DES PERES, Mo. — Schnucks' newest store opened here yesterday, featuring the St. Louis-based company’s first Schnucks Cooks Cooking School. A spin-off of the popular Schnucks Cooks in-store demonstration stations, the new cooking school offers hands-on instruction on everything from meal preparation to party planning, according to a company announcement.
“This store was designed specifically to include a state-of-the-art cooking and teaching facility on the upper level,” Schnucks chairman and chief executive officer Scott Schnuck said in a release. He added that while there are no plans to build additional schools at this time, customers can look for a growing number of Schnucks Cooks demonstration stations as stores across the region are remodeled and modernized.
“The classes will include a wide range of topics such as wine and food pairings, the proper use of knives, and ways to ‘wow’ your friends with your skill and panache,” Kathy Gottsacker, Schnucks director of food education and culinary arts. “We have created opportunities for food experiences that will ensure hours of fun and entertainment.”
In addition to the school, the 74,000-square-foot combination food and pharmacy store will also include convenient food services like made-to-order sandwich, salad and pizza stations, hot and cold food bars, a Kaldi’s coffee bar and a walk-in wine and cheese cooler of more than 1,700 reserve selections from around the world.
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