Age RequirementsStudents must be a minimum of 16 years of age to enroll in cooking classes and a minimum of 21 years of age to enroll in wine, beer, or cocktail classes, with the exception of classes for Future Chefs.
Young aspiring chefs must be at least 13 years of age to participate in Future Chef classes. Rising culinary stars younger than 18 will need a parent or guardian to vouch for them as a co-signer.
Cancellations and RefundsFor all courses, payment in full is required at the time of registration. Refunds will be issued only in the event that we cancel a course. (Students will be given advance notice of cancellations.)
If you cancel your attendance with less than 2 calendar days notice or if you attend no portion of the scheduled course, you will be issued a credit valued at 50% of the cost of the course. If you cancel your registration 2 or more calendar days prior to your course start date, you will be issued a credit equal to the amount paid that may be applied toward the cost a future course. Credits must be used within one year of your original registration date.
Please note that we are unable to offer makeup classes.
What to WearProper attire is very important for safety and sanitary reasons. All students must wear long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and black non-slip, closed-toe shoes (no sneakers, loafers, sandals, etc.) for any hands-on cooking classes you attend. Please refrain from wearing dangle earrings. Hair that covers the collar should be tied back. Aprons and skull caps will be provided for use during class.
There are no dress requirements for classes that do not include hands-on cooking or baking.
Cell Phone PolicyPlease respect your classmates and your instructor by refraining from using a cell phone to make calls or text messages during class. There are designated areas where cell phone use is allowed.
ClosingsEmergencies, extreme weather, or other prohibitive conditions may require a cancellation. Contact us for information on school closures:
New York Campus
800.229.7990 or 646.254.7533
866.318.2433 or 408.370.9190