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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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TAKE A BAO
Kudos will be abundant as this hands-on class with Kaitlyn Vohs learns to make baos - Chinese warm, soft steamed buns filled with flavorful fillings. Join us to create Chinese barbecue pork baos, ground pork and herb baos, baos filled with curried chicken and peas, spicy chorizo and chihuahua cheese baos, plus dessert baos with vanilla custard and chocolate filling.
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 October 16.
Details
Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jul 25
12:30 to 3 pm
SUMMER 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 summer cookies with a variety of shapes. The cookies are baked and ready to be decorated, as this hands-on class learns tips for planning designs; plus how to use royal icing with pastry tips to transform cookies into works of art. Design dazzling cookies using outlining, flooding, and feathering techniques, along with sanding sugar and dragées to make these cookies look as good as they taste. Students will take home their beautiful creations.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Ericka's next cookie decorating class, Fall Cookie Cutter Couture, is available on September 12.
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Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jul 25
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BIG BURRITO NIGHT
Come for the big burritos and stay for the magnificent churro bowls. Spend a fun evening in the kitchen with your partner as Rachelle Killian leads the class to make fresh tortilla chips and spicy tomato-jalapeño salsa, paloma cocktails, a giant carne asada burrito with corn and cheese and grilled onions topped with pico de gallo and sour cream and guacamole, refried beans and rice, plus a churro bowl filled with homemade vanilla ice cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 25
5 to 7:30 pm
TAKE THE CAKE
Step up your cake game with a variety of elements and techniques to create a decadent two-layer 6” chocolate cake. Learn how to infuse flavors, create different fillings to elevate the cake, texture frosting, and add a ganache drip over buttercream plus assorted finishing touches, from sprinkles to chopped nuts, for a stunning result. Join Kelly Wright, who traded 20 years of academic and industrial experience with a BS, MS, and PhD in science, for her love of creating beautiful cakes. The cakes are already baked, as this hands-on class learns the difference between different buttercreams, how to trim, stack, fill and ice a cake, and personalize it to your liking. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
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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Kelly Wright
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jul 25
5:30 to 8 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative evening in the kitchen with the talented Tanya Ott perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, each filled with a distinctive ganache. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make cocoa macarons with raspberry sour cream ganache, espresso macarons with cappuccino ganache, macarons with white chocolate ganache, plus lemon macarons with lemon-star anise ganache. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Tanya Ott
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jul 26
6 to 8:30 pm
SANTA MARIA GRILL
Discover the traditional Santa Maria-style of grilling made popular with ranchers on the Central Coast of California based on the spice-rubbed grilled beef tri-tip with fresh salsas and guacamole. This hands-on class will also make grilled corn on the cob with poblano butter, slow-cooked beans, green salad with grilled garlic bread, plus fresh strawberry ice cream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 26
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - GRAPEFRUIT TO GRILLED CHICKEN
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy avocado and Ruby Red grapefruit salad with butter lettuce and walnut-apple cider vinaigrette, harissa grilled chicken served with bulgar-green chile-tomato pilaf, plus Dutch baby pancakes with bourbon-vanilla soaked peaches and cream.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Jul 27
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 August 17.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 27
6 to 8:30 pm
FROM GYRO TO ZERO
Spend an exhilarating evening in the kitchen with Devon Drag creating everything from homemade beef and lamb gyro meatballs with flatbread to a zero-proof Greek lemonade cocktail, or a Middle Eastern limonana cocktail, and lots in-between. This hands-on class will make chicken shawarma skewers with fresh tzatziki, roasted garlic hummus with za'atar pita chips, tabbouleh, and a Middle Eastern cucumber salad.
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
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jul 27
6:30 to 9 pm
POWERED BY PLANTS
Plant-based guru Caryn Dugan, owner and founder of Center for Plant-based Living, shares her passion for creating a healthy lifestyle through cooking. This hands-on class for vegans will make a summer market salad loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs and a crunchy lentil topping, smoky portobello-chickpea sandwiches with tomatoes and basil and chipotle, Sonoma chickpea salad with walnuts and grapes and tahini, plus white bean-vegetable bruschetta with roasted tomatoes and a balsamic drizzle.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Caryn's next class, Caryn Has Good Korma, is available on October 27.
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jul 28
6 to 8:30 pm
CUT, COPY, AND... PASTRY
Rachelle Killian will interface with the data of the recipe and share some key shortcuts for duplicating her techniques for tasty sweet and savory pastries. Enjoy strawberry tartlets with pastry cream, delicate lacy rolled brandy snaps filled with sweet cream, spinach-feta tart topped with toasted pine nuts, orange-poppyseed bundt cake topped with orange glaze, plus a peach bellini.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Jul 28
6:30 to 9 pm
REALLY LOVE YOUR PEACHES!
Matt Sassman, produce manager at Straub’s Town & Country location, showcases his favorite hand picked Goldbud peaches from Placerville, California known for their flavor and juiciness. This hands-on class will create grilled shrimp with peach cocktail sauce, a mixed green salad with grilled peaches and thin slices of red onion topped with creamy ricotta dressing and candied pecans, braised chicken breasts nestled in sautéed onions with fresh peaches and heirloom tomatoes served with mascarpone orzo, plus peach ice cream with candied almonds and raspberry sauce, and a peach bellini.
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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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Jul 29
6 to 8:30 pm
MANY MINI PIES
Welcome back to Erica Long, part of the Kitchen Conservatory team, home for the summer from her first college year in Seattle. Join Erica to load the oven with lots of mini four-inch and six-inch pies, as this hands-on class creates chocolate pecan pies, pear-blueberry mini pies with a lattice crust, salted caramel apple crumble pies, and lemon chess pies.
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Erica Long
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 29
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: STEAKHOUSE FAVORITES
Indulge yourself with an evening of steakhouse favorites, as this hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman creates a jumbo shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce, arugula salad with warm goat cheese topped with sweet mustard dressing, cast iron-seared New York strip steaks with creamy gorgonzola sauce, crispy fried shoestring potatoes, roasted balsamic asparagus with prosciutto and gruyère, plus mini strawberry cheesecakes 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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 30
6 to 8:30 pm
THE LOBSTER CLAUSE
Josh Galliano has dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s to assure a spectacular evening of the most delicious crustacean, the lobster. Have a seat at the counter and enjoy lobster fritters with cilantro aïoli, lobster Louis salad with mango, homemade spaghetti tutto mare with lobster, shrimp, and clams in blistered tomato sauce, plus fresh blackberry pie.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Demonstration
$65 Per Person
Fri, Jul 30
6:30 to 9 pm
FR. DOM HAS A HABIT FOR BAKING
It is our honor to welcome back Fr. Dominic Garramone, cookbook author, blogger, public television personality, and the bread monk of Saint Bede Academy in northern Illinois, who has graciously taught at Kitchen Conservatory over the decades. Fr. Dom shares his expertise in an informative and exciting morning in the kitchen creating a variety of scones fresh from the oven showing the basic techniques for classic scones with some easy variations, plus advanced recipes including Norfolk scones with a layer of fruit filling, and savory tomato basil scones. Sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee, delicious scones and an extraordinary storyteller, with time at the end for questions.
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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Fr. Dominic Garramone
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$85 Per Person
Sat, Jul 31
10 am to 1 pm
NOODLING AROUND WITH PASTA
Pasta comes in all shapes and sizes, and the best pasta is made from scratch. Join Kaitlyn Vohs in the kitchen to make farfalle-arugula-chickpea pasta salad with sun-dried tomato pesto, fettuccine arrabbiata, pappardelle with sausage and fennel, pancetta and pea ravioli with asiago beurre blanc, gnocchi with summer vegetables and brown butter, plus a Lillet-St. Germaine-champagne parasol 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.

Available pasta classes include A Day in the Kitchen: Pasta Workshop on September 11 with Josh Galliano, and Rolling in the Pasta Dough on October 25 with Josh Galliano.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jul 31
11 am to 1:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: COSMOS ARE ALWAYS COOL
Come for the cosmos and stay for the food. Rachelle Killian creates a special night just for the girls with a duo of traditional and white cosmos, as everyone enjoys Green Goddess hummus with spring vegetables, honey-garlic glazed pork loin served with dill new potatoes and Brussels sprouts gratin with bacon and walnuts topped with gruyère cheese, plus strawberry crumb bars.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Jul 31
6 to 8:30 pm
THE ART OF PIZZA THROWING
Join pizzaiolo Matt Middeke, who placed fourth in the fastest dough toss competition at the 2010 World Pizza Games in Las Vegas. Spend an unforgettable evening learning how to throw pizza dough from Onesto Pizza & Trattoria high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on August 28.
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Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jul 31
6:30 to 9 pm
THE MAINE ATTRACTION
Lobster might be the mainstay of summer foods in Maine, but Lydia Gwin puts her twist on the iconic lobster roll in this hands-on class. Learn to make a lobster BLT on homemade potato rolls, barbecue spiced potato chips, Lydia's cheesy corn dish with sharp white cheddar, broccoli and carrot slaw, Bloody Mary shrimp ceviche with plantain chips, plus blueberry pie with an all-butter crust.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Aug 1
12:30 to 3 pm
FRESH COOKIES LICKETY-SPLIT
Throw those day-old cookies out the window and discover tips and techniques for having a variety of warm fresh cookies ready to be baked in any quantity, small or large, for an unexpected guest or a late night craving. This hands-on class with Melissa Clendenin will learn to fill the freezer with five scrumptious cookies, including double chocolate-salted caramel cookies, vanilla chai shortbread, deluxe oatmeal-trail mix cookies, fluffernutter cookies, and sugar cookie swirl slice-and-bake cookies.
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sun, Aug 1
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SUNDAY NIGHT SOCIAL
It's going to be a good night when Gigi Smith brings the cotton candy machine for the cotton candy-tini with vodka and butterscotch schnapps. This hands-on class for couples will create mini beer cheese soup bread bowls garnished with fresh tomato-corn relish, blackened salmon served on a romaine and asparagus salad topped with cherry tomatoes and goat cheese drizzled with bourbon vinaigrette, plus piña colada cupcakes with rum and pineapple and shredded coconut.
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Gigi Smith
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 1
5 to 7:30 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 November 2.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 2
6 to 8:30 pm
SUMMER 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 brownie ice cream sandwiches with salted caramel ice cream, chocolate brownie muffins with a peanut butter ganache filling, tiramisù brownie cookies, rich and fudgy coconut macaroon brownies, plus kitchen sink brownies with pretzels, potato chips, peanut butter chunks, and more.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Aug 2
6:30 to 9 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: BAKING BOOTCAMP
For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Spend three exciting days in the kitchen with Rachelle Killian learning everything about baking from cupcakes to cookies, hand pies to cream pies, and so much more! The kitchen is going to heat up with ham-and-cheese hand pies, carrot cake cupcakes, root beer floats, fun-fetti cookies, gummy bears, pineapple upside-down cakes, strawberry jelly roll cake, cheese bread, banana cream pie, and more.
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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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$135 Per Child
Tue, Aug 3
10 am to 12 pm
Wed, Aug 4
10 am to 12 pm
Thu, Aug 5
10 am to 12 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - SUMMER EDITION
Join Mickey Kitterman, a fan of The Great British Baking Show, in the "tent" for a special Summer edition of British baking. The only requirements are proper British etiquette and a curiosity for baking, as Mickey shares some of his favorite desserts and pastries that could be on the show in this hands-on class for the amateur baker. Learn to make pavlova with fresh summer berries, classic vanilla crème brûlée, sunflower seed and oatmeal biscuits, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake featuring lemon curd and elderflower 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.

A Great British Bake Off - Fall Edition is available on October 5.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 3
6 to 8:30 pm
ONE FOR THE MONEY, TWO FOR THE DOUGH
The delightful Gigi Smith has a passion for bread baking, and shares tips and techniques for working with yeast as this hands-on class makes two variations of focaccia and two dinner rolls. Learn to make focaccia with dried cherries and delicious plump golden raisins, roasted tomato focaccia with cherry tomatoes and herbs, cha cha cheddar-chive potato pull-apart rolls, and buttery dinner rolls.
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Gigi Smith
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Aug 3
6:30 to 9 pm
TACO THE TOWN
Everyone is buzzing about spending the evening in our kitchen with Rachel Moeller building tacos with all the trimmings. This hands-on class will make spicy chipotle shrimp tacos, Austin-style migas breakfast tacos, black bean-chorizo tacos with sweet potatoes, plus tostadas and guacamole, tomatillo-cilantro salsa verde, roasted tomato-chipotle salsa, plus grilled pineapple salsa.
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Rachel Moeller
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Aug 4
6 to 8:30 pm
ABRACADABRA - PESTO PRESTO
Lydia Gwin has a few tricks up her sleeve with a variety of pestos for a lavish spread of summer dishes. Enjoy pesto di rucola - an arugula pesto tossed in pasta with steamed artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes, crispy calamari with pesto garlic aïoli, grilled skirt steak and roasted potatoes with salsa verde, peach and tomato caprese salad with pistachio pesto, plus a cucumber-basil gin 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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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Wed, Aug 4
6:30 to 9 pm
SHOW ME THE HONEY!
Beekeeper and founder of Asali Gold Honey, Ericka Clark, teams up with her sister, Lydia Gwin, for a sweet class infusing a variety of flavors into honey, as Lydia cooks with honey. Enjoy grilled peach and blue cheese crostini with a honey glaze, habañero-honey barbecue chicken, summer market salad with honey-mustard vinaigrette, plus blueberry crisp topped with lavender-honey ice cream, and a honey-lemon spritzer.
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Lydia Gwin and Ericka Clark
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Aug 5
6 to 8:30 pm
THE ITALIAN GRILL INCLUDES BRICKS AND A "FIASCO"
Tools from the primitive brick to a traditional flask vessel - the "fiasco" to cook beans, are used with exciting results for Italian grilling. This hands-on class will make grilled eggplant caponata on bruschetta, Tuscan bread salad on grilled radicchio, rosemary-garlic spatchcock chicken grilled under a brick served with white bean "fiasco", plus mascarpone-filled peaches with vin santo.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Aug 5
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ON THE MARRAKESH EXPRESS
From Casablanca to Marrakesh, experience the romance of rich and exotic Moroccan food in an evening designed for couples with Mickey Kitterman. This hands-on class will make iced sweet tea cocktails with mint, bacon-wrapped almond-stuffed dates, Moroccan eggplant dip with pita crisps, braised lamb shoulder, mélange of seven vegetables with lamb braising jus, saffron rice and carrots, plus pistachio semolina cake with a lemon drizzle.
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
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 6
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SOUTHERN COMFORTS
A big Southern welcome to Jan Reid, a familiar face at Kitchen Conservatory, who shares Southern dishes that will make everyone feel at home. Enjoy a cheese board loaded with homemade pimiento cheese, deviled eggs, homemade cheese straws, shaved ham, sliced fresh peaches, a variety of cheeses, candied pecans, and whole grain mustard, then dive into New Orleans barbecue shrimp with a grilled baguette, grilled hot Nashville chicken sliders with veggie slaw, plus a tribute to Jan's Mom - Maxie's chocolate pound cake with ganache.
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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Aug 6
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FRENCH PASTRY
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This hands-on class will teach how to make and bake classic French pastries. Learn how to roll out and fold into many flaky layers homemade buttery puff pastry and croissant dough. These delicious doughs will be baked into pain au chocolat, palmiers, pinwheels, croissants, cheese straws, kouign amann - individual flaky Breton butter pastries, and other scrumptious desserts.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 18.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Aug 7
11 am to 4 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 September 10.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 7
6 to 8:30 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.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$75 Per Person
Sun, Aug 8
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: THE SCIENCE OF SPICE
Science, history, and practical application are on every page of The Science of Spice: Understand Flavor Connections and Revolutionize Your Cooking by Dr. Stuart Farrimond. Dominant spices and their supporting spices and flavors are explained and expounded on through exploration of the ancient spice routes and the lens of sociology. As the class discusses the classic blends and how to create new ones, Mickey Kitterman will prepare chicken and pork terrine with quatre épices, chicken za'atar with yogurt and buttermilk and capers, cauliflower biryani with rice and peas seasoned with bakharat - an Arab seven-spice blend, plus chai blondies with chai ice cream.
Novel Cuisine is a culinary book club for food lovers that read the book in advance and includes novels, memoirs, histories, science and politics -- all with food as a central theme. The books for Novel Cuisine are available at Kitchen Conservatory. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed more than 150 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Our Next Novel Cuisine class, The Book of Difficult Fruit, is available on September 19.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Aug 8
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LET'S GET THIS FIESTA STARTED!
Grab your partner and cool down with a Mexican sea breeze cocktail, and create a festive dinner with Kaitlyn Vohs. This hands-on class will make corn fritters with cilantro crema, spicy chicken empanadas with charred salsa and guacamole, mixed beef-chicken-sausage grill with chimichurri and roasted peppers served with cilantro rice, plus hibiscus margarita tarts.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 8
5 to 7:30 pm
SUMMER SOUPS AND SAVORY BREADS
Lydia Gwin uses the bounty of fresh summer vegetables to create two luscious soups accompanied with a satisfying bread and refreshing dessert. Enjoy roasted corn and poblano chowder with a bacon-jalapeño pretzel, soupe au pistou - a Provençal vegetable soup with pesto served with pull-apart sour cream-chive rolls, plus lemon bars with a shortbread crust.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Mon, Aug 9
6 to 8:30 pm
PÂTE À CHOUX - FROM GOUGÈRES TO ÉCLAIRS
Discover the versatile French choux dough that is used to create impressive sweet and savory dishes. This hands-on class learns to prepare cheese-bacon gougères, pommes dauphine with roasted red pepper ketchup, French gnocchi in brown butter sauce, churros rolled in cinnamon sugar, chocolate éclairs, plus profiteroles with vanilla ice cream and chocolate-caramel sauce.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 9
6:30 to 9 pm
THE KITCHEN AT HOGWARTS
Rachelle Killian shares her magical powers in the kitchen with a class designed for adults who still believe in wizardry. This hands-on class will make Harry's favorite treacle tart, pumpkin pasties from Hogwarts Express, Mrs. Weasley's meat pie served with gillyweed (fried zucchini) stalks, dragon eggs in a potato nest with hollandaise sauce, cauldron lava cakes with raspberry sauce, plus a spellbinding frothy butterbeer cocktail with cream soda and butterscotch schnapps.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 13.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Aug 10
6 to 8:30 pm
LET THERE BE PEACH ON EARTH
Mickey Kitterman has selected lush, juicy local peaches to combine with just the right ingredients that will create exciting sweet and savory dishes. Enjoy heirloom white peaches with fresh mozzarella pearls and preserved lemon and mint vinaigrette, sautéed prosciutto-wrapped scallops with peach-bourbon glaze, grilled duck breast and fresh peaches served with sweet potato fettuccini with creamy goat cheese sauce, plus olive oil and Sauternes cake with peaches poached in Sauternes, and peach sangria.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Aug 10
6:30 to 9 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on October 7.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 11
6 to 8:30 pm
OH HONEY, BOB’S GOT BEES!
Award-winning chef Bob Colosimo, of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, is a man of many talents! Bob shares his knowledge and passion for bee keeping and honey production with a stunning presentation of sweet corn fritters with chile-honey aïoli, chilled watermelon and fennel salad with strawberry-honey vinaigrette, pan-roasted duck breast with honey-blueberry agro dolce served with wild rice and garden vegetable medley, plus crêpes with honey ricotta cheese and fresh berries.
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
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 11
6:30 to 9 pm
BECOME A FAN OF AIR FRYING
Matt Sassman has been a fan of the air fryer since late 2018, and shares exciting ways to lure yours off the basement shelf, or even a new one into your shopping cart. Enjoy blue cheese-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon, caramelized bone-in juicy pork chops with a honey-Dijon glaze, roasted garlic-parmesan mashed potatoes, charred lemon-pepper broccoli, plus caramelized bananas served on vanilla ice cream with caramel rum sauce, and a classic daiquiri that requires no special tools.
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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Aug 12
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: I BURN FOR YOU
Royalty beckons for a tempting evening reminiscent of Regency-era England with Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset. This hands-on class will join Lord Mickey Kitterman in the royal kitchen to create white gazpacho, Colonial Maryland crab cakes from the Americas with white wine butter sauce, heirloom tomatoes with fresh mozzarella and basil elegantly dressed with preserved lemon vinaigrette, tournedos Simon - a luscious surf-and-turf with beef tenderloin tournedos surrounded by lobster tournedos with a duo of pistachio-basil pesto and hollandaise sauces, plus a British wedding cake featuring lemon curd and elderflower buttercream.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 13
6 to 8:30 pm
THERE’S MUFFIN WE WOULDN'T DO FOR CROISSANTS AND DOUGHNUTS
Up your breakfast game with homemade croissants, English muffins and doughnuts that will have everyone swooning for more. Join Rachelle Killian for a hands-on class working with yeast and doughs, and learn to make and shape flaky croissants, discover the secrets for English muffins, and make deep-fried yeasted doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glaze.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Aug 14
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, Kool Aid taffy, sesame crunch candy, plus orange jelly jewels with a modern ingredient. Candy made in class may be taken home. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Aug 14
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SARI, NOT SARI
Aruna Gopinath is unapologetic when it comes to sharing her native Indian cuisine in a delightful and flavorful evening in the kitchen. This hands-on class will create grilled Tandoori chicken in a yogurt-garam masala and turmeric marinade, grilled garlic-butter naan served with cilantro chutney, jeera pulao - basmati rice seasoned with ghee and roasted cumin seeds, channa and spinach masala, masoor daal - red lentils cooked with tomatoes and green chiles, plus mango sandesh - a fresh paneer and mango purée dessert from West Bengal with sugar 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.
Details
Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 14
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: RUNNING HOT AND COLD
There is no middle ground when it comes to Lydia Gwin combining spicy heat and refreshing coolness mixed with a bit of sweet and smokiness for exciting flavors. Enjoy honey-pepper coconut shrimp with mango-habañero aïoli, grilled vegetable flatbread with smoked almond muhammara, chile-coconut watermelon crudo, plus a double-decker meringue cake with summer berries, and a mango-hibiscus cooler in a chile-lime rimmed cup topped with sparkling cava.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Aug 14
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: IF YOU BAKE IT, THEY WILL COME
Gigi Smith and her eight-year-old daughter Jillian love to bake together and share their school bake sale favorites that are fabulous treats for everyone. This hands-on class will make thick and chewy chocolate M&M cookies, fudgy chocolate cake brownies, Rice Krispy treats, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting topped with sprinkles and assorted candies, and Chex mix puppy chow. 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.
Details
Gigi Smith
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Aug 15
12:30 to 3 pm
A CELEBRATION FOR JULIA CHILD
In tribute to what would have been the 109th birthday of Julia Child, we have gathered some of our favorite recipes in celebration of the woman who inspired us with French cuisine. Enjoy leek flamiche, eggplant à la Provençal, Julia's spectacular corn pudding, summer vegetables with le grand aïoli, plus frozen 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
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sun, Aug 15
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 5.
Details
Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 15
5 to 7:30 pm
THE SPICE IS RIGHT WITH RUBS AND INFUSIONS
Lydia Gwin shares tips for creating and adding the right spice and rubs to dishes for stunning results, along with a marinade and infusion. Enjoy "everything bagel" deviled eggs, wedge salad with buttermilk Ranch dressing and marinated cherry tomatoes, coffee dry rubbed pork loin, crispy baked potatoes with garlic and Fox Point seasoning, plus chai spiced apple pie with a cheddar cheese crust, and a pineapple basil smash with mango nectar.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sun, Aug 15
5:30 to 8 pm
WHO HAS THYME FOR DESSERT?
Devon Drag is raiding the herb garden to create fresh, exciting desserts with the ultimate summer flavors. This hands-on class will create lemon-thyme shortbread cookies with lemon glaze, roasted strawberry shortcakes with basil-infused whipped cream, vanilla-lavender layer cake with white chocolate and buttercream frosting, plum and peach crumble with thyme, individual orange-rosemary olive oil cakes, plus mint-basil dark chocolate chip ice cream.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 16
6 to 8:30 pm
INTO THE FRYER
St. Louis culinarians have long sought out fried chicken made by the talented Josh Galliano from his restaurant days. Work with the master as this hands-on class creates Southern fried chicken, North Carolina-style dipped chicken - fried and dipped in a vinegary barbecue sauce, confit wings that are quickly cured and slowly poached in butter and duck fat before frying then served with a ravigote dipping sauce, batter-fried thighs similar to the style served at Willie Mae's Scotch House in Josh's beloved New Orleans, plus coleslaw with poppyseed dressing, and spoonbread.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 16
6:30 to 9 pm
MODERN SAUCES - SUMMER EDITION
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 summer dishes. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman creates crab cakes with chraimeh sauce - a North African sephardic sauce rich with warm spices, lemon-roasted cauliflower steaks with classic pesto with a twist of fresh mint and parsley, turkey-zucchini burgers with garlic-lime yogurt, and sea bass with sauce vierge - a modern French sauce.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Aug 18
6 to 8:30 pm
COME SHELL OR HIGH WATER
No matter the forecast, seafood lover Jack MacMurray shares a bounty of shellfish in creative dishes. Enjoy grilled tiger shrimp with avocado mango salsa and tortilla chips, seared diver scallops served with saffron pea risotto and crisp pea shoots with a citrus beurre blanc, plus espresso crème caramel.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Aug 18
6:30 to 9 pm
GRILLING UNIVERSITY: BEEF 101
Taste testing is the only prerequisite for acing the beef curriculum at grilling university with "professor" Lydia Gwin! This hands-on class will learn a variety of techniques and master chimichurri marinated skirt steaks served with charred corn with chile and cotija cheese, spice-rubbed rib-eye steaks served with grilled romaine wedge with buttermilk dressing and marinated cherry tomatoes, and barbecue braised Vietnamese short ribs served with rice noodles.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Aug 19
6 to 8:30 pm
IN KNOTS OVER PRETZELS
Discover the easy techniques for making a fun selection of homemade soft pretzels. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will learn the art of pretzel making with classic salted soft pretzels served with beer cheese, pretzel-wrapped sausages served with honey-mustard dip, garlic-rosemary pretzel knots, cheese-stuffed pretzel bites, plus gluten-free pretzels.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Aug 19
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID
Grab your Bogart or Bergman to create a Casablanca mood right out of the movies with sumptuous Moroccan cuisine and "of all the gin joints" orange-gin spritzers. This hands-on class with Lydia Gwin will make ras el hanout-carrot tahini dip with batbout - a Moroccan quick bread, harissa cod with olives and fennel cooked in a tagine served over spiced vegetable couscous, Moroccan chicken skewers with preserved lemon marinade and cucumber raita, plus Moroccan mint tea and baghrir cake - a pancake cake layered with honey and orange blossom cream plus pistachios and pomegranates.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
Details
Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 20
6 to 8:30 pm
PROVENÇAL PROVISIONS
We have procured the proper provisions for a pleasurable evening of summer fare appropriate for Provence. Enjoy lavender lemonade with a magnificent meal of tomato-anchovy tart, mixed seafood bouillabaisse with rouille croutons, summer ratatouille with eggplant and squash, plus cherry clafouti.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Aug 20
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: THE FABULOUS BAKER BOY
Making it to the final round of the 2019 Kids Baking Championship on Food Network, the delightful Tarek Husseini shares his mad skills for baking cupcakes with some of his winning flavors, fillings and frostings. This hands-on class will make chocolate cupcakes with salted caramel filling and ganache frosting, almond wedding cupcakes with vanilla Swiss frosting and raspberry filling, plus hummingbird cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans. 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.
Details
Tarek Husseini
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Aug 21
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
$100 Per Person
Sat, Aug 21
1 to 4 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.
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 Date Night Dine and Dance class, Big Band Swing, is available on September 18.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 21
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: KUNG FU'D
The charming Gigi Smith has designed Asian-inspired dishes worthy of a black belt! Enjoy hot crab rangoon dip with herb-parmesan wonton chips, an Asian pear cocktail, sweet-and-spicy garlic sesame chicken with Asian vegetables and steamed rice, vegetable egg rolls, plus sugar buns and fortune cookies.
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Gigi Smith
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Aug 21
6:30 to 9 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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 November 20.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Aug 22
12:30 to 3 pm
TOMATOES ARE THE BEST ACID TRIP!
Discover mind-blowing flavors, as Lydia Gwin has this class tripping the light fantastic with fresh local tomatoes that have a balance of sugar and acidity. Enjoy fried green tomatoes with bacon rémoulade, BLT corn cakes with buttermilk dressing, roasted smoky tomato soup shooters with grilled cheese croutons, eggplant caprese salad with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, and red-and-green tomatillo salsa with fresh tortilla chips.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Aug 22
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: WE SEA FOOD ON THE GRILL
Join chef Jon Lowe outside at the grill to create succulent summer seafood dishes, starting with parmesan grilled oysters. This hands-on class for couples will make cedar-planked grilled salmon, grilled scallops, grilled seafood and sausage paella, charred romaine salad with anchovy dressing, plus stone fruit shortcake with housemade sugar biscuits, bourbon caramel sauce, and citrus whipped cream.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 22
5 to 7:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative evening in the kitchen with Tim Kutterer perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, including proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies. This class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, chocolate macarons, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.
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Tim Kutterer
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 23
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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 23
6:30 to 9 pm
HATCH CHILES - GIVE IT A ROAST, WILL YOU?
Spend a unique evening with Matt Sassman, the produce manager at Straub’s Town & Country location and a familiar face in our kitchens, as he shares the annual bounty of sensational New Mexico Hatch chile peppers. This hands-on class will step outside to roast the peppers in a hopper, then learn to make sausage and Hatch chile-stuffed mushrooms with cheddar cheese, crab-roasted corn chowder with Hatch chiles and bacon, Hatch chile-stuffed braciole with flank steak rolled with mozzarella served with Hatch chile tomato sauce and fresh fettuccine, plus Hatch chile-vanilla bean ice cream and Hatch chile-chocolate chunk cookies served with pineapple-Hatch chile margaritas with a chile-salt rim.
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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 24
6 to 8:30 pm
STAR BAKER
The talented Tanya Ott enjoys sharing her experience of baking in “the" tent at Buckinghamshire, England for the 5th Season of Great American Baking Show. Everyone will be the star baker in this hands-on class creating mini desserts that can be made in advance for parties or your late night indulgences. Learn to make bananas Foster crème brûlée, brown butter madeleines, classic brandy snaps filled with whipped cream and topped with berries, plus caramelized pineapple basil mini pavlovas.
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Tanya Ott
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 24
6:30 to 9 pm
WHOLE 30 GRILLING
Certified yoga instructor Devon Drag shares the benefits of removing five food groups from your food regimen for thirty days to create a healthy way of eating. This hands-on class creates a summer grilling menu with lemon-roasted shrimp atop a riced cauliflower and spinach-arugula salad with cherry tomatoes and creamy avocado dressing, herb-marinated flank steak, oven-roasted potatoes with garlic and lemon vinaigrette, grilled vegetable salad with spinach pesto, plus grilled watermelon sprinkled with tajin and mint.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Aug 25
6 to 8:30 pm
IS EVERYONE CRACKERS FOR FLATBREAD?
Join Melissa Clendenin in the kitchen and go crazy making a variety of flatbreads served with hummus and roasted eggplant dip. This hands-on class will create flour tortillas, skillet flatbread, whole wheat pitas, cheddar cheese crackers, and sourdough herbed crackers.
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Aug 25
6:30 to 9 pm
POLYNESIAN ISLAND HOPPING
Create the bright, rich flavors of Polynesia in a hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Learn to make smoked lobster rangoon with grilled pineapple sweet-and-sour dipping sauce, bacon-wrapped ginger-soy chicken with coconut rice, hearts of palm and asparagus salad with coconut vinaigrette, sugar and salt-cured grilled spare ribs with a Trader Vic's hoisin-ginger-chile glaze, plus flaming Tahitian coconut-vanilla ice cream with pineapple-rum topping.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Aug 26
6 to 8:30 pm
SHEET PAN DINNERS ARE HOT
Dara Boxer shares easy methods of simplifying dinner with the use of the versatile sheet pan. Enjoy sheet pan oven-roasted teriyaki salmon with bok choy and mushrooms served over a bed of rice, sheet pan crispy-roasted lemon-thyme chicken with crispy potatoes and tomatoes and zucchini, sheet pan baked chicken marinated in spicy chipotle baked with sweet potatoes and yellow bell peppers then used to construct a spicy Mexican bowl with cauliflower rice and black beans and avocado, plus no-fuss chocolate chip cookies baked on a .... sheet pan!
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Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Aug 26
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: A NIGHT OF HATCH-STERIA
The annual bounty of sensational New Mexico Hatch chile peppers has arrived just in time for an evening of excitement and good food at the counter with Matt Sassman, the produce manager at Straub’s Town & Country location. Enjoy fire-roasted Hatch chile queso dip with fresh corn tortilla chips, Hatch chile and mushroom-stuffed pork tenderloin, Spanish-style rice with Hatch chiles, fire-roasted Hatch chile and corn-stuffed zucchini bites with tomatoes and roasted sweet bell peppers, plus chocolate brownies and Hatch chile-vanilla bean ice cream, along with a pineapple-Hatch chile margarita.
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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, Aug 27
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HANGING ON TO SUMMER
It's time to take full advantage of the flavors of summer to create a splendid Greek meal with Maria Sakellariou. This hands-on class will make grilled calamari filled with feta and mint and orange peel, hortopita phyllo triangles with greens and herbs and baked until golden, watermelon-feta salad with toasted pine nuts and balsamic-olive oil dressing, grilled pasture quail with eggplant and Graviera cheese sauce, plus kataif baskets filled with vanilla ice cream topped with toasted almonds and a homemade plum spoon dessert from the Island of Skopelos.
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Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 27
6:30 to 9 pm
THE MUNG DINE-ASTY
Give a warm welcome to Krupa and Sid Panchal, of the popular plant-based restaurant in Creve Coeur, Bombay Food Junkies, as they share exciting dishes with mung beans - the protein powerhouse for vegans. Enjoy hearty mung bean soup with stunning spices including turmeric and ginger served with warm bread, mung dal vada - a fritter popular on the streets of India served with sliced onions, mung bean salad with citrus vinaigrette, plus pesarattu - popular breakfast crêpes from the South of India made with ground mung beans that are seasoned with ginger and green chiles to create a base for the crêpes then filled with vegetables and served with ginger chutney.
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Krupa and Sid Panchal
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sat, Aug 28
10 am to 12:30 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, Kirk Warner, will give the class much flexibility in creating the dishes they most want to learn. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Bob's Seafood, 8660 Olive Boulevard, to select the fish.
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Kirk Warner
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Aug 28
10 am to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TIKI TIME
Make a date and join in on the fun as Lydia Gwin transports the mood of the evening to a tropical paradise with tiki torches, palm trees, and island food. This hands-on class for couples will create a feast of crab rangoon dip with crisp wonton chips, sambal-glazed chicken skewers with jicama-pineapple slaw, sweet-and-spicy bacon kabobs with scallion-ginger relish, pork lumpia with banana sauce, coconut jasmine rice, Hawaiian-style sesame cabbage salad, plus roasted pineapple with a honey-orange glaze and toasted pistachios, and cantaloupe-coconut cocktails with tequila and Midori.
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
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 28
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.
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Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Aug 28
6:30 to 9 pm
ALL THAT, AND DIM SUM
Dim sum is a fun way to taste lots of different small Chinese dishes. Join Mickey Kitterman in the kitchen to create char siu with Hong Kong barbecue sauce, turkey-ginger pot stickers, pork shu mai, Chinese buffet green beans, a trio of spring rolls with salmon, shrimp, and pork, served with interchangeable dipping sauces including apricot sweet-and-sour sauce, and mirin-soy-chile sauce, plus Chinese five-spice doughnuts.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Aug 29
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: EAT IT LIKE PAC MAN
Four decades have passed since the inception of Pac Man, and kids are still eating up video games one pixel at a time. Join the awesome duo of Lydia Gwin and her 8-year-old son, Miles, for a fun afternoon learning to level up your cooking skills with Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired chili dogs and golden onion rings, Fortnight Durr burgers with slurp juice, Mario and Luigi's favorite spaghetti and meatballs with mushroom ragù, plus Princess Peach's peach tart. 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
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Aug 29
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CAST MATES
Whether you have a treasured family piece of cast iron or are looking to buy your first iron skillet, Josh Galliano shares tips for creating spectacular dishes. This hands-on class will make seared scallops with bacon risotto, Johnny cakes and marinated shrimp, carbonnade of beef with a gingerbread sauce, roasted rack of pork and smothered greens, plus apple and almond kuchen.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 29
5 to 7:30 pm
WHACK THE KNIFE!
Master the knife, the most essential kitchen tool, and how to select the right knife for the right job as the class learns how to efficiently chop onions and other vegetables in this participation class that also teaches how to use and how to maintain and sharpen knives. Plus, learn how to use a boning knife on raw and roasted chicken, the difference between cleavers, and the best knife for slicing crusty bread as the class enjoys chicken panzanella salad and sliced devil's food cake for dessert. Bring your own knives (limit 3 knives per person) to class for overnight free sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
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 September 1.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Sun, Aug 29
5:30 to 8 pm
HONEY, I BLUE UP THE KITCHEN
Kirk is back from his annual trek to Michigan with bushels of blueberries just in time for this memorable class. Kirk shares new dishes that he develops each summer in his test kitchen in Saugatuck - the heart of Michigan blueberry country, along with some of his tried-and-true favorites, including a tribute to his mother and her huge blueberry pie recipe from the historic Bistro 120 restaurant in Paw Paw, Michigan.
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Kirk Warner
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 30
6 to 8:30 pm
THE BREAD RISES IN THE YEAST
Rachelle Killian shares tips and techniques for bread baking and takes the fear out of working with yeast, from proofing the yeast to kneading and shaping the dough. This hands-on class will learn the basics of yeast breads with French baguettes, a loaf of white sandwich bread, braided poppyseed bread, rosemary focaccia, and challah.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Aug 30
6:30 to 9 pm
LUNCH WITH LYDIA - FUNDIDO TO FLANK STEAK
Indulge in a delightful morning with Lydia Gwin, as she creates a relaxed lunch with bright seasonal ingredients. Enjoy corn queso fundido served with tortillas, grilled flank steak with chimichurri served with big white beans, heirloom tomato salad with tomato vinaigrette and garlic buttered crusty bread, plus olive oil cake with blackberries soaked in Grand Marnier.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Aug 31
11 am to 1:30 pm
MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE - ME, OH MY!
Surprise your friends with a beautiful array of Mediterranean mezze - small dishes that are rich in flavor. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman will make ground beef and lamb kibbeh with yogurt, shrimp tabbouleh with fresh mint and parsley, roasted beet hummus, TikTok's viral pasta with roasted feta and burst cherry tomatoes, Nepalese potato salad, plus date and tamarind granita with roasted pineapple.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Aug 31
6 to 8:30 pm
BASIL FOR DAYS
Basil is still growing like gangbusters, and we have some smart uses for this never-ending supply of aromatic herbs from cocktails and appetizers to desserts and everything in-between! Enjoy a gin basil smash, toasted baguette with smoked tomato-basil butter, grilled halloumi and watermelon salad with basil-mint vinaigrette, fresh spaghetti tossed in walnut herb pesto and local tomatoes, fresh corn-basil-goat cheese pasta with pine nuts, plus shortcakes with fresh fruits and basil syrup.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Aug 31
6:30 to 9 pm
FALAFELS: PUT IT IN A PITA
Spend a memorable evening making homemade pita and falafels with Rachelle Killian. This hands-on vegetarian class will make homemade hummus dip with oil-cured olives and fried garlic, homemade pita pockets stuffed with chickpea falafel in tahini sauce and cucumber salad, green celery-dill-parsley-mint falafels with red bell pepper, phyllo turnovers with feta and fennel, plus pistachio-honey cake with sweetened yogurt topping.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Sep 1
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 the class learns how to efficiently chop onions and other vegetables in this participation class that also teaches how to use and how to maintain and sharpen knives. Plus, learn how to use a boning knife on raw and roasted chicken, the difference between cleavers, and the best knife for slicing crusty bread as the class enjoys chicken panzanella salad and sliced devil's food cake for dessert. Bring your own knives (limit 3 knives per person) to class for overnight free sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Wed, Sep 1
6:30 to 9 pm
TACO BELLE
There's no such thing as too many tacos, and our taco belle, Lydia Gwin, is here to prove it with a busy evening in taco-land. This hands-on class will create pomegranate short rib tacos with queso fresco and guacamole, portobello tacos with smoked mozzarella and chipotle, Maui-style snapper tacos with habañero-glazed grilled pineapple and salsa fresco, blackened salmon tacos with grapefruit and avocado, all served with housemade corn tortillas plus a classic margarita.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Sep 2
6 to 8:30 pm
TIMELESS FRENCH
Mickey Kitterman pays homage to Lutèce, the Manhattan French restaurant that closed in 2004 with over forty years of excellence by chef André Soltner. Enjoy a Lillet Blanc apéritif, tarte à la oignon, pike quenelles avec sauce homard - tender mild white fish dumplings gratinéed with lobster sauce, brioche, plus framboise soufflé.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Sep 2
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: FROM BEER TO EAT-ERNITY
Suds are the main staple in a tempting evening for couples using a variety of beers to cook with, and sample. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will make Guinness beer nuts, beer cheese soup served with jalapeño-cheddar beer bread, crispy chicken smothered with beer barbecue sauce, beer-battered baked broccoli, plus stout ice cream.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Sep 3
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: BREAD BASKET
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
Conquer the art of baking delicious yeast breads in this hands-on class that will cover all kinds of delicious, home-baked breads, including baguettes, rolls, pizza, rye, whole-grain, and sandwich breads. The class will make natural starters, sponges, crusty breads, and enriched doughs. Plus, learn how to make the amazing no-knead, slow-rise bread. Each participant will take home a jar of sourdough starter.
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 October 31.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Sep 4
10 am to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create custard-filled long johns with a chocolate glaze, baked lemon doughnuts with lemon glaze, old-fashioned sour cream doughnuts, apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, plus cinnamon doughnut holes. 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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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Sep 4
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ENCHANTING NEW MEXICO
Enjoy creating a sophisticated dinner with the flavors from New Mexico - the "Land of Enchantment" with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers. This hands-on class for couples will create homemade tortilla chips with guacamole and tomatillo salsa, chiles rellenos stuffed with chorizo sausage and cheese, sweet potato soup, flat chicken enchiladas with Hatch green chile sauce, cheddar cheese cornbread, plus churros with tequila-lime sorbet.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 4
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Sep 5
5 to 7:30 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-Owner
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Sep 7
6 to 8:30 pm
WHAT A FLAKE - CROISSANTS AND MORE
Rachelle Killian leads this hands-on class with step-by-step directions for making croissant dough to create a variety of flaky and scrumptious croissants. Using the buttery dough, the class will prepare classic croissants, pain au chocolat, almond croissants, plus the irresistible donut-croissant with vanilla glaze for cronut lovers.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Sep 8
6 to 8:30 pm
GOODNESS, GRAIN-SCIOUS, GREAT BOWLS OF FIBER
Join Dara Boxer in the kitchen as she shares her passion for healthy and nutritional vegetarian grain bowls that are rich in flavor and fiber. This hands-on class will mix and match grains, vegetables, proteins, plus dressings or toppings to create a personalized grain bowl, served with a local beer. Choose from farro, brown rice, quinoa, Israeli couscous, kale, cauliflower, carrots, beets, tomatoes, sweet corn, tofu, chickpeas, black beans, kidney beans, along with topping choices of pico de gallo, orange tahini sauce, spicy peanut sauce, Green Goddess dressing, and creamy hummus for a delicious meal.
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Dara Boxer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Sep 9
6 to 8:30 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

This class is offered again on October 7.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Sep 9
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON IS WHISKEY BUSINESS
The kitchen lights up with fun and laughter as this date night class joins Devon Drag to create flavor-packed dishes with bourbon as an ingredient, starting with BLT crostinis with bourbon brown sugar-glazed bacon, roasted tomatoes and homemade ranch spread. This hands-on class will make romaine-apple-red onion salad with gorgonzola and candied pecans topped with whiskey vinaigrette, spice rubbed pork loin roast with a bourbon reduction, succotash with bacon and maple bourbon brown butter, plus flourless chocolate bourbon brownies with vanilla ice cream and bourbon caramel sauce, and The Big Texan bourbon-grapefruit cocktail.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Sep 10
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.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Sep 11
10 am to 3 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: BRIDGERTON IS OUR GUILTY PLEASURE
Word is out that the Lady Whistledown's Society Papers has reports that you have binged on Bridgerton and is quite pleased. Join Lady Lydia Gwin as she starts with a trio of the Viscount's appetizers including prosciutto-wrapped figs, mushroom bruschetta, and rainbow heirloom tomato crostini, then creates Lady Whistledown's hot and spicy butternut soup with candied pecans, Prince Friedrich's smitten wiener schnitzel with the Duke of Hastings beaten mashed potatoes, plus Daphne's sparkling rosé lemonade, and Queen Charlotte's layered chocolate cake.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Sep 11
6:30 to 9 pm
AMERICAN PIE
Drive your Chevy straight to this class as Lydia Gwin puts everyone in the driver's seat for a flavor adventure creating apple pie with a jaw-dropping homemade cinnamon roll pie crust with personalized flavor building. Each student will make an individual apple pie with an impressively designed crust and while the pies are in the oven, the class will make a fresh greens salad with avocado and toasted pine nuts tossed in tomato-honey vinaigrette, French onion grilled cheese sandwiches on hearty European-style bread with gruyère cheese, plus salted caramel ice cream.
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sun, Sep 12
1 to 4 pm
FALL 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 Fall 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.
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Ericka Jones
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Sep 12
5:30 to 8 pm
THE KITCHEN AT HOGWARTS
Rachelle Killian shares her magical powers in the kitchen with a class designed for adults who still believe in wizardry. This hands-on class will make Harry's favorite treacle tart, pumpkin pasties from Hogwarts Express, Mrs. Weasley's meat pie served with gillyweed (fried zucchini) stalks, dragon eggs in a potato nest with hollandaise sauce, cauldron lava cakes with raspberry sauce, plus a spellbinding frothy butterbeer cocktail with cream soda and butterscotch schnapps.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Sep 13
6 to 8:30 pm
AUTUMN CAKE POPS
Join Rachel Sarino, owner of StL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for an exciting class creating colorful treats perfect for the Fall. 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 pumpkins, acorns, and Fall leaves. Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Sep 14
6:30 to 9 pm
SOURDOUGH BREAD
If the thought of freshly baked sourdough bread makes you weak in the knees, join bread baker Melissa Clendenin with step-by-step instructions for successful bread with intoxicating flavors. This hands-on class will learn how to maintain and refresh the starter and test for ripeness, discover how to fold and shape the dough along with using rising vessels, and learn the benefits of the overnight fermentation method with detailed instructions for resting and rising periods and scoring the bread tops. Join this hands-on class learning how to make Melissa's master sourdough recipe and incorporate different inclusions into your bread, making a cranberry-toasted pecan sourdough, and a seeded whole grain sourdough with pepitas, sunflower seeds, and poppyseeds. Each participant will take home a jar of sourdough starter.
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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Sep 16
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FRENCH PASTRY
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This hands-on class will teach how to make and bake classic French pastries. Learn how to roll out and fold into many flaky layers homemade buttery puff pastry and croissant dough. These delicious doughs will be baked into pain au chocolat, palmiers, pinwheels, croissants, cheese straws, kouign amann - individual flaky Breton butter pastries, and other scrumptious desserts.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Sep 18
11 am to 4 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY
Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade Ranch dip, Tie fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Sep 18
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 with Kaitlyn Vohs to create a delicious meal, plus a refreshing blood orange bourbon smash. Learn to prepare a mixed greens-blood orange salad with blue cheese and red onion topped with Dijon vinaigrette and pistachios, pan-roasted duck breast with port wine reduction, vanilla-scented parsnip purée, bacon roasted Brussels sprouts, plus vanilla bean crème brûlée with fresh berries. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 18
6 to 9 pm
SUNDAY FUNDAY: YOGA BRUNCH
Join certified yoga instructor Devon Drag for a one-hour gentle but energizing all-levels yoga class in our kitchen. Please note the class is BYOM (bring your own mat!). Then, roll up your mats and head to the stovetop to create a nourishing brunch as this hands-on class makes fresh greens salad with sun-dried tomatoes topped with ricotta and pesto, breakfast blondies with almond butter and maple syrup, individual spinach-cheese quiche cups with hash brown-asiago crusts and topped with bacon, limoncello fruit and melon salad topped with yogurt whipped cream, blackberry-lemon poppyseed muffins with a lemon drizzle, plus a bourbon-peach smash.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sun, Sep 19
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: THE BOOK OF DIFFICULT FRUIT
The Book of Difficult Fruit: Arguments for the Tart, Tender, and Unruly by Kate Lebo is a witty read with twenty-six fruits and what makes them difficult, which is usually not the obvious. As the class discusses the unexpected twists and turns throughout the book, they will enjoy a blackberry shrub, assorted cheeses with Italian plum jam and quince paste, cucumber salad with pomegranate-molasses dressing, chicken katsu with umeboshi, garlicky fermented zucchini, plus a gooseberry-elderflower frozen fool.
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, Sep 19
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CALL ME OLD-FASHIONED
Good cooking and a classic Old-Fashioned with a rich spicy bourbon are always in style, as couples gather to create a memorable dinner with Gigi Smith. This hands-on class will make a tasty wedge salad with crisp bacon and crunchy corn drizzled with sweet and tangy balsamic reduction, grilled strip steak with chimichurri served with creamy roasted garlic smashed potatoes and warm cabbage slaw with capers, mini corn muffins with spicy cheddar cheese filling, plus Gigi's butter-bourbon cupcakes.
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Gigi Smith
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Sep 19
5 to 7:30 pm
PASTA, PASTA, PASTA
Homemade pasta is one of our most requested classes, and we love sharing some of our favorite recipes, as this hands-on class learns to mix, roll, and cut pasta dough. Work side-by-side with Rachelle Killian creating fettuccine with short rib ragù, pesto bow tie pasta, angel hair in lemon cream sauce, butternut squash agnolotti in brown butter sauce, plus asparagus-mushroom lasagna.
If this class is sold out and you would like to register for it, please call our store to be put on the waitlist.

Available pasta classes include A Day in the Kitchen: Pasta Workshop on September 11 with Josh Galliano, and Rolling in the Pasta Dough on October 25 with Josh Galliano.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Sep 21
6 to 8:30 pm
MARVELOUS MONTHLY MACARONS
Spend an exciting evening in the kitchen with the talented Tanya Ott perfecting the skills for stunning French almond macarons, using a variety of exquisite fillings with new flavors every month. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make cinnamon macarons with pumpkin spice buttercream, German chocolate macarons with chocolate macarons filled with coconut-pecan frosting, snickerdoodle macarons with cinnamon swirl frosting, and raspberry macarons with raspberry-dark chocolate ganache. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
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Tanya Ott
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Sep 21
6:30 to 9 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join Devon Drag for a class focusing on the frosting and creating exquisite designs, using a variety of frosting, molding, and piping techniques. The cupcakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate, as this hands-on class learns to work with buttercream frosting to create beautiful piped borders, roses, shells and other designs using several different pastry tubes perfect for the season. Devon will guide the class in using chocolate ganache for dipping and piping applications, and fondant to create a multitude of shapes perfect to personalize cupcakes for any occasion. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Sep 22
6 to 8:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: DO YOU OR DOUGHN'T YOU?
Everyone has their favorite doughnut, whether it is yeasted deep-fried doughnuts filled with cream or a glazed baked doughnut. Join Rachelle Killian for a fun afternoon of making a variety of doughnuts. This hands-on class will create custard-filled long johns with a chocolate glaze, baked lemon doughnuts with lemon glaze, old-fashioned sour cream doughnuts, apple fritters, classic yeast doughnuts with chocolate and vanilla glazes with sprinkles, plus cinnamon doughnut holes. 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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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Sep 25
12 to 2:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Rachelle Killian 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 November 20.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sun, Sep 26
1 to 3:30 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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Sep 28
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: YOUR PAD THAI OR MINE?
The decision to eat phenomenal Thai noodle dishes will be easy, as this hands-on class joins us in the kitchen to create delicious food. Learn to make 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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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Oct 2
6 to 8:30 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF - FALL 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 maple cream meringue pie, brandied pear turnovers with a brandy glaze, cinnamon ice cream, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Oct 5
6 to 8:30 pm
LET'S BE FRANK ABOUT PRETTY CAKE DECORATING
Join Ericka Frank, of The Cakery and The Cup, for a class focusing on creating a pretty cake, using a variety of techniques. The buttercream frosting is already made and the six-inch one-layer French vanilla cakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate. This hands-on class will learn how to create a level cake, crumb coat and frost the cake, and finish with a smooth icing. Using a pastry bag and a variety of tips, learn to create dot and shell borders, polka dots, dot flowers, leaves, rosettes, and simple writing techniques. Each student will take home their decorated cake.
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Ericka Frank
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Oct 6
6 to 8:30 pm
BACK TO BASICS
The past few years have brought more new cooks to the kitchen who are ready to dive in and learn the basics of cooking, and includes everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors. Join us in the kitchen in a four-week course with the incredible Dawn Meyer as she provides clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking and focuses on knife skills and learning to sear, sauté, bake, roast, cook with cast iron, and stir-fry. Learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and easy meals, create one-pot meals, sheet pan meals, salads and homemade dressings, side dishes, soup, sauces, basic bread baking, and easy desserts.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Oct 7
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Oct 14
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Oct 21
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Oct 28
6 to 9 pm
A REAL SCHITT SHOW
Fans of the iconic hit show, Schitt’s Creek, will pay tribute to their favorite characters with dishes that celebrate fun and eccentric moments from the show. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class making Rosebud Motel cinnamon rolls, sloppy Jocelyns served with Cafe Tropical's fried mozzarella sticks, Moira and David's "fold in the cheese" enchiladas, Stevie and David's fake honeymoon-inspired "Lovers curry" - a butter chicken curry, plus Herb Ertlinger's fruit "wine pairing" sangria. Students are welcome to come dressed as their favorite character from the show!
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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Oct 7
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ON TAPA THE WORLD
Learn the secret to incredible sangria perfect for a party, and spend a fun evening in the kitchen creating Spanish tapas. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian will make fig-goat cheese empanadas, tomato crostinis with arugula, chorizo-manchego puffs, fried calamari with lemon aïoli, potato tortilla with paprika aïoli, garlic shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates with cabrales cheese, plus creamy orange-flavored flan.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Oct 8
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 Rachel Sarino and her son, Rohan. 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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Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Oct 9
6:30 to 9 pm
TAKE A BAO
Kudos will be abundant as this hands-on class with Kaitlyn Vohs learns to make baos - Chinese warm, soft steamed buns filled with flavorful fillings. Join us to create Chinese barbecue pork baos, ground pork and herb baos, baos filled with curried chicken and peas, spicy chorizo and chihuahua cheese baos, plus dessert baos with vanilla custard and chocolate filling.
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Kaitlyn Vohs
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Oct 16
12 to 2:30 pm
ROLLING IN THE PASTA DOUGH
The pasta machines are ready to crank out the pasta and the gnocchi boards are feeling groovy for a fun evening in the kitchen with Josh Galliano. This hands-on class will make raviolo - a sumptuous egg yolk-filled pasta, potato gnocchi with amatriciana sauce, whole wheat chitarra pasta with puttanesca sauce, plus squid ink fettuccine with crab and peppers.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Oct 25
6:30 to 9 pm
CARYN HAS GOOD KORMA
Caryn Dugan, the plant-based educator and founder of Center for Plant-based Living, shares her fate for creating a lifestyle of healthy eating. This hands-on class for vegans will make chickpea korma with kale and green peas served on brown rice, Greek kale-cucumber chopped salad with kalamata olives and oregano dressing, roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus drizzled with balsamic, plus pear-apple crisp with maple oat topping.
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Oct 27
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 a jar of sourdough starter.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sun, Oct 31
11 am to 4 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
Tue, Nov 2
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 Rachelle Killian 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.
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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$110 For Parent and Child
Sat, Nov 20
12 to 2:30 pm
THANKSGIVING: I'LL TAKE PIE
Our annual limited-size holiday pie class is designed to defray the stress of holiday cooking, while enjoying camaraderie. Each class participant will take home three freshly-baked pies.
A tender, flaky, and tasty pie crust is as important as the filling! Learn the secrets for creating incredible pies, and everyone around the Thanksgiving table will find room for dessert with apple pie, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie. Each class participant must provide three pie plates.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$125 Per Person
Wed, Nov 24
9 am to 12 pm