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Our NEW cooking class schedule is now posted on our website with hundreds of exciting new classes and many of your favorites! We look forward to seeing you in the kitchen! We are always adding classes to create the best possible experience for you!

Naam Pruitt is back from Thailand with lots of Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean classes:
  • Girls’ Night Out: The Mein Event on February 17
  • It All Adds Up with Dim Sum on March 17
  • Tongue Thai’d on March 27
  • Oodles of Thai Noodles on April 4
  • Wok to the Beat of Your Own Chopsticks on April 30
  • Thai’d Up in a Roll on May 3
  • Korean Seoul Train on May 15
  • Date Night for Couples: Tokyo at Night on June 8
Morel classes!
  • On Morel Grounds with Kirk Warner on April 16
  • The Morel Majority with John Messbarger, of Peacemaker Lobster & Crab Co., on April 23
  • High Morel Standards with Pete Fagan, of Tony’s, on April 30
Let’s Use that New Paella Pan!
  • The Classics: Bouillabaisse and Paella with Bernard Pilon on March 26
  • Date Night for Couples: Life of the Paella Party with Mickey Kitterman on April 8
  • Date Night for Couples: We Sea Food on the Grill with Jon Lowe on May 27
Barb Nack is doing a series of demonstration classes, In A Garden of Cookbooks, from Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa cookbooks:
  • Barefoot Contessa Parties on March 29
  • Barefoot Contessa Family Style on April 19
  • Barefoot in Paris on May 30
  • Barefoot at Home on June 18
New and exciting classes for children, ages 7 to 11, and Heir and a Parent classes!
Kids Only (The Apprentice Chef):
  • The Master Food Builders of Lego on February 24
  • Are You Kidding Me? Let’s Make Pasta! on March 24
  • Culinary Bootcamp on June 5, 6, 7
  • Are You Kidding Me? Let’s Make Breakfast on July 17
  • Are You Kidding Me? Let’s Make Lunch on July 18
  • Are You Kidding Me? Let’s Make Dinner on July 19
Parent and Child Classes (Heir and a Parent):
  • Like a Kid in a Candy Store on April 29
  • Calling All Princesses on May 6
  • Wizards in the Kitchen on May 19
  • Candy Sushi on May 26
  • Chip, Chip Hooray for Tacos and Nachos on June 3
  • The Apple of My Pie on June 9
  • When Kids Rule the World on June 20
Welcome and welcome back to these teachers:
  • Senada Grbic, of Lemmons, is teaching Lemmons with a Balkan Twist on February 25
  • Ashok Nageshwar is teaching a modern Indian class on March 17
  • Katina Mims, of Sweet Fixx, is teaching an exciting cupcake class on April 10
  • Marianne Prey, of Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation, is teaching Mediterranean dishes on May 14
Decorating classes:
  • The Art of Decorating Cupcakes with Devon Drag on March 19 or June 11
  • Let’s be Frank about Pretty Cake Decorating with Ericka Frank on April 19 or June 27
  • Spring Cookie Cutter Couture with Julie Malloy on May 5
  • Cupcakes and Cocktails with Devon Drag on May 11
Essential Classes:
  • Whack the Knife! with Anne Cori on March 11 or April 29
  • The Basics of Cooking with Barb Nack on April 18, 25, May 2, 9
  • Beyond Basics with Barb Nack on July 10, 17, 24, 31
To Your Health!
Vegan:
  • Gluten-Free Vegan Pizza with Jerremy Kirby on April 9
  • Proteins and Plants for Vegans with Susan Caciano on April 28
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Vegan Condiments with Susan Caciano on May 19
  • Plant-Based Cooking from Root to Stem with Caryn Dugan on May 24
  • Meeting in the Vegan Kitchen with Jerremy Kirby on May 31
  • It’s a Wrap Vegan-Style with Susan Caciano on June 16
Vegetarian:
  • Indian Vegetarian – Cumin Get It with Adam Lambay on March 21
Paleo and Gluten-Free:
  • Paleo and Gluten-Free Meat and Potatoes with Margi Kahn on February 22
  • Paleo and Gluten-Free Cooking with Margi Kahn on May 29
  • Paleo Grilling with Margi Kahn on June 28
Gluten-Free Baking:
  • Sweet Tooth for Gluten-Free Desserts with Margi Kahn on March 22
  • Beyond Wheatless Wonder Breads with Linda Daniels on April 14
Whole 30 and Yoga:
  • Sunday Funday: Yoga Brunch with Devon Drag on April 15
  • Spice it Up with Whole 30 Healthy Eating with Devon Drag on May 5

Employment Opportunities at Kitchen Conservatory!
Interested in food? Kitchen Conservatory is hiring. Applicants should love food and love to cook. Part-time positions are available. Schedule is flexible, but the applicant must be available to work on nights and weekends. Daytime shifts are also available. Fringe benefits: delicious food and everyone who works at Kitchen Conservatory becomes a better cook! Please call us at 314-862-2665 or email us at chef@kitchenconservatory.com. Please provide a phone number so that we may contact you.

We love bringing people together in our kitchens to cook, have fun, celebrate, experience delicious food, gather with old friends and make new friends. Our chefs and instructors share their incredible culinary knowledge and techniques, and memories are created. We post our kitchen experiences every day on social media, and links to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram are on each page of our website. We also share cooking techniques on our You Tube channel!

Join us in the kitchen and on social media to discover “What’s Stirring” at Kitchen Conservatory, from cooking classes to new kitchen tools!

Instagram: With over 850 cooking classes, we share one photo from every class, along with a few new items in the store! It is impressive to see the dishes from around the world with nearly every type of ethnic cuisine, our wonderful variety of classes for children, and a huge selection of classes from homemade pasta, pizza, sushi, vegan, seafood, pastry, decorating, and so much more!

Facebook: Photo albums from our cooking classes are posted on Facebook! Customers are often asking us what it is like to take a cooking class at Kitchen Conservatory, and this is a great way to get a feel for what happens in our kitchens! Each week, we post the available cooking classes for the week, and we often share upcoming events and new products on Facebook.

Twitter: We have been sharing holiday gift ideas throughout the season on Twitter! When a sold out cooking class has a last minute opening, we post it on Twitter and often have delighted customers eager to fill the spots.

Pinterest: We have 20 different boards with lots of our favorite things: kitchen tools, videos, gift ideas, cookie cutters, teachers, restaurants, and more!

YouTube: We have created 92 videos featuring how to use kitchen tools and lots of great cooking techniques, and will continue to add videos every chance we get! We have had over 60,000 views, and some of our most popular videos include Baking Cheesecake in a Cake Pan, A Brilliant Way to Slice Cheesecake, Tool Time: Cooking with a Stovetop Smoker, Tool Time: Dishers, Tool Time: Flour Duster, Tool Time: Making Whipped Cream with a Cream Whipper, and Tool Time: Whirley-Pop Popcorn Popper. All of the tools used in these videos are available at Kitchen Conservatory.

We are delighted to see photos from Kitchen Conservatory cooking classes on social media and love when we are tagged in them!

Happy cooking!

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.