What is the format of your classes?
Great cooking isn’t about recipes. It’s about techniques. You will feel comfortable and confident the moment you enter our kitchen! Our Instructors are professionals and create a fun and interesting learning environment.
We have two different class formats:
Hands on: These are full participation classes where students take part in practicing techniques and preparing the menu items covered in that class.
Demonstration: These classes are designed as observation classes where participants will watch while Chef Instructors explain and show food preparation and cooking techniques.
The type of instruction will be noted in the description of every class.
Classes will be 2 to 4 hours depending on the material being covered. During class you may be standing for much of the time preparing food hands on. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed toe nonskid type shoes. You will enjoy a generous taste of all food prepared in class so don’t be afraid to show up with your appetite. Classes may be in individual or team format. Instructors will decide how teams will be set up and chosen.
Will I get to eat?
You will learn about classic and innovative cooking techniques, global flavors, and emerging trends in food and cooking. Incredibly delicious food will be prepared in the process. You and your classmates will get to eat what we prepare in class.
What if I have a food allergy?
We use common ingredients in our classes and all ingredients may not be listed in the class description. if you have a food allergy, please notify us at the time you purchase the class so we can better prepare for your needs.
What is your class cancellation policy?
We understand that “stuff” happens. We ask that we are given notice of cancellation with email notification 2 weeks in advance of your scheduled class. With less than 7 days notice of cancellation, no refunds will be given. If you are eligible for a refund, a $10 fee will be deducted from your refund to cover the credit card processing and administration fees. if we cancel a class you will be given a choice of a refund or a credit toward another class. Our inclement weather policy is listed on our policies tab on the main page.
What is the deadline to register for a class?
We ask that you register no later than two days prior to a class so we can make sure to have enough product on hand for everyone. Since classes are first come first serve we recommend that you register as soon as possible.
Can I be transferred to a different cooking class?
Transfers are allowed 7 days in advance of your original scheduled class. Any difference in class cost will be due upon arrival to class.
Can someone else take my place in a class if I’m not able to attend?
Yes! Just notify us in advance by email with the person’s name and phone number.
Will I be required to sign a waiver?
Yes, all participants will be required to sign a waiver before the start of class. For children under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian is required to complete and sign the waiver. Once you have a waiver on file your all set for one year!
What should I wear to my cooking class?
You will want to wear comfortable clothes and non-slip closed-toe shoes. We will provide an apron and a hat.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
No, all supplies, food, materials, ingredients, and towels will be provided for you to use during class.
What is the age requirement for adult classes?
For most Adult classes, the age requirement is 18 and over.
What is the age requirement for children’s classes?
For most Kids classes, the requirement is 7-15 years of age. You may call us to request an exception if you feel you have special circumstances or needs. We can accept students between the ages of 16 and 18 for certain classes. Parents may drop off their child or wait in the lobby. Parents are not allowed to wait in the in the instructional kitchen unless approved by The Cutting Edge Staff.
What do you provide?
We provide food, tools, aprons, hats, and instruction to complete each class.
What type of beverages will be served?
We provide water and coffee.Soft drinks are included in most party packages.
Do you serve alcohol?
Not at this time. Some classes may involve wine tasting and pairing. You may also inquire about BYO.
How do I plan and schedule a group class or party?
Just give us a call at 865-335-9370 or send us an email to email@example.com.