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.


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 NON-CAMPS

  • Class cancellations must be received via phone or e-mail ([email protected] or (703) 433-1909)
    AT LEAST SEVEN DAY IN ADVANCE of NON-CAMP (see below) class in order to be issued a REFUND.
  • Cancellations received AT LEAST 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE are eligible for CLASS CREDIT.
  • No refund or credit will be given for cancellation notice given less than 48 hours before class FOR ANY REASON.

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 Camp Cancellation 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
  • 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 30 days 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 $500 deposit cannot be refunded, the date cannot be changed and no credit will be given.