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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

CUL-310 Wines of America

CAW-318 Mixology: the Home Bartender


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-326 Mastering Pan Sauces at Home

CAW-336 Mastering Cooking Basics at Home

CAW-337 Mastering Classic Custards at Home

CAW-338 Holiday Meal Step by Step

CAW-348 Mastering Hand Rolled Pasta at Home

CAW-349 Mastering Classic Pies at Home

CAW-388 Sushi at Home

CAW-389 Intermediate Bread At Home

CAW-390 Chinese Takeout At Home

CAW-391 Whole Grain Breads At Home

CAW-392 Korean Cooking At Home

CAW-393 Pizza School At Home

CAW-394 Gluten Free Baking At Home

CAW-395 Indian Cuisine 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.

September Classes

CLN-328 Hands-On Knife Skills

CLN-389 Pizza School

GME-319 Intro to Artisan Bread Baking

GME-340 Thai Cuisine

CLN-363 Classic French Macarons

COO-315 Classic Custards

CAW-330 Cooking Basics: Instant Pot Cooking

COO-351 The Art of Pâte À Choux

October Classes

CUI-366 Cake Decorating for Beginners

CLI-360 Hand Rolled Bagels

COO-379 All About Tech: Basic Sauces

CLI-383 A Taste of Korea

CAW-312 Cooking Basics

COO-382 Scandinavian Baking

CAW-315 Canning and Jarring: Apples

COO-349 Focaccia Pita and Flatbreads

GRT-317 If You Knew Sushi...

CLI-382 Cauliflower the Key Ingredient

CLN-369 Cupcakes: The Mini Cake

CAW-396 Southern Italian Hand Formed Pasta

CAW-321 Baking Basics: Chocolate Truffles

November Classes

CAW-301 Ramen-Ology the Study of Ramen

COO-381 Chocolate Tempering At Home

CAW-322 Canning and Jarring: Holiday Gft

CLI-372 The Art of Perfect Pies

CAW-319 Baking Basics: Biscotti




December Classes

COO-314  Special Holiday Cookies

COO-380 Dumplings Around the World

CUI-390 Chocolate and Confections

CAW-304 Gingerbread Houses

CAW-309 Holiday Breads

CUI 399 Cookie Exchange

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 fall 2021 is now open.

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.