, plus Mickey's adaptation of Mary Berry's Black Forest gâteau.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Nov 4
6 to 8:30 pm
VIVA LAS VEGAN
Caryn Dugan, the plant-based educator known as the STLVegGirl, and owner and founder of Center for Plant-based Living, has hit the jackpot with her winning vegan dishes. Enjoy a spectacular vegan show, as Caryn creates white bean and sage soup with potatoes and onions, a "superhero" blueberry-sweet potato-quinoa salad with edamame and oranges tossed in orange-walnut dressing, plus pumpkin apple crisp with maple syrup and tahini.
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Center for Plant-based Living
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Nov 5
6 to 8:30 pm
TEENS TAKE ON THE WORLD OF COOKING - CUBA
Teens Take on the World of Cooking is designed for teens, ages 12 to 16, utilizing a variety of culinary skills to prepare dishes throughout the world, with lessons on geography, language and culture. Lydia Gwin will inspire teens to take charge in the kitchen with their own artistry along with the responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes.
Teens will explore Cuba with flavors influenced by Spain, Africa and the Caribbean in this hands-on class creating Cuban fried sweet plantains, arroz con pollo, cocido de garbanzos - chickpea-chorizo stew with butternut squash and potatoes, and beef empanadas.
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Lydia Gwin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Fri, Nov 6
11 am to 2 pm
A NEW GENERATION OF COOKS - FOCUS ON CHINA
A New Generation of Cooks is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, excited to take their cooking journey to the next level. Lydia Gwin has inspired her own children to take charge in the kitchen with the skills and responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes. Focus will be on cooking an international cuisine utilizing a variety of techniques, and will include lessons on geography, language and culture.
This hands-on class will focus on China with jiaozi potstickers filled with pork and cabbage served with garlic-soy-sesame dipping sauce, basic fried rice with a choice of proteins, smashed cucumber salad, plus Chinese almond cookies.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Fri, Nov 6
12:30 to 3:30 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 January 15.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Nov 6
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Amelia Lux, perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, each filled with a distinctive ganache. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make cocoa macarons with raspberry sour cream ganache, espresso macarons with cappuccino ganache, green tea macarons with matcha-white chocolate ganache, plus lemon macarons with lemon-star anise ganache. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
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Amelia Lux
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Nov 7
11 am to 2 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 including rock-and-roll shrimp tempura rolls with cheese and cucumbers, salmon-asparagus dynamite rolls with spicy mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sat, Nov 7
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: OUI, OUI, OUI
It is impossible to say no to an evening with the girls dining on exquisite French cuisine. Enjoy French onion soup with gruyère crust, poached pear salad, duck confit with cherry sauce on celeriac-potato purée, and an impressive hot chocolate soufflé with crème anglaise.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Nov 7
6:30 to 9 pm
MY FIRST THANKSGIVING
No need to fret! Whether the in-laws are coming to town, it is the very first Thanksgiving dinner you are preparing all by yourself, or you just need to brush up on your turkey skills, Dawn Meyer guides the way to stress-free preparation in this hands-on class. From beginning to end, learn to make roasted turkey with fresh herb butter, traditional herb dressing, homemade pan gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, Dawn’s family favorite - sweet potatoes with brown sugar, green beans with shallots and caramelized pecans, plus pumpkin pie with maple sugar whipped cream.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Nov 8
12:30 to 3:30 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: REBEL CHEF
Rebel Chef: In Search of What Matters is a fascinating read of an adopted French woman without a culinary degree who moved to San Francisco for a better chance of success, becoming the first female chef in the United States to be awarded three Michelin stars in 2018 for her restaurant Atelier Crenn. As the class discusses the book, they will enjoy a kir Breton, Dominique's onion soup - a cheese gnocchi topped with onion broth, roasted trout with cidre sabayon, frisée salad with warm chestnut vinaigrette, plus seckel pear sorbet on sage cake.
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 more than 125 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Nov 8
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SEA AND SOD
Couples will create a sumptuous surf-and-turf feast in this hands-on class with Rachelle Killian, starting with grilled wild mushroom salad on mâche with shaved romano and champagne vinaigrette. Sip on a tropical pineapple-ginger-rum breeze, and prepare bacon-wrapped filet mignon with blue cheese butter and fried shallots, lobster and shrimp mac-and-cheese, vegetable-stuffed twice-baked potatoes, plus blueberry sour cream pie with a pecan topping.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Nov 8
5 to 7:30 pm
LET IT BE - BOURBON, BACON, BROWN SUGAR
Josh Galliano shares words of wisdom of three of the most enticing ingredients - bourbon, bacon, and brown sugar. Join him in a hands-on class to create a sumptuous meal of mixed greens with raspberry-bourbon vinaigrette and spiced pecans, bacon muffins with bacon jam, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin with rye whiskey glaze, glazed sweet potatoes and caramelized onions, plus brown sugar pie with an oat crust.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Nov 9
6 to 8:30 pm
SHUT THE LID! INSTANT POT FOR FALL
Rachel Sarino, of STL Cake Pops, is a busy mom, wife and business owner, keeping up with her active children. Finding quick-and-easy ways to prep meals for her family is important, and the Instant Pot is key. Rachel shares tips, tricks and great recipes that will get you started with using the Instant Pot or any other pressure cooker as she demonstrates fall dishes, including artichoke dip, smothered pork chops, loaded mac-and-cheese, plus gingerbread bread pudding.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
StL Cake Pops
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Mon, Nov 9
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
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Nov 10
6 to 8:30 pm
BROWNIE THROW DOWN
Everyone seems to have their own ideas about what makes the perfect brownie! Should they be chewy, cakey or fudgy? Join the delightful Lydia Gwin in a brownie throw down, as this hands-on class bakes classic fudge brownies, loaded marshmallow-peanut butter brownies, Mexican brownies, and fabulous brownie cookies with salted caramel creme filling.
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Lydia Gwin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Nov 10
6:30 to 9 pm
PRETTY CAKE DECORATING
Join the delightful Megan Rois, bakery manager of The Cakery, 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.
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Megan Rois
Pastry Chef
The Cakery
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Nov 11
6 to 8:30 pm
FLIPPIN' THANKSGIVING
Lydia Gwin turns Thanksgiving (and the turkey) upside down to take the chaos out of the kitchen and keep it wear it belongs... at the family table! Learn some great tips for time management as this hands-on class makes herb-rubbed turkey cooked upside down, housemade sourdough and rye stuffing, gravy from scratch, Lydia's Brussels sprouts au gratin - a family favorite, ginger and molasses glazed root vegetables, gruyère popovers, plus cheddar apple pie.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Nov 11
6 to 9 pm
PASTA ROLLER DERBY
Sidle up to the counter with Mickey Kitterman where elbow action is allowed when using the pasta machine to make fresh homemade pasta. This exciting hands-on class will make roasted red pepper linguine served with lobster-crab-shrimp tutto mare, baked pesto lasagna with fresh pasta sheets layered with basil pesto and béchamel sauce, plus paglia e fieno (straw and hay pasta) with a duo of spinach and egg noodles tossed with pancetta and mushrooms and cream.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Nov 12
6 to 8:30 pm
TEENS TAKE ON THE WORLD OF COOKING - FRANCE
Teens Take on the World of Cooking is designed for teens, ages 12 to 16, utilizing a variety of culinary skills to prepare dishes throughout the world, with lessons on geography, language and culture. Lydia Gwin will inspire teens to take charge in the kitchen with their own artistry along with the responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes.
Teens will explore France in this hands-on class creating individual gruyère soufflés served with with a field green salad with Dijon dressing, and discover the finicky art of French strawberry macarons with buttercream filling, then finish with a plat de fromage with four classic French cheeses to explore flavors, textures, and a few French adjectives to add to your vocabulary.
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Lydia Gwin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Fri, Nov 13
11 am to 2 pm
A NEW GENERATION OF COOKS - FOCUS ON INDIA
A New Generation of Cooks is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, excited to take their cooking journey to the next level. Lydia Gwin has inspired her own children to take charge in the kitchen with the skills and responsibilities that come along with cooking exciting dishes. Focus will be on cooking an international cuisine utilizing a variety of techniques, and will include lessons on geography, language and culture.
This hands-on class will focus on India with paneer tikka masala with cucumber raita and rice, butter chicken curry with homemade naan, plus coconut ladoo - an Indian confection, and chai tea.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Fri, Nov 13
12:30 to 3:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: LUCK, BE A LADY
Count on a little malarkey and a whole lot of fun in an evening for the girls with Rachelle Killian. Enjoy beet and bacon salad with blue cheese and Dijon vinaigrette, Irish buttermilk soda bread with bacon and cheddar, beef shepherd's pie topped with mashed potatoes, maple Dijon roasted carrots, plus Irish cream-chocolate cheesecake and a Nutty Irishmen cocktail topped with whipped cream and fresh nutmeg.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Nov 13
6 to 8:30 pm
FIRST IMPRESSIONS
In any language, first impressions can mean a world of difference, and food can say it louder than words. Join the talented Maria Sakellariou creating holiday appetizers with family favorites from Greece and the Florida Panhandle, as this hands-on class makes grilled rack of lamb herbed lollipops drizzled with olive oil and lemon, chicken and shrimp jambalaya phyllo rolls with andouille sausage, savory eggplant cheesecake, Greek feta pastry "cigars", Maria's tasty Greek meatballs with homemade tzatziki dipping sauce, plus phyllo flutes filled with apples, walnuts, dried apricots and drizzled with light lemon-scented syrup.
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Maria Sakellariou
Chef-Owner
Culinary Odyssey
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Nov 13
6:30 to 9 pm
IN GOOD SHAPE WITH PASTA
Homemade pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, and is married with perfect saucy partners. Chef Josh Galliano will roll out, shape, and create stunning pasta dishes, including homemade farfalle with spiced shrimp and roasted cauliflower, braised chicken with rapini and cherry peppers and ricotta cavatelli, beautiful Venetian lasagna, potato gnocchi with wild boar ragù, homemade ravioli with seasonal fillings, and authentic alfredo with tagliatelle.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Sat, Nov 14
10 am to 12:30 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.
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Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Onesto Pizza & Trattoria
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Nov 14
6 to 8:30 pm
WHEN I'M NOT A CRAB, I'M A SOLE MAN
Jon Lowe shares his passion for crab, as this hands-on class focuses on Jonah and Alaskan king crab and the four grades from claw, backfin, special, and jumbo lump. Learn to make crab bisque from homemade crab stock, fried crab fritters with caper rémoulade and peppadew jam dipping sauces, warm crab salad with avocado and pickled onions on bibb lettuce with white cheddar croutons and soft-boiled eggs tossed in whole grain mustard-honey vinaigrette, plus crab-stuffed sole with citrus basmati rice and seasonal vegetables.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sun, Nov 15
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HEAVY METAL COOKING
Couples will cast a spell on cooking with heavy cast iron pans creating rich Southern flavors. Join Mickey Kitterman, as this hands-on class makes skillet crab imperial served with grilled bread, wilted kale-red onion-mushroom salad with mini pimiento cheese balls, cast iron flat iron steaks with redeye gravy, spicy Cajun corn maque choux, plus skillet buttermilk pie.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Nov 15
5 to 7:30 pm
CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
Give a tip of the pastry bag our cookie and cake artist Amber Tomlin who shares her skills for mastering royal icing and inspires everyone to discover their inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous Christmas cookies. Follow along for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous holiday cookies using a variety of pastry tips, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Christmas Cookie Decorating classes are available on November 22, November 29, December 2 (day), December 6, December 9 (day), and December 13.
Details
Amber Tomlin
Culinary Educator
Bebe's Bake Shoppe
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Nov 15
5:30 to 8 pm
SELF-COMPOSED
Wear smart, comfortable shoes, put on a Kitchen Conservatory apron, and build your kitchen confidence as every student completes every dish from start to finish with impressive results. This hands-on class will each make their own coquilles St. Jacques, salmon in puff pastry with tomato-spinach gratin, garden salad with homemade dressing, plus soufflé au Grand Marnier.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Nov 16
6 to 8:30 pm
DESSERTS SO STUNNING THEY WILL IMPRESS AN ITALIAN MOMMA
Inspired by trips to Italy along with plenty of time in the kitchen to refine his baking skills, Mickey Kitterman shares four impressive Italian desserts. This hands-on class will make Amaretto zabaglione - an iconic Italian custard spiked with Amaretto and served with fresh fruit and toasted almonds, light and luscious mascarpone panna cotta garnished with whipped cream and fresh fruit, torte pignoli - also known as torte della nonna because every Italian grandmother has their own version, plus Sicilian ricotta cassatta cake - a rum-soaked sponge cake layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruit and pistachios and decorated with marzipan.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Nov 17
6 to 8:30 pm
READY, SET, BAKE!
In Great Britain, scones are biscuits and biscuits are cookies, and jammie dodgers are the much-loved biscuits that we would simply call two lovely shortbread cookies sandwiched around berry jam. Join Jane Callahan in the kitchen to create four British treats including jammie dodgers, chocolate hobnobs - an oatie cookie covered with chocolate, scones, and roly-polys - a simple pie crust cookie.
Details
Jane Callahan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Nov 18
6 to 9 pm
JACK OF HEARTS
Jack MacMurray always plays his cards right to win over fans with his knack for flavors. Enjoy a delightful evening, as Jack prepares pumpkin ricotta ravioli with herb brown butter, sage roasted turkey breast, green beans and glazed carrots, mashed potatoes with savory gravy, plus chocolate mousse profiteroles.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Old Hickory Golf Club
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Nov 18
6:30 to 9 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 creamy sausage and cheese tortellini soup with no knead Dutch oven crusty bread, cauliflower soup with hazelnuts and bacon served with gruyère and black pepper popovers, plus apple caramel cheesecake 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
Lydia Gwin
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Nov 19
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, mahi mahi burgers with saffron aïoli on very soft buns, Napa cabbage salad with pickled raisins and toasted almonds, plus asparagus "frites".
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Thu, Nov 19
6:30 to 9 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 caramelized onion-bacon-blue cheese pizza, cherry tomato pizza margherita, Italian sausage-red onion-wild mushroom pizza, and roasted garlic-bell pepper-fontina cheese 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.
Details
Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Nov 20
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, including proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies. Barry uses the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, Biscoff cookie macarons with Speculoos buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
Details
Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Demonstration
$65 Per Person
Sat, Nov 21
11 am to 2 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WHAT'S YOUR CANDY CRUSH?
Designs and formulas have been computer-generated for virtually creating the most exciting treats that could make it impossible to choose a favorite candy crush. Join Amanda Anderson and learn to make orange creamsicle white chocolate truffles, caramel apple suckers, marshmallow popcorn balls with colorful sprinkle add-ins, Kool Aid taffy, sesame crunch candy, plus orange jelly jewels with a modern ingredient. 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.

Register now for Heir and a Parent: Gingerbread House, with classes available from November 28 through December 13.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Nov 21
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, bouef bourguignon with potato gratin dauphinoise, plus almond pithiviers with fresh berries.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Nov 21
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: DON'T CALL ME TACO!
Rachelle Killian creates magic with three tasty "non-taco" tacos for a relaxing evening with the ladies. Enjoy a refreshing margarita, taco-seasoned chicken salad in a lettuce wrap, Rachelle's spaghetti "taco" with marinara sauce in a crisp shell of parmesan cheese, plus chocolate ice cream "tacos" served in a chocolate-dipped pizzelle shells with whipped cream and sprinkles.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Nov 21
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.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Nov 22
12:30 to 3 pm
WHACK THE KNIFE!
Master the knife, the most essential kitchen tool, and how to select the right knife for the right job as the 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 overnight free sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Sun, Nov 22
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
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Nov 22
5 to 7:30 pm
CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
Give a tip of the pastry bag our cookie and cake artist Amber Tomlin who shares her skills for mastering royal icing and inspires everyone to discover their inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous Christmas cookies. Follow along for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous holiday cookies using a variety of pastry tips, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
Details
Amber Tomlin
Culinary Educator
Bebe's Bake Shoppe
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Nov 22
5:30 to 8 pm
VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS
Get a head start on holiday planning with an array of elf-approved treats perfect for gift giving or your own private stash. This hands-on class will make cranberry-walnut pinwheels, creamy maple walnut fudge, pecan pie tarts, rum balls, peppermint bark, peanut brittle, cream cheese mints, candied pecans, and sugar plums, of course!
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Nov 23
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
$60 Per Person
Mon, Nov 23
6:30 to 9 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
$60 Per Person
Tue, Nov 24
6 to 8:30 pm
THANKSGIVING: I'LL TAKE PIE
Our annual limited-size holiday pie class is designed to defray the stress of holiday cooking, while enjoying camaraderie. Each class participant will take home three freshly-baked pies.
A tender, flaky, and tasty pie crust is as important as the filling! Learn the secrets for creating incredible pies, and everyone around the Thanksgiving table will find room for dessert with apple pie, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. Each class participant must provide three pie plates.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

An afternoon session of this class is available.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$125 Per Person
Wed, Nov 25
9 am to 12 pm
THANKSGIVING: I'LL TAKE PIE
Our annual limited-size holiday pie class is designed to defray the stress of holiday cooking, while enjoying camaraderie. Each class participant will take home three freshly-baked pies.
A tender, flaky, and tasty pie crust is as important as the filling! Learn the secrets for creating incredible pies, and everyone around the Thanksgiving table will find room for dessert with apple pie, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. Each class participant must provide three pie plates.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$125 Per Person
Wed, Nov 25
1 to 4 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.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Nov 25
6 to 8:30 pm
PASTA, PASTA, PASTA
Homemade pasta is one of our most requested classes, and Jon Lowe shares 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, spaghetti with cacio e pepe, angel hair in lemon cream sauce, butternut squash agnolotti in brown butter sauce, plus asparagus-mushroom lasagna.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Fri, Nov 27
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.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Nov 27
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Amelia Lux
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Nov 28
1 to 3 pm
LET THE MERRYMAKING BEGIN
First things first! The best way to start the holiday season is with an appetizer party complete with two cocktails, a French 75 and a cranberry-rosemary vodka tonic. Join the talented Kaitlyn Vohs to create bacon-wrapped water chestnuts, butternut squash bruschetta with goat cheese topped with a balsamic reduction and arugula, sun-dried tomato and ham arancini with roasted red pepper coulis, pimiento and bacon cheese ball bites, and beef Wellington tartlets.
Details
Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Nov 28
6 to 8:30 pm
GINGERBREAD HOUSE FOR ADULTS
Adults just want to have fun, too! Celebrate the holiday season while creating your own gingerbread house with homemade gingerbread, royal icing, and our dazzling assortment of dozens of candies and decorations. Then take home your creation to enjoy during the holidays. Many of our customers have made this class an annual tradition!
Details
Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Nov 29
12:30 to 3:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Amelia Lux
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Nov 29
1 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SHRIMPLY DELICIOUS
Your boat has come in, and it is filled with delicious, succulent shrimp. Join Jon Lowe in a hands-on class designed for couples, creating smoked shrimp-sweet potato-pecan salad with maple vinaigrette, and sip on a pontberry vodka martini. Learn to make crispy sesame-fried shrimp with cocktail sauce, lobster-stuffed jumbo shrimp with shallot-infused beurre blanc served with lemon-asparagus orzo, plus brownie tart with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate caramel sauce.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Nov 29
5 to 7:30 pm
CHRISTMAS 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 Lanter in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Christmas 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. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
Details
Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Ericka's Cookie Kitchen
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Nov 29
5:30 to 8 pm
ALL THAT, AND DIM SUM
Dim sum is a fun way to taste lots of different small Chinese dishes. Join Mickey Kitterman in the kitchen to create char siu with Hong Kong barbecue sauce, turkey-ginger pot stickers, pork shu mai, Chinese buffet green beans, a trio of spring rolls with salmon, shrimp, and pork, served with interchangeable dipping sauces including apricot sweet-and-sour sauce, and mirin-soy-chile sauce, plus Chinese five-spice doughnuts.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Nov 30
6 to 8:30 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.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 1
6 to 8:30 pm
CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to cookie artist Rebecca Boillat as she shares simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Rebecca for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous Valentine cookies in fun shapes and sizes, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
Details
Rebecca Boillat
Culinary Educator
Karport Cookies
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Dec 2
12 to 2:30 pm
JUWAN IS THE REAL DEAL
Give an enormous welcome to Juwan Rice, chef-owner of JR's Gourmet, an entrepreneur, philanthropist, photographer, food stylist, motivational speaker, and a teenager! This talented and inspirational young gentleman, with experience as a sous chef, shares his story and his talents, as the class enjoys slow-smoked steamed pork belly buns in a ginger glaze topped with apple mint salsa, miso glazed trout served with wild green pea purée, roasted baby potatoes, and miso glazed rainbow carrots, plus lemon gâteau mousse - a beautiful white chocolate mousse éclair with lemon poppyseed cake and lemon curd.
Details
Juwan Rice
Chef-Owner
JR's Gourmet
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Dec 4
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Dec 5
10 am to 12 pm
GINGERBREAD HOUSE FOR ADULTS
Adults just want to have fun, too! Celebrate the holiday season while creating your own gingerbread house with homemade gingerbread, royal icing, and our dazzling assortment of dozens of candies and decorations. Then take home your creation to enjoy during the holidays. Many of our customers have made this class an annual tradition!
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Dec 5
12 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Dec 5
1 to 3 pm
AND TO ALL A GOOD BITE!
'Twas the day that has everyone stirring in the kitchen with jolly Jon Lowe creating holiday appetizers and a homemade eggnog bar with assorted garnishes - whipped cream, cinnamon, crushed peppermint, shaved chocolate, and cocoa powder. This hands-on class will create a festive array of crab-stuffed mushrooms with scallions and fennel, warm goat cheese dip with artichokes and toasted crostini, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus with balsamic vinaigrette and shaved parmesan, lamb meatballs tossed in mint marinara, plus sugar cookie-white chocolate truffles.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Dec 6
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Julie Malloy
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Dec 6
1 to 3 pm
CHRISTMAS 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 Lanter in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Christmas 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. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
Details
Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Ericka's Cookie Kitchen
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Dec 6
5:30 to 8 pm
CHRISTMAS COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to cookie artist Rebecca Boillat as she shares simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Rebecca for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous Valentine cookies in fun shapes and sizes, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
Details
Rebecca Boillat
Culinary Educator
Karport Cookies
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Dec 9
12 to 2:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Dec 12
10 am to 12 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Dec 12
1 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Join us for a truly magical participation class! A parent and child will team up to build a gingerbread house together using our homemade gingerbread and decorate it with royal icing and a dazzling assortment of dozens of different candies and decorations. Take home your special treasure to be cherished and enjoyed all through the holiday season. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Dec 13
1 to 3 pm
CHRISTMAS 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 Lanter in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Christmas 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. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family, friends, and a favorite holiday visitor.
Details
Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Ericka's Cookie Kitchen
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Dec 13
5:30 to 8 pm
NAUGHTY COOKIES AND MILK
Whether you have been naughty or nice, Santa is sure to appreciate finding these treats on the hearth this year! Join Devon Drag in the kitchen creating cherry-almond snowball cookies with Luxardo cherries, boozy hot chocolate cookies with marshmallow bits and coffee liqueur, fireball ginger crinkle cookies with cinnamon whiskey, anise cookies with Sambuca and anise glaze, eggnog snickerdoodles, plus peppermint bark milkshake with white chocolate liqueur and peppermint 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.

This class is offered again on December 15.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Dec 14
6 to 8:30 pm
NAUGHTY COOKIES AND MILK
Whether you have been naughty or nice, Santa is sure to appreciate finding these treats on the hearth this year! Join Devon Drag in the kitchen creating cherry-almond snowball cookies with Luxardo cherries, boozy hot chocolate cookies with marshmallow bits and coffee liqueur, fireball ginger crinkle cookies with cinnamon whiskey, anise cookies with Sambuca and anise glaze, eggnog snickerdoodles, plus peppermint bark milkshake with white chocolate liqueur and peppermint schnapps.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Dec 15
6 to 8:30 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.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Dec 19
6 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
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 22
6 to 8:30 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 a jar of sourdough starter.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Jan 2
11 am to 4 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 sweet potato-ancho-cheddar biscuits topped with chorizo gravy, peanut butter and berry jelly muffins with a crumb topping, arugula-apple winter salad with gouda and walnuts and balsamic honey-mustard dressing, spinach-white cheddar soufflé, plus tropical cheesecake-yogurt parfaits with kiwi and pineapple and mango, and a blood orange French 75 cocktail.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 10
10:30 am to 1:30 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.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Jan 15
6 to 8:30 pm