Class Policies

To help ensure you enjoy your cooking class with us, please be reminded of our class policies and guidelines.

Hands-on Group Cooking

All of our classes and events are hands-on cooking classes. We are a social community and teach group cooking where we share ingredients and tools with the participants at our tables. Depending on the class, you may be able to book a shared or a private table.

Class Ages

Kids Classes

Our children’s classes are designed for ages 2 to 17. The age range for each class is noted in the title for that class. Caregiver & me classes include a spot for one caregiver per child in the registration. Family classes are for children and parents to each register and cook along side each other together. Drop-off classes and camps are designed just for children.

Adult Classes

Our adult classes are for ages 18+. Select menus are for ages 21+.

Booking Policy

Confirmation Email

All bookings will receive a confirmation email immediately after booking. Please notify us immediately if you do not receive a confirmation email. Participants are responsible to ensure they receive and read their confirmation email.

Payment – Public Events

Payment in full is required at the time of registration for public classes and camps.

Payment – Private Events

A non-refundable and non-transferrable event deposit is required at the time of booking for private events. Event deposits apply to your date and time booked only; they are not transferable to a new date and/or time. If you’d like to change your event date and/or time, your initial deposit will be retained/forfeited and a new deposit will be required. Your balance due will be charged 5 days prior to your event based on your guaranteed guest count and selections.

What to Wear & Bring

We prefer close-toed shoes and long hair pulled back in our Kitchen. We will have aprons for you to wear, so just bring your smiling face and willingness to delve into all things tasty!

If you are coming to a drop-off kids class or camp, bring a water bottle labeled with your first and last name.

Waiver Policy

Guest participation is subject to the execution of our waiver. Guests under the age of 18 must have their waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian (no nannies/sitters, grandparents, carpooling parents, etc). Any guests without a signed waiver will not be able to participate and will not be offered a refund or rescheduling.

Bring Your Own Beverage (BYOB)

We allow beer, wine, or bubbly (no liquor) in our adult classes and private events for guests ages 21+. Glasses and openers are provided!

Select Kitchens (currently in California and Illinois) operate as Bar Kitchens and will have a curated selection of red and white wines and beer available for purchase. Reach out to your local Kitchen if you have any questions.

COVID Protocols & Cleanliness Standards

In our commitment to making our events as safe as they are fun, we continue to follow all state and local guidelines as well as additional safety and sanitation protocols to protect the health of our guests and culinary crew.

Masks are at your discretion. We ask that you please be courteous and respectful of everyone’s individual comfort levels, including those who prefer to wear a mask.

Observers & Chaperone Limit

Observers & Guests at Public Classes

Observers or non-paid participants are not permitted during public classes, except for caregivers at our caregiver & me classes. Please reach out to your local Kitchen to discuss if you’d like for an aid to accompany a student at a drop-off class.

Drop-off Parties & Chaperone Limit

Chaperones are welcome for private children’s events as needed based on the children’s age. We recommend a drop-off party. If parents would like to stay, we have a limit of one adult per child with the exception of the birthday child’s parents and grandparents.

Arrival, Late Arrival, Drop-off & Pick-up Policy for Public Classes/Camps

Arrival Policy

Our Kitchen will open 10 minutes prior to begin checking in and welcoming guests. We’ll start promptly, so be sure to arrive on-time to ensure that you are able to get the full experience from start to finish!

Late Arrival Policy

If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your class, you may be denied entry and will not be offered a refund or rescheduling.

Drop-Off Policy

If a minor is attending a drop-off class, please escort your child into the Kitchen each day as you will be required to note who is authorized for pick up at the end of the session. Your child will need a signature from their designated “pick-up person” at the end of each session. If your child is able to leave on their own, we will need written permission which you can do at drop-off.

Pick-up Policy

Pick-up is promptly at the end of our session so please be on time. If you are late for pick-up your child will automatically be enrolled in our late pick-up program which runs until 30-minutes after the session end-time and charged $15.

Arrival & Departure Policy for Private Events

Arrival Policy

Our Kitchen will open 10 minutes prior to your event to allow you and and your guests ample time to check in. We will start promptly to ensure that you are able to get the full experience from start to finish!

Departure Policy

As the booking client, we will rely on you to clearly communicate the event end time to your guests to ensure we are able to clean up promptly. If you stay more than 10 minutes past your event time, you will be charged for an additional 30 minutes. Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Seating Arrangements

If you would like to sit with friends (or siblings that registered separately), please let us know prior to your arrival to ensure that we are able to accommodate your request.

Outside Food & Birthday Cake

We do not allow outside food in our facility.

The only exception to this is for our Children’s Birthday Parties. Our outside fee applies and the below requirements must be followed. All outside food/cake must be nut-free, not require heat or refrigeration and should accompany you when you arrive.

Birthday Cake – Birthday Parents may bring in a birthday cake for the children although we always recommend our cupcake decorating add-on in lieu of a cake. We’ll cut and serve your cake to the guests.

Snacks for Chaperones – Birthday Parents may bring in up to two platters for their chaperone guests. Outside food must arrive on platters ready for service. Plates, cups, utensils & napkins will be provided.

Snacks for Children – Birthday Party participants (children) will be engaged the entire party creating their menu from scratch. Snacks for the children must arrive ready for service. Our team will pass them out when it’s time to eat.

Individuals with Allergies – All of our menus are nut-free. We do our best to offer a wide variety of menus that cater to different dietary needs and restrictions from vegetarian to gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free and vegan. If you select an allergy-free menu, it is important to note that while the recipes are free of those ingredients, we are not an allergy-free facility for these ingredients. Recipes are cooked at group tables, and for your safety individual adjustments cannot be made. If an individual participant has an allergy that would prevent them from enjoying what you’ve prepared, they can bring in nut-free outside food for their enjoyment. The outside food cannot require heat or preparation and TBK will not serve this food to the client.

Public Classes & Camps Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and non-refundable. There are no exceptions. You can reschedule your booking up to 5 days prior to the start time of the class using online rebooking. Rescheduling requests within 5 days of the class and no-show participants will not be accommodated. New bookings made within 5 days of the class cannot be rescheduled. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late to your class, you may be denied entry and will not be offered a refund or rescheduling. Taste Buds Kitchen will not be held responsible for unforeseen circumstances including schedule conflicts, illnesses, last-minute emergencies, and any other circumstance.

Need to reschedule your booking?

You can reschedule your booking up to 5 days prior to the start time of your class by clicking the “Change booking” link included below your listed class date and time in your confirmation email. If you are unable to rebook yourself, you’ve missed your rebooking window. Do your best to make it to class or send a friend in your place, as we do not offer rescheduling within 5 days of the class.

Taste Buds Kitchen cancellation

Taste Buds Kitchen may need to cancel a class on rare occasions due to an instructor/facility emergency or low enrollment. If this happens, we’ll let you know, and get you into another class or offer you a full refund.

Private Events Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and non-refundable. There are no exceptions. Event deposits apply to your date and time booked only; they are not transferable to a new date and/or time. If you’d like to change your event date and/or time, your initial deposit will be retained/forfeited and a new deposit will be required. Your balance due will be charged 5 days prior to your event based on your guaranteed guest count and selections. Reschedule and cancellation requests within 5 days of the event and no-shows will not be accommodated and the booking client will be financially responsible for the entire deposit and balance due. Taste Buds Kitchen will not be held responsible for unforeseen circumstances including schedule conflicts, illnesses, last-minute emergencies, and any other circumstance.

Want to update your booking?

Modification to the selected menu, guest headcount, add-ons and favors are acceptable until 5 days prior to your event. To make a modification, reply to your confirmation email with your request at least 5 days before the start time of your event. After this time, your headcount is a guaranteed attendance and will not be reduced regardless of how many guests attend.

Taste Buds Kitchen cancellation

Taste Buds Kitchen may need to cancel a private event on rare occasions due to an instructor/facility emergency. If this happens, we’ll let you know, and reschedule your event or offer you a full refund.

Updated DECEMBER 2023