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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 and Beer

Novices and connoisseurs alike will enjoy our classes on spirits from around the world and in your own backyard. 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.

CLN-358 Wine 101 - Practical Basics

CUL-310 Wines of America

CLN-319 Spicy Foods and Beer

CLI-379 Chesapeake Wine Trail Part 2

CLN-310 The Price Savvy Wine Consumer

CLN-314 Beer Styles From Belgium

Cooking Demonstrations

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

COO-325 Luscious Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

CUL-305 Classical French Cuisine

CLI-387 Cooking Low-Carb and Low-Glycemic

GME-340 Thai Cuisine

CLN-329 A Taste of the Middle East

CLI-314 Vegan in a Nutshell

CUI-398 Mediterranean Cuisine

CLN-324 Bee Keeping 101

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-365 Whole Grains the Key Ingredient

CLI-394 Indian Cooking

CLI-393 Warm and Cozy with Cassoulet

CLI-389 Sourdough Breads

CLN-328 Hands-on Knife Skills

CLN-302 Creamy Dreamy Risotto Made Easy

COO-319 A World of Curries

COO-303 Noodles-Mien, Pho, Soba

COO-390 Winter Vegetables for Meat Eaters

CLI-392 Gum Paste Workshop

COO-337 Bread Pudding - A True Comfort Food

CAW-305 Food Art and Showpiece Designs - NEW!

CLI-325 Knife Skills 2

CUI-369 Hand-Rolled Fresh Pasta

COO-304 Favorite Chinese Take-Out Recipes

CUL-383 Intermediate Artisan Bread Baking

CLN-328 Hands-on Knife Skills

CAW-308 Cheese, Wine and Beer: From Scratch

CLI-352 Creative Crackers

CLI-383 A Taste of Korea

CLI-310 Kitchen Basics

CLI-361 The Artisan Doughnut

COO-346 Spring Tapas

CLI-342 Sweet and Savory Souffles


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.