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 professional Chefs that create a fun, hands-on, and interactive learning environment.
We have two different class formats:
Hands-on/Demonstration: 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. Classes may be in individual or team format. Instructors will decide how teams will be set up and chosen.
How should I dress?
Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe nonskid type shoes. You will want to wear comfortable clothes and non-slip closed-toe shoes. We will provide an apron and a hat. Please pull your hair back so that your hair does not pose a safety or health issue for you and others in the class.
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. Students will get to eat what we prepare in class so bring an appetite.
Can I take home leftover food?
No takeout food will be permitted unless the class description says differently. Please do not bring takeout containers from home into the facility.
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, we ask that you understand our goal is to teach cooking techniques and it will not always be possible to change class menus and ingredients to accommodate those with allergies. It is best to call us and ask about a specific class so we may better help you.
What is your class cancellation and class transfer policy?
Please visit the cancellation policy section of our website.
What is the deadline to register for a class?
We ask that you register no later than one day prior to a class so we can make sure to have enough products on hand for everyone. Since classes are first come first serve, we recommend that you register as soon as possible. You may call us after the deadline to request late enrollment admission.
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 you’re all set for one year!
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 16 and over. You may call to find out if an adult class is suitable for the 16-18 age range.
What is the age requirement for children’s and family classes?
For most Kids’ classes, the requirement is 9-15 years of age. Family classes are for kids ages 5-15 and at least one adult ages 18 and up. You may call us to request an exception if you feel you have special circumstances or needs.
Can I have someone wait in the facility for me?
We don’t have a waiting area at the school and people not attending class cannot wait inside the facility unless approved by The Cutting Edge Management.
What do you provide?
We provide food, supplies, tools, aprons, hats, instruction, and everything else you will need to participate in your class.
What type of beverages will be available?
We provide complimentary water and coffee. Soft drinks are available for purchase as well.
Do you serve alcohol?
Yes! We offer an extensive wine list, hard ciders, beer, and cocktails during adult classes. All we ask is that guests drink responsibly.