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Classes are filled on first-come basis.

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.

REQUESTS FOR REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS MUST BE MADE 1 WEEK PRIOR TO CLASS TIME. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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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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PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - WONDERLAND
Spend a wonderful afternoon in the kitchen with the enthusiastic Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream, exciting fillings, chocolate, and decorations from simple to elegant. This hands-on class will create hot cocoa macarons with chocolate ganache and hot cocoa buttercream fillings topped with mini marshmallows, Christmas cookie macarons with cookie butter centers surrounded by cookie butter buttercream and holiday sprinkles, plus peppermint bark macarons with chocolate ganache and white chocolate buttercream topped with crushed candy canes. #weekday
Details
Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 1
11 am to 1:30 pm
PRIME RIB PERFECTION
Join chef Mickey Kitterman in the kitchen and learn to create an impressive meal perfect for a holiday feast or New Year's celebration. This hands-on class will prepare seared sea scallops with orange-red onion-black olive relish, prime rib with horseradish sauce and demi-glace, Yorkshire pudding, roasted seasonal vegetables, plus flaming plum pudding with hard 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.

This class is offered again on December 14.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Thu, Dec 1
6 to 9 pm
SLIDERS AND SHAKES
Thick milk shakes and a trio of tasty sliders with homemade buns makes for a perfect afternoon 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, and a chocolate-cherry shake. #weekday
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Dec 2
11 am to 1:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: JINGLE BELLES
Lydia Gwin is making spirits bright with a Chambord-cassis cocktail. Gather your girlfriends and enjoy sautéed shrimp with butternut squash purée served with apple frisée salad with cider gastrique, cider-brined pork roast with potatoes and glazed carrots, plus Earl Grey crème brûlée.
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 Girls' Night Out class, Plenty of Fish in the Sea, is available on January 14.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Fri, Dec 2
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GREEK HOLIDAYS
Join Maria Sakellariou for an authentic Greek holiday dinner, starting with a phyllo galette of labneh, caramelized cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives. This delightful hands-on class will create crabmeat-manouri grilled ciabatta crostini with fresh herbs and lemon zest, country-style salad with seasonal vegetables, grilled lamb chops with Dijon-honey mustard sauce, freekeh - a cracked roasted green wheat with tomatoes and chickpeas, plus karithopita - a flavorful walnut cake soaked with light syrup served with sour cherry spoon preserves.
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Dec 2
6:30 to 9 pm
GINGERBREAD HOUSE FOR ADULTS
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! #gingerbreadhouse
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
Julie Malloy
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Dec 3
12 to 3 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Join us for a truly magical participation class! Everyone will build a gingerbread house from 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. #gingerbreadhouse
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$55 Per Child
Sat, Dec 3
1 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: MEAT ME UNDER THE MISTLETOE
Enjoy a flirtatious holiday meal to get the holiday season started on the right note. This hands-on class for couples will learn to make red wine veal meatballs served with white cheddar-gruyère garlic cheese bread, butternut squash risotto with pancetta and sage, apple and bacon-stuffed pork tenderloin with a chile-lime glaze, roasted baby Yukon gold potatoes, plus homemade individual pumpkin pies with fresh whipped cream and spiked cider.
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sat, Dec 3
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.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Dec 3
6:30 to 9 pm
GINGERBREAD HOUSE FOR ADULTS
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! #gingerbreadhouse
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
Julia Reichman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Dec 4
12:30 to 3:30 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Join us for a truly magical participation class! Everyone will build a gingerbread house from 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. #gingerbreadhouse
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$55 Per Child
Sun, Dec 4
1 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THERE'S SNOW PLACE LIKE HOME
Spread holiday cheer in a delightful hands-on class with Rachelle Killian. Learn to make holiday cranberry cream cheese spread with crusty bread, turkey roulade with sausage stuffing and turkey gravy, hasselback butternut squash with maple-sage glaze and pecans, sautéed Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and cranberries, plus a stunning bûche de Noël with mascarpone whipped cream and chocolate ganache and sugar plums, and Christmas cranberry mimosas.
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Dec 4
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 Jones 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.
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 Winter on January 8 with Lisa King, and Winter Cookie Decorating on January 22 with Courtney Mertz.
Details
Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Dec 4
5:30 to 8 pm
DECORATING COOKIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Spend a delightful afternoon of holiday cookie decorating with award-winning sugar artist, Lisa King, and discover your inner artist. This hands-on class will decorate cookies with royal icing using both pastry tips and tipless pastry bags learning about icing consistencies for outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn to add embellishments and create textures, with plenty of time to practice and create your own designs. Everyone takes home their beautiful cookies. #weekday
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 Winter on January 8 with Lisa King, and Winter Cookie Decorating on January 22 with Courtney Mertz.
Details
Lisa King
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Dec 5
12 to 2:30 pm
BE OF GOOD CHEER
Be of good cheer in an evening filled with the joy of the holiday season, as this hands-on class with Lydia Gwin creates a traditional holiday dinner. Learn to make herb-crusted roasted beef tenderloin served with creamy horseradish sauce, individual servings of pommes Anna, green beans amandine with portobello mushrooms, gruyère-black pepper popovers, plus cranberry almond cake with sugared cranberries and almond glaze.
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
$70 Per Person
Mon, Dec 5
6 to 8:30 pm
FEAST OF THE SEVEN FISHES
Experience the joyous celebration of the Feast of the Seven Fishes - a Southern Italy Christmas Eve dinner, as Josh Galliano starts the evening with cuscusu alla trapanese - a traditional calamari-shrimp-mussel dish with couscous, octopus with ceci zuppa - a rich stew of chickpeas and octopus confit, grilled spada - grilled swordfish over cannellini beans and lemon conserva, and sfincione - thick Sicilian Christmas Eve pizza topped with cacciovallo cheese, white anchovies, tomatoes, and Calabrian chiles.
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
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Mon, Dec 5
6:30 to 9 pm
ONE SMART COOK - DANISH. RAVIOLI. LOADED POTATOES.
Whether you are cooking for one, two, or an entire family, busy mom Rachelle Killian shares her secrets for utilizing the freezer and simplifying daily life with healthy meals and desserts. Enjoy spinach-ricotta ravioli with marinara sauce, freezer-friendly twice-baked loaded potatoes, plus cream cheese Danish. #weekday
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
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Dec 6
11 am to 1:30 pm
JOY TO THE WHIRLED
Rachelle Killian creates stunning holiday desserts that you will want on the holiday buffet, starting with bûche de Noël - a yule log cake with chocolate cake rolled up with mascarpone whipped cream and covered with chocolate ganache. Enjoy classic croquembouche - a gorgeous tower of cream puffs filled with pastry cream and spun caramel sugar, plus melt-in-your-mouth snowball cookies. #weekday
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
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Dec 7
11 am to 1:30 pm
SANTA “SLEIGHS" LOBSTER
Jack Mac is in a jolly mood creating an extraordinary holiday dinner that is designed to be savored in this special evening at the chef's table. Enjoy New England creamy lobster dip with gaufrette potato chips, flash-fried lobster tails with lemon caper aïoli, lobster-stuffed shrimp over creamed spinach, lobster "Jack Mac"-and-cheese, plus Grand Marnier crème brûlée.
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 demonstration class, Braising a Fuss, is available on January 18.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Wed, Dec 7
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - POMEGRANATES TO CRANBERRIES
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy citrus-marinated olives served with hard-boiled eggs with rémoulade, fried lemon and radish salad with tender greens and shallot-lemon dressing topped with pistachios, pomegranate-glazed salmon with oranges and olives on a bed of shallot-almond couscous, plus cranberry curd pie with a hazelnut crust. #weekday
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Dec 8
11 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LET THE MERRYMAKING BEGIN
Start the holiday season with dishes inspired by the Christmas joy in a favorite must-see rom-com, Love Actually, starting with Colin's trio of party crostini with blue cheese-pear-walnut crostini, cranberry-brie crostini, and Wisconsin cheddar-apple-bacon crostini. This hands-on class for couples will join Lydia Gwin to create "nativity" lobster bisque, Aurelia's Portuguese piri piri chicken with glazed carrots and English roasted potatoes, plus banoffee pie and Amaretto hot chocolate with marshmallow hearts.
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Dec 9
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH FARE - SOUFFLÉ 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 pudding soufflé aux crabe - twice-baked crab soufflé served with crab bisque, tarte farcie forestière - a ham-spinach-mushroom puff pastry turnover served with wine and gruyère white sauce, plus chestnut gâteau Basque.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Dec 10
11 am to 1:30 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: GINGERBREAD HOUSE
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Join us for a truly magical participation class! Everyone will build a gingerbread house from 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. #gingerbreadhouse
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$55 Per Child
Sat, Dec 10
1 to 3 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 April 8.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sat, Dec 10
6 to 8:30 pm
SUGAR PLUM FAIRY TEA
Treasure the magic of the holidays, as Lydia Gwin offers a variety of teas including Crème de Earl Grey and Cranberry Crush and prepares delectable offerings. Enjoy leek-potato-pancetta hand pies, pumpkin cider bisque, Brussels sprouts and dried cherry salad with preserved lemon dressing, roasted grape-ricotta-walnut crostini, plus a stunning cranberry-almond bundt cake with sugared cranberries.
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
$55 Per Person
Sun, Dec 11
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE ASIAN FUSION VEGAN-IZER
Join the enthusiastic Lisa Buchmeier for an evening of plant-based cholesterol-free and refined sugar-free Asian fusion dishes in a hands-on class designed for couples, starting with hot-and-sour soup with fresh ginger, shiitake mushrooms, and bok choy topped with scallions. Learn to make Thai quinoa "meat"balls drizzled with chile-garlic peanut sauce over Asian slaw topped with cilantro, sweet-and-spicy kung pao tofu and vegetables over a bed of rice, plus crispy air-fried banana spring rolls with creamy mango-coconut dip. #healthy
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Lisa's next Date Night class, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer is available on January 15.
Details
Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Dec 11
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 Jones 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.
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 Winter on January 8 with Lisa King, and Winter Cookie Decorating on January 22 with Courtney Mertz.
Details
Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Dec 11
5:30 to 8 pm
CHECKING IT TWICE
The list is made, and holiday gift buying has commenced. Do some shopping before class and our elves will wrap your gifts while you have lunch with Rachelle Killian. Enjoy chicken Cordon Bleu soup served with grilled mozzarella-tomato sandwich with pesto, twice-baked potatoes stuffed with mushrooms and spinach, plus salted caramel-chocolate chip cookie bars. #weekday
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Mon, Dec 12
11 am to 1:30 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 orange butter sandwich cookies with Grand Marnier chocolate ganache, double chocolate Kahlúa cookies, soft eggnog cookies with warm spices and eggnog buttercream topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg and Christmas sprinkles, chocolate chip spumoni cookies with cherry liqueur-soaked cherries and pistachios, Christmas tin-worthy bourbon shortbread cookies piped into rosettes, plus buttered rum hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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
$65 Per Person
Mon, Dec 12
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.
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 February 21.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Dec 13
6 to 8:30 pm
KILLIAN IT WITH PASTRIES - CLAFOUTIS. MARSHMALLOWS. PIE.
Treat yourself to a bit of laughter and some great treats, as Rachelle Killian slays sweet and savory pastries. Enjoy savory sweet potato feta tart, caramel apple clafoutis, homemade marshmallows, plus caramel pie topped with chantilly cream. #weekday
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Dec 14
11 am to 1:30 pm
NORDIC HOLIDAY BAKING
Don your warmest Scandinavian sweater, and join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class baking traditional Nordic holiday treats. Lydia will teach everyone how to pronounce the words, as the class makes kransekake - a Norwegian almond ring celebration cake, crispy krumkake - Norwegian holiday almond pizzelle cookies filled with lingonberry jam and orange-infused whipped cream, St. Lucia saffron buns, Danish butter cookies, ginger thins, plus Swedish almond cake, all served with an egg coffee and vanilla-cardamom coffee.
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
$65 Per Person
Wed, Dec 14
6 to 8:30 pm
PRIME RIB PERFECTION
Join chef Mickey Kitterman in the kitchen and learn to create an impressive meal perfect for a holiday feast or New Year's celebration. This hands-on class will prepare seared sea scallops with orange-red onion-black olive relish, prime rib with horseradish sauce and demi-glace, Yorkshire pudding, roasted seasonal vegetables, plus flaming plum pudding with hard sauce.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Wed, Dec 14
6 to 9 pm
BOWL-ING FOR SOUP
Join Rachelle Killian in the kitchen creating dishes perfect for soup weather. This hands-on class will make classic creamy tomato soup served with grilled cheese dippers, chicken tortilla soup garnished with crisp tortilla strips and avocado, and Tuscan artichoke salad with chickpeas and red onions dressed with red wine-herb vinaigrette, plus cheesy bread sticks. #weekday
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 15
11 am to 1:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - YULETIDE
Spend a wonderful evening in the kitchen with the enthusiastic Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream, exciting fillings, chocolate, and decorations from simple to elegant. This hands-on class will create exciting holiday flavors with gingerbread macarons with gingerbread buttercream decorated with gingerbread man faces, cranberry-white chocolate macarons with cranberry compote and white chocolate buttercream, plus dark chocolate-orange macarons with ganache and orange buttercream.
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 macaron classes include Pretty Little Macarons - Refresh on January 9 with Liz McClure, Pretty Little Macarons - Romance on January 24 with Liz McClure, and Pretty Little Macarons - Fruity on February 20 with Liz McClure.
Details
Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 15
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: PRIME AND PROPER
Join Mickey Kitterman to create a perfect holiday meal that will impress the most discerning guests. This hands-on class will make slow-roasted prime rib with garlic-cumin-fennel rub served with horseradish crème fraîche sauce, Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and Brussels sprouts oven-braised in hard cider with apples and bacon, carrots and parsnips glazed with Southern Comfort and pecans, plus a stunning presentation of flaming Christmas pudding with hard 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.

Available Date Night classes include Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Dec 16
6 to 9 pm
ALL YULE WANT IS NAUGHTY COOKIES
A platter of naughty cookies might put you on the nice list, but Santa's reindeer will have to steer the sleigh to the next rooftop! Devon Drag laces each cookie with spirits, as the class enjoys orange butter sandwich cookies with Grand Marnier chocolate ganache, double chocolate Kahlúa cookies, soft eggnog cookies with warm spices and eggnog buttercream topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg and Christmas sprinkles, Christmas tin-worthy bourbon shortbread cookies piped into rosettes, plus buttered rum hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Fri, Dec 16
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: A HARRY POTTER CHRISTMAS
Treat your favorite Potterhead wizard to a small Christmas feast right out of the Great Hall in the Hogwarts Castle to celebrate the holidays. Amanda Anderson sprinkles her magic in the kitchen as this hands-on class creates roasted chicken with housemade herbed gravy, roasted carrots and potatoes, warm holiday butterbeer with white hot chocolate and butterscotch sauce topped with whipped cream, individual Christmas gingerbread cakes decorated with vanilla icing and holiday sprinkles, plus a tin of Mrs. Weasley's chocolate fudge to take home to share with 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sat, Dec 17
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 Dine and Dance class, Salsa Salsa, is available on February 18.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Dec 17
6 to 9 pm
JOLLY CHRISTMAS CAKE POPS
Join Rachel Sarino, owner of STL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for an exciting class creating and decorating colorful treats perfect for the holidays. 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 holiday cake pops, including Santa's hat, a snow "person", a Christmas tree, plus a bonus figgy pudding design. Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
Details
Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Dec 17
6:30 to 9 pm
PANINI PALOOZA
Learn to make fantastic hot grilled sandwiches with a crunchy crust and ingredients that melt together, as this hands-on class joins Jean Millner to create Italian soppressata-salami-capicola-fontina and roasted red pepper paninis on Italian rolls, grilled eggplant-zucchini-squash-red pepper panini on ciabatta with mozzarella and pesto, roast beef-caramelized onion-gruyère on sourdough, plus strawberry brioche paninis 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
Jean Millner
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Dec 18
12:30 to 3 pm
CHUTNEY THE FRONT DOOR, WE ARE MAKING SAMOSAS!
Spend a fun-filled afternoon with Aruna Gopinath, born in Bangalore, India, creating lots of exciting samosas and chutneys to mix and match, plus warm Indian chai with cardamom and cinnamon. This hands-on class will work side-by-side with Aruna to make spicy Punjabi potato samosas, crispy chicken and potato Pakistani samosas with garam masala, plus moong dal samosas with yellow split lentils. Learn to make Indian chutneys, including classic coriander mint chutney, tamarind-date chutney, and sweet-and-spicy mango chutney.
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Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Dec 18
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LUSTY LOVE FOR LOBSTERS
Chef Jon Lowe will help couples dive right into the techniques of properly boiling and shelling a lobster to create rich and luscious dishes. This hands-on class will make lobster chowder, lobster and avocado salad with mango dressing, homemade pasta with lobster Bolognese, lobster-asparagus gratin with portobello mushrooms and béarnaise sauce, plus miniature pound cake muffins with mixed berry compote and a toffee glaze.
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sun, Dec 18
5 to 7:30 pm
TIPSY DOUGHNUTS
Rachelle Killian will lift your spirits with her boozy doughnuts designed for adults. This fun hands-on class will make Baileys custard-filled fried doughnuts, maple-bourbon-bacon chocolate baked doughnuts, bite-size spiced rum apple fritters, and baked Guinness doughnuts with chocolate whiskey icing, all served with an Irish coffee topped with whipped cream and a vanilla-glazed doughnut hole.
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
Sun, Dec 18
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. #healthy #weekday
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, Dec 19
11 am to 1:30 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 orange butter sandwich cookies with Grand Marnier chocolate ganache, double chocolate Kahlúa cookies, soft eggnog cookies with warm spices and eggnog buttercream topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg and Christmas sprinkles, chocolate chip spumoni cookies with cherry liqueur-soaked cherries and pistachios, Christmas tin-worthy bourbon shortbread cookies piped into rosettes, plus buttered rum hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.
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
$65 Per Person
Mon, Dec 19
6 to 8:30 pm
THE COMFORT OF CLASSIC FRENCH
The rich aromas of "la cuisine de grand-mère" fill the kitchen with anticipation of mouth-watering and warming pots. Join Mickey Kitterman for a hands-on class creating traditional beef bourguignonne, coq au vin in an enriched red wine sauce, blanquette de veau, mesclun salad with crispy lardons, and finish with a decadent chocolate mousse.
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
Mon, Dec 19
6:30 to 9 pm
VISIONS OF SUGAR PLUMS
The stockings are hung and visions of sugar plums are dancing around in preparations for 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! #weekday
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 20
11 am to 1:30 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, and peanut sauces. #weekday
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 8.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 20
12 to 2:30 pm
HOME ALONE WITH THE GRINCH AND ELVES FOR A CHRISTMAS STORY
Lydia Gwin's favorite must-see holiday movies have been on replay for weeks and provide all the elfish motivation for a fun movie-themed experience in the kitchen. This hands-on class will create Kevin McCallister's Home Alone highly-nutritious mac-and-cheese, A Christmas Story-inspired Peking duck spring rolls, The Grinch's roast "beast" with potatoes and carrots, and The Santa Clause 1200 years in-the-making hot cocoa by Judy the Elf served with (yes-it's-a-Christmas-movie) Diehard twinkies. Finish the evening with a build-your-own Buddy the Elf's maple syrup spaghetti with the four major Elf food groups - candy, candy canes, candy corn, and maple syrup, eaten with or without a fork.
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
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 20
6 to 8:30 pm
VENI, VIDI, VITO
Come. See. Vito. It is always a lively class with Vito Racanelli as he presents his traditional Italian family Christmas Eve dinner. Enjoy the festivities with homemade focaccia bread, stuffed aragosta (lobster), and spaghetti tutto mare "all from the sea" with clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari in a spicy tomato 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
Vito Racanelli, Jr.
Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Tue, Dec 20
6:30 to 9 pm
PRETZELS - LET’S DO THE TWIST!
Twist and shout during a fun day 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. #weekday
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 February 6 (day).
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Dec 21
11 am to 1:30 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. #weekday
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Let's Taco About It is available on February 21.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Dec 21
12 to 2:30 pm
JOLLY WELL-INGTON!
Make plans for a jolly holiday with magnificent beef Wellington. This hands-on class will create olive-fig tapenade on crostini, butternut squash-bourbon soup with bacon garnish, red wine poached pear salad with blue cheese crumbles and candied walnuts, beef tenderloin Wellington with mushrooms duxelles served with red currant sauce on soubise - a French risotto with onions and gruyère cheese, plus Grand Marnier soufflés 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.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Wed, Dec 21
6 to 8:30 pm
IS IT TOO LATE TO BE GOOD?
It's never too late to make the good list when it comes to creating an exciting array of holiday appetizers and bite size desserts. Join Rachelle Killian for a hands-on class and learn to make individual sticky toffee pudding, pecan pie bars, cranberry-walnut-goat cheese log, gouda and apple crostini drizzled with honey, cranberry-brie puff pastry bites, and roasted sweet potato bites topped with marshmallows and pecans. #weekday
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 22
11 am to 1:30 pm
MACARON MANIA - FAVE DESSERTS
Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Welcome the talented Laura Branson for a hands-on class creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies with fun flavor profiles and some pretty embellishing. This hands-on class will make snickerdoodle macarons with cinnamon-sugar buttercream, mint-chocolate chip macarons with peppermint buttercream, plus pecan pie macarons with pecan pie filling surrounded by spiced cream cheese buttercream. #weekday
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 macaron classes include Pretty Little Macarons - Refresh on January 9 with Liz McClure, Pretty Little Macarons - Romance on January 24 with Liz McClure, and Pretty Little Macarons - Fruity on February 20 with Liz McClure.
Details
Laura Branson
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 22
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: UNCORKED
Spend an exuberant evening in the kitchen with your partner cooking with wine to create a luscious dinner with Lydia Gwin. This hands-on class will learn to make seared scallops with prosecco cream sauce, peppered rib-eye steak with cabernet roasted grape sauce, chardonnay primavera risotto with peas and asparagus, plus mulled wine sorbet with a spiced cookie, all served with a glass of 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.

Available Date Night classes include Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Thu, Dec 22
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: A HARRY POTTER CHRISTMAS
Treat your favorite Potterhead wizard to a small Christmas feast right out of the Great Hall in the Hogwarts Castle to celebrate the holidays. Amanda Anderson sprinkles her magic in the kitchen as this hands-on class creates roasted chicken with housemade herbed gravy, roasted carrots and potatoes, warm holiday butterbeer with white hot chocolate and butterscotch sauce topped with whipped cream, individual Christmas gingerbread cakes decorated with vanilla icing and holiday sprinkles, plus a tin of Mrs. Weasley's chocolate fudge to take home to share with family. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent. #weekday
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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Fri, Dec 23
12 to 2:30 pm
EAT. DRINK. BE MERRY.
Enjoy the season with friends in an evening of celebration. This hands-on class will create an elegant party of hors d'oeuvres and classic Manhattans. Learn to make shrimp shu mai with sweet chile dipping sauce, Swedish meatballs, corn-jalapeño dip with fresh tortilla chips, BLT gougères, prosciutto palmiers, butternut squash tartine with roasted mushrooms, plus Kahlúa brownies.
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
$70 Per Person
Fri, Dec 23
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. #weekday
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 pasta classes include Living in the Pasta on January 31 with Lydia Gwin, and We Run on Pasta on March 13 with Jeff Young.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Dec 26
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ONE IF BY LAND, TWO IF BY SEA
Celebrate the end of the year with your partner creating a decadent feast, starting with saffron-steamed mussels with crème fraîche. This hands-on class with Jon Lowe will create seared scallops with puréed celery root gratinée topped with crispy breadcrumbs and tart apples, slow-roasted beef tenderloin with thyme-merlot sauce, creamy mascarpone polenta, and vanilla bread pudding with caramel sauce, all served with 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.

Available Date Night classes include Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$190 Per Couple
Mon, Dec 26
6 to 8:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - AWE
Spend a unique afternoon in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious holiday macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and shapes. This hands-on class will learn how to make snowman-shaped macarons filled with vanilla buttercream, and reindeer face-shaped macarons filled with chocolate buttercream, and decorate them all for a whimsical and delicious display. #weekday
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 macaron classes include Pretty Little Macarons - Refresh on January 9 with Liz McClure, Pretty Little Macarons - Romance on January 24 with Liz McClure, and Pretty Little Macarons - Fruity on February 20 with Liz McClure.
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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 27
11 am to 1:30 pm
PIZZA ON EARTH
If you had one wish before the end of the year, it might be for world peace, but two wishes could guarantee plenty of pizza, too. Join Rachelle Killian for a hands-on class and learn to make jalapeño popper pizza on traditional crust, Hawaiian barbecue pizza with pineapple and Canadian bacon on whole wheat crust, flatbread breakfast bacon-spinach pizza topped with a fried egg, plus Tuscan grilled chicken pizza with a creamy white sauce. #weekday
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
Tue, Dec 27
12 to 2:30 pm
SHAKE, RATTLE AND POUR
With just days before Father Time changes the clock to a new year, take a few hours to plan (and practice) a great celebration menu. This hands-on class will shake up two cocktails - a spiced pomegranate fizz and espresso martinis, then join Lydia Gwin to create caramelized onion-mushroom bruschetta, mini beef and sausage meatballs in a tomato marsala sauce served on fontina polenta, grilled shrimp with charred tomato lemon butter sauce, and roasted carrot-onion-hazelnut tart.
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
$65 Per Person
Tue, Dec 27
6 to 8:30 pm
MERRY OLDE ENGLAND: PUBS AND PINTS
Jovial spirits abound raising a pint of ale with friends and family, as this hands-on class joins Mickey Kitterman to create classic British pub food, starting with bangers and mash from Keith Richards with pork sausages and potato-carrot mash and onion-Madeira gravy, ale-battered fish and thin crispy fries served with malt vinegar and homemade caper tartar sauce, Welsh rarebit - a peasant dish of broiled bubbly cheese atop a slice of hearty bread, Cornish pasties - savory beef and vegetable hand pies, plus Mickey's version of shepherd's pie baked with tender ground lamb and caramelized onions topped with mashed potatoes. #weekday
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Dec 28
12 to 2:30 pm
BRING IT ON, NEW YEAR!
Looking for ideas to ring in the New Year? The delightful Jan Reid has planned an afternoon of celebration inspired by Ina Garten from her Barefoot Contessa collection. This hands-on class will create roasted shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs with smoked salmon, pan-fried onion dip with homemade potato chips, chive biscuits stuffed with ham, spicy pimiento spread, roasted beet salad, brown sugar shortbread cookies with vanilla ice cream, plus a French 75 and a pomegranate vodka gimlet.
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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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Dec 28
6 to 8:30 pm
EXPECT GRATE-NESS WITH MAC-AND-CHEESE
Grated cheese is plentiful in this exciting evening with Matt Sassman creating mac-and-cheese in a variety of ways, served with crispy pan-fried chicken cutlets, loaded wedge salad with homemade Ranch dressing, plus refreshing sorbet. This hands-on class will start with classic béchamel sauce and make cheddar cheese and penne mac-and cheese, Greek spinach-artichoke-feta mac-and-cheese with orecchiette pasta and Monterey Jack cheese topped with Greek seasoned breadcrumbs, and a breakfast mac-and-cheese with cestini pasta topped with matchstick potatoes and a fried egg.
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
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Dec 28
6:30 to 9 pm
KISS THE YEAR GOODBYE
With just days before the stroke of a New Year and obligatory resolutions, join Rachelle Killian for an afternoon of decadent desserts. This hands-on class will make champagne cupcakes with light and fluffy buttercream, cherry cheesecake parfaits, peanut butter kiss blossom cookies, Boston cream pie cookies, caramel filled brownie bites, plus lemon meringue tartlets. #weekday
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
Thu, Dec 29
12 to 2:30 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: MIDNIGHT SNACKS
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Plan your very own midnight celebration for the New Year with yummy treats! Join Dawn Meyer in the kitchen preparing homemade ranch dip served with veggie dippers and southwest-spiced chicken bites, baked cheeseburger sliders, mozzarella sticks with tomato-basil sauce, plus chocolate-glazed doughnuts. #weekday
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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$55 Per Child
Thu, Dec 29
1 to 3 pm
CHEESE BORED? RACLETTE ROCKS!
Treat yourself to a fabulous array of charcuterie and cheese boards with vegetable platters and all the details for creating a WOW presentation. Lydia Gwin has pulled out the raclette sets for Swiss melted cheese, as this hands-on class creates a stunning array of gruyère, comté, emmentaler, sausages, pulled chicken, asparagus, zucchini, mushrooms, cornichons, and pickled onions. Learn to create three potato preparations - roasted smashed with garlic pesto, English roasted, and hasselback, served with creamy horseradish sauce, caramelized onions and mushrooms, and enjoyed with a cardamom-spiced pomegranate martini.
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
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 29
6 to 8:30 pm
PASTA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Spend an evening with the engaging Angela Adrignola and learn the fundamentals of making pasta from kneading and shaping the dough to four classic sauces. This exciting hands-on class will learn to roll and cut pasta to create butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, pappardelle alla bolognese, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with vodka sauce, and traditional fettuccine Alfredo.
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 pasta classes include Living in the Pasta on January 31 with Lydia Gwin, and We Run on Pasta on March 13 with Jeff Young.
Details
Angela Adrignola
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Dec 29
6:30 to 9 pm
VEGETARIANS GO ON GREEN
Rachelle Killian has the green light for a lively evening creating vegetarian dishes packed with flavor. This hands-on class will make polenta-crusted fried tomatoes, white bean and tomato cheesy dip served with crusty bread, lentil shepherd's pie, baked carrot fritters, plus vegan coffee cake. #weekday #healthy
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Dec 30
11 am to 1:30 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. #weekday
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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
Details
Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Fri, Dec 30
12 to 2:30 pm
ADIEU AU CHAMPAGNE
Celebrate the end of the year with an elegant feast and a flute of champagne. Enjoy a memorable evening with coquilles St.-Jacques, grapefruit-avocado salad, rack of lamb with persillade crust in port wine sauce atop individual pommes Anna, plus wine-poached pears stuffed with chocolate ganache in a pool of crème anglaise with pistachios.
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
$70 Per Person
Fri, Dec 30
6 to 8:30 pm
OUT OF THIS WORLD LUXURY
Treat yourself to an evening of decadence creating international small plate delicacies with Mickey Kitterman, ending with a champagne toast. This hands-on class will make crab and sweet corn acras with chraimeh - North African beignets with spicy dipping sauce, Spanish smoked duck tapas with burnt orange marmalade and manchego cheese, truffled gouda soufflé in won ton cups with greens and Dijon vinaigrette, seared sea scallop tostada with shallot-jalapeño mignonette, roasted tenderloin po' boys with rémoulade, plus chocolate and hazelnut gelato 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.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Fri, Dec 30
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: MIGHT AS WELL-INGTON!
Might as well make plans to start the New Year in the best possible way with magnificent beef Wellington. This hands-on class for couples will create olive-fig tapenade on crostini, butternut squash-bourbon soup with bacon garnish, red wine poached pear salad with blue cheese crumbles and candied walnuts, beef tenderloin Wellington with mushrooms duxelles served with red currant sauce on soubise - a French risotto with onions and gruyère cheese, plus Grand Marnier soufflés 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.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sun, Jan 1
5 to 7:30 pm
BEAR IN MIND
Anxious for another episode, another season of the popular inner workings of a small historic Chicago restaurant in The Bear? Everyone in Lydia Gwin’s kitchen will be addressed “Yes, chef”, as this hands-on class makes Carmy’s lemon chicken piccata with Tina’s rosemary potatoes, Mikey's beef braciola with the family's marinara sauce, Sydney's arugula and fennel salad, Marcus's chocolate ganache cake, plus the nap-inducing ecto cooler 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
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 2
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.
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 February 21.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Jan 3
6 to 8:30 pm
NO WEIGH!
Give a huge welcome to Marci Boland who has turned some of her favorite dishes into healthier versions with smart ingredient choices making them less fat and completely satisfying. This hands-on class will learn to create sweet potato-black bean chili with fire-roasted tomatoes, butternut squash mac-and-cheese, mixed greens salad with snow peas and English cucumber topped with Green Goddess dressing and pomegranate seeds, chicken and cauliflower "rice" casserole with artichokes, zucchini scarpaccia, plus chocolate chip-chickpea bar cookies with almond flour topped with aquafaba whipped cream. #healthy
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Marci Boland
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 3
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.
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
Neville McNaughton
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Wed, Jan 4
6 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 colder weather. Enjoy restorative ginger-and-turmeric curry paste noodle soup served with roti bread, curried parsnips and spinach soup served with focaccia, plus warm and gooey citrus pudding.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jan 4
6:30 to 9 pm
TOFU'D
Fall in love with tofu as Mickey Kitterman shows how to use this delicious meat substitute rich in protein and calcium as the perfect canvas for absorbing flavors. This hands-on class will learn to add tasty sauces and sides to create exciting dishes with tofu piccata with capers and lemon sauce served on pasta, grilled tofu with barbecue sauce and "Mom's" creamy coleslaw, tofu puttanesca with capers and olives and parmesan, plus chicken fried tofu served with biscuits and bread and butter pickles.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60
Thu, Jan 5
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 February 28.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Thu, Jan 5
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: YOU HAD ME AT BOURBON
A promise of bourbon has everyone in the kitchen using a popular Kentucky commodity as the key ingredient in a spectacular meal. This hands-on class will make maple-cider old-fashioned cocktails, bourbon-soaked dates with bacon-pecan-goat cheese spinach salad and warm bourbon vinaigrette, mushroom tart topped with bourbon cream, grilled flank steak with mustard-peach-bourbon sauce served with buttermilk biscuits and bourbon-glazed carrots and parsnips, plus bourbon pecan pie with bourbon 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.

Available Date Night classes include Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Jan 6
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.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Jan 7
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CRANK OUT THE PASTA
Feeling cranky? Roll up your sleeves for a fun afternoon cranking out pasta dough with Mathew Unger and his 12-year-old daughter, Kallie. This hands-on class will make toasted ravioli, an Italian salad, homemade fettuccine with meatballs in red sauce, plus chocolate waffles and vanilla ice cream. 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jan 7
11 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: VEGAN-OMICS OF MEXICO
Join the charming Devon Drag in the kitchen creating delightful, delicious and healthy plant-based food inspired by Mexican cuisine. This hands-on class will make roasted sweet potato-black bean chilaquiles with homemade enchilada sauce served with tortilla chips and avocado, black bean and corn posole with poblanos and roasted tomatillo salsa, smoky lentil arepas served with pico de gallo and guacamole, roasted corn elote salad with vegan cotija topped with cilantro and pickled shallots, plus tres leches (soy, almond, and coconut milk) cake served with coconut whipped cream and strawberries, and a Mexican cantarito tequila blanco cocktail with fresh citrus and grapefruit soda. #healthy
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Jan 7
6 to 8:30 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.
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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jan 7
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.

Jon's class, A Day in the Kitchen: Fish and Seafood, is available on January 14.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Sun, Jan 8
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: AN IRISH COUNTRY DOCTOR
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor is a novel of a young doctor finding his first employment in a small practice in the village of Ballybucklebo where he quickly learns of the quirkiness of the people and his surroundings. As the class discusses the book, they will enjoy chicken liver pâté, cottage pie, Irish soda bread, bread-and-butter pudding, plus Irish coffee.
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!
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Jan 8
1 to 3:30 pm
DECORATING COOKIES FOR WINTER
Spend a delightful evening of winter cookie decorating with award-winning sugar artist, Lisa King, and discover your inner artist. This hands-on class will decorate cookies with royal icing using both pastry tips and tipless pastry bags learning about icing consistencies for outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn to add embellishments and create textures, with plenty of time to practice and create your own designs. Everyone takes home their beautiful cookies.
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Lisa King
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 8
5 to 7:30 pm
OUI LOVE FRENCH CASSOULET
Mickey Kitterman shares the secrets to the rich complexities of duck confit-white bean French cassoulet with Toulouse-style homemade pork-garlic sausage cakes and braised pork shoulder. Mickey will demonstrate the steps to create this fabulous dish with the meats and beans baked together in a rich bone broth flavored with cognac and topped with fresh rosemary and breadcrumbs. The class will also enjoy salad Lyonnaise with poached egg and crispy bacon, and chocolate mousse.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sun, Jan 8
5:30 to 8:30 pm
SHAPE UP WITH PASTA
Spend the evening with the delightful sous chef of Trattoria Marcella, and discover the steps for making homemade pasta in a variety of shapes. This hands-on class will make fresh orecchiette with spicy sausage and roasted mushrooms and broccolini, lamb agnolotti with caramelized onions, red grapes and pistachios in marsala butter, plus tiramisù ravioli with cocoa pasta filled with sweet mascarpone served with espresso cream 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.

Upcoming pasta classes include Living in the Pasta on January 31 with Lydia Gwin, and We Run on Pasta on March 13 with Jeff Young.
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Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 9
6 to 8:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - REFRESH
Spend a wonderful evening in the kitchen with the enthusiastic Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream, exciting fillings, chocolate, and decorations from simple to elegant. This hands-on class will create raspberry-white chocolate macarons with raspberry buttercream surrounding white chocolate ganache centers, pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, plus strawberry-lemon macarons with lemon curd centers surrounded by strawberry buttercream.
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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 9
6:30 to 9 pm
IT’S A WIN-WYNNE SITUATION
Start the year off right with certified wellness coach and personal trainer Christy Wynne learning the art of planning, prepping, and creating healthy foods to stock your refrigerator that are gluten-free and dairy-free and easy to grab throughout the week. Enjoy creamy turkey potato soup, homemade gluten-free chicken nuggets, roasted yukon potatoes, kale chips, plus flourless chocolate zucchini muffins. #healthy
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Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, Jan 10
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-walnut sourdough with orange zest, and a seeded bread sourdough with pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds. 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 January 11 (day).
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 10
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - BEETS TO GOOEY BUTTER
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy shaved beet and carrot salad with citrus-scallion dressing, roast chicken with potatoes and leeks and pine nut gremolata, plus Milk Bar's crack pie - with an oatmeal cookie crust and gooey butter sugar filling. #weekday
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Jan 11
11 am to 1:30 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-walnut sourdough with orange zest, and a seeded bread sourdough with pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds. Each participant will take home sourdough starter. #weekday
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jan 11
12 to 2:30 pm
THE BEST OF JULIA CHILD - CARBONNADES À LA FLAMANDE
After more than 60 years, Julia Child's cuisine continues to be popular because it tastes delicious. Experience first-hand why we always love Julia's food in a monthly series, inspired by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, as the class enjoys crab bisque, carbonnades à la flamande - beef braised with onions and beer, plus a butter-drenched apple charlotte.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

The next class in this series is available on February 1.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jan 11
6 to 8:30 pm
I DID IT ALL FOR THE GNOCCHI
Satisfy your fervor for the tantalizing features of soft and delicate gnocchi paired with enticing sauces, as this hands-on class joins Mickey Kitterman to create four different versions. Learn to make potato gnocchi al forno - baked with fontina and porcini and cream, Lidia's ricotta gnocchi with Contessa parmesan-prosciutto cream sauce with basil and pignoli, butternut squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce, plus spinach gnocchi with Italian sausage and 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.

This class is offered again on March 23.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jan 11
6:30 to 9 pm
DAYS WITH DEVON - KALE AND KUMQUATS
Spend an easygoing late morning with Devon Drag as she recreates some of her favorite dishes inspired by chefs and cookbooks that she prepares for her family in this monthly series. Influenced by Melissa Clark's Kitchen, Devon prepares red lentil soup with lemon and herbs, Tuscan kale salad with date citrus dressing, whole wheat pasta with San Marzano tomato sauce and crispy sopressata, blood orange olive oil cake topped with whipped cream and honey-macerated blood orange segments, plus a kumquat-clementine white rum cordial with star anise. #weekday
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Jan 12
11 am to 1:30 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.
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 four-part series is offered again, beginning on April 13.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Jan 12
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jan 19
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Jan 26
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Feb 2
6 to 9 pm
CAKES ON THE RISE
What makes a cake perfectly tender and moist? What gives cake their rise and how do fats create texture? Lydia Gwin shares her baking nerdiness with the science behind cakes. Lydia shares the hows and whys of baking cakes with proper measuring and mixing techniques, and the role that leavening agents, flours, fats, acidity, flavorings, chocolates, and sugars play in the outcome of a cake, as she bakes angel food cake with seven-minute frosting, Amaretto-olive oil cake, plus a two-layer dark chocolate cake with pistachio-cherry buttercream frosting.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Jan 12
6:30 to 9 pm
MACARON MANIA - CHOCOLATE AND BUTTERSCOTCH
Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Join the talented Laura Branson for a hands-on class creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies with fun flavor profiles and some pretty embellishing. This hands-on class will make macarons with dark chocolate ganache filling, strawberries and cream macarons with homemade strawberry preserves surrounded by buttercream, and butterbeer macarons with butterscotch ganache and butterbeer buttercream.
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 macaron classes include Pretty Little Macarons - Romance on January 24 with Liz McClure, and Pretty Little Macarons - Fruity on February 20 with Liz McClure.
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Laura Branson
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Jan 13
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 Starrs, 1135 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, to select the fish.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$200 Per Person
Sat, Jan 14
10 am to 3 pm
FRENCH FARE - CANARD ET CLAFOUTIS
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 de lentilles rouge - Egyptian red lentil soup with French yogurt and pistachio dukka, canard vallée d'auge - braised duck with apples and French cider, plus plum clafoutis with tart juicy plums baked in a rich, sweet custard.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jan 14
11 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: WHAT'S THE BIG CURRY?
Slow down and enjoy an evening with your partner creating Indian cuisine with the delightful Aruna Gopinath. This hands-on class will make golden brown aloo tiki, Portuguese pork vindaloo - a spicy tangy curry with dried red chiles and peppercorns, dhabha style daal fry - yellow split pigeon peas and green gram lentils cooked in spices street-style, vegetable jalfrezi - a stir-fried curry dish, roti smeared with ghee, plus mango halwa with cashews and cardamom.
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 Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
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Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Jan 14
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA
Leave heartache behind, as Lydia Gwin creates some alluring fish dishes to win the ladies over. Enjoy baked brie and crab dip with crostini, cauliflower soup with hazelnuts and bacon, pan-roasted salmon with grapefruit-cabbage slaw, plus an old-fashioned lemon "bisque" pudding dessert, and citrus bay sangria.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jan 14
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 April 2.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sun, Jan 15
11 am to 4 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: THE PIED PIPER
Grab your dinglehopper and embrace your inner mermaid, princess, or unicorn with the energetic Piper Gwin and her mom, Lydia. Follow along, as this hands-on class creates Jasmine's homemade hummus with pita chips, Mulan's family lo mein, Aurora's cozy cottage chicken tenders with Ariel's pasta shell salad, Rapunzel's sun punch, unicorn marshmallow dip with Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo puff pastry magic wands, Tiana's famous beignet, plus Belle's enchanted strawberry roses. 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jan 15
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE MOROCCAN FUSION VEGAN-IZER
Join the enthusiastic Lisa Buchmeier for an evening of plant-based Moroccan fusion dishes that are cholesterol-free, dairy-free, egg-free and refined sugar-free with a powerhouse of nutrition and antioxidants. This hands-on class will make mint-lime spritzer with green tea kombucha and natural sparkling water, zaalouk - a creamy dish with smoky roasted eggplant and tomatoes combined with Moroccan spices served with warm pita bread, mini grilled street food wraps stuffed with root vegetables and mixed greens with a sweet and spicy sauce, seasoned red lentil and spring vegetable aromatic tagine with turmeric and cumin served over couscous, plus oil-free fudgy brownies lightly topped with Moroccan spiced citrus and nuts and drizzled with medjool date sweetened dark chocolate ganache. #healthy
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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Jan 15
5 to 7:30 pm
HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT, TOO!
Melanie Armbrecht, who is a go-getter when it comes to cake decorating, expounds on the components of cake baking so that it is a success every time. Learn how to level and stack layers, and decorate a stunning cake in this hands-on class. Melanie has pre-baked the cakes, so the focus is on decorating a one-layer cake with American buttercream frosting using a variety of tips for simple borders and decorations. Learn how to make chocolate ganache for a drip effect down the sides of the cake. 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 March 5.
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Melanie Armbrecht
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 15
5:30 to 8 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
$80 Per Person
Mon, Jan 16
6 to 8:30 pm
SOMETHING TO WINE ABOUT
Spend a relaxed evening with chef Zach Dale, of Robust Wine Bar, who will create exciting dishes served with hand-selected wine pairings by a Robust sommelier. Enjoy baked goat cheese with spicy tomato sauce served with crostini, mushroom risotto, garlic-herb chicken skewers with romesco sauce, and shrimp and grits with peppers, tomatoes, bacon and a butter 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.
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Zach Dale
Chef
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Mon, Jan 16
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 Blue Curaçao 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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 17
6 to 8:30 pm
A TASTE OF THE UNDERGROUND
With countless years of experience, a professional chef and a pastry chef share their talents creating super secret underground dinners in their time off. Established in 2009, more than 100 hundred Rogue Underground Dining Society events have been done in surprise unexpected locations with the menu announced at the table. Join us for an exciting and daring evening in our kitchen for a class that is outside the boundaries from menu to presentation with undisclosed handshakes and the promise to keep their secret.
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Rogue Chefs
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Tue, Jan 17
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, Nanaimo bars - the favorite dessert of Canada, 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 February 27.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jan 18
6 to 8:30 pm
BRAISING A FUSS
Discover what all the to-do is about as chef Jack MacMurray prepares a delectable meal with rich flavors, starting with warm spinach salad with egg, tomatoes, and mushrooms topped with Jack's warm bacon dressing, goat cheese and pistachios. Enjoy red wine braised beef short ribs served with Yorkshire pudding, roasted potatoes, parsnips and carrots, plus strawberry buttermilk shortcakes.
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Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jan 18
6:30 to 9 pm
SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES AND BOWLS
Christy Wynne creates smoothies and smoothie bowls that are gluten-free and dairy-free with a balance of protein, healthy fat, and fruits and vegetables perfect for a satisfying meal or snack. Enjoy chocolate-almond butter smoothies, vanilla smoothie bowl with homemade granola, triple chocolate smoothies, strawberry shortcake smoothies, plus a vanilla-blueberry bowl topped with blueberry muffin crumbles. #healthy
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Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jan 19
6:30 to 9 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FRENCH - SOLE MEUNIÈRE
Whether you are ending the week or starting the weekend, join us at the counter for an exquisite evening of French fare. Enjoy creamy green pea soup, sole meunière with brown butter-lemon sauce, leek-fennel gratin, plus cherry-almond linzertorte.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Fri, Jan 20
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: IT'S ALL GREEK TO ME
From alpha to omega, Maria Sakellariou shares her Greek heritage in a fun evening designed for couples. This hands-on class will make halloumi cheese and roasted winter vegetable salad, spinach fritters, French fried calamari with Maria's tzatziki sauce, braised lamb shanks with baked orzo, plus Greek yogurt cake drizzled with ouzo and lemon 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.

Available Date Night classes include Might as Well-ington! on January 1, The Moroccan Fusion Vegan-izer on January 15, and Chinese New Year on January 22.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Jan 20
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 April 22.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jan 21
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 served with sweet potato-chipotle gratin 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.
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 Dine and Dance class, Salsa Salsa, is available on February 18.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Jan 21
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 served with sweet potato-chipotle gratin 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.
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 Dine and Dance class, Salsa Salsa, is available on February 18.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Jan 21
6:30 to 9:30 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 chai puff pastry cinnamon rolls, herb and cheddar Dutch baby with prosciutto, strawberry-blood orange parfait layered with ladyfingers and yogurt-mascarpone mousse, crispy potatoes tossed with parmesan and bacon, mixed greens salad with pomegranate seeds and lemon-maple vinaigrette, plus a honey-elderflower old fashioned. #healthy
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 March 19 with a new menu.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Jan 22
10:30 am to 1:30 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 creative 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
Details
Tarek Husseini
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jan 22
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CHINESE NEW YEAR
Celebrate Chinese New Year with a festive dinner to honor the Year of the Rabbit. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman will make sesame crusted and seared tuna steaks with pickled carrots and daikon, lemon and Szechuan pepper chicken salad in lettuce cups, lucky rabbit stir-fry with black beans and spicy peanuts served with white rice, smashed cucumber salad with sesame and chiles, plus sticky rice with mango sauce and a cherry-lime prosecco cocktail.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Jan 22
5 to 7:30 pm
WINTER COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to Courtney Mertz, 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 winter, 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 Mertz
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 22
5:30 to 8 pm
ALL RISE! LET'S BAKE BREAD!
Learn the basics of making yeast breads with Melissa Clendenin, as she shares tips and techniques from mixing, kneading and proofing the dough. This hands-on class will create French baguettes, potato dinner rolls, rosemary focaccia, and challah. #weekday
Details
Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 23
11 am to 1:30 pm
MEAT UP FOR AGED STEAK
Join us in welcoming Rob Gordon, a dry age meat enthusiast as he shares the process he uses and discusses the equipment needed for 30-day and 60-day dry-aged Angus certified choice boneless rib-eye steaks. Chef Mickey Kitterman will create steak tartare, then season and pan sear steaks accompanied by three classic sauces - bordelaise, béarnaise, and garlic rosemary butter, along with luscious creamy spinach with brie, and a velvety purée of yukon gold potatoes and earthy celeriac.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Mon, Jan 23
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.
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
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 23
6:30 to 9 pm
EVERYONE WYNNES WITH CHRISTY - CHICKEN
Enjoy a tasty gluten-free and dairy-free lunch with Christy Wynne as she upgrades this midday meal with superfoods that are perfect to make ahead for the week. Enjoy dairy-free dill chicken salad, kale salad topped with pecan crumbles and dried cranberries, plus avocado chocolate mousse with fresh raspberries. #healthy #weekday
Details
Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Jan 24
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 February 21.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Jan 24
6 to 8:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - ROMANCE
Spend a unique evening in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious heart-shaped macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and simple decorations. This hands-on class will learn how to make raspberry-hot cocoa macarons with hot cocoa buttercream with jam centers topped with mini marshmallows, chocolate-orange macarons with orange curd centers surrounded by chocolate buttercream, plus Biscoff macarons with Biscoff buttercream and cookie crumbles.
Details
Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 24
6:30 to 9 pm
PÂTE À CHOUX - FROM GOUGÈRES TO ÉCLAIRS
Discover the versatile French choux dough that is used to create impressive sweet and savory dishes that can be baked, boiled, or fried. This hands-on class learns to prepare cheesy gougères, pommes dauphine, French gnocchi in brown butter sauce, churros rolled in cinnamon sugar, chocolate éclairs, plus profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate-caramel sauce. #weekday
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jan 25
11 am to 1:30 pm
RAISING THE RISOTTO GAME
Spend the evening with the talented chef Bob Colosimo, of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, learning to make creamy Italian risotto using a variety of rice including arborio, carnaroli, and vialone nano - an Italian semifino variety. Combining the rice with exciting ingredients, this hands-on class will make risotto with goat cheese and roasted mushrooms, creamy butternut squash risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds, braised beef short ribs and spinach risotto, plus salted caramel risotto with crumbled almond biscotti.
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, Jan 25
6 to 8:30 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - LOVE 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 heart shaped coeur à la crème served with strawberries in a raspberry sauce, flourless chocolate cake with praline anglaise, lavender scones with lime curd, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jan 25
6:30 to 9 pm
A SEINFELD STATE OF MIND
No matter what New York City food purveyor, real or created, visited by the likes of Seinfeld, Elaine, George, and Kramer, the food moments from the much acclaimed series were epic. Join Lydia Gwin in a hands-on class to create some of the favorites, including Elaine's big salad (cobb salad with bacon vinaigrette), "no soup for you" cream of mushroom soup eaten with "these pretzels are making me thirsty" German-style pretzels, Steinbrenner's "I got eggplant on my mind" pepperoni-eggplant calzones, Kenny Rodgers' roasted chicken and the "vile weed" broccoli, plus "look to the cookie" black and white cookies.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Jan 26
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 April 8.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Jan 27
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.
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 15.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Jan 28
11 am to 4 pm
PASTA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Spend an afternoon with the engaging Angela Adrignola and learn the fundamentals of making pasta from kneading and shaping the dough to four classic sauces. This exciting hands-on class will learn to roll and cut pasta to create butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, pappardelle alla bolognese, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with vodka sauce, and traditional fettuccine Alfredo.
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 pasta classes include Living in the Pasta on January 31 with Lydia Gwin, and We Run on Pasta on March 13 with Jeff Young.
Details
Angela Adrignola
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jan 28
12 to 2:30 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.
Details
Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Jan 28
6 to 8:30 pm
CRÈME DE LA CRÈME
Learn to make the best of the best crème and custard dishes that are comforting, creamy and delicious. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman will create white chocolate pots de crème, Key lime cookie bars, Poire Williams Eau De Vie panna cotta, plus Boston cream pie.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 29
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CINNAMON ROLLS AND BISCUITS! THAT'S MY JAM!
Join Lydia Gwin 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jan 29
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE NIGHT IS YOUNG
Before the weekend comes to an end, spend a delightful evening cooking with Jeff Young, sous chef of Trattoria Marcella. This hands-on class will create arugula-roasted beet salad with fontinella cheese and pistachios tossed in pomegranate vinaigrette, chicken piccata with champagne and charred lemon served over fresh tagliatelle pasta with rosemary butter, parmesan roasted asparagus with sun-dried tomato pesto and toasted almonds, plus espresso budino with whipped cream and shaved chocolate.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Jeff Young's next Date Night class, Hot to Trattoria, is available on February 19.
Details
Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jan 29
5 to 7:30 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.
Details
Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jan 29
5:30 to 8 pm
CAST IRON HEAVY WEIGHTS
Discover the extraordinary flavors created by cooking with cast iron in a fun evening with Mathew Unger. This hands-on class will make lobster pot pie with lobster tail and vegetables in a cream sauce topped with garlic cheddar biscuits, then learn how to properly sear and season flank steak in cast iron for a steak and spinach salad with blue cheese, red onion and balsamic dressing, plus cast iron apple pie for dessert.
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
Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Mon, Jan 30
6 to 8:30 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.
Details
Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jan 30
6:30 to 9 pm
LIVING IN THE PASTA
Make the most of today in a lively class with Lydia Gwin creating fresh pasta served with an antipasto-mixed greens salad with peperoncini, olives and cherry tomatoes. This hands-on class will make chicken and mushroom filled ravioli in a creamy lemon and sun-dried tomato sauce, pappardelle with Tuscan sausage and caramelized onion ragù, farfalle with walnut pesto and goat cheese, plus limoncello sorbetto.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jan 31
6 to 8:30 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.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Jan 31
6:30 to 9 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 lemon custard cakes with raspberry sauce, 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.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Feb 1
6 to 8:30 pm
THE BEST OF JULIA CHILD - POULET AU VINAIGRE
After more than 60 years, Julia Child's cuisine continues to be popular because it tastes delicious. Experience first-hand why we always love Julia's food in a monthly series, inspired by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, as the class enjoys bouchées with tuna tartare, poulet au vinaigre on turnip-potato purée, plus hazelnut dacquoise with caramel buttercream and ganache.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Feb 1
6:30 to 9 pm
LE JOUR DES CRÊPES
As Americans are looking for the coming of spring on Groundhog Day, the French are celebrating Le Jour des Crêpes, also known as Candlemas or La Chandeleur. It is said that if you hold a coin in one hand and flip the crêpe in the other, you will have a prosperous year. Join Montréal native, chef Bernard Pilon in a hands-on class flipping crêpes, including shrimp and sofrito crêpes, herbed crêpes with whipped goat cheese and a variety of sweet and savory garnishes, plus chocolate crêpes. #weekday
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Bernard Pilon
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Feb 2
10 am to 12:30 pm
VALENTINE CAKE POPS
Spend the evening with Rachel Sarino, owner of StL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for an exciting class creating Valentine treats. Come on your own or bring your Valentine and learn how to make Valentine cake pops decorated with an assortment of fondant, sprinkle and chocolate decorations. Personalize your cake pops with hearts, roses, dots, and luster dust. Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Feb 2
6:30 to 9 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: MOROCCAN' ROLL
Couples will be in the groove cooking together to create a rich and alluring Moroccan meal. This hands-on class will learn to make mussels with harissa and basil, cucumber-tomato salad with preserved lemon-pomegranate vinaigrette topped with feta and pomegranate, chicken tagine with apricot and almonds served over shallot-almond couscous, plus floating island dessert with Earl Grey infused crème anglaise and citrus caramel, and a Moroccan spiced green tea-gin spritzer.

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
Fri, Feb 3
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH FARE - HARICOTS 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 salade tiède de trois haricots avec poivre rose vinaigrette - three bean salad with pink peppercorn dressing, poulet aux quarante gousses d'ail - 40 clove garlic roasted succulent chicken, plus framboise chocolat blanc Bavarois - raspberry Bavarian with white chocolate Bavarian cream.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Feb 4
11 am to 1:30 pm
COOKIE DECORATING FOR VALENTINES
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 cookies perfect for all of your Valentines, 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
Caroline Stamp
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 4
12 to 2:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: APPETITE FOR LOVE
Enjoy a sense of excitement as couples create a memorable and romantic meal, starting with chanterelle and shrimp risotto. This hands-on class will make pistachio-crusted rack of lamb, olive oil mashed potatoes, root vegetable gratin, plus a delicious cruffin filled with apple cream cheese and miso-caramel sauce.

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
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 4
6 to 8:30 pm
NUTS ABOUT VEGAN
Spend a fascinating afternoon in the kitchen with Lisa Buchmeier 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 mini pumpkin pecan pies with gingersnap crust and Amaretto "cream", and a fresh pineapple piña colada. #healthy
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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Feb 5
12:30 to 3 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join the talented Melanie Armbrecht in a class focused on elevating your cupcake game with a variety of techniques that incorporate lots of buttercream frosting, strawberry reduction, chocolate ganache, and fondant. The cupcakes are out of the oven and ready for decorating, 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. Melanie 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.
Details
Melanie Armbrecht
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Feb 5
1 to 3:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: NICE CATCH
Show your appreciation that your Valentine is such a great catch with an exciting evening in the kitchen. This hands-on class will create fried goat cheese salad with baby spinach and roasted beets topped with red onion and balsamic vinaigrette, pecan-crusted halibut, sautéed green beans, smashed crispy new potatoes, plus cinnamon bread pudding with vanilla ice cream.

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
Sun, Feb 5
5 to 7:30 pm
PRETZELS - LET’S DO THE TWIST!
Twist and shout during a fun day with Melissa Clendenin 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. #weekday
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Feb 6
11 am to 1:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: A-FARE OF THE HEART
Flowers and candy are great, but this romantic hands-on class goes straight to the heart of the matter with delicious food. Learn to make crab fritters 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.

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
Mon, Feb 6
6 to 8:30 pm
DECORATING COOKIES FOR VALENTINES
Spend an afternoon of cookie decorating with Lisa Allen Shropshire 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 Valentine cookie shapes, with plenty of time for practice and creating your own designs. Everyone takes home their beautiful cookies. #weekday
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Lisa Allen Shropshire
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 7
12 to 2:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: POTION FOR ROMANCE
Celebrate your Valentine in the kitchen creating an exciting dinner. This hands-on class will make mushroom-hazelnut soup, beet salad layered with goat cheese and pesto, veal schnitzel with lemon-caper sauce on herbed spätzle with sweet-and-sour red cabbage, plus apple-rum turnovers with caramel cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Tue, Feb 7
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: ISLE BE THERE
Discover the allure of Mediterranean cuisine in an exciting hands-on class as we celebrate romance. This hands-on class will make bacon-fig-whipped goat cheese crostini with crumbled bacon and a drizzle of honey, Tuscan white bean-kale soup topped with parmesan and spiced croutons, spice-rubbed salmon with garlic and smoked paprika, braised Greek green beans, hasselback potatoes with lemon and oregano, plus orange-honey semolina cake with plum ice cream, and a blood orange gin cocktail with rosemary.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Wed, Feb 8
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: TENDER IS THE NIGHT
Spend a charming evening in the kitchen with your sweetheart and make an exciting dinner that will leave you swooning. This hands-on class will create winter pomegranate-blood orange-candied pecan salad with balsamic fig dressing, pancetta-fontina gougères, roasted beef tenderloin with French onion au jus, crispy duck fat potatoes with rosemary and garlic, fresh spinach-parmesan-blue cheese gratin, and dark chocolate-cherry ganache bars served with a scoop of yogurt sorbet.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Thu, Feb 9
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: HOOKED ON LOVE
Reel your partner in for an exciting evening of cooking together to create an extraordinary dinner, starting with scallion flatbread with avocado butter. This hands-on class will learn to make crab rangoon with apricot dipping sauce, monkfish with lobster sauce, pineapple and shrimp fried rice, plus red velvet sugar cookies served with chocolate sorbet topped with white chocolate whipped cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 10
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: THRILLED TO PIZZAS
Happiness is a fun afternoon with Jess Schmidt and a parent, grandparent, or your favorite aunt or uncle making lots of pizza, zucchini parmesan crisps, kiddy sangria, and mixed berry crumb bars for dessert! Learn to make fresh pizza dough, roll it out and create an individual pizza with your favorite toppings, including cheese, veggies, pepperoni, and Italian turkey sausage, and more. 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Jess Schmidt
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 11
11 am to 1:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - LOVE
Spend a unique afternoon in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious heart-shaped macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and chocolate ganache. This hands-on class will learn how to make "chocolate covered" strawberry macarons with strawberry buttercream surrounding chocolate ganache with a chocolate drizzle, raspberry truffle macarons with raspberry centers surrounded by chocolate ganache, plus salted caramel macarons with salted caramel and salted caramel buttercream.
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 macaron classes include Pretty Little Macarons - Romance on January 24 with Liz McClure, and Pretty Little Macarons - Fruity on February 20 with Liz McClure.
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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 11
1 to 3:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: SHELLFISH LOVERS
Share the shellfish love with your partner for a charming evening cooking together. This hands-on class will create crab cakes and shaved asparagus with zesty lemon aïoli, prosciutto-wrapped scallops with sage butter, creamy goat cheese polenta, sautéed spinach with shallots, plus lemon ricotta cake with raspberry pinot noir sauce.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 11
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: AFTERNOON DELIGHT
Learn to make a rose petal bacon bouquet centerpiece with peppadew jam, strawberry crush mimosas, lobster bisque with herb oil and white cheddar croutons, oven-roasted asparagus with tomato hollandaise, beef tenderloin bites baked in puff pastry with mushrooms and red wine cream sauce, shrimp and crab quiche with spinach and peppers, plus miniature cherry pies with cinnamon whipped cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 12
12:30 to 3 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: FRENCH SEDUCTION
Charm your Valentine with a magical evening creating a lovely French inspired meal, starting with butternut squash-spinach-brie tart. This hands-on class will make an elegant sous vide duck breast with cherry beurre blanc, crispy potatoes sarladaise - sautéed in duck fat, spinach and gruyère artichoke bottoms, plus crêpes suzette with orange-scented crêpes flambéed and served with vanilla ice cream.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 12
5 to 7:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: ROMANTIC RENDEZVOUS
Impress your sweetheart with a romantic evening cooking together, starting with fennel-potato soup with butter-poached lobster and blood oranges. This hands-on class will create crispy calamari and cauliflower with garlic pesto aïoli, potato gnocchi with mushroom bolognese sauce, plus fudgy chocolate brownies topped with candied cherry-almond ice cream and merlot hot fudge, and a citrus-limoncello sparkling wine cocktail.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Mon, Feb 13
6 to 8:30 pm
VALENTINE FOR COUPLES: HOLIDAY OF LOVE
Spend a unique and special evening with the one you love. This hands-on class for couples will create an elegant meal of French onion soup, red wine poached pear salad with goat cheese and toasted pistachios, beef bourguignon with mushrooms and pearl onions on celery root purée, plus individual hot chocolate soufflés with crème anglaise.

A popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition! Celebrate Valentine's Day with your special Valentine at a delicious love-inspired hands-on cooking class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Tue, Feb 14
6 to 8:30 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - SHAKSHUKA TO PANCAKES
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy shakshuka - a stunning egg dish baked in a thick garlicky tomato sauce served with crusty bread, sweet potato pancakes with cinnamon cream, brown sugar glazed bacon, plus cinnamon rolls. #weekday
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Feb 15
11 am to 1:30 pm
MEDITERRANEAN WITH MATT AND JAN
Spend an evening enjoying the mutual trust and camaraderie between friends Jan Reid and Matt Sassman as they flex their culinary muscles to create a memorable meal inspired by Dorie Greenspan. Take a seat at the counter as they amuse you with their banter and prepare savory hummus pancakes with tahini mayonnaise served with cucumber-tomato-feta salad, pan-seared pork tenderloin finished in a tahini sauce, harissa sweet potatoes, Mediterranean braised green beans with garlic and diced tomatoes, plus a Mediterranean yogurt clementine cake.
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Matt Sassman and Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Feb 15
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, baked oysters Rockefeller, jambalaya, plus classic bananas Foster.
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Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Feb 15
6:30 to 9 pm
BREAD IS ON THE RISE
No matter how hectic your schedule, bread is easy to make any day of the week. Learn tips and techniques 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 white sandwich bread, honey whole wheat loaf, rosemary focaccia, plus buttermilk biscuits. #weekday
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Feb 16
11 am to 1:30 pm
LYDIA LEVELS UP COMFORT FOOD
Whatever comfort food was thought to be, Lydia Gwin advances it to a new level with just the right cheese. Sit back and enjoy gruyère mac-and-cheese raclette with pickled shallots and bacon, albondigas - Mexican meatballs with a bright and spicy roasted salsa tatemada and jalapeño queso served with Mexican slaw, fennel and fried camembert salad with pickled blackberries and white balsamic vinaigrette, plus chocolate cake with ganache.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55
Thu, Feb 16
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.
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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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Feb 16
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: DRESSED UP STEAKHOUSE
Dine on an updated steakhouse menu as the delightful Devon Drag does "tableside" service starting with roasted shrimp cocktail served with tequila-lime sauce and ginger rémoulade with sambal. Enjoy romaine-kale-pear salad with dried cranberries and walnuts topped with tahini Caesar dressing and rye croutons, cast iron rib-eye steak cooked in garlic oil served with mushroom-port wine sauce, roasted cauliflower-farro gratin with fontina topped with panko-parmesan crust, white chocolate mousse topped with orange liqueur-macerated orange supremes, plus a New York whiskey sour topped with a float of red wine.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Fri, Feb 17
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OPA!
Join Maria Sakellariou in a traditional cheer of "Opa!" as this hands-on class makes shrimp and feta saganaki. Couples will learn to make mushroom strudel with potato-leek sauce, grilled rack of lamb with green peppercorn and honey-mustard sauce, spinach and artichoke soufflé, plus flourless chocolate cloud cake.
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Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 17
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, and peanut 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 April 8.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 18
11 am to 1:30 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, 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.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Sushi - Just Roll With It on February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 18
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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Feb 18
6 to 9 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.
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Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sat, Feb 18
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WAKE UP CALL
Retired school teacher Marci Boland is always on the go and shares healthy make-ahead breakfast options that are fast and easy for adults and children. This hands-on class will create homemade maple-cinnamon granola, pumpkin mini loaves with chocolate chips and walnuts, protein whole wheat bagels, almond chia pudding with a variety of mix-ins, carrot muffins with medjool dates and rolled oats, make-ahead ground turkey breakfast burritos, and peanut butter balls. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent. #healthy
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Marci Boland
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Feb 19
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: FROM SCRATCH
From Scratch by Tembi Locke is riveting, joyful, and a tear-jerker of a tale of an American black woman who travels to Italy where Sicilian born chef Lino falls in love at first glance. Cultures clash, love triumphs, tragedy rears its cold-hearted head, all against a backdrop of Florence, Sicily, and Los Angeles with plenty of glorious cuisine throughout. As the class discusses the book, Mickey Kitterman will prepare fresh pasta with tomato sauce, lemon and rosemary fresh bread, "you say polenta, I say grits", plus pistachio budino with caramel.
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!
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Feb 19
1 to 3:30 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 butternut 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.
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Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 19
5 to 7:30 pm
ICING ON THE CAKE
Spend an evening with the delightful Lisa King, a national teacher, certified judge, and award-winning sugar artist, who loves to share tips and techniques for cake decorating in her time off from controlling air traffic. This hands-on class will create a fun 2-layer spring-themed cake with buttercream frosting. The cakes are ready to decorate so the focus is on cake construction, piping, and icing consistencies, using a variety of artistic patterns including stripes, polka dots and ombré. Students will take home their one-of-a-kind cakes.
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Lisa King
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Feb 19
5:30 to 8 pm
THE GUMBO FILES
Southern Louisiana native Josh Galliano pulls out the cast iron Dutch ovens and reveals the secret ingredients to authentic gumbo just in time for a Mardi Gras celebration. Work side-by-side with Josh in this hands-on class creating three distinct gumbos with traditional seasonings, including rouxless shrimp gumbo, tasso and roasted pork gumbo, and Creole chicken gumbo with chaurice and gumbo crabs, plus pimiento cheese deviled eggs.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Feb 20
6 to 8:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - FRUITY
Spend a unique evening in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and chocolate ganache. This hands-on class will create cherry-chocolate-almond macarons with almond buttercream and chocolate ganache centers, apple pie macarons with apple butter centers surrounded by cinnamon buttercream and a crumble, plus blueberry cheesecake macarons with blueberry centers, cream cheese frosting and graham cracker crumbs.
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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Feb 20
6:30 to 9 pm
EVERYONE WYNNES WITH CHRISTY - TURKEY
Enjoy a tasty gluten-free and dairy-free lunch with Christy Wynne as she upgrades this midday meal with superfoods that are perfect to make ahead for the week. Enjoy turkey-sweet potato chili, homemade cornbread, plus chocolate chip-sweet potato cookies. #healthy #weekday
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Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Feb 21
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.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Feb 21
6 to 8:30 pm
LET'S TACO ABOUT IT
Let's talk about spending the evening making chin-dripping tacos with Mickey Kitterman. This hands-on class will make grilled chicken tacos with guacamole, tacos al pastor with pineapple-braised pork shoulder and chiles served with grilled pineapple salsa, the "best fish tacos in the world" (because it says so on the internet), and grilled flank steak asada tacos with pico de gallo and Mexican cheese, plus a refreshing margarita.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 21
6:30 to 9 pm
LET'S NOT MEAT TODAY
Join Mickey Kitterman in the kitchen and learn to create an array of meatless Mexican dishes. This hands-on class will make ceviche verde with freshly fried corn chips, crab and corn chile rellenos, roasted pepper-black bean-sweet potato tostadas with queso crema sauce, Spanish rice with cilantro, plus tres leche cake.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Feb 22
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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Feb 22
6:30 to 9 pm
DAYS WITH DEVON - PESTO AND POMEGRANATE
Spend an easygoing late morning with Devon Drag as she recreates some of her favorite dishes inspired by chefs and cookbooks that she prepares for her family in this monthly series. Influenced by Tieghan Gerard's Half Baked Harvest Super Simple, Devon prepares "everything bagel" arugula salad with cannellini beans and lemon basil pesto, butter roasted tomato soup with thyme and basil, chicken and fresh vegetable pot pie cooked in sage brown butter topped with puff pastry, plus butter pecan bars with shredded coconut, and a pomegranate-thyme vodka spritz. #weekday
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Feb 23
11 am to 1:30 pm
BEYOND BASICS
If you already know your way around the kitchen and are comfortable with the basics of cooking, then elevate your everyday cooking techniques in this four-week course. Learn to make sauces, marinades, soufflé, fresh pasta, fresh cavatelli, homemade sandwich buns and pâte à choux. This hands-on class will cook a variety of meat and seafood, plus learn to make seasonal gratins, custards, and work with phyllo and puff pastry. Recipes include fettuccine Alfredo, seared white fish with beurre blanc, chicken pot pie in cast iron, crème brûlée, chocolate mousse, along with more fun and impressive dishes.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Feb 23
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Mar 2
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Mar 9
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Mar 16
6 to 9 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 picks their favorite from five spectacular choices, including Texas sheet cake brownies also known as buttermilk brownies, chocolate-thin mint brownies, brownie cookies with salted caramel filling, s'mores brownies with charred marshmallow topping, and raspberry cheesecake brownies.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Feb 23
6:30 to 9 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FRENCH - VOL-AU-VENT AUX FRUITS DE MER
Whether you are ending the week or starting the weekend, join us at the counter for an exquisite evening of French fare. Enjoy delicate cheese soufflé, individual vol-au-vent pastries with mixed shellfish in saffron beurre blanc, plus génoise cake with lemon buttercream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Fri, Feb 24
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: AS A MATTER OF COURSE
Give a big welcome to private chef and culinary consultant, Patrick Mahoney, as this hands-on class for couples creates a delectable meal. Learn to make an amuse bouche of lobster broth, blinis with tomato confit and whipped ricotta, charred asparagus salad with parsnip purée and browned shallot vinaigrette, lobster ravioli with citrus velouté and fried leeks topped with micro-greens, plus apple galette with chantilly cream and bourbon caramel sauce.
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Patrick Mahoney
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Feb 24
6:30 to 9 pm
PASTA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Spend an afternoon with the engaging Angela Adrignola and learn the fundamentals of making pasta from kneading and shaping the dough to four classic sauces. This exciting hands-on class will learn to roll and cut pasta to create butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, pappardelle alla bolognese, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with vodka sauce, and traditional fettuccine Alfredo.
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 pasta classes include Living in the Pasta on January 31 with Lydia Gwin, and We Run on Pasta on March 13 with Jeff Young.
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Angela Adrignola
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Feb 25
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.
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Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett
Chef
Demonstration
$120 Per Person
Sat, Feb 25
1 to 4 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.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sat, Feb 25
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: GIVE ME PORK AVENUE
If Manhattan is where you would rather be, Melissa Clendenin will bring a bit of high class to irresistible down-to-earth pork and bacon dishes. Enjoy spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, smoked and spice-rubbed pork tenderloin served with ginger apple sauce, balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and gorgonzola, spicy smashed sweet potatoes, plus flourless chocolate cake.
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Feb 25
6:30 to 9 pm
PARKS AND REC BUBBLES AND BRUNCH
Lydia Gwin brings the fun and laughter from the beloved characters in the acclaimed hit, Parks and Rec. This hands-on class will create Leslie Knope's favorite waffles from JJ's Diner with syrup and whipped cream, Ron Swanson's "meat tornado" burrito with flank steak and carnitas and fajita chicken, Chris Traeger's "LITERALLY the best" acai bowl, Ben Wyatt's bananas Foster calzone (a sneaky way to get Ron that banana), plus Tom's treat yo'self chocolate cupcakes and Donna Meagle's mimosa.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Feb 26
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: STEP UP TO THE CANDY BAR
Spend a memorable afternoon making different versions of your favorite candy bars so good that parents and children will be scrambling for the last morsel. Learn to make mini Butterfinger pies in jars with brown sugar graham cracker crust, homemade Twix bars with caramel and chocolate, Almond Joy cookie bars, peanut butter cup sandwich cookies with peanut butter buttercream, plus Snickers ice cream topped with caramel, peanuts and chocolate. Some 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.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Feb 26
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: DON'T WORRY. BE CRABBY.
Bring your partner and join Christy Wynne creating a fabulous gluten-free and grain-free dinner focused on a love for crab cakes. This hands-on class will create bacon covered Brussels sprouts, kale salad with turmeric spiced pumpkin seeds and lemon-shallot vinaigrette, lump crab cakes with buttery garlic cauliflower purée, no-yeast almond flour dinner rolls, oven-roasted broccoli, plus chocolate-avocado mousse topped with coconut whipped cream. #healthy
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Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Feb 26
5 to 7:30 pm
SPRING COOKIE DECORATING
Raise your pastry bags to Courtney Mertz, 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 spring, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
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Courtney Mertz
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Feb 26
5:30 to 8 pm
PUT THAT IN YOUR PASTRY BAG AND PIPE IT!
Join the talented Naky Lee, owner of Cott Studio - specializing in floral arrangements and decorating 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.
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Nakyung Lee
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Feb 27
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, Nanaimo bars - the favorite dessert of Canada, 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
Mon, Feb 27
6:30 to 9 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. #weekday
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Tue, Feb 28
12 to 2:30 pm
IN DEEP WATER WITH SEAFOOD
A big welcome back to Kirk Warner as he reels in an array of seafood from around the world to create dishes that are swimmingly spectacular. This hands-on class will cook up Kirk's Mediterranean bouillabaisse with toasted couscous and crusty bread, an irresistible South Indian shrimp "kasakasa" chowder with chickpea crêpes, Thai hot-and-sour broth with scallop shu mai dumplings, Vietnamese noodles with crab and fresh herbs, plus Kirk's homemade tagliatelle in Alfredo sauce topped with seared scallops, crisp bacon, and asparagus.
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Kirk Warner
Chef
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Tue, Feb 28
6 to 8:30 pm
GOOD OLD-FASHIONED BOURBON BAKING
Mickey Kitterman has upgraded some of his favorite home-baked goods with a splash of bourbon. Join him in the kitchen for a hands-on class creating chocolate praline bread pudding with bourbon caramel, bourbon snickerdoodles, bourbon chess pie, bourbon-banana-chocolate chip bread, plus church supper peach cobbler with Sister Maybelle's secret ingredient.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Feb 28
6:30 to 9 pm
IN KNOTS OVER PRETZELS
Lydia Gwin shares global flavors to a variety of homemade soft pretzels that combines technique with creativity. This hands-on class will make German soft pretzel sticks with a duo of dips - pickle dip and Dijon-bacon dip, Swedish sugared sweet pretzels, beer brat-cheddar pot pie with a soft pretzel crust, and Mexican stuffed pretzels with roasted jalapeño queso dip.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 1
6 to 8:30 pm
THE BEST OF JULIA CHILD - BRAISED DUCK
After more than 60 years, Julia Child's cuisine continues to be popular because it tastes delicious. Experience first-hand why we always love Julia's food in a monthly series, inspired by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, as the class enjoys leek-potato soup, braised duck with chestnut-sausage stuffing on turnips, plus vanilla bean crème brûlée.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Mar 1
6:30 to 9 pm
BREAD IS ON THE RISE
No matter how hectic your schedule, bread is easy to make any day of the week. Learn tips and techniques 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 white sandwich bread, honey whole wheat loaf, rosemary focaccia, plus buttermilk biscuits.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Mar 2
6:30 to 9 pm
FORK AND CORK: FISH FRIDAY
Jason Main, owner of The Wine Merchant and certified sommelier, shares his vast knowledge of an array of exciting wines that will be paired with an array of seafood dishes created by Mickey Kitterman. Enjoy clam chowder bruschetta, corn and crab coquilles St.-Jacques, Moroccan spiced cod with preserved lemon sauce, carrot and salmon couscous, plus blood orange mousse.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$80 Per Person
Fri, Mar 3
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 Starrs, 1135 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, to select the fish.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$200 Per Person
Sat, Mar 4
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CRANK OUT THE PASTA
Feeling cranky? Roll up your sleeves for a fun afternoon cranking out pasta dough with Mathew Unger and his 12-year-old daughter, Kallie. This hands-on class will make toasted ravioli, an Italian salad, homemade fettuccine with meatballs in red sauce, plus chocolate waffles and vanilla ice cream. 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 February 18, Wake Up Call on February 19, and Eat It Like Pac Man on March 5. The Apprentice Chef classes, ages 7 to 11, include our Gingerbread House classes on December 3, December 4, or December 10.
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Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 4
11 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.
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 8.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 4
6 to 8:30 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 Lydia Gwin 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, Mar 5
12:30 to 3 pm
HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT, TOO!
Melanie Armbrecht, who is a go-getter when it comes to cake decorating, expounds on the components of cake baking so that it is a success every time. Learn how to level and stack layers, and decorate a stunning cake in this hands-on class. Melanie has pre-baked the cakes, so the focus is on decorating a one-layer cake with American buttercream frosting using a variety of tips for simple borders and decorations. Learn how to make chocolate ganache for a drip effect down the sides of the cake. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
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Melanie Armbrecht
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 5
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.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 5
5 to 7:30 pm
ST. PAT EATS GREEN
Celebrate the Irish vegan-style with the charming Lisa Buchmeier for a class that is a powerhouse of nutrition and antioxidants, and is free of refined sugar, cholesterol, meat, dairy, and eggs. This hands-on class will make naturally sweetened shamrock chia cream shake garnished with kiwi, stuffed cabbage rolls with citrus avocado and short grain brown rice salad served with a garlicky cilantro dressing, "cheddar" beer soup topped with crispy cheesy potato croutons, tempeh minced meat shepherd's pie with green beans and cremini mushroom gravy topped with piped swirls of whipped sweet potatoes with nutmeg and fresh chives, plus oil-free spelt spice cupcakes drizzled with sweet caramel date cream. #healthy
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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 5
5:30 to 8 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
Mon, Mar 6
6 to 8:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - LUCK
Spend a unique evening in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons shaped into pots of gold with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and chocolate ganache. This hands-on class will learn how to make cookies and cream macarons with Oreo buttercream, double chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache centers surrounded by chocolate buttercream, plus vanilla almond macarons with vanilla buttercream.
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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 6
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, Mar 7
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-walnut sourdough with orange zest, and a seeded bread sourdough with pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds. Each participant will take home sourdough starter.
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 7
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - WON TONS TO FIVE-SPICE
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy won ton soup with sesame chile oil, Vietnamese meatballs in a lettuce wrap served with Asian mango-cabbage slaw, plus Chinese five-spice orange cake. #weekday
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, Mar 8
11 am to 1:30 pm
USE YOUR (THAI) NOODLE
The logical choice for satisfying pad Thai cravings is to learn to make it at home. This exciting hands-on class will create pad Thai with shrimp, pad-kee-mow-moo - spicy drunken noodles with pork and Thai basil, pad-see-ew nua - stir-fried noodles with beef and broccoli in dark soy sauce, and Chiang Mai noodles in chicken curry sauce with pickled greens and fried shallots.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 8
6 to 8:30 pm
GREEN AND GLUTEN-FREE
Caryn Dugan shares an exciting plant-based meal geared toward creating lighter meals for spring that are vegan and gluten-free. This hands-on class will make roasted poblano-cauliflower chowder with brown rice and pinto beans flavored with cumin and garlic, curried "tuna" collard wraps with quinoa and chickpeas combined with apples and raisins and cashews, hearts of palm "crab" cakes with chickpeas and Cajun spices, plus spicy chocolate-applesauce mug cake with strawberries. #healthy
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 8
6:30 to 9 pm
SCHNITZEL, SPÄTZLE, AND STRUDEL
Join the talented chef Mathew Unger as he shares his exciting research for an upcoming cookbook on Missouri comfort foods. With a prevalence of German immigrants to our state, especially in St. Louis and areas around Hermann, this hands-on class will create traditional German dishes -- spinach salad with warm bacon dressing, pork schnitzel and spätzle, sautéed green beans with bacon, plus traditional apple strudel.
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Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Mar 9
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LET'S SEA NEW ORLEANS
Couples cannot resist these notable seafood dishes of New Orleans. Spend Friday evening with your partner and learn to make fried oysters on mixed greens with cheddar-jalapeño cornbread, crawfish étouffée served on rice, shrimp on grits with mushroom gravy, plus bananas Foster with caramel ice cream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Mar 10
6 to 8:30 pm
FRENCH FARE - GIGOT D'AGNEAU BOULANGÈRE
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 veloute champignon - creamy mushroom soup with truffle crouton, gigot d'agneau boulangère - garlic and herb-scented leg of lamb roasted directly over a potato-carrot-parsnip gratin, fennel-orange salad with candied walnuts and orange vinaigrette, plus lavender madeleines with pineapple sabayon.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Mar 11
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 Devon Drag 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.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 11
12 to 2:30 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.
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Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 11
6:30 to 9 pm
FISH AND BISTRO SAUCES
Meet Jon Lowe at the stove learning to prepare perfectly cooked fish and pair the fish with delicious sauces for a memorable meal. This hands-on class will create roasted sea bass with smoked tomato butter sauce, pan-seared halibut with wild mushroom butter sauce, grilled ahi tuna with tomato-pepper harissa sauce, and his celebrated grilled salmon with mustard-apple cider jus.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sun, Mar 12
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: BRUNCH ADVENTURES WITH SAWYER
Ten-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 their version of brunch with pineapple and sausage kabobs with maple glaze, biscuits and gravy with drop biscuits and braised pork, veggie crisp patties, potato gnocchi "hashbrowns", plus bombolini with chocolate pastry cream, and strawberry-ginger punch. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Mar 12
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS
Join your leading man or lady and create a Hollywood party that will have you home in time for "And the Oscar goes to..."! Join Lydia Gwin and sip on a red carpet pomegranate-champagne fizz cocktail with Grand Marnier and raspberries, and create an award-winning meal of seared sea scallops with crème fraîche and caviar, tomato basil soup en croûte, filet mignon Oscar with béarnaise sauce, loaded mashed potato "martini" with bacon and smoked gouda, plus flaming baked Alaska.
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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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 12
5 to 7:30 pm
COOKIE DECORATING FOR SPRING
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 cookies perfect for spring, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
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Caroline Stamp
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 12
5:30 to 8 pm
WE RUN ON PASTA
It will be a dynamic evening with Jeff Young, sous chef of Trattoria Marcella, making four handmade pastas. This hands-on class will create lemon ricotta ravioli with homemade ricotta and butter-poached asparagus, lasagna bolognese with spinach pasta layered with roasted garlic béchamel and ragù bolognese, squid ink farfalle with pancetta and shrimp in arrabbiata sauce, plus toasted s'mores ravioli.
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Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 13
6 to 8:30 pm
THE POWER OF A WAFFLE
A waffle can be anything, and change its mind a hundred times! Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class creating chicken and waffle sandwiches topped with an over-easy egg and hot honey, dark chocolate waffles with strawberries and mascarpone whipped cream, waffled mozzarella sticks topped with a meatball and balsamic tomato sauce, plus tater tot waffles with prosciutto and crème fraîche caper sauce on mustard greens.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 13
6:30 to 9 pm
EVERYONE WYNNES WITH CHRISTY - SALMON
Enjoy a tasty gluten-free and dairy-free lunch with Christy Wynne as she upgrades this midday meal with superfoods that are perfect to make ahead for the week. Enjoy pecan-encrusted salmon, roasted sweet potatoes, kale chips, plus chocolate-peanut butter balls. #healthy #weekday
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Christy Wynne
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Mar 14
11 am to 1:30 pm
THAI THAI AGAIN
Nareerut "Tookie" Payette, owner of Thai Gourmet in O'Fallon, Missouri, loves to share her native Thai cuisine. Enjoy a fun and informative evening with the popular khao soi noodle dish, also known as Chiang Mai noodles with yellow curry and beef, crispy krathong thong golden fried cups filled with minced chicken stir-fried with vegetables, plus flower-shaped coconut jellies - a dim sum treat with coconut milk and young coconut.
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Nareerut Payette
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, Mar 14
6 to 8:30 pm
PIE DAY IN THE 314
The best way to spend Pi Day in St. Louis on March 14 is by creating a scrumptious variety of English pies. This hands-on class will make flaky and delicious double-crust apple pie, rhubarb pie, a Bakewell tart with almonds and jam, custard pie, plus banoffee pie with bananas and toffee.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 14
6:30 to 9 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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Wed, Mar 15
6 to 8:30 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.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, 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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Mar 17
6 to 8:30 pm
PASTA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Spend an afternoon with the engaging Angela Adrignola and learn the fundamentals of making pasta from kneading and shaping the dough to four classic sauces. This exciting hands-on class will learn to roll and cut pasta to create butternut squash ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, pappardelle alla bolognese, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with vodka sauce, and traditional fettuccine Alfredo.
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Angela Adrignola
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Mar 18
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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 18
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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 18
6:30 to 9:30 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 blueberry-lemon waffles topped with "cheesecake" frosting and blueberry sauce, "everything bagel" muffins served with veggie cream cheese, Greek yogurt fruit tart, spanakopita spinach-feta frittata, lemony arugula and white bean salad with prosciutto and lemon vinaigrette, plus The Moonwalk fresh grapefruit cocktail with orange liqueur and champagne. #healthy
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Mar 19
10:30 am to 1:30 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
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 19
5 to 7:30 pm
ALL RISE! LET'S BAKE BREAD!
Learn the basics of making yeast breads with Melissa Clendenin, as she shares tips and techniques from mixing, kneading and proofing the dough. This hands-on class will create French baguettes, potato dinner rolls, rosemary focaccia, and challah. #weekday
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 20
11 am to 1:30 pm
AMERICAN-ITALIAN CAST IRON FAVORITES
Cast iron pans are versatile, durable, and a great way to cook Mickey Kitterman's favorite American-Italian dishes, starting with Chicago-style deep dish Italian sausage-mushroom pizza with mushrooms, onions, red sauce, and mozzarella. This hands-on class will make Tuscan steak Fiorentina - pan-roasted thick porterhouse beef steak with roasted garlic and rosemary, chicken and pesto lasagna, and tender veal piccata.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Mar 21
6 to 8:30 pm
PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - BLISS
Spend a unique evening in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and chocolate ganache. This hands-on class will create Bailey's chocolate macarons with chocolate ganache centers surrounded by Bailey's buttercream, Lucky Charm macarons with cereal buttercream and Lucky Charm crumble, plus mixed berry macarons with berry buttercream and berry centers.
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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Mar 21
6:30 to 9 pm
PÂTE À CHOUX - FROM GOUGÈRES TO ÉCLAIRS
Discover the versatile French choux dough that is used to create impressive sweet and savory dishes that can be baked, boiled, or fried. This hands-on class learns to prepare cheesy gougères, pommes dauphine, French gnocchi in brown butter sauce, churros rolled in cinnamon sugar, chocolate éclairs, plus profiteroles with vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate-caramel sauce.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 22
6 to 8:30 pm
JERSEY JACK IS THE ODDS-ON FAVORITE
Loud and proud Atlantic City, New Jersey native Jack MacMurray travels back home each year for family, friends, and food. Enjoy an evening with Jack as he creates his Dad's fabulous clams casino, mini prime rib and caramelized onion cheesesteaks with bell peppers and aged provolone, Jack's favorite pasta dish - seafood capellini with shrimp and scallops in white wine clam sauce with garlic herbs, plus vanilla cheesecake with fresh strawberry sauce.
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Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Demonstration
$70 Per Person
Wed, Mar 22
6:30 to 9 pm
DAYS WITH DEVON - BERRIES AND BREAD PUDDING
Spend an easygoing late morning with Devon Drag as she recreates some of her favorite dishes inspired by chefs and cookbooks that she prepares for her family in this monthly series. Influenced by Patty Pinner's Sweet Mornings, Devon prepares whipped vanilla yogurt parfait with cherry-almond granola, old-fashioned crumb cake with brown sugar crumb topping, ricotta hot cakes served with fresh berry salad, "Sunday best" savory pork sausage and bacon bread pudding with cheddar and colby cheese served with a mixed green salad, plus a bourbon sweet tea with ginger. #weekday
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Mar 23
11 am to 1:30 pm
I DID IT ALL FOR THE GNOCCHI
Satisfy your fervor for the tantalizing features of soft and delicate gnocchi paired with enticing sauces, as this hands-on class joins Mickey Kitterman to create four different versions. Learn to make potato gnocchi al forno - baked with fontina and porcini and cream, Lidia's ricotta gnocchi with Contessa parmesan-prosciutto cream sauce with basil and pignoli, butternut squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce, plus spinach gnocchi with Italian sausage and tomatoes.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Mar 23
6 to 8:30 pm
FRIDAY NIGHT FRENCH - SALMON EN PAPILLOTE
Whether you are ending the week or starting the weekend, join us at the counter for an exquisite evening of French fare. Enjoy scallop coquilles St.-Jacques with mushrooms and gruyère cheese, salmon en papillote with herb butter wine sauce, plus lofty individual Grand Marnier soufflés with crème anglaise.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Fri, Mar 24
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 April 22.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sat, Mar 25
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE SPICES OF INDIA
Aruna Gopinath, born in Bangalore, India, knows a thing or two about Indian spices and uses blends of them to create exciting dishes. This hands-on class for couples will make tandoori-style roasted chicken marinated in yogurt with tandoori masala, spiced cauliflower dip cooked in garlic and spices served with crisp fried cauliflower florets seasoned with garam masala, chole - chickpeas simmered in tomato sauce with cinnamon and cloves served with bhatura - a deep-fried bread, Rogan Josh - a rich Kashmiri lamb curry, jeera rice with roasted cumin seeds, plus semiya - a warm vermicelli dessert with cashews and raisins sautéed in ghee.
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Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Mar 25
6 to 8:30 pm
MERINGUES - WHIP IT! WHIP IT GOOD!
Mickey Kitterman shares the differences between French, Swiss, and Italian meringues plus the techniques for each that start with whipped egg whites and sugar. This hands-on class will use those skills to create chocolate meringue tarts with French meringue, a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake featuring lemon curd with Swiss meringue buttercream flavored with lemon and elderflower, dacquoise with hazelnut meringue layers frosted with Italian mocha buttercream, plus floating island with crème anglaise and caramel sauce.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 26
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: THRILLED TO PIZZAS
Happiness is a fun afternoon with Jess Schmidt and a parent, grandparent, or your favorite aunt or uncle making lots of pizza, zucchini parmesan crisps, kiddy sangria, and mixed berry crumb bars for dessert! Learn to make fresh pizza dough, roll it out and create an individual pizza with your favorite toppings, including cheese, veggies, pepperoni, and Italian turkey sausage, and more. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Jess Schmidt
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$115 For Parent and Child
Sun, Mar 26
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OH MY COD!
If it's hard to imagine the weekend is coming to an end, join your partner in the kitchen with Zach Dale, of Robust Wine Bar, and create an impressive meal. This hands-on class will make achiote marinated shrimp cocktail with chipotle cocktail sauce, spiced beet hummus with garlic oil and feta served with pita, roasted cod served with pan-fried potatoes and romesco sauce, plus bread pudding with whipped mascarpone.
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Zach Dale
Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Mar 26
5 to 7:30 pm
DECORATING COOKIES FOR SPRING
Spend a delightful evening of spring cookie decorating with award-winning sugar artist, Lisa King, and discover your inner artist. This hands-on class will decorate cookies with royal icing using both pastry tips and tipless pastry bags learning about icing consistencies for outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques. Learn to add embellishments and create textures, with plenty of time to practice and create your own designs. Everyone takes home their beautiful cookies.
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Lisa King
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Mar 26
5:30 to 8 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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Mar 27
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.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Mar 28
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, Nanaimo bars - the favorite dessert of Canada, 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
Tue, Mar 28
6:30 to 9 pm
FEASTING WITH HARD CIDERS
René Sackett, manager of two local farmers markets, shares her knowledge with a stunning array of ciders to be enjoyed with a delectable meal prepared by Mickey Kitterman using a variety of ciders. The cider tasting includes Waves dry cider, a traditional French cider from Brittany, France, Blueberry Spaceship Box - a top-rated blueberry cider, plus Le Brun Poire Cidre. Enjoy cider Welsh rarebit - pub-style grilled ham and cheese toast, mussels and shrimp in cider cream sauce, cider carbonnade flamande - a Flemish beef stew replacing beer with cider.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Wed, Mar 29
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 strawberry sorbet.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Mar 29
6:30 to 9 pm
SPICE GIRL
Lydia Gwin is a big fan of using spices for warmth and depth of flavor to create exciting dishes. This hands-on class will learn to make berbere-spiced chicken roasted with carrots and chickpeas, "smooshed" carrots with pistachio pesto and pickled onions, black lime grilled beef skewers with sumac onion, roasted potatoes with aïoli and butter-toasted pine nuts, plus chai-spiced apple cake with mascarpone frosting.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, 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
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Mar 30
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GRAPE LEAVES AND MOUSSAKA
Spend a memorable evening with your partner learning to prepare Greek cuisine with the talented Maria Sakellariou. This hands-on class will make grape leaves stuffed with rice and herbs, Greek Mediterranean grilled shrimp, eggplant and zucchini vegetarian moussaka layered with potatoes and lentils topped with a fluffy béchamel sauce, a seasonal salad of mixed greens with fruits and nuts, plus bobota - a traditional cornmeal Lenten dessert with dried fruits topped with honey and sesame seeds.
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Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Mar 31
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.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Apr 1
10 am to 3 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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sun, Apr 2
11 am to 4 pm