Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


If you are wondering what to expect when you attend a class at Wynton’s World Cooking School, we have all of your questions answered right here! If you still have a question that is not addressed below, please enter your email address and question on our Contact Us page and we’d be happy to follow up with you, or if it’s during business hours, please feel free to call us at the school at 919-694-5188.

What time should I arrive for my class?
We recommend arriving approximately 10-15 minutes prior to class. Please remain in the dining Area until you are called in to the kitchen. Once the classroom is ready, the instructors and/or assistants will welcome you into the kitchen and take attendance.

I’d like to take leftovers home. Is this allowed?
Due to insurance restrictions, we are unable to allow any food to leave the premises. Please come hungry and plan on eating the meal that you prepared!) here.

Should I have dinner before attending my class, or will I be eating there?
You will be eating here! However, if this is later than you normally eat, we recommend having a light bite before class to tide you over.

Will I get a copy of the recipes made during class?
Yes! Every student gets a copy of the recipes emailed to them within 24hrs.

Do you serve wine during class?
Yes, however, you must bring your own beer or wine. We don’t provide this unless it’s part of a class.

Are pictures allowed?
Pictures are allowed and encouraged! Our instructors love it when you feel that a dish is camera worthy, so please click away!

I need to cancel my registration. What options do I have?
Classes are like theater tickets: the show must go on, so we encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend. Due to the availability of ingredients, sometimes the chef must substitute recipes in class or, because of time constraints, not every recipe scheduled is prepared. Although we make every effort to accommodate our course description, we reserve the right to make changes to make sure your course meets its ultimate goal of enjoyment. We provide the class with written recipes, some chefs cook straight from their heart and head, in which case we provide plenty of paper and pens. For participation classes, we recommend appropriate attire and closed-toe shoes. Items in the kitchen can be very sharp and very hot, so please be careful when cooking. Unless noted in the class description, food cannot be taken from our premises.

  • Full Refund: Any time class is cancelled by Wynton’s World.
    • If you choose to credit the amount towards a future class, you have 6 months to use it from the date of the original class registration. The credit must be used and course taken completed within the 6 month period. If not used during this time your credit will be forfeited.
  • Full Refund: Withdrawal 7 days before class begins.
  • No Refund / Full Credit: Withdrawal within 7 days and before 48 hours. Cancelled due to inclement weather
  • No Refund / No Credit: After 48 hours and/or no appearance at class.

I’m taking a cooking class. What should I wear?
For your safety in the kitchen, we require all shoes to be closed-toe with no or a very low heel. We also ask that all long hair be tied back prior to class. Other than that, we just ask that you dress comfortably. You will be provided with an apron to use, but be aware that just like in your home kitchen, you may not want to wear your best clothes.

I’m taking a class with a friend/spouse. Will we be able to work together?
If you registered together, every effort will be made to group your party together. In many classes, you may also be working in a group with additional people as well.

I prefer to work by myself or with just my friend/spouse. Is this possible?
Generally, students are grouped based on the number of students that register for the class. Due to space and time constraints, this means students are often grouped into teams (this can be 2, 3, or 4 people) and work together to create the meal.

I’ve never taken a cooking class before. What can I expect?
In our classes, our goal is to teach you the proper cooking techniques for a wide variety of foods and cuisines. Upon arrival, you will be given an apron. The instructor will demonstrate how menu items should be prepared and then each team will use the provided ingredients to create the dish. You may eat some parts of the meal as you go along or all together once you’ve finished cooking. The instructor will be available throughout the class to answer questions and help you if needed.

Do I need any previous cooking experience to enjoy the class?
No previous experience is required! We encourage you to ask questions if there is something you don’t understand. There are no bad questions and our instructors are here to help so that you can replicate a recipe on your own at home.

Can I bring my child or teen to class with me?
Generally, our evening classes are designed for adults. We offer many classes especially for kids and teens as well as some parent and child classes. In our regular adult classes, every student must be at least 18 years old to attend and 21 to consume alcohol.

 

How much food is served during an class?

Most cooking classes are equivalent to a three-four course meal. Fundamental one-time classes provide a small meal. There are some classes in which no meal is provided. You will be made aware of these classes by reading the description tab.

 

Does your menu ever change from what’s listed in your newsletter and on your website?

We make every effort to remain true to the advertised menu, while reserving the right to substitute ingredients or menu items. Due to seasonality and availability, occasionally it may be necessary to substitute ingredients.

 

Do I have to register in advance or can I just show up?

All cooking classes require advanced registration. Registration usually closes 48 hours in advance of most classes. Please call US to inquire about last minute availability. 919-694-5188

How do I search for a cooking class on your website?

Visit us at: www.wyntonsworld.com/calendar and search classes by the date desired to attend. If you need help searching for a class or would like more information, please call the school and someone will be happy to assist you.

How much does it cost to take join an cooking class?

The price of each class is listed in the description found online at: www.wyntonsworld.com/calendar. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Do you have a waiting list for sold out experience?

Yes, waiting lists are maintained for sold out classes. Please call US to have your name added to the waiting list. You will be notified if a space becomes available.

How are classes priced, couples or individually?

The class price is listed per person. However, if a class is titled DATE NIGHT, the price is per couple.

 

How many participants are required to hold a cooking class?

We require a minimum 4. When we are forced to cancel a class due to low attendance, we will email/telephone you to make you aware of the cancellation. Please review the policies for refunds and exchanges.

 

Can I rent your cooking school facility?

Yes, we offer facility rentals for your culinary needs. Contact US for available dates and costs. Our instructors and utility staff may be available to assist for an additional cost.

Do you offer special events such as team building cooking or cooking parties?

Yes, you can choose the style and menu perfect for your upcoming event by selecting from the current culinary program. Whether you are thinking about a unique team building exercise for your employees, trying to find just the right place for a birthday celebration, or looking for a stress-free way to throw a dinner party, we can customize a special event to meet your needs. Special events include but are not limited to: team building, birthday parties, bridal showers, recruiting functions, holiday parties, special occasions, supper clubs, luncheons, corporate sales, and fund raising.

How do I give someone an experience as a gift?

Gift certificates may NOW be purchased and redeemed online.

May I use a gift certificate to purchase cooking class?

Yes, gift certificates may be redeemed for classes or used to purchase merchandise.

Do gift certificates expire?

Yes. Gift certificates are valid for one year from date of purchase.

 

 

Do you offer vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free classes?

Many of our classes contain vegetarian, vegan, or gluten –free dishes. Please contact us for more information on a class that may be suitable for you. WE encourage you to learn skills and techniques in our classes then modify at home to suit your needs.

Are your kitchens Kosher?

No, our facilities is not kosher.