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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.

Wine, Beer and Spirits

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 21 or older to enroll.

CLN-358 Wine 101: Practical Basics

CLI-397 Mixology: Mojitos Moscow Mules

CLI-398 Mixology: Shots and Shootes

Event Planning

GME-327 Secrets of the Caterer (Offered in partnership with ed2go

The In-Home Classroom

In-Home Classroom courses are culinary demonstration classes taught by an HCAT chef in a video format. Students can watch and download the video. The video allows students to move at their own pace. Recipe packet and discussion are available with these online courses. 

CAW-325 Baking Bread at Home

CAW-397 Beekeeping for Beginners

CAW-390 Chinese Takeout At Home

CAW-394 Gluten Free Baking At Home

CAW-338 Holiday Meal Step by Step

CAW-395 Indian Cuisine At Home

CAW-389 Intermediate Bread At Home

CAW-392 Korean Cooking At Home

CAW-337 Mastering Classic Custards at Home

CAW-349 Mastering Classic Pies at Home

CAW-336 Mastering Cooking Basics at Home

CAW-348 Mastering Hand Rolled Pasta at Home

CAW-326 Mastering Pan Sauces at Home

CAW-393 Pizza School At Home

CAW-388 Sushi at Home

CAW-391 Whole Grain Breads At Home

Cooking Demonstrations

Learn how to prepare delicious meals online from a talented chef! 

COO-325 Luscious Low-Fat Quick Meals (Offered in partnership with ed2go)

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.

May Classes

CLI-383 A Taste o Korea

CAW-320 Cooking Basics: Vegetarian

CLI-372 The Art of Perfect Pies

June Classes

CLI-330 Adventures in Tapas

CLI-308 Quick and Easy Sauces for Fish

GME-319 Introduction to Artisan Bread Baking

CLN-328 Hands-On Knife Skills

CLN-389 Pizza School

COO-307 Sensational Summer Salads

COO-359 Sumer Seafood on the Grill

CLN-339 A Taste of England

CLN-363 Classic French Macarons

CUI-386 Vietnamese Summer Rolls

COO-304 Favorite Chinese Take-Out Recipes

CLI-360 Hand Rolled Bagels

July Classes

CLI-304 Cooking with Summer Fruit

CUI-361 Cookie Decorating

CLN-337 Summer Cooking from Farmers Market

CLI-325 Knife Skills II

GMT-311 You Go Grill!

COO-360 The Artisan Pretzel





August Classes

CLI-372 The Art of Perfect Pies

CLI-303 Preserve the Taste of Summer

CLI-396 Pickled Peppers and More

CLI-305 Backyard Barbecue

CLI-363 Alternative Baking

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 needs. Note the course number, section number and start date, and register through our online portal, MyAACC.

Registration for summer 2022 opens Tuesday, April 26.

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

Find a course using our online course search.

Learn more about registering for noncredit courses.