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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.

CUL-310 Wines of America

CAW-345 Brandy, Cognac, Armagnac, Grappa: Spirit of the grapes  New!

CLI-390 Chocolate and Red Wine

CAW-346 Gin: From Early Styles to New Barrel Finishes  New! 

CAW-347 Mezcal and Tequila  New!

Event Planning

CAW-324 Event Planning Basics - Offered Fall 2020

GME-327 Secrets of the Caterer

The In-Home Classroom

CAW-338 Holiday Meal Step by Step

CAW-325 Baking Bread at Home

CAW-326 Mastering Pan Sauces at Home

CAW-336 Mastering Cooking Basics at Home

CAW-337 Mastering Classic Custards at Home

Cooking Demonstrations

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

CAW-342 Food Safety at Home  New! 

CLN-399 Simply Salmon

CUL-305 Classical French Cuisine

CLI-358 Savor Authentic Italy

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.

GME-398 Cooking for Weight Loss and Management

CLI-332 Pie for Dinner

CLN-373 Let's Make Sausage

CUI-366 Cake Decorating for Beginners

GME-319 Introduction to Artisan Bread Baking

CLI-333 Marvelous Meatloaves

CLN-303 Creative Hors d'Oeuvres

CUI-361 Cookie Decorating

CUI-369 Hand-Rolled Fresh Pasta

COO-387 Winter Vegetarian Casseroles

CUI-304 The Basics of Soups

CAW-343 New! Baking Techniques: Yeast-Leavened Breakfast Breads

CLN-302 Creamy Dreamy Risotto Made Easy

CLI-394 Indian Cooking

CLI-360 Hand Rolled Bagels

CLI-331 Macaroni and Cheese

CLN-363 Classic French Macarons

CAW-344 New! Valentine's Day Boot Camp

CUI-367 Intermediate Cake Decorating

COO-325 Luscious Low-Fat Quick Meals

CLI-382 Cauliflower: The Key Ingredient

GRT-317 If You Knew Sushi

CUL-383 Intermediate Artisan Bread Baking

CLI-364 Mushroom the Key Ingredient

CLI-395 Paella 101

CLI-359 All About Techniques of Stewing and Braising

CLN-389 Pizza School

CLI-361 The Artisan Doughnut

CLI-365 Whole Grains the Key Ingredient


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.

*Registration for Spring 2020 noncredit courses opens February 18