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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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A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
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 ginger-orange truffles with four finishes - cocoa, pistachios, toasted coconut, and espresso, peppermint-chocolate puffs with ganache, millionaire's pecan shortbread topped with thick caramel and ganache, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Apr 25
11 am to 1:30 pm
DARE TO BE CHICKEN
Barb Nack isn't afraid of creating a variety of chicken dishes with thighs, breasts, and wings that will be added to everyone's recipe box. Enjoy zucchini and mushroom-stuffed butterflied chicken breasts with cranberry port sauce, balsamic-braised chicken thighs with cremini mushrooms and spinach served over brown rice, stovetop smoked chicken wings with plum chutney, plus brown sugar blackberry bundt cake with Grand Marnier raspberry sorbet.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, Apr 25
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: A FLURRY OF CURRIES
Step into the kitchen for a flurry of activities, as things heat up with flavorful Thai curries. This hands-on class for couples joins Naam Pruitt to create yellow chicken curry with Yukon potatoes, panang beef curry with jalapeños and kaffir lime leaves, spicy ground beef with yard long beans, green shrimp curry with Thai eggplants and basil, and fried whole red snapper in red curry sauce.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 12.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Apr 26
6 to 8:30 pm
TURKISH CHARM
Spend an exotic evening dining on the rich and vibrant flavors of Turkish cuisine. Enjoy roasted garlic hummus and baba ghanoush on homemade pita, roasted red bell pepper soup, cucumber salad with yogurt and mint and raisins, braised chicken with walnuts and pomegranate seeds on couscous, plus date-walnut-chocolate meringue dacquoise.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Apr 26
6:30 to 9 pm
PALEO IS A NO-GRAINER!
Join Margi Kahn to discover a paleolithic hunter-gatherer approach to cooking, combined with a gluten-free menu. This hands-on class will create an exciting meal with cocktail meatballs with curry dipping sauce, roasted salmon with citrus-ginger glaze, sweet potato-orange purée, Brussels sprouts hash, plus French profiteroles.
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Apr 27
11 am to 2 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 Lauren Wilmore, 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.

Upcoming Dine and Dance classes include Salsa Salsa on June 29, and Last Tango in Paris on July 27.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Apr 27
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: A LIPSTICK PICNIC
Freshen up your lipstick because this evening is just for the girls, and Marianne Moore has filled the picnic basket with lots of goodies. The evening will include lots of laughter and food, including pineapple lemonade sangria, basil orzo summer salad, curried chicken salad wraps, salmon sliders with cucumber dill sauce, crostini bites with cucumber and whipped feta, plus lemon gooey butter cookies.
Details
Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Apr 27
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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Calling All Princesses on June 2, What's Your Candy Crush on June 8, Chip, Chip Hooray for Tacos and Nachos on June 22, and Wizards in the Kitchen on June 30.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Apr 28
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: YOU HAD ME AT BOURBON
A promise of bourbon has everyone in the kitchen using a popular Kentucky commodity as the key ingredient in a spectacular meal. This hands-on class will make mint juleps, bourbon-soaked dates with bacon-pecan-goat cheese spinach salad and warm bourbon vinaigrette, mushroom tart topped with bourbon cream, grilled hanger steak with mustard-peach-bourbon sauce served with buttermilk biscuits and bourbon-glazed carrots and parsnips, plus bourbon pecan pie with bourbon whipped cream.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 7.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Apr 28
5 to 7:30 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 Racanelli's 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 13 or June 24.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Apr 29
6 to 8:30 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 22.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Apr 29
6:30 to 9 pm
CROISSANTS ARE FLAKE NEWS
Believe everything you read about Margi Kahn's skills for making flaky croissants and other news-worthy treats from croissant dough. This hand-on class will learn to make the dough from scratch, and use it to create croissants, almond croissants, pain au chocolat, plus pesto palmiers.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Apr 30
6 to 9 pm
OODLES OF THAI NOODLES
Even if others don't appreciate it, slurping noodles is considered a compliment to the chef. Join cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, for a satisfying hands-on class creating oodles of noodles, including pad Thai with shrimp, pad kee mao moo - drunken noodles, Chiang Mai noodles with chicken in curry sauce, beef pho, plus Thai iced tea and iced coffee.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, May 1
6 to 8:30 pm
MAY DAY
Barb Nack creates a celebratory meal with beautiful ingredients for a light-hearted evening. Enjoy a flute of champagne, crab salad with green onion and dill served in cucumber cups, wine-poached salmon with watercress aïoli, asparagus gruyère tart, plus mini two-layer carrot cakes with orange cream cheese frosting.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, May 1
6:30 to 9 pm
THE VEGAN BAKER
Put on an apron and join the delightful Marianne Moore in the kitchen to create baskets of vegan bakery goods. This hands-on class will make dark chocolate cupcakes with ginger-orange frosting, olive oil and hazelnut shortbread with lemon glaze, sticky lemon cake with cherry rum glaze, fluffernutter doughnuts, salted caramel brownies, and confetti cookies.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 2
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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 28.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, May 3
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FRENCH PASTRY
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This hands-on class will teach how to make and bake classic French pastries. Learn how to roll out and fold into many flaky layers homemade buttery puff pastry and croissant dough. These delicious doughs will be baked into pain au chocolat, palmiers, pinwheels, croissants, cheese straws, and other scrumptious desserts.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, May 4
11 am to 4 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TOKYO AT NIGHT
Tokyo at night is filled with bright lights and the aromatic scents and rich flavors of Japanese cuisine. Join cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, for a hands-on class creating her favorite Japanese dishes, including shrimp and vegetable tempura with soy dipping sauce, okonomiyaki - cabbage pancake "pizza", miso salmon with stir-fried snow peas and rice, steamed bok choy with sesame dressing, plus mango sorbet and almond cookies.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on August 30.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, May 4
6 to 8:30 pm
WHEN I'M NOT A CRAB, I'M A SOLE MAN
Jon Lowe shares his passion for crab, as this hands-on class focuses on Jonah and Alaskan king crab and the four grades from claw, backfin, special, and jumbo lump. Learn to make crab bisque from homemade crab stock, fried crab fritters with caper rémoulade and peppadew jam dipping sauces, warm crab salad with avocado and pickled onions on bibb lettuce with white cheddar croutons and soft-boiled eggs tossed in whole grain mustard-honey vinaigrette, plus crab-stuffed sole with citrus basmati rice and seasonal vegetables.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, May 5
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: LIKE A KID IN A CANDY STORE
Everyone will feel nostalgic with the bright colors and flavors of a myriad of candies reminiscent of your favorite candy store, starting with gummy candies in many shapes - flowers, hearts, stars, bunnies, birds, snails, pigs, and more. Join Amanda Anderson and learn to make fun oven-melted suckers using a popular fruit candy to create a variety of flavors and shapes and color combinations, caramel-chocolate candy "bars" with or without peanuts and plenty of fun toppings, honeycomb candy - an exciting experiment of homemade caramel with a secret ingredient that creates an explosive good time, unicorn fudge, plus chocolate dipped marshmallows with exciting toppings of sprinkles and more. Candy made in class may be taken home. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Calling All Princesses on June 2, What's Your Candy Crush on June 8, Chip, Chip Hooray for Tacos and Nachos on June 22, and Wizards in the Kitchen on June 30.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, May 5
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CINCO DE MAYO
Spend a festive evening with your partner creating a memorable celebration of Cinco de Mayo, starting with fresh fried tortilla chips with avocado-corn relish. This hands-on class with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers will make classic margaritas, beer-braised carnitas, Tex-Mex beef enchiladas, chorizo and rice-stuffed grilled poblano peppers, refried beans with queso fresco, and mango sorbet.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, May 5
5 to 7:30 pm
MOTHER'S DAY COOKIE CUTTER COUTURE
Discover your inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous cookies. Join the talented Ericka Lanter in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated Mother's Day 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 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Ericka's next cookie decorating class, Father's Day Cookie Cutter Couture, is available on June 9.
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Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, May 5
5:30 to 8 pm
GRILLING BIG EASY-STYLE
Mickey Kitterman is ready to get the grilling season started with a tasty New Orleans dinner. This hands-on class will make shrimp dirty rice cakes with rémoulade, boudin won tons with Creole mustard, mixed grill sausages - andouille, Italian, and merguez, French potato salad with mustard and French herb vinaigrette, plus grilled pound cake with vanilla ice cream and bananas Foster.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, May 6
6 to 8:30 pm
DESSERTS WITH PUCKER POWER
Pucker up with refreshing desserts using lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges, and Key limes in a fun evening with Devon Drag. This hands-on class will make hazelnut-orange-ricotta cake, lemon walnut bars, Key lime ice cream with graham cracker swirl, grapefruit bars with candied zest, tequila-lime-coconut macaroon bars, plus lemon cheesecake mousse with graham cracker crust.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, May 6
6:30 to 9 pm
CUPCAKES: THE HOT COMMODITY!
If you have ever baked a batch of cupcakes, you have probably not resisted eating the first one hot out of the oven before it was cooled and frosted. This hands-on class with Naam Pruitt will make four tempting cupcakes, including strawberry-lemon cupcakes with strawberry whipped cream, apricot-almond cupcakes with almond buttercream, chocolate-orange cupcakes with chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream and candied orange peels, plus pineapple cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, May 7
6 to 8:30 pm
ROCK THE BOAT
Chef Jack MacMurray, of Boathouse, likes to add his own rockstar twist to a spectacular brunch by amping up the flavors. Join him for a fun hands-on class making grilled shrimp-asparagus salad with prosciutto and cipollini balsamic vinaigrette, Mediterranean blue crab quiche with mango relish, poached eggs and serrano ham on cheddar-chive biscuits with saffron hollandaise, tapenade-crusted roasted salmon with za'atar Israeli couscous with dried fruits and Pinot Grigio beurre blanc, plus lemon-raspberry tart.
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Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Boathouse
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, May 7
6:30 to 9 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 11.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, May 8
6:30 to 9 pm
RIGHT ON 'CUE WITH APPETIZERS
The perfect hands-on class for grilling appetizers appears right on cue with a vast array of exciting party food. Join Marianne Moore for this hands-on class making spicy olives and sweet-and-spicy mixed nuts in foil packets, grilled chicken wings with pickled red chiles and dates, wild mushroom and fresh ricotta flatbreads, grilled oysters with spiced tequila butter, plus ginger peach cobbler.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 9
6 to 8:30 pm
STATE OF THE TART
With state of the art equipment (tart pan, tamper and hands), sit back and discover how to make quiche and savory tarts. Enjoy spinach-roasted pepper-basil quiche, caramelized onion-bacon flammenkuchen, spring herb tart, caramelized tomato tart, and finish with a decadent chocolate tart.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, May 9
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: FEELING SHELLFISH ABOUT SHRIMP
Barb Nack will satisfy your love for shrimp in an evening designed just for the girls, starting with a shrimp BLT stack with brioche, bacon, lettuce, tomato jam and shrimp. Enjoy a mango martini, shrimp and pancetta pasta with garlic and chardonnay lemon butter sauce, spring greens with goat cheese and dark cherry balsamic vinaigrette, plus panna cotta with peppered berry compote.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, May 10
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: MAMMA MIA
With Mother's Day just days away, Maria Sakellariou wants couples to dance their way into the kitchen to create a celebratory feast. This hands-on class will make ouzo seared jumbo shrimp served with spring fresh pea purée with herbs and olive oil, arugula and seasonal fruit salad with olives and sesame crunch and feta, grilled butterflied leg of lamb, plus chocolate cake made with dark chocolate and Greek dry wine.
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Maria Sakellariou
Chef-Owner
Culinary Odyssey
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, May 10
6:30 to 9 pm
PUTTIN' ON THE RIBS
Which ribs are most delicious? All ribs, all the time. Join us in a rib-off as the class barbecues and smokes pork spare ribs and baby back ribs. The class will test dry rub versus wet rub; tomato versus mustard sauces; American versus Asian pork ribs. While the ribs cook, the class will also make red cabbage-apple coleslaw, bacon potato salad, maple baked beans, and butterscotch ice cream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, May 11
11 am to 2 pm
MOTHER'S DAY TEA
Celebrate Mom in a special way by sharing the experience of an elegant tea party. Naam Pruitt prepares a lovely menu of smoked salmon and cucumber sandwiches on pumpernickel with dill spread, sun-dried tomato-basil-goat cheese sandwiches, asparagus and prosciutto tart, cherry-filled scones with almond whipped butter, plus lemon poppy seed tea cakes with lemon glaze, all served with a variety of teas.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, May 11
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OUI, OUI! TARTS TO TARTE TATIN
Spend an evening in the kitchen with your partner creating enticing French dishes with the enthusiastic Marianne Moore. This hands-on class will create a caramelized onion-bacon-tomato tart, salade aux lardons, grilled flank steak with sauce bordelaise, pommes gratin and haricots verts, plus an exquisite apple tarte Tatin with soft whipped cream with mascarpone.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 15.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, May 11
6 to 8:30 pm
MOM'S THE WORD
Surprise Mom with a unique celebration of her day, as this hands-on class joins Barb Nack to create a tasty brunch, starting with chocolate-cherry cinnamon rolls with vanilla buttermilk glaze. Raise a strawberry-prosecco cocktail to cheer all the moms, and learn to make a colorful rainbow fruit salad with honey-lime dressing, caprese tomato-basil quiche with mozzarella and a flaky buttery crust, bacon roses with peppadew pepper glaze, crispy bacon and egg "frittaffles" cooked in a waffle maker, plus glazed lemon-blueberry scones.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sun, May 12
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE WEEKEND ISN'T OVER UNTIL WE'VE HAD CRÈME BRÛLÉE
Spend a spectacular evening in the kitchen creating the perfect dinner to end the weekend, with each course paired perfectly with wine. This hands-on class will make corn bisque with avocado garnish and cheese straws, crab cakes with chipotle aïoli, artichoke and goat-cheese stuffed chicken breasts on mushroom-pea risotto, plus the finale of crème brûlée.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, May 12
5 to 7:30 pm
BEWITCHED WITH CAST IRON COOKING
Whether you need to dust off grandma's old cast iron skillet or have a new Dutch oven that has been pre-seasoned, discover the magic of cooking with cast iron. With a twitch of her nose, Marianne Moore shares her secrets for this heavy metal, as this hands-on class makes garlicky mushroom fondue, shrimp and cannellini beans in tomato-chile broth, lemon rosemary chicken with fingerling potatoes and kalamata olives and cherry tomatoes, charred carrots with basil-mint pesto, plus bittersweet chocolate Dutch baby.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, May 13
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 Racanelli's high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, May 13
6:30 to 9 pm
TACOS AND TEQUILA
Satisfy your taco cravings in a fun hands-on class with Dawn Meyer. 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 avocado and serrano sauce; sweet potato tacos with roasted peppers and chiles, toasted pepita, avocado, chipotle aïoli and pickled onions, plus a refreshing margarita.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 2.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, May 14
6 to 8:30 pm
THE CUISINE OF ALTO ADIGE
Sit down for an enjoyable evening with Josh Galliano as he prepares the food from the northernmost region of Italy, Alto Adige, with food that is a cross between Italian and Austrian. Enjoy canederli - Tyrolean bread dumplings with brodo, spaetzle and speck wrapped chicken, asparagus and crawfish salad with Bozner sauce - a specialty sauce from the region, potato pancakes with traditional toppings, plus Austrian germknödel for dessert.
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Joshua Galliano
Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, May 14
6:30 to 9 pm
RISE IN THE YEAST, SET IN THE WAIST
Bread lover Margi Kahn stays fit and active so that she can enjoy exciting international breads. This hands-on class will discover the secrets for working with yeast, kneading, rising, shaping, and making enriched doughs, as they create Swedish cardamom rolls, Georgian khachapuri - an egg and cheese bread, plus Ligurian salt-cured focaccia.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, May 15
6 to 9 pm
GRILLING UNIVERSITY: PORK 101
Taste testing is the only prerequisite for acing the pork curriculum at grilling university! This hands-on class will master sweet-and-tangy country-style ribs with brown sugar-chile rub and molasses-cider vinegar sauce, grilled bone-in thick pork chops with sweet smoky chile rub, grilled porcini and artichoke-stuffed pork tenderloin with sun-dried tomatoes and pine nuts, grilled mini red potatoes with garlic and rosemary, sweet-and-spicy bacon kabobs with scallion ginger sauce, plus fresh strawberry mousse.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, May 15
6:30 to 9 pm
RISE IN THE YEAST, SET IN THE WAIST
Bread lover Margi Kahn stays fit and active so that she can enjoy exciting international breads. This hands-on class will discover the secrets for working with yeast, kneading, rising, shaping, and making enriched doughs, as they create Swedish cardamom rolls, Georgian khachapuri - an egg and cheese bread, plus Ligurian salt-cured focaccia.
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 16
10 am to 1 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
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 ginger-orange truffles with four finishes - cocoa, pistachios, toasted coconut, and espresso, peppermint-chocolate puffs with ganache, millionaire's pecan shortbread topped with thick caramel and ganache, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 25 (daytime) or July 8.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 16
6 to 8:30 pm
ON THE WATER
Marianne Moore's favorite place to be is on the water sailing the big beautiful ocean, and she is delighted to share refreshing tropical dishes perfect for a sultry night. Enjoy a rum runner cocktail, grilled shrimp and avocado salad with key lime vinaigrette, grilled salmon with guava barbecue sauce and mango salsa, gingered tropical couscous, plus key lime cupcakes.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, May 16
6:30 to 9 pm
LET'S PLAY HOOKY
Bring a date! Bring your friends! Bring your family! Mickey Kitterman is playing hooky with his favorite "let's kick back" fish dishes. This hands-on class will spend an appealing evening creating smoked and butter-poached lobster rolls, Mickey's favorite fish tacos, crab and corn quesadillas with avocado salsa, mahi mahi burgers with saffron aïoli on very soft buns, Napa cabbage salad with pickled raisins and toasted almonds, plus asparagus "frites".
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, May 17
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, including proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies. This hands-on class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, Biscoff cookie macarons with Speculoos buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Barry's next macaron class, Flawless French Macarons - Ganache Edition, is available on August 4.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, May 18
11 am to 2 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls including rock-and-roll shrimp tempura rolls with cheese and cucumbers, salmon-asparagus dynamite rolls with spicy mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 22.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, May 18
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LET'S MEAT FOR LOBSTER AND SHRIMP
Spend a decadent evening in the kitchen with your partner creating a sumptuous dinner. Join Barb Nack for a hands-on class making a bourbon smash cocktail, rich and velvety shrimp bisque with homemade fried flatbread, herb-rubbed slow roasted beef tenderloin, lobster risotto with gruyère cheese, garlic green beans with bacon and a toasted bread crumb topping, plus pistachio ice cream.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 6.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, May 18
6:30 to 9 pm
SUNDAY FUNDAY: YOGA BRUNCH
Join certified yoga instructor Devon Drag for a one-hour gentle but energizing all-levels yoga class in our kitchen. Please note the class is BYOM (bring your own mat!). Then, roll up your mats and head to the stovetop to create a nourishing brunch as this hands-on class makes lemon-chia-ricotta muffins with lemon glaze, hazelnut waffles with berry compote and crème fraîche whipped cream, spinach-mozzarella-tomato quiche with hash brown crust, sweet-and-spicy glazed bacon, mint julep fruit salad with homemade whipped marshmallow topping, plus hibiscus planters punch.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on August 11 with a new menu.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, May 19
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: THE RECIPE BOX
In The Recipe Box, a sweet and sentimental tale of legacy orchards and recipes, Samantha ("Sam") leaves the traditions of Michigan for the exciting bakeries of New York City. Thrilling successes, bitter setbacks and a teasing romance make for a cream puff of a read. Please join us as we discuss the book, written by former St. Louisan Wade Rouse writing as Viola Shipman. Mickey Kitterman will prepare his grandmother's Waldorf salad, and chicken and noodles as his personal legacy recipes, plus Michigan blueberry slab pie paired with cereal milk ice cream from Christina Tosi of New York City's cutting edge Momofuku Milk Bar.
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.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, May 19
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TACOS WILL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART
Tacos might fall apart, but they will never break your heart! Spend a blissful evening in the kitchen with your partner, as Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers lead this hands-on class making smoky pineapple margaritas, lobster tacos with avocado aïoli and jicama slaw, carnitas tacos with tomato-chipotle salsa, chicken-green chile tacos with pickled red onions and cotija cheese, steak-chile-Chihuahua cheese skillet tacos with homemade flour tortillas, plus cilantro rice, frijoles borrachos (drunken beans), and dulce de leche ice cream.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on August 2.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, May 19
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.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Sun, May 19
5:30 to 8 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 Racanelli's 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on May 13 or June 24.
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Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, May 20
6 to 8:30 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 22.
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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, May 20
6:30 to 9 pm
MORNINGS WITH MARGI - EGGPLANT TO FLORENTINES
Treat yourself to a quiet, relaxed mid-week morning with Margi Kahn, as she prepares a superb Middle Eastern luncheon. Enjoy eggplant and garbanzo bean tapenade with pita crisps, lamb kofte with herbed yogurt sauce, rice pilaf with currants and fresh dill, Moroccan carrot salad, plus chocolate-glazed almond-orange Florentines.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, May 21
10 am to 1 pm
MODERN SAUCES
Herbs, citrus, olive oil, and yogurt are the keys to creating modern sauces for vibrant and more intense flavors as the perfect addition to stunning dishes. This hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman creates Argentine cowboy rib-eye steaks with lemon-oregano chimichurri, grilled feta-brined chicken breast with Greek herb tzatziki, Malaysian sambal halibut with hot peppers and coconut milk and ginger roasted in banana leaf packages, plus deep-fried Brussels sprouts salad with Moroccan preserved lemon vinaigrette.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, May 21
6 to 8:30 pm
A TWIST ON TUSCANY
Spend a charming evening with Marianne Moore as she prepares a stunning Tuscan dinner with a few delightful twist and turns. Enjoy mixed greens with glazed pancetta and toasted pine nuts, fresh fettuccine with salt roasted shrimp in prosciutto-parmesan cream sauce, rosemary-crusted beef with crab and caper-garlic olive oil, plus mascarpone cheesecakes with candied cherries.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, May 21
6:30 to 9 pm
EATS THAT ARE NATURALLY SWEET
Barb Nack creates tasty dishes, both sweet and savory, that have no added sugar. Enjoy the naturally sweet flavors of a potato-crusted broccoli-cauliflower frittata with onions and goat cheese, bobota - Greek cornbread with currants topped with honey-orange syrup, flax and oat granola bars with dried fruit and almonds, sweet potato bread with warm spices and orange and maple, plus whole grain buttermilk waffles drizzled with maple syrup.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Wed, May 22
6 to 8:30 pm
FIVE SAUCES FOR FRESH FETTUCCINE
Learn to make fresh fettuccine perfect for fork-twirling with five different Italian sauces. Work side-by-side with Dawn Meyer and make butter and garlic sauce with spinach and preserved lemons, roasted cauliflower-leek-gorgonzola sauce, amatriciana sauce with bacon and tomatoes, classic Alfredo sauce, and asparagus with balsamic butter sauce.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, May 22
6:30 to 9 pm
FOR FRYING OUT LOUD
Incredible crispy fried chicken, with three different methods and three different flavors, is abundant in this hands-on class with chef Mickey Kitterman, who has mastered the art of how to fry chicken. Create cast iron pan-fried chicken, deep-fried chicken, and stovetop deep-fried chicken, accompanied with mashed potatoes and gravy, luscious corn custard, plus double-fried chicken wings with Korean hot sauce, and flaky homemade biscuits slathered in butter and jam.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, May 23
11 am to 1:30 pm
PALEO GRILLING IS ON FIRE!
Join Margi Kahn to discover a paleolithic hunter-gatherer approach to grilling and cooking, combined with a gluten-free menu. This hands-on class will create paleo toast points with sweet potato hummus, herb-marinated grilled pork tenderloin with maple glaze, grilled and charred asparagus with lemon zest, charred cauliflower-rice pilaf, plus chocolate almond cake with grilled pineapple.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 23
6 to 9 pm
A GIRL AND HER GRILL
Marianne Moore loves the flavors created cooking on a grill, and proves that she can impart rich flavors by grilling on the stovetop. Enjoy a peach bourbon sweet tea, grilled watermelon salad with chile-lime dressing, molasses bourbon grilled pork chops, sweet potato salad, plus blueberry shortcakes with lemon cream.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Thu, May 23
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HAVAN-A CUBAN ROMANCE
Fall in love with the flavors of Cuba, as this hands-on class for couples joins Mickey Kitterman to create a tropical dinner, starting with ham and Swiss croquetas de medianoches with spicy yellow mustard sauce, arugula-jicama-black bean salad with grilled squid and sweet cilantro vinaigrette, Cuban adobo puerco - richly-flavored adobo-marinated roasted pork tenderloin served on rice and garlic spinach, plus coconut flan.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, May 24
6 to 8:30 pm
MAMBO ITALIANO
Straight from an era of Dean Martin and Rosemary Clooney, this evening is designed for those that love Italian cuisine. Barb Nack croons her way around the kitchen, as everyone enjoys romaine and fried prosciutto salad with gorgonzola and red grapes tossed in sherry vinaigrette, veal Oscar with crab meat and béarnaise, brown sugar-balsamic roasted Italian vegetables, plus lemon gelato, and prosecco with fruit.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Fri, May 24
6:30 to 9 pm
PUTTIN' ON THE RIBS
Which ribs are most delicious? All ribs, all the time. Join us in a rib-off as the class barbecues and smokes pork spare ribs and baby back ribs. The class will test dry rub versus wet rub; tomato versus mustard sauces; American versus Asian pork ribs. While the ribs cook, the class will also make red cabbage-apple coleslaw, bacon potato salad, maple baked beans, and butterscotch ice cream.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, May 25
11 am to 2 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Available Heir and a Parent classes include Calling All Princesses on June 2, What's Your Candy Crush on June 8, Chip, Chip Hooray for Tacos and Nachos on June 22, and Wizards in the Kitchen on June 30.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, May 25
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BIG BAND SWING DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour swing dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then jitterbug into the kitchen to create a delicious meal with Barb Nack, plus a refreshing dizzy gin fizzy cocktail. Learn to prepare pan-seared Lindy hop veal chops with lemon-garlic butter, jumping jive chive and bacon risotto, jazzy broccoli pecorino gratin, Count Basie's basil-tomato Napoleon salad with garlic and balsamic reduction, plus a wowza Boston cream pie.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Upcoming Dine and Dance classes include Salsa Salsa on June 29, and Last Tango in Paris on July 27.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, May 25
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: SWEET ON SUMMER
Marianne Moore brings the vibrant sweet flavors of summer into every dish to create a memorable evening just for the ladies. Enjoy a jalapeño-spiked julep, charred little gem salad, pork tenderloin with peach barbecue sauce, roasted potato salad with vinaigrette, plus grilled strawberry shortcake.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, May 25
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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 21.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sun, May 26
11 am to 4 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 16 or July 5.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, May 26
5 to 7:30 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
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 ginger-orange truffles with four finishes - cocoa, pistachios, toasted coconut, and espresso, peppermint-chocolate puffs with ganache, millionaire's pecan shortbread topped with thick caramel and ganache, plus a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake - lemon and elderflower royal wedding cake.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on April 25 (daytime) or July 8.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, May 28
6 to 8:30 pm
RUM AND CHEESE, PLEASE!
Spend a fabulous evening with cheesemaker Amy Marcoot, of Marcoot Jersey Creamery in Greenville, Illinois, pairing artisan and farmstead cheeses from her creamery with a variety of rums with amazing results. The complex range of flavors and richness of rum compliments cheese perfectly, as this class enjoys five different rum and cheese pairings, with discussions on how to choose cheeses to pair with different spirits.
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Amy Marcoot
Culinary Educator
Marcoot Jersey Creamery
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, May 28
6:30 to 9 pm
ROOTING FOR VEGETARIANS
Cheers can be heard throughout the kitchen as this hands-on class works side-by-side with the dynamic Margi Kahn creating vegetarian dishes that will become go-to favorites. Learn to make sweet potato cream soup, bulgur and wild mushrooms with charred cauliflower and roasted cherry tomato sauce topped with feta cheese, spicy Moroccan carrot salad, garlic and parmesan focaccia, plus a mixed berry galette.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, May 29
6 to 9 pm
HELLO, SUMMER!
Barb Nack is not waiting another month for summer to officially begin. Join her in an exciting hands-on class to create a Caribbean feast, including fried tropical shrimp spring rolls with sweet chile sauce, jerk chicken skewers with mango-pineapple salsa with kiwi and cilantro, island coconut fried rice with peppers and onions and jicama, plus banana cake topped with sugar butter and a walnut-coconut topping served with nutmeg ice cream.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, May 29
6:30 to 9 pm
NOODLING AROUND ABOUT NOODLES
Can't stop thinking about all the great noodles in Asia? Join us for a lively hands-on class making five exciting noodle dishes, including dan dan mien noodles with pork, sweet-and-spicy rice noodles with chicken, lo mein with beef and vegetables, fresh summer rolls with shrimp and cellophane noodles, plus chilled sesame soba noodles.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 30
6 to 8:30 pm
BROWNIE THROW DOWN
Everyone seems to have their own ideas about what makes the perfect brownie! Should they be chewy, cakey or fudgy? Join Barb Nack in a brownie throw down, as this hands-on class bakes glazed cocoa cheesecake brownies, chocolate brownie baby cakes drizzled with chocolate ganache, chocolate and white layered zebra bars, chocolate caramel bars, chocolate marmalade brownies, plus all-American fudge brownies with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, May 30
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BEER. BACKYARD. BARBECUE.
Frothy beer is an abundant ingredient in this sensational grilling class, as everyone throws on an apron, grabs a set of tongs, and heads to the grill. Learn to make beer can chicken with a Memphis dry rub, beer-marinated rib-eye steaks with beer barbecue sauce, garlic cheese bread, Caesar pasta salad, balsamic-marinated grilled mushrooms and asparagus, plus grilled pineapple slices with vanilla bean ice cream and salted caramel sauce.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, May 31
6 to 8:30 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: PIER PRESSURE
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.
Feel the need to elevate your fish and seafood game in the kitchen? Spend the day with Mickey Kitterman creating seven outstanding Italian fish dishes using scallops, tuna, salmon, shrimp, lobster, and calamari. This hands-on class will make lobster Albanello - an extremely popular dish served at St. Louis's legendary Tony's with pasta in a cream sauce, aqua pazza salmon with salsa verde and served with a cucumber-date-orange salad, capesante gratinate - sea scallops roasted with garlic and white wine with prosciutto crumbs, tonnato crostini - seared fresh tuna on Italian toast with olives and capers, fritto misto - lightly battered and fried shellfish served with pesto mayonnaise, scampi risotto insalata - an unusual shrimp salad with arborio rice and vegetables tossed in lemon vinaigrette, plus stuffed calamari simmered in tomato sauce. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Bob's Seafood, 8660 Olive Boulevard, to select the fish.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Jun 1
10 am to 3 pm
FRENCH TEMPTATIONS
Spend a relaxing late morning with the talented Barry Marcus with tempting aromas as he creates classic French cuisine. Enjoy coquilles St. Jacques, chicken Provençal with shallots and garlic in a light lemon-vermouth sauce, herbed arborio rice pilaf, honey-glazed carrots, plus gratin of blueberries served with vanilla sabayon.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Sat, Jun 1
11 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: INDIA - THE SPICE OF LIFE
Join Aruna Gopinath to create spicy and comforting Indian cuisine perfect for summer. This hands-on class for couples will make masala dosa - rice-lentil crêpes with spiced mashed potato filling, palak paneer - creamy spinach cooked in spices with cubes of fried Indian cottage cheese, chicken makhani with a butter tomato sauce, grilled spiced shrimp, garlic mint lacha paratha - a flaky layered flatbread, plus carrot badaam kheer - a carrot almond milk pudding with saffron strands and dates.
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Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Jun 1
6 to 8:30 pm
PLAYING WITH FIRE
It is the perfect weekend to get serious about cooking meats and poultry on the grill. Join Barb Nack for a hands-on class grilling maple-glazed baby back ribs, marinated and butterflied crispy grilled chicken served with bourbon bacon barbecue sauce, perfectly grilled porterhouse steaks with gorgonzola cream sauce, the ultimate burgers with freshly ground meat served on homemade buns with a variety of condiments, plus bacon and vegetable-stuffed grilled portobello mushrooms.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jun 2
12:30 to 3 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CALLING ALL PRINCESSES
Put on your favorite princess dress to create dishes fit for royalty! Bring Mom or Dad, but no frogs are allowed, as chef Jon Lowe shares his secrets for an enchanting afternoon creating Elsa's frozen green apple ice drink, Belle's French fries with dipping sauces, Jasmine's magic carpet flatbread, Rapunzel's frying pan pasta, plus Snow White's apple tartlets. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jun 2
1 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LIFE IS A CABERNET
Learn to cook with the wonderful flavors of wine in this delightful hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. The class designed for couples will prepare mushroom-red pepper salad with red wine-herb vinaigrette, oven-roasted beef tenderloin with roasted red grape wine sauce, homemade black pepper fettuccine with chardonnay cream sauce, plus fabulous chocolate cake with cabernet-poached pears and whipped cream -- all enjoyed with a glass of cabernet wine.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Jun 2
5 to 7:30 pm
VEGETABLE-CENTRIC
Delicious vegetables are the focus of this hands-on technique class using familiar and unfamiliar vegetables, roots, tubers, leaves, legumes, seeds, fruits, and aromatics. Learn to roast, braise, mash, fry, and salt to create gratin of any vegetable, cream of any vegetable soup, butter-braised vegetables, roasted vegetables, salted vegetables, plus how to cook leafy greens, and make a salad with homemade vinaigrette.
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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jun 3
6 to 8:30 pm
SUSHI - THAT'S A MORAY
Satisfy your love affair with sushi, as Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi rolls. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls including rock-and-roll shrimp tempura rolls with cheese and cucumbers, salmon-asparagus dynamite rolls with spicy mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 3
6:30 to 9 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: CULINARY BOOTCAMP
For aspiring chefs, children from ages 7 to 11. Enjoy a three-day culinary extravaganza learning techniques, knife skills, and lots of great eats, including angel hair pasta with quick tomato sauce, cheesecake ice cream, bbq chicken pizza, baked potato soup, shrimp fajitas, banana-nut pancakes, sloppy Joe sliders, chocolate mousse, orange-flavored chicken, cheese and chile enchiladas, baked sweet potato fries, and more.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Upcoming Apprentice Chef classes include our Are You Kidding Me series with 3 classes: Let's Make Mexican Food on July 16, Let's Make American Food on July 17, and Let's Make Italian Food on July 18. Register for one, two or all three classes in this 3-day series with Vikki DiMattia. Dawn's next 3-day Bootcamp class, Baking Bootcamp is available on August 6, 7, and 8.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$125 Per Child
Tue, Jun 4
10 am to 12 pm
Wed, Jun 5
10 am to 12 pm
Thu, Jun 6
10 am to 12 pm
DOUGHNUTS ARE HOT!
Treat yourself to the pleasures of melt-in-your-mouth classic glazed doughnuts, raspberry jelly-filled doughnuts, toasted coconut doughnuts, and chocolate cream doughnuts. Join bread-maker Margi Kahn to create these delectable yeast-risen doughnuts, as this hands-on class learns techniques for creating great doughs, including proofing yeast, prepping, kneading, and rising.
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Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Tue, Jun 4
6 to 9 pm
FOR FRYING OUT LOUD
Incredible crispy fried chicken, with three different methods and three different flavors, is abundant in this hands-on class with chef Mickey Kitterman, who has mastered the art of how to fry chicken. Create cast iron pan-fried chicken, deep-fried chicken, and stovetop deep-fried chicken, accompanied with mashed potatoes and gravy, luscious corn custard, plus double-fried chicken wings with Korean hot sauce, and flaky homemade biscuits slathered in butter and jam.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jun 4
6:30 to 9 pm
COLOSIMO, OF COURSE!
Course by course, award-winning chef Bob Colosimo, of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, will lead this hands-on class in creating a sumptuous Tuscan dinner. Learn to make citrus-glazed prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, housemade fettuccine with escarole and mushrooms, crispy garlic chicken served with wine-roasted fingerling potatoes with onions and olives, lemon-thyme green beans, plus a bittersweet chocolate tart with coffee mascarpone cream.
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Bob Colosimo
Chef
Eleven Eleven Mississippi
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jun 5
6 to 8:30 pm
PASTA SAUCES THAT WILL MAKE YOU LIGHTEN UP!
Marianne Moore shares her secrets for enjoying pasta with light sauces and flavors and plenty of smiles. This hands-on class will make fresh lemon fettuccine with pistachio pesto and pecorino, homemade goat cheese ravioli with shrimp and mint, penne with roasted chicken and zucchini and ricotta cream, plus arugula-orange salad with avocados and grapefruit vinaigrette, and almond cookies with Amaretto berry mousse.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 6
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ON TAPA THE WORLD
Learn the secret to incredible sangria perfect for a party, and spend a fun evening in the kitchen creating Spanish tapas with Marianne Moore. This hands-on class will make fig-goat cheese empanadas, tomato crostinis with arugula, chorizo-manchego puffs, fried calamari with lemon aïoli, potato tortilla with paprika aïoli, garlic shrimp, bacon-wrapped dates with cabrales cheese, plus creamy orange-flavored flan.
Details
Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 7
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: BEACHES
Spend a lively evening with your best girlfriends, as Barb Nack creates a tasty menu to beat the heat. Enjoy a strawberry-watermelon vodka cooler, Acapulco shrimp salad with pineapple and avocado served on greens with a chile cocktail sauce, cilantro and lime grilled chicken breasts with tomato salsa and sour cream, cabbage-carrot coleslaw with cheddar, plus Key lime pie topped with whipped cream.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Jun 7
6:30 to 9 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 Saturday morning 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.
Details
Joshua Galliano
Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jun 8
10 am to 12:30 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.
Details
Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jun 8
12 to 2:30 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 cookbook author Naam Pruitt 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 Chinese broccoli in dark soy sauce, Chiang Mai noodles in chicken curry sauce, plus fried bananas.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Jun 8
6 to 8:30 pm
CUPCAKES AND COCKTAILS
Devon Drag combines the art of decorating cupcakes with two spirited cocktails for an evening of exuberance and frolic. Mix up a Seelbach with bourbon, sparkling wine and Cointreau, plus pineapple mojitos. Enjoy sipping on cocktails while decorating cupcakes with piped borders, roses, shells and other designs using several different pastry tubes perfect for the season. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jun 8
6:30 to 9 pm
PÂTE À CHOUX - FROM GOUGÈRES TO ÉCLAIRS
Discover the versatile French choux dough that is used to create impressive sweet and savory dishes. 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.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jun 9
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HOOKED ON THAI FISH
Thai cookbook author Naam Pruitt reveals four stunning fish dishes prepared Thai-style in a hands-on class for couples. Learn to make grilled red snapper with spicy garlic-lime sauce, steamed curry fish in banana leaf cups, a spicy stir-fry of chopped fish with kaffir lime leaves, puffed deep-fried fish with green mango salad, plus a delectable ending of coconut ice cream served with caramelized pineapple.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sun, Jun 9
5 to 7:30 pm
FATHER'S DAY COOKIE CUTTER COUTURE
Discover your inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous cookies. Join the talented Ericka Lanter in the kitchen creating handsomely decorated Father's Day cookies with a variety of shapes, including tools and sports themes. 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 to transform cookies into works of art. Design dazzling cookies using outlining, flooding, and feathering techniques, along with sanding sugar and dragées to make these cookies look as good as they taste. Students will take home their beautiful creations.
Details
Ericka Lanter
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jun 9
5:30 to 8 pm
FIRE UP THE GRILL
Just in time for planning a Father's Day celebration, join Marianne Moore at the grill to create a Dad-worthy dinner. This hands-on class will make grilled coffee-crusted skirt steak, buttermilk coleslaw, crispy creamy herbed potatoes, grilled okra and jalapeños, plus grilled pound cake with sour cherry syrup.
Details
Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jun 10
6 to 8:30 pm
THAI TUESDAY
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her passion for the flavors of Thailand in a lively evening in the kitchen. This hands-on class will create a glass noodle salad with shrimp and herbs in chile-lime dressing, fish cakes with spicy cucumber sauce, coconut-marinated grilled pork with garlic-chile dipping sauce, spicy stir-fried chicken with holy basil, plus lychee sorbet.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 3.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jun 11
6 to 8:30 pm
SOURDOUGH BREAD
Smell and savor the intoxicating aromas of bread baking as Margi Kahn shows the simplicity of baking sourdough bread. Learn everything from caring for your starter, using excess starter, and making two different doughs using the overnight fermentation method to create three different breads. This hands-on class will make classic Italian country sourdough bread, olive-rosemary-parmesan sourdough, plus assorted sourdough bagels. Each participant will take home a jar of sourdough starter.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on June 13 (morning).
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jun 12
6 to 9 pm
GRILLING UNIVERSITY: POULTRY AND VEGETABLES 101
Taste testing is the only prerequisite for acing the poultry and vegetable curriculum at grilling university! This hands-on class will master barbecue pulled chicken using leg quarters and apple cider-molasses sauce, grilled fontina-prosciutto-stuffed chicken breasts with shallot butter, mixed veggie grill with colorful vegetables and lots of fresh herbs tossed with sherry vinegar and olive oil, grilled jerk chicken grilled with soaked wood chips, grilled sweet potato slices with orange-molasses butter, plus pear-blueberry crisp with rhubarb and cinnamon ice cream.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jun 12
6:30 to 9 pm
SOURDOUGH BREAD
Smell and savor the intoxicating aromas of bread baking as Margi Kahn shows the simplicity of baking sourdough bread. Learn everything from caring for your starter, using excess starter, and making two different doughs using the overnight fermentation method to create three different breads. This hands-on class will make classic Italian country sourdough bread, olive-rosemary-parmesan sourdough, plus assorted sourdough bagels. Each participant will take home a jar of sourdough starter.
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 13
10 am to 1 pm
CHECKERED TABLECLOTHS AND FUN
Not all picnics are in parks! Pull out your checkered tablecloth and create a picnic indoors with Marianne Moore, as this hands-on class makes seven-layered salad with bacon and tomatoes and white cheddar with buttermilk ranch dressing, honey cornbread, cast iron Southern fried chicken tenders with milk gravy, heavenly garlic green beans with French fried onions, plus black bottom pecan pie.
Details
Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 13
6 to 8:30 pm
IN APPLE PIE ORDER
Discover the secrets for creating a jaw-dropping homemade cinnamon roll pie crust in a joyful class with Vikki DiMattia. Learn to make individual apple pies with an impressively designed crust, and while the pies are in the oven, this hands-on 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 rum raisin ice cream.
Details
Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 13
6:30 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: HIT THE PAUSE BUTTON
Hit the pause button to end the work week and settle in for a refreshing night out with the girls. Naam Pruitt creates exquisite dishes perfect for the evening, including cold avocado-cucumber soup, tomato-cucumber crostini with garlic dill spread, zucchini quiche with cheese and oregano, pineapple and soy-glazed pork tenderloin with grilled pineapple over brown jasmine rice, plus a peach tart, and blueberry-basil lemonade.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Fri, Jun 14
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GREEK SPEAK
Spend a charming evening with personal chef Maria Sakellariou creating good food and learning a few new Greek words. This hands-on class will create a summer meal with phyllo-wrapped feta with spices and drizzled with honey, tender pork loin grilled skewers marinated in herbs and spices, Maria's family recipe for keftethes - Greek meatballs, country-style Greek salad, plus sweet puff pastries filled with sweet cream cheese, honey, sesame seeds and pistachios.
Details
Maria Sakellariou
Chef-Owner
Culinary Odyssey
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 14
6:30 to 9 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, each filled with a distinctive ganache. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make cocoa macarons with raspberry sour cream ganache, espresso macarons with cappuccino ganache, green tea macarons with matcha-white chocolate ganache, plus lemon macarons with lemon-star anise ganache. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on August 4.
Details
Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jun 15
11 am to 2 pm
VEGANS LOVE IT AND LEAF IT
Spend a pleasurable afternoon in the kitchen with Stephanie Bosch creating a stunning spread of plant-based dishes that will taste as good as they look. This hands-on class will make mushroom-lentil faux gras with walnuts and a beet root purée served with sourdough toasts, rich tomato bisque with spiced chickpea croutons, mushroom bourguignon with sweet potato mash, coconut creamed greens with toasted shallots, plus raspberry-elderflower French macarons.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Available vegan classes include Vegan Breakfast - The Yolks on Us on April 22, and The Vegan Baker on May 2.
Details
Stephanie Bosch
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jun 15
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE GRILL IS SMOKIN'
We are lighting up the grill for a fun evening with your partner creating a delectable summer meal. This hands-on class for couples will make grilled corn-jalapeño dip with freshly fried tortillas, grilled pita bread salad with golden beets and cucumber, grilled beef tri-tip with avocado and tomato salsas and warm German potato salad, plus chocolate semifreddo for dessert.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sat, Jun 15
6 to 8:30 pm
MEAT. SMOKE. WHISKEY. LET'S CELEBRATE DAD!
Celebrate Dad - or just enjoy a great Father's Day afternoon at the grill with Mickey Kitterman with ingredients that will make everyone swoon! This hands-on class will prepare grilled bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts with ranch dip, grilled Scotch-marinated tomahawk steaks with Southwest butter, potato and zucchini and asparagus hobo vegetables grilled in foil packets, Navajo fry bread with smoked corn and pinto salsa, plus bourbon pecan cheesecake with bourbon caramel.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jun 16
12:30 to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jun 16
5 to 7:30 pm
BROOKLYN URBAN HIP
Mickey Kitterman takes this class on a food journey with a look at Brooklyn with its hip neighborhood coffee shops, chill bars and restaurants, galleries, and artisanal cheese shops. This hands-on class will create a cold brew coffee-bourbon cocktail with almond milk, crispy kale chips with garlic butter, cherry "vaped" shrimp on avocado toast, grilled Filipino pork belly adobo, couscous gremolata salad, plus crack pie with cereal milk ice cream.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jun 17
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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 18.
Details
Ericka Frank
Pastry Chef
The Cakery and The Cup
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jun 19
6 to 8:30 pm
VIETNAMESE BITES
Every aromatic morsel from the stunning selection of Vietnamese appetizers will delight this hands-on class. Join cookbook author Naam Pruitt to create shrimp and sweet potato cakes with nuoc cham and carrots and daikon, barbecue spare ribs in savory caramel sauce, grilled shrimp paste on sugar cane, fresh summer rolls with peanut-hoisin sauce, plus crispy rice crêpes filled with mushrooms and bean sprouts.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jun 19
6:30 to 9 pm
JAMMIN' WITH JELLIES
Spend a fun afternoon in the kitchen jammin' and working together with Dawn Meyer to create bright and colorful canned goods. Dawn shares tips and techniques with all of the best instruments for safe and easy canning as this hands-on class learns to make tomato-basil jam, strawberry-rhubarb butter, toasted walnut-plum conserve, and balsamic vinegar-ruby port jelly. Each participant will take home a jar of canned goods.
Details
Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 20
10 am to 1 pm
GRILLING LARGE
Chef Kirk Warner is serious about grilling and likes to use big hunks of pork, beef, chicken, and fish on the grill. Join him for an evening outdoors and in the kitchen, as this hands-on class makes dry-rubbed pork butt with a chipotle honey mop, braised and grilled boneless beef short ribs with drizzled aged balsamic and crispy prosciutto, grilled whole spatchcocked chicken with fingerling potatoes and warm bacon dressing, plus grilled whole sea bass for fish tacos with fresh tortillas and tomatillo salsa.
Details
Kirk Warner
Chef-Owner
Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Thu, Jun 20
6 to 8:30 pm
VEGANS - OH, THE TRUFFLES WE'VE SEEN
Caryn Dugan, the STLVegGirl, creates an exciting vegan menu with everything from summer rolls, burgers, and truffles. Join her in the kitchen for a casual evening of making minty green tofu-cucumber-bell pepper summer rolls with avocado and enoki and Thai basil, lentil burgers with smoky cashew cheese and sun-dried tomatoes, creamy cashew-basil-chickpea lettuce cups with pumpkin seeds and golden raisins, plus raw chocolate-almond truffles with dates, hazelnuts, coconut, and cayenne.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Caryn's next class, Caryn's House is Green, is available on July 25.
Details
Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 20
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ALL AMERICAN SEAFOOD BOIL
Join Marianne Moore for an authentic seafood boil designed for couples with newspaper-lined tables ready for an abundance of shellfish, corn on the cob, and potatoes. This hands-on class will also make bee sting lemonade, shrimp and andouille hush puppies with Old Bay dipping sauce, pimiento cheese tart with pepper salad, cheddar garlic biscuits, plus chocolate-caramel peanut bars.
Details
Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 21
6 to 8:30 pm
FORK AND CORK: FRANCE
Jason Main, co-owner of The Wine Merchant and certified sommelier, shares his vast knowledge of French wines that will be paired with each delectable course created by Mickey Kitterman. Enjoy seared scallops with melted leeks and beurre blanc served with a French Vouvray, grilled merguez with Moroccan spices served with a Côtes du Rhône, vegetable tagine, and finish with Grand Marnier soufflé with a sip of Grand Marnier.
Details
Mickey Kitterman and Jason Main
Kitchen Conservatory and The Wine Merchant
Demonstration
$65 Per Person
Fri, Jun 21
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, and other scrumptious desserts.
Details
Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Jun 22
11 am to 4 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: CHIP, CHIP HOORAY FOR TACOS AND NACHOS
Cheers will be heard in celebration of creating a lively Mexican fiesta with Devon Drag. Spend a festive afternoon creating guacamole with veggie dippers, mini phyllo tacos with traditional taco fillings, Mexican chicken lasagna with fire-roasted tomatoes and black beans layered with corn and cheese, nacho mac-and-cheese, plus quesadilla chocolate s'mores with Nutella and marshmallows. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jun 22
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: PIZZA ON THE GRILL
Satisfy your cravings for pizza on the grill, as this hands-on class designed for couples rolls out the pizza dough to create plenty of pizzas with Margi Kahn. Start with a grilled Caesar salad, and make meatball-mozzarella pizza with ricotta and San Marzano tomato sauce, honey pepperoni pizza, four-cheese fontina-ricotta-gorgonzola-parmesan pizza, veggie delight roasted broccoli-asparagus-red onion pizza with smoked mozzarella and parmesan cheese, plus homemade ice cream sundaes with chocolate sauce and topped with toasted nuts and coconut.
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Jun 22
6 to 9 pm
SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls including rock-and-roll shrimp tempura rolls with cheese and cucumbers, salmon-asparagus dynamite rolls with spicy mayo and eel sauce, California rainbow rolls topped with avocado and sashimi, spicy tuna and jalapeño roll, plus unagi green dragon rolls.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 22
6:30 to 9 pm
FISH AND BISTRO SAUCES
Meet Jon Lowe at the stove learning to prepare perfectly cooked fish and pair the fish with delicious sauces for a memorable meal. This hands-on class will create roasted sea bass with smoked tomato butter sauce, pan-seared halibut with wild mushroom butter sauce, grilled ahi tuna with tomato-pepper harissa sauce, and his celebrated grilled salmon with mustard-apple cider jus.
Details
Jon Lowe
Chef
Aramark at Boeing
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jun 23
12:30 to 3 pm
NOVEL CUISINE: A RICH BREW
Shachar M. Pinsker delves into how modern Jewish culture has been influenced by the coffeehouses and cafes from the mid-nineteenth century in A Rich Brew. As the class discusses the book, enjoy cherry strudel, apricot tart, sachertorte, Viennese crescent rolls, linzer cookies, and a cup of hot coffee. Novel Cuisine is a culinary book club for food lovers that read the book in advance and includes novels, memoirs, histories, science and politics -- all with food as a central theme. The books for Novel Cuisine are available at Kitchen Conservatory.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Jun 23
1 to 3:30 pm
NEEDLE FELTING WITH LIZZIE AND CLAIRE
Join the dynamic duo of Lizzie Geerling and Claire Troll, of Saint Louis Succulents, for a fun evening of needle felting and a Mexican 75 cocktail. Learn the basics of needle felting, the best supplies to use and where to purchase them in this class designed for beginners! Students will learn how to make needle felted pincushion and saguaro cacti, and will be supplied with 2 different shades of green roving for the cacti bodies, shades of pink and yellow to create flowers for the cacti, 2 miniature terra cotta pots to place their finished cacti in, a felting mat and a felting needle. Students will leave the class understanding how to apply needle felting to create a variety of different felt figures in addition to cacti, such as pumpkins and gnomes.
Details
Lizzie Geerling and Claire Troll
Hands-On
$45 Per Person
Sun, Jun 23
5:30 to 7:30 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 Racanelli's high into the air, and feeling a true sense of accomplishment. This hands-on class will enjoy pizza hot from the oven using a variety of ingredients to celebrate their mastery over the dough.
Details
Matt Middeke
Culinary Educator
Racanelli's
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jun 24
6 to 8:30 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on July 22.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jun 24
6:30 to 9 pm
MORNINGS WITH MARGI - VIETNAM TO INDIA
Treat yourself to a quiet, relaxed mid-week morning with Margi Kahn, as she prepares a superb Asian luncheon. Enjoy Korean bibimbap with bulgogi beef and brown rice in a bowl with marinated vegetables and a fried egg, Vietnamese cold rice and vegetable noodle salad, plus Chinese almond cookies, and an Indian mango lassi.
Details
Margi Kahn
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Tue, Jun 25
10 am to 1 pm
MASA TO MI CASA - HOT TAMALES
Spend a thoroughly exciting evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman creating an a"maize"ing variety of tamales, including pork tamales with tomatillo salsa wrapped in banana leaves, chipotle chicken tamales with smoky roasted tomato salsa wrapped in corn husks, and chocolate tamales with tequila-plumped raisins and goat cheese topped with Mexican chocolate sauce, plus Mexican street corn.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jun 25
6 to 8:30 pm
AMERICAN PIE
For incredible American pie just in time for the 4th of July, drive your Chevy straight to this class for a great evening of pie making with Jane Callahan. Everyone will learn the techniques of making and rolling out a pie dough, then the class will make three sensational pies, including cherry pie with a lattice crust, blueberry sour cream pie, and chocolate meringue pie.
Details
Jane Callahan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jun 26
6 to 9 pm
KING OF THE GRILL
Come out on top and impress your friends with all the dishes perfect for the next holiday weekend. This hands-on class will spend a lively evening at the grill with chef Jack MacMurray, of Boathouse, creating St. Louis pork ribs with mango-bourbon barbecue sauce, grilled chorizo-stuffed portobello mushrooms with poblano cream, "Vortex" grilled chicken wings with bourbon hot wing sauce, grilled Yukon potato salad with smoked gouda, grilled scallops over grana risotto with fried leeks, plus classic peach cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream.
Details
Jack MacMurray, III
Chef
Boathouse
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jun 26
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: ANYTHING IS PASTA-BLE
Get your partner in the kitchen and anything is possible! Master the skills of making delicious homemade pasta as this fun hands-on class creates fried gnocchi stuffed with gorgonzola served with farmhouse tomato compote, roasted butternut squash and arugula salad with romano cheese and pancetta, Italian sausage and three-cheese tortellini soup, homemade pappardelle with cherry tomato confit topped with pesto-rubbed grilled shrimp, plus chocolate tiramisù tart.
Details
Frank McGinty
Chef
Kaldi's Coffee
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Thu, Jun 27
6 to 8:30 pm
SUMMER AND 4TH OF JULY CAKE POPS
Join Rachel Sarino, owner of StL Cake Pops in historic St. Charles, for an exciting class creating colorful treats perfect for the summer and the 4th of July. 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 flip flops, ice cream cones, and stars. The star cake pop uses a specialty cake pop mold that students will keep! Each student will take home their cake pop creations.
Details
Rachel Sarino
Culinary Educator
StL Cake Pops
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 27
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.
Details
Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 28
6 to 8:30 pm
CHINESE DUMPLINGS
Master the art of filling and forming and cooking delicious Chinese dumplings, as this class enjoys steamed shrimp shu mai, chicken pot stickers, pork-filled won tons for soup, char siu pork steamed buns, vegetarian spring rolls, and crab rangoon made with real crabmeat. The dumplings will be served with a variety of dipping sauces, such as sweet chile, lime-soy caramel, black vinegar-scallion, plum, peanut, and nuoc cham sauces.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jun 29
12 to 2:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SALSA SALSA DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour Latin salsa dance lesson with dance instructor Lauren Wilmore, that will spark your appetite for a memorable evening in the kitchen with Mickey Kitterman. Refresh your thirst with a mojito, as this hands-on class prepares fried corn tortilla chips with black bean dip, grilled shrimp quesadillas with smoked tomato salsa, roasted pork tenderloin with papaya-mango salsa and yellow Cuban rice, plus banana cream pie with chocolate crumb crust.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Jun 29
6 to 9 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: I'LL HAVE WHAT SHE'S HAVING
Marianne Moore will have everyone giddy with enjoyment with mouths agape as she prepares a spectacular array of food perfect for a picnic basket. Enjoy roasted corn and poblano guacamole with freshly-fried chips, Boursin and herb deviled eggs, lobster rolls with corn-tomato salad, panzanella salad with marinated shrimp and capers, plus Key lime ice box cake.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Jun 29
6:30 to 9 pm
MEAT ME AT THE SMOKER
Bring out all the tenderness and flavor in slow-cooked large hunks of meats on the barbecue, including whole pork shoulder and beef brisket cooked two ways. Learn how to cure, season, and smoke beef brisket when the class makes from scratch cured-and-smoked pastrami and Texas-style barbecued brisket. Marinate and dry-rub a pork shoulder for the best pulled pork. While the meats are smoking, the class will make homemade condiments of cherry mustard, Russian dressing, sweet tomato relish, hot pepper jelly, and tomato barbecue sauce, plus homemade buns.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$85 Per Person
Sun, Jun 30
12:30 to 3:30 pm
HEIR AND A PARENT: WIZARDS IN THE KITCHEN
Attention all Muggles! Experience the world of Harry Potter and make magic in the kitchen as Amanda Anderson helps you prepare delightful dishes described throughout the J.K. Rowling series, including The Three Broomsticks' butterbeer, ham-and-cheese pasties from the Hogwarts house-elves, Mrs. Weasley's potatoes with béchamel sauce, and Hermoine's dragon wand vegetables with magic sauce. Before you apparate home, you'll make Aunt Petunia's individual berry-pudding trifles. This class is designed for children, at least 7 years of age, plus a parent.
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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$100 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jun 30
1 to 3:30 pm
PATRIOTIC COOKIE CUTTER COUTURE
Discover your inner artist with one-of-a-kind gorgeous cookies. Join the talented Ericka Lanter in the kitchen creating beautifully decorated patriotic 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 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 Lanter
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Jun 30
5:30 to 8 pm
WOK TO THE BEAT OF YOUR OWN CHOPSTICKS
Spend a sizzling evening with Naam Pruitt creating your own personalized stir-fry in the wok with one of Naam's homemade sauces - sweet and sour, Szechuan, spicy garlic, brown, or hoisin-hot bean paste sauce. This hands-on class will choose from a variety of proteins, including beef, chicken, pork, and seafood; then prepare a beautiful array of aromatics and vegetables to mix and match, and use the wok to create a quick and delicious meal served with white rice and fried rice.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 1
6 to 8:30 pm
THE ART OF DECORATING CUPCAKES
Join Devon Drag for a class focusing on the frosting and creating exquisite designs, using a variety of frosting, molding, and piping techniques. The cupcakes are out of the oven and ready to decorate, as this hands-on class learns to work with buttercream frosting to create beautiful piped borders, roses, shells and other designs using several different pastry tubes perfect for the season. Devon will guide the class in using chocolate ganache for dipping and piping applications, and fondant to create a multitude of shapes perfect to personalize cupcakes for any occasion. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jul 1
6:30 to 9 pm
TACOS AND TEQUILA
Satisfy your taco cravings in a fun hands-on class with Mickey Kitterman. Learn to make three tantalizing tacos with housemade corn tortillas - grilled Baja fish tacos with chipotle sauce, cabbage, pico de gallo and queso fresco; shredded chile roasted duck tacos with crisp pork belly, avocado, and serrano sauce; sweet potato tacos with roasted peppers and chiles, toasted pepita, avocado, chipotle aïoli and pickled onions, plus a refreshing margarita.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jul 2
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TUSCANY FOR TWO
The romance of Tuscany is the inspiration for a perfect date night in this hands-on class for couples. This class will prepare shrimp and scallop scampi, seared rib-eye steak with rosemary and roasted garlic, baked polenta with gorgonzola, mushrooms and spinach, roasted mixed vegetables, and blackberry gelato with pizzelle cookies.
Details
Robin Wheeler
Culinary Educator
Subterranean Homemade Food
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 5
6 to 8:30 pm
GOOD MORNING, VIET-NAAM
Sleep in a little longer, listen to the radio, then head out to Kitchen Conservatory to spend an exhilarating morning with cookbook author Naam Pruitt making Vietnamese food. This hands-on class will create spiced pork in lettuce cups with nuoc cham, stuffed shrimp in coconut batter, stir-fried curried beef over warm rice noodles, stir-fried chicken with lemongrass and caramelized onions over rice, plus coconut flan.
Details
Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jul 6
10:30 am to 1 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, including proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies. This hands-on class will use the same techniques to create pistachio macarons with pistachio buttercream, Biscoff cookie macarons with Speculoos buttercream, lemon macarons with lemon buttercream, plus cinnamon macarons with cinnamon buttercream. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

Barry's next macaron class, Flawless French Macarons - Ganache Edition, is available on August 4.
Details
Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jul 6
11 am to 2 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LET'S MEAT FOR LOBSTER AND SHRIMP
Spend a decadent evening in the kitchen with your partner creating a sumptuous dinner. Join Barb Nack for a hands-on class making a bourbon smash cocktail, rich and velvety shrimp bisque with homemade fried flatbread, herb-rubbed slow roasted beef tenderloin, lobster risotto with gruyère cheese, garlic green beans with bacon and a toasted bread crumb topping, plus pistachio ice cream.
Details
Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 6
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: YOU HAD ME AT BOURBON
A promise of bourbon has everyone in the kitchen using a popular Kentucky commodity as the key ingredient in a spectacular meal. This hands-on class will make mint juleps, bourbon-soaked dates with bacon-pecan-goat cheese spinach salad and warm bourbon vinaigrette, mushroom tart topped with bourbon cream, grilled hanger steak with mustard-peach-bourbon sauce served with buttermilk biscuits and bourbon-glazed carrots and parsnips, plus bourbon pecan pie with bourbon whipped cream.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 7
5 to 7:30 pm
A GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
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 ginger-orange truffles with four finishes - cocoa, pistachios, toasted coconut, and espresso, peppermint-chocolate puffs with ganache, millionaire's pecan shortbread topped with thick caramel and ganache, 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
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jul 8
6 to 8:30 pm
THE CHEF AND FISHMONGER
Compliments always abound when the market basket arrives from Bob's Seafood for the chef to create a succulent and bountiful dinner with fish and seafood. The catch of the day will include an amazing variety of fish, and chef Bernard Pilon will use the market basket to spontaneously create incredible seafood dishes. Learn how to select and cook delicious fish.
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Bernard Pilon
Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Mon, Jul 8
6:30 to 9 pm
GRILLING UNIVERSITY: BEEF 101
Taste testing is the only prerequisite for acing the beef curriculum at grilling university! This hands-on class will master grilled roasted short ribs with spicy smoky rub and blackberry-bourbon glaze, grilled stuffed flank steak with sage-prosciutto-provolone filling, grilled Argentine strip steak with smoky chimichurri sauce, grilled carne asada enchiladas with red chile salsa served with refried beans and queso fresco with guajillo chiles, grilled corn salad with avocado and jalapeños and hot honey-lime dressing, plus summer peach cake with peach Schnapps and sour cream.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 10
6 to 8:30 pm
I DID IT ALL FOR THE GNOCCHI
Satisfy your fervor for the tantalizing features of soft and delicate gnocchi paired with enticing sauces, as this hands-on class joins Mickey Kitterman to create four different versions. Learn to make potato gnocchi al forno - baked with fontina and porcini and cream, Lidia's ricotta gnocchi with Contessa parmesan-prosciutto cream sauce with basil and pignoli, butternut squash gnocchi with sage brown butter sauce, plus spinach gnocchi with Italian sausage and tomatoes.
Details
Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Thu, Jul 11
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: A FLURRY OF CURRIES
Step into the kitchen for a flurry of activities, as things heat up with flavorful Thai curries. This hands-on class for couples joins Naam Pruitt to create yellow chicken curry with Yukon potatoes, panang beef curry with jalapeños and kaffir lime leaves, spicy ground beef with yard long beans, green shrimp curry with Thai eggplants and basil, and fried whole red snapper in red curry sauce.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 12
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LIFE OF THE PAELLA PARTY
Grab your partner and join the party with Mickey Kitterman creating manchego-chorizo puffs and tortilla patatas bravas, perfect for any celebration. This hands-on class designed for couples will make two paellas - traditional paella Valencia loaded with seafood and chicken and sausage, plus chicken and chorizo paella. The party wouldn't be complete without classic red sangria and queso flan with seasonal fruit.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 14
5 to 7:30 pm
WHOLE 30 HEALTHY SUMMER EATING
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 will make bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers with cashew cream cheese, Mexican summer romaine and tomato salad with chile-lime grilled shrimp, chayote-red cabbage-carrot slaw with avocado-cilantro dressing, beef tacos with mango-lime salsa and pineapple-avocado crema, cilantro-lime plantain "rice", plus papaya-lime agua fresca.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jul 15
6 to 8:30 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LET'S MAKE MEXICAN FOOD!
For aspiring chefs, children from ages 7 to 11. Do you want to cook dinner for your family? Wash your hands, put on your aprons, grab some tools, and let’s get cooking! The fun and funny Vikki DiMattia has everything ready for you to be a success in the kitchen making "bell ringing" crunchy soft beef and cheese taco wraps, guacamole and homemade tortilla chips, street corn, a strawberry-lemon-lime drink, plus dulce de leche ice cream with Mexican chocolate topping. Register for one, two, or all three of the classes in this 3-day series!
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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Tue, Jul 16
10 am to 12 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LET'S MAKE AMERICAN FOOD!
For aspiring chefs, children from ages 7 to 11. Do you want to cook dinner for your family? Wash your hands, put on your aprons, grab some tools, and let’s get cooking! The fun and funny Vikki DiMattia has everything ready for you to be a success in the kitchen making grilled hot dogs topped with quick chili, stovetop "crafty" mac-and-cheese, tomato-watermelon salad, plus banana split sundaes with homemade vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Register for one, two, or all three of the classes in this 3-day series!
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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Wed, Jul 17
10 am to 12 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.
Please call our store to be put on a waitlist.

This class is offered again on September 18.
Details
Ericka Frank
Pastry Chef
The Cakery and The Cup
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 17
6 to 8:30 pm
THE APPRENTICE CHEF: ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LET'S MAKE ITALIAN FOOD!
For aspiring chefs, children from ages 7 to 11. Do you want to cook dinner for your family? Wash your hands, put on your aprons, grab some tools, and let’s get cooking! The fun and funny Vikki DiMattia has everything ready for you to be a success in the kitchen making lasagna roll-ups with marinara sauce, tomato-cucumber salad with fresh basil dressing, cannoli cookies with orange zest, plus fresh berry-sparkling white grape juice spritzers. Register for one, two, or all three of the classes in this 3-day series!
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Vikki DiMattia
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$45 Per Child
Thu, Jul 18
10 am to 12 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 Kirk Warner 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 the amazing Venetian-style lasagna. The pastas will be sauced with Bolognese, puttanesca, carbonara, Alfredo, béchamel, brown butter, lemon, and tomato sauces.
Details
Kirk Warner
Chef-Owner
Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
10 am to 3 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THE MEXICAN VEGAN-IZER
Stephanie Bosch loves the challenge of turning cuisines into vegan feasts for entertaining family and friends. Join her for a hands-on class perfect for couples creating a Mexican spread with spicy jackfruit tortilla soup, a trio of dips served with tortilla chips - choriqueso fondue with soy chorizo, molcajeta de guacamole, and chile morita salsa, walnut empanadas with avocado lime crema, smashed black bean-green chile taquitos, potato and mushroom enchiladas smothered with black bean guajillo sauce, plus churros with a salted caramel sauce.
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Stephanie Bosch
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 20
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.
Details
Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Person
Sun, Jul 21
11 am to 4 pm
IF YOU KNEW SUSHI
It is always a delight to have Thai native and sushi chef Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese, in our kitchens creating beautiful and delectable sushi, in one of our most popular classes. Using the freshest fish and other beautiful ingredients, this hands-on class will master the art of rolling and forming a variety of lavish and enticing sushi.
Details
Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Ocha Thai and Japanese
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 22
6 to 8:30 pm
CARYN'S HOUSE IS GREEN
Plant-based guru Caryn Dugan, the STLVegGirl, shares her passion for creating a healthy lifestyle with fresh local summer ingredients. This hands-on class for vegans will make farmers' market sweet corn soup with carrots and cannellini beans topped with fresh basil and pine nuts, smoky roasted eggplant and market fresh tomatoes "BLT" with tofu, Caryn's ultimate vegetable soup, plus a kale-chickpea-artichoke summer salad with peppadews and avocado tossed in hemp seed ranch dressing.
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Caryn Dugan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 25
6 to 8:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: LAST TANGO IN PARIS DINE AND DANCE
Grab your partner and join us for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour tango dance lesson with dance instructor Tal Stein, then waltz into the kitchen with a French 75 champagne-cognac cocktail. This hands-on class joins Barb Nack to create romaine-prosciutto salad with vinaigrette, apple and goat cheese crostini, grilled filet mignon served with white truffle oil, duchess potatoes, plus strawberry tart with pastry cream.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 27
6 to 9 pm
RUSTIC ITALIAN
Mickey Kitterman discovered rustic Italy on his travels to Rome, Pompeii, and Florence, and shares a fitting menu with this hands-on class. Learn to make Sicilian caponata on bruschetta, spinach and ricotta-stuffed ravioli with walnut sauce, crispy pork Milanese with insalata Treviso, plus limoncello mousse.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TACOS WILL NEVER BREAK YOUR HEART
Tacos might fall apart, but they will never break your heart! Spend a blissful evening in the kitchen with your partner, as Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers lead this hands-on class making smoky pineapple margaritas, lobster tacos with avocado aïoli and jicama slaw, carnitas tacos with tomato-chipotle salsa, chicken-green chile tacos with pickled red onions and cotija cheese, steak-chile-Chihuahua cheese skillet tacos with homemade flour tortillas, plus cilantro rice, frijoles borrachos (drunken beans), and dulce de leche ice cream.
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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 2
6 to 8:30 pm
FLAWLESS FRENCH MACARONS - GANACHE EDITION
Spend an informative afternoon in the kitchen with pastry chef Barry Marcus, perfecting the skills of creating stunning French almond macarons, each filled with a distinctive ganache. This hands-on class will use the proper techniques for blending the batter and creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies to make cocoa macarons with raspberry sour cream ganache, espresso macarons with cappuccino ganache, green tea macarons with matcha-white chocolate ganache, plus lemon macarons with lemon-star anise ganache. Each student will take home a sample of macarons.
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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Sun, Aug 4
12:30 to 3:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CLAW AND ORDER
"Partners in crime" are sentenced to an evening of fun times with a seafood extravaganza! Sip on wine, while preparing crabmeat hushpuppies with red pepper-mustard sauce, butter-roasted crab legs with warm garlic butter, lobster-artichoke-couscous salad, and lobster Edgardo with lobster and scallops on linguine with cream sauce. Create a mango crisp with vanilla ice cream for dessert.
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Barbara Nack
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 4
5 to 7:30 pm
PASTA ROLLER DERBY
Sidle up to the counter with Mickey Kitterman where elbow action is allowed when using the pasta machine to make fresh homemade pasta. This exciting hands-on class will make roasted red pepper linguine served with lobster-crab-shrimp tutto mare, baked pesto lasagna with fresh pasta sheets layered with basil pesto and béchamel sauce, plus paglia e fieno (straw and hay pasta) with a duo of spinach and egg noodles tossed with pancetta and mushrooms and cream.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Mon, Aug 5
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 Dawn Meyer learning everything about baking from cakes to cookies, muffins to soufflé, and so much more! The kitchen is going to heat up with mini cherry cobblers, chocolate Bundt cake with chocolate ganache, butterscotch blondies, skillet chocolate-orange soufflé, pepperoni pizza rolls, lemon-blueberry muffins, baked au gratin potatoes with gruyère and cheddar, big and chewy oatmeal-raisin cookies, quick cheese bread, brown sugar shortbread, and more.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$125 Per Child
Tue, Aug 6
10 am to 12 pm
Wed, Aug 7
10 am to 12 pm
Thu, Aug 8
10 am to 12 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: INDIA, INSIDE AND OUT
Spend a tantalizing evening with Aruna Gopinath, born in Bangalore, as she shares popular street food and other dishes from every corner of India. This hands-on class will create bhel puri - the most popular street food of Mumbai with spiced puffed rice and green and tamarind chutneys and peanuts, dabeli sandwich from Gujarat with spicy potatoes topped with peanuts and chutney and pomegranates, Indian omelet with turmeric and green chiles, akki roti - a simple rice flour flat bread from Karnataka with grated carrots and cucumbers served with coconut chutney, fried fish from the streets of Kerala, plus lamb curry from Tamil Nadu served with rice.
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Aruna Gopinath
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 10
6 to 8:30 pm
SUNDAY FUNDAY: YOGA BRUNCH
Join certified yoga instructor Devon Drag for a one-hour gentle but energizing all-levels yoga class in our kitchen. Please note the class is BYOM (bring your own mat!). Then, roll up your mats and head to the stovetop to create a nourishing brunch as this hands-on class makes "Dutch baby meets quiche Lorraine" ham and gruyère puff pancakes, vanilla-glazed blackberry oatmeal bars, deviled egg salad club sandwich with bacon and arugula, grilled peach breakfast parfait layered with honey-pecan granola and yogurt, balsamic-glazed melon-prosciutto skewers with mozzarella and basil, plus pineapple-mango sangria with white wine and elderflower liqueur.
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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Aug 11
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HEAVY METAL COOKING
Couples will cast a spell on cooking with heavy cast iron pans creating rich Southern flavors. Join Mickey Kitterman, as this hands-on class makes skillet crab imperial served with grilled bread, wilted kale-red onion-mushroom salad with mini pimiento cheese balls, cast iron flat iron steaks with redeye gravy, spicy Cajun corn maque choux, plus skillet buttermilk pie.
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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 16
6:30 to 9 pm
A DAY IN THE KITCHEN: FISH AND SEAFOOD
Come over to the other side of the counter to master cooking in our special participation classes. For those who are interested in learning more about how to cook, A Day in the Kitchen offers an in-depth mastery of specific culinary arts. These classes are limited to eight people.
This very popular participation class will show everything you need to know about selecting, preparing, and cooking all different kinds of fish and shellfish. Kirk Warner gives 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-Owner
Kirk's Traveling Kitchen
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Sat, Aug 17
10 am to 3 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 Lauren Wilmore, then create the sizzling and exotic cuisine of beautiful Brazil with Dawn Meyer. Start with sautéed shrimp in white wine cream sauce, then create the national dish of Brazil - feijoada with pork, sausage, black beans, shredded collard greens, fried bananas, rice, and fresh oranges. Sip on a delicious Caipirinha, and complete the evening with creamy flan flavored with lime zest.
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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 24
6 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TOKYO AT NIGHT
Tokyo at night is filled with bright lights and the aromatic scents and rich flavors of Japanese cuisine. Join cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, for a hands-on class creating her favorite Japanese dishes, including shrimp and vegetable tempura with soy dipping sauce, okonomiyaki - cabbage pancake "pizza", miso salmon with stir-fried snow peas and rice, steamed bok choy with sesame dressing, plus mango sorbet and almond cookies.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$125 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 30
6 to 8:30 pm
THAI TUESDAY
Thai native and cookbook author, Naam Pruitt, shares her passion for the flavors of Thailand in a lively evening in the kitchen. This hands-on class will create a glass noodle salad with shrimp and herbs in chile-lime dressing, fish cakes with spicy cucumber sauce, coconut-marinated grilled pork with garlic-chile dipping sauce, spicy stir-fried chicken with holy basil, plus lychee sorbet.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Tue, Sep 3
6 to 8:30 pm
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: MIDDLE EASTERN COMFORT FOOD
Spice up the weekend with an evening out with the girls, as Naam creates the vibrant flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine with exceptional comfort food. Enjoy tomato and olive phyllo tart, homemade pitas with hummus, cucumber salad with grilled halloumi cheese and lemon garlic dressing, chicken shawarma with tahini yogurt sauce over herbed couscous, plus cardamom rice pudding with pistachios.
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Naam Pruitt
Cookbook Author
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sat, Sep 7
6:30 to 9 pm
DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: OUI, OUI! TARTS TO TARTE TATIN
Spend an evening in the kitchen with your partner creating enticing French dishes with the enthusiastic Marianne Moore. This hands-on class will create a caramelized onion-bacon-tomato tart, salade aux lardons, grilled flank steak with sauce bordelaise, pommes gratin and haricots verts, plus an exquisite apple tarte Tatin with soft whipped cream with mascarpone.
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Marianne Moore
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Sep 15
5 to 7:30 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.
Details
Ericka Frank
Pastry Chef
The Cakery and The Cup
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Sep 18
6 to 8:30 pm