Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Cooking Classes with STEM (Ages 4-14), Teen Classes (Sous Chef Certification Program and Life Skills Classes, Ages 15-18), Speciality Cooking Classes (Ages Toddler to Adult), Day Camps, ServeSafe Certification Classes, Corporate Parties, Private Parties and Birthday Parties. Classes range from $35 – $85. Refer to our calendar for class schedule, times, and fees.
 
These are full participation classes. All students take part in practicing techniques and preparing the menu items. Our classroom size can host classes up to 25 students (ages 7 and up) and 20 students (ages 4-6). Parents of ages under 6 are encoriged to stay during class. Parents are not allowed to stay in our class for ages 7 and up, unless it is a private party.
 
We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. There may be Business meetings, family functions, car problems, and illness are just a few reasons why one might consider canceling an appointment.
 
In our desire to be effective and fair to all of our clients and out of consideration for our Chefs/Staff time, we have adopted the following policies:
 

Our classes are non-refundable, however you can request a credit if you know you won’t be able to make the class and it’s more than 48 hours before your class begins. If you need to request a class credit up until 48 hours prior to the class’s starting time here. Private parties, corporate parties, and birthday parties are non transferable and are only eligible for class credit unless cancelled by us. Junior Chefs of America is unable to make exceptions to this policy for scheduling conflicts, last-minute illnesses or no shows. You can read our complete cancellation policy for all of our classes and private parties here.   

Please call our staff immediately if you are running late: 813-408-1078.

** All Chefs, Tutors, & Staff have undergone mandatory Federal Background checks BEFORE Volunteering or Working at Junior Chefs of America**

We host 2-Day Camps for ages 7-10 years old throughout the year. All camps are 3 hours long. Each class and camp consist of themed-cooking depending on the time of year. We teach our chefs about healthy eating using the Five Food Groups. 

Apron and hats will be provided and are also available for purchase.

Early drop can be accommodated as long as arrangements are made for this in advance at the time of registration, an early drop off fee will be $15 for 30 minutes, $25 for 1 hour. We also understand that things happen and we all run late, however we ask that if you are running late please alert our staff so we are aware. Any student picked up beyond 15 minutes after class has ended may incur a $5 charge for every 15 minutes your child is picked up late.

Our classes are non-refundable for our 2-day camps. You are able to request a class credit up until 48 hours prior to the class’s starting time here. Junior Chefs of America is unable to make exceptions to this policy for scheduling conflicts, last-minute illnesses or no shows. You can read our complete cancellation policy for all of our classes and private parties here.

Please call our staff immediately if you are running late: 813-408-1078.

We love to host private parties.  Our school can hold up to 25 guests!

All parties include food choices that you choose at time of booking. We can make anything that doesn’t require more than 45 minutes to prepare.

We provide aprons and Chef hats for the class that can be purchased for a fee at the end of class if you want a keepsake!

We can even provide decoration for a fee, along with a pre-ordered cake that our professional chefs can make. Please call our office to arrange either service.

The cost for our private parties is $55 per person (adult or children). There is a discounted rate for non-profit groups, military veterans and seniors parties (all attendees 65 and up). The discounted rate is $40 per person. 
 

If you use our school,  please be aware some decorations can’t be in the kitchen area for school safety reasons. We will gladly discuss this with you at time of registration.

We require a minimum of 10 Guests to consist of a Private Party. Although that number is not required in attendance, you will be charged the minimum amount to reserve the date. The maximum we can host at our school is 25 Guests.

We have different setups for the room.

Most parties last 2 to 2 1/2 hours, your party time allotted for 3 hour max. You can arrive upto hour before your party time to decorate.
 
Due to limited scheduling with our Chefs and Staff that have been reserved for your private event, your initial deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. You will receive a credit for a future private party, or the credit can be used for any of our classes that we offer. If you have to reschedule or cancel, and all payments have been made, we require a 4-day notice. In the event that you have to reschedule or cancel full credit will remain towards another class or private event. If you need to re-schedule, please call the school. If you need to cancel your event please click here for details.
 

If you need to reschedule, please call the school at 813-408-1078. If you need to cancel the event, please click here,

To get started or to tell us about your exciting event, please click here.

We are always in need of Food Donations or Monetary Help to support our community driven efforts.

We have a special program called ProjectJCOA that is only run through sponsors like yourself.  We cannot run our program without your help. We appreciate every donation no matter how small or how big.

We provide Tax Deductions Letters annually to ALL Parents and Patrons. Each donation you give will allow another child the opportunity to experience a cooking class that will foster a passion for cooking in their hearts.

We greatly appreciate your support!

#ProjectJCOA is a 501c3 Organization that is run ONLY thru Donations. We are always in need of Food Donations or Monetary Help.

By selecting any recurring donation frequency, you are agreeing that the credit card you enter on the form may be charged the amount designated at the frequency designated with no pre-scheduled cancellation date.

You have the option to set your recurring gift to any amount placed in the recurring box. Lastly, check the box on the Donation Page  labeled “I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.”

Recurring gifts can be modified or cancelled at any time by taking one of the following actions:

Calling our office at 813-408-1078 or emailing to info@juniorchefsofamerica.org or visiting our school during school hours.

Here are five ways you can help make a difference: Click here.

Thanks Again For Your Continued Support.

Our classes are non-refundable for our classes and 2-day camps. You are able to request a class credit up until 48 hours prior to the class’s starting time here. Private parties, corporate parties, and birthday parties are non transferable and are only eligible for class credit unless cancelled by us. Junior Chefs of America is unable to make exceptions to this policy for scheduling conflicts, last-minute illnesses or no shows. You can read our complete cancellation policy for all of our classes and private parties here.   

Students should wear comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes as well as clothing that can get messy. Aprons are provided for students to wear, they are also available for purchase. Students with long hair should wear it tied back.

We love everyone so give us a call and we can discuss if a specific class is the right place for your child.

We make every attempt to accommodate students with allergies and dietary restrictions. On the day of class, we give the parents the recipe before the child enters the school and we ask the parents of overlook the recipe to tell us if there are any dietary restrictions that their child has. At that point, we notify the head chef in charge that day to make sure that their child’s dish is not made with those ingredients. If you are signed up for a class and would like to know the ingredients for that particular food choice for that day, please call our office and we will be more than happy to discuss the ingredients for that specific class.

Our campus in Tampa is located at: 4311 W Waters Ave #603, Tampa, FL 33614, USA

Our school can host up to 25 adults, teens and children and 20 students (ages 6-8). We can hold up to 25 individuals for parties and private events.

Yes, we do offer off-site cooking classes for community organizations. Classroom sizes of 20 or more. Please contact us for more details.

Due to Covid restrictions and limited space we allow parents or students who ages are 4-6 years old to remain in the classroom as an option. Kids ages 7-14 will take the class without their parents.

Yes, our classes have a 15 minute grace period from the time they end. Each additional 15 minutes that you arrive late are constitute a $5 fee.