Dinner Party/ Private Event FAQ

How much does it cost per person? 
Our custom events start at $75.00 per person

Do you have a minimum? 
We have a $600.00 Minimum

What kind of menus and theme do you have to choose from? 
We have a variety of menus to choose from that you are sure to love; Italian, Mexican, French, Asian, and Tapas, we can customize a menu for you too.

How far in advance do I need to reserve a date? 
We prefer to have a reservation 2 or more weeks prior to the date of your event to ensure staffing needs.

Do you have to bring your own stemware? 
Stemware is provided

How long is the event? 
Two hours, for an additional $10.00 per person you can extend the event to three hours

What kinds of events do you? 
Couple and neighborhood parties, bachelorette parties, book clubs, gourmet clubs, girl’s night outs, bridal showers, holiday parties, cookie bakes, and more!

Team Building FAQ

How much is it per person? 
$75.00 per person for a 2-hour event, $85.00 per person for a 3-hour event.

Is there a minimum amount of people? 
No, but we do have a dollar minimum of $600.00 and a 2% credit convenience fee added to all credit card transactions.

How many people can you accommodate? 
We can accommodate 50 and up to 75 with an additional cost for rental tables and chairs.

Are there appetizers and beverages available? 
Yes, our chefs will prepare appetizers and serve sodas and water for your group for $5.00 per person.

Do we need to bring in stemware or flatware? 
No all stemware, flatware, linens, and flowers are provided.

Do you get to eat what we make? 
Of course!  That’s the best part.

What are the menu options? 
Our most popular event is a Chopped Competition, but we also offer Food Truck Wars, Chef’s Plate, Workplace Wellness, Chopped Appetizers and more…See the team building page for details.

When do you need to confirm by? 
We ask for a final confirmation 48 hours prior to the event and this is the number your group is charged for.

What do we do during the competition? 
Brainstorm ideas collaborate, delegate, cook, learn, laugh, communicate, eat and completely enjoy yourself

Is there a bartending service?
We are happy to make arrangements for your group

Is there a gratuity?
Yes, we add on an 18% gratuity for the chefs on all corporate events.

Birthday Party FAQ

How much does a party cost?
$349.00 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 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 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?
10:00-11:30, 12:00-1:30, 2:00-3:30, and 4:00-5:30

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 $400.00 instead 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.

What is your cancellation policy? 

  • 14 days or more from your scheduled event: No charge/penalty to reschedule or cancel your event.
  • 7-14 days from your scheduled event: There will be a $25.00 (plus credit card convenience fee of 2%) rescheduling or cancellation fee applied to the credit card we have on file at booking.
  • Within 7 Days of your event:
    • If Cancelled: Full balance of your scheduled event will be applied to the credit card we have on file at booking (plus a credit convenience fee of 2%).
    • If Rescheduled: There will be a $50.00 rescheduling fee (plus credit card convenience fee of 2%) applied to the credit card we have on file at booking. This fee is in addition to your event balance due on your rescheduled party date.

*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 3% credit convenience fee added to all credit card transactions.)

Do you require a deposit? 
There is a $100.00 deposit 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!

When do I confirm everything for my party?
72 hours prior to the day of your event.

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.

Class FAQ

How many people are in a class?
Our class size varies but is usually no more than 20 participants.

Do you provide aprons?
Yes, they are available to our guests.

Do we get to eat what we make?
Yes, that’s the best part!

What is your class cancellation policy?

The WAY COOL Cooking School reserves the right to cancel classes within 12 hours of scheduled class if we do not have our minimum number of students registered.  The Way Cool Cooking School to ensure spots for all interested will offer no refund and/or credit to cancellation on any of our sold out classes.

Students have the right to cancel their reservation for cooking classes up to 72 hours prior to a scheduled class.  If canceling after that deadline, the WAY COOL Cooking School reserves the right to charge in full for that class.  No refunds will be issued due to illness or missed classes. There will be a $25.00 (plus credit card convenience fee of 2%) rescheduling or cancellation fee applied to the credit card we have on file at booking.

Are your cooking classes hands-on or demonstration based?
Our classes are hands-on with some demonstration as well.

Can I bring in a beverage?
Yes, we have glassware for you to use.

Summer Camp FAQ

How long is your camp program?
It runs Monday-Thursday from the first week of June through the last week of August.  Each week a different 4-day camp is offered in the morning and in the afternoon.

What are the hours of your AM camps?
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

What are the hours of your PM camps?
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

How many chefs are on staff?
We have one Way Cool Chef for every 10 kids, plus an onsite office manager and assistant.

Do the kids eat what they make?
Yes! Campers will eat what they make the last 30 minutes of the camp.

What days of the week are your summer camps offered?
Camps are Monday through Thursday unless otherwise noted.

Are there all-day options?
Kids can sign up for all day options. Each camp is 3 hours long per day.

Do I need to pick up my child in between camps if they are participating in the AM and PM camp?
No, you do not. If your child is attending both AM & PM camp will they be supervised over the lunch break? Children are encouraged to bring books and games to use over the break, but we have some here for them to use as well.

Do you have before and after care options?
Not at this time. Our Way Cool chefs will be in the kitchen 30 minutes prior to and 30 minutes after camp, so if necessary you may drop off your child at 8:30 AM and pick up your child at 4:30 PM. If any additional care is available we will notify you.

Is there a daily fee for late pickup?
Yes, there is a $10.00 fee for every 30 minutes you are late.

What is your Cancellation Policy for Summer Camp?

Cancellations must be made 90 days prior to your scheduled camp to receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued due to illness or missed classes.

The Way Cool Cooking School, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a class due to lack of participants and full refunds will be offered.  At the Way Cool Cooking School, we will make every effort to accommodate our customers.
There will be a $25.00 (plus credit card convenience fee of 2%) rescheduling fee applied to the credit card we have on file at booking.