Frequently Asked Questions

COVID 19

Are masks required?


Yes! Please bring your own mask to wear during class. Masks a required to be worn during class until you sit to eat.




How are we grouped during class for safety?


We encourage you to sign up with friends or family with whom you feel comfortable cooking so we can put you in the same group. If you come to class by yourself, you will be added to an existing group, and all students will be wearing masks.

You can notify us of members of your party either when you book or by contacting us on the Contact Us page of this website.




Do students sign a health waiver?


Yes, the following is on our waiver for all students to review and sign before class. Do you experience any of these symptoms? If you answer yes to any of the following questions, we ask that you DO NOT attend class. Please cancel with us be clicking the below link and you will receive credit towards a future class. Cancellation Form

  1. Have you or anyone in your household had any of the following symptoms in the last 21 days: sore throat, cough, chills, body aches for unknown reasons, shortness of breath for unknown reasons, loss of smell, loss of taste, fever at or greater than 100 degrees Fahrenheit?
  2. Have you or anyone in your household been tested for COVID-19?
  3. Have you or anyone in your household traveled in the U.S. in the past 21 days?
  4. Have you or anyone in your household traveled on a cruise ship in the last 21 days?
  5. Have you or anyone in your household cared for an individual who is in quarantine or is a presumptive positive or has tested positive for COVID-19?
  6. Do you have any reason to believe you or anyone in your household has been exposed to or acquired COVID-19?
  7. To the best of your knowledge have you been in close proximity to any individual who tested positive for COVID-19?




What is the class size?


The maximum class size is 14 students.




What precautions is The Foodie School taking due to COVID-19?


Temperature checks at the door. All students sign a health waiver stating they have not been exposed, traveled outside the country, tested positive, etc. Masks are required for all students, instructors and volunteers. Workstations are divided to create distance between groups. Dining tables are spread out and seat 2 guests at a time, unless more are in your party. Certain parts of class which typically are hands on have been modified to demo.





BOOKING

Can I buy out a class for my friends or family?


Yes, of course! If you buy out an entire class, you can change the menu to whatever you’d like. If you do not buy out all the seats, the menu will remain the same as is stated on the calendar. You can also schedule a Private Event.




Can I purchase a Gift Certificate?


Absolutely! Please contact us directly by emailing thefoodieschool@gmail.com .




How do I book a Date Night class?


When booking a date night class you only need to purchase one participant seat per couple. So if 4 people are attending, that would be 2 participant seats for 2 couples and so on.




Are there any forms that I need to complete prior to class?


Yes! Pease visit the below page to electronically sign the Waiver which is required prior to attending each class, by each individual participant. Class Waiver Form




Members of my party booked separately, will we be able to sit together?


We encourage you to sign up with friends or family with whom you feel comfortable cooking so we can put you in the same group. If you come to class by yourself, you will be added to an existing group, and all students will be wearing masks. You can notify us of members of your party either when you book or by contacting us on the Contact Us page of this website and we will do our best to accomodate you.




Can I attend a class alone?


Absolutely! If you come to class by yourself, you will be added to an existing group, and all students will be wearing masks.





IN CLASS

What should I expect in class?


You will be standing for roughly 2 hours and working in groups to create the food you will eat. You will follow recipes and the instructions of your chef. Our amazing volunteers will be assisting the chef instructor and will complete cleanup. All groups create the same dishes, so you get to see how everything is made. Some members of each group may take turns at the stove/fryer, etc.




What if I can't stand for 2 hours?


If you have trouble being on your feet for 2 hours, please Contact Us prior to class and we will either have a stool for you or you can take intermittent breaks though class. If you are in a wheelchair, please Contact Us so we can have accommodations for you at the work station.




Do I get to take my recipes home?


Each group will receive a recipe packet to follow in class. You will receive an electronic copy of the recipes in your e-mail after class.




How many people are in class?


There will be up to 14 people in hands-on classes, and up to 20 in demonstration-style classes. While social distancing is recommended, students will be broken up into groups at the discretion of the instructor. We encourage people to sign up with friends/family with whom they feel comfortable cooking.




What will I eat?


After class, you will be seated to try all of the food created in class (there will be plenty of it!).




Do I need to tip?


We have hardworking volunteers assisting with class and cleaning up all the dishes, so if you want to throw them a few bucks, they would be more than happy to catch them!




What beverages will be provided during class?


A variety of non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for free during class.




For "Dinner & A Movie" classes, will we be watching the movie during class?


No. These classes create dishes inspired by the movie. The actual Movie will not be viewed in class.




Will alcoholic beverages be provided during class?


The Foodie School will not provide alcoholic beverages to participants. You are welcome to bring wine or beer to enjoy responsibly with your meal. We will provide you with glassware and tools to open your adult beverages. If you do not have a designated driver, please plan on taking an UBER or LYFT.




What if I didn't receive a recipe packet after class?


Please give us a few days to send the recipes out. If you still have not received the recipe packet, please Contact Us.





CANCELLATIONS

What if I can't make it to class?


To cancel a class please review our Cancellation Policy and submit your request, if you qualify.





GENERAL

What do I wear?


Please adhere to the below:

  • Wear long pants

  • Wear comfortable and closed-toe shoes

  • Wear a mask which covers your nose and mouth

  • Long hair must be tied back

An apron and gloves will be provided for you.




What if I've never cooked before?


You probably know more than you think you know! The great thing about The Foodie School is that all methods are taught from the ground up and you receive a lot of tips on “how-tos” and “whys.” Working in groups helps novices learn from more experienced cooks.




What if I've been cooking for many years?


More experienced cooks will hone their skills by learning professional tips from the chefs. Even people who have been cooking at home for years will learn skills they may not have picked up from cooking shows or books. Having a teacher is a wonderful resource.




Can I take food home?


The Foodie School is an educational facility and is therefore not permitted by law to allow food to leave the premises. Don’t worry, you will eat plenty of food in class!




What if I have allergies?


Please Contact Us at least 48 hours before the date of your class in order to have accommodations made. Please choose a class that adheries closer to your allergies (such as, if you are allergic to gluten, please don’t sign up for a Pasta or Pizza class). Last-minute requests are not able to be accommodated.




What if I am vegetarian/vegan?


The Foodie School does have a few vegetarian and vegan classes. You may be able to come to another class, if you alert the chef in advance. Please Contact Us BEFORE REGISTERING to see if the chef will be able to make accommodations for you. Please choose a class that is closer to your food preferences (such as, if you are Vegan, please don’t sign up for Butter, Bacon & Booze). Last-minute requests are not able to be accommodated.




Can I bring alcohol with me to class?


Yes, you are welcome to bring wine or beer to enjoy responsibly with your meal. We will provide you with glassware and tools to open adult beverages. If you do not have a designated driver, please plan on taking an LYFT or UBER.




Can I bring my child?


Children 14 and older may attend an adult class with a registered adult. If your child is younger than 14, please Contact Us BEFORE REGISTERING to let Chef Mara assess if the class is suitable for your child to take.




What if my question is not answered in the FAQ?


Please click the below link to submit your questions to us and we will respond as soon as we can. Contact Us




How can I provide feedback after a class?


We are always looking for ways to improve our program, so any feedback on our classes is greatly appreciated. Please click the below link to submit an evaluation of the class that you attended. Class Evaluation Form





VOLUNTEERS

How do I become a volunteer?


Please visit the Volunteers page for more information on volunteering.





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300 Springhill Farm Road | Suite 107 | Fort Mill, SC 29715 | (704) 237-0032

Website Developed/Managed by: Cassaundra Mason

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