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We love cooking and sharing our passion with 200 NEW cooking classes on our Winter class schedule! There are lots of exciting classes for friends and family the last two weeks of December, with both daytime and evening classes. If you are looking for a specific type of class or technique, give us a call! We are happy to find the class that is the right fit for you. Here are a few suggestions!
Welcome and welcome back to these teachers:
  • Jerremy Kirby, of Tree House Restaurant, is teaching two vegan classes on December 21 and January 22
  • Jenni and Ryan Smith, of Kolache Factory, are teaching a kolache class on December 28
  • Senada Grbic, of Lemmons, is teaching Lemmons with a Balkan Twist on February 25
Date Night Classes:
We have 60 date night classes on our current schedule with everything from our popular dine and dance series to curries, sushi, Indian, Greek, Chinese, Italian, Cuban, pasta, seafood, surf and turf, and more. We always add new themes along with our favorite date night classes. Our annual Valentine date night classes run between February 2 and February 15, and are in a separate section of our newsletter!

Some of our Demonstration Classes that will fill quickly!
  • Take Entertaining to the Next Level on November 7 with Naam Pruitt
  • Mediterranean Seafood to Dive For on November 13 with Giannicola Colucci, of Four Seasons
  • Sugar Plum Fairy Tea on December 16 with Naam Pruitt
  • Oui Love French Cassoulet on January 4 with Mickey Kitterman
  • The Chef and Fishmonger on January 8 with Ivy Magruder, of Panorama at the St. Louis Art Museum
  • Curry On! on January 10 with Tyler Davis, of Element and Purveyors Table
  • Two Men and… Awestruck! on January 13 with Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn’s
  • Fork and Cork: Rhone on January 20 with Mickey Kitterman and Jason Main, of The Wine Merchant
  • Right on Course on January 29 with Pete Fagan, of Tony’s
  • Best of Junior League – Charleston on February 22 with Barb Nack
  • The French Connection on February 24 with Barry Marcus
To Your Health!
Vegan:
  • Pie in Your Eye – Everything is Vegan on November 18 with Susan Caciano
  • Desserts You Won’t Believe are Vegan on December 21 with Jerremy Kirby, of Tree House Restaurant
  • Vegan Party-Training on January 13 with Susan Caciano
  • The Vegan Cheese Whiz on January 22 with Jerremy Kirby, of Tree House Restaurant
  • Do Good for Your Body with Caryn Dugan on January 31 with Caryn Dugan
  • Kiss My Vegan Grits on March 3 with Susan Caciano
Vegetarian:
  • India Mood for Vegetarian on November 24 with Adam Lambay
  • The Veg of Glory on January 3 with Margi Kahn
  • Indian Vegetarian – Cumin Get It on March 21 with Adam Lambay
Gluten-Free
  • A Gluten-Free Celebration of Desserts on November 18 with Linda Daniels
  • Paleo Party Food on November 29 with Margi Kahn
  • Paleo and Gluten-Free Cooking on January 24 with Margi Kahn
  • Paleo and Gluten-Free Meat and Potatoes on February 22 with Margi Kahn
  • Sweet Tooth for Gluten-Free Desserts on March 22 with Margi Kahn
Making Resolutions for the New Year:
  • Date Night for Couples: We Can’t Weight on January 7 with Jon Lowe
  • Weigh to Go! on January 8 with Barb Nack
  • Whole 30 Healthy Eating on January 14 with Devon Drag
  • Winter Dining with a Diabetic on January 17 with Adam Lambay
  • Take a Bite Out of Food Waste on January 18 with Anne Cori
Decorating classes:
Gingerbread House classes – 5 available dates for children on December 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, and 1 adult class with openings on December 10
Christmas Cookie Cutter Couture – 2 classes with openings on December 10 and December 17 with Alexandra Burghardt
Valentine Cookie Cutter Couture on January 21 with Julie Malloy
Let’s Be Frank about Pretty Cake Decorating on January 24 or March 21 with Ericka Frank, of The Cakery
The Art of Decorating Cupcakes on February 4 or March 19 with Devon Drag

Get your Children Excited about Being in the Kitchen:
Along with the Gingerbread House classes, we have some of most popular classes plus a few new ones!

Kids Only (The Apprentice Chef):
  • The Master Builders of Lego on November 12 or February 24
  • Midnight Snacks on December 27
  • Are You Kidding Me? Let’s Make Pasta on March 24
Parent and Child Classes (Heir and a Parent):
  • The Great Pumpkin Pie on November 21
  • Chip Chip Hooray for Tacos and Nachos on January 6
  • Wizards in the Kitchen on January 14 or March 10
  • Like a Kid in a Candy Store on January 27 or March 4
  • Sweet Valentine on February 10

We offer a great selection of technique classes on sushi, pasta, cast iron, gnocchi, cookies, pies, macarons, and more, plus classes using the spiralizer, pressure cooker, tagine, and Vitamix. We make cooking fun!

See you in the kitchen!

Several times a year, Kitchen Conservatory offers The Basics of Cooking, a four-part introductory hands-on class focusing on simple techniques for easily cooking homemade dinners taught by Barb Nack, the Director of our Cooking School. One of Barb’s students, Kelly Oliva (a school librarian), wrote a blog connecting her experience to a young adult book. With Kelly’s permission, we are excited to share her testimonial and photos from the first three weeks of The Basics of Cooking on her blog, Plot Driven LifeThis 4-part series, The Basics of Cooking, is available again starting on January 4, 2018.

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Join us on Sunday, October 15 for a celebration of Anne Cori as owner of Kitchen Conservatory for 20 years!

Stop by and enjoy a slice of pie – Anne’s favorite dessert, and enter a drawing for a copy of our cookbook, A Passion for Cooking.

We will also have a Pop-Up Sale with a great selection of items for $20.

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We are always excited to have hundreds of new classes on our website, and our quarterly newsletter, What’s Stirring, in the mail!

If you are looking for a specific type of class or technique, give us a call! We are happy to find the class that is the right fit for you. Here are a few suggestions!

  • Fish and Seafood classes are the “reel deal”!
    • Come Out and Cook Shellfish on August 20 with Mickey Kitterman
    • Hook, Line, and Dinner on August 21 with Pete Fagan, of Tony’s
    • The Chef and Fishmonger on August 22 with Ben Grupe, of Elaia and Olio
    • Lowe Country Seafood Boil on September 17 with Jon Lowe, of Ibby’s
    • Fish and Bistro Sauces on October 1 with Jon Lowe, of Ibby’s
    • The Chef and Fishmonger on October 2 with Ivy Magruder, of Panorama at the St. Louis Art Museum
    • A Day in the Kitchen: Fish and Seafood on October 7 with Kirk Warner
    • When I’m Not a Crab, I’m a Sole Man on October 15 with Jon Lowe, of Ibby’s
    • Seas the Day on October 16 with Kirk Warner
    • The Chef and Fishmonger on November 6 with Kirk Warner
    • Mediterranean Seafood to Dive For on November 13 with Giannicola Colucci, of Cielo at Four Seasons
    • 50 Ways to Love Your Lobster on November 30 with Kirk Warner
    • Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 4 with Giannicola Colucci, of Cielo at Four Seasons
    • Lobster and Champagne on December 29 with Anne Cori
  • Fun decorating classes!
    • Let’s Be Frank About Pretty Cake Decorating on September 6 or November 1 with Ericka Frank, of The Cakery
    • Boozy Cake Pops on October 26 with Rachel Sarino, of StL Cake Pops
    • Spooky Halloween House on October 27 with Vikki DiMattia
    • The Art of Decorating Cupcakes on October 30 with Devon Drag
    • Jolly Christmas Cake Pops on November 27 with Rachel Sarino, of StL Cake Pops
    • Gingerbread House for Adults on December 2 or December 10
    • The Apprentice Chef: Gingerbread House (ages 7 to 11) on December 2 or December 3 or December 9 or December 10 or December 17
    • Christmas Cookie Cutter Couture on December 3 or December 10 or December 17 with Alexandra Burghardt
  • Tacos, tamales, and tortillas!
    • Masa to Mi Casa – Hot Tamales on September 11 or November 13 with Perry Fischer, of Mission Taco Joint
    • Tacos and Tequila on October 10 with Jason Tilford, of Milagro Modern Mexican and Mission Taco Joint
    • Date Night for Couples: Thoroughly Modern Mexican on October 22 with Fernanda Espinosa
    • Taco the Town on November 8 with Mickey Kitterman
  • To Your Health!
    • Dinner with a Diabetic on August 16 with Adam Lambay
    • A Plan for Paleo on September 7 with Margi Kahn
    • The Nuts and Bolts of Vegan Condiments on September 16 with Susan Caciano
    • Whole 30 Healthy Eating on September 27 with Devon Drag
    • Beyond Wheatless Wonder Breads on October 8 with Linda Daniels
    • Sunday Funday: Yoga Brunch on October 22 with Devon Drag
    • You Can’t Beet Vegetarians on October 25 with Margi Kahn
    • In The Garden of Vegan on November 9 with Caryn Dugan
    • Pie in Your Eye – Everything is Vegan on November 18 with Susan Caciano
    • A Gluten-Free Celebration of Desserts on November 18 with Linda Daniels
    • India Mood for Vegetarian on November 24 with Adam Lambay, of St. Louis Union Station Hotel
    • Paleo Party Food on November 29 with Margi Kahn
    • Date Night for Couples: A Flirty Whole 30 on December 1 with Devon Drag
  • We are from Missouri – Show Me with a Demonstration meal class!
    • Take any of the three classes, The Chef and Fishmonger, listed above with fish and seafood!
    • Ottolenghi-Style: Jerusalem and Ottolenghi on August 31 with Mickey Kitterman
    • Ottolenghi-Style: Jerusalem on September 17 with Mickey Kitterman
    • Giannicola Colucci is teaching Capri, Caprese, Colucci on September 21, Mediterranean Seafood to Dive For on November 13, and Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 4
    • Fork and Cork: Rhone with Mickey Kitterman and Jason Main on September 23
    • Barb Nack is teaching Autumn Apps: No Fork Required on September 28, Week Ends at the Counter: French Countryside on September 30, Portable Potluck on October 28, Get Out of the Box with a Meal Planner on November 3
    • Ah-Chew! Gesundheit! on October 5 with Christine Cradock Allhoff
    • Tyler Davis, of Element, is teaching Ty This at Home on October 9
    • Josh Galliano, of Companion Baking, is teaching Galliano Does New Orleans Proud on October 21
    • Pete Fagan, of Tony’s is teaching Honest to Pete on October 23
    • Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley is teaching August Escoffier Birthday Dinner on October 28
    • Take Entertaining to the Next Level with Naam Pruitt
    • Anne Cori is teaching Week Ends at the Counter: Voulez-Vous on November 18
  • Pasta Perfect!
    • Eenie Meenie Tortellini on August 12 with Josh Galliano, of Companion Baking
    • Pasta Roller Derby on August 22 with Mickey Kitterman
    • A Day in the Kitchen: Pasta Workshop on September 9 with Kirk Warner
    • The Artistry of Italian Sauces on October 8 with Adam Gnau, of Acero
    • Down the Hatch with Fresh Pasta on October 9 with Nathan Hatch, of Trattoria Marcella
    • Pasta Manana on October 24 with Giannicola Colucci, of Cielo at Four Seasons
    • Date Night for Couples: Anything is Pastable on November 2 with Frank McGinty, of Kaldi’s
    • Pasta, Pasta, Pasta on December 26 with Anne Cori
  • Classes we don’t want you to miss!
    • The Art of Charcuterie on August 20 with Cary Exler, of Salume Beddu
    • Pies Are a Labor of Love on September 3 with Anne Cori
    • Knife Skills on September 12 or September 13 with Clark Stone, of Wusthof
    • Thyme is Running Out with an Abundance of Herbs on September 16 with Rachel Moeller
    • On the Go with Vincent Van Doughnut on October 1 with Vincent Marsden
    • Mastering the Art of Cooking on October 4, 11, 18, 25 with Anne Cori
    • The Tipsy Goat Macarons on October 16 with Emily Lamb and Mallory Newbern
    • My First Thanksgiving on November 5 or November 6 with Barb Nack
    • Hama-San: Samurai of Sushi on November 11 with Naomi Hamamura, of United Provisions

See you in the kitchen!

Our Annual Sale runs through August 12 with 20% OFF* everything in the store! 

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 Take 20% off anything in the store that is not already on sale!

Sale does not include classes, gift certificates, or knife sharpening.
30-75% off selected clearance items*
 In-store only. In-stock only.

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COOKBOOK FAIR!
Bring in a cookbook and receive a coupon for an

extra 5% discount on any single item*

valid during the sale!
(*regularly priced merchandise only)
Coupons are given for each cookbook received!

local cookbook author day

A Celebration of Local Cookbook Authors!

Saturday, August 5

2 to 5 pm

Rob Connoley, James Beard semi-finalist, author of Acorns & Cattails

Helen Fletcher, author of European Tarts

Karen Mitcham-Stoeckley, author of A Culinary Legacy: From Escoffier to Today and Fabulous Fruits

Lou Rook, author of Rook Cooks is teaching a sold out class on Saturday and will be available to sign books after his class

Rob Connoley and Helen Fletcher will have food samples!

Sunday, August 6

12 to 2 pm

Christina Lane, author of Dessert for Two, Comfort and Joy, and Sweet and Simple

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 Vincent Van Doughnut Food Truck 

Vincent Van Doughnut has loaded their food truck with a wonderful variety of fresh doughnuts and

will be parked in the east parking lot at Kitchen Conservatory from 12 to 2 pm! Buy one or buy a dozen to take home!

 

Our sweet, juicy homegrown garlic is NOW available at Kitchen Conservatory! 2000 hard-neck garlic cloves were planted last fall in our Ladue garden to satisfy (y)our love for this variety of garlic.

Freshly-dug garlic is unlike any garlic you have ever tasted. Order garlic today and we will ship you our moist and juicy fresh garlic. Garlic is never better than the moment it is harvested. Supermarkets sell last year’s dried garlic, which is often bitter. Our fresh garlic can be eaten like a vegetable, particularly when roasted at 275 degrees for 30 minutes. Yum!

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Celebrate the garlic harvest at our cooking class on Tue, July 11, 2017: There is No Such Thing as Too Much Garlic.

We have created a private Facebook group for our customers who love to eat and cook! Please join us on Cooks of Kitchen Conservatory.  Log in to your Facebook page and request to join us.

You are welcome to share your cooking experiences, ask cooking questions, share recipes and favorite kitchen tools, ask for classes that you do not see on our cooking class schedule, or ask questions about any of the classes on our schedule so that we can help you find the class perfect for your needs! We will give you a preview of unpublished classes, share some recipes, and give you some exclusive offers!

You must be a registered customer of Kitchen Conservatory to be part of this group. That simply means that you have registered for a cooking class or bought products from our website, kitchenconservatory.com.

On any day of any week, the team and teachers at Kitchen Conservatory are excited for the classes that will be held in our two teaching kitchens, but four times a year the enthusiasm grows as we release our new quarterly newsletter, What’s Stirring. Our summer classes are now available on our website, and the printed newsletter will be mailed out this week.

  • Take one of our four Dine and Dance classes for couples, starting with a one-hour dance lesson with professional dancers Lauren Wilmore or Tal Stein, then cook a fabulous meal with your partner in the kitchen. Our four dine and dance classes are:
    • Salsa Salsa on May 13 or September 16
    • Big Band Swing on June 17 or October 21
    • Sizzle and Samba on July 22 or November 18
    • Last Tango in Paris on August 19 or December 9
  • The Chef and Fishmonger demonstration class challenges the chef to do what they love most – create sumptuous dishes without a menu or recipe, based on the market basket of fresh fish from Bob’s Seafood.
    • Ivy Magruder, of Panorama, on May 15
    • Ben Grupe, of Elaia and Olio, on August 22
  • These pie classes will satisfy your sweet tooth:
    • Pretty Pie Maintenance on May 23
    • Heir and a Parent: The Apple of My Pie on June 17
    • Fill Up with Pie on June 26
    • Pie-Eating Grins and Cocktails on June 30
  • A few of our demonstration classes that our fans have been wanting!
    • The Secrets of Pasta with an Italian Chef with Giannicola Colucci, of Cielo at Four Seasons, on June 14
    • Ottolenghi-Style: Jerusalem with Mickey Kitterman on June 15
    • Every Bite is Calorie-Worthy with Tyler Davis, of Element and Purveyors Table, on July 10
    • A Private A-Fare with Pete Fagan, of Tony’s, on July 17
    • “Meat” the Boys in the Backroom with Alex Cupp and Ben Grupe on July 24
    • Swine and Wine: Don’t Go Bacon My Heart with Lou Rook and Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn’s, on August 5
  • Looking for a gluten-free class?
    • The Gluten-Free Bakeover on May 24
    • Paleo and Gluten-Free Summer Cooking on June 29
    • Delicious Desserts without the Gluten on July 6
    • A Plan for Paleo on September 7
    • Beyond Wheatless Wonder Breads on October 8
    • A Gluten-Free Celebration of Desserts on November 18
  • Strictly vegan:
    • Take a Bite Out of Summer with Caryn Dugan on June 24
    • Everyday Vegan Essentials with Susan Caciano on July 8
    • In the Kitchen with Caryn – From Pho to Falafel with Caryn Dugan on July 22
    • Vegans Are on the Chopping Block with Margi Kahn on August 3
    • The Nuts and Bolts of Vegan Condiments with Susan Caciano on September 16
  • Put the kids in our kitchen this summer! We offer classes for children only (ages 7 to 11), and classes for a parent and child (Heir and a Parent):
    • Kids only!
      • Culinary Bootcamp – a 3-day class on June 6, 7, and 8
      • I Can Cook… Bootcamp – a 3-day class on July 11, 12, and 13
      • Baking Bootcamp – a 3-day class on August 1, 2, and 3
      • I Can Cook… Pasta on August 19
      • The Master Food Builders of Lego on August 26
    • Parent and Child classes:
      • The Apple of My Pie on June 17
      • Like a Kid in a Candy Store on June 24 or September 9
      • Wizards in the Kitchen on July 16 or September 23
      • Put This in Your Picnic Basket on July 22
  • Decorating cakes, cupcakes, and cookies:
    • The Art of Decorating Cupcakes on June 19 or August 7
    • Summer Cookie Cutter Couture on June 27
    • Let’s Be Frank about Pretty Cake Decorating on June 28 or September 6
  • Weeknight cooking at home! Need to have dinner on the table in a hurry?
    • Get Out of the Box with a Meal Planner with Barb Nack on July 23
    • Laissez-“Fare” with Crystal Stevens on July 29
    • Life is Complicated, Dinner is Easy with Josh Charles on August 13
  • Take a canning class!
    • If I’m Not in a Jam, I’m in a Pickle with Josh Galliano on June 10
    • Naturally Sweet Canning with Devon Drag on August 23
    • Can You do the Can-Can? with Robin Wheeler on August 27
  • Give a big warm welcome to these teachers:
    • Christine Cradock Allhoff is teaching three demonstration classes
      • Slow and Steady Wins the Braise on June 6
      • Fresh Fare Will Do You Good on August 8
      • Ah-Chew! Gesundheit! on September 19
    • George and Jessica Chronis, of Olea Estates, are teaching The Family Tree of Olives on June 12.
    • Tyler Davis, of Element and Purveyors Table is teaching Every Bite is Calorie-Worthy on July 10
    • Jane Campbell is teaching A Brine in Time Makes Pickles on July 13
    • Emily Lamb and Mallory Newbern, of The Tipsy Goat, are teaching The Tipsy Goat Macarons on August 15
  • We are often asked for recommendations for the right class for the student who wants to learn how to cook a meal or learn some cooking techniques, including newlyweds, retired adults that haven’t learned how to cook or want a refresher, or even high school or college students. Here are a few suggestions!
    • Prep School with Barb Nack includes knife skills and creating a soup, stir-fry, and pasta dish, on May 22 or August 6
    • The Highs and Lowes of Grilling with Jon Lowe on May 28
    • Fish Tales with Jack MacMurray on May 31
    • Grilling University – Beef 101 with Barb Nack on June 15
    • Thigh-High in Chicken with Jon Lowe on June 25
    • Perfectly Sauced with Mickey Kitterman on June 27
    • Fire-Works for Grilling with Jon Lowe on July 2
    • We the Pizza with Margi Kahn on July 7
    • Mind Your B’s and Q’s with Anne Cori on July 12
    • Grilling University – Chicken and Vegetables 101 with Barb Nack on July 13
    • When I’m Not a Crab, I’m a Sole Man with Jon Lowe on July 16
    • Stir-Fry Me to the Moon with Naam Pruitt on July 18
    • The Basics of Cooking with Barb Nack is a 4-part class on July 19, 26, August 2, and August 9
    • Game Day with Josh Charles on July 23
    • Chicken-Centric with Anne Cori on August 8
    • Taco the Town with Mickey Kitterman on August 12
With over 850 cooking classes each year, we want to have the right class for each and every student that wants to learn more about cooking, or simply have fun with the experience!
We are always giddy with excitement when our quarterly cooking class schedule has been published. Check out some of our exciting  teachers and classes for the spring! If you are looking for a specific teacher or theme, use the boxes under the headings on our cooking class page! Simply type in the teacher’s name in the box under chef, or type in the type of class you want in the box under class title and description. For example, type in sushi, and filter the entire listing so that you only see the sushi classes!
  • Margi Kahn has a great lineup of bread, pizza, and gluten-free cooking classes.
  • If you love to read, take a Novel Cuisine class with Anne Cori or Mickey Kitterman.
  • Welcome Cary Exler, of Salume Beddu, with a Southern-style dinner on February 23.
  • Josh Galliano, of Companion Baking, is teaching his annual hands-on gumbo class on February 26, and a canning class on June 10.
  • Britt and Kevin Pellegrino are teaching a Filipino class on March 5.
  • Devon Drag is teaching Whole 30 classes on March 5 and May 27.
  • John Messbarger, of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., is teaching Pub Food and Ale on March 6.
  • Rachel Moeller, of Milque Toast Bar, is teaching two exciting classes – a demonstration class on Italian desserts on March 12, and a hands-on class on fabulous spoon desserts on May 11.
  • Pete Fagan, of Tony’s, has openings in some of his very popular demonstration classes, and has added an extra class in April on morels.
  • Brian Hardesty, of Guerrilla Street Foods, is in the Philippines right now with his partner doing research and will share his travel experiences in a class on March 23.
  • Vegetarian and vegan classes are offered by Caryn Dugan, Crystal and Eric Stevens, and Susan Caciano.
  • Jason Tilford, of Milagro Modern Mexican and Mission Taco Joint, is teaching a tamale class on March 27.
  • Our popular knife skills class with Clark Stone is available on March 28 or March 29.
  • Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn’s, will be teaching an extraordinary burger class on April 1. No fooling!
  • Take a 5-hour in-depth Day in the Kitchen cooking class!
    • April 2: Bread Basket with Anne  Cori
    • April 8: Pasta Workshop with Kirk Warner
    • April 22: French Pastry with Barry Marcus
    • June 3: Fish and Seafood with Kirk Warner
  • Barb Nack offers two four-week courses for the novice cook and someone comfortable in the kitchen! The Basics of Cooking starts on April 4, and Beyond Basics starts on April 19.
  • Welcome Rachel Epplin-Rincker with two great dessert classes, You Always Remember Dessert on April 9, and All Wrapped Up in Candy Bars on May 7.
  • Giannicola Colucci, of Cielo at Four Seasons, is teaching 3 exciting demonstration classes.
  • Matt Seiter, of BC’s Kitchen, is back with another class on cocktails on April 23.
  • Dennis Murray, of McCormick & Schmick’s, is teaching a phenomenal seafood class on May 17.
  • Vincent Marsden, of Vincent Van Doughnuts, is teaching a doughnut class on May 21.
  • Welcome Jordan McLaren with two pie classes, Pretty Pie Maintenance on May 23, and Heir and a Parent: The Apple of My Pie on June 17.
  • Tamara Keefe, owner of Clementine’s Naughty and Nice Creamery, is teaching an ice cream class on June 5.
  • Marie-Anne Velasco, of Nudo House, is teaching a stir-fry class on April 24, and a sushi class on June 10.
  • Our incredible variety of Date Night classes are offered every weekend with some of our favorite teachers including Mickey Kitterman, Barb Nack, Naam Pruitt, Anne Cori, Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers, Robin Wheeler, Maria Sakellariou, Jon Lowe, Aruna Gopinath, Julie Malloy, Josh Charles, and Frank McGinty.

The gift of cooking is the gift that has long-lasting benefits!

Here are some exciting four-part participation classes that will make a memorable and much appreciated gift. Basics of Cooking is perfect for the beginner, Beyond Basics is a great class for anyone who knows their way around the kitchen, and French Favorites 4×4 is perfect for the cook comfortable in the kitchen with a desire to master four complete classic French dinners.

BEYOND BASICS
Thursday, January 5, 12, 19, 26
If you already know your way around the kitchen and are comfortable with the basics of cooking, then elevate your everyday cooking techniques in this four-week course. Learn to make sauces, marinades, chowder, polenta, pie, custard, soufflé, cream puffs, pizza, pasta, fried chicken, and more. The class will cook a variety of meat and seafood, plus learn how to use the pressure cooker, stovetop smoker, and cast iron cookware. A sampling of many of the dishes that will be made include red wine-braised short ribs, cedar-planked smoked salmon with jalapeño-apricot glaze, lobster pot stickers, spicy cast iron skillet shrimp, smoked duck breast with plum sauce, chocolate pots de crème, and apple pie with caramel sauce.

FRENCH FAVORITES 4X4
Tuesday, January 10, 17, 24, 31
Designed for the home cook who is comfortable in the kitchen, work side-by-side with Anne Cori to master four complete classic French dinners in this four-part class. This hands-on class will make coquilles St. Jacques, moules frites, poached eggs with hollandaise, vol-au-vents aux fruits de mer, boeuf bourguignon, navarin of lamb, duck confit, rabbit in mustard sauce, gratin dauphinoise, celeriac purée, soubise, pommes dauphine, tarte Tatin, île flottante, Grand Marnier soufflé, and apple charlotte.

THE BASICS OF COOKING
Thursday, February 16, 23, March 2, 9
Learn the basics of cooking in this introductory hands-on course. In four weeks, these classes will provide clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking. The class focuses on simple techniques for easily cooking homemade dinners. Learn how to roast, pan-sear, stir-fry, make soups and simple sauces, bake from scratch, plus how to make omelets. Learn to prepare wonderful meals, including beef-broccoli stir-fry with perfect rice, roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, sautéed chicken, vegetable soup, pan-fried tilapia with homemade tartar sauce, popovers with lemon butter, chocolate cake with ganache, plus chocolate mousse.

Register here!