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Restaurant Cooking classroom

Sip, taste and savor authentic recipes with the help and guidance of experienced chefs at AACC's Hotel, Culinary Arts and Tourism (HCAT) Institute. Experience a “Top Chef” atmosphere in our two state-of-the-art kitchens located in Arnold and Glen Burnie, where we offer a variety of noncredit cooking classes for beginners and culinary experts alike. Classes are mostly held evenings and weekends and may be lecture, hands-on cooking or chef demonstrations.


Cooking Demonstrations

Chefs entertain and educate while you relax and sample delicious dishes.

CLI-328 Healthy Eating:  Steaming and Poaching

CLI-358 Savor Authentic Italy

COO-325 Luscious Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

CUL-305 Classical French Cuisine


Entertaining and Lifestyle

Get tips, tricks and secrets of the pros for more successful parties and event planning.

GME-327 Secrets of the Caterer


Hands-on Cooking

We have a class for any dish you've ever wanted to learn to make, from soups, sushi, curries and truffles to specialty recipes for allergies, vegan and weight loss.

CLI-354 Chocolate Truffles Galore

GME-399 Strategies for the Single Cook

GME-395 Sweet and Savory Crepes

CLI-323 Home Canning for the Holidays

CAW-304 Gingerbread Houses

GME-398 Cooking for Weight Loss and Management

COO-378 All About Technique: Roast, Saute and Steam

CLI-384 Kimchi and Pickling

COO-360 The Artisan Pretzel

CLI-395 Paella 101

CLI-332 Pie for Dinner

CAW-307 Hand Dipped Chocolate - NEW!

CAW-309 Holiday Breads

CLI-331 Macaroni and Cheese

CLI-363 Alternative Baking

CLI-359 All About Techniques of Stewing and Braising

CLI-391 Fun with Fondant

CAW-306 Sous Vide at Home: Extreme Accuracy Cooking - NEW!

CLN-374 Chowder, Chowda, Chow-Dah!

CLI-376 A Taste of Japan

GME-319 Introduction to Artisan Bread Baking

COO-387 Winter Vegetarian Casseroles

CLI-364 Mushroom the Key Ingredient

CLI-360 Hand Rolled Bagels

CLI-333 Marvelous Meatloaves

CLN-373 Let's Make Sausage

CUI-361 Cookie Decorating

GRT-317 If You Knew Sushi

CLI-361 The Artisan Doughnut

CLI-365 Whole Grains the Key Ingredient

CLI-394 Indian Cooking

CLI-393 Warm and Cozy with Cassoulet

CLI-389 Sourdough Breads

CLN-328 Hands-on Knife Skills

CLN-302 Creamy Dreamy Risotto Made Easy

COO-319 A World of Curries

COO-303 Noodles-Mien, Pho, Soba

COO-390 Winter Vegetables for Meat Eaters

CLI-392 Gum Paste Workshop

COO-337 Bread Pudding - A True Comfort Food

CAW-305 Food Art and Showpiece Designs - NEW!

CLI-325 Knife Skills 2

CUI-369 Hand-Rolled Fresh Pasta

COO-304 Favorite Chinese Take-Out Recipes

CUL-383 Intermediate Artisan Bread Baking


Wine and Beer

Novices and connoisseurs alike will enjoy our classes on spirits from around the world and in your own back yard. Increase your knowledge of wine, beer and the production of both, as well as pairing them with food and more. Classes feature not only lectures and discussions but also tasting and evaluation. 

Note: Must be age 21 or older to enroll.

CLN-397 Seasonal Beer Offerings for Winter

CLI-337 Tour of Spanish Wines

CLI-397 Mixology: Mojitos and Moscow Mules

CLN-315 Beer Styles from Germany and the Czech Republic

CLN-310 The Price Savvy Wine Consumer

CLI-338 101 Wonderful Winter Wines from Down Under: Australia and South Africa

CLI-398 Mixology: Shots and Shooters

CLI-390 Chocolate and Red Wine

CLN-317 Chocolate and Beer Pairings

CLN-358 Wine 101 - Practical Basics

CUL-310  Wines of America


How to Enroll

The courses on this page are noncredit, meaning you won’t earn college credit toward a degree. You don’t need to apply. Just choose a program or course that interests you, and check the noncredit schedule for a class that fits your schedule. Note the course number, section number and start date and register through our online portal, MyAACC.

For help, email or call the Instructional Support Center at 410-777-2325.

Find a course using our online course search.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.