Policies

Below is general information about the types of classes we offer and our policies. To learn about and register for upcoming classes, please take a look at our class calendar page.

Hands-On Classes

Wear comfy, closed toes shoes and come prepared to cook! In our hands-on classes students will break into groups, with each group preparing recipes provided for the evening. Once we’re done, we’ll all sit down for a full meal, so you may want to go easy on what you eat before coming to class.

Unless specifically noted, classes are for ages 16 and older. If your child is under 16 and would like to attend, special permission is required in advance, as is parental attendance.

Class length: 2 to 3 hours

Cost: $45 to $85 per person

Demonstration Classes

Demonstration classes are a great way to be sure you don’t miss a thing. You’ll be able to watch and listen to your chef as she or he prepares fabulous food right in front of you! You won’t miss out on any techniques or steps needed to prepare a great dish. Once the food has been prepared, each student will receive a generous tasting of each recipe prepared. Portions are a bit lighter than in our participation class.

Unless specifically noted, classes are for ages 16 and older. If your child is under 16 and would like to attend, special permission is required in advance.

Class length: 2 to 2-1/2 hours

Price: $40 to $65 per person

Children & Teens Classes & Camps

Children’s and teen classes typically include a short lecture followed by hands-on activities. Be prepared to get a little messy as we’ll be cooking from scratch.

Class length: 1-1/2 to 3 hours

Price: $25 to $48 per person

CANCELLATION POLICY

Registration is a firm commitment to attend the class or series. No refunds or credits will be issued for cancellations, regardless of the reason. With notice, you are welcome to send a replacement in your place. No exceptions will be made.

Please see below for specific cancellation policies regarding summer camps.

SUMMER CAMP CANCELLATION POLICY

All cancellations must be made at least one calendar month before the first day of your child’s camp. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE. No refunds, credits, or camp rescheduling will be allowed for cancellations made after this time. Cancellations made at least one month prior to the camp will be refunded minus a $75 cancellation fee.

PRIVATE CLASS POLICIES

  • A 50% deposit is required to reserve your date. All deposits are nonrefundable.
  • Your final headcount is required 1 week prior to your event.
  • The balance of your fee is required 3 business days prior to your scheduled event.
  • All participants may arrive up to 15 minutes prior to your scheduled class.
  • All private participation classes are 3 hours; demonstration classes are 2-1/2 hours. Your event will have a 15 minute bumper both before and after your event. Additional time may be available for an additional hourly fee.
  • If you would like to bring beer or wine to enjoy with your dinner, please plan to drink responsibly.

ALCOHOL POLICY

If you would like to enjoy wine or beer with your meal after the cooking is done, feel free to bring a bottle with you. The Kitchen Studio Cooking School is BYOB for those 21 and older. Alcohol is to be enjoyed during the sit-down portion of the evening only. Thank you in advance for drinking responsibly.

LEFTOVER POLICY

We welcome to you enjoy the fruits of your labors heartily while you visit us at TKSCS! We always have lots of food. Though there are often leftovers, unless otherwise specified, we use these to feed our dedicated staff and volunteers. Thank YOU!

ALLERGY POLICY

We use flour, sugar, butter, eggs, nuts of all varieties, and other ingredients that may not be considered allergy-safe. Please call us at 301-663-6442 with specific concerns.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

We do our best to follow the Frederick Community College guidelines during inclement weather. In the case of bad weather, please call us at 301-663-6442 for details on your specific class. All cancelled classes will be rescheduled or given class credit.