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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.


Popular Summer Pop-up Classes

Invite your friends, family or coworkers to a new kind of get-together - come enjoy single day pop-up classes with food and friends this summer!

GME-319 Introduction to Artisan Bread Baking - Sunday, June 2

CLN-328 Hands-On Knife Skills - Friday, June 14

COO-359 Summer Seafood on the Grill - Friday, June 21

CLN-363 Classic French Macarons - Friday, July 12


Wine and Beer

Novices and connoisseurs alike will enjoy our classes on spirits from around the world and from your own backyard. Increase your knowledge of wine and beer along with the production of both. Learn how to pair 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.

CAW 331 Beginning Beer Making

CAW 332 How to Make Kombucha

CLN 358 Wine 101 - Practical Basics

CAW 335 Intro to Bourbon and Rye

CAW 334 All-Grain Beer Making

COO 357 Carroll Wine Trail

CLI 397 Mixology: Mojitos and Moscow Mules

CLI 398 Mixology: Shots and Shooters


Event Planning

CAW 324 Event Planning Basics - Offered Fall 2019


The In-Home Classroom

CAW 325 Baking Bread at Home

CAW 326 Mastering Pan Sauces at Home


Cooking Demonstrations

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

CLI 387 Cooking Low-Carb & Low Glycemic

CLN 324 Bee Keeping 101

CLN 329 A Taste of the Middle East

CLN 399 Simply Salmon

COO 306 How to Use Fresh Herbs

CLI 329 Healthy Eating: Juices and Smoothies

COO 356 Lobster Lovers Dream


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 people with allergies, those who are vegan and anyone trying to lose weight.

CLI 325 Knife Skills 2

CLN 389 Pizza School

COO 346 Spring Tapas

CUI 396 Contemporary Sauces

GME 395 Sweet and Savory Crepes

COO 361 Shortcakes, Cobblers and Crisps

COO 349 Focaccia, Pita and Flatbreads

COO 319 A World of Curries

GME 384 Pacific Rim Fusion

GME 319 Introduction to Artisan Bread Baking

CLI 308 Quick and Easy Sauces for Fish

CLI 363 Alternative Baking

CLI 330 Adventures in Tapas

CLN 328 Hands-on Knife Skills

COO 359 Summer Seafood on the Grill

COO 307 Sensational Summer Salads

CUI 386 Vietnamese Summer Rolls

CLI 360 Hand-Rolled Bagels

CUI 369 Hand-Rolled Fresh Pasta 

CLN 339 A Taste of New England

CLN 363 Classic French Macarons

COO 304 Favorite Chinese Take-Out Recipes

CUI 361 Cookie Decorating

CLI 304 Cooking with Summer Fruit

CUL 383 Intermediate Artisan Bread

CLI 325 Knife Skills 2

CLN 337 Summer Cooking from the Farmers Market

GMT 311 You Go Grill!

COO 360 The Artisan Pretzel

COO 362 Under the Boardwalk: Favorite Summer Seaside Treats

COO 339 Burgers with Bite

CLI 303 Preserve the Taste of Summer

CLI 372 The Art of Perfect Pies

CLI 396 Pickled Peppers and More

CLI 305 Backyard Barbecue

CLN 303 Creative Hors d'Oeuvres


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.