How much does a party cost?
$359.99 is the basic price for up to 10 guests, additional guests are $30.00 each.
Our 2 Hour Teen Parties are $450.00 or up to 10 guests, additional guests are $40.00 each.
How many guests can you accommodate?
We can accommodate up to 30 kids for a birthday party.
Is the cake included?
Yes, each party comes with a two-layer, 8 inch round cake, with your choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting, sprinkles, and candles.
What kind of cake is it?
Vanilla cake with a choice of chocolate or vanilla frosting.
Do you have decorations?
All birthday parties come with decorations, themed paper ware, and tablecloths.
Do you provide balloons?
No, but you can certainly bring in your own balloons.
How far in advance do we need to book?
Two weeks or more is recommended to get your preferred date and time.
Do you provide beverages?
We provide lemonade and water for guests.
What are the times of your birthday parties?
Friday (Day Time Available by Phone) ~ 6:00-7:30 PM
Saturday ~ 10:00-11:30, 12:00-1:30, 2:00-3:30, and 4:00-5:30
Sunday ~ 11:00-12:30, 1:00-2:30, and 3:00-4:30
Can you modify or customize a menu?
Yes, but projects need to be approved to ensure it works within the time limits of the event. A completely customized menu/party theme will be an additional cost on top of the basic $349.00 package.
Do the kids do the cooking?
Yes, all cooking projects are either prepped to be individual or group projects.
Do the kids get to eat what they make?
Of course! That’s the best part!
Is there a time and place to open gifts?
This really depends on the participants. If we do not have time during the party for you to open gifts, you can use the area outside of the school to open presents with guests.
How do you handle food allergies?
We work with food allergies every day and can make modifications when given advance notice. We are nut free for birthday parties and can provide gluten free options for an additional $10.00 per guest.
Can kids under 3 attend a party?
We find it is too difficult for kids under 3 to participate, but they are welcome to be at the party without participating in the cooking.
When do I confirm everything for my party?
72 hours prior to the day of your event.
What is your cancellation policy?
- 8 days or more from your scheduled event: No charge/penalty to reschedule or cancel your event and your deposit will be refunded
- Within 7 Days of your event:
- If Cancelled and Not Rescheduled: 100% of the balance due for your party will be charged and is non-refundable.
- If Cancelled and Rescheduled: This will result in a loss of your non-refundable deposit. *Note this includes rescheduling due to weather conditions or illness
*This policy applies to all Way Cool Cooking School Inc. rescheduled and canceled events due to illness, weather, unplanned circumstances, etc. that result in the inability to attend at scheduled event time.
What are your payment options?
Cash, Check, and all Major Credit Cards (There is a 2% credit convenience fee added to all credit card transactions.)
Do you require a deposit?
There is a $100.00 deposit plus a 2% credit card processing fee at the time of booking unless approved by management.
We reserve the date/time for your party with a credit card number but nothing is charged until the day of the party and you can use a different form of payment that day if you wish.
Do parents stay or leave during the party?
We encourage the family of the birthday child to stay and enjoy the party, take photos, etc. The parents of the guests can be dropped off and picked up. We are also located in a strip mall with Caribou, Patina, Kowalski’s Market, etc. if the parents of the guests would like to take a little parent vacation during the party!
Are there party favors available?
Yes, we have Cooking Favors containing a Baking mix, Measuring Cups and a Recipe Card for $5.00 each. We also have White Aprons available for $5.00 each and Paper Chef Hats are available for $1.00 each.
What are the release forms for?
To make us are aware of any food allergies and contact information for parent/guardians in case of an emergency.
How many staff will be working with the kids?
We have two Way Cool Chefs on for parties up to 18, groups larger than 18 have three Way Cool Chefs.
Is gratuity included/recommended?
Gratuity is optional but much appreciated by the awesome chefs who host your party! For parties of 18+ guests, there will be an automatic 18% gratuity included for the chefs hosting the party. For parties of 17 or fewer guests, gratuity is optional but much appreciated.
What is your COVID-19 protocol currently?
We are following the most up to date guidelines provided to us by the CDC and Minnesota Government for all of our events, classes and camps. You can see our current guidelines for joining us in the kitchen below. Please call us at 952-949-6799 with any questions you may have.
Way Cool COVID-19 Protocol