Schnucks Cooks

About Our School

Schnucks Cooks Cooking School, located on the mezzanine level of our Des Peres store, offers a variety of cooking classes for every level of expertise. The classes include a wide range of topics of interest to families, couples and kids. Also, be sure to check out our Learn at Lunch classes. We have created opportunities for food experiences that will ensure hours of fun and entertainment. Please browse our schedule for the classes that whet your appetite or fire up your passion.

Gay_DeMichele copyGay DeMichele learned to cook as a child of a large family, whose mother was an Italian Immigrant. While her professional training is in Interior Design, her life’s passion is food.  She owned a catering company, worked, taught cooking classes and managed Williams Sonoma at Plaza Frontenac, and was the developer/director of L’Ecole Culinaire, an accredited professional culinary school owned by Vatterott Education Centers, Inc.  Gay’s passions are for family, food, and visiting every nook and cranny of Italy.

Cheryl HerbertCheryl Herbert is an honors graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Hyde Park where she received the Francis L. Roth Award for Academics and Community Leadership. She trained with Gina DePalma and Mario Batali at the award winning Babbo Ristorante in NYC and studied at Valrhona Chocolate in Tain l’Hermitage, France. Her career in St. Louis has included executive positions at the Chase Park Plaza, St. Louis Country Club, Vin De Set, 1111 Mississippi, and Moulin Catering. She has also taught Baking and Pastry courses at Le Cordon Bleu and L’Ecole Culinaire and operated her own business, consulting and catering events. Cheryl’s passions are family, bread and travel.

Cooking Class Events


01dec6:00 pm9:00 pmSold Out!GNO Getting a Jump on the Cookie Train

03dec(dec 3)1:00 pm(dec 3)1:00 pmEvent OverThe Worry-Free Cookie Party Takeaway

06dec(dec 6)6:00 pm(dec 6)6:00 pmEvent OverMEZZANINE WINE EVENT: ROUND POND

07dec(dec 7)6:00 pm(dec 7)6:00 pmEvent OverBeefing up the Freezer

08dec(dec 8)6:00 pm(dec 8)6:00 pmEvent OverThe Worry-Free Cookie Party Takeaway

09dec(dec 9)6:00 pm(dec 9)6:00 pmSold Out!Master Class: Candy Making

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04jan(jan 4)12:00 pm(jan 4)12:00 pmLearn at Lunch: Slow Roasted Salmon

05jan(jan 5)12:00 pm(jan 5)12:00 pmLearn at Lunch: Some Ottolenghi Favorites

06jan(jan 6)11:00 am(jan 6)11:00 amMaster Class: Whole Grain Breads and Rolls

10jan(jan 10)6:00 pm(jan 10)6:00 pmIt’s Shrimp and Grits!

11jan(jan 11)12:00 pm(jan 11)12:00 pmLearn at Lunch: Bucatini all'Amatriciana

12jan(jan 12)6:00 pm(jan 12)6:00 pmMaster Class: Making Bagels

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