Cooking class questions and answers
Who should take cooking classes?
Anyone! Our instructors are excited to teach cooks of all levels. We occasionally offer classes specifically for beginners, advanced cooks and teens. Young adults between 14 and 15 years of age are required to attend with an adult. Ages 16 and up may attend by themselves. Knife Skills Classes are for ages 16 and up. Couple’s Classes are for adults 18 and up. Check the cooking class calendar for all our classes.
Who teaches the classes?
A variety of chefs in the Cincinnati area teach cooking classes at The Learning Kitchen so we can offer the broadest range of skills, experience and tastes. Co-owner Jennifer Vogel is the Head Chef and collaborates with local personal chefs, caterers and restaurant chefs to teach on a regular basis.
What is the fee for classes?
Prices vary based on the ingredients and format of the class. Please check the cooking class calendar for the price of the class you are interested in.
How do I register?
When do you update the class calendar?
The next month of classes on the class calendar is posted on the first of each month.
How should I dress for class?
Please wear closed-toe, comfortable shoes and clothes. High heels are not recommended in our kitchen for safety reasons. You will be provided with an apron to wear during class. You may want to pull back long hair.
When should I arrive for class?
Before class begins, you'll need to sign-in, choose a cooking station and choose a beverage, so we encourage guests to arrive 15-20 minutes before the class start time. Station selection is on a first-come, first-choose basis, so arrive early if you want to be next to friends. During a Date Night, you will always stand next to your date. Come even earlier if you want to look around the boutique before class.
How much will I get to eat during class?
All of our classes are completely hands-on and each guest will prepare the menu at individual stovetops, so each guest will eat a full portion of the day's menu at the end of class. During Knife Skills, Advanced Sauces or The Five Master Skills class, the portions will vary.
Do your classes include beverages?
House and Premium Wine Selections are available by the glass or bottle during most classes, Mondays through Saturdays. Guests must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol and we ask that all guests drink responsibly. Fruit infused waters are offered at no charge during all classes. Please see the Private Events page for more details.
Can I buy the equipment and tools we use during class?
Yes! Nearly everything used in the kitchen is available for purchase in our boutique. Class participants receive a discount on products the day of class. View discount details.
Can I schedule a private cooking lesson or have a party or team-building event in your kitchen?
Yes! Our classes can be personalized for groups of 8-16 for hands-on classes and 10-25 for competition events. See our Private Events section for more information.
How many people are needed to hold a class?
Typically, we'll hold a class with a minimum of four guests. Certain classes may require higher enrollment. Low enrollment notices will be issued about one day before the scheduled class. If a class needs to be cancelled due to low enrollment, The Learning Kitchen will offer the scheduled guests a $5 credit toward a transfer to a new class.
Can I cancel or change my reservation?
A minimum 10-day notice via phone or in-person (not email) is required for class cancellations or rescheduling. This policy is in place to keep the costs of our classes as low as possible and ensure that seats are sold to those committed to attending. If you are unable to attend a class, you are encouraged to send someone in your place. We cannot make exceptions.
What if class is cancelled due to weather?
If class needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather or for any other reason, we'll make every attempt to contact each registered student. We'll also post the class closings on the local television and radio stations. A full refund will be issued if we cancel a class.