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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.

CLI-390 Chocolate and Red Wine

Event Planning

There are currently no offerings in this area.

The In-Home Classroom

In-Home Classroom courses are culinary demonstration classes taught by an HCAT chef in a video format. The video allows students to move at their own pace while preparing recipes. During the term students can ask the chef questions, have discussions with other students in the class and upload pictures of their finished product through the online course platform. 

CAW-508 Bagels at Home

CAW-325 Baking Bread at Home

CAW-500 Bartending at Home 

CAW-397 Beekeeping for Beginners

CAW-399 Beginner Cake Decorating at Home

CAW-505 Cheese Making at Home

CAW-390 Chinese Takeout at Home

CAW-506 Classic French Cuisine at Home

CAW-504 Classic French Macaroons at Home 

CAW-501 Focaccia, Pita and Flatbreads 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-502 Knife Skills at Home 

CAW-392 Korean Cooking at Home

CAW-504 Macarons at Home 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-398 Mediterranean Cuisine at Home

CAW-507 Pate a Choux at Home

CAW-393 Pizza School At Home

CAW-510 Sauces 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! 

There are currently no offerings in this area.

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.

April Classes

CLI-361 The Artisan Doughnut

CUI-396 Contemporary Sauces

CUI-366 Cake Decorating for Beginners


May Classes

COO-346 Spring Tapas

CLI-342 Sweet and Savory Souffles

COO-319 A World of Curries

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 out our course search for a class that fits your needs.

Summer 2024 registration opens April 23!

Visit the noncredit registration page to learn more about enrolling in your course.

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