Do I need any previous cooking experience to enjoy the class?
No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand. There are no bad questions and our instructors are here to help so that you can replicate a recipe on your own at home.
I prefer to work by myself or with just my friend/spouse. Is this possible?
Generally, students are grouped based on the number of students that register for the class. Due to space and time constraints, this means students are often grouped into teams (this can be 2, 3, or 4 people) and work together to create the meal. If you prefer to work with your besties please contact us about setting up a private class!
I’m taking a class with a friend/spouse. Will we be able to work together?
If you registered together, every effort will be made to group your party together. In many classes, you may also be working in a group with additional people as well.
I’m taking a Participation class. What should I wear?
For your safety in the Participation kitchen, we require all shoes to be closed-toe with no or a very low heel. We also ask that all long hair be tied back prior to class. Other than that, we just ask that you dress comfortably. You will be provided with an apron to use, but be aware that just like in your home kitchen, you may not want to wear your best clothes.
Will I get a copy of the recipes made during class?
Absolutely! All recipes including appetizers prepared before you arrive will be shared via email.
What is a recreational class?
Art of the Meal specializes in hands-on participation cooking classes because we feel that students learn best when executing the technique or menu themselves, and as a result, leave with a much greater level of confidence to practice what they have learned in their own kitchen. Class sizes are limited to provide for an interactive learning experience, where all students have ample exposure to the instructor. We offer a wide range of class topics and cater to virtually every interest, age, and skill level. Our mission is simple: to cook thoughtful and seasonally inspired food, to provide a technical foundation on which to build kitchen confidence, and most of all, to put fun back into the kitchen!
Do you serve wine during class?
No we do not. You are welcome to bring your own bottle, we do not charge a corkage fee. Most of the time we have plenty of room in the refrigerator to keep your beverages chilled. We provide ice, glassware and bottle openers. Also included in all classes are water and tea.
I need to cancel my registration. What options do I have?
If it is prior to 3 days before the class starts, please call the school during business hours and we can help you obtain a credit towards a future class. We are unable to offer refunds or credits for a class registration that is canceled within 3 days of the class because our instructors have already purchased ingredients on your behalf. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send someone else in your place. Just notify the office so we can inform the instructor.
Can I bring my child or teen to class with me?
We love kids, but generally, our evening classes are designed for adults, most of the time out enjoying a date night. We offer many classes especially for kids and teens as well as some parent and child classes. If you feel as though your child may be the exception, feel free to call the kitchen and discuss with us.
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