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Frequently Asked Questions

Cooking Classes

Who should take cooking classes?

Anyone!   Whether you're a complete novice in the kitchen, or an experienced cook our classes are designed to be fun, informative and interactive. Our Chef instructors are excited to teach cooks of all levels.

Classes are designed for adults (unless the class title includes "Kids", "Parent-Child", or "Mom/Dad & Me). Young adults between 14 and 15 years of age may register along with a paying adult. Young adults ages 16 and up may attend by themselves.  Knife Skills Classes are for ages 16 and up. Children under the age of 14 will not be allowed to participate in an adult class for safety reasons and out of fairness to other class members expecting an adult experience. Refunds and/or transfers shall not be offered.

Date Night classes are for adults aged 21 and older. These classes are designed for any 2 adults (not necessarily a "date") sharing a cooktop.

Kids Classes are designed for children ages 8-16. The minimum age for children is 8. (Younger than 8 may not safely and comfortably reach our cooktops.)

Parent-Child Date Classes are designed for an adult (not necessarily a "parent") and a child sharing a cooktop. The minimum age for children is 8. (Younger than 8 may not safely and comfortably reach our cooktops.)

Mom/Dad & Me classes are designed for any combination of adults and children. Each adult or child will cook at their own cooktop. Purchase 1 seat for each. The minimum age for children is 8. (Younger than 8 may not safely and comfortably reach our cooktops.)

Who teaches the classes?
A variety of chefs in the Cincinnati area as well as our-in house Chefs teach cooking classes at The Learning Kitchen so we can offer the broadest range of skills, experience and tastes.

What is the class format?
Hands-on, preparing and cooking your own ingredients.  No Group Cooking other guest will touch your foodUpon arrival, each guest, or couple during Date classes, will have their own ingredients set out at their own cooktop which has two induction burners.  Chef guides the class through the preparation of the ingredients and the cooking of the meal. A typical class flow is to prepare and eat an appetizer or salad and then prepare and eat the entree and sides. Meals are eaten at our dining tables with plenty of time for socializing.  Great Food...Great Fun!

Are Date Night classes only for Dates?

During a "Date Night" format class two adults share a cooktop working together making a full meal for each. This format class is perfect for dates, but also friends, siblings, and parent and adult child couples.

The price shown for Date Night classes is the price for the couple.  At checkout, you'll select 1 "Seat" and list both names in the name field.

Coming with a group of friends to a Date Night class?  We suggest that 1 couple book for everyone so no one is left out if the class fills.

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.

"Date" and "Parent-Child" classes are priced per couple. When purchasing for a Date or Parent-Child class, select only 1 "seat". 

How do I register?
You can register and pay for classes using our cooking class calendar and shopping cart. You can also register over the phone or at our store.

When do you update the class calendar?
We always show the current month and the next month's classes on our class calendar. A new month is posted on the 15th day of the month. To have the best opportunity to attend the class of your choice, visit our class calendar at the beginning 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 5-10 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 Kitchen 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 cooktops, so each guest will eat a full portion of the day's menu at the end of class. During Knife Skills, 5 "Mother Sauces", The Five Master Skills class and other "Skills" classes, the portions will vary based on the skills being taught. You'll never go away hungry and will have leftovers to take home in many classes.

Do your classes include beverages?
House and Premium Wine Selections are available by the glass or bottle during most classes, Mondays through Saturdays. We also offer a variety of craft beer, soft drinks and iced tea. Guests must be at least 21 years old to purchase or consume alcohol and we ask that all guests drink responsibly. Water is offered at no charge during all classes. 

Why don't you include adult beverages in the price of the class?
We've know that not everyone wants a beverage with every meal and therefore rather than raise the price of all classes, we've chosen to keep our prices lower by not including it in the cost.

Can I buy the equipment and kitchen 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. 

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 8-48. 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 three guests. Certain classes may require higher enrollment. Low enrollment notices will be issued on the morning of 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?
All sales are final. A minimum 48-hour notice via email ( is required for class rescheduling for reservations of one to three guests.  A minimum 7-day notice via phone or in-person is required for class rescheduling for reservation of four or more guests. In the event we have a waiting list for your class and we are able to fill your spot with someone from that list, we will issue a store credit for the cost of your class which can be used toward a future class. 
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?
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 prior to the start of class. A full credit will be issued if we cancel or reschedule a class.

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