How it Works

Pick Your Class

  • Click onto our Class Calendar page
  • Scroll through classes
  • Click on the class/date you are interested in
  • Fill out the form from there to register
  • Make sure to read and agree to the cancelation policy
  • Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, we will accommodate and adjust to the best of our ability, email chefvictor@thecooksstudio.com 
  • Most classes are $85.00 per person [plus online processing fee] which includes wine and enough food to eat, and take home 
  • If you are a Gift Certificate recipient with a 20-digit code, enter it into the Discount or Redemption Code box when registering
  • Once registered you will receive an immediate email confirmation, as well as an email reminder 2 days prior to class
  • Your receipt and credit card statement will be from our corporate name-The Academy of Cooking, LLC; some credit card companies will categorize us as a ‘caterer’
  • If a class date is sold out, you can join a waitlist using the form on the Class Calendar page. 
  • Classes typically run 1.5-2 hours depending on theme and number of attendees, private events are longer.
  • No special attire is required, dress however you like!

The Day of Your Class

  • The Cook’s Studio at wineUdesign is located at 156a Engineers Drive, Hicksville, NY 11801
  • We are in the industrial park behind the Quality Plaza, right off South Broadway, Between Levittown Ford and Applebee’s
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of class
  • At this time class sizes will be approximately 10-24 participants with 6 feet of space between all booking groups

Start of Your Class

  • Everyone will grab a seat and watch the Chef demonstrate the dishes from start to finish
  • Aprons, food handler’s gloves and recipes will be provided
  • There is an overhead mirror so everyone can see
  • Once the Chef’s demo is completed, usually 20-30 mins, then it will be your turn to cook!
  • Everyone works in teams of 2 [private or corporate team building events may be larger teams]
  • If you are an odd number group, someone may work alone, we do not pair up strangers
  • You may choose to stand or sit while cooking
  • All food and equipment will be laid out for each team according to the recipe, no measuring or gathering!
  • Wine will be served throughout the class, paired with the lesson’s dishes
  • Bottled water is available free of charge
  • Sprits, beer and soda are not available; outside alcohol is not permitted
  • There will be plenty to eat, and plenty to take home; the only food provided, or needed, is the food you prepare
  • Eco-Compostable plates and utensils, as well as to-go container are provided
  • We take lots of food and action pics for social media, please let us know if you are shy
  • Only paid attendees and employees my be in class for social distancing compliance

After Class

  • Clean copies of the recipe are available when leaving, and always available via email
  • You will be given a promo code for $10 off your next class
  • Wine bottles are available for purchase at a class discount of 20% per bottle
  • We proudly use Mercer Knives-they are for sale from TCS
  • Post lots of pics from your experience
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  • Leave us a Google review
  • Tell all your friends!

Miscellaneous

  • Gift Certificate are available online
  • Classes should be booked online, walk-ins are not encouraged
  • Class schedules are generally available 3 months out
  • Please call or email if you cannot attend a class, even if you are outside of the cancelation policy, we usually try to accommodate
  • If a class needs to be cancelled by TCS due to insufficient reservations, we will always give you at least 72-hours’ notice; you be given a full refund plus a 25% discount code towards your next class
  • If class is scheduled and there is inclement weather looming, we will always err on the side of caution for our guests and staff; guests will have their choice of a full refund or to apply the reservation to another session
  • We have ample parking
  • There are no stairs in the facility
  • We operate in a functioning winery warehouse, our space is not child friendly, which is why 14 is our cutoff, but we have made exceptions, please call Chef Victor 516.439.1355 to inquire about younger children joining public classes
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Testimonials

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The Cook’s Studio™ proudly uses Mercer Culinary for all its knives, apparel, and tools. A Long Island company serving the cutlery needs of chefs and culinary students for many years.
Please visit www.MercerCulinary.com for more info. Knife styles used during class available for purchase, at our cost, ask your Chef Instructor. Be careful, they’re sharp!

chefvictor@thecooksstudio.com