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Culinary

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Online | Off-Site

Get cooking! Our Culinary Arts classes are brimming with flavor from instructors who will share their knowledge, techniques and tips with you, giving you the confidence you need to make cooking a simple, fun and creative experience! Explore areas like Baker’s Delight, International Flavors, the Main Event, Appetizers and Sides, and Tips and Tricks.

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Phone

314-984-7777

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

General Cooking Classes

What’s in Your Spice Cabinet? An Exploration of Spices

Have you built up a collection of spices at home, but don’t know what to do with them? Do you want to make your dinner menus more exciting, but feel lost about which spices to use in which recipes? Grab your computer, pull out your spice collection and join us online as we explore the wonderful world of spices. Discover a wide variety of spices--from anise to turmeric. Learn where they come from, how to identify high quality varieties, what each spice looks, tastes, and smells like, and which types of foods and cuisines each spice goes well with. Email CookingwithMichelleM@gmail.com at least two weeks before this class to get the course packet in advance and see which spices will be covered. At your request, instructor will mail you mini samples of up to five spices you don’t already have, and will include them in our exploration. Registration closes two weeks before class start date.
FOOD-747 | 1 session | $23 AGE 60+ | $35 REG
S01 W 6-9 p.m. | Michelle Melton
June 2 | Online
S02 W 6-9 p.m. | Michelle Melton
July 14 | Online

Summer Salads and Sandwiches

Celebrate summer with new recipes and cooking skills. This class is taught at a slower pace with one-on-one assistance for easy-level skill development. You will start by making rotisserie chicken salad sandwiches on buttered croissant, create a side blueberry salad and chocolate chip peanut butter cookie sandwiches. During the second class session, you’ll create egg salad sandwiches on dinner rolls, prepare veggie spaghetti salad and finish by mastering a cherry delight dessert.
FOOD-714 | 2 sessions | $40 AGE 60+ | $59 REG
S01 M 6-8:30 p.m. | Latoya Chauncey
June 14-21 | Culinary Arts House

Cheese Making: Mozzarella

Homemade cheeses are delicious and are not difficult to make. Learn steps and important tips for success, while gaining an understanding of how milk becomes cheese. All materials are available locally. Class fee includes cheesecloth, illustrated directions, rennet tablets for home trials, and an interactive online class where you will create homemade mozzarella cheese. Supplies will be mailed to students. Registration closes two weeks before class start date.
FOOD-765 | 1 session | $33.58 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Lisa Payne
June 19 | Online

Healthy Frying With Your Air Fryer

Enjoy fried foods the healthier way and learn to use your air fryer like a pro. Enjoy the A-to-Z of air frying, from apple fritters to zucchini fries. Come hungry!
FOOD-722 | 1 session | $33.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Su 1-4 p.m. | Teri Wiley
July 11 | Culinary Arts House

Food Photography

Do you want to take better photos of your food to improve your blog or elevate your tasty business? This class has the recipe to get you there! Through hands-on, interactive projects, learn photography fundamentals such as composition, styling and editing. Identify your niche and personal photography style, grow a beautiful backdrop and prop collection and develop a portfolio. Supplies required include digital camera or smartphone camera (preferred) and laptop.
FOOD-722 | 6 sessions | $94.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
S02 M 6-9 p.m. | Deva Williamson
July 12-Aug. 16 | Online

Cooking With Your Instant Pot

From applesauce to zucchini bread, it’s amazing what can be cooked in an Instant Pot. Learn how to prep food ahead of time and ways to prepare meals from frozen food. Lessen your stress and get dinner on the table quickly with a little pre-planning. Please bring containers.
FOOD-765 | 1 session | $33 AGE 60+ | $45 REG
S02 Su 1-4 p.m. | Teri Wiley
July 25 | Culinary Arts House

Passport to Flavor: Asian Picnic Food

Take your taste buds on an adventure! Learn how to make a variety of Vietnamese, Thai and Japanese foods. These portable delights are perfect for summer picnics and are sure to become family favorites. A box with ingredients for each registered student will be available for pick up at the Meramec Campus on 7/30.
FOOD-732 | 1 session | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $65 REG
S01 Sa 3-6 p.m. | Tiffany Smith
July 31 | Online

Cake and Cookie Decorating

Cake Decorating in a Day

Unleash your creativity with cake decorating! This introductory course includes instruction and practice using basic tools to torte, fill and ice your cakes. Decorate them with flowers, writing, and borders to make your cakes creative, casual, elegant or romantic. Join for fun or for the rewards of starting your own business. Supplies are included.
FOOD-701 | 1 session | $33.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Su 1-4 p.m. | Teri Wiley
May 23 | Culinary Arts House
S02 Su 1-4 p.m. | Teri Wiley
Aug. 8 | Culinary Arts House

Sculpting With Buttercream and Buttercream Flowers

Make cakes too pretty to eat! Learn to sculpt and pipe elaborate buttercream flowers, and master insider tips and tricks. Discover how to pipe swoon-worthy flowers, make an authentic buttercream, and balance color buttercream colors for more appealing flowers. Supply list sent.
FOOD-701 | 4 sessions | $103.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
S03 Th 6-9 p.m. | Deva Williamson
June 10-July 1 | Online

Intermediate Cake Decorating

Love the art of cake decorating but don’t know where to start developing your skills? Learn the basics of buttercream, ganache and fondant. Gain hands-on experience assembling flawless tiers. Practice leveling layers, filling and icing a cake with sharp edges. Familiarize yourself with the piping tips for writing with icing and adding decorative borders and flowers. First class is fun and informational, and class supply list will be given. Supplies are extra.
FOOD-701 | 4 sessions | $103.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
S04 Th 6-9 p.m. | Deva Williamson
July 8-29 | Online

Iced and Decorated Sugar Cookies: Father’s Day

Impress your guests through the art of cookie decorating! Get tips and tricks to create flat, pretty cookies—perfect for holidays and special events. Your cookies are sure to delight family and friends. Bring a cookie sheet with sides to take your creations home.
FOOD-708 | 1 session | $33.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S01 Su 1-4 p.m. | Teri Wiley
June 6 | Culinary Arts House

Iced and Decorated Sugar Cookies: Summer Sweets

Impress your guests through the art of cookie decorating! Get tips and tricks to create flat, pretty cookies—perfect for holidays and special events. Your cookies are sure to delight family and friends. Bring a cookie sheet with sides to take your creations home.
FOOD-708 | 1 session | $33.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
S02 Su 1-4 p.m. | Teri Wiley
June 27 | Culinary Arts House


If you are a person with a disability who requires accommodation in order to participate in any program or activity, please contact the Continuing Education Access Office at 314-984-7704 as soon as possible in advance of the program for consideration of your accommodations request. It is helpful to receive accommodations requests at least 10 days in advance of a program. With less advance notice, it may be difficult to meet the needs of interested members.


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