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Our Spring Cooking Class schedule is loaded with thrilling cooking classes: Travel back to the 1920s — the golden age of the cocktail — with Clara Moore (chef of Local Harvest) and Ryan Wilsmeier (mixologist of Sanctuaria for “Paris During the Prohibition,” which features a remarkable French dinner with three classic drinks on Tuesday, May […]

Running out of time? The fastest gift is our print-from-your-own computer gift certificate. Here is how: Go to and log in (button in the upper right-hand corner) and set up an account with us with your email and password. Choose the gift certificate amount and fill in the “to” and “from” on the gift […]

Kitchen Conservatory is open extended hours for holiday shopping: Friday, December 16: 9:30 am to 8 pm; Saturday, December 17: 9:30 am to 8 pm; Sunday, December 18: 12 to 5 pm; Monday, December 19: 9:30 am to 8 pm; Tuesday, December 20: 9:30 am to 8 pm; Wednesday, December 21: 9:30 am to 8 […]

Friday, December 16, 2011 is the last day for guaranteed delivery of packages shipped by ground to arrive by December 24 in the contiguous United States. Please place your order before noon on December 16. After December 16, packages must be expedited (next day or second day delivery) in order to guarantee delivery by December […]

Every cook needs — and wants — an 8-inch chef’s knife. The best knife from the best knifemaker, Wusthof-Trident Cutlery, is now available at a great price: $99.95 for a chef’s knife, kitchen shears, and sharpener. Every kitchen needs another set of kitchen shears and a good knife sharpener. Save $105 off of the list […]

Please stop by Kitchen Conservatory on Sunday, November 20 from 12 to 4 pm for our annual Champagne Stroll. Sample refreshments and delicious from-scratch cooking. Pick up a copy of our new Winter Cooking Class Schedule. Make sure you have all the equipment for Turkey Day (gravy separator, turkey stock, turkey lifter, potato ricer). Kitchen […]

“Do you have a cookie cutter in the shape of …?” Yes, we do! We have hundreds of different shapes of cookie cutters. Baby shower shapes, dinosaurs, different varieties of dogs, zoo animals, fish, states, awareness ribbons, fleur-de-lys, martini glasses, wedding themes, clothing, shop tools, fruits and vegetables, planes, trains, automobiles — we carry over […]

Thank you to the Riverfront Times for naming Kitchen Conservatory as the Best Place to Explore Your Inner Chef! “Let us tell you a bit about your inner chef. Sure, this hidden-away part of you doesn’t particularly mind your outdated kitchen or the recipes your inner control freak chooses to prepare over and over again. […]

Two new cooking classes are now available at Kitchen Conservatory in October: “My Favorite Pies” on Sunday, October 9 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm focuses on learning how to make the flakiest and best pie crust with the most popular fillings: apple, cherry, lemon meringue, and maple custard. The secrets to perfect pie dough that […]

Our cooking classes offer so much: delicious food, fabulous recipes to take home, clever tips in the kitchen, and great camaraderie. Several upcoming cooking classes will offer even more — a free gift for each of the class participants: Receive a beautiful 9-inch Emile Henry pie plate (fabulous French ceramic bakeware) on September 6 in […]