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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Taste Buds Kitchen?
Taste Buds Kitchen is a Kids Kitchen by day and an Adult BYOB Kitchen by night. Join us for a hands-on and entertaining cooking class, camp, party or corporate event where you’ll create a culinary masterpiece and memories with your friends and families. We love cooking with kids, families and adults, ages 2 to 99. As a national franchise brand, we also offer prospective new owners the opportunity to open their own Taste Buds Kitchen. Taste Buds Kitchen is truly the place to learn, laugh, cook.
How do I find the closest Taste Buds Kitchen to me?
You can view all our current kitchen locations here. Find your local Kitchen and view their upcoming cooking class and camp schedule and/or book a private event. With locations from coast to coast, hopefully we have a location near you. If we don’t yet, sign-up for our VIP List and we’ll let you know when we open nearby. If you want to be the one to open a local Taste Buds Kitchen, click here for more information about opening your own Kitchen. 
How can I open my own Taste Buds Kitchen franchise?
We are looking for great operating partners to open Taste Buds Kitchen franchises in communities around the country. If you think this may be you, you can learn more here.
How do I sign up for a cooking class or book a party?
Select your local Kitchen and register for the class or camp of your choice with easy online registration. You can also check availability and reserve the Kitchen for a party or private event. It’s as easy as that!
How can I purchase a gift card?
Give the gift of cooking with a Taste Buds Kitchen. Our gift cards can be redeemed at any location. Click here to purchase.
What ages do you cater to?
2 to 99 — literally! We love cooking with kids, families and adults.
What hours are you open?
Our Kitchens are always full of happy smiling faces, hosting events 7 days a week! Our office is open during normal business hours Monday to Friday. Reach out to your local Kitchen if you have specific questions about their upcoming class or camp schedule or to book a private event.
Is Taste Buds Kitchen a nut-free Kitchen?
Taste Buds Kitchen is a nut-free kitchen. We do not cook with any peanuts or tree nuts or allow them into our kitchen. We do not use the nuts themselves, nut butters, oils or flour, or items containing the whole nuts. We are not however able to guarantee that all of our ingredients are produced in a nut-free facility. Additionally, we occasionally host events at off-site venues that may not be nut-free. Please contact your local Kitchen if you have any questions.
Do you accommodate other food allergies such as gluten-free and vegan?
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. Please contact your local Kitchen if you have any questions.
Do I need to sign a waiver before participating in an event?
All guests must sign our standard Waiver before they are permitted to cook with us in the kitchen. Guests under the age of 18 must have this form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Any guests without a signed Waiver will not be able to participate. Please contact your local Kitchen to request the link to their online waiver if you don't already have it.
How do I cancel a registration?
Our events are non-refundable. For public classes and camp, you are able to request an account credit up until 48 hours prior to the class start time here. Private events are non transferable and not eligible for account credit. Taste Buds Kitchen is unable to make exceptions to this policy for scheduling conflicts, last-minute illnesses or no shows. You can read our complete cancellation policy for both public and private events here.  
How do I apply to work at Taste Buds Kitchen?
Want to join our team? We want to work with the best so if that’s you and you want to get involved in an exciting and growing company and industry, learn more and apply online. Just to warn you, smiling is a prerequisite.
How can I partner with Taste Buds Kitchen?
Looking to partner with our fun-loving culinary brand? We'd love to speak with you further. Please contact us and we'll be in touch promptly.
Will Taste Buds Kitchen donate to our cause?
Taste Buds Kitchen takes pride in helping our local communities as much as we can. If you are a local non-profit organization and would like to have Taste Buds Kitchen donate a gift card or host a Cooking for a Cause event in our kitchen, please submit your request here.