Q. What is the general skill level of students?
A. Our students come from a variety of cooking backgrounds, from little or no experience to culinary school graduates. We structure our classes to meet the needs of every student, regardless of skill level or experience.
Q. I am a complete beginner in the kitchen. Will I be comfortable taking a class at Kitchen on Fire?
A. Yes! Our goal is to make cooking fun and approachable for everybody – from first timers in the kitchen to seasoned home cooks, Kitchen on Fire has something for everybody.
Q. Is there a minimum age requirement for students?
A. We have had students as old as 9 attend class with parents, and as young as 99. We also have high school age minors come to class with a parental release form if the parents are not attending. (form available via email).
Q. What is the KoF Cancellation Policy?
A. All cancellations must be received at least 96 hours before your class begins. If adequate notice isn’t given and/or you don’t show up for your class, you are still responsible for the tuition for your entire reservation (meaning all those you registered).We do not want this hands-on experience to go to waste, so if you can’t make the class in the last minute please feel free to give your seats away to friends or family. Just have them check-in to class under your name and let one of the chefs know.If you make the 96 hour deadline, you are eligible for one of the following:
- A class credit for the full value of your purchase that you can apply to any future class we offer.
- A refund minus a processing fee of $5.00 for each credit card used to purchase your reservation(s). For any refund over $250, the processing fee is $10.00 for each credit card used.
Q. Does Kitchen on Fire sell gift certificates.
A. Yes! You can purchase Kitchen on Fire gift certificates in any denominations on our website (Gift Shop), over the phone, or in person. Purchase here!
Q. How do I redeem a gift certificate?
A. Please enroll via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the name and the date of the class along with the certificate number.
Q. Can I book a private party or event at Kitchen on Fire?
A. Yes! Go to our private event page
or contact us at email@example.com
Q. Does Kitchen on Fire offer catering services?
A. No, although we will be happy to recommend other catering services in the area.
Q. Can I hire Kitchen on Fire to host an event in my home?
A. Yes! Kitchen on Fire will throw a cooking party from the comfort of your home.
Q. What is the policy on bringing alcoholic beverages to Kitchen on Fire classes/events?
A. We open-heartedly invite class and event participants to bring any beverages they would like to enjoy for personal consumption during their stay at Kitchen on Fire. We cannot sell or distribute alcohol, and we uphold ABC regulations. No minor can drink on our premises nor can we have intoxicated people attending a class and/or event.
Q. What is the maximum/minimum size of a class at Kitchen on Fire?
A. Classes range from as large as 20 to as small as 6, with an average class size of 16 for our hands-on classes. Cooking demonstrations can have up to 35 students in attendance. Private events can host up to 60 seated and up to 100 for a cocktail style event.
Q. What should I wear to a Kitchen on Fire class/event?
A. Closed toe shoes, an apron (if you like) and a smile!
Q. How do I get to Kitchen on Fire?
A. Our North location, in the Gourmet Ghetto, is at 1509 Shattuck Ave., near the corner of Vine St., directly above the Epicurious Garden. Our West location, inside Rocket Restaurant Resource
, is at 2940 7th Street, at the corner of 7th and Potter (right off the 580 Ashby exit)
Q. Should I eat before class?
A. There is no need to. A light snack is always provided at the beginning of class, followed by a great meal cooked by you.
Q. Do I need to bring anything?
A. Bring your apron if you’d like and just make sure to bring your appetite.
Q. Where should I park my car?
A. At our North Location, street parking is free after 6:00 PM and all day Sunday. Metered parking on Shattuck and the streets to the East of Kitchen on Fire (towards the hills) is good for up to 2 hours. It is always good to check the parking signs. There is also free parking in the neighborhood to the West (away from the hills), some of which is all day and some of which is timed. Just be sure to read the signs wherever you parking. At our West location, we have our own parking lot on both the 7th Street and Potter St sides of the building.