Class Descriptions

  • The majority of adult and kid’s classes are hands-on cooking classes, which means each participant will have their own cooking station, knives and other cookware, as well as ingredients. Occasionally, but not often, participants might have to share ingredients with classmates.
  • Chef’s Table is a sit down dinner where the chef discusses and serves dishes he or she has made. This is not a cooking class.
  • Demonstration Cooking Class is NOT a hands on cooking class. Participants sit and watch food that is being cooked in front of them.

Covid Protocols

As of 3/29/2022 – Omicron BA.2 Variant
  • All adult participants and parents of minors are required to sign a covid form when entering Cookology indicating that they and/or their children do not show signs of illness.
  • Masks must be kept on during the entire class.
  • All chefs have been vaccinated and will wear their mask during the entire class.
Kid’s Class Protocols
Prep tables are spread apart but we cannot effectively control children from not being near each other. They’re less worried than we are, and there is a good chance they will at some point be close to each other (masks on of course), but they will use their own ingredients and kitchen utensils.
We are mask enforcers, and will ask children to keep the mask over their nose and mouth. Please discuss the importance of this at home prior to the class.
Over the summer of 2021, during delta, we had 1500+ kids come to summer camp, sometimes 30 kids per class and never had a case of covid. (praying hands emoji here! 😉 )
We do our best to keep them safe but during this time of Omicron it seems no one is 100% safe with a mask and a vaccine.
OMICRON REFUND: If you are uncomfortable with your child participating, we are offer a 50% credit of the original cost of the class with less than 24 hours.. (Please see our refund policy below.)

Recipes

Recipes for each hands-on and demonstration cooking class will be emailed within twenty four hours of the end of the class, in the form of a URL accompanied by a password to our Online Recipe System.

Photo Release

For almost every class held in the store for adults and kids we take a photos and on occassion film video for promotional purposes. By signing our Policy and Disclaimer at the beginning of the class, you hereby give permission to Cookology to use your name and photographic likeness in all forms and media for advertising, trade, and any other lawful purposes.

Use of knives & general use disclaimer

All adult classes and classes for children aged 8 and up, use knives under the supervision of our professional chef instructors. Knives are used in a professional manner for food preparation only, and allow class participants to improve food preparation skills. We reserve the right to remove anyone we feel is a danger to themselves or others. Please do not allow your child who is 7 years old or younger to participate in a class above their age that involves knives. If we are not made aware of their age they could severely hurt themselves, as their brains have not developed the ability to properly hold an standard 8″ multi-purpose chef’s knife. If you would like to participate we will be glad to give them a smaller knife, but please let us know.

Participants must wear closed-toed shoes to all cooking classes and classes

You may not participate in any class wearing open-toed shoes such as sandals, high heels, flip flops, etc.   Crocs brand or other similar sandaled shoes are also prohibited. We reserve the right to remove anyone without closed-toed shoes without a refund or credit.

Raw or Undercooked Item Consumption Disclaimer

Any items prepared at Cookology may be served raw or undercooked based on your specification and tastes, or may contain raw or undercooked ingredients. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

Cancellation Policy for Classes (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE CAMP POLICY)

  • Class cancellations must be received via phone or e-mail ([email protected] or (703) 433-1909)
  • Need to cancel 8 days or more before class? You are eligible for a refund.
  • Need to cancel within 7 Days to 3 days before class? You are eligible for a credit but no refund.
  • Need to cancel with only 2 days notice? You are only eligible for a credit but no refund.
    • OMICRON: Have to cancel because of covid symptoms? You are eligible for some credit but not all. Please call or email us.
  • Need to cancel within 24 hours of class? You are not eligible for a refund or a credit.
  • INCLEMENT WEATHER: If we cancel class it’s because the roads are not safe. Specifically, there is ice on the ground or temperatures at or below freezing during class times which will make driving treacherous for the customer and our staff. Class credit will be issued or classes will be moved to a later date.
  • Class Cancellation with 24 hours or window of Class:

Late Arrival Policy

  • Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your class.
  • We offer a 15 minute grace period for all of our clients. If you arrive for your class more than 15 minutes late you will NOT be allowed to enter the class and you will NOT be issued a credit or refund.

Kids/Teens Spring/Summer/Winter Camp Cancellation Policy

CAMP REFUND POLICY

  • If you have to cancel for any reason, cancellation fees are based on how far in advance we receive your cancellation notice via phone or email cancellation.
  • 61-90 days prior – Cancellation Fee of 50% of original camp price
  • 31-60 days prior – Cancellation Fee of 75% of original camp price
  • 0-30 days prior – Cancellation Fee of 100% of original camp price
  • No refunds will be given for partially cancelled/attended camps – see Omicron covid policy above – credit will be given. Stay safe.
  • Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including personal emergencies

Class credits must be used within 30 days of issuance

Class credits can be used for the purchase of another class of equal or greater value within 12 months from date of issuance. Class credit cannot be used to purchase store merchandise.

Class fees must be paid at the time of registration either online, in-person or over the phone; as classes are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Cookology reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes due to any reason. In case of cancellation, students will be notified and full refunds or class credits will be given.

Birthday Deposit Refund

In the event that the birthday is canceled the $250 deposit cannot be refunded, but customer is allowed two more chances to change the date of the birthday. If this does not take place, then customer forfeits deposit.

Corporate Deposit Refund

In the event that the corporate class is canceled the $250 – $500 deposit cannot be refunded, the date can be changed once. In the event of a second cancellation, we will discuss options.