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DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SEND GNUDIS

No photos will be exchanged during this playful date night with chef Stephan Ledbetter, as he introduces gnocchi's spicy cousin, gnudi, made with homemade ricotta and horseradish. This hands-on class will create whipped lemon ricotta and spiced honey bruschetta, root vegetable salad with creamy ricotta and oranges topped with dill dressing and candied pecans, gnudi served with caprese-style salad and sautéed scallops, plus macerated fresh berries with hand-whipped cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Stephan Ledbetter
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, May 26
5 to 7:30 pm

THE BEAR NECESSITIES

Sheri Doe explores the captivating chemistry between the gritty team of culinary talents in the kitchen of the Chicago restaurant that lures us in to watch The Bear. This hands-on class will create three stunning main courses - Carmy's "Mom's chicken" piccata sautéed golden brown with lemon and capers and white wine, Sydney's fall-off-the-bone cola braised short ribs cooked in a Dutch oven with risotto, and Sydney's Chilean sea bass sous vide with tomato confit.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

This class is offered again on August 19.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, May 28
6 to 8:30 pm

ABOVE BOARD ON THE CARIBBEAN

All "ayes" are on chef Bob Colosimo, who worked below deck in the galley for Clipper Cruise Line back in the day. Join Bob for a hands-on class creating a Caribbean feast of conch two ways - conch fritters and conch chowder, Jamaican jerk shrimp, Moros y Christianos - Cuban black beans and rice, fried plantains, plus island rum cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Bob Colosimo
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, May 29
6 to 8:30 pm

FROM FARFALLE TO FETTUCCINE

Spend an evening with the talented Sheri Doe and learn to roll out pasta, form bow-tie farfalle shapes, cut long strands of fettuccine, and fill and shape ravioli. This hands-on class will make beef ravioli with a creamy garlic-spinach smoky three-cheese Alfredo sauce, farfalle with sun-dried tomato pesto, and fettuccine with brown butter tomato sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, May 30
6 to 8:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FRENCH - CORNISH HENS

Whether you are ending the week or starting the weekend, join us at the counter for an exquisite evening of French fare. Enjoy individual shrimp and mussel tourtes with mushrooms in cream sauce, Cornish hens in fresh herb-olive sauce, plus chocolate truffle cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Fri, May 31
6:30 to 9 pm

FRENCH FARE - POULET OSCAR

Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy fougasse - a Provençal peasant bread stuffed with tomatoes and olives, poulet Oscar - a classic dish with asparagus topped with crab and hollandaise sauce, plus French meringues with Cointreau-macerated strawberries.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jun 1
11 am to 1:30 pm

KILLIAN IT WITH PASTRIES - PIZZA. GOOEY BUTTER. S'MORES.

Treat yourself to a bit of laughter and some great treats, as Rachelle Killian slays sweet and savory pastries in a fun monthly series. Enjoy spinach-artichoke dip pizza with whole wheat crust, gooey butter cake, and homemade s'more granola bars. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Mon, Jun 3
11 am to 1:30 pm

OFF THE HOOK

Learn to create a delicious spread with three Southern-style fish preparations. This hands-on class with Suzanne Corbett will make andouille-crusted fish with corn maque choux, deep-fried catfish with lemon-chile tartar sauce, Shreveport-style crab-stuffed shrimp, along with buttermilk slaw and Southern baked cheesy macaroni.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Suzanne Corbett
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 8
11 am to 1:30 pm

THE CHEF'S TABLE

The dynamic duo of chef Lou Rook III and wine director Glenn Bardgett, of Annie Gunn's and Smokehouse Market, have been leaving their fans awestruck in the kitchen of Kitchen Conservatory for more than three decades. Chef Lou will hand-select the finest ingredients available for an exquisite multi-course chef's tasting that is sure to please the palate, as Glenn expertly pairs each course with wine for a memorable afternoon.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lou Rook III and Glenn Bardgett
Chef
Demonstration
$150 Per Person
Sat, Jun 8
1 to 4 pm

GREENS AND GRAINS

Sharon Tutko, health and wellness coach, offers dishes with bursts of flavor to bump up the fiber and protein in your diet with Minnesota wild rice, buckwheat, Einkorn wheat, quinoa, arugula, Swiss chard, leeks, spinach, and kale, starting with a winter vegetable buckwheat crostata with white cheddar and lemon-sesame honey drizzle. Enjoy wild rice pilaf with roasted butternut squash, arugula, pecans, cranberries, and feta, plus a quinoa Buddha bowl with massaged kale, roasted carrots and chickpeas topped with 3-ingredient tahini dressing and hemp seeds. #vegetarian #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jun 8
6:30 to 9 pm

NOVEL CUISINE: EVERYTHING I LEARNED, I LEARNED IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT

Curtis Chin shares his memoir of growing up in the 1980s in Detroit as a gay Chinese American finding comfort in his family's Cantonese restaurant in Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant. As the class discusses the book, they will enjoy egg rolls with dipping sauce, won ton soup, barbecue ribs, almond boneless chicken on rice, shrimp lo mein, plus almond cookies.
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. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed nearly 200 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Jun 9
1 to 3:30 pm

BASIL FOR DAYS

Basil is growing like gangbusters, and we have some smart uses for this never-ending supply of aromatic herbs from appetizers to desserts and everything in-between! Enjoy zucchini basil soup, white bean-tuna-basil salad with pesto mayonnaise, baked feta pasta with tomatoes and basil, plus strawberry-basil compote on angel biscuits with whipped cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jun 12
6:30 to 9 pm

SUMMER COOKIE DECORATING

Raise your pastry bags to Caroline Stamp who loves to share simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Caroline for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous cookies perfect for the season, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Caroline Stamp
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Jun 13
12 to 2:30 pm

SOUTH INDIA SATURDAY - KERALA PEPPER CHICKEN

Elizabeth Georgin, from Kerala, India, shares traditional dishes from her country in a monthly series. This hands-on class will learn to create instant semolina dosa - a popular south India rice crêpe served with coconut chutney and pottukadala chutney, Kerala pepper chicken, plus semiya payasam - vermicelli pudding, and a mango lassi.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Elizabeth Georgin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 15
11 am to 1:30 pm

RUSTIC ROYALS

Create an English meal befitting royalty whether they live in the British countryside or another country. This hands-on class with Sheri Doe will make maple-sriracha devils on horseback appetizers with honey-soy sauce, pan-fried glamorgan sausage - a vegetarian cheese and leek appetizer, English roast beef stuffed with spinach and mushrooms, bubble and squeak - cabbage and roasted vegetables, Yorkshire pudding, plus Victorian sponge cake with sweet strawberry jam and crème chantilly.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 15
12 to 2:30 pm

MEAT ME AT THE SMOKER

Celebrate Father's Day with an afternoon 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 Carolina vinegar sauce, plus homemade buns.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$100 Per Person
Sun, Jun 16
12:30 to 3:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BREW AND Q

Celebrate Dad for Father's Day - or just enjoy a great evening at the grill with Mickey Kitterman using ingredients that will make everyone swoon! This hands-on class will prepare candied bacon popcorn, elote - grilled Mexican sweet corn with chiles and cheese, thick cut onion rings, sweet and sticky Southern-style pork, beef rib-eye with chimichurri, along with an ice cold beer, plus Laura Bush's original recipe for cowboy cookies.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sun, Jun 16
5 to 7:30 pm

GRILLING WITH NO CHARRED FEELINGS

The only regrets will be if you do not dust off that grill and get the season started. Join Lydia Gwin for a hands-on class at the grill creating grilled haloumi-zucchini salad with arugula and mint tossed in lemon vinaigrette, black lime beef skewers with sumac onions served with mustard-parmesan grilled vegetables, Jamaican jerk spatchcocked chicken with mango coleslaw, plus grilled lemon pound cake served with balsamic berries and whipped cream, and a paloma cocktail with grilled grapefruit garnish.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 17
6 to 8:30 pm

HOOKED ON FISH TACOS

Spend a fun evening making seafood tacos and homemade corn tortillas with sauces and salsas, plus ceviche, with taco expert Jeff Friesen. This hands-on class will create Baja fish tacos with Baja sauce, grilled shrimp tacos with avocado salsa, and blackened catfish tacos with tartar sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jeff Friesen
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 17
6 to 8:30 pm

WINE AND DINE WITH THE DALES - SUMMER

Chef Zach Dale, of Robust Wine Bar, is joined by his talented wife, Kelcey, for a perfect pairing of exciting dishes with selected wines. Enjoy chardonnay poached shrimp with cucumber salsa and lime vinaigrette, Cajun-seasoned salmon cakes with rémoulade, lamb meatloaf with roasted red pepper pepperonata, plus goat cheese cheesecake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Zach Dale
Chef
Demonstration
$75 Per Person
Mon, Jun 17
6:30 to 9 pm

AFTERNOONS WITH AUDREY - ITALY

Audrey Scherrer delights in cooking and sharing food from her own experience in the kitchen and travels in a monthly series. Enjoy caprese-style tomato-burrata bruschetta with peppery garden grown basil, short rib ragù on creamy polenta, roasted zucchini, plus tiramisù, and chianti wine. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Audrey Scherrer
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Jun 18
11 am to 1:30 pm

SWEET LIKE HONEY

Beekeeper and founder of Asali Gold Honey, Ericka Clark, teams up with her sister, Lydia Gwin, for a sweet class infusing a variety of flavors into honey, as Lydia cooks with honey. Enjoy gochujang-apricot sticky chicken wings, ginger roasted carrots with chile and chives and garlic-fermented honey, black garlic and lime tomato salad with honey-black lime vinaigrette, plus a griddled peach and pistachio pavlova with lavender honey.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin and Ericka Clark
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jun 18
6:30 to 9 pm

THE BEST OF BAREFOOT - BY THE SEA

Jan Reid shares her favorite recipes from the collection of cookbooks of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. Join Jan in the kitchen to create refreshing summer dishes as this hands-on class makes lobster and shrimp BLT rolls, potato salad à la Julia Child, veggie slaw with dill mustard vinaigrette, Boston cream cupcakes, plus a sea breeze gin cocktail with cranberry juice and prosecco. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Wed, Jun 19
11 am to 1:30 pm

LAND OF HONEY

Beekeeper and founder of Asali Gold Honey, Ericka Clark, teams up with her sister, Lydia Gwin, for a sweet class infusing a variety of flavors into honey, as Lydia cooks with honey. Enjoy prosciutto and melon salad with honey vinaigrette, cornflake and honey fried chicken, broccoli salad with harissa-honey buttermilk ranch, plus blueberry-lavender honey ice cream over lemon pound cake. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin and Ericka Clark
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jun 19
12 to 2:30 pm

IF YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT, LET'S BE NUTS!

Nuts are the perfect addition to almost any dish and can be spiced up for a snack or appetizer. Join the nutty Sharon Tutko for a hands-on class creating toasted peanuts with Indian spices, ginger-scented pecans with coconut sugar, rosemary and maple almonds, butternut squash soup with cardamom cashew cream served with crusty baguette, mixed greens-shaved apple salad with individual goat cheese soufflés topped with cranberries and toasted honey walnuts dressed with lemon-herb vinaigrette, slow-roasted salmon with pistachio-feta crumble, plus a mango tart in a toasted macadamia crust with berry coulis and mascarpone whipped cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jun 19
6 to 8:30 pm

DAYS WITH DEVON - STRATAS AND STRAWBERRIES

Spend an easygoing late morning with Devon Drag as she recreates some of her favorite go-to dishes in this monthly series. Enjoy individual spinach-sausage stratas layered with everything bagel seasoning and Monterey Jack, roasted peach parfait with honey-pecan granola, cucumber-quinoa salad with feta and lemon vinaigrette, plus strawberry cornmeal cake with fresh strawberries, and raspberry and limoncello rosé sangria. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Jun 20
11 am to 1:30 pm

CAKE FLIGHT

A cake flight with world traveler Lydia Gwin is the best way to experience first hand four cakes from around the world, each with their own special components. This hands-on class will make Czechoslovakian bublanina - a simple sponge cake with fruit filling served with berry compote and custard sauce, Polish piernik - a gingerbread loaf, American Brooklyn blackout cake - a rich dark chocolate sponge cake with pudding layers and rich chocolate frosting, plus Greek portokalopita - an orange cake with phyllo and orange syrup. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Jun 20
12 to 2:30 pm

GIVE THE DOG A BONE!

When this class comes rolling home with "paw-some" treats for their dog, tails will be a-wagging! Join dog-lover Sheri Doe to create sweet potato dog chews, pumpkin-peanut butter dog treats with whole wheat flour, iced bone dog biscuits, beet treats with oatmeal and chicken, plus homemade dog food. Students will take home a sampling of dog treats!
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Jun 20
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GOOD TO THE LAST BITE

Spend a dazzling evening in the kitchen with your partner creating dishes with Marci Boland, who likes to create healthy and tasty dishes. This hands-on class will make cast iron skillet spinach-artichoke dip with Greek yogurt served with a toasted baguette and fresh vegetables, roasted beet-arugula salad with citrus and red onion drizzled with champagne-hot honey dressing and topped with goat cheese and pistachios, whole grain pasta tossed in kale-basil pesto with tomatoes topped with chicken meatballs and roasted grapes, roasted veggie-filled zucchini boats with kefir-mint topping, plus orange-chamomile blondies topped with aquafaba whipped cream. #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Marci Boland
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 21
6 to 8:30 pm

CUMIN AND GET IT ON THE BBQ

Lily Sugathan has fired up the grill for an afternoon of adding warm and exciting flavors to traditional Indian cuisine. This hands-on class will make street-style butta - Indian roasted corn on the cob with cumin and chaat masala and spices, marinated and grilled tandoori chicken, charcoal smoked chicken biryani with rice, barbecue paneer tikka masala, baigan bharta - grilled eggplant, grilled butter naan, kachumber salad, plus aam panna - a refreshing grilled green mango drink.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lily Sugathan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 22
12 to 2:30 pm

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: DISHING WITH DIVAS

Rumor has it that this class is strictly for divas with a taste for decadence, laughter, and great food with personal chef Terri Jayne. Enjoy a duo of hummus - black-eyed peas and sweet potato served with fried pita chips, Italian sausage flatbread with rapini and bianca sauce, plus mini cherry-pistachio scone squares with rosewater drizzle, and a pineapple-ginger beer cocktail with vanilla and anise.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Terri Jayne Walker
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jun 22
6:30 to 9 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: JEDI ACADEMY

Warrior Rachelle Killian leads a journey of interstellar travel to a galaxy far, far away to create an epic feast for Jedis and their masters. May the force be with you, as this interactive class learns to make fruit sabers, green yoda-mole served with BB-8 shaped soft pretzels, Chewbacca's grilled "porg" wings with homemade ranch dip, TIE fighter s'mores with homemade graham crackers, plus Leia's cinnamon buns. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jun 23
12:30 to 3 pm

WHAT'S FOR BRINNER?

Sometimes, the best thing for dinner is breakfast, and Sunday night is the perfect time to get a head start to the week. This hands-on class will join Sheri Doe to create a Southwest cast iron frittata, Scotch eggs - hard boiled eggs wrapped in pork sausage fried to perfection in bread crumbs, tortilla patatas cooked in cast iron until golden brown, shakshuka -- a one-skillet dish of eggs baked in a tomato-red pepper sauce, plus crêpes filled with berries and topped with chantilly cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jun 23
5 to 7:30 pm

FOOD FOR LIFE - ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

From the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, certified plant-based educator Lisa Buchmeier is a Food For Life instructor eager to share meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan dishes for every meal of the day that are low fat, high fiber, oil-free and cholesterol free. Enjoy a sunrise fruited quinoa bowl sprinkled with chia seeds, summer squash salad with short grain brown rice and an oil-free zesty herb dressing, caramelized roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with maple-red chile sauce topped with a medley of hearty black beans and vegetables and fire-roasted corn served with braised collard greens with a hint of lemon, plus creamy strawberry-banana oat "nice cream". #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sun, Jun 23
5:30 to 8 pm

PATIO. PERU. PISCO.

Join chef Stephan Ledbetter at the grill creating some of his favorite dishes from Peru. This hands-on class will make white fish ceviche with peppers and cilantro, classic Peruvian grilled corn-bean-cheese solterito salad with tomatoes and cilantro vinaigrette, Peruvian grilled chicken, smashed fried plantains with aji verde sauce, plus picarones - sweet, sticky sweet potato doughnuts with honey and orange, and Peru's national drink - a pisco sour.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Stephan Ledbetter
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jun 24
6 to 8:30 pm

GARLIC - CAN YOU DIG IT?

Fall in love with our favorite local crop - freshly dug garlic. Enjoy rich aromatic flavors in every dish, as this class feasts on homemade hummus dip with oil-cured olives and fried garlic, homemade pita pockets stuffed with garlic-herb chickpea falafel in tahini sauce and cucumber salad, roasted garlic-stuffed lamb shawarma, plus refreshing pistachio ice cream. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, Jun 25
11 am to 1:30 pm

MACARON MANIA - JUNE

Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Join the talented Laura Branson for a hands-on class creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies with fun flavor profiles and some pretty embellishing with new flavors every month. Learn to make Oreo cheesecake macarons with Oreo cream cheese buttercream topped with a white chocolate drizzle and crushed cookies, birthday cake macarons with buttercream and sprinkles, plus triple berry macarons with strawberry-blueberry-raspberry jam fillings surrounded by fluffy marshmallow buttercream. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Laura Branson
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jun 26
11 am to 1:30 pm

GRILLS LIGHT UP THE NIGHT

The distinct aromas of grilling will lure this hands-on class to the grill with Mathew Unger for a perfect summer evening. Learn to make grilled chicken wings, summer spinach salad, mustard grilled pork chops, potato pancakes, sweet and sour charred greens, plus grilled peaches and pound cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jun 26
6 to 8:30 pm

MERINGUES - WHIP IT! WHIP IT GOOD!

Mickey Kitterman shares the differences between French, Swiss, and Italian meringues plus the techniques for each that start with whipped egg whites and sugar. This hands-on class will use those skills to create chocolate meringue tarts with French meringue, a copycat recipe with the flavors of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding cake featuring lemon curd with Swiss meringue buttercream flavored with lemon and elderflower, dacquoise with hazelnut meringue layers frosted with Italian mocha buttercream, plus floating island with crème anglaise and caramel sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jun 26
6 to 8:30 pm

GARLIC - CAN YOU DIG IT?

Fall in love with our favorite local crop - freshly dug garlic. Enjoy rich aromatic flavors in every dish, as this class feasts on homemade hummus dip with oil-cured olives and fried garlic, homemade pita pockets stuffed with garlic-herb chickpea falafel in tahini sauce and cucumber salad, roasted garlic-stuffed lamb shawarma, plus refreshing pistachio ice cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jun 27
6:30 to 9 pm

THINK LIKE A PRIVATE CHEF

Take a peek inside the workings of a private chef who creates a week of meals for families providing lots of creativity and flexibility for each meal. This hands-on class with the talented Sharon Tutko will prepare all the components, and then each student will create their own plate to sample. Combinations can include chicken, pork or shrimp that are sautéed, roasted, or grilled, plus seasonal veggies that are marinated and grilled, steamed, braised or "slawed", plus a choice of noodles, rice, or sweet potatoes, and a choice of sauces including Sharon's luscious charmoula sauce, zesty pomodoro, pumpkin seed pesto, or basil-ginger splash.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Jun 28
6 to 8:30 pm

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: MEATLESS IN ST. LOUIS

Turn off the radio and gather with your girlfriends as Melissa Clendenin creates a brilliant array of vegetarian dishes, starting with chilled green gazpacho with cucumbers. Enjoy black bean sliders with chipotle aïoli, grilled summer vegetables with manouri cheese tossed with lemon and parsley oil, plus shortcake with fresh fruit. #vegetarian #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Fri, Jun 28
6:30 to 9 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: IT'S PATIO SEASON

Enjoy a terrific summer evening on the patio with Maria Sakellariou creating grilled dishes with all the flavors of Greece. This hands-on class will make mussels saganaki - steamed in ouzo and topped with feta and fresh fennel, watermelon salad with haloumi and basil, char-grilled rack of lamb served with minty bulgur, grilled asparagus finished with extra virgin olive oil and Kefalotyri cheese, plus a summery plum clafoutis.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Jun 28
6:30 to 9 pm

TAKE A BAO

Kudos will be abundant as this hands-on class learns to make baos - Chinese warm, soft steamed buns filled with flavorful fillings. Join us to create Chinese barbecue pork baos, ground pork and herb baos, baos filled with curried chicken and peas, spicy chorizo and chihuahua cheese baos, vegetarian shiitake-bok choy baos, plus dipping sauces of sweet chile and black vinegar.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jun 29
12 to 2:30 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: SUSHI - JUST ROLL WITH IT

It is okay to play with your food in this fun hands-on sushi class with the talented Rohan Sarino. Learn to make sushi rice using three different cooking vessels, use a sushi mat, work with sticky rice, and choose your own ingredients including tuna and salmon to create sushi rolls, inside-out rolls and nigiri-style sushi. Rohan shares his secrets to making spicy sriracha mayo. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jun 29
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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Sun, Jun 30
12:30 to 3:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOLLYWOOD DINE AND DANCE

Grab your partner and join Lily Sugathan for a unique experience of dancing and dining. The evening begins with a one-hour Bollywood dance lesson learning the top 10 Bollywood dance steps, including thumka, spinning hands, desi pendulum, and the amitabh walk. This hands-on class will join Lily in the kitchen to celebrate Holi, the Indian Festival of Color, with crispy mixed vegetable pakora with coriander chutney, puri - fried flatbread, aloo dum - a potato curry dish, vegetable biryani, spinach raita, plus malupua - a traditional Holi dessert, and thandai - a must-have drink for the holi-day. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel. #vegetarian #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lily Sugathan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$180 Per Couple
Sun, Jun 30
5 to 8 pm

HOW IS THIS GLUTEN-FREE?

Sharon Tutko takes a page out of the famous cafe cookbook, Tartine: A Classic Revisited by Elisabeth Pruiett and Chad Robertson, to recreate some of Elisabeth's gluten-free treats. This hands-on class will bake cream cheese short dough apple pie, rice-oat-tapioca thyme gougères, sticky date pudding cake with hot toffee sauce, plus "best ever" cinnamon rolls. #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jul 1
6 to 8:30 pm

A BIG BITE OF SUMMER

The talented Lydia Gwin creates the epitome of summer flavors in every bite of this hands-on class. Learn to make sweet corn gazpacho, mango barbecue pulled pork sandwiches with Asian cucumber salad, watermelon-tomato caprese with arugula pesto, plus strawberry-raspberry Eton mess and a choice of blueberry-lavender lemonade - zero-proof or spiked with vodka.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 2
6 to 8:30 pm

FIRE WORKS ON THE GRILL

Start your Independence Day celebration lighting up the grill with Mickey Kitterman to create dishes from around the world. This hands-on class will make Mexican elote - spicy grilled street corn with cotija cheese, Middle Eastern baba ganoush with grilled eggplant and sweet tahini dressing, Korean bulgogi deopbap - a rice bowl topped with delicious Korean barbecued beef strips, grilled lamb shawarma served with pita, Japanese grilled chicken yakitori, plus grilled pineapple and homemade ice cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 2
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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Tue, Jul 2
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. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Wed, Jul 3
11 am to 2 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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Wed, Jul 3
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: THAT'S AMORE

Dean Martin might be heard crooning in the background, as this hands-on class for couples creates a romantic dinner, starting with a duo of bruschetta. Sharon Tutko will lead this class to create puréed cannellini beans and roasted garlic bruschetta with sage, sautéed spicy rapini greens bruschetta with currants, goat cheese soufflés over winter greens and pears with red wine vinaigrette topped with dried cranberries and walnuts, pollo in pane - a lovely presentation of tender chicken pie cooked "in bread" with red wine and garlic baked in homemade pizza dough, plus Italian almond cake Amaretto-scented mascarpone and fresh berry coulis, and a pomegranate martini or mocktail.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 5
6 to 8:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FRENCH - LADY LIBERTY

Whether you are ending the week or starting the Independence Day holiday weekend, join us at the counter for an exquisite evening of French fare. Enjoy chilled tomato soup with crabmeat and gin, chicken Washington stuffed with chicken mousse served with corn galettes and herbed zucchini, plus fresh blueberry ice cream with almond meringues.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Fri, Jul 5
6:30 to 9 pm

FRENCH FARE - LE GRAND AÏOLI

Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy le grand aïoli - a beautiful feast that transforms a Provençal meal into a celebration with plenty of aïoli with homegrown garlic surrounded by a huge platter of fresh spring vegetables including French radishes, asparagus, haricots verts, squash, zucchini, and hard boiled eggs. Enjoy a lovely presentation of grouper and chicken poached with herbes de Provence, plus limoncello mousse.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jul 6
11 am to 1:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GIVE PIZZA CHANCE

Head to Kitchen Conservatory with your partner for an awesome night of pizza making with Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers, starting with pizza dough from scratch and seasonal ingredients. The class will make a caramelized onion-bacon-blue cheese pizza, cherry tomato pizza margherita, pesto-spinach-mushroom pizza, hot honey-goat-cheese-pepperoni pizza, then each couple will create their own pizza! Also, enjoy making sangria, a mixed green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, and salted caramel ice cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Dawn Meyer and Larry Meyers
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 6
6 to 8:30 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: SUSHI - JUST ROLL WITH IT

It is okay to play with your food in this fun hands-on sushi class with the talented Rohan Sarino. Learn to make sushi rice using three different cooking vessels, use a sushi mat, work with sticky rice, and choose your own ingredients including tuna and salmon to create sushi rolls, inside-out rolls and nigiri-style sushi. Rohan shares his secrets to making spicy sriracha mayo. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rohan Sarino
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$125 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jul 6
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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Stephan Ledbetter
Chef
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 7
5 to 7:30 pm

KILLIAN IT WITH PASTRIES - GREEN GODDESS. LEMON. SCONES.

Treat yourself to a bit of laughter and some great treats, as Rachelle Killian slays sweet and savory pastries in a fun monthly series. Enjoy Green Goddess salad sandwiches on freshly baked challah rolls, lemon and lavender bars with a shortbread crust, plus ham and cheese scones. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Mon, Jul 8
11 am to 1:30 pm

CAMPFIRE CONNOISSEUR

Lydia Gwin has devised a summer gathering perfect for around the campfire, a firepit or the kitchen counter. This hands-on class will create bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeños with green tomato-pineapple chutney, piggies in pajamas - little smokies wrapped in puff pastry with zesty za'atar and whole grain honey mustard, sliders with bacon jam and the "best ketchup on earth", triple baked beans with beef and bacon and a special sauce, summer squash "pappardelle" with basil-sunflower seed pesto, plus s'mores with homemade graham crackers and vanilla bean marshmallows stuffed with chocolate ganache topped with salted caramel sauce, and Campari sangria spritzers.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Mon, Jul 8
6 to 8:30 pm

TEEN COOKING CAMP: DINER. DELI. DINNER.

Designed for teens, ages 12 to 16. Join Lydia Gwin for a three-day cooking camp exploring restaurant food perfect for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with each day focusing on a different meal of the day. This hands-on class will make diner food breakfast with chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict, St. Louis slingers, and fruit cups. Deli food for lunch includes grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade potato chips, Caesar salad with homemade croutons, tomato soup, plus giant chocolate chip cookies with homemade ice cream. A restaurant dinner includes a mini charcuterie board with French onion dip, roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables, dinner rolls, and chocolate cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$165 Per Person
Tue, Jul 9
11 am to 2 pm
Thu, Jul 11
11 am to 2 pm
Fri, Jul 12
11 am to 2 pm

TOMAYTO, TOMAHTO

Let's not call the whole thing off, and fall in love all over again with ripe, juicy tomatoes with Matt Borchardt. Enjoy fried green tomatoes with lump crab and blue cheese vinaigrette, tomato-cucumber panzanella salad with bell peppers and red onion, oven-roasted salmon with warm Israeli couscous salad and smoked tomato vinaigrette, plus tomato basil sorbet with fresh mint and a brown sugar crumble.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Matthew Borchardt
Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jul 9
6:30 to 9 pm

WHEN THE MOON HITS YOUR EYE

That's amore! Join Sheri Doe and learn to make the versatile pan pizza that does not require shaping or stretching the dough, and can be done without a pizza stone, high heat oven or a pizza peel. Originally made in Tuscany around 1900 from the residual heat of wood fired ovens, this class will make Roman-style pan pizzas topped with cheese and a simple crushed tomato and basil sauce, plus a variety of toppings.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 10
6 to 8:30 pm

JUICE-INFUSED COOKING WITH COREY

Join us in giving a big welcome to Corey Logan, owner of Juicemasters local food truck and juice bar, who has spent three years developing juice-infused cooking and meal prep. Enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal with navy bean curry soup with fresh juiced turmeric and vegetables cooked in ghee, West African curried cabbage and potatoes in a curry loaded with tomatoes and onions and cumin and spices with red palm oil, Asian brown rice, vegetable pakora with curry-chickpea batter, juice-infused fresh fruit and veggie salad with juice-infused vinaigrette, plus a Juicemasters strawberry-banana smoothie with a fresh juice blend and elderberry elixir. #vegetarian #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Corey Logan
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jul 10
6:30 to 9 pm

FROM SCIENTIST TO FUFU N' SAUCE

Scientist and contestant on Season 3 of The Great American Recipe on PBS, Adjo Honsou loves to share the West African cuisine she features in her popular food truck, Fufu n' Sauce. Enjoy fried plantain morsels with a sweet flavor, chicken yassa - a slightly spicy thick comforting stew with chicken and onions braised with a blend of spices and mustard served with rice, plus their famous hibiscus tea brewed in-house with hibiscus leaves imported from Togo, West Africa and sweetened with cane sugar.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Adjo Honsou
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 11
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BOURBON STREET

Bubbles, bourbon, barbecue, and boneless pork chops are the stars of the evening, as this hands-on class with Julie Malloy creates a memorable evening of New Orleans-inspired dining. Learn to create Cajun-style barbecue shrimp, mixed greens salad with grits croutons and buttermilk dressing, pan-seared pork loin chops served on French bread-andouille sausage stuffing with Cajun spices, brown sugar-glazed carrot bundles tied with a leek strip, bourbon vanilla ice cream with pecan-praline cookies, plus a champagne-bourbon cocktail.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Julie Malloy
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 12
6 to 8:30 pm

THE COCKTAIL PARTY PLANNERS

Mickey Kitterman and René Sackett team up to create a stunning cocktail party inspired by the 1965 masterwork cookbook by Vincent and Mary Price, A Treasury of Great Recipes, with easily understood recipes from their travels and iconic restaurants presented with great wit and photography. Enjoy coquille of lobster Savannah with a champagne cocktail, spoon bread with Virginia ham and smoked chicken paired with a summertime non-alcoholic blackberry lemonade, crab Haleakala - a Hawaiian appetizer with crab-stuffed avocado, steak skewers teriyaki served with hanaho "Come again" rum punch, plus coffee sherbet with Cointreau whipped cream paired with a Brandy Alexander.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman and René Sackett
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$80 Per Person
Fri, Jul 12
6:30 to 9 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: BITS AND PIZZAS

Join Laura Branson in the kitchen for a delightful afternoon creating individual pizzas to share with your favorite adult. This hands-on class will make gooey fried mozzarella sticks with dipping sauce, pizza with your choice of toppings including homemade pizza sauce, freshly grated cheese, pepperoni, veggies, caramelized onions, and delicious prosciutto. Finish with a soft oatmeal cookie crust "pizza" topped with caramel, chocolate chips, M&Ms and drizzled with white chocolate. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Laura Branson
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jul 13
11 am to 1:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: PHO-NOMENAL VIETNAMESE

Spend the evening in the kitchen with your partner creating the classic dishes of Vietnam. Join Jan Reid for a hands-on class learning to make banh xeo crepes with shrimp and nuoc cham dipping sauce, banh mi baguette bites with pork and pickled vegetables, green mango salad, beef pho soup with rice noodles, shaking beef on jasmine rice, plus refreshing mango sorbet.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 13
6 to 8:30 pm

WHAT THE SHEET PAN!

Sheri Doe will leave this hands-on class speechless with countless ways of utilizing the sheet pan. Learn to make Greek chicken with chicken breast tenderloins cooked with tomatoes and olives and white wine with fingerling potatoes topped with tahini dressing, juicy pork tenderloin with Tuscan herbs topped with a portobello béchamel served with crispy golden tiny potatoes and charred broccolini, crispy gnocchi with andouille sausage with a kiss of Spanish paprika and sun-dried tomatoes topped with wilted baby spinach, plus fire-in-the-hole white sheet cake filled with macerated dark cherries.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jul 13
6 to 8:30 pm

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: WINE. WOMEN. SONG.

Sharon Tutko is always eager to turn on the music, pour a glass of wine, cook a perfect summer meal, and chill out with her girlfriends. Enjoy fresh herb and chile-marinated chèvre with grilled garlic pocket bread, butter lettuce and radish salad with cannellini beans and roasted corn dressed with Green Goddess, dry-rubbed barbecue salmon with summer tomato-pepper-cucumber relish, plus peach-blueberry crisp with sweetened mascarpone whipped cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jul 13
6:30 to 9 pm

WHEN I'M NOT A CRAB, I'M A SOLE MAN

We share our 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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Sun, Jul 14
12:30 to 3 pm

NOVEL CUISINE: THE PASSIONATE EPICURE

Marcel Rouff pens the story of a fictionalized version of Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin as an older man and his amorous relationship with an epicure and their shared passion for food in The Passionate Epicure: La Vie et la Passion de Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet, which was made into a recent movie, The Taste of Things. As the class discusses the book, Mickey Kitterman honors Bastille Day with roquefort beurre et noix canapés, veal Orloff - veal loin stuffed with onions and mushrooms and rice served with mornay sauce, celeri et poireaux braise - braised celery and leeks, plus baked Alaska.
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. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed nearly 200 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Jul 14
1 to 3:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: CURRY IN A HURRY

Slow down and enjoy a captivating evening in the kitchen with Lily Sugathan who shares a quick way to make Indian food at home with a basic onion-tomato masala used as the base for many recipes, each with a distinct flavor. This hands-on class will use the masala to make curry leaf pepper chicken, matar paneer - paneer cooked with peas, chole - used to make aloo tikki chaat, all served with roti and ghee rice, plus mango kulfi - an Indian ice cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lily Sugathan
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 14
5 to 7:30 pm

GREEK TAVERNA - TAPAS AND OUZO

Join Maria Sakellariou to create small plates reminiscent of Sunday night Greek taverna fare served with ouzo. This hands-on class will create Greek meatballs served with a roasted tomato and Greek cheese sauce, crab and shrimp phyllo triangles, sautéed calamari with tomatoes and oregano served on crostini, fire-roasted eggplant dip with pita wedges, grilled souvlaki - pork kabobs, plus summer fruit with Greek lemon yogurt dripped with Greek honey.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Sun, Jul 14
5 to 7:30 pm

TRAVELS WITH TUTKO - ERMIONI

Back in the day, Sharon Tutko was an adventure-seeking young woman with chef knives eager to experience the world. Most of those things still ring true as she shares the significant food that is still part of her life in this monthly series. From Greece, Sharon shares stories from a tiny seaside town where the entire town celebrated Greek Orthodox Easter in 1998 with a day long event and Sharon's version of Greek lamb souvlaki skewers with tzatziki and warm pita, grilled calamari on horiatiki tomato-cucumber-feta salad to honor the old fisherman and his wife who shared their early morning fish cleaning skills on the rocks of the water's edge, plus revani cake - a semolina cake drenched in lemon infused simple syrup topped with coconut flakes. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jul 15
11 am to 1:30 pm

BIRTHDAY AND CELEBRATION COOKIE DECORATING

Raise your pastry bags to Caroline Stamp who loves to share simple techniques for mastering royal icing with a tipless pastry bag. Follow along with Caroline for step-by-step instructions for outlining, flooding, marbling, wet-on-wet, and wet-on-dry techniques to create fabulous cookies perfect for birthdays and celebrations, with plenty of time to create your own designs. Everyone will leave with a stunning array of decorated cookies to impress family and friends. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Caroline Stamp
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jul 15
12 to 2:30 pm

THE BREAD RISES IN THE YEAST

Rachelle Killian shares tips and techniques for bread baking and takes the fear out of working with yeast, from proofing the yeast to kneading and shaping the dough. This hands-on class will learn the basics of yeast breads with French baguettes, fluffy dinner rolls, rosemary focaccia, and challah.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jul 15
6 to 8:30 pm

HOOKED ON FISH TACOS

Spend a fun evening making seafood tacos and homemade corn tortillas with sauces and salsas, plus ceviche, with taco expert Jeff Friesen. This hands-on class will create Baja fish tacos with Baja sauce, grilled shrimp tacos with avocado salsa, and blackened catfish tacos with tartar sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jeff Friesen
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jul 15
6 to 8:30 pm

SOUL SISTER

Spend a spirited evening with personal chef and owner of Gateway Grub, Terri Jayne, as she proudly shares her take on global cuisine with a burst of soulful creativity. Enjoy crawfish cardinale - a Creole dish with crawfish overflowing from vol-au-vent pastry with an aromatic tomato sauce, fusilli pasta tossed in a velvety spinach-goat cheese sauce with sautéed jumbo shrimp, plus lemon-lavender pound cake with whipped lemon curd and fresh blueberries, and "candy coated raindrops" vodka cocktail with guava and passionfruit nectar.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Terri Jayne Walker
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jul 15
6:30 to 9 pm

AFTERNOONS WITH AUDREY - CHARLESTON

Audrey Scherrer delights in cooking and sharing food from her own experience in the kitchen and travels in a monthly series. Enjoy pimiento cheese with boiled peanuts - "caviar" of the South, barbecue shrimp and grits, fried green tomatoes, plus a Carolina peach cobbler with crumb topping, and a Charleston fizz gin cocktail with fresh tarragon and St-Germain elderflower liqueur. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Audrey Scherrer
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Jul 16
11 am to 1:30 pm

VEGAN BAKING - NO ONE WILL KNOW

How will they know? Plant-based expert Lisa Buchmeier will show this hands-on class how to recreate some favorite treats vegan-style so that no one will be able to tell the difference. Learn the basics with gluten-free, naturally sweetened, wholesome ingredients to create creamy vanilla oat milk, chickpea chocolate chip cookie dough dip with crispy maple wafers, sweet potato brownies with dark chocolate frosting, and cardamom-courgette cupcakes with lemon icing. #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 16
6 to 8:30 pm

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT

Spice up the summer with plenty of heat in a tantalizing hands-on class with Jacob Couture. Learn to make spicy tomato jam on crostini, orange-jicama salad with sweet and spicy peppers, short ribs with crispy garlic and chile oil, spicy polenta with white beans and kale, plus spicy guajillo-cinnamon brownies with chai vanilla ice cream, and a spicy mango lassi.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jacob Couture
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 16
6 to 8:30 pm

WILD ABOUT CHANTERELLES

René Sackett, who has spent 16 years as a farmers market manager and is President of the Slow Food St. Louis chapter, and her husband George love the allure of one of the most popular edible wild mushrooms - the chanterelle. Spend a relaxing evening at the counter, as René and George delight this class with fresh homemade peach soda, caramelized onion and mushroom dip with housemade chips, summer mushroom-chevre tart with fresh corn and cherry tomatoes on puff pastry, homemade fettuccine with grilled chicken and grilled vegetables and chanterelle sauce, tomato salad with pickled mushrooms and mozzarella, plus vanilla bean ice cream with candy cap mushroom caramel sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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René and George Sackett
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Tue, Jul 16
6:30 to 9 pm

DINERS, DIVES AND TAVERNS

Learn to make epic dishes found throughout diners, dives, and taverns, starting with finger-licking double-cooked chicken wings in a garlic butter "scampi" sauce. This hands-on class with Sheri Doe will create beef tri-tip sandwiches with caramelized onions and blue cheese crumbles, mile high biscuits and gravy, bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeño poppers, and spicy Atomic Fireball mac-and-three cheese bites deep-fried and served with ranch dressing.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 17
6 to 8:30 pm

SHOW ME MO BBQ

Chef Mathew Unger exemplifies the "Show Me" Missouri slogan as he shares his extensive research for an upcoming cookbook on Missouri comfort foods. This hands-on class will learn the proper way to make St. Louis dry-rubbed pork chops with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, bacon mac-and-cheese, sour cream cucumber salad, deviled egg potato salad, frozen custard, plus enjoy a selection of Missouri beers.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Thu, Jul 18
6 to 8:30 pm

PEACH-ING TO THE CHOIR

Everyone will be all ears as Mickey Kitterman uses baskets of fresh, juicy local peaches to create exciting dishes. Enjoy a creamy and elegant white peach and sweet corn gazpacho, a bacon-lettuce-peach club sandwich with fresh basil-ranch cream cheese spread, homemade potato chips with peach ketchup, and fresh peach soufflé with raspberry sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Thu, Jul 18
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, kouign amann - individual flaky Breton butter pastries, and other scrumptious desserts. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Fri, Jul 19
11 am to 4 pm

SUSHI RICE AND ROLL

Learn the basics of sushi-meshi - the art of making sushi rice for creating a variety of sushi rolls using shrimp, unagi, salmon, and real crab, plus tamagoyaki - a Japanese omelet. This hands-on class with Sharon Tutko will make nigiri sushi, uramaki - California rolls, hosomaki - spicy thinly rolled tuna and cucumber rolls, temaki - cone-shaped hand rolls with salmon and vegetables, plus classic accompaniments -- kabayaki sauce, wasabi, and pickled ginger.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Fri, Jul 19
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. Our fish expert will give the class much flexibility in creating the dishes they most want to learn. Participants are invited to meet at 9:15 am at Starrs, 1135 South Big Bend, Richmond Heights, to select the fish.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
10 am to 3 pm

SOUTH INDIA SATURDAY - KERALA FISH CURRY

Elizabeth Georgin, from Kerala, India, shares traditional dishes from her country in a monthly series. This hands-on class will learn to create deep-fried tuna fish cutlets with garam masala, Kerala fish curry in coconut gravy, rice, potato curry, plus a spiced beaten yogurt drink with ginger and curry leaves, and kesari - a sweet semolina dessert with raisins and cashews.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Elizabeth Georgin
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
11 am to 1:30 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 Andrea Osman, 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. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Jul 20
6 to 9 pm

THE CORN-ER MARKET

Fresh corn is abundant for a satisfying evening with Matt Borchardt using this a-maize-ing ingredient in every dish. Enjoy chilled corn soup with crème fraîche and chives, Mexican street corn with crema and cotija cheese seasoned with lime and cilantro, pork shoulder ragù served on polenta with fried onion and chile oil, plus blueberry cornbread cobbler with vanilla ice cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Matthew Borchardt
Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Jul 20
6:30 to 9 pm

THE PEACHY-KEEN PATIO

The most delicious local peaches are gathered for this delectable hands-on class utilizing our grills on the patio. Join Suzanne Corbett and learn to make refreshing peach gazpacho, grilled peach and summer berry salad, molasses-mustard grilled pork tenderloin with peach chutney, grilled chipotle steak and peach kabobs, plus peach praline upside-down cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Suzanne Corbett
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jul 21
12:30 to 3 pm

PRETTY LITTLE MACARONS - SUNNY

Spend a unique evening in the kitchen with Liz McClure who has perfected her skills in creating beautiful and delicious macarons with delicate shells, Italian meringue buttercream filling, and simple decorations. This hands-on class will learn how to make peaches and cream macarons with peach preserves and peach buttercream, watermelon-lime macarons with lime curd and watermelon buttercream, plus chocolate coconut macarons with chocolate ganache and coconut buttercream topped with toasted coconut.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Liz McClure
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jul 21
5:30 to 8 pm

PRODUCE LIVES ITS BEST LIFE

The markets are abundant with fresh produce, and Lydia Gwin is inspired to use the bounty in fresh new ways. Enjoy chilled peach soup with goat cheese, marinated watermelon steaks with whipped feta and herbs, Mexican street corn dip served in the corn husks with toasted crostini, T-bone steak with scallion thecha - a Western India green chile condiment, plus a Vietnamese tomato-fennel-cucumber salad.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Mon, Jul 22
6:30 to 9 pm

FRENCH FAVORITES - SEARED AND BRAISED

Barry Marcus, known as a spectacular pastry chef, also loves to entertain guests with exquisite French dinners. Enjoy Barry's favorite French dishes as he creates seared radicchio salad with brown butter vinaigrette, Cornish hens in vinegar sauce with braised potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, plus rice pudding with red wine poached pears. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Barry Marcus
Pastry Chef
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
11 am to 1:30 pm

THE MAINE ATTRACTION

Lobster might be the mainstay of summer foods in Maine, but Lydia Gwin puts her twist on the iconic lobster roll in this hands-on class. Learn to make a lobster BLT on homemade potato rolls, barbecue spiced potato chips, Lydia's cheesy corn dish with sharp white cheddar, broccoli and carrot slaw, Bloody Mary shrimp ceviche with plantain chips, plus blueberry pie with an all-butter crust.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
6 to 8:30 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 scones with clotted cream and bumbleberry preserves, chocolate pots de crème with Grand Marnier crème chantilly, chai shortbread, plus a stunning Victoria sandwich of English sponge cake layered with Italian buttercream and fresh berries.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jay Dedkhad
Chef
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Tue, Jul 23
6:30 to 9 pm

THE BEST OF BAREFOOT - APPETIZERS

Jan Reid shares her favorite recipes from the collection of cookbooks of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten. Join Jan in the kitchen to create her favorite appetizers as this hands-on class makes roasted shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs with smoked salmon, pan-fried onion dip with homemade potato chips, roasted beet salad, plus chocolate-white chocolate chunk cookies, and a French 75 cocktail. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 24
11 am to 1:30 pm

MACARON MANIA - JULY

Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Join the talented Laura Branson for a hands-on class creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies with fun flavor profiles and some pretty embellishing with new flavors every month. Learn to make apple pie macarons with apple pie filling and spiced cream cheese buttercream, cookie dough macarons with cookie dough buttercream topped with mini chocolate chips, plus strawberry lemonade macarons with strawberry buttercream and lemon curd. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Laura Branson
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 24
12 to 2:30 pm

BIG SLAB PIES

If pies are a head-turning distraction and make you swoon, step into the kitchen with Lydia Gwin to discover the joy of sweet and savory versions of big slab pies. This hands-on class will create loaded baked potato slab pie with caramelized onion crust, nacho slab pie with slow-roasted pork carnitas in a cornbread crust, double chocolate-filled slab pie with a chocolate crust topped with vanilla glaze and sprinkles, plus an American flag Yankee Doodle Dandy slab pie with stripes of sour cherry and blueberry stars.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 24
6 to 8:30 pm

WHACK THE KNIFE!

Master the knife, the most essential kitchen tool, and how to select the right knife for the right job as this knife skills 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 free overnight sharpening! Participants will also receive 20% off all in-store regularly-priced knives on the day of class.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$50 Per Person
Wed, Jul 24
6:30 to 9 pm

DAYS WITH DEVON - PANZANELLA AND PEACH

Spend an easygoing late morning with Devon Drag as she recreates some of her favorite go-to dishes in this monthly series. Enjoy summer squash and pesto strata layered with white cheddar cheese, BLT panzanella tossed with toasted ciabatta and balsamic dressing, peach and pistachio puff pastry tart drizzled with honey, watermelon-berry salad with cucumbers and feta and honey-lime dressing, plus a blackberry-lemon gin and tonic. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$50 Per Person
Thu, Jul 25
11 am to 1:30 pm

SOURDOUGH BAGELS AND DOUGHNUTS

Spend the afternoon with the talented Joey Vitale, a skilled and ardent fan of sourdough bread, who learned his expertise at the San Francisco Baking Institute and spent time working in celebrated San Francisco bakeries. Join Joey in the kitchen for a hands-on class as he shares his own starter and how to use it to start the day making sourdough bagels and sourdough doughnuts. Each participant will also take home sourdough starter. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Joey Vitale
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Jul 25
12 to 2:30 pm

TAKE ENTERTAINING TO A NEW LEVEL

Discover the tricks and tips of entertaining with a woman who loves to throw the perfect appetizer party. This hands-on class with chef Sharon Tutko will discover how to plan for a party, setting an appetizer buffet with different levels using risers and tiles, and how to calculate how many hors d'oeuvres and wine is needed for your guests. Learn to create panko-crusted corn and shrimp cakes with chile-cilantro crema, crab and spinach-stuffed portobello mushrooms grilled with mozzarella, smoked chicken empanadas with Santa Fe dipping sauce, wild mushroom beggar's purses in phyllo, crispy parmesan artichokes with capers and saba accented with a splash of lemon, plus summer gazpacho sippers with avocado crema.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Thu, Jul 25
6 to 8:30 pm

TOMATO SEASON

One of the most eagerly awaited seasons of the year is when tomatoes are ripe and abundant. Lydia Gwin shares some of her favorite recipes as the class enjoys tomato and tomatillo gazpacho, tomato watermelon caprese salad with arugula pesto, tomato jam crusted cod served with kale-pesto potato salad with macadamia nuts, and green tomato-pineapple chutney served with goat cheese and crackers. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Fri, Jul 26
11 am to 1:30 pm

FRIDAY NIGHT FRENCH - BRAISED LAMB

Whether you are ending the week or starting the weekend, join us at the counter for an exquisite evening of French fare. Enjoy chilled potato-leek soup, braised lamb shoulder on white beans, plus elegant l'opera almond cake flavored with coffee and chocolate.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Fri, Jul 26
6:30 to 9 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: GREEK SUMMER

Join Maria Sakellariou in the kitchen and out at the grill to create a tasty dinner using traditional Greek ingredients. This hands-on class will make lamb and beef soutzoukakia - meatballs with feta and herbs served with sumac Greek yogurt sauce, "spanakopita" crostini, shaved zucchini and tomato salad with feta-herb vinaigrette and toasted pine nuts, grilled whole snapper with lemon-caper-Greek oregano vinaigrette, plus Xinomavro red wine-chocolate cake, served with a glass of Xinomavro wine.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Maria Sakellariou
Chef
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Fri, Jul 26
6:30 to 9 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: THRILLED TO PIZZAS

Happiness is a fun morning with Jess Schmidt and a parent, grandparent, or your favorite aunt or uncle making lots of pizza, kiddy sangria, and mixed berry crumb bars with vanilla ice cream for dessert! Learn to make fresh pizza dough, roll it out and create an individual pizza with your favorite toppings, including cheese, veggies, pepperoni, and Italian turkey sausage, and more. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jess Schmidt
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sat, Jul 27
11 am to 1:30 pm

HONG KONG TREASURES

From pot stickers to baos, Jacob Couture shares his secrets for creating delicate Chinese treasures with mouth-watering fillings and well-matched sauces. This hands-on class will make char siu baos and scallion pancakes served with ginger-garlic-Chinese black vinegar sauce, shrimp siu mai with spring onion oil sauce with garlic, pork and cabbage pot stickers with spicy Sichuan peppercorn dumpling sauce, plus Hong Kong egg tarts.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jacob Couture
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Jul 27
12 to 2:30 pm

GIRLS' NIGHT OUT: LOOKING FOR FUN GUYS?

If you know, you know that the best fungi are mushrooms that are nutty, earthy and aromatic. Treat yourself to an evening out with the girls, as the entertaining chef Sharon Tutko creates maitake and oyster mushroom cast iron pizzetta bites with melted havarti and truffle aïoli, porcini-crusted sablefish served over mushroom risotto with roasted asparagus, plus chocolaty reishi mushroom bliss "truffles" with dates and cashews rolled in cacao, and a chambord-vodka sparkler with French lemonade and fresh thyme garnish.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$60 Per Person
Sat, Jul 27
6:30 to 9 pm

LOWE COUNTRY SEAFOOD BOIL

Spend a festive afternoon with us creating a traditional low country seafood boil with all the trimmings of the South. This hands-on class will make cheddar-jalapeño buttermilk biscuits with honey butter, grilled corn salad with roasted red peppers and arugula tossed in parmesan-lemon vinaigrette, crab-shrimp-crawfish seafood boil with potatoes and sausage and okra, served with homemade hot sauce and crackers and caper tartar sauce, plus sweet potato pie with marshmallow topping.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Sun, Jul 28
12:30 to 3 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, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Amanda Anderson
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 For Parent and Child
Sun, Jul 28
12:30 to 3 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: BIG BURRITO NIGHT

Come for the big burritos and stay for the magnificent churro bowls. Spend a magnificent evening in the kitchen with your partner as Rachelle Killian leads the class to make fresh tortilla chips and spicy tomato-jalapeño salsa, paloma cocktails, a giant carne asada burrito with corn and cheese and grilled onions topped with pico de gallo and sour cream and guacamole, refried beans and rice, plus a churro bowl filled with homemade vanilla ice cream.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Sun, Jul 28
5 to 7:30 pm

FIRE UP THE GRILL FOR TACOS

Fire up the grill and discover the secrets for making sensational tacos with taco expert Jeff Friesen. This hands-on class will create grilled chicken tacos with charred chiles, whole grilled fish tacos with fresh pico de gallo, grilled salsa verde, grilled Mexican street corn, and homemade corn tortillas.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jeff Friesen
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jul 28
5 to 7:30 pm

COOKIE DECORATING FUN FOR SUMMER

Spend an evening of cookie decorating fun with Courtney McKinney where everyone is an artist. The cookies are out of the oven with a variety of shapes perfect for summer. This hands-on class will create beautiful cookies and learn outlining, flooding, wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry techniques with a tipless pastry bag, plus learn to add accents and creating texture with sprinkles, with plenty of time for practice and creating your own designs. Everyone takes home their beautiful cookies.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Courtney McKinney
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Jul 28
5:30 to 8 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, sandwich breads, and delicious cinnamon rolls. The class will make natural starters, sponges, crusty breads, and enriched doughs. Plus, learn how to make the amazing no-knead, slow-rise bread. Each participant will take home sourdough starter. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
11 am to 4 pm

A MAN AND A PAELLA PAN

Chef Zach Dale, of Robust Wine Bar, knows a thing or two about making incredible paella from years of Robust's "Paella on the Patio" nights. Spend a memorable evening in our kitchen for a hands-on class learning to make paella mixta - a chicken and seafood paella with chorizo and saffron, a vegetarian version of paella, plus baked goat cheese in spicy romesco sauce, garlic marinated shrimp, and sangria.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Zach Dale
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
6 to 8:30 pm

FIRED UP FOR GRILLING

Lydia Gwin is ready to get this summer started with exciting dishes on the grill. This hands-on class will make flank steak with chimichurri, pork kabobs with sweet sriracha lime glaze served with apple-celery slaw, spatchcock grilled chicken with Kansas City barbecue dry rub and sauce, plus bacon potato salad with creamy horseradish dressing and calico triple baked beans with beef and bacon.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
6 to 8:30 pm

SUMMER ON A PLATE

The bright colors and flavors of summer are abundant in a light, refreshing meal with the accomplished Stephan Ledbetter, starting with avocado toast with fresh radish, orange, dill and sheep's cheese. Enjoy a glass of wine with shaved asparagus and melon salad with crispy prosciutto and lemon vinaigrette, mini gazpacho trio - tomato, cantaloupe, and honeydew, seared scallops in brown butter served with creamy risotto and chimichurri, plus sweet and spicy strawberry-chile panna cotta.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Stephan Ledbetter
Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Mon, Jul 29
6:30 to 9 pm

THE SCOOP ON GLUTEN-FREE COOKIES

Sharon Tutko shares tips and tricks when working with a variety of gluten-free flours and ingredients and how they contribute to density, lightness and texture. This hands-on class will turn classic cookies into gluten-free versions with chocolatey decadent brownies with dates and almond flour, crunchy triple ginger cookies with a soft, spicy interior, peanut butter-chocolate chip dream cookies made with chickpeas and luscious milk chocolate, easy sweet-tart lemon bars with pistachio shortbread, raspberry jam bars with oats and toasted pecans, plus melt-in-your-mouth snickerdoodles. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 30
11 am to 1:30 pm

MACARON MANIA - JULY

Jump on the bandwagon and discover why these sweet meringue confections are popping up everywhere! Join the talented Laura Branson for a hands-on class creating perfectly domed and footed sandwich cookies with fun flavor profiles and some pretty embellishing with new flavors every month. Learn to make apple pie macarons with apple pie filling and spiced cream cheese buttercream, cookie dough macarons with cookie dough buttercream topped with mini chocolate chips, plus strawberry lemonade macarons with strawberry buttercream and lemon curd.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Laura Branson
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Jul 30
6:30 to 9 pm

PEACH PARTY

Luscious and juicy fresh local peaches are abundant in this hands-on class with Matt Sassman, produce manager at Straub’s Town & Country location. Discover their versatility, as the class makes grilled peach panzanella salad with garlic croutons and blue cheese dressed with balsamic vinaigrette, grilled rib-eye steak with peach steak sauce, grilled peach and bacon rice pilaf, plus caramel peach upside-down cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Jul 31
6 to 8:30 pm

MOROCCAN BAKING WITH SEMOLINA

Give a warm welcome to Zohra Zaimi, as she shares her expertise and passion for baking with semolina creating baked goods she learned from her mother and grandmother in her native Morocco. This hands-on class will make baghrir - traditional Moroccan spongy semolina pancakes served with honey and butter, Moroccan harcha - a semolina pan-fried flatbread with thyme and sesame seeds, and semolina coconut cookies. Enjoy these treats with a lovely presentation with Zohra's artisanal teapot of Moroccan green tea with fresh mint and orange blossom water.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Zohra Zaimi
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$60 Per Person
Wed, Jul 31
6 to 8:30 pm

PRAISES FOR PUFF PASTRY

If we are not making puff pastry from scratch, the Dufour all-butter puff pastry is our favorite time-saving kitchen hack. Enjoy an array of delicious and crispy appetizers - manchego-orange marmalade bouchées, pesto pinwheels, prosciutto-gruyère palmiers, fig and goat cheese chausson, butternut squash-ricotta jalousie, cheddar-chorizo straws, and beef-mushroom pithiviers.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Wed, Jul 31
6:30 to 9 pm

CHINESE DUMPLINGS

Master the art of filling and forming and cooking delicious Chinese dumplings, as this class enjoys steamed shrimp siu 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, and peanut sauces.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Aug 3
10:30 am to 1 pm

FRENCH FARE - BOUILLABAISSE ET ROUILLE

Chef Mickey Kitterman shares his passion for the techniques of classic French cookery with attention to detail to create a superb afternoon lunch with a new menu each month. Enjoy bouillabaisse - the king of fish soups that starts with the perfect stock flavored with anise and tomato and saffron using six varieties of fish and shellfish poached in the stock with potatoes and carrots to create a seafood feast in a bowl. This will be served with a traditional accompaniment of croutons and rouille - toasted French bread with a roasted red pepper aïoli, plus lemon ice cream with raspberry sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sat, Aug 3
11 am to 1:30 pm

NUTS ABOUT VEGAN

Spend a fascinating evening in the kitchen with Lisa Buchmeier creating a vegan spread transforming nuts in creative ways. This hands-on class will make crêpes Florentine with cashew "ricotta", walnut "chorizo" tacos with ancho-pepita pesto served with black beans and cilantro-coconut rice, plus mini pumpkin pecan pies with gingersnap crust and Amaretto "cream", and a fresh pineapple piña colada. #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 5
6 to 8:30 pm

SOURDOUGH BREAD

If the thought of freshly baked sourdough bread makes you weak in the knees, join bread baker Melissa Clendenin with step-by-step instructions for successful bread with intoxicating flavors. This hands-on class will learn how to maintain and refresh the starter and test for ripeness, discover how to fold and shape the dough along with using rising vessels, and learn the benefits of the overnight fermentation method with detailed instructions for resting and rising periods and scoring the bread tops. Learn how to make Melissa's master sourdough recipe and incorporate different inclusions into your bread with Melissa’s choices of dried fruit, nuts, seeds, citrus zest, olives, jalapeños, cheese, and sun-dried tomatoes. Each participant will take home sourdough starter. #weekday
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Melissa Clendenin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Aug 6
11 am to 2 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 and a margarita. This hands-on class will make pork tamales with tomatillo salsa wrapped in banana leaves, chipotle chicken tamales with smoky roasted tomato salsa wrapped in corn husks, and mango-cream cheese tamales with tequila-infused strawberry sauce, plus Mexican street corn.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Aug 6
6 to 8:30 pm

FALLING FOR WHOLE RED SNAPPER

Spend the evening with the charming scientist Adjo Honsou, owner of Fufu n' Sauce food truck and a contestant on Season 3 of The Great American Recipe on PBS, as she prepares West African cuisine. Enjoy the techniques Adjo uses to prepare whole red snapper seasoned with curry and spices and deep-fried to a crispy golden brown topped with parsley and green onions served with au jus de tomate and white rice, yam chips with pepper dipping sauce, plus their famous hibiscus tea brewed in-house with hibiscus leaves imported from Togo, West Africa and sweetened with cane sugar.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Adjo Honsou
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, Aug 6
6:30 to 9 pm

SO GOOD YOU CANNOLI IMAGINE

Explore the art of cannoli making from crispy shells to irresistible creamy fillings and crunchy garnishes. Join food and travel aficionado, chef Bob Colosimo of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, who loves to share his skills for Italian cuisine. This hands-on class will learn to form and fry vanilla and chocolate cannoli shells, and make an assortment of fillings starting with house made ricotta cheese with a variety of flavorings and additions including chocolate chips and citrus. Learn to pipe the filling into the cannoli ends and finish with your choice of garnishes from toasted chopped pistachios, candied orange, cherries, and lemon zest to mini chocolate chips.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Bob Colosimo
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Aug 7
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: MY CHIP HAS COME IN

The wait is over! Come on in and join Sharon Tutko for an adventurous evening in the kitchen creating a fiesta of dishes. This hands-on class will make chile con queso and chunky guacamole with fresh tortilla chips, camarones borrachos - drunken shrimp, baked chiles rellenos with cheese and roasted corn topped with cilantro lime crema, classic Caesar salad with garlicky croutons, plus mango sorbet with tequila and lime.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sharon Tutko
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 9
6 to 8:30 pm

CHILI, CHILE, CHURRO

Join Sheri Doe for a hands-on class using chiles for some South of the border heat plus a smoked and spicy pomegranate margarita. Learn to make green chili with charred Anaheim peppers and seasoned pork served with hand made light and fluffy flour tortillas, chiles rellenos with beef and cheese stuffed poblano peppers, and crisp cinnamon-sugar dusted churros served with espresso hot fudge.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sun, Aug 11
12 to 2:30 pm

NOVEL CUISINE: WILD, TAMED, LOST, REVIVED

Wild, Tamed, Lost, Revived: The Surprising Story of Apples in the South is an interesting look into the history of apples in the South with unexpected details and characters by Diane Flynt, who interweaves her story as a cider maker. As the class discusses the book, they will enjoy Waldorf salad with apple cider vinegar and apple chips, pork chops with onions and apple sauce, apple pie, and apple cider.
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. Come to one or as many of these classes as you like! Novel Cuisine started in our kitchen in 2006 and our readers and food lovers have discussed nearly 200 books! We love to hear from our students what books they want to read!
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Chef
Demonstration
$45 Per Person
Sun, Aug 11
1 to 3:30 pm

THE APPRENTICE CHEF: CREATING TREATS BOOTCAMP

For aspiring chefs, children ages 7 to 11. Spend three exciting days in the kitchen with Lydia Gwin learning everything about baking cookies, cake, pizza, pretzels, and hand pies. This hands-on class will learn to build their own cookie base and personalize it with a choice of fixings, build their own monster cakes with yellow and chocolate cakes transforming them with Swiss buttercream frosting, plus a day of savory baking with a mini pizza party with pretzels and dipping sauce, plus mini jam-filled hand pies for dessert.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On for Apprentice Chefs
$165 Per Child
Mon, Aug 12
1 to 4 pm
Tue, Aug 13
1 to 4 pm
Wed, Aug 14
1 to 4 pm

CZECH IT OUT! HOT KOLACHES!

Join Sheri Doe for an exciting evening making kolaches -- a Czech-style pastry made of delicious brioche-like dough filled with sweet and savory ingredients. This hands-on class will learn to make the kolache dough and use it for a variety of sweet and savory kolaches, including apricot-mango kolaches, cherry-vanilla bean kolaches, Philly beef cheese steak kolaches with grilled peppers and onion and Monterey Jack cheese, plus spicy Buffalo chicken kolaches with blue cheese.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 12
6 to 8:30 pm

WHAT’S THE BIG CURRY?

Slow down and spend an evening with the talented Jacob Couture creating four distinctive global curries. This hands-on class will make Singapore spicy chicken curry puffs, Indian chickpea coconut curry with cashews with an intense ginger and garam masala curry, kare raisu curry with chicken - a hardy Japanese comfort classic, seared curry tofu with garlic and grilled Chinese leeks, plus Thai sticky rice with mangoes.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jacob Couture
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Aug 13
6 to 8:30 pm

JAN AND MATT DISH IT OUT

Spend an evening enjoying the mutual trust and camaraderie between friends Jan Reid and Matt Sassman as they flex their culinary muscles to create a keep-it-simple meal with each dish using one pot, pan, or skillet, and maybe a bowl. Take a seat at the counter as they amuse you with their banter and prepare butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds, roasted broccoli salad with bacon and parmesan tossed in miso Caesar dressing topped and crispy panko breadcrumbs, sautéed and oven-braised tender Morrocan chicken with spicy tomato sauce served with rice pilaf, plus melon granita.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Matt Sassman and Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Demonstration
$65 Per Person
Wed, Aug 14
6:30 to 9 pm

FROM FARFALLE TO FETTUCCINE

Spend an evening with the talented Sheri Doe and learn to roll out pasta, form bow-tie farfalle shapes, cut long strands of fettuccine, and fill and shape ravioli. This hands-on class will make beef ravioli with a creamy garlic-spinach smoky three-cheese Alfredo sauce, farfalle with sun-dried tomato pesto, and fettuccine with brown butter tomato sauce.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Aug 15
6 to 8:30 pm

ALL THINGS MEDITERRANEAN

Spend a lively evening creating Mediterranean fare with the skillful chef Stephan Ledbetter. This hands-on class will learn the art of making falafel served with pita, the secrets to a well-balanced tabbouleh salad, then make Mediterranean chicken kabobs with saffron rice and batata harra - spicy Lebanese potatoes, plus lemon cream pavlova with berries.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Stephan Ledbetter
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Aug 16
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: TAKE ME TO THE CASBAH

Explore the exotic flavors of Casablanca and Marrakech, as this hands-on class joins Zohra Zaimi to learn authentic Moroccan cooking. Learn to make chicken Marrakech tanjiya with preserved lemon and garlic and olives using Zohra's tanjiya pot - a tall, jug-like clay pot, carrot salad with Moroccan chermoula, loubia - a white bean stew, plus Moroccan meskouta - a lemon cake.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Zohra Zaimi
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$140 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 16
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 will create beet-goat cheese salad with champagne-shallot vinaigrette and gruyère gougères, boeuf bourguignon with potato gratin dauphinoise, plus almond pithiviers with fresh berries. Put on your dancing shoes! Please do not wear rubber-soled shoes. We recommend closed shoes with a flat leather sole or medium heel.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$200 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 17
6 to 9 pm

SATURDAY NIGHT SUSHI

Our chef shares his expertise with creating artful and tasty sushi. This hands-on class will create a magnificent variety of sushi rolls with fresh and exciting ingredients including shrimp tempura, salmon, tuna, crab, avocado, carrots, cucumbers, jalapeños, and pickled ginger. Learn to make sushi rice, spicy sriracha sauce, citrus-soy sauce, and wasabi.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Sat, Aug 17
6:30 to 9 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: HOT TO TRATTORIA

Join the ardent sous chef of Trattoria Marcella, Jeff Young, as he shares his enthusiasm for simple yet sophisticated Italian fare. This hands-on class will create roasted garlic and blistered cherry tomato bruschetta, shaved Brussels sprouts salad with roasted butternut squash topped with brown butter vinaigrette and pears, sausage and Calabrian chile agnolotti with parmesan and crisp prosciutto and kale, plus macerated strawberries with a sherry glaze served with zabaglione.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sun, Aug 18
5 to 7:30 pm

THE BEAR NECESSITIES

Sheri Doe explores the captivating chemistry between the gritty team of culinary talents in the kitchen of the Chicago restaurant that lures us in to watch The Bear. This hands-on class will create three stunning main courses - Carmy's "Mom's chicken" piccata sautéed golden brown with lemon and capers and white wine, Sydney's fall-off-the-bone cola braised short ribs cooked in a Dutch oven with risotto, and Sydney's Chilean sea bass sous vide with tomato confit.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$70 Per Person
Mon, Aug 19
6 to 8:30 pm

YELLOWSTONE - WHERE EVERYTHING IS TOUGH BUT THE STEAKS

Cowboys and ranch hands are all fired up for a night of grilling and cavorting with Lydia Gwin, as she puts on her "Gator" apron to mastermind an evening of cooking. This hands-on class will make Buffalo cauliflower with homemade Dutton ranch dressing, Jimmy's cowboy caviar with fresh tortilla chips, Rip's T-bone steaks with poblano-caramelized onion butter, grilled vegetable kebabs, grilled fingerling potatoes, biscuits, plus Beth's bourbon-apple crisp with vanilla ice cream, and Teeter's tequila-lime ranch water.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Wed, Aug 21
6 to 8:30 pm

USE YOUR (THAI) NOODLE

The logical choice for satisfying pad Thai cravings is to learn to make it at home. This exciting hands-on class with Jan Reid will create pad Thai with shrimp, spicy chicken larb salad with Thai herbs, pad-see-ew nua - stir-fried noodles with beef and broccoli in dark soy sauce, Chiang Mai noodles in chicken curry sauce with pickled greens and fried shallots, plus Key lime coconut bars.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jan Reid
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Fri, Aug 23
6 to 8:30 pm

PASTA IS ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA

Spend an evening with the engaging Angela Adrignola and learn the fundamentals of making pasta from kneading and shaping the dough to four classic sauces. This exciting hands-on class will learn to roll and cut pasta to create lemon ricotta ravioli with brown butter sage sauce, pappardelle alla Bolognese, spinach and ricotta cannelloni with vodka sauce, and traditional fettuccine Alfredo.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Angela Adrignola
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Sat, Aug 24
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: A ZEST FOR SICILY

Inspired on a recent trip by an abundance of lemons in Sicily, Jacob Couture shares exciting dishes for this hands-on class for couples. Learn to make a staple of Sicilian cuisine - crispy arancini filled with mushrooms and ham and mozzarella, creamy lemon-chile pasta with homemade tagliatelle served with broccoli rabe with lemon, plus Sicilian lemon-olive oil cake with lemon-honey mascarpone topped with lemon zest and almonds, and a limoncello mojito.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jacob Couture
Chef
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Aug 24
6 to 8:30 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: STEP UP TO THE CANDY BAR

Spend a memorable afternoon making different versions of your favorite candy bars so good that parents and children will be scrambling for the last morsel. Learn to make mini Butterfinger pies in jars with brown sugar graham cracker crust, homemade Twix bars with caramel and chocolate, Almond Joy cookie bars, peanut butter cup sandwich cookies with peanut butter buttercream, plus Snickers ice cream topped with caramel, peanuts and chocolate. Some candy made in class may be taken home. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$120 For Parent and Child
Sun, Aug 25
1 to 3:30 pm

LATIN-ASIAN MASHUP

Create an unforgettable evening of sweet and spicy flavors as this hands-on class joins Sheri Doe to combine elements from two different cuisines - Latin and Asian. Learn to make arroz chaufa - Peruvian version of Chinese fried rice with chicken and cumin and ginger, chicken won ton tacos with hoisin and ginger and cilantro, Vietnamese pho steak burrito with bean sprouts and hoisin, kimchi quesadillas with crispy chicken and spicy kimchi with gochujang and honey dipping sauce, plus a citrusy yuzu margarita.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Sheri Doe
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 26
6 to 8:30 pm

CROISSANTS ARE TOTAL FLAKES

There is no such thing as too many croissants, as this hands-on class with Rachelle Killian learns step-by-step directions for making croissant dough to create a variety of flaky and scrumptious croissants. Using the buttery dough, the class will prepare classic croissants, pistachio croissants, ham and Swiss-filled croissants, cream cheese Danish croissant with fresh fruit, plus chai-spiced cruffins.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Aug 26
6 to 8:30 pm

THAI'M TO EAT

Nareerut "Tookie" Yingnok, owner of Thai Gourmet in O'Fallon, Missouri, loves to share her native Thai cuisine. Enjoy a fun and informative evening with a crispy vegetable and shrimp salad with deep-fried spinach and a lime-coconut dressing topped with peanuts, shrimp pad Thai with rice noodles and fried egg, plus mango sticky rice.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Nareerut "Tookie" Yingnok
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Tue, Aug 27
6:30 to 9 pm

ROPED IN WITH TED LASSO

Ted Lasso won our hearts with his daily “biscuits for the boss” shortbread tied up in a little pink box, and Lydia Gwin will win over this hands-on class with dishes from her favorite scenes. Learn to make fish-and-chips from Crown & Anchor Pub with mushy peas, Ted's bullseye "KC style BBQ" chicken wings, Roy Kent's favorite kabobs with Sam's Nigerian jollof rice, plus "finger in the peanut butter jar" pie with a Nutter Butter crust and a Richmond's Greyhound cocktail.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Aug 28
6 to 8:30 pm

BACK TO BASICS

The past few years have brought more new cooks to the kitchen who are ready to dive in and learn the basics of cooking, and includes everyone from college students and newlyweds, to busy parents and retired seniors. Join us in the kitchen in a four-week course with the incredible Dawn Meyer as she provides clear and concise recipes for everyday cooking and focuses on knife skills and learning to sear, sauté, bake, roast, cook with cast iron, and stir-fry. Learn how to stock your pantry and refrigerator for quick and easy meals, create one-pot meals, sheet pan meals, salads and homemade dressings, side dishes, soup, sauces, basic bread baking, and easy desserts.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Dawn Meyer
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$300 Per Person
Thu, Aug 29
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Sep 5
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Sep 12
6 to 9 pm
Thu, Sep 19
6 to 9 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: MODERN STEAKHOUSE

Share a relaxing evening in the kitchen with your partner creating modern steakhouse favorites, starting with roasted shrimp cocktail with homemade cocktail sauce. This hands-on class with Matt Sassman will prepare wedge salad on a stick with bacon and cherry tomatoes with creamy blue cheese dressing and crumbled blue cheese, tenderloin medallions with béarnaise, cheesy steakhouse potatoes Romanoff, creamed spinach with béchamel, plus chocolate pots de crème.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Matthew Sassman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Fri, Aug 30
6 to 8:30 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 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 with jalapeño-honey butter.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Tue, Sep 3
6 to 8:30 pm

THE OFFICE - PRANKS, PRETZELS, AND PARMESAN

Lydia Gwin brings Dunder Mifflin to our kitchen for a cooking adventure. This hands-on class will pay homage to The Office and make Kevin's at-least-once-a-year famous chili, "It's Pretzel Day" soft pretzels, Michael's carb-loading pre-5K fettucine Alfredo with "You've been meatballed" chicken-parmesan meatballs, plus Angela's double fudge brownies.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lydia Gwin
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Sep 4
6 to 8:30 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.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Devon Drag
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$170 Per Couple
Sun, Sep 8
5 to 7:30 pm

FOOD FOR LIFE - ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

From the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, certified plant-based educator Lisa Buchmeier is a Food For Life instructor eager to share meat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, vegan dishes for every meal of the day that are low fat, high fiber, oil-free and cholesterol free. Enjoy a sunrise fruited quinoa bowl sprinkled with chia seeds, summer squash salad with short grain brown rice and an oil-free zesty herb dressing, caramelized roasted sweet potatoes drizzled with maple-red chile sauce topped with a medley of hearty black beans and vegetables and fire-roasted corn served with braised collard greens with a hint of lemon, plus creamy strawberry-banana oat "nice cream". #healthy
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Lisa Buchmeier
Culinary Educator
Demonstration
$55 Per Person
Sun, Sep 8
5:30 to 8 pm

RAISING THE RISOTTO GAME

Spend the evening with the talented chef Bob Colosimo, of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, learning to make creamy Italian risotto using a variety of rice including arborio, carnaroli, and vialone nano - an Italian semifino variety. Combining the rice with exciting ingredients, this hands-on class will make risotto with goat cheese and roasted mushrooms, creamy butternut squash risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds, braised beef short ribs and spinach risotto, plus salted caramel risotto with crumbled almond biscotti.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Bob Colosimo
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Sep 11
6 to 8:30 pm

THE TWISTS AND TURNS OF BABKA

Join Shelly Yona in the kitchen as she shares her love for baking babka - also known in Israel as shmarim (yeast cake), a sweet braided bread that filled her childhood home with an unforgettable aroma every Friday for Shabbat. This hands-on class will learn to make three different shapes with three different fillings - chocolate-Nutella babka in a braid shape, cinnamon rolls with pecans, and a braided babka with ricotta cheese filling.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Shelly Yona
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Thu, Sep 12
6 to 8:30 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 splendid hands-on class with Angela Adrignola creates classic Caesar salad, Italian wedding soup, toasted ravioli with marinara dipping sauce, fettuccine Alfredo, plus chocolate molten lava cake, and an espresso martini.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Angela Adrignola
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$150 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 14
6 to 8:30 pm

PUT THAT IN YOUR PASTRY BAG AND PIPE IT!

Join the talented Naky Lee, owner of Cott Studio - specializing in floral arrangements and decorating stunning cakes with beautiful buttercream flowers, for a class focusing on the artistry of the pastry bag. With an art degree from Seoul’s Institute of the Art, Naky shares her creative skills with techniques for making beautiful buttercream flowers using a variety of pastry tips for exquisite cherry blossoms on parchment paper and flower nails, then adding the final results to cupcakes. Naky provides students with her buttercream recipe and directions on how to add the flowers to cakes and cupcakes. Students will take home their decorated cupcakes.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Nakyung Lee
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Sep 16
6:30 to 9 pm

HEIR AND A PARENT: READY FOR IT, SWIFTIES?

Mother and daughter Swifties Rachel and Elyza Sarino welcome you with "It's Me, Hi" for an afternoon of making the whole place "shimmer". Learn to make "We are never ever getting back together" hummus with "13" veggie dippers, "You need to calm down" panko-crusted chicken tenders with "Sweet like honey" mustard dipping sauce, cheeseburger sliders "In the getaway car", "Shake it off" cookie dough milkshakes, plus "Karma is" an orange chai cookie. You are welcome to dress in your favorite era and bring and trade friendship bracelets. This class is designed for children, ages 7 to 11, plus a parent.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Rachel Sarino
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$125 For Parent and Child
Sun, Sep 22
5:30 to 8 pm

ITALIAN LIRA

Spend a memorable evening with Jeff Young, sous chef of Trattoria Marcella, creating simple Italian doughs for impressive handmade pastas. This hands-on class will make lemon ricotta ravioli with homemade ricotta and butter-poached asparagus, lasagna bolognese with spinach pasta layered with roasted garlic béchamel and ragù Bolognese, tomato farfalle with chicken meatballs and sautéed kale in garlic herb butter with roasted red pepper, plus toasted s'mores ravioli.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jeff Young
Sous Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Mon, Sep 23
6 to 8:30 pm

SHOW ME MO CAJUN

Chef Mathew Unger exemplifies the "Show Me" Missouri slogan as he shares his extensive research for an upcoming cookbook on Missouri comfort foods and the influence of Cajun cuisine. This hands-on class will work side-by-side with Mathew to make crab cakes with rémoulade sauce, Cajun shrimp, chicken and sausage gumbo, plus bourbon bread pudding with brioche bread.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Mathew Unger
Chef
Hands-On
$65 Per Person
Wed, Sep 25
6 to 8:30 pm

DATE NIGHT FOR COUPLES: SEAR-IOUS ABOUT CAST IRON

Cast iron pans are versatile, durable, and a "hot" way to cook everything from appetizers to desserts. Join cast iron fan-atic Jacob Couture for a sear-ious evening as this hands-on class learns to make creamy garlic chicken spanakopita skillet, olive-rosemary focaccia with pistachios, Peruvian skirt steak with creamy aji verde, blistered shishito peppers, plus brown butter caramel-peach turnover.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

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Jacob Couture
Culinary Educator
Hands-On
$160 Per Couple
Sat, Sep 28
6 to 8:30 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 adventurous evening creating smoked and butter-poached lobster rolls, Mickey's favorite fish tacos, crab and corn quesadillas with avocado salsa, and mahi mahi burgers with saffron aïoli on very soft buns.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

Details

Mickey Kitterman
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$80 Per Person
Mon, Sep 30
6 to 8:30 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 perfecting the art of Italian pasta dough. This hands-on class with Rachelle Killian 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, brown butter, and lemon sauces.
Classes are held at 9011 Manchester Rd, St. Louis, MO 63144.

Details

Rachelle Killian
Kitchen Conservatory Staff
Hands-On
$175 Per Person
Mon, Oct 21
11 am to 4 pm