Add a pinch of oregano, a hint of basil, and don’t forget the extra virgin olive oil to create so much more than pasta and Italian desserts. Taking a cooking class is one of the top couple activities you can do year-round, but you don’t have to be a couple to enjoy a great Italian cooking class. Bond with your partner or have fun learning a new fun skill. Enjoy these top Italian cooking classes in the St. Louis area.

Kitchen Conservatory
8021 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
(314) 862-2665
www.kitchenconservatory.com

For more than 30 years, Kitchen Conservatory has been offering cooking classes to the St. Louis area. Today, you can choose from hundreds of options in instruction from professional chefs. Take an individual class, take one as a couple or enjoy high-level cooking instruction for your child. When it comes to Italian cooking, select from rustic Italy style, the food artistry of Pete Fagan, gnocchi, classic Italian or pastries with new and changing classes added frequently.

Dierbergs Cooking School
1080 Lindemann Road
Des Peres, MO 63131
(314) 238-0400
www.dierbergs.com

Everybody cooks with expert chef instructors at this local grocery store. Learn cooking tips from Sicily with classes that create the taste of Italy in the spring, Italian breaded eggplant and minestrone. Choose other classes that show how to make your own Italian dumplings and gnocchi, chicken Florentine or lemon drop cookies along with other Italian desserts. Visit the Town and Country location, which is centrally located in the city, or select from one of about a half dozen other local Dierbergs that house cooking schools inside the store.

Le’Cole Culinaire
9811 S. Forty Drive
St. Louis, MO 63124
(314) 587-2433
www.lecole.edu

This full-fledged chef institute provides instruction for culinary degree diplomas for those wanting to be professional chefs and also has a handful of cooking classes open to the public. If you’re tired of pasta that doesn’t taste like you’re sitting in a cafe in Italy, then it’s time to take an Italian cooking class. Learn alongside the very best chefs in the area with cooking classes for all ages. Kids get taught cooking basics, while adults kick a wide range of cooking skills up a notch from learning to cook fresh pasta for beginners to a full spread of Mediterranean cuisine.

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Schnucks Cooks Des Peres Corners
12332 Manchester Road
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 909-1704
www.schnuckscooks.com

Learn to cook the tastiest Italian food in a cooking class tailored with your specific interests in mind. Sign up and stop in for a lunchtime or dinnertime class that offers an array of Italian cooking instruction, from gnocchi to linguini and full-course meals complete with wine pairing. Come alone, with your love, or choose a class for the entire family. Children as young as 10 years old are welcome for the kids cooking courses.

PuraVegan Cafe And Yoga
307 Belt Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63112
(314) 932-5144
www.puravegan.com

Eating Italian doesn’t have to include meat or cheese. Come learn how to eat clean with the most nutritious ingredients from the earth. Besides offering delicious bistro food in the cafe, along with yoga, meditation and detox classes, this centrally located health spot offers a series of classes taught during a lunch hour. Learn what foods best fuel your body and how to incorporate Vegan choices into any meal cuisine.

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