9011 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63144
Ph: 314-862-COOK (2665)
Store Hours
Mon-Sat 9:30 am to 5:30 pm
Sun 12 to 5 pm

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Welcome and Welcome Back!

  • A huge welcome back to Barb Nack, who spent 16 years as the Cooking School Director, and retired in early 2020. Barb is back to teach her popular updated 4-part series, Back to Basics, starting on January 6. This class is designed for everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors.
    • Back to Basics: January 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Juwan Rice, chef-owner of JR’s Gourmet
    • Juwan is the Real Deal: December 4
  • Kaitlyn Vohs has 20+ years of culinary experience, including teaching at L’ecole Culinaire. Kaitlyn is teaching a variety of classes, including Date Night, Girls’ Night Out, holiday classes, and more. 
  • The talented Lydia Gwin brings fresh ideas and a lot of enthusiasm in all of her classes, and has become one of our cherished go-to teachers! Lydia’s many classes include baking, entertaining, Heir and a Parent, Girls’ Night Out, and a new cookbook series, Off the Shelf. Lydia is teaching both hands-on and demonstration classes.
  • Patty Goeke,  middle school science teacher of 22 years
    • Heir and a Parent: Fresh Mex – This is How We Roll!: February 28
  • Courtney Curtwright, co-owner of White Box Catering
    • Bite Sighs Holiday Appetizers: December 2
  • John “JB” Brunner, owner of I Love Juice Bar
    • And All That… Juice: January 12
  • Heidi Drexler, photographer and local cookbook author
    • Shelter & Plates: December 12
  • Serena Ball, cookbook author, registered dietician nutritionist, and food writer
    • On the Ball with Easy Everyday Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: December 8
  • Amelia Lux, pastry chef from Springfield, MO, will travel to teach classes monthly, and will be teaching some of our gingerbread house classes, and lots of incredible baking classes
  • Amber Tomlin, pastry chef specializing in cookies and cakes, will be teaching cookie decorating classes and an impressive cake class.
  • Melissa Clendenin, the Cooking School Director, and a familiar face at Kitchen Conservatory will be teaching gingerbread house classes, baking classes, and an Instant Pot class.
  • Cari Burke, a kitchen assistant, will be teaching pretzel classes, sourdough bread classes, and an air fryer class.
  • Paula Ochoa, a kitchen assistant, will be teaching authentic classes from her native Argentina.

Gingerbread Houses – an annual tradition!

  • Heir and a Parent – each parent/child will build and decorate a house together!
    • November 28, November 29, December 5 (2 sessions), December 6, December 12 (2 sessions), December 13
  • Gingerbread House for Adults
    • November 29, December 5

Thanksgiving Essentials

  • My First Thanksgiving: November 8
  • Flippin’ Thanksgiving: November 11
  • Whack the Knife: November 22 Just in time to brush up your carving skills before Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgiving: I’ll Take Pie: November 25 (bake and take home 3 pies!)

Holiday Planning! We have plenty of great classes designed for family gatherings! Check out all of our classes between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. We even have our first New Year’s Eve class!

Decorating classes bring out the inner artist in everyone!

  • Pretty Cake Decorating with Megan Rois, of The Cakery
    • November 11, January 6
  • Christmas Cookie Cutter Couture with Ericka Lanter
    • November 29, December 6, December 13
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating with Rebecca Boillat (daytime classes)
    • December 2, December 9
  • Jolly Christmas Cake Pops with Rachel Sarino, of STL Cake Pops
    • December 9
  • Winter Cookie Cutter Couture with Ericka Lanter
    • January 10
  • Impress Them with Cake with Amber Tomlin
    • January 17
  • Valentine Cake Pops with Rachel Sarino, of STL Cake Pops
    • January 27
  • Valentine Cookie Cutter Couture with Ericka Lanter
    • January 31
  • The Art of Decorating Cupcakes with Devon Drag
    • February 1
  • Primer for Perfect Cut-Out Cookies and Royal Icing with Ericka Lanter
    • February 25
  • Take the Cake with Kelly Wright
    • February 28

Our Most Popular Standards – These are the classes that we run at least once every month!

  • If You Knew Sushi with Jay Dedkhad, of Ocha Thai and Japanese
    • November 10, November 25, December 1, December 22, January 19, February 16
  • Flawless French Macarons (we offer 2 versions, one with buttercream fillings and one with ganache fillings) 
    • November 7: ganache edition
    • November 21: buttercream
    • December 13: ganache edition
    • January 30: buttercream
    • February 27: ganache edition
  • The Art of Pizza Throwing with Matt Middeke, Onesto’s Pizza and Trattoria
    • November 15
    • December 5
    • January 23
    • February 20

Valentine for Couples is a popular Kitchen Conservatory tradition with 11 classes for couples from February 4 through February 14.
Kids Edition – We have so many parent/child classes on the Winter schedule, that it has a newsletter! If you would like a copy, stop by the store, or call and we will be happy to mail it to you. 

  • The Apprentice Chef: Midnight Snacks: December 28, for children ages 7 to 11.
  • Heir and a Parent, for children at least 7 years of age, plus a parent
    • Wizards in the Kitchen: November 22, January 9, February 20
    • Gingerbread House – all dates listed above
    • A Harry Potter Christmas: December 19
    • Cinnamon Rolls and Biscuits! That’s My Jam!: January 3
    • Bits and Pizzas: January 10
    • The Fabulous Baker Boy: January 23
    • Like a Kid in a Candy Store: January 24
    • Crank Out the Pasta: January 30
    • Tree Nuts and Peanuts – Be Gone!: January 31
    • Jedi Academy: February 6
    • Sweet Valentine: February 7
    • Do You or Doughn’t You?: February 13
    • Lip-Smacking Snacking: February 27
    • Fresh Mex – This is How We Roll!: February 28

We always want to make you smile with our humor! Some of our favorite titles:

  • Bite Sighs Holiday Appetizers: December 2 
  • And to All a Good Bite: December 6, December 10
  • Date Night for Couples: The Best Lei’d Plans: December 11
  • Girls’ Night Out: Blitzen Through the Holidays: December 11
  • Santa “Sleighs” Lobster: December 16
  • All Yule Want is Naughty Cookies: December 18
  • Cheese Bored?: December 28
  • Full of Hot Air: January 2
  • Vegans Have a Green Lite: January 14
  • Not All Gratins are Cheesy: January 21
  • Girls’ Night Out: Girl, Put Your Retro On: January 22
  • The Cookie Mom-ster: January 25
  • Date Night for Couples: Go On and Goa: January 30
  • I Say Hello, and You Say Good Pie: February 24
  • Asparagus is the Stalk of the Town: March 4

See you in the kitchen!