When local, homegrown ingredients meet the creative know-how of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis skilled culinary staff, the result is “Meet the Local Farmers” Cooking Class, a special day of hands-on instruction in the Clayton luxury hotel’s kitchens.  The event will be held Saturday, May 11, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants in “Meet the Local Farmers” will gather with local area food producers and chefs from The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis to learn the benefits of fresh ingredients and to prepare a full menu featuring them.  The chefs provide the instruction, but attendees of the “Meet the Local Farmers” cooking class do the actual food preparation in The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis kitchens. 

The area food producers will be: 

·          Lee Farms

·         Ludwig Farms

·         Midwest Pasta

·         South View Kitchens

·          Salume Beddu

 The day’s menu will include:

·         Golden gazpacho

·         White and green asparagus salad

·         Pan-seared Missouri trout almandine

·         Sherry marinated steak

·         Pork schnitzel gurkensalat

·         Rhubarb and strawberry lattice pie

A   After the participants prepare the items, they and the Ritz-Carlton chefs will enjoy them for lunch in The Wine Room.  Cooking class students will also receive a booklet with the recipes of all the dishes.

T  The cost of The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis “Meet the Local Farmers” Cooking Class, which also includes breakfast, is $89 per person.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  For reservations or more information, call 314-719-1433.

T   The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis is pairing a special Mother’s Day accommodations package with its “Meet the Local Farmers” Cooking Class.  The package includes two nights’ stay (Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11), attendance for two in the Cooking Class, Saturday night dinner for two in The Grill, and the “Diamonds and Pearls” Mother’s Day brunch for two Sunday morning in The Restaurant.  This special “Meet the Local Farmers” Cooking Class Package is $699.  For reservations, call 314-719-1433.




  • Occurred Saturday, May 11th, 2013 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis

100 Carondelet Plaza
St. Louis, Mi 63105