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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.

COO-306-301  How to use fresh herbs

CUL-304-301  A taste of Thailand

CLN-399-301  Simply salmon

COO-356-301  Lobster lovers dream

COO-325-301  Luscious low-fat, lightening-quick meals

CLI-329-301 Health eating: juices and smoothies


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-305 Backyard Barbecue

GME-319 Introduction to Artisan Bread Baking

CLI-377 Cooking with Tofu

CLI-344 Gelatin Art

CLN-328 Hands-On Knife Skills

CLI-330 Adventures in Tapas

COO-361 Shortcakes, Cobblers and Crisps

CLN-337 Summer Cooking from the Farmers Market

COO-359 Summer Seafood on the Grill

COO-307 Sensational Summer Salads

COO-362 Under the Boardwalk: Favorite Summer Seaside

COO-336 Best Brownie Workshop

CLN-344 Come Out of Your Shell and Learn to Cook

CLI-308 Quick and Easy Sauces for Fish

CLI-325 Knife Skills 2

CLI-304 Cooking with Summer Fruit

CLN-303 Creative Hors d'Oeuvres

CLI-363 Alternative Baking

COO-304 Favorite Chinese Takeout Recipes

CUL-383 Intermediate Artisan Bread Baking

CLI-396 Pickled Peppers and More

CLI-303 Preserve the Taste of Summer

CLN-339 A Taste of New England

COO-360 The Artisan Pretzel

CLI-376 A Taste of Japan

COO-319 A World of Curries

CLI-361 The Artisan Doughnut


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.

CLI-340 Brewery Tour

CLN-349 Summer Beers

CLN-357 Piedmont Wine Trail

CLN-316 Beer Styles from the U.S.

CLI-397 Mixology: Mojitos and Moscow Mules

CLI-398 Mixology: Shots and Shooters


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.