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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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